For authors

The contents of manuscripts sent to the editors should correspond to the Journal’s type and scientific and technical level. The presentation should be clear and structured (Introduction, Original part, Results and discussions, Conclusions, References), with maximum clarity and clearness the essence of obtained results and their novelty should be shown, the author's evaluation of the preceding works reflected, the research purpose formulated. It is essential to avoid ungrounded introduction of new terms and slangy expressions.

Working languages of the Journal are Ukrainian, Russian, or English (at authors’ request).

The manuscript is given to the editorial board in two copies printed with a double line spacing on a white paper of А4 format, Times New Roman font, 12 pt., and also as an electronic version made with the Microsoft WORD editor with a set of all formulas and symbols in the Microsoft Equation or Mathtype applications (body type being Times New Roman, 11 pt).

The manuscript must be signed by all authors.

The manuscript should be accompanied by the order signed by the head of institution where the work was done, information about the authors (last name, name and, academic degree and academic status, place of employment and position, mailing address and e-mail for correspondence, telephones).

Copyright agreement form is available at the editorial office or online at journal’s website – COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT.

Paper construction scheme

UDK index

The PACS index (is assigned by the author(s) in accordance with the last release of Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme 2010,

Authors initials and last names

Complete names and postal addresses of institutions represented by the authors, the authors e-mails.

Paper title

Paper text with the general scheme:

  • introduction;
  • methods and research results;
  • discussion on results;
  • conclusions;
  • references;
  • abstract (with the paper title, list of paper authors and institutions they represent) in English, Ukrainian and Russian;
  • keywords in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Note: In case of difficulties emerging while translating abstracts and keywords into Ukrainian or Russian, the editors will gladly help doing this if the English versions are available.

The volume of manuscript, as a rule, should not exceed 22 pages of A4 format, including tables and figures pictures (no more than six). The volume of brief messages and letters to the editors – 3 pages. The letters to the editors are accompanied by the reasoning of urgency of publication. The contents and volume of review publications should be agreed by the authors with the editorial board, therefore for preliminary consideration the abstracts and structural plan of paper are required.

Abstract with the title of work, list of authors (last names and initials), and institutions they represent (names and postal addresses), as well as keywords (5–8 words) are given in English, Ukrainian and Russian (the contents must be identical), mind please the aforesaid Note. An abstract must be informative (without using general words and phrases), reflect paper main contents and research results, correspond structurally to the logic of statement of paper contents, and necessarily include the followings parts with headings: Purpose (subject and purpose of work), Design/methodology/approach (methods and methodology of work), Findings (results of work), and Conclusions (conclusions made). Superfluous parenthetic phrases (e.g. “the author of the paper considers...”) should be avoided. The abstract volume must make 250-300 words.

Figures are given in one of the following image formats: PCX, TIF, JPG (uncompressed varieties), CDR. When preparing bitmapped images, the resolution of no less than 300 points per inch should be used. The alphanumeric symbols at the figure chosen size must correspond to the size and style of formulas set in Microsoft Equation or Mathtype (body type being Times New Roman, 11 pt). Arrangement of figures must account for their placing within one or two columns. But for all that, the figure width must never exceed 7.5 cm, whereas the width of large and saturated images – 15 cm. Maximum size of a figure is 15×18 cm. Images and tone figures must be clear and contrast.

In the text, tables and formulas, the Cyrillic and Greek characters must be typed by the roman type, Latin letters – italic type. An exception is made for the characters of operators, for example, d differential, and for the standard functions, for example, cos, arctg, ln, lg etc., being typed by the roman type. In the decimal fractions, the integer part is separated by the point (instead of comma), also differ in length a hyphen (-), “minus” sign, and dash (–). Numbered should be only those formulas which are further mentioned in the text, the formula number be put at the right edge of page.

The bibliographic list should correspond to the sequence of references on their position in the text and contain titles (including these of journal papers) of printed material accessible to the readers (citations to unpublished works, preprints and publications in hard-to-reach sources are not permitted). References to the literature should be given as serial numbers in square brackets. For making references, the RF&RA editorial board suggests using one of the recommended SCOPUS DB standards – the Harvard-British Standard. For more details on preparation of references in compliance with the Harvard-British Standard Style, please refer to the website:
The most exact identification of papers from electronic journals can be obtained on indicating the unique identifier used practically by all leading foreign journals for identification of their papers (Digital Object Identifier – DOI). The DOI system is an international ISO standard ( That is why if the paper has a DOI identifier it should be mentioned in references. Then, even in case of inexact bibliographic description, the paper reference will be unambiguously correctly taken into account.

Sample Harvard-British Style Reference List

1. POTAPOV, A. A., 2002. Fractals in radiophysics and radar.Moscow: Logos Publ. (in Russian).

2. AKIMOV, P. S., BAKUT, P. A. (ed.), BOGDANOVICH, V. A., BRIKKER, A. M. and VALEEV, V. G., 1984. The theory of signal detection.Moscow: Radio i Svyaz’ Publ. (in Russian).

3. KULESHOV, Y. M., 1986. Chapter 8. Measurements in sub-mm wavelength band. In: A. Y. USIKOV, ed. Electronics and Radio Physics of Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Waves. Kyiv: Naukova Dumka Publ., pp. 140–157 (in Russian).

4. KISLYAKOV, A. G., 1970. The radioastronomical investigations in millimeter and sub-millimeter wave range. Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk [Physics-Uspekhi]. vol. 101, no. 4, pp. 607–653 (in Russian).

5. KARMAKAR, N. C., 2002. Investigations into a Cavity-Backed Circular-Patch Antenna. IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. vol. 50, no. 12, pp. 1706–1715.

6. LAPSHIN, V. I., 1974. Polarization devices of sub-millimeter wave range. In: N. G. Basov, ed. Trudy FIAN SSSR. no. 77.Moscow: Nauka Publ., pp. 117–127 (in Russian).

7. LEWIS, L. R., FASSET, M. and HUNT, Y. A., 1974. Broadband stripline array element. In: IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium Proceedings. Atlanta, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 10-12, 1974. pp. 335–337.

8. SULEIMANOVA, S. A., 2004. Polarization of pulsar radio emission at meter wavelengths. PhD. thesis ed.Moscow, Institute of Radio-Engineering and Electronics of RAS (in Russian).

9. KATSENELENBAUM, B. Z., 1961. Transmission line consisting of a system of reflectors.USSR Authors’ Certificate no. 146.362 (in Russian).

10. TESLA, N., 1914. Apparatus for transmitting electrical energy. US Patent No. 1119732.

11. THE INSTITUTEOF RADIO ASTRONOMYOF THE NATIONALACADEMYOF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE, 2017. History [online]. [viewed 25.12.2017]. Available from:

12. KONOVALENKO, A. A., 2017. I. S. Shklovsky and low-frequency radio astronomy. Radio Phys. Radio Astron. [online]. vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 7–30 (in Russian) [viewed: 25.12.2017]. Available from:

13. KONOVALENKO, A. A., 2017. I. S. Shklovsky and low-frequency radio astronomy. Radio Phys. Radio Astron. vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 7–30 (in Russian). DOI:

The read proof copy should be signed and dated by the authors and sent back to the editorial board within nearest three days. The editorial board reserves the right to reject the paper with unsatisfactory quality of material presented.