Instructions for Authors

Bulletin of the National Radiation Epidemiological Registry Radiation and Risk, hereafter referred to as Radiation and Risk, is a scientific and practical periodical that publishes reviews, including reviews on new scientific books, original research articles on effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on human beings, biological systems, environment, the use of radiation for medical purposes, including articles on radiation oncology, radiology, health physics, health risks from radiation, and proceedings of the Russian Scientific Commission on Radiological Protection.

Radiation and Risk is a peer-reviewed scientific publication. All articles are reviewed by experts, knowledgeable scientists.

Russian is the basic language of publications, English is the supplemental language, it is used for writing title of an article, abstract, authors’ information, keywords and references.

The editorial board accepts manuscripts, that have never been published or simultaneously submitted to another journal.

The acceptance of the submitted papers for publication begins at the Editorial Office, which first examines all submitted research manuscripts for their relevance to the journal scope and editorial criteria. Only those papers that meet the requirements are sent for peer review.

Radiation and Risk accepts submissions by e-mail. All authors should sign the manuscript and present their full names, academic degree, academic title, position, affiliated institution, where the work was done, postal address, e-mail. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk or another identification mark.

The manuscript should be supported by a covering letter to the Editor-in-Chief with consent of an employer(s) of the Author(s) to publish the paper and signature of an executive officer of the employer. The manuscript should be signed by all authors, that will be considered as the statement that the paper is the original work of the authors, all named authors have read the manuscript, have agreed to the submission and grant the Editorial Board the right to publish the article and post it online.

After screening the paper for its relevance to journal scope and compliance with authors instructions it will be sent to a reviewer. A paper recommended to publication is sent to an editor. If the manuscript is rejected, Editorial Office will send an author substantiated letter of rejection, signed by the Editor-in-Chief or Deputy Editor-in-Chief.

Radiation and Risk Editorial Office instructs and expects our editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material. The peer review process is also confidential and identities of reviewers are not released.

Editorial Office postal address: A. Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Centre, 4, Korolev street, Obninsk, 249036, Kaluga oblast
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Editorial Office telephone: +7 (484) 399-30-43.

Manuscript Preparation

Authors must follow the instructions for authors strictly, otherwise the papers would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards of uniformity.

Page length: Maximum page length should be 17 pages for original articles and 25 pages for review papers, including text, abstract in Russian and English, references, tables and figures.

Text Layout:
Use one and half spacing, Arial font and 12p font size.

Manuscript structure

  • Title. Concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Present last name and initials. Present below the authors names affiliated institutions, full and short names, as well as city and country names. Indicate all the institutions with a superscript numbers immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate affiliation.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing, publication, and post-publication.
  • Abstract. It is a concise summary of the major points of the materials and methods, results, and the discussion, it never includes bibliographic citations. An abstract is written for the same audience as the article, so it uses the same level of scientific language.It does not contain symbols, abbreviations, acronyms or measurements unless essential. If they are used, they should be spelled out.
  • Keywords. After the abstract, provide a maximum of 10-12 keywords to be included in an article, using British or American English spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. The keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
  • Introduction. State the objectives of the work and provide an appropriate background, avoid a literature review and a summary of the results.
  • Material and Methods. Provide precise description how to study was performed, information should be concise and clear to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. The section "Methods" should be written in the past tense. Avoid complex sentences.
  • Results and Discussion. Results should be clear and concise. In the Discussion section an author answers questions posed in the Introduction. The Discussion should be clearly written, explain and defend answers and significance of the results of the work. Extensive citation and discussion of the published literature should be avoided.
  • Conclusions. The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section.

References. Every reference cited in the text should also present in the reference list. All citations in the text should refer to all authors. References should be arranged numerically. The contributors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Information about authors. Present full name (last, first, and patronymic names), academic degree, academic title, position, affiliated institutions of all authors.

Indicate the corresponding author and present postal address, telephone number with country and area codes, email for correspondence. The corresponding author must keep contact details up to date.

  • Title (in British or American English language). Provide accurate English terminology. Ensure that the terms used in the paper are in line with established usage. 
  • Author names. Use transliteration (, BGN style) for Romanization of the names written in Cyrillic letters.
  • Affiliated institutions. Provide name of each affiliated institution, city and country in English.
  • Abstract in English. Provide accurate English terminology. Ensure that the terms used in the paper are in line with established usage. Use the active voice in general although it is perfectly acceptable to use the passive voice if this enhances conciseness and clarity. Avoid the use of the personal pronouns. Use the present tense to describe results and conclusions that are still applicable. Use the past tense to describe what was done and found. Ensure that the length of the Abstract is 180–250 words.
  • Keywords in English. Keywords in Russian and English abstract are the same.
  • References. Use transliteration (, BGN style) for Romanization of names of cited authors, title of a source written in Cyrillic letters. Provide the title of the source in English, as well.
  • Information about authors. Present transliterated full name (last, first, and patronymic), and English variants of academic degree, academic title, position, affiliated institutions of all authors. Indicate the corresponding author and present postal address, telephone number with country and area codes, email for correspondence. The corresponding author must keep contact details up to date.

Figures and Tables. Ensure that each illustration has a caption attached to a figure. A caption comprises a number and a brief title and description written in Russian. Ensure that the caption conveys sufficient iformation about what the figure tells the reader. Number the figures according to their first presentation in the text. Illustrations are created with the use of such graphic editors as Paint, PhotoShop, CorelDraw, etc. The resolution of color or grayscale tif format photographs (halftones) should be 300 dpi.

Number tables according to their first presentation in the text. Ensure that each table has a clear and complete legend, that should convey as much information as possible about what the table tells the reader.