Quarterly journal published in SPbPU
and edited by prof. Dmitry Zegzhda
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Institute of computer sciences and technologies
information security of computer systems
Information Security Problems. Computer Systems
Published since 1999.
ISSN 2071-8217

All submitted papers are reviewed.

When the author submits the paper, s/he has also to submit the external review for the paper. The submitted review must be written and signed by any scientific/academic expert in journal theme. The paper will be rejected if the author has no external review submitted to the editorial board.

All submitted papers are obligatory reviewed by the members of the journal editorial board or external reviewers. For every submitted paper two reviewers are appointed by random choice. The reviewers are the experts in the field of computer security. The reviewing process is blinded, i.e. the author is not informed about the reviewers. The submitted paper is estimated whether it is relevant to journal theme; new and original results are presented in it; the results are reasonable, correctly specified, and reliable. Publication ethics is strictly checked. The reviewer makes a conclusion whether the paper has to be published, or it must be improved, or it should be rejected.

The author is noticed of every review decision. All drawbacks and advices pointed by the reviewers are sent to the author for paper improvement. On the basis of one submitted review and two reviews from the appointed experts, the editorial board makes a final conclusion whether to publish the paper, or to improve it, or to reject it.

All paper improvements must be executed by the author and must be sent back to editorial board in short time. The editorial board checks all paper improvements.

If both of the appointed reviewers have rejected the manuscript, the paper is not published. In that case the author can submitted it once again but after serious improvement and it must be accompanied with new expert review signed by different expert.

After reviewing process, the paper is not sent back to the author. Any manuscript submitted for reviewing is treated by the reviewer as a confidential document. It is not shown to or discussed with any other except as authorized by the editorial board. Intellectual information or ideas obtained by the reviewer are kept confidential and not used for personal advantages of the reviewer without written consent of the author.