1. General.
2. Article structure and content.
3. Submission requirements.
4. Оформление списка литературы и ссылок.
5. Author information.

1. General

1.1. The academic journal Bulletin of State University of Humanities and Social Studies publishes articles on the following topics:
5.2 Economics
5.6 History
5.9 Language and Arts:
5.9.5 Russian. Languages of Russia (excl. Russian)
5.9.6 Foreign Languages (English, German)
5.9.8. Theoretical, applied and comparative linguistics.
1.2. In cases of co-authorship, the maximum number of co-authors is limited to three.
1.3. All articles are published exclusively on royalty nonpayment basis.
1.4. The editorial board reserves the right to choose articles for publication and place them in the sections of the journals it considers appropriate, as well as to make amendments and corrections of the manuscript in terms of language and style. The editorial board may contact the author via email with a request to improve the submission.
1.5. Articles that do not meet the publication requirements shall not be published or sent back.
1.6. All articles undergo internal blind peer-review.
1.7. Articles submitted by PhD students should be accompanied by a positive review signed by the academic supervisor, and duly certified by the HR department at the place of superior's current employment. Instead of the review from the academic supervisor, the author can submit a recommendation from the department or laboratory which they are affiliated with. The recommendation may be executed in the from of departmental meeting minutes. This recommendation does not substitute the scientific review.
1.8. Plagiarism and unfair academic practice. To avoid misunderstanding and intentional errors of citation, we strongly recommend to run an automatic plagiarism check at Should your submission be in English, use a similar community recognized plagiarism detection tool. Articles containing incorrectly borrowed text shall be either returned to the author for improvement or rejected all together. The articles with >75% originality are not submitted to blind peer-review.

2. Article structure and content
2.1. UDC. Authors should provide an extended UDC code for their articles.
2.2. Word count The volume of the article can vary from approx. 14000 to 40000 characters including whitespace characters. The abstract in Russian and references are included in the word count. Character count is performed automatically using MS Word ‘Word count’ function.
2.3. Title of the article. The title of the article should reflect the subject and topic of the article, the main problem that the author addresses in the article.
2.4. Abstract The article is accompanied by an abstract (approx. 200-250 words). The abstract should cover the subject and purpose of the paper, it relevance, methodology, main results of the study, their scope and conclusions.
2.5. Keywords. For the purposes of search engine optimization, each article should be accompanied by 5-8 keywords.
2.6. Article structure and content.
The article should have a clear structure:
- Introduction
- 2 or 3 thematic blocks
- Conclusion
The introduction states the problem explores in the paper, its relevance for the field of study, its goals and objectives and the critical perspective on the topic.
The main part contains a description of the material, methodology employed, the results of the study and the analysis of these results.
The main part is split into the the following sections: Research Methods and Materials, Research Results. Alternatively, the author may split the article into thematic blocks with custom titles. The number of sections shall be determined solely by the author;
The conclusion should contain the findings and possible research trajectories;

The titles of the sections should be highlighted in the text.

See Appendix 1 for text fromatting sample.

3. Submission requirements
3.1. We accept text files in .doc or .docx format. The naming convention for file name is “Last name of the author of the article”.
3.2. Accepted image files format: JPEG, PSD, PNG.
3.3. Font: Times New Roman. Font size: 14, Text alignment: .justified.
3.4. Line spacing: 1.5
3.5. No line-end hyphenation.
3.6. First line indent: 0.7, automatic (do not use TAB button for line indent).
3.7. Margins: 2 cm all;
3.8. References list contains the numerical list of the works cited in alphabetical order.

4. Formatting guidelines for references and works cited
4.1. We use GOST R 7.05-2008 citation style for references and works cited (see Appendix 2. For citation examples see Adobe Acrobat file at the bottom of the page).
4.2. The text of the article must contain unambiguous links to the relevant items in the References section. These references must be formatted in the text as numbers in brackets, e.g. [3], or [1; 2], or [3, p. 4-5]. Note, that in the last example a space is required after ‘p’. Do not use a hyphen for page range. Instead, use a dash (Ctrl + ‘minus’ on the keypad).
4.3. Bibliographic description contains Title (Author’s full name). Main title: information related to the title (textbooks, manual, reference, etc.) / information on authors (authors, compilers, editors, etc.). Issue information (2nd ed., revised and corrected). Place of publication (city): Publisher, year of publication. Volume (page count).
4.4. The genre type of the publication is indicated after a colon, e.g.
: monograph
: thesis abstract … PhD Habil. thesis in Linguistics: 10.02.01
: PhD thesis … in Economics. 08.00.01
: manual for higher educational institutions
: manual
: encyclopedia
: dictionary and reference book
: study plan
: collection of scientific works
: materials of an academic workshop. April 12–14, 2022, Ufa
4.5. Authorship information and intellectual property rights (if any and applicable) after a forward slash, e.g.:
/ Translated from English by V.I. Ivanova; introductory article and commentary by Prof. M.B. Selivanova.
/ edited by A.E. Maron; edited by N.I. Vasilyev.
4.6. For citations for collections of articles (abstracts etc.) please provide page range. e.g., pp. 5–12.
4.7. Please note!
GOST R 7.05-2008 allows to:
– omit dashes separating description areas
– for printed sources omit the word ‘Text’ in brackets [Text]
– omit comma after the name of the author: Ivanov, I.I.
– omit mentioning the author twice:
Ivanov I.I. Linguistic analysis of the text [Text] / I.I. Ivanov
– list the co-authors before the title (for 2-3 co-authors) and for 3 or more co-authors, indicate three and write et al. An exception can be made for the book by many authors, when you can first print the title of the book, and then indicate 3 or more co-authors with initials after a forward slash and initials after the surname if needed.

5. Author information
5.1. The authors should enclose the table with the following information (see Annex 3. Author information):
· Full author information: Full name, academic degree (if any), academic title (if any), job position, affiliation, email, phone number;
· Title of the article (in Russian),
· Abstract (in Russian);
· Keywords (in Russian).
5.2. In special cases, e.g. specific translations of some terms used in the article or a specific translation of the title, we request such materials to be enclosed to the English translation of the paper.

For additional inquiries please contact: - Julia Zevald, Head of Research and Publishing Section
Please send your submissions to the email addresses mentioned above. Put ‘GSSU BULLETIN’ in the subject line of the email.

Publication guidelines .pdf

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