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1. Manuscript in doc. format should be sent to the editorial board’s email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
2. Manuscript submitted to the Journal should relate to Journal’s subject areas, which include philosophy, political science and law.
3. Previously published papers are unacceptable. Manuscripts should be submitted in Russian only.
4. If the paper doesn’t comply with the subject-matter of the Journal or formal requirements it excludes from further consideration, the author is notified about it.
5. Every manuscript submitted to the Journal is a subject for double-blind review, which means that the identities of reviewers are concealed from the author, and vice versa.
Reviewers are experts in the same subject area as the paper submitted. The paper is assigned for reviewing to experts, who are members of the editorial board or the international editorial council, as well as to independent experts. If the first reviewer accepts the paper, while the second reviewer rejects it, the paper will be passed for evaluation to the third reviewer or the decision on acceptance or rejection will be made by the editorial board itself. The procedure for review and approval of papers takes no more than two months. After reviewing the article may be accepted for publication, sent to the author for revision or rejected. If accepted for publication the paper is placed in the portfolio of editorial board for further publication.
6. The editorial board retains reviews during 5 years. If needed, the editorial board sends reviews or notes of reasoned refusal to the authors. If requested, the editorial board sends copies of reviews to the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation.
7. The Journal normally publishes papers between 30000 and 60000 characters in length (with spaces). The texts should be typed using Times New Roman, font size 14, 1.5 spaced, justified alignment, 1 cm. paragraph indention, 3 cm. left margin, 1,5 cm. right margin, 2 cm. top and foot margins. French quotation marks «», dash «–», hyphen « - » should be used in the text.
8. Illustrations, diagrams and tables should be numbered and named. Illustrations, diagrams and tables should be both placed within the text of the manuscript and provided in a separate file.
9. Titles of papers should be centered, capitalized, semi-bold and typed using Times New Roman, font size 14. 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. UDC, if possible, should be placed in the top-left corner of the manuscript.
The abstract should be placed below the paper’s title and be no less than 2 000 characters (with spaces). It should summarize the hypothesis and key results presented in the paper. From 5 to 10 keywords are also required.
10. References should be placed within the text in square brackets []. In-text references should include the author’s last name or the editor’s last name, or the title of the source (for sources with no author named), as well as the year of publication and page reference (or article of the normative legal act). Example: [Jameson 2009: 167].
11. After-text bibliography includes the List of sources and References. The List of sources and references should correspond to the requirements of GOST 0.5–2008 «Bibliograficheskaja ssylka. Obshhie trebovanija i pravila sostavlenija».
The List of sources should be composed alphabetically. It should be organized in the following order: sources in Russian (books and articles); sources in foreign languages (books and articles). If there are two or more sources by the same author in the same year, lower-case letters (a, b, c, d) with the year should be used. The lower-case letters with the year should be added to the in-text references as well. References is the List of sources which should be transliterated and translated into English (author’s last name, title of the journal or collection should be transliterated; title of the monograph or article, and the place of publication should be translated into English). Titles in other languages should be translated into English as well. List of References should be alphabetized.
Notes, citations to the Internet sources, legal normative acts, statistical data and newspapers should be placed in the footnotes.
Description of books and articles listed in after-text bibliography should contain number of pages, while description of articles should contain page ranges. Example: P. 13-29.Sample
12. The author should also submit a separate file containing the following information in English: full name, scientific degree, academic title, current institutional affiliation, position, e-mail, as well as title of the paper, abstract and keywords.
13. Publication of accepted papers is free of charge. Honorarium is not paid to the author.
14. In addition to the manuscript, the author provides written consent to display published paper in the electronic databases (Sample), as well as written consent to make public his/her personal data (Sample).