Scientific manuscripts, submitted to the editorial office of the Heritage and Modern Times journal are being estimated by internal and external experts.

Editors and members of the Heritage and Modern Times journal editorial board may publish their articles in the journal, however in this case they do not influence the reviewing process.

Editorial articles are not exposed to external reviewing.

The journal practices double "blind" reviewing: authors do not know reviewers, and vice versa. However, reviewers, if they wish, may sign the review. The open expert review does not mean, that authors directly contact reviewers: all contacts are maintained through the editorial office of the journal.


Internal reviewing

At receipt of the manuscript executive secretary checks the following:

  • compliance of the manuscript to the journal’s profile;
  • documents required and authors’ signatures;
  • interior and structure of the manuscript;
  • information on research funding, conflict of interests, acknowledgements, the contribution of the authors to the research;
  • compliance of manuscript to the principles of EQUATOR Network records;
  • compliance of manuscript to ethical standards;
  • the uniqueness of manuscript via several services.

At the internal reviewing stage, the manuscript may be returned to authors for revision. Articles, appropriate for further reviewing, will be reviewed by two independent referees. External experts are chosen by the Executive secretary. 


External reviewing

All referees are recognized experts in the field and have own publications on the subject within the last 3 years. Referees are members of the editorial board, as well as invited experts in the corresponding specialties. Manuscripts are reviewed by two external experts and statistical analysis editor.


Refusal of publication

The decision on refusal of the manuscript publication is made by the editor-in-chief and editorial board, based on the referees’ recommendations. The rejected article is not considered repeatedly. Positive reviews are not sufficient for publication. The final decision on expediency of the publication is made by the editorial board.

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