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Philological Class

ФК_обложка.jpgPhilological Class is a peer reviewed scientific-methodological journal publishing research outcomes in literary studies, linguistics and methods of teaching philological disciplines in higher and secondary school, reviews of scientific-methodological events, monographs and teaching aids.

The goal of Philological Class is to facilitate the impact of academic research results upon higher and secondary education, and their implementation in practical teaching, which would ensure the formation of the uniform system of humanitarian education.

Four issues of the journal are published yearly (in March, June, October and December). Articles in Russian, German and French are accepted for publication in the journal. All articles should be accompanied by extended abstracts, keywords and information about the author(s) in Russian and English.

A full-text version of the journal is available open access at journals.uspu.ru.

The main 2018-2019 research areas of Philological Class presuppose an interdisciplinary approach embracing various aspects of literary studies, linguistics and methods of teaching the said disciplines in higher and secondary school.

Acknowledging the authors’ right to wide interpretation of the suggested topics, Philological Class strives at creation of scientifically convincing, argumentative dialogue between representatives of various methodological approaches on the basis of an academic style of position presentation. Priority is granted to articles undertaking complex analysis, employing comparative research practices distinguished by innovative approaches to teaching language and literature at various levels of education, and facilitating a traffic in ideas.

Major Specialties: 10.00.00 — Philology (10.01.01; 10.01.03; 10.01.08; 10.02.01; 10.02.19; 10.02.20)
                                   13.00.00 — Pedagogical Sciences (13.00.02)

Publishing Institution: Ural State Pedagogical University

Postal Address: 620017, Ekaterinburg, Cosmonauts Ave, 26, Department of Literature and Methods of its Teaching (Room 279), Russia
Phone: (343) 235-76-66; (343) 235-76-41
E-mail: olga-skripova@mail.ru

Editor-in-Chief: Nina Petrovna Khriashcheva, Ph.D., Prof.
Executive secretary: O.A. Skripova, Assoc. Prof. 
Editorial board
Submission process
Editorial principles of the journal “Philological Class
Article formatting requirements
Registered by The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications Information, Technology and Mass Media and Cultural Heritage Protection. Registration certificate ПИ № ФС 7753411 of 29.03.2013.

Registered by the ISSN Center and provided the International Standard Serial Number  ISSN print 2071-2405; ISSN Online 2658-5235.

Included in the Rospechat Catalogue, Index 84587.

The materials published in the journal are regularly uploaded at the platform of the Russian Science Citation Index (РИНЦ) http://elibrary.ru/title_about.asp?id=32349

The Journal is included in the European Reference Index for the Humanities  (ERIH PLUS) https://dbh.nsd.uib.no/publiseringskanaler/erihplus/periodical/info?id=486932

Included in the Web of Science Cources Index (ESCI)

Philological Class was founded in 1996 by the outstanding Russian scholar in literary studies, Professor Naum Lazarevich Leyderman. The scholar gave a double interpretation to the name of the journal: to be a certain “class”, or school of professionals and for professionals, and a concrete form of implementation of new educational conceptions; he was also the first to suggest the main sections of the journal.

The main sections of the journal

1. Projects. Programs. Hypotheses. This section publishes research articles in theory and concepts of education; authored programs of teaching philological disciplines in higher and secondary school; materials containing promising scientific and scientific-methodological hypotheses called upon to create the journal field of argument. The section is divided into two sub-sections: the first one publishes papers in literary studies and, correspondingly, teaching literature in higher and secondary school; the second one carries articles on the issues of linguistics and teaching linguistic disciplines.

2. Problems of Modern Linguistics. The section publishes articles on urgent issues of modern linguistics, and specifically: theory and history of the language, psycholinguistics and linguocognitology, and communicative studies and corpus linguistics. Special focus is given to conceptual works presenting the results of fundamental research developing the theory and methodology of urgent areas in linguistics.

3. Trajectories of the Literary Process of the 20th – early 21st Centuries. The published materials explore the Russian and foreign classics of the 20th century offering new interpretations and analysis of “landmark” and contemporary works of literature. The papers dedicated to the specificity of existence of modernism and postmodernism in world literature are welcome.

4. Theory and Methods of Teaching Philological Disciplines in Higher and Secondary School. The section presupposes exploration of the main problem areas of modern methods of teaching language and literature, and functions as a forum for discussion with relation to controversial issues of teaching philological subjects in higher and secondary school.

5. Theory and Practice of the Modern Lesson. The section publishes materials containing the study of the secondary school learning process with emphasis on the lesson as its unit. The submitted materials should not only present the notes of the lesson (a technological chart) but also provide its extended scientific-methodological substantiation connected with the pivotal questions of organization and conduct of the lesson of literature and language.

6. Rereading Russian and Foreign Classics. The section focuses on new interpretations of works of classics undertaken on the basis of modern analytical strategies and new approaches to well-known texts in the context of perceptive esthetics.

7. Russianin Multicultural Interaction. The section presents scientific papers dealing with the issues of the study of the Russian language in comparison with other world languages and with the problems of multicultural communication. Attention is also paid to the works focusing on the study of the socio-cultural status of the Russian language in intercultural space and to enhancing the impact of the Russian language abroad.

8. Methodological Heritage. The section publishes articles demonstrating the heuristical potential of the works of outstanding Russian philologists and pedagogues of the past (19th-20th centuries) in connection with the modern challenges, and the relevance of their scientific findings and methodological ideas today.

9. Slow Reading. The aim of the given section is to publish literary text research based on the modern theoretical ideas and original methods of analysis. Such analyses demonstrating top quality skills of text interpretation may serve as benchmarks of philological proficiency, and may be used in practical teaching at school.

10. From the Writing Table of a Scholar / a Young Scholar. The section covers research materials distinguished by the novelty of methodological approaches and hypothetical orientation, and representing urgent areas of linguistics and literary studies.

11. Regional Component of Higher and Secondary Education. Articles on the specificity of the spiritual culture of the Urals and other regions, the wealth of artistic traditions, the specificity of language processes development and concrete pedagogical techniques used in higher and secondary school to study regional culture are included in this section.

12. Reviews. The section carries analytical reviews of conferences and scientific and scientific-methodological research works.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: N.P. Khryashcheva, Prof. (Russia, Ekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University)
Executive editors:
history of ancient Russian literature, literature of the XVIII and XIX centuries S.I. Ermolenko, Prof. (Russia, Ekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University)
theory and history of literature XX - beg. XXI centuries N.V. Barkovskaya, Prof. (Russia, Ekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University)
theory and history of foreign literature: prof.N. V. Pestova (independent researcher); prof. E. G. Dotsenko (Russia, Ekaterinburg, USPU)
methodology of literature in high school and school L.D. Gutrina, Assoc. Prof. (Russia, Ekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University)
linguistics E.V. Dzyuba, Assoc. Prof. (Russia, Ekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University)
method of teaching language in high school and school S.A. Eremina, Assoc. Prof. (Russia, Ekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University)
executive Secretary: O.A. Skripova, Assoc. Prof. (Russia, Ekaterinburg, Ural State Pedagogical University)

Editorial Council
М. А. Alekseeva, Specialized Educational Scientific Center of the Ural Federal University Ekaterinburg, Russia
L. O. Butakova, Dostoyevsky Omsk State University, Omsk, Russia
I. B. Vorozhtsova, UdmurtState University, Izhevsk, Russia
А. А. Dyrdin, Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Ulyanovsk, Russia
B. F. Yegorov, St. Petersburg Research Institute of RAS, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
E. V. Erofeeva, Ural State Pedagogical University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
О. А. Kling, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
К. S. Kogut, Specialized Educational Scientific Center of the Ural Federal University Ekaterinburg, Russia
М. S. Kostyukhina, Herzen State Pedagogical Unuversity, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
I. V. Kukulin, National Research Unuversity – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
M. L. Kusova, Ural State Pedagogical University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
М. А. Litovskaya, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Institute of History and Archaeology, Ekaterinburg, Russia
N. M. Malygina, Moscow City Pedagogical University Moscow, Russia
D. S. Moskovskaya, A.M.Gorky Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy Sciences, Moscow, Russia
М. Yu. Mukhin, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Ekaterinburg, Russia
N. V. Pestova, Independent researcher, Ekaterinburg, Russia
А. М. Plotnikova, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Е. А. Podshivalova, UdmurtState University, Izhevsk, Russia
Е. N. Proskurina, Institute of Philology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
M. E. Rut, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Ekaterinburg, Russia
E. A. Ryabukhina, Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University, Perm, Russia
Т. А. Snigiryova, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Institute of History and Archaeology, Ekaterinburg, Russia
L. S. Soboleva, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, Ekaterinburg, Russia
E. K. Sozina, Institute of History and Archaeology, Ural of Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia
А.V. Tagiltsev, Ural State Pedagogical University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
N. P. Terentyeva, Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University, Chelyabinsk, Russia
L. A. Trubina, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia
V. I. Tiupa, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
M. A. Chernyak, Herzen State Pedagogical University Saint-Petersburg, Russia
P.Chony, Italian Institute of kulture, Russia
Yu. V. Shcherbinina, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia

M. J. Waiskopf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
J. Gallo, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra,Slovak Republic
E. A. Dobrenko, University of Sheffield, Great Britain
B. Dooge, University of Ghent, Belgium
N. B. Kardanova, University of Genoa, Italy
Y. Kesner, University Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
M. N. Lipovetskiy, University of Colorado, USA
G. P. Mikhaylova, Vilnius University, Lithuania
G. L. Nefagina, Pomeranian Academy, Poland
G. Petkova, University of Sofia St. Clement of Ohrid, Bulgaria
I. Pospishil, University named after the Masaryk, Czech Republic
T. Sabo, Pecs University, Hungary
P. Fast, Silesian University, Poland
А. delaFortel, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Y. Herlth, University of Friebourg, Switzerland

Submission process

Manuscript Review Process
1. The articles submitted to the Editorial Board are subject to mandatory double blind peer review. In case of difference in opinions of the reviewers, the manuscript is forwarded to a third expert. Due to the great number of incoming manuscripts, the review process may take up to 10 months.
2. It is the sole responsibility of the Editorial Board to form the cohort of reviewers by inviting specialists from prestigious scientific centers.
3. The review procedure is anonymous. The text of the review is emailed to the author(s).

1. Publication Criteria. The articles submitted to the Editorial Board should meet the existing requirements (rigorous correspondence to the themes of the journal; theoretical and methodological foundation; scientific novelty, theoretical and practical significance; sufficiency of analysis data and reliability of material sources; comprehensiveness of the material described; reliability of analysis; adherence to scientific ethics; compliance with the Article Formatting Requirements; high quality of illustrations – if available).

2. Manuscript Review Procedure
2.1.  On receiving the manuscript, the Academic secretary decides if it complies with the publication criteria (see: Publication Criteria). Manuscripts violating the said criteria are not subject to review. Articles with the threshold of originality less than 75%, as tested by the “Antiplagiat” system, are not accepted for publication. Materials published elsewhere (or simultaneously sent to other publishers) are denied publication.
2.2. Papers with unlawful borrowings are rejected. The Editorial Board has the right not to open dispute with the author(s) or any other persons representing them on this issue and not to accept any prospective papers of the given author(s) for publication.
2.3. In case of a positive review, the Editorial Board takes the decision about the publication of the manuscript, and determines the order of publication depending on the themes of the prospective issues of the journal. The Editorial Board reserves the right not to present the full text of a negative review and not to disclose the name of the reviewer.
2.4. The Editorial Board does not take an obligation upon itself to publish the article at the time designated by the author(s). The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit or shorten the text of the manuscript without distorting the content of the text.
2.5. On the basis of the manuscript review outcomes, the paper may be accepted for publication without significant revision; it may be accepted pending revisions and corrections; or it may be rejected.
2.6. If the manuscript is returned to the author(s) for revision, after certain corrections having been made, it is submitted by the author(s) to the Editorial Board again. As a rule, the manuscript is reviewed again by the same experts.
2.7. At all stages of the submission process, and for interaction with the author(s), the editors communicate via email.
2.8. During the vacations of the Editorial Board members (from July 1 to August 25), the manuscripts are not accepted and are not reviewed. Receipts about acceptance of the article sent during this period for consideration are emailed to the author(s) after August 25. The same date is considered to be the beginning of the review process.
2.9. The journal does not discuss the remarks made by reviewers and any other questions related to the rules of presentation, organization, review and publication of the articles.
2.10. The author(s) of the publication are responsible for mistakes of scientific and factual nature.
2.11. A preview of the article is sent to the author(s) before the issue goes to print. Significant correction of the preview should be avoided.

Editorial principles of the journal «Philological class»

Publication Policy
The goal of Philological Class is to ensure high level scientific research in the field of linguistics and literature studies; to facilitate the impact of academic research upon the methods of teaching philological disciplines in higher and secondary school. Widening geographical contacts with scientific-methodological centers in Russia and abroad is an important constituent of the policy of the journal.

Philological Class publishes papers in three groups of scientific specialties: literature studies, linguistics and pedagogy.

Journal Tasks:
1) to take into account the degree of novelty and originality of research in selecting articles for publication, to acknowledge priority of the materials associated with the discovery of new areas in the study and teaching of philological disciplines;
2) to provide space for scientific discussion raising the quality of research and effective application of experimental scientific activity;
3) to facilitate scholarly dialogue between philologists and practical pedagogues; to reflect new variants of interaction between school and science, which would allow improving educational conceptions;
4) to promote innovative scientific-methodological ideas, original methods and educational technologies.

Journal Publication Frequency
Four issues of the journal are published yearly (in March, June, October and December).
Open Access Policy
A full-text version of the journal is available open access at http://journals.uspu.ru and at the scientific electronic library platform (RSCI).
Publication Ethics Code of the Editors of the Scientific-Methodological Journal Philological Class

General Provisions
The present Publication Ethics Code is based on the existing international ethics norms and standards including the provisions recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org), adopted by the Editorial Council and established by the Owner / Publisher of policies and practices, as well as by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

The present Publication Ethics Code is valid from June 6, 2018 because it can guarantee high quality of publications in the journal and the realization of the goals and tasks proclaimed in it.

1.  General Obligations and Responsibility of the Editors
1.1. The editors are responsible for all publications in the scientific-methodological journal Philological Class.
1.2. The editors do their best to guarantee high quality of the material published.
1.3. The editors stand for the opportunity to exchange opinions in a free manner.
1.4. The editors support honesty in publication activity.
1.5. The editors adhere to scientific and ethical standards that cannot be changed in favor of commercial interests.
1.6. The editors have the right to publish any kind of disclaimer if it is important for the journal activity.

2. Interaction with Authors
2.1. The position of the Editorial Board to the question of accepting the article for publication or rejecting it is based on the scientific value of the article and its correspondence to the topics of the journal.
2.2. The editors cannot cancel the decision about the article publication with the exception of cases connected with disclosure of scientific unreliability of the facts related in the article, plagiarism or rewriting practices.
2.3. The editors can publish their own articles in the journal; the article in this case goes through the regular procedure of review.
2.4. The editors keep in touch with the author(s) about their articles within the time limits agreed before.
2.5. The editors should respond to concrete questions of the authors about the review procedure on time. Confidential information should not be made public.
2.6. The description of the submission process, including the standards and requirements, is published on the official site of the journal. The editors should keep the said description at the appropriate level.

3. Interaction with Reviewers
3.1. The editors are to take measures aimed at protection of anonymity and confidentiality of the materials reviewed during the review process.
3.2. The editors analyze review outcomes and make sure that new reviewers are recruited on an ongoing basis so that the team of experts should represent the scientific community as a whole. If a reviewer keeps issuing negative or low quality reviews and misses review deadlines, the editor has the right to dispense with their services and inform the Editorial Council about this fact.

4. Interaction with Members of the Editorial Council
4.1. The editors keep each other informed about the current issues associated with the activity of the journal.
4.2. The Editorial Council discuss the issues of the journal development and keeping its quality at the appropriate level at least twice a year with the members present in person or by correspondence.

5. Interaction with the Journal Owner and Publisher
5.1. The Ural State Pedagogical University (hereinafter: University) is the owner and publisher of the journal.
5.2. The relationships between the Editorial Board and the University should be based on the principles of editorial independence.
5.3. The editors should take decisions about publishing articles solely on the basis of the principle of scientific and scientific-methodological significance of the materials presented and its correspondence to the topics of the journal, without any pressure on the part of the University. The University position cannot be considered as a basis of interference in the functions or sphere of responsibility of the editors and the Editorial Council, both on behalf of the University as a whole, or of separate structures and divisions within the University.

6. Quality Guarantees
6.1.  The editors should take pains to guarantee high quality of the material published. The basic requirements to the quality, along with the goals and policies of the journal, should be clearly formulated and available to a broad range of those interested on the site of the journal.
6.2. Mistakes, errors or awkward phrases should be corrected decisively, openly and on time.
6.3.  The official site of the journal offers a list of the obligatory elements which should be present at the time of submission of the manuscript to the journal. The editors should check up the presence of all these elements in the materials submitted by the authors. In view of the high quality of publication, the absence of the obligatory elements may be considered a good argument in favor of rejecting the article. The reviewers have the right to refuse from reviewing uncompleted material.

7. Personal Information Protection
7.1. The editors should abide by the Russian Federation legislation regulating the issues of confidentiality, and specifically the Federal Law № 152-FZ «On Personal Data» of July 27, 2006 and the Federal Law № 149-FZ «On Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information» of July 27, 2006 with all subsequent amendments to these acts. And even regardless of these acts, the editors should always protect confidentiality of the personal information obtained in the course of scientific or professional interactions. In case of need, the editors are entitled to request written consent testifying to the knowledge about publication and agreement from the persons who are mentioned in the article or might be recognized by other people via publication (for example, from reports about accidents or in pictures). 

8. Intellectual Property
8.1. The issues of intellectual property are regulated by the legislation of the Russian Federation and the corresponding international norms and agreements. The editors should deal the questions of intellectual property with due attention and cooperate with the Legal Department of the University in order to avoid violating any law or convention regulating the rights to intellectual property.

9. Stimulating Discussion
9.1. As long as the journal Philological Class focuses on the relations between academic science and practical higher and secondary school education, the editors should stimulate discussions aimed at the formation of conceptions which would make a foundation for the development of a uniform system of philological education, and should encourage and publish articles of a critical nature.
9.2. The author(s) of criticized materials should be given a chance to express their opinion on the pages of the journal.

10. Commercial Issues
10.1. The journal Philological Class is a non-profit venture. It is financed by the University. Therefore, any commercial, marketing or advertising issues are excluded from the journal activity. Nevertheless, both the editors and the University are obliged to take the corresponding measures with the purpose of promoting the journal in the scientific community and expanding the scope of circulation of the published materials via inclusion of the journal in the global databases.

11. Interest Conflicts
11.1. The editors should have a system of management of the conflicts of interests, both their own and those of the staff, authors, reviewers and members of the Editorial Council. Each action associated with material submission, review and acceptance / rejection should be primarily checked if there is any conflict of interests. Any unsettled conflict of interests should be regarded by a special committee consisting of 2 representatives of the Editorial Council not associated with the conflicting parties and 3 independent persons not connected with the journal.
11.2. The journal should have a description of the submission process of the articles presented by the editors, assistants or members of the Editorial Council in order to demonstrate the unbiased character of review.

12. Relations with the Readers
12.1.  The readers should be informed about the sources of research funding.
12.2. Information about the areas of activity, the Editorial Board members and plans is published on the official site of the journal. The editors should provide the necessary information in time.

Conclusion. The changes made in the present Publication Ethics Code are considered in force after their endorsement by the Editorial Council. The journal does not inform the readers about changes in the Ethics Code. All changes are to be found by the authors independently on the official site of the journal.

Article formatting requirements

1. The authored original of the manuscript is submitted in both electronic and printed formats. Materials for publication should be sent by e-mail.  All papers have to be written in Word 6.0/7.0 (.doc or .rtf formats), font Times New Roman, font size 14, line spacing 1.5, paragraph indentation 0.7 (selected in the menu). If you use a non-standard font, please, attach a file with the font to your email, and attach a PDF copy of the article. Language material used for illustration should be italicized. Single quotation marks (‘’) are used to specify lexical meaning, angle quotes («») are used to mark quotations, English double quotation marks (“”) single out a quote inside a quotation, and semantic emphasis can be expressed by spacing.

2. Research papers are to be minimum 20,000 and maximum 40,000 characters with spaces; extra pages may be granted by the Editorial Board. Reviews, chronicles and short reports should not exceed the limit of 20,000 characters. Pages should not be numbered.

3. The main body of the text should be well structured and contain the following sections: Introduction, Research Methods, Research Aim, Discussion and Findings, Conclusions. Thus, the author(s) should provide a brief overview of the previous studies on the topic of the article, formulate research methods and analytical techniques explicitly, present their own research supplementing it with the necessary illustrations, and formulate the conclusions.

4. Footnotes should be given at the bottom of the page with continuous numbering.

5. References to the literature should be placed after the text (in alphabetical order). References in the body of the text and footnotes are given in square brackets according to the model: [Name or title, year: page].
Sample: Необычность ситуации, садовые аллеи, о которых писал Д. С. Лихачев, что их сумеречность – основная черта русского сада, из которой «рождаются и жизнь, и животность, и Бог» [Лихачев 1998: 419–421].

6. Additional Bibliography should come after the main body of the text in alphabetical order without numbering in accordance with GOST 7.0.5-2008 (http://protect.gost.ru) under the heading «Literature».

7. Reference List should be academically complete and contain at least 15 real sources. Russian sources should be transliterated via automatic Cyrillic converter at: http://www.translit.ru , variant BGN (Board of Geographic Names).

8. Capitalizing and underlining in the body of the text are not recommended.

9. In addition to the main body of the text, the following information should be provided in Russian and English:
1) Information about the author(s): Full family name, first name and patronymic; scientific degree, rank and appointment; affiliation to organization; department.
2) Contact information (e-mail, postal address for shipping and publication in the journal).
3) Title of the article.
4) Abstract (it should summarize the content of the article in min 250 words and should include the following aspects: scope and object, topic, aim, methods or methodology, findings, sphere of outcome application, conclusions). No abstract is needed for a review.
5) Keywords (5-10 words).

Manuscripts can be submitted via the journal site or emailed directly to olga-skripova@mail.ru
On all issues, please, contact the Academic Secretary of the journal, Candidate of Philology,  Associate  Professor  Ol'ga  Aleksandrovna Skripova olga-skripova@mail.ru

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