General provisions

The journal only accepts papers that are relevant to the remit of the journal. The submitted manuscripts should handle topical issues, feature scientific-practical importance and novelty.

The articles submitted to the Editorial office are subjected to peer review and should the conclusion be positive are edited. 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 accompanied with the author’s answers to the reviewer’s questions as well as with explanation to all changes made by the author.

The total number of authors should not exceed three persons (for international team of authors – not more than five persons).


Requirements to structure of the scientific paper

In any case, the scientific paper should be composed of the 3 following sections:

 – introduction, where the author substantiates the relevance of the topic and the expediency of its development, defines the purpose and objectives of the research, discloses the hypotheses being tested. The main task of this section is to establish the scientific problem, which is currently not fully solved in the theoretical or practical aspect, has inconsistencies between theoretical assumptions and reality, etc.


Without sufficient justification by the author of the relevance and appropriateness of the topic under study, the article may be rejected at initial review;

– main part, which may consist of one or more subparagraphs with a title. Here the author, based on the analysis and synthesis of information, reveals the processes and methods of research of the problem and development of the topic, details the results of the conducted research; the main part can be divided into separate semantic paragraphs;

– conclusion, where the author formulates findings, gives recommendations, discloses the results of the study (in accordance with the objective), containing scientific novelty, indicates possible directions for further research.


Requirements to titles

The title of a paper should completely mirror its content, be short and problem-based. It should reflect the theme of a paper, but not represent itself the key idea.

It is undesirable to use abbreviations (except for generally accepted), participial constructions as well as to include the names of concrete subjects of economic activities (The Controlling Procedure at OAO “Uralmashplant” – Particularities of Controlling at Machine-Building Companies) in titles


Abstract requirements

Abstract is an independent written statement containing only the most important ideas of a paper. It is required to mention the following aspects (in order):

1) Problem statement – this part describes the relevance of the topic, or formulates a research problem which has not yet been settled, or points to a discrepancy between theoretical propositions and reality.

2) Methodological basis – economic or related theories (concepts, approaches) which the research paper is based upon.

3) Materials – types of data and its sources.

4) Findings – a detailed description of results corresponding to the problem statement in item (1) and the purpose in item (2).

5) Conclusions – the final part outlines further directions of research, draws out implications and interprets the results.

Recommended volume of an abstract is 100–150 words in Russian and English.


While writing an abstract the authors should:

– not reproduce the text of the paper as well as its title word for word;

–  not include figures, tables, inline notes, abbreviations, authorial contractions as well as information that is not discussed in the article into an abstract;

–describe the method or methodology of the work only if it is novel or of interest to the work;

– present the findings of the work with maximum accuracy; list main theoretical and experimental results, facts, revealed interrelations and regularities;

– use syntactic structures typical of scientific and technical documents; avoid complicated grammatical structures, introductory words and general words.


Requirements to keywords

Keywords express the principal semantic content of a paper, guide a reader and are used for paper search in electronic bases that is why they should mirror the discipline (field of research), theme, aim and object of research.

An author may use single words as well as word combinations in nominative singular form. Required number of keywords is 5–8 words in English and Russian, the number of words in word combination must not exceed three. The main rules for choosing keywords are the following:

– apply basic terms in combination with more complex terms (international trade in tourist services, international trade, tourist service);

– do not use too complicated words (word combinations that are made up of more than three words can be divided into separate  keywords (factors and indicators of competitiveness – factor of competitiveness, indicator of competitiveness)) and word combinations with commas (factors, determining the quality – factor of quality, quality determination);

– remember that every keyword is an independent element. Keywords should have their own meaning (human capital, its assessment – human capital, human capital assessment).


Requirements to paper originality

To accept a manuscript for consideration, similarity index should be less than 25%), Self-citations should be no more than 10%.


The article should be prepared in the following logical structure

1) UDC (for papers on economics: 1–3 codes of JEL classification);

2) information about authors in Russian*;

3) keywords in Russian (5–8 words);

4) abstract in Russian (100-150 words);

5)  title of the manuscript in Russian;

6)  list of references in Russian;

7) reference list in Russian.

8) translation of the title of the article into English;

9) translation of information about the authors into English;

10) translation of the abstract into English;

11) translation of key words into English;

12) contacts of the author(s) in English**.


* Information about an author should include: surname, name, patronymic of an author; academic degree; job title; affiliation; postal address of the affiliation; contact phone number (with area code); e-mail. The affiliation address should be given as follows: postal code, country, city, street, building.


Papers that do not meet these requirements will be returned to the authors. 


Papers should be submitted to:

Executive editor: Begicheva Svetlana V.

Ural State University of Economics

620144, RF, Yekaterinburg, 8 Marta/Narodnoy Voli St., 62/45

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