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Guidelines for article submission

Originality of the text. All articles submitted to the journal are checked for plagiarism (using the "Antiplagiat" system). In case of numerous text duplications, the Editorial Office acts in accordance with COPE guidelines.

Submission of articles to the editorial office. When sending an electronic version of an article to the editorial office, an application for publication should be made. Original documents (article manuscript and cover letter) should be sent to the Editorial Office by mail.

The article volume. Scientific article – 10 pages (excluding references); review –10 pages and above; short communication – no more than 2 500 words.

Main text. The article main text should have the following structure: introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, conflict of interest. All symbols, words contractions and abbreviations should be written out at their first mention in the text. When giving tenths and hundredths of values the shares are written through dots (0.49).

Number of illustrations. Scientific article – 5–8 figures; review –5 figures and above; short communication – no more than 2 figures or tables.

Number of references. Scientific article – 25–30 references; review – 30–50 references; short communication – at least 8 references.

File format. Electronic version of the article is executed in Microsoft Word text editor and is saved with the extension * .doc or * .docx. The file name should contain the author’s surname and initials.

Page settings. A4 format.

Margins: left – 2.5 cm, right – 2.5 cm, top – 2.5 cm, bottom – 2.5 cm.

Text formatting. Times New Roman font. Font size 10; paragraph indentation 1.0; width alignment. Single line spacing. Word hyphenation is not allowed. Section headings (start with a capital letter) are placed on a separate line, one line spacing after the text. Bold font, font size 10, left alignment. The abstract and keywords are placed in the table (see article template attached).

The structure of a scientific article should contain the following elements:
  • title
  • author(s)
  • abstract
  • keywords
  • main text
  • references
  • information about the author(s).

The article title starts with a capital letter without a dot at the end.

The title contains the definition of the research object, and may include an indication of the research method.

The maximum number of words in the title is 10–12.

Bold font, font size 12, center alignment.

Initials and surname(s) of the author(s) are placed after the title.

Normal font, font size 12, center alignment.

The abstract should contain:

  • description of the subject, topic and purpose of work, if they are not clear from the title;
  • description of the method or methodology for implementing the work, if they have scientific novelty and are of interest from the point of view of this article. Well-known methods should only be named;
  • description of the results with presentation of the main theoretical and experimental results, actual data, discovered relationships and patterns;
  • conclusions accompanied by recommendations, assessments, suggestions, and hypotheses.

The recommended abstract volume is 200-250 words.

Abstracts is placed in the table (see article template attached). It is not allowed to include references in the abstract. All abbreviations and word contractions should be written in full..

Regular font, font size 10, width alignment

The keywords are placed in the table (see article template attached). The list of keywords should include 5-7 words or phrases (the number of words within a key phrase should not exceed 3). Keywords describe the article content in terms of the scientific area, its study object, subject and research methods, as well as provide the possibility of information retrieval. Regular font, font size 8, left alignment

  • The section contains a justification of research relevance, its goals and objectives, and a description of the research object.

  • The section contains a description of the procedures, equipment, and measurement parameters according to which the study can be evaluated and / or reproduced. If the article is devoted to theoretical research, the section "Materials and methods" should be replaced with "Theoretical Basis".

  • The section contains a description of the research process (stages and steps of tests or experiments), intermediate results, substantiation of the general conclusion, as well as the sequence of reasoning that resulted in the conclusions.

  • The section contains a brief formulation of the results obtained and describes the main strands of further research.

  • This section contains the author(s) gratitude to organizations that funded research, to colleagues who consulted the work in the course of implementation and / or writing, and to the technical staff for assistance in carrying out the research. The names of organizations that provided financial support must be indicated in full.

  • Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and other relations that may have an impact on their work.

Illustrations and tables are placed at their first mention in the article. All captions near the figures are written uniformly (font Times New Roman, normal, font size 10). Illustrations, tables and formulas are numbered with Arabic numerals and have consecutive numbering. Illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphics) should be clear. Accepted formats are TIF, PNG and JPG. MS Office Illustrations are also acceptable. If necessary, the editors may ask to provide a figure, graph or a table as a separate file. All illustrations (excluding previously unpublished ones) must be provided with links or their authors’ consent.

Normal font, font size 10, width alignment. Paragraph indent - 1.0. Single line spacing. Word hyphenation is not allowed.

The reference list is placed one line spacing after the article text.

The reference list is prepared in accordance with Harvard Style format (see the formatting example).

The titles of articles and journals are indicated in full. It is obligatory to indicate the DOI identifier, if available, in the cited source.

Author’s self-citation is allowed in the amount not exceeding 30% of the total number of sources; however, unreasonable self-citation should be avoided.

Regular font, font size 10, no paragraph indentation, width alignment.

Information about the author(s) contains:
  • surname, first name and patronymic;
  • mailing address;
  • name of the author(s) home organization;
  • academic degree, academic title, academic status;
  • Job title;
  • e-mail;
  • author ID.

Information about the author(s) is placed one line spacing after the reference list: surname, name, patronymic (bold font, font size 10); postal address, organization name (where there is no conflict of interest, several organizations may be indicated), academic degree, academic title, academic status, position (for researchers), e-mail, ORCID. It is not recommended to indicate prefixes that determine the status of organization, for example: Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science, Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education, or corresponding abbreviations (FGBNU, FGBOU VPO).

Updating date: 22.04.21