Rules for authors submitting materials to a scientific journal
Editorial board of the journal “Scientific Horizons” accepts original articles on fundamental issues in the following areas: agrarian sciences and food, veterinary medicine, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, international relations, public management and administration, social and behavioral sciences, management and administration.
Completed, previously unpublished experimental works and review articles are published.
The editorial board accepts articles in Ukrainian, English and Russian.
Terms of submission and registration of manuscripts
If the article is accepted for publication in the journal, the author must sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement. The agreement is sent to the postal address (original) or e-mail (scanned version) of the editorial board of the journal.
Articles in electronic format are sent to the editorial board in one file by the following e-mail addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org – agrarian sciences and food, veterinary medicine;
email@example.com – electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, international relations, public management and administration, social and behavioral sciences, management and administration.
Information about the authors is added by a separate file for the article in three languages: surnames, names, patronymics, names and postal addresses of the institutions where the work was done, as well as the contact phone numbers, e-mail addresses and ORCID of each of the authors. ORCID can be created at the official site https://orcid.org/.
The file name must match the author's surname. For example: Ivanchuk_Article, Ivanchuk_Information.
The date of receipt of the manuscript is the date of receipt of the manuscript by the editorial board. In case of receiving a manuscript drawn up in violation of these rules, the editorial board reserves the right not to accept it, and notifies the authors about it.
The English version of the article is accepted only if it is professionally translated. If you submit English translation made by means of online translator (such as Google), the materials will be rejected.
General requirements for the design of manuscripts
The manuscript of the article should be submitted in doc. format, executed in Microsoft Word program (any version). Volume of the article is up to 12 pages of A4 (210x297 mm) text, including tables, illustrations and bibliography.
Page Setup: portrait orientation; margins – 20 mm on all sides. Paragraph options: first line indent (paragraph) – 1,0 cm, type – Times New Roman font, type size – 14 pt, spacing – 1,0, alignment – page width alignment.
Tables should have title and serial number; the notes are placed directly below the table. The drawings must be numbered and signed, and also in English.
Tables, figures, diagrams, formulas are given after reference to them in text and should be numbered in Arabic letters (portrait orientation). All abbreviations should be decrypted. Words in the tables must be complete and hyphenated correctly. The notes are placed directly below the table. The notes to the tables provide all the information you need to understand the content without referring to the “Research Objectives, Tasks and Methods” section.
Formulas should be written in Equation Editor program, variable mathematical values in text according to the formulas should be italicized.
Drawings and photos should be centered, with no text wrapping, fill effect is pattern in black and white.
All dimensions of physical quantities must be submitted in accordance with the International System of Units (SI). There should be a space between the units and the symbols and numbers to which they belong.
The structure of the article
Index UDK (left alignment)
Title of article (not more than 12 words)
(central alignment, with capital letters, boldface font)
Authors` initials and surnames (central alignment)
If authors work in different institutions, at the end of the authors' names should be indicated with Arabic numerals (indices at the top) correspondence with the institutions, where the authors work.
Authors` e-mail addresses (central alignment)
Full name and legal address of the authors` institution (central alignment)
Annotation in English and Ukrainian with identical content (at least 1800 characters, including keywords). Annotation should be informative (do not contain general words), structured (follow the logic of the article) and substantial (disclose the main research results). The first sentence - introduction (currency), the second and the third - briefly describes the purpose, objectives and methods of research, the last one - the prospects for further research. Research results occupy about 70 % of the volume of the abstract. Annotation should not be oversaturated with digital material and should not contain abbreviations, references or annotations. Translation into English should be professional without help of online translators.
Keywords: 4–7 words (phrases)
(italic type, justified alignment)
Text of the Article (justified alignment)
The main material is presented in the following order:
The introductory part should highlight the current state of the problem at the national and world levels and analysis of recent research and publications with references to scientific publications over the last 5–10 years. The purpose of the study must also be substantiated.
Materials and methods
In this section it is necessary to reveal the general methodology of the conducted researches, to indicate the used methods. In theoretical works to reveal methods of calculations and research hypotheses. For well-known methods, it is enough to give references to a literary source.
The probability of differences in indicators of the obtained data should be justified by statistical analysis, referring to specific methods, and indicate with the help of which program the statistical analysis of the obtained results was made.
Results of the research and discussion
In this section it is necessary to present the basic material of research with full substantiation of the obtained scientific results. Table or graphic material must be submitted with the results of statistical data processing. Sources of references are placed under tables and figures.
Appraisal judgments, elements of methodology description, and direct repetition of the data in the text given in the tables and graphic material should be avoided. You cannot duplicate the same data in tables and figures. The numerical results should be rounded according to established rules, taking into account the average error of the experiment, the confidence interval or the distribution of values. The results of the research should be sufficiently substantiated, methodologically correct, be of novelty and practical value.
The discussion should be based on interpretation of the research results. The most important ascertained scientific facts, with regard for preliminary data and analysis according to the literary sources on the current state of the problem with references to works of similar direction of researches conducted in other countries, are involved in the review.
The conclusions should fully and specifically reflect the results of the research, be consistent with the purpose and title of the article, and should not be duplicated in the annotation word-for-word.
Transliterated bibliography cited should be submitted in non-numbered form and in the Latin letters (in APA style – American Psychological Association,) (http://www.apastyle.org/), in alphabetic order in accordance with the requirements of world abstract databases, with DOI indices listed on https: //www.crossref.org [Examples of Design].
Transliteration of the Ukrainian (Russian) alphabet into the Latin letters should be made in accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from January 27, 2010, No. 55. Literary sources in foreign languages are given in the original language. For automatic transliteration, you can also use the site http://translate.meta.ua/en/translit/.
Used sources inside the brackets should be arranged by year, not alphabetically, and alphabetically for one year (Ivashchenko, 2017; Romanchuk, 2018; Bondareva, 2019). No more than 2–3 sources in the brackets.
References to sources with DOI indices (at least 30 %) should be included in bibliography. References to somebody`s own scientific works should be avoided (no more than 10 % of self-citation). It is not desirable to use online publications other than scientific (sources should be accessible), theses of presentations, reports, author's abstracts and dissertations.
Separately submit the list of bibliography cited in the original language, prepared in accordance with the standards of bibliographic description (ДСТУ 8302: 2015). [Examples of Design].
Skydan, O. V. (2008). Ahrarna polityka v period rynkovoi transformatsii [Agrarian Policy in the Period of Market Transformation]. Zhytomyr : ZhNAEU [in Ukrainian].
Vitvitskyi, V. V., Kysliachenko, M. F., Lobastov, I. V. & Nechyporuk, A. A. (2006). Metodyka normuvannia resursiv dlia vyrobnytstva produktsii roslynnytstva [Methodology of valuation of resources for the production of crop production]. Kyiv : Ukrahropromproduktyvnist [in Ukrainian].
Dorohuntsov, S. I., Kotsenko, K. F., Khvesyk, M. A., Kraievyi, O. D., Ablova, O. K., Korzhunova, N. V. ... Rudchuk, T. I. (2006). Ekolohiia [Ecology] (2th ed.). Kyiv : KNEU [in Ukrainian].
Kotsiumbas, I. Ya. (Ed.). (2006). Doklinichni doslidzhennia veterynarnykh likarskykh zasobiv [Preclinical studies of veterinary medicinal products]. Lviv : Triada plius [in Ukrainian].
Sabluk, P. T. (2000). Napriamky rozvytku ekonomiky v ahrarnii sferi vyrobnytstva [Areas of economic development in the agrarian sphere of production]. In Malik, M. Y. (Ed.), Osnovy ahrarnoho pidpryiemnytstva (pp. 5–15). Kyiv: Instytut ahrarnoi ekonomiky [in Ukrainian].
Abramova, I. V., Nedilska, L. V. & Kurovska, N. O. (2017). Osoblyvosti biudzhetnoi polityky YeS ta yii ahrarnyi vektor [Features of EU fiscal policy and its agrarian vector]. Danish Scientific Journal, 6, 10–13.