Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

Journal «Vestnik of Samara University. History, pedagogics, philology» is a scientific publication, which publishes the results of original research, including materials of scientific conferences, dissertation, as well as reviews and comments on the scientific literature.

The mission of the journal is to disseminate in Russia and abroad new scientific ideas and the results of original research in the field of history, pedagogics and linguistics as the basic sciences of the humanitarian cycle, which have traditional heuristic relationships that create a special synergistic research effect both in mastering new trends in the development of these sciences and in revealing the features of various languages, history, culture, educational traditions in Russia and in the countries of near and far abroad.

Aims and objectives of the journal: attraction of authoritative authors to the journal; publication of the results of original scientific research (articles, surveys, reviews and reports on scientific literature) in the field of historical and pedagogical sciences and linguistics; creating conditions for the development and strengthening of integration of Russian and foreign scientists in the field of social and humanitarian research; promotion of the journal in the Russian and international markets, including by expanding the possibilities of disseminating and indexing scientific papers in the main databases in Russia and abroad.

Business model: the journal is funded by the founder, all articles are published free of charge.

Theme of Journal:

07.00.00 – Historical science and archeology;

10.02.00 – Linguistics;

13.00.00 – Pedagogical sciences.

The main directions for Scopus:

Arts and Humanities Education



Communications and Media






Authors of the journal are both leading scientists of Russia and foreign countries, and beginning researchers (professors, graduate students).




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Peer Review Process


submitting, peer review and publication of articles in the scientific journal
«Vestnik of Samara University. History, pedagogics, philology»

4. Order of submitting, peer review, adoption, refusal and publishing of articles

4.1. Articles in the scientific journal «Vestnik of Samara University. History, pedagogics, philology» are filled out in accordance with the «Requirements to the design of articles» that are placed in the end of each issue of the journal and on the website http://journals.ssau.ru/index.php/hpp/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions. Articles that are presented with the violation of the before-mentioned requirements are not considered.

4.2. The articles are sent to the editorial staff of the journal by placing them on the website «Vestnik of Samara University. History, pedagogics, philology» or by e-mail: murzinova.tatjana@yandex.ru.

4.3. All presented in the scientific journal articles are recorded in the registration log by the executive editor with the indication of date of entry in the editorial staff.

4.4. After registration scientific articles are delivered through the executive secretary on external independent peer review without the indication of surname, given name, patronymic and information about them (double-blind peer review). In the registration log the information about the reader(s) selected by the editorial board or by the editorial team of the journal. The term of peer review is 1–2 months.

4.5. The journal publishes only those articles that are reviewed and recommended for publication. As the reviewers, reputable scholars in the given field that have publications on this subject in the last 3 years are engaged, which give a reasoned expert opinion on the scientific value of the material presented and its compliance with the requirements of the journal.

4.6. If in the peer review on the article there is indication on the necessity of its refinement by the author, executive editor or publishing editor sends it to the author for correction of drawbacks or inaccuracies indicated by the reader.

4.7. At positive review authors by email are sent confirmation about the inclusion of an article in the corresponding issue of the journal.

4.8. At negative review the article according to the decision of the editorial board is rejected. In the registration log after getting review the corresponding mark «Publish», «For renewal», «Reject» is placed.

4.9. The articles are published as a rule in the order of precedence of their entry. If the article is sent to the author for renewal, then the final version of the paper is published in the next, from the moment of entry of the improved article, issue of the journal. The editorial board of the journal has a right to change the priority of publication of the articles.

4.10. In case if the editorial board doesn’t share fully the viewpoint of the author of the published article, it has a right to make a footnote about this. Articles published in course of discussion can also be accompanied by a footnote.

4.11. The editorial board has a right to publish letters of the readers that contain substantiated estimate of the published articles.

4.12. Copies of positive as well as negative reviews without indication of the family name of the reader(-s) are sent to the authors of the articles

4.13. The copies of the reviews are sent to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation at entry of the request therefore in the editorial department

4.14. Reviews on the articles are kept for 5 years.


Open Access Policy

Статьи этого журнала доступны всем желающим с момента публикации, что обеспечивает свободный открытый доступ к результатам исследований и способствует прогрессу науки.



The journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve all the published articles. The PKP PN is a part of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

Also, the journal makes full-text archives on the Russian Science Electronic Library (http://elibrary.ru/) platform.


Publication Ethics


The ethical norms of scientific publications imply that participants in the research and publishing community adhere to certain general principles and rules of interaction that will increase the number of high-quality scientific publications, as well as successful and fruitful collaboration of authors, reviewers, publishers and readers of scientific publications (“Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications” Declaration developed by Association of Scienсe Editors and Publishers (ANRI), as well as recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

• International standards for authors

• Code of Conduct and Best Practices for Journal Editors;

• Ethical principles for reviewers;

• Code of Conduct for magazine publishers;

• The White Book of the Council of Scientific Editors on the observance of the principles of the integrity of publications in scientific journals;

Requirements to the ethics of scientific publications

Ethical norms of scientific publications assume observation by the participants of scientific and publishing community of certain general principles and rules of interaction, that serve enhancement of a number of qualitative scientific publications and also successful and effective cooperation of authors, reviewers, publishers and readers of scientific publications.

    1. General principles.

1.1. In the process of cooperation, authors, reviewers, publishers and readers of scientific publications should be polite, tactful, avoid conflict situations, solving the questions aroused in creative, constructive and productive spring.

    1.2. Deliberate assignment of authorship of an alien work of science, alien ideas and inventions, fraud of data is not allowed. Plagiarism is a violation of author-legal and patent legislation and may lead to legal responsibility.

    1.3. The article should be original, contain element of new knowledge and be given for publication for the first time.

    1.4. Non published data, received from manuscript presented to consideration should not be used or given to the third person without written author’s consent. Information or ideas received in the process of peer-reviewing and editorship and connected with potential dividends, should remain confidential and not used with the aim of getting self-profit.

    2. Author (or group of authors) 

2.1 Author (or group of authors) of publication have responsibility for novelty and authenticity of results of scientific research. Borrowed fragments or statements should be formed with the obligatory indication of an author and primary source of information. Excessive borrowings, and also plagiarism in any form, including unshaped citations, paraphrasing or assignment of rights on the results of alien researches, are unethical and unacceptable.

    2.2. Co-authors of the article should indicate all persons that brought in a substantial contribution in carrying out research.

    2.3. Author has a right to be acquainted with the results of peer-reviewing and comments of the reviewer and remove mistakes required by a reviewer or an editor.

    2.4. If an author finds substantial errors or mistakes in the article on the stage of its reviewing or after its publishing, he should as quickly as possible inform about it the journal staff.

    3. Reviewer(s) 

3.1 Reviewer(s) carries (carry) out scientific expertise of author’s materials, regarding them as confidential document which should not be given for acquaintance or consideration to the third person that have no rights for it from the editorial staff.

    3.2. Reviewer(s) must give objective and substantiated estimate to the stated results of an investigation. Personal critique of an author is unacceptable.

    3.3. The anonymity of reviewer(s) must be observed.

    3.4. Reviewer(s) that doesn’t have, according to his opinion, competence for estimation of a manuscript or cannot be impersonal, should tell the publisher about it with a request to exclude him from the process of peer reviewing of the given manuscript.

    4. Publisher of a scientific journal

4.1. Publisher of a scientific journal at decision taking about publication goes by the authenticity of data presentation and scholarly importance of the considered work

    4.2. Publisher should evaluate intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, nationality, social standing or political preferences of the authors.

    4.3. Editor combined with publisher should not leave without an answer accusations that concern the viewed manuscripts or published materials, and also at revelation of conflict situation take all necessary measures for restoration of violated rights.

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