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Publisher:

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE MAYAK PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION

State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom

 

Publisher’s address: 31, Lenin st., Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, 456784

Editorial and printing office address: 18, Ermolayev st., Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, 456784

Phone: (35130) 3 30 81; е-mail: vrb@cpl.po-mayak.ru

 

Editor-in-Chief

Mokrov Yuri Gennadievich               –   Doctor of Engineering Science, Adviser to Director General for Science and Ecology, Mayak Production Association

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Tananaev Ivan Gundarovich              –   Doctor of Chemistry, Professor, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Adviser to Director General for Radiochemical and Radioisotope Production, Mayak Production Association

Editorial Board:

Akleev Alexander Vasilievich           –   Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Director of Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine

Bolshakov Vladimir Nikolaevich       –   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Adviser of Russian Academy of Sciences

Bolshov Leonid Alexandrovich         –   Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Science, Adviser at Nuclear Safety Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

Velichkin Vasily Ivanovich               –   Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, Professor,
Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chief Research Scientist of Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry

Demchenko Elena Alexandrovna      –   Candidate of Chemistry, Head of Analytical Laboratory, Central Plant Laboratory, Mayak Production Association

Zhukovsky Mikhail Vladimirovich    – Doctor of Engineering Science, Professor, Director of Institute of Industrial Ecology, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

Ivanov Ivan Alexandrovich               –   Candidate of Engineering Sciences, Director of Ozyorsk Institute of Technology (Branch of National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

Ilyin Leonid Andreevich                   –   Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Member of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

Kalmykov Stepan Nikolaevich          –   Doctor of Chemistry, Professor, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Radiochemistry Subdepartment, Department of Chemistry, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Kolupaev Dmitry Nikiforovich          – Candidate of Engineering Science, Director General, Mining and Chemical Combine

Koshurnikova Nina Alexandrovna    – Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Chief Research Scientist of Southern Ural Biophysics Institute

Kryshev Alexander Ivanovich           –   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Chief of Laboratory of Ecological and Geophysical Modeling and Risk Analysis, Institute of Monitoring Problems, Federal State Institution ‘Scientific and Production Association ‘Typhoon’

Linge Igor Innokentievich                 –   Doctor of Engineering Science, Deputy Director for Information and Analysis Support of Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Nuclear Safety Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

Logunov Mikhail Vasilievich             –   Candidate of Engineering Science, Leading Research Scientist of A. A. Bochvar High-Tech Scientific Research Institute for Inorganic Materials

Myasoedov Boris Fyodorovich         –   Doctor of Chemistry, Professor, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chief Research Scientist of Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chief Research Scientist of Laboratory of Radiochemistry, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences

Nagornaya Marina Grigorievna         –   Candidate of Engineering Science, Chief Expert in Radiochemical Production, Chemical and Metallurgical Plant, Mayak Production Association

Pokhlebaev Mikhail Ivanovich          –   the Journal Founder, Director General of Mayak Production Association

Pryakhin Evgeny Alexandrovich       –   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Head of Experimental Department of Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine

Romanov Sergey Anatolievich          –   Candidate of Biological Sciences, Director of Southern Urals Biophysics Institute

Sokolnikov Mikhail Eduardovich      –   Doctor of Medicine, Head of Laboratory of Southern Ural Biophysics Institute

Trapeznikov Alexander Viktorovich –          Doctor of Biological Sciences, Manager of ‘Biophysics Station’, Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Urals Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Continental Radioecology Department (Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Urals Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences)

Utkin Sergey Sergeevich                   –   Doctor of Engineering Science, Head of Department of Long-Term Risk Analysis In the Area of Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Nuclear Safety Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

Khomyakov Anatoly Pavlovich         –   Doctor of Technical Sciences, Assistant Head of Urals Interregional Territorial Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety Supervision, Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor)

Khokhryakov Valentin Fyodorovich –   Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Leading Research Scientist of Southern Urals Biophysics Institute

Yudintsev Sergey Vladimirovich      –   Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Radiogeology and Radiogeoecology Laboratory, Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry

The Mayak Production Association (FSUE Mayak PA, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk region) has been publishing the journal of research and practice under the heading of Radiation Safety Problems since 1996. Experts employed at nuclear facilities, researchers, higher-education teaching staff, postgraduates and senior students with interest in radiation safety, environmental protection, radiological medicine, radioecology and radiobiology, will find useful information regarding these issues in the journal.

The subject area of the journal is focused on the following topics:

-          general problems of radiation safety, environmental protection and efficient use of natural resources;

-          technological and ecological aspects of used nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management;

-          migration of radioactive substances in the environment, artificial and natural biocenoses;

-          radiation monitoring;

-          human radiation exposure and dosimetry;

-          medical and biological effects of ionizing radiation on humans and biota.

Original papers focused on studies of radioactive contamination of the Southern Urals territory are of special importance for the journal.

The journal is issued on a quarterly basis (with special issues of the journal periodically produced). Circulation of the journal is 200 copies. Yuri Mokrov, Doctor of Engineering Science, Adviser to Director General for Science and Ecology of the Mayak PA is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal. The Editorial Board includes members of the Russian Academy of Sciences such as Bolshakov V.N., Bolshov L. A., Myasoedov B.F., Ilyin L.А., corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Science Velichkin V.I., Kalmykov S. N., Tananaev I.G., Yudintsev S. V.

The founder of the journal is FSUE Mayak PA as represented by Director General Pokhlebaev М.I.

From 1996 to 2019 about 860 articles were published in the journal. The journal is produced with active participation of the leading Russian academic institutions such as Institute of Biophysics, Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, A. N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology etc., primary scientific production centers of Rosatom such as Siberian Chemical Combine, Mining and Chemical Combine, Mayak Production Association, sectoral research institutes such as N. A. Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power Engineering, Leading Research Institute of Chemical Engineering of Rosatom State Corporation, JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii, A.A. Bochvar High-Technology Scientific Research Institute for Inorganic Materials, V. G. Khlopin Radium Institute, A. I. Leypunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, etc., regional scientific institutions studying radiation safety problems of the Southern Urals such as Southern Urals Biophysics Institute, Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine, regional and local agencies of the Center of Sanitary Supervision and Disease Control and the Hydrometeorological Research Centre of the Russian Federation, as well as higher-education institutions such as D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Ural State Technical University, etc.

The journal is officially supported by the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. The journal issues are distributed among regional and central state libraries. The Editorial Office sends all the manuscripts submitted by the authors for peer review by independent reviewers. The journal has high citation index in Russian and foreign periodicals and monographs. In 2005 the journal was inscribed in the higher attestation commission list of peer-reviewed scientific journal recommended for publication of research findings that reflect the main contents of doctoral theses.

Subscription to the journal is made on the basis of the Unified Catalogue of Periodicals Pressa Rossii.
Subscription index is 41010.

ARTICLE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All the materials should be submitted to the Editorial Office in hard and soft copy (as files recorded on a disk or sent by electronic mail).

1. For publication of a manuscript, authors should submit the following materials and documents to the Editorial Office:

–  peer review report;

–  text of the manuscript signed by all authors, including Russian and English versions of an abstract, tables, figures and figure captions;

–  files of all the submitted materials recorded on a disk or sent by electronic mail;

–  personal data for each author: full name, patronymic and last name; academic degree; position; place of employment and its address; e-mail; phone (specify the author responsible for communication with the Editorial Office). These data are published in the journal.

The manuscript should be limited to 20-25 typewritten pages. If necessary, the manuscript may be divided into parts and published consecutively in a number of journal issues. Within one month from the date of manuscript receipt, the Editorial Office communicates the decision concerning publication of the manuscript to its authors. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, one month prior to the journal issue publication, the Editorial Office sends the manuscript made up in pages in Adobe Acrobat format to the author. Introducing changes and additions in the proofs is not allowed. If an author fails to sign the proofs of the article within the time limit specified in the accompanying letter owing to conditions beyond the control of the Editorial Office, the Editorial Office staff reserves the right to authorize printing of the article.

All the articles are published free of charge.

2. Article structure

The article starts with a UDC identifier. Then follows its title,  authors’ initials and last names, organization name and address (country, town), abstract (limited to ½ typewritten page), key words (no more than 10) and the article text itself.

The English version that is in full correspondence with the Russian text is provided on a separate page: authors’ initials and last names, research institution names, title, key words, abstract.

The list of references compiled in accordance with ГОСТ Р 7.0.5–2008 (state standard GOST R 7.0.5–2008) is provided at the end of the manuscript. Requirements of the new state standard do not contradict requirements to the reference list in our journal. Be sure to specify the total number of monograph pages and page numbers of an article.

3. Requirements to an electronic copy of the manuscript

Soft and hard copies of the manuscript should be identical. We prefer that the materials for the journal be prepared using the following programs and file formats:

Text editors: Microsoft Word for Windows. Manuscripts should be typed in compliance with the following rules:

–  text is typed in Times New Roman 12–13 pt font with 1.5 spacing;

–  text is typed without using hard returns;

–  inter-word spacing is not allowed;

–  equations, charts, tables, figures and references are numbered in order of their appearance in the text. Only formulas and equations referenced in the text are numbered;

_  it is imperative that in Word 2007–2010 versions formulas are inserted only via Insert/Object, and not using an equation editor.

–  in numerical values decimal places are separated by a decimal point;

–  symbols are made with Symbol font.

Graphics: Raster images should be saved and processed only in TIFF-format with a resolution of 300 dpi for photographs and at least 600 dpi for other images (black and white). It is undesirable to use other formats.

Vector drawings (not charts) should be submitted using the format of the program used for their creation: CorelDraw, Excel. If the program is not commonly used, the authors are also required to save image files in Enhanced Windows Metafile (EMF) or Windows Metafile (WMF) formats.

Charts: It is recommended to use Microsoft Excel.

Procedure of Consideration, Reviewing, Approving and
Rejection of Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
In Theoretical and Practical Journal of Mayak Production Association Radiation Safety Problems

1.                  Radiation Safety Problems welcomes articles, survey articles, reports, statements, reviews, letters to the Editor and published works on the journal topics, including bibliography and individual bibliography. 

2.                  Manuscripts submitted by authors (articles, letters, etc.) are to be approved for general publication.

3.                  All manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Office are registered by a layout editor.

4.                  The Editorial Office confirms receipt of a manuscript within 10 days from the date of its arrival.

5.                  The Editorial Office arranges reviewing of manuscripts submitted. The manuscripts submitted to the journal must be recommended by independent experts (reviewers). Scientists being a competent authority in the field, who have published works on the topic of the reviewed manuscript within last three years, may be involved as reviewers. A reviewer provides an opinion on the scientific material and its compliance to the journal requirements.

6.                  Manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Office undergo two-stage reviewing (internal reviewing by Mayak experts of relevant area and / or by members of the Editorial Board, and external reviewing by experts of third-party organizations). Authors are not informed of names of reviewers. An editor-in-chief and / or executive secretary make a decision on assignment of reviewers for a certain paper. A manuscript is reviewed within two months from the date of arrival to the Editorial Office. Reviews are kept at the Editorial Office during five years.

7.                  Decision on publication or rejection of a manuscript is made by the journal Editorial Board. The Editorial Office submits an extract from the review or a motivated refusal to authors.

8.                  The Editorial Office is also committed to submit a copy of the review to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation on receipt of an appropriate request.

9.                  A copy with comments made by reviewers to improve an article is submitted to an author’s address, if appropriate. The author should make all necessary (from the author’s point of view) alterations, and send a letter of response with the author’s opinion on unaddressed amendments and comments to the Editorial Office. Authors may submit an electronic copy of revised version of an article via e-mail by agreement with the Editorial Office.

10.              Manuscripts accepted are edited. Minor revisions of stylistics, and nomenclature and formal amendments are made without further notifications of an author. It is imperative that authors fulfil requirements of the Editorial Office without delay in case technical amendments (layout of figures, representation of charts, etc.) of the electronic copy of the article are necessary.

11.              After typesetting, an article is submitted to an author for proofreading, and should be returned to the Editorial Office within three days. Authors are permitted only to correct mistakes made in the course of typesetting, and slightly amend the text and the tables. After publication, five reprints of the article are provided to the author free of charge, if requested.

12.              Date of acceptance for publication is considered to be the date of arrival of a version met all requirements of the journal. Improved articles returned to the Editorial Office in more than four months after dispatch from the Editorial Office are registered as new ones, and new date of arrival is assigned to the articles. 

13.              Order of publications is established according to the date of acceptance for publication. Priority printing status is assigned to the articles as follows:

-                   declared by the Editorial Board as first-priority and highly significant ones, and

-                   requiring early publication because of an author’s interests affected (if the Editorial Board considers the reasons worthy of attention, and if procedure of the manuscript editing do not require significant improvement by the authors).

14.              The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a manuscript by the following reasons:

-                   non-compliance with the journal specialization;

-                   insufficient importance of results obtained; 

-                   uncertain definition of objectives and tasks of a study; 

-                   non-compliance with contemporary level of studies; 

-                   insufficient validity of conclusions with literature or experimental materials; 

-                   results presented are already published to sufficient degree of detail by the authors of the article or other investigators; 

-                   general style and / or design of an article are unsatisfactory;

-                   non-compliance of design with Article Submission Guidelines; and

-                   all comments of a reviewer are not taken into consideration (without adequate explanation) in the version submitted to the Editorial Office after repeated improvement by the authors.

15.              In case of rejection of an article the Editorial Office submits motivated refusal within two months from the date of arrival of the manuscript to the Editorial Office.

16.              The Editorial Office can be contacted via the appropriate address (18 Ermolaev St., Ozyorsk, Chelyabinsk Region, Russia 456784), phone: (35130) 33081, 33304, via e-mail (vrb@cpl.po-mayak.ru) or by fax ((35130) 37445, indicating: Editorial Office of Radiation Safety Problems).