CALL FOR PAPERS

The Journal accepts original manuscripts, which are not under consideration by another publication at the time of submission. Articles should not exceed 40000 symbols (for key presentations), 20000 symbols for other articles and book reviews, 10000 symbols for conference information.

Submissions: author should submit a file saved where possible in the Word for Windows format. References should be placed at the end of the article.

The brief information about the author including: name and surname, current position, academic degrees, address, telephone number, E-mail address, and abstract in Russian and English (200-250 words) should be provided.

The peer review procedure
Once an author submits a manuscript by e-mail (jssa@list.ru), it is checked to make sure that the submission is complete and has been prepared according to the JSSA submission guidelines. At this time a message of manuscript acknowledgement is sent to the authors to let them know that their manuscript has been received. Each manuscript is then read by an editor and assistant editor to assess its relevance for the journal according to the guidelines determined by the editorial policy. Thereby we ensure that the content falls within the scope of the journal, that it is original and follows editorial policy and procedural guidelines. A manuscript could be rejected without additional review for the reasons mentioned above, and the authors will be notified.
If a manuscript is not rejected in the first stage, it is then sent out for review to a minimum of two reviewers who are part of the JSSA's pool of reviewers. The manuscript undergoes a double-blind review: the authors and the reviewers are unaware of each other's identity. Once reviewers are chosen and they accept their assignment, we send them a checklist that covers all assessment guidelines. For each type of submissions (original research, case-study report, book review, etc.) we use different assessment criteria.
The reviewers provide their recommendations to the editor-in-chief, who assesses them in consultation with other JSSA editors and then makes one of the following decisions:

1. to reject the manuscript (either outright or with encouragement to resubmit);
2. to withhold judgment pending major or minor revisions;
3. to accept the manuscript pending satisfactorily completed revisions;
4. to accept it as written (a very rare option).

For manuscripts accepted pending revision, the authors must resubmit a revised manuscript that will pass some of the stages mentioned above. Once the final revision is completed the manuscript will be accepted and put into the production process to prepare it for publication.