Focus and Scope

Journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” accepts papers in the following fields:

1)                TECHNICAL SCIENCES
2)                HUMANITIES

Peer Review Process

Every paper submitted for publishing in journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” shall be reviewed.

Reviewing is double-blind (anonymous) – both the reviewer and the authors do not know the names of each other.

Within one day after the paper submission, the authorized secretary shall forward the paper to Deputy Editor responsible for a corresponding science field to select the reviewer, who can be appointed from specialists with PhD or Doctor degree in the respective field of science. The members of the Editorial Board can be reviewers as well.

The Deputy Editor chooses a reviewer within three days. The authorized secretary forwards the manuscript to the reviewer within one day.

The reviewer makes a review (fill in the form), and he or she e-mails it to the authorized secretary (vektornaukitgu@yandex.ru) within 3 weeks after he or she receives the paper.

The reviewer can recommend the paper to be accepted for publication; recommend it to be accepted for publication with revision; or recommend to decline the paper. If the reviewer recommends the paper to be accepted for publication with revision, or recommends the paper to be declined, he or she is to provide reasons for such decision in the review.

If the paper is recommended for publication with revision, the authorized secretary shall forward the review to the author for revision.

Upon receiving the revised paper the authorized secretary forwards the manuscript it to the same reviewer for another review within one day.

In case the material is declined, the authorized secretary e-mails the review to the author and points out the possibility of repeated reviewing at the author’s discretion. The reviewer’s name will be revealed to the author only by a written consent of the reviewer.

In case the paper is rejected for the second time, the authorized secretary e-mails the review to the author. The paper can not be reviewed more than two times.

The paper is forwarded for technical editing after reviewing. The Technical Editor can reject the paper and send it to the author for revision to make sure it meets all formal and technical requirements. The paper can be rejected by the Editor-in-Chief/Editor responsible for a specific science field for the reasons of his or her disagreement with the review, discovered conflict of interests, or violation of ethics.

Most common reasons for declining

  • the paper has poor or incorrect structure;
  • the paper is not enough detailed for readers to fully understand the analysis offered by the authors;
  • the paper has no scientific novelty;
  • the paper has not enough relevant references;
  • the paper contains theories, concepts or conclusions that are not properly substantiated by necessary data, argumentations or information;
  • the paper does not provide detailed enough description of methods and materials, which would allow other researchers to repeat the experiment;
  • the paper lacks clear descriptions or explanations of verifiable hypotheses, details and stages of experiments, examples of statistical or experimental samples;
  • the paper gives poor description of conducted experiments, or contains errors and mistakes, or does not include statistical analysis;
  • the paper is written with the language that does not meet the requirements to a scientific paper;
  • the paper contains unsubstantiated criticism towards the existing fundamental propositions, generally accepted theories and facts;
  • the paper has an expressed political character, and contains statements and appeals inconsistent with generally accepted norms.

IF YOUR PAPER WAS DECLINED

  • consider all the points that the editor and the reviewer have commented on;
  • describe all the revisions made to your paper in your cover letter;
  • conduct all additional experiments or analyses recommended by the reviewer (if you are sure that those changes will not make your paper better, please substantiate this opinion in detail);
  • in the cover letter describe all the reviewer’s comments you agree with, and those you disagree with;
  • provide polite and scientific substantiation of all the comments you do not agree with;
  • please highlight all revisions and changes you made in your paper;
  • send the revised manuscript together with your cover letter within the period of time set by the editor.

It is better not to choose another journal for your publication, unless either of the following happened

  • the editor sent you an answer that the subject matter of your paper does not fit the journal;
  • your paper was declined even after you have revised each comment and recommendation of the reviewer;
  • your paper was declined by two reviewers or the editor;
  • the process of manuscript consideration takes much more time than the journal standard procedure, and the editors can not expedite it. In this case, it is very important that you notify the editors that you decided not to publish your paper in this journal before you submit the paper for publishing in another journal.

Publication of a paper is a complicated process, and you are expected to be ready to work on your paper making sure consider every comment made by reviewers and editors and make necessary changes to your manuscript.   

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content based on the following principles: free open access to research results contributes to global knowledge sharing.

Publication Ethics of the Journal

Ethical aspects of the editorial policy of the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University”

The Editors of the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” use as guidelines for their work the principles of editorial ethics formulated based on international standards:

* regulations set within the frames of the II World Conference on Research Integrity (Singapore, 22–24 July, 2010);
* regulations developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE;
* provisions of the Article 70 “Copyright” of the Civil Code of theRussian Federation.

 

Principles of Professional Ethics in Editor’s and Publisher’s Work

The Editors of the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” guarantee that all decisions on whether to accept a manuscript for publication, or not are based on authenticity of the work and its scientific value. When making a decision upon publication the Editors base their judgments on the journal Editorial Board Policy and requirements of applicable laws. An editor can confer with other editors and reviewers during the process of making a decision on publication.

The Editors evaluate intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of the race, sex, sexual orientation, religious views, descent, nationality, social status or political preferences of the authors.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts cannot be used for personal purposes or cannot be transferred to a third party without a written consent from the author. The information or ideas obtained during editing shall be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal benefits.

The Editors will not accept the information for publication, if there is enough evidence to presume it could be a plagiarism.

The Editors have the right to decline the manuscript on any stage of its pre-print preparation process.

The Editors consider all claims pertaining the submitted manuscripts or published materials, as well as in a conflict situation they take all necessary measures to reinstate the violated rights.

 

Ethical Principles of Reviewer Work

The manuscript submitted for consideration shall be treated as a confidential document and which cannot be transferred for familiarizing or discussion with a third party not authorized for it by the Editors. When sending a manuscript for reviewing the Editors provide confidentiality of the authors’ materials and inform about confidential treatment the reviewers.

Expert conclusion on a manuscript submitted by a reviewer helps to make editorial decisions, as well as helps the author to improve the manuscript. Based on the review results the Editorial Board/Editor-in-Chief/Deputy Editor for a Science Field/Technical Editor make a decision on whether to accept the manuscript for publication, to return it to the author for revision, or decline the manuscript.

The reviewer shall submit his review within the period set by the Editors. If it is impossible for some reason, then the reviewer shall notify the Editors.

The reviewer should give unbiased and well-reasoned review of the presented research results.  Personal criticism of the author is not acceptable. All conclusions made by the reviewer should be thoroughly substantiated and supported by references to respected and reputable sources.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts cannot be used for personal purposes or cannot be transferred to a third party without a written consent from the author.

A reviewer who believes that (s)he does not possess necessary qualification for the manuscript evaluation, or who cannot be unbiased, for instance, in case of a conflict of interests with the author or the organization, should notify the editor and ask to relieve him/her from reviewing of this manuscript.

If reviewers have doubts and questions about authenticity and reliability of data or about advisability of a particular scientific work publication, the Editors give the author the opportunity to address all the doubts and questions.

The Editors of the journal keep all personal information of reviewers confidential.

 

Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications Authorship

The authors of a paper shall provide authentic results of researches and studies. Deliberately unreliable or falsified statements are not acceptable.

The authors guarantee, that the research results presented in the submitted manuscript are entirely authentic. Borrowed fragments or statements should be formatted as a reference with indication to the author and the original source. Plagiarism of any kind, including not formatted references, rewording or appropriation of rights for the results of studies or research works made by other authors, is not ethical and is not acceptable.

The authors shall acknowledge the input of all people who influenced the research process in a significant way. The authors guarantee, that the paper contains references to all the works that were relevant for the research.

The authors guarantee that the submitted manuscript has not been submitted to another journal and is not already under review, as well as it has not been previously published in another journal.

All people who made a significant input in the research work are indicated as co-authors. It is not allowed to indicate people who did not take part in the research work as co-authors.

The authors shall notify of any conflict of interest which could influence evaluation and interpretation of their manuscript, as well as name all financial sources necessary to be mentioned in the paper (grants, government programs, projects, etc.).

In case any significant errors or inconsistencies are found in the paper during its evaluation or after its publication, the author should as soon as possible notify the Editors about it.

The Journal Indexation

Publications in the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” are included into calculation systems of citation indices for authors and journals. Citation index is a numerical indicator showing the value of a particular paper. It is calculated based on further publications citing this work.

The journal is being indexed in the following system:

The journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” is a high-rate scientific journal with a significant impact factor [2] presenting a dynamical growth of key indicators.

  • Five-Year Impact Factor of the journal “Science Vector of TSU” in RSCI for 2013 is 0.448.
  • Five-Year Impact Factor of the journal “Science Vector of TSU” in RSCI for 2014 is 0.572.
  • Five-Year Impact Factor of the journal “Science Vector of TSU” in the RSCI for 2015 is 0.456.
  • The rating of the journal “Science Vector of TSU” in the general rating of SCIENCE INDEX [3] for 2015 is 79 (out of 3347 journals).


[1] RSCI is a bibliographic database of scientific publications. It accumulates more than 7 million publications of Russian authors, as well as information on citation of these publications from more than 4 500 Russian journals. The RSCI is designed not only to provide operational support of relevant bibliographic information for scientific works, but it is also a powerful analytical tool to assess the impact and effectiveness of R&D organizations, scientists, and the level of scientific journals, etc. The Russian Science Citation Index project has been developed since 2006 with extensive support from the Ministry of Education and Science of theRussian Federation.

[2] Impact factor of a journal is a widely used formal indicator of a scientific journal value showing an average citation number for every paper published in the journal within two (or five) consecutive years from publication.

[3] SCIENCE INDEX is an analytical superstructure over the RISC which allows carrying out more detailed analyzes and calculate more sophisticated scientometric criteria than it is possible in the basic interface of RISC.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Mikhail Mikhaylovich Krishtal, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Rector of Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

 

Deputy Editor-in-Chief for General Matters

Aleksandr Alekseyevich Korostelev, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of the Pedagogy and Teaching Methods Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Technical Field, Section “Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Studies”

Aleksandr Petrovich Shaikin, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor of the Energy-Converting Machines and Control Systems Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Technical Field, Section “Metallurgy and Material Science”

Dmitriy Lvovich Merson, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Director of the Research and Development Institute of Advanced Technologies, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Technical Field, Section “Chemical Technology”

Gennadiy Ivanovich Ostapenko, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Chemistry, Chemical Processes and Technologies Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Humanities Field, Section “Social Sciences”

Tatyana Nikolayevna Ivanova, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, Head of the Sociology Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Humanities Field, Section “Linguistics”

Galina Nikolayevna Taranosova, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Russian Language and Literature Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

 

Editors

Tatyana Nikolayevna Andreyushkina, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Theory and Practice of Translation Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).
Zinaida Nikolayevna Bakalova, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Russian Language, Culture of Speech and Methods of Teaching Department, Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (Samara, Russia).
Elena Borisovna Borisova, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor of the English Philology and Intercultural Communication Department, Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (Samara, Russia).
Petr Yuryevich Bochkarev, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Head of Technical and Technological Complexes Design Department, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (Saratov, Russia).
Boris Maksovich Brzhozovskiy, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Technical and Technological Complexes Design Department, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (Saratov, Russia).
Oleg Mikhaylovich Buranok, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Russian Language, Culture of Speech and Methods of Teaching Department, Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (Samara, Russia).
Anatoliy Stepanovich Vereschaka, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor of the Engineering Technology and Equipment Department, Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN” (Moscow, Russia).
Aleksey Yuryevich Vinogradov, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Deputy Director for R&D of the Research and Development Institute of Advanced Technologies, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).
Sergey Sergeyevich Gavriushin, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Head of the Computer Systems of Production Automation Department, Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Moscow, Russia).
Aleksandr Markovich Glezer
, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Director of G.V. Kurdyumov Institute for Metallurgy and Physics of Metals of Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FSUE) “I.P. Bardin Central Research Institute” (Moscow, Russia).
Yuriy Ivanovich Gorbunov
, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Theory and Practice of Translation Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).
Anna Semenovna Gotlib
, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Social and Market Research Methodology Department, Samara University (Samara, Russia).
Aleksandr Fedorovich Denisenko
, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Head of the Automated Machine and Tool Systems Department, Samara State Technical University (Samara, Russia).
Vladimir Borisovich Zvonovskiy
, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Director of Samara Region Social Organization Social Research Institute (Samara, Russia).
Elena Pavlovna Ivanian
, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Russian Language, Culture of Speech and Methods of Teaching Department, Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (Samara, Russia).
Aleksandr Anatolyevich Kazakov
, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Head of the Metallurgy Technologies Department, Engineering Institute, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (St. Petersburg, Russia).
Mikhail Ivanovich Karpov
, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of laboratory of the Institute of Solid State Physics RAS (Chernogolovka, Russia).
Olga Andreyevna Kostrova
, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Professor of the German Language Department, Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (Samara, Russia).
Aleksandr Viktorovich Kudrya
, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Physical Metallurgy and the Physics of Strength Department, National University of Science and Technology “MISiS” (Moscow, Russia).
Anatoliy Ivanovich Kuzminsky
, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the High School Pedagogy and Educational Management Department, Bogdan Khmelnitsky National University of Cherkassy (Cherkassy, Ukraine).
Marina Aleksandrovna Kulinich
, PhD in Cultural Studies, Professor of the English Philology and Intercultural Communication Department, Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (Samara, Russia).
Vasily Petrovich Larshin
, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor of the Technology of Machine Engineering Department, Odessa National Polytechnic University (Odessa, Ukraine).
Evgeniy Aleksandrovich Lodatko
, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the High School Pedagogy and Educational Management Department, Bogdan Khmelnitsky National University of Cherkassy (Cherkassy, Ukraine).
Aleksey Viktorovich Makarov, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Head of the Material Science Department, Head of Mechanical Properties Laboratory, Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Ekaterinburg, Russia).
Alevtina N Nikolayevna Morozova, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Head of the English Language and Methods of Foreign Languages Teaching Department, Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities (Samara, Russia).
Irina Stanislavovna Morozova, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Head of the General and Developmental Psychology Department, Kemerovo State University (Kemerovo, Russia).
Oleg Borisovich Naymark
, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Physical Bases of Strength Laboratory, the Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Ural Branch (Perm, Russia).
Nikolay Vasilyevich Nosov
, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Samara State Technical University (Samara, Russia).
Lyudmila Viktorovna Orlova
, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, Head of the HR Management Department, Samara Academy of State and Municipal Administration (Samara, Russia).
Aleksandr Veniaminovich Pilinskiy, PhD in Engineering, Associate Professor, MSME (Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering), Manager of Raymer Metals, Inc. (Los Angeles, USA).
Olga Aleksandrovna Plakhova
, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).
Aleksey Evgenyevich Romanov
, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Leading Research Fellow of the Solid State Physics Division, Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Head of the LED Technologies Department, Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (St. Petersburg, Russia).
Vasiliy Vasilyevich Rubanik, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Associate Professor, Institute of Technical Acoustics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Vitebsk, Belarus).
Rudolf Natanovich Starobinski, Doctor of Engineering, Professor, Scientific Consultant of the Engineering Bureau “Prof. Starobinski. Silencers. Consulting and Engineering” (Hamburg, Germany).
Vladimir Petrovich Tabakov, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Head of the Metal Cutting Machines and Tools Department, Ulyanovsk State Technical University (Ulyanovsk, Russia).
Yuriy Ivanovich Tarskiy, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Sociology and Social Policy Department, Stolypin Volga Region Institute of Administration (Saratov, Russia).
Olga Yuryevna Tarskaya, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Sociology and Social Policy Department, Stolypin Volga Region Institute of Administration (Saratov, Russia).
Leonid Viktorovich Khudobin, Honored Master of Sciences and Engineering of the RSFSR, Doctor of Engineering, Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, Ulyanovsk State Technical University (Ulyanovsk, Russia).
Olga Viktorovna Shinyayeva, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Head of the Metal Cutting Machines and Tools Department, Ulyanovsk State Technical University (Ulyanovsk, Russia).
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shishkov, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Head of the Technical Department, JSC “Rekar” (Togliatti, Russia).
Galina Ivanovna Shcherbakova, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Professor of the Journalism Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).
Yuriy Zakharovich Estrin, PhD in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, DSc (Germany), Honored Doctor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, Monash University (Melbourne, Australia).
Snezhana Vladimirovna Yavon, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, assistant professor of the Social Technologies Department, Volga Region State University of Service (Togliatti, Russia).
Anatoliy Nikolayevich Yarygin, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Informatics and Computer Engineering Department, Togliatti State University (Togliatti, Russia).

Sponsors

To cover the costs of design, production and distribution of “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” the founder of the journal is free to attract financial resources from individuals, legal entities, as well as Russian and international organizations and extra-budgetary foundations under the Russian legislation.

Journal History

Scientific peer-reviewed journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” was established in 2008 by Federal State Budgetary Educational Establishment of Higher Professional Education “Togliatti State University”.

The decision on its establishment was made in May 2008 at meeting of an initiative group of TSU researchers:

- Mikhail Krishtal, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

- Nadezhda Pudovkina, PhD in Engineering Sciences

- Professor Anatoly Yarygin, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences

- Professor Rudolf Khachaturov, Doctor of Juridical Sciences

- Professor Anatoly Vikarchuk, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

- Professor Alexander Shaikin, Doctor of Engineering Sciences.

The first issue of the journal was published in June 2008. It was “Legal Studies” special edition. In 2008, three “Legal Studies” special editions supervised by Professor Rudolf Khachaturov, Doctor of Legal Sciences, were published.  

The first Regulation of scientific peer-reviewed journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” was approved by order No 6152 dated 22 December 2008. The first list of the Editorial Board members was set by Decree No 6270 dated 29 December, 2008. Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Mikhail Krishtal was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal.    

In February 2009, “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” was included into the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) system. The journal released its first multi-disciplinary issue this month.

In March 2009, the journal was assigned an international standard serial number (ISSN).

The mass media registration certificate was obtained in July 2009.

Starting from the 2nd half of 2010 “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” has been included in the unified catalog “The Russian Press” and has been distributed by subscription.

Since 19 February 2010, scientific peer-reviewed journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” has been included in “The List of the Higher Attestation Committee (HAC)”, the list of peer-reviewed scientific publications where main research results of PhD and Post-Doctoral theses can be published.

Since its foundation and up to now “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” has been continuously improving its main indices in RSCI.

Statistics of “Science Vector of Togliatti State University” Impact Factor Changes in RSCI

 

Index/Year

 

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015[1]

 

Two-year RSCI Impact Factor
(self-citation excluded)

0.200

 0.662

0.509

 0.679

0.562

Five-year RSCI Impact Factor
(self-citation excluded)

0.200

0.589

 0.448

0.572

 0.487

The Journal Position in the SCIENCE INDEX Rating

 1566

787

503

166

53


[1] The RSCI indicators for 2015 are preliminary.