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Author Guidelines

  1. For the publication of articles in the current issue authors shall upload their articles to the journal website (see Sending Articles via the Internet).
  2. After the application is received by the Editors the article is examined for compliance with formatting rules and with the subjects of the journal.
  3. If the application cannot be satisfied authors will receive a letter stating the reasons and recommendations on necessary amendments.
  4. After receiving a Valid Formatting Confirmation for the scientific article the following package of documents should be sent by mail or should be provided to the Editors:

By submitting a manuscript, the author takes full responsibility for its content. The material mast to be original and must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The Editors retain the right to decline the manuscript or to forward it to the author for revision if it does not meet the Journal’s requirements.



Requirements to Manuscripts

  1. The Editors accept for consideration only original articles (minimum 70% of authentic materials upon examination by the “Antiplagiat” System) containing 6–12 pages of text (excluding bibliography, illustrations and tables), meeting necessary formatting and structural requirements.
  2. The materials for publication are to be presented in Microsoft Word for Windows format (file type – Word document).
  3. All page margins – 2 cm, paragraph indentations – 0.5 cm.
  4. Text parameters: font – Times New Roman, size – 14, line spacing – 1.5; pages should be numbered in the lower right margin within the footer field.
  5. General requirements to the paper text:

    macros are not allowed in the paper file;

    do not use a gap between initials, but use a gab between initials and a surname;

    use quotation marks consistently – «» – throughout the entire text. Use “” type of quotation marks only if there is quotation within quotation – «“”»;

    do not use hyphens as dashes (dash has gaps on both sides);

    do not adjust the text with additional gaps;

    do not use gaps and tabulation to make paragraphs;

    do not use a non-breaking space;

    do not use automatic formatting of lists.

  6. It is allowed to include tables (no more than five, the size of tables should exceed 1 page of the text), and figures within the text (no more than seven). Total amount of tables and illustrations should not exceed ten. The structure of tables should be clear, each value should be put in a separate cell (line). All table columns should be titled in full words, only commonly known abbreviations are allowed. Materials in the tables should contain scanned materials, colorful background, bold frames. The text font in tables and pictures should not be smaller than 10 pt. It is not allowed to place a figure or a table at the end of the paper. Tables should not exceed the formatted page limits. Landscape page orientation is not allowed.
  7. Color figures, photographs, tables, charts are not accepted. Figures shall be placed both within the paper text, and in separate files (in formats – .tif, .jpg; gray-scale gradient or bit gradient; resolution above 300 ppi for photographs, for charts – over 600 ppi). Scanned illustrations should represent the text clearly. The figures created with «Microsoft Graph» should have 10 pt font size; lines not exceeding 0.5 wide; captures should not divide prepositions from the words they are connected to; no bold font is allowed (using CAPS instead is advisable). Figures should be grouped into a single macro element and should be editable. Figures created with «MS Visio» are not acceptable. Charts should not have color lines; it is advisable to use different line types – dashed line, dotted line, etc. Diagrams created with «Microsoft Word» should be editable. Figures should not exceed the formatted page limits. Landscape page orientation is not allowed.
  8. All figures should have captures and be consecutively numbered.
  9. All tables should have captures and be consecutively numbered. Do not use simultaneously tables and graphs (figures) to present the same results.
  10. All formulas should be created with «Microsoft Equation 3». Formulas length should not be over 80 mm. Symbol sizes in formulas: normal – 10 pt, large index – 7 pt, petite index – 5 pt, Latin letters – should be in italics, Greek and Russian letters – straight font, mathematical symbols cos, sin, min, etc. – straight font. Formula scale should be 100%. Do not transform a formula into a picture. Use a comma or a stop after every formula (do not put a stop or a comma in formula editor) as required by the context. A formula number should be written in round brackets ( ) at the right margin of the page on the same level as the formula. Only the formulas should be numbered that have further references in the text are numbered. All values should meet the standards of the International System of Units (SI system). It is not advisable to use symbols manually inserted into the text with the help of formula editor.
  11. References should be listed in the order they appear in the text. The consecutive number of the sources shall be framed with square brackets [ ] in the text of the manuscript. The references must contain pages. If a reference is to a separate edition (for instance, a monograph), then a total number of pages should be indicated (for example, 345 pages.);if a reference is to an paper in a journal, or an paper in a collected papers, then the starting and ending pages are indicated (eg. pp. 17–19). References to particular pages are given throughout the text in square brackets [ ] after the number of the source with a comma (for example, [1, pp. 23, 34], [3, pp. 2–7]); if there are several sources, they are divided by a semicolon (for example, [1, p. 23, 34; 5, p. 8] [3; 6; 12]). In the reference list there should be no sources not mentioned in the paper text. In the reference list one reference should stand for only one paper. It is not allowed to join several sources within one reference number. It is necessary to include references to key papers relevant to the work subject, and it is advisable to have no less than 20% of references to international sources. All references should be made to published editions (excluding e-journals). References to websites are not allowed. It is not advisable to make references to dissertations and theses of dissertations. Self-citation should not exceed 20%
  12. Bibliographic reference is an array of bibliographic information about the document which is quoted, studied or referred to in the text, being necessary and sufficient for general characteristics allowing to identify and locae this document.
    Bibliographic references are used for:
    • quoting;
    • borrowing of statements, formulae, tables, and illustrations;
    • reference to another publication where the matter is studied in more detail;
    • analysis of published works.
    Bibliographic references are formatted according to GOST R 7.0.5-2008 “Bibliographic Reference”. Examples of References:

    (1) However, the use of Capto cone does not mean that a drill with a shank of this type can work with any feed over the minimum calculated according to the formula (12). At higher feed rates, and as a result larger torques, strength of the tool imposes limits to the feed values [16; 17].

    (2) Drawing attention to priority of the man with his interests, N.A. Gorelov strongly recommends that it is not the man who should be given directions and imposed volumes for material and spiritual goods consumption but socio-economic policies should be aligned with those interests [9, p. 11].

    (3) Defined by S. Tomkins’ research works, the problem of the subsequent differentiation of emotional states, expression and identification of emotional states by children obtains a modern scientific perspective [3]. The problems of formation of behavior emotional regulation related to the development of children’s skills to cope with their emotions in socially acceptable ways remain the most represented among international scientific concepts [4]. The concept of “emotional competence” stands out among interesting integrated approaches to emotional development of children [5; 6].



Manuscript Structure

  1. UDC (Universal Decimal Classification).
  2. Full name of the paper.
  3. Copyright sign © and year.
  4. Name of the author.
  5. Information about the author (academic degree and title, organization, city, country).
  6. Keywords. When choosing keywords the main criteria shall be potential value for representing contents of the document or for its search. Keywords can be separate words, word combinations, terms, chronological data, and proper names. Word combinations should be no longer than two-three words. Set expressions, set terms, special terms as key words shall be used without any transformation as it can lead to loosing the term meaning. General scientific, common, generalized terms shall be used as key words with some elaboration (for example, conservation methods, history of architecture). The optimal number of key words are 5–9 which should be separated by a semicolon.
  7. Annotation (200–250 words) shall contain short presentation of the paper concept. Recommendations for writing an annotation can be viewed here .
  8. Body of the Paper. The paper shall be structured as follows:
    • Introduction shall contain short analysis of the known information and data relevant to the research subject, which are available in particular literature and which substantiate topicality of the work; introduction shall end with precise formulation of the work purpose. Thus, the following shall be represented in the Introduction: short analysis of literature, work topicality substantiation and formulation of the work purpose.
    • The body of the paper shall include the following sections:
    • Research methodology/Samples and methods of research (for theoretical papers and papers in humanities the section can be excluded).
    • Experiment results (the section can be additionally structured and can contain subtitles)/Research results.
    • Results discussion (for theoretical papers and papers in humanities this section can be joined with the previous one).
    • Main results/Main results and conclusion/Conclusions. Conclusion shall be logically derived from the results obtained during the work. Examples of conclusions:

      (1) The Volga flows into the Caspian Sea.

      (2) Weight is directly proportional to mass of an object.

      (3)Yeti does exist.

      The same can be formulated the following way:

      (1)It has been proven, that the Volga flows into the Caspian Sea. It has been determined that the water flowing into the Caspian Sea is the water from the Volga.

      (2)A correlation has been determined between weight and mass of an object (For result formulation it is not necessary to present EXACT correlation, but for a conclusion it is necessary!).

      (3) There have been found footprints of a yeti – this is a result, but the statement that the yeti does exist is a conclusion, not necessarily correct.

      Conclusions can have presumable nature and can be compound. For example:

      Based on investigation of the found footprints, there has been made a conclusion that the yeti does exist.

      Thus, conclusions as opposed to results never shall begin with introductory words, but shall contain concise and complete citable formulation of a law/phenomenon/regularity/correlation/assumption. On the contrary, formulation of results shall begin with introductory words representing ways of obtaining the results: There was obtained/found/revealed/implemented/introduced. Description of results does not necessarily need to be complete and concise, i.e. include the CONCLUSION, but in any case, it should indicate what has been DONE.

    • Conclusion (as required). Conclusion should contain description of premises and ways of further research works, including those on introduction of obtained results.
  9. Reference list (no less than 20 sources). Examples of reference list formatting can be viewed here.

Key Dates

  1. The article prepared by the author is considered by the Authorised Secretary on the day of its receipt as to its appropriate format and compliance with the subjects of the journal.
  2. If the article has formal remarks it is returned to the author for revision. The author shall modify the article within 5 working days from the date of the Editors’ Letter.
  3. A properly formatted article is remitted for review lasting for three weeks and its results are sent to the author via e-mail.
  4. If the article is returned by the Reviewer for revision and another review afterwards, the author shall modify the article within 5 working days from the date of the Editors’ Letter.
  5. On the day a positive review is received the article is forwarded to the technical editor. If he has any comments on the article, he shall direct them to the author via e-mail.
  6. The author shall modify the article within 5 working days from the date of the Technical Editor’s Letter.
  7. Shall a referential database specialist/proofreader has any questions or needs clarifications on the article, all these issues are agreed upon with the author with the help of the Authorised Secretary within 1 working day.
  8. A made-up article is sent to the author for proofreading. Author shall return the layout with corrections within 5 working days from the date of the layout receipt.

In the event the deadlines are violated by the author the article is moved to the next issue.



The authors who publish their manuscripts in “Science Vector of Togliatti State University”, “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology”, “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Economics and Management” Journals agree that:

  1. When submitting a manuscript to the Editors of “Science Vector of Togliatti State University”, “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Pedagogy, Psychology”, “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Economics and Management” Journals, the author accepts that the Editors have the exclusive property rights for the paper use (material submitted to the Editors including such protected by the copyright law objects as figures, charts, tables, etc.), including the rights for reproduction in print and on the Internet; distribution; translation of the materials into English.
  2. The author guarantees that (s)he has exclusive copyright for the material submitted to the Editors. Shall this guarantee be violated and shall the Editors receive any complaints or claims as a result, the Author shall settle all claims and complaints at his/her own and at his/her expense. The Editors shall not be held liable to a third party for violation of the guarantees given by the Author.
  3. The Author shall retain the right to use his/her published material, its fragments and paragraphs for personal and teaching purposes. Copying the materials published in the journal can only be allowed to other individuals or legal entities by a written consent from the Editors with a reference to the particular issue (year of publishing) in which the material was published.



Some information about authors (full name, name and address of the affiliated organization, e-mail address, telephone number for readers to contact the author) submitted by them for publication in the journal becomes available for a wide audience, to which the authors shall give their written consent by signing the application form in the Author Questionnaire submitted to the Editors together with accompanying documents for the paper. Publication of the aforementioned information meets authors' interests and enables complete and correct registration and record keeping of their publications and citation by relevant organizations. It also allows the authors to interact with a wide scientific community.

Personal information submitted by the authors to the Editors except the information listed above, including additional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers, will be used by the Editors only for contacts with the authors during pre-publication process. The Editorial Board shall not disclose any of the mentioned personal data to a third party.


Author Fees

Papers written by all the authors are published free of charge.

The author receives the journal title page, table of content and his article text in .pdf format via e-mail within two weeks after the journal issue is published.

Printed version of the journal issue: 2000.00 (RUB)

Shall the need arise, the author can order a printed version of the journal issue. The printed version can be ordered both prior and after the issue is printed.

To obtain a printed version of the journal issue the author needs to pay the journal price of 2000 rubles and mailing costs (150 rubles – Russia mailing and 400 rubles – international mailing) in any bank (bank details for payment) and e-mail a scanned copy of payment cheque to the Editors

By author’s choice, a printed copy of the journal can be sent by COD. In this case, the mailing cost will be 350 rubles.

When paying for the publication or a printed copy and its mailing it is important to specify the correct purpose of payment: Center of Scientific Journals.

When ordering a printed version of the journal issue before it is published, a parcel with a copy of the issue will be sent to the author within two weeks from the issue date.

When ordering a printed version of the journal issue after it is published, a parcel with a copy of the issue will be sent to the author within two weeks from the order date.