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Author Guidelines

Information for Authors


Submission of papers

Authors  should  submit electronic version of papers by e-mail to the Editor:



M.M. Burkitbayev - first vice-rector

of al-Farabi Kazakh National University,


050038, al-Farabi ave., 71, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Tel. +7 (727) 393-19-12

Fax +7 (727) 246-10-77

E-mail: galiya.irmukhametova@kaznu.kz, aizhan.zhussupova@kaznu.kz


Contributions are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication. Submission of a manuscript implies that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and further that, with the exception of review papers, original work not previously published is being presented. All communications must indicate the name and full postal address of the author to whom proofs should be sent. This author is responsible for informing all co-authors that the manuscript has been submitted to this journal. Upon acceptance of an article by the journal the author (s) will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.


Manuscript preparation



Not more 15 (reviews-30 pages) pages, including figures and tables. A Brief Communication, Comment of Reply

should not exceed  15000 words, including tables and figures at 200 words equivalent each.



Full-length articles should be organized as follows: Title Page, Abstract, Nomenclature (if used), Introduction, Main Body, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Appendices, Tables, List of Figures and Figures. Brief Communications have a similar organization but they do not have an abstract and they generally do not have a separate

Conclusions section because their scope is limited.



Manuscripts must be in English and typed single sided and single-spaced on 210297 mm (A4) white paper with ample margins. The title page, tables and figures captions should be typed as a separate page.


Title Page

The Title page should include author(s), affiliation(s) (department, university, city, country), title, the type of article (full-length, Brief Communication, etc.), and the complete address of the corresponding author (address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address).

If the title is long, a shortened running title having no more than 45 characters and spaces should be provided.



A one-paragraph abstract of 250-300 words should be submitted with full-length articles.



If symbols are used extensively, a nomenclature list arranged alphabetically, with subscript and superscript symbols listed separately, should be provided. Otherwise symbols should be identified when first used in the text.



Abbreviations of chemical compounds or other acronyms that might be confusing to the reader should be written in full at their first mention with the abbreviation in parentheses.



Authors are encouraged to use the SI system of units.



A quantitative statement of experimental uncertainties should be provided in all manuscripts reporting new experimental results. A systematic assessment of numerical errors should be provided in all manuscripts containing numerical solutions.



Typewritten letters, numbers, and symbols should be used for mathematical material wherever possible. Use fraction beginning of a sentence.



Footnotes to the text should be indicated by superior Arabic numerals, numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript.



References should be indicated in the text by full-size numbers in brackets, e.g., [1], and should be numbered in the order cited. The numbered reference list at the end of the article should conform to the following style (underlining can replace italics):

Journals:  Sayed S.A., … Investigation of the effectiveness …. // Desalination. – 2006. –194. – P. 90–100.

Books:  Prasad,  P. Propagation  of  a  Curved  Shock  and Nonlinear Ray Theory. – Harlow, UK: Longman Scientific & Technical, 1993. – P. 105.

Edited Book: N. K. Adam, in J. L. Moilliet (ed.), Waterproofing and Water-repellency. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1963. –

P. 1.

Symposium Proceedings: Williams, F. A., Sixteenth Symposium (International) on Combustion, The Combustion

Institute, Pittsburgh, 1976, P. 1281.

Conference  Proceedings: A conference  proceedings should be styled as a book, with publisher or institution sponsoring publication and the year published as well as the year the conference was held.

Internal Reports: Johnson, A. S., and Adams, F. W., Use of Laser Diagnostics in Supersonic Flows, Sandia National Laboratories Report No. SAND87-8003, 1987. Authors must ensure that these references are publicly available.



Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superior letters, beginning with ''a''.



Line drawings should be prepared with black ink on good contrast paper or as glossy prints of originals. Photographs should be used sparingly and originals should be glossy prints. Essential color figures may be included but at extra expense to the author(s); contact the production editor for details. Each figure should have a caption and a list of figure captions should be typed on a separate page which precedes the figures at the end of the manuscript. The figure number and author(s) name should be written in the margin or on the back on each figure. Figures should be numbered consecutively, beginning with ''1'', in the text. Refer to figures in the text as ''Fig.1,'' etc., or ''Figure1,'' etc., at the beginning of a sentence.



Papers must be written in English. Where necessary, language correction will be done by the Publisher.



We can accept most word-processing formats, (ideally Microsoft Word). Most formatting codes will be removed or replaced on processing your article so there is no need for you to use excessive layout styling. In addition, do not use options such as automatic word breaking, justified layout, double columns or automatic paragraph numbering (especially for numbered references). However do use bold face, italic, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, please use only one grid for each separate table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is being used, use tabs to align columns not spaces.



TIFF, JPEG or EPS files are preferred.

Try to create your graphics near to the size they will be finally printed at by looking at previously published manuscripts. This will help with the lettering and resolution of your files, as the resolution will be lost if we have to enlarge a file and lettering may need re-keying if the file has to be reduced significantly. The final font size should be about 6-8 pt.

If it is necessary to compress your electronic files, please indicate the software used.



Authors will receive electronic versions of their papers in *.pdf format file being full journal edition instead reprints.