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 (https://strikeplagiarism.com/en/). 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.