The Editors accept for consideration only original papers that contain 6 to 12 pages of text (excluding references, illustrations and tables) and meet necessary formatting and structural requirements.
The papers are e-mailed in digital form to email@example.com.
The paper are submitted together with a cover letter from the organization that recommended the paper for publication; expert opinion on acceptability for publication of the presented results in open sources (Expert Opinion Form); and a filled in Author Agreement signed by the author (Standard Author Agreement Form for one author) or all co-authors (Standard Co-Author Agreement Form). Scanned copies of all documents (the cover letter, the last page of the author agreement) have to be e-mailed to the aforementioned address.
Requirements to Manuscripts
- The materials for publication are to be presented in Microsoft Word for Windows format (file type – Word document).
- All page margins -2 cm, paragraph indentations -0.5 cm.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 than10 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.
- 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 have10 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.
- All figures should have captures and be consecutively numbered.
- All tables should have captures and be consecutively numbered. Do not use simultaneously tables and graphs (figures) to present the same results.
- All formulas should be created with «Microsoft Equation 3». Formulas length should not be over80 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.
- 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%
- UDC (Universal Decimal Classification).
- Full name of the paper.
- Name of the author.
- Information about the author (academic degree and title, organization, city, country).
- Key words. When choosing key words the main criteria shall be potential value for representing contents of the document or for its search. Key words 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.
- Annotation (200–250 words) shall contain short presentation of the paper concept. Recommendations for writing an annotation can be viewed here ;
- 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.
- Reference list (no less than 20 sources). Examples of reference list formatting can be viewed here. (Appendix 4 to the Guidelines).
Translation into English (paper title, name of the author, information about the author, annotation, bibliography) is not provided by the authors!
Translations for the journal “Science Vector of Togliatti State University. Series: Legal Sciences” shall be made by a professional translator.
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.
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.