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Author Guidelines

  1. A printed version of the manuscript should be submitted as one copy printed on one side of white paper sheets of А4 format (font set – Times New Roman; size – 14 points; indentation –5 mm; line spacing – 1.5; top, bottom, left and right margins –2 cm).

    The minimum size of the manuscript is 8 pages. The manuscript size for the authors having a scientific degree should not exceed 16 pages, and 10 pages for the authors who do not have a scientific degree.

    The manuscript should be structured: introduction, main chapter, analysis of results and conclusion.

  2. An electronic version of the manuscript typed in Microsoft Word (without compression by archivers), and the expert's report should be attached to the manuscript. The text of the electronic version should be identical to the text of the printed version of the manuscript.
  3. The UDC index (not less than 5 digits) should be indicated, and the following information should be presented both in Russian and English: the title of the manuscript, initials and a surname of the author/authors, scientific degree and academic rank, position and the full name of an organisation, the abstract (150–250 words), and keywords (5–8).
  4. All illustrations (photos, drawings, diagrams, graphs, schemes) should be black-and-white. The width of illustrations preferably should not exceed 8 сm (for one column format) and16.8 cm (for two column format). The design of illustrations should meet the following requirements:

    (a) Vector images should be made in programs Visio, CorelDRAW or AutoCAD;

    (b) Raster images (pictures made in Adobe Fotoshop, photos, scanned pictures) should be in TIF format with resolution 300 dpi;

    (c) Pictures made in the text processor Microsoft Word should be grouped.

  5. Tables should be typed with font size 9, heads – font size 8. The width of the table should not exceed 8 cm (for one column format) or 16.8 cm (for of two column format).
  6. The homogeneous numerical values should be placed in the table cells so that units were placed under units, tens under tens etc., and dissimilar values should be positioned in the middle of the cells. If the table includes value limits in a column, such numbers are aligned by a leadering or dash.
  7. Pictures and tables should be numbered. Pictures should have legends, and tables should have headings. Pictures may not be numbered if there is only one drawing or table in the manuscript. The text should necessarily include references to pictures and tables.
  8. Formulas are typed only in the editor Microsoft Equation 3.0. The text of comments to formulas and numbers in formulas are typed as the basic text in the text processor Microsoft Word (not in the editor of formulas). It is not recommended to use capital letters and letters of the Russian alphabet as indexes in formulas. The quantity of letters in indexes should not exceed three letters. It is necessary to number the most important formulas that have some references in the text. The sequence number is put to the right of the formula. The Roman type should be used while typing numbers, letters of the Greek and Russian alphabets while the italics should be used with Latin letters. Mathematical function signs should be typed in Roman. Commas in Russian are put in decimal fractions.

The following parameters should be used in the editor of formulas.

Type size





Times New Roman

Large index



Times New Roman

Small index



Times New Roman italic



Greek lowercase letter


Small symbol


Greek capital letter





Times New Roman bold type




Times New Roman

  1. The list of bibliographic references is mandatory:

    а) in Russian in accordance with the requirements of the state standard ГОСТ Р 7.0.5–2008;

    b) in Latin in accordance with the requirements on preparation of references.

    The following information is recommended:

    • the number of bibliographic references should be not less than 10 including the sources published during the last 5 years and publications in journals recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission;
    • foreign sources should be cited;
    • the number of self-citation should not exceed 20 %;
    • if the reference has the DOI, it shoud be specified;
    • references to patents, laws, standards and other regulatory documents should be made in the text.
  2. Each page of the manuscript should be signed by the author/authors. There should be an authors’ note on the first page conforming that the manuscript is an original and has not been published earlier.
  3. The research supervisor’s review (resolution) and recommendation of the department meeting on the studies should be attached to the manuscript of a post-graduate student or an applicant.
  4. Author’s questionnaire of the journal “Intellectual systems in manufacturing” is submitted with manuscript (is mandatory and must be completed) indicating: 
  • (a) Last, first and middle names        

    (b) Scientific degree, academic rank

    (c) Place of employment, position

    (d) Last, first and middle names and place of employment of the research supervisor

    (e) Speciality (code and name according to classification of the Higher Attestation Commission)

    (f) Proposed section for publication

    (g) Presumable time of the thesis presentation

    (i) Contact information (work and home telephone numbers, e-mail address)

    (j) Postal address (with a postal code)

    (k) Last, first and middle names of the author /authors, manuscript name, abstract and keywords – all in English.

  • Personal information is signed by the author/authors.
  1. Authors should present the publishing house a Covering letterCovering letter (letter to Editor-in-Chief) is one of the compulsive documents where author/authors agree upon paper publication and put it in-line. All authors sign it.
  2. Expert judgement about paper publishing is also mandatory. Expert judgment is issued by the organization where the author (authors) is currently employed. Expert judgement pattern can be downloaded from the journal web site.

Regulations of paper submissions, review and publishing in Research and Practice Journal "Intellectual Systems in Manufacturing" is located for free downloading.

The files presented to our publishing house should be named after a surname of the author and enclosed in a folder with the same name. Files in PDF format are not accepted.

Manuscripts with originality less than 70 % (“Antiplagiat” system) can not be published.

Paper submitted for publication must fully meet above mentioned requirements; otherwise it will be rejected by Editor’s Board decision.

The subscription index in catalogue «Newspapers. Maga­zines» issued by agency «Rospechat» (Роспечать) is 81864. The periodicity is four issues a year.

All manuscripts should be sent directly to Vladimir Alekseev, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal:

Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University

“Intelligent Systems in Manufacturing” Publishing

7, Studencheskaya Street

Izhevsk, 426069, Russia

Tel: +7(3412) 58 38 86;

Fax: +7(3412) 50 40 55


All the questions related to publication of manuscripts in the journal should be directed to Oksana Yuryevna Kade, the director of ISTU Publishing House to the pointed above address.

Tel./Fax (3412) 77-10-75



Submission Preparation Checklist

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

  • This paper wasn’t published before and also it wasn’t submitted for publication to another journal (otherwise, the author should write explanations in the field Notes to Editor).
  • The uploaded manuscript file should be presented as Microsoft Word or RTF format - *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf.
  • On-line links should be presented as complete URL.
  • Text should correspond to the following requirements: page size A4, the headset - Times New Roman, font size - 14, indentation – 5 mm; line spacing – 1.5; top, bottom, left and right margins – 2 cm. All illustrations, diagrams and tables should be placed within the context (not at the end of the document).
  • The text should correspond to stylistic and bibliographic requirement of the Regulations of paper submissions, review and publishing in Research and Practice Journal "Intellectual Systems in Manufacturing".

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 License 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).


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