Civilisation and Barbarity


Information for authors

The problem-thematic edition "Цивилизация и варварство / Civilization and Barbarity" is scientific, on the subject of history. Manuscripts reflecting the results of original research are accepted for publication. The content of the manuscript should relate to historical problems, correspond to the scientific level of the academic publication, have a certain novelty and be of interest to specialists in the humanities.

Rules of submission of scientific articles.

1. For consideration accepted manuscripts of articles in electronic form in MS Word format, sent by e - mail to the address:, relevant  topics  of the publication and designed in accordance with the requirements for the design of manuscripts. The lack of registration of articles according to the requirements of the publication may cause refusal in the publication. Receipt of manuscripts is confirmed. If the notice is not received within seven days, please duplicate the submission of materials.

2. Scientific articles and translations of scientific articles are accepted for consideration. The publication does not accept reviews of conferences, fragments of dissertations, texts of educational and popular science, theses of various kinds of reports and texts that do not correspond to the subject and format of the publication or written in other genres, except scientific.

3. The recommended scope of articles 0.5 - 1.0 a.l., including footnotes, references, annotations and keywords. (1.0 a.l. = 40,000 characters, including spaces and footnotes).

In agreement with the editor-in-chief, the larger volume of articles are accepted.

4. Languages of publications: Russian, English, French, German, Spanish. We do not accept articles written in foreign languages by Russian-speaking authors.

5. Articles should be prepared by the process of anonymous peer review. Information about the author should be presented in a separate file.

6 The author guarantees that the text has not been published before and has not been submitted to another publication.

7. Reference to the publication "Civilization and barbarity" when using the materials of the article in subsequent publications is mandatory.

8. The author takes responsibility for the accuracy of the citation, proper bibliography, transcription of names and titles.

Requirements for articles

1. The article should be drawn up in accordance with the requirements accepted in the publication and carefully read by the author.

The text is typed in the program Word: font size – 14, headset (font) – Times New Roman, line spacing – 1.5 field-2 cm on all sides.

Paragraphs are indented.

The headings are given in bold (centered).

Quotation marks are angular («  »), internal quotation marks - round (" ").

Dash between the dates given are short, no spaces.

Dashes in all other cases are given long.

Dates in the text are given as follows: 1930 г., 1930-е гг., 1780-1799-е гг.

2. Authoring materials should include the following elements:


 abstract (no more than 700 characters);

 keywords (5-10 key terms or personalities);

 main text of the article;

 notes in the form of automatic page footnotes (short version);

 the bibliographic list of sources and literature placed at the end of the article is included in the total volume of the article and is formed alphabetically;

 information about the author/authors (full name, academic degree and title, place of work and position, postal (place of work) and e-mail address (author/authors) and phone number. To work with the authors of the editorial Board requires a contact phone number (preferably mobile), this information is not subject to publication.

3. The title of the article, abstract, keywords and information about the author should be presented in Russian and English. Translation of title, abstract, key words should not contain any transliterations from Russian language except for untranslatable names of proper names.

4. The bibliography should contain the following items: author/authors, year of publication, title, place of publication, for example: Уколова В.И. 1992: Поздний Рим. Пять портретов. – М.: Наука.

If describes a collection of articles, conference materials, etc., indicates the editor or compiler, for example: Цивилизация. 2003; Цивилизация. Восхождение и слом. Структурообразующие факторы и субъекты цивилизационного процесса / Э.В. Сайко (ред.) Науч. совет "История мировой культуры". – М.: Наука.

The same rule is used in the description of the article in the collection; it is necessary to specify the pages on which the article is located, for example:    Хачатурян В.М. 2002: Возможна ли глобальная история? (по материалам XIX Международного конгресса историчкских наук в Осло) // Цивилизация / А.О. Чубарьян  (ред.) – М., 223-238.

In the description of the article in the journal must indicate the year of publication, number, pages on which the article, for example: Соломоник Э.И. О римском флоте в Херсонесе // ВДИ. 2. 165-171.

References to archival documents are given in the General bibliographic list on the author or, in his absence, on the title of the document. Be sure to specify the name of the archive (full!), number of fund, name of fund (in the presence), number of the inventory (in the presence), serial number of the case on the inventory (in the presence), number of sheets in the inventory, for example: Зиновьев И.А. Секретная депеша от 28 сентября / 11 октября 1901 г. // Архив внешней политики Российской империи. Ф. 151. Оп. 482. Д. 364. 

References to publications in the electronic media or on websites are given in the General bibliography by author or title of the publication with the address where the publication is posted and the date of checking the availability of the resource, for example: Микаэлян Г. Экономические факторы эмиграции населения Армении // Аналитические записки института Кавказа, март 2015. – (Декабрь 2015).  

5. Illustrations (photos, drawings, schemes, charts, diagrams, maps) should be made taking into account the possibilities of black and white printing (clearly, without small details, it is unacceptable to use the background, halftones, colored elements), they should be presented as a separate file and accompanied by signatures. Graphic materials (schemes, diagrams, etc.) must be submitted in vector format (AI, EPS, Excels); the drawings and photographs in TIF or JPG format with resolution not less than 300 DРI. The text should contain references to illustrations.

Rules of reviewing

1. All articles to be published are subject to anonymous review and approval by the editorial Board.

Rules of publication of scientific articles

1. The decision on publication is made within three months from the date of submission of the manuscript.

2. Authors of all published articles receive one copy of the publication.

3. Author copies are sent only to nonresident. Living in Moscow and Moscow region receive a copy of the publication in the Laboratory for the study of civilization and barbarity at the address: Moscow, Leninsky prospect, 32A, 15th floor.

4. Payment for publication is not charged; the fees are not provided.

Publication ethics

Legal framework that guaranties publication ethics is provided by international standards: statements approved by the 2nd Word Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 22-24 July and the regulations contained in Chapter 70 “Copyright” of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

Editors of the journal “Dialogue with time” published by the Institute of World History, RAS, vouches to adhere to:

  • Ethics of the publication of academic papers;

  • Ethics of authorship of academic papers;

  • Ethics of peer reviewing of academic papers;

  • Ethics of editing of academic papers.


Ethics of the publication of academic papers

Editors of the journal ‘Civilization and Barbarity’ (Editors):

  1. ensure that all submitted materials would be considered; guarantee the Editors’ independence and integrity in decision making without discrimination of authors on grounds of ethnicity or religious beliefs, regardless of the authors’ position, commercial interests and connections to the publishers of the Journal; make sure their policy is based on respect towards personal rights of authors and their intellectual property rights;

  2. implement the Journal’s policy to provide and maintain the high standard of published scholarly material, ensure that the publication make a substantial contribution to scholarship (in the field of history, intellectual history, history of philosophy, philology); strive to satisfy the needs of readers and authors;

  3. accept topicality, importance, clarity, reliability and validity of published material as guiding principles of their editorial work;

  4. embrace the following criteria of high standard of published materials:

    • validity: research should be conducted carefully and meticulously, in ethical manner and in accordance with all relevant legislation; authors are responsible for their work and the contents of their publications;

    • honesty: authors should present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation;

    • unambiguity: publications should provide sufficient detail so that other researchers could repeat their experiments;

    • completeness of presented materials: reviews of existing scholarship and authors’ conclusions should be complete, balanced and should not omit any data regardless of whether it supports their hypothesis or interpretation, or not;

    • balance: new findings should be presented in the context of existing scholarship;

    • originality: authors guarantee that submitted work is original and had never been published elsewhere in any language; a work should not be submitted simultaneously for more than one publication;

    • transparency: publications should disclose all sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, supply of materials and other support;

  5. strive to invite high qualified members of editorial board who can actively contribute to the development and good management of the journal;

  6. constantly improve the institutes of reviewing, editing and expert evaluation of publications to guarantee that peer reviews are precise, fair, complete, clear, and timely;

  7. ensure that readers are informed about financial support received by published scholarly work its sponsors;

  8. use available software to screen publications for image manipulation, plagiarism, duplicate or redundant publication;

  9. make the final decision to accept or reject a paper for publication after considering all comments of peer reviewers. Final editorial decision and reasons for it are communicated to authors.


Authorship ethics

Authors of publications:

  • should guarantee that only those researchers who meet the criteria of authorship (i.e., who made a substantial contribution to work) are listed as authors, and that deserving authors are not omitted;

  • should agree to be listed as authors and authorize the submitted version of their work; any change to the list of authors should be authorized by all authors, including those who are to be removed from the list;

  • should be familiar with a work submitted for publication and guarantee that this work meets the above-mentioned criteria;

  • should work with editors or publishers to correct their paper promptly if errors and omissions are discovered after publication;

  • have a responsibility to inform the journal promptly if they become aware of an error in a paper submitted or approved for publication, or a paper already published;

  • are not allowed to copy references from other publications to works they have not read; citations and references to other works should be accurate and follow editorial guidelines;

  • should acknowledge properly and accurately all relevant previous work (both by other scholars and by authors themselves); primary sources should be referenced wherever possible; replication or paraphrasing of previous works are not allowed, these can only be used as a foundation for new conclusions;

  • are required to acknowledge the authorship of data, text, images and ideas originated from other sources – these should not be presented as produced by authors of the publications; direct citations from the works by other scholars should be marked by inverted commas and appropriate references;

  • should follow applicable copyright laws and conventions; copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should only be reproduced with appropriate permission and acknowledgements.


Peer review ethics

  1. Editors guarantee that independent peer review would be conducted in a way that ensures honesty and objectivity of the evaluation of scholarly value of a submitted paper.

  2. In accordance with the Journal’s policy, the editors establish the procedure of peer reviewing of materials submitted for publication.

  3. Editors ensure that the process of peer review is honest and proper.

  4. Editors may reject a paper without an independent peer review when the paper is considered of poor quality or unsuitable for the audience of the journal. This decision should be honest and unbiased and can only be made in accordance with the journal’s editorial policy.

  5. Editors select peer reviewers for submitted publications out of scholars with sufficient expertise and avoid those with conflicting interests.

  6. If serious concerns about the validity of data or suitability of a submitted work, Editors allows an author to respond to these concerns.

  7. Editors protect the confidentiality of materials submitted by authors and inform reviewers that they are under obligation to keep the materials confidential as well. Editors should not inform any other than authors of a paper of its status.

  8. Editors protect the confidentiality of reviewers.


Editorial ethics

  1. Editors make decisions to accept or rejects submitted materials, which makes it especially important to ensure this process is fair and objective and in accordance with the journal’s scholarly vision.

  2. All editorial processes are described in the Information for authors; all requirements to be met by authors, and the types of materials accepted for publication are listed there, and all stages of editorial work with submitted materials are mentioned.

  3. In order to ensure the reliability of published data, in case genuine mistakes are discovered in publications, corrections (or errata) should be published promptly. The online version of the paper may be corrected with a date of correction and a reference to the printed erratum. If an error makes the paper or its substantial part invalid the paper should be retracted with an explanation provided (i.e., an honest error).

  4. After consideration, Editors take relevant measures with appropriate comments explaining the results of peer review.

  5. Editors must respond to all allegation or suspicions of misconduct in connection with research or publication raised by readers, reviewers or other editors.

  6. Editors must provide authors with the list of requirements. Editors work in accordance to the system of identity guarantee.

  7. Editors receives information about on problems uncovered and makes final decision to accept a paper for publication or to reject it. Retracted materials are preserved online, and these are prominently marked as a retraction in all online versions. Editorial conflict of interests should be declared publicly. Editors should not make decisions in connection with papers where they have a conflict of interests. Conflicts of interest the editor must be announced publicly.