Peer review process

Every research article submitted for publication in the "Actual Problems of International Relations" obligatory is checked for plagiarism with the use of Unicheck software and, in case of successful result (the level of text matches can't exceed 10% for articles on world economy and international economic relations and international business, 15% for articles on international relations, international information and international law). The check is processed as follows:

All articles are anonymized to prevent any possible violations of ethical policy. In case the article didn't pass the similarity check the author receives the Unicheck report. The example of successful check:

Being fully aware of the fact that the Founder of the Journal is Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv, we deliberately established the editorial team that includes well-known foreign (meaning not citizens of Ukraine and not employees of Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv) scholars and researchers. In rare cases, when the subject of the article is overly connected with internal and very specific Ukrainian issues, member of editorial team may request the opinion of member of advisory board to editorial team, for purposes of clarification and better understanding of some historical, legal or economic features in Ukraine.

Thus, materials are subject to internal peer-review, which is carried out by members of the editorial team, possibly followed by additional comments from a member of advisory board to editorial team– specialist of relevant scientific field and national Ukrainian peculiarities. The step-by-step blind peer-review process is revealed in the 'Peer review process' chapter of this site.

However, the editorial board reserves to itself the right to reject articles or to return them for completion. The editorial board makes fair and unbiased decisions independent of commercial or other interests and provides an honest process of manuscripts reading.

The editor and editorial board members do not share any information on the contents of the manuscripts under reviewing with third parties, except for the peers participating in their professional estimation.

In case the editor’s decision is positive, the article is published in the journal and is placed in the corresponding electronic resources.