Information for Authors

Publication fee

Publication in Journal is free of charge for all the authors.
Journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.

Article submission rules:

Authors must present their article in Russian or English language. The size of the article must be no less than 1/2 of printer's sheet (20000 characters) and no more than 1 author's list (40000 characters), including spaces and figures (1 figure with dimensions of 190 x 270 mm is equivalent to 1/6 of author's list, i.e. 6700 characters).
Articles exceeding that limit can be accepted for review only with approval fr om the managing editor received on an individual basis.

Formatting rules for text and figures:

Article text must be submitted in the MS Word file format. The text must be in the "Times New Roman" font, font size 14pt, line spacing 1.5. Page margins must be set to the MS Word defaults. The text must be fully-justified, hyphenation/word splitting must be turned off, lines (including initial lines in paragraphs) must not be indented. Manual formatting of text (using additional spaces, line breaks or page breaks) must not be used. Every paragraph must be separated fr om a previous one with two line breaks ("Enter" key).

Subheadings must be separated in the same way and typed in boldface. It is allowed to use italics and boldface for the purpose of highlighting specific words and parts of text. Underlining, coloring, changing font size or letter spacing, etc. is not allowed.

Every single figure from the article must be attached as a separate file. The article text must contain the name of the file wh ere respective figure should be, possibly followed by the figure itself included. All figures that contain schematics/plots/flowcharts/etc. must be provided in a vector graphics format (.ai, .eps, .cdr). Screenshots, photos and other inherently raster images must be provided in the best possible quality, without any losses or visual artefacts (.tif, .jpg).
Every figure must be followed by its name as a caption.

The numbering within article must be sequential, without gaps. Using other styles of numeration (e.g. nested, like "3.2") is not allowed. Figure names must start with "Fig. ". References to figures must appear in text as a figure name in round braces, e.g. "(fig. 1)".

Formulas must be typed using MathType editor or MS Word's built-in formula editor, using 11pt font size as a base. Greek symbols must be typed in regular font style. Latin symbols must be typed in italics. Only those formulas that are referred from article text should be numbered.

Citations must appear in text as arabic numbers in square braces. References must be numbered in the order in which citations first appear in the text and formatted in accordance with the International Standard Bibliographic Description rules. Citations that refer to unpublished works or internet sites (except those electronic journals that can be referred to using a proper bibliographic description) must appear as footnotes.

Supplementary info:

The following supplementary information must be provided (in English, and also, if possible, in Russian):

  • Information about the author(s):
    • Full name
    • Academic degree and rank
    • Workplace and job title
    • Phone number
    • E-mail address
    • Mailing address
  • UDC (Universal Decimal Classification) index
  • Article title
  • Abstract (150-200 words)
  • Keywords (no more than 10-15)
  • References

All materials are submitted via E-mail only.

Editorial Board takes the necessary measures to examine the incoming papers on their originality, reliability of contained information and correct use of citations. All incoming papers:

  • checked by Antiplagiat system ;
  • pass through the review process, in which the reviewers carefully analyze the paper.
In case of multiple borrowing Editorial Board acts according to the rules of COPE.


Firstly all papers are being checked whether they include any borrowed parts and only then they are sent for peer review. The editorial board should not allow for any information publication, if there is sufficient reason to believe that it has been plagiarized. All papers undergo single-blind peer review. The reviewer for each paper is chosen by the editor-in-chief. The reviewer's scientific activity is directly related to the topic of the material presented. The executive secretary of the journal appeals to him/her with a request to give an expert assessment of the paper or help organize the review. Reviews for the journal "NSU Vestnik. Series: Information Technologies" are written according to a single format and imply an assessment based on the following criteria: relevance to the journal's remit, originality and significance of the results, quality of material presentation. The completed form of the review is sent to the editorial board email address. Depending on the expert opinion of the reviewer one of the following can be recommended: the paper can be accepted by the editorial board for publication, the author can be given instructions for further improvement (with subsequent second review or without it) or the paper can be rejected (providing the author with a reasonable rejection). Via email the author receives the text of the review wh ere the name of the reviewer and his/her contact details are not being specified. All paper reviews are kept in the office of the journal's editorial board for at least 5 years. The editorial board of the journal undertakes actions, upon receipt of a corresponding request, to send copies of the reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.