Peer review process

Reviewing process is a collaborative process that allows manuscripts submitted to a journal to be evaluated and commented upon by independent experts within the same field of research. The evaluation and critique generated from peer review provides authors with feedback to improve their manuscript and, critically, allows the editor to assess the paper’s suitability for publication in the journal.

Criteria for publication

Therefore,  a paper should meet several general criteria:

The paper are scientifically sound

The paper provides strong evidence for its conclusions

The results are novel 

The paper is important to researchers in its specific field


The assistant editors check formal and professional standards and pass the paper to a co-editor in the relevant research field.

All submitted papers are peer reviewed in order to select the articles meeting the high standards of the Journal «Economics. Ecology. Socium» are reviewed.

Manuscripts received by the editors, are previously peered by the members of the Editorial Board with respect to the correspondence of the material to the outlined requirements. In the case of a positive previous evaluation the manuscript is sent for review to one or two reviewers who are experts in the relevant field.

The Journal practices a review procedure "single - blind peer review": the reviewers have information concerning the manuscript authors but the authors are not informed about the reviewers of the manuscripts.

The review output will be either accept or reject. A paper once rejected will not be considered again for review. The review process may take approximately 30-45 days to be completed. For accepted paper, should authors be requested by the editor to revise the text and minor changes, the revised version should be submitted within 10 days.

The manuscript can be rejected without review by the editors in case:

  • the article does not correspond to the scientific direction of the journal;
  • the formatting of the article does not meet the requirements for publication in the journal;
  • the manuscript does not correspond to the ethical obligations adopted for the scientific publications.

                                                                                          Stages of the peer review process

1. First, the articles received will be subject to a preliminary evaluation by the members of the Editorial Committee, the Executive Director and / or Principal Editor of the journal, who will initially determine the relevance of their publication.

2. Once it is established that the article meets the thematic requirements, in addition to the formal requirements indicated in these instructions to the authors, it will be sent to reviewer on the basis of technical quality, relevance, originality, significance, international relevance and clarity and if necessary, a second, additional reviewer will be involved.


3. In case of discrepancy between the two results, the text will be sent to a third expert, whose decision will define its publication.

The results of the peer evaluation process and the respective opinion will be final in all cases.

After reviewing the editorial board on the basis of the recommendation of the reviewer (reviewers) makes a decision:

  • to accept for publication in the form submitted by the authors;
  • to publish after an insignificant correction;
  • to  send the manuscript to the authors for processing (significant corrections and adjustments are necessary, after which the publication becomes possible);
  • to reject the manuscript, but specify to the authors that after substantial processing the manuscript can be submitted again to the editorial office;
  • to reject the manuscript without the possibility of processing it (as a rule, if there are no signs of the relevance of the topic of work for the development of the correspondent branch of science, in cases of conceptual scientific errors, the complete absence of elements of scientific novelty and practical significance, in case of revealing plagiarism).

Open peer review

The peer reviews all the material it receives  within two or three weeks of submission. Accepted articles are published on site of journal as they become ready.

The journal «Economics. Ecology. Socium» provides open access to peer reviewed research as part of its commitment to readers and authors. We make all our research articles freely available online and send them directly to The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.

Appeals Process

If your manuscript is rejected, and if you believe a pertinent point was overlooked or misunderstood by the reviewers, you may appeal the editorial decision by contacting the editor.

If you appeal to the editor and are not satisfied with the editor's response, the next step in the editorial appeal procedure is to contact the Chief Editorial board.

Prof. Dr. Viktor Koval  


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