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Visnyk Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Submission Guidelines

1. General Requirements

Visnyk publishes theoretical, experimental and methodological papers in the field of Earth Sciences in the Ukrainian and English languages.

Papers will be accompanied in the text by information about the authors in Ukrainian and English (full name, scientific degree, academic rank, job position, affiliation, full address, telephone numbers, e-mail address of every co-author).

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

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 will be submitted in an e-version to e-mail: geolvisnyk@ukr.net.
For further information contact Oleksandr Menshov,Executive Secretary of Visnyk: Room 443,Institute of Geology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 90 Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv,
Phone: (38044) 521-33-38,geolvisnyk@ukr.net.

2. Requirements for the Text of the Paper

2.1The 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 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 brackets, for example (Dearing, 2009), (Evans and Dunlop, 2012), (Silva et al., 2015); a particular page number will be given after the number of the source in the list; if one more source is given in the same brackets, it will be separated from the previous one with a semicolon, for example(Evans and Dunlop, 2012; Silva et al., 2015);avoidextended references in the text;

- quotations will be given in the language of 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.

4.2All references will be cited in the text as proposed in Part 2.5.

4.3Please, use the APA style for the Reference arrangement (American Psychological Association (APA) Style):

APA Citation Style (https://www.library.cornell.edu/research/citation/apa)

APA Citation Automatic Formalization:





Anderson, E.M. (1951). The dynamics of faulting. Edinburg: Oliver and Boyd.

Armand, L., Crosta, X., Romero, O., Pichon, J.-J. (2005). The biogeography of major diatom taxa in Southern Ocean sediments: 1. Sea ice related species. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 223(1-2), 93–126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2005.02.015.

Boengiu, S., Török-Oance, M., Vîlcea, C. (2013) Deep Seated Landslides of Seciurile (Getic Piedmont, Romania) and Its Implication for the Settlement. In: Margottini C., Canuti P., Sassa K. (Eds) Landslide Science and Practice. (pp. 113-119). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31313-4_15.

Electrical Power Research Institute, EPRI. (1993). Guidelines for determining design basis ground motions. Vol. 1: Method and guidelines for estimating earthquake ground motion in eastern North America. Report ¹. EPRI TR-102293. Palo Alto. California.

Geese, A. (2011). Earth's Magnetic Field: Observation and Modelling From Global to Regional Scales. Scientific Techncial Report STR 11/03. (pp. 229264). https://doi.org/10.2312/GFZ.b103-11036.

Isenhower, W.M., Stokoe, K.H. (1981). Strain Rate Dependent Shear Modulus of San Francisco Bay Mud. Proc. of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soils Dynamics (Vol. 2, pp. 597602). University of Missouri-Rolla.

Orlyuk, M.I. (1996). Tektonic interpretation of 4-dimensional magnetic model for the south western part of the East-European platform. Eurobridge Workshop, June 8-15, 1996. (p. 28). Sweden: Oskarshamn.

Pettijohn, F.J. (1975). Sedimentary rocks (Third Edition). N-Y: Harper & Row Publishers.

Pike, J., Crosta, X., Maddison, E., Stickley, C., Denis, D., Barbara, L., et al. (2009). Observations on the relationship between the Antarctic coastal diatoms Thalassiosira antarctica Comber and Porosira glacialis (Grunow) Jorgensen and sea ice concentrations during the Late Quaternary. Marine Micropaleontology, 73(1-2), 1425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2009.06.005.

Schuster, R., Krizek, R. (Eds). (1978). Landslides: Analysis and Control. (Special Report 176). National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Watson, E.B., Harrison, T.M. (1983). Zircon saturation revisited: temperature and composition effects in a variety of crustal magma types. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 64(2), 295-304. https://doi.org/10.1016/0012-821x(83)90211-x.

Welton, B.J., Farish, R.F. (1993). The Collector's Guide to Fossil Sharks and Rays from the Cretaceous of Texas. Lewisvile, Texas: Berore Time.

For more information on the APA format seehttp://www.apastyle.org.

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.