Review procedure

In the scientific journal "Law and Safety" the review procedure is carried out in three stages and can last from 1 to 3 months.

The procedure for peer review is transparent and equal for all the authors, regardless of academic degrees, titles and affiliation to a particular higher education or research institution.

The Editorial Board of the journal conducts a Double-Blind Peer Review, during which the personal data of the author(s) are not disclosed to the reviewer, and the reviewer's personal data are not disclosed to the author(s) of the manuscript.

At each stage of the peer review process, the editorial board of the journal

  • provides ongoing consulting to the authors on the design and content of the materials submitted for publication;
  • adheres to the rules of decency and confidentiality;
  • supervises the prevention of a possible conflict of interest;
  • monitors the prevention of copyright violations and academic plagiarism;
  • engages only competent and impartial reviewers for double (blind) peer review;
  • notifies the author(s) of the decisions taken without delay;
  • takes relevant actions in case of conflicts or claims related to the submitted manuscript.

The editorial board is guided by the journal's policy and adheres to the principles and best practices established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) when making any decisions.

At the stage of preliminary evaluation, the materials received by the editorial board are checked for signs of plagiarism by detecting textual borrowings using the appropriate software and further evaluation of the results by responsible persons (experts). In case of violation of the norms of academic integrity, the author will be denied publication, this fact will be reported to the institution of higher education or research institution where the author works.

At this stage, the compliance of the subject of the article with the directions of the journal and the correctness of its design in accordance with the basic requirements set out in the section "For authors" is also checked. In case of non-compliance with the basic requirements for the design of the article, it will be returned to the author for revision.

The first stage can last up to 15 calendar days from the moment the article is uploaded to the magazine platform.

The second stage is double blind review. At this stage, reviewers determine the relevance of the material to the stated topic and the scientific level of the study. If necessary, reviewers can express their views on improving the article or a certain part of it, which will be notified to the author. There is a deadline of 15 days to amend and resubmit the article.

The review process can take up to 1 calendar month. Given the workload of reviewers, this process can be extended for another 15 days.

Reviewers are obliged:

  • not to disclose any information about the reviewed manuscript (topic, text, data, structure, etc.) to the third parties;
  • to report any conflict of interest related to the identification of the author(s);
  • to refuse to conduct a review if he/she is not an expert in the subject matter, scientific orientation of the article, field of knowledge, etc;
  • to consider the manuscript received for peer review objectively, without prejudice;
  • not to use the text of the manuscript for their own purposes or pass it on to the third parties;
  • to provide an objective assessment of the reviewed manuscript.

The reviewer should fill in the review form developed by the Editorial Board in advance and send it to the Editorial Board in time.

The third stage is the final decision. At this stage, the editorial board, after reviewing the results of reviewing and verifying the implementation of recommendations, if they were provided to the author, decides to publish the article.