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Requirements for article submission


1. Topics and Geography

The editorial board of the journal “The Rule-of-Law State: Theory and Practice” considers previously unpublished copyright materials in the form of original, problematic and debatable articles, scientific results of dissertations for scientific degrees of candidate and doctor of sciences in the field of state and law and legal sciences.

Articles should be relevant, have novelty, contain study findings, and comply with the submission requirements listed below.

The Journal accepts for publication articles in Russian and English. The geography of the journal’s authors covers both Russian and foreign authors.

2. Submission Guide

To submit an article, the author must go through electronic registration on the journal’s website and send a scientific article by submitting an ON-LINE application.

A file submitted to the editorial board in electronic form and posted on the journal’s website should be named after the author’s name (for example, Ivanov.doc).

The number of authors for a single article shall make no more than 3 people.

2.1 General Requirements for Submitting Copyright Materials

It is required to use font Times New Roman. Line spacing is one and a half, font color is black, font size of the main text is 14, font size of footnotes is 12, and all margins are 20 mm. Paragraph indent is 1.25 mm. Page numbers are placed in the footer. It is unacceptable to highlight individual elements of the text in italics, bold italics, and bold straight lines.

In the main text, the reference to the source placed in the bibliographic list is done as follows: in square brackets, the number of the source from the bibliographic list is indicated, after the decimal point there is the source page quoted: [5, p. 216].

Priority to publish is given to authors who used foreign sources of literature and sources from publications indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus databases (e.g. Russian Law Journal, Tomsk State University Journal, Russian Journal of Criminology, Law. Journal of the Higher School of Economics, BRICS Law Journal, Psychology and Law, Journal of Siberian Federal University, The Humanities, Perm University Herald, MGIMO Review of International Relations).

Footnotes and references should be distinguished. Footnotes are drawn up at the bottom of the page and contain explanations, definitions, and references to regulatory legal acts and judicial practice. They are placed in the text of the scientific article as page footnotes (not in square brackets) and they are not indicated in the bibliographic list.

Only one type of quotation mark («») should be used in the article, not (“”). It is necessary to distinguish between a hyphen (-) and a dash ( ­­­̶­­­ ). The dash is set by pressing the combination of “Control” and “minus” keys (“Ctrl” + “-”).

2.2 Length and Structure of the Article

The recommended article is from 20-30 thousand characters with spaces (about 12 pages). The article should consist logically of an introduction, a main part, a conclusion, and a list of references (no more than 20 sources).

All manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Board of the Journal are checked for the text uniqueness using the Anti-Plagiarism system. The editors reserve the right not to publish articles with a text uniqueness of less than 75%.

The journal does not allow multiple publications that duplicate the author’s already published articles.

2.3 The title of the article is typed in uppercase (large) letters in bold and aligned to the left.

UDC is entered in front of the title in direct type, the author’s full name is entered in bold type under the title; the author’s academic degree, academic title, position, name of the university, city, country, information about the author’s articles in the Scopus database or the Web of Science database by indicating the DOI of such articles, email address are given in light font.

An English translation of the title of the article, information about the author, abstract and key words are given at the end of the article after the relevant sections in Russian.


UDC 342.4
NIKOLAEV Nikolay Nikolaevich

Doctor of Law, Professor of the Department of Civil Law, Perm State National Research University, Perm, Russia. Articles in “Scopus”/”Web of Science” databases: DOI: 10.5829 / idosi.mejsr.2013.15.9.11540. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.4 Abstract and Key Words

The abstract in Russian should contain at least 100 and not more than 250 words. The abstract must necessarily include sections: introductory part, objectives, research methods, as well as main conclusions.

The abstract should be a self-sufficient text, able to describe the main results of research activities without addressing to the article itself. The abstract should not reproduce textually the sentences taken from the main sections of the manuscript. A bad style is the literal repetition of the beginning of the Introduction section.

The text of the author's abstract should be concise and clear, free from secondary information, and it should have convincing wording. The results of the work should be described extremely accurately and informatively. The main theoretical and experimental results, evidence, discovered relationships and patterns should be presented. At the same time, preference is given to new results and data of long-term significance, important discoveries, conclusions that refute existing theories, as well as data that, in the author's opinion, are of practical importance. Conclusions may be accompanied by recommendations, evaluations, suggestions, hypotheses described in the article.

Key Words

The required number of key words (phrases) is from 6 to 10. Key words or phrases (of no more than two words) are separated from each other by a semicolon.

Having chosen an article by a key word, the reader should find in it an analysis of the corresponding term, conclusions regarding its essence and application.

Abstract and Key Words Sample:

          The urgent task of the Russian Federation at the present stage of its development is to find the optimal balance in using the achievements of world legal thought in legal theory, legislation and practice as well as to develop a new look at institutional and functional aspects of the national legal system on the basis of the development specifics of the Russian state and history of national law, taking into account the existing legal traditions. Objective: analysis of the problems of development and interaction of various cultures, including legal culture, as a multifunctional element of the legal system in the context of globalization. Methods: empirical methods of comparison, description, interpretation; theoretical methods of formal and dialectical logic. Private scientific methods are used: legal-dogmatic and the method of interpretation of legal norms. Results: the study reveals the dual nature of the globalization process in the field of culture, which is reflected in the national legal system. On the one hand, it is universalization, unification, rapprochement of different cultures, on the other hand, it is the isolation of individual national cultures. The author designates finding the optimal balance in using the achievements of national legal science and the experience of world legal thought as the main condition for further state law development of the Russian Federation.

Key words: Russian state; unification of legislation; legal theory; globalization process; legal system; legal theory; globalization of law.

2.5 Requirements for References

The bibliographic list should be built in alphabetical order and contain no more than 20 sources. Only scientific sources are indicated in it: scientific articles, monographs, dissertations, abstracts of dissertations, scientific comments, textbooks, electronic resources, etc.

References to normative legal acts and judicial arbitration practice are placed in the text of the scientific article as page footnotes, are not indicated in the bibliographic list.

In the bibliographic list, it is desirable to have foreign sources actually used when writing a scientific article. At the same time, foreign sources are indicated in the bibliographic list in alphabetical order strictly after Russian-language sources.

The list of references translated into English (References) is given as a separate block immediately after the Bibliographic list, repeating the list of references to the Russian-language part, regardless of whether or not there are foreign sources in it. If the list contains links to foreign publications, they are completely repeated in the list, prepared in the Roman alphabet.

References Sample


Gabitov R.Kh. Theory and practice of air protection law: monograph. Ufa: RIC of BashSU, 2015.

Article from conference proceedings:

Khairlvarina L.I., Tulupova E.O. The right of citizens to housing: the problem of resettlement of emergency houses recognized as unsuitable for living // The rule-of-law state: problems of understanding and implementation: collection of articles of the International Scientific and Practical Conference Proceedings (Ufa, April 16-17, 2015) / Exec. ed. F.Kh. Galiev. In 2 parts. Part 2. Ufa: RIC of BashSU, 2015. pp. 138–144.

Journal article:

Arzamaskin A.N. Investment legislation of modern Russia: problems and solutions // Rule-of-Law State: Theory and Practice. 2015. No. 3 (41). pp. 64–67.

Abstract of dissertation:

Rogachev D.I. The method of social security law: abstract of Dr. Sci. Dissertation. Moscow, 2007.

Electronic resource:

On the introduction of bonuses for complexity, tension and high quality work: an indication of the Ministry of Social Protection of Russian Federation of July 14, 1992 No. 1-49-U [Electronic resource]. The document has not been published. Access from legal reference system “Consultant Plus”.

The procedure for issuing a certificate of the results of a unified state exam // Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation: documents [Electronic resource]. URL: (accessed date: 02.03.2019).

Laws, regulations (included only in footnotes):

On the improvement of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation: Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of July 18, 2008 No. 4 // Russian newspaper. 2008.19 July.

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation dated December 09 1997, No. 5246/97 [Electronic resource]. Access from ATP “ConsultantPlus” (accessed date: 17.12.2019).

Foreign sources:

Monograph: Tsai L. L. Accountability without Democracy: Solidary Groups and Public Goods Provision in Rural China. Cambridge, 2007.

Journal: Lindsnæs B. The Global and the Regional // Towards New Global Strategies: Public Goods, 2007, pp. 71–111.

2.6 Citation

At the end of the article, the title of your article with full output in Russian and English will be indicated to facilitate the citation of your article.
Information for Citation:

Arzamaskin A.N. Investment legislation of modern Russia: problems and solutions // Rule-of-law state: theory and practice. 2015. No. 3 (41). pp. 64–67.

2.7 Rules for Tables and Illustrations

Tables should be numbered and have thematic names. Illustrations should be clear, contrasting, designed for black and white printing without halftones. In electronic form, illustrations are provided as embedded objects (in this case, illustrations can be either created using Microsoft Office tools or presented as graphic objects), or as separate files with the extension .TIFF and .JPG with a resolution of 300 dpi. In the latter case, the file name should contain the number of the illustration and its name.

3. Terms and Procedure for Reviewing Manuscripts

After the scientific article manuscript is accepted by the Journal editorial board it is examined on the subject of its compliance with the Journal requirements, general provisions of “Rules of article writing” (hereinafter - Rules), and from the point of author ethics view.

If materials for publication do not meet formal requirements, the article is not permitted for publication and the author is notified automatically.  

The manuscript meeting formal requirements is submitted to the double peer review, when the reviewer does not know the author’s name and the author does not know the reviewer’s name.

The review period is no more than 1 month.

After the journal is published, the author is sent an author’s copy in electronic form. The journal’s printed version is sent to the organization in accordance with the subscription.

4. License agreement

The authors of the journal must familiarize themselves with the License Agreement before submitting the article on-line. “The Rule-of-Law State: Theory and Practice” provides direct open access to its content on the basis that the free spread of research contributes to a wider exchange of knowledge at the global level.

License agreement for one author

License agreement for co-authors


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