Author Guidelines

  1. General
    • We accept manuscripts of original articles and reviews in Russian and English.
    • The authors guarantee that:
      • they own the exclusive copyright for the manuscript they submit;
      • they publication will not infringe a third party’s copyright;
      • the manuscript has never been published;
      • they did not submit it to any other journal;
      • the list of authors includes only those who contributed to the research.
      • they agree with the Publication Ethics, and Rules of the Journal.
  2. Submission procedure
    • E-mail us your manuscript and additional materials or upload them as separate files using your personal account on our website.
    • If you previously submitted this article to some other journal but it was not accepted for publication, please inform us in your letter lest we should accidentally reject your manuscript after the initial check-up.
    • Please remember that the Editors do not enter into correspondence with Authors to discuss the content, methods, or formatting of the articles submitted. Neither do we improve the scientific and methodological quality of the paper. 
  3. Registration and Initial Check-Up
    • The registration and initial check-up stage normally take five days. We will e-mail you about the current status of your manuscript. If you did not get a letter from us within five days, it means that we did not receive your submission due to some technical problem. Please send your letter again or call +7(3842)58-13-01.
    • The Editor checks all submitted manuscripts for compliance with the profile of The Bulletin, Publishing Ethics (plagiarism, doubling, etc.), and formatting requirements (text volume, structure, number of keywords, abstract volume, references, in-text references, information about the Authors, etc.)
    • If your article is beyond the scope of the Bulletin or violates our Publishing Ethics, you will receive a substantiated rejection letter.
    • If the submitted article does not meet our formatting requirements, it will be returned to you for revision and improvement. 
    • Should you fail to e-mail us the improved version within 10 days, your next attempt will automatically be classified as a new submission.
    • Please visit our website to find out more about formatting requirements.
  4. If the manuscript passes the initial check-up, it will be peer-reviewed by two experts in accordance with the rules established by the Editorial. The review process is double-blind to provide anonymity for both authors and reviewers.
  5. Admission Procedure
    • After your manuscript has been approved for publication, the Editor will inform you by e-mail and state the approximate publication date.
    • We do not guarantee that your manuscript will be published in the next issue: the review procedure usually takes some time.
    • We can provide you with an official letter that your manuscript has been accepted for publication. Do not hesitate to request a confirmation letter, if needed.
    • publishing license agreement is signed by the Author(s) after the article is recommended for publication.
    • Papers are published depending on the registration date and editorial plans. Articles on topical issues and break-through research can be published out of turn by the decision of the Editor-in-Chief.
  6. Editing and Publishing
    • All manuscripts are published only after they undergo literary editing and proofreading.
    • All changes made by the Editor require your consent by e-mail.
    • You will receive the typeset article for final approval before publication.
    • All articles have a printed and online version.
  7. Formatting Requirements
    • Submit your manuscript as a .doc or .rtf file, with indentations but no paging or special preformatting settings.
    • The recommended size for a research article is 35,000–40,000 characters, including abstract, keywords, and references; a review article can exceed the limit of 40,000.
    • The title, information about the author(s), abstract, keywords, footnote references, and titles of tables and figures should be available in Russian and English.
    • The title (max. 10-12 words) should be short, informative, and scientific. Make sure your title reflects the subject, topic, and objective of your research.
    • Information about the Author(s):
      • Names: First names precede the last names. In the case of several co-authors, the order depends on the contribution of each author.
      • Affiliations: please use only formal names, no abbreviations. If you believe an acronym is compulsory, mention it in brackets after the full name of your institution.
      • The full name of your affiliation precedes the country and city, separated by a comma.
      • Include your profile link in ORCID, Publons, etc: orхххххх/...
      • E-mail of the Corresponding Author
    • The abstract (150–250 words) should be original and completely reflect the main results and novelty of the article. The best way to structure your abstract is to let it follow the structure of the article itself: introduction, tasks and objectives, methods, results, and conclusion.
    • Keywords (6–10) identify the subject of the manuscript and facilitate computer-based search. You are free to use separate words or phrases, but not more than three words per phrase.
    • The body of your article should include the following sections:
      • Introduction: Make sure your introduction reflects the objectives of your research. This part gives a brief review of the publications related to the matter and proves its relevance.
      • Methods and Materials: This section describes the experiment or the theoretical background.
      • Results: this paragraph features the experimental or theoretical research results given as text or tables, figures, illustrations, etc. It can be divided into subsections with their own titles.
      • Conclusions: here you briefly summarize the main results of your research. Naturally, the conclusion answers the question posed by the introduction, restates the relevance of the results, contains recommendations, proposes further research, etc.
    • Illustrative material:
      • place the tables and figures inside the body of your article;
      • provide each table or figure with a link in the text;
      • enclose figures made in MS Office as separate .xls, .vsd, or doc files;
      • enclose scanned images and photographs as separate .tif, .jpg, or .png files with a resolution of > 300 dpi;
      • tables are editable text, not images.
    • Additional information
      • Conflict of Interests: this section indicates a real or potential conflict of interests. If there is no conflict of interests, you should write that “the author declares that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this article”. Please make sure you have informed the Editor in advance about any kind of potential conflict of interests. Should the Editor reveal it during the initial check-up, your manuscript can be rejected.
      • Authorship and Contribution: specify the contribution of each author; CRediT may help you to define their roles in the project. 
      • Acknowledgments: This section is optional and contains an expression of gratitude to those who contributed to the research.
      • Funding: indicate the organization that supported your research and the publication of this article. Remember that by failing to indicate funding source you may cause a conflict of interests.
    • References: 25–40 for an original research article, 80 for a review.
      • In-text references are given in [square brackets].
      • The list of references is placed after the text. References should be listed and numbered in order of their appearance in the article, one source per number.
      • References to unpublished works, state documents (decrees, laws, etc.), historical documents, newspaper articles, Internet sources without authorship (forums, blogs, etc.), examples from fiction, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. are given as footnotes.
      • You are free to make references to Internet sources as long as you follow the rules for describing online electronic publications.
      • Self-citation should be well-justified and cannot exceed 10% of the references.
      • Reference lists are made up according to Chicago-style citation.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. The Authors retain copyright and grant the Bulletin the right of first publication with the work under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement its authorship and initial publication in this Bulletin.
  2. The Authors are free to enter into separate contract arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version, e.g. they can post it at the repository of their home university or publish it in a book, with an obligatory acknowledgement of its initial publication in this Bulletin.

  3. The Authors are free to post their work online, e.g., in university repositories or on their website, prior to and during the submission process, as it can encourage productive feedback and a greater citation of the work after its publication (See The Effect of Open Access).


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