The journal publishes original research papers dealing with analytical chemistry, material mechanics, physical methods of materials research and diagnostics, mathematical statistics, substances and materials certification. The journal promotes innovation activities by introducing new methods and means of research of existing and promising materials. The journal’s target audience consists of research laboratories and educational universities, industrial plants and factories, scientific multiple-access centers. The journal develops the most relevant and perspective areas of scientific research, promotes communication and exchange of views between specialists from different regions of Russia and different countries