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Author Guidelines

Dear authors,

We would like to inform you that the editorial board approved the requirements for the content, volume and formatting of the articles offered for publication in the scientific journal “Izvestia MGTU MAMI”. The new order of paper submission came into effect on 01.05.2013. The articles submitted after the deadline and which do not meet the requirements will not be accepted for publication.

Information about authors

The following information must be sent as a separate file “About authors.doc”:

  • Full name of the authors.
  • Place of employment of each author. Author's position may be indicated. It is important to clearly specify a workplace of a particular author avoiding interpretations.
  • Contact details (e-mail, telephone number) for each author, if available.

Please do not use in the information about authors personal data including home address, phone number and other personal data which publication are not consented by the author.

Brief information about the authors shall be placed under the heading of the article (see below).

Requirements for the content of manuscript

At the beginning of the article shall be an abstract in Russian (no more than 8 lines) with a brief content of the publication and key words in Russian (no more than 10 words).

The article should not only introduce a reader with a problem, but it also should provide useful information in the form of appropriate conclusions and results. As the results can be presented formulas, coefficients, practical advice, etc. For example, if the author of the publication has developed a new mathematical model, it is desirable to present the results of calculations using this model.

It is mandatory the article should be completed by findings or conclusions.

Typically, at the end of the article should be a list of references, which are referenced in the text.

The following structure of the article is considered to be optimal:

“Introduction” indicating the purpose of scientific research, “Problem Statement”, “Results”, “Findings or conclusions”, “Literature”, “Appendix” (where, if necessary, may be presented mathematical calculations, not included in body text, etc.).

The decision on publishing is taken by the editorial board of the corresponding journal series and approved by the editorial board of the journal.

Manuscript volume requirements

The manuscript should be from 4 to 8 pages (see the requirements for formatting), together with illustrations and tables.

Requirements for formatting

MS Word text editor (Word 97/2000, Word XP/2003). See a sample with customized styles.

The article should begin with a title (“Heading 2” style), followed by the authors ("Authors_" style), then organization ("Organization_" style), abstract ("Abstract" style), keywords ("Keywords" style) and then main text ("Article_" style) with illustrations (styles "Picture", "Picture title") and tables ("Table number" style).

Setting for the "Article_" style: Times New Roman font, 12 pt size, single line spacing, paragraph’s first line indent 1.0 cm from left.

Page — A4, all margins (left, right, top and bottom) 2 cm.

All figures and tables shoule be not editable jpg-files, which must be inserted into text. Additionally, drawings are attached as separate jpg-files. Wrapping of figures and tables are to be "In the text."

All formulas should be typed only in the Formula Editor (Microsoft Equation). Font size 12 pt, index height 8 pt.

The formulas are to be inserted centrally in a 2-column table with invisible borders. The left wide column is used for the formula and the right narrow column is for the formula number. The formula number is put in parentheses and is located exactly in the center.

List of files to be submitt to the editorial office

  1. An article text.
  2. A review of an article (optimally - a JPG-file, containing a scanned review).
  3. Information about authors.
  4. Picture files.

Submission of articles

All the manuscripts shold be submitted to the editorial office via the manuscript submission system on journal's site.

Example of article formatting

Increasing of vehicle fuel efficiency through the use of alternative fuels

Dr.Eng., Prof. I. I. Ivanov, I. I. Sidorov
Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI)
+7 (495) 223-05-23,
Ph.D. P. P. Petrov
JSC "Avtobioteh"
+7 (495) 223-05-23,

Abstract. The article considers the possibility of use of alternative fuels based on hydrogen. The authors performed calculations and researches, as well as tests of a compact vehicle.

Keywords: alternative fuels, road transport, fuel consumption.

Then the text of the article follows.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with each of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  • Absence of plagiarism. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • Correct manuscript format. Manuscript file format is Microsoft Word (has the extension *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in "For Authors" section.

  • Cover letter. All the required supporting documents will be submitted together with the manuscript. Authors guarantee to upload scanned original of the filled cover letter in PDF. A cover letter signed by all authors.

  • Supplementary files. The authors have prepared for transfer to the editor within the manuscript submission process:

    • Graphic files (photos, satellite images, graphics, etc.) - all in separate jpg or tiff-files.
    • Data (raw-data, statistic analyzis and so on) and/or media-files.
  • The authors confirm that:

    • all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
    • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors;
    • all co-Authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0 International Licensee (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The editorial Board of the journal and the administration of the website of the journal do not transfer personal information in any way specified by the users when working with the website of the journal to third parties, except for those cases and to the extent specified in the terms of the copyright agreement.

The affiliation work and e-mail address of the authors of the manuscript accepted for publication will be published in the section "information about the authors" of the printed version of the journal and in the section "about the authors" on the page of the article on the website of the journal.

The phone number of the corresponding author will be known only to the editorial Board Secretariat and will only be used in cases of emergency.


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