Ural Journal of Legal Research


Ural Journal
of
Legal Research

Requirements to articles

FORMAL AND CONTENT REQUIREMENTS TO ARTICLES

1. The Ural Journal of Legal Research welcomes submissions of never published articles on the issues of law by students, postgraduates, professors and practitioners.

2. We publish articles in Russian and English languages.

3. Articles may be written in co-authorship.

4. The author grants the Ural Journal of Legal Research a gratis license to use the article via publishing. The author does not get any fee. The Journal does not charge authors for publishing. 5. Formal requirements:

The minimal manuscript length is 10 to 50 pages (including references).

The signed application form (download here) from each author should be sent to ural.law.journal@gmail.com for formal requirements compliance check.

6. Page properties:

Paper size – A4. Orientation – portrait. Margins – 2.5 cm on each side.

Major text – Times New Roman, 14 pt, line spacing – 1.5, justified alignment, paragraph indent – 1 cm, paragraph interval – 0.

The structure of the article includes:

– Universal Decimal Classification (it is assigned by the Editorial Committee)

– Author Info

– Title

– Abstract

– Key words

– Article’s text

– Bibliography

7. The title should be centered and printed with CAPITALISED bold symbols.

8. Author info should be placed before the title and should include name, degree (e.g. student/postgraduate/professor), email, school, academic supervisor (Times New Roman, 14 pt, line spacing – 1.5, right-alignment).

9. The abstract should be placed after the title. The abstract includes the relevance of the topic, briefly covers the research and the major conclusions. The abstract length is 300 to 600 symbols, including spaces (Times New Roman, 14 pt, line spacing – 1.5, justified alignment, paragraph indent – 1 cm. The word ‘‘Abstract’’ should be bold). The abstract duplicates in Russian lower than the abstract and key words in English (the Editorial Committee perform translation into Russian – please, inform us in case you would like to translate these parts of the article into Russian by yourself). (See the Annex).

10. Key words should be placed after the abstract. Key words’ number is 5-7 words (Times New Roman, 14 pt, line spacing – 1.5 lines, justified alignment, paragraph indent – 1 cm. The title “Key words” should be italic). The key words duplicate in Russian lower than the abstract and key words in English (the Editorial Committee perform translation into Russian – please, inform us in case you would like to translate these parts of the article into Russian by yourself). (See the Annex).

11. Academic supervisor’s recommendation. Articles of bachelors, masters and Ph.D. candidates should be attached with academic supervisor’s positive recommendation. The recommendation should be signed by academic supervisor. Authors should send a scan of the recommendation and the article (PDF format) by email.

12. Bibliography. One should indicate scholar sources only (articles, treatises, theses, abstracts, commentaries, textbooks, electronic sources, etc.). Do not quote excessively or unreasonably. We do not welcome self-quotations, but it is allowed within reasonable limits.

Bibliography should be placed after the text of the article. The title “Bibliography” should be centered, then follows the index of sources (enumerated with Arabic numbers (justified alignment) in order of mention. In each source the range of pages is indicated, or overall number of pages. References to the bibliography should be placed in the text in square brackets with pointing out to certain pages/rage of pages of a source. In case of reference to internet resources the author should include overall number of pages only (See the Annex). Requirements to bibliography coincide with requirements to the main text.

13. Footnotes. References to legislation and case law should be placed in the text of the article as footnotes and should not be indicated in the bibliography repeatedly. Footnotes should not be endnotes. Footnote properties: Times New Roman, 14 pt, line spacing – 1, justified alignment, paragraph indent – 1 cm.

Footnotes to Russian sources are indicated in accordance with GOST R 7.0.5 – 2008 "Bibliographic reference". General requirements and rules for drawing up, taking into account the examples in the Annex (See the Annex).

12. Consideration of articles procedure and time-limits

Submitted articles get to the editorial board for review.

The consideration includes:

  • the article consideration by the members of the editorial board for originality, content, requirement compliance
  • scholar review by the editorial board members
  • the decision on appoval/ revision/ rejection

The review is implemented if the “Antiplagiat" system gives 75% originality rate only.

Articles are considered within one month.

If the editorial board finds the need for revision, the article is to be finalized and sent via email within the period recommended by the editor.

The editorial board has the right to reject the manuscript of the article, if it does not comply with formal requirements.

Examples of footnotes