GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Sample Article

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Online journal "PROBLEMS OF ATOMIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. SERIES: NUCLEAR AND REACTOR CONSTANTS" is a regular sci-tech edition dealing with issues of advanced nuclear power system development, experimental research in the field of nuclear physics, thermal physics, hydrodynamics of nuclear power systems, radiation technologies.

The papers submitted to the Editorial Board cannot be published earlier anywhere else in other editions or simultaneously be sent to other journals to be published there.

The article is accepted in the electronic form, but its printed-out (or scanned) and signed copy is submitted to the Editorial Board. The last page of this copy should contain personal signatures of all the authors with clearly stated surnames, first names and patronymic names, and the following information: the academic degree and academic title, job position, primary place of employment and email address. Besides, there should be the indication of the contact author, his/her phone number and e-mail address. The electronic version of the text should be completely identical to the printed-out copy.

The following documents should be attached to the article:

  • A letter of referral on the official letterhead paper of the institution where the work was performed, signed by the senior officer and stamped with the seal of the institution (the scanned version is acceptable);
  • An information exchange authorization.

The received article is sent to a reviewer. In case of a positive judgment, the article is transferred to the editor; if the judgment is negative, a substantiated refusal will be sent to the authors.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to send the article back to the author if the submission and formatting requirements for the article to be published have not been met.

Editorial Office postal address:
Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Centre of the Russian Federation – Institute for Physics and Power Engineering named after A. I. Leypunsky” (JSC “SSC RF - IPPE”)
1, Bondarenko Sq., Obninsk, Kaluga reg., 249033
Telephone: +7 (484) 3994506 – Executive Editor: Irina I.Koba
Fax: +7 (484) 3968225
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The contents of articles should be delivered with the utmost clarity and brevity. The authors should avoid repetition of the data presented in tables and graphs, as well as representation of numerical results both in the form of tables and graphs simultaneously.

Esteemed Authors! Please kindly be as attentive as possible in respect of compliance with the below-stated submission and formatting requirements for scientific articles. These requirements have been developed by the editorial staff; their objective is to ensure the compliance of the articles published in our journal with the requirements of all the citation bases, from the RSCI to international ones.

Formatting Requirements

Manuscript Structure

  • The UDC identifier should be placed top left, before the title of the article.
  • Title. Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Present last name and initials. Present below the authors names affiliated institutions, full and short names, as well as city and country names. Indicate all the institutions with a superscript numbers immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate affiliation.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and post-publication.
  • Abstract (not less than 200 words). An abstract is a window to the article; the requirements of all the international citation bases stress the importance of the abstract and correct reflection of its all elements. It is a concise summary of the major points of the materials and methods, results, and the discussion, it never includes bibliographic citations. An abstract is written for the same audience as the article, so it uses the same level of scientific language. It does not contain symbols, abbreviations, acronyms or measurements unless essential. If they are used, they should be spelled out.
  • Keywords. After the abstract, provide a maximum of 10 keywords to be included in an article, using British or American English spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. The keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
  • Introduction. State the objectives of the work and provide an appropriate background, avoid a literature review and a summary of the results.
  • Material and Methods. Provide precise description how to study was performed, information should be concise and clear to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. The section "Methods" should be written in the past tense. Avoid complex sentences.
  • Results and Discussion. Results should be clear and concise. In the Discussion section an author answers questions posed in the Introduction. The Discussion should be clearly written, explain and defend answers and significance of the results of the work. Extensive citation and discussion of the published literature should be avoided.
  • Conclusions. The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section.
  • References. Every reference cited in the text should also present in the reference list. All citations in the text should refer to all authors. References should be arranged numerically. The contributors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.
    ATTENTION!!! If on the list of references there are references (links) to the sources on the Internet, check their availability!
  • Information about authors. Present full name (last, first, and patronymic names), academic degree, academic title, position, affiliated institutions of all authors.
    Indicate the corresponding author and present postal address, telephone number with country and area codes, email for correspondence. The corresponding author must keep contact details up to date.
  • Title (in British or American English language). Provide accurate English terminology. Ensure that the terms used in the paper are in line with established usage. 
  • Author names. Use transliteration (translit.ru, BGN style) for Romanization of the names written in Cyrillic letters.
  • Affiliated institutions. Provide name of each affiliated institution, city and country in English.
  • Abstract in English. Provide accurate English terminology. Ensure that the terms used in the paper are in line with established usage. Use the active voice in general although it is perfectly acceptable to use the passive voice if this enhances conciseness and clarity. Avoid the use of the personal pronouns. Use the present tense to describe results and conclusions that are still applicable. Use the past tense to describe what was done and found. Ensure that the length of the Abstract is 150 words.
  • Keywords in English. Keywords in Russian and English abstract are the same.
  • References. Use transliteration (translit.ru, BGN style) for Romanization of names of cited authors, title of a source written in Cyrillic letters. Provide the title of the source in English, as well.
  • Information about authors. Present transliterated full name (last, first, and patronymic), and English variants of academic degree, academic title, position, affiliated institutions of all authors. Indicate the corresponding author and present postal address, telephone number with country and area codes, email for correspondence. The corresponding author must keep contact details up to date.
The Rules of Typesetting
  1. Typeset the text using one of the true type fonts; preferably Times New Roman in Word 2003.
  2. Present the texts and illustrations in the form finally worked out for printing, in two copies: one of them – in hard copy, the other – electronic. Type the text in single space using a small pica (font) on every other page. Page settings – 2 cm from each side.
  3. Use styles in the typography of the article.
  4. The text typography (formulae, Greek and Latin, capital-and-lower case composition, abbreviations of words etc.) should be in compliance with the General Rules  adopted in scientific and technical journals, and on the basis of GOST R 7.0.12-2011.  Abbreviations of Words and Word Combinations in the Russian Language. 
    • Type the variables in italics (e.g., x, k, l)
    • Use block-letter type for Greek characters (γ, η, π).
      These Greek characters are derived from the Latin g, h, p: select a letter, press a combination of keys Ctrl+Shift+q. Other characters can be also easily matched.
    • Use block-letter type for the Russian indices in order to avoid confusion, and the Latin ones should be italicized (e.g., the Russian «тр» when italicized is hardly distinguishable from the Latin «mp»).
    • Designations of chemical elements should not be typed in italics (Na, Cl).
  5. Physical quantities should be given in SI units (GOST 8.417–2002).
  6. Set formulae in type in the Math Type Equation editor. In the menu Sizes/Set sizes, set values for Indices – 72 %, Secondary Indices – 66 % and click the field Use for the new ones.
  7. The tables should be numbered sequentially, each table should be titled. The text should have a link to the tables. No blank cells are allowed in the tables. With the data absent, a minus sign «–» is used.
  8. The figures should also be numbered sequentially. The text should have a link to the figures. The figures must be well-defined; the figure captions should be made in the Russian language only.
  9. The list of references should be given at the end of the paper in compliance with GOST R 7.0.5–2008. Bibliographic Reference.