1. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically (MS Word file, *.doc or *.docx extension, 14 point, 1.5 spacing).

2. The recommended length of the article is from 40 to 50 thousand printed characters.

3. Each manuscript should be submitted in a separate file containing the following information:

3.1. Title in Russian and English. The title should describe the core matter of the manuscript.

3.2. The author’s first name (initial letter only) and family name (in full) in Russian and English placed under the title and followed by a note marked by an asterisk (symbol *). The note should contain the following information in Russian and English:  

-          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 The phone number will not be published in the journal or sent to third parties;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);

-           the author’s initials and last name transliterated into Cyrillic script (italicized);

-           the title of the article translated in Russian (capitalized)

-           the bibliography.

3.3. Abstract in Russian and English, 200–250 words.

The abstract should follow the article’s structure. It should include a succinct description of the paper’s content, the key idea and conclusions. Taken together, the title and the abstract should create a clear impression about the article’s relevance and significance. They should also outline the mission, goals, and methods of the research.

3.4. From 4 to 10 key words in Russian and English. The words should reflect the issues raised in the article.

4. The author is expected to enclose his/her photo in a separate file. Alternatively, the author can inform the journal about his/her unwillingness to publish a photo.

Requirements to the author’s photo:

Please, enclose your photo as a separate file. The photo should be clear and show a high degree of contrast. A good portrait photo will be the best option.

We do not accept group photos, artificially enlarged photos or photos inserted in MS Word.

The size: 10*15 cm (digital blowup is not allowed), resolution: 300 dpi, file size: 1 MB or more.

The photos will be printed in black and white.

5. Bibliographic citations should conform to ‘GOST 7.1-2003 Bibliographic note. Bibliographic description. General requirements and rules’.

-        Please supply bibliographic citations in footnotes (10 point, single space, continuous numbering). In the text, the note reference numbers should precede a punctuation mark.

-        The publisher’s name should be omitted for sources published in Russia. For example: Кечекьян С. Ф. Правоотношение в социалистическом обществе. М., 1958. С. 11.

-        To refer to several titles by one author, cite the author’s name only once and use numbers to separate the titles. For example:

Бару М. И. 1) Регрессные обязательства в трудовом праве. М., 1962; 2) Частный вопрос из проблемы материальной ответственности рабочих и служащих // Проблемы социалистической законности на современном этапе развития советского государства: сборник. Харьков, 1968. С. 144–147; 3) Материальные санкции в трудовом праве // Советское государство и право. 1981. № 7. С. 33–37.

-        The links to Internet pages should contain bibliographic description allowing to identify the material (similarly to notes in printed works) and include a full path to the resource and an access date. For example:

Официальные периодические издания: электрон, путеводитель / Рос. нац. б-ка, Центр правовой информации // www.nlr.ru/lawcenter/izd/index.html (дата обращения: 18.09.2015).

  • The short form should be used for the second and subsequent citations of a work: the author’s name, the title, the page(s). The following wordings should not be used in Russian: “Он же”, “Его же”, “Указ. соч.” and “Op. cit.”. The phrase “Там же” (Ibid.) followed by a page number can be used to refer to a work cited in the note immediately preceding.
  • Citations taken from secondary sources should be preceded by “Цит. по:” or “Приводится по:” (quoted in) followed by the secondary source. For example:

Цит. по: Покровский И. А. История римского права. М., 2004. С. 117.

  • Foreign works should be cited in the original language using the same style and formatting as in Russian notes. For example:

Watson A. Roman Law & Comparative Law. Athens, 1991. P. 62.

Hedemann J. W. Die Fortschritte des Zivilrechts im XIX Jahrhundert. I. Band. Berlin, 1910. S. 14.

Pothier R. J. Traité des Obligations. T. 1. Paris, 1768. P. 29.

Betti E. Convalescenza del negozio giuridico // Novissimo Digesto Italiano. Vol. IV. Torino, 1964. P. 789.

  • Citations of legal acts should contain the date of adoption followed by the date of the last version or revision (“в редот”, “с изм. от”), as well as the reference to the original source of official publication. For example:

Федеральный закон от 11.07.2001 г. № 95-ФЗ «О политических партиях» // СЗ РФ. 2001. № 29. Ст. 2950 (в ред. от 06.05.2010).

Following the first mention of the legal act, abbreviations and acronyms (generally used or introduced by the author) are allowed.

6. The names of organisations, including international ones, and state agencies should not be abbreviated. All abbreviations, except the most common ones, should be explained at first usage. For example: The Republic of Kazakhstan (the RK).

7. All tables should be referred to in the text and numbered in the order of their first mention. Please use 1.5 line spacing. Each column and row should have a short heading (abbreviations and acronyms can be used). The terms and acronyms should be explained in notes, not in the table’s heading.

8. The diagrams should be numbered and enclosed as separate files.

9. Illustrations (photos) should be black and white only. They should be scanned with a 300 dpi resolution (if the scale is 1:1 or more; otherwise the resolution should be increased proportionally) and saved as *.tif or *.jpg.

10. All published research articles (excluding other manuscripts) should contain a list of references compiled on the basis of page-by-page footnotes. The list of references should not include legal acts and judicial documents. It should conform to the requirements of the “GOST 7.1-2003 Bibliographic note. Bibliographic description. General requirements and rules” and should be published in the system of Russian Science Citation Index.

The list of references should not include legal acts and judicial documents.