Instructuions to Authors
Please be sure to follow the rules for manuscripts to be published in the journal.
1. Contributions should be clear and comprehensible. The essential element is Introduction (~0.5 pages) and Conclusions (~0.5 pages), other structure elements (sections and perhaps, subsections) should be introduced as titles.
1.1. Introduction involves:
- justification of the importance of the study;
- analysis of the latest publications on the relevant topic that are referred to in the manuscript;
- identification of the issues yet to be addressed (problems);
- identification of the purpose of the study (statement of the problem).
1.2. The main body should be structured using logical elements as titles. There should be no general titles (e.g., “Theoretical Part”, “Experimental Part”). More specific topics are preferred (“Theoretical Justification of Designing Anisotropic Cost Surfaces”, “Analysis of the Nature of Failure in the Experimental Samples”, “Calculation of the Strength of Foundation Cores”). Overall there should be no less than two sections.
1.3. Conclusions end the paper and specify the scientific novelty of the study results (“It has been for the first time determined/calculated…”, “We found…”, “The obtained results proved/denied…”).
2. Special attention is to be given to the abstract: it should be concise and reflect the main points of the study. Logical abstracts as well as the text are divided into three parts - Statement of the problem, Results and Conclusions that are highlighted with titles. Each of the parts summarizes corresponding parts of the text, i.e. introduction, main body and conclusions.
The abstract should contain no less than 10 and no more than 15 lines.
3. The article should be no less than 5 and no more than 12 А4 pages. The margin in the left and right is 2 сm, from the bottom and top 2.5 сm.
4. The affiliations of the authors must be specified as well as their positions, degrees, honours, contact details (at the beginning of the article).
5. For the main body use 12-point Times New Roman, equalizing the width of the text. Do not use another other font. In order to keep the style consistent, do not use italics as well as highlights.
In order to introduce extra elements of the text (author information, abstracts, keywords, references, notes, captions of figures and tables), use 10-Times New Roman (also single spaced).
6. UDC is an essential part of the article.
7. Graphs, figures and photos are edited once they are mentioned in the article for the first time. The names of illustrations (10, regular) is followed by the word Fig.. with the number (10, bold). If there is one figure in the text, it is not numbered. All the figures and photos should be in colour; they should contrast well and be no less than 300 dpi. Avoid thin lines in graphs (thickness of lines should be no less than 0.2 mm). Scanned figures from books and journals as well as poor-quality scans are not accepted.
8. The word “Table” with the number is in the right-hand corner. In the next line there is the name of a table (no spacing) without a full stop at the end. If there is one table in the text, it is not numbered.
9. Terms, measurement units and denotations used in the article should be widely accepted. All the denotations and abbreviations should be identified once they appear in the text.
10. All the Latin denotations should be in italics, names of functions (sin, cos, exp) and Greek letters with a regular (straight) font. All formulas should be in MathType. Notes to formulas (explanations) should follow immediately (without paragraphs).
11. References in the text should be in square brackets . References should follow the text. References must be in the alphabetical order.
There should be no less than 20 references.
Legislative acts shoud not be included (a reference in the text will suffice).
12. There are no more than two articles from the same authors in an issue. The author is responsible for the content and for its originality.
13. Relatives and spouses cannot be coauthors of the same paper. There can be only one coauthor without a scientific degree.
14. The editorial board has the right to introduce abbreviations and make changes to the manuscript.
15. The editorial board uses email as a primary contact tool. Therefore be sure to use a correct email address.
The following previously published articles can be used as examples.
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