Author Guidelines

Ethical principles of authors

“USA & Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture” adheres to ethical standards adopted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and applies to all participants in the process of preparing materials for publication.

The editorial team of the “USA & Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture” expects that by contributing a manuscript each author commits to the following ethical principles:

- A writing team indicated in a manuscript includes all major contributors to the study, and does not include persons who did not participate in it.

- All co-authors are notified of a manuscript’s submission to the journal and do not object to that, the interests of the authors’ team are represented by one selected person who corresponds with the editorial team. The final version of the text is sent for authorization to a contact person, who is to disseminate the text among all the co-authors.

- The authors of collective works are listed in alphabetical order.

- A manuscript presents the results of an original academic research. Academic works that have to certain extent influenced the course of the study are reflected in bibliographic references. Borrowed fragments or statements are quoted according to the rules of citation, indicating the author and the source. Non-formalized quotations and usurpation of other people's research authorship are absent.

- The authors are responsible for all the factual material presented in the manuscript and pledge that no data was falsified or fabricated.

- Quotation manipulations (e.g. inappropriate or excessive quoting from an author’s supervisors, superiors or colleagues), including self-quoting are not allowed. References to the author’s own works cannot comprise more than 20% of the bibliography, if a total number of references does not exceed 25, and with a larger number - more than 5 references).

- The content of a manuscript must not be located elsewhere under copyright.

- A manuscript has not been previously published and is sent for consideration only to this journal.

- The graphic material presented in a manuscript is either original and the copyright to it belongs to the authors or it is made by the authors on the basis of previously existing data, supported by exhaustive bibliographic references.

Authorship Criteria

- The definition of the authors and the circle of persons who participated in preparation of a manuscript is the responsibility of the authors themselves, not that of the editorial team. Disputes between the authors on that matter are not considered by the editorial team and may serve as a reason to suspend the publication of the manuscript.

- The author is defined as a person who directly participated in writing of a manuscript, development of its concept, collection of data, its analysis and interpretation.

- Names of persons who have made a contribution to the preparation of a manuscript, but not sufficient to acknowledge their authorship, are presented in the "Acknowledgments" section indicating their roles in the study.

Unethical behavior of authors

- In case of authors’ violation of the ethical principles, the editorial team tries to find out the causes and assess the seriousness of the situation.

- If there is a suspicion of plagiarism, the authors have to prove their authorship or correctly formalize the borrowed fragments, after which the editorial team may re-examine the manuscript.

- In the event of a serious violation of copyright, as well as other provisions of these ethical principles and criteria for authorship, the manuscript is rejected, and the cooperation with the author may be terminated.

- If the article was already published by the time the circumstances of the violations were clarified, it may be withdrawn from the journal with the corresponding note on the official website.

Article writing

Articles are accepted in digital doc format, font – Times New Roman, size – 14, line spacing-1.5, paragraph indentation-1.25, without pagination, without automatic hyphenation; margin size: top-2, left-3, right-1.5, bottom-2; endnotes. The volume of the article is no more than 30-35 thousand characters, taking into account spaces between words.

General rules for the articles:

1. The title of the article in Russian (bold font, lowercase letters, centered alignment).

2. Full name of the article’s Author in Russian (italics font, right alignment).

3. Information about the author in Russian: academic degree and academic title (if any), position and place of work/study (affiliation) and address of the institution, ORCID / Scopus Author ID / Researcher ID (if any), contact e-mail. Information about each author is given from a new line.

4. Abstract in Russian (500-600 characters).

5. Keywords in Russian (no more than 8 words).

6. The author or authors of the article (subparagraphs 2 and 3) in English (bold font).

7. Information about the author / authors in English.

8. The title of the article in English (lowercase letters, bold font).

9. Abstract in English (500-600 characters).

10. Keywords in English.

11. The main text of the article.

12. Bibliography — all sources (including Internet links) cited and mentioned in the article.

The abstract does not allow general characteristics and formulations that do not reflect the content of the article and the main aspects of the study.

The texts of the abstract and the article itself should not repeat.

The text of the abstract written in English should not be a literal translation of the abstract in Russian.

Bibliography Writing

The bibliography should be made as endnotes. All bibliographic links are made without cut of the name of the source, its authors, etc. The full name of the author/authors in the original language, the title must be indicated. For books – the city and the publisher, for journals – the name, year of publication, No. (if any), and the pages of the quotation must be defined. If the article has a DOI, then it is mandatory to specify. In Internet sources, it is mandatory to indicate the name of the material (if there is an author, then specify), indicate the affiliation of the site. For example: Samuels B. and Lane S. Biden's budget vacancy raises eyebrows. The Hill, 20.07.2021. Available at: (accessed 20.07.2021).

Tables, diagrams and graphics making

If it is necessary for additions to the author's proofs, tables, diagrams and graphs are allowed for publication. They should be titled and numbered. A link to the source is required.

Additional information

Year and years, century and centuries are written only in numbers; millions and billions, rubles, dollars and the names of other foreign currencies are written in full and without quotation marks.

Repeated names, surnames, and toponyms should be written the same way. At the first mention of a person, you must specify the full name, patronymic and surname, and then write the initials; also indicate his occupation and from which country he is (for example, American political scientist, Canadian writer, Mexican economist). If possible, then indicate the years of life, the years of governance (if it is the leader of the country).

When the names of certain well-known organizations, parties, associations, etc. are mentioned in the text for the first time, they should be given completely in English without any quotation marks with the abbreviation indicated in parentheses. For example: World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Asia-Pacific Region (APR), etc.

The names of foreign organizations mentioned for the first time should be given in the original language with the abbreviation. For example: North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD.

The names of political parties, public organizations and movements mentioned for the first time are written in the original language with the abbreviation. For example: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, DRT; Montana Historical Society, MHS.

The companies and print media names are written in original language without quotation marks. For example: Apple, Google, The New York Post.

In the text of the article words such as liters, kilometers, meters, tons, percentages, kilograms, etc. are written in full form.

The given data, quotations and etc. should contain links to the sources.

The text with a volume of more than 15 thousand characters should contain subheadings. With a smaller volume, the subheadings are also acceptable if the content of the article requires it.