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Manuscript reviewing

Each manuscript submitted to the journal “Theory and Practice of Intellectual Property” undergoes a review procedure.

To ensure a high-quality independent review of the article, two reviewers are involved who have a scientific degree and conduct research in the specialty corresponding to the subject of the submitted article and are authors (co-authors) of at least three publications in scientific journals included in the category “A” and/or category “B” of the List of Scientific Professional Journals of Ukraine and/or in foreign publications indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection and/or Scopus databases in the relevant specialty, published in the last five years.

Reviewers are appointed by the Editor-in-Chief.

Reviewing is anonymous and confidential.

The manuscripts are reviewed on the basis of objectivity, impartiality, constructiveness, freedom of expression, and beliefs, taking into account the requirements of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the criteria of the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit of Elsevier.   

Reviews are made by filling out a special form, which, if any, indicates the reviewer’s comments. If the reviewer makes comments, the editorial board sends the review to the author, who may make the recommended changes and corrections or submit a reasoned objection explaining their position that caused the comments. If changes are made, the manuscript is resubmitted to the reviewer to assess whether the revised manuscript can be accepted for publication. If the author submits an objection, it is submitted to the reviewer to assess whether the manuscript can be accepted for publication without making the recommended changes. The final decision to publish or reject the article is made by the editorial board on the basis of objective scientific criteria and the conclusions of the reviewers.

If one review is negative and contains a recommendation to reject the article, the article is submitted for additional review by a third reviewer. If the additional review is negative, the article is rejected and is not subject to further consideration. After substantial revision, the rejected article can be submitted as a new manuscript and goes through the review process again.

Articles and reviews are kept for three years from the date of their submission. Articles authored by the editor-in-chief or deputy editor-in-chief are not subject to review.