Requirements to the articles

     The editorial Board of "Historical studies of social progress" announces the acceptance of articles in the magazine. Priority is given to investigations on the history of science and technology. Also in the edition are assumed to be other thematic headings (history of Ukraine, world history, study of local lore). To print in the collection of articles, surveys, reviews, translations, information about scientific events. The journal will publish original articles that have not been published earlier and shall meet the following requirements:

     Text in Ukrainian, Russian or English language should be well proofread and edited; The total volume of the article should not exceed 25 thousand characters (spaces included) subject to additions, abbreviations, list of sources and literature.

     To be accepted for publication a research article must suit the journal’s profile, be original and adequately shaped. Its structure (according to the requirements set forth in the Resolution № 7-05/1of the Presidium of the HigherCertifying Commission of Ukraine passed on 15 Jan. 2003) must include: an outlay of the problem in a general mode and its relevance to basic scientific and practical tasks; an analysis of main studies and publications that launch the solution of the problem highlighted in the article; a formulation of the aims and tasks of the article; an exposure of the main material of the investigation with a full grounding to its scientific results; conclusions from the study and ideas for further research in the chosen direction.

    Besides, such elements are obligatory in a submitted article:

1. An index of the Universal Decimal Classifier (UDC) that is placed in a separate line in the left upper corner of the first page before the title. Indexing is done by the author.

2. The title of the article that is given in three languages: Ukrainian, English and Russian.

3. Relevant data about the author (authors) – surname, first name and patronymic, scientific degree, position in jobs and name of educational (research) institution or other place of work. These are written in three languages: Ukrainian, English and Russian.

4. Abstract. This is given in Ukrainian, English and Russian. The Ukrainian and Russian versions must characterize the main topic as well as state problems, aims and general results. For requirements to the English version see further.

5. Key-words are words from the text of the article that carry a defining load to ease information search. Such words are given in a nominative case and range in number from three to ten.

6. AList of sources must be supplied STRICTLY in the mode prescribed in the requirements published in the Bulletin # 3, 2008, of the Higher Certifying Commission of Ukraine. Only cited sources are to be included into the list.

7. For variants of shaping in order sources written in the Latin ABC see further.

The article must not exceed the size of 40000 typographical units. Bigger articles can be published as split to be continued.

Tables are to be drawn in Excel or Word without any gradient paint (filling). Formulas are to be given in MS Equation editor.

Pictures in Word must be grouped into one graphic object. All illustrations must be given in black and white variants or in gradations of grey, other modes of filling (pattern) can be used.

Scanned illustrations and tables will not be tolerated. Raster illustrations are to be given in the original (snapshot, picture, negative or slide).

The article is supplied with relevant data about the author (authors).

The material is submitted on USB-carriers, disk or sent by e-mail.

The editor reserves the right for its staff to edit and shorten materials.

Manuscripts are not supposed to be sent back.

Authors carry responsibility for the accuracy of facts, citations, numbers and names.

Some essentials should be taken into account by authors who prepare articles for submission.


The title of an article must be informative. Only widely-used abbreviations can be used. No transliteration is allowed in the English translation of the title, except for proper names, names of equipment (tools) and other objects that are not translated. Slang that is used among Ukrainian specialists is not allowed in titles. The same is good for abstracts and key-words.

         English language abstracts (summaries and author profiles) in a Ukrainian publication are, for a foreign specialist,the main and the only source of information about the contents of an article and the results of investigation.

         It is the abstract that helps foreign specialists to evaluate the publication and define their interest to it, to use it in their own work or to refer to it, to open a discussion with the author, to ask for a full text of the work etc.

         Thus, the English abstract must be about 350-550 words, i.e. bigger in size than the Ukrainian one. Other requirements to English abstracts are these:

–       informative outlay (an abstract is not to include truisms);

–       originality (an English abstract is not a copy of a Ukrainian one)

–       pithiness (an annotation must reflect the gist of the article and the results of the study);

         – well-structured contents (an abstract must reflect the logics of the article)

–       good English.


         Surnames and first names of the authors are translated according to one of the accepted systems of transliteration (see further “TABLE for Latin transliteration  of Ukrainian and Russian letters). It is desirable that the author who hopes to get his (her) article into the scientific metric base of the journal should use a single variant if his (her) name and surname.  By so doing the author will avoid having several profiles (identifiers) and his (her) works will be reflected in a fuller size within one profile.

         The same requirements are good to the presentation of the scientific status (position) of the author and the name of organization where he (she) works and carries research.


         References are very important in bibliometric and scientific metric studies. SCOPUS tools can sum up citations to do the assessment the significance and popularity of works by certain authors, the scientific level of journals, organizations and countries in general. SCOPUS is also instrumentalin defining the burning issues and directions of study, monitor dynamics in them, rises and falls, etc. Apart from that, an article with many references demonstrates a professional level of outlook and a high quality of investigation done by the author.

         Taking that in view we present here some general principals of reference.

1. The record starts with the surname of the author, his (her) initials and year: Malik L. М. (2012).

2. Names of all authors, despite their number, begin the record: Bondar I., Buhaienko E. & Yaroshenko Н. (2004).

3. The source (the title of the book or journal) is to be given in italics: Fischer K. and Alfen H. W. (2009), “Incentive and payment mechanisms as part of risk management in PPP contracts”, Journal of Interdisciplinary Property Research, Vol. 1, pp. 5-25.

4. The name of the publishing house is to be put before its place: Hanson G. H. (2000), Firms, Workers, and the Geographic Concentration of Economic Activity, in Clark G. L., Feldman M. P. and Gertler M. S. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, рp. 477-494.

5. The name of the city or town is to be written in full: Moscow, Kyiv.

6. Coma (,) is to be used to set apart the elements of bibliographic description (instead of // ; : /).

To compare:

Hanson G. H. Firms, Workers, and the Geographic Concentration of Economic Activity / G. H. Hanson // The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography / [Clark G. L., Feldman M. P. and Gertler M. S. (Eds.)]. – Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000. – Pp. 477-494. (As required by the Higher Certifying Commission of Ukraine on 26 Jan. 2008)

Hanson G. H. (2000), Firms, Workers, and the Geographic Concentration of Economic Activity, in Clark G. L., Feldman M. P. and Gertler M. S. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, рp. 477-494. (As required for REFERENCES here)


1. Authors bear responsibility for the accuracy of facts, quotations, numbers and names used.

2. Manuscripts are not sent back.

3. The publisher does not always agree with the authors' opinion.

4. Reference is obligatory in case of reprint from this journal.

5. By submitting an article for publication the author allows this journal to place it on the Internet and to store it subsequently in digital format.

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