Peer-review process

Review procedure. In order to ensure the proper quality of publications, all articles submitted to the journal are subject to review. To ensure blind review, reviewers receive an article file without providing information about the authors, and authors are not provided with reviewers' data (double-blind review procedure).

Reviews signed by the reviewer must be kept in the editorial office for at least three years.

In the review, the reviewer notes the nature of the article (the results of their own research, scientific methodological or review), its main characteristics, observations and recommendations. The reviewer may use a partially formalized review form developed by our Editorial Board.

The procedure for reviewing

  1. The scientific articles submitted to the editorial office undergo initial control regarding the compliance with the Manuscript Requirements set out on the site.
  2. The primary expert review of a scientific article is carried out by the editor-in-chief or the scientific editor.
  3. The Editor-in-Chief (scientific Editor) determines the reviewer from the membership of the editorial board, who oversees the relevant scientific direction, for the article to be published.
  4. Reviewers (both members of the editorial board and external ones) should be known experts in the subject matter of the submitted manuscript and have at least three relevant scientific publicationsc within 5 years in scientific sources included in category "A" / "B" of the List of scientific professional publications of Ukraine, and / or in foreign publications indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection and / or Scopus databases.
  5. After an expert evaluation of a scientific article, the reviewer may:
  • recommend article for posting;
  • recommend the article for its publication after author's revision, taking into account the comments and wishes expressed;
  • do not recommend article for posting.
  1. In the review, the reviewer notes the nature of the article (the results of their own research, scientific methodological or review), its main characteristics, observations and recommendations. The reviewer may use a partially formalized review form developed by our Editorial Board (see below).
  2. The executed review is sent to the editor by e-mail in the form of a scan copy without name of the reviewer. Reviews signed by the reviewer must be kept in the editorial office for at least three years.
  3. The editorial office sends copies of reviews to the authors (unnamed, so as not to disclose the data of the reviewer) or the reasoned refusal of the editorial office to publish this particular manuscript.

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