Philological Class | ISSN 2071-2405 (Print)

The journal Philological Class publishes research results in three groups of scientific specialties: literary studies, linguistics, and pedagogical sciences (theory and methods of teaching literature and Russian). The journal accepts original materials never published before in any form: articled of scientific-conceptual orientation; studies presenting results of fundamental research in the field of literary studies and linguistics; papers highlighting theory and methods of teaching philological disciplines at higher and secondary school; materials from the methodological heritage due to their significance for contemporary pedagogy; analytical reviews of conferences; and reviews of scientific and scientific-methodological studies.

Preference is given to papers carrying out complex analysis, employing comparative research strategies, characterized by an innovative approach to teaching Russian language and literature at various levels of education, and polemical in nature.

The manuscripts submitted to the editorial board shall satisfy the corresponding requirements, which presupposes rigorous keeping to the topics of the journal; theoretical and methodological essence; scientific novelty and theoretical and practical significance; sufficient data for analysis and reliability of the material sources; completeness of the material described; and relevance of analysis.

The authors are expected to follow the principles of scientific ethics. Unscrupulous author behavior is believed to include:

– use of ideas, data or methods worked out by other researchers without citations (piracy);

– use (or imitation of verbal formulation) of thoughts of other scholars as one’s own original considerations without making reference to the source (plagiarism);

– re-publication of the articles published before is possible only at the request of the editorial board, with the exception of the material from the section “Methodological Heritage”.

The authors, including the members of the editorial board can publish their materials not more often than once a year.

Article Formatting Requirements

  1. The authored original of the manuscript is submitted in both electronic and printed formats. Materials for publication should be sent by e-mail. All papers have to be written in Word 6.0/7.0 (.doc or .rtf formats), font Times New Roman, font size 14, line spacing 1.5, paragraph indentation 0.7 (selected in the menu). If you use a non-standard font, please, attach a file with the font to your email, and attach a PDF copy of the article. Language material used for illustration should be italicized. Single quotation marks (‘’) are used to specify lexical meaning, angle quotes («») are used to mark quotations, English double quotation marks (“”) single out a quote inside a quotation, and semantic emphasis can be expressed by spacing.
  2. Research articles should contain at least 28,000 characters and cannot have more than 52,000 characters including spaces; longer articles can be published after approval of the editorial board. Surveys, reviews, chronicles and overviews should not exceed 20,000 characters. No page numbering is necessary.
  3. The main body of the text should be well structured and contain the following sections: Introduction, Research Methods, Research Aim, Discussion and Findings, Conclusions. Thus, the author(s) should provide a brief overview of the previous studies on the topic of the article, formulate research methods and analytical techniques explicitly, present their own research supplementing it with the necessary illustrations, and formulate the conclusions.
  4. Footnotes should be given at the bottom of the page with continuous numbering.
  5. References to the literature should be placed after the text (in alphabetical order). References in the body of the text and footnotes are given in square brackets according to the model: [Name or title, year: page]. Sample:
    Необычность ситуации, садовые аллеи, о которых писал Д. С. Лихачев, что их сумеречность – основная черта русского сада, из которой «рождаются и жизнь, и животность, и Бог» [Лихачев 1998: 419–421].
  1. Additional Bibliography should come after the main body of the text in alphabetical order without numbering in accordance with GOST 7.0.5-2008 ( under the heading «Literature».
  2. The reference list should be objectively correct and academically complete and should contain at least 15 sources. For articles on practical teaching methods (sections “Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language”, “Problems of the Modern Methods of Teaching Russian Language and Literature”, “Theory and Practice of the Moden Lesson”, “Getting Ready for a Lesson / The Lesson Is in Progress”) the number of sources can be reduced.

Instruction for authors: description of the journal’s reference style

Footnotes and References

Footnotes must be placed at the bottom of the page and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Reference to sources in footnotes must follow the general rules of reference formatting.

When citing a source authored by one to three people, in-text references must be provided in square brackets, indicating the author’s last name (or, in case of multiple authors, all the authors’ last names), and, whenever relevant, include the number of the volume and page in case of direct citation. E.g. [Толстой, т. 4, с. 287; Ausstellungskatalog; Bushkovitch, 2001, p. 339–425]. If several books by one author were published in different years, the year is followed by low-case Latin characters, a, b, c, etc. In the case of namesakes, it is important to include initials when citing their works in the text of the article.

References to archives and manuscript collections follow the general rules, i.e. are included into the text in square brackets in the text of the article and are included in the References. All elements of references to archival documents are separated by full stops, e.g. [РГАДА. Ф. 248. Оп. 113. Д. 1579. Л. 597–601].

In-text references to electronic resources must look the same as those in print articles and monographs, and the source must be included in the References.

References must follow the standards of Russian Federation State Standard R 7.0.5–2008 for References (РФ ГОСТ Р 7.0.5–2008 «Библиографическая ссылка»). There must always be names of publishing houses, numbers of pages, and, in case of articles, the page range of the article. Non-Russian materials must be placed after Russian ones. The works not cited in the text of the article should not be included in the reference list.

When referring to an electronic resource, it is important to use its URL and the mode of access. For any electronic resource, authors must provide all the relevant data (resource (a journal or collection of articles), the name of the website, etc.): Cадуов Р. Т. Политический дискурс Барака Х. Обамы в преломлении лингвокультурного и семиотического аспектов // Политическая лингвистика. – 2011. – № 3 (37). – С. 147-161. – URL: or Merriam-Webster dictionary online. – URL: (mode of access: 26.04.2019).

The article is followed by two lists of References. The first one must follow the Russian National Citation Index standard and be provided in the language of the original, including the place of publication, publishing house, year, and the number of pages. In case of a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), it must also be provided. Works in Cyrillic characters must be alphabetically listed first and then followed by works in Latin characters, also listed alphabetically. References to archives are included in the general alphabetic list.

The second list of References must follow the international system adopted by the Journal. All Cyrillic names are transliterated according to the BSI transliteration system.

Sample Reference List 1


Боровикова Н. М. Феномен массовой культуры: «Реальная» (истинная) культура или псевдокультура? // Вопросы теории и практики. Исторические, философские, политические и юридические науки, культурология и искусствоведение. – 2016. № 1 (63). – С. 31-33.

Макурина М. А., Симакова А. В. Предметно-языковое интегрированное обучение в средней школе (из опыта работы) // Филологический класс. – 2017. – № 2 (48). – С. 32-40.

Dalton-Puffer Ch., Bauer-Marschallinger S., Brueckl-Mackey K., Hofmann V., Hopf J., Kroess L., Lechner L. Cognitive Discourse Functions in Austrian CLIL Lessons : Towards an Empirical Validation of the CDF Construct // European Journal of Applied Linguistics. – 2018. – Vol. 6. – Issue 1. – P. 5-29. – DOI: 10.1515/eujal-2017-0028.

Journal articles

Назиров Р. Г. Пародии Чехова и французская литература // Русская классическая литература: сравнительно-исторический подход. Исследования разных лет: сборник статей. – Уфа, 2005. – С. 150-158.

Чуксина О. В. Взаимодействие языковой и научной картины мира // Язык и межкультурная коммуникация: сборник статей / сост. О. Б. Смирнова. – Астрахань: Астраханский университет, 2007. – С. 208-210.

Monographs and other books

Забияко А. А., Эфендиева Г. В. «Четверть века беженской судьбы»: художественный мир лирики русского Харбина: монография. – Благовещенск, 2008. – 427 с.

Скопиченко О. Избранное / ред. В. Суманосова. – Барнаул; Сан-Франциско, 2013. – 525 с.

Пушкин А. С. Полное собрание сочинений: в 10 т. – Л.: Наука. Ленингр. отд-ние, 1977-1979. – Т. 5: Евгений Онегин. Драматические произведения. 1978. – 528 с.

A Moongate in My Wall: Collected Poetry of Mary Custis Vezey / ed. by O. Bakich. – New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2005. – 356 p.

Collected works

Уэллс Г. Война миров / пер. М. Зенкевича // Уэллс Г. Собрание сочинений: в 15 т. – М.: Издательство «Правда», 1964. – Т. 2. – С. 5-160.

Electronic resources

Сафарян Ю. Место жанра философского боевика в современной литературе. – URL: (дата обращения: 25.04.2018).

Hornby dictionary online. – URL: (mode of access: 26.04.2019).

Theses and thesis abstracts

Желтухина М. Р. Комическое в политическом дискурсе (на материале немецкого и русского языков): дис. … канд. филол. наук: 10.02.20. – Волгоград, 2000. – 250 с.

Бачанова Т. А. Вклад декабристов в изучение и хозяйственное освоение Западной Сибири: автореф. дис. … канд. ист. наук: 07.00.02. – Новосибирск, 1999. – 18 с.


ГАСО. Ф. 6. Оп. 1. Д. 45, 52, 56, 197; Ф. 6, Оп. 18, Д. 623, 628, 635.

РГАДА. Ф. 248. Оп. 22. Д. 1504.

List 2 is titled References and is composed in compliance with the international reference system. Sources in Cyrillic are transliterated.

Formatting requirements to List 2 (References)

All the information of List 1 written in Cyrillic characters must be transliterated. The Journal uses the BSI standard; for automatic transliteration, it is recommended that the authors use this website:

The transliterated references must be provided as described below. Please note the use of italics and capitalisation:

MONOGRAPHS: Author’s last name and initials. (publication year). Name of the monograph. Place of publication, Publishing house. Number of pages (p.)

ARTICLES: Author’s last name and initials. (publication year). Name of the article. In Editor’s Last Name, Initials (for collections of articles). Name of the collection of articles/Journal. Place of publication, Publishing house (for collections of articles), pp. …‒… (page range)

After transliterating the name of a book or article, authors must translate them into English and put them into square brackets after the respective transliterated names. Names of articles and books in languages other than English but using Latin characters must not be translated.

When translating article and book names into English, please do not use capital letters. Unless used as a first word in names, articles, conjunctions, and prepositions are not capitalised, while all notional words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, numerals) are capitalised, e.g. In Search of Lost Time; One Hundred Years of Solitude; Crime and Punishment.

All the transliterated names of academic journals, collections of articles, and publishing houses must be provided in their full form, without any abridgement.

References to collections of articles are listed alphabetically in accordance with the last name of the editor.

When referring to an electronic resource, it is necessary to provide information about the mode of access: (mode of access:

References are listed alphabetically.

Sample Reference List 2

Please note the correct use of italics


Alefirenko, N. F. (2011). Nauchnoe i obydennoe v yazykovoy kartine mira [The Scientific and the Common in the Linguistic Picture of the World]. In Vestnik Chelyabinskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Filologiya. Iskusstvovedenie. No. 24 (239). Issue 57, pp. 11-14.

Lipovetskiy, M. N. (2014). Zloveshchee v skazakh Bazhova [Ominous in the Bazhov’s Tales]. In Quaestio Rossica. No. 2, pp. 212-230.

Journal articles

Kats, B. A. (1995). Neuchtennye istochniki «Motsarta i Sal’eri» (Predvaritel’nye zametki) [Unaccounted Sources of “Mozart and Salieri” (Preliminary Notes)]. In Panov, S. I. (Ed.). Novye bezdelki. Sbornik statey k 60-letiyu V. E. Vatsuro. Moscow, Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, pp. 421-431.

Fomichev, S. A. (1982). Dramaturgiya A. S. Pushkina [A. S. Pushkin Dramaturgy]. In Lotman, L. M. (Ed.). Istoriya russkoy dramaturgii. XVII – pervaya polovina XIX veka. Leningrad, Nauka, pp. 261-295.

Monographs and other books (please note that it is obligatory to provide information about editors, translators, etc. Transliterated Russian words must not be shortened or abbreviated)

Eyges, I. R. (1937). Muzyka v zhizni i tvorchestve Pushkina [Music in the Life and Work of Pushkin]. Moscow, Muzgiz. 285 p.

Sumanosov, V. A. (Ed.). (2011). Vspomnit’, nel’zya zabyt’. Stikhi Marianny Kolosovoy [Recall, nor Forget. Poems by Marianna Kolosova]. Barnaul, Altayskiy Dom Pechati. 331 p.

Collected works

Uells, G. (1964). Voyna mirov [The War of the Worlds] / trans. by M. Zenkevich. In Collected works, in 15 vols. Moscow, Pravda. Vol. 2, pp. 5-160.

Electronic resources

Safaryan, Yu. Mesto zhanra filosofskogo boevika v sovremennoy literature [The Place of the Genre of Philosophical Action in Contemporary Literature]. URL: (mode of access: 25.04.2018).

Ivanov, A. (2014). Eburg [Ioburg]. Moscow, Redaktsiya Eleny Shubinoy. URL: (mode of access: 03.06.2019).

Brjusov, V. Ja. (1904). Klyuchi tayn [Keys to Mysteries]. In Vesy. No. 1. URL: (mode of access: 12.04.2019).

Theses and thesis abstracts

Zheltukhina, M. R. (2000). Komicheskoe v politicheskom diskurse (na materiale nemetskogo i russkogo yazykov) [The Comic in Political Discourse (based on the Material of the German and Russian Languages]. Dis. … kandidata filologicheskikh nauk. Volgograd. 250 p.

Bachanova, T. A. (1999). Vklad dekabristov v izuchenie i khozyaystvennoe osvoenie Zapadnoy Sibiri [Contribution to the Study of the Decembrists and Economic Development of Western Siberia]. Avtoreferat dis. … kandidata istoricheskikh nauk. Novosibirsk. 18 p.


GASO [State Archive of the Sverdlovsk Region]. Stock 6. List 1. Dos. 45, 52, 56, 197.

RGIA [Russian State Historical Archive]. Stock 796. List 3. Dos. 926.

  1. In addition to the main body of the text, the following information should be provided in Russian and English:

1) Information about the author(s): Full family name, first name and patronymic; scientific degree, rank and appointment; affiliation to organization; department, author’s ORCID ID.

2) Contact information (e-mail, postal address for shipping and publication in the journal).

3) Title of the article.

4) Abstract (it should summarize the content of the article in min 250 words and should include the following aspects: scope and object, topic, aim, methods or methodology, findings, sphere of outcome application, conclusions). The reviews and methodological materials are accompanied by a brief abstract.

5) Keywords (5-10 words).

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The articles submitted to the Editorial Board are subject to mandatory double blind peer review. This means that the reviewers of the paper won't get to know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) won't get to know the identity of the reviewer.

The article is accepted for publication if its originality tested by the “Antiplagiat” system is not less than 75%. Materials published in other publications (or submitted simultaneously to other journals) are rejected.

On receiving the manuscript, it is evaluated if it meets the general requirements (correspondence to the journal topics, presence of the necessary meta-data, format).

Then the manuscript is anonymized by the academic secretary; all author identities are removed from it. In this form, the article reaches the editor-in-chief who forwards it to official reviewers whose names are given at the site. If the article gets controversial evaluations from the reviewers it is sent to a third expert. Double-blind peer review may take about 2 months. The time of the overall material evaluation may take up to 12 months.

The reviewers determine whether the article meets the content and formal requirements of the journal and conforms to the general rules of publishing ethics. On the results of the peer review the manuscript can be recommended for publication “as is”, be accepted pending revisions, or be rejected.

In case the article is rejected, the author is sent a motivated conclusion. At the same time, the editorial board reserves the right not to provide full texts of reviews to the article authors. The names of reviewers who have given negative conclusions shall not be made open.

If the article is accepted pending revisions the author is sent a list of the issues that need improvement. Once these issues are adjusted for, the manuscript will receive another review prior to publication made, as a rule, by the same referees.

If the article is accepted for publication, its text is passed on to the issuing editor who handles the ongoing correspondence with the author(s).

Manuscripts that fail to meet the above mentioned requirements are desk-rejected. The articles with unlawful borrowings cannot be accepted. The editorial board reserves the right not to enter into argument with the authors and other persons representing them about this point and not to accept the manuscripts of these authors for consideration in the future.

List of official reviewers

Publication Ethics Code of the Editors of the Scientific-Methodological Journal Philological Class

Information about the Journal

The scientific-methodological journal Philological Class has been published since 1996. FSBEO HE «Ural State Pedagogical University» is the founder and the publisher of the journal. The journal is a periodical (it comes out 4 times per year.

The journal Philological Class

  • Registered by the International Standart Serial Numbering system – ISSN (print) 2071-2405; ISSN (online) 2658-5235
  • Registered by the Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Compliance with the Legislation in Mass Media and Cultural Heritage Protection. Registration certificate ПИ № ФС 77-76120 of 24.06.2019.
  • Included in the united catalog «Russian Press», Index 84587.
  • A full-text version of the journal is available open access at and at the scientific electronic library platform (RSCI)
  • It is necessary to provide DOI when citing articles from Philological Class.

General Provisions

The present Publication Ethics Code is based on the existing international ethics norms and standards including the provisions recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (, Elsevier – PERK for editors –, adopted by the Editorial Council and established by the Owner / Publisher of policies and practices, as well as by the legislation of the Russian Federation:

The present Publication Ethics Code is valid because it can guarantee high quality of publications in the journal and the realization of the goals and tasks proclaimed in it.

General Obligations and Responsibility of the Editors:

  • Presence of objectively correct and academically complete reference list (not less than 15 sources);
  • Obligatory information about the financial support if it has been granted;
  • Absence of piracy or plagiarism;
  • Prohibition to publish the article in other printed materials or to send it simultaneously to another journal

Interaction with the Journal Owner and Publisher

The Ural State Pedagogical University (hereinafter: University) is the owner and publisher of the journal.

  • The relationships between the Editorial Board and the University should be based on the principles of editorial independence.
  • The editors should take decisions about publishing articles solely on the basis of the principle of scientific and scientific-methodological significance of the materials presented and its correspondence to the topics of the journal, without any pressure on the part of the University. The University position cannot be considered as a basis of interference in the functions or sphere of responsibility of the editors and the Editorial Council, both on behalf of the University as a whole, or of separate structures and divisions within the University.
  • The status of the journal editors is determined by the contract, agreement or another kind of regulating document which describes their relationship with the “University”.

Responsibility of the authors:

  • There should be not more than two authors of an article. The research contribution of each should be identified in the abstract;
  • The author of the publication is responsible for inaccuracies of academic and factual nature;
  • All authors are obliged to inform about revisions if mistakes have been found;
  • The author has the right to refuse from the publication of the article;
  • The authors shall report about any instances of conflict of interest when they submit their paper to the editorial board, which would allow the editors and reviewers to make up a well-reasoned conclusion about the manuscript.
  • During the editors’ leaves (from July 1 to August 25) the manuscripts are not accepted and not reviewed. Notifications about acceptance of the articles submitted during this period for publication are sent out to the authors after August 25. The same date marks the beginning of the times of consideration and review.

Responsibility of the reviewers:

  • The reviewers’ arguments should be objective and academically oriented;
  • Reviewers should declare conflict of interest when they receive the manuscript for expertise. The journal editor makes a decision about the eligibility of their participation in the procedure of reviewing.
  • In their reviews, referees should mention the articles on the problem of the study in question not cited in the manuscript;
  • Referees should keep the information about the material and the article reviews confidential.

Responsibility of the editors:

  • The editors bear responsibility for everything published in the journal Philological Class;
  • The editors’ decisions about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript are based on the significance, originality and scientific value of the article;
  • Editors shall not reverse the decision to publish an article, except in cases when serious problems with scientific reliability of material have been discovered.
  • Each action associated with the process of submission, review and acceptance / rejection should be tested in terms of conflict of interest;
  • If the editor has a potential conflict of interest, the procedure of evaluation of the manuscript submitted (review and making a decision about publication) should be organized in such a way that it would avoid biased decision making: the actions of the editor should be just in relation to all participants of the process of scientific communication.
  • The members of the editorial board have the right to publish their materials in the journal. However, in this case they must not take part in the expertise and evaluation of their own manuscripts.
  • If errors or mistakes are discovered, the editors promote the publication of corrections or retract the article;
  • They protect the reviewers’ anonymity.

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The publisher uses the definition of open access formulated in the Budapest Initiative (BOAI) (, offering the readers the opportunity to read, download, copy, disseminate and print out the journal materials, as well as search for and add them to the complete texts of the corresponding articles, use them for compilation of directories, download them as data in a computer or use them with other legally approved purposes, provided there are no fiscal, legal or technical barriers, excluding those regulating access to the Internet proper.

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