We accept for consideration only original materials than have not been published anywhere earlier, matching research areas of the journal (specialty 05.13.ХХ – Computer science, facilities and management). Representing someone else’s work as the author’s, copying or paraphrasing essential parts of someone else’s work (indicating no author and relevant bibliographic references), stating one’s own rights to the results of other people's research are unethical and unacceptable. If the editors discover the fact of plagiarism, the article shall not be considered, and the author shall be put on the editorial private list of discredited authors.
Titles (maximum 12 words) should be brief, but informative; abbreviations and special terminology are not desirable.
Number of authors One issue may contain no more than two articles by one and the same author, including co-authorship.
Text and abstract of articles shall be clearly structured as follows:
– introductory part, including research need statement, its goals and objectives, emphasizing up-to-date character of the work, its scientific novelty and practical significance;
– main part, covering the formulation and description of the task, the sequence of research, chosen methods statement, and description of the results obtained;
– the final part, containing conclusions, generalizations, recommendations and guidelines for further research.
Recommended volume of the paper with illustrations – from 10 000 to 40 000 characters.
The manuscript should be submitted electronically in MS Word format (font - Times New Roman, size - 11 points, line spacing – 1,5 lines).
Simple formulas containing superscripts and subscripts (for example, xj, yi) and Latin alphabet (for example, a, b, d, k, m) should use Latin characters, without using formula editor:
– Latin characters – with italics;
– Cyrillic characters and function names (sin, tg, min, const, log, etc.) – with font Times New Roman (normal).
Mathematical symbols (for example, ≤, ≥, ≠. ×, ±, →) and the letters of Greek alphabet (for example, α, β, δ, φ, λ, ζ, ψ, σ, θ) should use Symbol font (normal); in MS Word menu select: Insert→Symbol→More symbols.
Complex formulas should be inserted using MS Word formulas editor (Equation 3.0) or MathTypе, without increasing or decreasing in character size, using the following options:
Size: full – 10 pt, subscript/superscript– 58 %, sub-subscript/superscript – 42 %, symbol – 150 %;
Style: Cyrillic text and function – Times New Roman, normal;
Variable: Times New Roman, italic;
Greek alphabet letters and symbols – Symbol;
Vector-matrix – Times New Roman, bold.
Only those formulas should be numbered that are referenced from the text. Formulas numbers should be put in parenthesis to the right of formulas.
If a manuscript contains many complex formulas, it should also be submitted in PDF-format.
Illustrations (including formulas, theorems, etc.) should be placed in text and numbered sequentially as referred. Schemes and flowcharts should be prepared using MS Visio, charts and diagrams – in MS Word or Excel. Only portrait orientation of images and tables is allowed. All tables and images should be referenced from text.
Color, tinted pictures, as well as materials demonstrating the advantages of the electronic format are welcome: use of hypertext, graphics, audio, video, software and other features. Images including screen forms should be submitted in good quality.
A title should be as brief as possible and informative. It should clearly define the content of the paper. Abbreviations and special terminology in titles are not desirable.
Paper texts, including abstracts, may contain only generally accepted abbreviations that should be expanded at first mention.
Preparing abstracts, authors should take into consideration that abstract databases contain abstracts without main text and that it is the abstract (alongside with keywords) that search engines index. That is why an abstract should contain the essence of research (in other words than in main text). Abstract may contain necessary mathematical calculations (if narration requires). References to cited literature in abstracts are not allowed.
It is recommended to structure long papers with subtitles for the convenience of readers’ perception.
A manuscript that is submitted to the editors should be carefully checked. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is considered as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
It is recommended that one issue may contain no more than two articles by one and the same author, including co-authorship. Only persons that significantly contributed to work concepts, development, implementation and interpretation of research results, may be considered as authors and co-authors. In the text of a manuscript authors may express acknowledgements to people and organizations that helped to conduct the present research, to publish the paper in the journal, but that were not its authors.
The list of references should include minimum 10 items. The journal highly welcomes intellectual curiosity and enlightenment of authors that use many additional literature resources while preparing manuscripts. Self-citation should be minimal (no more than 20 %), otherwise the author can be suspected in increasing his own impact-factor. The list of used literature shall generally include papers of Russian and foreign authors, issued during the last 5–7 years. If necessary, references to earlier fundamental papers are allowed. Cited literature shall be numbered in the order of referencing it in text. References to the list of literature shall be indicated in text in square brackets.
In the text of manuscript all references to the list of literature shall be placed sequentially in square brackets. The list of used literature shall generally include papers of Russian and foreign authors, issued during the last 5–7 years. If necessary, references to earlier papers are allowed. Cited literature shall be numbered in the order of referencing it in text. References to state standards GOSTs, technical specifications and regulations TUs, recommendations, instructions, regulative documents, etc. are allowed in text only. Please, do not refer to papers being published and to sources that are not mentioned in the text of the paper.
– paper name (maximum 12 words);
– information regarding financial support in the form of grant, etc. (if any);
– initial letters and surname of the author;
– information about the author (academic title, degree, position, department / structural unit, official name of the place of work / study, city, country, e-mail);
– abstract (200–250 words);
– keywords (5–10 words);
– paper text in English or Russian;
– list of references (minimum 10 items), transliterated according to the international standard BGN/PСGN.
Articles that do not meet these requirements cannot be accepted for publication.
The editors’ shall inform the authors about it.