Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis

ISSN PRINT: 1054-6618
ISSN ONLINE: 1555-6212


Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis: Advances in Mathematical Theory and Applications is a per reviewed international journal featuring top papers in pattern recognition and image, analysis, understanding, and processing of images. Emphasis is laid on rapid publishing of concise articles covering theory, methodology, and applications. Major topics include mathematical theory of pattern recognition and image analysis, raw data representation, computer vision, image mining, processing and understanding, machine learning, computer graphics, forecasting, data and knowledge bases, data mining, neural nets, artificial intelligence, software, specialized computer architectures, applications, and related areas.

Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis is abstracted and/or indexed in:
ACM Digital Library, Academic OneFile, CSA, EI-Compendex, Gale, Google Scholar, INSPEC, OCLC, PASCAL, ProQuest, SCImago, Scopus, Summon by ProQuest.


Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Vavilova ul. 40, Moscow GSP-1, 119333 Russia
Phone: +7 (499) 135-9033, 135-8831
Fax: +7 (499) 135-9033

Editorial Board


Yuri I. Zhuravlev (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)


Igor B. Gurevich (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)

Coordinating Editor

Lyudmila V. Raevskaya (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)


Sergey V. Ablameyko (Belarusian State University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus), Gunilla Borgefors (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden), Horst Bunke (University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland), Vladimir Ya. Chuchupal (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Sergey D. Dvoenko (Tula State University, Tula, Russia), Gennadii M. Emelyanov (Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, Velikii Novgorog, Russia), Stanislav V. Emelyanov (Institute of System Analysis, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Valery P. Erichev (State Institute of Eye Diseases, Moscow, Russia), Olivier Faugeras (The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, Sophia Antipolis Research Unit, France), Jacob A. Furman (Mari State Technical University, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia), Vladimir A. Fursov (Samara State Aerospace University, Russia), Goesta H. Granlund (Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden), Heikki Kalviainen (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland), Mikhail Y. Khachai (Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia), Josef Kittler (University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom), Andrew S. Krylov (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia), Valerii G. Labunets (B.N. Eltzyn Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia), Vladimir D. Mazurov (B.N. Eltzyin Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia), Gerard Medioni (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA), Evgenii A. Metlitsky (ARC International, San Jose, USA), Eckart Michaelsen (Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, Germany), Alecsandr M. Nedzved (Belarusian State University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus), Anatolii P. Nemirko (St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI", St. Petersburg, Russia), Yuri V. Obukhov (Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Erkki Oja (Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland), Jussi Parkkinen (University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland), Dietrich Paulus (Institute for Computational Visualistics, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany), Petra Perner (Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Leipzig, Germany), Yurii P. Pyt'ev (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia), Bernd Radig (Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany), Gerhard X. Ritter (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA), Konstantin V. Rudakov (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Vladimir V. Ryazanov (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Ovidio Salvetti (Institute of Information Science and Technologies, Italian National Research Center, Pisa, Italy), Gennadii I. Savin (Joint Supercomputer Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Oleg V. Senko (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Vladislav V. Sergeyev (Image Processing Systems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Samara, Russia), Igor N. Sinitsyn (Institute for Computer Science Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Victor A. Soifer (Image Processing Systems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Samara, Russia), Igor A. Sokolov (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Clayton Stewart (Science Application International Corporation, Arlington, USA), Ching Yee Suen (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada), Thomas Tolxdorff (Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany), Yulia O. Trusova (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), Yurii G. Vasin (Lobachevskii State University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Vera V. Yashina (Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia), and Aleksei B. Zhichchenko (Center of Scientific Telecommunications and Information Technologies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia).

Guidelines for Authors

1. Each manuscript should comply with guidelines for authors. Please see also information on the style file, text preparation, and illustrations.

2. The manuscript should be submitted by e-mail to the address only.

3. The manuscript should be accompanied by:

brief biographies of all authors including the following data:

  • family name and proper name;
  • date of birth;
  • place (university) and date of getting diploma;
  • place (university/scientific institution) and date of getting PhD and other scientific degrees;
  • affiliation (full name, mail address, position);
  • fields of research priorities;
  • number of scientific publications (monographs, papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings);
  • membership in academies of sciences and in scientific societies;
  • membership in editorial boards of peer-reviewed international journals;
  • scientific awards and prizes;
  • digital photographs of all authors (size 3 × 4).

The copyright transfer agreement properly filled and signed.

Author's Agreement Form

To simplify interaction between author(s) and publisher, please submit copyright transfer agreements (in the Russian or English language) together with the manuscript to the editorial board of the journal. The copyright transfer agreement can be sent as a digital copy of the original (this is preferable) or as a paper copy. The copyright transfer agreement should be filled out using MS Word or hand-printed and signed by all authors (coauthors and copyright holders).

These agreements are contracts of adhesion.

A copyright transfer agreement enters into force if a manuscript is accepted for publication in English. If for any reason your article is rejected by the editorial board of a journal, the agreement loses its force. The decision on acceptance of a manuscript for publication is the exclusive right of the editorial board of the respective journal. By signing the agreement, the authors guarantee that they have familiarized themselves and agree with its conditions.

The editorial boards of journals do not accept manuscripts without copyright transfer agreements.

All questions regarding copyright transfer agreements can be sent by e-mail to You can use our web-based feedback form or contact the editorial board.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis and its publisher Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. (PPL) adhere to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and follow the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. The journal also follows recommendations contained in A Guide for Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Managing Editors. The journal and the publisher expect that authors, peer reviewers and editors follow best practices of ethical behavior contained therein. Most important points are presented below, but it is advisable to refer to original documents above.


Editors evaluate manuscripts submitted to the journal based solely on their merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, and clarity) and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation. Decisions to edit and publish are not determined by the policies of governments or any other agencies outside of the journal itself. The editor-in-chief has full authority over the entire journal’s content and the timing of its publication.

Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors, peer reviewers, potential peer reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unless explicitly permitted by the authors in writing, editors and members of the editorial board will not use any unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript or ideas obtained as a result of handling the manuscript for their own purposes and advantage.

Editors will choose not to consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the papers.

The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer review by experts in the field. The editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and legal requirements. The editor-in-chief may consult other editors or reviewers in making decisions.

Editors will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper, even if the issue is discovered years after publication.

Peer Reviewers

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation.

Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential; they must not be shown to others except if authorized by the editor-in-chief. Reviewers will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript or contained therein and will not use any unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript or ideas obtained as a result of handling the manuscript for their own purposes and advantage.


Authors must ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works. If authors have used the work, information, or words by others, this must be appropriately cited. Authors should not copy entirely or in part any work or manuscripts by others and submit as the author's own. Copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution) must be excluded. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Duplicate publications, redundant publication, text recycling, and self-plagiarism are also inappropriate practices and should be avoided. Papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal or primary publication. Hence, authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable.

Only persons who meet authorship criteria indicated below should be listed as authors of the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content: (i) made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study; and (ii) drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication. All persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as authors, but should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgments" section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate coauthors are included in the author list and verify that all coauthors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

Authors should disclose any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. Potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include financial ones such as honoraria, educational grants or other funding, participation in speakers’ bureaus, membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest, and paid expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements, as well as non-financial ones such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the work should be disclosed (including the grant number or other reference number if any).

Authors should ensure that they have properly acknowledged the work of others, and should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately (from conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties) must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Authors should not use information obtained in the course of providing confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, unless they have obtained the explicit written permission of the author(s) of the work involved in these services.

Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, and copyright permissions. Authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.

When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editors or publisher and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or retract the manuscript or article. If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the authors’ obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper.


2018, Volume 28 (4 issues)

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