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Author Guidelines

The RPE Editorial Board accepts papers specially written for the Journal that were not previously published. Working languages of the Journal are ukrainian or english (at authors’ request).

The journal publishes papers free of charge.

The manuscript and all additional files must be submitted to editorial office in electronic form. The manuscript must be signed by all co-authors.

Authors should follow the rules below:

The contents of manuscripts sent to the editors should correspond to the Journal’s type and scientific and technical level. The presentation material should be clear and structured (Introduction, Original part, Results and discussions, Conclusions, References), with maximum clarity and clearness the essence of obtained results and their novelty should be shown, the author's evaluation of the preceding works reflected, the research purpose formulated. It is essential to avoid ungrounded introduction of new terms and slangy expressions.

The manuscript should be accompanied by the order signed by the head of institution where the work was done, information about the authors (last name, name and, academic degree and academic status, place of employment and position, mailing address and e-mail for correspondence, telephones).

Paper construction scheme

Authors initials and last names

Complete names and postal addresses of institutions represented by the authors, the authors e-mails.

Paper title

Paper text with the general scheme:

  • introduction;
  • methods and research results;
  • discussion on results;
  • conclusions;
  • references;
  • abstract (with the paper title, list of paper authors and institutions they represent) in English and Ukrainian;
  • keywords in English and Ukrainian.

Note: In case of difficulties emerging while translating abstracts and keywords into Ukrainian, the editors will gladly help doing this if the English versions are available.

The volume of manuscript, as a rule, should not exceed 22 pages of A4 format, including tables and figures pictures. The volume of brief messages and letters to the editors – 3 pages. The letters to the editors are accompanied by the reasoning of urgency of publication. The contents and volume of review publications should be agreed by the authors with the editorial board, therefore for preliminary consideration the abstracts and structural plan of paper are required.

The manuscript should be typed in the text editor of Microsoft Word 2003/2007/2010. Font Times New Roman 12; line spacing 1.5. All formulas and symbols must be executed in Microsoft Equation or Mathtype (main font Times New Roman, 11 pt). All page margins – 20 mm. A paragraph is an indent by 1.25 cm. Word hyphenation is not allowed.

Abstract with the title of work, list of authors (last names and initials), and institutions they represent (names and postal addresses), as well as keywords (5–8 words) are given in English and Ukrainian (the contents must be identical). An abstract must be informative (without using general words and phrases), reflect paper main contents and research results, correspond structurally to the logic of statement of paper contents, and necessarily include the followings parts with headings: PurposeDesign/methodology/approachFindings, and Conclusions. Superfluous parenthetic phrases (e. g. “the author of the paper considers”) should be avoided. The abstract volume must make 18002000 characters (250300 words).

Figures are given in one of the following image formats: PCX, TIF, JPG (uncompressed varieties), CDR. When preparing bitmapped images, the resolution of no less than 300 points per inch should be used. The alphanumeric symbols at the figure chosen size must correspond to the size and style of formulas set in Microsoft Equation or Mathtype (body type being Times New Roman, 11 pt). Arrangement of figures must account for their placing within one or two columns. But for all that, the figure width must never exceed 7.5 cm, whereas the width of large and saturated images – 15 cm. Maximum size of a figure is 15×18 cm. Images and tone figures must be clear and contrast.

In the formulas, the Cyrillic and Greek characters must be typed by the roman type, Latin letters – italic type. An exception is made for the characters of operators, for example, d – differential, and for the standard functions, for example, cos, arctg, ln, lg etc., being typed by the roman type, also differ in length a hyphen (-), “minus” sign, and dash (–). Numbered should be only those formulas which are further mentioned in the text, the formula number be put at the right edge of page.

The bibliographic list should correspond to the sequence of references on their position in the text and contain titles (including these of journal papers) of printed material accessible to the readers (citations to unpublished works, preprints and publications in hard-to-reach sources are not permitted). References to the literature should be given as serial numbers in square brackets.

For making references, the RPE editorial board suggests using one of the recommended SCOPUS DB standards – the Harvard-British Standard.

The most exact identification of papers from electronic journals can be obtained on indicating the unique identifier used practically by all leading foreign journals for identification of their papers (Digital Object Identifier – DOI). The DOI system is an international ISO standard (URL: http://www.doi.org/). That is why if the paper has a DOI identifier it should be mentioned in references. Then, even in case of inexact bibliographic description, the paper reference will be unambiguously correctly taken into account.

Sample Harvard-British Style Reference List

  1. Sazonov, D. M., 2015. Multielement antenna systems. The matrix approach. Moscow: Radiotechnika Publ. (in Russian).
  2. Shirman, Ya. D. ed., 2007. Radioelectronic Systems: Desing Foundations and Theory. 2nd ed. Moscow: Radiotehnika Publ. (in Russian).
  3. Takeichi, N., 2006. Practical Operation Strategy for Deorbit of an Electrodynamic Tethered System. J. Spacecraft and Rockets, 43(6), pp. 1283–1288. DOI:10.2514/1.19635
  4. Pulinets, S., Morozova, L., Yudin, I., 2014. Synchronization of atmospheric indicators at the lost stage of earthquake preparation cycle. Res. Geophys., 4(1), pp. 45–50. DOI: 10.4081/rg.2014.4898
  5. Otsuka, Y., Suzuki, K., Nakagawa, S., Nishioka, M., Shiokawa, K., Tsugawa, T., 2013. GPS observations of mediumscale traveling ionospheric disturbances over Europe. Ann. Geophys. 31(2), pp. 163–172. DOI:10.5194/angeo-31-163-2013.
  6. Lukin, K. A., 1999. Noise radar technology. In: V. M. Yakovenko, ed. 1999. Radiofizika i elektronika. Kharkov: IRE NAS of Ukraine Publ. 4(3), pp. 105–111 (in Russian).
  7. Karushkin, N. F., Dvornichenko, P. N., Malyshko, V. V., Orekhovskiy, V. A., Tsvir, A. V., 2012. Semiconductor pulse oscillator with electronic frequency switching in millimeter range. In: 22nd Int. Crimean Conf.Microwave equipment and telecommunication technologies” (CriMiCo’2012). Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 10–14 Sept. Vol. 1, pp. 103–105 (in Russian).
  8. Barsi, J. A., Barker, J. L., Schott, J. R., 2003. An atmospheric correction parameter calculator for a single thermal band Earth-sensing instrument. In: IEEE Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symp. (IGARSSʼ03). Proc. Toulouse, France, 21–25 July 2003. Toulouse: IEEE.
  9. Veselovskaya, A. B., 2014. Backscattering of electromagnetic waves by polydisperse medium of nonspherical dropsin the problems of double frequency remote sensing. PhD thesis ed., Kharkiv: O. Ya. Usikov Institute for Radiophysics and Electronics of NASU (in Russian).
  10. Ovsyanikov, V. V., 1981. Antenna. USSR Autors’ Certificate 624,540 (in Russian).
  11. Popov, M. O., Stankevych, S. A., 2008. Method for increase of spatial resolution of multi-spectral aero-space images on basis of classification of spectral signatures of objects. Ukraine. Pat. 84877 (in Ukrainian).
  12. Popov, D. I., 2006. Adaptive threshold devices. Radioelectron. Commun. Syst. [online]. 49(3), pp. 23–26. Available from: <http://radioelektronika.org/article/view/S0735272706030058#> [Accessed 19 March 2014].
  13. Tropf, W. J., Thomas, M. E. and Harris, T. J., 1995. Properties of Crystals and Glasses. Handbook of Optics. Ed. M. Bass. McGraw-Hill, 1995. Vol. 2, Pt. 4, Ch. 33. [pdf]. McGraw-Hill. Available from: <http://photonics. intec.ugent.be/education/ivpv/res_handbook/v2ch33.pdf> [Accessed 19 March 2014].


The read proof copy should be signed and dated by the authors and sent back to the editorial board within nearest three days.

The editorial board reserves the right to reject the paper with unsatisfactory quality of material presented.