Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

Leading journal of tractor and agricultural machinery industry, which acquired a reputation of impartial, reliable and informative edition.

Mission of the journal: is to keep experts informed of the latest achievements of scientific and engineering thought, to familiarize them with the results of tests of new tractors and agricultural machines, as well as with new trends of development of the agroindustrial complex.

 

Sections

Editorial messages

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Hystory articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Environmentally friendly technologies and equipment

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

New machines and equipment

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Theory, designing, testing

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Quality, reliability

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Economics, organization and technology of production

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

A single-blind peer-review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the editorial stuff of the journal. This implies that  the author maintains no any contact with the reviewer and do not know the reviewer's person.

  1. Members of the editorial board and leading international experts in corresponding areas of sciences, invited as independent experts, perform peer-reviews. Editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief,  science editor or executive editor choose experts for peer-review. We aim to limit the peer-review process to 2-4 weeks, though in some cases the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.
  2. Reviewer has an option to abnegate the assessment should any conflict of interests arise that may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript. Upon the scrutiny, the reviewer is expected to present the editorial board with one of the following recommendations:
    • to accept the manuscript in its present state;
    • to accept the manuscript with some minor revisions;
    • to invited the author to revise their manuscript (major revisions are necessary 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.
  3. If the reviewer has recommended any refinements, the editorial staff would suggest the author either to implement the corrections, or to dispute them reasonably. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision to 2 months and resubmit the revised manuscript within this period for final evaluation.
  4. We politely request that the editor be notified verbally or in writing should the author decide to refuse from publishing the manuscript. In case the author fails to do so within 3 months since receiving a copy of the initial peer-review, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.
  5. If author and peer-reviewers meet insoluble contradictions regarding revision of the manuscript, the editor-in-chief resolves the conflict by his own authority.
  6. The editorial board reaches final decision to reject a manuscript on the hearing according to peer-reviewers’ recommendations, and duly notifies the authors of their decision via e-mail. The editorial board does not accept previously rejected manuscripts for re-evaluation.
  7. Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the authors of the scheduled date of publication.
  8. Kindly note that positive peer-review does not guarantee the acceptance, as final decision in all cases lies with the editorial board. By his authority, editor-in-chief rules final solution of every conflict.
  9. Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited not less than 5 years.
  10. Reviews can be sent to the Ministry of Education and Sciense of Russian Federation in case of query.

 

Publication Frequency

Bimonthly journal (6 issues per year).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The journal grants usage rights to others using an open license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International) allowing for immediate free access to the work and permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

 

Archiving

The journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve all the published articles. The PKP PN is a part of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

Also, the journal makes full-text archives on the Russian Science Electronic Library (http://elibrary.ru/) platform.

 

Indexation

The journal is indexed in:

  • Russian Science Citation Index;
  • Google Schoolar
  • Ulrich's Perodicals Directory
  • WorldCat

 

Publication Ethics

The editorial policy of the Journal follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), which developed and approved Code of ethics of scientific publications.

 

Publication Fees

Publication in "Tractors and Agricultural Machinery" journal is free for all authors.

The "Tractors and Agricultural Machinery" journal charge no publication fees from authors — including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.



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