Publisher: Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

ISSN PRINT: 0869-5911
ISSN ONLINE: 1556-2085

Peer review and editorial policy

The journal follows the Springer Nature Peer Review Policy, Process and Guidance, Springer Nature Journal Editors' Code of Conduct, and COPE's Ethical Guidelines for Peer-reviewers.

Approximately 20% of the manuscripts are rejected without review based on formal criteria as they do not comply with the submission guidelines. Each manuscript is assigned to two peer reviewers. The journal usually follows a single-blind review procedure, but open peer review is sometimes practiced. The period from submission to the first decision is up to 40 days. The approximate rejection rate is 30%. The final decision on the acceptance of a manuscript for publication is made by the Meeting of Editorial Board members or by the meeting of the most active members of the Editorial Board.

If Editors, including the Editor-in-Chief, publish in the journal, they do not participate in the decision-making process for manuscripts where they are listed as co-authors.

Special issues published in the journal follow the same procedures as all other issues. If not stated otherwise, special issues are prepared by the members of the Editorial Board without guest editors.