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Guidelines for Manuscript Submission


Manuscript template and style file

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Requirements for manuscripts for peer review

Authors should keep their papers to no longer than 25 pages and 8 figures (for scientific reviews 50 pages, for short communications 6 pages). Initially authors should submit only a PDF file of the entire manuscript into the manuscript submissiona system, and for correspondence give detailed information about each author and organizations where they work (either a scan of the cover letter on a pre-printed form of the organization). In case of positive decision the rest of the document set is submitted.

Graphics. The graphics in the manuscript are inserted into the text in the place where they should preferably be located along with legends. Natural size of an image should match the size of the text field, preferably 8cm wide (half a page) or 16cm (whole page). The size of letters, numbers and symbols should allow unambiguous understanding (usually not less than 8pt). One graphics may contain several logically related fragments, denoted by Latin letters in the left lower corner of the fragment in Italic fiont: a, b, c, etc. The fragments are reffered in the text also using Italic font: fig. 1, a, b.

The title page should include:

  • title;
  • initials and surnames of authors;
  • names of organizations (without names of divisions), in which authors work, including full legal address and postal code;
  • full authors contact information: e-mail, work phone and mobile phone numbers of each author;
  • keywords;
  • structured abstruct (Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusion), briefly describing the subject and main results of the study of the size between 200 and 250 words; the abstract should not include any reference.

The manuscript should contain references (see references requirements). Authors should not include references that are not used in the text.

If at least one member of the team is involved in research or development work, which needs secrecy control, authors should provide an examination certificate on a pre-printed form of the organization where such works are carried out, about the possibility of publication. Note: if authors do not provide the certificate of examination it automatically means that the authors assume full responsibility for complying norms of secrecy and state secrets in the submitted manuscript.

Optionally, during the manuscript submittion process (but not in the manuscript itself) authors may specify from 1 to 4 potential reviewers who may be given the manuscript for revision and provide a justification for their choice. However, the Editorial Board can appoint the reviewer from list provided by authors or any other selected reviewers at its discretion. The following can not be specified as reviewers: work colleagues (employees of the same department, division, faculty, anch of research Institute), direct or indirect subordinates or managers, people with whom one of the authors has a significant number of joint recent publications.

Requirements for accepted manuscripts

The text of manuscripts should be executed in LaTeX macro package. It is recommended to use a sufficiently modern version of MiK TeX for Windows, TeX Live for Linux/UNIX systems, Mac Tex for Mac OS X. (Acceptance of manuscripts in a different format is only possible in agreement with the editors, it should be understood that the editors are not able to retype the long formulas and tables and can request authors to provide necessary materials).

Figures should be in separate files. Preferably in a vector format like PDF or EPS. If it is impossible to provide figures in a vector format they should be in a raster format with a resolution not lower than 300 dpi. Titles of figures should coincide their numbers in the text, for example, fig_1.pdf.

Information about each author (not more than half page) in free form, if it is missing or significantly outdated in the journal (in case of recent previous publication may be omitted). The information should contain:

  • photo (in ratio 3:4 with quality not less than 300 dpi),
  • date and year, place of birth,
  • educational background, including academic degrees and titles,
  • information about professional activities, including publications and research interests,
  • national or industry awards, honorary degrees, membership in Russian and international academies and scientific societies,
  • membership in editorial boards of journals,
  • other significant information at the will of the author.

At the end of the manuscript authors should specify the program name, grant number or project (one or more) within which the study was conducted.

Requirements for the list of references

All the references must be in the order in that they are cited in the manuscript. For each item in the list of references depending on the reference type, the author must specify:

  • For books — authors' names, initials, book title, city, publisher, year of publication, number of pages.
  • For journal articles — authors’ surnames and initials, article title, journal title, series, year, volume, number (issue) if applicable, the first (and the last if possible) page of the article.
  • For deposited articles (like papers in — article title, initials, surname of author, name of organization, in which the work was done, city, year, size of the article, name of the depository organization, date of deposit, registration number.
  • For preprint — authors' surnames, initials, article title, full name of publishing organization, year, number of pages.
  • For materials of conferences, schools, workshops — names, initials, article title, journal title, time and venue of the conference, city, publisher, year, first (and the last if possible) page of the article.

To the extent possible, authors should avoid direct links to the Internet sources, as the links may change or become unavailable. For example, if authors refer to any software package or liary of algorithms, they should choose a link to the article or original book proposing the package or algorithm.

Technical advices

LaTeX is a free open source software, you do not have to pay for any software for manuscript preparation (this is a mainline of the journal). You can download appropriate for you LaTeX distribution free of charge, e.g. MikTeX for Windows (, MacTeX для MacOS X (, TexLive for Linux/FreeBSD (it is preferable to use the system pacadge manager, install "texlive-all" package). There is also opportunity to use on-line editor

As an editor we propose to use TeXStudio, since this is a modern editor supporting autocomplete, suggestions, graphical formulae editor, intrinsic pdf preview with a function to switch from the source to the pdf and back. However, any other editor can be used, e.g. TeXWorks editor witch is distributed within the MikTeX macro package.

The Editorial office wills to assist authors as much as possible and therefore it provides the style file and the manuscript template . In a general case one have to download them and insert the appropriate information into the template.

Download style file and template

If the error "LaTeX Error: Symbol font `T2Aletters' is not defined." appers during the compilation process, please switch between the encodings [utf8] and [utf8x] in the style file "styleAND.sty".