Policy on Charges for Publication and Processing of Manuscripts

1. Introduction

1.1. These provisions aim to clarify for authors, organizations, and other participants in the editorial and publishing process of this Journal the policy regarding charges for manuscript publication and processing.

1.2. Publication refers to the editorial-publishing service that places the final text of the manuscript (article) in the upcoming issue(s) of the Journal.

1.3. Article processing involves a series of editorial and publishing services that prepare the text for publication in the subsequent issue(s) of the Journal.

2. Guidelines

2.1. No fee is charged for publishing an article in the Journal, whether from the author(s), their affiliated organizations, or the foundations that supported the research (The Article Publication Charge - APC).

2.2. The Journal's policy, based on international standards of scholarly publishing ethics, expressly excludes fees for article publication.

2.3. The Article Processing Charge is $196 per manuscript.

2.4. Editorial and publishing services, which constitute “article processing,” include:

– receiving and registering manuscripts from the author;

– initial review of the manuscript for compliance with the Journal's requirements;

– identifying reviewers for peer reviewing the manuscript;

– notifying the author of the review results;

– editing and proofreading the manuscript text and its metadata (title, abstract, keywords in Russian and English) to meet Russian and/or English standards;

– a technical check of the References for correct citation in the text (and their appropriate formatting);

– reformatting the article text into the required format and posting the finalized edits in the forthcoming issue;

– assignment and registration of a digital article identifier (DOI);

– maintaining open (and free) access to the article's text on the Journal's website (includes payment for hosting, domain, and maintenance services);

– posting the complete article in databases (e.g., RISC, CyberLenincka, DOAJ, Crossref; Web of Science, etc.);

– promoting the article on social and other (including scientific) networks;

2.5. Authors whose manuscripts receive a recommendation for rejection from reviewers are not charged for editorial processing. The editorial board bears the costs of several editorial services in these cases (acceptance and registration of incoming manuscripts from the author; initial review of the manuscript for its compliance with the Journal's requirements; identification of reviewers for manuscript evaluation; notifying the author of the review results).

2.6. Authors enrolled in postgraduate/master's programs will receive a 50% discount on article editing services, provided they can produce the appropriate documentation (certificate).

2.7. Reviewers for the Journal receive a 25% discount for one peer review. The maximum discount for processing a reviewer's manuscript is 50% (for two peer reviews).

2.8. Authors of manuscripts that do not require proofreading, editing, and technical verification of the References will also receive a 50% discount on manuscript processing after a thorough review by the Editorial Board (this does not apply to postgraduate students).

3. Conclusions

3.1. Before publishing the edited article in the upcoming issue of the Journal, the editorial board will contact the author via e-mail, submitting an invoice for editorial services.

3.2. The author(s) guarantee to pay for the article editing services within 5 days of receiving the contract and invoice and to provide a scanned copy of the payment receipt via e-mail.

3.3. In cases of non-payment for the editing of the article, the Editorial Board will discard the ready-for-publication manuscript and return the original manuscript to the author(s). Publication in such cases is not possible. The costs of article editing are charged to the Editorial Board.