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Author Guidelines

The manuscript should be submitted in electronic format (Microsoft Word for Windows).

  • Page Layout: A4, Portrait Orientation.
  • Page margins: Top, bottom and left margins set to 2cm, right – to 1cm;
  • The numbers of pages should go in the bottom right-hand corner;
  • Indent the first line of each paragraph 1,25cm;
  • Font size: Times New Roman Cyr 14 pt;
  • 1.0 line spacing;

Manuscript length limit is 10 A4-size pages (pictures and tables included; the information of the authors excluded).

Formulae should go in MathType 6 or MS Equation 3.0. Formulae should be as much simplified as possible and should not contain any intermediate conversion.

Illustrations (pictures, graphs, diagrams, etc) should be black-and-white and have a resolution sufficient to produce a high-quality image. For that use Corel Draw (*.cdr) or other graphics editors ( in *. jpeg or *.tiff format). Picture captions should be typed in Times New Roman Cyr 14 pt. The total amount of illustrations, pictures, etc is is limited to 4 in a manuscript. All illustrations, pictures, etc should be eligible for editing and enclosed in their original format.

Tables go on separate A4 pages in Times New Roman Cyr 14 pt. The word «Table» should be in the upper right-hand corner, the caption should be centered. Do not abbreviate notations or data in the tables.

The main parts of the manuscript should be arranged in the following order:

  • Universal Decimal Classification (UDC);
  • the author’s /authors’ initials and surnames;
  • the title of the manuscript;
  • the absract of the manuscript;
  • key words;
  • the main text of the manuscript (conclusions are welcomed);
  • references / bibliography;
  • full information about the author’s /authors’: full information about the author’s /authors’ full name, job position, main place of work (postal address, telephone number), e-mail address.

The references should be placed at the end of a manuscript in the order that the literary sources are first mentioned in the text.

All the literary sources given in the references should be mentioned in the main text [given in square brackets]. The references should include only the sources which have already been published. When some official / standardizing documents are quoted (e.g. Construction Rules and Regulation) the number and title of the document should go right in the main text. The bibliography should be arranged according Vancouver style (AMA style).


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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.


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