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Bulletin of the Karaganda university
History. Philosophy series. Peer review guidelines and publihing articles


Manuscripts of scientific articles in the journal are peer reviewed in order to ensure academic quality, as well as the correctness and reliability of the presentation of the results. Peer review maintains a high scientific and theoretical level for publications, and confirms the selection of the most relevant and significant scientific works.

All articles should be submitted to the editorial office of the journal “Vestnik of the Karaganda University. Series History. Philosophy ” so that they may undergo an primary expertise and peer review.

The editors of the journal have adopted international standards for double blind peer review to meet the requirements for objectivity regarding recommendations. Thus, the identity of the reviewers is also not disclosed to the authors or other reviewers (only if the reviewers themselves ask for a name). Reviewers, who are specialists in the relevant field of research, are appointed by the chief editor, from among the leading specialists in the profile of the article. All reviewers must adhere to the ethical requirements of scientific publications, requiring them to be objective and impartial.

Peer reviewing is carried out confidentially. If the article is rejected by reviewers, a refusal notice will be sent to the authors indicating reasons for rejection. The period for peer reviewing articles will be no longer than three weeks. Peer review indicates the relevance of the article, the reliability of the research results, the degree of their novelty, scientific and practical significance. The main disadvantages, defects of the material (if any) are also indicated.

The peer reviewer makes a conclusion about the possibility of publishing the article: accept (including with minor corrections); conditionally accept (with revision and re-review); or reject.

If given a positive review, the article will be submitted to a meeting of the editorial board. In the presence of any objections by a peer reviewer, which require revisions to the article, it will be sent to the author for revisions. After receiving the opinion of the peer reviewer, the issue of when to insert the said article for publication will be considered at an editorial board meeting.

In the case of a negative review, the work will be sent for subsequent examination. With two negative reviews, the author is given a reasoned refusal, certified by the Editor-in-Chief. If the second review is positive, the issue of publication after requisite revisions will be discussed at an editorial board meeting.

The reviewing process was updated and approved at a meeting of the editorial board from 06.04.2020. Minutes No. 2.