THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Reviewing

All materials submitted to the publication in the scientific and technical journal The Caspian Region: Politics, Economics, Culture will be reviewed and they should meet the journal requirements. The previous one includes the condition that the authors will send external review for each paper and the editorial staff will do internal editorial review.
External paper reviews should be written by professionals qualified in the subject area, which corresponds to the subject of the paper submitted to the journal for publication. The term external means that such reviews should be written by experts working not at the same organization as the authors of the paper. As mentioned above, the authors will send by e-mail scanned copies of reviews with the signature of a reviewer, the signature of the person certifying the signature of the reviewer and the seal of the organization where the reviewer works. Multiple reviews are allowed to submit (signed by two or more reviewers) - especially if the paper has several directions.
Positive external review does not obviate the requirements of the editorial staff to the authors on finalizing the abstracts, papers, and reference lists. Furthermore, even if the material got a positive review the editorial staff reserves the right to reject its publication, denoting the reason for the rejection.

Apart from considering the external reviews the authors submit, the editorial staff of the journal can perform the following types of reviewing:
  • by the journal editorial board members;
  • by the employees of Astrakhan State University who are qualified in the subject matters of the material submitted by the authors;
  • qualified experts not-employees of Astrakhan State University.

The number of reviewers can be more than one, especially if the paper is at the intersection of the disciplines.
As a general rule, the author (authors) are unaware of the reviewers invited by the editorial staff. This is to prevent disputes between the authors and reviewers concerning the advisability of the publication, list and content of the remarks. However, the reviews submitted to the editorial staff can be forwarded to the authors of the papers on the initiative (at the request, on the demand) of the reviewers with their names stated.
Names and employment place (job titles) of the reviewers are not quoted in the papers published in the journal.