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Visnyk Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Submission Guidelines

1. General Requirements

The “Visnyk of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv: Geology” publishes theoretical, experimental and methodological research in the fields of Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology and Geo-Informational Sciences in the Ukrainian, Russian and English languages.

A top publishing priority is given to professors and the staff ofthe Institute of Geology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,postgraduate students and degree-seeking applicants, considering the date of the paper submission.

The main purpose of the "Visnyk" is to promote pioneering research into Geosciences and publish important findings in the area. Papers that highlight debatable topics, list taxonomies, cover and survey hackneyed issues as well as those lacking topicality or valid conclusions are not appropriate to submission. The papers are reviewed by the members of the Editorial Board.

The number of sole author publications in an issue is restricted to one paper, unless co-authored.

Papers will be accompanied by a letter of recommendation of the Chair or other structural subdivision, a review of a Doctor or a PhD expert, an expert conclusion on free-access publication, information about the authors in the Ukrainian, Russian and English languages (full name, scientific degree, academic rank, job position, place of work, full address, telephone numbers, e-mail address of every co-author).

According to requirements of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine papers will contain the following parts (please distinguish them separately):

      1. • statement of the purpose relative to the scientific novelty and practical application;
  1. review of theoretical publications that make a background and conceptual framework for the author’s paper;
  2. pinpointing unresolved issues the paper is to focus on;
  3. setting objectives;
  4. research part and findings validated;
  5. conclusions and research prospects in the area.
Texts of scientific publications and covering documents required will be submitted in a printed copy and e-version, both being identical. The printed copy will be signed by every author. Please, submit printed and Disk-saved copies in separate folders.
For further information contact Oleksandr Menshov,
Publications and Communications Manager of the "Visnyk":
Room 443,
the Institute of Geology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
90, Vasylkivska Street, Kyiv
Tel: (38044) 259-70-30

2. Requirements for the Text of the Paper

2.1 The text of the paper will be submitted as a WinWord file; layout styles will not be used.

MS Word file must not exceed 3 mb.

2.2 Computerized typesetting will be done according to the following requirements:

- main text body: Arial font, size 9;

- single line-to-line spacing;

- paragraph lines: 0.5 cm. indent;

- top margin: 2.54 cm; bottom margin: 3.0 cm.; left margin: 2.54 cm.; right margin: 0 cm.; 1.25 cm binder (from the edge to the header).

2.3 Papers will not exceed 8 pages (with paper heading, summary, formulae, tables, figures and references, including).

2.4 Papers will succeed the following compositional order:

- index of the Universal Decimal Classification (Arial font, 9 pt size, semi-bold type);

- authors first name, authors last name, academic degree, academic rank, job position, place of employment, complete address, electronic address of every co-author (the first name initial and the last name will be put inseparably; this requirement is also applicable to the surnames cited in the text), Arial font, 9 pt size, semi-bold type;

- paper heading (5-9 words relevant of the topic under consideration, clear-cut, free of ambiguous wording or phrasing such as ("The research of the issue…", "Some issues","The problems", "Ways of" and others of this kind), Arial font, 9pt size, semi-bold type;

- abstract (300 words) in the language of the paper highlighting: goal, methods, findings, scientific novelty, practical application, keywords, Arial font, 8 pt size, semi-bold italic type;

- main body of the text (Arial font, 9 pt size, with tables and figures placed according to the requirements listed below);

- references arranged in a column according to the requirements listed below (Arial font, 8 pt size, common type);

- paper submission date (ex.: submitted to the Editorial Board 09.04.13. (Arial font, 7 pt size, semi-bold type, 1 pt. spacing, right-hand alignment);

- information about the authors of the paper: last name, academic degree, academic rank, job position, place of employment, full address, electronic address of every co-author;

- keywords;

- abstract: 300 words in two other languages (for example, English and Russian if the main text is written in Ukrainian), Arial font, 8 pt size, common type.

2.5 Additional Requirements for the Text of the Paper:

- abbreviations will be introduced into the text in brackets after the first mentioning of the corresponding word-combination and only then the abbreviation can be used;

- references in the text will be given in square brackets, for example [1], [1; 6]; a particular page number will be given after the number of the source in the list, for example: [1, p. 5]; if one more source is given in the same square brackets, it will be separated from the previous one with a semicolon, for example [4, p. 5; 8, p. 10 – 11]; avoid extended references in the text, such as: (Ivanov A. P. An Introduction to Linguistics. K., 2000. P. 54);

- quotations will be given in the language of the "Visnyk" (regardless of the quotation language) with references to the source and a particular page;

- do not make footnotes, but give references to the source in brackets directly in the text;

- tables and figures will be referred to in the text;

- tables will be headed (a separate paragraph above the table);

- figures will have legends (a separate paragraph under the figure); legends will not substitute for the figures or their parts);

- formulae in the paper will be typed by equation editor (Math Type Equations Times New Roman font, 10 pt size);

- abbreviations of monetary, metric, and time units (hrn, ml, km, h, min, sec, etc.) along with m, bn will not be pointed;

- there will be no spacing between the figure and measurement unit.

3. Requirements for Figures

Figures will be placed inside the text of the paper allowing for editing option. This primarily refers to figures in Microsoft Excel format.

Please adhere to the requirements below when submitting scanned images in graphics editors (for example, in Adobe Photoshop):

a) delete all text elements in Figure;

b) "clean" Figure by erasing unnecessary points and strokes, etc;

c) place Figure in Arial font, 8 pt size, semi-bold type.

4. Requirements for Bibliography

4.1 References will be given in the alphabetical order.

4.2 All references will be numbered, every number on the list of references will cite one source only.

4.3 A list of references will be compiled in accordance with recommendations and standards of SCOPUS given below.

4.4Every reference will be listed in the source language, with references in Cyrillic letters to be translated or transliterated in Roman letters (as illustrated below)

.., .., .. - . , 11, 54-57, 1998.

Zagurenko A.G., Korotovskikh V.A., Kolesnikov A.A. Techno-economic optimization of the design of hydraulic fracturing [Tekhnikoekonomicheskaya optimizatsiya dizaina gidrorazryva plasta]. Neftyanoe khozyaistvo Oil Industry, 11, 54-57, 1998.

5. Formulae

Formulae will be inserted into the text by means of Math Type 4.0 formula editor, that is compatible with Microsoft Office. Please, see below the type and size of formulae (settings in Math Type 4.0):

Define Style:

Text TnR

Function TnR

Variable (italic TnR (tick)

L.C.Greek symbol

UC.Greek symbol

Vector-matrix TnR (bold) (tick)

Number TnR

Define Size:

Full 10 pt

Subscript/ Superscript 7 pt

Sub-Subscript/ Superscript 5 pt

Symbol 11pt

Sub-Symbol 10 pt

Symbols in Mathematical Formulae (Standard Requirements):

Letters of the Roman alphabet that denote physical quantities will be typed in italics while letters of the Greek alphabet in the block-letter type. However, symbols for some physical quantities will be typed in the block-letter type of the Roman alphabet. These include:

· similarity numbers: Bi (Bio), Ku (Kyrpychova), Pe (Peclet number), Re (Reynolds) etc.;

trigonometric, hyperbolic, inverse, circular, and inverse hyperbolic functions;

Kelvin temperature (K), Celsius temperature (oC), temperature in Fahrenheit (oF), and Réaumur scales (oR);

abbreviations of mathematic maximum and minimum (max, min), variable values (opt), constants (const, idem), pegs (Lim, lim), decimal and natural logarithms of any base (lg, ln, log) etc.;

chemical elements and compounds.