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.