Rules of submission, reviewing and publication of scientific articles
- All scientific articles submitted to the Transport of the Russian Federation magazine are subject to compulsory review.
- Editorial team reviews the articles.
- Editor in chief forwards article manuscript to be reviewed by a member of the editorial team specialising in specific subjects:
- Aviation to Kuklev Ye. A.
- Motorcar transport to Kravchenko P. A.
- Maritime transport to Kostylev I. I.
- Riverine transport to Zubarev Ye. V.
- Railways to Sapozhnikov V. V.
- Industrial transport to Dudkin Ye. P.
- Environmental Safety to Usanov B. P.
- Russia's transport systems to Bely O. V.
- Members of the editorial team have a right to forward the manuscript to an outside reviewer, recognised as a specialist in that specific field, subject to approval by the editor in chief.
- The magazine keeps a copy of the review for five years.
- The review covers the following issues:
- up-to-dateness of the article;
- academic novelty of the suggested solutions;
- critical overview of the article, including points of criticism and improvement suggestions;
- recommendations regarding possibility of article publication: «recommended», «recommended in case noticed shortcomings are amended» or «not recommended».
- Reviewing is carried out anonymously.
- In case the review includes recommendations for improving and modifiying the article, the editors forward the text of the review to the author by email with a suggestion to take recommendations into account when preparing a new version of the article, or refute the criticism with reason.
- In case the article is rejected, editors send substantiated refusal to the author.
- After a decision to allow publication of the article is made, the editorial team informs the author about it and about publication date.
- Upon request, the magazine provides copies of the review to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TEXT
First page of the manuscript should include UDC, authors' names, article title, abstract and keywords. It is recommended that the text be structured (introduction, chapters, conclusion).
Bibliographical list of references (no more than 12 items).
Information about author(s) (last name, first name(s) and patronymic, work place, position, scientific degree, rank, contact phone number(s), e-mail) is provided in a separate file.
It is recommended to provide title, abstract and keywords in English.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ELECTRONIC VERSION
The manuscript has to be submitted in the MS Word format. The formulae have to be typed only in Equation editor, and individual symbols and letters of formulae in the article have to be typed in MS Word (not Equation!)
Images and graphs have to be inserted in the text of the article as well as each presented in a separate source file (JPEG format, or original format of the image file).
NB! In images, letters of the Latin alphabet have to be typed in italics, and letters of Greek and Russian alphabets in upright lettering.
In the text and in formulae, letters of the Latin alphabet are to be typed in italics, letters of Greek and Russian alphabets in upright lettering. Mathematical symbols lim, lg, ln, arg, sin, min and so on are typed in upright lettering.
Letters of Latin, Greek and Russian alphabets that look similar, own macros and images of letters should not be used.
Distinction should be made between the letter O and the number 0; between hyphen, minus sign and dash.
Long formulae have to be broken into independent fragments (a separate object for each line). Only the formulae that are referred to in the text have to be numbered.
NB! Images and tables cannot be used for saving formulae!
Each image and table has to be numbered and captioned (headlined).
The list of source literature is to be provided as a comprehensive list at the end of the article. The list is compiled in accordance with the sequence of references in the text. References to the literature in the text are provided in square brackets.
Images have to be provided in two versions: in the body of the text and as separate TIFF and JPEG files without compression (please refer to Photo Content section). File name should correspond to caption, otherwise a separate list of illustrations should be enclosed. In this case, only mentioning location of images in the text is sufficient: photo 1, photo 2 etc.
The same applies to images, graphs and diagrams that were created in CorelDRAW and Illustrator programs. Only include images in MS Word file in preview versions, attaching source files separately.
It is permitted to embed infographics created by Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.) into the document but it should also be presented as source files (in the file of a program in which the graphics were created).
Photo content is accepted in digital form by email or on recordable CD (DVD-R, floppy disk, flash card, flash media) or as printed photographs which we can scan. In the former case, TIFF file (or JPEG with minimum compression) is the most preferred option, in the latter, prints made on glazed paper.
Scanning images from albums, magazines and booklets, not to mention newspapers and books leads to significant quality loss. Use Descreen function, or leave scanning to us.
If you scan the photo yourself, set scan resolution at 300 dpi (larger value setting does not bring benefits, lesser leads to quality loss).
If you plan to use already digitised photos to illustrate the article, DO NO CHANGE ANYTHING IN THEM WITH THE USE OF GRAPHIC EDITORS. Before you start selecting images to illustrate the article, please note that we accept TIFF images (or JPEG with minimum compression).
One more thing about image size and resolution. If you have JPEG files produced by a digital camera, please pay attention to the file size. A 13 cm by 9 cm JPEG picture occupying two magazine columns should have the size of at least between 500 kB and 1 MB (the larger the file, the higher the image quality). A TIFF file that can take up one magazine column (56 mm) at the resolution of 300 dpi would be a little over 4 MB in size, for two columns about 8.5 MB and so on. If your photos are less than 200 kB in size they are not fit to print.
A simple picture-viewing program can help get an idea of photo quality. Photo quality is sufficiently good if artefacts and lack of sharpness do not catch the eye when the photo is stretched to full screen. Keep in mind that a typical computer screen has 72 pixels per inch, and printing requires 300 pixels per inch, which is to say that the size ratio of on-screen images and those in the magazine should be about 4:1. An image that is to have the width of a single magazine column should look good enough on screen when stretched to full screen, and an image good enough to occupy two to three magazine columns would not fit on screen when viewed in full size. A heavily compressed JPEG file in which artefacts are noticeable would not be accepted.
Do not transfer image from RGB to CMYK or vice versa. We will carry out colour correction ourselves.
Images in GIF format or taken from websites are usually not fit to print.
Images embedded in PDF files are only fit to print if they were not compressed.
If you have a chance to deploy the services of a professional photographer, certainly use it. If not, our photographer can shoot your objects in required quality.