The editors encourage scholars from Russia and other countries to submit their manuscripts that fall within the subject of the journal. Although the journal’s articles are normally published in Russian, the editors are willing to consider English-language papers for publication. If they are accepted, they will be published in Russian (their translation from English into Russian done by the authors).

The journal is a quarterly publication (print ISSN: 1998-6785). Every issue of the journal has a main topic, or theme. Information about the themes for the future issues can be found in the announcement section.

The articles published in the journal are indexed by the Russian Science Citation Index ( The journal is included in the list of peer-reviewed scientific journals recommended by VAK in the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation.

All manuscripts submitted for publication will be anonymously reviewed (double-blind review). For publication in the journal the articles are taken that have not previously been published in Russian editions. The share of borrowings in the manuscript cannot exceed 25%. The editors reserve the right to dismiss a manuscript if it does not meet the journal’s requirements. Fee for publishing articles will not be charged. Fees will not be paid. The copies of the journal will not be sent to authors due to the presence of a public electronic archive.

Journal is registered by Federal service on supervision in sphere of mass communications,connection and cultural heritage protection. Certificate on registration of the journal ser. PI № FS77-30578, given by 12.12.2007.

Subscription index in the catalog "Press of Russia"  79089.

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Scientific specialties and the corresponding branches of science, for which the publication is included in the List of peer-reviewed scientific publications, in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Science, for the degree of Doctor of Science are to be published (as of 15.02.2023):

5.4.1. Theory, methodology and history of sociology (sociological sciences)
5.4.2. Economic sociology (economic sciences)
5.4.2. Economic sociology (sociological sciences)
5.4.4. Social structure, social institutions and processes (sociological sciences)
5.5.1. History and theory of politics (historical sciences)
5.5.1. History and theory of politics (political sciences)
5.5.2. Political institutions, processes, technologies (political sciences)
5.5.3. Public administration and sector policies (political sciences)
5.5.4. International relations (political sciences)
5.6.1. Domestic history (historical sciences)

The journal includes the following thematic sections:

  • Theory and methodology of Regional Studies
  • Historical Regional Studies
  • Economy and nature
  • Social and demographic structures
  • Cultural and ideological factors of regionalization
  • Political relations and management of the region
  • World system and international regions
  • Interdisciplinary and systemic research in the region
  • Region in the documents and testimonies
  • Study of science
  • Discussion
  • Reviews
  • Scientific life

Author guidelines for submitting manuscripts

  1. File format –  MS Word, OOo Writer, LO Writer. 
  2. The file should not contain complex styles and formatting.Titles should contain lowercase characters only.
  3. Font name Times New Roman, font size 14, interlinage 1,5.
  4. Page margins: top and bottom – 2 cm, right – 1,5 cm, left – 2,5 cm.
  5. The manuscript figuration: UDC (Universal Decimal Classification), author information (first and second name, academic degree, current employment position, phone, e-mail), title of article (no more than 80 characters), the text of article, references («Литература»), abstract (from 500 to 700 characters), keywords (from 5 to 10 keywords). Title, abstract and keywords are submitted in Russian and English languages. All the above information is sent in one file. The submitted file should be named by the author surname (second name).
  6. Bibliographic references in the paper should be given in square brackets. In brackets, the ordinal number cited in the list of literature comes first, followed by a comma and a page number. For example: [2, p. 5]. If the page is not indicated, but a reference to the work is given, then their numbering is given through a point with a comma. For example: [2; 5; 7].
  7. Reference to an unpublished archival document should be placed only in the text of the article in parentheses. For example: (ГАПК. Ф. 1. Оп. 2. Д. 3. Л. 4-5); (Рукопись Иванова А.К. Из архива автора). 
  8. Explanation of abbreviations and acronyms is required (given at the end of article). For example: ГАПК – Государственный архив Приморского края.
  9. Mandatory use of generally accepted abbreviations. For example: г. – год; в. – век. Centuries are presented by Roman numbers. For example: XX в.
  10. Numbered list of references is compiled in alphabetical order by surname of the first authors and titles of works without considering the coauthors and chronology.
  11. The list first indicates the literature on the Cyrillic alphabet (starting from literature in Russian), then on Latin, and after in other writing systems.
  12. The bibliographic description should include the full name of the book or article, place of publication, publisher, year, total number of pages (for the article – the pages on which it is placed).
  13. Reference to the Internet in the list of references is made as follows: Author. The name of the material // The name of the site. URL: address line (accessed 31.12.2022).
  14. In the English-language version of the list of literature ("References"), descriptions of all not English-language publications should be translated into English. At the same time, in brackets, after the description of the publication, its original language should be indicated. For example: (In Russ.).  
  15. The order of publications in the list of literature and "References" is identical.
  16. Transliteration of non-English names and surnames is performed according to the BSI (British Standards Institution) standard. A sample of the manuscript design, including a list of references in Russian and References in English, is available on the journal's website.
  17. If the cited publication has a digital object identifier (DOI), it must be indicated. For example: doi:
  18. Papers should be from 20 to 40 thousand characters, including spaces. The volume of other materials – no more than 12 thousand characters. 
  19. Drawings, maps, charts, etc. should be attached as separate files using common formats  (jpeg, tif). For charts the author should submit the table, upon which this chart is based. For all signatures in the charts use only the font Arial Narrow.
  20. All sources of illustrations must be indicated. 
  21. Russian-language titles of illustrations must be accompanied by a translation into English.
  22. Due to the black and white journal print, graphs, maps, etc. should not contain more than three colors (black, white, gray 50%).
  23. Papers should be submitted in electronic file form. Files submitted should not be archived. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Articles are compulsorily reviewed.
The editors reserve the right to select publications.
Files prepared in violation of the requirements are not registered.
The fee for publication is not charged.

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Rules for reviewing and publishing manuscripts

  1. All manuscripts of articles received by the executive editor are reviewed for compliance with the subject of the journal and the design rules established in the journal. In addition, all submitted manuscripts undergo mandatory checking for plagiarism and re-publication.
  2. Manuscripts that comply with the topic of the journal and the rules of design are, by decision of the executive editor, submitted for review.
  3. Reviewers selected by the executive editor must have an academic degree, be recognized experts in the relevant field, and have published within the last 3 years on the subject of the article being reviewed.
  4. Reviewing is anonymous, both for the author of the manuscript and for the reviewer.
  5. When preparing the text of a review, the reviewer must be guided by the requirements for the content and format of reviews approved by the editors of the journal.
  6. The reviewer is obliged to provide a review signed and certified at the place of work to the executive editor of the journal no later than two weeks after receiving the manuscript of the article.
  7. Reviews are stored in the publishing house and in the editorial office of the journal for 5 years.
  8. Upon receipt of the review, its content is considered within a week by the executive editor and one of the members of the Editorial Board. If the executive editor or member of the Editorial Board disagrees with the reviewer's resolution on the manuscript, it is sent for additional review. The result of additional reviewing is approved by the executive editor as final.
  9. The Editorial Board of the journal sends copies of reviews or a reasoned refusal to the authors of submitted manuscripts, and also undertakes to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation when the Editorial Board of the journal receives a corresponding request.
  10. If the review result is positive and there are no comments, the text of the manuscript is transferred to the technical editorial office for inclusion in the layout of the next issue of the journal.
  11. If the reviewer has any comments, the executive editor notifies the author of their contents with a proposal to make the necessary corrections and additions to the text of the manuscript. Once the author has made corrections and additions, the text of the manuscript is submitted for publication.
  12. In case of a negative result of the review, the author is sent a notice about the impossibility of publishing the manuscript along with a copy of the review received.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to shorten and edit manuscripts of articles, as well as transfer them to the publication in the issue following the issue, to which this article has been submitted.

The submission of a manuscript by the author (authors) to the Editorial Board of the journal is considered as the conclusion of an oral agreement on the transfer to the publisher of the right to use their work (clause 2; Article 1286; Civil Code of the Russian Federation) in printed and electronic form. Acceptance of a manuscript for publication involves a free, perpetual transfer by the author (authors) of the article of non-exclusive copyright to the Editorial Board.

Manuscripts are published in the order of their submitting to the Editorial Board. In a matter of priority, the journal publishes the articles by members of the Editorial Board, then the articles by graduate and doctoral students.

One author (individually and as co-author) can publish in the journal during the calendar year no more than two articles. Volume of one issue of the journal is no more than 180 pages.

Fee for publishing articles will not be charged. Fees will not be paid.

The materials, published in the journal, do not necessarily reflect the views of the founders and editors.

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We inform the authors that the process of reviewing and preparing the manuscripts for printing usually takes about 3 months. 

We ask the authors and their supervisors to note that any kind petitions and appeals to the members of the editorial board cannot expedite the publication of the work. Violation of the order of submission of articles can only lead to their rejection.