Requirements Related to Submission of Materials

The team of authors should include up to six persons. Information about the authors should contain the first and last names, patronymic, employer’s name, position held, academic degree, title (if any), work postal address, work telephone number, email address.

An article should contain:

  • detailed introduction with the substantiation of goals, objectives and importance of the work;
  • the main part with the description of the research itself;
  • the full-scale lessons learned and a separate conclusion.

An article should be up to 20 pages long, including figures and tables (the article should be submitted in Word, font 14 with one-and-a-half interline spacing, without any makeup elements).

Tables should be in Word, Excel, not a drawing.

Figures in CorelDRAW (13 or earlier versions), PowerPoint. Resolution of images and photos in jpg, tif formats should be at least 300 dpi. Images must be clear. Each image must be accompanied with a caption. All the positions in image must be identified and described.

Figures and tables should not copy each other.

Number of images: up to 5 (a, b, с are counted as separate images).

Data. All data must be provided in accordance with GOST 8.417–2002 National Uniform Measurement Assurance System. Measurement Units. When it is impossible, for whatever reason, to apply GOST 8.417–2002, GHS measurement units may be used.

Formulas. All the parameters in the formula must be described. It is enough to give such description once when the parameter is first introduced. It is preferable to use a Symbol Table at the end of the article, then no definitions will be necessary in the article text. It is better if complex mathematical formulas are made in the formula editor. Simple formulas are better to be made in Word.

Reference list. At the end of the work, there must be the list of references to all the literature used. Such list of reference materials must be made in accordance with the current requirements related to bibliographical entries and footnotes. The article should have, enclosed with it, an abstract and key points in Russian and English.

Ethics of Scientific Publications

When submitting an article to be published in PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALS ABOUT OIL, the authors assume full responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of the data submitted.

In working with authors, PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALS ABOUT OIL adheres to the following core ethical principles:

1. Openness.

Before submitting the article, at any stage during the work on such article and after the publication, the authors have the right to receive up-to-date information and any necessary explanations from the editors regarding their article.

2. No bias.

All authors are equal. The decisions made by the editorial office and staff are only based on the quality of the work proposed for publication.

3. Trust.

PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALS ABOUT OIL by default believes that authors:

  1. are familiar with the current laws of the Russian Federation on copyright and do not violate them;
  2. in no way infringe on any rights of any third parties;
  3. respect the opinion of editors and reviewers;
  4. accept the decisions made by the editorial office;
  5. are aware of the possible consequences and do not commit any of the following violations:
    • use of somebody else’s intellectual property without the required permission (plagiarism);
    • fabrication of data;
    • submitting false research results.

The magazine believes that the author is innocent of the violations until proven guilty.

4. Confidentiality.

The office employees, members of the editorial board and reviewers undertake not to disclose any information received in the course of interaction with authors which is or may be marked as confidential.

Reviewing and Interacting with Reviewers

All scientific and technical articles published in PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALS ABOUT OIL are subject to compulsory peer review.

All the reviewers are reputable specialists in the subject-matter areas of the materials submitted to them for review and have, in the last 3 years, published works on the same subject as the article to be reviewed. The article may be reviewed for 2–4 weeks and this period may be extended upon the reviewer’s request.

A reviewer may refuse to work on a review if there is a clear conflict of interest reflecting on the perception and interpretation of the material.

Having read the article, the reviewer gives a well-substantiated opinion according to which:

  • the article is recommended for publication without any additional work necessary;
  • the article is recommended for publication after some defects marked by the reviewer are corrected;
  • the article needs additional reviewing by another specialist;
  • the article cannot be published by the magazine (refusal).

The review procedure helps:

  • the editorial office and the editorial board to select for publication the materials which are the most important for the Company and the most interesting for the readers;
  • the authors to receive an expert assessment and recommendations on how to improve their work from the leading professionals in the industry;
  • the professional community to receive a thoroughly checked scientific and technical information.

The editorial office of PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALS ABOUT OIL uses, as the base model, single anonymous (blind) review: the reviewer has information about the authoring team, the name of the reviewer is only known to the editors and is disclosed subject only to the reviewer’s consent.

Rules of Reviewing Articles Published by PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALS ABOUT OIL

PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALS ABOUT OIL, when arranging review of an article, strives to build a relationship between the participants of the process on the basis of mutual respect and trust. In doing so, the magazine expects that while reviewing the articles, experts will adhere to the following principles:

1. Professionalism.

By accepting a work for review, the expert confirms that he/she has the knowledge and experience required for comprehensive evaluation of the material. If the reviewer cannot assess the work at the required level or may only assess a portion of it, he/she should notify the editor responsible for reviewing the article.

2. Confidentiality.

From the moment the article is received for review and until it is published, the reviewer may only discuss the work as a whole, parts of it and his/her opinion of it with the employees of the editorial office and members of the editorial board. If the reviewer finds it necessary and important to discuss the paper with a wider circle of specialists, he/she should notify the editor responsible for reviewing the article and obtain the required permission and/or assistance with finding additional experts.

3. Impartiality.

By accepting a manuscript for review, the reviewer confirms that his/her assessment will be objective and not affected by any external circumstances. If there are any unsurmountable circumstances which preclude an honest and objective assessment, the reviewer should immediately notify the editor responsible for reviewing the article.

Founder

Gazprom Neft’s Science and Technology Center, Limited Liability Company (Gazpromneft STC).

Publication fees

Publication in the magazine is free for the authors.
The magazine does not may any remuneration or charge any fee from the authors for preparing, placing and printing their materials.

Regarding submission of articles:

Elvira Rimovna Kerimova, scientist, Gazprom Neft’s Science and Technology Center, Limited Liability Company (Gazpromneft STC).
Kerimova. ER@gazpromneft-ntc.ru, tel.: +7 (812) 313 6924 ext. 3657