Submission Guidelines for Authors
Submission Guidelines for Authors
Please, send the article to our Managing Editor for review in MS Word format (.doc or .docx). Make sure that all supplementary materials (tables, figures, equations, and images) are editable.
All papers are "double-blind" peer-reviewed. Detailed information can be found in Peer Review section. All authors receive reviewer’s comments immediately after the manuscript had been reviewed.
Article Processing Charges (APC)
For articles accepted after peer-review, authors will receive notification concerning the article processing charge. Our fees cover the costs of peer review; copyediting; publication; immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text. APC varies for each journal.
After the paper is typeset, the publisher will provide the authors of accepted papers with proofs for the correction of errors. Only changes to the title of the paper, list of authors or scientific errors will be considered and further approved by the publishing team. The publisher is not responsible for the errors, which are the results of the authors' oversight. We reserve the right to make the final decision regarding style and the size of figures.
On average, publishing process takes about 2-3 months. After its completion, the author will be able to receive the published material in hard copy.
Structure of the Paper and Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Before submission to the editorial staff of the journal, please make sure that the manuscript presents an academic value, the relevance of research, as well as that its originality and practical implications are well described; the manuscript makes a contribution to earlier researches concerning the topic. The author must take a close look at the manuscript requirements. They are not too rigid, but we recommend to meet them.
The following types of manuscripts can be submitted to the journal:
• research paper, which is a final report on the finished original experimental study (the structure is Abstract, Introduction, Literature review, Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusion);
• theoretical paper, which is devoted to the theoretical study of the problem, which complies with the journal’s scope (the structure is Abstract, Introduction, Theoretical Basis, Results, Discussion, Conclusion);
• review paper, which is a study of a particular scientific problem, which complies with the journal’s scope and is conducted based on the materials of the scientific publications (the structure is Abstract, Introduction, Literature review, Generalization of the main statements, Discussion, Conclusion).
Send the article to our Managing Editor for review. Please, make sure you send a manuscript with a good level of English. Well-written manuscripts will let editors and reviewers concentrate on their academic value.
The title of the manuscript should fully reflect the topic of the research and its content. It must be short and concise. Besides, it should catch the reader’s interest and it should be written using the scientific style. It is appropriate to point the object of research or concretize it using the colon or the brackets.
Here the names (first names and last names) of the author and co-authors must be written. The names written in the Cyrillic alphabet should be transliterated correctly. After the names of the author and co-authors, their places of work (university, academic institution, etc. or the organization, which they belong to) (Affiliation), and country should be written. The name of the organization or the institution must be indicated, separated by comma in the nominative case and this name must be full, without contractions and abbreviations. Also, the authors should indicate their e-mails. The ORCID and ResearcherID should be mentioned (if any).
There should be mentioned one author and no more than two co-authors. The list of co-authors includes only those persons who have really taken part in the research and agreed to bear full responsibility for its content.
It should be written using the following algorithm: first two or three sentences indicate the relevance of the topic; the aim and object of the study; the methodology (methods) of the study (its theoretical basis for theoretical studies) are described; the obtained results and their practical value are characterized. At the same time, every statement must follow logically from the previous one. In the abstract for a research paper, it is recommended to use the numerical results. In the abstract of a review paper, the author can only point the issues discussed, without presenting the results. While writing the abstract, it is necessary to use the active voice instead of the passive voice, and such words as “thus”, “for instance”, “as a result”, etc. In the abstract, the author should not refer to any researches or other sources of information. The abstract should be written without subsections and without subtitles, i.e., is not structured. The text should be concise and original. It is not appropriate to use the sentences in the Abstract from the text of the paper. At the same time, the material, which is absent in the paper, cannot be presented in the Abstract. In the Abstract, the author should not refer to any sources, use tables and figures. The number of words must be in average 250-300.
The purpose of keywords is to provide insight to the reader into the contents of the paper. They should reflect the area of the research. The number of keywords should be 5-10 in average. There should not be the sentences, but the words or word groups. There is no need to replicate words from the title of the manuscript.
If earlier the author was not aware of this classification system, he/she should look through it attentively in order to have a common understanding of all the areas defined in it http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.php. The codes indicated by the author should clearly reflect the research area. The author is welcome to use the codes from two or three areas if they are covered in the research.
Both scientific issues and the relevance of the research should be substantiated and explained in the introduction. Also a problem statement should be pointed out. The introduction should not be long, the author should avoid using tables and figures. Introduction is an obligatory part of the paper, where the author(s) indicates the novelty of the topic and its urgent scientific solutions. The research goal should be clearly stated alongside with research tasks, research methodology, restrictions of the research and major sources of references. The author(s) should indicate the logic of presenting your research material, e.g., define which section contains what information or research findings (theoretical and empirical).
The main body
The body of the text should be broken into meaningful sections with individual headings to disclose the essence of this section. Do not make the headings too long: a preferable heading should contain 1-7 words. Every paper should contain Conclusions, where the author(s) should conclude on the research material, without new facts or data. Implications for a future research might also find their place in Conclusions. Author(s) might opt for a section of Discussion or Recommendations, this practice is also welcome in our Journal.
In this section, the main ideas of the manuscript are presented, the obtained results and their novelty are demonstrated. The possibility of practical use of the obtained results should be outlined and the directions for further scientific research should be offered.
Authors make themselves mutually responsible for the role allocation and must confirm the assigned roles and Acknowledgements. Author individual contributions will be indicated in the article in the Author Contributions section. Please get acquainted with Authorship and Contributorship.
The list of references should be made in alphabetical order. While indicating the source, which has been analyzed in original (not in English), it should be transliterated. It is recommended to use the British Standards Institution system. References must be in АРА (APA Style Reference Citations). They should be clearly cited in the body of the text, e.g. (Smith, 2006) or (Smith, 2006, p.45), if an exact quotation is used. At the end of the paper, the author(s) should present full list of References.
The supplementary materials are the big size figures, tables, graphs, schemes, photographs, etc., which are referred to throughout the text of the paper.
Paper Submission Guidelines
Paper should be of 10-25 pages in volume (1.5-spaced, Times New Roman 14). Considering the issue concerning the calculation of the paper, the information about the authors, title, abstract and keywords, references and appendices should not be included. The number of sources in the list of references should be determined by an author directly but there must be the amount of 15-40 of them in average. Supplementary materials should not exceed 5 pages. Please note, that the paper should be submitted in the format Microsoft Word or compatible (.doc, .docs). Tables, schemes, figures, photographs of other authors should not be used in the text of the paper without their written permission.