Notes to Authors


submitting manuscripts

 for publication in the Journal

Proceedings of Saratov University. New series.

 Series History. International relations



1.     General Provisions

1.1. The Journal Proceedings of Saratov University. New series. Seies History. International relations is issued 4 times a year. The journal accepts for publication theoretical, methodological and argumentative articles, critical reviews and research results in Ancient history, history of Middle Ages, Modern and Contemporary history), National history, Regional history, Historiography, Source studies and Historical research methods, Archeology and Ethnology, International relations and foreign policy. It also publishes brief reports, reviews, annals and information letters.

Articles are mostly published in the Russian language, publications in English should be approved be the editorial committee.

Previously published manuscripts and ones accepted for publication elsewhere are not considered by the editorial committee.

Co-authoring papers (except when both authors are doctors of science) are not considered for publication.

1.2. Articles should not exceed 12 pages (single space) or contain more than 5 figures and 4 tables. Brief reports cannot exceed 6 pages and up to 2 figures

1.3. Articles should be carefully prepared and proofread.   

1.4. Texts in MS Word for Windows can be directed to Note that the file should strictly correspond with manuscript format guidelines (see 2.1).

1.5. Manuscripts are reviewed (see Reviewing Procedure). If the response is positive they are proofread and academically edited.

1.6. Manuscripts directed to their authors for revision should be sent back as quickly as possible. Manuscripts delayed for more than three months are regarded to be newly received.  Revised manuscripts should contain a letter from its author answering all questions and explaining all alterations. Revised manuscripts are not published directly, they are reviewed again.

1.7. The receipt date is the date of arrival of revised manuscripts at the editorial committee. 

1.8. Authors should attach an outside review which is duly authenticated.  

1.9. Manuscripts are published free of charge.

1.10. All letters should be directed to the editing committee of the Series:

Saratov State University, Institute of History and International Relations, Astrakhanskaya St., 83, Saratov, 410012

● E-mail: – deputy editor-in-chief: Chernova Larisa Nikolaevna;

●E-mail: – responsible secretary: Rabinovich Yakov Nikolaevich.


2.     Manuscript Format Guidelines

2.1. Manuscripts should be formatted strictly in accordance with manuscripts format guidelines:

·                         in the Russian Language: a UDC identifier, a title,  author’s initials and surname, information about author affiliations (academic degree, academic rank, position, place of work, e-mail), an abstract, key words, text of the article, acknowledgements, sources of financing (if applicable), references (automatically numbered endnotes);

·                         in the English language: a title,  author’s initials and surname, place of work (institution, address), e-mail, an abstract, key words.


2.2. Manuscripts should be accompanied by a separate file containing information about authors (in Russian and English): full name, academic degree, academic rank, position, place of work, e-mail, phone number (corresponding authors should give their mobile or home phone number.

2.3. Abstract guidelines:

·                         abstracts ideally should contain about 500–600 signs;

·                         abstracts should be written clearly and simply, should not repeat the title, authors should focus on the essence of their research and avoid broad terms;

·                         abstracts should summarize the articles and retain their structure: introduction, goals, methods of research, results, conclusion (findings) .


2.4. Manuscripts should be single-spaced with margins at least 2,5 sm, the text of the article should be in 14-point font, supplementary information (references, notes, tables, figure legend) in 12-point font.  .



УДК 9(410.III) «13/15»

Городское пространство Лондона конца XVI века в восприятии современника (на материале «Путешествий по Англии» Томаса Платтера)

Л. Н. Чернова

Саратовский государственный университет,

кафедра истории средних веков


На основе анализа «Путешествий по Англии» швейцарского гуманиста Томаса Платтера в статье исследуются вопросы, связанные с восприятием современником-иностранцем городского пространства Лондона конца XVI в. Особое внимание обращается на выявление представлений путешественника о значении города, его планировке и размерах, основных элементах и ориентирах.

Ключевые слова: современная урбанистика, проблема восприятия, Томас Платтер, Лондон конца XVI в., городское пространство.


The Urban Space of London at the End of the XVI Century in the Perception of a Contemporary (based on Thomas Platter’s “Travels in England”)

L. N. Chernova

The article examines the issues connected with a foreign contemporary’s perception of the urban space of London at the end of the XVI century basing on the analysis of “Travels in England” by Thomas Platter, a Swiss humanist. A particular attention is focused on clearing out the traveler’s views on the significance of the city, its size and planning, main elements and landmarks.

Key words: modern urban studies, the problem of perception, Tomas Platter, London at the end of the  XVI century, urban space.


2.5. All pages of manuscripts including tables, figures and references should be numbered.

2.6. Tables should each be presented in a separate file and printed on a separate page (A4 size). Multipage tables should be avoided (data is preferably to be distributed among several tables). Each table should be numbered in Arabic numerals, have an explanatory title. Column subheadings should be short and factual. Measurement units are given after a comma.  

2.7. Figures should each be presented in a separate file. Figures should clearly display all their parts and details. Figure legends are in Russian with measurement units given after a comma. Legends should be self-contained. Additional information in figures should be explained  after the legend. Backside of a page with a printed figure should contain its number, author’s name and information about top/bottom of the page  (if necessary).

2.8. Diagrams should be created using capabilities of MS Word. It will facilitate any changes (if necessary). Authors can also use Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator. Raster diagrams or those created with the help of MS Excel can not be accepted by the editorial committee. All diagrams should be black and white. Graduation should be made by different shading.

2.9. Figures should be provided in the following formats: LineArt (raster) – TIFF 600 – 1200 dpi (LZW compression), Grey (photo) – JPEG 300 – 600 dpi (compression level 8 – 10). Vector figures should be provided in EPS, AI and CDR formats. However, specialized fillings and fonts should not be used. Figures created in any text editor are not accepted. File names of figures should be in the Latin alphabet, contain the name of the first author and corresponding number of the figure in the manuscript (e.g. 01ivanov.tif, 02ivanov.jpeg).

2.10. Figure and table legends are written in the text of the manuscript.  

Tone photos should be of high quality and printed on white paper, copies are not accepted.

2.11. All measurements should be in correspondence with the International System of Units (SI).

2.12. Reference list should correspond to GOST 7.1-76 «Bibliographical description of printed works». References are each numbered, ordered sequentially as they appear in the text.   

2.13. Poorly formatted manuscripts are not registered in the editorial office and returned to authors without consideration.




Керсновский А. А. История русской армии: в 4 т. М., 1999. Т. 1. С. 121.

Демонология эпохи Возрождения (XVI–XVII вв.) / пер. с англ., лат., нем., франц. Общ. ред. М.А. Тимофеева. М., 1995. С. 317–409.

Mary R. L. La Franc-Maconnerie dans le monde. P., 1993. Р. 60.


Articles in a Journal:

Заварзин Г. А. Сергей Николаевич Виноградский в эмиграции // Российская научная эмиграция: Двадцать портретов / под ред. акад. Г. М. Бонгард-Левина и В. Е. Захарова. М., 2001. С. 205–221.

Horrox R. E. The urban gentry in the fifteenth century // Towns and townspeople in the fifteenth century / ed. by J. A. Thomson. Gloucester, 1988. P. 22.


Articles in a Magazine or Periodical:

Славин И. Я. Минувшее-пережитое // Волга. 1999. № 8. С. 151.

Stevenson L.G. Science dawn the Drain // Bulletin of the History of Medicine. 1955. Vol. 29. P. 1–26.

Дети в голодных местах (От нашего саратовского корр-та) // Правда. 1924. 17 февр.

Ivry S. Did an Expose Help Sink Harvard’s President? // The New York Times. 2006. Feb. 27.


Electronic Sources (Web Publications):

Декларация о формирование ЕЭП. URL: (дата обращения: 15.11.2012)/

Seven E. Sarkozy gittiği her yerde bizi görecek // Yeni Şafak. 2009. Nov. 24.  URL: (дата обращения: 21.05.2010).


Dissertation Abstracts or Dissertations:

Манова Е. Н. Общественная и культурно-просветительская деятельность М.Н. Чернышевского: автореф. дис. …канд. ист. наук / Сарат. гос. ун-т. Саратов, 2008. С. 15.

Шейнберг Д. Ф. Представления о человеке в церковно-аскетической литературе XII-XIII вв. и городское общество (на материалах Италии): дис. …канд. ист. наук / Сарат. гос. ун-т. Саратов, 2002.

Чернова Л. Н. Правящая элита Лондона XIV – XVI веков (олдермены в политической, экономической и социальной жизни города): дис. ...докт. ист. наук / Сарат. гос. ун-т. Саратов, 2006. С. 320.