1. Peer Reviewing
All the papers, articles, translations and reviews, submitted for publication in the journal, undergo reviewing by the editorial board and appropriate experts, selected from the editorial council. After initial evaluation they are also submitted for evaluation to independent experts (peer review), provided, of course, that they originally comply with the topic of the journal and the basic editorial requirements.
Review process is anonymous both for the referee and the author. The procedure for review and approval of articles normally takes from 1 to 3 months. As the result the article is either rejected, or accepted for publication and, along with reviewer’s recommendations, sent to the author for revision.
Referees evaluate the scientific originality, methodological and theoretical qualities of the manuscript, its compliance with the standards of research ethics, correct referencing of previous research, etc. They are not responsible for language corrections. In case the referees’ reports contradict one another, unsatisfactory or delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought.
A final decision to accept, revise, or reject the manuscript is made by the editorial board within 3 month upon its receipt and the editors communicate this decision to authors along with recommendations made by the referees.
Preparing articles for publication, undertaken by the editors, includes literary editing and formatting of the text according to the specific editorial standards of the journal. The author stays informed about all the stages of the editorial process and the changes made by the editors (except to minor grammar corrections).
2. Publication Ethics
The journal is committed to the standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Appropriate standards of publication ethics accepted can be found, for instance at http://publicationethics.org/….
The journal is an open-access source. Although the papers and other contributions to the journal remain the legal copyright of the author and the publisher, all the material published can be freely copied and distributed, provided the source is acknowledged.
As a rule, contributions, submitted to the journal, should not have been published before in the same language and in the same or substantially similar form.
All the sources used (verbatim quotes, illustrations, pictures, drawings, or other material) must be properly acknowledged by the authors. Improper paraphrasing, re-using parts of a work without attribution and excessive self-plagiarism should also be excluded. The authors are also responsible for obtaining all the necessary permissions to reproduce the materials from any third party. The rights we require are limited to “Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material” in the journal (both in print and electronic format). There should be no time restrictions on the re-use of material.