ISSN 0021-3454 (print version)
ISSN 2500-0381 (online version)
Paper submission regulations

Dear authors!

The Journal publishes scientific reviews, full-text articles and short communications reflecting the unpublished results of theoretical and practical research in the field of instrument manufacturing.

The Journal contains the following sections: information technologies and systems, instruments and systems of automatic control, computer technique, gyroscopic and navigation systems, instruments of fine mechanics, electronic and electromagnetic devices, optical and opto-electronic instruments and systems, heat regimes and reliability of instruments and systems, technology of instrument manufacturing, scientific and practical developments. In agreement with the editorial Board, a special thematic issue devoted to a fairly narrow problem of instrument manufacturing can be published.

Procedure for manuscript submission

The manuscript should be submitted by one of the authors assuming responsibility for the article during submission and peer review. The editors do not accept for review manuscripts submitted by other persons on behalf of the authors.

Manuscript should be submitted to the editorial office by e-mail to the official address of the editorial office:

The editorial Board accepts a manuscript for peer review only when the complete set of documents is obtained.

The set of documents should include:

1. Expert conclusion about possibility of publication (in PDF format).

2. Files of the manuscript, executed in accordance with the Journal requirements.

3. Information about each of the authors.

4. The agreement on the transfer of copyright.

The principles that should guide the author of scientific publications

The authors (the author) realize that they are primarily responsible for the novelty and reliability of results of scientific research.

The authors of the article must provide reliable results of the conducted research. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable.

Authors should ensure that the results of a study described in a submitted manuscript are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be presented with reference to the original author and source. Excessive borrowing and plagiarism in any form is unethical and unacceptable.

It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons somehow influenced the course of the study, in particular, references to the works that mattered in the research, must be presented in the article.

The author should avoid duplication of publications (in an accompanying letter should specify that the work is to be published for the first time). If parts of the manuscript have already been published, the author is obliged to refer to earlier work and to indicate the differences of the new from the previous one.

Submission of manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical.

Authorship should include all those who have made a significant contribution to the study. To specify as co-authors individuals who did not participate in the study, is unacceptable.

All authors must confirm their consent for publication by signing or license agreement, or the manuscript.

The editorial Board is not responsible before third parties for breach of warranty by the author.

If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he shall immediately notify the editorial Board.

The manuscript should contain:

–the title of the article, index UDC abstract (150–250 words), keywords (not less than 5 and not more than 25), main text; the list of references

– illustration each on a separate sheet of A4 (not to zavertyvanii in the text); table

– information about authors, filled in by template

The volume of articles (in printed form) must not exceed eight pages, volume of short communication – two pages. The volume of a review agreed upon with the editors. The editorial Board accepts a manuscript for peer review only when the complete set of documents is obtained, namely:

  1. The text of the article with indicated UDC. List of references (recommended): for a review article – not less than 50, for a full-text article - not less than 15, for a short communication – not less than 8 sources (at least half of them should be references to publications included in international citation bases Scopus and Web of Science).
  2. Extended abstract (150-250 words) — in Russian and English.
  3. List of key words (not less than 5 and not more than 25) — in Russian and in English.
  4. Название статьи— in Russian and English.
  5. Illustrations: each on a separate sheet of A4 format (not to insert into the text) — large, with a maximum fill of available space.
  6. Recommendation of Department (laboratory).
  7. Information about the authors in accordance with the template (surname, name, patronymic, name of the organization according to the latest edition of the organization’s Charter, postal address of the organization, academic degree and title, position, email address) — in Russian and English.

The main text.The following requirements are common to good practice in the documents design.

Font Times New Roman, size— 14 PT, line spacing 1.5, margins — top and left — 25 mm, bottom — 20 mm, right — 10 mm.

Not allowedto align using spaces, tabs and symbols of the end of the paragraph (in the layout will need to be cleared). These symbols should be inserted only when necessary and not more than once in a row (do not use dashes for hyphenation).

Use MathType add-on (Microsoft Equation) for equations and individual symbols in your paper; do not insert formulas from MathCad or MatLab! The size of symbols in the equations is to be set by default. Italicize Roman letters used for variables, and do not italicize the Greek Alphabet symbols; for bold-faced symbols in equation use Matrix-Vector style, for Russian Alphabet symbols - Text style. Vectors are set bold, without arrows.

Figures and tablesare to be inserted after the list of references. Graphics are accepted in one of Microsoft formats (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); vector format is preferable.

Do not use color graphics; it is better to apply dotted, dash-and dot lines, etc., or mark lines with numerical symbols (e.g., line 1, 2, 3, etc.). The width of axes lines is to be not less than 0.5 pt. or the print quality cannot be guaranteed.

In list of references, citations are to be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. The numbers are to be enclosed in square brackets: “… in the works [2, 5, 11]…”, or “see, e.g., [6 – 9]”. Russian words are to be abbreviated in accordance with ГОСТ7.0.12-2011, abbreviation of foreign terms is subject to ГОСТ7.11-2004.

An example of list of references:


1. Lindell I. V.Sihvola A. H.Tretyakov S. A.Viitaten A. J. Electromagnetic Waves in Chiral and Bianisotropic Media. Boston — London: Artech House, 1994.

2. Tretyakov S. A.Sochava A. A. Novel composite materials for absorbing screens and antenna radomes // Electron. Lett. 1993. Vol. 29. P. 1048—1050.

3. Weiglhofer W. S.Lakhtakia A.Monzon J. C. Maxwell-Garnett approach in the theory of bianisotronic composite media // Microwave and Optics Technology Lett. 1993. Vol. 6, N 12.P. 681—684.

4. Tretyakov S. A.Simovski C. R.Mariotte F.  et al. Antenna model for chiral scatterers: comparison with numerical and experimental data // IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation. 1996. Vol. AP-96, N 8. P. 1006—1015.

6. Tretyakov S. A.Simovski C. R.Mariotte F.,Kharina T. G.  Scatering by a single omega-shaped conductive particle and omega composite modeling // Proc. of URSI Intern. Symp. St. Petersburg, 1995. P. 639—635.