Publication Policy

The main purpose of the journal is to publish articles, the focus of which are scientific rational and discussion about:

  • the main priorities of IT development;
  • national and interstate IT standardization programs;
  • methods and technologies for the development and estimations of the effectiveness of IT standards application;
  • methods and technologies of information support of work in the field of IT standardization;
  • work on the creation and application of specific IT standards and their profiles;
  • experience in the development and application of international IT standards.

Journal sections

  • System analysis, management and information processing
  • Computing systems and elements
  • Methods and means of management in organizational systems
  • System Programming
  • Methods and systems of information protection
  • Telecommunication systems, networks and devices

Publication Frequency: Every 4 months.

Open Access Policy. IT-Standard is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication. Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition – it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. For more information please read BOAI statement.

Archiving. Russian State Library (RSL)

Peer Review

1. Manuscripts of scientific articles to the author (group of authors) must be sent to the editorial office by e-mail at, indicating the author responsible for correspondence with the editors. The manuscript of the article is attached as an attachment to the letter as a separate file as a Microsoft Word document (*.doc or *.docx format). The corresponding author is notified by e-mail about the receipt of the manuscript.

2. The executive secretary reviews the manuscript for compliance with the profile of the journal, the main provisions of the requirements for publications, design, approved by the editorial board of the journal. If the formal requirements are not met, then the manuscript is not accepted for publication “on formal grounds” and the author responsible for correspondence with the editors is informed about this by e-mail. If the manuscript of the article meets the above requirements, the manuscript is submitted to the editor-in-chief.

3. The editor-in-chief sends the manuscript for review to two independent reviewers without indicating the names, contact details and places of work of the authors. To review manuscripts, both members of the editorial board of the journal and Russian and international experts with deep professional knowledge and scientific specialization closest to the topic of the article are involved as reviewers. The decision to choose one or another reviewer for the examination of the article is made by the editor-in-chief. The executive secretary informs the authors about the direction of the manuscript to the reviewers by e-mail. The review period is usually no more than 3 weeks.

4. If the reviewer accepts the article for examination, he must inform the editorial office about it. Each reviewer has the right to refuse examination if he considers himself insufficiently qualified in this scientific field, does not have enough time, or has a conflict of interest with the authors, which affects the perception and interpretation of the manuscript materials. In case of refusal to review, the reviewer must immediately notify the editors of the journal.

5. The reviewer gives a reasoned opinion on the advisability of publishing the article in the journal, which includes an assessment of the relevance of the research direction, compliance with the world level of research development, the presence of scientific novelty, as well as comments and the nature of the necessary corrections. The reviewer has the right to reject the article in case of inconsistency of its content with the profile of the journal, the irrelevance of the study, the low quality of the scientific studies themselves or their presentation.

6. Based on the results of reviewing the manuscript, the reviewer makes recommendations on the future fate of the article (each decision of the reviewer is justified):

  • the article is recommended for publication in its present form;
  • the article is recommended for publication after the shortcomings noted by the reviewer are corrected;
  • the article needs additional review;
  • the article cannot be published in the journal.

7. If the review contains recommendations for correcting and finalizing the article, the editors of the journal send the author the text of the review without a signature and indicating the name, position, place of work of the reviewer with a proposal to take into account the reviewer’s comments when preparing a new version of the article or reasonably (partially or completely) refute them. The revised manuscript must be accompanied by a letter from the authors to the reviewer, containing answers to all comments and explaining all the changes made in the article. The article modified by the authors is sent for re-reviewing. If the reviewer makes repeated comments, the article is again sent for revision to the authors. After the final approval of the article by the reviewer, the article is submitted to the editor-in-chief. If necessary, the editor-in-chief can also make scientific and technical comments, which must be corrected by the author.

8. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts if the author is unable or unwilling to take into account the wishes of the editors. If the authors refuse to finalize the materials, they must notify the editors in writing of their refusal to publish the article. If the authors do not return the revised version after 3 months from the date of sending the review, even in the absence of information from the authors with a refusal to finalize the article, the editors remove it from the register. In such situations, the authors are sent an appropriate notification of the removal of the manuscript from registration due to the expiration of the time allotted for revision.

9. If there are negative reviews of the manuscript from two different reviewers or one review of its revised version, the manuscript is rejected without consideration by other members of the editorial board.

10. If the author and reviewers have irresolvable contradictions regarding the manuscript, the editorial board has the right to send the manuscript for additional review. In conflict situations, the decision is made by the editor-in-chief at a meeting of the editorial board.

11. Not allowed for publication in a scientific journal:

  • manuscripts containing previously published material;
  • manuscripts designed without observing the rules for the design of articles;
  • manuscripts, the authors of which do not fulfill the constructive remarks of the reviewer or do not reasonably refute them;
  • manuscripts whose authors refuse technical revision;
  • series of manuscripts, representing separate stages of incomplete research.

12. The decision to refuse to publish a manuscript is made at a meeting of the editorial board in accordance with the recommendations of the reviewers. An article not recommended by the decision of the editorial board for publication is not accepted for re-consideration. A notice of refusal to publish is sent to the author by e-mail.

13. The presence of a positive review is not a sufficient reason for publishing an article. The final decision on publication is made by the editorial board, taking into account the relevance of the work, the scientometric indicators of the authors of the article and the possible response (citation) to this publication. In conflict situations, the decision is made by the editor-in-chief.

14. After the editorial board of the journal makes a decision on the admission of the article for publication, the editorial board informs the author about this and indicates the terms of publication. The date of receipt by the editors is the date of receipt by the editors of the final version of the article.

15. The original reviews are kept by the editorial board of the scientific journal for 5 years from the date of publication of the articles. Copies of reviews upon request are provided to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon receipt of the corresponding request by the editorial office of the publication.

16. The editors of the journal do not store manuscripts that are not accepted for publication. Manuscripts accepted for publication will not be returned.

17. The order of publication is determined by the registration date of their receipt by the editorial office. Works devoted to particularly topical problems of science, as well as containing fundamentally new information, may, by decision of the editor-in-chief, be published out of turn.

The editors do not enter into a meaningful discussion of articles with the authors, correspond with the methodology for writing and designing scientific articles, and do not bring the articles to the required scientific and methodological level.

Indexing. Publications in the IT-Standard journal are included in the systems for calculating the citation indices of authors and journals. “Citation Index” – a numerical indicator that characterizes the significance of this article and is calculated on the basis of subsequent publications that refer to this work. The journal is indexed in systems: Russian Science Citation Index (Science Index). Biennial Impact Factor RSCI 2021 = 0.112

Author fees. Publication in IT-Standard is free of charge for all the authors. The journal does not have any Article processing charges. The journal does not have any Article submission charges.

Plagiarism detection. IT-Standard use native Russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

Preprint and postprint Policy. Prior to acceptance and publication in IT-Standard, authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public preprint websites. As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in Russian Technological Journal we suggest that the link to the article on journal’s website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.

Glossary (by SHERPA)

  • Preprint – In the context of Open Access, a preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers or draft conference papers.
  • Postprint – The final version of an academic article or other publication – after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author. As a general term this covers both the author’s final version and the version as published, with formatting and copy-editing changes in place.