of Zaporizhzhіa National University

Author Guidelines

General Requirements for Manuscripts

Articles in Ukrainian, Russian and English, not longer than 12 pages are accepted for publication. Each additional page is charged separately. Articles should be thematically relevant to the subject of the series and contain original scientific results that have not been previously published. The structure of the article should meet the requirements, approved by the Decree of the Presidium of Supreme Certification Commission of Ukraine No. 7-05/01 dated January 15, 2003"On the requirements for academic publications included in the lists of the Supreme Certification Commission of Ukraine " and contain the following elements:

  • general statement of the research purpose and its connection to the current theoretical or experimental research in the field;
  • literature review comparing, contrasting and evaluating arguments in the scholarly literature on the subject that connects these arguments with the concerns of the proposed article;
  • research objectives and aims;
  • reflection and discussion containing coherent arguments and/or empirical evidence supporting the findings;
  • conclusions and implications of the study followed by the prospects for further research.

The article should be clearly and concisely written. The paper should use terms and terminology consistently. The article should discuss procedures employed to assure the validity of interpretations as well as provide detailed presentations of data that demonstrate the (empirical) basis for claims. Descriptions of data collection and analysis procedures should be accurate, lucid, and comprehensive. The author should ensure the accuracy of the results and cited data, correctness of citations and references. Articles are published in the original language.

The electronic version of the article is submitted on optical or flash storage devices and / or by e-mail. Authors are required to submit two files. The names of the files should include the transliterated name of the first author. The first file includes the article, abstract and keywords (for example: Ivanov_stattia.doc); the second file contains information about the authors (for example: Ivanov_avtor.doc).

Articles may be subject to editorial corrections (after discussions with the author). Manuscripts, storage devices and supporting documents are not returned to authors.

Manuscript Formatting

The authors should provide Microsoft Word file for copyediting purpose.

Paper size: A4

Margins: Top, Bottom, Left, Right: 2 cm

Indented by 1.25 cm.

Line spacing: Text: 1.5 spacing:

Abstract: single

Font type: Times New Roman (TNR); Courier New can be used in tables and drawings.

Use italic, bold, bold italic fonts to emphasize a piece of text.

Article parts and metadata guidelines:

  • UDC classification: Times New Roman - 14 pt, capital letters;
  • article title: Times New Roman - 14 pt, semibold, capital letters;
  • section headings: Times New Roman - 12 pt, semibold, capital letters;
  • author’s (s’) names, e-mail address: Times New Roman - 12 pt, small letters;
  • affiliation: Times New Roman - 12 pt, italic, small letters;
  • summary, footnotes, cross-references, table and drawing headings : Times New Roman - 10 pt;
  • keywords: Times New Roman - 10 pt, italic;
  • text of the article and references: Times New Roman - 14 pt.

The UDC is written on the first line of the page and is left-justified. The title of the article is written in the line following the UDC and is centred. In the third line with centre alignment are the names, initials of the authors. Author’s/authors’ affiliation (centred) are written below. The fourth line contains author’s email address (centred).

Next line contains abstract (3-5 sentences) and keywords in the original language of the article and abstract in Ukrainian or Russian (depending on the original language). Next paragraph starts with the title of the article in English, the transliterated authors’ names, authors’ affiliations in English with the address in English (transliteration of city and country names, no street names are required). Next line should contain an extended summary (1.6 to 3.5 thousand characters) with keywords in English. The text of the article starts with the new paragraph after the summary.

The titles of scientific articles should be concise and contain only generally accepted abbreviations. No transliteration except for proper names should be included in the title. No slang words should be part of the title. The same rule applies to annotations and keywords.

Figures should include original drawings or photographs. Photos are scanned in 256 grayscale. The figures are given in the appropriate place in the text of the article (preferably at the top of the page) and have sequential numbers (Arabic numerals: Fig. 1, Fig. 2.) Drawing number and heading are written below the drawing. Drawings and their headings are included in the text of the publication. Use any graphic editor to create graphic objects in the format of BMP files. Create drawings in Microsoft Word using the commands of the Drawing panel. Captions are added using the command "Caption". All the graphic components of the drawing and the captions are combined by the Group command (the Actions menu in the Drawing panel) and are presented as a single graphic object anchored in the text with the wrapping "In text". Figures are prepared and scaled so that the font size of the figures does not exceed the size of the main body of the article by more than 50%.

Tables are given in the appropriate place in the text of the article (preferably at the top of the page) and should have sequential numbers (Arabic numerals: Table 1, Table 2). Table number and heading are written above the tables.

References are sequentially numbered in Arabic numerals in the order of their first mention in the text. In-text citations are given in square brackets, they include the number of the source in the list and the source page [8, p.16]. References are listed according to their numbers after the main text of the article with the subtitle "REFERENCES", which is centred. The list of references is made according to DSTU GOST 7.1: 2006 “System of standards for information, library and publishing. Bibliographic record. Bibliographic description. General requirements and rules”.

Next paragraph includes a list of references (transliterated into English) with the subtitle "REFERENCES" (centred). Guidelines for the transliteration are given in Appendix 9, the table of transliteration of Russian alphabet is given in Appendix 10, transliteration rules for Ukrainian titles rely on the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of January 27, 2010 No. 55 “On arranging the transliteration of the Ukrainian alphabet ”.

Annotations, keywords, text of the article, references and transliterated references are justified.

Please do not:

  • underline parts of title, headings and captions;
  • begin a new page with an unfinished line of text;
  • use word-wrap property;
  • finish the page with one or more blank lines, except for the end of the article and for cases where there is a subheading and the beginning of the next paragraph;
  • overuse footnotes.

When preparing a manuscript, you should follow the general rules to achieve style conformity and maintain a uniform journal style.