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Recommendations for article submission (ukr)

General Terms

Scientific articles can be published only if they contain the following components: generalization of the problem and its connection to important scientific or practical objectives; analysis of recent researches and papers, which initiate solving the problem the article is based on, determination of previously unsolved aspects of the raised problem the article is devoted to; article objectives formulation (problem determination); presentation of basic research information with complete substantiation of research results; conclusions on the basis of the research and further investigation possibilities in the field.

Requirements to the content

1.1 Submitted articles must correspond to the journal profile. The articles highlighting the burning issues, corresponding to the journal profile (title), may be edited. The articles in Ukrainian and English are acceptable (regional languages usage is possible).

1.2 Article presentation must be accurate, clear, informative and meet the GAC requirements ( VAK – High Accreditation Commission – Bulletin of Ukraine, 2003, № 1, p.2).

1.3 Minimum volume of the article – 8000 printed units with spaces (3 pages of typed text), maximum – 34000 (up to 14 pages of typed text); optimal volume – 20000-24000 printed units (5-8 pages of typed text).

Execution requirements:

2.1 The text of an article must be presented by means of computer-aided typesetting in the text editor MS Word for Windows, verified thoroughly, printed and signed by all members of the team.

2.2. The article is presented on a CD in the form of a Ms Word file “The text in the RTF format” and is sent to the editors’ office e-mail address (twice – an initial and finally reviewed versions). The text must be printed with an interval of 1 sm, “Times New Roman Cyr” font in the type size 11 in black with a standard stroke weight in A4 format and paragraph indention of 1,1. The principal elements and the text of the article are arranged in accordance with these requirements and the All Union State Standard 3008-95! A page must have the following margins: side – 20 mm, upper – 20 mm, lower – 20 mm. The numerical order is not put.

2.3. The article heading: The UDK index (font – usual, size – 11) is put in the left corner above, and it is duplicated in English in the next line. The title is printed in the next but one line symmetrically (font – usual, size 11), all letters are capitals; the last name and initials are printed after the title in the next but one line, then the scientific degree, authors’ primary places of employment, city, country are printed (font – usual, size 11). Then, the information about the authors and the title of the article are duplicated in English in the next but one line. It is obligatory to stick to the following order! The family name, initials and scientific degree of each author are printed in full, without any contractions. The academic rank must not be specified. The one line space must be printed between the authors’ family names and the text of the article.

2.4. Illustrations (photos, figures, schemes, diagrams and pictures) must be arranged within the Ms Word text area. All illustrations must be inducted to the document as the figures of Microsoft Word, without any frame or in another way. In any case, the figure must be of good quality; the possibility to edit its size, constituent parts and elements must be kept. The text must be printed without any distortion of its proportions. The illustrations are numbered and brief explanatory notes are sometimes placed under them (under-figure text).Any illustration is designated by the word “Figure_” which is placed after the explanatory notes along with the header of the illustration, f.e., “Figure 3.1 – Placement order”. The header of the figure: “Times New Roman Cyr” font, size 11 points, normal is centrally and symmetrically placed. The text must include references to all presented illustrations.

2.5. Formulas are entered by means of the graph editor “Microsoft Equation”. “Times New Roman Cyr” font, size 11 points, centrally and symmetrically placed on the sheet. The formula number is put at the end of the line to the right, in the parenthesis. Space before and after the formula should be one line.

2.6. Tables should be placed within the MS Word text area. A table should have a header which is typed in the capital letters and placed above it. The header should be concise and reflect the table content.

The word “Table” is to be indicated once leftward above the first table part; in the case of hyphenation to the next pages, there should be the following inscription: “Table Continuation”, showing the table number. For example, Table 1 – Comparative characteristics of financial and economic indicators. All the tables should be referred to in the text, if the table is taken from another article, it is necessary to specify the source!!!

Table hyphenation from one page to another must necessarily be duplicated with columns numeration. The table header: “Times New Roman Cyr” font, size 11 points is centrally placed.

2.7. References (bibliographic list), referred to in the article, are printed in accordance with GOST (SNIP standards) 7.1. 2006 (Form 23. Examples of forming bibliographic description in the list of references, given in the abstract; VAK Bulletin of Ukraine, M5, 2009) are provided at the end of the article (in links turn) under the title “List of References”. There must be references to the literature sources within the article text. The number of references should indicate the number of analyzed articles and include no less than 8 references.

The references are formed in accordance with DSTU GOST 7.:2006 “The System of Information, Librarianship and Publishing Standards. Bibliographic record. Bibliographic Description. General Rules and Requirements to their formation” (VAK Bulletin of Ukraine №5, 2009). The list of references is written in the language of primary sources and is transliterated under the title “REFERENCES”.

The editions of National Transport University use widely spread English APA (American Psychological Association) references, according to which the list of bibliographic references is formed in English:

APA – American Psychological Association (5th ed.)

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005). Title of article. Title of Journal, 10(2), 49-53.

References are printed as a separate block, repeating the literature sources of the Ukrainian part regardless of the foreign sources being used in the article. If there are any foreign publications in references, they are fully repeated in the list that is formed in Roman alphabet.

More accurate articles identification from electronic versions of journals can be obtained by specifying one of the indicators which all leading foreign editions of journals use for their articles identification (Digital Object Identifier – DOI). DOI system is international ISO standards ( It is necessary to point out the identifier of the article included into DOI system. Even if the bibliographic description is not accurate, the reference to the article will be correctly identified. It’s necessary to stick to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decree of January 27, 2010 №55 when transliterating the Ukrainian text.

2.8. The detailed abstracts in two languages – English and Ukrainian are given hereinafter under the appropriate titles “Abstract”, “Реферат”, “Реферат” (in compulsory sequence) after the list of references presented in two languages (regular font, size – 11 points). The authors (their names are transliterated into English), the title of the article, journal and other source information should be arranged in the abstracts according to GOST 7.1:2006 (Form 23. An example of periodical, regular edition. (It is necessary to pay attention to the number of article authors and the appropriate arrangement example!!!)

An abstract written in one language is to be presented in a volume of up to 500 words, but no less than ½ of a page. An abstract is intended to present the main ideas of the article. It has to be short, informative and contain statements, with the expediency of further article reading. The quality of English annotation translation and, if necessary, revision of the whole article is determined by the editorial board. In case of low quality, the editorship leaves to itself the right to cancel the article publication. A machine translation with the help of computers is strongly prohibited!

2.9. In the closing paragraphs of each abstract there are key words in the Ukrainian and English languages (regular font, size – 11 points, all letters are capital). The key words must represent the content and the style of the article as accurately as possible; their number is from 5 to 10 words (word combinations).

2.10. The information about the author (authors) is obligatorily presented in each abstract in the English and Ukrainian languages after the key words (regular font, size – 11 points). The information is given in the following way: family name, first and middle name (in full, transliterated into English), scientific degree (in full), academic title (in full), the main workplace (in full with no shortenings and abbreviations), position, e-mail, phone numbers (obligatory with codes for having a possibility to call you from abroad). Information about each author starts from the new line. Moreover, authors give information about themselves in the form, illustrated in the appendices.

A set of documents submitted to the Journal Editorial Board.

Along with the printed and personally signed copies the following documents are submitted to the Editorial Board:

3.1. The application form (there should be a joint form with the signatures of all the co-authors ), stating that the article is the author’s property and has not been previously edited or presented to any Publishing House. Authors should sign a joint written agreement on the materials publication, namely in the National Transport University Publishing House.

3.2. The text of the article should be printed in the electronic version, on CD, designed as a MS Word file “Text in RTF form” (the headline to the main text is formalized according to the requirements after the family name, initials and the author’s or authors’ scientific degrees. After the main text is given, the conclusions are presented with the reference list, after references – abstracts, keywords and the information about authors in two languages: English and Ukrainian are provided. The name of this file must contain the family name and the name of the author (the first one of all the authors).

3.3.The extract from the minutes of the meeting chair or the laboratory of National Transport University; or the research unit which recommend this article for publishing.

3.4. Information about the author (authors) (author’s photo, family name, first and middle names, scientific degree, scientific title, honorable title, business position, mail address, telephone number, contact telephone, e-mail and other information).

3.5 Two article reviews: the external one, written by the expert in the corresponding field, Doctor of Sciences ( a scientist, a head of the state body or its structural unit, a plant manager or a director of the organization engaged in the same research field) who is not an NTU staff member and the internal one, written by the editorial board (the article submitted with a full set of documents is subjected to internal reviewing by one of the journal editorial board members). Internal reviewing takes place only on condition that a full set of documents is provided, duly prepared and formed according to the article requirements and accompanying papers. In order to provide fair distribution of articles among the reviewers, a set number of articles per one reviewer must not exceed five.

Reviews have to bear seal of institutions, enterprises, organizations. Information about reviewers is formalized similarly to the information about the article authors and placed in the journal after the information about them.

3.6. Certificate of consent for personal data processing (for each author).

A full set of documents application procedure to the editorial board

4.1. The electronic version of an article is formed in accordance with the journal requirements and is sent at fixed dates to an e-mail address: to NTU Visnyk, The electronic version file should contain author’s family name and author’s name (the first one of all the co-authors) for example: Petrenko-S.-V.rtf., subject: Petrenko for approval.

4.2. No earlier than in a week time the author applies to the editorial board for the approval of the article conformity and, if needed, he makes further corrections.

4.3 After the assessment of the article conformity, the author applies to the editorial board and obtains a permit on the internal review of the article by one of the board members.

4.4 On condition that the review is positive, the author adds the information about the internal reviewer to the text of the article and brings a full set of documents (listed in Art.3) personally to the executive secretary of the editorial board and sends one more e-mail version of the article to the journal e-mail, adding to the document name the English letter R before the family name: RPetrenko-С-В.rtf. The letter/e-mail subject is “Reviewed Petrenko’s article”. He enters a notation in the register, indicating the journal tagged number, in which his article is to be published. The article is considered as accepted for publication in the corresponding journal issue.

Basic requirements and provisions:

5.1 Editing corrections can be made in the article without the author’s consent.

5.2 The article can be withdrawn from reviewing at any processing stage.

5.3 The article can be published in any of the journal issues.

5.4 The editorial board takes a final decision on permission to publish the article and journal number in which the article will be published.

5.5 The author’s (authors’) fee is not paid for publishing.

5.6 Extra fees are involved for outsiders.

5.7 The materials won`t be reviewed without committing the appropriate rules.

5.8 The patterns of the principal elements of articles formation are listed in the appendices to the present requirements.

5.9 The articles written in English and Ukrainian are accepted (the use of other regional languages is possible as well).