The Procedure for Review

  1. All manuscripts published in the Journal “Mechanics of Composite Materials and Constructions” (hereinafter the “Journal”) required to undergo peer review.
  2. Reviewers are recognized experts on the subject of peer-reviewed material and have for the last 3 years the publications on the subject of peer-reviewed articles. Reviewers are appointed from among the members of the editorial board, employees IAM RAS, other professionals, usually a doctorates, professors.
  3. Reviews are stored in the editorial office for 5 years.
  4. Head of the editorial board/executive secretary determines if the peer-reviewed paper matches the profile of the Journal and the requirement for typography.
  5. Selection of the reviewers for each manuscript made at the meetings of the editorial board.
  6. The duration of the review is not more than 3 months from the date of receipt of the work to the reviewer.
  7. The reviewer determines:
    1. The conformity of the manuscript content to the research topics of the Journal.
    2. The relevance and novelty of the content of the manuscript.
    3. The reliability and validity of the results described in the manuscript.
    4. The scientific level of the manuscript.
    5. The advantages and disadvantages of the manuscript, both in form and content.
  8. The review ends with the conclusion about the possibility or impossibility of the publication of the manuscript in the Journal as in the presented view or after author’s revision.
  9. A request for the revision of the manuscript does not mean it mandatory publication after processing.
  10. The ready-review (positive or negative) is sent to the authors for the response to the comments and (or) making corrections to the manuscript in accordance with the comments made.
  11. The answer to the review and the revised version of the manuscript without fail is directed to the referee for the final conclusion about the possibility of publication of the manuscript in the Journal or its rejection.
  12. The final decision about the publication of the manuscript is accepted or rejected by the editorial board.
  13. In the case of a decision to reject the manuscript the reasoned refusal is sent to the author.
  14. In case of controversial cases or in the accordance with the wishes of the members of the editorial board of the manuscript is sent for re-review.
  15. The editorial board agrees to send copies of reviews in the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation on admission the corresponding request.

Rule of review

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