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Bulletin of the Kazakh-German University

The Bulletin of Kazakh-German University is a quadrilingual, peer-reviewed academic journal of the DKU, which has been published since 2013 and aims to promote scientific research in Central Asia. «Вестник Казахстанско-Немецкого Университета» had been published under the title «Вестник Казахстанско-Немецкого Университета: Устойчивое развитие Центральной Азии» from 2013 to 2018. We welcome submission of articles that focus on the following thematic fields:

  • sustainable development and regional integration in Central Asia;

  • society and culture in Central Asia;

  • political and economic development in Central Asia;

  • foreign policy and international relations in Central Asia;

  • development of engineering and technologies in Central Asia;

  • transport and logistics in Central Asia;

  • ecology, energy efficiency, and water management;

  • development of languages and literature in the region.

ISSN (online) — 2709−8753
ISSN (print) — 2709−8745
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information on submission requirements please refer to the reference section on this webpage.

Editor-in-Chief: Beimenbetov Serik, Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer DKU, Ph.D.
Dinara Tyulubaeva — Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of the Department for Science and Innovation of DKU, PhD

Beimenbetov Serik, PhD, editor-in-chief, Kazakh-German University, Vice-Rector of Science and Technology Transfer,

Tyulyubaeva Dinara, PhD, deputy editor-in-chief, Kazakh-German University, Head of the Department for Science and Innovations

Barbara Janusz-Pawletta, PhD, member of editororial board, Kazakh-German University, Vice-Rector of International Relations

Bodo Lochman,, member of editorial board, Kazakh-German University, Guest Professor

Sebastian Mayer, PhD, member of editorial board, Kazakh-German University, DAAD Guest Professor

Sharipova Dina, PhD, member of editorial board, Nazarbaev University, Nur-Sultan, associate professor

Markus Kaiser, Dr.rer.soc., member of editorial board, Trier University, Trier (Germany), professor

Yuri Toluev,, member of editorial board, Fraunhofer Institute, Hamburg (Germany)

Please note that the author is responsible for the accuracy of the citation of sources, the accuracy of the facts, statistics, proper names and other information, as well as for the content of materials that are not subject to open publication. The journal does not publish articles containing elements of plagiarism.

Article structure:


UDC — universal decimal classification is used to organize research articles; determined by the classifier. It is formatted on the left edge without paragraph indentation.

Information about authors

Information about authors is given in the following order: Full name, academic degree, academic title, position, place of work /study, city, country, e-mail (in the language of writing the article). It is formatted in the center without paragraph indentation.

Title of the article (in the language of writing the article)

The title of the article should be informative, and only abbreviations generally accepted in international scientific communication can be used in the titles. It is made out in capital bold letters, formatted in the center.

Keywords (at least 5−7 keywords or phrases in the language of writing the article)

The list of keywords should characterize the subject area of the study. The number of keywords is 5−7. Words and/or phrases are separated by a comma. It is formatted according to the page width.


(in the language of writing the article) An abstract is a short, accurate summary of the document's content, including the main information and conclusions of the work. The abstract makes it possible to establish the main content of the document, which is used in information (automated) systems for searching documents. The abstract serves as a tool that allows the reader to understand whether to refer to the full text of the article. The text of the abstract should be concise and clear, free of secondary information. In the text of the abstract, you should use significant words from the text of the article. Volume: annotations of at least 950 and no more than 1800 characters (with spaces), that is, 100−250 words (at least 10 lines). Typical structure of the abstract: topic, purpose of the work, state of the issue, novelty, materials and / or methods of research, research results, scope of application of the results, main conclusions.

The text of the article

Text should be structured by sections. The structure of the text should correspond to a generally accepted template and contain sections: introduction (relevance), purpose and objectives, materials and methods, results, conclusions, discussion. The use of illustrative materials is allowed in the work. Illustrative materials are presented in the following formats: for photos, drawings — tiff or jpeg (300 dpi); graphs, diagrams and are located in the text of the article. The name of the drawing is formatted in the center. If necessary, illustrations can be supplemented with explanatory data in the form of a pictorial text.

Example of drawing design:

Figure 1. General view and main design elements of mooring pontoons: a-type 1 (M3320BRS); b-type 2 (M3315HDS) and type 3 (M2715HDS)

Tables should be prepared using standard MS Office tools. The table label is formatted by width.

Example of a table:

Table # 1. Technical specification of mooring pontoons based on research findings

Type of mooring pontoons

Type 1 (M3320BRS)

Type 2 (M3315HDS)

Type 3 (M2715HDS)

Design waterline length L wl, m




Length overall Loa, m




Design waterline breadth Bwl, m




Breadth overall Boa, m




Hull height H, m




Free board loaded h gr, m




All formulas must be typed using the built-in equation editor. Formulas are placed in the center of the text; their sequence number is indicated in parentheses and placed in a line with the text aligned to the right. For references to formulas in the text, parentheses are used. Formulas are typed in the same font as the main text. It is not allowed to save formulas in the form of a figure, and place them in a table!

Example of formulas:

Where H1 — scale hull height, m, counted according to formula

Where H — hull height, m

 — length and height of i-line superstructure

A reference list is a mandatory element of the publication (references to foreign and periodical sources are welcome). The list of references should be issued in accordance with GOST 7.1−2003 «Bibliographic record. Bibliographic description. General requirements and rules». Sources in the list of references are numbered (the number is placed in square brackets) and arranged in the order of their mention in the text. References to all the cited sources of literature in the text of the article are mandatory. References to literature in the text of the work are enclosed in square brackets and given through numbering in Arabic numerals.

Examples of bibliographic description of various types of sources:

A book with one author

Fuko M. Archaeology of knowledge. — St. Petersburg: Humanitarian Academy, 2004. — 412 p.

A book with a number of authors from two to five

Buzan B., Wæver O. Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security. -Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. -xxiv + 564 p.

A book without an indication of the author or with the number of authors more than five Stanovlenie i razvitie social'no-ekonomicheskih, politicheskih i pravovyh mekhanizmov obespecheniya bezopasnosti lichnosti, obshchestva i gosudarstva v sovremennom Kazahstane [Establishment and development of socio-economic, political and legal mechanisms to ensure the security of the individual, society and the state in modern Kazakhstan.]. -Almaty: Kazahstanskij institut strategicheskih issledovanij pri Prezidente Respubliki Kazahstan, 2004. -96 s.

A book published under the editorship

Islam v SNG [Islam in the CIS] / pod red. A. Malashenko. — Moskva: Institut vostokovedeniya RAN, 1998. -176 s.

Central Asian Security: The New International Context / ed. by R. Allison and L. Jonson. -New York: Brookings Institution Press. London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 2001. — xv +279 p.

An Author's article in a collection of scientific articles

Austin J.L. Slovo kak dejstvie [A word as an action] // Novoe v zarubezhnoj lingvistike. Vypusk XVII: Teoriya rechevyh aktov — Moskva: Progress, 1986. — S. 22−129;

Coppieters B. Partnerstvo radi mira s Central'noj Aziej [Partnership for peace with Central Asia] // Etnicheskie i regional'nye konflikty v Evrazii: v 3 kn.: Kn. 3 Mezhdunarodnyj opyt razresheniya etnicheskih konfliktov / pod red. B. Koppitersa, E. Remaklya, A. Zvereva. — Moskva: Ves' mir, 1997. — S. 181−206.

An Article in a journal

Lyo E. Lingvisticheskij analiz politicheskogo diskursa: yazyk statej o chechenskoj vojne v amerikanskoj presse [Linguistic analysis of political discourse: the language of articles about the Chechen war in the American press] // Polis. — 2001. — № 2. — S. 93−112

Newspaper articles and articles in information publishing

Информационное сообщение // Интерфакс. — 2001. — 15октября. Новое предприятие не имеет аналогов в мире // РИА «Новости». — 2002. — 9 сентября. Каюмов А. Восстанавливаем разграбленное // Независимое военное обозрение. — 2001. — 14 сентября.

Speeches by state officials

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan-2030: Prosperity, security and improving the well-being of all Kazakhstanis: The President's Message to the people of Kazakhstan // Kazakhstanskaya Pravda. — 1997. — October 11.

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The transformation and update processes are irreversible: Report at the VIII session of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan of the second convocation. April 4, 2002 // Karimov I. We must fight for security and peace. Tashkent: Uzbekistan, 2002. 26−36.

President of Turkmenistan. Interview of the Interstate TV and Radio Company «Mir» // Neutral Turkmenistan. — 1996. — September 19.

Constitution and other legislative acts Constitution of Turkmenistan as of 18 May 1992 // Bulletin of the Majlis of Turkmenistan -1992. — No. 5. — Art. 30; 1995. — No 4. — Art. 57; 1999. — No. 4. — Article 60. Turkmenistan. Constitutional Law of 27 December 1995 «On the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan” // Vedomosti of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan. — 1995. — No. 3. — Article 54.

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On the National Security Bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Decree No. 2710 of December 21, 1995, having the force of law // Bulletin of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan-1995. — No. 24. — Art. 157; Bulletin of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan — 1997 — No. 10. — Art. 108; No. 12 — Art. 184; 1998. — No. 23. — 416; No. 24 — Art. 436; 1999. -No. 8. — 233; No. 23 — Art. 920; 2000. — No 3−4. — Art. 66; 2001. — No. 20. — Art. 257. Republic of Kazakhstan. The act as of January 7, 2005 «On defense and Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan // Bulletin of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. — 2005. — No. 1−2. — S. 30−55.

International treaties and agreements

Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Turkmenistan on the transit of interstate military transportations of November 1, 1994 / / Bulletin of International Treaties. — 1995. — No. 11. — pp. 11−13.

Agreement of the Heads of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States on the Reduction of the Armed Forces of the former Soviet Union of May 15, 1992 / / Diplomatic Bulletin. — 1992. — No. 12. — p. 11. Partnership for Peace: framework document of January 10, 1994 / / Diplomatic Bulletin. — 1994. — No. 13−14. — pp. 32−33.

Research projects (thesis)

Aripov E. Vneshnepoliticheskie aspekty deyatel'nosti Kongressa SSHA v kontekste global'nogo politicheskogo razvitiya (na primere Central'noj Azii i Kavkaza): Avtoref [Foreign policy aspects of the US Congress in the context of global political development (on the example of Central Asia and the Caucasus): Author's abstract] … kand. polit. nauk: 05.04.01. — Tashkent, 2001. — 27 s.

Materials on Internet sources

Kenzhetaev M. Voenno-promyshlennyj kompleks Kazahstana i ego eksportnyj potencial// Eksport vooruzhenij [Military-industrial complex of Kazakhstan and its export potential] - 1997. — № 2 // (accessed November 08, 2011)

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