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Author Guidelines

                                   I. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Manuscript languages: Ukrainian, English (American or British variants are accepted, but not a mixture of these) or German.
  • The Manuscript – from 16 000 to 20 000 characters with spaces.
  • Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format and submitted online via the website http://al.fl.kpi.ua/. The editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.
  • Page: A4, all margins – 2 cm, without headers, footers, footnotes and page numbering.
  • Main text – font Times New Roman, regular.
  • Paragraph Settings:  alignment – the width; line spacing – single;  first line indent – 1 cm; paragraph spacing – 0 cm.

                                                 II. ARTICLE STRUCTURE:

  • UDC – left-aligned, 10 pt.
  • Name and Surname of the Author (left-aligned, bold, 10 pt).
  • Academic degree, Academic title, Position (left-aligned, 10 pt).
  • Place of work: name, address (left-aligned, 10 pt).
  • ORCID ID
  • E-mail (left-aligned, italic, 10 pt).
  • 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. Do not exceed 12 words.
  • 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 briefly state the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Abstracts are to be written in the language of the article.
  • The word “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).
  • Main body of the article (12 pt). 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.). Names of the sections are written in capital letters, bold; names of subsections – in bold.
  • After the main body of the article the following is to be presented:

-          acknowledgement (optional);

-          references;

-          appendix (optional);

-          abstract and keywords.

Note! The acknowledgement, references, appendix, and abstract are excluded from the section numbering.

 

MAIN BODY OF THE ARTICLE

Main body of the article should consist of the following parts:

1. INTRODUCTION (Definition of the problem. Analysis of recent research and publications. The objective of the article.)

2. THE THEORETICAL BACKGROUNDS (if any)

3. METHODS OF RESEARCH

4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

 5. CONCLUSIONS AND SCOPE FOR FURTHER RESEARCH

Note:

-          Use a separate paragraph indentation: before 14, after – 12, bold, 12 pt, bold, left aligned.

-          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.

 

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

References should be made in accordance with the APA style (http://www.apastyle.org/), where all Cyrillic titles of articles and books are transliterated in Latin and translated into English.

Use on-line APA converter http://apareferencing.ukessays.com/generator/.

Subheading “REFERENCES” (a separate paragraph indentation: before 24, after – 12, bold, 12 pt, bold, left aligned).

List of references (type – 10 pt).

We recommend that the references should not include more than 30 items.

After each reference the language of the source must be indicated in brackets (in Ukrainian) or (in English).

Be sure to specify the DOIs of all cited sources. 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.0000/0000

 

NOTE: If an article is in Ukrainian, there will be two lists of references – one list bearing the subheading “СПИСОК ЛІТЕРАТУРИ” (the name of each reference is given in original), and the other one – subheading “REFERENCES(where all Cyrillic titles of articles and books are transliterated in Latin and translated into English).

 

APPENDIX (if any)

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 (10 pt). 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.

 

ABSTRACT AND KEY WORDS

Name and surname of the author, the name of the article (10 pt). For the articles in Ukrainian the abstract must be in English (200-250 words). For the articles in English the abstract must be in Ukrainian (200-250 words). For the articles in German the abstract must be in Ukrainian (100-150 words) and in English (200-250 words). Keywords – 5 to 10 terms – should be separated by semi-column “;”.

 

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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DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

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.