Moscow 2016 г.

1. General Provisions

1.1. The Editorial Department of the journal Studia Litterarum (hereinafter referred to as “Editorial Department”) publishes the printed mass medium, a journal Studia Litterarum.

1.2. The Founder and the Publisher of the journal Studia Litterarum is the Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science (FSBIS), A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

1.3. The Editorial Department forms no legal entity no independent economic entity but carries out all economic activities as a structural division of the FSBIS A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature Russian Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to as “Founder”) attached to the Directorate.

1.4. The Editorial Department performs its work to produce and publish the journal Studia Litterarum on the basis of professional autonomy.

1.5. The Editorial Department is funded by the Founder in accordance with the Charter, the Charters, and other documents of the Founder.

1.6. The Founder shall be liable in regard to the obligations resulting from the work of the Editorial Department with all its property, and it acts as plaintiff and defendant in the court, in the Arbitration court.

1.6. The Charter is adopted by the Editorial Board of the journal Studia Litterarum and is approved by the Founder.

1.7. The Term of office of the Editorial Department is not limited.

1.8. Address of the Editorial Department: Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow

1.9. E-mail of the Editorial Department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. The rights and obligations of the Founder:

2.1. The Founder has the right:

- to approve the Charter of the journal Studia Litterarum submitted by the Editorial Board;

– to accept amendements and additions to the Charter of the journal Studia Litterarum submitted by the Editorial Board;

– to terminate or suspend the work of the journal Studia Litterarum subject to the present Charter;

– to determine the language, subject matter, specialization, publication frequency and size of the journal Studia Litterarum, and its format and distribution territory;

– to change duly the distribution territory, publication frequency, size and circulation of the journal Studia Litterarum;

– to control the compliance of the Editorial Board work with legislation, the present Charter and the Founder’s other documents; to control the subject matter, scope, language, publication frequency, and size of the journal Studia Litterarum;

– to act as a publisher, distributer and property owner of the Editorial Department.

2.2. The Founder is obliged:

– to comply with the provisions of the present Charter;

–​ to meet the publishing and printing deadlines of the journal Studia Litterarum;

– to assist in public opinion studies, in the promotion of the journal Studia Litterarum, in organization and holding of mass events including those involving authors and readers, according to the procedures established by the Founder;

– not to intervene into the professional work of the Editorial Department, except as required by applicable legislation and by the present Charter.

2.3. In case of reorganization of the Founder, its rights and obligations shall be transferred to the legal successor.

2.4. The Founder can concede its rights and obligations to the third party with the consent of the Editorial Department.

3. The rights and obligations of the Editorial Department

3.1. The Editorial Department is entitled independently:

– to plan its work as for the subject matter, specialization and direction of the journal Studia Litterarum approved by the Founder, to make decisions about the content and the design of the journal;

– to implement the contract commitments with the authors in due course;

– to involve creative and technical staff who are not the members of the Editorial staff to fulfill separate jobs;

– to sign on its own the journal Studia Litterarum for publishing and printing; to correspond in due course with the authors and the readers of the Journal, to take their interests and offers into account.

3.2. The Editorial Department is obliged:

– to guarantee the high academic, artistic and professional level of the publication content;

– to carry out the layout of the materials for print in accordance with the standards, specifications, other normative documents and contracts with publishing houses, distribution agencies and other institutions;

– to observe the approved release schedules;

– to publish the Founder’s statements in full and within the indicated terms.

4. Property and financial relations of the Founder and the Editorial Department

4.1. The property used by the Editorial Department of the Journal is part of the property of the Founder. The decision to entitle the Editorial Board to this or other property is taken by the bodies of the Founder in accordance with their competence.

4.2. The funds needed for the production and issuing of the journal Studia Litterarum are given by the Founder in accordance with estimates of editorial costs at the suggestion of the Editor-in-chief.

4.3. Profits received from the activities of the Editorial Department are owned by the Founder and are used by him for the reimbursement of material costs for the production and issue of the journal, for making the obligatory payments, and for other purposes in accordance with the Charter of the Editorial Board and the documents of the Founder.

4. Property and financial relations of the Founder and the Editorial Department

4.1. The property used by the Editorial Department of the Journal is part of the property of the Founder. The decision to entitle the Editorial Board to this or other property is taken by the bodies of the Founder in accordance with their competence.

4.2. The funds needed for the production and issuing of the journal Studia Litterarum are given by the Founder in accordance with estimates of editorial costs at the suggestion of the Editor-in-chief.

4.3. Profits received from the activities of the Editorial Department are owned by the Founder and are used by him for the reimbursement of material costs for the production and issue of the journal, for making the obligatory payments, and for other purposes in accordance with the Charter of the Editorial Board and the documents of the Founder.

5. Management of the Editorial Department

5.1. The Editorial Department of the journal is managed by the governing bodies of the Founder, the Editor-in-chief, the Deputy Editor-in-chief and the Executive Editor within the competence established by the present Charter, the Founder’s Charter and other documents of the Founder.

5.2. The governing bodies of the Founder within the competence established by the Founder’s Charter and other documents make decisions on the following activity issues of the Editorial Department:

- define the main directions of the Editorial Board’s activities;

- create and liquidate the columns and headings of the journal Studia Litterarum;

- appoint and dismiss the staff of the Editorial Department, sign working and other contracts with the staff;

- allocate the necessary financial and material resources for the production and issue of the journal Studia Litterarum, approve the estimates of the Editorial Department;

- perform other duties in accordance with the Charter of the Founder.

5.3. The governing bodies of the journal Studia Litterarum are the Editor-in-chief, the Deputy Editor-in-chief, the Executive Editor and the Editorial Board.

5.4. The current activity of the Editorial Department is directed by the Editor-in-chief who is elected by the majority of votes at the meeting of the Editorial Board of the journal Studia Litterarum. The Editor-in-сhief is guided by the legislation of the Russian Federation, as well as the Charter and other documents of the Founder and the present Charter. The Editor-in-chief bears the responsibility for the implementation of the requirements imposed on mass media by the legislation of Russian Federation.

5.5. The Editor-in-chief within his competence determines the overall strategy, professional structure, and the number of the Editorial Board members, appoints the editorial staff and provides the general management of the journal Studia Litterarum except for the cases in the competence of the Founder’s governing bodies in accordance with the present Charter.

5.6. The Editor-in-chief has the right to build the Editorial Board and the Editorial Council of the journal Studia Litterarum. The decisions of the Editorial Board and the Editorial Council are of recommendatory nature.

5.7. Members of the Editorial Board are appointed and dismissed by the decision of the Editor-in-chief. The Editor-in-chief, the Deputy Editor-in-chief and the Executive Editor are part of the Editorial Board ex officio.

The Editorial Board is convened by the Editor-in-chief as required for the discussion of the issues connected with the production and issue of the journal Studia Litterarum. The Editor-in-chief presides over the meetings of the Editorial Board.

5.8. The agenda is determined by the Editor-in-chief. The Editorial Board members have the right to demand the inclusion of the additional questions in the agenda. This requirement may come both before and during the meeting of the Editorial Board.

5.9. The meeting of the Editorial Board shall be valid if attended by more than half of the Editorial Board members including the Editor-in-chief. Decisions are taken by a simple majority vote of the present members and are approved by the Editor-in-chief. The Editor-in-chief is not obliged to motivate the refusal of approval of the decision of the Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board is not entitled to discuss and to make decisions on the issues related in the present Charter to the competence of the governing bodies of the Founder.

6. The duties of the Editorial Board

6.1. The Editorial Board provides scholarly and organizational guidance of the journal: confirms thematic plans of the journal, analyses and makes decisions about publication or rejection of the articles that are irrelevant to the topic of the journal, considers the letters on issues related to the work of the journal, is responsible for the quality of the scholarly content and thematic guidelines of Studia Litterarum.

6.2. The duties of the member of the Editorial Board who has given a written consent to work on the Editorial Board of the journal Studia Litterarum include:

– participating in decision-making on the acceptance and rejection of the journal’s submissions;

– attracting the leading scholars and highly qualified specialists in the field to submit to the journal;

– recommending reviewers for the essays and materials;

– conducting the qualified academic expertise of the submissions;

– assisting in the distribution of the journal among research groups;

– formulating and accepting board decisions aimed at the development of the Studia Litterarum.

7. Grounds and procedure for the termination and suspension of the activities of the journal Studia Litterarum

7.1. The Journal activities may be terminated or suspended only by the decision of the Founder or the court in civil proceedings at the suit of the registry authorities of the Russian Federation.

7.2. The Founder is entitled to terminate or suspend the activities of the Journal Studia Litterarum in the following cases:

– The Editorial Department violated the legal requirements on media, professional ethics and the present Charter after the Founder’s first warning;

– The Founder lost the ability to finance the publishing of the journal Studia Litterarum.

The decision about the termination or suspension of the journal Studia Litterarum shall be taken by the Founder after the consultations with the regulating bodies of the Editorial Department.

7.3. In case the Founder decides to terminate the publishing of the journal Studia Litterarum, the Founder reserves the right to resume the publication of the journal with the same title.

7.4. The decision about the termination of the activities of the journal Studia Litterarum entails the invalidity of the present Charter. The Editorial Department will be subject to liquidation in this case.

7.5. If the Founder violates the present Charter, the Editorial Department has the right to raise the question of it before the managing bodies of the Founder.

8. The Rights to the Title

8.1. The right to the title of the journal Studia Litterarum may be registered as a trademark according to the legislation of Russian Federation.

9. The consequences of the change of the Founder and Founder members

9.1. In case of the change of the Founder of the journal Studia Litterarum, the journal continues its activities after its re-registration in accordance with the law.

9.2. In case of the Founder’s reorganization, its rights and obligations are fully transferred to the legal successor. In case of the liquidation of the Founder, its rights and obligations are fully transferred to the Editorial Department.

10. Procedure of Approval and Changes of the Charter

10.1. The Charter of the Editorial Department is adopted at the meeting of the Editorial Board of the journal Studia Litterarum and is approved by the Founder.

10.2. Alterations and amendments to the present Charter are introduced by the Founder on its own initiative or at the request of the Editorial Department.

All the alterations and amendments of the Charter of the Editorial Department dealing with the quality of the academic content and thematic focus of the journal Studia Litterarum, shall be introduced provided that they are approved by the meeting of the Editorial Board; alterations and amendments dealing with the status of the Editorial Department, its relations with the Founder and managing the Editorial Department shall be introduced after the consent of the Founder.