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Procedure for Article Submission and manuscript preparation for publishing

For publication in the online journal “Scientific Journal of Russian Scientific Research Institute of Land Improvement Problems” (further referred to as the journal), original scientific articles, scientific review articles, (further referred to as the articles) previously unpublished and corresponding to the subject of the journal are accepted.

1 Submission Procedures of the original author's articles presented to the Editorial Office and their preparation for publication

1.1 Authors should provide soft copies to the Editorial Office of the journal (by e-mail, or in any electronic format, by regular mail or in person):
- the author's textual original of the article. The paper must comply with the requirements;
- the author’s statements for every author of the article. Each author's statement is provided in a separate file and is registered in accordance with the established requirements;
- the agreement of editorial and publishing activities issued in accordance with the established requirements.
- in case of payment failure, the author can send the corresponding request to the Editorial Office. In case of a positive decision an agreement with the author for editorial and publishing services free of charge is concluded.
Postgraduates submit Proof of Postgraduate Status, certified by the signature of the head of the organization. The article where a postgraduate is the only author is considered to be the postgraduate’s article.
The articles which authors are the full-time employees of the Federal State Research Institute "RosNIIPM" " are considered to be “Russian Research Institute of Land Improvement Problems” staff articles.
1.2. The article is subjected to editorial scrutiny under formal requirements within 20 working days, starting from the day following the date of the receipt of manuscript by the Editorial Office.
1.2.1 An article accepted under formal requirements is registered. The author is notified of the article’s registration.
1.2.2 An article which is not accepted under formal requirements is returned to the author with recommendations for its further correction or is rejected by the Editorial Board's decision.
1.3 After confirmation of the article registration, the author pays for editorial and publishing services (except articles of postgraduate students, staff of Russian Research Institute of Land Improvement Problems and authors who signed the contract without payment for editorial and publishing services).
1.4 After receipt of fees into the account of  Russian Research Institute of Land Improvement Problems, the article is sent for peer review. The review period is 30 calendar days. For advancement of the article dispatch for review, the author can confirm payment by a scan copy of the payment document.
1.5 After passing the review, the article is sent for editing to a Editorial Board member. The editing period is 20 working days. If necessary, the article is sent for revision to the author. After finalizing by the author the article is sent for editing to the Editorial Board member again. The editing period is 20 working days.
1.6 The decision to publish an article or to reject it is taken by the Editorial Board.
1.7 Articles accepted for publication by the editorial board undergo literary and technical editing, abstract translation , keywords,  article titles and  References section style.
1.8 The edited text of the article is sent to the author for approval.
1.9 After receiving the edited text of the article, the author delivers to the Editorial Office the following documents in the original (by registered mail (without acknowledgement of receipt) or personally):
- the edited article signed by all authors of the article (signatures are placed on the title page of the article);
- the author's statements for each author of the article, signed by the authors of the article;
- a license agreement signed by all authors of the article;
- the contract of editorial and publishing activities (except articles of postgraduates and staff of Russian Research Institute of Land Improvement Problems), signed by the author of the article;
- the work completion certificate, signed by the author of the article.
Electronic copies of the documents listed in paragraph 1.9 are not accepted by the Editorial Board.


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