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Requirements for manuscripts


Quarterly multidisciplinary academic journal “Russia and the contemporary world” publishes articles on social-economic, historical-cultural and political issues of Russia as well as articles analyzing Russia's role and place in the contemporary system of international relations.

The journal does not reprint materials published earlier in other publications or on the Internet. All rights to materials published in the journal belong to the editors and authors. Reprinting of the journal publications in other periodicals is only possible with the indication of the author, the title of the journal, the number and year of publication.

When publishing the material, the editorial staff concludes a License Agreement with the author, according to which the author provides the editorial staff with non-exclusive rights to the article; this means that the editorial staff has the right to distribute printed copies of the journal with this article until they are sold out; post in the journal's Internet resources. The author also has the right to republish the text in another printed or online publication, include it in the book, post it on the Internet.

The fee for publication is not charged. Remuneration is also not paid.


The volume of the sent manuscripts should not exceed 1 printed sheet. It is necessary to indicate the surname and initials of the author of the article in Russian (or in English) in the file name, for example, IvanovPS. Manuscripts are accepted by e-mail at the official address of the editorial office ( or through an electronic form on the journal website.

The editorial staff arranges the examination of materials. If the article requires further development, a letter will be sent to the author with the corresponding recommendations for finalizing the text based on the review. In case of refusal to publish an article, the editorial staff will send to the author a justified refusal using the materials of the review.

The main requirement for publications: scientific agenda relevant to the profile of the journal, novelty, good literary language. The editors reserve the right to shorten and edit the manuscript materials without changing the meaning of the information provided. The author is responsible for the content of the work, for the accuracy of citations, for the correctness of citations and the absence of plagiarism in the text. The opinion of the author may not coincide with the position of the editorial staff and members of the editorial board.


The header of the manuscript shall contain the author's initials and surname; the title is specified in the new line. After that, an abstract (200–250 words) and key words used in the text are given. Next follows the author’s surname, name and patronymic, academic degree, academic title, place of work and position, city, e-mail address. Also specify your Scopus Author ID and Web of science Researcher ID.  

 Then the author's initials and surname, abstract (no less than 200 words), key words (no more than 10) and information about the author (authors) are given in English.

The sources cited and literature are specified in the same manner. The list of cited sources and literature is specified after the text of the article, preceded by the word “Bibliography” and is listed alphabetically. First, Russian language publications are listed, and then foreign language publications. For sources and literature from electronic publications, the URL and the date of reference is indicated.

The list of sources and literature, submitted in Russian, must be translated into English (with an indication of the original language and the access date). It is placed in the list called “References”. This list is also listed alphabetically. Moreover, the list of sources and literature must be transliterated in Latin letters.

The published sources and literature are specified as follows: the author's surname, initials, title of publication, place of publication, publisher (for book type publications), year of publication, total number of pages (for book type publications) or the pages where the publication is placed (for articles in journal and collections). For example: Бутенко А.П. Историческая неудача или начало революции // Общественные науки и современность. 1992. № 4. С. 55–66.

In the translated and transliterated form the publication looks as follows (the text cannot contain a slash "//"): Butenko A.P. Istoricheskaya neudacha ili nachalo revolyutsii [Historical Failure or Beginning of Revolution]. Obshchestvennye nauki i sovremennost' [Social Sciences and Modernity]. 1992. N 4. P. 55–66. (In Russ.)

The archive sources are specified in the following way: the author's name, initials, title of the manuscript, the name of the archive in which the manuscript is stored, the indication of the inventory (if any), the case number and the total number of pages in the file (or the pages where the cited document is placed). Or: the title of the case, the name of the archive in which the manuscript is stored, an indication of the inventory (if any), the case number and the total number of pages in the file. For example: Личное дело Харламова Николая Сергеевича // РГАСПИ. Ф. 495. Оп. 65 а. Д. 14 397. 

In the translated and transliterated form the description looks as follows: Lichnoe delo Kharlamova Nikolaya Sergeevicha [Personal file. Kharlamov Nikolay Sergeevich]. Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI). F. 495. Inv. 65 a. F. 14 397. (In Russ.)

Sources and literature in electronic form shall be specified as follows: Федеральный закон от 22 июля 2005 г. № 116-ФЗ «Об особых экономических зонах в Российской Федерации» // Собрание законодательства Российской Федерации. 2005. № 30 (ч. II). Ст. 3127. URL: (дата обращения: 02.08.2019); Federal'nyj zakon ot 22 ijulja 2005 g. № 116-FZ «Ob osobyh ekonomicheskih zonah v Rossijskoj Federacii» [Federal Law of July 22, 2005 N 116-FZ «On Special Economic Zones in the Russian Federation»]. Sobranie zakonodatel'stva Rossijskoj Federacii [Collection of Legislation of the Russian Federation]. 2005. N 30 (part II). Art. 3127. URL: (date of access: 02.08.2019). (In Russ.)

The names of foreign authors, titles and full references are given in the original spelling (in the References' section).

In the text of the article the references to each item of the list are given in parentheses, where the author's surname (or book title), year of publication and necessary pages separated by commas are specified. As for archive documentation, must specify the date of document’s formation and necessary pages after author's surname. For example: [Butenko 1995, p. 170], [Lichnoe delo Kharlamova, p. 2]. References to several items are given in the same parenthesis using a semicolon. For example: [Butenko 1995, p. 170; Lichnoe delo Kharlamova, p. 2]. Links to texts posted on the Internet are given without specification of pages. For example: [Federal Law of July 22, 2005].

Data on the awarded grants for relevant research projects are given in the footnote on the first page. Author's comments and notes are possible in the text of the article as well as in footnotes.