Author Guidelines

Articles must meet the following requirements

If you need common information about how to prepare an article of high quality, you can read and apply EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English

Ethical requirements:

  1. The article is original, does not contain unquoted borrowings and does not infringe the rights of third parties.
  2. The article reveals the contribution of all individual authors to the creation of publications.
  3. The article does not contain any signs of "ghost-writing", which means hiding the name of the authors who have made a significant contribution to the writing of the article.
  4. The article does not contain any signs of "guest authorship", which means listing a person who has not made a significant contribution to the article's writing.
  5. The manuscript must contain complete information on funding sources if such a source is not the author's funds ("financial disclosure").
  6. Due to a conflict of interest, we do not accept articles whose author or co-author affiliated with the Russian Federation.

General requirements:

  1. The article must be in English. The language of the article should be clear.
  2. The title and content of the article should relate to sustainable development, in particular its goals (United Nations (2015) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on September 25 2015, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A / RES / 70/1 Archived November 28, 2020, at the Wayback Machine).
  3. The article should be of interest to an international scientific audience. The Editorial Board supports the researches based on data from different countries.
  4. The structure of the article should contain such elements as Title, Abstract, Keywords, main text (should correspond to the IMRAD model and contain such elements as Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion), Conclusions, Acknowledgment (if necessary), Funding (if necessary), References, Supplementary Data (if necessary).
  5. The Introduction section should include a rationale for the relationship between the study and the sustainable development goals, an overview of the sources, and a theoretical study. In the introduction, the author should present a review of scientific sources indexed by WebOfScience and/or Scopus on the topic over the past 5-10 years. The theoretical part should also include references to such sources and contain the formulation of the research question and/or hypothesis. Usually, the number of processed sources should be not less than 25. To search, we recommend using the services and or alternative. The Editorial Board recognise the uniqueness of each topic. Nevertheless, the author's compliance with this requirement is necessary for integrating the article into the system of scientific knowledge.
  1. The Methods section should contain a complete description of the methods used in the study. The Journal accepts research performed using conventional qualitative and quantitative methods. The author should specify the methodology enough to allow for reproducing of the study. For correct application of methods, we advise to get acquainted with the following sources:

Given, Lisa M. (2008). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications. ISBN 978-1-4129-4163-1.

SAGE Research Methods Online. Available at:

  1. The Results section may only contain information about what was found in this particular study. In this part, the author must provide sufficient information on the confirmation or refutation of the hypotheses formulated in the theoretical part.
  2. In the Discussion part, the author should note the novelty, possibilities of practical application and the presence of research limitations.
  3. In the part of the Conclusion, the author should briefly summarise the study results.
  4. After the Conclusion, the author should give the part of Funding. In this part, the author should indicate the source of research funding (if not own funds) and declare the absence of conflict of interests. After that, if necessary, the author can insert part of the Acknowledgment. At the end of the article, the author may, if necessary, include Supplementary Data. An appendix can contain supplementary material that is not an essential part of the text itself but helps reveal the research question's content better.

Technical requirements

  1. The article follows the template. The article length should be up to 40.000 signs with spaces (without the references).
  2. The title of the article corresponds to its content and contains no more than 12 words.
  3. The article indicates full names and surnames of all authors, their degrees, department and place of work with full address, personal ORCID (in the link form like, and contact (usually e-mail) of the corresponding author.
  4. The article contains a structured Abstract and keywords. The Abstract should be clear, informative and original, consistent with describing the results in the article. The Abstract must contain information about the purpose; methodology/approach; results; originality/scientific novelty; practical value/implications and limitations. For better quality of the Abstract, the author can consult with the recommendations of Emerald Publishing. The length of the Abstract should be from up to 250 words. The number of keywords should be from 4 to 6, none of which duplicate the article's title.
  5. The article follows technical conditions:

- .docx file extension;

- the file name contains the surname of the first author without diacritic marks (an example: smith.docx);

- A4 paper size, book orientation;

- font type Times New Roman, size 12 pt;

- line spacing 1;

- first-line indent 1;

- text alignment is justified (except for individual elements according to the template);

- formulas are made in the standard Microsoft Word formula editor (drawing formulas is not allowed);

- all Figures, Schemes and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered;

- all Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a title;

- all table columns should have an explanatory heading;

- every acronym, abbreviation, and jargon must be defined unless they are well-known;

  1. Every citation must have a reference, and every reference must be cited. Quotes of 10 or more words must include the page number(s) from the original source (if the source has numbered pages). References and references in the text should be in the style of APA - American Psychological Association (7th ed.). The reference list should be in alphabetical order. 


1) Journal Article References

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217.

Parenthetical citation: (Grady et al., 2019).

Narrative citation: Grady et al. (2019).

2) Whole authored book

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Svendsen, S., & Løber, L. (2020). The big picture/Academic writing: The one-hour guide (3rd digital ed.). Hans Reitzel Forlag.

Parenthetical citations: (Jackson, 2019; Sapolsky, 2017; Svendsen & Løber, 2020).

Narrative citations: Jackson (2019), Sapolsky (2017), and Svendsen and Løber (2020).

3) Webpage on a website with a government agency group author

National Institute of Mental Health. (2018, July). Anxiety disorders. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

Parenthetical citation: (National Institute of Mental Health, 2018).

Narrative citation: National Institute of Mental Health (2018)

Authors can find detailed examples of APA-style design (7th ed.) at