COPYRIGHTS and ACCESS
Copyrights are protected in accordance with the Law adopted in the Parliament of Copyright of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Intellectual Property Agency, Laws: Copyright and Related Rights), and are regulated by the Copyright Agency:
- Law on Copyright and Related Rights
- Law on Legal Protection of Compilations of Data
- Law on Enforcement of the Intellectual Property Rights and Fight Against Piracy
All published articles by year are available to readers in PDF format and posted on the website in the “ARCHIVE” section.
3 copies of each issue of the journal are provided free of charge to the State Central Library of Azerbaijan, the Presidential Library and the Library of the Academy of Sciences of the country.
Also, the journal is issued free of charge to each author of the article.
In addition, the journal is exchanged free of charge with a number of scientific journals of foreign countries, such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Russian Federation, etc.
The rest of copies of the journal are distributed to subscribers and organizations.
The journal and selected articles are available free of charge to all readers and there is no fee for viewing online.
The journal has more than 1000 citations in international and local periodicals, monographs and books.
ARTICLE FORMATTING RULES
The Editorial Board reviews manuscripts of potential articles matching the profile of scientific journal, never were published or submitted for review to other publishing.
The Author/s should submit one copy of article in Azerbaijani, Russian or English, including next and E-mail;
- Title, authors’ names (translated into three languages), name where the actual research was conducted;
- UDK codes;
- Annotations, 12-15 lines (translated into three languages);
- Keywords, up to 6 words (translated into three languages);
- Article full text (Introduction. Purpose of work. Formulation of the problem. The solution of the problem. Conclusion);
- References with full information about sources. Link to the magazine “HERALD of the AEA”
- Captions to figures and tables;
- Information about authors (surname, first name, academic degree, academic rank, position, phone, e-mail) with correspondence detail.
It is necessary to include a cover letter with a signature of head of institution.
- The submitted for publication manuscripts are reviewed by the doctors of science or doctors of philosophy by the editorial board. The editorial board uses the services of the associate editors, the editorial advisory board and the leading experts in their fields for the purpose of reviewing articles. The term of reviewing is up to 3 months. In case of a rejection of article, the editorial office informs a author about the outcome of reviewing.
In order to avoid typographical errors in a layout article, please send text and pictures electronical Word format, and Times New Roman font.
No fees charged for the manuscript publication.
Abstracts of articles from the last 3 issues and 3 full issues of the journal can be downloaded from the site in PDF format.
PEER REVIEW POLICY
The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards Transport Policy and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
Initial manuscript evaluation
The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. It is rare, but it is possible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least 2 experts for review.
Type of Peer Review
Transport Policy employs double blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.
How the referee is selected
Whenever possible, referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise and our database is constantly being updated.
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript: – Is original – Is methodologically sound – Follows appropriate ethical guidelines – Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions – Correctly references previous relevant work.
Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may, if so wish, suggest corrections to the manuscript. Click for downloading file: ENG_Peer_Review_Form
How long does the review process take?
The time required for the review process is dependent on the response of the referees. Should the referee’s reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. In rare cases for which it is extremely difficult to find a second referee to review the manuscript, or when the one referee’s report has thoroughly convinced the Editor, decisions at this stage to accept, reject or ask the author for a revision are made on the basis of only one referee’s report. The Editor’s decision will be sent to the author with recommendations made by the referees, which usually includes verbatim comments by the referees. Revised manuscripts might be returned to the initial referees who may then request another revision of a manuscript.
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include verbatim comments by the referees.
Editor’s Decision is final
Referees advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.
Becoming a referee for Transport Policy
If you are not currently a referee for Transport Policy but would like to be considered as a referee, please contact the editor. The benefits of refereeing for Transport Policy include the opportunity to read see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage, and to contribute to the overall integrity of scientific research and its published documentation. You may also be able to cite your work for Transport Policy as part of your professional development requirements for various Professional Societies and Organizations.
All articles are checked for originality and plagiarism. The originality index must be at least 75%.
Articles that do not meet the requirements of the journal are not accepted for the consideration.