REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MANUSCRIPTS OF UKRAINIAN AND FOREIGN AUTHORS
1. Text requirements.
1.1. The manuscript should be carefully proofread by the author and include all structural elements, in accordance with p. 3 of the Resolution of HAC of Ukraine 15.01.2003№7 05/1:
- problem definition and its connection to important scientific and practical tasks;
- analysis of recent research and publications discussing this issue, on which the author relies upon;
- unsolved aspects of the problem, which are the subject matter of the paper;
- formulation of the objectives of the manuscript (The article aims to …);
- presentation of the basic material with full justification of scientific results;
- findings of this study and recommendations for further research in this area;
- list of references, also surely in English.
1.2. Each manuscript should be submitted in WinWord-97, without stylistic markup.
1.3. Computerized typesetting must comply with the following parameters:
- font - Times New Roman, size - 11;
- single spacing;
- before and after the title of the manuscript and each section leave a one-line space;
- indent of the first line of each paragraph - 0.5 cm;
- left, top and bottom field - 20 mm, right - 10 mm.
1.4. Size of the article – 20-45 thousand characters with spaces (including title, abstract, key words, formulas, tables, figures and list of references).
1.5. Manuscript should have the following structure:
- UDC index;
- full name, academic degree, rank, position of each collaborator in Ukrainian, Russian and English;
- manuscript title (5-9 words, adequate to the content of the manuscript, specific, without phrases like "Investigation of questions...", "Some Issues of...", "Problems of...", "Ways to...", etc.) in Ukrainian, Russian and English;
- annotation volume has to be not less than 900 symbols (including spaces), but not more than 1800 symbols (0.5-1 page). Annotation text should be concise, clear and free from secondary information. Annotations give a possibility to get an impression about the basic content of the article, which sometimes makes it unnecessary to read the material in full volume. Annotation is a brief and accurate statement of the article content and includes basic factual information and conclusions. Conclusions can be accompanied with recommendations, assessments, proposals and hypotheses, which are stated in the article. One of the proved versions of an annotation is a brief repetition of the article structure, which includes introduction, goal and task, methods, results and conclusion. Font - Times New Roman, size - 9, italics, bold, in Ukrainian, Russian and English;
- keywords word combinations – ten at most, in Ukrainian, Russian and English;
- basic full text of the manuscript;
- list of references, also surely in English.
1.6. Additional requirements for the manuscript:
- each abbreviation should be introduced in the text in brackets after the first mention of the relevant full phrase, and then the abbreviation can be used further in the text;
- sources of the list of references are submitted in square brackets, e.g. , [1; 6], while citing, specific pages should be given after number of the source, e.g. [1, p. 5]; if another source is introduced in the same brackets, it is separated from the previous source with a semicolon, as in [4, p. 5; 8, p. 10-11], it is forbidden to give detailed references in the text;
- all quotes are to be given in the language of the manuscript (regardless of their original language) and must be accompanied with their references to the source and a specific page;
- avoid page by page links, instead present them in brackets directly in the text;
- provide links in the text for all tables and figures;
- all tables must have titles (above the table, separate paragraph of the text);
- all figures should have captions (bottom of the figure, separate paragraph, the caption should not be part of the picture);
- formulas in manuscripts should be only in Microsoft Equation formula editor, font of main characters - Times New Roman, size - 10;
- short forms of cash, metric, time units (UAH, million, miles, hr, min, sec, etc.), as well as reduction of million, billion should be given without dots;
- between the numerical value and the acronym of the unit it is necessary to put inseparable interval;
- terminology of the manuscript should meet industry standards and be double-checked with special Ukrainian dictionaries.
2. Requirements for figures.
2.1.In the "Insert" menu select "Object".
2.2. In the dialog that appears, select "Microsoft Word Figure".
2.3. In the new document that appears, insert a prepared picture and add through inscriptions (inserting a text or instrument on the "Drawing" panel) the figure’s text elements.
2.4. Close the figure.
2.5.Font of the figure’s inscriptions - Times New Roman, bold, size - 8.
3. Requirements for the list of references.
3.1. Bibliographic description of the literary (information) sources should be under the standard "Bibliographic record. Bibliographic description"(DSTU 7.1:2006).
3.2. Sources in the list of references should be submitted by alphabetical order of first authors' surnames, font - Times New Roman, size - 8.
3.3. All sources must be numbered, each number in the list of references should correspond to only one source.
3.4. In the list of references give authors’ names in italics, initials after the surname.
4. Requirements for Manuscripts of foreign authors.
4.1. Requirements of p. 1.1., 1.6. and 3.1. are not obligatory for foreign authors.
4.2. Foreign authors submit manuscripts in accordance with the standards and requirements of their countries.