Coordination Board Policy – Approval of Articles

The articles for each new issue of the journal are approved by the results of the objective and unbiased review by the independent reviewers. The reviewers recommend certain articles for the next issue of the journal and the editorial board may approve or reject it (collective decision on printing). The coordination and editorial boards build their relationship with the authors of manuscripts on the principles of accessibility, promptitude and open dialogue regarding the fate of materials supplied to the journal and tolerance to the scholarly opinion of each author (the editorial board does not necessarily share, but does respect the scholarly opinion of the author of the printed material). The coordination board is working to maximize the protection of intellectual property and the associated rights and guarantees the originality of scholarly articles printed on the pages of its journal.

Coordination Board Policy Selection of Articles and Publication Ethics

In order to promote top quality of the scientific publication and to maintain its standing in the academic circles, the editorial board of the Leader – the journal founded by the National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Kharkiv National Pedagogical University named after G.S. Skovoroda and by the Ukrainian Engineering and Pedagogic Academy – is acting in strict compliance with applicable laws and regulations (Order of the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine No. 111 dated by 17.10.2012 – “On Approval of the List of Specialized Scientific Publications of Ukraine; Order of the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine No. 1112 dated by 17.10.2012 – “On Publishing of the Findings of Doctoral and Ph.D. Dissertations”; Order of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine No. 2623/5 dated by 12.12.2013 – “On Amendments to Provision on the State Registration of Printed Mass Media”, etc.) and recommendations of international communities of professionals and scientific organizations. The editorial board is guided by recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Ukrainian Scientist Code of Ethics and the official instructions from international scientific organizations and associations.