1.1. Articles and reviews submitted for publication should be original, finalized, and previously unpublished manuscripts.
1.2. Authors should submit their manuscripts by e-mail to the Editor of the Journal ( from their institutional e-mail addresses.
1.3. The Editorial Board will not consider the manuscripts submitted via:
paper copies;
USB flash drives, cd, dvd, or other types of data storage devices;
e-mail addresses of third parties.
1.4. The authors should submit the manuscripts electronically as e-mail attachments in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).
1.5. Recommended length of the manuscripts (including metadata, footnotes and references) should be:
40 000 60 000 characters with spaces for the articles;
20 000 40 000 characters with spaces for the reviews.
1.6. All manuscripts are subject to the initial screening, internal and external double blind peer review.


2.1. File format:
all information (including the authors details, abstracts in English and Russian, the text of the manuscript, and the references) should be comprised in a single file;
the file should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .dox);
the margins should be two centimeters on all sides.
2.2. Formatting:
Times New Roman typeface;
twelve-point font size;
lines of the text should be separated by one and a half spaces;
full justification;
first line indent of one centimeter for each paragraph.
2.3. Titles format:
the titles of articles and reviews should not exceed nine words;
the titles must be written in a way that would allow the author to avoid any punctuation marks (including quotation marks), Roman and Arabic numerals, abbreviations, acronyms, and initials;
the titles of reviews should not quote the headings and imprints of the books reviewed; instead, reviews should be given independent titles.
2.4. Metadata should be typed in the following order (the items marked with asterisk * are compulsory only for the Russian-speaking authors):
Line 1: The authors full name, academic degree, position (title), place of employment, institutional mailing address (country, postcode, city, street, and building number), e-mail.
Line 2: * The authors full name transliterated into Cyrillic script; academic degree, position (title), place of employment, institutional mailing address (country, postcode, city, street, and building number) translated in Russian.
Line 3: The authors contact phone number (e.g. 7-(000)-000-00-00). The phone number will not be published in the journal or sent to third parties.
Line 4: Funding information in case the author(s) received support to carry out research for submitted manuscript.
Line 5: The authors initials and last name (italicized).
Line 6: The title of the article (capitalized).
Line 7: An abstract of 240260 words, and the number of works cited in the manuscript (e.g. Refs 43).
Line 8: The keywords (the word Keywords should be italicized).
Line 9: * The authors initials and last name transliterated into Cyrillic script (italicized).
Line 10: * The title of the article translated in Russian (capitalized).
Line 11: * An abstract of 240260 words in Russian and the number of works cited in the article (e.g. . 43 .).
Line 12: * The keywords in Russian (the words should be italicized).
2.5. References:
Line 1: subheading References (bold font style);
Line 2: unnumbered alphabetical list of references, which should include English translations of the non-English titles, journals and publishing houses.


3.1. All the sources used in the manuscript should be cited by placing in-text parenthetical citations, which should include author, year of publication and relevant page number.
3.2. The Reference list should provide complete bibliographical information for each source, including:
Authors last name and initials;
Title of the book or article;
English translation of non-English title (in square brackets);
Title of the edited book or the journal;
English translation of non-English title of the edited book or the journal (in square brackets);
Place of publication (in full, without abbreviations, e.g. New York);
Publishers name:
The names of non-English publishers should be translated in English;
If the publishers name does not contain any words identifying it as a publishing house, the label Publ. should be added to the name (E.g. Atlantic Book Publ.; Nauka Publ.);
If the publishers name is not known, the label [s.n.] should be used;
If the work was published by the printing press, the labels Print. And Print. House should be used, depending on its status (e.g. Little, Brown & Co. Print.);
Volume and/or issue number for journals and other periodicals;
Year of publication;
Total number of pages or relevant page range;
Indication of language for non-English editions, (e.g. (In Russian)).
3.3. All non-English titles of the articles, books, and journals should be translated in English.
3.4. Samples of citations to books:
In-text citation:
[Pizarro 1967, p. 20]
[Nikitin 1995, p. 143]
Entry in the Reference list:
Pizarro F. The rise and fall of the Inca Empire. Lima, The Lima University Press, 1967, 768 p.
Nikitin A. Russkie issledovateli Azii v srednie veka i ranneye novoye vremya [Russian exploration of Asia in the Middle Ages and Early Modern time]. Moscow, Nauka Publ., 1995, 206 p. (In Russian).
3.5. Samples of citations to articles:
In-text citation:
[Cabot 2007, p. 157]
[Bering 2012, p. 171]
Entry in the Reference list:
Cabot J. Who really discovered America? The Transatlantic Historical Review, 2007, no. 2, pp. 142165.
Bering I.I. Istoriya Beringova proliva [History of the Bering Strait]. Geograficheskiye otkrytiya v novoe i noveyshee vremya [Geographical explorations in the Modern and Contemporary history]. St. Petersburg, Nestor-Istoriya Publ., 2012, . 155172. (In Russian).
In the Reference list, the Journal Vestnik of Saint Petersburg State University. History should be cited in the following way:
Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. History, 2016, issue 2, pp. 0000.
In the Reference list, full date should be provided for citations of journals and newspapers:
The Pacific Explorer, 1803, February 14, p. 00;
Knizhki nedeli [Books weekly], 1894, March, pp. 0000.
3.6. Samples of citations for unpublished sources:
In-text citation:
[Columbus Christopher to Vespucci Amerigo 1500].
[Dopros tsarevicha Alekseia 1719, pp. 29]
Entry in the Reference list:
Columbus Christopher to Vespucci Amerigo. British Library (BL), American collection, box 1, folder 1, 1500, January 17.
Dopros tsarevicha Alekseia [Interrogation of Prince Alexei]. Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Fedratsii [State Archive of the Russian Federation] (GARF), op. 1, 1 eks., 1719 g., d. 61, ch. 247, ll. 29. (In Russian, unpublished). In the Reference list the archives abbreviation should be noted only once.
3.7. Samples of citations for electronic sources:
In-text citation: [Columbus 2004]
Entry in the Reference list: Columbus C. The origins of Hispanic America. Available at: (accessed 31.12.2016).
3.8. If the works of the same author published in the same year were used, they should be differentiated by adding the Roman letters:
In-text citation:
[Cortes 2017a, p. 20]
[Cortes 2017b, p. 20]
Entry in the Reference list:
Cortes F. History of Mexico. Vol. I. New York: The Conquistador Press, 2017a. 483 p.
Cortes F. History of Mexico. Vol. II. New York: The Conquistador Press, 2017b. 483 p.


4.1. Notes should be prepared as footnotes: the number of the footnote should be inserted in the text and the note itself should be put at the bottom of the page.
4.2. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively throughout the whole text.
4.3. Citations in the footnotes should be formatted as in-text parenthetical citations as elsewhere in the text of the manuscript.
4.4. Footnotes should not contain full bibliographical description of any sources.


5.1. Charts, tables, graphics, diagrams, schemes, and figures included in manuscript should comply with the national standard of Unified System of Design Documentation (ESKD).
5.2. All tables and figures should be referred to in the text of the manuscript.
5.3. Figures formatting guidelines:
figures should be labeled and furnished with description if necessary;
figures should be numbered consecutively (in Arabic numerals), if there is only one figure in the manuscript, its number should be omitted;
the word Figure, its number, label and description should be placed immediately under the figure;
descriptions and labels should be in nine-point Times New Roman font.
5.4. Each illustration should be submitted electronically as .jpg file (300 dpi).
5.5. Tables formatting guidelines:
tables should be labelled;
tables should be placed immediately after the paragraph where it is mentioned for the first time;
long tables might be continued on the next page;
stub and column headings are usually aligned horizontally, in line with the rows;
if necessary, stub and column headings may be aligned vertically;
text in the tables should be in nine-point Times New Roman font.
5.6. While preparing the tables, the author should take into consideration the Journals format, which does not allow to insert any insets with multi-columned tables wider than the journals double-page spread.