The electronic journal Astrophysical Bulletin accepts manuscripts from authors from all over the world in Russian or in English. The journal publishes original scientific papers and surveys in all the fields of present-day astrophysics, instrumental and methodical papers on astronomy. The total length of a paper (inclusive of tables and figures) should not exceed 30 standard typewritten pages, as a rule. The length may be increased by a decision of the editorial board. The author submitting a manuscript to the journal guarantees that corresponding material (in the original form or in translation into any languages or from any languages) has not been published previously and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
For the decision of the editorial board on the possibility of publication of a paper in the journal, authors should submit the manuscript (a PDF file), a cover letter from the author(s), and a copyright transfer agreement filled in and signed by the author and all the co-authors. It is necessary to indicate the address, name, surname, and patronymic (if any) of the contact author, his/her phone and fax numbers and the e-mail address. The copyright agreement comes into force on the occasion and on the date when the paper is accepted for publication. The copyright-agreement form and additional legal information are available HERE.
Manuscripts must be submitted to the e-mail address of the editorial office: firstname.lastname@example.org. The paper, signed agreement, and covering documents should be compressed into one archive.
Within five weekdays from the submission, the contact author receives an acknowledgement with the date of receipt and a paper registration number. In the absence of a timely reply, the author needs to e-mail or phone the editorial office once again.
By submitting a paper to the editors, the authors assign the rights to its translation into English (for manuscripts in Russian) and into Russian (for manuscripts in English) to the founders, editorial board, and publishers of the journal but reserve the rest of the copyright.
Submissions that meet the scope and scientific status of the journal as well as these Guidelines are anonymously peer reviewed. The review copies are sent in to the authors. Within two months, the authors should consider the referee's recommendations and make due corrections or submit a reasonable response in case of disagreement. After this period, the renewed paper will be considered as a new submission. The authors return the corrected manuscript with a cover letter describing corrections made and containing responses to all the referee's comments and proofs. In case of no agreement between the author and the referee, the manuscript might be reviewed additionally. Based on the results of the reviews, the editorial board makes a decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper. In case of rejecting the paper, the editors keep the original manuscript and send a reasoned refusal to the author. The reviews are kept in the editorial board.
Once a manuscript is accepted, the author may not make any considerable proofs and additions. On the publication, the author receives a copy of the paper in PDF. Manuscripts are not to be returned to the authors. The editorial board may reject a manuscript without communicating with the author on the reasons of the rejection.
Astrophysical Bulletin comes out quarterly.
The Russian electronic copy of the journal is available in open access on the SAO RAS website.
No publication fee is charged from authors for publications in Astrophysical Bulletin.
Manuscripts are translated by the editorial office of the journal. The English version of the journal is published through MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica simultaneously with the Russian volumes and is distributed by subscription by Pleiades Publishing, Inc. and Springer, on-line and in hard copies.
Postal address: Special Astrophysical Observatory (SAO RAS), Nizhny Arkhyz, Karachay-Cherkess Republic, 369167 Russia.
Tel. +7(87822)93398, fax +7(87878)46315.
The following manuscript elements are considered REQUIRED:
Manuscripts may be declined without a review if at least one of the above-listed elements is missing.
Manuscripts must be submitted to the editors via e-mail.
The final electronic version of a manuscript should contain all files of the paper revised according to suggestions of the referee and the editorial board: the text and tables in LaTeX, figures in EPS files, and the paper compiled into a PDF file. The files and covering documents should be compressed into one archive (e.g., ZIP).
1. LaTeX template (Windows,
2. Instruction for LaTeX-file preparation.
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4. Technical requirements for the list of references.
After a manuscript is registered, the corresponding author receives an e-mail notification. The editors inform the author on possible acceptance of the paper for publication, forward remarks and comments of the editorial board, and the referee's report. In the case of a positive review, the paper may be accepted for publication after the settlement of controversial points (if any) between the author, the referee, and the editorial board. The final version of the paper is submitted to the editors in accordance with the instructions given. Upon the technical processing and translation of the paper, the English version is sent to the author for approval. Instructions for entering corrections are e-mailed to the author along with the translation. Additionally, you can see the requirements on making corrections and proofs HERE.
Other questions on manuscript preparing and timescales for reviewing and publication may be addressed to the editorial office.