Article Submission and Publishing Process

1. After downloading the articles the program monitors a number of formal characteristics of the loaded material and generates a prior notification to the author, sent by e-mail, specified during registration. The system also generates a unique article identifier.

2. Technical editor checks the availability and consistency of all materials submitted by the author in accordance with the above requirements (see Manuscript guidelines). In the absence of comments the article goes to further processing, otherwise the author is requested to download the missing or requiring replacement components.

3. Editor-in-Chief or an authorized member of the Editorial Board examines the article and makes one of the decisions:

  • accepts the article for publication;

  • forwards the article to the one-way "blind" peer review to the reviewers (two or more independent reviewers);

  • forwards the article to the author for processing according to the results of his own review, or on the basis of peer reviews;

  • declines the article if it does not match Journal's profile or based on false data and/or arguments.

4. The Editorial Board informs the author about all stages of processing, re-examines the revised article and, if necessary, sends it to a re-review.

5. Article, accepted for publication, is transferred to the editorial and technical staff, electronic components (animation, video, scripts) are forwarded to the technical staff of the Editorial Board.

6. The first and the most sensitive stage of technical processing is a translation of the text in LaTeX format, preparation of graphics files and descriptions of electronic applications to prepare an integrated LaTeX file as galleys of the article. Proofreading of galleys is done by a technical editor to check the compliance with the text, the use of standardized (recommended) units (SI units) and other technical requirements. Proofs are processed by a special program that provides automatic numbering of paragraphs, verification of compliance with references in the text with a list of references, generates unique identifiers of links, which are then used to generate XML files for Crossref, and also checks the text for the absence of non-Latin characters. The proofs of the article are not subject to any further editorial processing, all the issues related to the quality of articles and translation must be resolved before this stage.

7. The following stages of technical processing are carried out mainly with the use of software developed by technical experts of GC RAS (see paragraph EP Tools Used), and include:

  • pages composition in accordance with the journal standard and generating a printed version of the article in PDF format;

  • generating a set of HTML5 files in accordance with the structure adopted for the online version;

  • generating article metadata in XML formats to download them to Crossref and eLibrary;

  • conversion HTML5 files to XHTML format and generating EPUB3 structure;

  • generating a portable version in PDF format for smartphones.

8. Downloading the generated sets of files to the GC RAS server and medtadata files to Crossref  and eLibrary servers, then the author is notified of the publication of the article, and receives the output data including DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

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