Review 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.