1. All manuscripts to be published in the Journal are sent to the to be subjected to peer-reviewing. To review a particular manuscript, two reviewers holding a research degree in the corresponding scientific field are appointed by the Editors Office.

2. All reviewers must be qualified specialists in the subject of peer-reviewed materials and have publications on the subject of the reviewed article within the last 3 years.

3. The journal applies a double-blind peer review process (the Journal does not disclose reviewers’ identities to the authors and authors’ identities to the reviewers).

4. The reviewing process takes no more than 30 days after receipt of a manuscript.

5. The decision to publish a manuscript is taken by the Editorial Board on the basis of positive external and internal reviews from experts who have knowledge of the field discussed in the manuscript, if the paper is consistent with the scope of the journal and provides a scientifically relevant and topical study.

6. If the review contains a number of reservations, the author will receive a scan of the review. Then the author should consider all the comments and make changes to the electronic version of the manuscript (specifying each part changed), after which the article is to be returned to the editor for re-reviewing. If the author disagrees with the reviewer, s/he should briefly and clearly state her/his position.

7. If a manuscript gets a positive review, a scanned copy of the review is sent to the author upon request.

8. If a negative review is received, the editors of the publication send copies of reviews or a reasoned refusal to the authors of the submitted materials.

9. The reasons for rejecting a manuscript can be the following:
- the research topic of the submitted manuscript does not align with the Journal topics;
- the manuscript does not meet the Journal technical requirements;
- there was a (were) negative review(s) for the submitted manuscript;
- author(s) do not comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation on copyright and related rights;
- the submitted materials were previously published in other periodicals.

10. All reviews are stored in the editorial office of the publication for 5 years.

11. The editors of the publication send copies of reviews to the Russian Ministry of Education and Science upon receipt of a relevant request.


When reviewing arrived manuscripts the editorial board, external reviewers and editorial office are guided by following criteria:

  1. Statement of a scientific problem, its relevance from the point of view of the solution of scientific tasks which belong to a problem field and a profile of the journal.
  2. Originality, independence, novelty, interesting approaches.
  3. Respect for methodological and methodical culture.
  4. Reliability and persuasiveness of data.
  5. Use of materials of predecessors, availability of polemics with earlier published materials.
  6. Level of literary quality of the text, expressive accuracy, laconicism, symmetry and logicality of the argumentation, and also compliance to editorial requirements.