Author Guidelines

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

- The articles must not be published elsewhere previously or submitted to other journals.

- The article should be typed in Microsoft Word and saved in formats *.doc, *.docx or *.rtf; the name of file should contain the name of the author (Obukhov.doс).

- Margins: top and bottom 26 mm, inner and outside 25 mm; A4 sheet; No pagination; Font: Times New Roman; 14 pt. size, 1,5-line spaced, justified, 1 cm first-line indent; Hyphenation: automatic.

- The article is accepted for consideration if it fits the profile of the journal and the requirements for the articles posted on the journal website.

- The authors are responsible for the reliability and accuracy of the facts, quotations, names, correctness and completeness of bibliographic data.



For publication, the Editorial Board considers essays of up to 40 thousand characters including spaces. Manuscripts along with an abstract and a list of keywords should be submitted in electronic form. In case of rare languages used (Greek, Chinese, Japanese, etc.), font database must be attached as a separate file. All illustrative material should be send as separate files: charts, graphs, archaeological drawings (black/white version, in formats *.jpg, *.tif, *.bmp). Photos are not printed. The editors reserve the right to reject the graphic material because of its poor quality.

The publication of manuscripts is free of charge for all contributors including graduate students and applicants. Articles are published in sequence and upon the receipt by the Editorial Board, but their subject matter and relevance are considered.

A journal publication schedule in 2017: № 1 (36) – March, № 2 (37) – June, № 3 (38) – September, № 4 (39) - December.


Requirements for the content of materials

- Title

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

- Author names and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check whether all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

- Abstract

A concise and factual abstract is required (maximum 200 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided, but, if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but, if essential, they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

- Keywords

Please provide a maximum of 7 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). The keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

- Body Text

All papers should be in grammatically correct English. Use either British/Commonwealth or American English and be sure that the language is consistent within the paper. A manuscript must be written with precision, clarity, and economy, whenever appropriate in active voice and first person. Short quotations should be embedded in the text and enclosed in double quotation marks (''). Long quotations should be on a separate line, italicized, but without quotation marks. Single quotation marks are to be used only for a quotation that occurs within another quotation.

- References

It is important to format the references properly, because all references will be linked electronically as completely as possible to the papers cited. It is desirable to add a DOI (digital object identifier) number for either the full-text or title and abstract of the article as an addition to traditional volume and page numbers. Please use the following style for the references:

Adair, J. (1988), Effective management: How to save time and spend it wisely, Pan Books, London, UK.

The University Encyclopedia (1985), Roydon, London, UK.

Bessant, J. (2001), “The question of public trust and the schooling system”, Australian Journal of Education, vol. 45, August, pp. 207-226.

Better Business Bureau (2001), “Third-party assurance boosts online purchasing”, available at: (accessed 07.01.2002).


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either “Unpublished results” or “Personal communication”. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication. Citations in the text should be formatted as follows: [Smith, 1990] … [Smith et al., 1998] … [Smith et al., 1998, 2000; Brock and Gunderson, 2001, p. 3-4; Felt, 2006, p. 27].

Footnotes are not used.


Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.



Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells. Web references As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.


The authors must submit the following documents:

- Application for the publication (doc, 33 Кб)

- Information about the author(s) (doc, 29 Кб)


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