Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics

ISSN: 1062-8738 (Print) 1934-9432 (Online)


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This journal is devoted exclusively to publishing the transactions of various Russian Academy of Sciences congresses, conferences, symposia and school seminars across the fields of physics, thus providing access to a very large body of authoritative, advanced research results in pure and applied physics in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Articles presented here are usually complete and published nowhere else. In some cases, the papers are work-in-progress reports that may be published later in finished form in specialized journals. For the most part, the contributors are affiliated with Russian Academy of Sciences institutes, other leading physics research institutes throughout the former Soviet Union, and major Russian universities, sometimes with foreign collaborators. Comprising more than 2000 pages annually, the journal presents an enormous amount of information that cannot be obtained elsewhere.


Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Physics is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 270 experts. The average period from submission to first decision in 2018 was 30 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2018 was 40%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board and the Program Committees of Conferences.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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