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Submission Rules

Dear Authors,
the Editorial Board of the Moscow Journal of International Law welcomes your Written Works (Articles) and will be happy to publish them provided they meet the general requirements established by the Submission Rules. These rules apply to all the materials submitted to the journal editors for publication. The Editorial Board has the right not to accept the material submitted for publication in case the author fails to observe the Rules for the Written Works (Articles) design and layout, and if elements of plagiarism are detected.

Rules for the authors presenting Written Works (Articles)
for publishing in the “Moscow Journal of International Law”

  1. To be accepted for publication the Written Work (Article) should correspond to the profile of the scientific periodical, i.e. these should be only materials on legal subjects related to various branches of International law or those directly connected therewith.
  2. The Written Work (Article) submitted for publication should be not published earlier and not intended for simultaneous publication in other periodicals.

    They should be executed at a high scientific level and contain results of topical studies on corresponding problems, be of scientific importance and practical value.
  3. Written Works (Articles) are submitted to the Editorial Board in electronic form (to the e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The electronic versions of the Written Work (Article) s are to be presented in the MS Word format (*.doc or *.docx). The file name should contain the surname of the author or the first of the co-authors.
  4. Volume of the publications: for the authors with a PhD degree is up to 40,000 symbols, including intervals and bibliographic footnotes); for post-graduate students - up to 20,000 symbols, including intervals and bibliographic footnotes. In case the material submitted is of a larger volume than provided by these Rules, the Editorial Board reserves the right to accept the Written Work (Article) for publication in full, reduce it or return it to the author for shortening.
  5. The first page of the text of the Written Work (Article)  should show the surname, name, title of the Written Work (Article) , a summary – up to 100 words, keywords (up to 10 words) (both in Russian and English).
  6. The Written Work (Article)  design should meet the following requirements: page layout (margins) – left - 3 cm, right – 1.5 cm, top and bottom - 2 cm; font - Times New Roman; size: basic text and bibliographic list - 14 pt, resume and keywords in Russian and English - 12 pt, references and footnotes - 10 pt; intervals: in the text – 1.5, in the references and footnotes - 1; paragraph indent in the basic text and resumes – 1.25 cm, in the references and footnotes - 0; page numbering – center bottom. Hyphenation - automatic. Text alignment – justified.
  7. References and footnotes should be arranged according to GOST R 7.0.5-2008 “Bibliographic references”.
  8. Submitting the text of the Written Work (Article)  for publication in the journal, the author warrants the correctness of all his/her personal data, absence of plagiarism and other forms of unfair borrowing in the Written Work (Article) , proper execution of all borrowings of the text, tables, schemes, and illustrations. Authors are recommended to carefully check the spelling of all the materials, proper writing of the legal terms and the Written Work (Article)  design before submitting the Written Work (Article) .
  9. All the Written Works (Articles) presented are reviewed by the members of the Editorial Board of the journal according to the profile of the Written Work (Article) submitted and (or) scientists being recognized experts in the subject of the materials reviewed invited by the Editorial Board. Written Works (Articles) are revised quarterly; the author of the article will be notified about the decision made at the joint meeting of the Editorial board.  The article can be accepted for publication, rejected or additional work of the author on the article is necessary.

    The editors will send to the authors the reviews to their Written Work (Article) s received in electronic form. If requested by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation the reviews shall be given to the Higher Attestation Commission at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and/or the Ministry. At refusal to send the Written Work (Article) presented by the author for review the Editorial Board shall give him/her a grounded answer.
  10. No fee for the publication of articles is charged.
  11. The author shall endorse and submit the Copyright (Exclusive Rights) Transfer Agreement. The agreement enters into full force and effect upon the decision of the Editorial Board to publish the Written Work (Article) in the Journal. If the Editorial Board decides not to publish the Author’s Written Work (Article), the Editorial Board shall notify the Author thereof within 15 calendar days upon the adoption of such a decision.
  12. One of the requirements of the Higher Attestation Commission is inclusion of the publication in the Russian scientific citation index system, which presupposes open access to the materials of the published articles in the Internet. Sending his/her materials to the journal Editorial Board, the author knowingly agrees to the placing of his/her materials in open access in the Internet.
  13. The authors assign to the Editorial Board the exclusive right to the use of their Written Work (Article) s as follows: reproduction of the article (right to reproduction); distribution of the article by any method (right to distribution). Presenting the material delivered to the editors is an implied action directed at the appearance of the corresponding rights and obligations. The consent of the author to the material publication under the said conditions and also to its placing in the electronic version of the journal is presumed. The Editorial Board reserves the right to place the materials and articles of the journal in electronic law magazines and other electronic databases.
  14. In case of infringement of the requirements of these Rules the Written Work (Article) will not be accepted for consideration and review or, following the decision of the editor-in-chief, can be returned to the author for additional work thereon. The Written Work (Article) s sent to the authors for additional work are to be returned to the Editorial Board within the recommended time limits. The author shall indicate the changes made in the Written Work (Article) in his/her accompanying letter to the same.
  15. At the author’s failure to observe the requirements of these Rules the Editorial Board shall have the right to reject the material presented by the author indicating the reasons for such rejection.

Peer Review Rules

  1. All Written Work (Articles) received for publications in the “Moscow Journal of international Law” are subject to expert reviewing.
  2. All the Written Works (Articles) presented are mandatorily reviewed by the members of the Editorial Council and Editorial Board of the journal according to the profile of the Written Work (Article) submitted and (or) scientists being recognized experts in the subject of the materials reviewed invited by the Editorial Board.
  3. The originals of the reviews are stored in the editorial house for 3 years.
  4. The Written Work (Article) received will be first reviewed by the editor-in-chief to establish its conformity to the academic direction of the periodical (its subject heading list) and the general requirements of the Rules for the authors presenting Written Work (Article) and to define the reviewer. After preliminary consideration the Written Work (Article) is passed on to the reviewer. At refusal to send the Written Work (Article) presented by the author for review the Editorial Board shall give him/her a reasonable answer.
  5. The reviewer will be notified that the Written Work (Article) prearranged to him/her for review is a copyrighted object protected by law and may be used only for the review purposes.
  6. The timeline for review is established by the editor-in-chief; however, it should not exceed one month from the date the Written Work (Article) is given to the reviewer.
  7. The review is set in written copy endorsed by the reviewer.
  8. The review should be brief and contain the results of expert analysis of the academic level of the Written Work (Article), the relevance and scientific originality, if necessary – critical observations and recommendations on additional work. The review should specify: a) whether the content of corresponds to its title, b) to what extent the Written Work (Article) corresponds to the state-of-the-art in science and practice; c) relevance and originality. The reviewer evaluates: the structure, form of presentation of the material, accuracy of the terminology, methods used by the author and the results of the research.
  9. Basing on the review outcomes the reviewer should come to one of the following conclusions:
    • the Written Work (Article) is recommended for publishing;
    • the Written Work (Article) is recommended after additional amendments to the content (followed by recommendations from the reviewer); 
    • the Written Work (Article) is not recommended for publishing (motivated reasons stated by the reviewer).
  10. In case of a positive judgment of the reviewer the Written Work (Article) shall be included in the editorial portfolio for publication.
  11. If the review contains recommendations on amendment to the material, the editor-in-chief will send the review to the author suggesting that the recommendations are to be taken into consideration when making amendments to the Written Work (Article).
  12. The Written Work (Article) not recommended by the reviewer for publication will not be accepted for another review.
  13. The decision on publication is taken by the Editorial Board at joint Editorial Board meetings taking into account the expert estimates of reviewers.
  14. The editors will send to the authors the reviews to their Written Work (Articles) received in electronic form. If requested by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation the reviews shall be given to the Higher Attestation Commission at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and/or the Ministry.
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Свидетельство о регистрации ПИ №77-5895 от 8 декабря 2000 г.
The certificate on registration PI No.77-5895 December, 8, 2000
ISSN 0869-0049

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