Author

1. How to edit your profile?

To change your personal data, go to "Personal profile" page and click the "Edit profile" button at the bottom of the page. This will open the profile editing form. Make the necessary changes and click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page. Please check the information correctness as it will be used in publishing your articles. Allowed photo formats: jpg, png, gif. Size of uploaded photos must not exceed 3 MB.

2. How to create an article?

2.1. Creating an article 

To create a new article, go to "My articles". Click the "Submit article" button at the bottom of the page. This will open the form to add a new article. Items marked with * are required. Separate keywords should be separated by commas. Be advised that the number of keywords, words in abstract and references are checked for conformance with the journal requirements on submission. Supported document formats are: doc, docx, pdf, rtf, odt. The size of the article should not exceed 20 MB.

2.2. Co-authors 

To specify the co-authors, if they are not registered in the system, you must first follow the steps described in section "How to add a co-author". After this, start entering the name of the co-author in the text box next to "Co-authors" and select one of the items. Click the "+" next to the text field to add the selected co-author to the list. You can change the co-author position in the list using the ↑ ↓ arrows next to the list.

2.3. Editing the list of references 

To create a new reference, use the text field next to the "References" item and click the "+" to add a reference to the list which you can edit. To add multiple reference, click "Add multiple references", enter new references (one per line) in the pop-up form and click the "Upload" button when you're done. You can change the reference position in the list using the ↑ ↓ arrows next to the list.

2.4. Attention 

The newly created article is in the draft mode and not visible to others. To send the article to the editorial, see"How to send the article to the reviewer or editorial".

3. How to edit an article?

To edit an article, go to "My articles" and click on an article you want to edit. On the article page, click the "Current version (edit)" link in the version table. If the article status allows editing (i.e., new, editing, accepted), you will see the edit form. Make the necessary changes and click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

4. How to select fields of expertise for the article?

Fields of expertise allow editors to choose relevant reviewers. You can choose one or several fields of expertise appropriate to your article. Before submitting the article click the "Edit fields of expertise" in the popup window, select the fields of expertise and click "Save".

5. How to send an article to the reviewer or the editorial?

When you finish editing, go to the article page and click the "Send" button in the "Author action panel" block. The article will become uneditable and the editorial will receive a message that your article is ready for the review.

6. How to add a co-author?

A co-author may be either another registered user or one of your designated co-authors. To create an unregistered co-author, go to "My co-authors" and click the "Add co-author" button at the bottom of the page. You will see a form to add a new co-author. Required fields are marked with *. After you are done, click "Save" at the bottom of the page. 

To edit an existing co-author, click on his name in your co-author list.

7. What to do when you receive a review?

7.1. Attention 

Be warned not to delete the article or you will delete the history of all associated actions. You should edit the current version of the article instead.

7.2. Actions in case of a positive review 

If you receive a positive review, fix the reviewer comments in the new version of the article (which is created automatically) and send it to the editorial office (see "How to send the article to the reviewer or to the editorial?"). This version is final and will be used to create the maquette of the article.

7.3. Editorial comments 

Even if you have a positive review, the editorial may return the article for additional revisions. In this case the article is in "editing" status. Fix the editorial comments in the new version of the article and send it to the editorial office.

7.4. Actions in case of a return for modification 

In case of a return for modification, fix the reviewer comments in the new version of the article (which is created automatically) and send it for the subsequent review (see "How to send the article to the reviewer or to the editorial").

7.5. What to do when your article is accepted?

When your article is accepted, the editorial creates a maquette for your article. If the article is in "correcting" state, you can either accept the maquette as-is or suggest fixes to the maquette. To do that, go to the article page and click the "Add fix" button in the "Author action panel" block. This will show the form to add a new fix. When you are done, click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

You can edit the fix by clicking on the "Current version (edit)" link in the maquette table. When you are done, click the "Send fix" button in the "Author action panel" block.

Reviewer

1. How to select your fields of expertise?

Fields of expertise allow you to select your areas of expertise in which you are ready to review articles. To specify the fields of expertise, go to the edit profile page, click on the "Edit fields of expertise". In the popup window select the area of your expertise, then click "Save".

2. How to create a review?

To create a review, go to "My reviews" and select the article you want to review. On the article page click the "Add review" button in the "Reviewer action panel" block. This will show the form to add a new review. It consists of a required questionnaire and two optional fields: text and document. When you are done, click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

3. How to edit a review?

After you create a review, you can edit it by clicking the "Current review (edit)" link in the version table. Review that is being edited is not visible to the article author.

4. How to send a review?

When you are finished with the review, select the decision from the drop-down list in the "Reviewer action panel" block and click the "Send review" button. After this a new version of the article will become available for the author.

5. Information

Editorial may return a review for improvement. In this case, make changes to the existing review in accordance with the editorial comments and resend the review. If the decision was negative, the author should send a new version of an article for subsequent review.