When publishing materials, the editorial board adheres to the principles and standards adopted by the international scientific community and governing the relationship of all participants in the publishing process: authors, reviewers, the editor-in-chief, the managing editor, the publisher and the reader. We draw your attention to the fact that materials submitted for publication should:
1) comply with the subject of the journal, meet the criteria of originality, relevance, reliability and scientific novelty;
2) be published for the first time and meet all technical requirements for publications in this journal;
3) be accompanied by all the necessary references to the works cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. The Editorial Board considers the following to be the forms of plagiarism: copying parts of someone else’s works without proper citation in compliance with the rules of scientific citation; paraphrasing and summarizing someone else’s ideas and results without attribution; citing a non-existent source; submitting work you have already turned in or published previously without the consent of the parties interested; unconfirmed co-authorship or cooperation; self-plagiarism;
4) contain information on sources of funding and possible conflicts of interest, including both individuals and organizations.
The Editorial Board adheres to the recommendations of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE). The material accepted for consideration is considered a confidential document, and its content is evaluated regardless of gender, race, age, status, citizenship, and political views of the author(s). Information about the process or the result of the review is not disclosed. The Editorial Board reserves the right not to enter into correspondence regarding accepted or rejected articles with persons who are not their authors. The Editor-in-Chief and his Deputy provide an objective review process.
By submitting the manuscript to the journal, the author(s) confirms:
1) his/her authorship and non-violation of copyrights of third parties;
2) the accuracy of information about him/herself as the author(s);
3) his/her understanding that the manuscript accepted for publishing cannot be placed in the open access, and any changes can be introduced only by agreement with the editors.
In case of violation of the principles and standards of the publication ethics or an attempt to exert pressure on the review process, the Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a manuscript without explanation and not to accept manuscripts from the author(s) for reviewing within five years.
Peer Review Process
A double-blind peer review is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the editorial stuff of the journal (provided that the author complies with the manuscript requirements). The review is carried out in three stages:
1. Preliminary review: the manuscript may be rejected by the managing editor of the issue on the stage prior to peer-review for a solid reason. The decision to accept or reject the manuscript is related to the compliance or non-compliance of the manuscript with the theme of the issue.
2. Double-blind review of the manuscript approved by the managing editor of the issue. The decision to accept or reject materials at this stage is related to the content of the manuscript and is accompanied by reviews written in free form. If the reviewers meet insoluble contradictions regarding the revision of the manuscript, the chief editor appoints an additional reviewer.
3. Refinement of the manuscript accepted for publication. The decision on whether to accept or reject the manuscript at this stage is related to whether the corrections recommended by the reviewers have been implemented. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision to 2 months and resubmit the adapted manuscript within this period. In case the author fails to do so within 2 months since receiving a copy of the initial review, the editor reserves the right to regard it as a newly submitted manuscript and carry out all the review procedures again.
We also request you to be guided by the following publication requirements:
The manuscript (from 0.5 up to 1 printer’s sheet) should be typed in 14 pt Times New Roman font, line spacing – single, with notes and references in footnotes. All words, phrases, and quotations in ancient Greek or Latin should be in Unicode. The manuscript should be preceded by the following information:
- line 1 – the author’s full name and his/her ID ORCID (in bold, center alignment, in English and Russian),
- line 2 - place of work, position (abbreviations are not allowed), academic degree and academic title (center alignment, in English and Russian),
- line 3 – postal address (this information will not be posted in the almanac, it is only for the editorial board)
- line 4 – city, country (center alignment),
- line 5 - the title in capital letters (in bold, uppercase, center alignment, in English and Russian),
- line 6 – empty, followed by the abstract (no less than 250 words), key words (center alignment, in English and Russian) and the main Rotext,
- The manuscript must be accompanied with the author information.
Sample reference entries in footnotes. 1) Book: Whitman C.H. Sophocles: A Study of Heroic Humanism. – Cambridge Mass.: Harvard University Press,1951. – P. 55. 2) Chapter of a Book: Michelini A.N. The “Packed-Full” Drama In Late Euripides: Phoenissae // The Play of Texts and Fragments / ed. by J.C.R. Cousland and James Hume, 2009. – Р.177. 3) Journal Article: Honig B. Sacrifice, sorority, integrity: Antigone’s conspiracy with Ismene // Antigone, interrupted. – New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. – P.151-189.
We will be grateful for any suggestions, doubts and dissemination of this information among interested colleagues.