«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

Post. address:
National Research University
Higher School of Economics
20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow 101000, Russian Federation
Location address:
of. 307, 4/2, Slavyanskaya sq., Moscow 109074, Russian Federation

Tel./fax: 7 (495) 772-95-90, ext. 12631

E-mail: vgmu@hse.ru 


Major Indexing

Research and educational journal
Published quarterly since 2007
ISSN 1999-5431
E-ISSN 2409-5095

Guidelines for Authors

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:

Аrticles  should be topical and original, should outline tasks (issues), describe key results of the author’s research and his\her conclusions.
Manuscripts are accepted in electronic form at: vgmu@hse.ru
After receiving the manuscript, a notification is sent to the author at the address from which it was sent.
The received article is checked by the editorial board for compliance with the thematic concept of the journal, as well as the requirements for the design of articles. If these requirements are not met, the author is informed that the article cannot be accepted for consideration until appropriate corrections are made. If the design requirements are met, the article is sent to the reviewer.
The reviewers are members of the editorial board, as well as specialists attracted from outside. The average review period is 3-5 months. The review should give a general assessment of the article (recommended for publication, recommended for revision, recommended for rejection) and formulate specific comments or grounds for rejecting the article. The grounds for rejection may be both significant shortcomings of the conducted research (for example, gross errors in the experimental plan, inadequate statistical processing), and significant shortcomings in the text of the article itself (for example, serious violations of the logical coherence of the text, lack of necessary sections). The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject an article without review in the following cases: low scientific level of the article, inconsistency with the format, profile or concept of the journal.
The review procedure is anonymous.
If it is proposed to finalize the article, the author can send a second version, which will be re-sent for review. If the author does not agree with any of the reviewer's comments, then he should write a separate response to the reviewer, in which he should indicate which comments were not taken into account and explain why. If, after re-reviewing, the authors are unable to sufficiently take into account the comments, the article is rejected.
The decision on publication is made by the editorial board based on the results of the review and subsequent discussion of the article at a meeting of the editorial board.

Publication in the journal is free of charge

Manuscript requirements


All files should be submitted as a Word document.

The text should be in Times New Roman 12 pt, 1.5 spaced and fit to the width, all margins should be 20 mm. 
Tables, figures and graphs must be in an editable format.

Article Length

Articles should be of between 20000 and 60000 characters (incl. spaces). Optimal article length size is 40 000 characters.

Article Title

Article title should be submitted in the native language and in English. A title of not more than eight words should be provided.

Author’s Details (in English)

Details should be supplied on the Article Title Page including:

  • Full name of each author
  • Position, rank, academic degree
  • Affiliation of each author at the time the research was completed
  • Full postal address of the affiliation
  • E-mail address of each author

Structured Abstract

Abstract should be: informative (no general words), original, relevant (reflects your paper’s key content and research findings); structured (follows the logics of results’ presentation in the paper), concise (between 200 and 250 words).

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)

It is appropriate to describe the research methods/methodology if they are original or of interest for this particular research. For papers concerned with experimental work describe your data sources and data procession technique.

Describe your results as precisely and informatively as possible. Include your key theoretical and experimental results, factual information, revealed interconnections and patterns. Give special priority in your abstract to new results and long-term impact data, important discoveries and verified findings that contradict previous theories as well as data that you think have practical value.

Conclusions could be associated with recommendations, estimates, suggestions, hypotheses described in the paper.

Information contained in the title should not be duplicated in the abstract. Try to avoid unnecessary introductory phrases (e.g. “the author of the paper considers…”).

Use the language typical of research and technical documents to compile your abstract and avoid complex grammatical constructions.

The text of the abstract should include key words of the paper.


Please provide up to 10 keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper on the Article Title Page.


Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the hierarchical distinction between the headings.


All figures should be of high quality, legible and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. All figures (charts, diagrams, line drawings, web pages/screenshots, and photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form.


The article should contain a representative list of scientific literature on the topic of the article. It includes publications of recent years by domestic and foreign authors. Official documents are given in the article and in links to the text, by the decision of the author they are placed in a separate list: "Official documents".

Volume. It is recommended to include references to scientific articles, monographs, collections of articles, collections of conferences, electronic resources indicating the date of circulation, patents available to a wide range of English-speaking readers in the list of references. The recommended volume of the list of references is about 25 sources.

These should be available publications:
- Scientific publications included in the Scopus or Web of Science databases. The number in the list of references is at least 17.
- Scientific publications in English in peer-reviewed scientific journals with open access status with a direct Internet link to the publication.
- Scientific publications and patents in a language other than English in peer-reviewed scientific journals with open access status and English-language metadata
(source title, article title, author data, abstract, keywords, list of cited literature) with a direct Internet link to the publication.
We do not recommend including references to textbooks, teaching aids, lecture notes, other educational literature, dissertations, interstate, and state regulatory documents in the list of references.

For a representative review of the literature, the sources must be up to date.
- The list of literature should contain at least 8 articles from scientific journals no older than 10 years, 6 of them - no older than 3 years.

According to the requirements of the journal, a literature review must confirm the absence of a solution to the set goal in the world literature, and therefore the list of references must contain not only domestic, but also foreign publications.
- The recommended volume is at least half of the total number of sources in the bibliography.
- Foreign sources are publications in journals and collections of articles published in countries other than the country where the author is affiliated. The language of publication in this case does not matter.


References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency Harvard Referencing Style Guide

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