Focus and Scope

The electronic scientific journal ”Transportation Systems and Technology” has been issued quarterly since 2015 under management of Doctor of Economic Science, Professor Anatoly Zaitsev and under the aegis of Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University and Scientific and Educational Cluster “Russian Maglev”. The Journal comprises original articles on experimental and fundamental researches, scientific reviews, lectures.

The Journal is intended for engineering and technical personnel and scientific officers and researchers, who specialise in the sphere of passenger and freight transportation. It is especially useful for undergraduates and postgraduates of transport universities for the benefit of improvement of their competences  and expansion of their field of vision.

Since the end of  2017 the electronic scientific Journal “Transportation Systems and Technology” has been issued both English and Russian and disseminated electronically without any article processing charges  (Gold Open Access).

The Journal’s mission

Integration of the results of fundamental and applied researches of Russian speaking scientists and experience of specialists of transport engineering industry sphere into the international scientific community;

  • Becoming an international scientific base for representatives of higher school (scientists, postgraduates and students) and industry workers for discussion and exchange experience in the sphere of transport industry;
  • Provision of specialists (mainly Russian speaking) with topical and trustworthy information about new technical solutions in transport sphere and all other spheres associated with it;
  • Building a new technological stage in Russia and around the globe.

 

Section Policies

Review

Журнал публикует обзорные работы, в том числе систематические обзоры исследований по различным направлениям транспортной отрасли и сопряженных с ней отраслями.

Основной целью написания обзора должно быть обсуждение накопленного материала и представление нового взгляда автора на ранее доказанные факты, переосмысление и поиск новых подходов к их трактовке, но не простое перечисление и констатация современного состояния вопроса. Таким образом, обсуждение - обязательная часть обзорной рукописи (оно может быть выделено в отдельный раздел или проходить планомерно сквозь весь текст). 

В обзорной рукописи необходимо указать все использованные источники первичной информации (полнотекстовые и реферативные базы данных), а также подробно описать процедуру поиска: названия баз данных, фильтры и ключевые слова, а также все дополнительные условия отбора первоисточников.

Обзорная рукопись должна быть структурирована на разделы, а также содержать необходимый графический материал для облегчения восприятия текста.

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Original study

Журнал публикует результаты фундаментальных и ориентированных (прикладных) исследований в транспортной отрасли и сопряженных с ней отраслями.

В описании работ следует максимально подробно приводить протокол проведения исследования: на столько детально, чтобы его можно было бы полностью воспроизвести.

В соответствие с требованиями этики, редакция просит указывать источник финансирования работы (проведения исследования, написания и публикации статьи и др.), а также декларировать наличие или отсутствие явных или потенциальных конфликтов интересов у авторов. Обращаем внимание, что наличие явного или потенциального конфликта интересов (в том числе финансовой заинтересованности авторов) или участие каких-либо организаций (государственных или частных) в проведении исследования и написании работы НЕ является поводом для отказа в публикации рукописи. Напротив, данная информация будет говорить об открытости авторов и благонадежности результатов, что даст рукописи дополнительные преимущества на этапе оценки рецензентами и вызовет больший интерес и доверие читателей. 

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Peer Review Process

Content selection principles

  • The topic and the content of the manuscript should correspond to the scope of the Journal, be scientifically new and present interest for specialists.
  • The results of the researches should correspond to one of the science branches:
    • Physics and Mathematics (01.00.00)
    • Technical sciences (07.00.00, 08.00.00,09.00.00, 11.00.00, 13.00.00, 14.00.00, 20.00.00, 23.00.00)
    • Economic sciences (38.00.00).
  • All manuscripts are subject to peer-reviewing (external expert’s evaluation). In case of a negative review, the manuscript is returned to the author for further improvement. In case of a second negative review, the article is rejected. After a positive review is receipt with a recommendation for publication, the manuscript is forwarded to the publishers and undergoes preprinting preparation.

Peer-review process description

All scientific articles submitted to the editorial staff of the Journal “Transportation Systems and Technology” are subject to mandatory double blind peer review (the reviewer receives no information about the authors of manuscript, the authors receive no information about the reviewers).

  1. The articles are reviewed by the Editorial Board members and Editorial Panel as well as by guest reviewers – leading experts in corresponding branches of sciences of Russia and other countries. The decision whether to choose an expert for reviewing is made by Editor-in-Chief or by his Deputy. The reviewing process takes 2−4 weeks, yet it may be extended on request by the reviewer.
  2. Each reviewer is entitled to reject reviewing should an obvious conflict of interest arises, which would affect the perception and interpretation of the manuscript materials. Upon evaluating the article, the reviewer gives recommendations on the next actions related to article with every decision and recommendation being substantiated:
    - the article is recommended for publication in the current form;
    - the article is recommended for publication after all mistakes or inaccuracies have been rectified;
    - the article needs additional evaluating by another reviewer;
    - the article may not be published in the journal.
  1. The editorial staff sends the review to the author of the article. In case there are recommendations on further improvement of the text of the manuscript, the editorial staff suggests on considering them while preparing another version of the manuscript or, with proper arguments provided, on refuting them fully or partially. The further improvement of the text should not take more than two months from the moment of sending the message to the authors concerning the need to improve the article. The improved article is resubmitted for reviewing by the author.
  2. In case the author rejects improving their article, they should inform the editorial staff in writing or orally about their decision not to have the article published. If the authors do not resubmit the revised materials after a moment of three months of sending the review, even if there is no information concerning the authors’ rejecting to improve the article, the editorial staff removes it from the register. In this case, the corresponding letter of notification is forwarded to the authors, saying that the article has been removed from the register due to expiration of time allotted for revision.
  3. The editorial staff organises no more than three stages of reviewing of each manuscript. If after three stage revision of the manuscript, the majority of reviewers or editorial staff have significant remarks, the manuscript is rejected and removed from the register. In this case, a corresponding letter stating that the article has been removed from the register, is forwarded to the authors.
  4. If there arise unsolvable contradictions about the manuscript between the authors and reviewers, the editorial team is entitled to submit the article for additional reviewing. In conflict situations, the Editor-in-Chief makes the decision during the meeting the Editorial Panel.
  5. The decision to reject the publication of the article is made during the meeting of the Editorial Panel and in accordance with the recommendations of the reviewers.
  6. The article which has not been recommended for publication by decision of the Editorial Panel, is not accepted for reconsidering. The message of rejection is forwarded to the author by e-mail, with the review and grounds for rejection attached.
  7. After the positive decision on publication by the Editorial Panel, the editorial staff informs the author about and specifies the terms of publication.
  8. The positive review is not a sufficient ground for publication of the article. The final decision is made by the Editorial Panel. In conflict situations the decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

 

The originals of the reviews are kept in the journal’s editorial archive indefinitely (no less than five years).

The reviews on manuscripts are not subject for open access and are used only for the journal’s editorial staff’s document processing and for communication with the authors. The copies of the reviews may be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation on their request.

 

Publication Frequency

Журнал выходит 4 раза в год, в конце каждого квартала.

Публикация принимается на рассмотрение за 6 недель до выхода очередного выпуска журнала.

Публикация приводится к стандартному внешнему виду, переводится на английский язык и обезличенная направляется рецензенту. Принимается, отклоняется или дорабатывается согласно рецензии и отправляется рецензенту еще раз.

При положительном исходе рецензирования публикация направляется литературному редактору (рус.яз.) и еще раз в перевод (анг.яз.).

Затем в верстку в очередной выпуск журнала.

Журнал освещает работу ежегодной международной научно-практической конференций «Магнитолевитационные транспортные системы и технологии» и предоставляет докладчикам возможность оперативно опубликовать доклады в очередных выпусках.

 

Open Access Policy

Статьи этого журнала доступны всем желающим с момента публикации, что обеспечивает свободный открытый доступ к результатам исследований и способствует прогрессу науки и медицины.

 

Indexing and Ranking

The “Transportation Systems and Technology" journal is indexed in the following international databases and directory editions:

  • 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 (elibrary.ru).
  • Google Scholar
  • Ulrich's Periodical Directory
  • WorldCat
  • EBSCO

 

Publishing Ethics

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. 

The editorial team of the journal follows the recommendations of international associations to provide high level of publicational ethics standarts in its workflow: COPE (Commette on Publication Ethics), CSE (Council of Science Editors), EASE (European Association of Science Editors) и ORI (The Office of Research Integrity).

 

 

 

Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another paper as the author(s) own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another(s) paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Only original works are acceptable for publication in "Pediatric traumatology, Orthopeadics and Reconstructive Surgery" journal. The journal does not allow any forms of plagiarism.

If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

The journal is using "ANTIPLAGIAT" (http://antiplagiat.ru) software for plagiarism detection in all Russian-language manuscripts. Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article were published already) if plagiarism will be fined.

Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article were publishedalready) if plagiarism will be fined.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (eg, clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication. Further detail on acceptable forms of secondary publication can be found at http://www.icmje.org/

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.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

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 recomendations for publication ethics in biomedical journals:

  •  
    International Commettee of Medical Journal Editors
  • The WORLD ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL EDITORS
    The WORLD ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

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The page is based on original materials from the Elsevier: http://cdn.elsevier.com/promis_misc/ethicalguidelinesforauthors.pdf

 

Publication Fee

Publication in "Transportation Systems and Technology" journal is free for all authors.

The "Transportation Systems and Technology" journal charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.

 

Editorial Team

International editorial board

Vladimir Kolesnikov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of the Rostov State University of Communications,doctor of technical sciences, professor, St. Petersburg, Russia

Rivner Ganiev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, scientific adviser of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. Blagonravov Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Vasily Gluhih, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, scientific adviser NIIEFA name D.V. Efremov, doctor of technical sciences, professor, Chairman of Editorial board, St. Petersburg, Russia

Klushpis Johannes, Professor of the Deggendorf Higher Technical School, Doctor of Technical Sciences, 2nd Degree, Munich, Germany

Weili Li, Ph.D., Professor, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

 

Editorial team

Yuri Antonov, Dr. Sc., Professor, Petersburg State Transport University, St. Petersburg, Russia, Chairman of Editorial team

Alexander Galkin, Rector of the Ural State State Transport University, Dr. Sc., Professor, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Vladimir Vereskun, Rector of Rostov State Transport University, Dr. Sc., Professor, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Аlexander Panychev, Rector of Petersburg State Transport University, Ph.D., Associate Professor, St. Petersburg, Russia

Han Hyeong-Sook, Head of the Department of Maglev and Linear Engines, Principle Researcher, Korean Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (KIMM), PhD, Daejeon, Rep. of Korea

Fei Ni, National Maglev Transportation Engineering Technology R&D Center (NMTC), Associate Professor Tongji University, PhD, Shanghai, China

Ma Zhixun, National Maglev Transportation Engineering Technology R&D Center (NMTC), Associate Professor Tongji University, PhD, Shanghai, China