Peer-review procedure

Upon receipt of the manuscript for publication to the editorial office of "Dorogi i mosti" collection of scientific works (hereinafter referred to as the Collection), the review is fulfilled concerning:
1) The presence of problem statement;
2) Relevance of chosen topic;
3) Completeness of recent research and publications analysis;
4) Formulation of the purpose and tasks of the work;
5) Description of the main research material and obtained results;
6) Conclusions validity and the novelty of the research;
7) conformity of terminology, level of linguistic presentation of the material with the  manuscript’s style;
8) conclusions summarizing the work’s results and the prospects for further research in determined direction;
9) compliance with the requirements of the Procedure for designing and submitting articles for publication in "Dorogi i mosti" collection of scientific works.

All manuscripts for publications are subject to mandatory review.

The review of the manuscript for publication is carried out by one of the members of the Editorial Board of the Collection whose specialty corresponds to the specialty of the submitted manuscript. Members of the Editorial Board choose a manuscript of the publication from the preliminary content of the Collection issue for review. The preliminary content of the publication is formed by the Editor-in-Chief of the Collection who forwards it to the members of the Editorial Board by e-mail. If the certain manuscript for publication had been selected by several reviewers, it has to be sent to each of them. If none of the reviewers selects the certain manuscript for publication, the Executive Editor makes suggestions to the members of the Editorial Board for reviewing the unpublished manuscripts by sending a corresponding letter to the Member of the Editorial Board. A Member of the Editorial Board has the right to refuse reviewing the manuscripts for publication but not more than for two issues following each other. The Member of the Editorial Board informs the Editor-in-Chief of the Collection by sending the corresponding letter to the official e-mail address of the Collection or by any other convenient way about his decision regarding the review of the certain manuscript for publication or about the refusal to review the manuscripts in the issue of the Collection that is currently formed.

Minimum quantity of submitted manuscripts for publication in the Collection, at the beginning of the review procedure, is 7.

Maximum quantity of submitted manuscripts for publication in the Collection that are simultaneously under review is 24.

The review of the manuscript for publication is carried out in accordance with the established form of the questionnaire-review for the manuscript for publication which is presented in the Annex. In case of discrepancies, the article may be submitted for the review by two or more members of the Editorial Board by the decision of the Chairman of the Editorial Board. Review of manuscripts is carried out confidentially.

The term of the review is 1 month (from March 1 to April 1 for the first issue of the Collection in the year and from September 1 to October 1 for the second issue of the Collection in the year). If by March 1 (April 1) less than 7 manuscripts for publication have been received for the Collection, then the procedure of the review is not initiated until 7 manuscripts for publication are submitted to the Editorial Board. In this case, the review period can be shortened to 14 calendar days.

If the manuscript for publication contains comments and suggestions from the members of the Editorial Board or there is a discrepancy with the policy of the Collection, the Executive Review Editor informs the authors thereof by sending an e-mail to the e-mail addresses provided by them in the information about the authors. The letter has to specify the elements of the discrepancy, as well as the comments and proposals provided by the Editorial Board, additionally the terms for their elimination are indicated. The author (authors) has the right to provide a reasonable answer to the inappropriateness of the article’s finalizing according to the provided comments and proposals. In this case, the manuscript for publication, according to the decision of the Chairman of the Editorial Board, may be directed for the repeated review, or the author’s publication in the “Dorogi i mosti” Collection of scientific works will be denied about which he (they) will be notified by sending an e-mail to the electronic address which were provided by them in the information about the authors.

The reviews of manuscripts for publication from the members of the Editorial Board may be submitted to the Editorial Board as hard copies (with the personal signature of the reviewer) or in electronic form from the reviewer's e-mail to the official e-mail of the Editorial Board of the Collection. The submitted reviews in electronic form have to be printed by the Executive Editor of the Collection and attached to the manuscript publications.

As the disclosure of the confidentiality of a manuscript review violates the rights of the author, according to the policy of “Dorogi i mosti” collection of scientific works, the members of the Editorial Board do not disclose information relating to the manuscript (including the information on its receipt, content, review process, critical remarks of reviewers and final conclusion), no one except for the authors and the reviewers themselves. Violation of confidentiality is possible only in the case of a statement of unreliability or falsification of materials, in all other cases, the confidentiality is mandatory.

Responsibility for violation of copyright and non-compliance with existing standards in the materials of the article according to the policy of "Dorogi i mosti" Collection of scientific works is on the author of the article (manuscript for publication). Responsibility for the reliability of the facts and presented data, the validity of the conclusions and recommendations, as well as the scientific and practical level of the articles are on the author and the reviewer.

The decision for publishing the manuscripts in the Collection of scientific works "Dorogi i mosti" is taken by the Editor-in-Chief of the Collection or, in his absence, by the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Collection, on the basis of the reviews submitted to the Editorial Board together with publications and on the basis of questionnaire-reviews of the manuscript for publication from the Editorial Board members. 

 

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