Peer review

All papers are subject to peer-review. Peer review is carried out by independent reviewers. All papers are reviewed and revised through the E-submission system.

The journal uses double-blind review, i.e., the identities of the reviewers are not revealed to the authors.

Review process and deadlines

The standard period for the preparation of one review is 1 month. The work of reviewers is carried out on a voluntary basis, therefore the review period depends on their availability and may be increased.

The reviewer has four options available in making the final recommendation:

  • accept as is
  • accept with minor revisions – the paper is transferred to the editors after revision by the authors
  • revise and resubmit with major corrections – the paper is submitted for review again after revision by the authors
  • reject

The reviewer’s report serves as a recommendation for the editors. The final decision about the publication is made by the Editorial Board.

If the manuscript is returned for revision, the authors are required to either make the edits suggested by the reviewer or provide an explanation why it is not possible. The authors can use the comments section of the article page to communicate with editors and reviewers. The deadline for resubmission may vary depending on the extent of revisions.

The editorial office stores the reviews for 5 years. The editors send copies of reviews or a reasoned refusal to the authors of the submitted materials. The editors send copies of the reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation if so requested by the authorities.