Manuscripts should be reviewed with due respect for the confidentiality of the authors. The authors trust the editors with the results of their scientific work and creative efforts, on which their reputation and career may depend. Authors' rights should not be violated by the disclosure of confidential information during the review of manuscripts.
Reviewers also have the right to confidentiality, which must be maintained by the editor. Confidentiality may be violated if there is dishonesty or fraud, but in other cases it must be maintained.
Only manuscripts whose text is recommended by reviewers are published in the journal. Reviewing is confidential. All materials have "two-sided blind" (anonymous) review: a) the reviewer is not disclosed with personal data of the author / authors; b) the personal data of the reviewer is not disclosed to the author (s).
The reviewer is appointed (elected) by the decision of the editor-in-chief or his/her deputy. Both members of the editorial board and highly qualified scientists in the relevant scientific fields of other scientific institutions and organizations can be involved as reviewers.
The editorial board should not (unnecessarily) disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the process of review, criticism of reviewers or final fate) to other persons, except authors, reviewers, publishers.
The editorial board must clearly explain to the reviewers that the manuscripts submitted for review are the private property of the authors. Therefore, reviewers and members of the editorial board should respect the rights of authors, should not discuss publicly their work before the publication of the manuscript and appropriate their ideas. Breach of confidentiality is possible only if the reviewer declares the inaccuracy or falsification of the materials set out in the article. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of the manuscripts. It is also forbidden to transfer them to other persons, except with the permission of the editor. Reviewers must return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting feedback. The editors should not keep copies of rejected manuscripts.
The author responsible for the issue sends a reasoned refusal to the author whose article is not accepted for publication. The name of the reviewer may be informed to the author only with the consent of the reviewer.
Reviewers' comments must not be published or otherwise published without the permission of the reviewer, author and editor.