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INASAN Science Reports

Aims & Scope INASAN Science Reports is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers in various fields of astronomy, including theoretical and observational astrophysics, planetary astronomy, galactic astronomy, solar physics, celestial mechanics, astronomical methods and tools, space research and studies related to space geodesy. The journal welcomes submissions from different countries and institutions, seeking to promote diversity and equality.

ISSN 2658-5669

e-ISSN: 2712-8318

Published since 2018
Frequency: 4 times a year (since 2021)
Medium: printed (2018-2020), electronic online (since 2021)
Publisher: Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Publisher address: 119017, Moscow, 48 Pyatnitskaya St.

Editorial Board:

1. Mikhail E. Sachkov (Full Dr. of Sci., RAS Professor, INASAN, director) – Editor-in-Chief  
2. Dmitri S.Wiebe (Full Dr. of Sci., RAS Professor, INASAN, head of the department of stellar physics and evolution) - Deputy Editor-in-Chief
3. Dmitry V. Bisikalo (Full Dr. of Sci., RAS Academician , Professor, INASAN, principal researcher)
4. Sergey I. Barabanov (Dr. of Sci., INASAN, head of the department of Zvenigorod Observatory)
5. Eduard D. Kuznetsov (Full Dr. of Sci., Associate Professor, UrFU, head of chair, leading researcher)
6. Oleg Yu. Malkov (Full Dr. of Sci., Professor, INASAN, head of the department of physics of stellar systems)
7. Lyudmila I. Mashonkina (Full Dr. of Sci., Associate Professor, INASAN, head of the department of stellar spectroscopy and nonstationary stars)
8. Anna M. Fateeva (Dr. of Sci., INASAN, scientific secretary)
9. Valery I. Shematovich (Full Dr. of Sci., INASAN, head of the department of Solar system research)
10. Boris M. Shustov (Full Dr. of Sci., RAS corresponding member, Professor, INASAN, Scientific director of the institute)

Staff Editor:  E.D. Wiebe

Managing Editor:  P.B. Isakova


2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

Information for authors

Author's GuideCopyright AgreementTemplateEthics

Author’s Guide: Manuscript Submission Process and Selection Criteria

INASAN Science Reports publishes original articles and reviews on various branches of astronomy and space research. Manuscripts must be prepared in the LaTeX system. The relevant style files and a template can be found at http://www.inasan.ru/en/scientific_activities/publications/books/. Manuscripts should be sent to the editorial board of the journal at . Manuscripts in other formats are not accepted for consideration. The minimum size of an article is three pages in the used template. The maximum recommended size is 10 pages. The Editorial Board reserves the right to ask the authors to shorten the text. Manuscripts are subject to mandatory single blind peer review. If necessary, the editorial board can send an manuscript for reviewing to several referees.
Papers are accepted in Russian and English. In both cases, the manuscript according to the template should include the title of the article, the list of authors with affiliations,  the 100-300 word abstract, and 3-5 keywords (words or phrases separated by commas) in two languages.
Figures are accepted both in color and black-and-white versions. The preferred image format is eps. You can use jpeg, png, tiff, bmp formats, but you must provide high resolution. Names of figures should include the name of the first author and the number of the figure or fragment of the figure, for example: wiebefig01, wiebefig02b. In the text and in the captions, the letter symbols of fragments of the figures are given in the language of the article, i.e., in the Russian article, they are indicated as а), б), в), etc., in the English – a), b), c), etc.
The references are prepared only with the bibtex package. The bib-file must contain only sources referenced in the article. Before you add a reference, you must check if this source exists in the ADS database (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/). If it exists, then the reference names must be copied from there without changes (they have the form 2017ApJ… 849… 13W). Cyrillic letters should not be used in links for which the authors prepare bibtex entries by themselves. Transliteration should be used to cite a source that exists only in Russian.
The author, sending the manuscript to the Journal, accepts personal responsibility for the originality of the investigation and guarantees that the material (in the original or translated into other languages or from other languages) has not previously been published anywhere. The author guarantees that he has exclusive rights to use the material submitted to the Journal. In case of violation of this guarantee and, in this regard, claims to the editorial board of the journal, the Author undertakes to settle all claims independently and at his own expense. The Editorial Board shall not be liable to third parties for violation of the guarantees given by the Author. Submitting manuscripts to the Journal, which are sent for publication to other journals or have already been published, is not allowed.

INASAN Science Reports follows the ethical standards of scientific publication approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), https://publicationethics.org/.

Requirements for authors

Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Clear statement about the contributions of authors is encouraged.

Manuscript requirements: Authors should present an accurate report of their study with objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not submit a manuscript describing essentially the same research as in other papers that have already been published. The manuscript describing the same research should not be submitted in more than one journal.

Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Information from private conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to retract or correct the paper as soon as possible.

Hazards and human or animal subjects: Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.

Intellectual property: The publishing rights are determined by a publishing agreement between the author and the publisher. This agreement deals with the transfer or license of the copyright to the publisher and authors reserve the right to use the Manuscript independently and to grant rights to use it to third parties.

 Requirements for editors

Decision for publication: With due respect of the peer reviewers opinion, the editorial board of INASAN Science Reports is solely responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published. The importance of the work in question to researchers and readers must always underwrite such decisions. The editor acts in compliance with the policy of the editorial board and is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding law, copyright infringement, libel and plagiarism.

Confidentiality: The editorial board will not disclose information about a submitted manuscript to any third person other than the corresponding authors and reviewers.

Vigilance over published manuscript: An editor presented with convincing evidence that the substance or conclusions of a published paper are erroneous should coordinate with the publisher the prompt publication of a correction or retraction.

Requirements for reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists the editor in making decisions and may also assist the author in improving the paper. The publisher shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

Diligence: A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor.

Confidentiality: Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document.

Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any previously reported statement (observation, derivation, or argument) should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editors attention to any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Requirements for publisher

The publisher should observe the requirements for editors, reviewers and authors of the INASAN Science Reports who perform their ethical duties under these ethics guidelines.

The publisher should backup journal editors in the review of complaints raised in connection with ethical issues and help in communication with other journals where this contributes to the fulfillment of the editors duties.

Publisher should provide a specialized legal support (review and counsel) if necessary.



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