Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)

Guidelines for Authors



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Russian article formatting

English article formatting


1.General information  

1.1. The Journal Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Philology. Journalism is issued 4 times a year. It accepts for publication original (previously unpublished) scientific articles in the following disciplines:

  • 5.9.1. Russian literature and literatures of the peoples of the Russian Federation (philological sciences),
  • 5.9.2. World Literature (philological sciences),
  • 5.9.5. The Russian language. Languages of the peoples of Russia (philological sciences),
  • 5.9.6. Foreign Languages (Germanic and Romance languages) (philological sciences),
  • 5.9.8. Theoretical, applied, comparative and contrastive linguistics (philological sciences),
  • 5.9.9. Media communications and journalism (philological sciences).

Materials for the sections Issues of the higher school, Criticism and bibliography, Chronicles of scientific life are also accepted for publication.


1.2. The relationships between the Editorial board, reviewers and authors are regulated by the publishing ethics of the Journal Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of all data presented and are obliged to promptly report the presence of a conflict of interest.


1.3. The manuscripts for publication undergo a technical review: they should meet the requirements of the volume of the text and abstract, the metadata should be correct, the footnotes and references should be formatted correctly (see Section 2).

Each manuscript is checked for plagiarism in the systems of text matching content Antiplagiat. VUZ. Citation (including self-citation) should not exceed 25%.

In case the submitted manuscript contains technical inaccuracies, the author should correct them within one month and upload the article on the website of the Journal again.


1.4. After the technical review all manuscripts are subject to review (see Peer review procedure) and in the case of a favourable review they are scientifically proofread and edit-checked.

If the review indicates the necessity to edit the article, it is sent to the author to be corrected. The edited manuscript should be uploaded on the website within one month; using the button “Send a letter to the editor” the author should answer all the reviewer’s questions and explain the introduced changes. Upon the receipt of the edited manuscript, the text has a follow-up review. In case of a positive decision the manuscript is published on a first come first served basis. The date when the finalized version of the article arrives is considered the date of article submission.


1.5. Materials inconsistent with the subject matter of the Journal, containing improper referencing, those with a negative review, are rejected without the option to correct the paper.


1.6. The period of considering the manuscript for publication is 3 months. The manuscript is published within 360 days.


1.7. The Journal contracts a License Agreement with the author authorizing the use of the scientific paper. The scanned (PDF, JPG) Agreement signed by the author is posted on the website of the Journal when the article is uploaded. After the Editorial Board comes to the decision about publishing the article, the original or the Agreement is sent to the postal address of the Editorial Board of the Journal: 410012, Saratov, Astrakhanskaya St., 83, Institute of Philology and Journalism, Editorial Board.


1.8. The right holder is the author of the article, who is vested in the following rights without restrictions (confirmed by the License Agreement):

– the exclusive right of the paper;

– the right of authorship;

– the right of attribution;

– the right to the inviolability of the paper;

– the right to publish the paper.


1.9. In compliance with Part 1 of Article 9 of the Federal Law FZ-152 “On personal data” of July 27, 2006, authors grant their consent to their personal data processing by any legally permitted method to Saratov State University (SSU), located at: 83 Astrakhanskaya St., Saratov 410012. Upon the decision to publish, each author shall send a filled-in and signed Consent to Personal Data Processing form to the editorial board.


1.10. Upon publication the issue of the journal is uploaded on the website: http://bonjour.sgu.ru in the Russian and international databases.


1.11. The work of the author (personal data subject) is included in the archive after the publication of the next issue of the periodical. The storage, arrangement, registration and use of archived issues, containing personal data is carried out in accordance with Part 2, paragraph 2 of Article 1 of the Federal Law FZ-152 “On personal data” of July 27, 2006 in conformity with the legislation on archiving.


1.12. Digital archiving and data storage policy

Data storage policy addresses the selection, long-term storage and providing access to the Journal archives. The information on all the materials published in the Journal including the full-text articles in PDF format is stored:

– on the server of the journal in the “Archive” section;

– on the platform of the Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.ru where an advanced search of the Journal articles can be carried out (by key words, author, title, section);

– in Cyberleninka system;

– in the EBSCO Publishing in the EBSCOhost™ databases.

The authors are allowed to archive the preprints and postprints of their papers. The authors have the right to publish their paper on the Internet (for example, in the storage of their organization or on their personal website) upon publication.


1.13. Manuscripts are published free of charge. Author's copies and certificates on pending publications are not available.


2. Manuscript style requirements


2.1. The file should be titled by the author’s surname and the initial of the name with the speciality number of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles (Ivanov_A._5.9.1). Co-authorship is not recommended.


2.2. The manuscript’s sections include: metadata (information about the author, abstract, keywords – in both Russian and English), main text, list of references.


2.3. The recommended article length is between 25000–35000 characters with spaces, including the metadata and the list of references. For reviews and material in the section Chronicles of scientific life – 15000–25000 characters with spaces.


2.4. Formatting

– Times New Roman;

– 14 points;

– book-oriented;

– full justification;

– single-spaced;

– margins: left – 3 cm, right – 1,5 cm, upper – 2,5 cm, lower – 2,5 cm;

– indention – 1,25 cm;

– pages not numbered.


2.5. Metadata (font size 12; for articles in Russian, first given in Russian, then in English; in English articles in reverse order).

– article title (in Russian –14 pt, bold font; in English –12 pt);

– author’s initials and surname (bold, hard-spaced);

– job affiliation with the full address of the institution;

– personal information (in Russian – surname, first name and patronymic in full, academic degree, position, department, personal e-mail, ORCID number. In English – first name in full, patronymic initial, surname, personal e-mail, ORCID number);

– abstract – 200–250 words on the aims and conclusions reached;

– keywords – 3–15;

– acknowledgements – name the supporting grants, if any.


2.6. Article structure

The article should clearly reflect the purpose of the study, contain an overview of the work on the scientific problem under consideration, include logically interconnected semantic blocks and conclusions.


2.7. Reference style

All references should be within the text in square brackets, first – source number as given in the References section, next – page number, separated by comma. If the source has more than one volume, the volume number comes before the page number, e.g.: [1, с. 56], [2, vоl. 1, p. 38], [17, т. 2, с. 370–371]. Each quotation should be referenced up to page number.

If necessary, short footnotes can be provided, inserted automatically, continuously numbered.


2.8. References

The reference list is arranged in the order of the sources/research papers referenced (cited) in the text of the article.

The recommended volume of the bibliography is 15–20 titles. It should reflect key works on the problem under consideration, including recent articles in scientific journals.

List of references follows the main text, font – 12 points, automatically numbered. Authors’ surnames and initials in the list are italicized. For printed books the title, place, publishers, year of publication, total number of pages, number of volumes (for multi-volume editions) are specified. For journal articles the journal title, year, number, article pages, DOI (if applicable) are specified. References to Internet sources include http and access date.


2.9. Style

The text should be thoroughly proofread and formatted according to the journal’s requirements.

Dash (–) and hyphen (-) should be used correctly, standard quotes (« ») and inverted commas (“ ”) should be used for titles within the quotations; years and centuries in dates should be abbreviated to “y.” and “c.”; people’s initials and surnames, as well as date and year/century abbreviations should be hard-spaced (А. С. Пушкин), (ХХ в.; 1812 г.).

Tables and figures should be numbered in Arabic and should have captions. Tables and figures should be referenced in the main text.


2.10. Russian article formatting.


2.11. English article formatting.


3. Applying to submit a manuscript for publication


3.1. Authors can apply to submit a manuscript for publication with the help of the button “Upload an article” (on the right-hand side).


3.2. Before uploading the article, the author should sign in to the website with the help of their username and password (if they have already published in the Journal) or register in the system using the button “Register”. If the password is lost, one should tap on “Forgot your password?”. A link to restore the password will be sent to the email specified by the author during registration. The authors should contact support service if they encounter any technical difficulties: support-journals@sgu.ru