Manuscript submission guidelines



1.1. Articles and other materials submitted for publication should be original, finalized and previously unpublished manuscripts.

1.2. Authors should submit their manuscripts via e-mail to from their corporate e-mail addresses in .doc or .docx format.

1.3. The Editorial Board will not consider the manuscripts submitted via:

  • paper copies;
  • USB flash drives, cd, dvd, or other types of data storage devices;
  • e-mail addresses of third parties.

1.4. Recommended length of the manuscripts (including metadata, footnotes and references) is

  • for articles – from 30 000 to 80 000 characters with spaces;
  • for other materials – from 20 000 to 40 000 characters with spaces.

1.5. Bibliographic references should be made in Chicago-Style (Author-Date).

1.6. Romanization should be made with transliteration schemes approved by the Library of Congress (LC).


2.1. Metadata (including the author’s details, abstracts, and keywords) should precede the main text of the manuscript.

2.2. Metadata should be typed in the following order (the items marked with asterisk * are compulsory only for the Russian-speaking authors):

  • the author’s full name, academic degree, position (title), place of employment, institutional mailing address (country, postcode, city, street, and building number), e-mail;
  • * the author’s full name transliterated into Cyrillic script; academic degree, position (title), place of employment, institutional mailing address (country, postcode, city, street, and building number) translated in Russian;
  • the author’s contact phone number (e.g. 7-(000)-000-00-00). The phone number will not be published in the journal or sent to third parties;
  • funding information in case the author(s) received support to carry out research for submitted manuscript;
  • the author’s initials and last name (italicized);
  • the title of the article (capitalized);
  • an abstract of 240–260 words, and the number of works cited in the manuscript (e.g. Refs 43);
  • the keywords (the word Keywords should be italicized);
  • * the author’s initials and last name transliterated into Cyrillic script (italicized);
  • the title of the article translated in Russian (capitalized);
  • an abstract of 240–260 words in Russian and the number of works cited in the article (e.g. Библиогр. 43 назв.);
  • the keywords in Russian (the words Ключевые слова should be italicized).

 2.3. Titles’ format:

  • the titles of articles and reviews should not exceed nine words;
  • the titles must be written in a way that would allow the author to avoid any punctuation marks (including quotation marks), Roman and Arabic numerals, abbreviations, acronyms, and initials;
  • the titles of reviews should not quote the headings and imprints of the books reviewed; instead, reviews should be given independent titles.

3.1. All the sources used in the manuscript should be cited in the footnotes, which should include information about the author, the year of publication and relevant page number.3

3.2. Bibliographic references should be made in Chicago-Style (Author-Date).

3.3. Notes should be prepared as footnotes: the number of the footnote should be inserted in the text and the note itself should be put at the bottom of the page.

3.4. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively throughout the whole text.


4.1. Main text of the manuscript should be followed by the bibliographical list (“References”), the numbered and alphabetically arranged. References should provide information for every secondary source cited in the manuscript (books, journal articles, doctoral dissertations).

4.2. Bibliographic references should be made in Chicago-Style (Author-Date).

4.3. “References” should not include laws, judicial decisions, archive documents and electronic sources.


5.1. Charts, tables, graphics, diagrams, schemes, and figures included in manuscript should comply with the national standard of Unified System of Design Documentation (ESKD).

5.2. All tables and figures should be referred to in the text of the manuscript.

5.3. Figures formatting guidelines:

  • figures should be labeled and furnished with description if necessary;
  • figures should be numbered consecutively (in Arabic numerals), if there is only one figure in the manuscript, its number should be omitted;
  • the word “Figure”, its number, label and description should be placed immediately under the figure;
  • descriptions and labels should be in nine-point Times New Roman font.

5.4. Each illustration should be submitted electronically as .jpg file (300 dpi).

5.5. Tables formatting guidelines:

  • tables should be labelled;
  • tables should be placed immediately after the paragraph where it is mentioned for the first time;
  • long tables might be continued on the next page;
  • stub and column headings are usually aligned horizontally, in line with the rows;
  • if necessary, stub and column headings may be aligned vertically;
  • text in the tables should be in nine-point Times New Roman font.

5.6. While preparing the tables, the author should take into consideration the Journal’s format, which does not allow to insert any insets with multi-columned tables wider than the journal’s double-page spread.