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Until 01.01.2019 - Scientific Yearbook of the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

ISSN 2686-7206 (Print)

ISSN 2686-925X (Оnlinе)

1. Manuscripts prepared in .docx format should be sent to the editorial board’s email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal should relate to the Journal’s subject areas of philosophy, political science and law.

3. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not acceptable in any form. All submitted materials are checked using the Antiplagiat system. Previously published papers are unacceptable.

4. Manuscripts may be submitted in Russian or English.

5. If a submitted manuscript does not conform with the subject matter or formal requirements of the Journal, it will be excluded from further consideration and the corresponding author will be notified of this decision.

6. Every manuscript submitted to the Journal will be subjected to double-blind peer review, which means that the identities of reviewers are concealed from the author and vice versa. Peer Reviewers are experts selected from the same subject area as that of the submitted manuscript. In addition to independent experts, articles may be assigned for reviewing to experts who are members of the editorial board or international editorial council. If one reviewer accepts the paper, while a second rejects it, the paper will either be passed for evaluation to a third reviewer, or the decision regarding acceptance or rejection will be taken by the editorial board itself. The procedure for review and approval of papers shall take no more than two months. Following review, the manuscript may be accepted for publication, sent back to the author for revision, or rejected outright. If accepted for publication, the paper is placed in the portfolio of the editorial board for subsequent publication.

7. The editorial board retains reviews for a period of five years. Upon request, the editorial board will send reviews or notes of reasoned refusal to the authors. The editorial board may also, if requested, send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

8. The Journal normally publishes articles of between 30,000 and 60,000 characters in length (including spaces). The texts should be typed using Times New Roman, with font size 14, line spacing – 1.5, justified alignment, paragraph indention –1 cm, left margin – 3 cm, right margin – 1.5 cm, top and foot margins – 2 cm. French quotation marks «» should be used in Russian language manuscripts; in English – “”. The n-dash “–” and hyphen “-” should be used consistently.

9. All illustrations, diagrams and tables should be numbered and titled. Illustrations, diagrams and tables should be both placed within the text of the manuscript and provided in a separate file.

10. Titles of papers should be centred, capitalised and typed using Times New Roman, font size 14, bold. The author’s personal data (full name, scientific degree, academic title, current institutional affiliation, position, e-mail) should be placed in the top-right corner above the title of the manuscript. If possible, a universal decimal classification (UDC) code should be placed in the top-left corner of the manuscript.

11. An abstract comprising no fewer than 2000 characters (with spaces) should be placed below the paper’s title. The abstract should summarise the hypothesis and key results presented in the paper. Between 5 and 10 keywords are also required. The abstract should clearly state the scientific problem, relevance and purpose, as well as a summary and conclusions. In abstracts to articles setting out the results of empirical research, additional information should be provided on the methods, subject (sample, geography, etc.), sequence and stages, scientific and practical significance, as well as on the limitations and future prospects for the development of the results obtained.

12. Funding acknowledgement statements should be provided in the Acknowledgement section. The funding agency should be written out in full followed by the grant number. 

13. In-text references placed in round brackets () should include the author’s (or editor’s) last name followed by a space, the year of publication. If relevant, a page reference (or normative legal act) should be preceded by a colon. For sources with no named author, the source title should be used. Example: (Jameson 2009: 167).

14. For works presented in Russian, the bibliography is presented in two blocks: a List of literature sources [Spisok literatury] prepared according to GOST R 7.0.5-2008 “Bibliographic reference. General requirements and formation rules” in Cyrillic followed by References in English and other foreign languages. Both the List of sources (Cyrillic) and References (Latin) indicate scholarly sources grouped by author in alphabetical order.

When citing more than one source from a particular author published in the same calendar year, these items should be arranged in alphabetical order of titles and lowercase letters of the Latin alphabet (a, b, c, d, etc.) added to the numerical year designation; this should also be reflected in the in-text references.

The References comprise a list in which Cyrillic sources are given in transliteration and translation into English. Article titles are provided in translation, whereas journal titles should also be provided in transliteration. Sources originally written in English are cited without changes, while sources in other languages are given in English translation. The entire array of records is arranged in alphabetical order.

Any notes, links to Internet resources, laws and regulations, statistical data, newspapers or other data of a journalistic nature should be added in the form of footnotes.

When referring to books, the number of pages in the book should be indicated. When linking to an article, the range of pages is indicated (for example: pp. 13-29). Sample

15. The author(s) should also submit a separate file containing the following information in English: full name, scientific degree, academic title, current institutional affiliation, position, e-mail, along with the article title, abstract and keywords.

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