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    Publication Ethics


    The Vysshee Obrazovanie v Rossii is committed to promoting the standards of publication ethics in accordance with COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. We pursue the principles of transparency and best practices in scholarly publishing and aspire to ensure fair, unbiased, and transparent peer review processes and editorial decisions. Any detected cases of misconduct, whether on the part of authors, reviewers or editors, will be vigorously pursued.

    Editors of the journal reserve the right to reject the work from publication in case of revealing any such malpractices.



    Authors Guide

    Ethical guidelines for authors:

    We expect all authors submitting to journal Vysshee Obrazovanie v Rossii to adhere to the following ethical guidelines.

    Originality and copyright:

    • All authors must warrant that their article is their own original work, which does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity, and cannot be construed as plagiarizing any other published work, including their own previously published work. The authors should avoid such types of plagiarism as verbatim copying (copying of more than 10 per cent of another person's work without acknowledgement, references or the use of quotation marks), paraphrasing (more than one sentence within a paragraph or section of text has been changed or sentences have been rearranged without appropriate attribution), re-using parts of a work without attribution (re-use of elements of another person's work, for example a figure, table or paragraph without acknowledgement, references or the use of quotation marks; the author should obtain the necessary permission to reuse elements of another person's work from the copyright holder), self plagiarism (verbatim copying of an author's own work and paraphrasing is not acceptable).
    • Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere and has not been published before. If elements of a work have been previously published in another publication including Vysshee Obrazovanie v Rossii publication, the author is required to acknowledge the earlier work and indicate how the subsequent work differs and builds upon the research and conclusions contained in the previous work.
    • All authors submitting their work acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest regarding authorship and publication of the work and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.
    • All authors mentioned in the article must have significantly contributed to the research.
    • The corresponding author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and to being named as a co-author.
    • Authors should obtain permission to use any content that has not been created by them. Authors should obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material, in their manuscript. Permission must also be cleared for any minor adaptations of any work not created by them.
    • Authors should not submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work, either in part or whole.
    • Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
    • Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
    • Authors must appropriately cite all relevant publications.
    • For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.



    Manuscript submission


    We accept papers in English that fall within the scope of the journal. The submitted manuscripts should handle topical issues, feature scientific and practical importance and novelty.

    The papers that do not comply with the requirements are returned to the authors.

    The articles submitted to the Editorial office are subjected to peer review and further editing. The Editorial office does not ask for the authors agreement on the corrections and reductions in the paper that do not involve principle issues.

    The paper given back to the author for revision must be returned within the shortest possible terms with the corrections and changes highlighted by colour.


    Submission checklist

    Please, make sure that the following items are provided in the submitted article:

           Authors data;

           Manuscript file;






    Authors data

    The following data must be included:

            First name, middle initial and last name of each author;

            Academic degree, academic title;

            ORCID, ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID, if present;

            Job position;

            E-mail address;

            Affiliation (full name of the organization),

            Postal address (full registered address of the organization).


    Manuscript format requirements

    We recommend the text to be structured in sections: introduction (relevance), purpose and objectives, materials and methods, results, conclusion, discussion.

            The paper submitted should be in Word format (doc.), must not exceed 15 pages. Font 11-point Times New Roman, 1.5 space.

            The file should be entitled with the surnames of authors.

            All pages should be numbered.

            All diagrams, tables, and figures should be embedded in the text and named.

            Equations, figures, and tables are numbered in the order they appear in the text.



    The title of a paper should reflect its content, be short and problem-based, and must not be more than 57 words.



    An abstract should summarise concisely the purpose, content, findings, conclusions, and implications of the paper, reflect the main ideas of the paper, methodological basis, methods and tools, theoretical and experimental results, facts, revealed interrelations, but not reproduce the text of the paper as well as its title word for word. It must not include abbreviations. The typical structure of the abstract: background; materials and/or methods; results; conclusion. We recommend using of syntactic structures typical of scientific text, avoiding complicated grammatical structures, introductory words and general words. The recommended volume of the abstract ‑ 200250 words.



    Keywords express the principal semantic content of the paper, the basic terms and complex terms. They are used for paper search in electronic bases; they should reflect a field, theme, purpose, and object of research. Every keyword is an independent element and has its own meaning. The recommended number 58 words or word combinations.



            Reference list should include bibliographic data about all publications cited in the article, but should not include those which are not cited in the text.

            Do not use footnotes as references.

            The reference list should include approximately 1520 sources.

            References must be numbered, ordered sequentially as they appear in the text, and given at the end of the manuscript. Bibliographic references inside the text of the article are given in square brackets. If a certain block of the text is cited then its source number given in the reference list and the page of the citation should be indicated. Information is separated with comma (e.g.: [15, p.182]).

            References to websites should give authors, title of cited page, URL in full, and year of posting in parentheses, access data

            If the article is indexed in DOI system, it is advisable to indicate its identifier in the reference list (without a point after it).

            All authors of a certain reference must be indicated (do not use et al).

            Please, hold the reference style adopted in our journal.




    Journal article:


    Roach, T. (2014). Student Perceptions toward Flipped Learning: New Methods to Increase Interaction and Active Learning in Economics. International Review of Economics Education. No. 17, pp. 7484.


    Schroeder, C. (1993). New Students New Learning Styles. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. Vo. 25, no. 5, pp. 21-26. DOI:


    Cormier, D. (2008). Rhizomatic Education: Community as Curriculum. Innovate: Journal of Online Education. Vol. 4, no. 5, article 2. Available at:



    Illich, I. (1971). Deschooling Society. New York: Harper & Row, 116 p.

    Brew, A. (2006). Research and Teaching: Beyond the Divide. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 206 p.


    Chapter from a book:

    Charles, D.R. (2005). Universities and Engagement with Cities, Regions and Local Communities. In: C. Duke, M. Osborne, B. Wilson (Eds). Rebalancing the Social and Economic: Learning, Partnership and Place. Leicester: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. Pp. 148-150.


    Conference Proceedings:

    Clementino, M.L.M., Sobrinha, M.D.P.B., Boothroyd, P., Castro, E. de, Landry, J. (2011). Building Capacity for Collaborative Urban Governance: Exploring the University's Role. In: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, 14-16 November 2011. Pp. 7161-7167.


    Online resource:

    McLeod, S.A. (2013). Kolb - Learning Styles. Available at: (accessed 30.11.2017)



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