The edition of an issue of the Journal Libri Magistri is conducted by the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is a deliberative body dealing with the creativity aspects of the Journal. The Editorial Board is headed by the Editor-in-Chief.
All the submitted articles are examined by the experts from the Editorial Board within 30 days. Sessions of the Editorial Board held quarterly deal with the experts’ reports. Article reviews are stored in the editorial office during 5 years. Any manuscript which does not conform to the submission guidelines is not accepted for consideration.
If an article is found to satisfy the line of the journal and its requirements, it is sent for the peer review to one or two external reviewers.
Internal reviewers are the Editor-in-Chief, the Deputy Editor, the Scientific Editor.
The Editor-in-Chief takes a decision to choose an external reviewer.
The external peer review carried out by recognized experts in a corresponding field, who have a degree and are not in a scientific, financial or any other relationship with the contributor. Review of articles is performed on a voluntary and free of charge.
External reviewers receive manuscripts without mentioning the authors and their organizations ("blind" review). Reviewers are notified that the manuscripts send to them are the property of the authors and are reportedly not be subject to disclosure. Reviewers must refrain from illegal use (including copying) materials send to them for review.
Within 30 days of receipt of the manuscript, the reviewers should render a certain opinion on the possibility of the article publication in the present form, and in case of the presence of claims to the manuscript they must present them in writing. The review ascertains the correspondence of the content of article to its title and the subject, and also the compliance of the article to modern achievements of scientific and theoretical knowledge. The review assess the language, style and composition of the material, obviousness of tables, charts, drawings, completeness and correctness of citing references, positive aspects and deficiencies of the article. The review indicates corrections and additions which must be made by the contributor.
The copies of the reviews are forwarded to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation when requested.
An expert reserves the right to refuse to do a review in case of a conflict of interest which could influence the perception and interpretation of a manuscript. Having examined a manuscript, an expert gives a recommendation whether to publish an article (every decision must be well-argued).
If the reviewer recommends correcting and revising the article, the Editorial Board sends a note to the author, asking him or her to consider the recommendations. The revised article is to be resubmitted for review. If authors refuse to make revisions, they must notify the Editorial Board in writing or orally of their refusal to be published. If an author and an expert have irreconcilable controversies about the manuscript, the Editorial Board has the right to submit the article for additional review. In case of conflicts the decision is taken by the Editor-in-Chief at the session of the Editorial Board. The decision to reject a submission is taken at the session of the Editorial Board in accordance with the recommendations of the reviewers. A rejected manuscript is not to be resubmitted. The author will be informed of the refusal via e-mail.
After an open vote on every manuscript and publication approval, the Editorial Board informs the authors of their decision and sets the release date.