For Authors




1. General Statements

1.1. Elektrokhimicheskaya Energetica (Electrochemical Energetics) publishes papers by authors, regardless of their nationality and affiliation. Materials containing the results of original research, such as full papers, short communications, letters to the Editor, and reviews (in consultation with the editorial board) are accepted. Published materials as well as materials submitted for publication in other journals are not accepted.

1.2. Full-length papers can contain up to 20 pages and up to 6 figures, brief papers can 8 pages and 4 figures, letters to the Editor cannot contain more than two pages. Letters to the Editor should contain a brief account of scientific results of fundamentally important nature that require urgent publication.

1.3. A manuscript should be written concisely, accurately designed, and carefully edited. No artificial partitioning the material of one manuscript into many shorter ones, and no duplication of the same data in tables, diagrams, and figures are allowed.

1.4. To publish a paper its authors must submit the following materials:

1) a manuscript signed by all its authors, including the UDC, a summary and keywords in Russian and English, tables, figures and captions; the authors’ names;

2) info about the authors: their positions, academic degrees and academic titles, office addresses and phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses with an indication of the author responsible for correspondence with the editorial board;

3) all file submissions are sent by e-mail to the editorial board.

1.5. Within a week of the receipt of every manuscript, the authors will be notified of its receipt with the date of receipt and the registration number.

1.6. Manuscripts sent to the editorial board are subject to review, and, in the case of a positive review, to scientific and controlling editing.

1.7. Any manuscript returned to its author for revision must be returned in an amended form, together with its original version as soon as possible. The revised manuscript should be accompanied by a letter from the authors, containing their answers to all comments and explaining all the changes made in the text. Any manuscript detained for more than two months or requiring further revision will be regarded as a new submission.

The published paper cites the initial date of receipt of the manuscript and the date of manuscript acceptance for publication after revision.

2. Structure of publications

The first page should contain: UDC, the title, the initials and surnames of the authors, their affiliations in full, the postal address, e-mail, the corresponding author, the date of receipt, abstract, keywords. Next is the main text, thanks and funding sources (if any), REFERENCES, INFO ABOUT THE AUTHORS.





A. N. Reshetilov1,4 , V. V. Kolesov2 , S. P. Gubin3 , V. A. Alferov4


  1. G. K. Skryabin Institute of biochemistry and physiology of microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences

5 Nauki ave., Pushchino, Moscow region, 142290, Russian Federation

  1. Kotelnikov Institute of radio technology and electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences

 11/7 Mokhovaya St., Moscow, 125009, Russian Federation

  1. N. S. Kurnakov Institute of general and inorganic chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

 31 Leninsky ave., Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

  1. Tula state university

 92 Lenina ave., Tula, 300012, Russian Federation



Received 27.11.14

This work considers the application of graphene while forming the electrodes in biofuel cells. Graphene displays a number of important characteristics including, first of all, good mechanical properties, high thermal conductivity, high specific surface area, biocompatibility, structural peculiarities of the molecule, it is available for chemical modification of the structure. The fabrication, properties of graphene and its oxide were considered and peculiarities of the application of graphene as a basic material for electrodes in biofuel cells are also discussed.


Main Text





Anatoly N. Reshetilov, Doctor of chem. Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Biosensors, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms named after G.K. Skryabin Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow region. Office Phone: 8-4967-31-86-00, e-mail:

Vladimir V. Kolesov, Senior Researcher, Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics named after V.A. Kotelnikov, RAS, Moscow. Office Phone: (495) 202-10-46,e-mail:

Sergey P. Gubin, Doctor chem. sciences, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of chemistry and nanomaterials, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry named after N.S. Kurnakov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Office Phone: (495) 954-71-36, e-mail:

Valery A. Alferov, PhD, Dean of Chemical Faculty, Head of the Chair of Chemistry, Tula State University, Tula. Office Phone: 7- (4872) 35-18-40, e-mail:


The Editorial Board encourages authors to structure their material submitted by using subtitles (Introduction, Theoretical Analysis, Experimental, Results And Discussion, Conclusions, References).


3. Requirements to Manuscripts

3.1. Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced on white paper of standard size with 4 cm margins on the left side, the font size is 14, Latin letters as italics, Greek letters should be straight.

3.2. All pages of the manuscript, including references, tables, figure captions, and figures, should be numbered.

3.3. Every table should have a thematic heading.

3.4. Equations, figures, tables, and references are numbered in the order they are mentioned in the text.

3.5. The format of every figure should provide clearness of all details. Units ​​along the coordinate axes are usually indicated by a comma (for example, U, V; I, µA; t, s). The figure caption should be self-sufficient, without appeal to the text.

3.6. References to the literature are given in the text by numbers in brackets. In the list, the references are arranged in the order of citation. If a reference to the literature is in a table or a figure caption, it is given a serial number corresponding to the location of this material in the text. References to unpublished works are not allowed.

3.7. Chemical and mathematical formulae and symbols in the text should be written clearly. Cumbersome notation should be avoided by using, for example, fractional exponents instead of roots, and “exp” for the exponential dependence. Chemical compounds should be numbered in Roman numerals, mathematical equations should be numbered in Arabic ones. Decimal fractions in numbers are separated by a dot.

Chemical formulae and nomenclature should be deprived of ambiguity.

Requirements for abstracts

  • The optimal length is 500–600 characters.
  • The abstract should not contain complex formulae and references to the bibliography, repeat the title of the paper, be filled with generalities, not expound the essence of the study;
  • The abstract should reflect the summary of the paper, while maintaining its structure (Introduction, Goals and objectives, Research methods, Results, Conclusion(s)).


 References should be made out in accordance with GOST R7.0.52008 "bibliographic references". The numbering of the references sources must comply with the order of reference in the text. The bibliography should be indicated only works cited in the article.

 REFERENCES for Russian sources

  •  If there is a translated version of the article (a book), it is necessary to introduce it; translated version can also be described as the additional information (in brackets)
  • If the translated version does not exist, you can use the transliteration (, version LC), in square brackets necessarily represent the English translation of the article title (of the book), added after the description of a language of publication (in Russian)
  •  If the publication has described doi, it necessarily must be specified.

Rules for References

  1. Papers from English-language journals

Author A.A., Author B.B., and Author C.C. Title of paper. Name of Journal, 2005, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 49–53.

  1. Description of the Russian-language journal article

Zagurenko A.G., Korotovskikh V.A., Kolesnikov A.A., Timonov A.V., Kardymon D.V. Tekhniko-ekonomicheskaya optimizatsiya dizaina gidrorazryva plasta [Techno-economic optimization of the design of hydraulic fracturing]. Neftyanoe khozyaistvo [Oil Industry], 2008, no.11, pp. 54-57. (In Russian).

  1. Papers from electronic journals

Swaminathan V., Lepkoswka-White E., Rao B.P. Browsers or buyers in cyberspace? An investigation of electronic factors influencing electronic exchange. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 1999, vol. 5, no. 2. Available at: http://www. jcmc/vol5/issue2/ (Accessed 28 April 2011).

  1. Papers with DOI

Zhang Z., Zhu D. Experimental research on the localized electrochemical micromachining. Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, 2008, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 926-930. doi:10.1134/S1023193508080077

  1. Papers from continuing publications (proceedings)

Astakhov M.V., Tagantsev T.V. Eksperimental'noe issledovanie prochnosti soedinenii«stal'-kompozit» [Experimental study of the strength of joints "steel-composite"]. Trudy MGTU «Matematicheskoe modelirovanie slozhnykh tekhnicheskikh sistem» [Proc. of the Bauman MSTU “Mathematical Modeling of Complex Technical Systems”], 2006, no. 593, pp. 125-130. (In Russian).

  1. Conference proceedings

Usmanov T.S., Gusmanov A.A., Mullagalin I.Z., Muhametshina R.Ju., Chervyakova A.N., Sveshnikov A.V. Osobennosti proektirovaniya razrabotki mestorozhdeniy s primeneniem gidrorazryva plasta [Features of the design of field development with the use of hydraulic fracturing]. Trudy 6 Mezhdunarodnogo Simpoziuma “Novye resursosberegayushchie tekhnologii nedropol'zovaniya i povysheniya neftegazootdachi” [Proc. 6th Int. Symp. “New energy saving subsoil technologies and the increasing of the oil and gas impact”]. Moscow, 2007, pp. 267-272. (In Russian).

  1. Books (monographs, collections)

Nenashev M.F. Poslednee pravitel’stvo SSSR [Last government of the USSR]. Moscow, Krom Publ., 1993. 221 p. Ot katastrofy k vozrozhdeniju: prichiny i posledstvija razrushenija SSSR [From disaster to rebirth: the causes and consequences of the destruction of the Soviet Union]. Moscow, HSE Publ., 1999. 381 p. (In Russian).

Lindorf L.S., Mamikoniants L.G., eds. Ekspluatatsiia turbogeneratorov s neposredstvennym okhlazhdeniem [Operation of turbine generators with direct cooling]. Moscow, Energiia Publ., 1972. 352 p.

Kanevskaya R.D. Matematicheskoe modelirovanie gidrodinamicheskikh protsessov razrabotki mestorozhdenii uglevodorodov [Mathematical modeling of hydrodynamic processes of hydrocarbon deposit development]. Izhevsk, NEDRA Publ., 2002. 140 p.

Izvekov V.I., Serikhin N.A., Abramov A.I. Proektirovanie turbogeneratorov [Design of turbo-generators]. Moscow, MEI Publ., 2005, 440 p.

Latyshev, V.N., Tribologiya rezaniya. Kn. 1: Friktsionnye protsessy pri rezanie metallov (Tribology of Cutting, Vol. 1: Frictional Processes in Metal Cutting), Ivanovo: Ivanovskii Gos. Univ. Publ., 2009, 440 p.

  1.  Description of translated books

Timoshenko S.P., Young D.H., Weaver W. Vibration problems in engineering. 4th ed. New York, Wiley, 1974. 521 p. (Russ. ed.: Timoshenko S.P., Iang D.Kh., Uiver U. Kolebaniia v inzhenernom dele. Moscow, Mashinostroenie Publ., 1985. 472 p.).

Brooking A., Jones P., Cox F. Expert systems. Principles and case studies. Chapman and Hall, 1984. 231 p. (Russ. ed.: Bruking A., Dzhons P., Koks F. Ekspertnye sistemy. Printsipy raboty i primery. Moscow, Radio i sviaz' Publ., 1987. 224 p.).

 If you can identify the original source, which was placed on the translation of the book, then it is better to describe it as the main title, instead of the transfer.

  1. Websites

APA Style (2011). Available at: (accessed 5 February 2011). Pravila Tsitirovaniya Istochnikov (Rules for the Citing of Sources). Available at: (accessed 7 February 2011)

  1. Theses and dissertations

Semenov V.I. Matematicheskoe modelirovanie plazmy v sisteme kompaktnyi tor. Diss. dokt. fiz.-mat. nauk [Mathematical modeling of the plasma in the compact torus. Dr. phys. and math. sci. diss.]. Moscow, 2003. 272 p.


Semenov V.I. Matematicheskoe modelirovanie plazmy v sisteme kompaktnyi tor. Dokt, Diss. [Mathematical modeling of the plasma in the compact torus. Doct. Diss.].Moscow, 2003. 272 p.

Grigor'ev Iu.A. Razrabotka nauchnykh osnov proektirovaniia arkhitektury raspredelennykh sistem obrabotki dannykh. Diss. dokt. tekhn. nauk [Development of scientific bases of architectural design of distributed data processing systems. Dr. tech. sci. diss.]. Moscow, Bauman MSTU Publ., 1996. 243 p.

  1.  Description of guests

GOST 8.586.5–2005. Metodika vypolneniia izmerenii. Izmerenie raskhoda i kolichestva

zhidkostei i gazov s pomoshch'iu standartnykh suzhaiushchikh ustroistv [State Standard 8.586.5 – 2005. Method of measurement. Measurement of flow rate and volume of liquids and gases by means of orifice devices]. Moscow, Standartinform Publ., 2007. 10 p.


State Standard 8.586.5–2005. Method of measurement. Measurement of flow rate and volume of liquids and gases by means of orifice devices. Moscow, Standartinform Publ., 2007. 10 p. (InRussian)

  1. Patents

Palkin M.V. Sposob orientirovaniia po krenu letatel'nogo apparata s opticheskoi golovkoi samonavedeniia [A way to orient on the roll of aircraft with optical homing head]. Patent RF, no. 2280590, 2006.

4. Requirements to electronic versions

4.1. The electronic version must include a file containing the text of the manuscript and all illustrations. The text should be typed double-spaced by Times New Roman, 14 pt.

4.2. The main text should be submitted in the Microsoft Word format with a precise indication of its version.

4.3. JPEG, BMP, and WMF are desirable for graphics. Microsoft Excel and built-in graphics, AutoShapes and Microsoft Graph are acceptable.

4.4 In preparing JPEG files, it is desirable to adhere to the following requirements:

- 300 dpi for scanning line drawings;

- not less than 200 dpi for scanning halftone drawings and photos.

4.5. The tables are part of the text and should not be made as graphics.


5. Procedure of review of manuscripts submitted to Elektrokhimicheskaya Energetica (Electrochemical Energetics)

 1. A manuscript is accepted for consideration only if it meets all the requirements of Elektrokhimicheskaya Energetica (Electrochemical Energetics).

2. Manuscripts submitted are subject to reviewing.

Manuscript review forms:

- internal (reviewing manuscripts by the Editorial Board members);

- external (reviewing manuscripts by leading experts in the branch).

The executive secretary evaluates the correspondence of a manuscript to the profile of the journal, to the requirements, and sends it for review to a specialist (Doctor or PhD) having the scientific specialization closest to the manuscript theme.

The reviewer may be a member of the editorial board or an external reviewer.

All the reviewers are acknowledged experts in the sphere to which the article is dedicated, and have been publishing articles on the corresponding topic for the last 3 years.

3. The reviewer should review the manuscript within 2 weeks of receipt and send a reasoned refusal from reviewing or a review to the editor (by e-mail or mail).

The review should be dealt with the following issues:

- whether the content of the manuscript corresponds to the topic stated in the title;

- how much the manuscript is consistent with modern achievements of scientific and theoretical thought;

- whether the text is available to the readers for which it is designed, in terms of language, style, the arrangement of the material, etc .

- is it appropriate to publish the manuscript in view of the literature previously issued on this subject;

- what exactly are the positive aspects and disadvantages of the manuscript, what corrections and additions need to be made by the author;

- a conclusion about the possibility of publication of this manuscript in the journal: "recommended," "recommended after revision" or "not recommended" for publication in Electrochemical Power Engineering.

4. Upon receipt of all reviews, a decision on publication is made.

If the manuscript can be published after revision, recommendations for improvement should be provided, if the manuscript is not accepted for publication, the reasons for such a decision should be given.

A manuscript submitted by the author to the editor after revision is processed in general terms. The date of receipt of the new version of the manuscript is filed.

In case of rejection, the Editorial board sends a reasoned refusal to the author.

No manuscript rejected by the reviewer can be reconsidered. A negative review is sent to the author by e-mail, fax or regular mail.


The presence of a positive review is not sufficient for publication. The final decision on publication is made by Editor-in-chief.

After deciding on publication the executive secretary informs the author and indicates the date of publication.

5. Original reviews are kept in Elektrokhimicheskaya Energetica (Electrochemical Energetics).

At the request of the Ministry, reviews must be sent to the Commission and/or the Ministry.


The editorial board draws authors’ attention to the fact that their failure to comply with the above regulations may delay the publication of their material.


Manuscripts rejected by the editorial board are not returned to their authors.


Editor-in-Chief, Professor Ivan A. Kazarinov