Polis. Political Studies

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1. Authors’ first and last names; Identifying information for all authors that includes an email address, place of employment, position, academic degree, city and country;

2. An article title (that should be concise and descriptive);

3. An abstract not to exceed 200 words;

4. Keywords or phrases (no less than seven);

5. Bibliography.

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The manuscript must include an abstract of 250-300 words. The abstract should provide a very concise descriptive summary of the research stream to which the manuscript contributes, the specific research topic it addresses, the research strategy employed for analysis, the results obtained from the analysis, and the implications of the findings.


The manuscript should have a bibliography. Each source from it must have a reference in the text. Absence of a bibliography can be a reason for rejecting registration of the manuscript. Material for the rubric “Academic life” may not include a bibliography. Materials for the rubric “Reflecting on matters in print” are accepted in two formats: a) in the form of a short analytical review (not to exceed 15 000 chars with spaces) of recently published book – in this case, review may not contain a bibliography, – and b) in the form of a profound analytical scientific review of a topic (20-30k chats with spaces) inspired by publication of a new book (in this case, bibliography is obligatory).

References to academic literature, analytical reports and articles in academic journals should be given as in-text bibliographic references which include the authors’ last names, year of publication and page numbers. If no authors are given in the bibliography, in-text reference for such work should include its title (a long one can be separated by elision marks); after-text bibliography should contain full titles:

 Некипелов 2006: 327]; [Vooren, Blockmans, Wouters 2013: 255]; [Транснациональные… 2011: 7-13].

– References for information resources, official and other sources, as well as Internet resources (not scientific and analytical materials) should be given in footnotes:

1 Freedom House. Freedom in the World. 2013. URL: http://www.freedomhouse.org/report-types/freedom-world (accessed 10.12.2013).

2 Путин В. 2004. Заключительное слово на общественном форуме народов Кавказа и юга России. – Президент России. Официальный сайт. 26.03. Доступ: http://archive.kremlin.ru/text/appears/2004/03/62476.shtml  (проверено 14.01 2013).

3 Латухина К. 2010. Акцент на Кавказ. – Российская газета. № 107. С. 10-12.


List of references in Russian and in English should be composed alphabetically. They include academic literature, analytical reports and article in academic periodic journals. DOIs should be given in the end of bibliographic reference.

References to books in Russian should contain authors’ first and last names, year of publication, title of the book, place of publication, publishing house, general number of pages.

References to articles published in academic journals should contain authors’ first and last names, year of publication, title of the article, volume and number, page numbers; for Internet publications – URL and date of access.



Introducing an article

Polis. Political Studies
5 2002

Pishcheva T.N.
“Hampered Intercourse” (Hindrances in the Perception of Politicians’ Images)

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