Terms of publication and prepublication review of scientific articles

In order to be eligible for publication in the Journal, materials submitted to the Editors must meet the following requirements:

1.    Content:

- The introductory part of the article should state the issue and elucidate scientific topicality and importance of the subject matter;

- The concluding part of the article should suggest solutions of the issue and tasks formulated in its introductory part;

- The content of the article should unveil the novelty of the subject matter proposed by author, and the argumentation should be supported by theoretical and methodological analysis of the issue, as well as by references to works by prominent scientists and experts and outcomes of empiric studies and practical instances from social life;

- The language of the scientific work should be grammatically correct, concise and strictly relevant to the subject matter;

- The required uniqueness of the text, as per the “Antiplagiat” system, should be no less than 80% (no less than 50% – for texts on legal matters containing numerous extracts and quotations from regulatory acts);

- The full texts or parts of the works author had previously published in print or electronically cannot be republished in the Journal.


2.    Layout:

- All pages of the article should be enumerated and formatted in A4 size with page
margins: 3сm (left) x 2сm (top) x 2сm (bottom) x 2сm (right);

- The font of the main body should be Times New Roman, font size – 14; line interval – 1,5;

- Above the first page of the text, author should place a) a concise header (5-7 words) reflecting the content of the submitted material; b) author’s surname, first name and middle initial; c) information about author’s place of work/study and current position, academic degree and title; and d) author’s e-mail and postal addresses and a contact phone number;

- Below the above, the Key Terms should be displayed (6-10 words/word groups);

- The Key Terms section should be followed by an Annotation in Russian (200 words) providing a brief summary of the content and main ideas of the article and outlining novelty and importance of conclusions made by author;

- The article should be accompanied by a scholarly apparatus, i.e. the SCOPUS-formatted references to literature, sources and concrete data/digital information contained in other authors’ works (official sources or statistical compendiums), and to citations;

- The SCOPUS format means that references should be placed in square brackets inside the main text. References should be marked as digits corresponding to the running numbers under which pertinent sources are listed in the Reference Index in the end of the article. If a reference is made to a printed source with page numbers, the pertinent item in the Reference Index should be accompanied by indication of particular page numbers author is referring to, for example: [1.C.112-124]. If a reference is made to several sources, semicolons should be applied, for example: [2.C.37; 3.C.118];

- The Reference Index should be placed in the end of the article displaying the list of literature and sources, including electronic ones, enumerated in the same order as they are referred to in the text. The items in the Reference Index should indicate pages on which they appear in journals and scientific compendiums aside from the page numbers referred to by author. Internet-sources should be listed in the Reference Index with their full URL addresses;

- Whenever more than three consecutive words in the text of the publication coincide with the text of a regulatory act or any other official document, such words should be put in quotation marks after which a reference number should be placed;

- Graphic elements contained in the main text – charts, tables and figures (in total, up to four pieces per article) – should be black-and-white and enumerated if they are more than one. Below each graphic element, its source should be indicated, including electronic sources. The outline of the graphics should not enter the margins of the formatted page. The inserted text should be easy to read and its details should be distinct;

- All graphic elements should only be done in MS WORD and not require conversion.


3.    Terms of prepublication review:

All articles submitted to the Journal should undergo external and internal prepublication reviews. Author must present, alongside with the article, a peer-review prepared by an expert in the relevant field of science holding the academic degree of Doctor of Science. The Editors reserve the right to review the submitted article internally. In case of a conflict between the results of external and internal reviews, the final decision on whether the article can or cannot be published in the Journal will rest with the Editors and the Editorial Board.


The Editors, Labor and Social Relations Journal