Procedure for Article Review

A process of review of scientific article manuscripts submitted to the collection “Economic Theory and Law” are aimed at sustaining high quality of economic and juridical research and protection of their results from plagiarism and unfair usage. Principles of the review process encompass independence, objectivity, a high-level of competence, validity of conclusions, ethics, and impartiality of a scientific expertise.

The collection presents materials, which have not been published before and are not intended for simultaneous publishing in other media.

The editorial office considers an article only if it conforms to the requirements to an author’s manuscript published in the collection. Before being peer-reviewed, all the articles are checked for plagiarism (wrongful appropriation), topicality, and adherence to an expertise area (specialization) of the collection. In a case of plagiarism indication or fabrication of data and references, an article is rejected.

The editorial office uses a double-blind peer-review procedure, which consists in the peer-review and recommendation of a scientific paper for publication by a member (or members) of the Editorial Board of the collection, who is an expert in an author’s area of expertise and by exterior domestic or foreign specialists in particular fields of economics and law.

The Editorial Board indicates the main requirements to peer-reviewers of the collection and appoints peer-reviewing staffs.

A peer reviewer must evaluate the following characteristics: topicality, a degree of author’s contribution, methodological and theoretical validity, novelty, applied significance of research results; compliance with the requirements regarding the structure and formatting articles, which are published in professional journals; appropriateness of a scientific level; adherence to themes, the requirements, and the editorial policy of the collection of scientific papers “Economic Theory and Law”; expediency of publication.

If a review contains recommendations concerning correction or revision of an article, the Editorial Board sends an author a review text. In addition, the Board makes proposals to consider recommendations in the process of preparation of a new article version or to refute the recommendations thoroughly. The Board considers an article submitted to the editorial office after elimination of errors on the first-come first-served basis. The Editorial Board makes a final decision on publication. It is eligible for rejection of materials, returning them for revision, reduction, and editing.  At the author’s request, the Editorial Board is obliged to submit reviews (a review text in a case of a blind expertise) to an author for examination, elimination of shortcomings, improvement, and correction.

The editorial office does not accept for re-consideration an article, which was not recommended for publication before.

The estimated time frame for the initial review of manuscripts is 10 days. The estimated time frame for reviewing manuscripts is up to 30 days. The estimated time frame for the publication of the article is 60 days.

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