All manuscripts submitted for publication must go through the review process. All manuscripts are initially treated by editors to assess their compliance with the requirements of the journal and the subject. Incomplete packages or manuscripts not prepared in the advised style will be sent back to author(s) with suggestions for correction. The authors are notified with the reference number upon manuscript registration at the Editorial Office.
The Editor-in-Chief or Editor reads every manuscript received and assigns a general priority level:
(a) manuscripts sent to reviewers immediately;
(b) manuscripts returned to authors with suggestions for the correction of data presentation;
and (c) rejected manuscripts.
Editors read the revised manuscript. If the manuscript is improved adequately, it is sent to two (or more) reviewers for review and to the Statistical Editor, if it contains numerical data. The preliminary evaluation process usually takes 3 weeks.
После получения положительного решения о принятии статьи на рассмотрение авторы заполняют Authorship Statement form "agreement about cession of rights in publication", which should be filled in, signed and returned to the Editor. In this way, the authors confirm the originality of the report, validity of authorship, copyright transfer and assert compliance with the review process, i.e., that they would not withdraw the manuscript. The filled authorship statements have to be send back promptly otherwise the editorial processing of the manuscript may be delayed.
Conflict of interests.
Authors should disclose at the time of submission any financial arrangement they may have. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision, but if the article is accepted for publication, the editors will usually discuss with the authors the manner in which such information is to be communicated to the reader. Because the essence of reviews and editorials is selection and interpretation of the literature, journal expects that authors of such articles will not have any financial interest in a company (or its competitor) that makes a product discussed in the article. Journal policy requires that reviewers, associate editors, editors reveal in a letter to the Editor-in-Chief any relationships that they have that could be construed as causing a conflict of interest with regard to a manuscript under review. The letter should include a statement of any financial relationships with commercial companies involved with a product under study.
Journal require written exclusive assignment of copyright transfer "agreement about cession of rights in publication" from all authors at the time of manuscript submission. Manuscript will not enter the peer-review process until the copyright transfer is completed, signed and sent to the Editorial Office. Once an article is accepted for publication in journal, the information therein is embargoed from reporting by the media until the mail with date of online publishing. Upon acceptance all published manuscripts become the permanent property of the owners of the journal.
All Open Access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
List of Reviewers:
The following scholars have generously reviewed manuscripts journal and deserve the thanks from all associated with the journal:
ARTICLE REVIEW FORM (download, PDF)