Author Guidelines


We are delighted with your interest in publishing with Galactica Media. Our article moderation process includes an automated initial check to ensure your work meets our formatting standards. It is crucial to pay special attention to the manuscript submission requirements to avoid any delays in the review process.

First and foremost, please familiarize yourself with the sections "Manuscript Formatting Requirements and Supporting Documents" and "Manuscript Submission Procedure," available on our site and on this page below. This will ensure a smooth review process for your article.

We accept manuscripts of at least 30,000 characters (approximately 3,800-4,000 words). While there is no set upper limit, for manuscripts exceeding 80,000 characters (about 2 printed sheets), we recommend dividing the text into two independent and logically connected parts and submitting them separately.

Become a Reviewer

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for our journal, please fill out the relevant form available at the link: BECOME A REVIEWER.

Preliminary Manuscript Assessment

If you have doubts about whether your manuscript fits the theme of Galactica Media, we encourage you to use the form for PRELIMINARY MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENT. Our editorial team will contact you with further instructions and discuss the possibility of publication.

We value your contribution to the academic community and look forward to your work.

Manuscript Formatting Requirements and Supporting Documents

The following are the main points of the requirements for manuscript formatting and supporting documents

1. Document Preparation for Submission

1.1. Author(s) Information

Prepare a file with author details (full name, affiliation, city, country, email, ORCID) in both Russian and English languages. Use the appropriate template for Russian-speaking and English-speaking authors. File formats: DOCX, DOC, RTF, ODT. Note: if a Russian-speaking author prepares a manuscript in English, they should download templates for Russian-speaking authors.

We highly value your eagerness to collaborate on scientific research and understand that collective work can significantly enrich the manuscript's content. In this context, the ideal number of co-authors for a single manuscript is one to three. However, we recognize that the complexity of some studies requires a broader range of experts. In such cases, if the number of co-authors exceeds three, we would be grateful for the provision of an additional file to our journal's email, detailing the contribution of each participant in the research. This will allow us to better understand the contribution of each co-author and ensure appropriate acknowledgment of their work. Please, do not inflate the number of co-authors unnecessarily.

We call for transparency and academic honesty in determining authorship, based on actual contributions to the research. It is important for all members of the academic community to uphold these values to ensure the reliability and integrity of academic publications. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this important aspect of the scientific process.

1.2. Manuscript Text

Prepare the manuscript text without authorship indication, according to the template for Russian-speaking and/or English-speaking authors. File formats: DOCX, DOC, RTF, ODT. Note: if a Russian-speaking author prepares a manuscript in English, they should download templates for Russian-speaking authors.

1.3. Consent for Personal Data Processing

Fill out, sign, and scan the consent form using the provided template for Russian-speaking and/or English-speaking authors. File format: PDF. Note: if a Russian-speaking author prepares a manuscript in English, they should download templates for Russian-speaking authors.

2. Manuscript Text Formatting

Metadata: The title, abstract, and keywords in both languages should be placed on the first two pages of the document. Use the Ctrl+Enter key combination to separate the metadata from the manuscript text.

Manuscript Title: formatting: no indent, centered, font size 18, bold, line spacing 1, font Times New Roman.

Abstract: should contain 150-250 words and be justified, font size 10, no indents, line spacing 1, font Times New Roman. Keywords (10 terms, separated by a semicolon) should follow the abstract.

Abstract Structure: research problem (3-4 sentences), research objective (1-2 sentences), results and conclusions (3-4 sentences), target audience (1-2 sentences).

Main Text: formatting: Times New Roman font, size 12, justified, line spacing 1, first line indent 1 cm. The text should be divided into meaningful sections (Introduction, Methods/Methodology, Results, Conclusion) or follow the IMRAD structure for empirical studies.

Acknowledgments: information about research funding should be in a separate section.

Citations: large quotes (2-3 sentences) should be formatted separately from the main text: Times New Roman, size 10, single line spacing, left and right indents of 1 cm, justified.

Textual References: format (surname, year, page), for example, (Ivanov, 2009, p. 250) or (Ivanov, 2009, pp. 250-256). If the surname has already been mentioned in the text or in the previous reference, it should be omitted in the brackets. If there are several works by one author in one year, use letter designations (e.g., Ivanov, 2009a).

3. Reference List

Formatting according to APA 7th Edition standards. It is recommended to use Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote for reference and bibliography formatting.

Translation and Transliteration: translate into English the titles of sources with an official English title, transliterate the rest. Add the note (In Russian) for Russian-language sources.

Minimum Number of Sources: 25. For some genres of publications, this requirement is conditional and not mandatory. Such genres include essays, book reviews, and reports.

Poor formatting of the reference list or translation may lead to rejection at the initial review stage.

Using references from Cyberleninka or other Databases (e.g., RSCI) is strictly prohibited. This will be grounds for rejection.

Website references must be strictly in APA 7th Edition style.

DOI should be presented as a link without indicating that it is a DOI.
For example:, not DOI: 10.46539/gmd.v6i1.428 (the latter is strictly prohibited!)

Manuscript Submission Procedure

1. Profile Registration:
An author wishing to submit a manuscript must first register a free profile (account) on our journal's website. To do so, follow the link Account Registration and enter your real full name and email.

2. Manuscript Submission Process:
To submit a manuscript, use the Article Submission System, consisting of 5 steps:

  • First step: Select the manuscript's language and section, confirm compliance with all requirements, accept the terms of the agreement and the privacy policy (link to the privacy policy).
  • Second step: Upload the three pre-prepared documents: author details, manuscript text without authorship indication, and consent for personal data processing. Follow the instructions for uploading each file.
  • Third step: Enter the article's metadata (Title, Abstract, Keywords, Reference List) in English and Russian languages. If necessary, add co-authors.
  • Fourth step: Confirm the submission of the manuscript and supporting documents.
  • Fifth step: Choose whether you want to submit another manuscript or exit the system.

3. Confirmation of Receipt:
After successful submission, the system will send you a notification. Note that emails from the editorial office may end up in your email's SPAM folder. We recommend checking this folder regularly.