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Author Guidelines

Essay-formatting guidelines

1. The manuscript must contain:

a) The title of the essay, succinct and printed in bold type.

b) The author’s full name, academic degree and academic rank (if any) or the degree of postgraduate student. 

c) An abstract: 5 – 7 lines. (in bold type).

d) The keywords (5 – 6 words in bold type).

e) The text of the essay (no more than 15 – 20 000 of printed characters with spaces, 1,5-spaced font Times New Roman, 14 pt; footnotes should be indicated at the end of each page; numbered notes should be indicated at the end of the article).

f) In exceptional cases the volume of the essay can be expanded to 40 000 characters.

g) The references are listed at the end of the text. (After the word "References" in bold type, a colon is put and a list of the publications is provided in alphabetical order).

2. Attachments to the manuscript

a) Illustrations and photographs (4 to 6) in the electronic form are to be sent as separate JPEG files (resolution: 300dpi or higher; the size of each file: 1,5 MB or above).

b) Diagrams and figures with the following indication "Table 1,2..", " Fig.1,2..".

c) The author's photo in the electronic form (JPEG, resolution: no less than 300 dpi, size: no less than 600 KB, color or black-and-white).

3. Recommendations for the  Authors

The essays written by postgraduates and PhDs are accompanied by an extract from the minutes of the faculty's or another academic body's meeting recommending the essay for publication (duly certified and sealed) and, for post-graduates, a reference from the post-graduate department. 

Authors with Doctoral degrees do not require extracts from the minutes of the meeting of the faculty or another academic body.

4. Guidelines for Authors

a) Acceptance Rules

  • Authors present original independent works not published elsewhere earlier and marked by actuality and academic novelty, along with a set of documents (in electronic versions) to be checked for their compliance with the journal’s technical requirements: 129226, Russian Federation, Moscow, W. Pieck str. 3., of. 103 (tel.: 8(499)181-42-52, e-mail:
  • After the format of the essay has been checked and the set of the required documents has been completed the author gets an notification of documents receipt stating the date on which the essay was accepted and its code; then the essay is sent to the journal’s editorial board.
  • The essays are to be sent to the editorial team via this web-site.

b) The essays are supplemented with:

  • The author's photo and illustrations (5 - 6 at most, resolution: 300 dpi) with captions. The authors guarantee that the iconographic material doesn't infringe the copyright and other intellectual property rights.
  • The so-called "Information about the Author" (a Word file) in Russian stating in one indented paragraph the title of the essay, the UDC, the author’s full name, degree and scholarly rank (if any), position and place of employment, as well as an abstract of the essay (5-7 lines at most) and 5-6 key words. In the process of compiling the journal the "Information about the Author" is shaped as an independent document constituting a part of "Summary/Presentation of Authors" and sent for translation.
  • An extended abstract of the essay in Russian and English - no longer than 2200 characters with spaces (for every chapter) - containing (in one indented paragraph) the title of the essay, the UDC, the author’s full name, degree and scholarly rank (if any), the summary of the essay (in a new paragraph) which reveals its message and academic novelty in a concise and well-argued way, and the main conclusions and key words.

c) The basic requirements to the essays:

The essay is to be a completed text upon a subject of actual importance and academic novelty, original and thoroughly researched and never published elsewhere before.

d) The articles written by postgraduates accompanied a reference from the post-graduate department (duly certified and sealed).

e) The essays submitted to the editorial office are subject to double blind peer-reviewing (see Rules of Peer-reviewing). The reviews are kept in the editorial office and the publishing office within 5 years.

5. Recommendations for the Authors:

5.1. The recommended volume of an essay is 15-20 thousand characters with spaces, 8–12 typed pages. The text’s parts must be headlined.

5.2. The typescript,(after the title and the author’s full name) is provided with the thematic index according to the tables of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC). The recommendation is available at VGIK’s library. It is followed by a short abstract (5-7 lines) and 5 or 6 key words. The typescript is accompanied by supplements: the Information about the Author in Russian and an extended abstract in Russian and English (2200 characters each) in separate files.

6. The text. The essay is a complete work of 15–20 thousand characters with spaces in the Word format, with a heading, an abstract, key words and the text set in type in 14 Times New Roman body-size with the 1,5 interline, to be sent to the editorial board ( Outside authors should also send their essays on paper by mail to the editorial board with a return receipt. All parts of the essay (tables, diagrams, drawings, footnotes etc.) are placed and shaped according to the National State Standard (GOST) and technical requirements and also sent separately in JPEG. When citing the tables, drawings etc., their sources are to be mentioned by all means.

7. The footnotes in the essay are presented per page. The list of bibliographic references entitled REFERENCES is placed in the end, 10 titles at most. They are transliterated into Roman alphabet, see:

The example of transliteration see below.


Gaponenko T.V. Upravlencheskie reshenia  [Management Decisions]. – Rostov n/D: Feniks, 2008. – 284 p.

Chernorutskiy I.G. Metody prinyatia resheniy [The Methods of Making Decisions]. –SPb.: BHV-Peterburg, 2005. – 416 p.

8. Bibliographic references are presented according to the effective federal standards (GOST). Illustrations with captions are sent in separate files. The essay is presented in the Microsoft Word (Version 2003 and later).

8.1. Abbreviations and conventional signs. Those not accepted by the International System of Units are to be deciphered in the text or in the footnotes.

8.2. Illustrations. The essay is supplemented with photos, drawings, diagrams etc. in 300 dpi sent to the editorial office separately in JPEG with captions in separate files. Conventional signs are explained by captions or in the text. Lines, dots and names must be absolutely clear and distinct. If other authors’ illustrations are used one should observe the copyright and the intellectual property status as required by the RF Civil Code (at greater length see and obtain the author’s written permission for publication.

8.3. A separate file contains the Information about the Author: the title of the essay, UDC, the author’s full name, academic degree and rank (if any), place of employment, position, home address, contact telephone number and e-mail.

8.4. After the procedure of double blind peer-reviewing (if both reviews are positive) and the approval of the publication by the Editorial Board the author is notified be e-mail. In the case of disapproval the author gets a motivated denial.

8.5. The Editorial Board retains the right – by agreement with the author – to correct the title and to carry out editing and correcting. After the publication the Editorial Board has the right to place the essay on its site or other sites with reference to "Vestnik VGIK".


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with each of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  • Absence of plagiarism. The authors guarantee that this article has not been published in whole or in part, and is not under consideration or in the process of publication in another publication.

  • Correct manuscript format. Manuscript file format is Microsoft Word (has the extension *.doc, *.docx). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographical requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  • Abstract. Designed in accordance with the requirements and does not exceed the limit.

  • Illustrations. Tables and figures were placed within the text of the manuscript and have their titles.

  • References. The list of references is formatted in accordance with the requirements. All the cited sources were checked for DOI.

  • Supplementary files. The authors have prepared for transfer to the editor

    • file containing full information about the authors (surname, name, place of employment, e-mail address);
    • graphic files (photos, satellite images, graphics, etc.).

    The authors are ready to upload these files to the journal website in Step 4 during the manuscript submission process.

  • The authors confirm that:

    • all participants who have made significant contributions to the study are presented as co-Authors;
    • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors;
    • all co-Authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication;
    • all authors have agreed to all clauses of the Agreement;

    in case the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors will receive the signed Agreement in PDF. All Authors of the paper are required to sign the Agreement in person and forward it to the editors. In order to facilitate the process, the Agreement states that the parties recognise electronically signed copies of Agreement, which in this case have the same legal force as the original. It can also be used in court processes aimed at protecting the Authors' rights.


Copyright Notice

Authors whose works are published in the journal "Vestnik VGIK" agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in the journal;
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published versions of their work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in the journal;
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

If a manuscript becomes accepted for publication in the journal, the authors should sign the Copyright transfer agreement. The standard agreement form can be found here.


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