Editor-in-Chief: Lytvynenko Leonid Mykolayovych, Member of NAS–Ukraine

Executive Secretary: Korol Maryna Anatoliivna

The RPRA Journal has been published since 1996. During 2010–2012, the RPRA was translated into English and published by the Begell House, Inc. publishing house entitled Radio Physics and Radio Astronomy, ISSN Print: 2152-274X, ISSN Online: 2152-2758, URL: (http://www.begellhouse.com/journals/radio-physics-and-radio-astronomy.html)

The RPRA is included into the List of scientific professional editions of Ukraine, approved by the Decree No. 996 of 11.07.2017 of the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine, where the results of Ph.D. and Doctoral theses (in physics and mathematics) can be recommended to publish, URL: (https://mon.gov.ua/ua/nauka/nauka/atestaciya-kadriv-vishoyi-kvalifikaciyi/naukovi-fahovi-vidannya)

The RPRA is included into the catalogue of subscription agency “UKRINFORMNAUKA” (http://u-i-n.com.ua/ru/catalog_main/62)

The RPRA is included into the international citation system CrossRef (https://www.crossref.org/) and the RPRA journal’s scientific publications are provided with the CrossRef’s digital object identifiers (DOI). The Journal’s DOI is: https://doi.org/10.15407/rpra

The RPRA is indexed in the international scientometric database Google Scholar, URL:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&view_op=list_hcore&venue=FaSoZMrk_PkJ.2018

The RPRA is represented in the national systems of abstracting:

Rubrics of the Journal

  • Radio-astronomy and astrophysics
  • Radio physics of geospace
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation, diffraction and scattering
  • Radiophysical phenomena in solids and plasma
  • Statistical radio physics
  • Radio spectroscopy
  • Antennas, waveguides and quasioptical devices
  • Radiophysical aspects of radar-location, radionavigation, communication and remote sensing
  • Basic physics of electronic devices
  • Electromagnetic phenomena in devices, elements and systems of scientific instrument making
  • Dynamic chaos in radio physics and electronics
  • Applied aspects of radio-astronomy, radio physics and electronics
  • Historical aspects of radio physics and radio-astronomy development

Open Access Policy

The RPRA maintains an open access policy to published material. The RPRA Editorial Board recognizes the priority principles of free dissemination of scientific information, knowledge exchange and entirely excludes national, racial, religious, political or other types of restrictions on paper publication.

According to the instructions of Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), under "open access" to the peer-reviewed scientific literature we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give the authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org).

Articles (Works) published in the scientific journal Radio Physics and Radio Astronomy by the Institute of Radio Astronomy of the NAS of Ukraine are published under Academic License.

License Rules:

This License is given on conditions of free of charge, no sublicensing, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use the Works for:

  • reproduction and non-commercial distribution of Works,
  • placing in Open Access Repositories,
  • distribution of translations of the Works,
  • downloading of the Works with the aim of text and data mining and distribution of results of such text and data mining, including, derivatives – with commercial and non-commercial purpose.

Users are not entitled:

  • to distribute derivative Works (other than translations of the Works),
  • to distribute the Works for commercial purposes.

When using the Works, Users must indicate the Author of the Work (Attribution).

In accordance with the national legislation of the countries regarding fair (free) use, Users have the right to use the Work for their personal purposes (to read, print, upload, etc.), to cite and other cases of fair use. In Ukraine, users have the right to use freely the Work in accordance with Articles 21-25 of the Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights.”

Use of the Works beyond these Licence's rules and conditions – is a copyright infringement.

Relations between the author and the Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in accordance with the terms of the Academic Open Access License are governed by the COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT, which must be signed by the authors. 

Ethics of Scientific Publications

The RPRA Editorial Board obeys the ethics of international scientific publications, including the concepts of decency, confidentiality, oversight of publications and prevention of possible conflicts of interests and so on. In its activities, the Editorial Board is guided by the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org), as well as by the experience of reputable international publishers.

One of the strict ethical standards of scientific publications is the inadmissibility of many types of plagiarism from cloning to recycling (without attribution). Authors should ensure that they submit only entirely original works, manuscript material has never been published or submitted for publication by some other publishing house, that is confirmed by the COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT. The RPRA Editorial Board takes responsibility to assist a scientific community in all aspects of publication ethics policy, particularly in case of multiple submission/publication and plagiarism.  

REGULATION ON THE ETHICS OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS is one of the main components of paper review and RPRA Journal publishing.

Peer Review Process

The RFPA follows a double-blinded process of peer review. The manuscript submitted to the RFPA is reviewed by at least two leading experts in the corresponding scientific field. The Editorial Board appoints reviewers from among the well-known highly qualified scientists and specialists who have the profound professional knowledge and work experience in a specific scientific direction. The reviewing of manuscripts is held confidentially.

The objective of a review is to promote rigorous selection of author manuscripts for publication and to make specific recommendations for their improvement.

The review procedure provides a comprehensive analysis of the submitted manuscript focused on the most objective assessment of its content and compliance with the journal requirements.

When assessing the manuscript and writing a review, the reviewers adhere to the following plan:

  • correspondence of the subject matter of the manuscript to the scientific areas (headings) of the journal;
  • the relevance of the chosen research topic;
  • scientific novelty of the presented results and their practical importance;
  • the correspondence of the goals and objectives of the work to the factual material;
  • advantages and disadvantages of the content and form of manuscript presentation;
  • recommendations for finalizing the manuscript;
  • the need to reduce the manuscript
  • the decision on the possibility (or impossibility) of publishing a peer-reviewed manuscript in the journal.

A reviewer’s decision is not final. Authors have a right to appeal against a reviewer’s decision. In this case the paper should be sent to the independent referee or to adjudicating member of the Editorial Board for assessment. A final decision on the appeal remains with the Editorial Board.

The Editor makes the decision on the paper, and informs the authors on the decision.

Once reviewer reports have been received, authors are given 2 weeks to revise the manuscript. The revised manuscript along with a point-by-point response to the reviewer reports and with the explanations on any changes made in the manuscript should be returned to the Editorial Office.

The author's version of the article, agreed with the reviewers, is approved by the Editorial Board and sent to the editorial office to prepare for publication. The author acquaints him(her)self with the remarks of the scientific and literary editors. After completing the roughing, the author makes the necessary corrections, and this version of the article is considered to be final, after which the replacement of text, figures or tables becomes inadmissible.  


Publication of articles in the Journal is free or charge. 

Contact Editorial Office:

Editorial Board, “Radio Physics and Radio Astronomy” Journal

Institute of Radio Astronomy, NAS–Ukraine

4, Mystetstv St., Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine

Phone: +380 (57) 700-3092

Fax: +380 (57) 706-1415

E-mail: journal@rian.kharkov.ua