ISSN 1994-3520 (Print), ISSN 2077-9402 (Online).

Scientific-and-theoretical journal. Year of foundation — 2007. 4 issues per year.

Established by the University Scientific Council.

Certificate of registration SMI PI #FS77-27329 of February 28, 2007. Issued by the Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Compliance with the Law in Mass Communications and Cultural Heritage protection.

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According to the Federal Law no. 77-FL “About obligatory copy of documents” the obligatory distribution of copies of each issue of the Journal is provided, including the Russian State Library, the Library of MSU, the Library of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Russian National Library and other.

Editorial Office: Office V-508, Akademicheskaya Str. 1, Volgograd, 400074, Russia.

Tel.: +7 (8442) 96-99-25, 96-98-28.

E-mail: (to B.A. Navrotskii)

Approximate schedule of the journal publication: March, June, September, December.

The collation of every issue is completed 3 months before the scheduled publication.

The scientific journal “Sotsiologiya Goroda” or Sociology of City (hereinafter referred to as the Journal) is published for scientific community. The journal comprises publications of scientific research results in the sphere of sociology, philosophy, cultural sciences and other humanities.

Approximate subject areas of the Journal sections

Social parameters of city life explored in our Journal are the most important objects of research of modern sociology. There is no exaggeration, because analyzing city life we essentially study society life on the whole, as far as the majority of earth population are urban citizens or are going to become them. At present all countries are urbanized. This process historically arose as a result of industrial development. England was the first rural country to turn into the country with predominant urban population. The urbanization of other European countries and the USA happened later but faster. Contemporary developing countries are also being involved into the process and, as predicted by demographers, by 2025 the number of urban citizens will amount to 65% of the total number of earth population.

Attractiveness of cities is defined by undoubted advantages of life in a city that increases the possibility of economic and cultural development. But urban life creates its own contradictions, too. In many literary sources dedicated to urban settlements, problems of cities are detailed and analyzed, first of all their history, structure, agglomeration relations and other canonical characteristics. As for urban environment dynamics, the circumstances are different. In practice urban development often differs from the stated forecasts, plans can’t always be realized and the modification of urban environment disappoints urban residents. It is considered that people have lost control over cities, and life in a city is worsening due to economic disproportions of social polarization, as well as to bad architecture or design.

If we add to this ecological problems (taking into account that solving these problems evokes no enthusiasm), we can get a list of issues requiring thorough examination and elaboration of new imperatives for life in a city.

The editorial board is planning to devote a major part of journal publications to the analysis of such problems, dividing them into the following sections:

  • Man in contemporary city
  • City as economic system
  • Architectural space as a socio-cultural phenomenon
  • Technosphere of a modern city: city and ecology
  • City and power
  • Management of social and economic systems

The table of contents is published in Russian and English.

Publications include annotations, key words in Russian and English, and references (in Cyrillic and Latin alphabets).


Chief Editor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Boris Aleksandrovich Navrotskii (Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd)

Deputy chief editor

  • Doctor of Economics, Professor Vladimir Nikolaevich Kazakov (Moscow State University, Moscow)

Editorial council

  • Chairman — Doctor of Engineering Science Igor' Vladimirovich Stefanenko (Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd)
  • Deputy Chairman — Candidate of Engineering Science, Docent Vladimir Ivanovich Vorob′ev (Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd)
  • Doctor of Engineering Science, Professor Aleksandr Nikolaevich Bogomolov (Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd)
  • Candidate of Architecture, Professor Aleksei Vladimirovich Antyufeev (Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd)
  • Doctor of Economics, Professor Ol'ga Viktorovna Maksimchuk (Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd)
  • Doctor of Engineering Science, Professor Leonid Vital'evich Primak (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow)

Editorial team

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Vladimir Ivanovich Dobren′kov (Moscow State University, Moscow)
  • Doctor of Engineering Science, Professor Valerii Nikolaevich Azarov (Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd)
  • Doctor of Social Sciences, Professor Vladimir Vladimirovich Delaryu (Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd)
  • Doctor of Social Sciences Galina Nikolaevna Il′ina (Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow)
  • Doctor of Architecture, Professor Leandro Madrazo Agudin (Ramon Llull University, Barcelona)
  • Doctor of Architecture, Professor Galina Aleksandrovna Ptichnikova (Volgograd branch of The Research Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture and Town Planning of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Law, Professor Natal′ya Nikolaevna Sedova (Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd)
  • Historician of Architecture, Specialist in Culture, PhD Tomas Flierl (Institute of History and Theory of Architecture and Planning) University Bauhaus, Germany
  • Doctor habil. Art. Ojars Sparitis (Latvian Academy of Sciences)

Editorial Office

Room V-508, Akademicheskaya Str. 1, Volgograd, 400074, Russia.

Tel.: +7 (8442) 96-99-25, 96-98-28.

E-mail: (to B.A. Navrotskii)

Terms and conditions of the editorial board to the article admission and requirements to the author’s original

When formulating the requirements stated below, the editorial board followed the common principles of the journal editorial policy, the requirements for the inclusion of scientific periodicals into the List of Higher Attestation Commission, as well as the conditions of journals’ inclusion into Russian and international databases of scientific citation.

Requirements to the authors’ original manuscripts

The article is submitted on an electronic data carrier as well as in the hard-copy version accompanied by:

  1. a license contract filled out by the author in duplicate and a certificate of article transfer in duplicate (download forms);
  2. a form proving the author’s consent to allow access to his personal data to an indefinite range of persons (download a form);
  3. an abstract of the record of Department minutes;
  4. an article review;
  5. an expert resolution of the possibility to publish the article in the open press;
  6. an abstract of the resolution of the Institute Council (only for VSUACE authors).

The article gives the UDK classification number as well as the author’s surname and initials (in Cyrillic and Latin alphabets), the article’s title and annotation (up to 500 characters in the Russian language and at least 500-600 characters in the English language) and key words.

On a separate sheet of paper (in a separate file) authors’ and co-authors’ personal data is to be placed exactly as mentioned in the form (see above):


IN THE RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES: academic degree, title, position, place of work, name and code of scientific specialty (in accordance with the Higher Attestation Commission Nomenclature) of the author’s dissertation research

post address (IN THE CYRILLIC AND LATIN ALPHABETS), telephone number and e-mail address for contacts with the Editorial Board and for publication in the journal.

The text of the article and the author’s (authors’) personal data are certified with the original signature of the author(s) of the article.

The article size is from 10 pages of the standard journal format (see below), including the title of the article, annotations, key words, the article’s text, tables, figures, bibliographic list. The last page is considered to be a full one irrespective of the actual filling.

The original article must be executed with the program package Microsoft Office (Word 2003); the type of the body text is Times New Roman (Cyr) 11 (11 points). Page Setup — sheet of A4 size, margins, see: upper — 3,7; bottom — 4,5; left — 2,0; right — 6,0; binding — 0, mirror margins. The distance from the upper edge to the page header is 3 cm., from the bottom edge to the running foot — 3,7cm. Paragraph indention is 0,75 cm. The line spacing is single.

Automatic hyphenation is set (no more than 4 successive hyphenations in one paragraph). Orphan lines are automatically prohibited.

To compose formulas the author can use the formula editor Microsoft MathType 5; the default type sizes for one- and two-line formulas are set to be: regular — 11 points, for large and small character index — correspondingly 8 and 6 points, for large and small characters — correspondingly 16 and 11 points. Greek and Russian letters are printed in Roman type; Latin letters are printed in italics. If the arrangement of the formulas differs from the traditional one, the author must make special notes in the margins of the hard-copy version of the article; in this case Greek letters are circled with a red pencil, Gothic — with a blue one. The formulas are aligned flush-left with paragraph indention. The composition of formulas is fulfilled by the author using all the possible ways of simplification and it mustn’t contain intermediate conversions.

Vector drawings, saved in the format WMF, the bit map ones — in TIF or BMP as well as diagrams and charts constructed in Microsoft Excel are placed in separate files on the electronic data carrier. The name of the file must correspond to the title or number of the figure in the text of the article. Additionally, illustrations are obligatorily submitted in the hard-copy version on separate sheets of paper of A4 size in the scale 1:1, in the appropriate quality for scanning. The type size for the text in the figures is— 9-10 points. The underlines for the figures are executed right in the text of the article in the type Times 10 (10 points), the explication in the underline — in Times 9 (9 points). For file compression the archive programs WinZip, WinRAR can be used.

Colour and white-and-black photographs are sent in the original version with the title on the back side. Digital photographs are taken with the definition no less than 300...600 dpi, and sent in the electronic form in any of the graphic formats, except .jpg.

The text of tables is printed in type Times New Roman (Cyr) 10 (10 points).


The bibliographic list includes only the pieces of literature quoted in the article. The sources are grouped in the list in the order of appearance in the text. References for the sources are given in the text in square brackets (IT IS FORBIDDEN TO USE FOOTNOTES TO INDICATE SOURCES). The bibliographic note includes only major elements of the bibliographic entry (National Standard GOST 7.1—2003). Separation characters “dashes” between the sections are omitted. Printing type is Times New Roman (Cyr) 9 (9 points).
The language of bibliographic notes corresponds to that of described sources.

The authors bear the full responsibility for the articles’ content as well as for the fact of publication. The Editorial Board does not bear any responsibility in relation to the authors and/or third parties or organizations for any possible damage caused by the article publication. The Editorial Board acts on the premise that, in accordance with the copyright legislation, the author submitting the article fully agrees with the Editorial Board requirements, and therefore is personally responsible for using the materials of the third parties and observing their copyright in the article. All the author’s rights and responsibility are held true after the publication in the journal, too.

Reviewing rules

Articles are checked on the originality with the help of “Anti-Plagiarism” system. The compulsory originality is not less than 80%.

The articles are discussed with the Editorial Board, and the reviews received with the accompanying documents are taken into account.

The review should elucidate the conformity of the article content with the specified theme; the relevancy and the scientific novelty; the conformity of material exposition with methodological principles of engineering sciences and architecture; the language and the style of exposition; the presence of relevant graphs, tables and formulas. The signature of the reviewer is certified according to the rules set by the reviewer’s employer.

The articles may be directed by the Editorial Board to the additional internal or external expertise (reviewing). A copy of the opinion letter is delivered to the author (the name of the reviewer is unknown to him). If there are any recommendations on the article’s correction and improvement in the review, the author should take them into account when preparing a new variant or disprove them advancing forcible arguments. The completed (corrected) article is to be reviewed again.

The article which is not recommended for publication by the reviewer cannot be reviewed again.

The positive review is not a good cause for the article’s publication. The final decision on the publication is made by the Editorial Board. In case of positive resolution the responsible secretary notifies the author about it as well as about the terms of publication. The original reviews are kept in the Editorial Office of the Journal during three years.

The articles which do not meet the above-mentioned requirements, are not accepted by the Editorial Board. The rejected materials are not returned to the authors. The Editorial Board is entitled to carry out any abridgements and editorial amendments of the text. The proof sheet of the article is not granted to the authors. The coordination of editorial and author’s amendments (correspondence, phone talks) is realized at the author’s expense. The royalties for the article’s publication are not paid, PhD students do not pay any fees for publication. The collation of a regular issue is finalized three months before scheduled publication.

Approximate schedule of the Journal’s publication:

  • March (deadline for the articles’ submission – December, 1)
  • June (deadline – March, 1)
  • September (deadline – June, 1)
  • December (deadline – September, 1)

If you want to submit an article, get any information about its publication or purchase a regular issue please contact us:

B.A. Navrotskii, Chief Editor of “Sotsiologiya Goroda”, room V-508, Akademicheskaya Str. 1, Volgograd, 400074, Russia.

Phone: +7 (8442) 96-99-25. (to B.A. Navrotskii)

Please address any questions on preparing the manuscript for publication:

VSTU Editorial Office, room V-210, Akademicheskaya Str. 1, Volgograd, 400074, Russia.

Phone: +7 (8442) 96-98-28.


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It is possible to subscribe to the Journal through the Catalogue “Pressa Rossii” in post offices (subscription index 29507) and at the web-site of Agency “Kniga-Servis” (postal index E29507). If you want to purchase any of the Journal’s issues please contact B.A. Navrotsky, Editor-in-Chief: +7 (8442) 96-99-25.

Contact information:

If you want to submit an article, get any information about its publication or purchase a regular issue please contact us:

B.A. Navrotsky, Editor-in-Chief of “Sotsiologhiya goroda”, room V-508, Akademicheskaya Str. 1, Volgograd, 400074, Russia.

Phone: +7 (8442) 96-99-25.

Please address any questions on preparing the manuscript for publication:

VSUACE Editorial Office, room V-210, Akademicheskaya Str. 1, Volgograd, 400074, Russia

Phone: +7 (8442) 96-98-28. E-mail: