For Authors

Dear Authors!

The Editorial Board of The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin admits for publishing only authors’ original manuscripts. This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking for prior permission from the publisher or the author.

 All articles submitted to the editors of The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin undergo peer review. The Editorial Board has the right to distribute the received works on the issues and refuse to publish articles that do not meet the requirements. Work that has a novelty and analytical component is a priority for publication.

 Requisition for publication and electronic versions of articles can be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A printed version of the work can be sent to the address: 400062 Volgograd, Universitetskiy prosp., 100, editorial board of the journal "The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin".


Paper Submission Guidance


Submitted articles should not normally exceed 40 000 сharacters (including spaces, tables, references, picture captions and the abstract) and  contain more than 8 illustrations. Articles for section “Notes” should be no more than 15 000 characters.

 Ensure that the following items in both Russian and English are present:


 - Authors' full names, place of employment, positions, academic degree, academic rank, full postal address, e-mail address

 - Abstract (200-250 words)

 - 5-8 keywords

 The text of the article is submitted in the author's language in accordance with the requirements for author's originals on paper, electronic media or by e-mail from the author's personal address.


Requirements for copyrighted originals on electronic media:

 - All materials should be in Microsoft Word 2000-2007 format (*.rtf, *.doc.)

 - A manuscript should be typewritten with 1.5 line spacing using Times New Roman and 14 pt font size

 - All margins set to 2cm

 - The file name should display the author's name (for example: Smith.doc)


Text format requirements:

 - Font Times New Roman

 - No manual translation of strings (Symbol ¶ («Enter»)  only at the end)

 - Do not type more than one space between words

 - No word-wrap


Illustration format requirements:

 - Figures and illustrations should be provided in separate files in the "gray" format  (256 bits) with the extension * .jpeg or * .tif and a resolution of at least 300 dpi

 - The file name must have the author's surname (for example: Smith1.jpg)

 - Figure captions are made in a separate file of * .rtf or * .doc format and should be typed in Russian and English

 - For formulas, tables, schemes use the standard toolbar of Microsoft Word

 - If you need to insert any complicated formulas, use Microsoft Equation 3.0 included in Microsoft Word

 - One-line formulas with only numbers, letters, single-line indexes, parentheses and action signs, must be typed as text. For example: y2 = 3325 + 0,1937x1 + 0,0425x3 ...

 - Tables must be inserted, not drawn by auto-figures

 - Schemes, diagrams and drawings should not have color highlighting (for black and white print).

 - Text in framework and other figures should be made out as an inscriptions (“Insert” - ”Inscriptions”).


Reference requirements:

Citations in the text should be formatted in square brackets, with the author's surname, year of publication, corresponding pages and figures separated by commas.

For Example, [Fraser, 1890, p. 154]

 It is obligatory to submit to the editorial office a list of references in the Cyrillic and Roman alphabets.

 The reference list in the Roman alphabet should be titled "References" and arranged in alphabetical order. Where applicable, author(s) name(s), year of publication, chapter title/article title, journal title/book title, volume number/book chapter, publishing house and the pagination should be included.

 References in the Russian language titled  "Список литературы" should be arranged in alphabetical order. The title of the work should be translated into Russian. The source of the work should be transliterated. Examples of references to different kinds of publications:


Alekseyeva E.M., 1978. Ancient beads of the Northern black sea. Moscow, Nauka. 105 p. (in Russian).

 Klepikov V.M., 1994. Burial postmenopauznogo time farm Slagowski in the Lower Volga region. Rossiyskaya arkheologiya, no. 3, pp. 97-102. (in Russian).

 Kruglov E.V., Klepikov V.M., 1993. Medieval monuments of Frolovsky district of Volgograd region. Drevnosti Volgo-Donskikh stepey: sb. nauch. st., iss. 6. Volgograd: Izd-vo VolGU, pp. 138-151. (in Russian).

 Morgunova N.L., Golyeva A.A., Krayeva L.A., Meshcheryakov D.V., Turetskiy M.A., Khalyapin M.V., Khokhlova O.S., 2003.Chumaevskii mounds. Orenburg, Izd-vo OGPU. 392 p. (in Russian).

 Skripkin A.S., 1990. Asian Sarmatia. Problems of chronology and its historical aspect. Saratov, Izd-vo Sarat. un-ta. 299 p. (in Russian). 


Алексеева Е.М., 1978. Античные бусы Северного Причерноморья. М.: Наука. 105 с.

Волков И.В., 1992. Керамика Азова XIV–XVIII вв. (Классификация и датировка). Автореф. дисс. … канд. истор. наук. М. 24 с.

Горбов В.Н., Колесник А.В., 2016. Новое неолитическое поселение в Мариуполе и его место в системе синхронных памятников // Вестник Волгоградского государственного университета. Серия 4, История. Регионоведение. Международные отношения. Т. 21. № 4. С. 16-31. DOI:

Клепиков В.М., 1994. Погребения позднеэнеолитического времени у хутора Шляховский в Нижнем Поволжье // Российская археология. № 3. С. 97-102.

Круглов Е.В., Клепиков В.М., 1993. Средневековые памятники из Фроловского района Волгоградской области // Древности Волго-Донских степей: сб. науч. ст. Вып. 6. Волгоград: Изд-во ВолГУ. С. 138-151.

Моргунова Н.Л., Гольева А.А., Краева Л.А., Мещеряков Д.В., Турецкий М.А., Халяпин М.В., Хохлова О.С., 2003. Шумаевские курганы. Оренбург: Изд-во ОГПУ. 392 с.

Скрипкин А.С., 1990. Азиатская Сарматия. Проблемы хронологии и её исторический аспект. Саратов: Изд-во Сарат. ун-та. 299 с.

Шилов В.П.Ю, 1958. Отчет о раскопках Астраханской экспедиции в 1958 г. // Архив ИА РАН. № Р-1. 26345.

Rotroff S.I., 2006. Hellenistic pottery: the plane wares // The Athenian Agora. Vol. XXXIII. Princeton. 440 p.


Use of DOI is highly encouraged. 

Reference lists in English and Russian should be identical.

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