ISSN 2782-4594 (Print)
ISSN 2782-4608 (Online)

Author Guidelines

Before submitting your article to our journal, please read the rules and sample formatting of articles, as well as the procedure for reviewing articles.

License agreement with the authors of the articles.

Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable. All articles are checked for originality in Anti-Plagiarism systems Antiplagiat.VUZ of Rucontext (threshold value – 85% originality).

1. General Provisions

1.1. The journal “Physical Education and University Sport” is published 4 times a year and accepts for publication articles containing new original results of research in the field of physical education and student sports and related branches of science and practice. Publication languages are Russian and English.

1.2. Topics of the journal (according to the list of branches of science and groups of specialties of scientists in accordance with the Nomenclature of Specialties):

5.2. Economics

5.2.3. Regional and sectoral economics

5.2.6. Management

5.4. Sociology

5.4.3. Demography

5.4.4. Social structure, social institutions and processes

5.4.6. Sociology of culture

5.4.7. Sociology of management

5.8. Pedagogy

5.8.4. Physical culture and professional physical training

5.8.5. Theory and methodology of sports

5.8.6. Improving and adaptive physical culture

5.8.7. Methodology and technology of vocational education

1.3. The editorial board does not consider articles:

previously published;

accepted for publication in other journals;

not meeting the requirements of the journal (including the requirements for the design of the text).

1.4. The editorial board of the journal follows the editorial ethics of the journal “Physical Education and University Sport”. Authors, sending a manuscript for publication, and reviewers, agreeing to review the manuscript, must also comply with ethical standards.

1.5. The recommended length of the article is 15,000–35,000 characters with spaces. Articles of a larger volume are accepted only in agreement with the editorial board of the journal.

1.6. The article should be neatly framed and carefully edited.

1.7. The text of the article can be sent to in the form of a Microsoft Office Word file to the executive secretary of the journal Alexander Kazakov. At the same time, the text of the manuscript must preserve the structure of the presentation of the material (see paragraph 2).

1.8. Before being sent for review, all articles are checked for plagiarism, which is carried out by the editorial board of the journal in the Antiplagiarism text borrowing checking system. In case of revealing unauthorized borrowings, as well as with a low coefficient of originality of the text (<85%), the manuscript may be rejected or sent for revision.

1.9. All manuscripts received by the editorial office, checked for plagiarism and corresponding to the profile of the journal, are sent for review (see the Procedure for reviewing manuscripts), after which the editorial board decides on the possibility of their publication in the journal. Review type: double-blind (the reviewer does not receive information about the authors of the manuscript, the authors of the manuscript do not receive information about the reviewers).

1.10. The article sent to the author for revision should be returned in the corrected form as soon as possible. An article delayed for more than three months is considered a first-time submission. A letter from the authors must be attached to the revised manuscript, containing answers to all the comments of the reviewer and / or explaining all the changes made in the article. The return of the article for revision does not mean that the article will be published: after the revision, it will again be sent for review.

1.11. Simultaneously with the decision of the editorial board to accept the article for publication, the author of the article responsible for correspondence is sent a license agreement, 2 copies of which (filled out and signed by all authors) should be sent to the editorial office of the journal (see clause 1.13). We ask the authors to enclose an envelope (on A4, with a stamp) with a return address in order to send the author’s copy of the agreement after signing.

1.12. In compliance with Part 1 of Article 9 of the Federal Law FZ-152 “On personal data” of July 27, 2006, authors grant their consent to their personal data processing by any legally permitted method to Saratov State University (SSU), located at: 83 Astrakhanskaya St., Saratov 410012. Each author shall send a filled-in and signed Consent to Personal Data Processing form to the editorial board.

1.13. The work of the author (personal data subject) is included in the archive after the publication of the next issue of the periodical. The storage, arrangement, registration and use of archival issues, containing personal data is carried out in accordance with Part 2, paragraph 2 of Article 1 of the Federal Law FZ-152 “On personal data”of July 27, 2006 in conformity with the legislation on archiving.

1.14. There is no fee for publishing manuscripts.

1.15. Addresses for correspondence with the editorial board of the journal:

Postal address: 410012, Saratov, st. Astrakhanskaya, d. 83, editorial office of the journal “Physical Education and University Sport”


1.16. Copyright

The rightholder is the author of the article, which owns the following rights (without restrictions):

1) the exclusive right to the Paper;

2) the right of authorship;

3) the author's right to name;

4) the right to the inviolability of the Paper;

5) the right to publish the Paper.

1.17. Digital archiving policy.
In order to ensure the preservation, usability and accessibility of the journal content (journal and article metadata, the full texts of the articles) for long term availability the following systems are used:
- The journal content on our server is online and accessible to the readers (Volume archive)
- The copy of the same content is kept at the electronic library systems and Cyberleninka, where an advanced search can be carried out by journal articles (by keywords, author, title, section).

Self-archiving. Authors may archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication.

2. Structure of the manuscript

2.1. Metadata in Russian

  • name of the heading or section of the publication;
  • article type: scientific article, short communication, review;
  • UDC index (International Universal Decimal Classification);
  • the title of the article should fully reflect the subject and topic of the article, as well as the main goal (question) set by the author to disclose the topic. The recommended length of the name is no more than seven words (not including prepositions and conjunctions). The title of the article is written in bold;
  • information about the author (authors):
  1. initials and last named of all authors separated by commas;
  2. the name of the institution or organization, its subdivision where the author works or studies (without designating the legal form of the legal entity: FGBUN, FGBOUVO, PJSC, JSC, etc.) indicating the full postal address, including the country;
  3. first name, patronymic, last name of the author (in full), academic title and academic degree (if any), position, e-mail address, ORCID. The e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence can be indicated by a symbolic image of an envelope.
  • the abstract (150–250 words) should reflect the main content of the work and include: relevance, purpose, research hypothesis, if necessary, a description of the study participants (number, gender, age) and features of the methods used, study results, conclusions. The information contained in the title of the article should not be repeated in the text of the abstract. Extra introductory phrases should be avoided (for example, “the author of the article is considering ...”), it is necessary to use: “shown ..., established .., stated ...”, etc. Historical references, if they do not constitute the main content of the document, descriptions of previously published works and well-known provisions are not given in the abstract. The results of the work should be described as accurately and informatively as possible. The main theoretical and empirical results, factual data, discovered relationships and regularities are presented. At the same time, preference is given to new results and long-term data, important conclusions that refute existing theories, as well as data that, in the author’s opinion, are of practical importance. Conclusions may be accompanied by recommendations and suggestions. References to the bibliography should not be used in the abstract.
  • keywords (5–10 words (phrases)) should correspond to the topic of the article and reflect its subject, terminological area. As a rule, generalized and polysemantic words, as well as phrases containing participial phrases, are not used.
  • thanks and funding. It is necessary to indicate the source of funding for the scientific work / article (foundation ..., within the framework of a scientific project; commercial or government organization; private person, etc.). Example: The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Project No. 17-06-02140). The amount of funding is not specified. The authors can express their gratitude to the organizations and people who contributed to the organization and implementation of the study, the results of which are reflected in the article.
  • information about the continuation or end of the article (in the case of ongoing publication).

2.2. Metadata in English repeat those given in Russian, except for the title of the section, UDC and academic title, academic degree and position of the author. If the main text of the article is in English, then the metadata in English is given first, and then in Russian.

  • The English-language title of the article (Article title) must be literate in terms of English, while the meaning fully corresponds to the Russian-language title.
  • The English-language full name of the author(s) and place of work (Authors’ names. Affiliation) must be written in accordance with the foreign passport or in the same way as in articles previously published in foreign journals. In addition, the ORCID of the author, place of work (official English name of the institution), postal address of the organization, e-mail are indicated.


P. S. Ivanov

Saratov State University, 83 Astrakhanskaya St., Saratov 410012, Russia

Petr S. Ivanov,,

Abstract (the English version of the abstract) of the article must, in terms of meaning and structure (Aim, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions), fully correspond to the Russian language and be literate in terms of English (for original papers, it is highly desirable that a structured summary contain at least 200 words).

Keywords (keywords): from 5 to 10, contributing to the indexing of the article in search engines. Key words must match in pairs in Russian and English.

Acknowledgments (thanks and funding): should correspond to the content of the Russian version.

2.3. The full text of the article should be carefully read and structured into sections: Introduction (justification, purpose, hypothesis); Materials and methods (Research participants. Methods.); Results and its discussion; Conclusions, but also accepts a different structure according to the specifics of a particular article, subject to a limited volume and a clear title of sections.

In the case of a theoretical article: the text is structured by thematic subheadings.

2.4. The list of literature should reflect the quality of the study by the authors of relevant publications on the subject of the article, including foreign sources; contain information about all publications mentioned in the article, and should not contain references to works that are not referenced in the text. References to literary sources are made in the form of footnotes as they occur in the text, numbered in Arabic numerals, in square brackets (if necessary, indicating the pages). For example, [1, p. 81]. If several sources are indicated, they are separated by a comma and a space [5, 8, 13]. In the list of references for books, it is obligatory to indicate the place of publication (city), publisher and the total number of pages of the publication. The list should include at least 15 sources – first of all, articles from Russian and foreign (required) journals of the last 5 years of publication, indexed in the RSCI, Scopus and WoS (for theoretical or review articles – at least 40 sources) indicating DOI. The allowable amount of self-citation is no more than 20% of the total number of sources in the bibliographic list.

The bibliographic list should be drawn up in accordance with GOST R7.0.5-2008 “Bibliographic reference”.

References (list of references in English) for Russian-language sources:

if there is a translated version of the article (book), then it should be submitted; the translated version may also be described as additional information [in brackets];

if a translated version does not exist, then transliteration in the LC format ( can be used, in square brackets, the translation into English of the title of the article (book) must be submitted, after the description, the language of publication (in Russian) is added.. Author (in transliteration), title of source (in transliteration), title of source (in English), imprint in English;

if the described publication has a DOI, it must be indicated.

Design samples from various sources are given along with the style file.

2.5. Dates: submission of the article to the editors and acceptance of the final version of the text for publication.

3. Technical requirements for the manuscript

3.1. Full articles are accepted in the recommended length (15000-35000 characters with spaces) and contain up to 5 figures and 4 tables. Tables and figures should not occupy more than 20% of the total volume of the article.

3.2. The submitted manuscript file must be in Microsoft Office Word format. You should only use the standard macro package facilities. The text of the article should be typed in Times New Roman, 1.5 intervals, with margins: top and bottom – 2 cm each, left and right – 2.5 cm, font size of the main text – 14, secondary text (footnotes, tables, captions and captions for figures, applications and notes) – 12.

3.3. Tables should be placed in the text of the article. Each table should have a number (unless it is the only one in the article) and a title in Russian and English (not transliteration!), clearly marked columns, convenient and understandable for reading. The table data should correspond to the numbers in the text, but should not duplicate the information presented in it. References to tables in the text are obligatory and are given before the table. If tables and figures contain additional designations, they should be deciphered in the Note.


Table 1 / Table 1

Factors, factor loadings and explained variance revealing the content of typical business communication styles of managers (n = 85)

Factors, factor loads, and explained variance, revealing the content of typical styles of managers’ business communication (n = 85)

3.4. Drawings. The amount of graphic material is minimal (with the exception of works where it is justified by the nature of the study). Each figure must be accompanied by a numbered caption. References to figures in the text are required.

The numbered caption should be given twice - in Russian and English. Both captions should be placed directly below the image, the English version of the caption should be placed immediately after the Russian one.

If the figure consists of several parts, then in the figure caption it is necessary to give a description of each part.


Rice. 1. The degree of satisfaction in the basic needs of applicants: a - in 2020; b – in 2021

Fig. 1. The degree of satisfaction of the basic needs of applicants:

a - in 2020; b-in 2021

3.5. Manuscripts that do not comply with these rules are not registered in the editorial office and are returned to the authors without consideration. Materials rejected by the editorial board are not returned.