Peer-review process

All submitted manuscripts go through by double-blind peer review, the authors do not know the reviewers and reviewers do not know the authors. We strongly recommend that all reviewers get acquainted with and follow COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

The first step is to verify that the manuscript is prepared according to the rules described in Author Guidelines. During this review step, all articles are checked for plagiarism.

The next step is to send the manuscript and review form to the reviewer. The reviewer refuses reviewing if considers that his qualification is insufficient or inappropriate to direction of research. Reviewing is carried out within no more than seven days from the date of receipt of the article by the reviewer. The reviewer must provide a timely review to the editorial board of the journal.

After expert evaluation of the article, the reviewer can:
- recommend the article for publication in the author’s version, ie without any changes;
- recommend the article for publication after minor correcting in accordance with the comments of the reviewer;
- recommend sending the article for re-review after significant revision by the author;
- recommend to refuse the publication without further consideration (with substantiation of reasons of rejection).

Based on the results of reviewing manuscripts, the first decision is provided to the authors no later than 10 days after submission. Articles subject to revision are sent along with the text of the review without identifying the reviewers. The corrected version of the article is checked for taking into account the comments and/or sent for re-review.

The final decision on the publication of the article is made by the editor-in-chief, taking into account the reviews received and the results of checking the manuscripts for the absence or presence of plagiarism.