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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author’s Guide

  1. Manuscript submission procedure
    • The publication of materials in the scientific journal Kazakhstan-Spectrum is carried out using the Open Journal System, an online submission system and peer review. Registration and access in the section submission of materials. The corresponding author shall be obliged to provide a cover letter when submitting a manuscript.
    • The manuscript must be formatted in accordance with the requirements described below.
    • Information about the authors is attached on a separate page with the indication of postal addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail, or the person responsible for correspondence.
  1. The structure of a scientific article:

Name of authors, academic title and degree, place of work, country. Co-authorship not exceeding 4 people is allowed. Complete information shall be provided for each author.

Article title – must correspond to the content of the article, the topic of research

Abstract –a brief summary of the content of the scientific article, as well as a characteristic in terms of the purpose of the article, type, form, and other features. The abstract describes the essence and the research methods used, summarizes the most important findings and their significance. The volume of the abstract is 100-200 words, made in three languages (Russian, Kazakh, English)

Keywords – text labels using which you can find an article when searching in the Internet, as well as determine the subject area of the text. The number of words from 3 to 10, made in three languages (Russian, Kazakh, English)

Introduction – a brief summary of the history of the issue with the obligatory consideration of domestic and foreign works in which similar or related studies have already been carried out over the past decades, with the formulation of the research purpose.

Research methods – new methods should be described in detail; it is enough to refer to previously published and well-known methods in the list of references, indicating the author and/or the name of the method.

Research outcomes – the main theoretical and experimental results, factual data, discovered relationships and patterns are given. At the same time, preference is given to new findings, important discoveries, conclusions that refute existing theories, as well as data of practical importance.

Discussion of the outcomes – a comparison is made with the best domestic and world analogues. Discussion points of the research are described, as well as your vision of their resolution.

Findings (conclusion) – summing up the results of the work, justification of the novelty and relevance of the research, recommendations for the application of the results.

Research funding source – departments, foundations, individuals, etc. should be placed before the reference. The names of funding organizations must be written in full.

References – links in the text are numbered in ascending textual order. Bibliographic information about the publication are drawn up in accordance with GOST 7.1-2003 “Bibliographic record. Bibliographic description. General requirements and rules” (see design examples here https://nauka.kz/upload/files/02._GOST_7.1-2003.pdf)

References to sources in the text of the article are given only in square brackets (without citation [12], when citing or retelling the author's text [12, p. 29]). References in the article are numbered according to the ordinal number of the source in the article reference list. Archival materials are not included in the list; references to them are placed in the text in parentheses. When sources from electronic resources or remote access (Internet) are used in the article, the bibliographic record of the source and a link to a network resource with a full network address on the Internet are provided in the references. It is advisable to indicate the resource’s access date.

The volume of self-citation in the manuscript should not exceed 30% of the total number of available references to the article. If these requirements are not met, the manuscript is not considered by the editors and is returned for revision.

Note. The references should be submitted in Russian and in currently accepted English transliteration. This can be done using the program listed on the website http://translit.ru/, or https://transliteration.pro/bsi

Transliteration of the text according to the BSI (British Standards Institution) standard is used for the correct translation of Russian letters into Latin when filling out a bibliographic description of a scientific publication. Correct transliteration of the bibliographic list is necessary to get into foreign analytical databases //https://transliteration.pro/bsi

Originality of the text
of scientific article not less than 75% (the editorial board of the journal checks the uniqueness of the text using special programs).The presence of translated sources for the article is mandatory. The rules for making transliterated references can be found in Annex.

The article must not be previously published, as well as submitted for review and publication in another periodical.

It is prohibited to use methods to bypass anti-plagiarism: formula words, replacing Russian letters with Latin ones, etc. These violations are identified using software and the article is returned for revision.

  1. Article submission requirements

3.1. IRSTI code (Interstate rubricator for scientific and technical information) is placed in the upper left corner of the first page

3.2. Article title is formatted in capital bold letters, center alignment

3.3. Full name of the author (s) is formatted in bold letters, left alignment (full data, no abbreviations)

Authors' data: position, academic title, academic degree (name of institution, city): left alignment, no abbreviations allowed

If there are several authors, a digital index is affixed to each surname and the corresponding institution. If all authors of the article work in one institution, it is not necessary to indicate the place of work of each author separately, it is enough to indicate the institution once.

Zhanna Karimova1, Marat Absattarov2

1Head of the Socio-Economic Research Department of the Kazakh Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, sociologist PhD

2 Legal Counsel of Science Foundation JSC of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Candidate of Juridical Sciences

The volume of the article:

The volume of a scientific-theoretical, scientific-analytical, review article is from 8 to 18 sheets of machine text along with figures, tables

The volume of a scientific-theoretical, scientific-analytical, review article is from 8 to 18 sheets of machine text along with figures, tables, and graphs. The maximum number of article elements – figures, tables, and graphs – should not exceed 6.

3.4. Technical requirements

Text files should be submitted in Word format (versions 6.0 and later) or rtf.

Font – Times New Roman, size – 14pt,

Line spacing – 1.0 spacing, one column.

Fields: all sides – 2 cm.

Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and have a descriptive title. Numerical measurements (units) must be included in the column heading.

Figures (graphs, drawings, etc.) are made in black and white or high-quality color. Figures should have short titles that accurately describe the depiction in the figures. Illustrations should not contain the titles of figures. Regardless of the graphics type, figures must be of high resolution, not lower than 600 dpi. The maximum size of figures is 120 × 210 mm. Do not use in the article scanned graphic materials or taken from the Internet. Tables, figures, formulas should not contain discrepancies in the designation of symbols, signs. Figures and tables should be referenced.

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Editorial Policy of the Journal

Terms of publication

Articles are accepted for publication in the journal «Central Asia's Affairs» that are not previously published by the author(s) in Russian or English, which correspond to the thematic areas of the journal and are drawn up strictly according to the requirements of the manuscript format.

The scientific article manuscript shall be submitted to the editorial board of the journal by the corresponding author (determined from the manuscript’s composite authors in the presence of 2 or more co-authors) at least two months before the next issue of the journal is published. The volume of manuscripts accepted for publication in the journal (excluding the title, information about the authors, abstracts, keywords, references) shall not exceed 1-1.2 printed sheets.

The manuscript must be uploaded via the electronic platform by the corresponding author, indicating all the article’s metadata and its authors.

The authors are responsible for the reliability, novelty, and evidence of the research results. At the stage of consideration of the manuscript by the editorial board and reviewers of journal «Central Asia's Affairs», as well as after its publication, the authors shall undertake not to submit this manuscript for consideration for publication in another publishing house.

At the stages of working with a manuscript, communication between the editorial board, the corresponding author and reviewers is carried out via the electronic (online) platform OJS, in exceptional cases – via e-mail.

The editorial board of the journal considers the manuscripts received from the author/authors, organizes their peer review, and decides on publication or refusal to publish within two months from the date of receipt of the manuscript through the electronic platform.

Plagiarism and borrowing checks

When reviewing the manuscript for compliance with formal requirements (manuscript design), the editorial board of the journal «Central Asia's Affairs» also checks for the presence of borrowed text in the manuscript through a plagiarism check system, which is provided by a subscription on a contractual basis.

Only original manuscripts and/or those manuscripts with more than 75% originality according to the anti-plagiarism system are submitted for further review. If a manuscript does not meet the design requirements of the journal and is not an original work based on the results of the plagiarism check, the manuscript is returned to the corresponding author for making the appropriate changes and re-submission of the manuscript for review by the editorial board through the electronic platform of the journal.

If the authors, when writing the manuscript, used works, articles, provisions, or quotes and statements of other researchers, they must necessarily refer to the works of those scientists and correctly present the cited text.

In the case of violations of the principles, standards and norms of scientific ethics adopted by the international community, the editorial board of the journal shall undertake to act in accordance with the standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Open access policy and archiving

The journal «Central Asia's Affairs» provides open access to its content on the journal’s official website, which provides wider information access to the world scientific community.

In addition, the journal's website provides the necessary information for authors and readers about the journal's activities: publication terms, filing and submission terms, journal formation and manuscript review procedure, publication ethics, information about the Editorial Board, contact details of the editor-in-chief and the responsible secretary.


The authorship of the manuscript belongs to those researchers who participated directly in the creation of the manuscript, in the formation of the idea, in the writing of the article, in the interpretation of the results and made a significant contribution to obtaining scientific results.

The authors retain the rights to their manuscripts, while allowing everyone to freely download, reuse, reprint, change, distribute or copy them, with the obligatory acknowledgment of the authorship of this work and a reference to a unique publication in this journal. Permission from the authors or publisher is not required for all these actions, when specifying a link to the journal.

The authors reserve the right to distribute their article in other sources (for instance, in the institutional archive, social networks, etc.) with the obligatory reference to its original publication in this journal.

Confidentiality terms

The members of the editorial board of the journal «Central Asia's Affairs» shall not disclose information about the manuscript accepted for consideration before its publication to third parties, except for the appointed reviewers. Moreover, the editorial board shall not disclose information about reviewers to authors and others.

These and other norms of conduct for participants in the publication process, namely the principles, norms, and standards of conduct for authors, members of the editorial board, publisher, and reviewers, are based on the publication ethics accepted by the international community.