Scientific Manuscripts submitted to “Farmateka” journal editors office for publishing on paper and electronic media are to be reviewed.

In 10 days Managing Editor reviews the submitted article for the conformance to the requirements of the journal and after passes it to science editor who determines compliance with scope of the journal, scientific value and sends the article to reviewer.

The reviewer can be a member of editorial board or an invited professional specializing in the theme of the article.

Reviewing period is 1 week, is controlled by the editor’s office and can be changed.

The review has to point out the correlation of the title with the content, actuality and academicism, accomplishments and limitations, publishing viability is examined. On the basis of the review the following options are available: a. the provided article is recommended for publishing; b. limitations identified by reviewer are to be corrected; c. another professional review is demanded; d. publication is unadvisable (a motivated denial is provided). The review is closed-door.

The review is sent by provided email to the author of the article upon request; also upon request to Ministry of Education and Science (MinObrNauki) and to State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of MinObrNauki.

In case if the reviewer suggests correcting or improving the article, the review is provided with the suggestion to take into account the remarks while working on new variant of the article or to dispose them with reason (partially or completely). If needed an improved article is sent for review again.

A motivated denial is provided to the author if the article is not published. An additional review can be performed by another specialist upon request of the author.

The final decision is made by editorial board via opened direct voting. In some cases publishing is available upon the decision of the Chief Editor. Editorial board decision is stated in protocol of editorial board meeting.

Original reviews are stored for 5 years.


  • To contribute to the decision-making process about the appropriateness of publishing the article and to assist in improving the quality of the article, the reviewer must act objectively and in a timely manner.
  • Peer reviewer should respect the confidentiality of any information provided by the author or the editor. Peer reviewer should not retain a copy of the manuscript.
  • Reviewer should notify the editor of the material published earlier in this or any other publication, if any.
  • Reviewer should inform the editor and, if necessary, pass the article to alternative reviewer, in the case of a potential conflict of interest (financial, organizational or other relationship between the reviewer and the author).
  • Reviewer should follow the position statements developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore (

Article Retraction

Retraction of already published article is an extreme measure and is used in the event of establishing the facts that were not known during the review process such as:

  • violations of law or defamation
  • fraudulent or inaccurate use of data, especially those that might pose a serious health risk.

Retraction Guidelines

  1. The retraction may be initiated by their author(s), reader(s), reviewer(s), the Journal editor(s) and publishers, by written request to the Journal in which the article was published.
  2. The conflict resolution committee of the corresponding journal examines the received request
  3. The decision on article retraction is made by conflict resolution committee of the corresponding journal if there is sufficient evidence in favor of retraction
  4. The committee should notify the initiator of the article retraction on the results of consideration of the request in writing
  5. If the committee decides to retract the article, in the corresponding journal publishes information on that article retraction, indicating article metadata
  6. If article is retracted from the Journal, indexed with any database, a letter should be sent to the database stating that the article was retracted and indicating the reasons for retraction.


While considering article, the Editorial Board may screen the submitted manuscript for copied material with the use of Антиплагиат  (plagiarism detection software). If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

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