Peer review procedure

Ethical standards

Editorial board of the journal «Scientific Bulletin of Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University. Series: Philological Sciences ”maintains a certain level of requirements in the selection and acceptance of articles presented in the edition. These norms are determined by the scientific direction of the journal and the standards of quality of scientific works and their presentation, accepted in the scientific community.

The editorial calls for adherence to the principles of the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications developed by the Committee on Ethics of Scientific Publications (COPE).

Ethical Commitments to Journal Editors

The editor should review all manuscripts submitted for publication without prejudice, evaluating each manuscript properly, regardless of race, religion, nationality, or the position or place of work of the author (s).

Information is not allowed to be published if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.

All materials submitted for publication are carefully selected and reviewed. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the article or to return it for further revision. The author is obliged to revise the article according to the comments of the reviewers or editorial board.

The decision of the editor to accept the article for publication is based on such characteristics of the article as the importance of results, originality, quality of presentation of the material and the correspondence of the journal’s profile. Manuscripts may be rejected without review if the editor believes that they do not fit the journal’s profile. In making such decisions, the editor may consult with members of the editorial board or reviewers.

Ethical obligations of authors

Authors should ensure that they have written completely original articles, and that if the authors have used the work or words of others, then it has been properly framed in quotation marks or quotes.

Submitting an identical article in more than one journal is considered unethical and unacceptable.

The article should be structured, contain enough links and be designed as required.

Unfair or deliberately inaccurate statements in the article constitute unethical conduct and are inadmissible.

The author who corresponds with the editorial board must ensure that all co-authors have read and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its publication.

The authors of the articles bear full responsibility for the content of the articles and for the fact of their publication. The editorial board does not bear any responsibility to the authors for the possible damage caused by the publication of the article. The editorial board has the right to remove an article if it is found out that in the course of publication the article violated someone’s rights or generally accepted norms of scientific ethics. The editorial board informs the author of the fact of removal of the article.

Ethical obligations of reviewers

The editorial staff adheres to double-blind peer review to ensure that the manuscripts are evaluated objectively

Since the review of manuscripts is an essential step in the process of publication and, therefore, in the implementation of the scientific method as such, each scientist is obliged to do some work on the review.

If the selected reviewer is not sure that his or her qualification is relevant to the level of research presented in the manuscript, he must return the manuscript immediately.

The reviewer must objectively evaluate the quality of the manuscript, the experimental and theoretical work presented, its interpretation and presentation, and the extent to which the work meets high scientific and literary standards. The reviewer should respect the intellectual independence of the authors.

Reviewers should adequately explain and reason their opinions so that editors and authors can understand why their comments are based. Any statement that an observation, conclusion, or argument has already been published must be accompanied by a reference.

The reviewer should draw the editor’s attention to any significant similarity between this manuscript and any published article or any manuscript submitted to another journal at the same time.

Reviewers should not use or disclose unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations contained in this manuscript unless the author agrees.

All articles submitted to the editorial board of the Ivan Franko Drohobych State Pedagogical University are reviewed.

The purpose of peer review is to improve the quality of scientific articles published in the journal.

The reviewing procedure is anonymous for both the reviewer and the authors and is carried out by a member of the editorial board (double-blind reviewing).

During the review, the following is analyzed:
• whether the content of the article corresponds to the topic stated in the title;
• Does the content of the article correspond to the journal’s thematic areas;
• Does the content of the article have any novelty;
• What are the positives, as well as the shortcomings of the article, which corrections and additions should be made by the author (if any).

Scientific articles that are strictly compliant with the requirements are allowed for review. If there are any comments during the initial control phase, the article may be returned to the author.

The reviewer chooses one of the recommendations — recommended for publication; recommended for revision; not recommended for publication.

The editorial decision is forwarded to the author (s). Articles to be revised are sent to the author (s) along with a review text that contains specific guidelines for revising the article. Reviewers’ anonymity is guaranteed by the editorial board.

The revised version of the article is sent for re-review. In case of negative result, the article is rejected and is not subject to further review.

The editorial board does not enter into discussions with the authors of the rejected articles.