Manuscript proceeding

The procedure related to publishing a paper
  • Each paper to be published in the journal is subject to review.
  • The author, when submitting the manuscript for publication, proposes the names of the suggested 2-4 reviewers.
  • Papers that do not meet the formal criteria are returned to the authors without directing them to the section editors.
  • The editor-in-chief makes an initial evaluation of the paper and assigns it to the section editor in a specific field, who indicates the reviewers and conducts the further reviewing procedure. It may or may not select reviewers from among those suggested by the author. The section editor cannot proceed with a paper of his own authorship.
  • There must not be a conflict of interest between the selected reviewer and the authors of the work (subordination, kinship, direct personal relationship).
  • Papers are reviewed by two independent reviewers from outside the author's unit, without revealing the identity of authors and reviewers (double blind review).
  • In accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, a list of reviewers is published once a year, without assigning a reviewer to the paper.
  • The reviewer fills in the review form. The review must contain an unequivocal statement that the paper is approved for publication together with suggestions for possible changes or rejection.
  • The author is informed about the result of the reviews and the editorial position. The author takes into account the comments of reviewers and introduces corrections to the text. If the author does not agree with the reviewer's opinion, he/she passes their opinion on to the editorial office. In the event of a discrepancy in the opinions of the reviewers, the work is forwarded to a third, and sometimes subsequent, review.
  • The section editor makes the initial decision about publishing the text. Final approval for publication is made by the Editorial Committee on the basis of the recommendation of the section editor and the discussion held, by electronic means (e-mail correspondence or remote meeting).
  • The editor-in-chief accepts the content of each issue.
  • Reviews of papers are prepared free of charge within 2 weeks.