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All submitted manuscripts should be complete in themselves and adequately supported by experimental detail. The journal Nauka i tehnologijawill rigorously peer-review your submissions and publish all papers that are judged to be technically sound with findings that are novel, innovative, of significance and/or present new hypotheses; descriptions of new methods are acceptable. Members of the Editorial Board and other appropriate experts will referee the papers. Editors handling papers will independently make decisions on acceptance, revision, re-submission, or rejection based on the referees’ reports. The Chief Editor or Editors will reject papers, with an immediate decision, that are outside the scope of the journal, lack significance, or which they believe do not meet the required standards for other reasons. Authors who feel that there are substantial grounds for disagreement with an Editor’s decision should contact the Chief Editor, whose decision will be final. Authors who wish to withdraw their manuscript (at any stage of the process) should contact their Editor.

Peer-Review Process

All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by one of the Editors for appropriateness and technical aspects such as compliance to the Author guidelines for manuscript preparation, and revision can be requested. At this stage, manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal. This fast rejection process means that authors are given a quick decision and do not need to wait for the review process.

Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for peer review, usually to two independent reviewers without disclosing the identities of the authors or other reviewers (Double-blind peer review). The review results are confidentially delivered to the Editor, who then reviews the reviewer feedback to ensure the comments are relevant and non-discriminatory before sending the comments back to the authors. Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors’ judgment a decision is given on the manuscript.

To read more about the process visit the page Editorial Procedures and Peer-Review.

Editorial Responsibilities

The Editor is responsible for deciding which manuscripts submitted to Nauka i Tehnologija will be published. The Editor is guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial Board and constrained by legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Editors must hold no conflict of interest with regard to the manuscripts they consider for publication. If an Editor feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in relation to their handling of a submission, the selection of reviewers and all decisions on the manuscripts shall be made by the Editorial Board. Editors have a responsibility to protect the anonymity of reviewers as per the highest academic standards.

Editors shall evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content free from any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, or political bias.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.