The manuscripts to be published in the journal “Science and Science of Science” are subject to the obligatory review, performed by independent experts and specialists in a respective field. The articles are reviewed by invited competent specialists with publications on the topic of an article under review. The reviewers evaluate theoretical and methodological level of an article, and its scientific significance and practical usefulness.
The review procedure is applied to all articles submitted to the editorial board. The objective of a review is to promote rigorous assessment of the manuscripts, intended to enhance the quality of articles printed in the journal. The review procedure is focused on the most objective assessment of the content of a scientific article, determination of its compliance with the journal requirements and provides a comprehensive analysis of its strengths and weaknesses.
The main purpose of the review procedure is eliminating instances of substandard practice of scientific research and providing coordination and balancing of interests of authors, readers, the editorial board, reviewers and the institution where the study was carried out.
The reviewing of manuscripts is held confidentially. By submitting a manuscript to the editors of the journal, the authors entrust to the editors the results of their scientific work and creative effort, on which their reputation and career may depend. The disclosure of confidentiality of the manuscript review violates the rights of the author. The editors do not report the information concerning the manuscript (including information on its receipt, content, reviewing process, criticism by reviewers and final opinion) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. A breach of confidentiality may only occur in instances of allegations of inauthenticity or falsification of the material; in all other cases its preservation is obligatory.
Responsibility for copyright infringement and non-compliance with existing standards in the material of the article rests on the author. Responsibility for verification of facts and data, the validity of the findings and recommendations and the scientific and practical level of the article rests on the author and reviewer.