- All articles submitted to the editors of The Materials in Archaeology, History and Ethnography of Tauriaundergo peer review.
- The Associate Editor checks the relevance of the submitted article to the journal’s scope and content, the requirements for the submitted article and handles it over to the editorial board, which decides upon the research quality of the manuscript.
- If the submitted article meets the aforementioned criteria, the Editor appoints a reviewer who can evaluate professionally the submitted article based on similarity of his or her research interests.
- There is a “double blind” peer-review system. Submitted article is assigned to the reviewers without identifying the authors’ names, reviewers’ names and their institutional affiliations are not provided to the author.
- Review process is external. The reviewer cannot be represented by the author or co-author of the peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as an employee of the organization where they are affiliated.
- The reviewer evaluates the topicality and novelty of the research results submitted, their theoretical and practical significance, references. The reviewer provides the editor with an overall recommendation:
a) the article should be accepted
b) the article needs revisions and may be resubmitted
с) the article should be rejected (mentioning the reasons).
- The author of the submitted article is given an opportunity to read the text of the review which is e-mailed to the author; the expert remains anonymous.
If the reviewer recommends major or minor revisions, the editor sends a decision letter to the author suggesting that recommendations should be accepted for a revised variant of the article or rejected argumentatively.
- If the article is rejected, the information containing comments is e-mailed to the author.
- The final decision on publication is made by the editorial board taking into consideration the reviewer’s recommendations, research significance of the paper and its fitting to the journal scope. The rejected article cannot be resubmitted to the journal.
- When the editorial board’s decision on publication is made, the executive secretary informs the author about the decision and probable date of publication.
- Original reviews are kept in the editorial office of the journal and publisher for 5 years.