Guidelines for Authors

1.     General Information
1.1.  Journal "Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Mathematics. Mechanics. Informatics" is published four times a year and accepts articles containing new results, not of an overview nature, in all major branches of mathematics , mechanics, and informatics (analysis, differential equations, mathematical physics, geometry and topology, the probability theory and mathematical statistics, mathematical logic, algebra and number theory, computational mathematics, discrete mathematics and mathematical cybernetics, theoretical mechanics, mechanics of deformable solids, mechanics of fluids, gas and plasma, dynamics and strength of machines, devices and equipment, biomechanics, engineering, informatics, computer machines and computer system command, etc.). The main language for publications is Russian; English-language articles are published by agreement with the editorial board. Previously published materials and materials submitted for publication in other journals will not be accepted.
1.2. The volume of the articles should not exceed 12 pages, contents -represented in accordance with LaTeX style file that is hosted at Articles of a bigger volume are accepted only by agreement with the editorial board of the journal
1.3. The article should be carefully formatted and edited.
1.4. Text of the article can be sent to the address as a pdf- file. In this case, the file must retain the structure of the article (see Section 2.1). After receiving the confirmation on the publication, the author should send tex- file along with the picture files and pdf- file of the final version of the article.
1.5.  Articles are peer-reviewed (see A Guide for Reviewing Manuscripts), and in the case of a positive review they are edited and proofread.
1.6. Articles directed to the author for revision should be returned corrected as soon as possible. Articles delayed for more than three months are seen as a new submission. The revised manuscript should be accompanied by a letter from the authors containing the answers to all the comments and explaining all the changes made to the article. The request to revise an article does not mean that the article will be published, after revision it will be reviewed again
1.7. The author of the article accepted for publication will receive the decision of the board and 2 copies of the license agreement . Both copies should be signed and sent to the following address: Astrakhanskaya ul., 83 , 410012, Saratov, Russia, for V. A. Khalova. After signing the agreement by the university, one copy is returned to the author.
1.8. The date of receipt of the article is the date of receipt of its final version.
1.9. There is no fee for the publication of manuscripts.
1.10. Editorial board address:
  • Astrakhanskaya ul., 83, 410012, Saratov, Russia Journal "Izvestiya of Saratov University (N.S.). Ser. Mathematics. Mechanics. Informatics"
1.11.  Executive secretary of the series is Khalova Victoriya.
2.     Manuscript Requirements
2.1. Structure:
  • in Russian: UDC number, title, authors’ names, information about authors (academic degree , position and place of work, e-mail), abstract, keywords, text of the article, gratitudes and sources of funding (if aplicable), references;
  • In English: manuscript title, author’s initials and surname, information about the authors (name, surname, ORCID, place of employment (organization, address), e-mail), abstract, keywords, acknowledgments, sources of funding (if applicable), references. 
2.2. In a separate file: information about the article: section of the magazine, UDC, the authors and the title (in Russian and English), information about the authors: name, surname and patronymic, e-mail, telephone (please give your cell phone or home phone number).
2.3. Abstract Requirements.
  • Optimal length 150–250 words.
  • The abstract should not contain complex formulas , references, its content should not repeat the title, it should provide the essence of the research;
  • The abstract is a summary of the article retains its structure: introduction, aims and objectives, research methods, results, conclusion (conclusions).
Quality translation of your abstract into English allows:
  • foreign scholars to learn about your research and determine their interest in it, regardless of the language of the article or a possibility to read the full text;
  • a non Russian scientist to overcome the language barrier;
  • to increase the citing of the article by foreign colleagues.
2.4. Bibliography and References.
Bibliography should be formatted according to GOST Р7.0.5-2008 «Bibliographic reference». In bibliography list, the numbering of the sources must follow the order of reference in the text. References to unpublished works are not allowed. Bibliography list should include only the works cited in the paper.
References to Russian sources:
  • if there is a translated version of the article (book), you should present this version; translated version can also be described as additional information (in parentheses);
  • in case there is no translated version, you can use transliteration (, variant LC), English translation of the article (book) should be given in square brackets followed by the language of publication (in Russian);
  • if the described publication has doi, it must be indicated.
You can find examples of presentation of different sources as well as stylesheet at
Examples of references to the literature: [1]; [1, 2, 4]; [1–5]; [1, theorem 1]); [2, Ch. 5, § 3, lemma 8]); [2, theorem 3; 8, lemma 3].
2.5. Formula
  • It is advisable to use the automatic numbering of formulas , thus the label of the formula must contain the first letters of the author's surname and sequence number. Examples: \label{khr_eq1}, \eqref{khr_eq1}.
  • Do not number the formulas that have no reference in the text.
  • Different formulas should be typed in different dollar sign ($), leaving a simple gap between them.
2.6. Figures and tables
  • Figures should be submitted in the eps files format, all the details should be clearly seen.
  • All images if printed should be full size (width is 160 mm, picture labels and its caption – 9–10 TimesNewRoman(\small)).
  • The caption should be self-sufficient and understandable without the text. If the illustration contains additional symbols , they must be deciphered.
  • Each table should be numbered in Arabic numerals and have a themed title, briefly revealing its contents. All columns must bear the most concise and informative subtitles. The units are specified after a comma.
  • Figure captions, designations in figures, table headers and their contents are necessarily presented in two languages – Russian and English.
  • Each figure and each table in the text have to have a reference in the text.
2.7. Miscellaneous
  • When preparing a file please pay special attention the use of new sequences (introduced by the author) command sequences is undesirable, especially with parameters.
  • It is unacceptable to override Greek letters and other standard commands.
  • Standard macro package should be used.
  • The manuscripts that do not comply with these rules are not registered and will be returned to the authors without review.
  • Materials rejected by the Editorial Board are not returned.