Requirements for articles

The Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law chooses to publish materials that contain:
• study of the contemporary issues of legal regulation;
• critical review and synthesis of proposals for the development of Russian legal regulation;
• compilation and analysis of empirical data obtained through research. This takes into account the relevance of the information on which the author relies;
• materials relating to previously unknown or undeveloped areas of lawmaking and law enforcement;
• constructive suggestions for improving legislation;
• new theoretical concepts that can stimulate further development of science.

Submitted work should be original, has not been published elsewhere and corresponding to subject-matter of the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law. Materials, submitted concurrently to two or more publications, are not reviewed, and relations with author are terminated.

The size of the article (excluding the references and metadata) — 40—60 thousand characters, including spaces and footnotes. Pages should be numbered. Typeface is Times New Roman. Line spacing is 1,5. Font size for main text is 14, for footnotes — 11. Footnotes should be numbered page-by page, numbering is consecutive.

Abbreviations and reductions should be expanded at their first usage in text, and legal instruments should contain the date of adoption, number and full official name. Source of publication of normative acts should not be specified. Specification of source of citation, factual and numeric data is mandatory.

Drawings (schemes, diagrams) are allowed / they can be made in any graphics editor in black and white with a caption under the figure, including the serial number of the figure and its name. Photos, screenshots and other non-drawn illustrations will not be accepted for printing.

​​​​​​​A foreign author can submit an article in English, French, German or Chinese (if the article is prepared in Russian, see the Russian version of the requirements for its formatting), which has the following structure:

1. Information in English:
• Index of the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) (welcomed by the publisher);
• Digital Object Identifier (DOI) (assigned by the publisher);
• article title;
• full name of the author;
• affiliation: organization (the main employer of the author or the organization where the research is carried out within the framework of the project) and the location of this organization (city, country);
• E-mail of the author;
• Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) (if applicable);
• Abstract — structured abstract of 200 to 250 words, consisting of four paragraphs: setting of the problem; the goals and objectives of the study; methods; results, summary and conclusions;
• Keywords;
• Acknowledgments (information about the sources of funding for scientific research, as well as an expression of gratitude to people who contributed to the publication of the article in the journal, but are not its co-authors, reviewers or editors);
• bibliographic record for an article for citation (drawn up by the editors).

2. The text of the article that contains the following mandatory elements:
•   setting of the problem (question to which an answer is given in the article);
•   review of scientific literature with an introduction to the problem;
•   research part;
•   system of evidence and scientific reasoning;
•   the results of the study;
•   scientific apparatus and bibliography.

3. References (formed from bibliographic references; regulatory legal acts are not included in the list).

4. Information about an author (full name of the author, position and place of work, academic degree and title, ResearcherID (if any)).

5. Information in Russian (all the elements specified in paragraphs 1 and 4 above must be translated by the author).

Articles should be sent to an e-mail of the editorial office: (own surname and the word "article" to be specified in the subject matter of the letter).

Articles submitted to the specified e-mail address and corresponding to the requirements for them in terms of subject matter and design are checked for plagiarism, registered and subject to review.

Order of publication of articles

The Editorial Council composes the next issue of the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law consist of the articles with the positive reviews, in accordance with the following approved by the chief editor of the headings:​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​• State and Law in Modern World: Problems of Theory and History
• Constitutional Law, Constitutional Litigation, Municipal Law in Comparative Legal Perspective
• Civil Law. Entrepreneurial Law. Family Law. Private International Law
• International and Integration Law. European Law
• Administrative Law. Financial Law. Informational Law
• Comparative Researches of Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Executive Law
• Labor Law. Social Welfare Law
• Land, Natural Resources, Ecological, Agrarian Law of Russia and Foreign Countries
• Procedural Law
• Scientific Fundamentals of Countering Corruption
​​​​​​​• Materials of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe
• Researches of Young Scholars
• Legal Events
• Reviews

The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law approves the blueprint of the issue.

If the article is rejected, the author will receive a reasoned rejection of publishing. 

An article approved for publication is subject to editing and proofreading. If it is necessary to update the manuscript, agree on semantic editing, prepare a translation of the reference list, the author should respond to the editors within the agreed time.

Copyright Rights

After the Editorial Council approves the publication of the article, the publisher of the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law and the author conclude an agreement on the alienation of the exclusive right to the published article (the writing).

The author transfers to the publisher his exclusive right to the work in full. The publisher has the right to use the work in any form and in any way that does not contradict the law, including: to publish the work in any edition; carry out commercial, advertising and any other activity related to the use of the work; issue a permit (license) to third parties to use the work (including co-publishing agreements) or prohibit the use of the work by third parties.

The publisher has the right to use the rights transferred under the agreement on the territory of the Russian Federation and in other countries during the entire period of the copyright.

There is no fee for referencing and publishing articles. No remuneration is paid to the author.

Open Access

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Users are allowed to read, download and refer to the full texts of the articles of the Journal without prior permission from the publisher and the author.


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