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.

Manuscript Requirements

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.

All indications of sources are subject to the rules of the Oxford Classical Dictionary. For example: Eur. El 25-7. In the footnotes, a bibliographic reference is made out as follows: author's name in italics, year in parentheses, page or pages. For example: Funke (2013). R. 29-30. At the end of the article is a bibliography and its abbreviations, where sources are indicated first, and then literature.  Examples: 1) Book: Amsler (1989) - Amsler M. Etymology and Grammatical Discourse in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Amsterdam - Philadelphia: John Benjamins Company, 1989. 2) Chapter of a book: Konstan (2011). - Konstan D. Excerpting as a reading practice // Thinking through excerpts: studies on Stobaeus / Ed. by G. Reydams-Schils. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers n.v., 2011.P. 9-22. 3) Journal article: Mozhajsky (2018). - Mozhajsky A.Yu. Bronze in Aegean of the Late Bronze Age: significance of metallurgy, delivering and consumption // Nonferrous Metals. 2018.No. 1. P. 43-48. 4) Dissertation: Caraher (2003). - Caraher W.R. Church, Society, and the Sacred in Early Christian Greece. PhD thesis, The Ohio State University, 2003. This is followed by a bibliography and its abbreviations in transliteration.