Scientific articles submitted to the Editorial Board go through the obligatory review process.
Internal (manuscripts are reviewed by members of the editorial Board);
External (manuscripts are reviewed by leading specialists in the relevant field of medicine).
Executive Secretary determines compliance with the journal scope, the requirements for presentation and sends it for review to a specialist, doctor or candidate of Sciences who has the closest scientific specialization to the topic of the article.
Terms of reviews in each case are determined by the Executive Secretary, with a view to create conditions for the most rapid publication of articles.
The specialists detect:
- if the contents of the paper correspond to its title;
- if article statements have academic novelty;
- if article available to the readers on which it is designed for, from the point of view of language, style, structure, clarity, tables, charts, figures, etc.;
- if article appropriate to publish considering the previously released articles on this subject of literature;
- what exactly are the benefits and disadvantages of the article, what kind of corrections and additions must be entered by the author;
- the conclusion about the possibility of publishing
this manuscript in the journal: "recommended for publication",
"recommended for publication considering the deficiencies that were noted
by reviewer" or "not recommended for publication".
The article that was not recommended for publication will not be
accepted again. Positive reviews are not
sufficient for the publication of the article. The final decision on whether
the publication is accepted is made by the editorial Board
Treatment of manuscripts
1. Manuscripts are accepted according to the following schedule:
- for № 1 (March) — deadline: January 1 of the current year;
- for № 2 (June) — deadline: April 1 of the current year;
- for № 3 (September) — deadline: July 1 of the current year;
- for № 4 (December) — deadline: October 1 of the current year.
2. Manuscripts are assessed by the Editorial Board within 1 month.
3. The Editorial Board has a right to send out a manuscript for additional assessment.
4. The Editorial Board has a right to do scientific and literary editing of an article, shorten it (subject to agreement by the author) or, if the topic of the article is interesting for the Journal, return it to the author for revision.
5. The Editorial Board has a right to reject an article if it does not meet the requirements or does not fit the scope of the Journal.