Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing

ISSN: 1061-8309 (Print) 1608-3385 (Online)


The Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing offers current Russian research on the theory and technology of nondestructive testing of materials and components; describes laboratory and industrial investigations of devices and instrumentation; and provides reviews of new equipment developed for series manufacture. Articles cover all physical methods of nondestructive testing, including magnetic and electrical; ultrasonic; X-ray and y-ray; capillary; liquid; and radio. This is a translation of Defectoskopiya, is a publication of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Russian volume-year is published in English beginning in July.


Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes 102 reviewers, both internal and external (73%), from 8 countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Germany). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 7 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 60 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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