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Lomonosov World Politics Journal

ISSN 2076-7404


A peer-reviewed scholarly journal ‘Lomonosov World Politics Journal’ was established at the School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2009. 


‘Lomonosov World Politics Journal’ is a peer-reviewed journal that covers all aspects of contemporary international relations and world politics. Publication of series is coordinated by the School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. The Journal publishes original research, but also expert commentaries from Russian foreign policy-makers, educational materials as well as  review essays and reviews of the latest works in international relations .

The Journal covers the following thematic areas: theory of international relations, international security, international political economy, international integration, regional issues of world politics, history of international relations, political and legal aspects of international conflicts, foreign policy of the Russian Federation and the Post-Soviet states, international development cooperation and public diplomacy.

The Journal aims to promote open and professional exchange of opinions between IR scholars from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and other leading Russian and foreign research centers specializing in international studies.


Kokoshin A.A. – Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Sciences (History), Professor, Deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Chair of International Security, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University 

Yudin N.V. – PhD (History), Associate Professor at the Chair of International Organizations and World Political Processes, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Bartenev V.I. – PhD (History), Associate Professor at the Chair of International Organizations and World Political Processes, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Glazunova E.N. – PhD (History), Associate Professor at the Chair of Regional Issues of World Politics, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Sidorov A.A. – PhD (History), Associate Professor, Dean of the School of World Politics Lomonosov Moscow State University, Associate Professor at the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History, School of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Yakovlev A.I. – Doctor of Sciences (History), Chief Research Fellow at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences



Manuscript should contain results of an original research. Bibliographic references must be given for all academic works which influenced the research in some way. All borrowed content must be quoted according to rules of citation with reference to author and source. Manuscript  must not contain any unformatted quotes or plagiarism.

The submission should not been previously published, nor being sent to another journal for consideration

Manuscripts should be submitted either as attachments using the form “Submit manuscript’ or via official email addresses:  vestnik.fmp@gmail.com. Supported are files in either .doc or .docx format. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Other forms of submission will not be accepted.


Length of the manuscript (including tables and list of references) should not exceed 9000 words. Lettering in Times New Roman is preferable in all cases (font size 12 pt with 1.5 line spacing and 2 cm margins).

 The manuscript should include:

1. Author(-s)’ first and last names;

2. A title (that should be concise and descriptive);

3. An abstract, not to exceed 250 words;

4. Keywords (no less than fifteen);

5. Identifying information for all authors that includes an email address, affilation, position, academic degree, city and country;

6. The body of the text

7. List of references (bibliography).

List of references (bibliography) should be composed alphabetically. It includes scholarly monographs, analytical reports and papers in academic journals. References should be arranged in compliance with the Harvard System of Referencing.

Books with one author:

Barabanov O.N., Golicyn V.A., Tereshhenko V.V. 2006. Global’noe upravlenie [Global governance]. Moscow, MGIMO-Universitet Publ. (In Russ.).

Bevir M., Rhodes R.A.W. 2003. Interpreting British governance. London, Routledge.

Print journal papers:

Suslov D.V. 2008. Mozhno li upravlyat’ mirom [If it’s possible to govern the world], in Karaganov S.A. (ed.) Rossiya i mir. Novaya epokha. 12 let, kotorye mogut vse izmenit’ [Russia and world. New epoch, 12 years that could change everything]. Moscow, AST: Rus’-Olimp Publ. (In Russ.).

Rhodes R.A.W., Marsh D. 1992. Policy network in British politics. A critique of existing approaches. In Marsh D., Rhodes R.A.W. (eds.). Policy networks in British government. Oxford, Clarendon Press.

Journal papers available on the Internet

Dabla-Norris E., Minoiu C., Zanna L.-F. 2010. Business cycle fluctuations, large shocks, and development aid new evidence. [Washington, D.C.], International Monetary Fund. Available at http://site.ebrary.com/id/10437418 (accessed: 20.06.2014).

Frot E. 2009. Aid and the financial crisis: Shall we expect development aid to fall? Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics. Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1402788 (accessed: 28.05.2013).

References to academic literature, analytical reports and papers in academic journals should be given as in-text bibliographic references which include the authors’ last names, year of publication and page numbers. If no authors are given in the bibliography, in-text reference for such work should include its title (a long one can be separated by elision marks); after-text bibliography should contain full titles:

«Ввиду отсутствия глобального правительства, глобальное управление подразумевает стратегическое взаимодействие между субъектами, не связанными формализованными иерархическими отношениями» [Keohane, 2003]».

«Из этого следует вывод, что национальное государство не способно полностью контролировать каналы сетевого взаимодействия, выходящего за его территориальные границы [Carroll, 2009: 289-314; Сергеев, Казанцев, 2007: 18-30; Сергеев и др., 2007: 8-17]».


One or more editors read each submitted manuscript. If the manuscript appears generally consistent with the journal requirements, it is sent to one or two reviewers – members of the editorial board and leading experts in corresponding areas of international relations.

All papers submitted to the Journal are subjected to the process of double-blind peer review: both reviewers’ and author(-s)’ names remain confidential to either side.

Reviewer has an option to abnegate the assessment should any conflict of interests arise that may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript.

We aim to limit the review process to 1 month, though in some cases the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.

If the reviewer has recommended any refinements, the editorial staff would suggest the author(-s) either to make revisions , or to dispute them reasonably. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision to 1 month and resubmit a revised version  within this period for final evaluation.

Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the author (-s) of the scheduled date of publication.

If the editorial board decided to reject a manuscript, it duly notifies the authors via e-mail. The board does not accept previously rejected manuscripts for re-evaluation.

Positive review does not guarantee the acceptance, as final decision in all cases lies with the editorial board.

Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited for 5 years.

Review should contain an honest, objective and critical assessment of research, using the following criteria: practical relevance and originality of research project, its conceptual foundations, acquaintance with the latest literature on the subject, methodological and factual rigor, strength of arguments.

The reviewer is expected to present the editorial board with one of the following recommendations: to accept the paper in its present state; to invite the author to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before final decision is reached; that final decision be reached following further reviewing by another specialist; to reject the manuscript outright.

Reviews are not sent to the authors, the editorial board provides the authors with the key comments from the reviews.


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Individual articles can be purchased through the National Scientific Library eLIBRARY.RU

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