Peer Review Process

For quality assessment of scientific articles submitted for publication in a collection, made their mandatory review, namely:

  1. Every scientific work is subject to internal and external double-blind review.
  2. The internal review by members of the editorial board of the collection. The choice of the internal reviewer receives chief editor or deputy editor.
  3. External independent review carried out by highly qualified specialists for specific scientific direction thematic focus of the collection. The choice of an external reviewer receives chief editor or deputy editor.
  4. Review (revision) of a scientific article is made within two weeks. However, this period may vary at the request of the reviewer (author).
  5. The reviewer may refuse to review if there is an obvious conflict of interest to prevent impact on his perceptions and interpretations of scientific articles.
  6. As a result of internal and external double-blind peer review recommendations for the publication of the article:
    • adopt without revision;
    • accept with adaptation (justified);
    • reject (grounded).
  7. For adaptation of the article the author receive the text of the review by e-mail with request to consider reviewer provided advice or justify negation. Improved scientific article is reviewed again if it have significant changes.
  8. If author don’t want to improve the scientific article (consider the recommendations of the reviewer; justify recommendations refutation reviewer overruns without modifying their extension request), it rejected sending him reasonable answers to e-mail.
  9. If unresolved conflict between author and reviewer possible referral of the article for additional review. In conflict situations, decisions are made by chief  editor on the meeting of the editorial board.
  10. The decision about publication (deviation) of the article is taken by chief editor based on the results of internal and external double-blind review.
  11. The author of the article informed of the decision (rejection) of the article after this decision by chief editor.
  12. Press papers are stored in the editors office of the collection and used for internal documents.