The number of authors of one article should not exceed 5 people. If an article is submitted in English, the authors must provide a translation of its content in Ukrainian (Russian) for the review process. If there are foreign researchers among the authors, the publication of such a scientific article will be free of charge. Upon considering submissions, the editors of the journal give preference to articles prepared in English.
The article must be laid out in accordance with the General requirements for the layout of manuscripts.
The manuscript is sent to the editorial office for review in *.doc or *.docx format.
The editors reserve the right to edit the manuscript.
The volume of the article should not be less than 6 pages and exceed 12 pages (A4 format) (3,000-7,000 words). All non-text objects are created by built-in means of Microsoft Word (objects must be grouped). Formulas – with the use of the Equation editor. Illustrations are allowed to be placed in the article, submitted as files in JPG format (with a resolution of at least 300 dpi) or on separate sheets. Recommended font size for objects containing text and tables is Times New Roman, 10 point.
Each article undergoes three stages of control: primary control for compliance with the general requirements for articles; check for plagiarism and citation quality; external scientific peer review in accordance with the Peer Review Process. The study is returned for revision in case of violation of the requirements for registration.
The editors categorically condemn the manifestation of plagiarism in articles and consider it a violation of copyright and scientific ethics. If more than 20% of borrowed text is found in an article without appropriate references and the use of quotation marks, the article qualifies as containing plagiarism. Read more about this in the section Anti-Plagiarism Policy.
After external reviewing, the editorial board makes the final decision on the possibility of publishing the article.
Articles are published on a first-come, first-served basis, proceeding from the date of receipt of the manuscript in the editorial office.
The publication fee is 750 UAH, for researchers from Sumy State University – free of charge. The publication fee covers the costs associated with editing, layout, and assignment of a DOI for your article. The cost of one printed copy of the issue is 225 UAH. Delivery is carried out throughout Ukraine to the post offices of "Nova Poshta".