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St. Tikhon’s University Review. Series V: Problems of History and Theory of Christian Art

Series V of the ReviewProblems of History and Theory of Christian Art — is, as seen from its title, inseparable from religious subjects, which is the reason why studies unrelated to these subjects are not published in this journal.

Papers accepted for publication should deal with a topical scientific problem. By contrast, doubts as to the topicality and relevance of the problem which the paper deals with can be one of the reasons for the rejection of the paper. 

According to the decision of the Editorial Board, the journal does not publish the following materials:

  • papers that do not take into account recent scientific literature relevant to the topic;
  • papers with no or insufficient description of previous research, or papers in which most references point to publications of the author him-/herself;
  • oral presentations or reports which are not designed as an academic paper;
  • materials not following norms of the standard language;
  • materials that had already been published, including in the Internet, in other languages, or fragmentarily;
  • materials not following Editorial Style;
  • materials containing non-motivated (non-academic) criticism of religion or certain religious denominations;
  • pseudo-scientific materials.

The recommended volume of papers is 40,000 characters with spaces and footnotes. It is possible to extend the volume up to 50,000 characters. This only concerns the body of the paper without accompanying materials, namely summaries, keywords and references. Papers with volume less than 20,000 characters are rejected. Pictures and examples with musical notes can be placed by the author into the body of the text, but must also be submitted in a separate folder and be accompanied by a list. The format of pictures should be .tiff or .jpg, with resolution more than 300 dpi. If you use fonts and symbols other than Times New Roman, they should be sent to the editor.

For reviews, the recommended volume is 8,000–15,000 characters. The excess of the maximal volume should have a good reason, e.g. the fact that the review deals with several books. Reviews with the volume less than 8,000 characters are not considered.

The volume of materials in the section Publications can be up to 120,000 characters with spaces, including the introductory text.

As a rule, the same author can publish a paper in the section Articles of St. Tikhon’s University Review only once a year. However, this does not apply to reviews and materials submitted to the section Publications. For this reason, the journal does not usually welcome series of papers of the same author, nor does it divide papers into parts. The paper should be a separate item, have its own unique title, deal with a separate problem and contain its own results.

Reviews of books published earlier than two years before the publication of the review are not considered. Reviews-announcements which announce the publication of a book or summarise its content are not considered either. The review should present main ideas of the book and show its place in the contemporary academic context. Criticism is also welcome as long as it follows academic ethics. The review may be provided with its own title, but as a rule reviews are published untitled. If the review deals with a collection of papers, it is advisable not to describe each paper, but to summarise main ideas and tendencies that can be traced in the material of the entire volume.

All questions and suggestions, as well as those regarding the drawn-out waiting for the response (if this takes place) should be addressed to the secretary of the Editorial Board.

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