FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS FOR MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION IN THE JOURNAL "UKRAINIAN SOCIUM"

Editorial Board of the journal "Ukrainian Society" invites scientists, lecturers, post-graduates, specialists in the fields of sociology, economy, social psychology, management and political science to cooperation and admission of the scientifically original and valuable materials appropriate to the journal’s profile and to the thematic focus of the standing heads Social transformations: the interdisciplinary aspect”, “Sociology”, “Economics”, “Politics”, “Regional Accents”, “Social policy”, “Young scholar”, “Public opinion monitoring”, “Youth opinion: U-Report data”, “Sociologist’s view”, “Scientific life: events, facts, comments”).

Journal’s profile: the study of the social institutions and social structure development, public opinion monitoring, population’s social well-being, scientific life events. One of the features of the scientific works is the analysis and the scientific study of interaction and mutual influence of social, economic and political processes. In this context, the integration is relevant with the social and economic approaches, search for social capital effective management, a comprehensive analysis of the transformation processes of all public life spheres, enhancing interdisciplinary relations, particularly relations of man and the state, strengthening the role of the institute of trust in the context of modernization development challenges, the role of values, including economic, employment, democracy, research coverage and adherence of diverse populations towards Ukrainian direction of European integration.

The editorial policy of the journal is based on the principles of objectivity and impartiality on the articles selection for their publications, high standards for quality research, mandatory articles’ review, support for new knowledge, observation of collective decision-making to publish the material, no abuse of power by members of the editorial board, accessibility and efficiency in communication with authors, strict compliance with copyright and condemnation of plagiarism, conflict resolution mechanisms and error correction. Journal’s editors are prepared to publish corrections, clarifications and rebuttal if necessary.

Publishing ethics. The editorial board encourages and motivates the authors to observe proper level of formal and ethical requirements for the preparation and publication of articles submitted for publication. These rules are regulated by the standards of quality of scientific papers and their presentation adopted in the global scientific co-partnership, in particular, the principles of Publication Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK), Elsevier recommendations, publications of Ethics Committee (Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE: http: // publicationethics.org / files / Code% 20of% 20conduct% 20for% 20publishers% 20FINAL_1_0_0.pdf, http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf), Ukrainian scholar’s Codes of Ethics, as well as the experience of foreign and Ukrainian professional societies and scientific organizations, editorial boards and editorial publications. Editorial board supports Open Access Initiative (Budapest Open Access Initiative: http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/).

All materials except reviews and information messages are character to blind internal and external review, which is carried out by the editorial board members and/or experts in the field (at least 2 reviewers 2). The review contains the following issues: whether the content of the article corresponds to the title; whether the article contains sufficient material for publication; or whether it needs to be reduced, refined (text, figures, tables) or whether there is a satisfactory compliance with the requirements of presentation, design of graphic material. The reasons for the negative reviews may be the following: lack of novelty, lack of evidence, the inability to conclude (or unjustified conclusion) and outline future, incorrect use of terminology and methodological apparatus etc. In the case of negative review, inconsistencies with the the journal’s profile or existence of substantial deficiencies, article can be rejected (author will be informed about it) or returned to the author for revision. The new, revised article is reviewed again. After efficient revision and positive review the article is considered during the meeting of the editorial board, which ultimately approves it by an open vote. After acceptance of the article, every author should sign License Agreement allowing to use the paper. Editors reserve the right to edit, shorten materials accepted for publication (without distortion of the author’s position). The responsibility for the accuracy of the facts, proper names, place names, quotes, numbers and other information is put on the authors. Editorial board condemns any plagiarism. Following the publication of articles in the journal, they will be placed at the appropriate electronic resources.

Requirements for articles. The articles are admitted in Ukrainian and English in electronic form in the file format of MS Word or sent via email. The text must be typed in Times New Roman, font size 14 m, with intervals of 1.5 and standard margins of 2 cm each. The volume of material in this format is 8-16 pages (up to 30 000 symbols). All graphics should be efficiently and accurately recorded in black and white. Separate graphics files should be provided in MS Excel. Scanned or taken from the Internet and inserted into MS Word documents figures should not be used as they are not suitable for printing.

Figures and tables should have a title and number. Notes placed directly below the table, the source is indicated (compiled by the source or by author). In front of the tables there should be a reference to it in the text.

The essential elements of the article:

code “UDC” (top left) before the name of the author);

author's note:

Last name, first name, patronymic of the author (authors) in Ukrainian, Russian and English

The title of the article

Academic credentials

Academic status

Position (full name of the department or other structural subdivision)

Full official name of the organization (in Ukrainian, Russian and English)

Legal address of the organization (in Ukrainian, Russian and English)

Contact phone number

E-mà³l to be printed in the journal
ORCID and/or ResearcherID

Postal address: we will send you a printed copy of the journal

Consent to the placement of the article in open access in different databases (in the form of notes at the end of the text: “I give consent to the placing of material in the public domain”);

– the title of the article (in Ukrainian, Russian and English);

short abstract (in Ukrainian, Russian and English) up to 600 characters (a few sentences) summarizing the essence of the material, the text should not duplicate the introduction, purpose, and findings;

extended abstract in Ukrainian and English languages. It should be: informative (should not contain common words); original (not to be a carbon copy of a brief abstract); meaningful (reflect the main article content and research results); structured (brief repetition of the article structure: subject, topic, aim, method or methodology, results, scope of results, conclusions); compact, but not less than 1800 characters without spaces, inlcuding keywords. It should have peculiar language of scientific documents, authors should avoid complex grammatical constructions (which are not used in scientific English); the terminology used should be specific to foreign special (sociological, economic) texts; to avoid terms which are a direct copy of the Russian-language concepts; and the unity of terminology should be kept within the abstract and in the text of the article;

key words (in Ukrainian, Russian and English);

structural elements of the article: a clear statement of the problem; analysis of recent researches and publications; selection of the unsolved parts of the general problem that is considered; the formulation of goals and objectives; presentation of the basic content of the study and justification of the results with emphasis on the main and novelty; conclusions and prospects for further research in this direction. The references or cited sources are compulsory in the article (in particular, for numbers);

list of sources used (in order of reference in the text), is carried out according to National Standard of Ukraine DSTU 8302:2015. Bibliographic reference. General provisions and rules. Kyiv, 2016. 16 sec. (Information and documentation) (http://lib.pu.if.ua/files/dstu-8302-2015.pdf):

for books – author, title, place of publication, name of publisher, year of publication, total number of pages (e. g. Kolupaeva A.A. Inclusive education: realities and prospects: monograph. Kiev: Summit book, 2003. 272 p.);

for journals – the author, article title, journal title, year of publication, number, pages (e. g. Sidenko V. The City of New global challenges and their influence on the formation of social values. Ukrainian society. 2014. No. 1. P. 7-21);

for electronic resources – author, title of the material on the website, the Internet address (e. g. Garfield E. More on the ethics of scientific publication: abuses of authorship attribution and citation amnesia undermine the reward system of science. Essays of an information scientist. URL: http://www.garfield.library.upenn.edu/essays/v5p621y1981-82.pdf).

With the examples of the used sources can be found on ID “Akademperiodika” of the NAS of Ukraine: http://akademperiodyka.org.ua/docs/Posylannia.pdf.

In the text, the reference to the source number list should be placed in square brackets, indicating the page number (e. g. [1, p. 17]). References to textbooks, popular scientific literature, own publications are undesirable and are permitted only if relevant. If in the literature review or further in the text the surname of the scholar, his publication must be in the list of references after the article. Secondary citation is not permitted. If a scientist is cited, the reference should be to this scholar, not to the author, who mentioned him/her;

References – sources on this list should be translated into Latin and designed according to the international standard bibliographic APA standards (American Psychological Association (APA) Style: http://nbuv.gov.ua/node/929). In references, the sources in English are not transliterated. Transliteration of Ukrainian into Latin is based on a Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Regulation of Latin transliteration of Ukrainian alphabet" dated 27 of January 2010. Number 55 (http://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/ lows / show / 55-2010-P). Latin transliteration of the Russian language is performed based on the interstate standard – GOST 7.79-2000 (ISO 9-95) "Standard system to information, bibliothecarial and publishing activities. Transliteration rules of Cyrillic writing in Latin letters "(http://www.complexdoc.ru/text/ÃÎÑÒ7.88-2003/3) - BSI. Please, include a DOI in the list ot references wherever possible.

Free of charge Latin transliteration of Ukrainian texts is used on the web-site http://litopys.org.ua, and the Russian-language text – Online http://www.translit.ru.

At the end of the translated sources the authors should add [in Russian], [in Ukrainian], foreign – [in English], [in Polish], [in German], etc. without a full point before or after the brackets. Foreign standards of bibliographic description do not use the punctuation used in ISO Ukrainian as "/", ";", "–".

Important! Leave the names of foreign authors in the original writing or conventional Latin transcription – they should not be transliterated. English-speaking authors, translate cited Cyrillic sources. If you refer to the translation of foreign sources, the author's name and title of the article should be submitted in original writing only if the original source data in Latin. In other cases, you should use the Latin transcription for writing the name of the author and transliteration and English translation for the title of the article.

References should include transliterated names of all authors (between surname and initials and surnames of the co-authors the comma should be places); year of the article in parentheses () if it is in the newspaper - after the year of publication, following with the comma, the date (day, month) should be indicated; translated title of the article in English; transliterated name of the journal (newspaper) and the translation of the name of the journal (newspaper) in English (in Italics); issue (volume, issue) and the page – numbers separated by commas (e. g. Afonin, E.A., Balakireva, O.M. (2015). Functional readiness and competence of civil servants in Ukraine to exercise public administration in the context of democracy. Ukr. socium - Ukrainian society, 1 (52), 7-22 [in Ukrainian]).

The description of books (monographs) should also include translated be an English title; output data are marked in English. Besides the author, the editor(s) should be noted (e. g. Marten, D., Metszher, Zh.-L., Pier, F. (2005). The sociology of globalization. Kyiv: KM Akademiia [in Ukrainian]), (Savchenko, A.M. (2015). Peculiarities of diagnostics of the crisis phenomena in the corporate sector of the economy. In V.F. Savchenko, T.L. Shestakovska (Eds.), Theoretical and practical aspects of socio-economic development of Ukraine: macro- and regional levels (pp. 56–71). Chern³h³v: Desna Pol³hraf [in Ukrainian]).

Editors provide Ukrainian translation of materials submitted in Russian for foreign authors. The author receives 1 copy of the journal. The publication of the article is free of charge.

Deadline for submission of articles to the journal:

to number 1 – 25 of February (journal submission for publication in March of the current year);

to number 2 – 25 of May (journal submission for publication in June of current year);

to number 3 – 25 of August (journal submission for publication in September of current year);

to number 4 – 25 of November (journal submission for publication in December of current year).

Attention! Due to the introduction of the DOI in the sources used list, name of the journal "Ukrainian socium" in References of our and other publications should be specified according to ISSN: transliterated  and abbreviated – Ukr. socium, in English – Ukrainian society. 

 
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