Reviewing

Review of manuscripts sent to the editor.

     the editorial board on a voluntary basis provides independent review of the submitted manuscripts in accordance with their thematic focus, based on the list of reviewers recommended by leading scientists and specialists in the metallurgical industry. Each manuscript undergoes double peer review by leading scientists of the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy and by scientists and specialists who do not work at the Institute. In addition to internal and external reviews, each manuscript is presented at a meeting of the editorial board by a member of the editorial board of the collection of specialties;

     the external reviewers of the Institute of Ferrous Metallurgy on a voluntary basis (with their consent) include scientists from research institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, universities of the metallurgical profile and universities of the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine, specialists from the Associations of the metallurgical industry, leading specialists from metallurgical enterprises of Ukraine;

     the reviewer bears copyright and civil responsibility for an objective and reasoned assessment of the results of the study set out in the manuscript. Personal criticism by the reviewer of the author by the editorial board is not accepted;

     The reviewer appointed by the editor ensures that unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts will not be used for personal purposes;

     the reviewer appointed by the editor has the right to refuse to review if he does not, in his opinion, have sufficient qualifications to evaluate the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in case of a conflict of interest with the author or organization.