Guidelines for Authors

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An example of formatting an article in Russian

An example of formatting an article in English


1.General information  

1.1. The Journal Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism is issued 4 times a year. It accepts for publication scientific articles in the following disciplines

10.01.01 – Russian Literature

10.01.03 – Literature of Foreign Countries (English, American, French)

10.01.10 – Journalism

10.02.01 – Russian Language 

10.02.04 – Germanic Languages

10.02.05 – Romance Languages

10.02.19 – Language Theory.  

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


1.2.  The Editorial board does not consider manuscripts:

  • previously published,
  • currently under consideration for publication in other periodicals,
  • inconsistent with the subject matter of the Journal,
  • failing to meet technical requirements.


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


1.4. The manuscript should be carefully edited and completed in agreement with the technical requirements (see section 2).


1.5. The Editorial board of the Journal checks all manuscripts for plagiarism in the systems of text matching content Antiplagiat. VUZ


1.6. All articles are subject to review (see Peer review procedure) and in the case of a favourable review they are scientifically proofread and edit-checked.


1.7. If the review indicates the necessity to edit the article, it is sent to the author to be corrected. The edited manuscript should be returned within one month. The edited text should have an attached letter with the responses to all the reviewer’s comments and explanations of introduced changes. Upon the receipt of the edited manuscript by the editorial board the text has a follow-up review. In case of a positive decision the manuscript is published on a first come first served basis; in case of a negative decision the manuscript is rejected. The date when the finalized version of the article arrives is considered the date of article submission.


1.8. The Journal contracts a License Agreement with the author authorizing the use of the scientific paper. The Agreement is made in two copies, it is signed by the author and is sent to the postal address of the Editorial Board of the Journal: 410012, Saratov, Astrakhanskaya Str., 83, Institute of Philology and Journalism, Editorial Board.


1.9. The period of considering the manuscript for publication is 3 months.


1. 10. Publications in the Journal are carried out on a non-profit basis.

1.11. Upon publication the issue of the journal is uploaded on the website

1.12. Author's copies and certificates on pending publications are not available.


1.13. Copyright. The rightholder is the author of the article, which owns the following rights (without restrictions), confirmed by License agreement:

- the exclusive right to the Paper;

- the right of authorship;

- the author's right to name;

- the right to the inviolability of the Paper;

- the right to publish the Paper.


2. Manuscript style requirements


2.1.  The file should be titled by the author’s surname (Ivanov A.).


2.2. The text of the article should be in MS Word for Windows format (Times New Roman font, size 14, justified, single-spaced, automatic paragraph indention 1.25 cm, without page numbers).


2.3. The article is preceded by the following information: an abstract (up to 5 lines), key words (up to 10 words), information about the author (name,  patronymic, surname, academic degree, job title, place of work (department name, organization name and postal address, ORCID and personal e-mail) in the Russian and English languages, size 12.


2.4. Notes in the articles in Russian are formatted as endnotes in the end of the article (Times New Roman font, size 12). Each note contains one source. They are numbered manually with the superscript. Automatic footnotes are not accepted.


2.5. Tables and pictures should be numbered in Arabic digits and should have a topical title. The text should contain references to all the pictures and tables.


2.6 . An example of formatting an article in Russian.


2.7. An example of formatting an article in English.



The file with the text of the article should be sent to the Journal’ Editorial Board, Deputy Editor, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Irina Yu. Ivanyushina,  e-mail address: