All manuscripts submitted to the editorial stuff of “Systemic Hypertension” are a subject for DOUBLE-BLIND peer-reviewing. This implies that neither the reviewer is aware of the authorship of the manuscript, nor the author maintains any contact with the reviewer.
1. For articles where it would be difficult to fully anonymize the author, we allow a semi-anonymous review, where the author's affiliation is not anonymized in the manuscript. In no case is the author's name shared with the reviewers.
2. The editor(s) will perform an initial review of all submitted manuscripts and may reject papers that are clearly outside of the scope of the journal. Manuscripts within the scope will be sent to AT LEAST TWO reviewers.
3. Reviewers will not receive or be able to view any documentation or metadata that includes individually identifiable author information. Authors will be provided with similarly anonymized reviewer comments to aid in the revision of their manuscripts.
4. We select peer-reviewers from the editorial board members and leading international/ Russian experts in the relevant areas of medicine.
5. We aim to limit the review process to 2-4 weeks, though in some cases the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.
6. Reviewer has an option to refuse the assessment should any conflict of interests arise and may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript.
7. Upon review completion, the reviewer is expected to present the editorial board with one of the following recommendations:
- to accept the paper in its present state;
- to invited the author to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before final decision is reached;
- that final decision be reached following further reviewing by another specialist;
- to reject the manuscript outright.
8. If the reviewer has recommended any refinements, the editorial staff would advise the author either to implement the corrections, or to dispute them reasonably. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision within 2 months and to resubmit the adapted manuscript within this period for final evaluation.
9. Should the authors decide to refuse from publishing the manuscript, they shall notify the editor in writing. In case the author fails to do so within 3 months since receiving a copy of the initial review, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.
10. If author and reviewers encounter insoluble contradictions regarding revision of the manuscript, additional review may be considered. In such situations, he editor-in-chief resolves the conflict getting the editorial board involved if required.
11. The editorial board reaches final decision to reject a manuscript according to reviewers’ recommendations, and duly notifies the authors
12. Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the authors of the scheduled date of publication.
13. Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited for 3 years.