Author Guidelines

Any submission must be the original work of the author that has not been published previously, as a whole or in part, either in print or electronically, or is soon to be so published.

 

1. Submission of articles

1.1. We now welcome new article submissions via our web-site https://nni.jes.su (registration is required).

1.2. Alternatively, in exceptional cases, articles may be submitted by email to the Editors at the editorial office (novistor57@mail.ru).

1.3. Manuscripts that do not comply with the guidelines will be returned to the authors.

 

2. Peer review process.

2.1. ‘Modern and Contemporary History’ operates a double-blind peer review process.

2.2. The decision on whether to accept or reject the article is made within three months from the date of receipt of the manuscript by the Editors.

2.3. The author will be notified if the review process takes more than three months.

2.4. The author will be informed of the results of the review process. If necessary (at the author's request), the author will be sent the reviews received by the Editors. In order to ensure the impartiality of the peer review process, reviews sent to the author will be anonymised.

2.5. If the reviewers’ opinions are positive, the article is sent to one of an editor who is to prepare it for publication. The reviewers’ comments and recommendations are transmitted to the author. The author is given two months to implement the recommendations. If the author has not contacted the Editorial Board within this period, the article will not be published.

2.6. All manuscripts are run through a plagiarism-detection software (‘Antiplagiat’). If the acceptable level of borrowing is exceeded (no more than 30% of the text), the manuscript will not be accepted for publication.

 

3. Preparation of manuscripts

3.1 Word limits

Articles should not normally exceed 6,000-7,000 words, including an abstract, keywords, footnotes, and references. Reviews should not exceed 2,000-2,500 words.

3.2 Layout

3.2.1. Manuscripts should use Times New Roman 14-point type with 1.5 spacing. Special care should be taken regarding the formatting of tables and edited texts. Pages should be numbered consecutively throughout, in the bottom centre of the page. Files must be saved in one of the following formats: doc, docx, rtf.

3.2.2.  Abstracts of 200-250 should summarise the article and its main conclusions.

3.2.3. Abstracts and keywords (up to 5-9) in both English and Russian should be provided.

3.3 Author details

3.3.1. ‘Modern and Contemporary History’ operates a double-blind reviewing process. The main text of any submission should therefore exclude:

  • the name(s) of the author(s),
  • academic degree(s),
  • affiliations,
  • ResearcherID and Scopus ID,
  • and directly personal references, as well as acknowledgements to those who have read the paper.

3.3.2. Instead, a separate title page, saved as a separate file, should give the name, affiliation, author’s email address and ResearcherID and/or Scopus ID. The name and affiliation should be provided in both English and Russian.

3.3.3. The name of the file, containing the title and the main text of the manuscript, should not include the author’s name.

3.4 Titles

3.4.1. Titles of articles should be brief but informative. They must give some indication of the period that they deal with (e.g. by date, given in full without truncation, e.g. ‘1485–1497’, or by conventional references, e.g. ‘First World War’, ‘Tudor England’).

3.4.2. Title should be in both English and Russian.

3.5 Footnotes

3.5.1. Manuscripts submitted for consideration should give references presented as footnotes at the bottom of each page, using Arabic rather than Roman numerals in the footnote markers.

3.5.2. If there are several books/articles in the same footnote, they should be ranked by year of publication.

3.5.3. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and, wherever possible, be confined to necessary references.

3.5.4. Footnotes should not be used for 'sub-texts'.

3.5.5. Footnotes should rarely exceed 10-15% of the text.

3.6. Graphs, tables, maps, illustrations.

We ask authors not to use graphs, tables, maps, illustrations, etc. without real necessity (for instance, when they add materially to the substance or comprehensibility of the argument).

3.7 Bibliography/References Section

3.7.1. The bibliography/references section is placed at the end of the article and contains all the materials indicated in the footnotes (newspapers and archives excluded).

3.7.2. In the Bibliography/References Section in Russian, first there are books and articles in Russian arranged in alphabetical order followed by the items in other languages arranged in the order of the Latin alphabet.

3.7.3. If a referenced text is published in a collection of essays or a journal, all the pages on which it is presented should be specified.

3.7.4. The titles of the books and articles in Russian and other Slavic languages, using the Cyrillic alphabet, should be both Romanised (i.e. transliterated into the Latin script; authors might wish to use www.translit.ru in which case the LC format of transliteration should be chosen) and translated into English. At the end of each such reference, the original language should be indicated (for example, ‘In Russ.’ if a book or article was originally published in Russian). The names of the authors of the books and articles should also be Romanised.

3.7.5. Links to Internet resources require specifying the date of access (‘Access date dd.mm.yyyy’).

 

4. Sections arrangement

Authors might wish to follow the pattern below for the arrangement of the sections in their articles:

4.1. Separate title page:

Иванов Иван Иванович - доктор исторических наук, профессор исторического факультета Московского государственного университета им. М. В. Ломоносова (Москва, Россия)

Ivan Ivanov, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)

ivan.ivanov@msu.ru.

 

4.2. Manuscript

РЕВОЛЮЦИОННЫЙ ВЫХОД РОССИИ ИЗ ПЕРВОЙ МИРОВОЙ ВОЙНЫ И ГЕРМАНИЯ

Аннотация. 200-230 слов.

Ключевые слова: 5-9 слов.

Germany and the Revolutionary Withdrawal of Russia from the First World War

Abstract. 200-250 words.

Keywords: 5-9 items.

The problem of Russia's revolutionary withdrawal from the First World War is relevant not only in the context of the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, but also in connection with different, often opposite, assessments of these events in modern Russian and German historiographies: from the implementation of the "Decree on Peace", the consequences of inter-party and factional differences to the collusion of the Bolshevik leader V. I. Lenin with Germany1.

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1 Poltorak S. N. Brestskii mirnyi dogovor 1918 g.: istochniki, istoriografiia i perspektivy issledovaniia [The Brest Peace Treaty of 1918: Sources, Historiography, and Research prospects]. - Problemy istorii i istoriografii. Sb. dokladov mezhvuzovskoi nauchnoi konferentsii, t. 3. SPb.; Seleznev F. A. Kadety i vopros o separatnom mire s Germaniei: obzor sovremennoi otechestvennoi istoriografii [Cadets and the Question of a Separate Peace with Germany: A Review of Modern Russian Historiography.]. – Op.cit.; Piatikova M. V. Problema vykhoda Rossii iz Pervoi mirovoi voiny vo vzgliadakh rossiiskikh sotsial=demokratov (men'shevikov) v postoktiabr'skii period: evoliutsiia kontseptsii [The Problem of Russia's Withdrawal from the First World War in the Views of the Russian Social- Democrats (Mensheviks) in the Post-October Period: The Evolution of the Concept.]. - Rossiia v mirovykh voinakh. Sb. nauchnykh statei. Otv. red. A. I. Narezhnyi. Rostov=na=Donu, 2015; Lebedev V. V. K istoriografii problemy vykhoda Rossii iz voiny nakanune Fevral'skoi revoliutsii [Towards the Historiography of the Problem of Russia's Withdrawal from the War on the Eve of the February Revolution.]. – URL: http://libmonster.ru/m/articles/view/к-историографии-проблемы-выхода-россии-из-войны-накануне-февральской-революции (Access date 02.02.2018); Fleischhauer E. I. Die Russische Revolution. Lenin und Ludendorff (1905-1917). Borsdorf, 2017.

Библиография

Лебедев В. В. К историографии проблемы выхода России из войны накануне Февральской революции. // URL: http://libmonster.ru/m/articles/view/к-историографии-проблемы-выхода-россии-из-войны-накануне-февральской-революции (дата обращения 02.02.2018).

Полторак С. Н. Брестский мирный договор 1918 г.: источники, историография и перспективы исследования. // Проблемы истории и историографии. Сб. докладов межвузовской научной конференции, т. 3. СПб., 2015. С. 234–243.

Пятикова М. В. Проблема выхода России из Первой мировой войны во взглядах российских социал=демократов (меньшевиков) в постоктябрьский период: эволюция концепции. // Россия в мировых войнах. Сб. научных статей. Отв. ред. А. И. Нарежный. Ростов=на=Дону, 2015. С. 213–221.

Селезнев Ф. А. Кадеты и вопрос о сепаратном мире с Германией: обзор современной отечественной историографии. // Проблемы истории и историографии. Сб. докладов межвузовской научной конференции, т. 3. СПб., 2015.

Fleischhauer E. I. Die Russische Revolution. Lenin und Ludendorff (1905-1917). Borsdorf, 2017.

References

Lebedev V. V. K istoriografii problemy vykhoda Rossii iz voiny nakanune Fevral'skoi revoliutsii [Towards the Historiography of the Problem of Russia's Withdrawal From the War on the Eve of the February Revolution.]. // URL: http://libmonster.ru/m/articles/view/к-историографии-проблемы-выхода-россии-из-войны-накануне-февральской-революции (Access date 02.02.2018) (In Russ.).

Poltorak S. N. Brestskii mirnyi dogovor 1918 g.: istochniki, istoriografiia i perspektivy issledovaniia [The Brest Peace Treaty of 1918: Sources, Historiography, and Research prospects]. // Problemy istorii i istoriografii. Sb. dokladov mezhvuzovskoi nauchnoi konferentsii [Problems of History and Historiography. Proceedings of an interuniversity scholarly conference], vol. 3. Sankt-Peterburg, 2015. P. 234–243. (In Russ.)

Piatikova M. V. Problema vykhoda Rossii iz Pervoi mirovoi voiny vo vzgliadakh rossiiskikh sotsial=demokratov (men'shevikov) v postoktiabr'skii period: evoliutsiia kontseptsii [The Problem of Russia's Withdrawal from the First World War in the Views of the Russian Social- Democrats (Mensheviks) in the Post-October Period: The Evolution of the Concept.]. // Rossiia v mirovykh voinakh. Sb. nauchnykh statei. [Russian in World Wars. Collection of essays]. Otv. red. A. I. Narezhnyi. Rostov=na=Donu, 2015. P. 213–221. (In Russ)

Seleznev F. A. Kadety i vopros o separatnom mire s Germaniei: obzor sovremennoi otechestvennoi istoriografii [Cadets and the Question of a Separate Peace with Germany: A Review of Modern Russian Historiography.], vol. 3. Sankt-Peterburg, 2015. (In Russ.)

Fleischhauer E. I. Die Russische Revolution. Lenin und Ludendorff (1905-1917). Borsdorf, 2017.