Аrticle formatting requirements

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Article formatting requirements

Please send all article manuscripts to the editorial office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

By sending the article to the editorial office, the authors, thereby:

- assure the editors that the materials presented in this article have not been published and are not under consideration for publication in other journals;

- acknowledge that they are responsible for the unlawful use of objects of intellectual property and copyright in a scientific article in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation;

- guarantee that the publication of their scientific article does not violate anyone's copyrights and transfer for an unlimited period of time to the founder of the journal non-exclusive rights to use this scientific article by publishing the article in the issue and posting full-text versions of the issues or their part on the Internet.

A license agreement is concluded with each author to include the publication in the RSCI database. The author(s) need to download the agreement, print it, enter their data, sign, certify the signature at the place of work or study, and send a scan or photo of the agreement to the editorial office.

The article is submitted in a separate file. The file name includes the last name(s) of the author(s) and the word "article", for example: Ivanov_Petrov_Article.doc. Each article must be accompanied by a separate application file. File name: Ivanov_Petrov_Application.doc.

The text of the submitted manuscript must be typed in a text editor - Microsoft Word. The minimum number of pages in the material is 16 (including article metadata) or at least 20,000 characters. The maximum number of pages is limited by the logic of writing, the volume of the journal and the recommendations of the editorial board given in each specific case.

Articles written by undergraduate and master’s students, including those co-authored with their supervisors, are not accepted for consideration.

Publication is free of charge.

Format: A4. Orientation: portrait, without pagination, without hyphenation, without page footnotes.

Margins: 2 cm on all sides.

Font: Times New Roman, font size: 14.

Line spacing: 1.5. Paragraph spacing: 0.

Paragraph indent - 1.25.

Graphs, tables and figures are black and white, without color filling.

Choose one of the research areas (the main journal headings):

- Theory and history of law and state;

- Criminal law and criminology;

- Civil and family law;

- Civil and arbitration process.

The UDC is placed in the upper left corner of the material (the UDC can be checked here: https://teacode.com/online/udc/.


Article title in Russian

The title of the article (a brief statement of the article idea) is centered, without indentation, bold type. Please use a lowercase-capital style, capitalizing proper names, abbreviations, etc.

Authors and affiliation in Russian

Last name, name, patronymic of the author (s) (in bold), the full name of the affiliation should be placed on the left, in lowercase letters, through the indent.

Abstract in Russian


The article abstract is placed without indentation.

The abstract (a brief and clearly formulated excursus on the article, a mini-version of the publication) contains a description of the main topic, the purpose of the work and its results. The annotation indicates what is new in this article in comparison with others related in the subject. The recommended average length of an abstract is 200-250 words.

Abstracts of scientific articles should not contain general words and vague, insignificant sentences, should be concise and informative, and present the most important research results, including the main keywords of the article.

The structure of the article abstract must match the structure of the article itself (IMRAD). The abstract should be built logically and conditionally include sections: rationale for the study, methods, results, conclusion (including confirmation of the scientific novelty of the article)

Keywords in Russian

Keywords (at least 5-7, alphabetically, separated from each other by a semicolon), indented.


Article title in English

The article title, containing the same information as the title in Russian (a brief statement of the content of the article) is centered, without indentation, bold type. Please use a lowercase-capital style, capitalizing proper names, abbreviations, etc.


Authors and affiliation in Latin

  1. In the English-language metadata of articles, it is necessary to follow the rules for presenting full names. authors, accepted in English and other Germanic languages: the order is the reverse of that adopted in Russia, i.e. first name, patronymic initial, last name. If the "Russian" version is used, then the last name should be separated by a comma from the given name and patronymic initial.
  2. It is not customary to write the full patronymic, but it is also undesirable to ignore the patronymic, following the example of writing American and English names.


Abstract in English

The abstract should be precise (avoid wordiness); original (not tracing paper of the Russian-language abstract); informative (present the main content of the article and research results); structured (follow the logic of describing the results in the article); "English" (written in high-quality English); compact, but not short (the recommended average length of an abstract is 200 - 250 words).


Keywords in English

Dubbed in English.


Article text

The text of the article starts with an indent from the title, justified alignment. The structure of the article should comply with the recommendations of the Ministry (2017). In accordance with these recommendations, it is necessary to highlight the structure of the text of a scientific article.

In the text, the names and initials of the authors are written separately - M. V. Lomonosov (in the article), Petrov S. N. (in the list of references).

Tables may be included if necessary. Each table should have a number and title, be distinguished by the clarity of content and headings. Table formatting: without special formatting. In-text references to tables are required in the text. For an example of a table, see the sample file.

References in the text are placed in square brackets, as follows: [1, p. 195], [3, p. 20; 7, p. 68], [4], for references to archival documents [10, d. 143, l. 8].


Article structure

Introduction is an introductory part, in which explanations are presented in a scientific style, why the author decided to study this topic, substantiates the reasons for interest in a particular issue and its relevance. In this block, special terms are explained, abbreviations are revealed. The introduction does not repeat the abstract; its purpose is to reveal the hypothesis or topic of the publication. It describes the nature and extent of the problem and how far it has been studied. It is not necessary to cite all the works published on this topic, it is enough to mention the most significant of them, only those that are directly related to the topic. It is recommended to refer not only to domestic, but also foreign studies on the topic under study. The introduction includes the relevance of the research topic, a review of the literature on the research topic, and the formulation of the research problem. At the end of the section, the aim of the study is formulated. The aim is formulated in such a way that the reader has a complete understanding of what is planned to be studied, from which persons and with the help of which method. It also lists the tasks set to achieve the goal. The introduction answers the questions: Why was the study done? What was investigated? What was the purpose of the study? What hypotheses were tested?

Methods is the section that describes the course of the study, materials, empirical data, in fact, research methods; description of the course of the study, which can be repeated, and the methods used. Here are the methods that were used by the author. Recommendations on the use of other methods for studying a given problem should be included in the Discussion section.

Results is the section, in which the author talks about what he managed to achieve in the course of the study, what answer was found. The section is intended only to present the main results of the study. The results obtained in this study are not compared with the results of similar studies by other authors and are not discussed.

Discussion is a section that provides an opportunity for reasoning and discussion. It analyzes and evaluates the results in the context of the existing scientific literature. The discussion contains the interpretation of the results of the study, including the correspondence of the results to the hypothesis of the study; limitations of the study and generalization of its results; suggestions for practical application; suggestions for the direction of future research. The discussion answers the questions: What does the answer imply and why does it matter? How does this fit in with what other researchers have found? What are the prospects for research?

Conclusions is clearly articulated information that summarizes the study; brief summaries of the sections of the article without repeating the wording given in them.

References include only the sources used in the preparation of the article, designed in accordance with the standard procedure adopted by the publisher.

Acknowledgments (if any). In this section you can express your gratitude to people or organizations who helped to carry out your research, whose role in the research does not correspond to the author's contribution or funding.


Author data

It is necessary to indicate information about the authors in Russian in the following format: last name, first name, patronymic; academic degree, title, position, organization, ORCID, SPIN, e mail.

This is necessary for readers to identify other articles of the authors and increase their citation. The above numbers (if none) must be created on the following sites:

To get ORCID, please visit https://orcid.org/register

To get SPIN, please visit http://elibrary.ru/projects/science_index/author_tutorial.asp



References are submitted in two languages:

  1. Please use GOST 7.0.5–2008 for sources in Russian and in foreign languages.
  2. Please use BSI version at https://antropophob.ru/translit-bsi for transliteration in Latin with further translation of referenced sources into English.

References in accordance with GOST must be given in alphabetical order at the end of the article in the form of a numbered list, through an indent. It is recommended not to include published normative legal acts in the list and to make an in-text reference to them; it is given directly in the line after the text to which it refers. For example, in the text of the article: “Among the sources of service law, legislation regulating military service is worth mentioning (On military duty and military service: Federal Law of March 28, 1998 No. 53-FZ).”

The number of referenced sources is recommended to be limited to 10 items, for a historiographic article, reviews and other genres related to the analysis of a significant number of publications a list of references must not exceed 20 - 25.

The list of references should include links to English-language and Russian-language sources indexed in databases (with rare exceptions, the absence of English-language sources is acceptable).

All references indicated in the list of references should be included in the text of the article.

It is necessary to minimize the citation of textbooks, manuals, reference books, dictionaries, collections of articles, dissertations, and other small-circulation publications, which, on the one hand, cannot be the basis for serious scientific research, and on the other hand, may not be available.

It is important to have the DOI identifier in the bibliography (if available). If the cited article has a DOI, it must be indicated at the end of the description. If the cited source does not have a DOI, but is located on the Internet, it is desirable to include the URL of its location in the description.

References in English include the full name of the authors and the English title of the article. If there is no English-language metadata in the cited articles, it is necessary to translate the title of the article into English (paraphrase); please transliterate authors' names. Russian-language titles of journals must be transliterated; the exception is journals that recommend for citation and use a parallel English title in the journal (in ISDB). Please add the language of the source (e.g., In Russ.) at the end of the referenced source. If the bibliographic description includes letter designations of output data (volume, number, pages), then regardless of the language of the source, they should be represented by abbreviations of English words (vol., no., pp.). If the lists of references include sources that will never be indexed in the ISDB (monographs, articles from collections, reports of non-indexed conferences), the names of their authors can be transliterated according to the chosen transliteration system, and the titles of publications and titles of articles can be fully translated into English. References to Germanic and Romance languages can be left in the original language (German, French, Spanish, Italian, etc.).

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