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- The Journal accepts for consideration manuscripts ranging from 25,000 to 35,000 characters with spaces. They should represent the results of independent and original scientific research corresponding with the Journal’s thematic profile. They should reflect the author’s knowledge of the bibliographic context on the analyzed problems and the ability to adequately apply the conventional methodology of setting up and solving scientific problems.
- Submitted manuscripts are registered and routed into the editorial cycle, provided that it corresponds to the Journal’s Thematic Profile, as well as to the Guidelines for Manuscripts.
- If the Journal accepted a manuscript for consideration, this gives no guarantee that it will be published. All materials are anonymously reviewed by external experts.
- The number of scientific articles per issue should not be less than 7.
Copyright to the above work is hereby transferred to the Journal on the understanding that the work has been accepted for publication by the Journal.
The author(s) assume that the above work has not been published and is not being considered by another publication.
The author(s) assume(s) full responsibility for the content of the contribution and accuracy of references. She/He/They warrant(s) that the contribution is original and does not infringe any copyright or other proprietary right.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Journal is published online (Open Access). The access to the materials of the Journal's website is open immediately after the publication of the issue. One can post them on other Internet sites with due reference to the website of the Journal.
By 'open access' we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.
The Editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Peer review assists the Editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. The Journal adheres to the principle that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing. The Journal reviewers are qualified experts in their field and should have no conflict of interest in connection with peer-review.
The Journal adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of the reviewers is always concealed. This guarantees the unbiased motivated reviews and assures a freedom for critical comments concerning the content of the articles to be published.
Any manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
In general, the decision-making process usually takes about two months. Within this period, peer reviewers independently make a recommendation to the Journal Editor as to whether the manuscript should be rejected or accepted (with or without revisions). Reviewers use the following form [doc], for their peer-review. The Editor considers all the feedback from peer reviewers and makes an informed decision to accept or decline the manuscript.
In the case that the manuscript is declined, the Editor provides its author with a grounded conclusion containing the reasons behind the rejection. Thereafter one of the following four decisions is made: (1) to accept manuscript for publication without further development by author; (2) to accept manuscript for publication after its development by author; (3) to send manuscript for a profound development and then, to reviewers; (4) to reject publication of manuscript.
Guidelines for Manuscripts
1. Format and volume
- Texts for publication must be submitted in .doc format.
- If there are illustrations (.jpg or .png extensions are accepted), they should be numbered and attached as files separately from the text. The name of the illustration and the file name must be indicated in the text.
- The recommended volume of the article is 25,000 to 35,000 characters with spaces.
2. Title and main text of the article
Title page of the submitted manuscript should contain the following sections in both Russian and English:
- Title of the article;
- Abstract (no less than 600 characters). It should contain the purpose of the study, the summary of the article, and its main conclusions. The abstract serves as an independent analytical text providing an adequate conception of the conducted research without any need to address to the main text.
- Keywords or phrases (6-8);
- Information about the author (full name and surname, academic degree, academic title, position, address, and place of employment, ORCID, contact email).
The main file of the article should contain: its title, text, footnotes, and a list of references at the end, both in Cyrillic and Latin. This requirement is essential for the anonymous review of all submitted manuscripts.
The authors, if necessary, indicate that the article was prepared with the financial support of an organization or within the framework of a grant.
Bibliography in Cyrillic should be in the format established by the Russian Science Citation Index.
Scientific literature, analytical reports, and articles in scientific editions should be cited in the manuscript’s body using an abbreviated form containing the authors’ surnames, year of publication, and pages. In case of no author indication, the title of the edition should be given instead. References should refer to the corresponding item in the list of references, which contains a complete bibliographic description of the source.
All other sources should be cited with in-page footnotes.
5. List of references
List of references in Russian and English should be composed alphabetically. They include academic literature, analytical reports and article in academic periodic journals.
References in Russian should contain authors’ first and last names, year of publication, title of the book, place of publication, publishing house.
References to articles published in academic journals should contain authors’ first and last names, year of publication, title of the article, volume and number, page numbers; for Internet publications – URL and date of access. DOIs should be given in the end of the bibliographic reference.
References in English (APA Style) should contain the author’s surname and initials, year of publication, title of the work, place of publication, publisher. Title of a book should be given in italics.
Articles in scientific journals, collections, or works published in continuing series should contain the author’s surname and initials, year of publication, title of the article, title of the journal or series, volume and number for journals / place of publication and name of the publisher, number of pages or page numbers, electronic address, and access date (if any). Title of the journal, collection or series should be given in italic.
All information on Russian works should be transliterated into English in correspondence with the BGN/PCGN transliteration rules (you can use automatic transliteration https://www.translitteration.com/transliteration/en/russian/bgn-pcgn/). The place of publication should be given in full. The title of a book, report, or article should be transliterated and translated (translation should be given in square brackets).