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FOR THE AUTHORS

Dear Colleagues,
We invite you to participate as an author in the journal "MECHATRONICS, AUTOMATION, CONTROL".

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

Submitted articles must correspond to the topics of the journal Mechatronics, Automation, Control and include new research findings, not previously published and not intended for publication in any other print or electronic media.
The following materials are to be submitted to the journal for article publication:

  • manuscript in DOC and PDF formats
  • tables, illustrations and a list of captions
  • information about the authors including name, surname, academic degree and rank, position, job title, work and home addresses, phone numbers and email
  • expert opinion on the possibility of publishing the article in the press
  • information in English containing the article data required for indexing the journal in international scientometric databases.

If the article is sent by mail parcel, then it is necessary to enclose a disk with an electronic version of these materials.
All articles are subject to mandatory peer review (see review form).
Editorial demand for revision of the manuscript does not mean that the article is accepted for publication, as it will again be considered by reviewers and then by the Editorial Board. The editors reserve the right not to return rejected manuscripts to the author and not to discuss the motives of rejection. The editors reserve the right to shorten the paper if necessary, edit and send it back to the authors for revision.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONTENT OF ARTICLES

The article should be structured, i.e. should include sections with titles, which briefly and accurately reflect their contents, including:

  • an introduction mentioning the relevance of and a brief overview of issues
  • a clear statement of the objectives of the study
  • a description of the method used to solve the problem outlined in the study
  • the application and interpretation of the results of research
  • a conclusion including a synthesis and an indication of the scope of the results without repeating the annotation and not limited to a mere list of what has been done in the work.

RULES FOR PREPARATION

Size of the manuscript proposed for publication shall be not less than 10 and not more than 20 pages of typewritten text on one side of a white sheet of A4 paper with margins on all sides of at least 2 cm, with space from the edge of 1 cm, with 1.5 line spacing, using Microsoft Word text editor (any version) with Times New Roman font size 14 pt.
The specified size of articles includes: text, appendices, illustrations, tables and a reference list. In some cases, by the decision of the editorial board, the size of the article can be increased. Pages of the manuscript should be numbered, starting with the first one.
The material should be presented in the following order:

  • UDC code (see Reference Universal Decimal Classification) in the upper left corner
  • The authors initials and surname (in bold centered) title, position, email
  • Company name (no abbreviations), city (if more than one, then the list of all relevant organisations with footnotes following the names of the authors; in the case of matching jobs, authors need to specify it)
  • Title of the article (in bold, centered) not more than 12 words
  • Abstract (5-7 lines), in the most compact form setting out the essence of the work and the results obtained
  • Keywords (8-10 words), the chief, most meaningful words
  • The text of the article according to the requirements of its layout
  • A list of references
  • Information on the article in English.

The text of the article should follow the conventional terminology, and all used special terms, signs and abbreviations should be expanded and clarified. Formulas should be typed clearly in compliance with the spelling differences in uppercase and lowercase letters, and the letters that are similar in shape. Indexes and powers should be written strictly above or below the line. In the formulae, Russian and Greek letters should be straight, and Latin letters for scalar variables should be in italic. Values denoting vectors and matrices should be in bold and straight (the whole set of values stated in Latin letters, including matrices and vectors, may be in italic). The transposition sign should be typed as the letter horizontal line in superscript; the exhibitor as the letter e in bold. Standard mathematical notations (such as max, log, sin, etc.) should be typed straight. Formula numbers should be typed straight and in parentheses. Numbering of formulae should be cross-cutting and given in the order of their appearance; only those formulae that are referenced in the text should be numbered.

Reference lists should be sequentially numbered in order of appearance in the text and contain the following data: name and initials of the author, title, journal name, the collection (if it is not a book), the city of publication and the full name of the publisher (for monographs), the year of publication, volume number, magazine and page numbers. References should be given in square brackets. The citation of electronic media is allowed.

Figures and tables must be qualitative (graphical processing of drawings is not provided). In the journal, all the pictures are reproduced in black and white, except for color drawings, placed by the editorial boards discretion on the journal cover.

In the preparation of drawings in electronic form, please observe the following requirements to bitmap images:
TIFF (PhotoShop):
- Halftone color - 300 dpi, CMYK;
- Halftone black and white - 300 dpi;
- Line art illustration - 600 dpi.
Line thickness should be not less than 0.15 mm. Scale of labels should be commensurate with the pattern itself.

Figures and tables are duplicated on separate sheets, captions are given in a separate list. Symbols in figures must strictly comply with notation of the text, and have identical spelling. Text in the figures must be large enough to maintain the sharpness of the picture if zoomed out. Particularly small text in the figures is not allowed, including notations and digitising axes on the charts.

Digital callouts in the figures must be in italics; units on the axes must be separated by commas and in Russian. English information should include (as required by foreign analytical databases) the following data:

  • the initials and last name of each author, their position, email address, full job title (when matching jobs, authors need to specify it once for the entire group of authors);
  • title of the article;
  • article abstract of not less than 130 words, written in good English, reflecting the main content of the article and stating the purpose, objectives, research results and summary of findings;
  • keywords ( 10-12 words);
  • a list of references transliterated into Latin font (http://translit.ru/ is recommended), the names and initials of authors, title of the source publication and place of publication, technical reduction (number, volume, page, etc.) must be transferred using conventional notation (number - N., including - V., pages - P. etc.).

Articles can also be submitted in electronic form.

Editorial board does not provide copies of the journal to authors. We can send an electronic (PDF) version of the article to the authors. If authors want to ensure that they receive a copy of the issue of the journal with their article, they must subscribe.

ADDRESS:
Editorial Board,
4 Stromynsky Lane,
107076, Moscow.

Journal "Mechatronics, Automation, Control" published by New Technologies.
Phone: 8-(499) 269-55-10; 269-53-97
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