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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Manuscripts of research articles, essays, review essays, and field notes must include
    1) a title page;
    2) an abstract (250–300 words) and keywords (in English and, if possible, in Russian);
    3) the body of the article;
    4) footnotes;
    5) a list of references, used in the manuscript, with sources in Cyrillic transliterated into Latin characters according to the guidelines of the Library of Congress of the United States but omitting the "connection tie" [ ⁀ ] wherever it is used;
    6) a list of interviews or other sources (e.g., archives) - if appropriate;
    7) tables and illustrations - if appropriate.

    Book reviews submissions need only include the text and a minimal list of references (sources in Cyrillic need to be transliterated only if the book review is in English).

  • Research articles and review essays should normally not exceed 9,000 words including footnotes but excluding references. Essays may be around 7,000 words, field notes up to 4,000–5,000 words long, and book reviews should average 1,700 words. Book reviews should be sent to the editor of the book reviews section Tatiana Voronina.

  • All copy must be typed in a common font (for example, Times New Roman) of 12-point size, except for footnotes, block quotes, and captions to tables, figures, and so on, which should be in 10-point size. All text, including footnotes and references, should be at, at least, 1.5-line spacing.

  • All research article submissions are anonymized, with all information potentially identifying authors removed from the main body of the manuscripts. Submissions in other genres do not need to be anonymized as they do not undergo peer review.