Peer-review Process

Peer-review Process

Every submitted manuscript proceeds through a rigorous review process. After receiving a submission, the editorial team assesses it to determine whether it corresponds with the aims and scope of the journal and meets the formal requirements. If the editors approve the manuscript, they send it to at least two external reviewers to evaluate it on a double-blind basis.  In some cases, the editorial team may request  a third review before making a final decision on publication.

The members of the periodical reviewer’s bank are committed to objective and fair double-blind peer reviews of submitted manuscripts. The manuscripts that pass the review process are accepted for publication. On this issue, the authors receive an official letter. All the manuscripts, submitted for  publication, undergo reviewing and approved by the Editorial Board. a) The manuscript undergoes initial review and verification for compliance with the topics of the periodical and the formal requirements. b) If the article does not comply with the subject-matter of the periodical, it is excluded from revision, and the author is notified about it. c) The reviewer is assigned by the Editorial Board (internal review) or the manuscript is submitted for evaluation to an independent expert (peer review). d) The review process is anonymous for both the reviewer and the author. e) After reviewing the manuscript, it may be: - Rejected - Returned to the author for revision. - Accepted for publication.

The review includes:

  • Evaluation of the paper content and judgment on whether it is suitable for publication.
  •  Identification of methodology and tool errors (if any).
  • Text-improvement recommendations
    a) In case of an unfavorable verdict by the reviewer, the manuscript is discussed at the session of the Editorial Board, which makes a decision on the rejection of the article or the need for  further review by an independent expert.
    b) The final decision on the manuscript publication and approval of the whole content of the article are adopted at the Editorial Board’s meeting.
    c) The review and approval of manuscripts takes  from 1 to 1,5 months, and then they are published in order.
    d) The Editorial Board has a full right to make a decision on an extraordinary publication of the article.
    e) Making the manuscript ready for  publication presupposes fine-tuning of the text by the Editorial Board according to the editorial standards adopted for the periodical.
    f) Technical changes are not coordinated with the author.
    g) The manuscript is not returned to the author.