VESTNIK OF SAINT PETERSBURG UNIVERSITY
POLITICAL SCIENCE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

ISSN: 2411-121
Index Catalogue: 36846

Editorial Board Members:

Editorial Board Members Political Science:
Valery A. Achkasov, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor (Editor in Chief);
Alexander A. Nikiforov, Ph.D. of Political Sciences (Executive Editor);
Vladimir.A. Gutorov, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor;
Stanislav G. Eremeev, Doctor of Economics, Professor;
Alexander V. Kurochkin, Doctor of Political Sciences, Associate Professor;
Olga V. Popova, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor;
Leonid V. Smorgunov, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor;
Elena B. Shestopal, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor;

Editor in Chief: Achkasov Valerii Alekseevich, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor
Executive Editor: Nikiforov Aleksandr Andreevich, Ph.D. of Political Sciences

Address: Russian Federation, 191060, St. Petersburg, Smolny street 1/3, Entrance VII, Room 224
Phone: +7 (812) 324-12-70, additional 6199
E-mail: val-achkasov@yandex.ru

St. Petersburg University Press
199004, St. Petersburg, 6th line VO, 11/21.
Director of the St. Petersburg University Press: Elena V. Lebedkina


Editorial Board Members International Relations:
Konstantin K. Khudoley, Doctor of Science (History), Professor (Russia)
Alexey N. Bogdanov, Candidate of Science (Political Science), Associate Professor (Russia)
Irina N. Novikova, Doctor of Science (History), Professor (Russia)
Alexey A. Gromyko, Doctor of Science (Political Science), Professor (Russia)
Marina M. Lebedeva, Doctor of Science (Political Science), Professor (Russia)
Eric B. Shiraev PhD, Professor (United States)
Dmitry A. Lanko, Candidate of Science (Political Science), Associate Professor (Russia)
Igor V. Chernov, Candidate of Science (History), Associate Professor (Russia)

Editor in Chief: Khudolei Konstantin Konstantinovich, Doctor of History, Professor
Executive Editor: Bogdanov Aleksei Nikolaevich, Ph.D. of Political Sciences, Associate Professor

Address: 191060, Russia, St.-Petersburg, Smolnogo street 1/3, entrance 8
Phone: +7-921-367-77-40
E-mail: enlil82@mail.ru

St. Petersburg University Press
199004, St. Petersburg, 6th line VO, 11/21.
Director of the St. Petersburg University Press: Elena V. Lebedkina

Focus and Scope
The aim of the Series 6 Political Science. International Relations of Vestnik of Saint-Petersburg State University is to provide academic scholars and professionals in different policy fields with the theoretical and methodological advancements supported by empirical research. The Series addresses all topics of political science including political theory, international relations, Russian politics, civil society, political parties and elections, public administration and governance, administrative reform, national and ethnic policy, social movements, immigration, security and others. Although the journal focuses primarily upon Russia and post-soviet counties, relevant contributions from other geographical areas are also encouraged in order to enhance comparative research.

Editorial Policy
The Series 6 of The Vestnik of Saint-Petersburg University is an independent journal, whose policy is set by its editorial board. It is committed to no methodological orthodoxy over and above the normal canons of scholarship:
relevance of the topic (according to Focus and Scope);
clear and consistent use of words and terms;
logical and mathematical validity;
the use of appropriate evidence to substantiate empirical statements.
The Editor reserves the right to decline articles if, according to their own judgment, they are inconsistent with editorial policy.

Article Submission and Review
All articles should be submitted to Editor in Chief or Editorial Secretary via e-mails or personally.
Articles submitted to the Journal should in
general be between 4,000 and 8,000 words (or equivalent in tables and figures) including footnotes.
All articles should include an abstract of 100-150 words and 3-5 key words. Contributor should note on the all author's affiliation and contacts (full address including country, phone, e-mail). Contributor also should submit a permission letter from the author(s) of the article.
Style
Anyone who is preparing an article for submission to the Series is urged to follow the style sheet, found at http://vestnik.unipress.ru/rules/06.pdf.

Review by Editor(s)
Prior to acceptance, all articles will undergo an initial screening by the Editor in Chief of the Series. If accepted, potential articles are then reviewed anonymously by two or more peer readers. Papers that do not meet the formatting and content guidelines mentioned above will not be reviewed.
The author(s) shall receive notification (about acceptance to review or decline of the article) within a 15 days' period.

Forwarding Article to Reviewers
The article accepted by Editor in Chief shall be forwarded to at least two reviewers, selected by the Editor-in-chief on the proposal of appointed member(s) of the Editorial Board. The reviewers shall be experts in the given field and if possible, they should not be institutionally or personally associated with the author.
The contributor shall receive a Report from Editor in Chief with recommendations from reviewers.
The Editor-in-chief shall notify contributor about his decision about accepting, reworking or rejection of an article. The whole procedure should be completed within four to eight weeks from receiving the article, depending on the number of reviews required.

Copyediting
The publisher reserves the right to copyedit and proofread all articles accepted for publication.

Authors Instructions [download]
Review Process [download]

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