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Rules and Requirements for submission scientific research in the field of legal sciences (Law) for publication in an electronic scientific journal «Legal Bulletin»

    Legal Bulletin, an electronic scientific journal, provides specialists in the field of state law, civil law, criminal law branches with the opportunity to publish their scientific work.   

    The editors accept only relevant specialization of the journal materials, such as history and the current state of Russian and foreign legislation; law enforcement practice; legislative and other proposals aimed at improving various branches of law, existing legal institutions in Russia and foreign countries; methodological, theoretical and historical aspects that reveal the essence of state law, civil law, criminal law phenomena.

    The journal subject includes the following research areas:

    1. Problems, categories, concepts, hypotheses, ideas, models, designs, reflecting the current knowledge level about the general laws of the emergence, development and functioning law and the state; concepts the evolution of law and the state, processes and conditions for the development institutions and forms of the state, legal systems, institutions, structures and forms of law, ideas and concepts in law and the state in their historical connections and logical relations.

     2. The theory, history and practice legal regulation in the field of civil (including business) turnover, family and international private law; norms of civil, family and international private law in Russia and foreign countries determining the content of sub-sectors and institutions of these legal sectors; the legal status of entities, the legal regime of facilities and the grounds for the emergence, change and termination legal relations in the field of civil (including business) turnover, marriage and family relations, as well as in civil (including business) turnover with the participation a foreign element; exercise of rights, fulfillment of duties, protection rights and responsibility of participants in civil (including business) turnover, subjects family and international private law; legal tools used to regulate public relations emerging in corporate, property, law of obligations, as well as intellectual rights in the field of civil (including business) turnover, in institutions family and international private law.

    3. Research domestic and world problems of criminal law science, their reflection and resolution in criminal law relations, criminal law policy of the state, criminal law, criminal legislation and relevant law enforcement practice; patterns and crime trends, its qualitative and quantitative characteristics, criminological determination in various historical periods and in various socio-political, economic, sociocultural conditions, criminological properties and personality traits of criminals and victimological qualities and qualities of crime victims, the scientific basis development for crime prevention, its individual types and specific crimes; domestic and world problems of the criminal sentences execution, their reflection and resolution in criminal executive law, criminal executive relations, criminal executive lawmaking, criminal executive legislation and relevant law enforcement practice, the effectiveness of the criminal sentences enforcement, their role and place in crime prevention.

    The editors are guided by the principles of science, objectivity, professionalism, informational support to the most important law educational and special innovative research, compliance of publishing ethics.

     The journal publishes research in the following scientific specialties: Theory and History of Law and State; the history of the teachings on law and the state (12.00.01); Civil law; business law; family law; private international law (12.00.03); Criminal law and criminology; criminal and penal law (12.00.08).

     All of articles publishing in the journal are available on the website legalbulletin.ru. The journal is not responsible for the authenticity of the author’s text in the articles or actual materials and correct citations.

    The decision for publishing or rejecting the submitted material is made based on the reviewing regulations.

    The Journal reserves the right to make changes to the submitted materials, to shorten the text, to reject thematically inappropriate or not properly edited manuscripts, according to the rules of editorial ethics.

    Rejected materials can not be reviewed and can not be returned.

   By sending the article to the editor, the author agrees to publish it in the academic journal " Legal Bulletin", to place it on the journal's website in the Internet, to transmit the text of the article to third parties (the provision of data is necessary), in order to promote citation and to increase the index of quoting the author and the journal.

    The author point of view does not necessarily reflect the position of the editors. The authors are entirely responsible for the authenticity of the information, quotes, links and bibliography. Approved permissions to reproduce material of the journal should by issued in writing, otherwise it’s not allowed.

    Articles for publication are submitted by e-mail address: glavred@legalbulletin.ru. Editors necessarily confirm receipt of manuscripts. In the case of not receiving the notification within seven days, please duplicate the sending of the materials. The sending material is registered by the editorial staff with an indication of the receipt date, the author / authors name, work place, contacts, the article title.

    The editors are ready to cooperate with the authors whose materials contain the results of independent research, if the subject is in the range of the journal’s area of interest. Submissions should not have been published previously in other journals.

    The article should be framed with the requirements below and proofread by the author:

    1.Technical parameters of the article. The text is typed in Word: font size - 12 Font Headset - Times New Roman, line spacing - 1, margins - 2 cm on all sides. 

The recommended volume of publication is from 17,000 to 30,000 characters with spaces, including annotation, keywords, graphs, figures, tables and a list of sources. Exceeding the range is possible only by agreement with the editors. The originality of the text must be at least 75% of the volume of the article.

    2.The structure of the article. The material should contain the following elements: indexes UDC and BBK, the title of the published material, abstract, keywords, text, published material, a list of sources and literature, information about the author / authors; article title, abstract, keywords and author information should be presented in the Russian and English languages.

  • The titles of scientific articles should be informative, concise and represent the essence of the material thematic content. Translated title of the article in English should not be a transliteration from the Russian language, except for proper names, untranslatable names, instruments and other objects that have their own names.
  • Abstract in Russian should be designed in accordance with State Standard 7.9-95, State Standard R 7.0.4-2006, State Standard 7.5-98 with volume of 100-250 words (according to the State Standard it has 850 signs and not less than 10 lines). It is placed after the title and author’s/authors’ name. It should represent the structure of the article (urgency, the main objective, the issues addressed, sections of the paper and the methods used (if relevant to the article), the conclusions), and to be informative. Abbreviations and signs, in addition to general meaning, are used in exceptional cases, or give their definitions at the first use
  • Abstract in English (summary) performs for the English-speaking reader a reference tool and carries a function to conclude the main source of information about the article. It should be done in a high-quality English language, using accepted and understandable terminology for English-speaking readers.
  • Key words are 5-10 basic terms to reveal the publication content and have direct relevance to the objective and scientific evaluation of its concepts and ideas. Keywords are the structural basis of the publication the interested reader would be able to find quickly. The key words present in the nominative case.
  • Sources and References should include all the scientific works used by the author; Editors endorse links to the latest scientific literature. Each reference should include the following items: the author / authors, title, place of publication, year of publication, publisher, number of pages. Also the editor, compiler, translator, etc.; and the Book Publishing Series, if it is available. In the description area the separation mark "dot and dash" should be placed. The list of references should be put together in order of citation (!) and should be issued in accordance with State Standard 7.1-2003 "Bibliographic record. Bibliographic description. General requirements and rules". References in the text are marked by square brackets as they become ordinal numbers. A link to the page is separated from the reference to the source point. If the square brackets at the same time contain links to several sources, they could be separated by a semicolon (for example: [1, p 25.] or [1, p. 26; 5, p. 17]). Links to Internet-resources should be represented in the general list of literature by author or publication title, with the obligatory indication of the website address, and the date of its location or the date of the last check resource. The author is responsible for the information authenticity and the authenticity of quotations and references to sources and literature.
  • Information about the author / authors (in Russian and English) should contain the name, surname and patronymic (in full), place of work, indicating the department (no abbreviations, acronyms are not allowed, it is recommended to use conventional translation as an organization name), position, academic rank or status, academic degree, name of the country (for foreign authors), e-mail address. Editors request to provide the phone number (preferably a mobile) and home address with postal code (this information will not be published) to work with the authors. The names of the authors of articles in transliterated form should conform to author's profiles, available in the database in order to facilitate the identification and integrating the data about their publications and citation under one profile (with author’s ID).

    Moreover, it is important for authors to keep specifying one place of work, as the data on the affiliation with the organization is one of the crucial sign for author’s identification.

     3. The main text of the article may contain notes and links to legal acts in the form of automatic footnotes, with continuous numbering.

Articles, sent to the Editorial office without compliance with these conditions, will not be accepted. 


Table 1 - Structure of the scientific article





Сведения об авторах

Имя О. Фамилия


about authors

First Name











основная цель;

рассматриваемые проблемы;

используемые методы;



the main goal;

the problems under consideration;

methods used;


Ключевые слова


Текст статьи

Введение (постановка проблемы исследования, обзор научной литературы в соответствии с проблемой исследования)


Материалы и методы исследования

Materials and Methods (Theoretical basis)

Результаты исследования


Обсуждение результатов исследования







Библиографический список