Scientific articles should be not less than 10 full pages (20000 signs with blanks) and have such elements:
a) the problem of article formulated in general and its relation to important scientific or practical tasks;
b) an analysis of the latest research and publications concerning the problem the author deals with; defining not yet resolved parts of the problem the article is devoted to;
c) setting the goals of the article;
d) the main research content with full substantiation of the results obtained;
e) conclusions and perspectives of further research on the topic.
(Act of the Presidium of High Attestation Commission of Ukraine dated 15.01.2003 № 7-05/1)
The manuscript should include the following elements:
UDC and ORCID ID. Font size – 12, uppercase letters (left-aligned text) alignment on the left edge.
Information about the author(s): name, surname, font 14 (bold); scientific degree, affiliation, name and address of the place of work) in italics, font size – 12, lowercase letters (right-aligned text).
The title of the paper (font – 14), capital letters, centered text should express the basic idea of the study, contain no more than 10 words and be interesting to a wide range of scholars. Abbreviations are not allowed.
Abstract should be 1800 characters, and should summarize key points and conclusions. For research articles, the background, methods, results, conclusions should be summarized. 5 to 10 keywords should be listed at the end of the abstract in alphabetical order (font – 12, italics).
The articles should include an introduction, methods, results and discussion sections:
1. Introduction. The introduction should supply enough background information to allow the reader to understand and evaluate the results and significance of the present study without referring to previous publications or papers on the topic. Consequently, the introduction should define the nature of the problem, provide an understanding of the relevant literature, describe the author’s hypothesis and rationale for the present study, and state the purpose of the research. Present only the most recent and relevant references rather than an exhaustive review of the topic.
2. Purpose and objectives
Objectives should be aimed at generalizing the data that formulate the hypothesis, or the concept, or a particular model, the development and allocation of methods, and the conditions for conducting the study.
3. Research methods
Research methods include a description of their main content, characteristics and indicators that they capture, and units of measurement. It also includes information on the organization of research, qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the sample, etc., the description and characteristics of the phenomenon under study (levels of formation of a particular pedagogical phenomenon, groups of objects under investigation on certain grounds), and methods of applying methods to solve this problem, exhaustive information on the procedure organization and conducting research.
4. Results. Theoretical analysis should have a brief summary of data of other researchers. Include only results of the experiments. Present representative rather than repetitive data. Present the results as concisely as possible in the text, table(s) and figure(s). Number the tables and figures in the order in which they are cited in the text, and be sure that all figures and tables included in the paper are cited. However, do not reiterate in the text data that is presented in figures.
5. Discussion. This section should interpret the results. The significance and impact of the results should be clearly described for the reader in context of other published related work. Evidence for each conclusion should be summarized. In a few papers, it may be more appropriate to combine the Results and Discussion sections.
6. Conclusion. This section is not merely a summary of the main topics covered or a re-statement of research problem, but a synthesis of key points and, if applicable, where you recommend new areas for future research. The conclusions can not contain data that is not contained in the content of the article. The arguments should be logical, structured and valid. The data does support the conclusions.
Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA).
References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.
Entries are listed in alphabetical order by authors’ surname or title if there is no author. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
Use of the DOI is highly encouraged.
Numbering. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and should be cited in the text by number, e.g., "see Table 1." Each table must be mentioned at least once in the text, and in proper numerical order. In the printed paper, the placement of tables will be determined by their first mention in the text.
Format. Every table should have a concise title (less than a sentence); more extensive descriptions or secondary information should be incorporated in a note to the table. All tables are typeset with horizontal rules only; no vertical rules are used. Tables should not contain empty rows. Each column, including the first, must have a heading. Column headings should label the entries concisely (one or two words); the first letter of each word is capitalized. Units of measurement should be given in parentheses immediately below the column headings, not listed with the data in the body of the table.
Introduce figures and tables in your text in logical places and in logical ways. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. in graphs). All the necessary explanations and a legend of the abbreviations have to be provided.
Figures will normally be reduced to one column width (8.4 cm) and should be prepared accordingly. If a particular figure should not be reduced, a note to that effect should be included with the figure. Figures should be numbered consecutively in the order of appearance and citation in the text. Be sure to cite every figure. Handwritten lettering and low-quality computer graphics are not acceptable. Electronic files should be sized as they will appear in the journal and should be accompanied by high-quality laser prints. Files should have a resolution of 300 dpi.
Figures should be numbered (with Arabic numerals) consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
Graphs or charts must be provided as complete Excel files. Do not draw three-dimensional graphs if not absolutely necessary. Do not shade the background. Do not use grids.
The article should be 20000-30000 characters with spaces.
WORD saved in *.doc or *.rtf on CD-R, CD-RW; sheets А-4, Times New Roman, 14 pt; margins: left – 25 mm, right –иmm, top, bottom – 20 mm.