Peer Review

All applications for publication received by the Editorial Office of the Journal "Metamorphoses of History" are subject to double-blind review, i.e. the reviewer does not know the author of the manuscript, the author of the manuscript does not know the reviewer.

Review of articles is carried out by the Editor-in-chief, members of the Editorial Board and invited reviewers - leading experts in the relevant field of political science. The choice of a reviewer is made by the Editor-in-chief.

All reviewers are qualified specialists in the subject of peer-reviewed materials and have publications on the subject of peer-reviewed articles within the last 3 years.

The review period is up to 30 days. Based on the results of the review, the reviewer makes the following recommendations:

  • the article is recommended for publication as is
  • the article can be published after correction of the shortcomings noted by the reviewer
  • the article needs additional review by another expert
  • the article cannot be published in the journal

If the review contains recommendations for correction and revision of the article, the Editorial Office sends the text of the review to the author with a proposal to take them into account or to disprove them with arguments (partially or completely). The revised article is then re-sent for peer review.

If the article does not pass the check and is not recommended for publication, the author is sent a reasoned refusal.

Revision of the article should take no more than 1 month from the date the author is notified of the need for changes. At the end of this period, the author is notified of the withdrawal of the manuscript from publication. If the author refuses to finalize the article, they must notify the editors of their decision.

An article not recommended for publication is not accepted for reconsideration.

A positive review is not a sufficient reason for the publication of the article. The final decision on publication is made at a meeting of the Editorial Board. In any conflict situations, the final decision is made by the Editor-in-chief.

A copy of reviews is sent to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation if requested.

After the Editorial Board decides to allow the publication, it informs the author thereof, indicating the possible timing of publication.