Peer Review Process

  1. All the papers submitted to the editorial board of the Journal and corresponding to its thematic and requirements are reviewed.
  2. A paper review is realised in a form of double-blind peer review (neither author nor reviewer knows about each other).
  3. The paper is registered at the editor’s of the Journal with noting of the date of receipt, the title, full name of the author(s) and the place of work.
  4. The executive secretary reports to the authors that the paper was received within 7 days.
  5. Editor-in-chief and his deputies determine the relevance of the paper to the journal’s specialization and to the requirements for the design, which are posted on the website of the the Visnyk. In case of inadequacy the paper is not allowed for further consideration.
  6. The editor-in-chief sends the article for review to specialists who have the closest scientific specialization to the topic of the article. All journal articles are reviewed by at least two reviewers.
  7. The review period lasts from 4 to 8 weeks from the date of receipt.
  8. The reviewer decides on the expediency of the publication, the necessity to revise the manuscript, or the inexpediency of publication.
  9. The reviewers are reported that the manuscripts sent to them are privately owned by the authors and relate to non-disclosure information. Reviewers are prohibited to make copies of the papers for their own needs.
  10. If necessary, the paper is sent to the author with a proposal to take into account the comments of the reviewer. In case of rejection, the editorship sends the author a motivated refusal.
  11. Manuscripts, revised by the author, are repeatedly sent to the same reviewer who made critical remarks, or to another one at the discretion of the editor-in-chief.
  12. Manuscripts, the authors of which have not removed the constructive comments of the reviewer or have not proposed well-reasoned refutation, are not accepted for publication.
  13. The final decision about the possibility and expediency of publication is taken by the editorial board as a whole.
  14. According to the statute about the system of prevention and detection of academic plagiarism in scientific and educational work of the employees and students of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, before the submission of the Journal for consideration by the academic council of the department, the executive secretary checks the papers adopted for publication for academic plagiarism. The check is carried out using the Anti-Plagiarism Internet System or