Regulations of the peer-review


on the rules of sending, peer review and publication of scientific articles (materials), submitted for publication to the editorial board of the peer-reviewed scientific journal "Business. Education. Law"


1.1 These Provisions regulate the procedure for peer review of author's articles, materials (hereinafter referred to as "articles") received by the editorial board of the scientific peer-reviewed journal "Business. Education. Law" (hereinafter - the Journal).

1.2 The purpose of peer review is to improve the quality of scientific articles published in the Journal and compliance with the VAK requirements for scientific publication.

1.3 Peer review is carried out by members of the editorial board, the editorial council and experts approved by the Academic Council of the university who are specialists in the scientific specialty of the reviewed article - candidates or doctors of science who are engaged in scientific research and/or teaching in higher educational institutions at their main place of work.

All reviewers are recognized experts on the subject of the reviewed materials and have at least four to five publications in this field of study in the last three years.

Members of the editorial board, editorial council and experts give their written consent to work in the structures of the Journal. The written consent is kept in the publishing house for the entire period of work of a member of the editorial board or editorial council.

1.4 Scientific articles sent to the Journal's editorial office and prepared in strict compliance with the requirements are accepted for peer review.

1.5 Articles (materials) of RAS academicians and corresponding members, manuscripts specially prepared by leading scientists, public figures, politicians, practitioners, members of the editorial council, members of the editorial board are peer reviewed by the editor or their deputies.

1.6 Reference materials, review, comments, etc. are not peer reviewed.


2.1. The editorial office of the Journal accepts for peer review articles and materials reflecting scientific views, results and achievements of fundamental and theoretical-applied research in the following areas: economic sciences (main directions), legal sciences, pedagogical sciences. Materials that do not correspond to the topics of the listed subject areas of research are not accepted for consideration.

2.2 A printed and identical electronic package of documents is sent to the editorial office of the Journal, which includes:

- author's original text of the article, the printed version of which is signed by the author or all authors;

- author(s) questionnaire;

- certificate of status/place of study (if the author is a postgraduate or graduate student);

- statement of the author about the right to use the scientific article in a peer-reviewed journal.


Manuscripts of author's materials in hard copy should be sent to the editorial office at the following address: 400010, Volgograd, Kachintsev Street, 63, room 107; in electronic form - to the e-mail address:


Information phone: (8442) 52-62-43.

Tel. of editor-in-chief: +7 (902) 386-55-49

Deputy editor-in-chief: +7 (906) 175-91-54

Tel. of executive secretary: +7 (902) 314-79-73

2.3 The editorial office has a right not to accept the author's material for publication in cases of

- non-compliance of authors with manuscript design rules;

- detection of elements of borrowing (plagiarism)

- non-compliance of the material with the topics of the Journal;

- presence of a reviewer's negative evaluation of the author's material submitted for publication;

- absence of a printed variant of an author's material;

-presence of a restrictive stamp.

2.4 The article is accepted by the executive secretary of the editorial office.

2.5 When an article is submitted to the editorial office, the assistant editor-in-chief or a member of the editorial board performs an express evaluation of the manuscript for compliance with the requirements for the design of author materials sent to the Journal, checks the work for borrowings at and notifies the author(s) of the results of the express evaluation of the manuscript (rejected or accepted for further reviewing).

2.6 Peer review of all articles that come to the editorial office and correspond to the subject of the Journal is carried out for the purpose of their expert evaluation and compulsory compliance with the VAK requirements for scientific publication.

The editorial board of the Journal organizes double-blind reviewing of materials. An article is sent for peer review to a member of the editorial board, editorial council or external reviewers who supervise the corresponding direction.

The peer review is carried out by doctors of science or candidates of science with the title of associate professor who are specialists in the field.

2.7 The reviewer is appointed according to the profile of the article submitted to the editorial office of the Journal. All reviewers are recognized experts in the subject of the reviewed materials, are members of dissertation councils, heads of research works, educational institutions and their subdivisions, regularly publish articles on the corresponding scientific specialties and actively participate in the work of the Journal.

2.8 Reviewers are notified that the manuscripts submitted to them are the private property of the authors and belong to the information that is not subject to disclosure. Peer review is anonymous: the reviewers do not know the author of the received article; the author does not know the assigned reviewers.

2.9 The reviewer must review the scientific article within two weeks from the date of receipt. The review should be sent to the electronic address of the editorial office:, by mail or personally delivered in hard copy to the editorial office of the Journal. The editorial office recommends using the standard form (Appendix 1) for peer review.

2.10. When preparing a review, the expert draws attention to the relevance of the scientific problem solved by the author and the scientific novelty of the material. The references of the author of the article to the results of research of other scientists as a mastery of this problem's study are taken into account. The review should unambiguously characterize the theoretical and (or) applied significance of the research or lack of them, correlate the author's conclusions with the existing scientific views on the stated problem.

An essential element of the review is the reviewer's assessment of the personal contribution of the author(s) to the issues under consideration. The review also should note the compliance of the style and logic with the requirements of scientific style of presentation, as well as give a judgment on the reliability and validity of the conclusions (evaluates the representativeness of the practical material involved in the analysis, the degree of illustrativeness of examples, tables, quantitative data, etc., given by the author).

2.11. When reviewing, priority is given to articles that take into account previous publications in the Journal on related topics. If necessary, the editorial board has the right to recommend the author to reflect such publications in his/her article.

2.12. The review ends with the general evaluation of the article and the reviewer's recommendation for publication in the Journal: "Recommended for publication", "Recommended for publication after revision or with consideration of comments after second reviewing", "The article is not recommended for publication". When a positive review is received, the article is published in the order of priority.

2.13. If the reviewer recommends the article for publication after revision or with consideration of the comments or does not recommend the article, the review specifies the reasons for this decision with a clear wording of the shortcomings identified in the article.

If the review contains recommendations for correction and improvement of the material, the executive secretary of the Journal sends the text of the review (without the reviewer's name, surname, position and place of work) to the author with a proposal to take the recommendations into account in the preparation of a new version of the article. The following reviewer's comments are subject to unconditional acceptance by the author: duplication of material (publication of material or a significant part of it in other publications); none or inaccurate conclusions.

The revised article is submitted by the author to the editorial office of the Journal, considered in the general order and sent for a second review along with the author's response on each point of the remarks. In the case of a negative review, the editorial office sends the authors a reasoned refusal for publication.

2.14. At the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation the editorial office provides reviews of articles on a mandatory basis.

2.15. After receiving all the documents required for the publication of the article and reviews, the editor-in-chief makes the final decision on the inclusion or non-inclusion of the article in print, based on the reviewers' recommendations, scientific value of the work and compliance with the topics of the Journal.

The article rejected by the editor-in-chief or the editorial board is reconsidered after the comments made are corrected.

The editorial office informs the author about the decision of the editorial board.

2.16. Reviews on received materials are kept in the Journal's publishing house for 5 years.

The editorial office does not keep manuscripts that have not been accepted for publication.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are not returned to the author(s).

Manuscripts that have been negatively evaluated by a reviewer are not published and are not returned to the author(s).

The Provision was discussed and adopted at the joint meeting of the editorial board and the editorial council of the scientific peer-reviewed journal "Business. Education. Law" on January 15th, 2010; revised and approved at a joint meeting of the editorial board and editorial council of the scientific peer-reviewed journal "Business. Education. Law"  on May 16th, 2017.