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.

This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archive system between participating libraries and allows those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and retrieval purposes.

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-NC-ND 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.

The responsible editor of the journal should require all participants in the publication process of the manuscript to disclose the conflict of interest.

The scientific editor, member of the editorial board and reviewers should notify of a potential conflict of interest that may somehow affect the decision of the editorial board. Members of the editorial board should refuse to consider the manuscript if they are in any competitive relationship related to the research results of the author(s) of the manuscript, or if there is another conflict of interest.

By submitting a manuscript for consideration to the journal, the author(s) declares that the contents of the manuscript indicate all sources of research funding; also indicate what commercial, financial, personal or professional factors exist that could create a conflict of interest in relation to the submitted manuscript. The author(s), in the cover letter, if there is a conflict of interest, may indicate scientists who, in their opinion, will not be able to objectively evaluate their manuscript.

The reviewer should not consider manuscripts that may give rise to a conflict of interest arising from competition, collaboration or other relationship with any of the authors related to the manuscript.

In the event of a conflict of interest with the content of the manuscript, the managing editor must notify the scientific editor, after which the scientific editor delegates the review and review of the manuscript to another editor/reviewer.

All stakeholders should, to the extent possible, avoid conflicts of interest in any variation at all stages of publication. In the event of any conflict of interest, the one who discovered this conflict must immediately notify the editors. The same applies to any other violations of the principles, standards and norms of publication and scientific ethics.

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 StrikePlagiarism, Ithenticate (Turnitin) licensed systems. 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.