Philological Class

Submission process

The editorial board of the journal “Philological Class” invites specialists to contribute articles in the field of the Russian language and literature (Russian and foreign, classical and modern), linguistic culturology, psycholinguistics, ethno linguistics, sociolinguistics and methods of teaching Russian and literature.

The editorial board accepts articles in the fields covered by the journal. Materials for the sections “Pedagogical Technologies”, “The Lesson Is in Progress” and “Reviews” may be published out of turn.

Manuscripts are accepted in Russian. The articles are published in Russian. Abstract (at least 150—200 words), keywords and output data of authors in Russian and English languages.

The articles are included in the current issue for publication only on condition of the following:

the materials fully conform to the formatting requirements;

the materials include all the necessary documents, namely:

text of the article;

information about the author(s) - full family name, first name and patronymic, affiliation to organization, postal

address for publication in the journal, postal address for shipping the journal.

positive review of a PhD;

certificate from the Post-graduate Department (if the author is a post-graduate student).

One article of a single author may be published in each issue of the journal. Two articles may be accepted in the case of co-authorship.

All submitted articles are tested by the “Antiplagiat” system. The threshold of originality should not be less than 70 %. If the article doesn’t meet this requirement the notification is sent to the author for the text to be adjusted to this demand.

Then the materials are forwarded for a review.

There may be four review outcomes:

the article is recommended for publication “as is”;

the article is accepted pending revisions;

the article is accepted after complete revision;

the article is rejected.

If the article is accepted pending revisions the author is given 7 days for adjusting the issues that need improvement. If the article is accepted after complete revision it is scheduled for publication in the next issue of the journal.

After the discussion of the results of the review with the author the materials are put to the consideration of the editorial board which takes the final decision about the publication of the manuscript in the current issue of the journal.

After the materials have been accepted the question of payment for publication is settled. Publication for post-graduate students of all forms of education is free of charge. The post-graduate student should provide the scanned copy of the certificate from the post-graduate department.

All other authors are to pay 800 rubles for a single publication regardless of number of pages and co-authors.  Payment shall be made in accordance with the agreement which is sent to the author after his or her article has been accepted for publication.  

The agreement may be concluded both with the author (individual) and the institution (legal entity). Then the manuscript is forwarded to the technical editor for proof-reading and formatting. On this stage the technical editor may ask the author to provide additional information specifying some points.

A month after the issue has been passed for printing each author is e-mailed a PDF version of the journal and sent an author’s copy of the issue. Shipping of additional printed copies of the journal shall be paid for separately:  1000 rubles a copy, 250 rubles each additional copy.  

The PDF version of the journal is to be found on its official site — http://journals.uspu.ru.