ISSN 2227-9997
The journal
Is issued quarterly
 

PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING, REVIEWING AND PUBLICATION OF SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

Scholarly articles whose themes fall within the subject field of Art Studies (17.00.00) are considered for publication. The main criteria for selection of articles are: appropriateness for the profile of the journal; innovative scholarship; current relevance; validity of the proposed article’s research results; and observance of the norms of scholarly ethics.

Authors should send their articles via email to the editorial board address or directly to the editor by any electronic means.

The unequivocal prerequisites for publication of the proposed material are scholarly innovation and a high professional level of presentation.

The length of articles may extend from 15 to 30 thousand characters (including spaces), with an attendant bibliography including a recommended minimum of 7-10 items of scholarly literature, formatted according to the standards GOST 7.1–2003 and GOST 7.0.5–2008, for 3-5 illustrations and/or musical examples. Works which exceed these specifications may be reviewed by the editorial board in exceptional cases.

Article texts should be typed in MS Word (format *.docx or *.doc) using the font Times New Roman (font size 12-14 points at single or 1.5 spacing).

All illustrative material — musical notation examples, photographs, tables, charts — should be sent as separate files in the format *.jpg, or *.tif, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (for tables, diagrams and musical examples — 600 dpi). Scanned materials must be in "shades of gray" (grayscale).

The following must be included with all submitted articles:
1) an abstract in Russian and English of no fewer than 150 words, arranged as follows:
*   paragraph 1 — subject of the research;
*   paragraph 2 — method or methodology of the study;
*   paragraph 3 — scholarly innovation and conclusions.
2) 7-10 keywords (in Russian and English).
3) information about the author: first name, middle name (or patronymic) and last name, in Russian and English (using the author’s transliteration); academic degree and title; place of employment and position (with name of department or subdivision cited in full); and email address.

All scholarly articles submitted to the journal Uchönyje zapiski Rossijskoj Academii Musyki imeni Gnesinykh and appropriate to its scholarly thematics are subject to mandatory independent peer review for expert evaluation.

Submitted manuscripts are pre-reviewed by the editors for compliance with the general requirements of the journal within five working days. After preliminary review, a manuscript is sent to a reviewer (who will remain anonymous to the author).

Reviewers are drawn from among leading Russian scholars with backgrounds in relevant fields. All reviewers are recognized experts on the subject of the materials under review and have produced publications on the subject of the article assigned them in the previous three years.

The reviewer is charged with judging the following:
- correspondence of the content of the article with the theme indicated in its title;
- completeness of the bibliography on the subject;
- scholarly innovation of the article;
- validity of the main provisions of the article;
- positive aspects and shortcomings of the article, with possible corrections and additions to be made by the author;
- a conclusion as to the article’s suitability for publication in the magazine: «recommended», «recommended if shortcomings noted by the reviewer are addressed» or «not recommended».

Review of an article is to be completed within a month.

The review shall be in written form and shall be certified by the personal signature of the reviewer and the seal of the organization where he is employed (or the seal of the journal founder).

If the review includes recommendations for revision of the manuscript article, the article is returned to the author for amendment. A revised version of the article then goes through a second review.

The editorial board sends submission authors copies of reviews or a rejection notice with explanation. The editors do not conduct further discussion or correspondence with authors of rejected articles.

Reviews are kept at the editorial office for five years. The editors are required to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon receipt of appropriate requests for them.

A positive review does not constitute sufficient grounds for the publication of an article. The final decision on publication is made by the editorial board of the journal.

The board considers as a matter of priority articles recommended for publication by university departments and divisions of research organizations.

The editorial board reviews articles and notifies authors by email within 15 working days, as a rule, to indicate approval, the necessity of revisions or rejection (either for formal reasons or purely scholarly considerations), with an indication of possible dates of publication in cases of approval.

In accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation, authors transfer to the founder and publisher of the journal (the Russian Gnesins’ Academy of Music) the publication rights to manuscripts on the basis of non-exclusive licensing, for which the relevant documents of agreement must be submitted to the editorial office (either in person or by mail using the institutional address).

Authors retain all other rights as owners of the manuscripts, i.e. copyright and other statutory personal rights. The founder retains the copyright to the journal in its entirety. The authors further guarantee that the articles whose rights they are transferring are their own original works, and that the articles have not been officially transferred previously to anyone for reproduction or any other use.

The authors are solely responsible for the content of their articles and for the fact of their publication. The editors of the magazine and its founder and publisher assume no responsibility before authors and/or third parties and organizations for possible damage caused by publication of their articles.

Publication of an article is free.

The journal publishes its articles on a royalty-free basis. Every author has the right to two free copies of the journal issue in which his article is published.

The views of article authors on any given scholarly issue do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial board of the journal.