All the articles are subjected to obligatory peer-reviewing.
The editor-in-chief determines the scientific context of the article and directs it to the experts (reviewers) for peer-review procedure at the suggestion of members of the Editorial Board. Reviewers submit the reviews of the article to the editorial office within 15 days. Peer-reviewing is free of charge.
Received articles are reviewed according to the following criteria:
- compliance of the content of the article with the subject of the journal;
- compliance of the title of the article with its content;
- relevance of the topic of the article;
- scientific novelty, originality of the research (no more than 20% of plagiarism is allowed);
- practical significance of the study;
- quality of the material presentation;
- compliance with the rules of citation;
- the correctness of the references;
- compliance with the scientific style of presentation.
If the article meets all the criteria, then: 1) the article can be accepted for publication without additional editing; 2) the article can be recommended for publication after elimination of insignificant faults indicated in the form of specific remarks of the reviewer (reviewers). This step is followed by re-reviewing. Material, which is not compliant with at least one of these criteria, is rejected; the author gets a reasoned refusal of the Editorial Board.
In case of a positive review of the article, the author / authors get the information from the Executive Secretary about the acceptance of the article and the time of its publication by e-mail.
Original reviews are kept in the editorial office for 5 years.