For Authors

Articles are accepted on a fixed schedule:

The rules of the article:

Article size (format A4) — from 5 up to 15 pages

File format — Word document (*.doc or *.docx)

Font — Times New Roman

Font size — 14 PT

Line spacing — single

All margins — 20 mm

Tables and graphs — in Word, Excel or jpeg pictures

Aftertext references in the text of the article is obligatory

Conditions of publication:

Article must be actual, contain a statement of tasks (problems), description of the main results obtained and conclusions and to comply with the rules of registration.

To publish articles with unique text of at least 70%.

Address economic-consultant@mail.ru the following materials are accepted:

1) Author Information (EN):

  • Surname, Name and Middle name;
  • Country, city (village);
  • Academic rank;
  • Academic degree;
  • Position;
  • Place of work (study) in the nominative case;
  • E-mail;
  • ORCID ID;
  • Scopus ID;
  • Reseacher ID.

2) The text of the article:

  • Title (EN);
  • Abstract (no less than 17 lines) (EN); recommendations
  • Keywords (7-10 words) (EN);
  • The text of the article (structure: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion etc.);
  • References (recommended quantity: more than 20 sources).
  • Photography: with a resolution of not less than 500 x 500 pixels in any graphic format

How to write an abstract for a scientific article?

The reader’s acquaintance with the article begins with the abstract or the author’s synopsis. The reader who has read the abstract should have some general impression of the article. The abstract should be informative. It should provide insight into the purpose of the article, the main problem that the author proposes to solve, as well as the solutions offered by the author, the course and methodology of finding solutions.

Abstract is the section that determines whether the reader will download, read, translate, and ultimately cite your article.

The scientific editor of Economic Consultant pays close attention to the abstract, as it is a good indicator of the quality of the article.

In fact, the abstract should reflect all parts of your article, but in an abbreviated form. In other words, the person reading only your abstract should understand why you did the research, how you did it, what results you have got, and why your work is so relevant. The abstract should in no case consist of the elements of the article, it should be unique instead. However, it is permissible to include some of the most important data from the text of the article.

The four-part structure below can be used as a basic guide to abstract writing. By following these tips, your abstract will be well structured and contain all the necessary elements. There are four main questions to be answered:

  1. What problem did you study, and why is it relevant? Here you can provide some background to the study, and / or a specific hypothesis. This section can consist of two or three sentences.
  2. What methods did you use to study this problem? The research methods should be listed depending on the type of research (theoretical, empirical). The methods section should be short.
  3. What are the main findings of the study? When describing your findings, try to focus on two-three key achievements, conclusions.
  4. What conclusions did you come to and what are the prospects for further research? In this section, you need to tell the reader what is new in the results achieved. What is the significance of your results? Are there any applications? When writing this section, do not indicate that further work is required, and your ideas need further discussion in the future.

It is also worth noting that the phrases beginning with the words “The article is concerned with …” or “The article considers …” should not be used in the abstract. The abstract should disclose not only the subject of research. The subject of the research should be enounced in the title of the article.

Thus, the abstract should be informative – it shouldn’t contain general words or beat about the bush. The abstract should be meaningful, it should reflect the results of the study, as well as the essence of the article itself. The golden mean rule should be observed when dealing with the volume of the article: the abstract should be compact, but not short. 200-250 words will be enough for an informative, meaningful, original abstract written in a competent scientific language.

Structure of a scientific article

The established order of the sections of the article, recommended by the editorial board of the journal:

Section of the article

Research process

Introduction

What is the problem?

Materials and methods

How was the problem resolved?

Results

What have we learned?

Discussion

What does it mean?

Conclusions

What have we come to?

Acknowledgement (optional)

Who helped us?

References

What sources did we rely on?

Consider the structure in detail:

 Introduction

What is known?

The main part of the introduction is a brief overview of the literature, which begins with a description of the situation in a wider field of science, and then the topic increasingly narrows like a funnel, directing the reader’s attention to the subject of research.

The main point is the references. The publications of the last 2-5 years directly on the topic of research and a few reviews of the last 1-2 years are the most valuable.

What is unknown and why?

When analyzing the literature data, it is on this aspect that attention should be focused, so that then the formulation of the article’s objective becomes completely clear.

Objective

It is customary to formulate the objective of the work in a straightforward manner: “The purpose of this article is to find out what kind of influence … etc.”

How was the problem resolved?

It often makes sense to state in what way we intend to solve a given problem; in this case, only the essence of the methods that will be used should be elucidated, leaving a detailed description of the methods for the next section.

Materials and methods

Indeed, only the methods used by the authors for the purposes of the article should be described. Those methods that are already being developed in detail in the literature should not be described, only a reference is allowed; only those changes in the original method, which were made by the author, should be described.

The methods should be described in detail enough for a competent scientist to fully reproduce your experiments upon reading your article and those articles that you referred to.

In this section, it is recommended to indicate the object of research, materials and methods, as well as the methods of data processing.

Results

This section presents the evidence accumulated in the course of research work. It is important to present the data after the research in a systematic and concise manner using text supplemented with illustrations (tables, graphs, figures, etc.). Interpretations or conclusions should not be included in this section. Lack of novelty is one of the main reasons for the rejection of the article.

Discussion

In this section, the authors reveal the significance of the newly obtained data for science in general. Such comprehension involves comparing the data obtained not only with each other, but with the relevant data of other authors. The ultimate goal of the discussion is to understand what has changed in world science as a result of this work (according to the authors, of course); the immediate task of the discussion is to substantiate the general conclusion, the main conclusion (or conclusions) from the work.

Conclusion

This is the quintessence of the results obtained. The section usually consists of one or more blocks. Each block says why and how the work was done, what was achieved and what it means.

The purpose of the section is to present the whole essence of the results obtained, to determine what became known as a result of the study of the research subject in the whole world.

Acknowledgments

You can thank everyone who helped you in your research work and in preparing the article. It is also necessary to indicate the name of the grant (contract), if it was included in the financing of the work.

References

References should be numbered in the order of their mentioning in the text and in the same order, the literary sources are established in the list of references.

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