Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal covers urgent theoretical problems of radio-engineering; results of research efforts, leading experience, which determines directions and development of scientific research in radio engineering and radio electronics; publishes materials of scientific conferences and meetings; information on scientific work in higher educational institutions; newsreel and bibliographic materials. Publication in the journal is free of charge.

Journal publishes articles in the following sections:

  • Antenna-feeding and microwave devices
  • Vacuum and gas-discharge devices
  • Solid-state electronics and integral circuit engineering
  • Optical radar, communication and information processing systems
  • Use of computers for research and design of radio-electronic devices and systems
  • Quantum electronic devices
  • Design of radio-electronic devices
  • Radar and radio navigation
  • Radio engineering devices and systems
  • Radio engineering theory
  • Medical radioelectronics

Journal is published for teaching staff, graduate and postgraduate students of higher educational institutions, scientific and engineering-technical staff of SRI, industrial enterprises, electronics and communications companies.


Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii. Radioelektronika (Izv. VUZ. Radioelektronika) is a monthly peer-reviewed international scientific journal focused on electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and electronics. Journal is published in Russian.

Journal Radioelectronics and Communications Systems is English version of the journal "Izv. VUZ. Radioelektronika". It is translated by Allerton Press, Inc. and published in New York. Since 2007 publishing company Springer is the exclusive distributor of hard and electronic versions of this journal.

The journal is abstracted/indexed in: Academic OneFile, EI-Compendex, Gale, Google Scholar, INSPEC, OCLC, SCOPUS, Summon by Serial Solutions, VINITI, RSCI (Russian Scientific Citation Index).

Imprint Russian version (Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii. Radioelektronika):

  • ISSN 0021-3470 print version (in Russian)
  • KV No.10692 , 1 December 2005 — certificate of print media is granted by State Committee for TV and Radio Broadcasting, Ukraine
  • RP No. 179, 10 September 2009 — distribution permission of foreign serial publications in the Russia territory is granted by Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Mass Communications, Communications and Cultural Heritage Protection (Rossvyazokhrankultura), Russia
  • 4.65 cond. printer's sheets
  • 5.22 reg. publ. sheets

Imprint English version (Radioelectronics and Communications Systems):

  • ISSN 0735-2727 print version (in English)
  • ISSN 1934-8061 electronic version (in English)


Section Policies

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Brief Communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


  • All articles are reviewed.
  • Reviewing is single-blind.
  • All correspondence between reviewer and author is performed across the editorial office.
  • A reviewer in its decision may be based on the opinions of experts involved them.
  • The result of a reviewer is recommendation.
  • The manuscript can be sent for review to several reviewers.
  • If author disagree with a reviewer comments he may send a reasoned response.
  • The decision of editorial board about article publishing is final.

Order of review

  • New manuscript is registered when its hard copy has been received by mail (registration date).
  • Editor-in-chief or executive editor choice a reviewer/s for the manuscript according to subject.
  • The manuscript send for review by the designated reviewer/s. Reviewing result — recommendation of reviewer.
  • Review for the manuscript send to the author in any way:
  • In case of positive review the manuscript passed to the editor to make a decision about publication.
  • In case of revision required the author receive all review comments and suggestions of reviewer.
  • In case of decline submission the author receive a review with a reasoned refusal.
  • The autor prepare necessary materials after receiving review:
  • a revised version of the manuscript in case of revision required (up to 3 months);
  • a reasoned answer if you disagree with a reviewer opinion.
  • Revised manuscript is sent to re-reviewing.
  • The manuscript, which received a positive review, is passed to the editorial office to prepare it for publication.


Publication Frequency

Articles in this journal are published monthly. Periodical Radioelectronics and Communications Systems is out standard twelve times a year.

We accept regular article submissions throughout the year. The time period between submitting an article and its publication is about 
6 months, if one of authors is subscruber and 10 months, otherwise.

Every article undergoes review process and necessary checks. As soon as all requisites are alright the author or composite author is informed by system message and editor’s email about article acceptance. In case of necessary article corrections or article rejection is also author or composite author informed through system message or by editor’s email about all inadequacies or reasons, why is required to do an article revision or why was an article rejected.



Royalties pay for articles published in the international journal Izvestiya VUZ. Radioelektronika (NTUU KPI, Ukraine) and came out in the journal Radioelectronics and Communications Systems (Allerton Press, Inc., USA).

To obtaine royalties it is necessary to send statement certificate by mail, fax or e-mail (see example published in journal) into address:

Ukraine Author Agency
15 Shchorsa Str., building 3, of. 39
03150, Kyiv, Ukraine
Tel.: (+38044) 4518414
Fax: (+38044) 4518411
E-mail: avtor[at]d-line.org.ua




Could I send a paper via e-mail?

According to author rules, only one hard copy should be presented. It's necessary for reviewer presentation.

Futher exchange of materials may use e-mail.

Since 2009, if author is NOT from post Soviet Union counties, there is not need for hard copy of the paper.

Why would you spell names in English?

Spelling the authors' names in English is necessary to avoid ambiguity during journal translation when the names spelling is difficult.

The journal (Russian and English versions) is abstracted/indexed in many bases. Different name spelling, used in English version of the journal and the author's passport, won't allow to refer on the paper. On the other hand, reader can't identify papers of the same author.

Recommendation: Please, use the name spelling identical with passport or drive license.

Is your journal included in the HCC (High Certification Committee) list?

Journal Izvestiya VUZ. Radioelektronika is included in the HCC (High Certification Committee) list of peer-reviewed journals of Russia and Ukraine all journal's lifetime (since 1958).

How many my articles will be published out of turn, if I will subscribe to your journal?

According to rules for authors:

'... one of the authors was presented a copy of the receipt of annual individual subscription on our journal...'

It is this SINGLE article, author of which is subscriber.

I'd like to take out a subscription for your journal but bank does not accept payment? (Russia)

Banks of Russian Federation do not accept payments for subscription on the journal 'Izvestiya VUZ. Radioelektronika'... ONLY by reason of incorrect filling in payment order. In section Subsciption there are presented payment order examples (see bottom of page, attachments) which were made payment.

Paper presentation

What font size do I use in case of computer typing?

MS Word is mostly used software for drawing up of paper. Font sizes, presented below, are given according to MS Word units:

  • base font: 13 points;
  • interline: one and half;
  • first-level subscript (superscript). Example: square meter: 10 points;
  • second-level subscript (superscript). Example: а in power x in power 2): 8 points.

Do I need to mark up the paper in case of computer typing?

No, if software like 'Equation Editor' was used... except questions at issue. For example, either letter 'O' or figure '0'. In this case marginal notes (symbol decryption) are given (writing text 'zero' or 'letter O').

Figures presentation

Can I send color figures?

Yes, but the editorial office wishes below should be taken into account:

If author creates a color figure (for example curves in different colors), he should pay attention to used colors. Many colors (yellow e.g.) have such greyscale level (after conversion color to greyscale) which does not reproduced by printing equipment. As result, curve of figure will be 'disappeared' in a journal.

Recommendation: If possible, use other methods to determine curves (e.g. dashed line). Thereafter figure is turned to black-and-white. If avoid using colors inpossible, author should select optimal colors to the future convertion figure into greyscale type.

Which form of figures is better?

All figures are divided into two categories:

  1. Raster figure. These figures are created in programms like PhotoShop, PhotoPaint, or drawing scanning, or PrintScreen, etc. Extentions: bmp, pcx, tif, ...
  2. Vector figure. The figures are build in programms Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Visio, MS Word, etc. Extentions: cdr, wmf, ai, ...

If figures are created NOT in the MS Word, author send the file of each figure separately. File format - original. Parameters are none the worse:

  • raster black-write — 300 dpi, format TIF
  • raster greyscale — 200 dpi, 256 scales, format TIF
  • vector format: original + WMF version


  1. WMF version is necessary in the absence of soft, which author used for figure creation.
  2. If non-system fonts are used in a vector figure, file should be converted into curves or used font send with figure as well.
  3. Raster figures can send in any format. TIF format is a main format in a layout process.
  4. Greyscale type file should be used when it really necessary. For example author photo.

Why a second copy of the same figure is needed?

Since 1 January 2007 rules for authors have been changed. The second copy of the same figure is needed:

  1. First copy is figure with captions (curves' numbers, numbers on x-, y-axes, callouts, etc.);
  2. Second copy is figure without captions;

The second copy is used to unify the captions in figures in all journal. Parameters of captions, which will be unify: font name, font size, font style, etc.

The first copy of figure is used before printing: reviewing, editing. The second copy — during creating of a CRC journal.

What does it mean 'figure without lettering'?

By the term 'lettering' mean ALL text drawing symbols. For example:

  • signature on the axes;
  • lettering points of curves;
  • text or digital label of units in block diagrams...

Author's copy

What is the 'Author's copy'?

Until 1990 an editorial office of our jornal sent to authors the layouts of theirs papers after editing. It gives an opportunity for author to:

  • see his paper after editing,
  • decide appeared questions,
  • refine ambiguous places in the paper.

Since 2006 the editorial office resumed a sending of author's copies via e-mail. Author's copy will be send to all authors. It will be send only one author if his e-mail is specified as address for correspondence.

Author's copy is sent in PDF format.

Please answers send on the form: 'page Х, line Y: was ААА replace on BBB'.

How quickly be answered on received author's copy?

An paper is delayed after sending author copy:

  • either receiving author answer,
  • or for a month;

after that the paper is placed into the queue of published articles.


How define start date of royalties payment?

Start date of royalties payment for specified year is determined after onset of next events:

  1. The last issue of the journal 'Radioelectronics and Communications Systems' for specified year come out of press (for example: in 2009 - No. 12, 2009).
  2. Publisher of the journal 'Radioelectronics and Communications Systems' (Allerton Press Inc.) cleared for specified year.
  3. Calculated amount transfered to agency of Ukraine (Ukrainian Author Agency).
  4. Publication list for specified year is presented by editorial staff.
  5. Under publication list and transfered amount royalties sums for each author was calculated.
  6. Calculation termination is start date of royalties payment.