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We draw the attention of our authors that, in connection with the preparation of the journal for inclusion in international databases of scientific citation Scopus and Web of Science Core Collection, since 2017 the rules for the design of the manuscripts submitted have been changed. The rules take into account the recommendations and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as the valuable experience of authoritative international journals and publishers.

The primary objective of the changes is to make the main provisions and conclusions of the articles published in the journal accessible to a broad overseas audience who does not speak Russian. Of particular importance now are the English-language abstract to the article and the list of references used in the Latin alphabet (References), since they, and not the text of the article itself, are reflected in these databases and both in content and informativity, should draw the attention of foreign readers to the topic of the article. Accordingly, it is in the author’s best interests to approach the preparation of these article blocks as thoroughly as possible and to ensure their high quality.


Common parameters

Articles to be published in the journal should contain original material, which has never been published and meets the following criteria: profile of the journal, scientific novelty and practical significance.

Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form in MS Word (Word 1997-2010) files on electronic media or by e-mail. A conclusion is to be enclosed to the manuscript on the possibility of publishing the work in the open press.

The volume of the manuscript (including text, drawings, tables, list of literature, as well as the English part) is to be no more than 1 author’s sheet (40 thousand characters with spaces).

Illustrative material (in JPG, TIFF, PDF formats) should be sent in separate files with the number of the picture in the file name, and in the main text the illustrations are to be inserted in the right places with the captions. If the author has original diagrams and graphs along with the original data from which they were created, it is highly recommended that they be provided for the possibility of bringing the graphs to a single view.

The preferred formats for graphs and charts are Microsoft Excel (*.xls), Windows Metafile (*.wmf) or Encapsulated Postscript (*.eps), for photos and pictures - JPEG (*.jpg), TIFF (*.tif), Encapsulated Postscript (*.eps), the actual size of the photos (pictures) must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi in the RGB or Grayscale color model.

The units of physical quantities must be represented in the SI system. In decimal fractions put a comma. Formulas should be typed in the MathType software version 6.x. The footnotes (links) should have end-to-end numbering.

Drawings, tables, diagrams, photos are provided with indication of the source of their receipt (or original author’s).


The article structure

In the article, several blocks are conventionally allocated.

I. Information about the article in Russian:

• title of the article (in lower case letters);

• UDC;

• information on the author(s) of the article in Russian: full name, surname, patronymic (if any), position, address data of the author(s) [organization(s) which he(they) represent, full postal address of the organization(s), e-mail of all or one of the authors];

• information on the sources of research funding;

a brief abstract (the author’s resume) (up to 600 characters);

• Keywords (up to 10).

II. The text of the article.

At the end of the article it is necessary to put an acknowledgement to the persons who assisted in the preparation of the article. The acknowledgement is given in Russian, and then in English (Acknowledgments).

III. List of literature/References.

References to the sources in the list of used literature are numbered consecutively, in the order of their first mention in the text. Links in the text, tables and signatures to the figures are denoted by Arabic numerals [in square brackets] and, if necessary, a specific page(s) is indicated. Only the footnotes (comments, additions, etc.) remain in the page. Links referring only to tables or signatures to drawings should be numbered according to the first mention in the text of a certain table or figure.

Links to information, official and other sources, including Internet resources that are not scientific and analytical materials, should be provided in a footnote.

The list of all used literature is given in the original language, registration in accordance with GOST 7.0.5-2008.

For a correct reference to the published article, its bibliographic description in Russian is given.

IV. Information about the article in English:

• the title (in lower case letters translated into English);

• information about the author(s) (in English): surname, name, patronymic (in full), academic degree (if any), position, address data of the author(s) [organization(s) which he(they) represents, full postal address of the organization(s), e-mail of all or one of the authors];

• information on the sources of research funding;

detailed annotation (in English) (about 300 words);

• Keywords (in English) (up to 10);

• a list of all used literature is given in Latin (sources in English, French, German and other languages in the original, Russian-language sources translated into English);

• Bibliographic description of the article in English.

The author bears full responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic sources, including the translation into English.


Requirements for Annotations

1. The abstract should be informative (not contain general words), meaningful (reflect the main content of the article, describe the main goals and methods of research, summarize the most important research results and their scientific significance), structured (follow the logic of the article).

2. Abstract in Russian can be compact (fit into one paragraph, the volume up to 600 characters).

3. The main significance in the light of the new standards is the English-language abstract. It should be sufficiently explicit and detailed (average volume - 250-300 words), written in competent English using a special English-language terminology. Categorically should be avoided the use of general, meaningless words, only increasing the volume, but not contributing to the disclosure of the content of the article. The English-language abstract should be original, i.e. the tracing-paper (literal translation) of the short Russian-language annotation is inadmissible.


Requirements to the text structure of the article

The overwhelming majority of international scientific journals accept the structure of an article describing the results of a study consisting of the following main sections: introduction, methods (materials and methods), results and discussion, conclusions (summary).

The editorial board of our journal adheres to these requirements, but also accepts a different structure according to the specifics of a particular article, subject to a limited volume and a clear naming of the sections.


Rules for reviewing and publishing scientific articles

All articles submitted to the editorial body of the journal are subject to scientific review and editing. The reviewer is appointed by the editor-in-chief or his deputy among the leading scientists in the field who are members of the editorial board or the editorial body of the journal (if necessary, scholars of other core research organizations and higher educational institutions may be invited for reviewing).

  • The editorial body of the journal adheres to a "two-sided blind" type of review.
  • The reviewer makes a written review of the article, which assesses the relevance of the topic, the novelty and reliability of the results obtained, their theoretical and practical significance, notes the existing shortcomings and provides recommendations for their elimination. Finally, the reviewer makes a conclusion about the expediency of publishing an article in the journal.
  • Submitted articles and reviews to them are reviewed and discussed at a meeting of the editorial body.
  • The decision on approval (rejection) of articles is taken by members of the editorial body by a majority of votes. The proposed proofreading of the article is coordinated with the author, if necessary. Manuscripts not accepted for publication are not returned. In case of refusal to publish an article, the editor-in-chief sends a reasoned refusal to the author.

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DOI 10.25283/2223-4594