Гидрометеорология и экология
(Gidrometeorologiya i ekologiya)
Ученые записки Российского государственного гидрометеорологического университета
ISSN 2074-2762

Requirements for publication

Basic requirements for the content of copyrighted material

• Editorial board of the Journal accepts unpiblished copyrighted material — scientific atricles, review articles, critical reviews, relevant to the scope of the Journal.

• Article should have a clear structure: introduction (required), source materials and research techniques (if necessary), main part (required, better with a title, several subsections possible), discussion of the results (preferably), conclusions (required, with description of scientific novelty).

Scentific article. In the introduction, the relevance and feasibility of researching a topic (scientific problem or task) should be justified. A survey of previous studies is desirable. In the main part of the article, by analyzing and synthesizing information, it is necessary to disclose the problem (task) being studied, ways to solve it, present the results obtained and evaluate their reliability. In the final part, the author should summarize, formulate conclusions, recommendations, indicate possible directions for further research. At the end, one may give a reference to a grant or a planned scientific topic (with a number) that contributed to the implementation of this work and express gratitude to the persons having helped in the preparation of the article. Acknowledgments and references to grants are given first in Russian, and then in English.

Review article. The review article should contain a qualitative description of previously performed studies on the topic under consideration, identify their advantages and disadvantages, demonstrate the most significant and promising directions for development of science (or application), its individual types of activity, phenomena, events, etc. Reviews on the most pressing problems of modern science are desirable.

Critical review of monograph, textbook. It is an analysis, critical analysis, assessment of a scientific work (except for thesis research) written in the journalism genre. The title of the review may be replaced by a bibliographic description of the reviewed work. References should correspond to GOST 7.1-2003.

Article (review) under scientific discussion. If opposite assessments are received from reviewers, the editorial board has the right to send the article to a third reviewer or, with consent of the reviewer with a negative review and the author(s) of the article, to publish the article and its review in the section of the Journal “Under scientific discussion”. Moreover, the reviewer is permitted to prepare a review in the form of an article. The editorial board has the right to publish the article under discussion given the recommendation of a scientific seminar or meeting of a university department.

Chronicle. This section provides feedback on recent important events, including scientific conferences, seminars, round tables, business meetings, expeditions, festivals, etc. In addition, congratulations are given on the anniversaries of renowned teachers and scientists, as well as obituaries for their deaths.

Manuscript submission guidelines

• После прохождения статьей всех этапов рецензирования и получения положительного решения о ее публикации автор должен прислать в редколлегию подписанный Лицензионный договор на право использования научного произведения в журнале «Ученые записки РГГМУ», издателем (учредителем) которого является «Российский государственный гидрометеорологический университет» (РГГМУ).

• Article should be within 1 copyright page (being equal to 40 thousand characters with spaces) excluding References (in Russian and in English), but as an exception it may be increased by decision of the editorial board.

• Manuscript should be submitted to the journal’s editorial board by email through a personal account in MS Word format.

• Along with the manuscript, the author should submit:

personal details form(s) (information about the author/co-authors) for the author and all co-authors;

student status certificate (for undergraduates and full-time postgraduates).

• All articles submitted by authors for publication in the journal are peer-reviewed in accordance with the Regulation on Reviewing Scientific Articles in the “Proceedings of the RSHU” journal.

• after the article passes through all stages of reviewing and receives a positive decision on its publication, the author should send the editorial board a signed License Agreement for the right to use a scientific work in the journal «Proceeding of the RSHU», the publisher (founder) of which being the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) .

Manuscript requirements

• The heading of the article is filled as follows (it is recommended to use the headings of articles of the latest issues of the Journal as a sample). The title of the article is given first (in lower case, bold), followed by the authors (the initials followed by the last name). Then indicated are the names of organizations and email address of the author who will be in contact with the editorial office. In the Russian-language part they are followed by an abstract, and in the English-language part – by a brief summary. The abstract in Russian and summary in English are followed by keywords in Russian and English, respectively.

Abstract, summary (in English) and keywords

Abstract (7-10 lines) should reflect the topic, purpose of publication and subject matter. It is necessary to briefly describe the scientific result obtained (“It is shown …”, “It is established …”, etc.) and indicate the scope of use of the results. The abstract of the article should not contain references to sections, formulas, figures, abbreviations, numbers of cited literature.

Keywords (5-8 words) should reflect the main content of the article, repeat the terms from its text and preferably should not repeat the terms used in the title of the article. In this case, keywords are allowed in the form of phrases consisting of no more than three words (for example, ocean surface temperature).

Summary is a brief content of an article of at least 20 lines and should be understood without reference to the publication itself as a source of information independent of the article. It should meet the following criteria: information value (without broad terms); meaningfulness (reflect the main content of the article: tasks of the work, methods, main research results); consistency. Abbreviations are not allowed in Summary. Translation of Summary into English should be of high-quality, using English specific terminology, and should not be an extended version of the Russian-language abstract (if necessary, explanations of research specifics for a foreign reader should be included as well).

Text materials

• The text should be in Microsoft Word format (* .doc or * .docx).

• The text should be unformatted: left alignment, no paragraph indention, no tabulation, hyphenation off, font only normal (except for the author’s bold or italics and italic Latin letters used to indicate values), maximum one space between words, no spaces between brackets and their contents, similarly for quotation marks. Forced hyphenation of words and lines is unadvisable.

• The main text should be typed in standard Times New Roman font (size 14), some Greek and other special symbols – in the Symbol font.

• The fractional part of numbers should be separated from the integer by a comma, not by a full stop.

• One should distinguish between the punctuation mark dash (“long dash”: for example, T – air temperature) and the spelling hyphen (“short dash”: for example, blue-green). When designating the interval, a dash is used without spaces (for example, 10-15).

• To indicate negative values, the «minus» sign should be used (average dash (-), for example, –5 °C), which is typed without space before the numbers following them. A full stop is used as a multiplication sign; the sign × (but not the letter “x”) is used to denote the operation of vector multiplication, to indicate the overall dimensions, the scale of the grid (for example, 2×2°) and in some other cases.

• Space is not used between the signs of angular degrees, minutes and seconds and the values to which they relate. When using a symbol for the temperature scale (°C, F, K (Latin!) it is separated by a space from the value to which it refers. A space is also placed between the percent and ppm signs and the values to which they refer.

• When entering dates, a space is required between the year and its abbreviation (in Russian)

• Units of measurement are separated from their values by a space.

• When specifying the areas and volumes, it is necessary to use the appropriate degree indicators (m2 and m3), and not abbrevations (sq. m and cubic m).

• Roman numerals are typed in capital Latin letters: I, V, X, M, C. The use of the Latin letter Y, as well as the Russian letters П and Ш, is unacceptable.

Do not use the number 0 and the letter O in superscript as a symbol for the degree °.

• It is not allowed to use the characters N, O, S, W as an indication of latitude and longitude, both in the text and on the maps.

• Only French quotation marks « »/ “” are used as quotation marks.

• As a sign of value interval if one or both limits of this interval have negative values, use the sign … (e.g., temperature was –5 … –10 °С).

• When using commonly used abbreviations, one should remember that the full stop is not used in the following abbreviations: hours – h, minutes – min, seconds – s, millions – mln, billions – bln, tons – t.

• The following abbreviations of academic degrees are used (in English): Сand. Sc. (Physics and Mathematics, Geography, Engineering, Biology, Agriculture, Geologу and Mineralogy, Chemistry, Law, etc.); Dr. Sci. in Physics and Mathematics. (etc.).


• Tables (numbered and entitled) are placed after their first mentioning. Tables should be in Microsoft Word format in Times New Roman font. When typing the text, all requirements related to the main text apply. Moreover, the following requirements apply to the tables:

– any textual information (except for list items) should begin with a capital letter,

– the lack of information in the cell is indicated by a long dash;

– when the one word information is first repeted in the vertical column, the symbol “ is placed in the following cells. If the information consists of two or more words, the words “as above” are inserted in the following cell, and in the second and subsequent repetitions – the symbol “;

– when typing long (vertical) tables, duplicating the table headings on a new page is optional;

– tables should have dividing lines according to the following rules: horizontal and vertical dividing lines – in the header of the table, only vertical dividing lines – in the rest of the table. The Russian title of the table should be followed by its name in English. Templates of the tables are provided in Appendix 1.


• Formulas should be typed in MathType (Design Science) formula editor for the latest versions of Microsoft Word. Using the built-in formula editor in the latest Word versions is unacceptable.

• If any formulas are inside the paragraph, the so-called mixed typing (when part of the formula is typed in text typing mode, and another – in formula editor mode) is strongly forbidden. For single characters in the text only a text set should be used.

• Typing of formulas in the text-typing mode is justified only in the case of typing expressions of trivial standard functions, variables, linear dependencies, constants, axis designations. In all other cases, the use of a formula editor is preferable.

• In formulas Russian letters should be typed in direct font, Latin letters – in italics, Greek letters – in direct type, trigonometric functions (sin, cos, lg, etc.) – in direct type. Before typing a formula in the editor one should set the necessary text styles and determine the size of the characters. Basic fonts – Times New Roman, Symbol, size 11.

• A formula is usually typed in a separate paragraph. If necessary, following the formula, one of the syntactic characters (. , ; ) is given in the typing mode, without a space and after the space the number of the formula in parentheses is given.

• The numbers of the formulas are given on the right at the end of the line and only those that will be referenced afterwards.


• Figures are not included in the text of the article, instead, they are given in separate graphic files indicating the title of the article, the author. their numbers in the text given after the article. а под статьей ее номера в тексте.

• Illustrations for the article are prepared in any graphic editor or program available to the author. Moreover, each illustration is presented as a separate file in one of the graphic formats: * .jpg, * .tif, * .eps, * .cdr, * .wmf, * .ai, * .xls. Illustrations in Word documents should have the stated below resolution and size. All illustrations should be uniform (font, lines) in style.

• Raster illustrations should have a resolution of at least 1200×900 pixels (i.e., approximately 100×75 mm at a resolution of 300 dpi). For illustrations in vector format (drawings in Corel Draw format, Adobe Illustrator or files exported in wmf format), only standard Windows fonts (Times, Symbol) should be used. Drawings made in Corel Draw should be saved in the format of versions X6 or earlier. In addition, the following requirements are imposed on illustrations.

– The inscriptions along the axes are capitalized in Roman letters, size 10. (e.g.: Humidity, %) The preferred option is the designation (e.g.: f %).

– The decimal when digitizing the axes – only a comma, the font for digitizing is the main font of the article (Times New Roman), size 10, only normal.

– Graphic legends are given in free lower corner of the figure (otherwise, in any free part of the figure). The numbers are in italics. The interpretation of the legend (if any) is placed in the figure caption (required), in which it is desirable to separate the actual name of the figure from the explication – explanations for it (decoding of symbols, for example: 1 – May, 2 – June, etc.), which should begin on a new line.

– In case of several figures under the same number, each of them should be assigned an index in its left corner (otherwise, above it) – italic Russian letter with a bracket: a), б), в), etc. (Times New Roman, size 10).

– Figures should not have frames. The thickness of the curves and axes should be at least 0.5 points, not exceeding one point. Below the Russian name of the figure there should be stated its name in English. Templates of figures are given in Appendix 2.


• References to citation sources are given in square brackets, separated by commas with a space: [3, 8], [13—15]. A numbered list of references (in the order of citation in the text) is given at the end of the article with the obligatory indication of the following data:

– for books – surname and initials of the author (italics), the title of the book, place of publication (city/town), year of publication (Ivanov V.P. Snow and ice. M.: Nedra, 2001.184 p.);

– for journal articles – surname and initials of the author (italics), title of the article, title of the journal, year of publication, volume, number, issue, pages (Ivanov V.P. Variability of ozone content … // Proceedings of the Voeikov Geographical Observatiry. 2012. Issue 565. Pp. 56–72.)

• Editors of the book (collection of books) should be indicated (initials followed by surname) after the title and separated by a slash (e.g.: … winds in the Northern Hemisphere / Edited by V.P. Ivanov). It is allowed to make links to electronic publications and Internet addresses including all the data. Specific examples of linking are provided in the Appendix.

• References should contain bibliographic information about all publications mentioned in the article, and should not contain references to works with no links in the text.

• References are given in square brackets as the serial number of the source in the bibliographic list. One source should have only one number. If, when quoting, reference is made to a specific quote, formula, theorem, etc., the page number should be indicated, for example [13, p. 23].

• References to abstracts, conference materials, various regulatory documents (for example, GOSTs), as well as articles and monographs, data on which are not available even in the RSCI system, are prohibited. It is recommended that the citation list should contain at least 50% of articles with the DOI index and published in highly rated Russian and foreign journals. The DOI index should be indicated at the end of the reference.

Requirements for the references

• Reference list should be located immediately after the References in Russian. Examples of compiling the list of References are given in Appendix 3  

Brief formatting guidelines for submitting a manuscript to the Journal editorial board

• Format: A4 (21×29.7 cm) portrait.

• Fields: left — 2 cm, top, right — 1.5 cm; lower — 2 cm.

• Headers and footers: from edge to top — 0 cm; to the bottom — 0.5 cm.

• Page number: bottom center, font Times New Roman, 14.

• Line spacing — single.

• Indention — 0.75 cm.

• Alignment — in width.

• Font — Times New Roman, 14 (main text); Times New Roman, 12 (tabular text, caption, references, footnotes). Articles submitted to the editor and not fulfilling the above requirements are not accepted for consideration.