Publication Rules



  1. General requirements
    • Materials submitted for publication in the journal «Public law today» (hereinafter, respectively — publications, journal) must be original, not previously published in other printed publications.

Publications in the form of an article (report) must also be topical, have a novelty, and contain the conclusions of the research.

Before sending a publication to the editor of the journal, its author should carefully check the General spelling, as well as the correct spelling of the relevant terms and grammar.

Each publication shall specify the:

— universal  decimal classification index (UDC), which the publication belongs to by its subject. To do this, the author must contact the information and bibliographic Department of the library at the place of work (study) or independently determine it using the appropriate Internet resources;

— unique sixteen-digit author code ORCID (public identifier of the researcher and participant, agreed with ISO (ISO 27729)), assigned to each author in the ORCID registry ( free of charge in order to identify the author of the publication (preferably). To receive the author’s ORCID code the author must first fill out a form on the site and wait for a positive resolution of the issue of assigning the specified code.

  • Publications are sent by their authors and accepted by the editorial Board of the journal in electronic form to the e-mail of the editorial Board.

The publication must be typed in the Microsoft Office Word package no earlier than 2003 and presented as a file with the extension doc, docx or rtf. The name of this file must contain the author’s last name and the title of the publication containing no more than 5 words (for example: Petrov Topical problems of administrative law.doc).

If illustrative material is used in the publication, the author of the publication indicates the place of its insertion in the text of the publication, indicating the number of such insertion (for example: Insert 1). The illustrative material (scanned images, drawings, etc.) to be published in the publication must be of high quality and presented in separate files. The name of these files must contain the name of the author of the publication and the word «insert» with the number of such insert corresponding to the place of insertion specified in the text of the publication (for example: Petrov Insert 1. png). The scanned material must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi for tone images and at least 600 dpi for bar images (graphs, tables).

The publication file must also be accompanied by a separate file with the name of the author (for example:  Petrov Ivan Ivanovich.јрg) image (photo) of the author of the publication in electronic form with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The author’s photo must not contain unauthorized persons or objects prohibited for public placement. A publication made by several authors should be accompanied by separate files with the image of each of the authors.

Audio, video and other animated materials are not accepted for publication.

All files sent to the editorial office of the journal for publication must be in good condition and presented as a single archived RAR or zip file with the name of the author (s) of the publication (for example: Petrov.гаг).

  • Manuscripts of publications and other materials specified in paragraph 1.2 of these Rules are not returned to their authors.
  • Publications in the format and scope of provision, structure and design must comply with the requirements of these Rules.

Publications that do not comply with these Rules are sent to the authors for technical revision. Publications sent to the authors for technical revision are subject to return to the editorial office of the journal within the recommended period, and in its absence-within 3 days, with the changes and corrections made in the text marked «After revision».

In case of repeated non-compliance by the author of the publication with these Rules, the editorial Board reserves the right not to consider its publication.

  • Submitted articles are checked in the «Antiplagiat» program. If the original text of the article is detected by at least 82 %, the article receives a positive test result based on the originality criterion, and the editorial Board decides to allow it to be published. If less than 82% of the text is original, i.e. plagiarism is detected in the text, the article is rejected without the right to further processing or revision.
  • Publications in the form of an article (report) are subject to review. The publication is reviewed in the absence of inconsistencies specified in paragraph 1.4 of these Rules, and if there are any – only after its technical revision. Authors have the opportunity to read the content of reviews. If the reviewer gives a negative review, the author will be given a reasoned refusal to publish his material.
  • Fee for publishing articles in the journal is not charged.
  • The authenticity or accuracy of any information specified in the publication, is the responsibility of the author (authors).


    • The Publication must include the title, author’s name, information about the author, abstract, keywords, main text of the publication, bibliography. Abstract, keywords and bibliography are not required in publications submitted for inclusion in the sections «Interview of the issue», «Reviews» and «Conference Information» of the journal.

At the end of all publications made in Russian, a translation into English of the parts of the publication specified in paragraph 2.11 of these Rules must also be included.

  • The title of the publication should be concise, informative (reflect the essence and main content of the publication) and short.

The title of the publication is placed at the beginning – the first line of the publication; do not put a period at the end of the publication name. The design of the title text must meet the formatting requirements specified in paragraphs 3.1 (sub-paragraphs » b «and» C») and 3.2 of these Rules.

  • The name of the author of the publication includes the full name of the author. The author’s name is specified in full and is placed one line after the publication name, with no dot at the end. The text of the author’s name must meet the formatting requirements specified in paragraphs 3.1 (sub-paragraphs » b «and» C») and 3.2 of these Rules.
  • Information about the author is located on the next line under the name of the author of the publication. Information about the author should indicated the following information and sequence: position (student category) (specified in full, including the full name of the structural unit), the name of the organization in which you work (study), author (indicate full name), academic degree and title; address of the place of work (study) – postal code, state (indicate full name), locality, street, house; the author’s email address. The layout of the text of information about the author must meet the formatting requirements specified in paragraphs 3.1 (sub-paragraphs «b» and «C») and 3.3 of these Rules.
  • If the publication is written by several authors, the name and information about the author are specified for each of the authors separately. In this case, the authors are listed in the alphabetical order of their last name or in descending order of their author’s contribution to the publication.
  • The abstract of the publication should be logical (follow the logic of the results description in the publication), reflect the main content (subject, purpose, methodology, conclusions) of the publication. The abstract should be no less than 250 and no more than 300 words long.

The text of the abstract should not contain (repeat) the information given in the title of the publication. Avoid unnecessary introductory phrases (for example, » the author of the article considers …»). Historical references, if they do not constitute the main content of the publication, the description of previously published works and well-known provisions are not mentioned in the abstract.

The abstract is placed one line after the information about the author (s) of the publication.

  • Keywords of the publication are arranged in one line after the information about the author (authors). Keywords are specified in the number of at least 6 and no more than 10 words (phrases). Keywords (phrases) are separated from each other by a semicolon.
  • The text of the abstract and keywords of the publication must meet the formatting requirements specified in paragraphs 3.1 (sub-paragraphs «b «and «c») and 3.3 of these Rules.
  • The Main text (main content) of the publication is placed two lines after the keywords and must meet the formatting requirements specified in paragraph 3.1 of these Rules.

The volume of the main text of the publication, made in the form of an article (report), should not be less than 0.5 (20 thousand characters) and exceed 1.0 conventional printed sheets (40 thousand characters). The volume of the main text of publications in the form of interviews, reviews or reviews of legislation should not exceed 0.5 conventional printed sheets. In agreement with the editor-in-chief of the journal, publications of a larger volume may be accepted.

Macros, markers, and automated lists are not allowed in the publication text.

  • The bibliography of the publication is placed one line after the main text of the publication. The bibliography must contain at least 15 scientific sources, including those that the author referred to in the main part of the publication. The bibliography does not include normative legal acts and materials of legal practice.

The literature in the bibliography is indicated not in alphabetical order, but in the order it follows in the text of the article. The bibliography may include literature in Russian or any other language.

The text of the bibliography must meet the formatting requirements specified in paragraphs 3.1 (sub-paragraphs » b «and» C») and 3.3 of these Rules.

Literature in the bibliography should be designed in accordance with the requirements of GOST 7.1-2003, and electronic resources – in accordance with GOST 7.82-2001.

2.11. At the end of all publications in Russian, the following parts of the publication are translated into English two lines after the bibliography:

  1. a) title;
  2. b) name of the author;
  3. c) information about the author;
  4. d) abstract;
  5. e) keywords;
  6. f) bibliography.

The formatting requirements for these parts of the publication in English are the same as for the formatting of the text of these parts in Russian.

The English translation must be of high quality.

The translation of the name (title) is made on the website

Requirements for the English-language section «References” located below the list of references at the end of each publication:

— to names (titles) articles published in foreign languages are subject to the same rules of writing as for literature from the bibliography list;

— the rules for translation into English set out in this paragraph above apply to articles executed in the original Russian language (see para.3 and 4 p. 2.11.); additionally (along with the translation), the transliteration of these names in Latin is indicated (e.g., Klokov V.T. (2000). Frantsuzskii iazyk v Afrike [The French language in Africa]. Saratov: Izd-vo Sarat. un-ta) [in Russian];

To transliterate the text of the “References » section from Russian to English, you can use the Translit website.

  • Footnotes (links to sources) are allowed only in the main part of the publication. Only footnotes are allowed in publications submitted for publication in the journal. The numbering of links (footnotes) throughout the text of the publication should be continuous.

Formatting of the text of footnotes must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs 3.1 (sub-paragraphs «b» and «c») and 3.4 of these Rules.

The literature cited by the author of the publication in footnotes must be designed in accordance with the requirements of GOST 7.0.5-2008, applied to footnotes (footnotes), including electronic resources.

2.13. Citation

Internal bibliographic references are given in square brackets, where a reference is made to the serial number of the work used in the bibliography list and the page – [18, p.65]. If the reference includes several works used, they are separated by semicolons within square brackets: [4, p. 15; 5, p.123].



3.1. To all parts and the entire text of the publication:

  1. a) page parameters:

margins: left-3.0 cm, top, bottom, right-2.5 cm; page orientation-book;

paper size-A4 (21 cm × 29.7 cm);

header and footer-1.0 cm;

  1. b) font parameters:

font format: TimesNewRoman; font size-14 PT; text color-auto (black);

interval: scale-100 %; interval between signs-normal; offset and kering for signs-absent;

  1. c) paragraph parameters:

alignment-width; level-main;

margins: text-0 cm, first line-1.0 cm;

intervals: between paragraphs: before and after-0 PT; line – one and-a-half or 1.5 PT.

3.2. Title and name of the author of the publication:

  1. a) font type-bold;
  2. b) alignment of the paragraph-in the center, indent of the first line-0 cm.

3.3. Information about the author, abstract, keywords and bibliography of the publication:

  1. a) font type-normal; the words «abstract», «Keywords», «Bibliography» are printed in bold as a separate line;
  2. b) font size-12 PT.

3.4. Footnotes:

  1. a) position of footnotes: paginated (at the bottom of the page);
  2. b) format of footnotes: numbering of footnotes – Arabic numerals, starting from one (1), and through (solid);
  3. c) the font size of footnotes is 11 PT;
  4. d) paragraphs of footnotes: indent of the first line and the separator of footnotes-0 cm; line spacing-single or 1.0; position and splitting on the page-prohibition of hanging lines, do not break the paragraph.

4.1. The scientific article is the result of intellectual activity and subject to copyright. According to Russian and international legislation on the protection of copyright (intellectual) rights, scientific articles are granted legal protection.

4.2. When submitting an article to the editorial Board, the authors should exclude unacceptable practices:

  • Unauthorized use of another person’s work without proper acknowledgement of the source. If the author uses borrowed data (illustrations, citations, tables, and other materials), he must obtain written permission from the copyright holder to use them and attach them to the manuscript. References to sources of borrowing are required;
  • Misuse of borrowings from your own work;
  • The flow of the article in Russian or English language directly in several magazines;

* Falsification and fabrication of data.

4.3. The Editorial Board suggests to observe the ethical and legal norms specified in clause 4.2. and to avoid unacceptable practices.

4.4. These requirements of publishing ethics fully comply with the norms of Russian and international law in this area, including, but not limited to, the requirements of the Declaration of ASEP (Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers) 2016. (, the principles of good publishing practice of the Committee on ethics of scientific publications (Committee on Publication Ethics) 1999 and a Code of conduct for editors, 2004. ( ).


5.1. These requirements meet the requirements of the higher Attestation Commission (HAC), which can be found at, as well as international requirements and standards for the design of publications in periodicals, including, but not limited to, the requirements for publications contained in the SCOPUS citation database (SCOPUS) — more detailed requirements can be found on the company’s website Elsevier in section Scopus Content Coverage Guide at the address

5.2. The editorial Board undertakes to adapt these requirements to any enacted requirements in this area in case of changing local and international requirements for registration of publications, and immediately inform about changes of the requirements of authors of articles being prepared for publication in the corresponding number of this journal.

5.3. In all other matters that are not provided for by these requirements, the requirements for publications in this journal are governed by current local (Russian) and international requirements, including, but not limited to, the standards of the Russian Higher Attestation Commission, as well as international standards for publication design, including those contained in the SCOPUS citation database (SCOPUS).


6.1. Electronic archives of all published journals of this periodical are stored on the Internet for at least 5 (five) calendar years from the date of their Publication in both Russian and English on the official website of the journal at the link



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