Guide for authors

 Guidelines for Authors – Short English Version

[Please consult the full Russian version]

The working language for submissions and publications in the journal is Russian or English.

Contributors submit a file (format: MS Word .DOCX) and its printed copy if needed. The detailed instruction for preparing an online manuscript can be found here.

Submitted paper must have a title page carrying:

• author's full name

• title of the article

• information about the author (current position, institutional affiliation, postal address, contact phone, e-mail, and ORCID ID).

Manuscript Length:

• Articles should not exceed 8,000 words with spaces (including all notes and refer-ences), if unsolicited

• Book reviews (if unsolicited) should not exceed 2,500 words with spaces (including all notes and references).

• Figures – no more than eight  illustrations per article. (See more info on figures be-low)

An abstract (at least 250 words) summarizing the article’s scope, and a list of up to ten keywords (index words or phrases) are required for each article-length manuscript. Both the abstract and keywords are required in Russian and English languages.

Permissions: If the author uses photos, images or other copyrighted material (such as documents from private archives) belonging to anyone other than the author herself/himself, a written permission from the owner or copyright holder must be provided for each image or document used. The author is responsible for securing all permissions and delivering them to the editorial office in the timely manner.

Notes: All notes (if any) follow the text as footnotes but precede the list of references cited, which ends the article. Notes are numbered consecutively throughout the text by super-script numerals.

References cited: The references section includes full citation of every publication cit-ed in the text. References inside the text should be marked by square brackets.

Entries are listed alphabetically by author or editor. In the case there are references both in Cyrillic and in Latin, the list of Cyrillic references arranged alphabetically goes first, and is followed by the list of Latin references arranged likewise alphabetically.

A brief example of the reference citation system used in the journal is provided below; however, authors should consult the full version of the guidelines in Russian for detailed in-structions and examples.

Citations in the body of the text follow this format: [Ivanov, 1998, p. 25]. If the au-thor or editor is unknown (as in brief newspaper pieces, etc.), one or two words from the be-ginning of the title may be used and italicized [Everyday Life, 1999]. If a work is co-authored by three or more authors, the following example applies: [Smith et al., 1970]. If there are sev-eral works by the same author, dated by the same year, numbers 1, 2, 3 are used as markers [Ivanov, 1987(1), p. 22; Smith, 1964(2), p. 35].

When citing archival materials not attributed to any author, the name of the archive is indicated in the square brackets [RGADA, f. 381, op. 10, d. 2, l. 14]; while, in the general list of references cited, a corresponding entry is inserted, with the full name of the archive included:

RGADA – Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv drevnikh aktov, Moscow.

When citing Internet sources, contributors should indicate the author(s) and title of the publication, as well as the name of the website, or the title of the major section of the website, in which the cited material is published. The date of access may be indicated if the Internet publication is not dated.


Kychanova S. Mikhail Zadornov v Omske: “V Okunevo vpervye uvidel slavian, ko-torye ne p’iut i ne kuriat!”. Komsomol’skaia pravda. Oct 3, 2011. URL:

Sanin G. Ingushskii trampling. Itogi. 2004. № 32. URL:

Mahmood S. Religious Freedom, Minority Rights, and Geopolitics // SSRC Digital Fo-rums. 05.03.2012. URL:

Vetokhov S.V. Egyptian Rock-Cut Tombs of the Old Kingdom in Giza: archi-tectural elements as a dating instrument. Vestnik drevneĭ istorii. T. 76. 2016. № 2. Pp. 245–263 (in Russian).

Bimbaeva A.V. Pre-Hinduist Beliefs in Ancient Java. Malaisko-indonesiiskie issledovaniia = Malay and Indonesian Studies 16. Ed. N.F. Alieva. Moscow: Gumani-tarii, 2004. Pp. 46–67 (in Russian).

[Quran: Translated into Russian by G. Sablukov. Kazan, 1907. 3rd ed.].

Appu P.S. Land Reforms in India. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing, 1996.

Bhattacharya K. Précisions sur la paléographie de l’inscription de Vỏ-cạnh. Artibus Asiae. T. 24. Fasc. 3/4. 1961. Pp. 219–224.

Pinnow H.-J. Schrift und Sprache in den Werken Lako Bodras im Gebiet der Ho von Singhbhum (Bihar). Anthropos. Bd. 67. 1972. Pp. 822–856.



All illustrative material should be separate from the text, in a series of figures num-bered consecutively with Arabic numerals. All captions should be typed on a separate page. Please insert notes in the text (such as: [Fig.1 here], [Fig.2 here], etc.), using a font of differ-ent color and indicating the desired approximate placement of figures. (Notes should be put preferably in between paragraphs.)

Image files should be in JPG, JPEG or TIFF format and should be large enough (if you scan a picture or photo, please set the scanner resolution to 400 dpi).

An example of captions:

Figure 1. The population distribution map. Source: journal Ethnology, 1990, vol.14, p. 20. Reproduced by permission. (File: image1.tif).

Figure 2. Ethnographers during the interview. Source: John Smith's private collection. Reproduced by permission. (File: image2.tif)

Figure 3. Household construction type. Photo by the author, 2001.