The journal Philological Class publishes research results in three groups of research areas: literary studies, linguistics, and pedagogy (theory and methods of teaching literature and Russian). The journal accepts original materials never published before in any form: scholarly-conceptual articles; 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 academic and scholarly-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.

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Authors are obliged to abide by the principles of academic ethics.


Article Formatting Requirements Требования к оформлению статей в журнал

  • The original of the manuscript is submitted in electronic format. The metadata and the text of the manuscript should be arranged in the following order: the title of the article (in Russian); surname and initials of the author (in Russian); university name (in Russian); country, city (in Russian); orcid; the title of the article (in English); Name, patronymic initial, surname (in English); university name (in English); country, city (in English); orcid; abstract and keywords (in English); abstract and keywords (in Russian); the list “Literature” and “References”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Footnotes should be given at the bottom of the page with continuous numbering.
  • 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].
  • List of literature should come after the main body of the text in alphabetical order without numbering in accordance with GOST 7.0.100-2018 ( under the heading «Literature».


Епимахов, А. Теория фронтира и археология бронзового века Урала / А. Епихамов // Quaestio Rossica. – 2018. – Т. 6, № 1. – С. 207-219. – DOI: 10.15826/qr.2018.1.291.

Сгибнев, А. С. Исторический очерк главнейших событий в Камчатке / А. С. Сгибнев // Морской сборник. – 1869. – № 6. – С. 37-69.

Englander, D. Military Intelligence and the Defense of the Realm: the Surveillance of Soldiers and Civilians in Britain during the First World War / D. Englander // Bulletin of the Society for the Study of Labour History. – 1987. – № 1. – P. 24-32.

Journal articles

Гейман, В. Г. Мануфактурные предприятия Петербурга / В. Г. Гейман // Петербург петровского времени : сборник статей / под ред. А. В. Предтеченского. – Ленинград : Ленинград. газет.-журн. и книж. изд-во, 1948. – С. 49-72.

Glavatskaya, E. Undaunted Courage : The Polar Census in the Obdor Region / E. Glavatskaya // The 1926/27 Soviet Polar Census Expeditions / ed. by D. G. Anderson. – N. Y. ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2011. – P. 97-117.

Хэймсон, А. Стачечное движение в России во время мировой войны: количественный анализ / А. Хэймсон, Э. Бриан // Россия и США на рубеже XIX-ХХ вв. – Москва : Наука, 1992. – С. 79-113.

Monographs and other books

Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age / eds. by J. Fox, D. Welch. – Basingstoke : Macmillan, 2012. – 397 p.

Андерсон, Б. Воображаемые сообщества: Размышления об истоках и распространении национализма / Б. Андерсон ; пер. с англ. В. Николаева. – Москва : Канон-Пресс-Ц ; Кучково поле, 2001. – 288 с.

Collected works

Замятин, Е. И. Скифы ли? / Е. И. Замятин // Замятин Е. И. Сочинения : в 5 т. – Москва : Рус. книга, 2003. – Т. 4. – С. 285-295.

Electronic resources

Bogdanov, A. Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia / A. Bogdanov ; transl. by C. Rougle ; eds. by L. R. Graham, R. Stites. – Bloomincton ; Indianapolis : Indiana Univ. Press, 1984. – URL: (mode of access: 12.08.2016). – Text : electronic.

Диодор Сицилийский. Историческая библиотека. – URL: (дата обращения: 10.10.2016). – Текст : электронный.

Theses and thesis abstracts

Суворов, Д. В. Смена субцивилизаций и модернизационные волны в культурно-историческом развитии России : автореф. дис. … канд. культурологии / Суворов Д. В. – Екатеринбург : [Б. и.], 2006. – 25 с.

Михайлова, А. Ю. Французские художники при русском императорском дворе в первой трети XVIII века : дис. … канд. искусствоведения / Михайлова А. Ю. – Москва : [Б. и.], 2003. – 240 с.

Archives (сокращения расшифровываются на языке оригинала и в транслитерации в отдельном списке после списков литературы)

ГАВО (ДАВО). Ф. 1. Оп. 1. Д. 5, 47; Ф. 1. Оп. 1. Д. 43, 44, 45.

АРАН. Ф. 1574. Оп. 4. Д. 90.

Please, pay attention to spaces and punctuation!

  • 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 Modern Lesson», «Getting Ready for a Lesson / The Lesson Is in Progress») the number of sources can be reduced.

The titles and the publication data of Russian sources should be translated into English (the list of literature translated into English is headed References). It is preferable to cite articles included in the international databases (IDB). It is less desirable to cite monographs, especially «outdated» ones. The publication data of archival materials should not be included in the general reference list, but must be provided in the footnotes.

In addition, the authors’ ORCID ID should be provided in the article (examples and requirements can be retrieved at

9. 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, if necessary, by a brief abstract (150 words) and a reference list.

5) Keywords (5-10 words).

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