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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.
  • This submission has not been previously published and has not been sent to other journals (or in the comments to the editor below for the necessary explanations)
  • The text meets the requirements for stylistics and bibliography set out in the Author Guidelines of the section "About".

Author Guidelines


A typical article should contain 20 000 to 40 000 thousands characters.

The article must be clearly structured, and it should include the following


  • Introduction, where the problem is formulated and its connections with the

important scientific and / or practical applications are highlighted.

  • Theoretical background, where the following points are to be presented: 1) an analysis of the recent research and publications on the topic which serve as the basis for the investigation, along with indicating any gaps or unexplored issues in the previous research; 2) the aim and the objectives of the article.
  • Methods.
  • Results and discussion, where the main stages of the research conducted by the author are described together with justification of the obtained scientific results.
  • Conclusions and prospects for further research.

Each section starts a new paragraph and is typed in regular body font.

Headings are to be typed in bold using the same body font. Results and discussion section may include several subheadings which should correspond to the research stages.

Technical Instructions for Design

Manuscripts (articles, reviews, etc) should be submitted as a .doc or .docx file (Times New Roman, size – 12, inter-line interval – 1, paragraph – 1.25cm, all margins – 2 cm).

The following data before the main text of the article:

  • U.D.C. (usual type, left alignment)
  • Authors (lower case semi-bold, left alignment).
  • Title (central alignment) with paragraph spacing 1 (size 14, bold, upper case)
  • A little annotation goes after the title in a paragraph interval by one line (400-500 characters (with blanks), in italics) and key words (5-7 words, in italics), in article language.

Layout and formatting of the main text

Quotation and citation in the article should comply to APA Standard (6th edition). The author’s surname, year of publication, page number are reported in round brackets. For example: (Bondarko, 2011, p. 35). Between letter p., that introduces the page number, and the cited page number itself, a non-breakable space should be inserted (Ctrl + Shift + Space).

Whenever the cited researchers’ names are mentioned in the text, a non-breakable space should be inserted (Ctrl + Shift + Space) between the initial and the surname: L. Tesnière.

It is recommended to incorporate clarifications and comments, if the author thinks they are necessary, into the text of the article, and format them as footnotes with end-to-end numbering (1, 2, 3 ...). Notes (footnotes) should be inserted automatically (Insert – Footer).

Cited quotations should be translated into the language of the article. Original sources and manuscripts are to be cited and published in the original language. Both the contents and references to the cited pages must accurately correspond to the original source.

The names of any cited periodicals appear in the text in the original language.

Any supporting examples and other illustrative material should be typed in italics, without quotation marks. The points the author wishes to highlight are to be typed in bold italics. Any underlined text should be avoided.

If any schemes appear in the article, they must be grouped (Layout – Arrange – Selection pane. With the help of the “Selection pane” menu, select objects to be grouped and press “Group”). Besides, all the pictures, graphics and schemes should be copied into a separate file, which is submitted along with the main file of the article (e.g. Shevchenko_scheme).

Only this design of quotation marks is recommended: «... ...». If quotes contain words embedded in quotation marks, please use the double quotation system (quotation marks inside quotation marks): «… “...” ...».

It is necessary to distinguish between dashes (–) and hyphens (-): their size is different; also, spaces are inserted before and after dashes.

Requirements for the list of sources

Two reference lists – the original (Bibliography) and transliterated (References) – are placed after the main text of the article. If the entire list consists of English-language sources (or written in languages with the Latin alphabet), then only one original list of references is included.

The list of literature in Ukrainian (Bibliography) is to be compiled in accordance with the APA Standard (6th edition). Sources, written in Cyrillic (in alphabetical order), are placed at the beginning of the list, followed by the Latin alphabet (in alphabetical order).

References for the electronic version of the publication must comply with APA Standard (6th edition). To facilitate the design of the bibliography, you should use the following site:, or = 694716, as well as a service for creating bibliographies.

The names of works written in languages with the Cyrillic alphabet (Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, etc.), as well as the names and surnames of their authors should be transliterated (for transliteration, it is recommended to use the resources: – for the Ukrainian language; – for the Russian language). If the work already has an English title, the latter should be used instead of the transliterated version. For quoted sources that have DOI, it should be specified.

The lists shouldn’t be numbered.

Requirements for the author’s resume

After the References section, two author’s abstracts are submitted – in Ukrainian (Summary) and in English (Abstract) (2000-3000 characters with spaces). For foreign authors only an English abstract is required. An author’s abstract (Abstract) is a summary of the article, it can be published independently, not necessarily accompanied by the main text. Therefore, it should be understandable without referring to the publication itself.

Abstracts should contain the following components:

 • Authors (lowercase bold, left alignment);

 • Title (uppercase, bold, central alignment)

• Background.

• Purpose (Purpose of the article).

 • Methods.

• Results.

• Discussion (Conclusions and Prospects).

 • Keywords 5–8 words.

Each component is presented in a new paragraph in regular print, and the name of each section in bold.

References and 2 copyright summaries (in Ukrainian and English, for foreign authors – only in English) are submitted in a separate document called Shevchenko_abstract.


Authors of articles (Shevchenko_data) must also submit the following information in a separate file (in Ukrainian and English, for foreign authors – only in English):

• surname, name and patronymic of the author;

• academic degree, title, place of work and position;

• range of scientific interests (briefly);

• email address.

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