THE MILITARY TECHNICAL COURIER / VOJNOTEHNIČKI GLASNIK (ISSN 0042-8469, e-ISSN 2217-4753, UDC 623+355/359) is a multidisciplinary scientific journal of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia. It publishes scientific and professional papers as well as technical data on modern weapon systems and military technologies.
The journal covers inter-service technical support to the Army on the principle of logistic system support; fundamental, applied and development research; production and use of weapons and military equipment as well as other theoretical and practical achievements leading to professional development of all members of Serbian, regional and international academic communities, members of the Ministry of Defence and the Army of Serbia in particular.
Military Technical Courier enables OPEN ACCESS and applies Creative Commons (CC BY) licence on copyright. 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. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
The Military Technical Courier is annually classified by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia pursuant to the decision given in Article 27, paragraph 1, point 4, and in accordance with the acquired opinion given in Article 25, paragraph 1, point 5 of the Act on Scientific and Research Activities (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No 110/05, 50/06-cor and 18/10). The periodical is categorized in compliance with the Regulations on the procedure and the method of evaluation and quantitative formulation of scientific and research results of researchers, stipulated by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Official Gazette of RS, No 38/2008). More detailed information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Science.

The information on the Military Technical Courier categorization can be found on the page Journal categorisation.
The approved lists of national periodicals for particular years can be viewed at the Ministry of Education and Science website.
The information on the categorization can be also found at the website of KOBSON (Consortium of Libraries of Serbia for Unified Acquisition).

The journal is in the Serbian Citation Index – SCIndex (data base of national scientific journals), in the Russian Index of Science Citation/Российский индекс научного цитирования (RINC/РИНЦ)  and is constantly monitored depending on the impact within the bases themselves and indirectly in the international (e.g. Clarivate Analytics) citation indexes.
Details of indexing are available on the Military Technical Courier website, page Journal indexing.

The journal is published quarterly.

Information about the Military Technical Courier is available on the journal internet pages in the Serbian Citation Index:
info, portrait, publication policy, editorial board, journal quality management, article quality support, bibliometric performance.

The first printed issue of the Military Technical Courier was published on 1st January 1953, pursuant to Decree No 9 on its formation and publishing, dated 27th August 1952, and Decree No 11 on forming the editorial board, dated 16th December 1952, of the Yugoslav Army Chief of  Staff. 

 

Five journals of army services and branches preceded the Military Technical Courier – Artillery Courier, Tank Courier, Military Engineering Courier, Courier of Communications in the Yugoslav Army and Logistics and Support of the Yugoslav Army.

  

These journals had been published from 1947 until the end of 1952 when the decree on forming the Military Technical Courier was passed.

The Military Technical Courier will pay special tributes to the military technical publications published in our country before 1945 (in the Kingdom of Serbia, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians and later the Kingdom of Yugoslavia). The following reviews represent the foundations of the Serbian military technology reasoning: Artillery and Engineering Courier (1905-1906), Artillery Courier (1926-1932), Infantry and Artillery Courier (1933-1941), Engineering Courier (1929-1940), Aviation Courier (1927-1941) and Nautical Courier (1933-1940). There is no doubt that their quality and professional profiles paved also the way to today’s Military Technical Courier; however, unfavorable historical reasons pushed them unfairly into the background of our memories.

 

Unlike journals of branches and services, the Military Technical Courier was published monthly, with around 1000 pages a year.

  

It covered technology, technical services, engineering technology, communication technology, transportation, education, logistics organization and services, quartermaster units, medical corps, veterinary corps, etc. A separate section of the journal covered scientific and technological news as well as reports from foreign armies.

The editorial board of the Military Technical Courier started publishing the supplement Military Economics Survey from 1953, covering finance and quartermaster issues. After being published as a supplement in the Military Technical Courier from 1953 to 1956, the Military Economy Survey used to be issued as an independent publication from 1957 to 1979 when it changed the title into Logistics and continued to appear until 1992.

From 1958 to 1973, the Military Technical Courier followed the changes in the Army, its branches and services, thus forming new sections dealing with different fields such as geodesy, motors, ammunition, overhaul, fuels, rocket technique, nomenclature, protective equipment, corrosion protection, fire service equipment, technical upgrading, weapons, ordnance, etc. Supplements on particular topics were published frequently.

 

For its 25th anniversary, the Military Technical Courier was decorated with the Order of Military Merits with Great Star for its outstanding results in accomplishing tasks of special interest for defence by Decree of the President of the SFRY No 157 of 12 December 1977.

The journal continued to improve its conception, orientation, quality and position thus becoming a scientific and professional periodical highly regarded not only in military circles but in academic and scientific circles in the country as well.

  

The year 1992 brought an important anniversary- forty years of publication. The numbers illustrating that period can be interesting: 35,650 pages printed in360 issues, with 4,280 scientific and professional author papers, 2,450 reports on science and technology from foreign periodicals and 3,300 reports on technology news and interesting topics.

At the beginning of the 1990s, the Military Technical Courier transformed itself within a general transformation of the Yugoslav National Army into the Army of Yugoslavia, enhancing its multi-branch structure with new topics and contributors from the technical services of the Navy and the Air Force. 

According to the Opinion of the Ministry of Science and Technological Development No 413-00-1201/2001-01 of 12th September 2001, the Military Technical Courier is a publication of special interest for science.

The 50th anniversary of publication was celebrated in 2002. On 42,400 pages, 415 issues presented 4,800 scientific and professional papers, 2,840 reports from foreign periodicals and 3,780 technical news and interesting topics. For this jubilee, the Military Technical Courier was awarded the Order of the Yugoslav Army 3rd Class for its contribution to professional and scientific modernization of the Yugoslav Army, awarded by the President of the FR Yugoslavia’s Decree on Decoration No 1/2-01-0004/2002-38 of 4th November 2002.

 

 

The first electronic edition of the Military Technical Courier on the Internet appeared on 1st January 2011.


 

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia, by the Order No 12-15 of 8th August 2012 of Defence Minister, awarded a Military Memorial Medal for outstanding contribution to the defence of the Republic of Serbia to the Military Technical Courier at a celebration marking 60 years of its regular and continuous publishing.

During past decades, an outstanding contribution to the development and affirmation of the Military Technical Courier came from its editorial boards (editorial councils) and its editors-in-chief. We are grateful for their work on constant adapting and improving the conception, content and quality of the journal.

The collaboration with civilian and technical universities and institutions from the country and abroad was always of special interest for the Military Technical Courier. Their members contributed immensely not only by participating in editorial board activities but also by their high-quality paper reviews.

Nowadays the Military Technical Courier is not only an institutional resource being developed within the defence system from 1953, but also a brand of national interest. 

As a unique and competent publication on a national level, the Military Technical Courier publishes and verifies scientific and professional papers, those of the members of the Ministry of Defence and the Army of Serbia in particular, who thus have the opportunity to quantify their scientific and research results. 

Within the guidelines of the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Serbia’s aspiration for the EU membership, there are possibilities for the journal to find its place within the international community, which will raise its standards to the worldwide level. 

The Military Technical Courier will continue to represent the scientific potential of the Army of Serbia and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia and to support the efforts of institutions and individuals aiming at solving existing problems and making improvement in all areas of military technical science. 

Former managing editors of the Military Technical Courier:

1. Col Dobrivoje Avramović (No 1/1953 and from No 7/1960 to No 9/1960),
2. Col Vojislav M. Ilić (from No 2/1953 to No 6/1960),
3. Col Zdravko Verbić (from No 10/1960 to No 5/1966),
4. Col Slavko Čolić (from No 6/1966 to No 7/1968),
5. Col Radisav Brajović (from No 8/1968 to 6/1973),
6. Col Stanimir Ćirić (from No 1/1974 to No 3/1974),
7. Lt Col Nikola Zorić j(from No 4/1974 to No 3/1978),
8. Col Miroslav Ćojbašić (from No 4/1978 to 6/1989 and from No3-4/1994 to No 2/2000),
9. Col Tomislav Štulić (from No 1/1990 to No 6/1991),
10. Col Živojin Grujić MSc (from No 1/1992 to No 6/1993),
11. Lt Col Vladimir Ristić (from No 1/1994 to No 2/1994),
12. Col Stevan Josifović (from No 3/2000 to No 1/2007),
13. Lt Col Nebojša Gaćeša MSc (from No 2/2007).

Formers editors in the Editorial Office of the Military Technical Courier:

Sergej Altuhov, Anto Bašić, Nikodim Brčerović, Petar Vojnović,
Dušan Đurović, Vojislav Jorgaćijević, Todor Knežević, Milan Kontić,
Rado Lacković, Jovan Milošević, Aleksandar Maksimović, Milan Pavković,
Ilija Petrović, Savo Radivojević, Juraj Radonja, Martin Rosandić,
Milenko Stajin, Momčilo Stojićević, Milija Torbica, Vladimir Ćeranić,
Vladimir Udovčić, Branislav Cvetković and others.
 

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