Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The Editors accept for consideration only original articles (minimum 70% of authentic materials upon examination by the “Antiplagiat” System) containing 6–12 pages of text (excluding bibliography, illustrations and tables), meeting necessary formatting and structural requirements.
The materials for publication are to be presented in Microsoft Word for Windows format (file type – Word document).
All page margins – 2 cm, paragraph indentations – 0.5 cm.
Text parameters: font – Times New Roman, size – 14, line spacing – 1.5; pages should be numbered in the lower right margin within the footer field.
General requirements to the paper text:
macros are not allowed in the paper file
do not use a gap between initials, but use a gab between initials and a surname
use quotation marks consistently – “” – throughout the entire text. Use "" type of quotation marks only if there is quotation within quotation – “""”
do not use hyphens as dashes (dash has gaps on both sides)
do not adjust the text with additional gaps
do not use gaps and tabulation to make paragraphs
do not use a non-breaking space
do not use automatic formatting of lists.
It is allowed to include tables (no more than five, the size of tables should exceed 1 page of the text), and figures within the text (no more than seven). Total amount of tables and illustrations should not exceed ten. The structure of tables should be clear, each value should be put in a separate cell (line). All table columns should be titled in full words, only commonly known abbreviations are allowed. Materials in the tables should contain scanned materials, colorful background, bold frames. The text font in tables and pictures should not be smaller than 10 pt. It is not allowed to place a figure or a table at the end of the paper. Tables should not exceed the formatted page limits. Landscape page orientation is not allowed.
Color figures, photographs, tables, charts are not accepted. Figures shall be placed both within the paper text, and in separate files (in formats – .tif, .jpg; gray-scale gradient or bit gradient; resolution above 300 ppi for photographs, for charts – over 600 ppi). Scanned illustrations should represent the text clearly. The figures created with “Microsoft Graph” should have 10 pt font size; lines not exceeding 0.5 wide; captures should not divide prepositions from the words they are connected to; no bold font is allowed (using CAPS instead is advisable). Figures should be grouped into a single macro element and should be editable. Figures created with “MS Visio” are not acceptable. Charts should not have color lines; it is advisable to use different line types – dashed line, dotted line, etc. Diagrams created with “Microsoft Word” should be editable. Figures should not exceed the formatted page limits. Landscape page orientation is not allowed.
All figures should have captures and be consecutively numbered.
All tables should have captures and be consecutively numbered. Do not use simultaneously tables and graphs (figures) to present the same results.
All formulas should be created with “Microsoft Equation 3”. Formulas length should not be over 80 mm. Symbol sizes in formulas: normal – 10 pt, large index – 7 pt, petite index – 5 pt, Latin letters – should be in italics, Greek and Russian letters – straight font, mathematical symbols cos, sin, min, etc. – straight font. Formula scale should be 100%. Do not transform a formula into a picture. Use a comma or a stop after every formula (do not put a stop or a comma in formula editor) as required by the context. A formula number should be written in round brackets ( ) at the right margin of the page on the same level as the formula. Only the formulas should be numbered that have further references in the text are numbered. All values should meet the standards of the International System of Units (SI system). It is not advisable to use symbols manually inserted into the text with the help of formula editor.
References should be listed in the order they appear in the text. The consecutive number of the sources shall be framed with square brackets [ ] in the text of the manuscript. The references must contain pages. If a reference is to a separate edition (for instance, a monograph), then a total number of pages should be indicated (for example, 345 p.);if a reference is to an paper in a journal, or an paper in a collected papers, then the starting and ending pages are indicated (eg. P. 17–19). References to particular pages are given throughout the text in square brackets [ ] after the number of the source with a comma (for example, [1, pp. 23, 34], [3, pp. 2–7]); if there are several sources, they are divided by a semicolon (for example, [1, p. 23, 34; 5, p. 8] [3; 6; 12]). In the reference list there should be no sources not mentioned in the paper text. In the reference list one reference should stand for only one paper. It is not allowed to join several sources within one reference number. It is necessary to include references to key papers relevant to the work subject, and it is advisable to have no less than 20% of references to international sources. All references should be made to published editions (excluding e-journals). References to websites are not allowed. It is not advisable to make references to dissertations and theses of dissertations. Self-citation should not exceed 20%.
- UDC (Universal Decimal Classification).
- Full name of the paper.
- Name of the author.
- Information about the author (academic degree and title, organization, city, country).
- Keywords. When choosing keywords the main criteria shall be potential value for representing contents of the document or for its search. Keywords can be separate words, word combinations, terms, chronological data, and proper names. Word combinations should be no longer than two-three words. Set expressions, set terms, special terms as keywords shall be used without any transformation as it can lead to loosing the term meaning. General scientific, common, generalized terms shall be used as keywords with some elaboration (for example, conservation methods, history of architecture). The optimal number of keywords are 5–9 which should be separated by a semicolon.
- Abstract (200–250 words) shall contain short presentation of the paper concept. Recommendations for writing an annotation can be viewed here.
- Body of the Paper. The paper shall be structured as follows:
- Introduction shall contain short analysis of the known information and data relevant to the research subject, which are available in particular literature and which substantiate topicality of the work; introduction shall end with precise formulation of the work purpose. Thus, the following shall be represented in the Introduction: short analysis of literature, work topicality substantiation and formulation of the work purpose.
- The body of the paper shall include the following sections:
- Research methodology/Samples and methods of research (for theoretical papers and papers in humanities the section can be excluded)
- Experiment results (the section can be additionally structured and can contain subtitles)/Research results
- Results discussion (for theoretical papers and papers in humanities this section can be joined with the previous one)
- Main results/Main results and conclusion/Conclusions
- UDC (Universal Decimal Classification).
- Conclusion shall be logically derived from the results obtained during the work. Examples of conclusions:
(1) The Volga flows into the Caspian Sea.
(2) Weight is directly proportional to mass of an object.
(3) Yeti does exist.
The same can be formulated the following way
(1) It has been proven, that the Volga flows into the Caspian Sea. It has been determined that the water flowing into the Caspian Sea is the water from the Volga.
(2) A correlation has been determined between weight and mass of an object (For result formulation it is not necessary to present EXACT correlation, but for a conclusion it is necessary!).
(3) There have been found footprints of a yeti – this is a result, but the statement that the yeti does exist is a conclusion, not necessarily correct.
Conclusions can have presumable nature and can be compound. For example:
Based on investigation of the found footprints, there has been made a conclusion that the yeti does exist.
Thus, conclusions as opposed to results never shall begin with introductory words, but shall contain concise and complete citable formulation of a law/ phenomenon/ regularity/ correlation/ assumption. On the contrary, formulation of results shall begin with introductory words representing ways of obtaining the results: There was obtained/found/revealed/implemented/introduced. Description of results does not necessarily need to be complete and concise, i.e. include the CONCLUSION, but in any case, it should indicate what has been DONE.
Conclusion (as required). Conclusion should contain description of premises and ways of further research works, including those on introduction of obtained results.
- The paper prepared by the author is considered by the Authorised Secretary on the day of its receipt as to its appropriate format and compliance with the subjects of the journal.
- If the paper has formal remarks it is returned to the author for revision. The author shall modify the paper within 5 working days from the date of the Editors’ Letter.
- A properly formatted paper is remitted for review lasting for 3 weeks and its results are sent to the author via e-mail.
- If the paper is returned by the Reviewer for revision and another review afterwards, the author shall modify the paper within 5 working days from the date of the Editors’ Letter.
- On the day a positive review is received the paper is forwarded to the Technical Editor. If she has any comments on the paper, she shall direct them to the author via e-mail within 3 weeks.
- The author shall modify the paper within 5 working days from the date of the Technical Editor’s Letter.
- Shall a referential database specialist/proofreader has any questions or needs clarifications on the paper, all these issues are agreed upon with the author with the help of the Authorised Secretary within 1 working day.
- A made-up paper is sent to the author for proofreading. Author shall return the layout with corrections within 5 working days from the date of the layout receipt.
In the event the deadlines are violated by the author the article is moved to the next issue.
The authors who publish their manuscripts in “Progress in Technologies” Journal agree that:
- When submitting a manuscript to the Editors of “Progress in Technologies” Journal, the author accepts that the Editors have the exclusive property rights for the paper use (material submitted to the Editors including such protected by the copyright law objects as figures, charts, tables, etc.), including the rights for reproduction in print and on the Internet; distribution; translation of the materials into English.
- The author guarantees that (s)he has exclusive copyright for the material submitted to the Editors. Shall this guarantee be violated and shall the Editors receive any complaints or claims as a result, the Author shall settle all claims and complaints at his/her own and at his/her expense. The Editors shall not be held liable to a third party for violation of the guarantees given by the Author.
- The Author shall retain the right to use his/her published material, its fragments and paragraphs for personal and teaching purposes. Copying the materials published in the journal can only be allowed to other individuals or legal entities by a written consent from the Editors with a reference to the particular issue (year of publishing) in which the material was published.
Some information about authors (full name, name and address of the affiliated organization, e-mail address, telephone number for readers to contact the author) submitted by them for publication in the journal becomes available for a wide audience, to which the authors shall give their written consent by signing the application form in the Author Questionnaire submitted to the Editors together with accompanying documents for the paper. Publication of the aforementioned information meets authors’ interests and enables complete and correct registration and record keeping of their publications and citation by relevant organizations. It also allows the authors to interact with a wide scientific community.
Personal information submitted by the authors to the Editors except the information listed above, including additional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, will be used by the Editors only for contacts with the authors during pre-publication process. The Editorial Board shall not disclose any of the mentioned personal data to a third party.