For the authors

For the authors

Rules for submission, review and publication of materials

General information

  • The Annual Edition accepts for consideration manuscripts (articles) of the length about 25 thousand characters with spaces. They should represent the results of independent and original scientific research corresponding with the Edition’s thematic profile.
  • Submitted manuscripts (articles) are registered and routed into the editorial cycle, provided that it corresponds to the Edition’s Thematic Profile.
  • All articles are checked for anti-plagiarism.
  • If the Edition accepted an article for consideration, this gives no guarantee that it will be published.
  • The requirements for formatting papers correspond to the Scopus / Web of Science standards.
  • Manuscripts are to be sent at the Editorial board’s e-mail
  • The date of arrival of the manuscript to the above e-mail address is considered as the date of the manuscript’s arrival to the Editorial Board.

Open access

Access to the Web materials of the Edition is open and free of charge.

The issues are available at Russian Scientific Digital Library “eLibrary”, at Russian Scientific Digital Library “”:, at the web-site of the IFES RAS: and others.

The fact of submitting an article for publication in the yearbook is the evidence of the author’s consent to provide free and open access to the full text of his article.

Peer  review

  • Peer review of scientific articles is carried out to ensure high scientific and theoretical level of publications
  • All scientific articles submitted for publication are subject to peer review.
  • Reviewers should be specialists with academic degrees, qualifications and research experience apt to give a competent assessment of the articles.
  • Peer review of articles is carried out according to the requirements of editorial and publishing ethics.
  • Reviews of the articles are kept by the Executive editor for at least 5 years and can be presented by the request of a Supervisory authority, i.e. expert councils in the Higher Attestation Commission.

Formatting guidelines

1. Format and length

·         Texts for publication must be submitted in  doc format.

·         The recommended length of the article is 20-25 thousand characters with spaces.

·         Materials are to be sent in a format compatible with MSWord. Text: the main font is Times New Roman, the size is 14, the line space is 1.5 .

2. Title and main body of the article

Title page of the submitted manuscript should contain the following data both in Russian and English:

  • Title of the article;
  • Abstract (250-300 400words). 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 keyword combinations (6-8);
  • Information about the author (full name and surname, academic degree, academic title, position, place of employment, ORCID (if any), contact e-mail, conflict of interests).
  • If necessary, the authors may indicate that the article was prepared with the financial support of an organization or within the framework of a grant.

3. Bibliography

Bibliography in Cyrillic should be in the format established by the Russian Science Citation Index.

4. Citations

Sources – scientific literature, analytical reports, and articles in scientific editions – should be cited in the article’s  body and provide the author(s)’ surname(s), year of publication and pages. If a source does not have any author indicated, then the title of the source should be given instead. References should refer to the corresponding item in the list of references, which is to contain complete bibliographic description of all sources.

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 editions.

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 may use automatic transliteration 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).