The “Higher Education Today” Magazine

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Recommendation to the Authors Sending Their Works to the “Higher Education Today” Magazine

Thematic Scope

The “Higher Education Today” monthly magazine is a scientific, methodological and professional publication, aimed at the professor and academic and management staff of higher education institutions, scientific workers and specialists in the field of education and science, researchers of problems of psychology, pedagogics, sociology, management and related social and economic sciences. The magazine is a peer-reviewed publication of the Higher Attestation Commission in the field of pedagogics, psychology and sociology.

Among the most important tasks are the support of innovations, dissemination of experience, information support of events aimed at the modernization of professional education, discussion of scientific problems and topical issues of the life of higher education institutions. The main sections of the magazine are:

  • Pedagogics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Interdisciplinary Research

The magazine is especially interested in publications, covering the best practices in the field of higher education, materials, telling about recent events in higher school, implementation of innovations, conducted experiments, critical reflection of the events taking place in the sphere of education.

Formation of the Editorial and Publishing Portfolio

  • The thematic plan of the magazine is formed for each sequential four-five months.
  • The articles, sent at the authors’ initiative, are published in the order of their arrival and taking into account the themes of a relevant number (provided they were approved by reviewers and/or Editorial Board).
  • Author’s remuneration may be paid to the authors of the articles, prepared by the order of the Editorial Board.
  • Articles of the full-time education postgraduates, recommended for publication by their scientific advisers, as a rule, are published for free.
  • Assistance is provided to the authors concerned in desktop publishing of articles and organization of their accelerated publication, which is paid on the basis of 8 000 rubles for 10 000 characters with spaces according to the author’s version of an article.
  • Advertising and information articles, commercial information, announcements about vacant post competitions, bids and procurements are published as they become available according to the approved tariffs, which are placed on the last page of each running number of the magazine.

Requirements for the Design of Publications

The editorial staff recommends the authors, with regard to the desktop publishing of publications, to adhere to the following requirements:

  1. An article sent by an author for publishing in the magazine, shall contain materials, open for publishing and of scientific and practical interest, and articles of postgraduates, doctoral candidates and candidates for a degree, indicated in the lists of scientific works, shall reflect the main results of the relevant dissertation researches.

  2. The magazine publishes the articles in the volume, as a rule, of up to 20 000 characters with spaces. Articles shall be submitted to the magazine in Russian (also in English) in hard and electronic copy in MS Word format. The text shall be sent to the following postal address: building 31, house 55, Aviamotornaya street, Moscow, 111024, electronic version — to the following two e-mails: and

    The electronic copy shall be attached with illustrations (graphics, pictures) and photos of proper quality in .JPG or .TIF format in the form of separate files. The paper original of an article, signed by the author, shall be sent by regular post.

  3. A separate sheet (separate file) shall contain indication of the surname, name, patronymic of the author (authors), postal home address, home telephone number, place of work, address of the place of work, office phone number, fax, e-mail, as well as the description of the area of scientific interests and number of scientific and methodological publications. The author, as a rule, submits to the editorial staff his/her color digital photo with the resolution not less than 300 dots per inch in .JPG or .TIF format for publishing in the magazine.

  4. As a rule, postgraduates’ and doctoral candidates’ articles are attached with copies of the recommendations of scientists, specialists, chairs and faculties of higher education institutions with the conclusion on the expediency of publishing such articles.

  5. An article shall be attached with (in Russian and in English): the name of the article, abstract (5–6 lines), key words (not more than 5), list of literature (5–7 sources).

  6. An article shall contain indication of UDC, initials and surname (surnames) of the author (authors), place of work, position and contact information (e-mail).

  7. An article shall contain references to tables, pictures and literature sources. Tables and pictures shall be signed and numbered. The list of literature shall contain all works, cited and mentioned in the text, in the alphabetical order. When preparing at-article lists of literature one has to be strictly guided by the regulations of GOST (National State Standard) Р 7.05–2008 “Bibliographic references. Main requirements and rules of composition”. When providing a reference to an invention it is necessary to indicate the author, name, year, number and page of the “Inventions Bulletin”. References to the works being printed are not allowed.

  8. Bibliographic record, containing data on a literature source, shall be given according to the following form: or books and other non-periodical editions— the author’s surname and initials, full name of the work, place and year of publishing; дfor periodical editions— the author’s surname and initials, full name of the work, name of the publication, year of the publication, number (volume), pages. For example, when providing a reference to a literature source in a text the sequential number of the work according to the list of literature in square brackets and the number of the page, containing the cited fragment, separated by a comma, shall be given:

    1. N. S. Bogolyubov. Principles of Individual Approach to the Development of Artistic and Creative Abilities by Means of Visual Art at Different Age Stages. Krasnodar, 1992.

    2. L. A. Milovanova. Profile Oriented Teaching of Foreign Language // Foreign Languages in School. 2007. № 8.

    3. Rutherford — a scientist and a teacher: to the 100th birthday anniversary / edited by P. A. Kapitsa. Moscow, 1973.

  9. Abbreviations of words, names, denominations as a rule are not allowed. Only generally accepted abbreviations of measures, physical, chemical and mathematical values, terms, etc. are allowed.

  10. Articles submitted to the editorial staff undergo compulsory peer-reviewing. Reviews are not sent to the authors and names of the reviewers are not disclosed. Authors are informed about reviewers’ conclusions only if they are useful for improving an article prior to its publication. The units of measurement of all values, given in an article, shall comply with the International System of Units (SI System).

  11. After editing and prior to publishing an article with laid out design is sent via e-mail to the author, who shall within two days inform about any possible inaccuracies and confirm his/her consent to the publication of the article. In the absence of a response from the author the material is published unchanged. Additions and changes, containing more than 500 characters with spaces, are introduced in the layout design for additional fee.

  12. The magazine editorial staff reserves the right to make abbreviations and editorial changes in manuscripts.

  13. An author’s copy of the magazine is sent to the authors.

  14. The editorial staff will be grateful to authors and readers for any suggestions, critical remarks and recommendations, including with regard to the requirements set out for the design of articles.

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