Peer Review Process
«Journal of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University» guarantees that the editor, editorial board members, reviewers adhere strictly to the principles of scientific and publishing codes of ethics. The review process is a double-blind review - reviewer doesn't know the identity of the author, and vice-versa. Before the manuscripts are submitted for review, all information that would allow authorship to be identified is deleted.
The Editorial Board of the Journal reserves the right to make editorial and stylistic changes.
In the case of a negative review, the article may be returned to the author for revision or rejected. The names of the reviewers in the context of specific articles submitted to the editorial board are not subject to disclosure.
If the manuscript does not correspond to the topic of the journal and is not designed according to the requirements of the journal, the authors shall be informed of the reasons for refusal to accept the manuscript. If the submitted manuscript is original, without suspicion of plagiarism, it is sent to the responsible editor. The editor-in-chief checks the quality of the manuscript according to the following basic criteria:
- the relevance of the topic and scientific contribution of the author;
- the necessary stylistic and linguistic level;
- citations and references, correct design.
The editor has the right to reject articles that do not correspond to the subject of the journal and do not meet the above criteria.
Based on a positive review from the editor, the article goes into the peer-review process. During the peer review process, at least two independent reviewers evaluate the quality of the submitted article and propose a follow-up procedure. The article review process takes up to three months (the first answer is usually no later than 20 days after the article is received by the editors).