Peer-review

Peer-review

Research articles received by the Editorial Board and complying with the Author Guidelines are checked for plagiarism, including in international databases, using the licensed system powered by iThenticate - Crossref Similarity Check, after which they are sent for peer-review.

Technobius applies double-blind peer review, which is carried out by at least two scientists with a scientific degree (Candidate of Science, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), etc.) and (or) scientific specialization on the topic of the peer-reviewed research article, including foreign reviewers with publications in the international databases of Web of Science or Scopus. Each reviewer can reject further consideration of the article if there is a specific conflict of interest, and in the case of detection of borrowings not accompanied by appropriate citations to the source. Based on the results of the review, the reviewer makes recommendations on the article. Each decision of the reviewer substantiates:

  • The article is recommended for publication;
  • The article is recommended for publication after correcting the deficiencies indicated by the reviewer;
  • The article cannot be published in the journal.

If the review recommends the article for publication after correcting the deficiencies, the author through the electronic journal system reads the review and uploads a new version of the article containing corrections and (or) arguments refuting the reviewer's opinion. The period for making changes to the article should not exceed 10 days from the receipt of the review.

If an author refuses to improve an article, he or she must inform the editor in writing or verbally about the refusal to publish the article. 

If within 10 days from the date of review by the authors the modified version is not forwarded, the editorial board excludes it from the list, despite the lack of information about the improvement of the article. In such cases, the authors are informed about the cancellation of further consideration of the article due to the expiration of the time allotted for revision. 

The article, which has a positive decision from two reviewers, is published according to the order of acceptance for publication.

If one of the reviewers provided a positive decision on the article and the second one provided a negative one, the editorial board has the right to send it to the third reviewer. If the third reviewer provides a positive decision, the final decision on the acceptance/rejection of the article is made by the editor-in-chief of the journal. 

In the case of two negative reviews, the article is rejected.

The accepted article is sent for editing, typesetting, checking by the author, and final publication.