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Author Guidelines

This section is based on methodological recommendations Editorial Preparation of Scientific Journals for Foreign Citation Databases by O.V. Kirillova.

Articles in Russian or English are accepted for review.

1. Article size:

  • Full article – standard format for complete research papers – 8-10 pages, 25-40 references;
  • Review paper/perspectives – a critical summary of a research topic, usually min. 15 pages, min. 5 drawings and more than 40 references.

2. The article content shall be well structured – introduction, goals and purposes, methods, results, conclusion (arguments).

3. The article shall include:

  • Abstract (annotation);
  • Key words;
  • References.

4. Abstract (annotation) is intended to be an independent source of information and thus shall be clear without a reference to the publication as such. The abstract structure similar to that of the article is preferable and shall include introduction, goals and purposes, methods, results, conclusion (arguments).

5. The abstract size shall be defined by the publication content however shall not exceed 200-250 words.

6. Key words shall include 7-10 items on the average.

7. Article references shall include no less than 50% references to foreign authors (foreign counties excluding ex-Soviet countries).

8. Article references (according to requirements to international databases) shall be in conformity with Vancouver Style.

9. Literature reference no. shall be in brackets properly positioned in the text.

10. Article text segment shall be a separate doc or docx file (Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1,15).

11. Article drawings shall be accurate and good for computer reproduction.

12.  Physical units and denominations shall be according to the International System of Units SI.

13. Authors shall examine the article text to exclude possible incorrect citations from other publications prior to the article submission to the journal.

Authors of scientific and technical articles including postgraduate students shall not pay for their manuscript publication in order of priority.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscripts are accepted if has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  2. The materials should be prepared in a format OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or World Perfect.
  3. Internet links are provided as a complete URL. 

  4. Text should be typed with an interval of 1,15 line spacing, font Times New Roman, 12 pt; to highlight the accents it is recommended to use italics rather than underlining (except Internet links). All images, graphics and tables are placed within the text according to the meaning of the particular part of text  (and not at the end of the document).
  5. Text should follow the stylistic and bibliography requirements as stated in  Regulations  located in the Part "About Us." 

  6. Please, remove the authors' names from the title of the article and other parts of the document to ensure the  anonymity of reviewing.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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