Peer Review Process

REQUIREMENTS FOR REQIEWS OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL

“THE UKRAINIAN PEASANT”

Editors’ Responsibility. Editors in charge follow the procedures that ensure the quality of the published materials, protect the freedom of copyright, implement the principles of academic integrity, do not allow commercial interests to be compromised by intellectual or ethical standards, always ready to make corrections, explanations and to apologize if necessary.

The editorial board of the scientific publication reserves the right to reject articles that do not meet the requirements and subject matter of the journal.

The editorial board reserves the right to edit the manuscript stylistically and to reduce it preserving the author’s style. Corrections that, according to the editorial board, can change the content of the text, are agreed with the author.  

 Relations between Editors and Authors. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject to publish an article are based on the article, its originality, clarity and consistency, the reliability of the information presented, and the relevance of the subject matter of scientific publication. Editors in charge do not change the decision to publish the article unless there are serious misunderstandings regarding the publication. The procedure for reviewing articles by other scholars is clearly defined, and editors in charge are ready to sunbstantiate any deviation from the described procedure. The scientific publication has a well-defined mechanism for the authors to appeal against the editor’s decision. Editors in charge publish full requirements for the articles, notify the date of article submission  to the editorial board and the decision to publish.

“Ukrainian Peasant” is an open access journal. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or cite full-text articles, or use them for any purpose, without the prior permission of the publisher or author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.   

Relations between Editors and Reviewers. Editors in charge publish full requirements for reviewers, in particular, the requirement to keep the reviewed material confidential. They may require the reviewer to disclose any information about a potential conflict of interest before consenting to the review. Editors in charge follow the procedures for protecting the anonymity of reviewers. In addition, editors in charge have the right: 1) to encourage reviewers to comment on ethical issues or possible misconduct concerning the review process; 2) to ask the reviewers to comment on the degree of scientific novelty, originality of the analyzed article and to pay attention to the possibility of duplicate publications or plagiarism (compilation); 3) if possible, to provide reviewers with tools to improve access to publications that are directly related to the peer-reviewed article (e.g., hyperlinks to cited articles and bibliographic searches); 4) to inform the authors of any comments on their articles made by the reviewers, if they do not contain offensive comments or slander; 5) to note the contribution of the reviewers in the activities of the scientific publication; 6) to analyze the quality of reviewers’ work and take measures to ensure that it is carried out at a high level; 7) to develop and maintain a database of reviewers, to update it based on the result analysis of the review work; 8) to refuse to cooperate with those reviewers who constantly write incorrect, untimely or poor content reviews.

Relations between Editorial Board Members. The responsibilities of the Editors in charge include: 1) to establish procedures for professional review of articles; 2) to perform the functions of scientific publication representatives, support and promotion of the scientific publication, search for the best authors and best articles, analysis of articles submitted for publication, assignments for writing editorials, reviews and commentary on scientific works.

Editors in charge should notify their interests that may affect their objectivity in editing and reviewing articles (conflict of interest). The interests may be intellectual, financial, personal, political, religious, etc.

Editing and Reviewing Procedures. Editors in charge should ensure honest, impartial and timely review of the submitted articles. They should apply procedures that allow the confidentiality of the materials submitted to the scientific publication during the review process, in particular: ensure that the professionals involved in the editing (reviewing) process are adequately qualified and aware of current issues, recommendations and facts on reviewing and managing a scientific publication; be aware of the latest research on peer review and new tools to be used to write a review; to select the review methods that are the most suitable for scientific publication; analyse peer review approaches in terms of optimization.

The review procedure is anonymous for both the reviewer and the authors and is carried out by two independent reviewers (double-blind review).

Reviewers must adhere to ethics requirements in scientific publications of Committee on Publication Ethics and be objective and impartial.

 The review indicates one of the conclusion variants regarding the manuscript:

1) to recommend the article for publication without changes;

2) to recommend the article for publication with the reviewer’s comments and recommendations agreed with the author / authors;

3) to return the article to the author for revision with further review;

4) to reject the author to publish the article.

 Quality assurance. Editors in charge should take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the published material, as well as apply procedures for the detection of fraudulent data, and shape the style of the scientific publication based on objective methods.

Protection of personal data. Editors in charge comply with the law on confidentiality in the part of the jurisdiction to which they directly relate. In addition, in any case, they must always protect the confidentiality of personal information obtained during research or other professional activities.

Academic integrity. Editors in charge act in accordance with the rules of the current legislation. This obligation applies to both published and unpublished material. It is ethical for them to respond to such cases. First of all, editors in charge find the clarification of the authors of such articles. If they do not receive a satisfactory answer, they should contact the employer of the author or the relevant organization to clarify the situation.

Ensuring scientific credibility in publications. Mistakes or misleading claims should be corrected as soon as possible, with further notice to the general public. Editors in charge should take all measures necessary to verify the reliability of the archived published material and to verify that the published material is archived reliably, and that the authors obtain rapid access to the original research material.

Intellectual property rights. Editors in charge must respect intellectual property rights and interact with the publisher to resolve cases of possible infringements of intellectual property laws and agreements. It is their responsibility to use plagiarism detection tools in the articles submitted to a scientific publication, to support authors whose copyrights have been infringed, or those who have been victims of plagiarism (for example, to request articles to be removed or to remove material from a website).

Complaints. Editors in charge must, in accordance with applicable law, respond to complaints and do their best to satisfy the requests of those who are not satisfied with the complaint.

Conflicts of interests. The private information or ideas received during the review should remain confidential and not be used for the personal benefit of the editors in charge. The editor-in-chief must recuse himself/herself (instruct the deputy editor-in-chief or other member of the editorial board to review the manuscript for him/her) to review the manuscript, in case of conflicts of interests as a result of competitive relations, cooperation or other relations and relationships with one of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions associated with submitted manuscripts. 

Publication Frequency

Frequency: two times per year.

The materials are reviewed by members of the editorial board of the publication and / or third-party independent experts, and are edited according to the principle of objectivity and adherence to the positions of higher international academic quality standards.

The editorial board reserves the right to edit the manuscript stylistically and to reduce it preserving the author’s style. Corrections that, according to the editorial board, can change the content of the text, are agreed with the author.  

The editorial board of the scientific publication reserves the right to reject articles that do not meet the requirements and subject matter of the journal.

The opinions and suggestions expressed in the articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in the articles, the accuracy of the titles, statistics, surnames and citations, etc.

Submitted materials are non-returnable and may not be published in other scientific journals.

In cases of plagiarism, the authors of the materials provided are responsible.

Open Access Policy

“The Ukrainian Peasant” is a journal that practices the policy of immediate open access to the published content, upholding the principles of free dissemination of scientific information and global knowledge sharing for the sake of overall social progress. This is an open access journal. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or cite full-text articles, or use them for any purpose, without the prior permission of the publisher or author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.   

Journal History

“Ukrainian Peasant” is a collection of scientific works, founded by theInstituteofUkraine Historyof the Ukraine NAS and theCherkasyBohdanKhmelnytskyNationalUniversity, formelyCherkasyStateUniversity. “Ukrainian Peasant” is a specialized edition on peasant studies. The articles, published in the journal, chronologically cover the period from ancient times to the present, territorially -Ukraine,Russia, countries of Central-Eastern Europe, theUSA, etc.

Some editions of the journal were devoted to prominent figures of Ukrainian agrarian historical science and events in history: the memory of History Doctor Professor Roman Liakh, the 140th anniversary of serfdom abolition in the Dnieper Ukraine, the 100th anniversary of the beginning of P. Stolypin’s agrarian reform and the 90th anniversary of P. Skoropadsky’s agrarian reform, etc.