Manuscript design rules specifications

Page formatting

Page format: A4 (210 × 297 mm).

Fields: left – 3 cm; right – 1.5 cm; upper and lower – 2 cm.

Orientation: book.

Page numbering: bottom center, the first page is not numbered.

Numbering of footnotes: through the entire text of the material.

Text formatting

Text editor: Microsoft Word 97 and up.

Font: Times New Roman.

Kegl (font size) – 14 pt; text in tables, figures and diagrams – 12 pt; footnotes – 12 pt.

Interval – one and a half; text in tables, figures and diagrams – single; footnotes – single.

Font style: basic text –  normal; headings and subtitles – bold.

Font selection – italic.

Hyphenation is not allowed.

The use of the letter “ё”: is not allowed.

Paragraph formatting

Alignment: main text and links – edgeways; titles, subtitles and picture captions – centrally.

Indentation – 1.25 cm.


Mandatory components of the article: UDC index (universal decimal classification); title; abstract (recommended size is 500 p.c.); keywords; main text; bibliography (2–25 sources); information about the author.

The title, abstract, keywords and information about the author are presented in Russian and English. 


(examples of bibliographic descriptions are given in the section

“Bibliographic Description”)

The article’s list of reference is a listed bibliographic description of sources used by the author when preparing the article. The bibliographic description of the sources included in the list of reference is arranged in accordance with GOST R 7.0.5-2008 “Bibliographic reference. General requirements and rules of compilation”.

The bibliographic description allows abbreviating the publisher’s imprint according to GOST 7.0.12-2011.

The recommended scope of the bibliography: from 2 to 25 sources.

All bibliographic records in the list of references are numbered. The numbers of the records are provided as references in the text. The reference is enclosed in square brackets. For example: reference to one source – [5]; reference to several sources – [3; 12, etc.]; reference/references to a source/sources with indication of a specific page – [3, p. 417]; [10, p. 81; 11, p. 106, etc.].