How to publish an article in a scientific journal?

Step 1:
Choose a journal:

Choose a journal in the appropriate subject area.Check out its description on the journal page.

If your manuscript matches the journal's subject area, then proceed to step 2.

Step 2:
Check out guidelines for manuscript preparation:

On the journal page find the guidelines for manuscript preparation and familiarize yourself with the general requirements, requirements on the subject matter, manuscript length, and accompanying documents. If you cannot find guidelines for manuscript preparation on the journal page, please contact the editorial board.

If your manuscript meets the requirements, then proceed to step 3.

Step 3:
Fill in the copyright transfer agreement form:

Download a copyright transfer agreement form from the journal page and fill it in. Collect the signatures of all coauthors. If the manuscript is rejected, this agreement will not come into force.

Proceed to manuscript preparation.

Step 4:
Manuscript preparation:

Check out technical requirements in the manuscript preparation guidelines. If you find no guidelines for a specific journal, use the publisher's general guidelines.

Illustrations should be prepared according to the publisher's general guidelines for manuscript preparation in any case.

It is recommended to use the publisher's style file.

When you finish manuscript preparation, please proceed to step 5.

Step 5:
Manuscript submission:

Submit your manuscript and accompanying documents to the editorial board via e-mail or by other means as indicated in the guidelines for authors. The e-mail address is indicated in the Contact Info on the journal page. Expect a reply from the editorial board. If none is received in 7-10 days, please contact the editorial board again by e-mail or phone. Note that the publisher has no information on the status of a manuscript nor contact information on the journal editors other than those shown on this web site.

Please wait for a reply from the editor.

Step 6:
Manuscript acceptance:

Please follow the instructions of the journal editors and revise your manuscript if requested. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, you can ask the editor in what year, volume, and issue the article will be published in the English and Russian versions, as well as the date the manuscript will be sent to the publisher.
Some of the journals are not prepared for publication by IAPC "Nauka/Interperiodica". Further steps are applicable only if the CRC of a journal is prepared by IAPC "Nauka/Interperiodica". Please check with the editor where the journal is prepared.

Wait for a reply from the editor.

Step 7:
E-mail address check:

If your manuscript is published in a Russian-language journal, then within two weeks after transfer of the manuscript to the publisher, you will receive a test message to your e-mail address. This message will specify an approximate date that the proof galley will be sent to the authors. If you will not receive a test message, please check with the editor when your manuscript has to be transferred to the publisher, whether your e-mail address was correctly reproduced in the list of addresses provided by the editor, and whether test messages are usually sent for the chosen journal. If the date passes and your address is correct, but a test message has not been received, then please inquire at our office: mailing@pleiades.vg. If your manuscript is intended for the English version only, the test message may be sent after one or two months, when the entire issue is ready.

Wait for a message with a proof galley attached.

Step 8:
Working with a galley proof:

All necessary instructions will be attached to the e-mail message. You may check the status of your manuscript using contact information indicated on the journal page.

Step 9:
Receipt of a published article in electronic form:

When work on the article is finished, you will receive the final version in PDF format. At this stage changes in the article cannot be made. If you find critical errors (in the names of authors or scientific data), please reply to the e-mail message as soon as possible. In this case, we will be able to publish an erratum.

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