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Special education

Submission process

Publishing Ethics of the Journal Special Education

Principles of work of the editorial board and the publisher:

– abiding by the ethical norms of behavior towards authors, colleagues and readers;

– scientific, objective and professional character of activity;

– access to publications;

– informational openness and reliability of information, including that about fee-paying services;

– interaction with scientific and professional organizations and communities;

– double blind review of materials by independent experts;

– approval of the final text of the article and inadmissibility of copyright violation;

– timely and constructive decision making in editing and publishing activity;

– prevention and withdrawal of publications of low quality.

Ethical Principles for authors:

– abiding by the ethical norms of behavior towards the editorial board, publisher, other authors, scientific research participants and journal readers;

– adhering to the existing requirements to scientific and scientific-methodological publications;

– abiding by the ethical criteria of authorship and reliability of published materials;

– inadmissibility of using agency services for the preparation of publication, plagiarism and auto-plagiarism, excessive self-citation and artificial expansion of scientific metrical parameters.


The editorial board of Special Education accepts articles in the fields covered by the journal.

Materials for publication are accepted only by e-mail (Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра. ) for the purpose of their orderly and safe storage.

The articles are accepted regularly all through the year and are scheduled for publication in order of arrival of manuscripts.

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

1) the materials fully conform to the formatting requirements;

2) 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 or candidate of sciences.
  • 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.

Then the materials are forwarded for a review. The review is approved by the science issuing editor.

There may be three review outcomes:
1) the article is recommended for publication “as is”;
2) the article is accepted pending revisions;
3) the article is rejected.  

If the article is rejected and the author doesn’t agree with the decision of the editor he can apply to the editorial board for a second review by a different expert (the article in this case is scheduled for publication in the next issue of the journal).

On the article being rejected for the second time the author can apply to the editorial board for a review by an expert committee.

The expert committee is formed by the order of the editor-in-chief. It includes five members of the editorial board or external specialists in the field in which the disputed research has been made.

The members of the expert committee work individually. The decision is taken by majority rule.  

If the article is accepted pending revisions the author is given 7 days for adjusting the issues that need improvement.  Once these issues are adjusted for, the manuscript will receive another review prior to publication.

In case the author does not submit the adjusted copy of the article to the editorial board after 7 days the manuscript 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 9000 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 ( or on the site of the Scientific E-library (