About the Journal

Focus and Scope

“KPI Science News” is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal that aims at the publication of research articles on the latest developments in key fields of modern science and technology. The scope of topics in the journal covers engineering aspects of modern technical researches.

The editorial board of the journal accepts overview and original research papers on the following topics:

–     electronics, radio engineering and telecommunications

–     power engineering and energy generating technologies

–     information technologies, system analysis and control

–     science of materials and mechanical engineering

–     instrument-making and information-measuring equipment

–     energy saving problems

–     chemical technologies and engineering 

Peer Review Process

Each submission to “KPI Science News” is reviewed by the editorial secretary and coordinator of the corresponding scientific direction. Articles that meet the subject matter of the publication and editorial requirements are submitted for peer review.

The editorial secretary checks the submission for compliance with the Author Guidelines of the journal “KPI Science News”. Each article is checked for originality using the UniCheck software. A similarity level higher than 15% may be the reason for rejecting the article (each case is considered individually). Such a preliminary review lasts 10-14 days.

Authors can specify the names of scientists who should not submit the article for review, as well as suggest potential reviewers. These proposals will be considered, but are not always taken into account by the editorial board.

All submitted manuscripts are sent for single-blind peer review to one reviewer. The authors' surnames are known to the reviewer, but the reviewer remains anonymous to the authors. The reviewer's conclusions and comments, as well as the authors' responses, are sent by e-mail. Communication between authors and reviewers is conducted through the editorial office, except in cases when reviewers consider it necessary to get in direct contact with the authors.

If necessary, by decision of the editorial board, additional reviewers may be involved, and the authors will be notified.

For the convenience of reviewers and obtaining conclusions about the compliance of scientific articles with the journal's criteria, a review form has been developed, which consists of a test table and a page for comments.

Articles are reviewed by specialists in the relevant field of the relevant profile, both from among university scientists (members of the editorial board of the journal) and from among scientists from scientific institutions of Ukraine or other countries.

The peer review process takes up to 30 days. If the review process takes longer, the authors will be notified.

The revised version of the article is submitted for reconsideration to the same reviewer. The author adds a cover letter to the corrected version, which provides answers to the reviewer's comments point by point and explains exactly how the material was changed.

The final decision on accepting an article for publication, as well as placing it in a specific issue of “KPI Science News”, is made by the editorial board, taking into account the conclusions of reviewers. The editorial board's decision is immediately communicated to the authors.

Publication Frequency

Publication frequency is 4 issues per year.

Open Access Policy

"KPI Science News" is practicing a policy of immediate open access to the published content, supporting the principles of the free flow of scientific information and global knowledge sharing for the general social progress.

If an author submits the article for publication in the journal "KPI Science News", that means that the author agrees with the policy of the journal and layout rules, and manuscript submission to the journal "KPI Science News".

Publication Ethics

The National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” as the publisher of the scientific journal “KPI Science News” supports the Elsevier policy is aimed to adhering the principles of publication ethics (http://www.elsevier.com/about/publishing-guidelines/publishing-ethics) and recognizes the principles developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). And furthermore, the journal “KPI Science News” is guided by Code of Honour of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.

We encourage editors, authors and reviewers to work in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the COPE.

In issuing the journal, we abide by the relevant laws and regulations for the protection of intellectual property rights and copyrights.

The journal only accepts articles, previously unpublished.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to mandatory peer review.

The editorial board is continuously working to improve the journal.

Authors must adhere to high standards with respect to publication ethics, remain in good communication with the editor(s), the publisher and any co-authors.

We consider unacceptable:

(1) Plagiarism (and self-plagiarism) in whole or in part without proper citation. All the citations should be correct. An author needs to have written permission from the copyright owner for any reproduced figures or tables – exceptions exist under the fair dealing concept. An author must guarantee his submission is original, owned by the author, that no part of it has been previously published, and that no other agreement to publish it or a part of it is outstanding.

(2) Falsification or fabrication of dataFabrication, falsification or selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical, as is the theft of data or research results from others. If an author uses secondary data (datasets gathered by someone else), he needs to obtain copyright clearance before data can be reproduced (exceptions exist under the fair dealing concept).

(3) Misappropriation of others’ work. All the contributors to an article are to be included and all acknowledgments should be up-to-date. An author(s) should acknowledge the work of others used in the research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of the study.

(4) The deliberate exclusion of information regarding financial support that would be viewed as a conflict of interest. An author should openly to disclose any conflict of interest – for example, if publication were to benefit a company or services in which the author(s) has a vested interest.

An author must guarantee his submission is original, owned by the author, that no part of it has been previously published, and that no other agreement to publish it or a part of it is outstanding. The work must not be under consideration elsewhere.

The manuscript should be approved by all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute or organization where the work has been carried out.

For manuscripts reporting studies involving human subjects, statements identifying the committee approving the studies and confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects must appear in the Methods section. All experiments on live vertebrates or higher invertebrates must be performed in accordance with relevant institutional and national guidelines and regulations. Investigations involving humans will have been performed in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. If the manuscript contains photos or parts of photos of patients, informed consent from each patient should be obtained. Patient’s identities and privacy should be carefully protected in the manuscript. Experimental research involving human or animals should have been approved by the author's institutional review board or ethics committee.

Publication Fee

The journal does not get any publication charge for papers. For each author, the publication is free of charge.

Plagiarism Checking

The journal publishes only the new results of fundamental and applied scientific research on the subjects of the magazine, which had not been previously published in other scientific publications in Ukraine or abroad.

Each submission is checked for originality using the UniCheck software. A similarity level higher than 15% may be the reason for rejecting the article (each case is considered individually).

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History of the Journal

The journal “KPI Science News” was registered on September 26, 1997 by the Ministry of information of Ukraine (certificate KV No. 2863) under the title “Research Bulletin of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Politechnic Institute”.

After re-registration by the State Registration Service of Ukraine, the journal received a Certificate of state registration of a printed mass media КВ No. 18963-7753ПР dated 25.04.2012.

In March 2018, the journal was named “KPI Science News” and received a new Certificate of state registration of a printed mass media – КВ No. 23144-12984ПР dated 07.08.2017.

From 2010 to 2017, it formed the following thematic issues: № 1; 2; 5; 6 – technical sciences; No. 3 – chemical and biological sciences and technologies; No. 4 – physical and mathematical sciences. Since 2018, the journal publishes articles only in technical sciences.

According to the orders of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 1643 of 28.12.2019 and No. 409 of 17.03.2020, the journal is included in Category “B” of the list of specialized journals of Ukraine in technical sciences (specialties – 113 Applied Mathematics, 121 Software Engineering, 122 Computer Science and Information Technology, 123 Computer Engineering, 124 System Analysis, 131 Applied Mechanics, 132 Materials Science, 133 Branch Engineering, 134 Aviation and Rocket and Space Technology, 141 Electric Power, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanics, 142 Power Engineering, 143 Nuclear Power, 144 Heat Power, 151 Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies, 161 Chemical Technologies and Engineering, 171 Electronics, 172 Telecommunications and Radio engineering).

Starting from 2020, the frequency of publication of the journal has been changed from 6 issues per year to 4 issues per year.

The journal is included in the following databases: DOAJ, EBSCO, WorldCat, J-Gate, OpenAIRE, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, BASE, Miar, WCOSJ.

Archive of the journal until 2019 - on the websites http://old.bulletin.kpi.ua and http://bulletin.kpi.ua