Guide for Authors

Authors send materials which have not been published anywhere before.


Authors have to register in the electronic system, download an article (available in .doc, .docx, .rtf format) and send it to the journal editorial (see "Upload article"). Articles can be sent to the email address of the publisher (for Andrianova Irina, head of editorial Board).


Then the article, that meets the requirements for publication, is registered and handed over for reviewing. Post-graduate students have to present the research Supervisor’s opinion on the article or an extract from the protocol of the meeting of the University Chair (send by e-mail:


Issues are compiled in accordance with the date of registration of the reviewed articles. The article may be published out of turn by the decision of the editor-in-chief only.


Scholarly articles may be sent to the editorial all year long.


Having reached agreement on contents of the article, authors (co-authors) sign a license contract (a signature should be officially certified at the workplace of the author) and send the scanned copy of the contract (300 dpi, .jpg format) by e-mail to the editorial.


License contract regulates rights and duties of the author and of the publishing house. The author has the exceptional copyrights of his article. The author of an article guarantees, that his issue contains all the references to the research works of the authors, whom he quotes. Author warrants that he has all the necessary permissions for using the results of researches and facts or adopted materials of other authors.


The edited version of the article is published in the next issue of the journal and is also placed on the journal website, in the Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.RU and is registered in the International Citation Indexes.

Technical requirements


As a time saving measure authors are asked to follow technical requirements for drawing up of the articles. Papers that do not meet these requirements will be declined.


The article should be drafted in MS Word (.doc or .rtf format). The maximum number of characters in the article (including spaces) as following should not exceed 30 000.


Font; Times New Roman, 14 points for the text of the article and 12 points for abstract, key words, notes, reference list;

Page margins; top and bottom - 2 cm, right and left - 3 cm;

Paragraph indent: 0.5 cm;

Line interval: 1.5 spacing for the text of the article, notes, reference list; 1 spacing for abstract and key words;

Page numbering: on the bottom right corner of the page.

Article structure


A scholarly article presented for publication should contain typical elements in the Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English languages.

Following elements of the article are compulsory:

    1. Universal Decimal Classification Index should be placed on the top left corner (UDCC)
    2. Information on authors such as full name(s), surname, patronymic name, academic degree and title, place of work and position – the name of organization, its address including the name of the town and country, author’s e-mail, is placed on the top right corner of the page. Both Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English versions should be presented (author’s name(s) and surname(s) should be transliterated; the name of the organization should correspond to its’ formally accepted English name). The telephone number of the author should be placed beneath the information.
    3. Tiitle of the article should be written in semi-bold capital letters with center justification in Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English version.
    4. Abstract (number of words should be between 100 and 250 including prepositions, conjunctions and particles). A brief summary of the scholarly article should be presented in the Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English languages.


* Abstract should be written in an informative and clear way. It should represent the theme of the research and the variety of  information used for the purposes of the article, reveal main results and make conclusions.  The summary is to be written in the Past Tense and should not contain quotations. The authors should avoid using abbreviations. Structure of the abstract should repeat structure of the article, including such parts as introduction, aims and tasks, methodology, results and conclusions. However, its subject, theme and aim are indicated in case if they are impossible to deduce from the title of the article; it’s advisable to descrive methods or methodology of the paper if they are innovative or may be interesting with regard to the article. Results of the research should be described in a precise and informative way. Information contained in the title of the article should not be duplicated in the abstract. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary phrases, insignificant details but use only significant words from the text of the article. Historical background, if it is not the object of research itself, references to previous researches and widely known ideas should not be included in the abstract. It is recommended to use syntax typical for technical and scientific documents and remove complex grammar constructions. Abstract is aimed at competent readers, even coming from foreign countries, thus, the usage of professional terminology is allowed. Coherence and cohesion of the annotation text should be reached by usage of rules of logic and linking words, namely "consequently", "moreover", "for example", "the benefits of this study", "as a result" etc.), or an idea should logically derive from the previous one. Passive voice constructions should be replaced with active voice ("The study tested", not "It was tested in this study").


5. Keywords (or phrases) should number from 5 to 8 being separated by commas in Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English versions.


*Keywords are the concepts, terms and names that convey core meaning in the text and have alternatives in other languages. Keywords should reflect the main content of the article and as far as possible, they should not duplicate terms contained in the titles and abstract. It is allowed to those concepts, terms and names from the text of the article that may facilitate and expand possibilities of finding the article by means of information-retrieval system.  


6. Text of the article and quotations should be carefully checked by authors and contain references to the original sources indicating page number and the year of publication.

References to researches should be given in the text of the article in square brackets: research number in the reference list and cited page separated by a comma [2, 55]. References to the books of the Holy Srciptures should be written in accordance with  the tradition, for example: (1 Corinthians 2:10).


7. Notes (references to archival and other sources, collected works, information materials) should be made in the form of endnotes.

In case of necessity, references to fiction books and other sources are given in the text of the article in round brackets by indicating page number (142), or Volume and page number separated by a comma (7, 142).


8. Reference list.

NB! Quotation and inclusion of critical studies, made in the last five years, into the reference list is obligatory. The Editorial Board highly recommends the authors to include into the article general analysis of scientific literature on the research theme.