Information about Railway Equipment Magazine

Published by IPEM with the support of the Union of Industries of Railway Equipment (UIRE) the Railway Equipment magazine is the leading issue of Russian railway industry. Established in 2008, today the magazine is published 4 times a year only in Russian so far. By 2010 the magazine obtained the scientific status and, as a result, became the general publishing venue for materials dedicated to Russian railway industry scientific and technological breakthroughs.

Besides materials about technical, economic and legal aspects of industry development, the magazine includes unique statistics covering the recent industry state. Based on official data of Russian federal executive authorities, RZD JSC and rolling stock producers, actual statistical figures are published on quarter basis and will be interesting to all industry enterprises. Published data includes macroeconomic figures, rolling stock production levels divided by the producers, quarter financial results of industry activities.

Editorial Board 

Valentin Gapanovich

PhD, President, NP UIRE

Yuri Saakyan

PhD, Director General, Institute of Natural Monopolies Research, Vice President, UIRE

Sergey Palkin

Dr., Prof., Vice President, UIRE

Vladimir Matyushin

PhD, Prof., Vice President, UIRE

Nikolay Lysenko

Executive Director, Vice President, UIRE

Elmar Pozamantir

Dr, Prof., Chief Researcher of the RAS System Analysis Institute

Viktor Kureichik

Dr.,  Prof., Member of RANS, Chairholder, SFedU, Honoured Science Worker of Russia

Yuri Plakitkin

Dr., Prof., Member of RANS,  Deputy Director of the RAS Energy Research Institute

Bulat Nigmatulin

Dr., Prof., Chairman of Board of Directors, Progress-Ecologia

David Kirzhner

PhD, Deputy Head of Technical Policy Department, Russian Railways

Anatoly Mescheryakov

Vice President, State Secretary, Russian Railways

Oleg Senkovskiy

First Deputy Chief of the Technical Audit Center, Russian Railways

Oleg Trudov

Head of division in Technical Policy Department, Russian Railways

Anton Zubikhin

PhD, Deputy Director General, Sinara Transport Machines, Vice President, UIRE

Igor Tomberg

PhD, Prof., Head of Energy and Transport Research Center of the RAS Oriental Studies Institute

Rushan Alyaudinov

PhD, President, Ankor Bank, Corresponding member of AENPD Russia, Member of IIA

Alexandr Salitskiy Dr., Chief Researcher of the RAS Institute of World Economics and International Relations
Alexand Akimov
Dr., Prof., Head of Economics Department, RAS Oriental Studies Institute
Stanislav Zhukov Dr., Head of Energy Research Center of the RAS Institute of World Economics and International Relations
Roman Savushkin Dr., Prof. of the Russian University of Transport (MIIT) 
Jan Harder Managing Director Molinari Rail GmbH


Requirements for publication of articles in the Railway Equipment Magazine

General provision

  1. Scientific articles are published free of charge to the authors.
  2. The author (authors) should provide one copy of:

Requirements for research works

  1. A manuscript should be submitted in MSWord (.doc), Times New Roman, 12 pt fonts, 1.5 intervals.
  2. An article should contain from 18 000 to 24 000 characters with spaces.

Structure of article

  1. An article should consist of a title (no more than 50 characters with spaces), a small introduction reflecting the essence of article (no more than 300 characters with spaces) and a body in which it is advisable not to include long sentences.
  2. An article’s text should be divided into semantic blocs with subtitles.
  3. An article should include as less formulas as it’s possible.
  4. An article should include references to the bibliography in square brackets. The bibliography (not less than 5 sources) is written in the end of the article and should be set out in accordance with the GOST requirements.   

Requirements for illustrations

  1. All illustrations (photos, diagrams, schemes and so on) should be signed and included in a body of article or applied in the form of separate archive with clarifications.
  2. Illustrations should be submitted in the form of graphic files (.tif, .jp) or files from a relevant application (Excel, Corel).
  3. Illustrations should be scanned with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, tif or jpg format. Colored photos – true color, white and black – shades of grey.
  4. The resolution of photos should be at least of 300 dpi.

Editorial board’s rights

  1. The manuscripts which don’t match the journal’s themes and don’t meet the above-mentioned requirements are not accepted and not returned to the authors.
  2. The editorial board has the right to edit a manuscript. If necessary it has the right to send back an article to the authors for revision. All the changes are coordinated with the authors.
  3. Final corrections of articles are not coordinated with the authors.

Rules of reviewing articles

  1. The editorial board reviews all the received articles which meet the themes of the edition to carry out expert assessment. All the reviewers are recognized specialists in the themes of reviewed manuscripts and have relevant publications in the last 3 years. The reviews are stored in the publishing house and in the editorial board during 5 years.
  2. Articles of doctoral students are reviewed by doctors of sciences, articles of applicants and postgraduate students – by doctors and/or candidates of sciences specialized in relevant branch of scientific activity. Those specialists who work in the same institution to which the author belongs are not allowed to be reviewers.
  3. Articles are reviewed confidentially. Reviewers are notified about the fact that a manuscript submitted by them is an intellectual property of the authors and may not to be disclosed. The breach of confidentiality may occur only if a reviewer notifies about inaccuracy and falsification of facts written in the article.
  4. A review should objectively estimate the scientific article; contain reasonable comprehensive analysis of its scientific and methodical advantages and disadvantages. The review should cover relevance, scientific novelty and practical significance of the manuscript, notes of the reviewer and conclusions about the possibility of publication of the article either in the submitted form, after revision or perversity of its publication.
  5. In case of positive review its copy will be sent by the scientific editor to the author with the term of publication being mentioned.
  6. If a review mentions the need to correct the article it is delivered to the author for revision. The authors’ letter containing the answers to all remarks and explaining all the changes made in the article should be applied to the revised article.
  7. If an article was considerably revised by the author, it would be sent for reviewing to the same reviewer.
  8. In case of motivated disagreement of the author with the opinion of reviewer it’s up to the editorial board to make decision about the publication of the article. The authors, who are refused from publication of the article, will get a motivated refusal.
  9. The editorial board sends copies of reviews or motivated refusal to the manuscripts' authors and also makes commitment to send the copies of reviews to the Russian Ministry of Education and Science by request.
  10. The term of reviewing articles is up to 1 month from the date of receipt of the manuscript.
New edition is approved
by Deputy Chief Editor
Y. Z. Saakyan
5 November 2015

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