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  1. press the button “APPLY FOR PUBLICATION” on homepage or in the “To Authors” section;
  2. fill in all mandatory fields, including the last name, first name, patronymic of the author(s) of the manuscript, e-mail address of the author (main contact person), cell phone number of the author (main contact person), and select a subject area from a drop-down list;
  3. download two documents — a consent to personal data processing and a consent to personal data processing allowed for distribution by the subject of personal data, print, fill in, scan and attach them (Note, within seven days signed originals of the consents should be sent to the journal editorial office at the following address 236016, Kaliningrad, 19 Tomskaya street);
  4. attach a manuscript;
  5. tick the boxes to confirm that the author(s) are familiar with the requirements for the manuscript format, agree with the terms of the License Agreement, review procedures, and the Code of Ethics of the journal’s editorial board;
  6. press the button “SUBMIT”.

Requirements for the Format of a Manuscript (Article, Methodological Recommendations and Guidelines)

Requirement StatementRequirement Description including Sequence of Steps
Content UniquenessOriginal, previously unpublished materials are published in the journal. Content uniqueness should be at least 85% (based on the results of the full version of the Anti-Plagiarism system)
Number of AttemptsThe author(s) is/are allowed to submit only one manuscript per issue. The number of attempts to submit to each issue is limited to two attempts
Number of AuthorsThe number of authors cannot exceed three
Manuscript LengthThere are from 15 000 to 40 000 characters (with spaces). Bibliography and appendixes are not included in the volume of the article manuscript
Manuscript FormatThe text of the manuscript is typed in Microsoft Word. The orientation is portrait. Margins are normal (top 2 cm, bottom 2 cm, left 3 cm, right 1.5 cm). The font is Times New Roman, type size 14. Paragraph indent — 1.25 cm, single line spacing, alignment — by width
Intertextual ReferencesReferences in the text of the article are given in square brackets (when citing directly — with the source number and page / page range of the source). Each source from the list of literature should be cited in the text of the manuscript with an intertextual reference
UDCBefore the text of the manuscript, in the upper left-hand corner, the UDC index according to the classifier is indicated (in bold)
Information about Author(s) (in Russian)

After the UDC index, the following information should appear in bold in the nominative case:

  • Surname, first name, patronymic of the author / authors (in full);
  • Academic degree, academic rank (if any) of the author / authors;
  • Position of the author / authors;
  • Author(s)’s place of work;
  • City and country of residence of the author(s); and
  • E-mail address of the author(s)
HeadingThen the title of the article, methodological guideline or recommendation is written in bold and straight in the middle. No full stops are allowed at the end of the heading
Abstract and KeywordsAn abstract (150 to 250 words) and keywords (3 to 10) are mandatory. Keywords (word combinations) should correspond to the topic of the article and reflect its subject and terminological field. Do not use generalized and polysemantic words, as well as word combinations containing participles and terms exceeding three words
Illustrative MaterialsA reference in italics should be given to each cited illustrative material in the text of the manuscript. Each illustrative material should have a title, which is indicated either above the material (for tables) or below the material (for figures, diagrams, photos, and screenshots) in the format: Table N — Table name; Figure N — Figure name. For figures containing foreign inscriptions, it is necessary to indicate the translation in a footnote (with indication: “author’s translation”)
List of References

The list of references is obligatory, should be compiled in alphabetical order according to GOST R 7.0.5 (Russian National Standard) and should be given at the end of the manuscript. The list of off-text bibliographic references includes entries only for resources that are mentioned or cited in the main text of the manuscript.

Examples of the list of references design

AppendicesLarge supplementary materials (tables, figures, questionnaires, etc.) can be placed in an appendix. The appendix is placed after the list of references and before the information in English. The appendix should be referenced inside the text of the manuscript (in italics). No more than one appendix may be included
Information about the Author(s) (in English)

Additional information in English should be provided after the list of references:

  • name (in full), patronymic (initials), surname of the author(s);
  • author’s/authors’ place of work;
  • city and country of residence of the author(s);
  • title of the paper;
  • abstract and keywords

You can get acquainted with the finished “Example of the manuscript design”, and also download the design template in DOCX format.