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Author Guidelines



Manuscript Submission Requirements


The journal accepts previously unpublished academic works of no more than 40000 characters (including spaces).

Articles may be submitted throughout the year.

Every article is subject to double-blind peer review.

In the top right-hand corner of the first page, authors should write their first and last names, academic degree, country of residence, city, place of employment, position, and e-mail address. All information should be written in English. This is followed by an abstract and keywords. In the abstract, authors should indicate the subject of their research, its objectives, methods, sources, the main results and conclusions of the work. The abstract must not exceed 150 words.

The pages must be numbered.

For each article submitted for publication, the Editorial Board will notify authors whether their article has been accepted.


Print Version


Page layout – A4 paper size (210 x 297 mm), portrait

Word Processor: MS Office Word

Font: Times New Roman

Margins: 20 mm – top, bottom, left, right

Point size: 14

Line spacing: 1.5

Letter-spacing: normal

First line indent: 1.25

Justification: full

Page numbers: numbered

Word division: obligatory

Word spacing: normal

A space must always follow a punctuation mark, including dots and abbreviations, such as the Russian т. е., т. п., т. д., т. к. Two punctuation marks must not be separated, e.g. М., 1995. In proper names, all the elements must be spaced: A. S. Pushkin.

The hyphen must be different from the dash, e.g.: Творчество Н. Заболоцкого конца 1920-х – начала 1930-х гг.

The dash must look the same throughout the whole text with spacing on either side, excluding time and quantity limitations: 1941–1945, p. 8–61.

Quotation marks must look the same throughout the text («…» – inner quotation marks, “…” – outer quotation marks)

The full stop, comma and semicolon must follow the footnote index, e.g. «Наши дети – энциклопедисты по самому характеру своего мышления», – говорил Маршак1.

The Cyrillic letter ё/Ё must be substituted for by е/Е excluding the cases where ё/Ё performs a meaning differentiating function, e.g. Всем обо всём.

No styles or column formatting is allowed.

No additional spaces between paragraphs are allowed.


Methods and Use of Emphasis


Emphases in the text may be provided either in headings and subheadings or in notional emphases (terms, statements of important meaning, logical emphasis).

Statements and words of important meaning have a more open letter-spacing.

Short citations or examples are italicized and, whenever necessary, written in bold italics, e.g.  «Неблагозвучны громкие стечения согласных на стыке слов (пусть встреча состоится)». Passages of prose must be given in small print and separated from the main text with a space.


Footnotes and Bibliography


Footnotes must be placed at the bottom of the page and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Reference to sources within footnotes must follow the general rules of reference formatting.

References to literature within the text of the article must be given in square brackets indicating the author’s last name (or, in case of multiple authors, all the authors’ last names), separated from the page number by a comma (in case of direct citation. E.g., [Полдников, с. 110]; [Толстой, т. 4, с. 287]). In case of 4 or more authors, a shortened name of the book must be given. The year of publication must only be mentioned when there are other books by the same author referred to in the article.

Endnotes (bibliography) must be placed at the end of the article. The place of publication, publishing house, and the year of publication must at all times be indicated in endnotes. For collections of articles, encyclopedias and dictionaries, the author must indicate the names of editors and compilers. Additionally, the author must indicate the overall number of pages in the work referred to; for collections of articles and periodicals, it is necessary to write the numbers of the articles cited. The number of pages and the page cited must be at all times indicated. Endnotes must be listed alphabetically, unnumbered. Non-Russian sources must follow those in Russian. For online resources, the URL (uniform resource locator) abbreviation must be used along with the date when the resource was accessed by the author, e.g. URL: (дата обращения: 13.03.2009) (accessed on: 13.03.2009).

Citations must be supplied with a translation into the language of the article and the original. The author of the translation must also be mentioned.


Here is an example of a bibliography:


Полдников Д. Ю. Этапы формирования цивилистической договорной теории ius commune // Государство и право. 2012. № 6. С. 106–115.

Бердяев Н. А. Смысл истории. М. : Мысль, 1990. 175 с.

РГАВМФ. Ф. 406, 418, 609, 701, 716, Р-181, Р-183, Р-187.

Bryson G. Man and Society. The Scottish Inquiry of the Eighteenth Century. Princeton : Princeton Univ. Press, 1945. 287 p.

Emerson R. The Social Composition of Enlightened Scotland: the Select Society of Edinburgh 1754–1764 // Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century. CXIV. 1973. P. 291–329.

Amburger E. Knauff, Andreas // Neue Deutsche Biographie. 1979. 12. S. 161–162. URL: (дата обращения: 12.07.2013).

Неклюдов Е. Г. Купец А. А. Кнауф и его кредиторы: первый опыт иностранного предпринимательства в горно-заводской промышленности Урала // Изв. Урал. гос. ун-та. 2004. № 31. Вып. 7. С. 83–101. URL: (дата обращения 10.03.2011).

СРГА – Словарь русских говоров Алтая : в 4 т. / под ред. И. А. Воробьевой, А. И. Ивановой. Барнаул : Изд-во Алт. гос. ун-та, 1993–1998.


Should the author want to use abbreviations, a list of abbreviations must follow the article. E.g., РГАДА – Российский государственный архив древних актов





In case of illustrations, they must be sent as separate attachments (.JPEG or .TIFF files). The list of illustrations must be sent as a separate file accompanied by comments on them.