Peer review

The Editorial Office subjects all submitted papers to peer review. The peer review is carried out by the members of the Editorial Board and external referees invited by the Office. All papers are reviewed and revised by means of the E-submission system.

The online edition uses single-blind review, i.e., the identities of the reviewers are not revealed to the authors.

Review process and deadlines

The term for preparing one review does not exceed 45 days. this deadline can be extended at the request of the reviewer.

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 online edition reviews all materials received by the editorial office if they correspond to its subject matter for the purpose of their expert assessment. All reviewers are qualified in the subject of the peer-reviewed materials and have, within the last 3 years, publications on the subject of the peer-reviewed article. 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.