The journal publishes research papers free of charge.

The journal publishes original research and reviews articles on history, archeology, political sciences and international relations

related to the region of the wider Black Sea area (the Caspian, Azov, Black Sea, Marmara and Aegean Seas basins).

Submissions should be the original work of the author; not have been published before; not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Multi-authored papers should be approved by every co-author.

The editors may consider previously unpublished (or little-known) papers of late historians and archaeologists, as well as historical sources, or their Russian versions. Only Russian language submissions are accepted.

Submissions are received all-year round and are subject to internal reviewing. Papers are included into the editorial portfolio as soon as positive reviews are received.

When the paper is not accepted for publication the author receives either the explanations for rejection or a list of comments for amendment.