Author guidelines

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Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines

Format. The article is submitted in electronic format (in the formats .doc, .docx,) only by downloading it through the functionality of the journal's website (Open Journal System or Editorial Manager). Format – A4, in the form of a book; margins as usual: 3 cm on the left, 1.5 cm on the right, 2 cm on top and bottom; font – Times New Roman, color – black, font size – 14; 1.15 in the interval.

Article Length. The volume of the article (including the title, information about authors, annotation, keywords, and bibliographic list) should be approximately 20,000 to 60,000 characters or 10 to 25 pages long.                                                                                       .

Article Title. The optimal length of the title is 6-10 words. The title of the article should be presented in English. The title of the article is shown in bold in lower case, alignment - in the center.

Author details. Author(s) of the article - Initials and surname, place of work (affiliation), city, country, email - in English. Information about authors is represented in ordinary type in lowercase letters, alignment- left.

Structured Abstract. Abstract in volume should be around 150 to 250 words in English. The structure of the annotation includes the following obligatory items:

  • Opening remarks about the research topic.
  • Purpose, main directions and ideas of scientific research.
  • Brief description of the scientific and practical significance of the work.
  • Brief description of the research methodology.
  • Main results and analysis, conclusions of research work.
  • The value of the research carried out (contribution of this work to the relevant field of knowledge).
  • The practical significance of the results of the work.

Keywords. Key words/word combinations are 6-8 words in English.

Figures and Drawings. If there is one figure in the article, it is not numbered (Figure (name)), if there are several, they are numbered.

The name of the table (schema) in the article is centered. The word “Table” should be placed on the right side of the page. The table is not numbered if there is one, if there are several, the are numbered.

Introduction. The introduction consists of the following main elements: justification of the choice of topic; the urgency of the topic or problem. In substantiating the choice of the topic based on the description of the experience of predecessors, there is a report on the existence of a problem situation (the absence of any studies, the appearance of a new object, etc.). The relevance of the topic is determined by the general interest in the study of this object, but by the absence of exhaustive answers to existing questions, it is proved by the theoretical or practical significance of the topic. The definition of an object, an object, goals, tasks, methods, approaches, hypotheses and the meaning of your work. The purpose of the study is related to the proof of the thesis, that is, the presentation of the subject of research in the author's chosen aspect.

Material and Methods. Material and Methods - should consist of a description of the materials and progress of work, and a complete description of the methods used. The characteristic or description of the research material includes its presentation in qualitative and quantitative terms. The characteristic of the material is one of the factors determining the reliability of the conclusions and methods of investigation. This section describes how the problem was studied: detailed information without repeating previously published established procedures; the identification of equipment (software) and the description of materials are used, with the obligatory introduction of novelty when using materials and methods.

  • The scientific methodology should include:
  • research question(s);
  • put forward hypothesis (thesis);
  • stages of the study;
  • research methods;
  • results of the study.

Results and Discussion. In the Results and Discussion section, an analysis and discussion of the results of your research is provided. The conclusion is drawn on the results obtained during the research, the main essence is revealed. Moreover, this is one of the most important sections of the article. It is necessary to analyze the results of their work and discuss relevant results in comparison with previous works, analyzes and conclusions.

Conclusion. Conclusion - summarizing the work at this stage; confirmation of the truth of the assertion made by the author, and the author's conclusion about the change in scientific knowledge, taking into account the results obtained. The conclusions should not be abstract; they should be used to summarize the results of research in a particular scientific field, with a description of proposals or opportunities for further work. The structure of the conclusion should contain the following questions: What are the aims and methods of the study? What are the results? What are the conclusions? What are the prospects and opportunities for implementing, applying the development? List of used literature, or Bibliographic list consists of not less than 15 titles. If there are works presented in non-latin in the list of literature, it is necessary to present the list of literature in two versions: first - in the original, the second - in the Romanized alphabet (transliteration).

References. The style of registration of the Romanized list of literature, as well as sources in English for natural and technical directions are used APA Style. 

A romanized bibliography should look as follows: author (s) (transliteration - → (year in parentheses) → article title in transliterated version [translation of the article title into English in square brackets], name of the Russian-language source (transliteration, or English name - if available), and notation in English.