About the Journal

Focus and Scope

RADAP is a free for authors open access peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish original research articles, reviews and short research reports in an interdisciplinary fields that relates with Applied Radio engineering and Electronics. The journal involves a systems approach to integrate the scientific thought of researchers with distinct areas of expertise who works with research and technology projects in the design and production processes area.

The scope of the journal encompasses:

  • Radio Circuits and Signals.
  • Telecommunication, Navigation and Radar Systems, Acoustics.
  • Theory and Practice of Radio Measurements.
  • Radio-electronics Medical Technologies.
  • Computational methods in radio electronics.
  • Technologies of design in radio electronics.
  • Electrodynamics, Microwave devices, Antennas.
  • Functional electronics. Micro and nano-electronics.
  • Information Security.

Peer Review Process

All articles  are checked for uniqueness (plagiarism / self-plagiarism).

The revision applies a two-step review of articles: by the journal editor, as well as by independent experts, according to a single-blind review proccess.

Experts for reviewing are selected by the editorial board for each article on the basis of the availability of scientific papers related to the subject of the submitted manuscript and the absence of a conflict of interest. There should be no publication between authors and experts.

Reviews for the journal "Visnyk NTUU KPI Seriia - Radiotekhnika Radioaparatobuduvannia" are evaluated according to a single web form and aim at assessing manuscripts according to the criteria of relevance to the subject matter of the journal, the originality and significance of the results, the quality of the presentation of the material.

The review form is filled out by the reviewer on the journal's website. Depending on the conclusions of the reviewers, the article may be adopted by the editorial board prior to publication, recommended by the author for revision (with re-reviewing or without it) or rejected (with the author's giving of a motivated refusal). 

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Publication ethics

National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" as the publisher of the scientific journal Visnyk NTUU KPI Seriia - Radiotekhnika Radioaparatobuduvannia is aimed to adhering and recognizes the principles developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

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. Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavor.

We consider unacceptable:

  1. Plagiarism (and self-plagiarism) in whole or in part without proper citation. All the citations should be correct. An author need 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 (partly or in full), and that no other agreement to publish it or a part of it is outstanding. The manuscript must not be under consideration elsewhere.
  2. Falsification or fabrication of research results. No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support conclusions. Fabrication, 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 need 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.

In addition to being accountable for the parts of the work he or she has done, a corresponding author should be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for specific other parts of the work. In addition, authors should have confidence in the integrity of the contributions of their co-authors.

Adding and/or deleting authors at revision stage may be justifiably warranted. A letter must accompany the revised manuscript to explain the role of the added and/or deleted author(s). Further documentation may be required to support the request.

To ensure objectivity and transparency in research and to ensure that accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed, authors should include information regarding sources of funding, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), informed consent if the research involved human participants, and a statement on welfare of animals if the research involved animals.

When authors discover a serious error in their work, they must report this to the Managing Editor as soon as possible in order to modify the work, withdraw it, retract it, or publish a correction or erratum notice.

Ethical Responsibilities of Editors

The Editorial Board should continuously work to improve the Journal.

Members of the Editorial Board are required to ensure the confidentiality of all manuscripts received and of their content until they have been accepted for publication. Editors must not share information about manuscripts, including whether they have been received and are under review, their content and status in the review process, criticism by reviewers, and their ultimate fate, to anyone other than the authors and reviewers.

In addition, no member of the Editorial Board may use data, lines of reasoning or interpretations in unpublished manuscripts for his or her own research, except with the authors’ express written consent.

Our Editors should decline to use reviewers who submit reports that are of poor quality, erroneous or disrespectful, or that are delivered after the agreed deadline.

Editors should not publish or publicize peer-reviewers’ comments without permission of the reviewer and author. Our journal policy is to blind authors to reviewer identity and comments are not signed. Due to this, identity must not be revealed to the author or anyone else without the reviewers’ expressed written permission.

Editors should do all they can to ensure timely processing of manuscripts with the resources available to them. If editors intend to publish a manuscript, they should attempt to do so in a timely manner and any planned delays should be negotiated with the authors. If a journal has no intention of proceeding with a manuscript, editors should endeavor to reject the manuscript as soon as possible to allow authors to submit to a different journal.

Editors who make final decisions about manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration. Other editorial staff members who participate in editorial decisions must provide editors with a current description of their financial interests or other conflicts (as they might relate to editorial judgments) and recuse themselves from any decisions in which a conflict of interest exists. Editorial staff must not use information gained through working with manuscripts for private gain.

Allegations of unethical conduct will be discussed initially with the Editor. In the event of continued dispute, the matter will be referred to the Editor’s institution for investigation and adjudication.

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal are subject to mandatory peer-review. RADAP expects that reviewers will observe high standards with respect to publication ethics.

Reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner.

Reviewers are expected to respond promptly to requests to review and to submit reviews within the time agreed. Reviewers’ comments should be constructive, honest, and polite.

Reviewers should keep manuscripts, associated material, and the information they contain strictly confidential. Reviewers must not publicly discuss the authors’ work and appropriate authors’ ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers must not retain the manuscript for their personal use and should destroy paper copies of manuscripts and delete electronic copies after submitting their reviews.

Reviewers must disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and should recuse themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they’re reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.

Reviewers should report any breach of publishing ethics they identify directly to the Editorial Office. The following may constitute a breach: plagiarism, self-plagiarism, manipulated images/photos/figures, biased reference list, duplicate publication, data from a previous publication reused without proper referencing, redundant publication, unstated conflicts of interest or funding, etc.

Allegations of unethical conduct will be discussed initially with the reviewer. In the event of continued dispute, the matter will be referred to the reviewer’s institution for investigation and adjudication.

Dealing with Allegations of Misconduct

We take seriously all possible misconduct. If an editor has concerns that a submitted article describes something that might be considered to constitute misconduct in research, publication or professional behavior, we will discuss the case in confidence among our editorial team.

Readers that suspect misconduct in a published article are encouraged to report this to the Editor-in-Chief.

Article submission and processing charges

The journal "Visnyk NTUU KPI Seriia - Radiotekhnika Radioaparatobuduvannia" is free as for readers as for authors.

The costs of publishing the paper version of the journal are reimbursed by the Radio Engineering Faculty of NTUU "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polotechnic Institute".

Editorial processing of the articles is provided by the staff of the Radio Engineering Faculty of NTUU "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polotechnic Institute" on a volunteer basis.