Guide for authors


Dear authors of Economy of Regions!

Up-to-date information about the submission process and formatting requirements on our new website:


A submission should contain:

1. The file with the article with the extension .rtf. The file name should be typed in Latin and reflect the author's surname (for example: Petrov.rtf).

2. Information about the author of the article on a separate file, including full name, academic degree, affiliation and the author's position, contact information (postal address, phone number, if available – e-mail), identifiers (ORCID, researcher ID, Scopus) as in the Annex 1.

3. Scanned copy of the author's obligation not to publish the article elsewhere (Annex 2).

All articles are accepted only in *rtf format.

Information for the authors of previously submitted articles, who don’t have the opportunity to check its status in the personal account.

Please, send the final text of the article with supporting information (date of submission, status (moderation, reviewing, submitted after revision according to the reviewers’ comments) and the file with the information about the authors by e-mail This will allow us to quickly consider the possibility of its further publication.

Submission Fee

There are no any submission or publication fees. The processing, formatting, reviewing and archiving of the publication are free of charge.

Article Structure and Formatting

Before submitting an article, authors should look at recently published articles. The average article volume should be 17-23 typewritten pages (35 000 – 45 000 characters) including abstract, keywords, references. All manuscripts must contain the essential elements: Abstract (200 – 250 words), Keywords (not less than 10), Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion or/and Conclusions (IMRAD format). The article should be written in good clear English or Russian. One paper should not have more than 3 authors. Papers with 4 authors can be considered on an exceptional basis. For more detailed requirements, please click “Formatting Requirements”.

Review process

After the article has been submitted, it is moderated from the point of view of Journal’s requirements. The Editorial Team return the paper for editing depending on the moderation results.

Double-blind review. After moderation, articles are subject to double-blind peer review by the members of the Editorial Board and two anonymous external reviewers. On average, the review process takes 2 months.

The manuscript is accepted or rejected depending on the reviewer’s conclusion and the Editor-in-Chief’s decision. All articles are verified for their originality using the originality detection software.

The reviewing results can be formulated as:

  •         The paper is accepted;
  •         The paper requires minor revision;
  •         The paper requires major revision;
  •         The paper is rejected.

    The Editorial Team does not enter into correspondence with the authors of rejected papers.The papers which were once rejected are not to be reconsidered.

    The common reasons for rejection are lack of scientific novelty, insufficient originality or non-conformity to the scientific area covered by the Journal. The author receives the notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revision by e-mail.

    Articles that receive positive reviews are included in the list for publication. At the Editor’s discretion, the articles written in Russian can be published in English. Authors will be informed about this decision in advance, after that they will send the article professionally translated into English.


    The author transfers the copyright to his article to the Journal “Economy of Region”, effective if and when the article is accepted for publication. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive right and license to reproduce, publish, distribute and archive the article in all forms and media of expression now known or developed in the future, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, electronic form (offline, online) or any other reproductions of similar nature. The author retains the right to use his/her article for his/her further scientific career by including the final published journal article in other publications such as dissertations and postdoctoral qualifications provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication.

    All articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. <a rel="license" href=""><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="" /></a><br />This work is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>. 

    Open access

    Articles are freely available at the websites, Open access means that users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of their articles. All papers are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (doi).

    The Journal follows the “blue” archiving policy Sherpa/Romeo that means that the author can archive post-print (i.e. final draft post-refereeing) or publisher’s version/PDF. 

    Privacy statement

    The Editorial Board of the Journal warranty that authors personal data will be used solely for correspondence to the authors and for publication details and will not be shared with the third part.

    For any questions please contact us:

    Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences:

    Address: 29, Moskovskaya St., Ekaterinburg, 620014, Russian Federation


    Phone: +7 (343) 371-45-36, 371-57-06; fax: +7 (343) 371-02-23

    +7 (343) 3715701, +7 (343) 3715706; fax: +7 (343) 3710223

    Yulia Georgievna LavrikovaChief editor –  Doctor of economics, professor.

    Evgenia Andreevna Balyakina – Associated Editor


    Ethical guidance

    The Journal applies the international standards proposed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as its Member.

    1.     Ethical Obligations of Authors

    When submitting the article into the system the author accepts these standards of publication ethics. Authors are expected to adhere to the following ethical guidelines; infractions may result in the application of sanctions by the Editor(s), including but not limited to the suspension or revocation of publishing privileges.

    Research Accuracy

    An author's central obligation is to present an accurate and complete account of the research performed, absolutely avoiding deception, including the data collected or used, as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the research. Data are defined as information collected or used in generating research conclusions. The research report and the data collected should contain sufficient detail and reference to public sources of information to permit a trained professional to reproduce the experimental observations.


    An author should cite those publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work and that will guide the reader quickly to the earlier work that is essential for understanding the present investigation. Except in a review, the reported research should  contain all citations of work the author refers.

    Research Originality

    In submitting a manuscript for publication, an author guarantees, that the article and any supplemental information submitted therewith (tables, illustrations etc.) are the author’s original work and has not been published in English or any other language. If the article has been published, the author must provide the permission letter of the copyright holder to reprint the article. Therewith, the author confirms, that the submitted paper has not currently been considered for publication anywhere else and will not be submitted for such review while under review by “Economy of Region”.

    It is improper for an author to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal of primary publication, unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for or withdrawn from publication. It is generally permissible to submit a manuscript for a full paper expanding on a previously published brief preliminary account ("communication" or "letter") of the same work. However, at the time of submission, the editor should be made aware of the earlier communication, and the preliminary communication should be cited in the manuscript.

    Plagiarism is not acceptable in the Journal. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. Authors should not engage in plagiarism – verbatim or near-verbatim copying, or very close paraphrasing, of text or results from another's work. Authors should not engage in self-plagiarism (also known as duplicate publication) – unacceptably close replication of the author's own previously published text, methodology or results without acknowledgement of the source. If one or two identical sentences previously published by an author appear in a subsequent work by the same author, this is unlikely to be regarded as duplicate publication. Material quoted verbatim from the author's previously published work must be placed in quotation marks.

    Papers Retraction

    In the case if the Editorial Team receives alert to plagiarism or duplicate publication, or if the publication contains unethical information, the Editor can consider the necessity of the paper’s retraction. The process of retraction includes:

    1)    An author, reader, reviewer, editor or publisher alerts the Editorial Team of the case of misconduct.

    2)    The Editorial Board considers and checks this information and make a decision to retract the paper or not. If the paper is to be retracted, the Editor notices the author mentioning the reasons and basis for the retraction.

    3)    Notices of retraction appear both in the print and electronic versions of the Journal.

    4)    The paper is retracted from all bibliographic databases, where the Journal is indexed and abstracted.

    Conflict of interest     

    The corresponding author must reveal to the Editor and to the readers of the Journal any potential and/or relevant competing financial or other interest (of all authors) that might be affected by publication of the results contained in the authors' manuscript. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding of the research reported must be clearly stated at the time of manuscript submission and will be included in the published article.

    The corresponding author must advise the Editor at the time of submission either that there is no conflict of interest to declare, or should disclose potential conflicts of interest that will be acknowledged in the published article.

    Images presentation

    Images should be free from misleading manipulation. When images are included in an account of research performed or in the data collection as part of the research, an accurate description of how the images were generated and produced should be provided.


    2. Ethical Obligations of Reviewers of Manuscripts

    Conflict of interest

    A reviewer should disclose real or perceived conflict of interests to the Editor before agreeing to write a review. Examples include, but are not restricted to, past (within the last 5 years) or current collaboration, personal friend, employer or employee, family relationship, institutional relationship, past or present graduate advisor or advisee, someone with whom the reviewer has had a past or on-going scientific controversy, or situations where the reviewer could stand to gain economically by publication or rejection of the manuscript. The Editor will decide if the conflict is severe enough to prevent the reviewer from writing a fair, objective review.

    Reviewing Terms

    A reviewer should decline to review a manuscript if she/he feels technically unqualified, if a timely review can't be done.


    Reviewers should treat the manuscript as confidential. Only the Editorial Team knows the names and contacts of the reviewer/

    Discussion with a third party

    Reviewers should ask the Editor for permission to discuss the paper with others for specific advice, giving names and reasons for such consultation. Reviewers should not pass the manuscript to another to carry out the review without permission from the Editor.

    Using the data

    Reviewers should not use information, data, theories, or interpretations of the manuscript in their own work until that manuscript is in press or published unless the author has given permission to do so.


    Reviewers should clearly support and justify the basis for their review analysis.

    Plagiarism and Duplication Detection

    Reviewers should alert the Editor to similar manuscripts published or under consideration for publication elsewhere in the event they are aware of such. However, it is the responsibility of the Editor, not the reviewer, to decide on the proper course of action once so informed.