Rules for submission of the manuscripts to he scientific journal “Center and Periphery”


The editorial board of the scientific journal “Center and Periphery” invites scholars, who contribute to the development of regional humanities, to collaborate.


Original, previously unpublished author’s articles on the following scientific specialties are accepted for publication:

5.6.1. Russian history (historical sciences),

5.6.3. Archaeology (historical sciences),

5.6.4. Ethnology, Anthropology and Ethnography (historical sciences),

5.10.1. Theory and history of culture, art (culturology).


The publication of articles is free of charge.

Scientific articles are accepted during the year and, in case of positive results of an independent peer review, are included in the next issue of the journal in the order of submission.

The verification of originality (not less than 75 %) is carried out using the “Anti-Plagiarism” system.


When making a manuscript of article, authors should adhere to the following rules and recommendations:

    1. The manuscript (with the obligatory attachment of illustrations) is submitted in printed (1 copy) and electronic form.

File requirements:

  1. Use the surname of the first author in Russian as the file name (for example, Иванов.doc).
  2. File names of the illustrations must match their numbers in the text (for example, Рис.1.jpeg).


II. A review of the scientific supervisor, certified with the official seal of the institution at the place of work, should be submitted if the author of the manuscript is a postgraduate student or a master student.


III. The language for all publications is Russian.


IV. The main text of the manuscript should not exceed one printed sheet (24 pages), including figures, tables and graphs.


V. The editors accept text files with the .doc, .docx or .rtf extension. The paper should be typed one-and-a-half-spaced with 14-pt font. Manual hyphenation is not allowed. The paper size is A4 with margins: left — 3 cm, right and top — 2 cm, bottom — 2.5 cm, indention of the first line is 1.25 cm.

The figure captions are typed with 12-pt font in Russian and English. Figures are submitted separately in .jpeg format.

The text of the tables should be typed with 12-pt font in Russian and English. If the figures and tables are not copyrighted, references to the sources should be made.


VI. Article structure:


1) The Universal Decimal Classification Index (UDC) and the code that is assigned to all documents on the eLIBRARY platform (eLIBRARY Document Number — EDN).

The UDC index is placed at the beginning of the article on a separate line on the left.

EDN is beneath it (the number is assigned by the editors).


2) The title of the article.

The title should be brief (no more than 10 words) and accurately reflect the content of the article, the subject matter and results of the conducted scientific research. It is necessary to represent both informativity and attractiveness in it, as well as the uniqueness of the author’s scientific work.

The title is written in capital letters and is placed in the center of the page. There is no dot at the end of the title of the article.


3) Initials and surname of the author; organization, city, country, e-mail address (if the article has two or more authors, then only the e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence is indicated).

In the case when the author works (studies) in several organizations (institutions), information about each place of work (study) is given on different lines and is associated with the name using superscript numerical designations.

If the article has several authors, information about the place of work (study) is given on different lines and is associated with the names using superscript numeric designations.

If the authors have one place of work (study), then this information is given once.


P. S. Uchvatov

Research Institute of the Humanities

by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia, Saransk, Russia


L. N. Lipatova1, 2

1 North-West Institute of Management brunch of Russian Presidential Academy

of National Economy and Public Administration, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2 Research Institute of the Humanities by the Government

of the Republic of Mordovia, Saransk, Russia


O. Yu. Tsyplyakova1*, N. N. Shchemerova2

1 Research Institute of the Humanities

by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia, Saransk, Russia

2 Mordovian State Pedagogical University

named after M. E. Evseviev, Saransk, Russia



S. A. Ivliev*, T N. Kaderova

Research Institute of the Humanities

by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia, Saransk, Russia



Information is placed in the center of the page.


4) Abstract.

The abstract performs the function of an extended title of the article and tells about its content. It is formed according to GOST R 7.0.72021.

The recommended abstract length is 200 — 250 words.

Before the abstract the word “Abstract(Аннотация) is given.


5) Keywords.

Keywords (phrases) should correspond to the topic of the article and reflect its subject, terminological area. Do not use generalized and polysemantic words, as well as phrases containing participial phrases. The number of keywords (phrases) should not be less than 3 and more than 15 words (phrases). Keywords are separated from each other by commas. They are preceded by the word “Keywords: (“Ключевые слова:”). There is no dot after keywords.


6) Funding.

Information is provided on grants, funding for the preparation and publication of the article, projects, research works, within or as a result of which the article is published. The information is preceded by the word “Funding:” (“Финансирование:”).


7) Acknowledgments.

The author expresses his gratitude to the organizations (institutions), scientific supervisors and other persons who assisted in the preparation of the article. The information is preceded by the word “Acknowledgments:” (“Благодарности:”).


8) Information about the conflict of interest

The article should contain an indication of a real or potential conflict of interest.

If there is no conflict of interests, then it should be written: “Conflict of interests: the author (authors) declares (declare) that there is no conflict of interests” (Конфликт интересов: автор (авторы) заявляет (заявляют) об отсутствии конфликта интересов).


The data of paragraphs 2 — 8 are presented in translation into English and are placed after the Russian version.


VII. The main text of the article. 


VIII. Preparation of sources and references.


1. It is recommended to specify at least 10 items in the list of sources. The list of sources should include only peer-reviewed sources (monographs, articles from scientific journals, dissertations, abstracts, conference proceedings, theses of reports) used in the text of the article. If the cited article has a DOI or EDN, it is necessary to indicate this after the description of the cited article (only in the Russian version).

The list of sources is made in accordance with the requirements of GOST R 7.0.100—2018.

The following citation style is adopted in the journal: a reference in the text in square brackets, a full bibliographic description of the source in the bibliography in alphabetical order. When citing or reproducing statistical material, it is necessary to indicate the number of a specific page in square brackets after the source, separated by a comma, for example: [1, p. 15].

It is typed one-and-a-half-spaced with Times New Roman 12-pt font.

It is prepared in Russian (СПИСОК ИСТОЧНИКОВ) and in English (REFERENCES).


Examples of execution (GOST R 7.0.100—2018)



monographs by one to four authors

1. Bikeykin E. N. Agrarian modernization in the second half of the 1950s — the early 1960s: regional discourse. Saransk: NIIGN, 2016. 272 p.


monographs by five or more authors

1. The Mordvins of the Kaliningrad region: historical and ethnographical research: monograph / L. I. Nikonova [et al.]. Saransk: NIIGN, 2017. 184 p. (The Mordvins of Russia).


Article/chapter in the monograph

1. Guseva T. M. Provincial intelligentsia as a carrier of a new culture // Culture of Mordovia. XX century: in 2 vols. Saransk: NIIGN, 2018. Vol. 1. P. 87 — 103.


Articles in scientific journals

1. Baluev D. V., Lipatova L. N. Statistical assessment of social and economic differentiation of the regions of the Volga Federal District // Bulletin of the Research Institute of the Humanities by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia. 2022. Vol. 14, No. 2. P. 17 — 27. EDN BHUNCN.

2. Mariskin O. I. Tax regulation of the brewing industry in Russia in the first half of the XIX century // Economic History. 2022. Vol. 18, No. 2. P. 113 — 118. doi: EDN LDAAYB.


Dissertations and abstracts

1. Kelina A. N. Terminology of weaving in the Mordovian (Moksha and Erzya) languages: abstract. dis. ... cand. sc. (philology). Saransk, 1996. 24 p.

2. Mineev A. I. Chuvash sovnarkhoz in 1957 — 1962s: organization, personnel, industry management: dis. ... cand. sc. (history). Cheboksary, 2012. 198 p.


Conference proceedings

1. Uchvatov P. S. Mikhail Palkin — Chairman of the regional Executive Committee of the Councils of the Mordovian Autonomous Region // Historical experience of nation-building and the development of the national statehood of the Chuvash people: proceedings of the All-Russian scientific and practical conference. Cheboksary: ChGIGN, 2020. P. 199 — 205.


Electronic resources

1. Granovskaya N. A., Lapteva I. V. National broadcasting of regional TV studios in teleology of preservation of ethnic and cultural traditions (on the example of GTRK “Mordovia”) // Center and periphery. 2022. Vol. 17, No. 3. P. 45 — 50. URL:,2022.pdf.


2. References to archival materials, regulatory (documents, laws, etc.), educational and methodological (textbooks, etc.), fiction, reference (encyclopedias, reference books, etc.) literature, statistical data (statistical collections, census materials, etc.), periodicals (journals, newspapers, etc.), field material of the author (authors) are prepared in the form of footnotes.

Footnotes are made in accordance with the requirements of GOST R 7.0.5—2008.

The numbering of references within the article is continuous.


Examples of execution (GOST R 7.0.5—2008)


References to archival materials

1 TSGA RM (Central State Archive of the Republic of Mordovia). F. 180. Op. 5. D. 370. L. 5.

2 GASI ChR (State Archive of Modern History of the Chuvash Republic). R-3211. Op. 1. D. 192. L. 23 — 24.

3 NA NIIGN (Scientific Archive of the Research Institute of the Humanities by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia). I-1124. Shitov V. N. Report on the work of the Shokshinskaya archaeological expedition in the Mordovian ASSR and the Ryazan Region in 1984. P. 7 9.


References to regulatory literature

1 Consolidated annual report on the implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of state programs of the Republic of Mordovia for 2020: [website]. URL: (date of access: 01.29.2022).

2 On the sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population: Federal Law No. 52-FZ of March 30, 1999 // SPS ConsultantPlus. URL: cgi?req=doc;base=LAW;n=189622 (date of access: 05.11.2022).

3 On the approval of the Regulations on the regional (territorial) departments (administrations) of public education: Resolution of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee and the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR of July 2, 1928 // Collection of legalizations and orders of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Government of the RSFSR (SU RSFSR). 1928. No. 89. Art. 579.


References to educational and methodological literature

1 Dzyaloshinsky I. M. Modern media space of Russia: textbook for university students. M., 2020. P. 242.


References to fiction

1 Klyuchagin P. A. Anis’kat: evtnemat, novellat, lirikan’ tsyutsevnet’, stikht’, ledstnemat. Saransk, 2010. 252 p. [Anis-grass: short stories, novelettes, lyrical miniatures, poems, memoirs].


References to reference literature

1 Shirmankina R. S. Phraseological dictionary of Mordovian languages. Saransk, 1973. 224 p.


References to statistical data

1 Regions of Russia. Social and economic indicators. 2020: stat. coll. / Rosstat. M., 2020. P. 43.


References to periodicals

1 Freydkov B. Combat tasks of our theater // For Soviet Art. 1941. No. 24 (170). Sept. 13.


References to the field material of the author (authors)

1 Dyakova Nina Sergeyevna, born in 1944, Bolshie Remezenki village, Chamzinsky District of the Republic of Mordovia, record of 2022.


IX. Information about the author (authors).

Basic information about the authors should contain:

— first name, patronymic, surname of the author (in full);

— name of the organization (institution), its subdivision where the author works or studies (without indicating the organizational and legal form of the entity);

— address of the organization (institution), its subdivision where the author works or studies (city and country);


— Researcher ID, Scopus ID, RSCI Author ID (if available);

— e-mail address of the author.


It is given in Russian and in English with the preceding words “Information about the author (authors):” (Информация об авторе (авторах):”).



Information about the authors:

Evgeny Nikolayevich Bikeykin, Deputy Director Academic Secretary of the Research Institute of the Humanities by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia (3, L. Tolstogo Str., Saransk, 430005, Russia), Doctor of Sciences (History), Associate Professor, ORCID:, RSCI Author ID: 274900,

Irina Valeryevna Lapteva, Principal Researcher Head of the Department of Theory and History of Culture of the Research Institute of the Humanities by the Government of the Republic of Mordovia (3, L. Tolstogo Str., Saransk, 430005, Russia), Professor of the Department of German Philology of the National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University (68/1, Bolshevistskaya Str., Saransk, 430005, Russia), Doctor of Sciences (Philosophy), Associate Professor, ORCID:, Researcher ID: O-3676-2015, Scopus ID: 57203011236, RSCI Author ID: 364958,


X. Contribution of the authors.

If an article has several authors, details of the contribution of each author are given at the end of the article after “Information about the authors”.

After the surname and initials of the author, his personal contribution to the writing of the article is briefly described (idea, development of the concept, collection of material, processing of the material, writing the article, scientific editing of the text, etc.).


It is given in Russian and English with the preceding wordsContribution of the authors:” (Вклад авторов:”).



Contribution of the authors:

Shchankina L. N. — concept development, methodology improvement, data collection and literature analysis, writing the draft version of the article;

Kildyushkina T. I. critical analysis and revision of the text, scientific editing of the text.


XI. The materials received by the editorial office are registered, within three days the author (authors) is sent a confirmation of the submission of the article.


XII. Articles that do not comply with paragraphs IV — X are not considered.


XIII. All manuscripts submitted to the editorial office are subject to peer review. Each manuscript is sent out for a one-sided blind (anonymous) peer review. The review is valid for 1 year. The reviewer, based on the analysis of the article, decides whether to recommend it for publication (without revision or with revision) or to reject it.

The editorial board reserves the right to select articles for publication.


XIV. When submitting the article to the editorial office, the author draws up a license agreement and consent to the placement of personal data.