Focus and Scope

The journal “Bulletin of Yugra State University” (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) has being issued since 2005. It is a quarterly issue. The scientific journal admits to publishing papers in the following research areas:

  • 05.13.00 Computer Science, Engineering and Management with a major 05.13.18 Mathematical Modeling, Calculus and Program Complexes (Engineering Sciences, Physics and Mathematics);
  • 05.16.00 Metallurgy and Materials Science with a major 05.16.09 Materials Science (field-specific), (Engineering Sciences);
  • 12.00.00 Legal Sciences with a major 12.00.08 Criminal Law and Criminology; Penitentiary (Legal Sciences).

The journal is incorporated into the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI). The RSCI’s two-years impact-factor of the journal was 1,149 in 2015.

The mission of the journal is to promote scientific advances in Economics, Earth sciences and Engineering sciences across the broader academic community as well as to represent achievements of research, scientific, practical and experimental activities.

One of the most crucial tasks of the journal is to provide conditions for establishing an open scientific debate over challenging issues on research-and-technology and social-and-economic development of Yugra region.

Papers are to be submitted in Russian or English.

The journal publishes methodological, theoretical and experimental papers as well as reviews which may be executed in any usable form.

The journal performs double “blind” paper reviews, i.e. reviews are presented by two reviewers working only on the paper manuscript, not knowing who contributors are and what institution they represent.


Section Policies

Engineering sciences

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12.00.00/12.00.08 Юридические науки

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05.13.00/05.13.18 Технические науки

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05.13.00/05.13.18 Физико-математические науки

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Peer Review Process

All papers are published in Yugra State University Bulletin only after passing through the peer review procedure. All submitted papers are peer reviewed by order of Editor-in-Chief (Deputy-Editor-in-Chief), members of the Editorial Board, and other qualified experts in relevant research area if needed.

Peer review is done by double-blind method. All papers are sent in anonymized form.  If the reviewers strongly diverge in opinion, (accepted and rejected) the paper is sent to further reviewer.

All reviews are sent to the author in anonymized form. The author may read the text of the review. The anonymous referees (reviewers) are expected to provide their reviews within approximately a month, The review period cannot exceed 1 month. Except where there additional review may be needed. In this case, the review period may increase to two months.

The review is certified in the order established in the institution where the reviewer works.

 Reviewers are asked to address the following criteria:

  • general scientific level of the article;
  • title and its correspondence to the content of the article;
  • relevance of the topic;
  • scientific novelty, theoretical and practical significance of the article;
  • structure of the article;
  • availability of discussion and / or incorrect provisions in the article;
  • accuracy of definitions;
  • the logic and clarity of the paper's organization;
  • scientific prose style
  • correspondence to the Rules for Submission of Articles in “Yugra State University Bulletin”;
  • Сompliance/ non-compliance of the article with the scientific profile of the journal
  • Сompliance/ non-compliance of the article with the scientific profile of the journal standard
  • The final decision about publication (the manuscript should be definitely accepted in the submitted version; the manuscript can be accepted only with significant revision; the manuscript should be definitely rejected (specifying the reasons)).

If the review contains recommendations for the correction and revision of the article, the person responsible for the publication sends the author the text of the review by e-mail with a suggestion to take into account the comments when preparing a new version of the article or to argue them with arguments. The revision of the article cannot exceed 3 months. If the article is returned at a later date, the date of its publication may be changed.

The article, revised by the Author, is sent again to the same reviewer who reviewed it for the first time.

The article not recommended by the reviewer for publication is not accepted for reconsideration. The text of the negative review is sent to the author.

A positive review is not a sufficient basis for the publication of the article, the final decision on the appropriateness of the publication is taken by the editorial board of the journal.

The editorial board evaluates the manuscripts of the submitted articles regardless of gender, nationality, origin, citizenship, occupation, place of work and residence of the author. The main priority in the decision to publish is the quality of the article.


Publication Frequency

The journal is issued 4 times a year (quarterly) as new papers are submitted to the editorial board. The editorial board may consider a few papers submitted by one Contributor at a time but any given issue of the journal publishes only one paper of the Contributor. Any remaining papers are admitted to publishing in the journal in subsequent issues.

The journal’s circulation is 1000 copies.


Open Access Policy

Open access to all articles, including the archive since 2005, is available on the Bulletin's website. Free download without limit of downloads.



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The journal is indexed in the following international databases and directory editions:

  • SCIENCE INDEX - Russian Science Citation Index is a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The SCIENCE INDEX project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (
  • Ulrich's Periodical Directory
  • WorldCat
  • Cyberleninka
  • ЭБС "Лань"


Publishing Ethics

Journal ‘Yugra State University Bulletin’ publishes manuscripts that meet international standards of publication ethics in biomedical journals.

The editorial team of the journal follows the recommendations of international associations to provide high level of publicational ethics standarts in its workflow: 

The manuscript will be withdrawn from publication if at any stage of consideration or pre–press preparation the Editorial Board discovers any infringement of publication ethics requirements.

In case an ethics violation is discovered after publication of the paper by our readers, it will be revoked. It will entail a ban on the future publications in the Journal for all authors involved.

Violations of the ethics include, but not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • submission of the manuscript to several journals simultaneously;
  • concealment of conflict of interests.


Plagiarism may take a number of forms, from presenting someone else’s work as author’s own to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another author work (without attribution),  to claiming rights to the results of other people's research. Plagiarism of any kind is unethical and unacceptable.

Authors should submit entirely original manuscripts. Mentions of the results of other authors must be accompanied by references to the relevant primary sources (to be included in the bibliography). Citations from the text previously published elsewhere should be styled as direct speech (the text must be enclosed in quotation marks and be in italics) with the obligatory indication of the source. The inclusion of large fragments of the borrowed text in a manuscript is unacceptable.

The contribution of other persons to the study should be acknowledged. Authors should refer to the publications that were important for execution of their research. The information obtained informally (e.g., in private conversation, correspondence, or during discussion with third parties) should not be used or represented without the express written consent from the original source. The information obtained from confidential sources (e.g., information about research grant), should not be mentioned in the manuscript without explicit written permission from the author of the manuscript, who has a direct relation to the relevant confidential sources. The detection of plagiarism is carried out during peer review, and also after the publication of manuscripts, in instances when readers make relevant statements. If there is established instance of plagiarism of research results or concept, the manuscript shall be withdrawn and denied publication, even if it was already published. Formal notice will be posted on the Journal website.

The journal is using "ANTIPLAGIAT" (free edition) software for plagiarism detection in all Russian-language manuscripts. The Google and Google Scholar is used for English-language manuscripts plagiarism search. Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article were published already) if plagiarism will be fined.

Submission of the manuscript to several journals simultaneously or submission of already published work under a different title

Discovery of the fact that the same manuscript was submitted to more than one journal will be regarded as violation of publication ethics. The manuscript will be rejected.

In some cases, simultaneous (repeated) publication of certain types of papers (e.g., translated papers) is possible under a number of conditions. Upon submission of a manuscript for a repeated publication, the authors must notify the editorial board about it, and provide detailed explanation why such publication is desirable. In the case of repeated publication, all issues related to copyright are solved on the case–by–case basis. Following are general rules for repeated publication:

  • full reference to the primary publication shall be provided;
  • the original bibliography of the primary publication shall be preserved.

More information about acceptable forms of repeated publications can be found at


Conflict of interest

All authors must disclose (declare in the appropriate section of the manuscript) financial, or other apparent or potential  conflicts of interest that may be perceived as having possible influence on results or conclusions presented in the manuscript.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed:

  • acceptance of (additional) financial compensation for participation in the study or for writing a manuscript;
  • any connection (contract work, consulting, stock ownership, acceptance of honoraria or royalties, providing expert opinions) to organizations or companies that have interest in the subject of research or review.
  • patent application or registration of a patent based on the results of research (copyright, etc.);
  • acceptance of financial support at any stage of the research or writing of the manuscript (including grants and other financial support).

Information about conflict of interest provided by authors will be available only to the members of editorial board during the process of decision making on the publication of manuscript. Information about conflict of interest will be published as a part of the full text of the paper.




Only persons who made a significant contribution to the development of the concept, design, execution, and/or interpretation of the results of the presented research, as well as the process of writing the manuscript (including scientific and stylistic editing and layout according to the Journal requirements) may be authors (the Author henceforth) of the publication.

The Author should ensure that:

  • all participants who made significant contribution to the presented research are listed as co–authors;
  • those, who did not participate in the research are not listed as co–authors;
  • all co–authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agree to submit it for publication (verified by signatures of all c0–authors on the cover letter).

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Reporting standarts

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Access to the raw data and their storage

The Editorial Board reserves the right to request authors to provide raw (non–processed) research data, including for the assessment by reviewers and editors.  The Author should be ready to provide such information to the editorial staff (according to ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), as well as arrange the storage of the data.

Significant errors in publications

In the event the Author discovers significant error or inaccuracy in publication, the Author must notify the Editorial Board or the Publisher about it and cooperate with Editorial Board to arrange the earliest withdrawal of the publication or correction of errors. If the Editorial Board or Publisher receive justifiable information that there are errors in the publication from the third party, it is the obligation of the Author to withdraw the manuscript, or to correct the errors as soon as possible, or protest the claim by providing the necessary evidence to the editors.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

In case of manuscripts with original study data from live objects (humans, animals) the editorial team will follow the recommendations of international associations for publication ethics in biomedical journals:

    International Commettee of Medical Journal Editors

Statement of Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.


Publication Fee

Publication in "Yugra State University Bulletin" journal is free for all authors.

The "Yugra State University Bulletin" journal charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.


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