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Rules of direction, review and publication of the articles




The editorial board of the scientific journal issue "Operation of Maritime Transport" accepts for consideration only original (previously not published anywhere and not submitted for consideration to other publications) articles in Russian or English.

Articles should contain new scientific results or technical development; scientific review articles are also accepted if they correspond to the subject of the journal.

All materials sent to the editorial office are checked in the plagiarism detection system.

Full-text versions of articles are placed in the public domain on the website of the journal and the RSCI.



Operation of Maritime Transport

Quarterly scientific journal issue of scientific articles

Included in the list of leading reviewed publications of the Higher Attestation Commission of Russia


Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University


To the editorial board of the scientific journal issue it is necessary to submit:

- a printout of the manuscript (1 copy), signed by all authors;

- electronic version of the article by e-mail or on electronic media;

- information about the authors (in Russian and English) (1 copy);

- expert opinion on the possibility of publishing the material in the open press (1 copy);

- covering letter - only for authors who do not work (do not study) in the Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education “Admiral Ushakov State Maritime University” (1 copy).

- license agreement;

- act to the licensing agreement.

Article must be edited thoroughly, have the characteristics of scientific publication.

Use the text editor Microsoft Word version not earlier than 2003.

Paper size is A4.

Page layout: top, bottom and left margins are 2.5 cm, right margin is 2 cm, header is 2 cm, footer is 2 cm.

The manuscript of the article is signed by all authors!

On the first page the UDC index is given (in the upper left corner; font "Times New Roman" 12 pt; single line spacing); then the initials and surnames of the authors, the title of the article, abstract and keywords in Russian are given. The initials and surnames of the authors, the title of the article, the abstract and key words in English are placed at the beginning of the publication after the bibliography list.

List of authors

The list of authors is separated by commas, initials before surnames (font "Times New Roman" 11,5 pt, usual; alignment on the right edge; automatic hyphenation disabled; single line spacing).

Title of the article

The title of the article is typed in capital letters (font "Times New Roman" 12 pt; bold; center alignment; automatic hyphenation disabled; intervals before the paragraph 12 pt, after it - 12 pt; single line spacing).


The abstract is provided by the authors in an extended form. Volume: not less than 950 and not more than 1800 characters (with spaces), that is 100-250 words, characterizing the content of the article (font "Times New Roman" 10 pt, italics; alignment by width; indentation: left and right 0,6 cm; single line spacing). The abstract should clearly define the purpose of the work, its novelty, and present the main conclusions. Languages are Russian and English.

Structure of the abstract: state of research; materials and/or methods of research; results; conclusion.

The abstract should be informative (without any general words), structured (according to the logical description of results in the article), reflect the main content of the article, taking into account the following aspects: subject, purpose, method or methodology, research results and their application area, conclusions.

It is advisable to describe the method or methodology of research if they are new or are of interest in terms of this work.

The results of the work are described very accurately and informative. The main theoretical and experimental results, factual data, discovered relationships and patterns are given. At the same time, preference is given to new results and data of long-term importance, important discoveries, conclusions that disprove existing theories, as well as information that, according to the author is of practical importance.

Conclusions may be accompanied by recommendations, evaluations, suggestions, hypotheses described in the article.

The information contained in the title of the article should not be repeated in the text of the abstract. Extra introductory phrases should be avoided (e.g., "the author of the article considers...").

In the text of the abstract, syntactic constructions typical of the language of scientific and technical documents should be used, and complex grammatical constructions should be avoided.

Significant words from the text of the article should be used in the text of the abstract.


Keywords are composed of 3-10 words and word combinations that reflect the content of the article, separated by commas, no dot at the end, Times New Roman, 10 pt, bold; left-align; automatic hyphenation disabled; intervals before and after the paragraph 12 pt; single line spacing.

Main part of the text

Main body of the article: Times New Roman 12 pt; alignment in width; first line indented by 0.6 cm; single line spacing; automatic hyphenation.

References shall be placed in the body of the article in square brackets at the end of the sentence and include the number of the cited piece in the reference list. A quotation shall also include the page number of the quoted work [3. - P. 5].


The main text is followed by the bibliography including:

- the title References typed in capital letters (Times New Roman 12 pt, bold; center alignment; intervals: 12 pt before and 8 pt after the paragraph; single line spacing);

- bibliographic description of the source as per GOST 7.3-2003 complete with its sequence number in the text. Bibliographic description of the document. Approved as of June 01, 2004 / Goskomstandard. Moscow, 2004 (single paragraph; Times New Roman 12 pt; first line of the paragraph indented 0.6 cm, alignment in width, single line spacing).

The reference list in Russian shall also be transliterated. If done in other languages references shall be provided in the original language. To facilitate transliteration, refer to the software available at (select BGN from the Options drop-down list).

Transliterated sources shall be done as follows:

1. Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005). Title of article. Title of Journal, 10(2), 49-53.


The MathType editor shall be used to create formulas with settings as follow: size – full 12 pt, subscript 9 pt, sub-subscript 7 pt, symbol 14.5 pt, sub-symbol 12.5 pt; styles: Text, Function, Variable - Times New Roman, Matrix Vector - Times New Roman, bold; L.C. Greek, U.C. Greek, Symbol - Symbol, straight; variables in Russian - Times New Roman, italics.

When doing formulas outside the editor, indexes shall be 9 pt with an 3 pt offset up or down (Home → Font → Advanced → Offset) depending on whether the index is superscript or subscript. Do not use Font → Shift → Superscript/Subscript. If a value has both superscript and subscript, the formula shall only be created in the MathType editor.

Formulas placed on a single line shall be spaced 4 pt before and after it with single line spacing.

Figures and tables

Every figure and table shall be numbered, e.g. Figure 1, Table 3, and have a reference to it in the text.

The text in tables shall be done in single spacing, Times New Roman; 10 pt main text, 7 pt indices, 5.5 pt sub-index. The numbered title shall contain the word Table and its number in Arabic numerals (no number sign before them or dot at the end), followed by a dash and the title; aligned to the table’s left. The width shall not exceed 7.9 cm; for large tables the limit is 16.5 cm.

Soft copies of drawings and captions to them shall be created in MS Word or other programs (Corel DRAW, Visio, Adobe Illustrator, and Excel) and provided along with soft copies of the originals. The quality of figures and photos (.jpeg or .tiff) shall be no less than 300 dpi. The main lines in the figures (block borders and connecting lines in schemes, graph lines, etc.) shall be 1 pt thick, auxiliary lines (callouts, axes, dimension lines, etc.) 0.6 pt. There is no requirement for inserting drawings into frames or canvas.

The description of the content of the figure, as well as symbols used in it shall be given in the main text of the article. The caption under the figure shell include its number (Times New Roman, italics, 10 pt), title and be placed in the center under the figure (e.g. Figure 1 - Title). The text and symbols in the figure shell be done in 9 pt, indexes 7 pt, sub-indexes 5.5 pt, single-spaced; numerical notations in the endnote lines and figure numbers shall be in italics. The alphabetic indication of the figure fragments (Times New Roman, italics, 9 pt) shall be placed under the fragment before the numbered title. In the text, a reference to the fragment shall be placed after the numbered title, separated by a comma (e.g., figure 1, a); intervals: before and after the figure 6 pt. The width shall not exceed 7.9 cm, for large figures the limit is 16.5 cm.

Information about authors

Information about authors must contain:

1. Last name, first name, second name (in full) of the author. 2. The principal place of work. 3.Position. 4. Academic degree, academic title. 5.Contact phone number, e-mail. All information is printed in a line (without paragraphs) in Russian and English.

In electronic form, the articles should be sent to the email address: Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

In paper form, send materials to the address: Russia, 353918, 93, Lenin Avenue, Novorossiysk or in person in room U-230.

Articles drawn up with violation of the requirements are not accepted by the editors.


Authors of articles are encouraged to adhere to the following structure of the article:

1. heading part:

- title of the article;

- the authors;

- place of work of the authors (if the authors are affiliated with different organizations, there must be a list of authors affiliated with the first organization, the name of this organization, address; there must be a list of authors affiliated with the second organization, its name, address, and so on);

- annotation;

- keywords;

2. text of the article;

3. annexes (if any);

4. a list of references (bibliographic list);

5. English part:

- title;

- the authors;

- place of work of the authors (similar to the Russian part);

- author's summary (Abstract);

- keywords;

- list of references (References).

The title of the article should be informative, reflect clearly its content in a few words. A well-formulated title is a guarantee that the work will attract reader’s interest. It should be remembered that the title of the work will be read by people more than its main part.

Authorship and place in the list of authors are determined by the agreement of the latter. For approximately equal authors’ contributions, alphabetical order is recommended.

Abstract is a brief description of the purpose, novelty (innovative aspect) and content of the obtained results as well as the main conclusions of the study. Abstract can reflect the main stages of the work.

Keywords are a set of words that reflect the content of the text in terms of the object, scientific branch and research methods. The recommended number of keywords/phrases is 5-7, the number of words within a key phrase is not more than 3.

The text of the article is presented in a certain sequence of its parts and includes:

1) introduction,

2) formulation of the problem,

3) the main part of the article,

4) discussion of the results,

5) inference and conclusion.

Introduction. In the introduction the author introduces the subject, problems and state of research on the topic of publication; at the same time, it is necessary to refer to the sources from which the information is taken. The introduction should allow the reader to understand the given problem.

Formulation of the problem. Based on a review of the state of research on the topic of the article, the author reveals the formulation and purpose of the work.

The main part of the article. In this part it is necessary to describe the theoretical or experimental methods of the study, the tools used, etc., so that the study could be evaluated and/or reproduced. It is necessary to describe the method or methodology of the research if they have innovative aspect.

A scientific article should reflect not only the selected tools and the obtained results, but also the logic of the research itself or the sequence of reasoning that resulted in theoretical conclusions. According to the results of experimental research, it is advisable to describe the stages of experiments.

It is desirable to illustrate the described results with graphs, tables, charts, diagrams, etc.

Discussion of Results. In this part of the article the authors interpret obtained results in accordance with the objectives of the research. They can explain their results based on their experience and fundamental knowledge giving some possible explanations.

Conclusion. The main results of the research are summarized here.

The language of the Scientific Article

When writing an article is it advisable to use:

        Introduction – Present and Past Tenses;

        Main part – Past Tense;

        Discussion of Results – Past and Present Tenses.

References have an independent meaning as a bibliographical publication. A bibliographic reference has information about a literature source which is quoted, reviewed or mentioned in the article.  

Author’s Summary in English (Abstract, Keywords) is the main in Russian edition and as a rule the only source of information for foreign readers about the content of the article and the research results presented in it. According to the author’s abstract foreign experts evaluate the publication, determine their interest to the work of a Russian scientist, can use it in their publication and make a reference to it, start a discussion with an author, request the full text, etc. The text should be logical and informative; it is advisable to use Past Simple and Present Perfect Tenses. The recommended volume is about 0.5 page.    

The examples of References:

1. Scientific journal articles: L.V. Asryan. The theory of threshold characteristics of diffused lasers on quantum dots / L.V. Asryan, R.A. Suris // FTP. – 2004. – Volume 38, No. 1. – Pp. 3-25.

D.S. Gaev. The peculiarities of getting of island structure by means of incongruent evaporation / D.S. Gaev, L.M. Pavlova, G.D. Kuznetsov // University News. The Materials of Electronic Engineering. – 2006. – № 4. – Pp. 47-51.

2. Scientific books (monographs, collection of research papers): V.Ya. Demikhovskiy. Physics of quantum low-dimensional structures / V.Ya. Demikhovskiy, G.A. Vugalter. – Moscow: Logos, 2000. – 250 p.

3. Materials of Conferences: S.A. Kichik. The research of Mechanical and Thermoelectric properties of Bi0,5Sb1,5Te3 materials produced by vacuum pressing method / S.A. Kichik, A.A. Melnikov, I.S. Marakushev, A.N. Koryakin // XIII Multinational Seminar “Thermoelectrics and their application”. – St. Petersburg, 2012. – Pp. 267-258.  

4. Patent: Patent 2175951 (RF). The Method for producing active aluminum hydroxide / Yu.A. Lajner, L.M. Surova, G.I. Gashkov, G.I. Volfson, 2000.

5. Thesis or Author’s Abstract: E.O. Filatova. Spectroscopy of specular reflection and scattering of soft X-ray radiation by solid surfaces: The Thesis… a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. – St. Petersburg, 2000. – 374 p.

6. Website: Methods of super resolutions in radio direction-finding problems. URL: (Accessed on 12.07.2016).  

7. Russian National Standard (GOST): GOST 8.586.5–2005. Method of Measurements. The measurements of liquid and gases consumption and volume with the use of standard constriction devices. – Moscow: Standard Publishing House, 2007. – 10 p.

Examples of References:

Materials of Conferences: 1. T.S. Usmanov, A.A. Gusmanov, I.Z. Mullagalin, R.Ju. Muhametshina, A.N. Chervyakova. 2. A.V. Sveshnikov Trudy 6 Mezhdunarodnogo Simpoziuma “Novye resursosberegayushchie 3. tekhnologii nedropol'zovaniya i povysheniya neftegazootdachi” (Proc. 6th Int. Technol. Symp. 4. “New energy saving subsoil technologies and the increasing of the oil and gas impact”). 5. Moscow, 2007, pp. 267-272.

Books (Monographs, Collection of Research Papers, All Materials of Conferences):

1. Belaya kniga po nanotekhnologiyam: issledovaniya v oblasti nanochastits, nanostruktur i nanokompozitov v Rossiiskoi Federatsii (po materialam Pervogo Vserossiiskogo soveshchaniya uchenykh, inzhenerov i proizvoditelei v oblasti nanotekhnologii [White Book in 2. Nanotechnologies: Studies in the Field of Nanoparticles, Nanostructures and Nanocomposites in the Russian Federation: Proceedings of the First All-Russian Conference of Scientists, Engineers and Manufacturers in the Field of Nanotechnology]. Moscow, LKI, 2007. 3. Nenashev M.F. Poslednee pravitel’stvo SSSR [Last government of the USSR]. Moscow, Krom Publ., 1993. 221 p. 4

of the Soviet Union [Ot katastrofy k vozrozhdeniju: prichiny i posledstvija razrushenija SSSR]. Moscow, HSE Publ., 1999. 381 p. 5. Kanevskaya R.D. Matematicheskoe modelirovanie gidrodinamicheskikh protsessov razrabotki mestorozhdenii uglevodorodov (Mathematical modeling of hydrodynamic processes of hydrocarbon deposit development). Izhevsk, 2002. 140 p.

Separation characters used in the Russian National Standard (GOST) («//» and «–») are not used in any of the foreign standards to refer to bibliographical notes. A font type, most often italics, a dot or a comma separates the title of the source and its imprint from the authors and the title of the article.  



1. All scientific articles received by the editors of the quarterly scientific journal issue of articles "Operation of Maritime Transport" (hereinafter referred to as the scientific journal issue) are subject to mandatory review. Reviewing is organized by the editorial staff of the journal.

2. The experts of the highest scientific qualification who have publications on the subject of the reviewed article for the last 3 years are involved in the review as experts.

3. The timing of consideration and decision-making on the possibility of publishing articles depends on the degree of completeness of the journal portfolio, the specifics of the subject of the submitted articles, as well as the workload of the editorial staff and experts involved in the review. All articles are published in order of priority.

4. The experts working in the same department as the authors of the manuscript are not involved in the review. The reviewer cannot be the coauthor of the article.

5. The reviewers are notified that the manuscripts sent to them are the private property of the authors and relate to information that is not subject to disclosure.

6. Review process is "blind" and carried out confidentially. The review is closed and provided to the author of the manuscript upon his written request without a signature and indication of the name, position, place of work of the reviewer.

7. After reading the review the final decision on the publication of the article is made by the head of the scientific direction.

8. Removal of confidentiality is possible only if the reviewer claims that the materials presented in the manuscript are unreliable or falsified.

9. If the review of the manuscript contains a reference to the need to correct it, then it is sent to the author for its revision.

10. In case of disagreement with the reviewer's opinion, the author of the manuscript has the right to provide a well-reasoned reply to the editors of the journal. The editorial board may appoint an additional reviewer.

11. The decision on the expediency of publication after a second review is made by the editorial board.

12. The editors inform the author of the decision made. The editors send a motivated refusal to the author of the manuscript not accepted for publication.

13. The editorial preparation of an article for publication involves literary editing and control of compliance with the design standards adopted in the journal. The editors are not obliged to coordinate with the authors the scientific, literary or technical editing of their articles.


High-quality articles representing the results of independent theoretical and empirical research, thematic reviews, cases are accepted for publication. The article should be relevant, have novelty, reflect the statement of the problem, approaches and tools of research, describe the resulting outcomes and conclusions, represent the target audience, as well as meet the technical requirements.

Both Russian and English manuscripts are accepted year-round and are published in the order of the general queue. All submitted materials undergo a reviewing procedure. Timing of consideration and decision-making on the possibility of publishing articles depend on the degree of filling of the editorial portfolio, the specificity of the topic of the article in question, as well as the workload of the editorial staff and experts involved in the reviewing process. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a manuscript if it does not meet the basic editorial requirements or if the author violates the publication ethics.

Submitted materials are initially reviewed by the editorial board and directed for reviewing. Upon approval of the materials for publication and coordination of various issues with the author (if necessary), the editorial board informs the author of the decision to publish the article, otherwise the author receives a motivated refusal. Materials for publication are rejected without any discussion and not returned to the author in case of the design requirements violation or the incongruity of the journal scientific themes. Postgraduate students’ publications in the journal are free of charge.