1. General statements

1.1 From the entry into force of this Agreement the Author (Contributors) grants the Publisher on a royalty-free basis, indefinitely, the rights to use the manuscript created by the Author (Contributors), with the title “__________”, approved and accepted for publication by the Chief Editor of the Journal within the limits provided by this Agreement, while retaining for the Author (Contributors) the right to the material. From the moment of signing the Agreement the Publisher has the right to use the Article at his own discretion in any way that does not contradict the law.

1.2 The possibility of using the materials of the Journal by third parties is governed by the Creative Commons "Attribution" ("Attribution") 4.0 International.

2. Terms used in the agreement

Author (Contributors) – the person (persons) by whose creative work the Article was created.

The Journal – Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies.

Publisher – Limited Liability Company Scientific and Production Enterprise “Genesis.Frontier.Science”

Publication site

Publication – The process of publishing materials that have been submitted to the Journal.

Journal Editorial – Editorial Board of the Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies.

Article – the result of basic and applied scientific research in the form of manuscript, submitted by the Author for publication in the Journal.

Author Requirements  – a list of requirements for the design, content, the order of submitting the Article and accompanying documents to the Editorial Board of the Journal. These rules are obligatory for full and precise observance by the Author when preparing and submitting the Article to the Editorial Board of the Journal. The rules for authors are posted on the Journal's website.

Service – a set of services to prepare for the publication and publication of the Article in the Journal on the basis of the Author's Application.

Parties – Author and Publisher.

3. Subject of the agreement

3.1 Under this agreement, the Author grants the Publisher and third parties independently engaged by the Publisher to perform certain works in order to provide services under this Agreement the non-exclusive right under the legislation of the Russian Federation and the provisions of this agreement to use the material (Article) created by the Author for publication in the " Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies" and to post the published materials on the website for a period of no compensation, as provided by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

3.2 The rights to use the Article conveyed hereunder include, but are not limited to:

– reproduction of the Article or any part of it in any material form, including paper and electronic media, as a separate work in journals and/or databases of the Publisher and/or other persons, at the Publisher's discretion;

– distribution of the Article or any part thereof in Russian/English in any medium as part of the Journal and/or databases of the Publisher or other persons, at the Publisher's discretion, or as an independent work all over the world;

– making the Article, or a portion of it, available to the public in such a way that any person may access the Article from any place and at any time of his own choosing (via the Internet);

– placement of materials and metadata of the Article in international electronic databases and citation indexing systems at the Publisher's discretion;

– assignment of an international digital object identifier to the Article (DOI);

– the above as well as other rights not expressly granted to the Publisher hereunder, including patent rights in any materials, processes, methods or techniques and the like described by the Author in the Article, as well as trademark rights, are reserved by the Author.

3.3 The territory in which the rights to the Article may be used is not limited to.

3.4. The validity of this contract arises from the moment the Article is sent to the Journal.

3.5. The rights are transferred by the Author to the Publisher free of charge, and the publication of the Article in the Journal does not entail any financial payments to the Author.

3.6. In case the Publisher makes a decision to refuse to publish the Article in the Internet edition, this Agreement becomes invalid. The decision to refuse publication is sent to the Author at the e-mail address indicated in the Submission.

3.7. During the term of the Agreement, the Publisher undertakes to provide the Author with services related to the publication of the Article in the Journal.

3.8. The Editorial Board renders to the Author a complex of services on preparation for publication and publication of the Article (check of the submitted materials by the Editorial staff, review of the scientific work by the members of the Editorial Board, check of the Article materials for originality, literary and technical editing, proofreading, preparation of the preprinted layout, publication of the Article).

4. General terms of service

4.1. The publisher provides services to the Author only if the following conditions are met:

– The author provided materials that meet the requirements for authors described on the Journal site:;

– The author accepts the terms of this Agreement.

4.2. The services are provided to the Author under the terms and conditions indicated on the Journal's website.

4.3. If materials are submitted by the Author in violation of the rules and requirements for authors described on the Journal site, the Publisher has the right to return the material to the Author for revision.

4.4. During the term of the Contract, the Publisher is not responsible for the unauthorized use of the data provided by the Author by third parties.

5. Rights and obligations of the Parties

5.1. The author ensures that

– the author(s) is (are) the actual owner of the exclusive rights to the article; the article has not been and will not be sent for publication in other journals;

– the manuscript contains all the references to the authors and/or publications (materials) cited, as required by the applicable copyright law;

– the author has received all necessary permissions for the results, facts and other borrowed materials used in the article, the right holder of which is not the author;

– the manuscript does not contain materials that are not subject to publication in the open press in accordance with current legislative acts of the Russian Federation, and its publication and distribution will not lead to disclosure of secret (confidential) information (including state secrets);

– the author has informed the other co-authors of the terms of this Agreement and has obtained the consent of all co-authors to enter into this Agreement on the terms and conditions provided for in the Agreement.

5.2. The author is committed to

– submit materials for the Article to the Publisher in accordance with the Requirements for Authors, published on the website of the Journal;

– comply with this Agreement and the provisions of the Rules for Authors and the stated editorial policies of the Journal posted on the Publisher's website:

Policy on fees for publication and processing of manuscripts:


Peer Review Policy:

Plagiarism Policy:

Retraction Guidelines:

Privacy Statement:

Open Access Statement:

Requirements for the design of the manuscript: |

– pay for editorial and publishing services prior to publication of the article in the next issue of the Journal (within five days of receipt of the invoice for services) in accordance with the manuscript processing fee policy (

5.3. The author has the right to use the materials of the Article in any way not prohibited by Russian law and this contract.

5.4. The publisher is committed to

– Subject to the Author's compliance with the requirements contained in the Rules for Authors, receipt of positive results of scientific expertise and the decision of the Editorial Board on the possibility of publishing the article - to publish the Author's article in the Journal in accordance with the terms of this Agreement;

– to observe the rights of the Author under the current legislation, as well as to protect them and to take all necessary measures to prevent copyright infringement by third parties.

5.5. The publisher has the right to

– perform technical and literary editing of the Article, which does not change its main content;

– conduct an examination of the Article and propose to the Author to make the necessary changes, until which the Article will not be published in the Journal;

– set the rules (terms) for accepting and publishing materials in the online edition. The Editorial Board of the Journal has the exclusive right to select and/or reject materials sent to the Editorial Board for publication.

– временно приостановить оказание Автору услуг по Договору по техническим, технологическим или иным причинам, препятствующим оказанию услуг, на время устранения таких причин; temporarily suspend the provision of services to the Author under the Contract for technical, technological or other reasons preventing the providing of services, for the time of elimination of such problems;

– suspend the provision of services under the Agreement unilaterally without a court order in cases of:

а) if the manuscript does not correspond to the subject matter of the Journal (or any of its parts), or the submitted material is insufficient for independent publication, or the design of the Article does not meet the requirements;

б) breach by the Author of other obligations assumed under this Agreement;

– make amendments to the Agreement in accordance with the procedure established by the Agreement.

5.6. In all cases not stipulated and not provided for in this Agreement, the Parties shall be governed by the applicable laws of the Russian Federation.

6. Acceptance of the terms of this Agreement and its conclusion

6.1. This Agreement becomes valid from the moment of its acceptance by the parties, when the Author makes the acceptance of the Agreement by sending the Article (manuscript) through the service on the website and is accepted by the parties for an indefinite period of time.

6.2. Sending a manuscript through the service on the Journal's website creates an Agreement accepted by the Parties (Article 438 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) on the terms of the Offer.

6.3. The Agreement comes into force from the moment the Author submits the Article through the service on the Journal's website and is valid without limitation of time or until the termination of the Agreement.

7. The procedure for amending and terminating the Agreement

7.1. The Publisher has the right to unilaterally change the terms of this Agreement by posting the amended text of the Agreement on the Journal's website. The changes come into force from the moment the text of the Agreement is posted on the website of the Journal.

7.2. If the Author does not agree with the changes in the terms of this Agreement, the Author has the right to send the Publisher a notice of withdrawal from this Agreement. In the absence of a written notice from the Author within 10 working days from the date of publication of the new text of the Agreement on the website of the Internet publication, the changes are considered as accepted by the Author, and the Agreement continues to operate with the changes made.

7.3. This Agreement may be terminated prematurely:

– by agreement of the Parties at any time;

– for other reasons provided for in this Agreement and the laws of the Russian Federation.

7.4. It is impossible to refuse to fulfill the terms of the contract after the Publisher accepts the Article for publication in the Journal.

7.5. If the Author refuses to fulfill the terms of the agreement at the stage of pre-printing preparation of the manuscript for publication, the Author gets back the materials and all rights to the manuscript.

7.6. Termination of the Agreement for any reason does not relieve the Parties from liability for violations of the terms and conditions of the Agreement that occurred during the term of its validity.

8. Liability

8.1. For non-performance or improper performance of their obligations under the Agreement, the Parties shall be liable in accordance with the applicable laws of the Russian Federation.

8.2. All information provided by the Author must be accurate. The Author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information he/she transmits to the Publisher. The Publisher will not be held liable for any negative consequences resulting from the use of unreliable information received from the Author, based on the unreliable information provided.

8.3. The author is solely liable for compliance with the law on advertising, on the protection of copyright and related rights, on the protection of trademarks and service marks, on the protection of consumer rights.

8.4. The Publisher shall not be liable under the Agreement for: a) any actions resulting directly or indirectly from the Author's actions; b) any losses of the Author, regardless of whether the Publisher could have foreseen the possibility of such losses or not.

8.5. The parties shall not be liable for a breach of this Agreement if such breach is caused by force majeure circumstances, including: actions of public authorities (including adoption of legal acts), fire, flood, earthquake, other natural disasters, power outages and/or computer network failures, strikes, civil unrest, riots, or any other circumstances.

8.6. The Author guarantees that the text of the manuscript does not contain any technical or software modifications aimed at the incorrect operation of the text analysis systems for the presence of borrowings (artificial overestimation of the percentage of originality by technical or software means). In case the Editorial Board discovers such modifications, the manuscript sent by the Author is not to be published, the Publisher's services are considered performed in full, no refund is made to the Author. If any modifications are found after the publication of the Article, it is subject to immediate withdrawal with the notification of all interested persons about this fact. The Author undertakes to compensate all the costs incurred by the Publisher in connection with the retraction of the Article.

8.7. Published articles that violate the norms of scientific publication ethics may be retracted unilaterally by the Publisher. In this case, the Publisher's services are considered performed in full.

9. Dispute Resolution Procedure

9.1. Disputes and disagreements will be resolved by the Parties by negotiations, and in case of failure to reach an agreement – in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

9.2. In the event of unresolved disputes between the parties, disputes shall be resolved in court at the location of the Publisher in accordance with the applicable laws of the Russian Federation.

10. Other terms and conditions

10.1. Any notices, messages, requests, etc. (except for the documents that must be sent in the form of original copies in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation) shall be considered as received by the Author if they have been transmitted (sent) by the Publisher through the Journal's website (including by publication), by e-mail specified in the Application and by other communication channels. The Parties acknowledge the legal validity of the notifications, messages, requests, etc. transmitted (sent) by the above methods.

10.2. In the event that claims are made against the Publisher related to infringement of exclusive copyrights and other intellectual property rights of third parties in the creation of the Article or in connection with the conclusion of this Agreement by the Author, the Author undertakes:

– immediately upon receipt of the Publisher's notification, take steps to settle disputes with third parties, if necessary, intervene in litigation on the side of the Publisher and take all actions in his power to exclude the Publisher from the list of defendants;

– reimburse to the Publisher the legal costs incurred, costs and losses caused by the application of measures to secure the claim and execution of a court decision, and amounts paid to a third party for the violation of exclusive copyright and other intellectual property rights, as well as other losses incurred by the Publisher in connection with the failure of the Author to comply with the guarantees provided by them under this Agreement.

10.3. In accordance with Art. 6. Federal Law “On Personal Data” № 152-FZ of 27 July 2006, in the period from the conclusion of this Agreement and until the termination of the obligations of the Parties hereunder, the Author expresses consent to the processing of the following personal data of the Author by the Publisher surname, first name, patronymic; information about citizenship; details of identity documents; addresses of place of registration and actual place of residence; e-mail addresses; postal address with zip code; contact telephone numbers; fax numbers; information about places of work; identifiers in publication activity services; scientometric index; results of analysis of publication activity; links to publications in other publications; information about biography.

10.4. The Publisher has the right to process these personal data for the purpose of performing this Agreement, including providing information and reference services to the Author. Processing of personal data means actions (operations) with personal data, including collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, clarification (updating, modification), use, distribution (including transfer to third parties), depersonalization, blocking and destruction of personal data.

10.5. The author has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data by sending the Publisher a notice in cases stipulated by Russian law. Upon receipt of this notice, the Publisher has the right to suspend the provision of services.