For Authors



Preparing the manuscript, authors are kindly requested to adhere to the following guidelines.

These guidelines prepared in accordance with COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and EASE (European Association of Science Editors) guidelines.

By submitting the manuscript, the author warrants that the paper is an original work that has not been previously published in Russian or other languages. If the paper has already been published, the author must inform the Editorial Team about the previous publication and provide written consent of the copyright holder to republish the paper. If the manuscript was written by more than one author, filling the author contributions is needed.

We do not accept:

  • previously published works or simultaneous submissions
  • submissions not meeting the below content and layout requirements


An eligible article should have the following structure:

A. Article details

B. Article text

С. Acknowledgements

D. Information about the conflict of interest

E. References

A. Article details

The following information should precede the article text (both in Russian and English languages):

  • initial letter of the given name and surname of the author (names of multiple authors should be separated by commas), academic degree and title, official place of work and position (full official name of the organization), contact e-mail address (to be published in the journal) for each author, ORCID iD or e-library SPIN-code
  • article title
  • abstract (200-250 words; the abstract should outline the contents of the article: goals, objective and methods of research, and a short conclusion)
  • keywords (up to 10)
  • JEL codes

B. Article text

General Requirements

The editorial office accepts manuscripts not exceeding 20 pages (format settings: Times New Roman, 12pt, 1.15 line spacing, page layout: 2 cm margins on all sides, standard tab (1.27 cm)), i.e. 40,000 characters (including spaces). We only accept articles submitted as .doc/docx files.

The translation from native languages should be made by professional translators or edited by proof-readers. Machine translations will be rejected. English-language papers should be written in accordance with the rules of punctuation, spelling and syntax.

The manuscript should be structured:  

  • For research articles, the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) format is preferred.
  • For theoretical articles and reviews, the sections "Introduction", "Methods" or “Main part” and "Results" or "Conclusion" are required.

Unstructured manuscripts are not accepted for consideration.

Tables. Tables should be formatted as MS Word tables. The text and numbers within cells should be aligned using standard tools rather than spaces or empty lines. All tables should be numbered (consecutive numbering). The author should indicate the sources of the data given in the tables. All tables should be referenced in the text of the article.

Figures. The figures should be created in a format that allows editing and configuration changes without further recourse to the author. The figures created by other means than MS Word should have *jpeg (*jpg), or *tiff extension, with a resolution not less than 300 dpi. Graphs generated using specialized software should be saved or exported as PDF-document. All figures should be numbered (consecutive numbering). If the figure is not original the author’s obligation is to indicate the authorship.

Formulas. All formulas presented in the article should be numbered. The formulas should be editable and typed in MS Equation Editor or MathType. The automatic formula numbering and cross-references to the formulas or the reference list are unacceptable.

Citation. The Journal uses the Harvard citation style. All sources referred to by the author should be mentioned in the text of the article. When creating a list of references, the author should refer to works available to reviewers and readers. Self-citation (inclusion the authors' works in the list of references) is allowed (however, no more than 10% of all references).

Links to Internet sources (news, reports, forums, videos), legal documents (laws, regulations, acts, etc.), statistical collections, newspaper publications, study guides should be put in footnotes (not in the list of sources). It is accepted to refer to dissertations/theses if these texts are available to the reader. Unpublished sources should not be referenced. For all Internet sources, including in footnotes, the date of access should be indicated.

C. Acknowledgements

The section includes all sources of external funding influencing the results, as well as information on people who contributed to the study but was not an author.

D. Information about the conflict of interest

The article should include any actual or potential conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, author should write that "the author declares no conflict of interest."

E. References

The list of references in Latin script should be formatted according to the APA standard.

The reference list should include only the sources you refer to in the article. References should be arranged in alphabetical order.

All titles in Russian should be accompanied with their translations into English, with the words “(In Russian)”, enclosed in parentheses, at the end.



Publication in “Journal of regional and international competitiveness” is free of charge for all the authors.

The journal doesn't have any article processing or submission charges.



All articles are published under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY-NC). This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.

It includes the following elements:

BY – Credit must be given to the creator

NC – Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted

The author retains copyright and reserves the right to use the paper and its parts in their scientific research by including reference to the original publication in the Journal. Once published, a paper may only be republished after obtaining the written consent of the Journal, indicating copyright and referencing the publication in the Journal.

By submitting an article for publication to the Editorial Team, the author grants the Journal the following rights:

  • the right to reproduce, publish, distribute and archive the paper or its parts in any form. Each copy of the paper must contain the name of the author (authors) of the Paper, copyright and license type (CC BY-NC 4.0);
  • the right to put it into the public domain;
  • the right to use metadata of the paper by distributing them and putting in the public domain and including them in various databases and information systems.



“Journal of regional and international competitiveness” use native russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to check the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.