Peer review

Peer Review

The Editorial Board of the journal carries out peer review of all submitted manuscripts and materials to assess their quality. All peer-reviewers are to be specialists in the corresponding scientific fields. Peer reviews are kept by the Editorial Board for three years. The purpose of peer review is improve the quality of scientific publications in the journal, to ensure they meet specific criteria, to check them for accuracy and assess the validity of the research methodology and procedures, to promote materials of high theoretical and practical value.

The author submits his/her manuscript (еto the attention of the Editor in Chief) written and formatted in accordance with the authors’ guidelines hosted on The manuscript submitted for publication should not contain classified information. If the information presented is classified the manuscript can be rejected and acknowledge not eligible for public access.

After being submitted all materials are checked to ensure they meet general publication criteria of the journal within three days. The Editor in Chief can reject the materials as advised by the Executive Secretary if they do not correspond to the scientific fields or topics of the journal or if the manuscript format guidelines are violated. In this case the materials are returned to the author(s) via e-mail accompanied with the statement: The materials do not meet the criteria established by the Editorial Board.

In case the materials meet all criteria and requirements, the Executive Secretary registers the submitted manuscript in the «Registration log book». Then the manuscript goes to the Editorial Board and it appoints a peer reviewer to evaluate the manuscript. A peer reviewer should not work in the same department with the author.

All types of manuscripts and papers submitted are subject to peer review.

If the author is not a full-time SSTU employee or applicant, his/her manuscript can be accompanied with an independent review done by an independant review (not a SSTU emploee either). This independent review should be signed by a person with a scientific degree. The review is to be signed and stamped by the official representative of the Institution / Organization in which the reviewer works.

There is no peer review for

  1. manuscripts submitted by the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences members if the Academician is the only or the first author of the paper;
  2. manuscripts recommended for publication by the decision of Scientific Council or Technical Council of SSTU (IACE of SSTU).

For independent peer reviewing the Editorial Board establishes Peer Reviewing Institution with the members of the Editorial Board and leading Russian specialists in the corresponding scientific fields being its peer reviewers. The members of this Peer Reviewing Institution are approved by the Editor in Chief.

Review form