Information for authors
Published in Phys. Usp. 42 1 (1999)
To submit a manuscript to UFN please apply to the editorial office
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Rules for the submission of manuscripts to “Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk”
- We accept the following for publication: reviews of the contemporary state of research into the most
topical problems of physics and related science, and articles for the sections “Methodological Notes”,
“Instruments and Methods of Investigation”, “From the History of Physics” and others.
Papers should not have been previously published and not be pending publication elsewhere. All papers must
be accompanied by the the relevant documentation for publication in the appropriate form. Authors of a published article receive pdf-files of their article in Russian and in English.
- All papers are published in Russian. Manuscripts are accepted both in Russian and English.
- Papers should not exceed 80 typewritten pages (30 lines/page, 60 characters/line) nor include more than 20
figures. The total area of the figures should not exceed four A4 pages at publication size.
- Manuscripts should be submitted in duplicate. The text should be laid out in the same order as
it appears in the journal (title, authors, abstract, text body, bibliography). The introduction
should be numbered as Section 1. Tables and captions should be submitted on separate sheets.
An English translation of the authors’ surnames, the paper’s title and abstract, and the work
addresses (including the organisation, telephone, fax number and e-mail) of all the authors should
likewise be submitted on a separate sheet. Neither the Russian nor the English abstract should exceed 10 lines.
- The final page (after the bibliography) should be signed by all of the authors. Their work and home
addresses, telephone numbers and passport details should be included on a separate sheet.
- Each figure should be submitted on a separate A4 sheet, marked in pencil on the reverse with its number,
the names of the authors, and the title of the paper. The size of the figures should be two to three times
larger than the required size for publication, but not greater than 15x20 cm. A figure composed of
separate parts (a, b, ...) should be presented on a single A4 sheet. Black and white photographs should be
submitted in duplicate on white glossy photographic paper. One of the photographs should be left free of
explanatory marks (arrows, indictors etc.).
- The terminology, units of measurement, and symbols employed in the paper should conform to the general
usage. All symbols and abbreviations (with the exception of accepted constants such as e, h,
ñ, π, etc.) should be defined at their first appearance in the text.
- The characters
n, h, u;
g è q; a, α è d;
Ε, ε, ζ è ξ
e è l; I è J; ϑ è ν;
v è υ; x è χ should be clearly differentiated.
If the paper is typeset on a computer, all latin symbols for physical quantities (Ð, I,
W, etc.) should be italic; the names of functions (sin, cos, exp) in normal (roman) type.
The marking of formulae is obligatory: upper and lower case letters which differ only in their size
(C and c, S and s,O and o) should be marked in pencil with two lines: upper case — below, lower case
— above (Ñ, c).
Zero is indicated with a straight bracket. Greek letters should be underlined in red pencil, vectors in blue.
The use of special characters, such as gothic or Russian letters, or symbols
) should be noted in the margins.
Subscripts and superscripts should be clearly written below or above the line, and marked in pencil
( for a subscript,
for a superscript).
In indices, it is essential that commas (,), dashes ('), the numeral 1, etc. be clearly differentiated.
- Formulae should be numbered in round brackets (2), citings in square brackets , and footnotes with
- Bibliographic entries should be written in the following form:
- for a book — the authors’ surnames with initials, the title, and the volume number,
then (in brackets), the place of publishing, the publisher, the year; and the pages of relevance.
For example: Lifshits E.M., Pitaevskii L.P. Fizicheskaya Kinetika (Physical Kinetics) (Moscow: Nauka, 1979) s. 35
[Translated into English Lifshitz E.M., Pitaevskii L.P. Physical Kinetics (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1981) p.30]
- for papers in a collection — the authors’ surnames with initials, the title of the collection,
the volume number, the editor’s initials and surname (in brackets), then (in brackets), the place of publishing,
the publisher, the year; and the pages of relevance.
For example: Silvera I.F., in Progress in Low Temperature Physics Vol. 10 (Ed. D.F. Brewer)
(Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1900) p. 139 Kawasaki K., in Proc. of International School of Physics
‘Enrico Fermi’; Course 51, Critical Phenomena, Varenna, Italy, 1971 (Ed. MS Green)
(New York: Academic Press, 1972) p. 342
- for papers in a journal the authors’ surnames with initials, the title of the journal, the
volume number, (the number, if the journal does not have continuous page numbering),
the pages; and the year (in brackets).
For example: Terebizh V.Yu. Usp. Fiz. Nauk 165 143 (1995)
[Phys. Usp. 38 137 (1995)]
The volume number should be underlined in red pencil.
- for dissertationsauthor’s surname with initials, the level, then (in brackets),
the place of defence (city, institution), the year.
For example: Maier A.A., Thesis for Doctorate of Physicomathematical Sciences
(Moscow: Institute of General Physics, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1990)
- for preprints — the authors’ surnames with initials, the number (or if
not available, the full title of the preprint), then (in brackets), the place of publishing
(city, institution), and the year.
For example: Maier A.A., Preprint No. 30 (Moscow: Institute of General Physics,
Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1992)
- Authors residing in Moscow are offered the opportunity to check the manuscript after typesetting,
and may make final corrections. Subsequent corrections are not accepted. Corrections, together with
the signatures of the authors should be returned as soon as possible.
- If, when making amendments, the author retains the manuscript for more than three weeks,
a second date may be added to the paper, ‘after amendments’ (at the discretion of the reviewer,
the editor, or the author himself). If the period of making amendments exceeds two months, the paper
will be regarded as a new submission.
- Changes of an editorial character, not affecting the principal themes of the paper, may
be made without the consent of the author.
- Submitted manuscripts which do not comply to the given rules will be returned to the authors
without examining their contents. The date of acceptance will be taken to be the date when the
resubmitted manuscript is received.
- Where possible, manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form, preferably in TeX format.
If another format is used, it should be accompanied by a version in plain ASCII code. Figures are
also accepted in electronic form.
Rules for manuscripts in pdf