Guide for authors

The journal accepts short communications (3-5 pages), regular papers (8-15 pages),  reviews (20-30 pages), previously unpublished and not submitted for publication in other issues. Figures and tables are included in the page count. Reviews are usually published by invitation. However, authors are encouraged to propose reviews as well as a subject of approval by the Editorial Board. All papers are peer-reviewed.

All articles submitted to the editor are checked for plagiarism. Verification is carried out through the system ( Articles in which the originality level is less than 75% are not evaluated by the editorial board.

Authors must prepare their papers using our Microsoft Word  template, and then convert these to PDF format for submission: Microsoft Word templatе

All articles must meet the following requirements:

Be typed in MS Word.

Be typed in Times New Roman (font size 12 pt, 25 mm margins, single line spacing without hyphenation, extra spaces and paragraph intervals).

Abbreviations used in the text are to decipher for the first time.

The bibliography should be made in the order of first reference. The numbers of the  references are given in square brackets e.g. [1], [2].

The manuscript should be checked thoroughly and all lumps should be eliminated. This may be done by characterising each reference individually. This can be done by mentioning 1 or 2 phrases per reference to show how it is different from the others and why it deserves mentioning.

General requirements article title (in capital letters); bold, size 12 pt, placed in the centre of the document;

  • information about the authors:

– Full name of the authors;

– Affiliations;

– Full working address including the postal code;

– E-mail of the corresponding author;

– Abstract about ½ page describing the relevance and the aim of the research, methods, results, conclusions;

  • Keywords (5 words).

The article must contain conclusions.

Figures, tables and formulas:

Figures files (in grayscale) in jpg, tif, cdr or other graphic formats with 300 dpi should be attached to the article.

Figures and tables names:

Fig. 1. Title; Table 1. Title;

Ranges and intervals: 1.2...1.8 mm; 5–7 pcs;

Formulas are in MathType (Equation Editor)

Enumerate only the formulas which are referenced in the text;

The letters of Latin alphabet except for those included in the personal names, standard mathematic functions and chemical elements are in italics (Upr, Fi, but Al2O3, cosαi, max, lg, «BASF»). Vectors are in half bold italics;

Use quotes like «…».

List of references:

All references to other papers, books, etc., must be given at the end of the paper.

Please include all author names. Please include article titles of all cited articles as in the following examples.


Reference to a journal publication

[1] Aleksandrov P.A. and Beloshitsky V.V. Charge exchange at grazing reflection of swift ions from a solid surface. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 1991, vol.117, no. 1–3, pp. 95–98. doi: 10.1080/10420159108220599.

Reference to a book

[2] Silfvast W.T. Laser Fundamentals. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004, 601 p.

Reference to a conference

[3] Abidin Z.Z., Manaf M., Shibghatullah A.S., Anawar S.; Ahmad R. Feature extraction from epigenetic traits using edge detection in iris recognition system.  IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA), 2013, pp.145–149.

Web references

[4]Electron Levels of Atomic Nitrogen Vs. Molecular Nitrogen. Available at: