Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences

ISSN: 1019-3316 (Print) 1555-6492 (Online)

Description

Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences  provides a broad coverage of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ activities. It publishes original works, surveys, speeches, and discussions with participation of the members of Russian Academy of Sciences, leading scientists in Russia and worldwide and presents various viewpoints on important subjects related to all fields of science. The journal addresses the questions of scientist’s role in society and the role of scientific knowledge in the modern world.

PEER REVIEW

Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 45 reviewers, both internal and external (20%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 10 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2017 was 50%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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