Submitting your manuscript to be published in "Linguistics and Anthropology" you confirm that:

  • your paper has never been published elsewhere before and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere until the decision to publish it (or not to) in "Linguistics and Anthropology" journal has been made;
  • you yourself are the author of the submitted paper and you have not used any parts of other authors’ works without reference to those.

Reviewing process

All thematically relevant articles submitted to the journal are subject to double blind peer review. All submitted texts without author’s name are forwarded to independent anonymous reviewers; according to Editorial Board’s decision, only those articles get published that have received two positive reviews. Among reviewers of the journal are leading scholars from Russian universities and institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as international experts in the field of history, socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, and international relations that have published on the topic of an article under review over the past 3 years. Reviews are kept by the publishing house and the Editorial Board for 5 years.

The Editorial Board sends to the authors of submitted articles copies of reviews or a motivated refusal. The Editorial Board also undertakes to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, should a corresponding request be received from the latter.

Submission Guidelines

Papers are to be submitted in an electronic format.

The following materials should be sent to the editorial staff:

  1. The text of the article with an abstract and key words in Russian or English.
  2. Paper details in the second journal language. 
  3. Author details in Russian and English.
  4. Scan-copy of the Consent-to-Publish form
  5. Illustrations (if available)

1. The text of the article and the abstract.

Papers shall not exceed 40,000 characters including spaces or about 7000 words – for research papers and 6,000-12,000 characters including spaces or 800 to 1500 words – for information materials, including overviews and reviews.

The text shall be typed in MS Word (*.doc or *.rtf), Times New Roman, 12 pt, line spacing 1, all margins 2 cm, indention 0,5 cm.

The title page shall contain the Universal Decimall Classification number (UDC) and all of the following is to be indented:

Paper details:

  • Title of paper both in Russian and in English;
  • Summary of paper in Russian or in English (up to 250 words);
  • Key words in Russian or in English.

Important notice. The title page shall not contain the author’s name or any other personal details! Author details should be submitted in the separate file (see below)

When writing a summary, we kindly ask authors to keep it clear, simple and concise. The summary shall contain the statement of problem, how it has been dealt with and discussed in the academia, sources and methods for research, research results showing your contribution to the existing discourse and conclusions. Please stick to the proposed paper structure so as to facilitate your work and that of the Editorial Board.

Page numbering is consecutive, starting from the first page, at the bottom, centered.

Structuring the text. To better structure and present your paper, please divide the text into separate parts, each with its own subheading like “Introduction”,  “Conclusions” and any other which you might find necessary or useful to have.

If using additional fonts, please submit them in a separate file, too.


  1. To ensure better meeting the requirements of blind anonymous peer-review, when submitting your manuscript to the Editorial Board for the first time, please avoid self-citation and leave footnotes referring to your works blank. Once your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be able to put those back in your paper.
  2. When citing a foreign paper, Russian transcription of its author’s last name with the Latin spelling in brackets is to be provided in the text.
  3. To save space, if the author’s name has already been mentioned in the text, please indicate only the year of publication put in brackets after the author’s name, when referring to his/her paper: “In his paper V.Ya. Propp (1955) analyzes…”
  4. In all other cases the author’s last name and year of publication shall be given in brackets without a comma: (Balzer 2011); if there are two authors, last names of both are to be given, in case there are three authors, last names of all the three are to be given only if mentioned in the text for the first time (Ivanov, Petrov, Sidorov 1980), and only the “et al” is to be put afterwards (Ivanov et al. 1980). When referring to a paper by more than three authors, please put the “et al” even if it is the first mention of it in the text.
  5. When referring to works by several authors, indicate their names separated by a semicolon: (Anokhin 1924; Potapow 1963). When referring to several papers by the same author, years of publication shall be separated by a comma followed by a space: (Batyanova 1987,  2005).
  6. When referring to collective works, it is sufficient to indicate the title’s first word or a few words and the year of publication. For example, a reference to the book «Wege zum Norden. Wiener Forschungen zu Arktis und Subarktis» may be put like this: (Wege zum Norden … 2013).
  7. If the date of publication is unknown, please indicate “s.d.” (sine data) and if the publication is currently in press, put “in press”: (Ivanov, s.d.) and (Petrov, in press).
  8. Page numbers shall be provided after a year of publication separated by a colon: (Bellah et al. 2008: viii).
  9. If you are placing several references to the same paper within a paragraph, it is sufficient to only indicate relevant page numbers of that paper when mentioning it for the second, third time and so on, e.g. (Schiller 2011: 192) - when referring for the first time and (193-194) - in case of second mentioning etc.
  10. Range of pages and dates is to be indicated by an en dash: 99–102, 1985–1990.
  11. Numbers in a range of pages shall be given in full: 124–128, and not 124–28.

Reference list is to be provided at the end of the paper. Samples:

for monographs:

Putilov B.N. Folklore and people’s culture. SPb.: Nauka, 1994.

for papers:

Shakhovtsov K.G. Is it a privilege to be Selkup? // Practice of post-Soviet adaptation of peoples of Siberia: Collection of papers / Editor-in-Chief D. Funk, H. Beach, L. Sillanpyaya. M.: IEA RAS, 2006. pp. 157–172.

Diekoff A., Phillipova E.I. Rethinking nations in the “post-national” era // Ethnographical Review online. 2014. № 1. pp. 193–199 (http://journal.iea.ras.ru/online/2014/2014_1_193_199_Dieckhoff.pdf).

for archive sources (with indication of archive file number and year):

GATO. F. 234. Op. 1. D. 135. Statistics on Tomsk province non-locals for the year 1889.

Notes are to be given as endnotes using Arabic numerals. Numbering is consecutive, starting from number 1.

If using acronyms /abbreviations in the text, please provide a list of them separately.

2. Paper details in the second language of the journal.

This section should contain the following information: the title, the abstract and key words in the second language of the journal. If the article is written in Russian, the title, the abstract and key words should be translated into English. If the article is written in English, the title, the abstract and key words should be translated into Russian.

Please, do not use online translators or any other automatic translation systems

3. Author details 

Author details should be submitted both in Russian and English

  1. Author’s full name (last name, first name, patronym - if applicable) 
  2. Academic degree, academic title;
  3. Place of work/study and position; please, provide the official name of your organization in English as well;
  4. E-mail;
  5. Postal address;
  6. Telephone (office and, if possible, cell phone number to facilitate communication)/

4.Scan-copy of the Consent-to-Publish Form 

The Consent-to-Publish form should be signed by every authors and scanned as a PDF file (600 dpi)

5. Illustrations 

Drawings, tables, graphics, diagrams, etc. are to be submitted in separate files. Drawings/pictures shall be presented in black-and-whiteIllustrations should be in TIFF or JPEG format, at least 400 dpi. Please do not insert illustrations in the text, instead indicate Fig.1, Fig.2 etc. in between paragraphs, and provide titles of pictures.

Illustrative material submitted without a written permission of its author or copyright holder will not be accepted for publication. 



Once agreed to publish his/her paper in the journal, the author (unconditionally reserving the copyright) grants to the journal the right of first publication based on the Creative Commons Attribution License which allows using his/her paper by others provided there is a reference made to the author of the original text and to the original journal publication.


In its publishing activity, the Editorial Board relies on the Code of Conduct COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct

Address for submission papers and materails

Please send your materials and papers to the following address: linguan@isu.ru, having copied the email to taschlykoff@mail.ru  – Marina Tashlykova, Editor-in-Chief.

Chek-list. Foolownig file should be sent for submisstion a paper to "Linguistics and Anthropology":

  1. The text of the article with an abstract and key words in Russian or English.
  2. Paper details in the second journal language. 
  3. Author details in Russian and English.
  4. Scan-copy of the consent form
  5. Illustrations (if available)

When sending your files, please put them all (including the text itself, additional fonts, illustrations, list of illustrations, list of acronyms/abbreviations and other related files) in one archive folder using WiZip or WinRar (Ivanov.zip or Ivanov.rar).