1 The Editorial Board of the journal The Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Studies in Literature and Language (Izvestiya RAN. Seriya literatury i yazyka, further abbreviated as B_RAS.LL) considers original essays and publications in Russian or main European languages that are relevant to the journal’s subject matter and have not been previously published as well as archive materials with an introductory essay.
3 The submitted materials are originally considered on the subject of
- compliance of the submitted documents with the journal’s requirements
- their compliance with the journal’s formal requirements
Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted for publication; the author will be informed about refusal and its reasons.
4 Manuscripts that meet formal requirements but are not relevant to the journal’s subject scope may be rejected or returned to the author for revision based on the decision of the Editorial Board.
5 Manuscripts that are relevant to the journal's subject scope and meet the journal’s formal requirements will be sent to two independent reviewers in the field (cf. Reviewing Process).
6 It takes the maximum of three months to have the manuscript reviewed. At the end of this period or earlier, the author will receive a letter with the following recommendations:
- accept for publication;
- accept with minor revisions;
- revise and resubmit (if substantial revisions are required);
7 The review is sent to the author on his or her request without indicating the reviewer’s name, job title, and place of work. If the reviewer recommends that the author revises/makes minor revisions and resubmits the manuscript, he or she will be sent a partial review with suggestions without indicating the reviewer’s name, job title, and place of work. In case of rejection, the author will receive a motivated refusal.
8 The essay rejected by reviewers shall not be resubmitted or considered at the Editorial Board meeting.
9 Manuscripts that received positive reviews will be considered at the Editorial Board meeting and included in the plan for publication. The author will receive a letter indicating the possible date of publication.
10 The order of the publication of manuscripts is determined by the registration date of the manuscript submission. The Editorial Board reserves the right to publish manuscripts of particular significance and novelty out of turn.
11 The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit the materials’ content and style, to abridge them if necessary in agreement with the author or if the essay’s subject matter is of interest to the journal, ask the author to revise it.
12 The author will receive an electronic version of the issue and one free of charge paper issue containing the published essay.