Procedure of reviewing scientific articles
1. Research papers, received by editorial board, answering the subjects of the journal, prepared in accordance with the requirements, undergo a peer-reviewing procedure.
2. In case of rejection of sending a manuscript to revision, author receives a reasoned reply.
3. We examine only previously unpublished manuscripts.
4. At author's discretion, external review can be presented when submitting an article. This does not exclude the usual procedure of reviewing.
5. Chief editor determines, whether an article answers the subject of the journal and meets the requirements, and forward it to reviewing to examination with PhD or ScD degree, who is a recognized expert on the subject of peer-reviewed material.
6. Reviewers are notified, that tall manuscript are the property of authors and contain information, that should not be disclosed. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of articles. Reviewing is confidential. Breach of confidentiality is possible only when there is a statement for invalidity or falsification of materials. In all other cases it's preservation is obligatory.
7. Manuscript is passed to a reviewer without any information about the authors.
8. Time constraints for the procedure of reviewing is defined by the chief editor, individually for each case. Maximum reviewing period (between the date of acceptance of the manuscript by the editor till the editorial board makes it's decision) is 2 months.
9. The following items are pointed out in the review:
a) a compliance of the matter of an article with it's title;
b) an assessment of the relevance of the content of a manuscript;
c) an assessment of the form of the presented materials;
d) an appropriateness of publishing an article;
e) a description of the advantages and disadvantages of an article.
In the final part of the review of the manuscript, on the basis of it's analysis, clear conclusions should be given, whether the publication can be published as is, or there is a need for its revision or processing (with constructive comments).
10. If the review contains recommendations for editing and (or) finalizing an article, it is sent to an author with a proposal to take into account the recommendations in preparing a new version of an article or arguments to refute them. An improved paper is sending back for reviewing.
11. In a case, where the reviewer does not recommend an article to publication, editorial board may send back an article to be rewritten, taking into account the comments made on it, as well as send it to another reviewer. Text of a negative review is also sent to an author.
12. Manuscripts, which receives contradictory reviews, should be forwarded to an additional reviewing. If a manuscript receives two negative reviews, publisher has a right to reject the submitted manuscript immediately and not to publish it.
13. The final decision on publication of an article is taken by the chief editor together with the scientific editor .
14. When a positive decision on publishing an article is taken, the author is informed. Text of a review is sent to an author via Internet.
15. Originals of the reviews are stored at the editorial office for 5 years.
16. On demand of the Ministry of Education and Science, the reviews are also sent to the Higher Attestation Commission and / or the Ministry.
17. The editors do not undertake any obligation on time constraints of publishing the manuscript.
18. Not prescribed to an obligatory reviewing:
- interviews and reports from the round tables, conferences, etc.;
- news, information and advertising messages and announcements.
THE AUTHORS ARE KINDLY ASKED TO FOLLOW THE LISTED BELOW RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SUBMITTING THE MANUSCRIPT
(for manuscripts in English)
1. General Rules
1.1. The paper contents is submitted in two copies (including figures, figure captions, tables, and references) and must have an overall number of pages no more than 10-20.
1.2. The paper should be supplemented with the following documents:
- a submission letter from the scientific-technical council of the chair or the research institute;
- an expert report on the permission for disclosing the paper contents to the press;
- a signed cover letter from the submission author.
1.3. The paper must include:
- index of Universal Decimal Classification (UDC);
- full title of the paper;
- initials and names of the authors;
- name of institution (officially accepted abbreviation), where each author works;
- e-mail of each author;
- an abstract amounting to 70-120 words;
- the informative abstract of the scientific article not less than 350 words (for Russian-language articles - in English, for English-language articles - in Russian);
- keywords (3-10);
- the paper text itself;
- brief biographies the authors.
2. Rules for preparing the paper text
The paper text must be prepared according to the following requirements.
2.1. The text should be typed using Microsoft Office. Page margins should be left on all sides of each page: 2.5 cm (bottom), 2 cm (top), 3 cm (left side), and 1 cm (right side). The following requirements must be observed in typesetting: double line spacing, regular type, Times New Roman font with a size of 12 or 14 pt. Pages must be numbered.
2.2. The abstract should be comprehensive and reflect correctly the paper contents: problems, research methods and results.
2.3. Keywords must include the notions and terms used in the paper.
2.4. The paper structure should include:
- introduction (brief review of the state of the issue under consideration and statement of the problem to be solved in the paper;
- materials and methods for solving the problem and the made assumptions;
- results (basic contents of the paper, proofs of the presented propositions, initial and final mathematical expressions, experiments and calculation, examples and illustrations);
- discussion of obtained results and comparison of them with the previous results;
- conclusions (summary and recommendations).
2.5. The terms, measurement units, and notation conventions applied in the paper should be commonly used and included into the International System of Units (SI). Abbreviations should be defined the first time they are introduced in the text, except for the standard abbreviations of measurement units, physical, chemical, technical and mathematical quantities and terms.
2.6. Equations should be typed in MathType 6.0 and higher and in (or) Microsoft Equation using Times New Roman font with a size of 12 pt for lowercase symbols, 10 pt for indices and 9 pt for subindeces; indices and subindices must be clearly positioned.
2.7. Numbers of equations are placed in parentheses at extreme right; only equations referenced in the text should be numbered.
2.8. Tables are numbered in the order of their first citation in the text.
2.9. References to literature are given in the text in the order of their first citation in the text.
3. Requirements for preparing the figures
3.1. Figures should be incorporated in the text after the paragraph, in which the figure is cited for the first time. It is not recommended to place unnecessary details in the figure; text data, and notation conventions should be displaced to the figure caption with replacing them in the figure by numerals or letters corresponding to their designations in the paper text.
3.2. The figure originals with a resolution of 300 dpi must be submitted additionally as individual files: *.tif, *.jpg, *.bmp, *.png, and *.eps.
3.3. The figures obtained as a result of work with CAD- or other design software (NASTRAN, ANSYS, MATLAB, etc.) should be presented in formats indicated in 3.2 in order to use them for publication.
4. Regulations for the list of literature
4.1. Literature references (10-30 items) should be organized according to the following regulations determining the scope and sequence of the data to be indicated depending on the type of the cited literature:
- for papers of journals: names of all authors, full title of the paper, journal title, year of publication, volume, issue, number, numbers of pages;
- for books: names of all authors, full title of the book, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, volume in pages;
- for dissertation autoreferats: name of the author, title, place and year of defense;
- for preprints: names of all authors, title, title of publishing institution, cipher, number, place and a year;
- for patents: names of all authors, patent title, number and class of the patent, date and a year of declaration and patent publication;
- for Internet-based resource: full electronic address, allowing for access to the publication, and the date of citation.
4.2. If there are more than four authors in the cited work then, in order that all the authors be taken into account in the citation base, it is necessary to list all of them after the forward slash avoiding the “et al.” words.
4.3. The literature list should include references to urgent scientific works by domestic and foreign specialists, first of all, papers published for the last five years in the reviewed (indexed) scientific periodic editions.
4.4. It is not recommended to refer to materials of textbooks, educational books and popular scientific literature,
4.5. It is desirable to include no less than 10 references to scientific papers from journals in the literature list, avoiding the unsubstantiated self-citation.
4.6. The list of references has to include references to actual scientific works in the foreign indexed scientific publications (not less than 30% of total number of references).
5. Rules for preparing authors’ biographies
The author biography should include the following data:
- name and first name, etc. (in full form);
- academic degree;
- academic status;
- amount of published works and the field of research;
- title of the institution where the author works;
- complete address of the institution;
- contact information for communication with the author (telephone, e-mail).
To publish papers in the Publishing House Radiotekhnika is free of charge.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Peer reviewing is an essential model for our journals:
“Uspekhi sovremennoi radioelektroniki” (Achievements of Modern Radioelectronics);
“Elektromagnitnye volny I elektronnye sistemy” (Electromagnetic Waves and Electronic Systems);
“Biomediczinskaya radioe`lektronika”( Biomedical Radioelectronics);
“Naukoemkie tekhnologii” (Science Intensive Technologies);
“Informatsionno-izmeritelnye i upravlyayushchie sistemy” (Information-measuring and Control Systems);
“Nelineinyi mir” (Nonlinear World);
"Tekhnologii zhivykh system” (Technologies of Living Systems);
“Sistemy' vy'sokoj dostupnosti” (Highly available systems);
“Dinamika slozhny'x sistem — XXI vek” (Dynamics of difficult systems - XXI Century);
“Nanotexnologii: razrabotka, primenenie — XXI vek” (Nanotechnology: development and applications - XXI Century);
“Nanomaterialy' i nanostruktury' — XXI vek” (Nanomaterials and Nanostructures - XXI Century);
“Voprosy' biologicheskoj, mediczinskoj i farmaczevticheskoj ximii” (Problems of Biological, Medical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry).
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.