Journal policy

Open access policy and Archiving

All articles accepted for publication are posted on the journal’s website and Open Journal Systems and indexed in international databases. Archive of issues is free in the public domain.

Copyright policy

The Scientific Journal of Astana IT University is an open access journal. This means that articles may be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, and referenced in their full text under the terms of the Creative Commons copyright license.

Articles in the journal are published under the terms of the CC BY license.

Authors who publish a manuscript in this journal agree to the following terms:

  • The authors reserve the right to authorship of their work and transfer to the journal the right of first publication under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely distribute the published work with a mandatory link to the the original work and the first publication of the work in this journal.
  • Authors have the right to conclude independent additional agreements that relate to the non-exclusive distribution of the work in the form in which it was published by this journal (for example, to post the work in the electronic repository of the institution or publish as part of a monograph), providing the link to the first publication of the work in this journal.

Peer review

Reviewing process

All manuscripts undergo an initial review by the editorial board to assess their compliance with the subject matter and requirements of the scientific publication. After the decision of the editorial board, the manuscripts are sent for review.

This journal uses double blind peer review, which means the identity of the reviewer and author is hidden from each other throughout the peer review process. Manuscripts in all areas of submission are reviewed by at least two independent experts working in the relevant field. The selection of a reviewer is critical to the peer review process, and the members of the editorial board are responsible for selecting the appropriate reviewers. Their selection is based on a variety of factors, including current position, specific recommendations and previous experience.

If your article is submitted for peer review, your contributing editor or guest editor selects recognized subject matter experts to review your work. Editors evaluate the reviewers’ comments and make recommendations to a member of the Editorial Board, who makes the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript.

The main purpose of peer review is to provide an editor with the information necessary to make a fair, evidence-based decision on a journal that meets editorial criteria. Reviewer notes should also help authors edit their paper for acceptance for publication.

Reviewers must adhere to the principles of the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Conflicts of interest

Editors, authors, and peer reviewers have a responsibility to disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review data objectively. These include relevant financial (for example, patent ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker’s fees), personal, political, intellectual, or religious interests.  Authors’ conflicts of interest (or information describing the absence of conflicts of interest) should be published whenever these are directly or indirectly relevant to the content being published and whenever they are significant.

Publication ethics

The Editorial Board of the Scientific Journal of Astana IT University adheres to the principles of publication ethics adopted by the international community, as reflected in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and also takes into account the valuable experience of reputable international and Kazakhstani journals and publishing houses (Declaration of Publication Ethics).

Plagiarism detection

The Editorial Board of Scientific Journal of Astana IT University is obliged to check the manuscript originality using the Turnitin licensed system. The originality of the text of scientific articles should be 80% or more. In case of detection of numerous plagiarism, the editors act in accordance with the COPE rules.