Author Guidelines


The journal Russkij jazyk v nauchnom osveshchenii (Russian Language and Linguistic Theory) is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs license 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This means that users may read, copy and distribute the work in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes, provided the authors and the journal are appropriately credited. The users are not allowed to remix, transform or build upon the published material, or distribute transformed material.

The journal is published on an open access basis. The journal does not charge any type of article processing charge (APC) or any type of article submission charge.

By submitting the article, the authors warrant that

— the article is original, written by stated authors,

— has not been published before and is not currently under consideration by any other publisher,

— contains no unlawful statements (i. e., statements that do not comply with national and relevant foreign law),

— does not infringe the rights of others,

— is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the authors and free of any third party rights, 

— any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the authors.

If the article was prepared jointly with other authors, the corresponding author, by submitting the article, guarantees that he/she has been authorized by all co-authors to submit the article on their behalf, and agrees to inform his/her co-authors of the terms of this copyright statement.

After the publication of the article, the authors retain the following rights:

— copyright, and other proprietary rights relating to the article, such as patent rights,

— the right to use the substance of the article in future own works, including lectures and books,

— the right to reproduce the article for own purposes, provided the copies are not offered for sale,

— the right to self-archive the article.

The authors expressively acknowledge and accept that they shall be entitled to no royalty (or any other fee) related to any use of the article submitted to the journal.

The authors retain copyright. However, by submitting the article, the authors grant the Journal Owner the exclusive license for commercial use of the article throughout the world, in any form, in any language, for the full term of copyright, effective upon acceptance for publication. This means that the authors grant the Journal Owner the exclusive right:

— to prepare, reproduce, manufacture, publish, distribute, exhibit, advertise, promote, license and sub-license printed and electronic copies of the article, through the Internet and other means of data transmission now known or later to be developed; the foregoing will include abstracts, bibliographic information, illustrations, pictures, indexes and subject headings and other proprietary materials contained in the article,

— to publish the article so that it will be publicly accessible and such access may be free of charge for the readers,

— to exercise, license, and sub-license others to exercise subsidiary and other rights in the article, including the right to photocopy, scan or reproduce copies thereof, to reproduce excerpts from the article in other works, and to reproduce copies of the article as part of compilations with other works, and publish, distribute, exhibit and license the same.


It is necessary that all parties participating in the process of publication for the journal Russkij jazyk v nauchnom osveshchenii (Russian Language and Linguistic Theory), meaning authors, reviewers, members of the editorial team and publisher, agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.

The publishing ethics and malpractice policies of the journal Russkij jazyk v nauchnom osveshchenii follow the relevant COPE guidelines (ссылка: and in case a malpractice is suspected, journal editors will act in accordance with them.

1. Authorship and transparency

By submitting a paper, the authors confirm their authorship of the submitted article. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work (in research or writing) contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.  

Funding for any type of publication should be stated within the publication.

Authors should ensure that they clearly cite, reference and acknowledge all instances where they have used or been influenced by the work of others, including their own previously published articles and research material. Any form of plagiarism, including self plagiarism (redundant publication) will not be tolerated.

2. First publication and copyright

Original research articles submitted to the Russkij jazyk v naučnom osveščenii(Russian Language and Linguistic Theory) must not have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere. Manuscripts under consideration by the Russkij jazyk v nauchnom osveshchenii should not be submitted for review elsewhere. If an article reproduces research material, tables, images, the author must seek permission to use that material and fully acknowledge the owner and/or copyright owner of that material.

By submitting a manuscript, the author agrees to accept the journal's copyright policy (see Copyright and License Statement(дать гиперссылку на предыдущую главу).

3. Dishonesty and libel

Authors must use their best endeavours to ensure that the material they submit contains no fictitious data, reference omissions, or false statements. When the authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the authors' obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. 

Authors should avoid the use of personal, critical, or disparaging remarks and accusations against fellow researchers, colleagues or other individuals.

Every submitted article is screened for plagiarism. Submissions in which plagiarism is detected are rejected.

4. Peer-reviewing

Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research founders.

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

5. Editors' responsibilities

Editors have sole responsibility for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript. Manuscripts should have peer review, but the editors may reject or accept for cause (inappropriate for journal, clearly of poor quality, contents previously published elsewhere, etc.).

Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject or accept.

Editors should preserve anonymity of reviewers.

Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.


The journal uses double blind peer review for research articles, other contributions are evaluated by the editors.

The choice of reviewers lies within the competence of the members of the journal's advisory board. Every submitted article is evaluated by at least two members of the journal's advisory board or external experts with relevant experience and expertise. 

On receiving the reviews the advisory board may decide that additional reviewing is necessary for an appropriate evaluation of the submitted article. When the required number of reviews is received, the editors consider the experts’ opinions and make a decision to accept, reject, or request a substantial revision. 

The reviewing may take up to six months. The editors’ response with their decision, full texts of the reviews, and a list of any changes needed for the article to be accepted for publication is then sent to the author.

If the decision is for substantial revision, the author must respond to the comments made by the reviewers and/or Editor, and resubmit as soon as he can. Usually the revised manuscript will be re-evaluated by the original reviewers.

The reviewers’ identity is concealed from the author.

Upon receiving a negative response from the advisory board the author can submit it to any other publisher.


1. Russkij jazyk v nauchnom osveshchenii (Russian Language and Linguistic Theory) accepts papers written in Russian, English and German languages, corresponding to the scientific profile of the journal, and which have not been previously published and are not under consideration by another journal.

2. Papers are chosen to be published on the basis of peer-reviewing and on the decision of the advisory board of the journal. The full texts of the reviews are forwarded to the authors along with the response of the advisory board.

3. All publications are fee-free for the authors.

4. Full text of the journal’s issues is published on the official website of the journal.

5. Before submitting a manuscript authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with the formatting requirements outlined in the General Manuscript Style Guide (ссылка на след. раздел). After that it can be sent to the editors’ e-mail address If a non-standard font was used in the manuscript, please attach the font file to your message.

6. The covering letter should include the following information about the author: name, affiliation, country and city, phone number, electronic address. Full mailing address is not needed because offprints of published papers are not sent to the authors. The author will receive his copy electronically (in PDF format) by e-mail.

7. Reviews should be submitted along with a copy of the reviewed edition. At the request of the author of the review, the book will be afterwards returned to him.


 We ask our authors to follow the principles of this style guide while preparing their papers for publication.

1. Your manuscript should be typeset using Microsoft Word for Windows.

2. The title of the paper, the author’s name, an abstract (up to 250 words) and the key words should be given both in Russian and in English.

3. Language units and illustrations cited in the article should be italicized, except for those which are set as a separate paragraph.

4. Names of participants in conference chronicles should be set in bold characters and be followed by the name of the city in brackets; for foreign participants, the country should be named as well: И. И. Иванов (Москва), Дж. Смит (Лондон, Великобритания).

5. In the text of the paper references are given in square brackets, between the year and the page numbers a colon is set:  [Иванов 2012: 45–58]; different works are separated by semicolon: [Иванов 2012: 45–58; Новикова 1999: 354]. If the reference contains more than one work by the same author, his name is given only once: [Иванов 2000: 34–38; 2012: 78–81]. For collective works the first name is given, with the addition «и др.» (if the work is in Russian) or «et al.»: [Иванов и др. 2003: 17; Croft et al. 2012: 57]. If the author’s name is part of the text, it is not repeated in the brackets: «as J. Smith [2015: 91] supposes…»


1. The bibliography should be put into alphabetical order and placed at the end of the document.

2. The sources (dictionaries, published documents, etc.) are included into the bibliography list.

3. When formatting the bibliography list please follow the pattern used in recent issues of the journal.