Scientific journal ISSN 1684-8853 Russian
Informatsionno-upravliaiushchie sistemy
(Information and Control Systems)
Bi-monthly refereed edition

Scope of Journal

“Informatsionno-upravliaiushchie sistemy (Information and Control Systems)” is a scientific journal publishing bi-monthly research papers, rapid communications and reviews in Technical sciences (including technical aspects and control in Economy, Biology, Medicine, Education) and Mathematics. Research papers and rapid communications should report original work not published or considered for publication elsewhere. Reviews should provide a concise introduction to the subject matter to inform the readers of the latest developments in a certain area. Papers and support materials submitted to the publishing house should meet its technical requirements.

Editorial Review and Acceptance

The acceptance criteria for a manuscript are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are single-blind peer reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers and the editor. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be written in English or Russian and must be submitted by e-mail to :

  • a text of the article with numbered pages and numbered figures with captions;
  • information about authors as a Microsoft Word file without using abbreviations (copy the pattern and fill in your info without changes of wording): surname, first name and patronymic, job place, job title, academic rank, education institution and graduation year, academic degree and a year of thesis defense, an amount of publications, a field of research, e-mail; home and job addresses and phone, mobile phone number, see the example;
  • authors’ photos which are required for publication in the journal, not for the archive, therefore it is necessary to strictly follow technical and composition requirements: full face, dark clothes against white background, 1/3 torso height, high-contrast images without shadows and glare on the face. The photo can be provided as an electronic file in tiff, png or jpeg formats with resolution minimum 600 pixels along the horizontal side (see a sample photo). The photo is published in the journal, resolution 300 dpi, size 40×55 mm, see the example
  • an author’s personal webpage address (if there is one) so that a link can be posted at our website in the section “Authors”;
  • initial submission should include a cover letter (filling in the cover letter section) stating that: the content has not been published or submittedfor publication elsewhere; all authors have contributed significantly and are in agreement with the content of the manuscript. Authors must declareany financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest. If tables or figures have been reproduced from other sources, a letter from the copyright holder (usually the Publisher) stating authorization to reproduce the material must be attached to the covering letter.

Copyright

Copyright of any article published in “Informatsionno-upravliaiushchie sistemy” will belong to the author or their designee. However, it is a condition of publication in the journal that authors grant an exclusive licence to publish to Journal. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and allows the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. As part of the licence agreement, authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication and SUAI as the Publisher. Manuscripts will not be published without submission of an original signed copyright form.

Authors are reminded that it is their responsibility to comply with copyright laws. It is essential to ensure that no part of the text or illustrations have appeared or are due to appear in other publications, without prior permission from the copyright holder. Signed patient consent forms must be obtained for recognizable photographs. Submission of the manuscript will be taken to indicate the authors compliance with these conditions.

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at “Informatsionno-upravliaiushchie sistemy” authors will be invited to complete an copyright licence to publish form.

The compulsory elements of text appearance include:

UDC;
DOI – if there is any;
Title;
The full names of the authors, academic degree, academic rank or position, names and addresses of the institutions at which the work was carried out together with the full postal and email address see the example;
A structured abstract of 200-250 words (when writing an abstract do not use abbreviation and do not use references). The abstract should describe clearly the aim, major findings and conclusions of the research. see the example of good abstracts;
Keywords;
Introduction, subject matter (with a topical heading which discloses a topic of a paper but does not repeat it), conclusion; references.

Designing papers, please, follow strictly our examples taking into account all characteristics: punctuation, space, capital and small letters, italics and Roman type, semi-bold and light type, abbreviations, types of brackets etc.

Texts typing

A volume of an article (text, tables, figures and references) should not exceed the equivalent of 20 pages printed in А4 format, one-sided with 1.5 line space, type Times New Roman 13, paper margins: on the left 3 cm, the rest – less than 2 cm.

Use Times New Roman, 13 pt (for figures font size minimum 8, maximum 10), 1.5 line space, programs texts— Pragmatica BookC or other fonts different from the main one.

Start paragraphs with indents.

While typing symbols keep in mind that symbols in Latin letters are typed in light non-bold italics, in Russian and Greek letters – in Roman type, vectors – in Roman semi-bold type, numbers – always light Roman type.

Type symbols of differential and derivative in Roman type.

Type vectors and matrices in Roman semi-bold type.

Never use underlining to highlight the text.

Strictly limit an amount of highlights in the text (italics, semi-bold etc.) totally excluding emotionally motivated highlighting.

All tables should have borders of all four sides.

Abbreviations should be used sparingly: only where they ease the reader's task by reducing repetition of long, technical terms. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter use the abbreviation only.

Formulae typing

Type simple formulae and symbols in the text line using Word, if Word applications allow, without using formula processors (Mathtype or Equation); in order to find a necessary symbol choose “Paste”, then “Symbol”, then find a necessary symbol in one of sections (Symbol, Symath, different Euclid), in case Word does not allow typing a formula or a symbol (for example, common fraction, symbols with diacritics etc.), use Word formula processors Mathtype or Equation.

Separate line formulae can be typed in any application.

Always type symbols with diacritics in formula processors Mathtype or Equation.

For formulae which cannot be typed in Word use formula processors Mathtype or Equation:

  • Never use the panel Other... to set a font size, use default setting of a processor;
  • Typing formulae in a formula processor key in punctuation marks (. , ;) at the end of a formula without a space in formula processors Mathtype or Equation;
  • Do not adjust symbol sizes in formulae to a type size in the paper text, do not zoom in and zoom out formulae pasted into the text;
  • To type Greek and special symbol use tools panels “Edit – Insert a symbol”;
  • Do not separate signs + = - with spaces in formulae;
  • Do not use two processors to type one formula (a part of a formula in Word, for example, brackets, and a part in Mathtype or Equation).

Figures processing

Present figures, graphs, diagrams, block schemes as separate source files available for editing using vector programs: Visio 4, 5, 2002-2003 (.vsd); Coreldraw (.cdr); Excel (.xls); Word (.doc); AdobeIllustrator (.ai); AutoCad (.dxf); Matlab (.ps, .pdf or export into a format .ai) etc.

If an image processor you use to create a figure does not allow saving in a vector format use a function of export, for example, into *.ai, *.esp, *.wmf, *.svg only for a source image, processing images already saved in a bitmap (tif , jpg, png, psd) this function does not produce a desired result.

If you use arrows during creation of a figure follow the principle of uniformity.

If there is a text in a figure use the same type as in the main text (Times New Roman), font size maximum 10 pt, minimum 8 pt.

Present photos in the format *.tif, *.png, *.jpg with maximum resolution (minimum 300 pixels/inch or 800 pixels along the shorter side).

Be sure to write figure captions and place them appropriately in the text of an article.

References

Compile the list of references according to the order of references in the article following samples: lit_en.dot.

If a publication has a Digital Object Identifier DOI you must put it at the end of reference with a space: doi:10.1134/S1023193508080077.

In the reference list, if a reference has many authors, list only the first seven authors, followed by 'et al.' Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g. Smith A, 2000, unpublished data).

Compiling references it is necessary to strictly follow our recommendations, taking into account all characteristics: punctuation, space, capital and small letters, italics and Roman type, semi-bold and light type, absence of slash, abbreviations, types of brackets etc.

Please, remember that surname, first name and patronymic are written as following: Surname, space, name, full point, space, patronymic, full point: Burakov V. V.

Do not make arbitrary abbreviations of source names in references. It can lead to loosing links with a source as its abbreviated name cannot be identified. Make your colleagues quoting your publications aware of this fact. For example, the Journal “Automation and Telemechanics” giving references for our publications provided the name “Informatsionno-upravliaiushchie sistemy (Information and Control Systems)” as “Inf. Upravlen. Sist.” – the reference was not acknowledged either for authors or our journal; the Journal “Instrumentation” used abbreviation “IUS” to identify our journal with the same negative result.

Funding

The following rules should be followed:

The sentence should begin: ‘This work was supported by …’

The full official funding agency name should be given, i. e. “the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health” or simply “National Institutes of Health” not “NCI” (one of the 27 subinstitutions) or “NCI at NIH”.

Grant numbers should be complete and accurate and provided in brackets as follows: ‘[grant number ABX CDXXXXXX]’

Multiple grant numbers should be separated by a comma as follows: ‘[grant numbers ABX CDXXXXXX, EFX GHXXXXXX]’

Agencies should be separated by a semi-colon (plus ‘and’ before the last funding agency)

Where individuals need to be specified for certain sources of funding the following text should be added after the relevant agency or grant number 'to [author initials]'.

Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest have the potential to affect authors, referees and Editors. ABBS has the following systems in place to deal with conflicts of interest:

Authors. Authors are required to include a Transparency declarations section in every submission to the Journal.

Referees. When invited to act, and again when they agree to act, referees are reminded to consider whether they have any potential conflicts of interest. Referees are asked to discuss any perceived potential conflict with the Editor of the article who will reach a decision as to whether it is appropriate that the referee acts on the article or whether they should withdraw.

Editors. The Editor-in-Chief and Editors register their interests (including personal and business interests) with the Society. When an article is assigned to an Editor the Editor is reminded to consider whether there are any potential conflicts of interest, and if so, to discuss them with the Editor-in-Chief, who will come to a decision as to whether it is appropriate for the Editor to act on the article, or whether it should be reassigned.

Open Access

Issues of the journal of the current year are sold at subscription price (please, address the publisher: ius.spb@gmail.com).

All issues of the previous years are regarded as archives and are posted in open access in pdf format in the journal website as well as partners’ websites: http://i-us.ru/en/, http://cyberleninka.ru/, http://elibrary.ru/