Requirements for Manuscript Submission to “Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin”

Requirements for Manuscript Submission

to “Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin

  1. The submitted manuscript should not be previously published, nor being sent to another journal for consideration.
  2. The Editorial Board accepts for the review articles in Russian and English, which topics are within the scope of the Bulletin.
    1. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the “Manuscript Guidelines”.
    2. All submitted articles are subject to the peer-review.
    3. All submitted articles are checked for incorrect borrowings in the “Anti-Plagiarism” system[1].
    4. If the Editorial Board accepts the article for publication, the author must submit to the editorial office a filled out and signed License Agreement[2], defining the rights of the author and publisher.
    5. “Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin” neither charges publication fee, nor does it pay royalties to authors.
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MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES[3]

 

Please note that non-compliance with the Manuscript Guidelines is the ground for rejection of the paper by the Editorial Board. 

 

Ethical principles of the authors

 

  1. The Authors are responsible for providing reliable facts, quotations and statistical data, correct spelling of names and toponyms, and also for the correct use of the information not disclosed for open publication. 
  2. The authors are responsible for the novelty and validity of the research results. Knowingly inaccurate or falsified statements are unacceptable.
  3. Plagiarism, misappropriation of research results and falsifying data are unacceptable. All quotations, borrowed contents and statements are to be provided with bibliographic references according to the rules of citing sources.
  4. Co-authors of the paper must include only those who made a significant contribution to the work, seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. It is unacceptable to include as co-authors those who did not participate in the research.
  5. The simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to several journals or the submission of an already published paper under other title is unacceptable and considered grounds for refusal in publication.
  6. If the authors discover a serious error or inaccuracy in their paper they must immediately notify the Editorial Board and take all the needed steps to correct the paper.
  7. The authors must indicate the place of their work and disclose all sources of funding (if any) for their research.

 

The layout of the article (for English-language publications)

 

  1. Articles should not exceed 30,000 characters with spaces for the holders of PhD degree, 20,000 characters with spaces for postgraduate students.
  2. Please use the standard font Times New Roman in 12-point size with 1.5 line spacing.  If using Eastern fonts please provide them for the editorial office.
  3. All pictures, graphs, tables and other illustrative materials must be submitted in separate files.
    1. Pages of the text should be enumerated, including the References list and the list of illustrations.
    2. Text should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.

Manuscript should include:

 

  1. Name of the author(s) – surname and first name in semi-bold type in 14-point size. 
  2. Article title – in semi-bold type in 14-point size.
  3. Affiliation – full name and address of the research or educational institution in italics in 12-point size.
  4. Information about the author – in the first footnote. It should include name in full, academic degree and academic title, full name of the research or educational institution and its structural unit (faculty, chair, department and so on) and author’s position at it; author’s contact information (e-mail).
  5. Abstract – 200-300 words. The abstract must summarize the scope of the paper and its main conclusions.
  6. Key words – 5-7 words reflecting the main content of the article.
  7. The text of the article must be created in the doc (docx) format and set in Times New Roman font in 12-point size with 1.5 line spacing. If using Eastern fonts please provide them for the editorial office.
  8. Bibliographic references for the paper – should be titled “References” in semi-bold type in 14-point size. References list should be compiled according to the guidelines (see below).

 

Text requirements

  • References to literature are given within the text as footnotes with the full citation.
  • All notes are given within the text as footnotes. Notes are numbered consecutively throughout the text by superscript numerals.
  • The text of the article must include such elements as the state of the field review and valid conclusions.

Guidelines for the list of references

  • List of references should be enumerated and composed alphabetically.
  • When referencing materials in Russian or Oriental languages the title of the publication should be presented in transliteration with a translation of the title in English in square brackets. At the end of the citation an indication of publications’ language should be added in round brackets, for example: “(In Russ.)”
  • Book titles, titles of periodicals and collections of articles should be italicized. 
  • Citations must include the following elements:
    • for the books — authors’ first and last names, title of the book, place of publication, publishing house, year of publication, general number of pages;
    • for the articles published in academic journals — authors’ first and last names, title of the article, title of the journal (separated from the title of the article by period, not double slash!), year of publication, volume and number, page numbers;
    • for dissertations — author’s first and last name, title of the dissertation, place and year of submission, general number of pages;
    • for Internet publications — authors’ first and last names, title of the article, title of the website (separated from the title of the article by period, not double slash!), URL and date of access.

 

Examples of the layout of References (for publications in Russian and Oriental languages)

 

El-Khosni M. Kor”en Sherif terjemese khakynda [On the translation of the Holy Quran]. Shura, 1910, no. 15, pp. 468–469. (In Tatar)

 

Kulikova A.M. Vostokovedenie v rossijskih zakonodatel'nyh aktah (konec XVII v. – 1917 g.). [Oriental Studies in Official Documents of Russian Empire (end of XVII c. – 1917)]. St. Petersburg, 1994. (In Russ.).

 

Kirillina S.A. Osmanskii Egipet XVIII v. v sisteme religioznogo znaniya arabomusul’manskogo

mira [Ottoman Egypt of the 18th Century in the System of Religious Knowledge in the Arab-Muslim World]. Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta. Seriya 13. Vostokovedenie [Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin]. 1998. № 4, pp. 42–61. (In Russ.).

 

 

For transliteration of the Russian language publication titles, it is advisable to use the BSI standard (British Standards Institution). To make the BSI transliteration more convenient, it is possible to use the link https://translit.ru/ru/bsi/, where this procedure occurs automatically.

 
After the automatic transliteration, it is important to correct

  • names, initials, toponyms, text titles etc.,
  • the Russian-language designations of the volume, number and page of the publication are to be translated into English, 
  • abbreviations of city names must be spelled out in full: Moscow instead of “M.”; St. Petersburg instead of “SPb.”
  • the publisher’s name should be transliterated, not translated: “Nauka Publ.”, “Vostochnaya literature Publ.”


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