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Author Guidelines

Preparing the manuscript, authors are kindly requested to adhere to the following guidelines.

These guidelines are prepared in accordance with COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines, ORI (the Office of Research Integrity), CSE (Council of Science Editors) and EASE (European Association of Science Editors) guidelines.

  1. Manuscript requirements. We accept submissions strictly online, via the form available at our website.
    Please upload your manuscript as a Microsoft Office Word document (*.doc, *.docx and *.rtf formats).
    • Length of the manuscript depends on the submission type. Research articles may vary from 6 000 to 10 000 words. Short communication items of interim research results are expected to limit to 3000 words. Book reviews should not exceed 5 000 words. Academic events announcements, letters to the editor are supposed to meet the limit of 1500 words. The above options for manuscript length include tables and list of references.
  2. Authors are kindly recommended to consult the MS Word built-in statistics service prior to submission in order to find out the exact length of your manuscript. Should a manuscript exceed the aforementioned limits, the editorial board will carry out the final decision on its publication based on recommendations from the reviewers.

    • Text formatting.The text is typed by fonts included in Windows, and if this is not possible, the fonts should be provided to the editor with the article. Lettering in Times New Roman is preferable in all cases (font size 12 pt with 1.5 line spacing and 2 cm margins). The italic and bold formatting is acceptable, while underlining is not recommended in the text.
    • Headlines of the sections and sub-sections of the article. The headlines of the article sections uses first letters in capital for all words and the headline of sub-section has only the first letter of headline in capital.
    • Submission materials structure. The journal editorial board prefers to receive a manuscript as a single complete file with all figures, tables and any additional materials. The authors are kindly asked to keep to the following structure:
    • Article title.The title should deliver a clear and distinctive message.
    • Authors and their affiliation institutions, linked by superscript numbers, should be listed beneath the title on the opening page of the manuscript.
    • Abstract of a paper should start with some brief background information and statement of the study’s AIMS, followed by MATERIALS & METHODS followed by the RESULTS and their RELEVANCE for Society, Industry or Academia. The abstract may not exceed 300 words.
    • Keywords are limited by 3 to 10 keywords.
    • The body of the paper should meet international standards of research description and presentation in academic journals. The key parts are supposed to include Introduction, Theoretical Framework/ Literature review, Research Hypothesis and Questions/Goal and Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Concluding Remarks, References. However, other sections are welcome, as well, depending on the research topic and design specifics.
    • Acronyms/Abbreviations/Initialisms should be defined the first time they appear in each of three sections: the abstract; the main text; the first figure or table. 
    • Acknowledgements may include any information related to the financial, administrative, or technical support that the author(s) received from institutions or individuals.
    • Author Contributions: For research papers with several authors, a short paragraph specifying their individual contributions is recommended.
    • Conflicts of Interest: Authors should specify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results.
    • References: References should be arranged according to APA 7th edition ( For detailed instructions on bibliographic formatting, see «References list guidelines».

      APA in-text citations

      APA in-text citations include the author’s last name, publication date, and, if relevant, a locator such as a page number or timestamp. For example (Smith, 2021, p. 170).

      Parenthetical vs. narrative citation

      The in-text citation can take two forms: parenthetical and narrative. Both types are generated automatically when citing a source with Scribbr’s APA Citation Generator.

      • Parenthetical citation: According to new research … (Smith, 2020).
      • Narrative citation: Smith (2020) notes that …

      Multiple authors and corporate authors

      The in-text citation changes  when a source has multiple authors or an organization as an author. See examples below and take into account the punctuation and use of the ampersand (&) symbol.

       Author type   Parenthetical citation           Narrative citation

      One author      (Smith, 2020)                          Smith (2020)

      Two authors   (Smith & Jones, 2020)           Smith and Jones (2020)

      Three or more

      authors                        (Smith et al., 2020)                 Smith et al. (2020)

      Organization  (UNO, 2020)                           UNO  (2020)

      APA Reference List

      APA alphabetization guidelines

      References are ordered alphabetically by the first author’s last name. If the author is unknown, order the reference entry by the first meaningful word of the title (ignoring articles: “the”, “a”, or “an”).

      Word processors like Word or Google Docs and citation generators can usually order the reference list automatically.

       APA Reference Types

      1.Article in a research journal

      The citation includes the author name(s), publication year, article title, journal title in italics, volume and issue number, page range of the article, and a DOI (if available):

      • Article with one author:

      Atabekova, A.(2021). Heritage module within legal translation and interpreting studies: Didactic contribution to university students’ sustainable education. Sustainability, 2021, 13(7), 3966.

      1.2. Article with several authors

      Atabekova, A.Belenkova, N.Lutskovskaia, L.Shoustikova, T., & Udina, N. (2019). Shaping methodology to explore language use in discourse on child and youth rights.

      XLinguae, 12(4), 18–29.

      1. Article in a newspaper

      The citation includes the author, the publication date with the year, month, and day, the headline of the article, and the name of the newspaper in italics, followed by the link to the website:

      Michele A. Berdy, M. A. (2021, June 18). How to Interpret a President. The Word's Worth. The Moscow Times.

      2.1. If there is no author, the citation runs in the following way: 


      Who Speaks Russian Well? The Kostomarov Forum Knows. (2021, May 24).The Moscow Times.

      1. Article in a conference proceedings book

      The format for citing conference papers in APA Style depends on whether the paper has been published, and if so, in what format.

      3.1.The citation of the paper that has been presented at a conference but not published, includes the author’s name, the date of the conference, the title of the paper (italicized), “Paper presentation” in square brackets, the name and location of the conference, and a URL or DOI if available.  

      Jang, S. (2019, August 8–11). Deconstructing the opposition of natural/arbitrary in Coleridge’s theory of language [Paper presentation]. NASSR 2019: Romantic Elements, Chicago, IL, United States.

      3.2. The citation of a conference paper published in the conference proceedings book  is cited in the following way: Author name, initials. (Year). Paper title. In  Editor initials. Last name (Ed.) – if there are editors , Book title (pp. Page range). Publisher. DOI or URL.

      Udina N.N. (2021). Pragmatic and Cognitive Aspects of Acronyms and Abbreviations in Law Discourse. In  Proceedings of INTCESS 2021 8th International Conference on Education and Education of Social Sciences (pp. 846-850). International Organization Center of Academic Research OCERINT.

      1. Book

      The citation starts with the author’s last name and initials, followed by the year. The book title is written in sentence case (the first word and any proper nouns are captialized). Other contributors (e.g. editors and translators) and the edition if specified (e.g. “3nd ed.”) are included, if any; the publisher is identified.

      • Book with one author

      Atabekova, A. (2020). Child Self-Generated Sexual Content A Glance at Russia within International Context. Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. 

      • Book with several editors

      Radić, N., Аnastasia Atabekova, A., Maria Freddi, M., & Schmied, J.(Eds.), (2021). The world universities’ response to COVID-19: remote online language teaching. Voillans:, 406 p.

      • Book, published in another language, without an official language title in English,

      If the other language uses a different alphabet from the one you are writing in, transliterate the alphabet into the Roman alphabet. For example, Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, and Swahili use the Roman alphabet, whereas Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Russian use other alphabets. If transliteration is not possible or advisable, it is acceptable to reproduce the original alphabet in the paper. In any case, provide a translation of the title of the work in square brackets after the title, before the period.

      The citation includes all the metadata of the book according to the APA7th edition and its translation into English. The citation includes the author’s surname and initials in English, the year of publication in brackets. The title of the book is transliterated in Roman alphabet and translated into English. The publisher is translated into English.  Papers’ headlines  in the Russian language have to be transliterated . It is recommended to use BSI standard (British Standard Institute, UK)

      The entry is placed in the alphabet order on the  reference list.

      Zvereva, E. (2021). Neologicheskie processy v epohu pandemii COVID-19.  Publitsisticheskyi diskurs I discurs sotsseteyi (na material ispanskogo I frantsuzskogo yazykov) [Neological processes in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Publicistic discourse and social media discourse (based on Spanish and French]. Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. 

      See other examples and sources:

      1. Chapter in a book/ monograph

      Atabekova A., Belousov A., Yastrebov O. (2021). Tracks for Russian university students’ multilingual development within remote education during the pandemic. In: Radic N., Atabekova A., Freddi M., Scmied J.,(Eds) The world universities’ response to COVID-19: remote online language teaching. Research

      1. Dictionary Entries

      The citation of a dictionary entry takes into account if it is a printed on on-line edition.

      • The citation with reference a printed source starts with the publisher name and is arranged in the following form:

      HarperCollins. (2019). Rehabilitate. In Collins English dictionary (8th ed., p. 672).

      • The citation of the online dictionary entry starts with the author of the dictionary (usually an organization), followed by the publication year, the citing word , the dictionary name, the publisher (if not already listed as author), and the URL. The citation also takes into account that they tend to be continuously updated, so the citation  usually does not have a specific publication date. In this case, write “n.d.” (no date) in place of the year and include a retrieval date:

      Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Accent. In dictionary. Retrieved  June  21, 2021, from https://​​dictionary/​citation

      1. Encyclopedia entry

      The citation of an encyclopedia entry starts with the author of the entry (if listed), followed by the publication year, the entry title, the name of the editor, the encyclopedia name, the edition, the publisher, and the pages or URL, depending on the format of the publication

      Endicott, T. (2016). Law and Language. In  Edward N. Zalta (ed.),  The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2016 Edition).  Stanford University.

      7.1. Encyclopedia entries with no author or date

      Online encyclopedias are often updated on a continuous basis, so a publication date won’t necessarily be available. Additionally, they may not list authors or editors. When necessary, list the organization in the author position and write “n.d.” (no date) where the year would usually go, adding a retrieval date later:

      Law (n.d.). Law, Crime & Punishment. In Britannica. Retrieved June12, 2021, from

      1. Dissertation

      The dissertation citation style depends on whether the thesis is available from a database, published somewhere else (e.g. on a university archive or personal website), or unpublished (only available in print form directly from the author or university).

      8.1. The citation of unpublished dissertation  uses the following format:

      Format            Author last name, Initials. (Year). Dissertation title [Unpublished type of dissertation/thesis]. University Name.

      8.2. The citation of  a  dissertation or thesis published in a university archive on a personal website, the following format is used:

      Author last name, Initials. (Year). Dissertation title [Type of dissertation/thesis, University Name]. Archive Name. URL

      1. Reports

      To reference a report (that may be published by governments, task groups, or other organizations) it is recommended to take into account the number of authors


      9.1. The reference to a  report with an individual author, includes the author’s name and initials, the report title (italicized), the report number, the organization that published it, and the URL (if accessed online).

      9.2.When a report has multiple authors, up to 20 should be listed in the reference.

      Apostolou, F.,  Atabekova, A., Badiu, I., Conceição Bravo, M.,D’Hayer, D., Ferreira Alves, F., Hertog, E., Kadric, M., Kalina, S., Niska, H., Perez, I., Pöllabauer, S., Ratinckx, M., Scott, A., Uytterhoeven, E., Valero Garcés, C., Viezzi, M. (2011). Special Interest Group on Translation and Interpreting for Public Services. FINAL REPORT. DG Interpretation. European Commission.

      9.3. If the report has 21 or more authors,  the first 19 are listed, then goes an ellipsis, then the last listed author is mentioned in the list.

      Sometimes, reports do not list individual authors, and indicate only the organization responsible. In these cases the organization or the title of the report is listed in the author position

      DG Interpretation (2019). 2019 Annual Activity Report.


      10.1. The citation of  an interview, published in a newspaper uses the standard newspaper format, while listing the interviewer in the author position:

      Format            Interviewer name, Initials. (Year, Month Day). Interview title. Newspaper Name. URL

      10.2. The citation of an interview delivered to an organization  includes   the organization that uploaded the material, in the author position.

      Council of Europe (n/d). Interview with Prof. Vladimir Filippov, President of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN). Education.

      1. Legal Sources

      11.1. The citation of federal laws (statutes or acts) includes the name of the law, the title and section of the code where the law appears, the year, and optionally the URL. The year of the law entry into force is also included, in case of amendments, the respective date is also mentioned.

      Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990).

      Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Federal Law N 63-ФЗ (1996, as amended on June 6, 2021).

      11.2. The citation of a court case or decision include list the name of the case, the volume and abbreviated name of the reporter, the page number, the name of the court, the year, and optionally the URL.

      People v. Aguilar, Crim. No. 23237, Supreme Court of California (1984).

      1. Video & Audio Sources

      12.1. The citation of a YouTube video includes the person or organization that uploaded  the video, their channel name (if different from their real name), the upload date, the video title (italicized), “Video” in square brackets, the name of the site,  and a link to the video, see the examples below:

      SchAdvStudy (2011, August 11). The Future of Modern Languages Conference: Professor Michael Kelly (University of Southampton) [Video]. YouTube.

      12.2.  The citation of a  movie or documentary lists its director(s) in the author position and the production company as publisher. The title is written in sentence case and italicized, followed by the label “Film” in square brackets.

       Kramer, S., Miller, D.A.& Newberger, J. (Directors). (2008). The Linguists [Film]. Ironbound Films.

      The authors can use services of APA style references generator, see, for instance

      12.3. The citation of a podcast episode starts with  the host as author, followed by the label “(Host),” the date, the episode title and number, the description “[Audio podcast episode],” the name of the podcast, the production company, and a URL if available.

      McWhorter, J. (Host). (2012, February 12). The Invisible Complexities of Translation [Audio podcast episode]. In Lexicon Valley. Slate Podcasts.



Copyright Notice

The right of authorship belongs to the authors of articles. The authors transfer the rights to use the article (including the use and distribution of an article in the Open Access) to the publisher of the journal on a non-exclusive license (Publishing Agreement (Public Offer)). At the same time, authors remain full rightsholders.

Publishing Agreement (Public Offer) to Publish an Article in an Academic Periodical

The Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia” (RUDN University), represented by the Vice-Rector for Scientific Work Andrey Aleksandrovich Kostin, acting under a Power of Attorney No 0044-09/20-198 dated 29.07.2020, hereinafter referred to as the Publisher, on the one hand, hereby offers to the public at large, hereinafter referred to as the Author, on the other hand, hereinafter collectively referred to as the Parties, to enter into this agreement, hereinafter referred to as the Agreement, regarding publication of scholarly materials, hereinafter referred to as the Article, in the Journal named 'HUMAN LANGUAGE, RIGHTS, AND SECURITY', hereinafter referred to as the Journal, under the following terms.

1. General Terms and Conditions

1.1. Pursuant to Clause 2 of the Article 437 of the Russian Federation Civil Code, this Agreement shall be recognized as the public offer, hereinafter referred to as the Offer. Subject to Article 438 of the Russian Federation Civil Code, this Offer shall be deemed to have been completely and irrevocably accepted after the Author had submitted his/her materials by uploading those onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review available at the respective section of the Journal's site at URL: on the Information and Communication Network known as the Internet, hereinafter referred to as the Internet.

1.2. Pursuant to the Russian Federation effective law as applicable to compliance with the copyright to electronic information resources, no materials from any site, electronic journal or project may be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form, either in a hard or soft copy, without a prior consent from the Journal's authors and editorial staff, which may be expressed by posting a respective consent (open license Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 CC BY-NC) in the relevant section of the Journal's site on the Internet.
Whenever any published materials are used within the context of other documents, a reference to the original source needs to be specified.

1.3. The Journal is registered by the Federal Oversight Service for Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (RosKomNadzor).

2. Terms Used in This Agreement

The Author is an individual (or individuals) whose creative labor has produced the Article.

The Offer Acceptance means a complete and irrevocable acceptance of the Offer under the terms specified in Clause 3 hereof (the Author accepts the Offer by submitting an application to the Publisher, i.e. by uploading the Article along with support materials onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review available at the respective section of the Journal's site at URL: on the Internet).

The Journal means an academic periodical named 'HUMAN LANGUAGE, RIGHTS, AND SECURITY'.

The Application means an electronic request of the Author addressed to the Publisher for publishing the Article in the Journal by uploading the Article and support materials onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review available at the relevant section of the Journal's site at URL: on the Internet).

The Publisher is the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia” (RUDN University), being the Journal's founder and publisher.

The Article's Metadata means any materials in Russian and English intended to be included into the Science Citation database as per the original version of the Article such as the Article title; authors' details (full last name, first name, patronymic, present employer of each author with indication of the postal code, contact details (e-mail) of each author; abstract; keywords; topical classifications: UDC or any other bibliographic and library classification, and subject indices; bibliography (list of references).

The Offer means this document (offer to the Author) to publish an Article by uploading it onto the site at URL: on the Internet.

The Publication means the act of publishing the Article in the Journal.

The Journal's Editorial Staff means a creative team engaged in preparing the Journal for publication.

The Editorial Board is an advisory body of the Journal's Editorial Office.

The Article means a result of fundamental and applied scholarly efforts in the form of a scholarly material, scientific review material, scientific message, bibliographical review on specific topics of the scholarly study, and background information on Russian and foreign scientists submitted by the Author for publication in the Journal.

The Parties mean the Author and the Publisher.

The Article Requirements mean requirements to the materials published in the Journal's section named "To Authors" of the Journal's site at URL: on the Internet.

The Service means publication of the Article in the Journal as per the Author's application.

3. Subject Matter of the Agreement (Offer)

3.1. Subject to this Agreement, the Author shall provide the Publisher at no expense for the copyright duration as stated by the Russian Federation legislation with a non-exclusive license for use of the Author-created Article for the purpose of its publication in the Journal.

3.2. The rights to use this Article as assigned hereunder shall include but not limited to:

  • reproduction of the Article or any part thereof, as well as its metadata in Russian and English in any material form whatsoever, including soft and hard copy forms, as an individual work product in periodicals and/or databases (whether local or web-based) owned by the Publisher and/or any other persons at the discretion of the Publisher;
  • dissemination of the Article or any part thereof, as well as its metadata in Russian and English on any media as part of the Journal and/or databases owned by the Publisher or any other persons, at the discretion of the Publisher, or as an individual work product, worldwide via open access or by subscription without payment of any fee to the Author;
  • making public the Article or any part thereof as well as its metadata in Russian and English so that any person could access the Article from any location and at any time of his/her choice (including via the Internet);
  • issuing permissions to use the Article or any part thereof as well as its metadata in Russian and English to any third parties while notifying the Author by publishing the respective information on the Journal's site without payment of any fee to the Author;
  • processing, including translation of the Article (including translation into foreign languages), and use of the processed (translated) Article in any manner specified above;
  • any other rights, not expressly assigned to the Publisher hereunder, including patent rights to any processes, techniques or methods, and other means, described by the Author in the Article, as well as trademark rights, shall be retained by the Author.

3.3. No territorial restrictions will be applied to the use of rights to the Article.

3.4. This Agreement shall become effective from the time the Article is submitted to the Journal, i.e. uploaded along with support materials onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review available at the relevant section of the Journal's site at URL: on the Internet, hereinafter referred to as the Article Upload.

3.5. The rights shall be assigned by the Author to the Publisher at no expense, and the Article publication in the Journal shall not result in any financial contribution to the Author.

3.6. If the Publisher decides to refuse to publish the Article in the Journal, this Agreement shall cease to be in force. A decision to refuse publication shall be sent to the Author via the e-mail address specified in the Application.

3.7. The Publisher undertakes, throughout the currency of this Agreement, to provide to the Author the services associated with publication of the Article on the Journal's site at URL: on the Internet.

4. General Terms of the Services Provision

4.1. The Publisher shall provide the services to the Author only if:

  • the Author submits all materials compliant with the Offer requirements by way of the Article Upload;
  • the Author Accepts the Offer.

4.2. The services shall be provided to the Author free of charge.

4.3. If any materials submitted by the Author are found in breach of rules and requirements of this Offer, the Publisher shall have a right to refuse to publish those.

4.4. The Publisher shall not be responsible for any third-party unauthorized use of the data provided by the Author during the currency of this Agreement.

5. Rights and Responsibilities of the Parties

5.1. The Author warrants that:

  • he/she is the valid holder of exclusive rights to the Article; rights granted to the Publisher hereunder were not earlier assigned and will not be assigned to any third parties prior to publication of the Article by the Publisher in the Journal;
  • the Article contains all the references to cited authors and/or sources (materials) that are required by the effective copyright law;
  • the Author has obtained all required licenses to results, facts and other borrowed materials used in the Article where the Author is not a copyright holder;
  • the Article does not contain any materials that may not be published in public sources in accordance with the effective Russian Federation statutory instruments, and the Article publication and dissemination will not involve any disclosure of classified (confidential) information, including state secrets;
  • the Author has familiarized himself with the editorial policy and ethical principles published on the Journal website ( and the consequences of violating these principles, has advised other Co-authors of the terms of this Agreement and has received consents from all the Co-authors to conclude this Agreement under the terms hereunder.

5.2. The Author undertakes to:

  • submit a manuscript of the Article as per the Requirements to articles;
  • avoid using the soft copy of the Article produced by the Publisher for commercial purposes and in other periodicals;
  • while preparing the Article for publication, the Author undertakes to:
    1. make edits specified by readers and approved by the Journal's Editorial Office in the text of the Article and/or revise the Article following the Publisher's request, where necessary;
    2. proofread the Article within the timeframes specified in the Journal publication schedule;
    3. make only such edits in the proof that are minimally required to correct errors made in the Article original and/or introduce factual and momentary changes.

5.3. The Author is entitled to:

  • pass to any third party a soft copy of the published Article provided by the Publisher pursuant to Clause 5.4 hereof for the Article to be incorporated, in whole or in part, into a scientific information database or repository in order to promote academic or scholarly investigations or for informational and educational purposes subject to the Author, Journal and Publisher being properly referenced.

5.4. The Publisher undertakes to:

  • publish the Author's Article, in soft or hard copy form, in the Journal in accordance with the terms hereof;
  • provide the Author with the proof of the Article and make reasonable edits as requested by the Author, where required, following the Journal's Editorial resolution;
  • provide the Author with the soft copy of the published Article by sending it to the Author's e-mail address within 15 business days of the Journal issue's publication;
  • respect the Author's rights established by the effective law, protect those and use best endeavors to prevent any copyright infringements by third parties.

5.5. The Publisher is entitled to:

  • carry out technical and literary editing of the Article such that its basic content would remain unchanged;
  • review the Article and suggest appropriate changes to the Author, and elect not to publish the Article if the Author fails to introduce such changes;
  • require from the Author and/or other persons that the Journal, Publisher, Author and any other copyright holder, as well as the title of the Article, Journal issue identification and a year of publication as specified in the Journal be properly referenced whenever the Journal and/or the Article, including any individual part or fragment thereof, are used by any of the above-mentioned individuals thereafter;
  • publish preliminary and/or advertising information on the forthcoming publication of the Article in mass media and any other information sources;
  • establish rules (conditions) for acceptance and publication of materials in the Journal. The Journal's Editorial Board, headed by the Editor-in-Chief, shall enjoy an exclusive right to accept and/or reject any materials submitted to the Journal's Editorial Office for publication purposes. No manuscript (tangible medium) submitted by the Author to the Journal's Editorial Office will be subject to return. The Journal's Editorial Staff will not enter into any correspondence regarding the rejection of the Article by the Journal's Editorial Board;
  • suspend provision of services to the Author hereunder temporarily for technical, technological and other reasons preventing the services from being provided for the duration of remedial activities;
  • suspend services hereunder in accordance with civil procedures if:
    1. the Article does not correspond to the topics covered by the Journal or by any part thereof, or the submitted material is found insufficient for the individual publication, or the Article design is found at variance with the requirements imposed;
    2. the Author is in breach of any other obligations assumed under the Offer arrangement;
  • introduce changes to the Offer as per the procedure established by the Offer.

5.6. Unless otherwise provided or stated herein, the Parties shall refer to the effective legislation of the Russian Federation.

6. Offer Acceptance and Conclusion of the Agreement. The Term of the Agreement

6.1. This Agreement shall become effective when concluded, i.e. when the Author Accepts the Offer by sending an application to the Publisher, that is, by uploading the Article (Article Upload), and remain in effect for five years.

6.2. The Offer Acceptance constitutes an Agreement made in writing (Articles 438 and 1286.1 of the Russian Federation Civil Code) under the Offer terms.

6.3. Unless any of the Parties sends to the other Party a written notification of the Agreement termination no later than two months prior to the end of the specified five-year period, the duration of the Publisher's copyright to the Work shall be automatically extended by the similar period. The number of extensions is not limited.

6.4. The term of the Agreement may not exceed the duration of exclusive rights to the Article pursuant to the Russian Federation legislation.

6.5. Whenever the Author assigns (disposes of) its exclusive rights to the Work to any third party, this Agreement shall remain in effect.

7. Agreement Modification and Termination Procedure

7.1. The Publisher shall have a right to unilaterally modify the terms of this Agreement by giving a prior notice to the Author, at least ten (10) calendar days before such modifications become effective, to the Author's e-mail address specified in the Author's application or via the Journal's site. These modifications shall become effective from the date specified in the respective notice.

7.2. If the Author disagrees with any modification in the terms of this Agreement, the Author shall have a right to submit a written notice of his/her withdrawal from this Agreement by uploading it onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review, available at the relevant section of the Journal's site at URL: on the Internet.

7.3. This Agreement may be terminated early:

  • at any time by mutual agreement of the Parties; or
  • otherwise as stipulated herein.

7.4. The Author shall have a right to cancel this Agreement unilaterally by sending the Publisher a respective notice in writing at least sixty (60) calendar days prior to the intended date of the Author's Article publication in the Journal.

7.5. The termination of this Agreement for any reasons shall not release the Parties from responsibility for breach of any Agreement terms during the currency hereof.

8. Liability

8.1. A Party which has failed to perform its obligations under this Agreement, either in full or in part, shall be held liable pursuant to the Russian Federation legislation in force.

8.2. All the data provided by the Author shall be trustworthy. The Author shall be responsible for completeness and reliability of the data provided to the Publisher. The use of untrustworthy information obtained from the Author shall not entail any responsibility upon the Publisher for any adverse effects resulting from its actions based on such untrustworthy information.

8.3. The Author shall take full personal responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the Russian Federation law on advertising, protection of copyright and related rights, protection of trademarks and service marks, and protection of consumer rights.
8.4. The Publisher shall not be held responsible hereunder for:

  1. any actions resulting directly or indirectly from the actions of the Author;
  2. any loss incurred by the Author whether or not the Publisher was in a position to predict such loss.

8.5. The Publisher shall be relieved from any responsibility for non-compliance with the terms of this Agreement if such non-compliance is a result of a force-majeure event such as an act of state authorities, including adoption of legal instruments, fire, flood, earthquake, other natural calamities, loss of power and/or computer network failure, strikes, civil commotions, riots, and any other similar events.

9. Dispute Resolution Procedure

9.1. Any disputes and disagreements shall be resolved by the Parties by negotiations, and if the Parties fail to reach an agreement, these shall be resolved in accordance with the effective law of the Russian Federation.

9.2. If any disagreements remain unresolved, the Parties shall settle those at the location of the Publisher in accordance with the effective law of the Russian Federation.

10. Miscellaneous

10.1. Any notifications, messages, requests etc., excluding documents which need to be forwarded in original form pursuant to the Russian Federation legislation, shall be deemed to have been received by the Author, if delivered (sent) by the Publisher via the Journal's site, including by publishing those, by fax or e-mail specified in the Application, or using other communication facilities. The Parties acknowledge validity of notifications, messages, requests etc. delivered (sent) using the above-listed methods.

10.2. Where the Publisher becomes subject to any claims related to non-compliance with an exclusive copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party during the writing of the Article or in connection with conclusion of this Agreement by the Author, the Author undertakes to:

  • immediately upon receipt of a Publisher's notification, take measures to settle disputes with such third party, and, where necessary, join the litigation in favor of the Publisher and use its best endeavors to exclude the Publisher from the defendants;
  • reimburse the legal cost, expenses and loss incurred by the Publisher as a result of application of a pre-award relief and measures for execution of a judgment, and damages paid by the Publisher to any third party for the infringement of exclusive copyright and/or other intellectual property rights, as well as other expenditures incurred by the Publisher as a result of infringement by the Author of any warranties provided hereunder.

10.3. Subject to Article 6 of the Federal Law On Personal Data No. 152-FZ dated July 27, 2006, for the period from the conclusion of this Agreement and until the discharge of Parties obligations hereunder, the Author expresses his/her consent to processing of the following personal data by the Publisher: last name, first name, patronymic; taxpayers identification number (TIN); place and date of birth; citizenship details; ID document details; registration and actual location address; e-mail address; mailing address with postal code; contact phone numbers; fax numbers; and details of the employers.

10.4. The Publisher is entitled to process the above personal data for the purpose of this Agreement performance, including for provision of information and reference services to the Author. The processing of personal data shall be understood to mean any handing (operations) with personal data, including collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, refinement (update, alteration), use, distribution (including transfer to third parties), depersonalization, blocking and deletion of personal data in accordance with the effective Russian Federation legislation.

10.5. Where permitted by the Russian Federation legislation, the Author is entitled to withdraw his/her consent to processing of personal data as listed in Clause 10.3 by forwarding a respective notice to the Publisher. Upon receipt of such notice, the Publisher has a right to suspend services.

10.6. The Author will, on a goodwill basis, submit his/her details (and details of each Co-Author subject to their prior consent) to the Journal's Editorial Office consisting of his/her: last name, first name, patronymic, academic rank, academic degree, job title, employer details (name and mailing address), work phone number and e-mail address for the purpose of its general publication in the Journal along with the Article.

11. Registered Address and Particulars of the Publisher

Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia” (RUDN University)

Address: 6 Mikluho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

TIN 7728073720, CRR 772801001, PSRN 1027739189323.

Vice Rector for Scientific Work                                                        A.A. Kostin


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