Online First Pre-Publication is an opportunity to post the final version of your article accepted for publication online before we complete the work on the Journal issue.
The most important advantage of using the “online first” model is the fact that you and your colleagues can freely read and properly cite your article prior to the publication of the Journal issue.
You can ask us to pre-publish your article online if it complies with the following conditions:
— your manuscript has successfully passed the mandatory online degree of originality test (we use the software systems “Anti-Plagiarism” and “Anti-Rewrite”);
— your manuscript (full text, abstract, metadata, and references) has successfully undergone a technical review in compliance with the Journal requirements (our technical editors pay special attention to the reference list. In particular, they check the reference list to include only the publications and sources that are directly related to and used in your paper and that self-citations are appropriate and justified);
— your manuscript has successfully passed the double-blind peer-review process, and the reviewers recommended your paper for publishing;
— Taking into account the peer-reviewers' opinions, the Editorial Board has recommended the final version of your article for publication.
— Although the publisher uses modern online technologies, all the listed stages of working with your manuscript take time and cannot be accelerated.
— If the article successfully passes all the checks and reviews and the Editorial Board accepts it to be published, you can use the paid Online First Pre-Publication service.
—This means that after payment is received in the publisher's account, your article's final version, approved for publication, will appear on the journal issue in progress’ Internet page. The full text of your article, with metadata (including the DOI and page numbers), will be available to all readers without any restrictions (open access).
— After the journal issue is finalized and published, your pre-published article's metadata does not change.
— Information about the results of reviewed articles (both accepted for publication and rejected) is stored in the publishing house's digital archive indefinitely. It can be provided at the authors' official request or by the RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education. All reviews are openly placed next to published articles on the journal's web page. All reviews are also sent to the National Electronic Library (eLibrary) with the published journal issues.