The Procedure for Reviewing Manuscripts
The article will be reviewed for possible publication, provided that it has not been published anywhere, has not been submitted or has already been accepted for publication in another journals. The journals expects the authors to allow one of them (the corresponding author) to correspond with the journals on all issues related to the correction of the article. The journals accepts articles in Russian and English. Perfect stylish English is not required, but the language must be clear and unambiguous. All received articles are considered in the prescribed manner.
When submitting an article, the editor first checks all received scientific papers. Articles with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical deficiencies or lack of content, if they are not prepared in accordance with the instructions of the journals, are rejected prior to their official viewing. Articles that are unlikely to be of interest to the scientific community may also be rejected at this stage.
Articles are sent for review. Each article is reviewed by the journals editors, who makes the final decision based on the comments of the reviewers. Comments and suggestions from reviewers are sent to the author. If necessary, the author must respond to the comments of the reviewer and submit a revised version of his article. This process is repeated until reviewers and editors agree to publish the manuscript.
Manuscripts accepted for publication are checked for grammar, punctuation and format. The article template is sent to the author. The author must return the corrected article within two days.
If the editor recommends rejecting the article, the refusal occurs immediately. In addition, if most reviewers recommend rejecting the article, the rejection occurs immediately. The editorial process gives editors the right to reject any work due to inconsistency of its content, poor quality or inaccuracy of its results.
The editor cannot nominate himself as an external reviewer of the article. This should ensure high quality, integrity and impartiality of the review process of each article submitted to the journals, since any article should be recommended by one or several (usually two or more) external reviewers together with the editor responsible for publishing the article to the journals.
The review process is blind, that is, the reviewers do not know who the authors of the work are, and the authors do not have access to information about who the reviewers are.
Reviews are kept in the editorial office for 5 years.
The editors of the publication send copies of reviews or a reasoned refusal to the authors of the materials presented, and also undertakes to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation when a corresponding request is sent to the journals.
The review process should provide all authors with equal opportunities to publish their work.
Requirements for the Design and Writing of Articles
Articles should be written in good English (articles with errors and incorrect translation will be rejected).
The number of pages of the article should be from 8 to 30.
Text editor is Microsoft Word.
Format A 4.
Fields - top and bottom - 2,5 right and left - 2.
Font - Arial (if necessary - another, if the font is not included in the list of generally accepted ones, it should be sent to a separate file).
Font size - 10.
Line spacing - 1,04.
Indent - 1.
The formula editor is a Microsoft Office suite or MathType.
Charts, tables and pictures can be both color and black and white. Shading is allowed.
The article should contain sections such as Abstract, Introduction, Results, Discussion and Conclusion.
Conflicts of Interest:
Public trust in the scientific process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how transparently an authors relationships and activities, directly or topically related to a work, are handled during the planning, implementation, writing, peer review, editing, and publication of scientific work.
The potential for conflict of interest and bias exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain). Perceptions of conflict of interest are as important as actual conflicts of interest.
Authors should avoid entering in to agreements with study sponsors, both for-profit and non-profit, that interfere with authors access to all of the studys data or that interfere with their ability to analyze and interpret the data and to prepare and publish manuscripts independently when and where they choose. Policies that dictate where authors may publish their work violate this principle of academic freedom. Authors may be required to provide the journal with the agreements in confidence.
When authors submit a manuscript of any type or format they are responsible for disclosing all relationships and activities that might bias or be seen to bias their work.
Reviewers should be asked at the time they are asked to critique a manuscript if they have relationships or activities that could complicate their review. Reviewers must disclose to editors any relationships or activities that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and should recuse themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they’re reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.
Editors who make final decisions about manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have relationships or activities that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration. Other editorial staff members who participate in editorial decisions must provide editors with a current description of their relationships or activities (as they might relate to editorial judgments) and recuse themselves from any decisions in which an interest that poses a potential conflict exists. Editorial staff must not use information gained through working with manuscripts for private gain. Editors should regularly publish their own disclosure statements and those of their journal staff. Guest editors should follow these same procedures.
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the manuscript before the references. Anyone who made a contribution to the research or manuscript, but who is not a listed author, should be acknowledged (with their permission).