First of all, we kindly call your attention to the fact that “The New Historical Bulletin” was set up at the Institute for History and Archives of the Russian State University for the Humanities, with the bulk of the editorial board being its graduates and academics. In full accordance with the institution’s 85-year-old traditions the requirements for submitted articles call for the novelty of a studied subject, originality of research problems and methods applied, the first-hand introduction of archival documents never used in previous research, and scientifically valuable conclusions.
Style and language is another basic requirement: articles should be written in standard literary Russian.
Articles which do not meet these requirements will not be accepted for reviewing.
Also, an article will not be eligible for reviewing if
1) it is written in the co-authorship “a doctoral candidate plus another doctoral candidate”;
2) it is written in the co-authorship “a PhD student (candidate) plus his/her research adviser” or in the tandem “post-doctoral candidate – research adviser” ;
3) its major part is already published in another journal or placed on the Internet (under another title, in another edition or in a co-authorship);
4) its format follows requirements different from those of our journal;
5) it has spelling, grammar, punctuation and stylistic mistakes;
6) it contains inaccurate bibliographic description of the used research materials and published sources (articles, monographs, memoirs, collections of documents, etc.).
To review articles is a prerogative of the journal’s editorial board.
This means that an author should not send any reviews; otherwise, they will not be considered. Articles are reviewed by editorial board members or, if necessary, by external experts requested by the editorial board. Reviewing is strictly based on the principle of anonymity (double-blind peer review): both the reviewer and author identities are concealed. The reviews made by the board members or by external experts are not sent to the author; likewise, the editorial board does not discuss an article with its author as to its strengths and weaknesses. Normally, reviewing process takes three months to complete, followed by the board’s decision to either publish it (with or without revision) or to decline it. The editor-in-chief informs the author about the decision sending him by e-mail a concluding statement about the article. Recommendations (if any) for improving the article are obligatory for the author to fulfill; unless it is done the article will not be published.
The author’s references to his own works made to the end of automatic raising his/her impact-factor according to the Russian Science Citation Index will be removed during the editing process.
The journal’s editorial ethics is based on the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications, which was developed and approved by the Russian Committee on Ethics for Scientific Publications (http://publicet.org/code), and the Russian Federation law “On copyright and related rights”.
We find it important to remind that violation of copy and related rights will incur civil, administrative and penal liability. If the reviewing, “checking for plagiarism” and editing processes reveal instances of plagiarism or false references, the article will be rejected for reviewing, nor will this author’s other articles be accepted for further reviewing.
The editorial board provides open access to the released volumes of the journal. The electronic texts of published articles are accessible in full and free of charge for all users of our journal’s site.
Articles published in the journal are designed for historians, history teachers, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students