Requirements for submitting of an article

The authors send the article prepared in accordance with the Authors’ instruction via the editorial board’s e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The author’s copy variant should have tables and figures inserted into the text, where the author considers them to better fit. In case of co-authorship one of the authors should be chosen as responsible for correspondence with the editorial board. The copy which was read by the reviewer is sent back to the author together with the review itself for their follow-up revision and correction. After the article is accepted by the editorial board the author submits the copy of the article with all the figures and tables placed at the end of the text for technical editing.

After the editorial board accepts the article for printing, the author fills in the licensed agreement.  For this purpose the name(s) of the author(s) and the title of the article should be inserted into the body text of the licensed agreement. Besides paragraph 11 containing personal information should be also filled in. This paragraph should be filled in by each co-author independently, so the paragraph should be copied and pasted into the text. This agreement with facsimile (personally scanned) signatures is protected* and sent via the editorial board’s e-mail.

* - Microsoft Word 2003 protection of the document procedure: option “Service” tool menu -> “Protect document” task pane; Microsoft Word 2010 protection of the document procedure: “Editing” tool menu -> “Editing restrictions”


Authors’ instructions

The article should correspond to the research areas of “VNIRO works”, represent an original and finished scientific research work and contain a brief and clear description of the current situation around the question under discussion, the research methodology, as well as statement and discussion of data obtained by the author. The title of the article should reflect the real content of it. It is not acceptable to submit articles to the editorial board, which were previously published or submitted to other scientific journals. The authors bear full responsibility for content and style of the article, as well as for translation quality of the essay.

Preparing a manuscript, authors should follow the principles of Publishing ethics presented on the website of VNIRO Publishing House. The authors are fully responsible for the content and style of their works, the quality of translation of the article title, abstract, keywords, names of tables and picture captions as well as for the transliteration of the list of references.

All the articles and brief communications (except “History” and “Information” sections) are reviewed. Revision is carried out anonymously, and the authors can provide the last names and contact details of preferable reviewers (not less than 3) and persons which are undesirable in reviewing process. In case of thematic volumes formation the issuing editor of the volume carries out general reviewing. The authors receive anonymous reviews, but this anonymity can be removed if the reviewer wishes to do so.

The entire document circulation (articles, reviews, accompanying letters, correspondence with authors and reviewers, materials archiving and storage) is carried out in electronic format. Two electronic versions of the articles are submitted to the editorial board via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The first version for the editorial board and reviewers should contain figures and tables inserted into the text, where they are supposed to be in the author’s opinion. The second version for technical editors should contain the list of figures, figures themselves and tables at the end of the text. The author provides the second variant only after the article has been accepted for printing. VNIRO employees can provide their works downloading all the materials into the folder, titled with the name(s) of the author(s), which is situated on the “Climat” corporate file server, the folder “Journals/VNIRO Works/Submitted works”. In this case a notification letter should be sent via the editorial board’s e-mail, informing that such work has been downloaded into the corporate site.

The article text should have headings system consisting of Introduction, Material and methodology, Results, Results discussion, Conclusion or Resume. If necessary, Results and Results discussion can be united here. Additional headings are also possible. Headings system in review articles and think pieces can be optional, but Introduction and Conclusion (resume) are obligatory. No headings system is needed for brief communications. Review articles are published only according to the editorial board’s order.

The list of all authors with their full names, last names and patronymics, full post addresses, employment places, occupations, academic degrees or ranks, telephone numbers and e-mails of each of them should be attached to the article on a separate page.

The wordage of the article should not exceed 24 printed pages including tables, figures (variant for “editorial board and reviewers”), captions, list of references and summary both in Russian and English. The wordage of a brief communication is up to 6 pages, the wordage of informational and critical-bibliographical articles is up to 6 pages as well. In case of exceeded wordage the editorial boards decides whether to recommend the author to shorten the text or to accept it without shortening. The wordage of ordered articles published in “Works” is established by the editorial board.

Each publication is accompanied by summary and keywords in Russian and English. The wordage of summaries for articles is 10-15 lines, for brief communications is 5-10 lines. The summary in English begins with the title of the article in English, Latin transliteration of the authors’ names and the name of establishment in English.

The author suggests what area his article should be related to, in his opinion, but the final decision is made by the editorial board.

In cases when the editorial board sends back the article for follow-up revision, the author is given 2 months period, after which the returned article is considered to be newly submitted.

Text requirements

The narration of the article should be understandable, contain no repetitions or identical fragments of the text, tables or figures. The authors should thoroughly revise the article for detection of orthographical, stylistic and other mistakes. All letterings and abbreviations should be written out when first mentioned. No point mark is needed at the end of titles and subtitles, captions for tables and figures.

The text of the article should be written in Microsoft Word 2003 program, and saved as .doc file. The print is Times New Roman, 14 point-type, 1,5 line spacing. Texts written in Microsoft Word 2010 or other programs should be also saved as a Word 2003 file. All the margins are 2 centimeters. All pages of the copy should be numbered. Automatic or manual hyphenation is not allowed. The first line of the first page should contain UDC in the left corner. Then in independent lines the title of the article, the names of the authors and the name of establishment where they work should be written. The last name of the author responsible for correspondence with the editorial board is marked with the (*) sign, while his or her e-mail address should be also given. Summary and Key words follow after line spacing. The abstract and keywords in Russian follow after, through the interval. The article title, authors, organizations, abstract and keywords in English are placed after transliteration of the list of references at the end of the article.

Abbreviations of words or names (except generally accepted abbreviations of measures, physical and mathematical values and terms) is not allowed. It is necessary to follow the international nomenclatures. Units of measure are given in accordance with the SI-system.

The following acronyms and abbreviations are used with the geographical names: C. (city), vill. (village), Is. (island), L. (lake), Pen. (peninsula), Set. (settlement), Riv. (river), RSet. (rural settlement), B. (bay), G. (gulf), Mt.Rdg. (mountain ridge), in all other cases geographical names are written in full. Altitude above sea level corresponds to “m above S.L.”.

Hyphens in the text are used only as a part of compound words and should not be surrounded by spaces. For dashes use the “dash” mark with spaces before and after the mark. “Hyphen” mark is placed between numbers with no spaces (1999-2000, 10-15 km). Such symbols as “–“, “+”, “=” are surrounded by spaces. A space symbol should be places before symbols “<” and “>”. No space is needed before “%” symbol. Symbol “±” is not surrounded by spaces. Symbols “°” (degree), “′” (minute), “″” (second), “‰” (per mille) and “×” (multiplication mark) are inserted from the symbols table (codes: 00B0, 2032, 2033, 2030 and 00D7). Stress mark is inserted from the symbols table (code 0301). Letter symbols while using statistic parameters or formulas are written in italics (n, P, r, SD, x etc). It is not acceptable to change Latin or Greek letters into similar written Russian ones.

Formulas and letterings in the text should be written in italics except exp, ln, sin, cos, tg, Re, max, min and chemical elements. Vectors are written in bold type.

When the organisms are mentioned for the first time, their full generic and specific Latin names are given together with the author who described them. Further on Russian name can be used, or a reduced name featuring the first letters of their generic and specific names. Only specific and generic names of organisms are italicized. The authors should be attentive while giving the names in accordance with the World register of biologic nomenclature (in order to check the names of marine species and algae, use the following web-sites: World Register of Marine Species(WoRMS), Search FishBase, AlgaeBase.

Tablesare numbered in numerical order, when referring to them in the text their Arabic number is used. The name of the table follows after its number. Each column of the table should be entitled and marked by vertical lines.  It is not recommended to use word abbreviations in the table. Smaller point-type is possible (11-12).

Except being inserted into the text, illustrations should be provided as independent files in proper formats. Captions and descriptions in graphs and diagrams imported from third programs (Excel, Statistica etc.) right into the graphs should be previously formatted all in the same key (point-type, type face, type). Captions for figures should be written at the bottom of the figure in 12 point-type. Notes for figures are given under the caption in a smaller point-type. Photos should be of a rectangular form and contrasted; figures, schemes, diagrams and graphs should be clear. Microphotos should be given in the form of compact paste-ups. Captions for microphotos should indicate zooming. If the figure is given in the form of a paste-up with details marked with letters, a general caption with description of all the numeric and letter symbols should be provided. Explanations in a figure legend should be maximum shortened, placing them in captions. Resolution for black-and-white figures and photos should be not less than 300 dpi. The title of the file should contain the number of the figure.

Picture captions should be presented in Russian and English.

Quotations. The last names of not more than two authors and the year of work publication the author refers to are given in square brackets; if there are several works of the same year, they should be given in chronological order. For example: [Ivanov, 1999; Ivanov, Petrov, 2004; Ivanov et al., 2005]. The references are separated with a semi-colon mark.

The list of references contains works arranged in alphabetic order according to the names of the authors of the work (last names and initials should be written in italics). In these lists the names of all authors should be given, even if they are more than four. All the last names are also given in cases when writers, editors and translators are three and more. The works of the same author are given in chronological order. Indexes in works of the same author and the same year should be written after the year with a space (Ivanov, 2000 a; Petrov, 1999 b). Works in Russian go the first, then works in other languages are enumerated. It is preferable to give the names of fisheries scientific journals (“VNIRO Works”, “TINRO Events”, “Fishery questions”, “Fisheries” etc.) without reductions, while the numbers of volumes should be given only in Arabic numbers. All of this is made in order to avoid mistakes during identification with Russian Science Citation Index. The order of the source details is as follows: the author (all authors without exceptions), the year of publication, the name of the work, details about the issue (the name of the journal, book, volume, issue, and publishing house) with pages. The names of the articles, parts in a book are separated by double “slash” symbol. Books translated into Russian are listed together with Russian publications, while the original name of the book should be given in brackets.


1. Articles in journals

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. The name of the article // The name of the journal. Volume. Issue (number). Pages.

Lebedev L.I. 1963. Facies zones and thicknesses of new Caspian depositions of the middle Caspian // Oceanology. V. 3. Iss. 6. P. 1029-1038.

Tokranov А.М.1985. Nutrition of bullheads Gymnacanthus Swainson (Cottidae) species. // Ichthyology questions. V. 25. Iss. 3. P.433-437.

Ishihara H., Ishiyama R.1985. Two new North Pacific skates (Rajidae), and a revised key to Bathyraja in the area // Japanese Journal of Ichthyology. V. 32. № 2. P. 143−179.

2. Articles in books, collections

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. The name of the article // The name of the book (collection). City: Publishing house. Pages.

Vinogradov М.Е., Shushkina E.А. 1985. Zooplankton production and its biomass spreading in areas of the ocean // Biological resources of the ocean. М.: Agropromizdat. P. 86-207.

Ishihara H., Ishiyama R. 1986. Systematics and distribution of the skates of the North Pacific (Chondrichthyes, Rajoidei) // Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. «Indo-Pacific Fish Biology». Tokyo: Ichthyological Society of Japan. P. 269−280.

Orlov A.M.2007. Chapter 19. Some data on the distribution and biology of the boreal clubhook squid Moroteuthis robusta(Verill, 1876) (Onychoteuthidae, Teuthida) in the Nortwest Pacific // Cephalopods present and past: new insights and fresh perspectives. New York: Springer Publishing Company. P. 423-433.

3. Books

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. The name of the book. City: Publishing house. Number of pages.

Shorygin А.А1952. Nutrition and Питаниеиfood relationship of fishes in the Caspian sea. M.: Pischepromizdat. 268 p.

Giller P. 1988. Community structure and the niche. М.: Mir. 184 p. (Giller P.S. 1984.Community structure and the niche. Chapman and Hall, London.).

Love M.1996. Probably more than you want to know about the fishes of the Pacific coast. Santa Barbara: Really Big Press. 381 p.

4. Abstracts of papers

Orlov A.M., Tokranov A.M.2006. Some features of the ecology and biology of the mud skate Rhinoraja taranetzi (Dolganov, 1985) in the northwestern Pacific // Abstracts of the 10th European Elasmobranch Association Science Conference. Hamburg, Germany, 11-12 November 2006. Hamburg: Zoological Institute and Museum, University of Hamurg. P. 37.

5. Article in electronic publication*

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. The name of the article // The name of the publication. Publication details (date of publication, volume, number, pages) // (Electronic address (URL)). Date of visit. (If the book is translated, details about the original should be given in brackets)

Dugarov J.N., Pronin N.М2012. River perch Percafluviatilis (Perciformes: Percidae) parasites which is an alien species in lake Kenon (Amur basin) // Russian journal of biological invasions. V. 5. №2. P. 27-34 // ( Visited on 27.04.2013.

6. Newspaper

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. The name of the article // The name of the newspaper. Date. Pages.

Kleimas R.1985. Sunday morning // Lit.gazeta. 6 Feb. P. 6.

7. Certificate of authorship

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. The name of the certificate of authorship: number of the C.А., №3, P.105.

Samonov Y.М., Suvorov N.V.1986. Methods of mutual substitution effectiveness estimation of productive resources: C.A. 163514 USSR. № 13. P. 44.

8. Patent is formatted the same way as certificate of authorship.

9. Preprint

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. Title: № of preprint. City: Publishing house.

Spiridonova V.I.1984. The notion of freedom by М. Crozier and his critics: Preprint № 154. М.: INION.

10. Deposit

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. The name of the manuscript. City. Pages. – Dep. in All-Union Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (AUISTI) Date. №.

Spiridonova V.I.1984. The notion of freedom by М. Crozier and his critics. М. 24 p. – Dep. in AUISTI 27.09.84. № 18391.

11. Thesis, author’s abstract

Last name N.P. (initials) of the author. Year. The name of the manuscript. Author’s abstract thesis. ... cand. (doc.) of (which) sciences. City. Pages.

Belan Т.А.2001. Abundance and species composition peculiarities of benthos in pollution conditions (Peter the Great bay, the Sea of Japan). Author’s abstract thesis. ... cand. of biol. sciences. Vladivostok. 27 p.

Matta M.E. 2006. Aspects of the life history of the Alaska skate, Bathyraja parmifera, in eastern Bering Sea. M.S. Thesis. Seattle: University of Washington. 92 p.

Hoff G.R. 2007. Reproductive biology of the Alaska skate Bathyraja parmifera, with regards to nursery sites, embryo development and predation. Ph.D. Dissertation. Seattle: University of Washington. 161 p.

12. Articles from Internet*

Last name N.P. (initials) of the authors. Year. The name of the article. Accessible via: (Electronic address (URL)). Date of visit.

Belyaev I. 2010. Arc and the Scotia sea. Accessible via: 18.06.2013.

13. Information from Internet*

The name of the resource. Accessible via: (Electronic address (URL)). Date of visit.

Atlas de Sensibilidad Ambiental de la Costa y el Mar Argentino. Accessible via: 15.04.2013.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Accessible via: 20.06.2012.

* - when copying the electronic address from Internet it is necessary to deactivate the hyperlink.

The abstract should be prepared in accordance with the requirements of international databases

In view of the fact that the articles published in "Trudy VNIRO" are reviewed in international bibliographic databases (AGRIS, Biosys Previews, Zoological Record), there are certain requirements for the preparation of abstracts.

Expert report

The expert report should confirm that the materials presented in the article do not contain information constituting state secrets or confidential information, do not have any degree of secrecy and can be recommended for the publication in public media. In the process of preparation of expert report, VNIRO authors should use the following form (link).

The list of materials for submission to the VNIRO editorial office

Submitting articles for possible publication in "Trudy VNIRO", authors should be guided by the following list of required materials:

1.    Expert report;

2.    The text of the article with tables and pictures in it;

3.    Pictures as separate files.


The author-correspondent receives electronic version of the article in .pdf format. The author(s) can use this file in non-commercial purposes, specifically: print it, send the copy to colleagues or download it on his or her personal web-site.