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Policies of Journal

Policies of the International Scientific and Practical Internet Journal “PRO-Economics”


Open Access Policy

The International Scientific and Practical Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Policy of self-archiving

The International Scientific and Practical Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Policy of licensing

All articles and accompanying materials published by The International Scientific and Practical Internet Journal “PRO-Economics”, unless otherwise indicated, are licensed by the respective authors of such articles for use and distribution by you subject to citation of the original source in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution License.

Author’s rights

The International Scientific and Practical Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” is an open access (OA) journal. In order for Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” to publish and disseminate research articles, we need publishing rights. This is determined by a publishing agreement between the author and Internet Journal “PRO-Economics”. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” and authors retain significant rights to use and share their own published articles. Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” supports the need for authors to share, disseminate and maximize the impact of their research and these rights, in Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” are defined below:

Authors sign an exclusive license agreement, where authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher. In this case authors have the right to:

      * share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license (together with Personal Use rights), the end user license, and a link;

      * retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including raw research data);

      * proper attribution and credit for the published work.

Policy of waiver

The International Scientific and Practical Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” offers waivers and discounts to authors from Low Income Countries (up to 75% waiver. See World Bank list of Low Income Countries.) and authors from Lower Middle Income Countries (up to 40% waiver. See World Bank list of Low Middle Income Countries).

To ensure that editorial decisions are never influenced by an author’s ability to pay article publication charges (APCs), all editors of prudent journals are not involved in correspondence with authors regarding payment of article publication charges (APCs). The waiver policy is managed by administrative staff not involved in decisions regarding article acceptance.

Request for a waiver must be sent to the Accounts unit same day a manuscript is submitted.

Please send your waiver application to: info@proeconomics.ru.

Format of Waiver Application letter

Author(s) requesting for a waiver must strongly demonstrate why their waiver applications should be granted. Request for a waiver must be sent same day a manuscript is submitted.

Waiver request should contain the following information

      1. Manuscript number.

      2. Manuscript title.

      3. Corresponding Author Affiliation and Country.

      4. List co-author(s) Affiliation(s) and Country.

      5. Reason for requesting a waiver.

“PRO-Economics” Journal reserve the right to approve or reject a waiver application. Waiver decision will be communicated to the corresponding author within two weeks after the application is received.

Policy of anti-plagiarism

When examining an article, the Editorial Board of the “PRO-Economics” Journal checks the text with Antiplagiarism system. In case of revealing multiple borrowings, the Editorial Board will act incompliance with the COPE rules.

Policy of reviewing

Articles are published in The International Scientific and Practical Internet Journal “PRO-Economics” and go the bilateral blind review procedure.

Rules of reviewing

The decision on the publication is accepted by the journal’s editorial staff on the basis of reviews that contain the reviewers’ expert evaluations considering compliance of the submitted materials with a thematic scope of the science journal, their scholarly importance and relevance.

Two-way blind review is/are used in the journal (the reviewer does not know, who is the author of article, the author of article does not know, who is the reviewer). This review is carried out by forces of the journal editorial board members or third-party experts from the expert database (reviewers) on behalf of the publisher.

In each case the time limits of reviewing is determined by the editorial staff with consideration for conditions for the maximum prompt publication of articles.

The review must contain a qualified analysis of the article material and its objective evaluation. The reviewer gives a recommendation (positive or negative) about the possibility for publication of the article.

The editorial office sends notes to the author with a proposal to take into account the recommendations when preparing a new version of an article or refute them in a well-argued manner. The new article reworked by author is resent to the author for reviewing. In the case of the reviewer’s positive opinion the article is queued for publication.

The ultimate decision on publication of the controversial articles is accepted by the chief editor or deputy chief editor.

The reviewer cannot be the author (co-author) of the peer-reviewed article.

Responsibility for the quality of the reviews and timeliness of reviewing manuscripts of articles remain with the chief editor of the journal.

Ethical rules for reviewers

A review of manuscript must take place in an atmosphere of confidentiality. The reviewers are notified that the manuscripts sent to them are the authors’ intellectual property and they are related to the highly confidential information. Presenting a manuscript for review, the authors entrust reviewers with results of their scientific work and creative effort, on which their reputation and career may depend. Disclosure of the confidential details of the manuscript review violates a copyright. The reviewers should not communicate information concerning the manuscript (including information on its receipt, content, review process, reviewers’ criticisms and ultimate decision), none but the authors themselves. Breach of confidentiality is possible only in the case of application on uncertainty or falsification of materials, in all other cases its preservation is obligatory.

The reviewers are not permitted to make copies of articles for their needs. They must not use their knowledge on the contents of work before its publication in their own interests.

Any chosen reviewer, who feels inadequate qualification for consideration of the manuscript or hasn’t sufficient time for a quick work performance, should notify the editor of The Eurasian Scientific Journal and ask to exclude him from the process of reviewing relevant manuscript.

Any manuscript received for review should be considered as a confidential document. One cannot open this work and discussed it with any persons who have not authority from the Editor.

The reviewer must give an objective assessment. The personal criticism of author is unacceptable. Reviewers should clearly and reasonably express their opinions.

The reviewers should not participate in the examination of manuscripts in case of conflicts of interests as a result of the competitive, cooperative and other interactions and relationships with any of the authors, companies or other institutions associated with the submitted work.

The review content requirements

The review must include a qualified analysis of the article material, its objective and compelling assessment and clearly well-founded recommendations.

In the review the special attention should be given to coverage of the following issues:

      1. Timeliness analysis of the topic and scientific level of the article.

      2. Compliance of the article content with its title.

      3. Assessment of the article preparedness for publication in respect of language and style, as well as conformance to the specified requirements for designing the article materials.

      4. The scientific character of statement and compliance of the methods, techniques, guidelines and research results used by author with the modern science.

      5. The adequacy and rationality of the scope of the article as a whole and its individual elements (text, illustrations, literature references). The expediency of the illustrative material location in the article and its compliance with the stated theme.

      6. Place of the peer-reviewed manuscript in the historiography: whether or not it duplicates the works of other authors or the previously printed works of this author (both in whole and in part).

      7. The comments and wishes of the reviewer should be objective, principal and aimed at raising the scientific level of manuscript.

The final part of the review must contain the well-founded conclusions on the article as a whole and a clear, unambiguous recommendation on expediency or inexpediency of its publication or remarks allowing the author to make corrections.

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