Peer review is a review and expert assessment of a scientific article submitted for publication in order to determine its level of preparation, the feasibility of publication, and compliance with modern requirements. This process is important for the author himself in order to improve the skills of presenting scientific results and for the journal, which seeks to publish only high-quality and proven articles of a high scientific and technical level.
Therefore, the peer review of all articles submitted for publication to The Eurasian Union of Scientists is a mandatory procedure.
Experts with a scientific degree and a list of published works in prestigious journals on the topic of the reviewed article are involved in peer review. Reviewers act on behalf of a scientific journal, study the manuscript and give an opinion on the expediency of its publication in the presented form.
In The Eurasian Union of Scientists, a two-level system of reviewing articles is adopted. Plagiarism is checked first. If the check is successful, then the manuscript is sent for two-way “blind” review (double-blind – the author and the reviewer do not know about each other, there is no conflict of interest between them, they have no joint work). This procedure is mandatory for all articles.
The reviewer evaluates:
- relevance of the topic and scientific novelty;
- the presence of structural elements, including detailed conclusions and opinions;
- the style of presentation, the author’s ability to operate with terminology.
All conclusions, remarks, advantages and disadvantages of the article are presented in the expert conclusion – reviews. When using the double-blind system, the comments and wishes of the reviewer are objective and principled, aimed exclusively at improving the scientific and methodological level of the manuscript. The originals of the reviews are kept in the editorial office of the journal for 5 years.
An article that fully complies with the editorial requirements and has scientific value is recommended for publication. This means that it will be included in the current issue of the journal.
A manuscript that has fixable flaws is sent to the author for revision. At the same time, the author receives a list of comments that need to be corrected or indicate the reasons why these articles should be presented exactly in the form stated by the author. After correcting the deficiencies, the work is submitted for re-review to the same expert or another competent scientist.
Materials where multiple fraudulent borrowings are noted, have significant flaws and a low level of scientific value are rejected by the Editorial Board and are not reviewed again.
REGULATIONS on the procedure for sending, reviewing and publishing scientific articles in the journal “Eurasian Union of Scientists”
1.1. This Regulation on the review of scientific articles determines the procedure and procedure for reviewing original copies of articles (materials) received by the editors of the scientific journal “Eurasian Union of Scientists” (hereinafter referred to as the journal).
1.2. Reviewing (expert assessment) of manuscripts of scientific articles in the journal is carried out in order to ensure and maintain a high scientific and theoretical level of publication and in order to select the most valuable and relevant (promising) scientific papers.
1.3. All materials submitted for publication in the journal are subject to review.
1.4. The following basic concepts are used in this Regulation:
An author is a person or a group of persons (a group of authors) involved in the creation of an article based on the results of scientific research.
Editor-in-chief is the person who leads the editorial board and makes final decisions regarding the production and publication of the magazine.
Plagiarism is the deliberate appropriation of authorship of someone else’s work of science or art, someone else’s ideas or inventions. Plagiarism may be a violation of copyright, patent law and as such may result in legal liability.
Editor – a representative of a scientific journal or publishing house, preparing materials for publication, as well as supporting communication with authors and readers of scientific publications.
The editorial board is an advisory body from a group of authoritative persons that assists the editor-in-chief in the selection, preparation and evaluation of works for publication.
Reviewer – an expert acting on behalf of a scientific journal or publishing house and conducting a scientific examination of copyright materials in order to determine the possibility of their publication.
Peer-reviewing is a procedure for reviewing and peer reviewing by reviewers of a scientific article proposed for publication in order to determine the feasibility of publishing it, identifying its advantages and disadvantages, which is important for improving the manuscript by the author and the editors.
The procedure for the initial review of the article
2.1. The editors of the journal accept articles and materials in Russian and English for consideration in the main areas of the exact, natural and human sciences – Biological Sciences; Medical sciences; Economic sciences; Jurisprudence and political science; Philological sciences; Pedagogical and psychological sciences; Historical sciences and archeology; Philosophical and sociological sciences; Art criticism and cultural studies.
2.2. The article is accepted for consideration by the editorial staff of the journal, provided that it meets the requirements for the original copy of the articles (materials) posted on the journal’s website, as well as in the current issues of the journal.
2.3. Materials are accepted by the editors in the form published on the journal’s website.
2.4. Article materials should be open. The presence of a restrictive neck serves as the basis for the deviation of material from an open publication.
2.5. The authors are notified of the receipt of materials by the editor within 3 days.
2.6. The manuscript of a scientific article submitted to the journal is reviewed by the editor for the completeness of the package of submitted documents and the correspondence of the manuscript (article) with the requirements of the editorial staff, the profile of the journal and the rules of design. In case of non-compliance with the conditions of publication, the article may be sent to the author for revision.
2.7. The article corresponding to the journal profile and publication requirements is registered by the editor in the journal of the manuscripts received by the editors, indicating the date of receipt, title, full name the author (s), the place of work of the author (s) and is sent for review.
The procedure and procedure for reviewing manuscripts
3.1. All articles submitted to the editorial board of the journal undergo mandatory peer review (expert evaluation).
3.2. Scientists with recognized authority and working in the field of knowledge, to which the content of the manuscript belongs, are invited to review. The reviewer must have the degree of doctor or candidate of sciences.
3.3. Reviewers are required to follow the accepted Regulation on the Ethics of Scientific Publications.
3.4. The journal adopted a two-level article review system:
1st level – checking the text of the article for the presence of borrowed text – is required for all articles. The editorial staff of the journal checks all articles through the Anti-Plagiarism system. If the original text is below 75% (while borrowing from one source cannot exceed 7%), the article is sent to the author for revision with appropriate justification. No borrowing from student work sites is allowed. In articles in the areas of philology, literary criticism and journalism, the originality of the text is allowed at least 65%, where a wider citation of the analyzed work is possible with a mandatory reference to it.
2nd level – two-way “blind” peer review (double-blind – the author and reviewer do not know about each other) – required for all articles