Head of the Editorial Council
Vladimir I. Yakunin
October 20. 2016
Rules for submission, peer-review and publication of manuscripts
received by «Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law» Journal
The Editorial board of the «Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law» Journal (previous title — «Problem Analysis and Public Administration Projection» Journal) welcomes your manuscripts (scientific articles, information notes, reviews of publications and scientific conferences, critical reviews, etc.) and will be happy to publish them provided they meet the general requirements established by the Rules for manuscripts prepared by the authors. These rules apply to all materials submitted to the journal editors for publication. The Editorial board has the right not to accept the material submitted for publication in case the author fails to observe the rules for the manuscript design and layout, and also at finding elements of plagiarism.
Rules for the authors presenting manuscripts to be published in Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law» Journal
To be accepted for publication the manuscripts should correspond to the profile of the scientific periodical, i.e. these should be only materials on economical, legal, political subjects or those directly connected therewith.
The manuscripts submitted for publication should be not published earlier and not intended for simultaneous publication in other periodicals.
They should be executed at a high scientific level and contain results of topical studies on corresponding problems, be of scientific importance and practical value.
The Editorial team estimates the quality of the submitted manuscripts regardless of the race, gender, nationality, citizenship, religious and political views of authors.
Manuscripts written by students, post-graduate students and doctoral candidates are accepted for consideration in the presence of a written recommendation of the scientific supervisor or the corresponding university chair.
Manuscripts are submitted to the editorial board in electronic form (to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org) or printed out with an electronic copy on a CD or another carrier enclosed. The electronic versions of the manuscripts are to be presented in the MS Word format (*.doc or *.docx). The file name should contain the surname of the author or the first of the co-authors (for example, «Petrov I.I.doc»).
Volume of the publications: for the authors having scientific degrees – up to 1 publication base sheet (40,000 symbols, including intervals and bibliographic footnotes); for post-graduate students and doctoral candidates – up to 0.5 publication base sheet (20,000 symbols, including intervals and bibliographic footnotes). In case the material submitted is of a larger volume than provided by these Rules, the editorial board reserves the right to accept the manuscript for publication in full, reduce it or return it to the author for shortening.
Structurally the first page of the text of the manuscript should show the surname, name, patronymic of the author in Russian, the name of the manuscript in Russian, a summary (astract) of the manuscript in Russian – up to 450 words, keywords (up to 10 words), followed by the basic text.
The summaries (abstract) may not repeat the content of article, be formulated in general words not stating the essence of the research the results of which are given in the scientific article. The summary (resume) should briefly state the main idea of the article; it is recommended to keep to the structure of the article (introduction, aims and purposes, research methods, results, findings or conclusion).
References to academic literature, analytical reports and articles in academic journals should be given as in-text bibliographic references which include the authors’ last names, year of publication and page numbers
References for Internet resources should be given in footnotes or, if it is possible, as in-text bibliographic references which include the first word of the tittle of the material.
References for information resources, official and other sources (not scientific and analytical materials) should be given in footnotes and shouldn’t been included in the list of references.
List of references in Russian and in English should be composed alphabetically.
References to academic literature, analytical reports and articles in academic journals should contain authors’ first and last names, year of publication, title of the book, place of publication, publishing house
References to articles published in academic journals should contain authors’ first and last names, year of publication, title of the article, volume and number.
In the list of references in English all the information about the materials in Russian should be transliterated into English in accordance with the BSI standard using the web-site www.translit.ru.
The electronic version of the manuscript should be accompanied by a separate file with a filled-out questionnaire of the author. The data contained in the questionnaire are necessary for publication in the journal and for communication of the editors with the author (the contact information, except for the e-mail address, is not subject to publication). The questionnaire is to be filled out by all authors of the publication.
Submitting the text of the manuscript for publication in the journal and the questionnaire, the author warrants the correctness of all his/her personal data, absence of plagiarism and other forms of wrongful borrowing in the manuscript, proper execution of all borrowings of the text, tables, schemes, illustrations. It is recommended that the authors should carefully check the spelling of all materials, proper writing of the corresponding legal terms and the appearance of the text of the manuscript and references before sending the manuscript to the journal.
No payment for the publication of articles is charged. No fee shall be paid to the authors.
One of the requirements of the Higher Attestation Commission is inclusion of the publication in the Russian scientific citation index system, which presupposes open access to the materials of the published articles in the Internet. Sending his/her materials to the journal editorial board, the author knowingly agrees to the placing of his/her materials in open access in the Internet.
The authors assign to the editorial board the exclusive right to the use of their manuscripts as follows: reproduction of the article (right to reproduction); distribution of the article by any method (right to distribution). Presenting the material delivered to the editors is an implied action directed at the appearance of the corresponding rights and obligations. The consent of the author to the material publication under the said conditions, and also to its placing in the electronic version of the journal is presumed. The editorial board reserves the right to place the materials and articles of the journal in electronic law magazines and other electronic databases.
In case of infringement of the requirements of these Rules the manuscript will not be accepted for consideration and review or, following the decision of the editor-in-chief, can be returned to the author for additional work thereon. The manuscripts sent to the authors for additional work are to be returned to the editorial board within the recommended time limits. The author shall indicate the changes made in the manuscript in his/her accompanying letter to the same.
At the author’s failure to observe the requirements of these Rules the editorial board shall have the right to reject the material presented by the author indicating the reasons for such rejection.
Rules for peer-review and publication of manuscripts received by Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law» Journal
All manuscripts received for publication in Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law» Journal are subject to expert reviewing.
All the manuscripts presented are mandatorily reviewed using a double-blind (anonymous) peer review process.
All the manuscripts presented are mandatorily reviewed by the members of the editorial council and editorial board of the journal according to the profile of the manuscript submitted and (or) scientists being recognized experts in the subject of the materials reviewed invited by the editorial board. The invited scientists shall have publications related to the peer-reviewing article in the last 3 (three) years.
The originals of the reviews are stored in the editorial house for 5 (five) years.
The manuscript received will be first reviewed by the editor-in-chief to establish its conformity to the academic direction of the periodical (its subject heading list) and the general requirements of the Rules for the authors presenting manuscripts and to define the reviewer. After preliminary consideration the manuscript is passed on to the reviewer. At refusal to send the manuscript presented by the author for review the editorial board shall give him/her a grounded answer.
The term for review is established by the editor-in-chief; however, it should not exceed one month from the date the manuscript is given to the reviewer.
The review is given in written form in one copy signed by the reviewer. The signature of the reviewer should be certified. The review can be sent to the editorial board in electronic form with a digital signature of the reviewer or a reproduction of the signature in the electronic version of the review.
The review can be prepared by the reviewer in any form or in the form provided by the appendix to these Rules.
The review should be brief and contain the results of expert analysis of the academic level of the manuscript, the relevance and scientific novelty of the topic, if necessary – critical remarks and recommendations on additional work on the material. The review should specify: a) whether the content of the material corresponds to its title, b) to what extent the manuscript corresponds to the state-of-the-art in science and practice; c) relevance and novelty. The reviewer evaluates: the structure, form of presentation of the material, correctness of the terminology, the methods used by the author and the results of the study.
Proceeding from the results of the review the reviewer should make one of the following conclusions:
— the material can be published;
— the material can be published after additional work (this conclusion of the reviewer should be followed by recommendations on improving the material);
— the material cannot be published (this conclusion of the reviewer should be followed by his/her reasons therefor).
In case of a positive opinion of the reviewer the manuscript shall be included in the editorial portfolio for publication.
If the review contains recommendations on correction and additional work on the material, the editor-in-chief will send the review to the author suggesting that the recommendations be taken into consideration in the course of additional work on the manuscript
The manuscript not recommended by the reviewer for publication will not be accepted for another review.
The decision on publication is taken by the Editorial board of the journal taking into account the expert estimates of reviewers. After the decision on the article acceptance to publication is taken the editor-in-chief will inform the author thereof and indicate the approximate time limits for the publication.
The editors will send to the authors the reviews to their manuscripts received in electronic form. If requested by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation the reviews shall be given to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
No review will be required for publication of reviews, reports on scientific events, normative legal acts and other materials of information and practical character.