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Requirements for manuscripts


 “The Scientific Opinion” Journal publishes papers in the following areas of knowledge:
  • Philosophic sciences
  • Pedagogical sciences
  • Psychological sciences

The Editorial Board accepts for further consideration research papers as well as analytical materials, scientific reviews, reports, informational and advertising materials in the Russian language.



Standard requirements for the submission of manuscripts

 1. The text can be submitted electronically in doc/.docx (Word document) format. Font type is Times New Roman, font size 14, one and a half spacing. Margins: left – 2.5 cm, right, top, bottom – 2.0 cm.

2. Manuscript should have not less than 6 pages in the above format, but should not exceed 18 pages.

3. Pictures are presented in .jpeg format, charts are in .xls/.xlsx (built-in Excel document), and tables are in .doc/.docx. Mathematical and physical formulae should be typed in Microsoft Equation Editor. (In the “Insert” menu select the “Object” command. In the “Insert Object” dialogue window click on “Create new”, then select Microsoft Equation in the list. If Microsoft Equation is inaccessible, you can install it.)

! We request authors to attach the .pdf version of the paper additionally, if it is rich with formulae to avoid the “loss” of symbols.

4. Abstracts in Russian and English should be attached (not to exceed 1,000 characters, including spaces).

5. Up to 7 key words in Russian and English should also be provided.

6. Bibliographical references should be in the following format:

6.1. References should be organized as per bibliographic requirements. They should be attached at the end of the text under the title of “References”.

6.2. The sources should be listed in the alphabetical order regardless of publication/source mode.

6.3. To link in-text citations with the list of references the numbers in sequential order should be used in square brackets. If a reference is made to a specific quotation from a source, such reference should be marked with a page number. Page number should be set off with a comma. For example:


 in “References”: 3. Berdiaev N. A. The Meaning of History. M.: Mysl’, 1990. 175 p.         


 – in the text next to the citation (direct or indirect): [3, p. 81].


 7. In case the author deems it necessary to add notes, a new section should be created entitled “Notes”, to be placed before the “References”. Notes may contain author’s comments or explanations marked sequentially with one or more asterisks.

8. Special symbols (i.e. Greek, Old Russian and other rare letters) should be inserted as images (in .jpeg format) or accompanied by fonts containing such symbols.

! We also request authors to attach the .pdf version of the paper if it contains special symbols.


We kindly request authors to attach the following personal data:

1. First, last and middle names in Russian and English.

2. Academic degree, title, position, department.

3. Full name of the institutions the author is affiliated with, including names of the city and country.


 4. Mailing address, e-mail, phone, fax. 

Main prerequisites for publication by the Journal are:

  • submission of the manuscript and other relevant documentation in strict compliance with the aforementioned requirements,
  • a publishing contract and license agreement signed by the author and the Publishing House,
  • reviews of the papers certified by the reviewer’s signature and seal of the organization in which the reviewer works, are also taken into consideration.

The manuscript is considered accepted for publication if:

  • it receives a positive review by independent experts appointed by the Editorial Board of the Journal;
  • there is a publishing contract between the author and the Publishing House;
  • all requirements for the submission of manuscripts are met.