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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Please, submit your materials to the journal’s email zbirnykninako@ukr.net:

  • manuscript in .doc format;
  • title of the article and the author’s details (first name, patronymic, last name, title of the article, affiliation, academic degree, academic rank, doing a postgraduate course, working for a DSc’s degree, address, telephone, email, fax (if available) in three languages;
  • two reviews of the article (scanned copies).

All three files should be attached to one letter. Names of the files are Romanized. E.g.  Ivanenko_article for the article, Ivanenko_details for the author’s details, Ivanenko_reviews for reviews.

Manuscripts are accepted in Ukrainian, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, French, Russian.   

Minimum length of paper – 20 pages. 

In accordance with requirements for specialized journals, each paper should have such essential elements as introduction of the issue and its link to current research issues and practical tasks, overview of recent findings and publications that have initiated the issue and influenced the study, indicating the gap in the previous research and outlining the purpose of the present research, the body, discussing the research findings, the conclusions and recommendations for future implementation or future research in the area.  

The paper should have such sections as:

Introduction (introducing the issue, giving overview of recent research, stating topicality, purpose, subject matter and object of the research, its novelty, materials used and methods applied);

Findings and Their Discussion;


Prospects for Further Research;

References and Illustrative Materials (in accordance with national standards of Ukraine);

References (MLA Style).

The section headings in the text of the article are given in bold.


Paper structure:

Margins: top – 1.6 cm., bottom – 1.6 cm., left – 1.75 cm., right – 1.75 cm.

  • UDC number (top left corner);
  • title of the article (center justified, capitalized, bold, Times New Roman 14 pt);
  • abstracts and key words in three languages: Ukrainian (up to 100 words), Russian (up to 100 words) and English (200–250 words). If the paper is in any other language, the abstract in the original language is provided as well. The text of the abstract is fully justified, italicized, Times New Roman 12
  • body of the article (single-spaced, fully justified, a 25 cm first line indent, Times New Roman 14 pt). Figures (graphs, charts, diagrams) and pictures are saved in the jpeg format with 300 dpi resolution and are additionally sent in a separate file.
  • References (Ukrainian Standard ДСТУ ГОСТ 7.1:2006): References are given in alphabetical order, with items in Cyrillic script appearing first, followed by Romanized titles (Times New Roman 12 pt). Titles are provided in the original language. The author’s last name and initials are italicized.
  • Sources of Illustrative Material. The counter continues from the reference list.
  • References (MLA STYLE): References in Cyrillic script are transliterated using BGN (Board of Geographic Names) transliteration system http://translit.net/ua/ for Ukrainian or http://translit.net/ru/ for Russian and followed by the English translation in square brackets.


Requirements to the manuscript design:

  • Hyphens (-) and dashes (–) are to be consistently differentiated.
  • Text fragments provided as illustrations should be given in italics, with underlining used to distinguish certain elements from the text.
  • In-text citations are provided in square brackets with the first figure indicating the number of the source in the reference list, for example [11, p.8]; if it is necessary to mention several sources, their numbers are separated with a semicolon, for example [1; 5; 9].
  • All tables and pictures should have their titles or labels.


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