Reviewing and Interacting with Reviewers

All scientific and technical articles published in Oil Industry Journal are subject to compulsory peer review.

The article may be reviewed for 4-12 weeks and this period may be extended upon the reviewer’s request.

A reviewer may refuse to work on a review if there is a clear conflict of interest reflecting on the perception and interpretation of the material.

Having read the article, the reviewer gives a well-substantiated opinion according to which:

-          the article is recommended for publication without any additional work necessary;

-          the article is recommended for publication after some defects marked by the reviewer are corrected;

-          the article needs additional reviewing by another specialist;

-          the article cannot be published by the magazine (refusal).

The review procedure helps the editorial office and the editorial board to select for publication the materials which are the most important and interesting for the readers; the authors receive an expert assessment and recommendations on how to improve their work from the leading professionals in the industry.

The editorial office of Oil Industry Journal uses, as the base model, single anonymous (blind) review: the reviewer has information about the authoring team, the name of the reviewer is only known to the editors and is disclosed subject only to the reviewer’s consent.