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Dear authors!

Due to the fact that our Journal has been faced with the problem of simultaneous publication of the same manuscript in several scientific journals and the special attention of our editorial staff to the issues of compliance with publishing ethics and copyright, we inform you that when submitting an article for publication, the author must attach written confirmation that this manuscript will not be simultaneously published in other scientific journals. Submission of the same manuscript at the same time in more than one journal is regarded as unethical behavior, and if the editor reveals a similar situation, the collaboration with the author will be discontinued, and the electronic version of the publication will be removed from public access.

Attention! We draw the attention of the authors to the fact that the publication of articles in the journal "Central Russian Journal of Social Sciences" is done FOR FREE, if the rules for the preparation of articles are followed and with the positive decision of the editorial board according to the results of the expertise and taking into account the competition of materials sent for publication.


1. Published manuscripts and manuscripts published in other journals are not submitted.

Full articles are submitted with volume to 12 typed pages and 6 pictures, brief articles — to 5 typed pages and 4 pictures.

The article should be written efficiently and carefully edited.

2. It is necessary to send the following documents to the editorial board e-mail (vestniksrvon@mail.ru):

— application containing the title of the article, annotation, keywords, surnames and initials of authors, the place of employment — in Russian and English;

— electronic copy of the manuscript (in Word 97-2003 or RTF format), tables, pictures and picture captions;

— covering letter;

— contract for publication and right for placement in electronic databases;

— two annotations (in Russian and English) — 100-150 words;

— recommendation from your department (sector) for the publication of this article;

— recommendations for publication by the reviewer (for a postgraduate);

— information about the authors: their job titles, academic degrees, phones and e-mail addresses (in Russian and English).

Supporting documents for the article. It’s necessary to attach scanned copies of them (only in JPG or PDF) to one e-mail with the article.

All documents should have certified signature. Documents are scanned after they are fully prepared, signed and signature is certified. Do not send documents in Word, inserting it in the signature pattern.

Please note that the files of submitted manuscripts should be given electronically or by e-mail of the editorial board.

3. The manuscript is registered in the Register Journal indicating the date of receipt, the title, the author’s /authors’ full name, the place of employment. Article is assigned a unique registration number.

4. Submitted manuscripts should meet common ethic principles.

5. The secretary of the editorial council (Deputy Editor) refers the article for a review to a member of the editorial council, who is leading the appropriate scientific field, on condition that the article meets the necessary requirements.

The review undergoes some levels using type of peer-review: by the editor-in-chief, open peer review, one blind editing, double peer review.

The article sent to the author for revision should be returned with comments and the original version. The letter containing answers to comments and changes should be attached to the revised manuscript.

The article, delayed after revision by more than three months or required extra revision, is considered as a new submission.

6. The review given by the author should pay attention to the relevance of the scientific problem, uniquely characterize theoretical or applied significance of the research; relate the author’s conclusions to existing scientific concepts. An essential element of the review is the reviewer’s assessment of novelty of the manuscript, the personal contribution of the author in the solution of the problem. It is worth noting in a review compliance with the style, logic and accessible presentation of scientific nature of the manuscript.

7. The article should have:

  • originality — a new subject area, methods or results;
  • scientific methodology — accuracy and objectivity of the conclusions;
  • clarity, structured material and the quality of writing;
  • logical argumentation;
  • theoretical and practical significance;
  • novelty and relevance of links;
  • nternational approach;
  • editorial compliance with framework and objectives of the journal;
  • adequately reflecting the content of the article titles, keywords and abstracts;
  • presence of foreign sources in the bibliography (at least 20-30%, the exception of publications on regional subjects); number of references should be sufficient.

8. Annotations should be:

  • informative (following the logic description of the results);
  • original;
  • content-rich (reflecting the main content of the article and the results of the researches);
  • compact, but not short (from 100 to 250 words).

Annotation and keywords. Annotation (author’s summary) is an independent from the article source of information. It is a brief summary of large volume of work; it may be published independently, apart from the main text and, therefore, should be understandable without reference to the publication itself.

Annotation gives essential facts of work, without exaggerating the value of the author’s contribution. Structure of annotation reflecting the structure of the article (introduction, aims and objectives, specifying methods, results, discussion, conclusions) is welcome. It is recommended to make an annotation as an abstract.

Annotation is a key source of information about the article in domestic and foreign information systems and databases, indexing the journal.

Annotation in Russian:

  • should have not less than 200, but not more than 250 words;
  • should not include: well-known ideas, quotations, references, abbreviations, unnecessary introductory phrases.

Annotation in English:

  • should be made in compliance with English grammar and stylistics using special terminology adopted in English editions;>
  • should not be performed by automatic translators;
  • should tend to convey the meaning of article and may not be a literal translation of Russian summary.

Keywords (no more than 10 words or phrases) should:

  • reflect the content of the article;
  • define the subject area of the research;
  • be present in the article.

When compiling the list of keywords it is recommended to test options prepared by the author in Systems Science Citation (RISC, Scopus, Web of Science), i.e. to enter them in the appropriate search form and browse the results.

9. After receiving the decision of acceptance for publication, the author should provide a structured annotation in Russian and English.

Structured annotation with volume of 250 words or less (no more than 100 words in each section, if applicable) may include:

  • introduction — the purpose of writing the research work;
  • methodology;
  • area of the research;
  • conclusions — results of the research;
  • framework of the research / possibility of subsequent use of the scientific work results (if applicable);
  • practical significance (if applicable);
  • social implications (if applicable) — impact on society / politics / system of state and municipal government;
  • originality / value.

Volumes of articles. The Editorial Board accepts articles of not more than 11 000 characters (including spaces) — for applicants of Candidate of Sciences, not more than 20 000 — Doctor of Sciences. The volume of the article doesn’t include annotation, keywords, list of references, information about the author in English and in Russian.

Text format. Typing is done in the format of Microsoft Word. The dimensions of the main text: 14 pt, spacing 1.5; margins: left — 3 cm from the top, right and bottom — 2 cm. Paragraph indention 1.25 (set in the option “Format”, “Paragraph”).

Annotation, keywords, notes, bibliography, References, information about the author — 14 pt, spacing — 1.0.

At the beginning of the article (on the first page, in the center) the following things are given in Russian:

  • title of the article;
  • initials and surname of the author (s);
  • name of the organization that the author represents (if necessary, two — organizations: if the authors work in different organizations they are written after the names of the authors);
  • annotation and keywords in Russian (justified, without indentation);
  • an indication of the source of funding (if the work is carried out under the grant).

Then the basic text of the article is placed. The structure of the article includes introduction (relevance of the theme and its degree of scientific elaboration), the purpose and objectives of this article, used methods, the presentation of results, conclusions.

The separate blocks of content stand subtitles (drawn aligned “center”, lowercase, bold italic).

After the basic text there should be:

  • list of references;
  • the title of the article in English;
  • initials and surname of the author (s) in English;
  • the name of the organization (s) that represents the author (authors) — in English;
  • information about the source of research funding — in English;
  • References (list of references, in which bibliographic description of works in Cyrillic is transliterated into Latin script, and title of the work is translated into English);
  • information about author / authors in Russian and English.

In the list of references there are only those sources to which the author refers in the text.

References are given in the alphabetical order, first — literature in Russian, and then — in other languages.

Description of the source is made in the following order:

  • the surname is separated from the author’s initials by comma;
  • year of publication is in brackets (only numbers);
  • title of work;
  • name of the journal (if this article is from journal) is separated from the title of the article with double slash (//), without quotation marks;
  • output data, excluding the year: for the magazine — the number and pages of the article; for a collection of articles or conference materials — the city and the name of the publisher.

In the output of monographs, textbooks, conference materials specified

publisher and number of pages are provided.
If reference is made to the works of one author which are published in one year, alphanumeric codes (a, b, c and etc.) are used. For example: 2014a, 2014b.

When making online source it should be indicated: author (if any), title of the article, after the double slash (//) the full name of the site (portal), the exact link to the mentioned document (URL) in the parentheses — the date of using.

Archival sources are indicated in the text in parentheses, for example: (CSA. F. 1, L. 2. 15), they are not submitted in the list of references.

References (list of literature in English) are performed unlike the Russian list; it depends on the peculiarities of sources registration by international databases.

Description of the article published in Russian, is as follows:

  • surname and initials of the author (s) — - in the transliteration system LC (http://translit.ru/?direction=ru&account=lc)
  • (if there are two co-authors it’s necessary to put “and”, if three or more — names are separated by commas, and “and” is placed before the last surname);
  • title of the article / monograph — in transliteration;
  • title of the article / monograph — translated into English in brackets;
  • journal title — in transliteration, which is made italic, separated from the title of the article by point, without double slash (//);
  • output data in English (city, name of the publisher, “date of applying”) or only the digital data (depending on the applicable standard of description), separated from the journal title by commas;
  • indication on the language of publication, published not in English [eg .: (In Russ.)], — obligatory!

Foreign sources should be indicated in the bibliography and in References.

Editors have the right to correct or offer to replace / remove — in agreement with the author — the tables used in the article, charts, pictures. Captions to tables are recommended in two languages — Russian and English.
Articles containing special characters, fonts other than Times New Roman are not accepted.

Information about the author / authors. Information about the author (in Russian and English) should include the surname, name and patronymic (in full), scientific degree, academic title, place of employment, membership in the scientific community (academies, unions, and so on), post address of the employer (including zip code), city and country; phone numbers (work, home, mobile — in the publication only work number is indicated), e-mail address (obligatory!)

It is obligatory for postgraduate students and applicants for Doctor of Sciences to give phone numbers of departments, to which they are attached; for postgraduate students (applicants for Candidate of Sciences) — data about the supervisor (surname, first name, degree, title).

The author is recommended to read all the rules carefully when making the article and in case of questions to write to the editorial office.
Date of incoming articles and scanned copies of the documents are included in the

priority of publication.

At the author’s request the reviewers’ conclusions may be provided by e-mail.

The average period of reviewing articles — 2-4 months. The author is notified on acceptance or rejection of the work on request by e-mail.

The example of the article in the Journal:

УДК 321:004


Малахова О.В., Суханова В.А.



MALAKHOVA O.V. — Candidate of Political Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, State аnd Municipal Government, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration of the Orel branch, Russian Federation, Orel, e-mail: o.v.malahova@mail.ru

SUKHANOVA V.A. — Manager in the specialty “Public and municipal administration”, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration of the Orel branch, Russian Federation, Orel, е-mail: don.vsuchanova@mail.ru

In the article the nature and content of information transparency of public authorities’ activity are summarized; features of regulatory mechanism to ensure information transparency of state authorities’ activity of the Russian Federation are examined; regional experience in implementing the mechanism to ensure information transparency of the authorities and to assess its applicability in the Orel region is studied.

Keywords: information transparency, open government, regional experience to ensure information transparency

ДАЛЕЕ ТЕКСТ СТАТЬИ (further the text of the article)


Залужный А.Г. Государство и религия в России: проблемы взаимодействия. — URL: www.civisbook.ru/files/File/ Gosudarstvo i religiya.pdf — С. 493. — (Дата обращения: 20.12.2014).. — Page 55–59. (In Russ.)

Калашникова С.В. Влияние уровня информационной открытости региона на формирование его имиджа (на материалах Республики Адыгея) // Новые технологии. — 2010. — № 2. — С. 117.

Каменская Е.А. Правовое обеспечение политики информационной открытости органов власти субъектов Российской Федерации // Научный вестник Волгоградской академии государственной службы. Серия: Политология и социология. — 2010. — № 1. — С. 29.

Малахова О.В. Современные информационные технологии и сетевые ресурсы: перспективы использования в гражданском секторе // Среднерусский вестник общественных наук. — 2014. — № 4. — С. 56–59.

Меркулов П.А. Актуальные проблемы подготовки управленческих кадров в современной России // Вестник государственного и муниципального управления. — 2014. — № 3. — С. 55–59.

Zaluzhnyj, A.G. Gosudarstvo i religija v Rossii: problemy vzaimodejstvija [State and Religion in Russia: problems of interaction] — URL: www.civisbook.ru/files/File/ Gosudarstvo i religiya.pdf — p. 493. (Accessed: 20.12.2014), p.p.55—59. (In Russ.)

Kalashnikova, S.V. (2010) Vliyanie urovnya informacionnoj otkrytosti regiona na formirovanie ego imidzha (na materialah Respubliki Adygeya) [Influence of the level of information openness of the region on its image formation (on materials of the Republic of Adygea)], Novye tekhnologii. № 2, p.117. (In Russ.)

Kamenskaya, E.A. (2010) Pravovoe obespechenie politiki informacionnoj otkrytosti organov vlasti sub"ektov Rossijskoj Federacii [Legal enforcement of the policy of information openness of authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation], Nauchnyj vestnik Volgogradskoj akademii gosudarstvennoj sluzhby. Seriya: Politologiya i sociologiya. №. 1, p. 29. (In Russ.)

Malahova, O.V. (2014) Sovremennye informacionnye tekhnologii i setevye resursy: perspektivy ispol’zovaniya v grazhdanskom sektore [Modern information technologies and network resources: use prospects in civil sector], Srednerusskij vestnik obshchestvennyh nauk. №. 4, p.p. 56–59. (In Russ.)

Merkulov, P.A. (2014) Aktual’nye problemy podgotovki upravlencheskih kadrov v sovremennoj Rossii [Actual problems of preparation of administrative staff in modern Russia], Vestnik gosudarstvennogo i municipal’nogo upravleniya. №. 3, p.p. 55–59. (In Russ.)


Малахова Оксана Владимировна — Российская академия народного хозяйства и государственной службы при Президенте РФ, Орловский филиал, доцент кафедры политологии, государственного и муниципального управления, кандидат политических наук, доцент (Российская Федерация, г. Орел) е-mail: o.v.malahova@mail.ru

Суханова В.А. — Российская академия народного хозяйства и государственной службы при Президенте РФ, Орловский филиал, менеджер по специальности “Государственное и муниципальное управление” (Российская Федерация, г. Орел), е-mail: don.vsuchanova@mail.ru

302028, Россия, г. Орел, Б. Победы, 5а

В статье обобщены сущность и содержание информационной открытости деятельности органов государственной власти. Рассмотрены особенности нормативно-правового регулирования механизма обеспечения информационной открытости деятельности органов государственной власти Российской Федерации. Изучен региональный опыт реализации механизма обеспечения информационной открытости деятельности органов власти и оценена возможность его применения в Орловской области.

Ключевые слова: информационная открытость, открытое государственное управление, региональный опыт обеспечения информационной открытости.


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