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Author Guidelines

To submit a manuscript, you need to register on the site on the Open Journal Systems, and go through five steps of submission process (see instructions at the journal site) and select the English language. We draw the authors’ attention to the fact that in the process of registration on the site after filling in the obligatory information marked with an asterisk *, it is necessary to indicate ORCID id, Affiliation, Department and rank. In comments to the editor (step 1) you may specify the postal address for sending the hard copy of the issue.

Dear authors, please pay attention to the importance of following the terms and conditions of publication. The editorial team cannot make exceptions to these requirements as far as they are based on the rules and requirements of the international databases, indexing our journal.

Manuscript must be of a quality and context that the Editorial Board think would be of interest to an international audience.

 The Editorial Staff will not consider the articles that:

-                do not meet the requirements;

-                do not have scientific novelty and practical significance;

-                do not belong to the research areas of the journal;

-                are written with the use of computer-aided translation;

-                are not edited (contain grammatical and stylistic errors);

-                violate the ethics of scientific research, particularly if editorial staff reveals plagiarism, self-plagiarism, data fabrication, duplicate publication.

Please note that:

  1. The publication should be written in British English.
  2. The structure of the article should contain the following elements: Introduction-Methods-Results-Discussion-Conclusions. For more information see the templates empirical study; case study. Authors, who want to publish a theoretical paper, a literature review or a book review, should contact the editorial board and discuss the size, structure and theme of the publication.
  3. The size of the publication is 6-7 pages; the size of a case study is 6-10 pages. The possibility of publishing materials that exceed the set limit is discussed with the editorial board individually.
  4. Margins – 2cm; paragraph – 0,75 cm; spacing before and after the paragraph – 0 (zero); line spacing – single.
  5. Font – Times New Roman.
  6. Article structure: Name of the article (centred, uppercase, bold, font size 12). Name and surname of the author (centred, common capitalization, bold, font size 12). For example, Natalia Ivanova. Affiliation, city, country (centred, italic, 12). E-mail of the author (centred, font size 12). Abstract (one paragraph of 200 to 250 words, font size 9). Keywords (5-10 words or phrases on the topic of the article, font size 9). The main body of the text is in font size 11. Subheadings of the article are in bold. Acknowledgements (if there are any) are in font size 11. References should be in font size 9, use common capitalization and be designed according to requirements of the APA standard (, where all Cyrillic titles of articles and books are transliterated in Latin and translated into English (see Appendix 3). Appendices (if there are any) are in font size 9.
  7. In-text citations should be put in parentheses and include the author's name, year of publication, the page you refer to. For example: Students often had difficulty using APA style (Jones, 1998, p. 199). OR Jones (1998) stated, “Students often had difficulty using APA style” (p. 199).
  8. Hyphen(-) and dash (–) are strictly distinguished.
  9. It is prohibited to use condensed or expanded font spacing.
  10. It is prohibited to use tabulations or multiple spaces instead of paragraphs.
  11. Only one space between words should be used (it is prohibited to expand the text using multiple spaces).
  12. For quotation marks should be used " ".
  13. It is allowed to use only integral graphic elements of the JPEG or JPG type apart from the text.
  14. It is allowed to use graphics made in the image editors with a high quality of components only.
  15. It is forbidden to use scanned drawings/drafts made with pencil or pen by hand.
  16. The excessive use of the tables is undesirable. Tables should be used only if necessary and in small numbers.
  17. Special fonts, symbols and illustrations should be attached in separate files.
  18. Subscript footnotes and endnotes are not allowed.
  19. The file types for sending to the editor are .DOC or .RTF only (!).

Empirical papers prepared in collaboration within international projects/grants are preferred.


Requirements for the list of references


  1. "References" should correspond the APA standard ( APA standard online converter: or
  2. Authors should consider the credibility of the sources they use! If you cannot define the author and/or the year of publication, it is better to refuse such sources as they are not reliable for quoting in the scientific research.
  3. Do not overuse self-citation. Authors may quote their previous works in the event that it is appropriate.
  4. The bulk of the references in publication should be authoritative sources of the last 5-7 years most of which should be the research articles in journals. If there are no links to research articles from reputable scientific journals, indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus, it is likely to cause distrust of the reviewers to the work.
  5. It is not recommended to quote study guides and tutorials.
  6. It is necessary to minimise the links to conference abstracts and other materials that were not peer-reviewed before publication.
  7. It is not allowed to cite Wikipedia and another online encyclopedia.
  8. Specify the date of access to electronic sources. ExampleResearch initiatives. (n.d.). Retrieved January 11, 2007, from MIT, Comparative Media Studies website,
  9. It is necessary to pay attention to the correctness of abbreviated names of journals in references. Use the link with abbreviations in bibliographic description. To check the correctness of abbreviated names of journals included in Web of Science, you can go to link.
  10. Be sure to specify the DOIs of all cited sources. Information about DOIs may be found at the site of the journal. Example: Brownlie, D. (2007). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. EuropeanJournalofMarketing, 41, 1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161
  11. Citing the sources in French, German and others, the translation should be given in brackets. Journal names are not translated. Example: Mozart, W. A., &Johannes, S. B. (2009). Erfahrungen der Kursteilnehmerkrankenschwestern. [Experiences of the student nurse]. Krankenpflegejournal, 10, 100-120. 
  12. References are organized in alphabetical order.






Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The paper presents original research, which has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication in another journal; any copying of text, figures, data, or results of other authors without references is defined as plagiarism.
  2. The submission meets the requirements for structure and style, stated in Guidelines for authors.
  3. The paper does not contain secret or confidential information, so it can be placed open access.
  4. Copyright for the work was not previously passed and will not be passed in the future to the third parties. There is no conflict between co-authors (if multiple authors).
  5. This paper does not violate intellectual property rights of other people.


Copyright Notice

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

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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