Author Guidelines

Before sending a paper to the Editors of the journal, please make sure that all the requirements for the article made by the Editors are met:

  • The paper is previously unpublished.
  • The paper is not under consideration by another journal.
  • The paper does not include plagiarism and does not duplicate the authors’ previous publications.
  • All studies by other authors which are cited in the article are accompanied by references to the original sources and included in the References section.
  • Any conflict of interest is acknowledged and a contract is signed agreeing to the transfer of copyright.
  • The article has been read and approved by all authors credited in the study; the given order of authors’ names has been approved by all the authors; all authors fulfil the criteria of authorship.
  • The information about the authors and their workplaces is correct and up-to-date, and for the corresponding author a telephone number and email address is given.
  • The text meets the stylistic and bibliographical demands of the editors.
  • As well as the file with the text of the article, all accompanying documents have been uploaded (see above: Accompanying documents).

General requirements for formatting manuscripts

Articles are accepted in two languages: Russian and English. 

When formatting scientific papers, the international IMRAD structure is applied.

Title page

Title of the material under publication. The title should reflect the subject of the paper and contain a sufficient number of relevant key words, which enable readers for find the given article when searching on bibliographical databases. As a general recommendation, the length of the title should be between five and ten words. Only widely accepted abbreviations should be used.

Authors

The reference to the authors should include their surname and initials, scientific and/ or academic degree, academic rank, and an email address for each author responsible for conducting the research presented in the article. It should also include identification numbers for the authors (where applicable), including Scopus ID, ORCID, ResearcherID, and information about their workplaces (the full, officially accepted name of the organisation with an indication of the full legal address: house number, street, post code, city and country). The remaining authors should be referenced in the Acknowledgements section. All authors must give their consent to be named as such and approve the final version of the manuscript. One of the authors may be chosen as the “corresponding author”.

Abstract

The author’s summary should be informative, original, substantive, and well-structured.

The length of the abstract should not exceed 250-300 words. The use of references to literature and abbreviations is not acceptable in the summary, apart from those in general use and conventional notation. The full version of the abbreviation should be given the first time it is used.

Key words

Between five and ten words or phrases reflecting the content of the article.

Text of the article

The sections of a completed academic paper must include the following information in the order indicated:

  • Introduction (description of general information about the issue of the research)
  • Methods (the study methods used)
  • Results (the basic results presented in the paper, where possible demonstrating quantitative information)
  • Discussion (the author’s interpretation of the results obtained)
  • Conclusion (fundamental conclusions and a general picture of the possible results of practical application).

The structure of review papers may be decided by the author.

The text of the article must be presented in Microsoft Word format (*.doc, *.docx) with font size 10 (24 for the title) and Times New Roman font. Intervals between lines should be 1.5 and the margin should be 3mm at the top, 2mm at the bottom, 3mm on the left side and 2mm on the right. The text should be justified. The length of the completed article should be no more than

20 pages of A4 (including tables and references), while review papers for any area of research should not exceed ten pages. Pages must be numbered in the bottom right-hand corner.

Abbreviations

Full forms of any abbreviations should be provided upon the first mention in the text. Using abbreviations should be avoided if the term appears in the text fewer than three times. Abbreviations should not be used in the abstract, headings, and title of the paper. It is recommended to include the full forms of all abbreviations used in the text at the end of the article.

Tables

Tables should be located in the place where they are mentioned in the text. The text must include references to all tables, which should be given in the form, e.g. Table 1. Each table should have a caption underneath it: the word Table, its number in order, and the title (without a full stop). If there is only one table in the paper it is not necessary to number it; references to it in the text should use only the word Table. The title and number of the table should be aligned to the left side of the page. For all abbreviations used in the table, full forms should be given in the annotation.

Formulae

Formulae must be composed in the formula editor inbuilt in Microsoft Word, or in the formula editors Microsoft Equation or Math Type. Formulae in the main body of the article’s text should be numbered (on the right hand side in round brackets). Letters and other symbols are not acceptable as a form of numeration. The font of the formulae should conform to the requirements for the main body of the article’s text. In the article there should be the necessary minimum of formulae, and all secondary and intermediate mathematical conversions should be included in an appendix to the article (for reviewers). All the terms used in formulae must be defined (they should have an explanation of the symbols used in the formula). The units of all terms used in the article should correspond to the International System of Units (SI).

Illustrations

Illustrative material (mono and colour photographs, figures, diagrams, schemes, graphs, tables) should be inserted in the text of the article where they are mentioned and be in one of the following formats at 300 dpi minimum: .jpeg, .tif. All graphic materials must be provided as separate files in graphics editors Adobe Illustrator (extension *.eps), Corel Draw (extension *.cdr) or Photoshop (extension *.psd) and must be enabled for editing. All illustrations should be referred to as ‘Fig.’, with an indication of the ordered number and a caption (e.g. Fig. 1). If there is only one figure in the paper, it should not be numbered, and where referenced in the text only the word “Figure” should be used. If the figure includes several diagrams presented as a, b, c, d, as well as the caption to each diagram under the lettered designation, a general heading must be given to the illustration.

Notation and units of measurement

When preparing and processing material, the SI system of units should be used. The following should be written without full stops: h, min, ml, cm, mm (but mm Hg), s, mg, kg, mg. The following should be written with full stops: mon.[month], d.[day], y. (year), Fig., Tab. [Table]. Both subscript and superscript can be used. Symbols for mathematical operations and relationships (+, -, x, /, =, ~) should be separated from symbols and numbers by a space: p = 0.07. The symbol ± is written together with the numerical digit: 28.0±15.5. The symbols >, <, ≤ and ≥ are written without spaces: p>0.05. In the text it is recommended that words are used rather than symbols. The symbol % should be written together with the numerical digit: 100%. Where there are two or more values the symbol % should be given after the numbers: 50 - 100%. The symbol No. should be separated from the number by a space: No. 3. The symbol oC should be separated from the number: 15 oC. The notation of units for physical values should be separated from digits by a space: 15 mm.

References

The references should be compiled according to the Vancouver standard. Bibliographical notes should be placed at the end of the paper in the order they are mentioned in the text. In order to correspond to the text, numbers for bibliographical notes should be given in order in square brackets next to the bibliographical reference. Titles of Russian journals should not be abbreviated in the references. Titles of foreign journals may be abbreviated using the abbreviated form which is accepted by the journal itself. Where the article being cited has got a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), this should be indicated at the end of the reference. References to Russian-language articles which have titles in English should be given in English as well, and at the end of the reference (in Russ.) should be indicated. If the article does not have an English title, the entire reference should be transliterated using the site www.translit.ru (in BSI format).

Acknowledgements

This section expresses thanks to those people and organisations whose contribution to the work deserves recognition, but it not sufficient to warrant their being credited as authors.

Additional information

Additional information should be placed under the text of the article and includes:

Conflict of interest.

Authors should reveal any conflict of interest connected with the material presented in the article, or where there is none: “The authors state that there is no conflict of interest.” Information about conflicts of interest is published within the full text of the article.

Before sending a paper to the Editors of the journal, please make sure that all the requirements for the article made by the Editors are met:

  • The paper is previously unpublished.
  • The paper is not under consideration by another journal.
  • The paper does not include plagiarism and does not duplicate the authors’ previous publications.
  • All studies by other authors which are cited in the article are accompanied by references to the original sources and included in the References section.
  • Any conflict of interest is acknowledged and a contract is signed agreeing to the transfer of copyright.
  • The article has been read and approved by all authors credited in the study; the given order of authors’ names has been approved by all the authors; all authors fulfil the criteria of authorship.
  • The information about the authors and their workplaces is correct and up-to-date, and for the corresponding author a telephone number and email address is given.
  • The text meets the stylistic and bibliographical demands of the editors.
  • As well as the file with the text of the article, all accompanying documents have been uploaded (see Accompanying documents).

Articles which do not comply with the guidelines for composition will not be accepted for consideration. The date of receipt will be considered as the day on which the Editorial Board receives the final text of the paper.

Editors’ address in Russia: 117186, 47A Sevastapolskiy prospekt, Moscow, Russian Federation. Telephone: +7 (495) 950 8297 ext. 2234. Email address: MalininaVN@niitnn. transneft.ru (Victoria Malinina).

Publisher’s address in Australia: Great Southern Press, Level 15, 461 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia, tel: +61 (0)3 9248 5100. Email address: aferguson@gs-press.com.au (Annie Ferguson).