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To Authors

We accept articles from Russian and foreign authors. The publication language is either Russian or English. The title should be given both in Russian and in English, otherwise its translation is at the editor's discretion and may be different from the authors' preferences.

1. Each manuscript must be complete and final when submitted.

2. Generally, each paper should contain no more than 3000 words with abstract (references not included).  This is a soft cap.

3. Submitted papers should be in Microsoft Word formats .doc/.docx or in .rtf

4. Each manuscript should comprise the following components, presented in the order as shown below:

4.1. The title of the article and the authors' details:  the name and affiliation, an academic degree/rank of the authors, any additional affiliations and titles, and, finally, authors'  address and e-mail.

4.2. Abstract. A concise abstract (of no more than 150 words) and key words (no more than 10) are required at the beginning of each article.

4.3. Text. It’s desirable that the text should be divided into sections with a separate heading each. (The section/subsection headings should be typed on a single line).

4.4. References. References should be enumerated. They should specify the author's name, title, year of publication and page number.

4.5. Author's resume. Titles and/or occupation of the author. Indication of the research interests is at the author’s discretion.

4.6. Photograph of the author A photo in electronic form in display resolution. No less than 300 pixels per inch.


Journal politics regarding the peer review process


Before being published, each article must be reviewed by one or more peers. The admission of an article for publication is based on its scientific value and, also, on the presentation of scientific material. A scientific paper must be of scientific novelty, i.e. it should distinguish itself by an original formulation of a problem, or a presentation of new approaches to a certain social problem. Furthermore, it must be characterized by scientific or practical value.

Peers are selected by the editor-in-chief, based on their field of competence. In the case of controversy between peers, additional peers may be assigned. After the receiving the opinion of reviewers, the editor-in-chief contacts the author and makes final decision on the paper's admission. Please, note that all articles are being peer reviewed, irrespective of whether the author is a member of editorial board himself.

The process of peer review is single-blind, i.e. while the peers remain anonymous to the authors, all provided information about authors is available to peers.

Instead of being unconditionally accepted or rejected, an article can be returned back to authors for corrections and/or expansions with recommendations by a reviewer or a member of editorial staff. Authors should take into consideration all remarks made in the process of reviewing and editing, and, in case of disagreeing with reviewers and editors, the authors must briefly and clearly substantiate their position. Alterations made by the authors should be introduced in the text of the paper, and should be distinguishable from the unchanged parts of the text (e.g. by emphasizing the corrections with another colour). After rendering the corrected version to the editorial staff, the paper would be once again reviewed, and editorial staff would take a decision on the possibility of its publication. The authors would be informed about the results either in the form of acceptance of the article, or in the form of a well-grounded refusal.

Note that the editorial staff reserves the right to turn down articles without reviewing if an article clearly lies out of the scope of the journal, or in the case when one of the authors has ever commited a gross violation of the code of conduct (see below), e.g. submitted an already published article without warning.

At all stages of working on articles, as well as for correspondence with authors, editors and peers use e-mail. Consequently, authors should inform in good time about changes of their e-mail address.

Our journal pursues the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers designed by COPE (Comitee on Publication Ethics). We presuppose authors to follow the Guidelines for Authors. 


All reviews are kept in the editorial office of the journal for at least 5 years. In case of debatable problems, editorial staff of the journal can submit copies of reviews of an article to the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation.