Peer Review Process

The review (expert evaluation) procedure is carried out to ensure the high scientific and theoretical level of the journal "Ukrainian Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science". The purpose of the review is to contribute to the careful selection of author's manuscripts for publication, to provide an objective assessment of the quality of the submitted material, as well as to determine the quality of the level of its compliance with scientific, literary and ethical standards. All reviewers must be objective and adhere to the provisions of the Publication Ethics section.

  1. "Ukrainian Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science" adheres to "double-blind" (anonymous) review:
    • the reviewer does not know the personal data of the authors;
    • the authors do not know the reviewer's personal data.
  2. Scientific articles submitted to the editorial office are checked for compliance with the requirements placed in the section Terms of publication. Scientific articles prepared in accordance with the section Formatting Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts, which have passed initial control in the editorial office, are admitted to the review stage.
  3. The primary examination of a scientific article is carried out by the editor-in-chief or his deputy. Submitted materials must be relevant to the magazine's theme.
  4. If the requirements for publication of the journal are met, the manuscript of the article is submitted to the technical editor, who provides the article with a registration code and removes information about the author or authors from it (the process of coding the article takes place).
  5. The coded (anonymous) article is sent by e-mail:
    • to a member of the editorial board responsible for the scientific direction of the article;
    • to an external reviewer.

      Ukrainian and foreign doctors of science specializing in the same scientific field as the authors of the article are involved in the external review. On behalf of the editors, a letter is sent to such a scientist with a request for review. An anonymous article and a standard review form are attached to the letter. Reviews signed by the reviewer with a conventional or electronic signature are stored in the editorial office for 3 years from the date of publication of the issue of the journal in which the reviewed article is published.

  6. In the process of reviewing scientific articles, reviewers highlight the following issues:
    • compliance of the content of the article with the topic stated in the title;
    • relevance and novelty of the scientific problem discussed in the article;
    • justification of the practical significance of the conducted research;
    • value for a wide range of readers.
  7. The member of the editorial board and external reviewers to whom the coded article was sent fill out standard review forms and choose one of the following options:
    • to recommend an article for publication;
    • recommend the article for publication after correcting minor remarks and wishes;
    • recommend the article for publication after significant changes;
    • do not recommend an article for publication.

      In case of refusal or the need for revision, the reviewer must provide a written, reasoned explanation of the reasons for such a decision. An independent expert in the field of research must review the manuscript within two weeks of receiving the article.

  8. The decision of the editorial board is sent to the authors. Articles to be revised are sent together with the review text without identifying the reviewers. The corrected version of the article is sent for re-review, in the process of which the reviewers can ask for additional corrections. Revisions do not guarantee acceptance of the article, and if the reviewers find the changes unsatisfactory, then the article will be rejected.
  9. The final decision on recommending an article for publication is made at a meeting of the editorial board, taking into account the reviews received and the results of checking manuscripts for plagiarism.
  10. If the article is accepted for publication, the editorial board prepares the issue of the journal in accordance with the technological process. In case of rejection of the article, the editors of the magazine do not enter into a discussion with the authors.