Procedure for sending, reviewing and publish articles

  1. Articles are accepted for consideration in strict correspondence with the requirements for authors’originalarticles and the availability of all accompanying documents (article, abstract, declaration, copyright references, on electronic devices: text of the article, abstract (in Russian and English), copyright references) .
  2. Articles and sources of used images are sent to the editors of the journal by e-mail to the address: strdon@donnasa.ru. The originals of all necessary documents are sent to the address: 86123, Makeevka, ul. Derzhavina, Building 2, Editorial Board “The Donbas Constructor.”
  3. The executive editor notifies the authors of the receipt of the article and documents by e-mail within 7 days and sends the article to the Editorial Board.
  4. The editorial board determines the correspondence of the article with the profile of the journal, the requirements for registration and sends it for review to a specialist, doctor or candidate of science who has the scientific specialization closest to the topic of the article. The reviewer may not be the author or co-author of the reviewed manuscript.
  5. All incoming materials of the articles are examined and reviewed by experts in the relevant field of expertise for expert assessment, confirmation of accuracy, reliability, objectivity and novelty. All reviewers are recognized experts in their fields and have publications on the subject of peer-reviewed materials over the past 3 years. Reviews are stored in the publishing house and in the editorial board for 5 years.
  6. Authors may recommend specialists for reviewing materials. In this case, the editorial board reserves the right to accept or not accept these recommendations. Correspondence of the editorial board with the authors’ team is usually conducted with the first author in the list, unless the authors indicate the other person.
  7. The timing of the review in each case is determined on the basesof creationthe conditions for the most rapid publication of the article.
  8. The reviewer is provided with the requirements for registrationof the articles and a review form in which he must fill in information about the authors of the article and its title, as well as make notes on the following points:
  • The author is familiar with the current research position.
  • The topic is related to the area of issues regarded in this journal.
  • This is a new and original article to publish.
  • The title corresponds to the text of the article.
  • Abstract and keywords correspond to the text of the article
  • The presentation of the material is logical and technically correct.
  • Interpretation and conclusions are convincing and confirmed by the results
  • The writing style is clear and understandable.
  • Article corresponds to the volume
  • References correspond to the text of the article

For each item, it is assessed according to the following gradation: barely / below average / medium / good / very good. Based on these ratings, the article is rated compared to similar articles published in scientific journals with the highest rating. The rating has the following gradations: not at the proper level / lowest level / below the average level / average level / above the average level / high level. In addition to the rating, the reviewer specifies recommendations for accepting or need for revision the article.

  1. If the review contains recommendations for correcting and revision the article, the executive editor sends the author the text of the review with a proposal to take into account the recommendations in preparation of a new version of the article or argumentatively refute them. The article, revised by the author, is resubmitted for review.
  2. The presence of a positive review is not a sufficient reason to publish an article. The final decision on the appropriateness of the publication is made by the Editorial Board.
  3. Changes in the text on significant issues can be made only by the authors with the sight of the corrected text. Insignificant editorial changes in order to correct grammatical, lexical errors, or improve the perception of the text can be made by the editorial board.
  4. The journal “The Donbas Constructor” adopted a limit on the possible number of articles by one author in one issue of the journal – up to one article done individually, and three articles co-authored.
  5. All materials received by the editors must be tested in the anti-plagiarism system. The minimum threshold for originality of the reviewed text is 75%. In case of inconsistency, the verification report is sent to the author to bring the text into compliance with this requirement.
  6. After the decision on admission of the article to publication is made by the Editorial Board, the executive editor of the journal informs the author and specifies the time of publication.
  7. The Editorial Boardsends copies of the reviews or argumentative refusals to the authors of the submitted materials, and also undertakes to send copies of the reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Donetsk People’s Republic in case of receiving the relevant request by the editor board.