General Duties and Responsibilities of the Editorial Board
The authors must get acquainted with and comply the ethics of publishing on authorship, conflicts of interest and materials dissemination; to avoid simultaneous submission of the same material to several publications, plagiarism, data manipulation, etc.
Reviewers and editors are obliged to carry out the impartial expert review of manuscripts, observing confidentiality and pre-declaring the presence of conflict of interest.
Editorial staff carefully considers all disputes and infringements, if necessary, corrects and taking out of materials.
- Editorial Board is responsible for the quality of content published in a journal.
- During the publishing process, provides technical and information support to users of the journal.
- Ensures the safety integrity of the submissions received.
- Ensures confidentiality of materials submitted to the journal for the entire editorial and publishing process.
- Ensures that all participants of editorial and publishing process have received the necessary training and are provided with detailed instructions and guidelines for reviewing and work in the journal.
- Takes into account the comments and suggestions of readers, authors and reviewers on how to improve the work of the publication.
- Editorial Board quickly responds to any complaints on the work of the journal and guarantees a solution of the problem situations.
Cooperation with readers
- Editorial Board provides proper information sharing and distribution of a new newsletter published content to readers
- Ensures that all published scientific papers were reviewed by qualified experts.
Cooperation with authors
- Editorial Board provides authors with detailed instructions regarding the editorial and publishing process, informs the time of receiving materials and publication dates of issues.
- The authors are provided with detailed description of the review process, in case of any deviations from the described process, editors are obliged to provide an explanation to the author.
- Editorial Board defines the criteria for evaluation of materials and carries out the selection of reviewers for each manuscript.
- Sends to authors detailed comments of reviewers.
- The Editorial Board reserves the right to minor literary editor and correction, while preserving the author's style.
- Editor decision of acceptance / rejection of the manuscript is based on its relevance, originality, relevance to the scientific direction and the requirements of the journal.
- If the manuscript contains many controversial factors (such as negative response of both reviewers about quality of articles, the article is not finalized by author, taking into account the reviewers' comments etc.), the editors can not approve it for publication.
- If the author disagrees with the editorial decision, it is declared the appeal mechanism to the Editorial Board of the journal (The review process. Appeal procedure).
- At the request of the author the manuscript can be removed from consideration and archived in the journal (with the consequent possibility of recovery in the queue). To do this, the author should contact the editor with your request.
Cooperation with reviewers
- Editorial Board provides reviewers with detailed instructions on the work in the journal system.
- Editorial Board asks the reviewer to note the presence of a possible conflict of interest before he would agree to review the material submitted to him.
- Editorial Board asks reviewers to report all cases of plagiarism.
- Sends a message thanking the reviewers for their contributions to the journal.
- Ensures that all reviewers’ qualification corresponds to the level of professional edition, and if necessary, change their structure.
- Stops cooperation with the reviewers who provide reviews of poor quality or with a constant delay.
- Uses a variety of sources (not just personal contacts) to identify potential reviewers (specific databases).
- Ensures that the review process is fair, objective, unbiased and timely.
- Adapts the review process to the needs of reviewers and provides an opportunity for each of them to carry reviewing the most convenient way (through the journals review system or via e-mail).
- Confidentiality. Reviewers do not have the right to disclose the information specified in the manuscripts prior to publication.
Cooperation with the editors
Editorial Board is obliged:
- Provide new editors with detailed instructions on how to operate the journal system and features of the publishing process.
- Regularly review the body of the editorial staff.
- Continuously inform the members of the editorial staff about novelties.
- Provide clear instructions to the editors about their functions, powers and duties (supporting and promoting the journal).
- Periodically consult the members of the editorial staff, informs about changes in the journal policy, technical innovations and exchanges the proposals for the future functioning of the journal.
Confidentiality. Editors do not have the right to disclose the information specified in the manuscripts prior to publication.