REGULATION ON THE REVIEW
1. The author (co-authors) should send the following documents to the
editors office: thoroughly proofread text of the article signed by the
author (co-authors), information about the author (authors), annotation
in Russian and English, keywords in Russian and English, and the digital
copies of all the aforementioned documents on a CD or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. The article is received for review if and only it satisfies the
requirements for the original versions of the publications (see "Requirements"
page and current issues of the journal).
3. The article is registered by the executive editor with the following
information included: submission date, title of the article, full names
of the authors and the employment of the authors. An individual
identification number is assigned to the article. The aforementioned
data are also added to the database. The executive editor acknowledges
the receipt of the article within 7 days.
4. All articles submitted to the editors office are reviewed.
(articles are reviewed by the members of the editorial board);
articles are sent for review to leading industry professionals).
Executive editor defines whether the article corresponds to the
specialization of the journal, complies with the style requirements,
then sends the article for the review to a specialist, Candidate of
Science or Doctor of Science with corresponding specialization.
The article can be reviewed by a member of the editorial board or an
5. The reviewer should examine the article within 2 weeks and send a
grounded dismissal or a review to the editors office (via e-mail or
The review should cover the following issues:
correspondence of the article contents with the title of the article;
correspondence of the article contents with current scientific thought;
availability of the article to readers in terms of the language, style,
practicability of the publication with regard to previously published
literature on the topic;
and disadvantages of the article, corrections and additions to be made
by the author;
with regard to the possibility of the publication: “recommended”,
“recommended after the correction of the mistakes found by the reviewer”
or “not recommended” for publication in the "Issues of Law" journal.
The reviews are attested in accordance with the established procedure in
the organization where the reviewer is employed.
7. Having received the review, the editors board decides to publish or
dismiss the article.
If the article can be published after the correction, the board
recommends to improve the article considering the reviewer's comments.
If the article is not accepted, the board enlists the reasons for
The article, which was corrected by the author with regard to the
reviewer's comments, is examined according to the standard procedure. A
record on the submission of a new version of the article is added to the
In case of dismissal the editors office provides the grounded finding to
If the article was not recommended for publication by the reviewer, it
cannot be submitted again. A copy of the negative review is forwarded to
the author via fax, email or regular post.
positive review is not sufficient for publication of the article. Final
publication decision is made by the chief editor.
Once the publication decision is made, the executive editor informs the
author and specifies the publication date.
Original reviews are stored at the editorial board and at the editors
office of the "Issues of Law" journal.