Peer-review process

Regulations on review procedures

All materials (except for reviews and informational messages) are subject to a two-way “blind” external review (neither the reviewer nor the author is aware of each other) performed by the specialists in the relevant field (at least 3 reviewers). The purpose of the review is to facilitate the strict selection of author’s manuscripts for publication and to make specific recommendations for their improvement. The review procedure is aimed at an objective assessment of the content of a scientific article, determining its compliance with the requirements of the journal and provides a comprehensive analysis of its advantages and disadvantages. Only articles that have a scientific value are accepted for printing. In addition, the article must meet the requirements for the design (see Requirements for the design of articles).

The main purpose of the review procedure is to eliminate instances of substandard practice in scientific research and to provide coordination and balancing of the interests of authors, readers, editorial board, reviewers and the institution where the study was carried out.

The reviewers are elected by the chair of the editorial board (editor-in-chief). The reviewer must review the article within 10-14 business days from the date it was received and send a review of the editorial office by e-mail (a review form).

The reasons for the negative reviews may be the following: lack of novelty, lack of evidence, the inability to conclude (or unjustified conclusion) and outline future, incorrect use of terminology and methodological apparatus etc.

In the case of a negative review, a discrepancy between the material of the profile and the policy of the magazine, the requirements for the design or the existence of substantial remarks, the article may be rejected (as the author is informed in a message) or returned to the author for revision. The article, revised by the author, is reviewed repeatedly.

After proper revision and positive reviews, the article is considered at a meeting of the editorial board, where final approval is given as a result of the open vote.

The editorial staff reserves the right to edit, reduce the materials accepted for publication (without distorting the position of the author).

After approval of the article to the press, each author signs a License Agreement for the use of the work. Copyrights are kept by the author.

The contents of the magazine with the titles of the article, abstract, keywords and list of references in the Roman alphabet (references) must be posted on the site of the magazine, the full text of the work – as the author noted in the License Agreement (immediately after the publication of the printed version, not earlier than three months after the publication of the printed version, not earlier than six months after the publication of the printed version).

The editor and editorial staff do not provide other persons with information related to the content of the article under consideration, except for persons involved in the professional evaluation of this manuscript (reviewers).

The editor, in conjunction with the publisher, should not make an unresponsive claim regarding the articles or published articles in question. In case of a conflict situation, they must take all necessary measures to restore the infringed rights, and in the case of errors, to promote the publication of corrections or refutations.

Editors, authors and reviewers must report their interests, which may affect their objectivity in editing and reviewing article materials (case of conflict of interest). Such may be the interests of the intellectual plan, financial, personal, political and religious.

Responsibility for copyright infringement and non-compliance with existing standards in the material of the article rests on the author. Responsibility for verification of facts and data, the validity of the findings and recommendations