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Author Guidelines



  1. Manuscript language: English or German. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).
  2. The Manuscript – from 16 000 to 20 000 characters with spaces.
  3. Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word and submitted online. The editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.
  4. Page: A4, all margins – 2 cm, without headers, footers, footnotes and page numbering.
  5. Main text – font Times New Roman, regular, strings without hyphens.
  6. Paragraph Settings:

–     alignment – the width;

–     spaced – 1;

–     first line indent – 1 cm;

–     paragraph spacing – 0 mm.


  1. Author’s Name (gross left-aligned, bold, 10 pt).
  2. Academic degree, Academic title, Position (left-aligned, 10 pt).
  3. Place of work: name, locality (left aligned, 10pt).
  5. E-mail (left aligned, italic, 10 pt).
  6. Title (12 pt, bold, capital letters, paragraph without indenting the first line, centered). The title should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible, and do not exceed 12 words.
  7. The word “Abstract”. (bold, 10 pt). Later in the same line – abstract (regular, width, 10 pt). A concise and factual abstract is required (at least 1800 characters long). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.
  8. Phrase “Keywords” (10 pt, bold). Later in the same line – keywords themselves – 5 to 10 terms separated by “;” (10 pt, regular, width, indentation left and right – 1 cm).
  9. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1., 2., (then 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2; 1.2, etc.) (the abstract, acknowledgement, references and appendix are excluded from the section numbering). Body of manuscripts (font Times New Roman, 12 pt) should be consisted of the following:


1. INTRODUCTION (a separate paragraph indentation: before 14, after – 12, bold, 12 pt,
bold, left aligned);

Statement of the problem.

Analysis of recent research and publications.

Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA). In-text citations should be put in parentheses and include the author’s name, year of publication, the page you refer to. For example: Students often had difficulty using APA style (Jones, 1998, p. 199). OR Jones (1998) stated that “students often had difficulty using the APA style” (p. 199).

Hyphen(-) and dash (–) are strictly distinguished.

For quotation marks should be used “ ”.

It is allowed to use only integral graphic elements of the JPEG or JPG type apart from the text.

It is allowed to use graphics made in the image editors with a high quality of components only.

It is forbidden to use scanned drawings/drafts made with pencil or pen by hand.

The excessive use of the tables is undesirable. Tables should be used only if necessary and in small numbers.

The purpose of the article.


2. the theoretical backgrounds (if any)






5. Conclusions and prospects for further research


  1. Acknowledgement and Sponsoring information (if any)

Put the acknowledgement or sponsoring information after the main body and before the references. Identify grants or other financial support (and the source, if appropriate) for your study. Next, acknowledge colleagues who assisted in conducting the study or critiquing the manuscript. In this paragraph, also explain any special agreements concerning authorship, such as if authors contributed equally to the study. End this paragraph with thanks for personal assistance, such as in manuscript preparation.



References should be made in accordance with the APA style (, where all Cyrillic titles of articles and books are transliterated in Latin and translated into English:

– subheading “REFERENCES (TRANSLATED AND TRANSLITERATED)” (a separate paragraph indentation: before 24, after – 12, bold, 12 pt, bold, left aligned);

– list of translated and transliterated references (type – 10 pt);

– we recommend that the list of sources used should be consisted of not more than 30 items;

– after each reference the language of the source must be indicated in brackets (in Ukrainian) or (in English);

– use to create reference list according to APA citation style. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). A reference list is a list of all the references cited in the text of your paper, listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper;

– a digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique string of letters, numbers, and symbols assigned to a published work to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The DOI is typically located on the first page of an electronic document near the copyright notice and on the database landing page for the document. When DOIs are available, include them in the reference information. Place the DOI at the end of the reference, and don’t add a period at the end of it. The example is as follows:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of article.Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or


  1. APPENDIX (if any)

(Times New Roman, 10)


Information that is not essential to explain your findings, but that supports your analysis (especially repetitive or lengthy information), validates your conclusions or pursues a related point should be placed in an appendix (plural appendices). Sometimes excerpts from this supporting information (i.e. part of the data set) will be placed in the body of the paper but the complete set of information (i.e. all of the data set) will be included in the appendix. Examples of information that could be included in an appendix include figures/tables/charts/graphs of results, statistics, questionnaires, transcripts of interviews, pictures, lengthy derivations of equations, maps, drawings, letters, specification or data sheets, computer program information.

Each separate appendix should be lettered (Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix B1, Appendix B2, Appendix C, etc). The order they are presented in is dictated by the order they are mentioned in the text of the paper. It is essential to refer to each appendix within the text of the paper; for example,

For the students’ self-efficacy level, see Appendix B or

Appendix C contains the levels of students’ self-efficacy.


  1. Put the Copyright Disclaimer after the references (or appendix).

Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal.


14. Put the phrase Text of the article was accepted by Editorial Team on _   201_.


15. Title (12 pt, bold, capital letters, paragraph without indenting the first line, centered) in Ukrainian.

  1. Author’s Name (gross left-aligned, bold, 10 pt) in Ukrainian.
  2. Academic degree, Academic title, Position (left-aligned, 10 pt) in Ukrainian.
  3. Place of work: name, locality (left aligned, 10pt) in Ukrainian.
  5. E-mail (left aligned, italic, 10 pt).
  6. The word “Abstract” (bold, 10 pt) in Ukrainian. Later in the same line – abstract in Ukrainian at least 1800 characters long (regular, width, 10 pt).
  7. Phrase “Keywords” (10 pt, bold) in Ukrainian. Later in the same line – keywords themselves in Ukrainian – 5 to 10 terms separated by “;” (10 pt, regular, width, indentation left and right – 1 cm).



ІІІ. FORMATting of individual objects:

3.1. Subtitle of the first level (single line, bold, left alignment, spacing 1 cm)

3.1.1. Subtitle of the second level (single line, bold, italic, left indent 1.5 cm)

All illustrations, diagrams and tables should be located as far as they are mentioned in the text (not at the end of the article).

3.1.2. Lists

Lists are issued as follows:

–      Numbered – “1.” , “1)”, “a)”;

–      Labeled – “–“.3.1.1. Tables

Tables are numbered, centered, without spaces. The word “Table 1”, italic, right. Format of the table name: centered, bold, position – above the table. After the table it is necessary to leave a blank line.

3.1.3. Figures

Illustrations (photos, drawings, diagrams, graphs, maps, screenshots of the site), tables should be submitted in the article directly after the text where they are mentioned for the first time, or on the next page. All figures should have links in the text. Illustrations are denoted by the word “Figure”, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, aligned in the center. The names of the illustrations are placed after their numbers. If necessary, the illustrations are supplemented with explanatory data. The name of the drawing is written with a capital letter and must be placed in the middle of the sheet under the illustration, italics. After the name, the point is not put. The quality of the illustrations should ensure their clear reproduction. Illustrations in the article can be black and white or colored and have a single style.

Before and after the drawing, it should be left one blank line.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).




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Confidentiality: information regarding contributions submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.

Acknowledgement of Sources: reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged and properly cited all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the submissions under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to notice of the journal’s editors.

Standards of Objectivity: all submissions must be reviewed objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Promptness: in the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete the review within stipulated time, this information must be communicated to the journal’s editors, so that the work could be sent to another reviewer.