The Editorial Board accepts manuscripts which haven’t been previously published.  



Authors should enclose the following documents in the package:

1. Electronic copy of the article. The name of the file should contain the author’s name and the title of the article.

2. Electronic version of a publishing agreement.

3.  Research adviser’s reference letter that indicates the novelty and the validity of the author’s study (for postgraduates).

4. Information about the author (an author card).



      Branch of science. Journal section.

Code: UDK

First name, patronymic, author’s surname (in Russian and English). The number of co-authors should not exceed 5 persons. If there is more than one author, the name of the main author should be given first. There should be information on the author’s contribution in Russian and English (one sentence long).

City, country (in Russian and English).

Affiliation (place of work) in Russian and English.

Mail address – in Russian and English.

Sources of financing (if there are any) in Russian and English.

Title of the paper in Russian and English (lowcase letters only).

Abstract: 150 to 200 words in Russian and English. The abstract should include background, methods, findings and conclusion. It should not contain any references.

Keywords or word combinations (5-7) separated by a comma (in Russian and English). Keywords are peculiar pointers that determine scientific relevance and importance of the research. The authors should use the required number of keywords to make their paper searchable and to increase the chances of finding the paper by search engines.

The body text of the paper should include the parts: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion. The sections should be typed in bold.

References are arranged in alphabetical order and should include no less than 15 sources including no less than 5 sources in a foreign language. References in foreign languages should follow references in Russian.

Social and political essays, archives, reference, dictionary and legislative materials are sources, they are not included into references, they are given in the text of the paper as footnotes (in the bottom of the page). A footnote marker is the Arab figure, per page numbering.

The list of references is made out according to state standard specification (GOST) P. 7.0.5 - 2008. For each source the publishing house, total of pages are surely specified.  You should use international MLA referencing style.

References in Russian should be transliterated (transliteration in BSI, BGN1 formats), according to the following requirements:

Author (s) (transliteration);

Title of the work/source (translation into English);

Publisher’s imprint: city, publishing house, year, volume, number of pages (transliteration);

Original language (In Rus.)2

 Self-citation should not exceed 20% of the total number of sources from the reference list.

 Full citation in the paper should not exceed 40% of the total paper volume.


1 Use the websites; for free transliteration program

2 Examples of References:

Nenashev M. F. Last government of the USSR. Moscow: Krom Publ., 1993. 221 p. (In Russ.).

Klimov I. A. Psychosocialmechanisms of an identity crisis // Transformation of identification structures in modern Russia. Moscow, 2001. PР. 38 -79 (In Russ.).

Miroshnichenko O. F., Sotnikov E. A., Granovskaya G. A. The main results of the risk assessment of the separation of the infrastructure from the transport activities of JSC “Russian Railways” // Actual problems of economy of rail transport and their solutions. Moscow: VMG Print Publ., 2014. PР. 211 – 217 (In Russ.).



       Languages of publications: Russian and English

General requirements: margins of the A4-size page, book orientation.

Page parameters: top and bottom –2 cm, left and right –2.5 cm. The main text should be Arial 14 pt with 1.5 spacing. First line indent – 1.25 cm. The text should not include automatic hyphenation; it should be centered on the width.

If using additional fonts, submit them to the editorial board.

If using other languages, convert the paper to PDF format.

The last page of the manuscript should contain the note “The article is published for the first time”, the date, the author’s surname, first name and patronymic.

Words, figures, formulas, measurements

Units of measurement are repulsed from characters and numbers to which they relate.

A clear distinction should be made about o (letter) and 0 (zero), 1 (one) and I (Roman unit or the letter “I”), a hyphen (-) and a dash (–).n

Don’t use letter “е” instead of “ё”.

All tables must be created in Word, be titled and marked with Arabic numbers (e.g. Table 1).  Within the body of the text, references to tables should be abbreviated (e.g.  tab. 1).  The content of the table should not duplicate the text. The words in the tables should be written in full with correct hyphenation. The table cell should not include a dot at the end of the sentence.

Black-and-white drawings (graphs, diagrams – Excel format, charts, maps, photos) should have Arabic numbers, the word “figure” should be always abbreviated (e.g. fig. 1). Illustrations are submitted in jpg format (with a minimum 300 dpi resolution or higher) as separate files, indicating their number, author’s name/authors’ names and the title of the article. Image size 170x240 mm. When reducing, all details of the image should be distinguished. All captions in Russian and English should be attached as a separate list to the article.

Figures must not exceed 1/4  length of the text.

Papers that do not meet the above mentioned requirements will not be accepted.

The authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of citations and references presented in the paper.

The complete package for publishing materials should be sent to the following address: