Rules for articles

The article structure

The article sent to the Editorial Office should contain the following items:

  1. Annotation in Russian and Ukrainian languages (of no more than eight rows), which should succinctly and clearly enumerate the researches and results obtained. The annotation should be interesting and understandable for domestic and foreign scientists.
  2. Total evaluation of the problem and its relevance on the basis of the analysis of publications related to this problem, including the latest.
  3. Formulation of the problem and its solution with a justification of obtained results.
  4. Conclusions, which should summarize theoretical and practical significance of obtained results (without repeating the annotation).
  5. Information about the article in English, including the extended abstracts (up to 12 rows) reflects the essence of the problem, research methods and obtained results is placed after the main text.

The article, including references, tables, figures and captions, should not exceed 16 pages (one and a half intervals), review article – 25 pages, a brief message is 7 pages.

Text design

On the first page in exact order to print:

  1. Universal Decimal Classification index (UDC)
  2. initials and last names of the authors with an academic degree, country, locality, e-mail of the author (co-authors)
  3. title of the article (font Arial bold, locating to the left, no hyphens)
  4. annotation in Russian and Ukrainian languages
  5. keywords (3 – 5) (emphasis).

The article text should be font Times New Roman, 12 pt with one and a half intervals (spacing) in the editor Microsoft Word 97-2003 or later versions and submitted file type *doc.

Mathematical formulas are created as separate objects in the formula editor, locating at the centre of the page. Formulas that are referred in the text should be numbered consecutively. Formula number is put in parentheses at the edge of the right margin of the page. Character size in the formulas: normal-14pt, large-18pt, small-12pt, large index-7pt, small index-5pt.

Tables should be numbered in order of mention and references to them in the text. Tables should not have the empty graphs, dashes and shortened words. Font in the boxes of the table is Times New Roman-9pt, head of table-8,5pt. Digital materials in the tables are printed with double spacing, the text of the head and the table outset with a single spacing.

Figures with captions (if any) should be numbered according to the order of mention in the text. The same information should not be repeated in the text and in the captions. All figures either should have the captions or should not have them. Designations on the figure should be clear and readable. Coordinate axes on graphs should be marked. Reference to each figure should be in the text.

Graphs (in eps, ai,cdr format) and photos (with a resolution of at least 300 dpi) should be sent as separate files. Graphs and diagrams are allowed in the Exel editor. Figures are not allowed in the Word editor. If figures are made in MatCad, MatLab, AutoCad programmes and similar ones, it is necessary to convert them into eps format or as an exception into tif format with the resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Evaluation of results should be summarized in the article section Conclusions without repeating the information from other sections and without enumerating what has been done. The conclusions should not contain the descriptions of algorithms, methods, procedure of researches, etc.

List of references is made in the order of the source mention in the text according to the standards. When making a list of references one should follow the norms of self-quoting, that is, the number of works of the article author/authors cited in the list should not exceed 30 %.

After the main text, the following information is placed in English:

  • surnames and initials of the authors (in English transliteration, if in the main text this information is in English);
  • the title of the article text of the extended abstracts (up to 12 rows) that captures the essence of the problem being solved, research methods and obtained results;
  • keywords;
  • list of used sources in accordance with the requirements of Harvard Style.

Sources with the titles in the Latin alphabet are not translated. For literary sources in the languages which do not use the Latin alphabet, it is necessary to translate the titles of sources and specify the language of original in brackets after them. Surnames and initials of the authors should be written according to the rules as for the foreign passport.