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Manuscripts should be COMPLETE, CONCISE and CLEAR (see EASE Guidelines, available in many languages). The article size allowed for publication is about 30,000–40,000 characters (including spaces). Follow the appropriate reporting guideline, if applicable publications/author-guidelines.


The body of an experimental article should be presented according to a specific sequence (IMRAD recommended):

Introduction must contain the formulation of a scientific problem, stating its relevance, connection with the most important tasks that need to be solved and its importance for the development of a particular branch of science or practice. The purpose of the article and the hypothesis of the study follows from the formulation of the scientific problem.

Methods: This section describes the process of organising the experiment, the methods applied and any equipment used (including software). It should provide detailed information about the object of study, indicate the sequence of research and justify the choice of methods used.

Results: The results of the study should be described with sufficient degree of completeness so that the reader can follow its stages and assess the validity of the conclusions made by the author.

Discussion: In this section, the results obtained are compared with the goal indicated at the beginning of the work, and a conclusion is made whether the research hypothesis is confirmed or not. Discuss their limitations and highlight your key findings. The results presented in the article should be compared with previous works in this area both by the author and other researchers.

Although review articles do normally not follow the IMRAD format, they should have a clear structure.


The abstract should briefly explain why you conducted the study (BACKGROUND), what question(s) you aimed to answer (OBJECTIVES), how you performed the study (METHODS), what you found (RESULTS: major data, relationships), and your interpretation and main consequences of your findings (CONCLUSIONS). The abstract must fully represent the content of the article, as for most readers it will be the major source of information about your study. The use of the keywords within the abstract will facilitate information search for potential readers (many databases index only titles and abstracts). The abstract should be informative, including actual results. Abstracts of review papers may be of descriptive nature, i.e. outlining the major topics under discussion. The abstract should not contain references to tables and figures, as well as formulae, presented in the body of the article.

Information contained in the abstract should also be presented in the body of the article.


The keyword list consists of the search terms used by all bibliographic databases to search for scientific articles by keyword. For this reason, the keywords should reflect the main statements, achievements, results and terminology of scientific research. The recommended number of keywords is 5–10.


In this section, funding information (grant support, etc.) is presented. Mention should also be made of people who helped the author to prepare the article. Expressing gratitude to anonymous reviewers is considered good form.


1. Microsoft Word text processing program (.docx)

2. Article size 30,000 characters (including spaces) minimum.

3. The article metadata:

  • title;
  • information about the author (s);
  • abstract (250 words);
  • 5-10 keywords;
  • reference list of sources formatted according to the Journal’s bibliographic style.


1. References in the Reference list are provided in the order of their mention in the body text.

2. In-text references are provided in square brackets indicating their number in the Reference list [5, p. 115].

3. The reference list in original research papers should include not less than 25–40 sources; review papers should contain about  60–80 sources. The authors are recommended to cite articles published in journals indexed in international databases (Scopus, Web of Science).

4. References to normative acts and Internet resources are provided in the body text in the form of footnotes.

5. Only a reasonable level of self-citation is allowed (no more than 20% of all the references included in the Reference list).


Authors’ names: Name, Patronymic, Surname  

Affiliation: Organization, postal address, email

The corresponding author is indicated by an asterisk, the telephone number is required

Persistent identifiers of author(s): ORCID iD(s)


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