Formatting requirements

Materials for publication should be sent by e-mail. All papers have to be written in DOC/DOCX format using Microsoft Office Word for Windows:

Papers have to be minimum 18,000 and maximum 44,000 characters including spaces.

Page format: page size A-4; font - Times New Roman; font size - 14 pt; line spacing – 1.5.

References to the literature are given in the body of the text in square brackets. For example: [Иванов 2000: 56-57]. The literature is listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript and is formatted according to ГОСТ 7.0.100.-2018 (see sample).

The list of literature (references) should contain not less than 15 sources.

Russian sources are to be transliterated using the program at: , variant BGN (Board of Geographic Names).

Separate files should be created for: pictures (black-and-white, no halftones): in vector formats - AI, CDR, WMF, EMF; in raster formats - TIFF, JPG with the resolution not less than 300 dpi in true size; for diagrams from the programs MS Excel MS Visio and so on. They are to be submitted together with the original file, containing the data.

To be published the article should meet the requirements of the Russian Science Citation Index (РИНЦ), that is in addition to the basic text it should contain the following information in Russian and English.

1. Information about the author (if there are several authors, all authors are to be mentioned): full family name, first name and patronymic of the author; scientific degree, rank and appointment; affiliation to organization; department; contact information (e-mail, postal address for shipping printed copies and publication in the journal).

2. The title of the article

3. The abstract should be a short summary of the article of 200-250 words and include the following aspects of the content of the article: research scope and object, topic, aim; research method or methodology used; results of the study; the scope of results; conclusion(s).

4. Keywords (5-10 words)

5. The topical section; UDC code, GRNTI code and VAK code

Rules of submission, review and publication

The Editorial Board of the journal Political Linguistics publishes articles corresponding to the subject areas of the journal.

The articles are reviewed regularly during the whole year and are included in the plan of publication in the order of receipt of materials. Materials for the sections “Discussions”, “From the History of Political Linguistics”, and “Chronicle. Reviews. Letters to the Editor” can be published out of turn.

Articles are written in Russian, English, German, French, or Spanish, submissions in other languages may be accepted on consultation with the editorial board. The articles are published in Russian.

The manuscripts are included in the publication plan of the current issue only provided:

the materials fully comply with the formatting requirements;

the materials contain all the necessary documentation, specifically:

– text of the article,

– information about the author(s) – full first name, patronymic and family name, place of work, academic position, institution, address for the publication in the journal, address for sending copies of the journal, contact e-mail,

– certificate from the post-graduate studies department (if the author is a post-graduate student).

The journal Political Linguistics traditionally limits the maximum number of articles per one author to one individual publication and to two publications written in co-authorship.

All materials received by the Editorial Board are tested with the “Antiplagiat” system. The minimum threshold of originality of the text accepted for review is 70%. In case of non-compliance, a review report is sent to the author to bring the text in accordance with this requirement.

Then the materials are submitted for review.

The review of the manuscript is carried out by a member of the editorial board whose scientific specialization is closest to the topic of the article and who is a recognized expert on the subject of the reviewed materials. The Editor-in-Chief has the right to involve external reviewers (doctors or candidates of science, including practical workers) who are not members of the editorial board.

All articles submitted to the Editorial Board are subject to mandatory double blind peer review.

On the results of the peer review, three kinds of decision can be taken:

1) the manuscript can be recommended for publication “as is”;

2) the manuscript can be accepted pending revisions;

3) the manuscript can be rejected.

If the article is rejected but the author does not agree with the decision of the reviewer, the author can hand in an application to the Editorial Board asking for a second review being carried out by a different expert (the publication is put off in this case till the next issue of the journal).

If the article is accepted pending revisions, the author is sent a list of the issues that need improvement. The time allotted for correction is 7 days. Once these issues are adjusted for, the manuscript will receive another review prior to publication.

If the author fails to return the article to the Editorial Board with improvements in due time (20 days), the article is rescheduled for publication in the next issue of the journal.

After the author has been informed about the outcome of the revision process, the materials are forwarded for consideration to the Editorial Board, which takes a final decision about the inclusion of the materials in the current issue of the journal.

After the materials have been accepted for publication, the question of payment is settled.

Publication for post-graduate students of all forms of study is free of charge: in order to verify their status, the author should forward a scan of the certificate from the post-graduate studies department.

For all other categories of the authors the publication fee for one article is 9000 rubles (for an article regardless of the number of co-authors and pages).