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ABOUT THE JOURNAL

The Journal «Electromechanical matters. VNIIEM studies» (hereafter referred to as the Journal) has been published since 1959. From 1959 till 2001, the Journal was published as topical collections of scientific works. From 2001 onwards it has the name «Electromechanical matters. VNIIEM studies».

The scientific and technical Journal was founded and is published by Joint Company «Research and Production Corporation «Space Monitoring Systems, Information & Control and Electromechanical Complexes» named after A.G. Iosifian» (JC «VNIIEM Corporation»). Information on history of JC «VNIIEM Corporation» is available in short version at VNIIEM official web-site www.vniiem.ru.

The Journal’s Chief Editor is Leonid Alexeevich Makridenko (Doctor of Technical Sciences (D. Sc.), Director General (CEO) of JC «VNIIEM Corporation», RF Government Award holder). L.A. Makridenko is the author of more than 90 academic works on developing and controlling sophisticated modern technical and organizational systems.

JC «VNIIEM Corporation» is one of the leading Russian scientific and engineering centers working in the area of electro-mechanics & electro-technics, it is the prime developer and manufacturer of hydro-meteorological & oceanographical space systems, space systems for monitoring helio-geophysical situation and environmental monitoring, as well as developing information & control and electromechanical complexes for various applications.

The Journal publishes papers on generic issues of electro-mechanics, space monitoring systems, information & control and electromechanical complexes, methods for product testing, electrical equipment and control & protection systems for NPS, as well as on receiving and processing space data, on electric pumping equipment and equipment for oil and gas industry.

The Journal is well-recognized in scientific community. Scientists and engineers of
JC «VNIIEM Corporation», as well as contributors from other scientific organizations and enterprises write for the Journal. Our Journal has published papers of more than 500 authors.

It is a Journal for engineers and CEOs, executives of Government Agencies and institutions as well as for scientists, educators and students of technical institutes.

The Journal «Electromechanical matters. VNIIEM studies» is one of the few Russian Journals focused on problems of electro-mechanics.

The Journal’s editorial policy aims to address all main directions of electro-mechanics and to publish various materials related to subjects of the Journal.

The Journal’s editorial board, editors, peer reviewers and authors are guided by principles of professional ethics according to recommendations of Committee on Publication Ethics (see at COPE website http://publicationethics.org/resources/international-standards) and to Declaration of Association of Russian Science Editors and Publishers («Ethical Principles for Scholarly Publication») see at http://rasep.ru/sovet-po-etike/deklaratsiya).

Author (or composite authors) contributing to the Journal is (are) primarily responsible for novelty and reliability of scientific studies, as well as for observance of principles to be guided by authors of scientific publications.

Publication of papers in the Journal is free for all authors (including Ph. D. students).

Topics of Journal

– Generic issues of electro-mechanics;

– Space electro-mechanics, Spacecraft, terrestrial space research;

– Methods for product and equipment testing;

– Electromechanical equipment and automatic control systems;

– Electro-mechanics and RF social & economic progress;

– National space meteorology. Historical glimpses.

The Journal publishes 6 issues a year.

Periodical’s International Index Number is ISSN 2500-1299.

Channels of Distribution:

– postal subscription according to the index number specified in Consolidated Catalogue «Pressa Rossii» (subscription index 87648);

– selective promotional mailing and emailing to addresses of our home database;

– obligatory copies to ITAR-TASS (Russian News Agency TASS);

– mailing to addresses published in the specialized data base «Russian Science Citation Index» being the basis for operation of scientific on-line library (NEB) (www.elibrary.ru).

Requirements and distribution procedure for the Journal

Materials published in the Journal (including supplements) shall not contain scientific and technical information relating to state or commercial secrets. Each issue of the Journal (or all papers published in the issue) shall undergo peer review which shall confirm that it can be published in the open access literature.

Papers shall be published in the Russian language.

The Journal has editorial board which includes at least eight Doctors (D. Sc.) and Candidates (Ph. D.). List of editorial board members shall be given on the title page of the Journal.

Publication procedure of the Journal includes obligatory peer review. Only original previously unpublished papers and articles can be published in the Journal.

These are the following grounds for reasonable rejection: non-compliancy of submitted material with the Journal’s remit; material’s non-compliancy with publication requirements; negative results of peer review; nonobservance of applicable law on copyright and related rights.

Instructions for authors are given at the Journal’s website.

Topical structure of the Journal shall be specified by its editorial board.

Each Journal shall contain the following information:

– name of the Journal;

– the Journal’s founder name;

– name, initials of Chief Editor, as well as of editorial board members;

number and publication (or imprimatur) date of issue;

– index number as per ISSN 2500-1299;

– address of editorial office, address of printing office;

– ©-sign(s);

– other information required according to applicable publishing standards and technical specifications.

Circulation size of the Journal shall be determined by the Chief Editor.

Chief Editor of Journal

The Journal’s Chief Editor:

– nominates candidates for the editorial board (including foreign scientists) to be confirmed according to the established procedure;

– approves editorial board body;

– has general oversight of the editorial board and makes final decisions on issues related to publishing process;

– does everything possible to engage leading scientists and highly skilled experts for the Journal and its editorial board;

– is responsible for content of the Journal, its high scientific standards, for fitting of publications to the areas of the Journal’s coverage, as well as guaranteeing observance of requirements of this Regulations;

– introduces recommendations on issues related to translation of important Journal’s texts, holds responsibility for observance of the copyright and related rights law.

Editorial board of Journal

Journal’s editorial board is headed by the Chief Editor. Editorial board has overall scientific oversight of the Journal.

Journal’s editorial board:

– provides assistance in selecting high quality materials for editorial portfolio;

– makes final decisions on accepting or rejecting articles submitted for publication in the Journal;

– shares responsibility with the Chief Editor for maintaining high scientific standards and quality of informational content of the Journal.

Editorial team of Journal

Editorial team makes all preparations for publication of the Journal including reception, registration and storage of submitted papers, organizes peer reviewing, editing, electronic composition and proofreading of materials, gives dummy copy of the Journal signed by the Chief Editor for printing, receives and mails out printed copies of the Journal according to distribution channels.

The Journal’s team is guided by decisions of Chief Editor and editorial board of the Journal, as well as by principles of professional ethics according to recommendations of Committee on Publication Ethics (see at COPE’s website: http://publicationethics.org/resources/international-standards) and to Declaration of Association of Russian Science Editors and Publishers («Ethical Principles for Scholarly Publication») (see at the http://rasep.ru/sovet-po-etike/deklaratsiya).

Editorial team continuously monitors safety of publication ethics and is guided by the principles of scientificity, objectivity, professional competence and impartiality.

Editorial board has peer review institution which applies procedure of double-blind peer review (i. e. authors’ and reviewers’ identities are concealed from each other), editorial board makes final decision on publication guided by recommendations of reviewers, as well as by the Journal’s policy with regard to applicable legislation of copyright. Editorial board bears sole responsibility for making decisions on publication of materials.

Editorial board never considers manuscripts submitted at the same time to other printed and electronic media. Editorial board checks submitted manuscripts for plagiarism and for false information and can reject publication of manuscripts prepared by unscrupulous authors.

Work with authors is based on the principles of fairness, civility, objectivity, integrity and transparency.

Editorial board reserves the right to reject articles if the author can’t or is not willing to implement peer reviewer’s comments. Members of editorial team never discuss strengths or weaknesses of submitted materials (accepted or not) and never enter into correspondence on such issues.

Original articles in paper form shall be stored for 5 years in archive of editorial office.

Beginning from Vol. 100, the Journal’s electronic versions are kept in the Editorial office.

PROCEDURE of PEER REVIEWING

All articles submitted for publication shall be obligatory peer reviewed.

Members of editorial team do everything possible to guarantee objective peer reviewing. Personal criticism is strictly prohibited.

Not only editorial board members but also acknowledged experts, who published materials related to subjects of peer reviewed papers within the last 3 years, can be engaged for peer reviewing.

Manuscript submitted for peer reviewing shall be treated as a confidential document. It shall not be shown to or discussed with other reviewers without permit of Chief Editor.

Peer reviewing shall be confidential (authors’ and reviewers’ identities are concealed from each other).

Peer reviewers shall formulate reasoned critical comments on actuality of the study, its correspondence to the Journal’s profile, novelty and integrity of results, quality and clarity of presented material.

There are the following grounds for reasonable rejection:

– submitted material is outside the purview of the Journal;

– submitted materials do not comply with publication requirements;

– negative results of peer review;

– non-observance of the applicable copyright and related rights law by the author.

If the manuscript does not meet the basic requirements reasonable rejection will be sent to the author.

If peer review report contains comments the author will be recommended to refine the manuscript considering these comments. The refined version shall be forwarded to the peer reviewer for the second reviewing.

If peer review is positive and does not contain comments the manuscript will go to Editorial office and be prepared for publication.

Recommendations of peer reviewers serve as a basis for final decision on publication of the paper.

Peer review documents shall be stored in archive of Editorial Office for 5 years beginning from publication date and be delivered to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation when requested.

Ethical principles specific to peer reviewers

Peer reviewers perform scientific reviewing of submitted materials and therefore they shall do it in unbiased manner by following the below principles.

Manuscript submitted for peer review shall be treated as a confidential document which shall not be given for reading to or discussed with third parties without permit of the editorial board.

Peer reviewers shall be informed that submitted manuscripts are subject matters of intellectual property (of authors) not to be disclosed. Disclosure of information may be allowed only if peer reviewer reveals unreliable or falsified data.

Peer reviewer shall draw attention of the Chief Editor to substantial or fragmentary similarity of reviewed manuscript to any other work, as well as to lack of references to statements, conclusions or arguments previously published in papers of this author or of any other authors.

Peer reviewer shall list all such cited but not referenced works.

Peer reviewer shall provide objective and well-thought assessment of presented research results and clearly reasoned recommendations. Personal criticism is strictly prohibited.

Peer reviewer’s comments and recommendations shall be objective and fundamental with the focus on scientific value of the manuscript.

Peer reviewer shall make decisions on the basis of concrete facts and provide arguments for their decisions.

Peer reviewers are prohibited to make copies of manuscripts for their own needs.

Peer reviewers shall not take advantage of information presented in the paper before publication.

Peer reviewers shall not take part in reviewing manuscripts being subject to personal interest. Peer reviewer is prohibited to make personal profit of information contained in the paper.

If peer reviewer raises concern on his (her) competence in the subject of submitted manuscript or if he (she) recognizes that he (she) can’t be impartial (e. g. in case of conflict of interest) he (she) shall inform the Chief Editor about it and request exclusion from peer review process.

Peer review report is a confidential document. Only assistant editor and Chief Editor know names of peer reviewers. This information shall not be disclosed.

REQUIREMENTS to MATERIALS SUBMITTED for PUBLICATION in THE JOURNAL «ELECTROMECHANICAL MATTERS. VNIIEM STUDIES»

Ethical principles specific for authors submitting scientific materials for publication

Authors shall submit only original manuscripts with indication of the fact that it will be the first publication of the work and that information presented in the paper is original and genuine. Verbatim copying and paraphrasing own works are strictly prohibited, own works can be used only as a basis for new interpretation (with obligatory reference to publisher’s imprint of previously published papers). Submitting papers to more than one journal is prohibited.

Authors shall submit materials being substantial contributions to scientific research and containing reliable and well-formulated results of the work done. Providing knowingly false information or fabricated data is strictly prohibited.

Quotations shall be provided with references containing indication of author’s name and the title of source document.

Authors shall guarantee that all co-authors and project participants who made significant contributions to research are listed in the paper and that all co-authors have reviewed the final version of the paper and agreed the publication.

Critical modifications and changes if any of those are needed shall be made with participation of the author, who shall also take part in approving the final version of the corrected paper to be printed.

Requirements to papers submitted for publication in the the Journal

Relevant materials, containing the latest scientific and practical research results, corresponding to the journal’s profile, that have not yet been earlier published or handed to the secondary magazine editorial staff, are accepted for the publication in the «Electromechanical matters. VNIIEM studies» journal.

Only the unrestricted materials are accepted for the publication in the «Electromechanical matters. VNIIEM studies» journal. An article must be supported by the authors’ or organization representation letter, as well as an expert report, regarding the publication capabilities.

Editorial staff does not take cognizance of revising the scripts, handled against these regulations.

All articles must be submitted in a digital form (either CD-R (CD-RW) or e-mail), as well as the paper form. Paper form is signed by all authors, which indicates their agreement on the authority transfer for the article materials distribution, using both printed and digital data carriers.

All authors must provide the following data to the journal’s editorial staff:

1. Text of the manuscript, printed in MS Word and further saved in the .doc or .docx formats.

2. Article title (both in Russian and in English).

3. Credits: Full name (both in Russian and in English), place of work (an accurate full name of the organization, in both Russian and English languages).

4. UDC (Universal Decimate Classification) number.

5. Annotation (over 100 words, both in Russian and in English).

6. Key words (over 100 characters, both in Russian and in English).

7. References. All links in the article are given in the square brackets.

8. Image – related texts (captions).

9. Graphic materials (Charts, tables, diagrams, drawings, photographs, etc) must be submitted in the separate files, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, using one of the standard graphical formats (TIFF, JPEG), while the text on the drawings – Times New Roman, 11 pt.

All tables must have a themed headline. Drawings, executed in MS Word, are unacceptable.

An overall size of the articles, all points considered, apart of the graphic materials, must not exceed 12 to 15 A4 series pages (Times New Roman font, 14 pt).Graphic matter size must not exceed 5 drawings, while their positions must be strictly determined. It’s also necessary to include links on the drawings and tables right in the text.

Links and/or references, applied to the article, should be processed according to the GOST (All-union State Standard) 7.0.5. – 2008. Bibliographic reference. Basic compilation demands and regulations and GOST 7.1 – 2003. Bibliographic record. Bibliographic description. Genera demands and compilation rules.

It is also necessary to use Microsoft Equation 3.0. Formula editor for the formula and variables layout. Formulas, implemented as drawings, are unacceptable! All the Russian and Greek letters (Ω, η, β, μ, ω, υ, etc) in formulas must be printed, using a Roman script. All the trigonometric function values (sin, cos, tgetc) – in Roman script. All the Latin letters – in italics. An article must include only the very essential formulas, while it’s highly recommended to avoid any midterm calculations.