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 submitted papers are peer reviewed in order to select the articles meeting the high standards of the journal "Radioelectronics and Communications Systems".
  • The review process is carried out by members of the Editorial Board and/or independent experts in relevant fields. In most cases, review procedure is double-blind when names of reviewers and authors are not revealed to each other.
  • All correspondence between reviewer and author is performed across the editorial office.
  • Reviewers evaluate theoretical and methodological level of the paper, its practical value and scientific significance.
  • All papers are checked for plagiarism by special programs.
  • The result of a reviewer is recommendation.
  • The manuscript can be sent for review to several reviewers.
  • Members of the Editorial Board are allowed to submit manuscripts which will undergo standard peer-review directed by the present editor-in-chief. Board members are never involved in editorial decisions about their own work.
  • Manuscripts that are sent to reviewers are intellectual property of authors and related to the information that remains confidential. That is why review process is held on the basis of confidentiality when information about the paper (terms, content, stages of review, comments of reviewers and the final decision on publication) is not disclosed to anyone except the authors and reviewers.
  • If author disagree with a reviewer comments he may send a reasoned response.
  • The decision of Editorial Board about article publishing is final.

Ethical obligations of reviewers

The purpose of reviewing in the journal "Radioelectronics and Communications Systems" is to maintain the highest ethical standards of research, according to which the reviewer should be familiar with requirements for ethics in scientific publications. The process of reviewing is aimed at improving the quality of published materials and overcome prejudice and injustice in declining or accepting articles.

Peer reviewers should:
  • only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner;
  • respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal;
  • not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others;
  • declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest;
  • not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations;
  • be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments;
  • acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavour and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner;
  • provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise;
  • recognise that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct.

In case of a conflict of interests, reviewer’s professional or personal ties with the author, which may affect the judgment of the reviewer, he/she must return the article, pointing to a conflict of interest.

Accuse of plagiarism requires the reviewers’ reasoned justification of their own comments. Any assertion of a plagiarism or biased citation should be accompanied by appropriate references.

If the reviewer hesitates about plagiarism, authorship or falsification of data, he/she should necessarily apply to the editorial board with the requirement for collective examination of the author's article.

The Journal requires the timely review and respect for the author as an individual.

Procedure for reviewing manuscripts

Manuscripts sent by the authors that do not meet the requirements for publication in the journal "Radioelectronics and Communications Systems" will not be considered. For all papers provided for review, to determine the degree of uniqueness of the text special software is used. Quoting is allowed in an amount not exceeding 30% of the total paper.
  • New manuscript is registered when its hard copy has been received by e-mail or on the official web-site (registration date).
  • All manuscripts are peer-reviewed.
  • Once a manuscript is submitted to the Journal "Radioelectronics and Communications Systems", it undergoes an initial prescreening by the Editorial Board in order to determine whether or not the paper fits the scope of the journal. If the Editorial Board finds the manuscript meets the Journal’s minimum standards for publication, the paper then undergoes the reviewing process.
  • By decision of the Editor-in-Chief individual articles of prominent scientists, as well as specially invited articles may be exempted from the standard review procedure.
  • The first stage is Face Control (FC), which is used for checking of new manuscripts (one month).
  • In the main reviewing phase, the Editor-in-Chief or assigned Section Editor sends the received papers, without the name and affiliation of the authors, to two experts (in some cases more) in the author's field of study. The determined interval from submission to first decision is up to 4 months (1 month is FC and 3 months is reviewing). In case of conflict of interests, the Editor-in-Chief appoints another expert.
  • The review is recommendation of reviewer.
  • The electronic evaluation form used by reviewers contains a checklist in order to help them cover all aspects concerning the publication. In the final section of the evaluation form, the reviewers must include observations and suggestions for improvement that are sent to the authors, without the names of the reviewers.
  • The review for the manuscript send to the author in any way:
    • In case of positive review the manuscript passed to the Editor-in-chief of Editorial Board to make a decision about publication.
    • In case of revision required the author receive all review comments and suggestions of reviewers.
    • In case of decline submission the author receive a review with a reasoned refusal. In the matter of disagreement with the evaluation of the reviewer, the author has the right to provide a reasoned response to the Editor-in-Chief. The case will be discussed at the meeting of Editorial Board and the paper will be directed to additional review by another expert. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject papers in case of author's insolvency or unwillingness to take into account the reviewers' comments and suggestions.
  • The autor prepare necessary materials after receiving review:
    • a revised version of the manuscript and answer to reviewers in case of revision required (up to 3 months);
    • a reasoned answer if you disagree with a reviewer opinion;
    • if author does not reply within 6 months, the article is rejected by statute of limitations.
  • Revised manuscript is sent to re-reviewing.
  • The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-Chief or Editorial Board based on the recommendations of reviewers and the scope of the Journal.
  • The final decision on the composition of the print edition of the Journal is approved by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Radioelectronics and Communications Systems".
  • The paper, approved for publication, undergoes technical editing. Minor stylistic or formal corrections which do not affect the content of the paper are made by the Technical Editor without the consent of the author. The galley-proof is sent to the author for approval.
  • The authors are responsible for the content of each article and copyright infringement as well as scientific and practical level, accuracy of facts and data, the validity of findings.


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) 4518411
Fax: (+38044) 4518411
E-mail: avtor[at]uaag.com.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.