Every submitted manuscript proceeds through a rigorous review process. After receiving a submission the editorial team assesses it to determine whether it corresponds 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 on a double-blind basis. In some cases the editorial team may request for 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 to publication. On this issue the authors receive an official letter. All the manuscripts, submitted for the publication, undergo reviewing and approved by the Editorial Board.
a) The manuscript undergoes initial review and verification for compliance to 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 both for the reviewer and author.
e) After reviewing the manuscript may be:
o Returned to the author for revision.
o Accepted for publication.
The review includes:
o Evaluation of the paper content and judgment on whether it is suitable for publication.
o Enumeration of methodology and tools errors (if there are any).
o Suggestions for the text improvement.
a) In case of an unfavorable verdict of the reviewer, the manuscript is discussed on the session of the Editorial Board, which makes a decision on rejecting of the article or the need for the 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 is from 1 to 1, 5 months, and then they are published in order.
d) The Editorial Board has a full right of making decision on an extraordinary publication of the article.
e) Making manuscript ready for the 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.