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Author Guidelines


The Title of the article 

The Initials and surnames of authors 

The  name of organization, street and house, city and index, country (for each organization where the authors work). 

Abstract. The volume is 1900-2100 signs. The abstract should be clear and informative ( it should not contain general phrases), original, meaningful (it should reflect the main content of the article), well-structured (written in one paragraph, but it should  logically describe the results in the article), written in English-language" (in proper English). The abstract should contain an introductory sentence, a brief description of conducting research methods (1-2 sentences), a description of the main results (50-70% of the volume of the abstract) and concise conclusions or prospects for further research (1 sentence). The text should contain  the terminology used in specialized international English journals. The abstract  itself must be clear without familiarizing with the main content of the article. Use  active rather than passive voice ("The study tested," not "It was tested in this study"). The International databases where  your article will be published after its publication in the journal, will translate and transliterate  nothing, they will accept any variants of your surname, initials, organization names, specified in the article, even with errors. 

Keywords: 4-6 words (phrases), none of which duplicates words from the article  title. 

Phone: + 38-xxx-xxx-xxx-xx. E-mail: __________ (for each organization where the authors work).

ORCID of each  author of the article (the editorial board does not examine the article, at least one of whose authors does not have an ORCID) 


When registering an article, please observe the following rules. 

The volume of the article - not less than 10 and not more than 30 pages, Times New Roman, 11 points, line spacing - single, fields - 2 cm, sheet A4. 

The text material should be prepared in MS Word editor (* .doc). 

Prepare mathematical formulas and equations in the embedded equation editor. 

Use the units of the International Measurement System. 

The title of the article should briefly inform about its contents, contain no more than 12 words. The title should be interesting for the international audience.

The experimental article should contain the following sections: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References. 

The review article may have different numbers of sections with arbitrary names, but Introduction, Conclusion, and References are required.

Tables and figures should be numbered according to the content of the article. The statistical and other details are given below the table in the notes. Table materials and drawings are placed in the text of the manuscript immediately after their first mentioning. All text elements in images (graphs, charts, diagrams), ifit is possible, should have the Times New Roman header, 8 points, without bold. 

The articles returned after revision later than a month are considered as new. The editorial board reserves the right to correct and reduce the text. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the content of the submitted materials. 

As an example of drawing tables and drawings, you can use articles published in the last issue of the journal.

The references in the text are based on the sample (Surname, year), for example: one author - (Vinson, 1997), two authors - (Vargo & Laurel, 1994; Vargo & Hulsey, 2000), three and more authors - (Jones et al. , 1978; Davis et al., 1989). 


The introduction should contain  a description of the problem research in world scientific literature (at least 5 references to English articles in international journals for the recent 5 years). End the introduction  with  the purpose of the article or the hypotheses formulated before the beginning of the study. 

Materials and methods

The section should give the opportunity to repeat the entire volume of the  research to verify the author's article data. It can, if necessary, be subdivided into divisions. The section should create a coherent idea that the author of the article is aware of all possible sources of errors that may affect the results of the research. 


The section may, if necessary, be subdivided into divisions. The  requirements for writing this section are general, as well as for all international scientific publications.

Results and Discussion can not be combined into one section of the article. 


It is necessary to summarize the results, compare them with 10-20 results of other studies.

Briefly describe the drawbacks  that most often occur in manuscripts.

  1. The Latin names of genera and species are in italics, the author's surname and the year of the description of the species - in normal print.
  2. You can not refer to a table or a drawing as a separate sentence.
  3. It is necessary to avoid the unnecessary words in the sentences. This is true of larger text fragments.

4 The  units of measurement of the SI system are given without a point (m, g, ha, mol), and non-standardized units - with reductions (ex. / M2, etc.).

  1. It is necessary to distinguish the symbols "-", "-" and "-". The first of them is not used in manuscripts.
  2. It is advisable not to use the reduction of scientific terms in the article.
  3. The names of tables and drawings (with notes to them) should be "exhaustive", "self-sufficient". The reader does not have to re-read «Materials and methods» or the title of an article to understand the table or drawing, to determine the repetition of the research and understand what is shown after the plus or minus: standard error, mean square deviation or error (SE, SD or m) .
  4. The article may be rejected by reviewers due to the lack of proper statistical processing of the primary data.
  5. It is not recommended to use the passive pledge in the text: "samples were selected" - "samples were taken".
  6. If you have any questions about the design or presentation of certain data in the article, you can take the last issue of the magazine as a model.


5-10 sentences are better to write in solid text. Please check the matching of abstract sentences

They are given  in the case of necessity.


The list of literary references is given in alphabetical order, and not in the order of reference in the text.

It is necessary to include all the authors to the description of the article, without reducing their number. The list of references is based on the requirements of the American Psychological Association's APA, with the doi indices, available at www.crossref.org

Links to articles:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005). Title of article. Title of Journal, vv (n), pp-pp. doi:

Putchkov, A. (2011). Ground beetles of the Ukraine (Coleoptera, Carabidae). ZooKeys, 100, 503-515. doi: 10.3897 / zookeys.100.1545

Putchkov, A.V. (2013). Survey of carabid beetles of the tribe of the Neobin (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of the fauna of Ukraine. Entomological Review, 93 (5), 620-629. do: 10.1134 / Husband, R.W., & Khaustov, A s0013873813050102.A. (2004). A new species of Eutarsopolipus (Acari: Podapolipidae) from Calathus fuscipes (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Ukraine. International Journal of Acarology, 30 (4), 329-333. do: 10.1080 / 01647950408684401

Sidorenko, A.I., & Siokhin, V.D. (2016). Nesting of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) in man-made structures in Ukraine]. Visnyk of Dnipropetrovsk University. Biology, Ecology, 24 (2), 308-316 (in Russian). do: 10.15421 / 011640 

Book References:

Freeland, J. R., Kirk, H. & Petersen, S. (2011). Molecular Ecology. Wiley Blackwell, Oxford. doi: 10.1002 / 9780470979365

Kohno, N.A. (ed.). (1986). Derev'ja i Kustarnika, kul'tiviruemye v Ukrainskoj SSR [Trees and shrubs cultivated in the Ukrainian SSR]. Naukova Dumka, Kyiv (in Russian).

Girs, A., Novak, B. & Kashpor, S. (2005). Forest management. Aristey, Kyiv (in Ukrainian). 

References to Internet publications, abstracts, abstracts and dissertations, reports, normative documents of certain states are not allowed.

For automatic transliteration, use the site www.translit.net. Check the correctness of transliteration of authors' names (it's better to choose the version of the surname and initials of this author, which is more often distributed on the Internet).

If  the article has less than 80% of sources which  have their own DOI indices, the article can not be published in the international scientific journal. 

Conclusion  remarks

The manuscript should be executed in such a way that the number of remakings and revisions during the article's editing is minimal.

Articles are sent to the editorial board only electronically by one file at the email address patentiob@gmail.com

Responsible secretary - Teriokhina Lyudmyla Anatoliivna (tel .: + 38-050-057-34-12). 

Address of the editorial board: Institute of Vegetable , water-melon, melon and gourd  growing of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv region, village. Selectsijne, 1, Instytutska St., 62478, Ukraine.

Payment of organizational expenses

Payment for organizational expenses of the editorial board (reviewing articles, preparing and printing original layouts, working with literary and technical editors, mail and transport costs, obtaining a digital identifier, indexing in databases, Internet service provider services, etc.) are carried out after the article is accepted for publication.  The payment for the publication of an article drawn up in accordance with the requirements of the manuscript (regardless of its volume or language) - 0,00 UAH. All authors of the article are given one copy of the journal. 

For authors from the CIS countries, the  translation of the Ukrainian (Russian) version of the article into English is possible by the staff of the editorial board. The cost of translation depends on the volume of the article and its complexity. 

The procedure for reviewing articles

Scientific articles submitted to the editorial board are subject to review. The form of reviewing articles is blind reviewing manuscripts of articles by two leading specialists in the corresponding field of science.

The editorial board determines the compliance of the journal's profile with the requirements for registration, sends it for review to a doctor or a candidate of sciences, which has close to the subject of the article scientific specialization. The editor-in-chief within three working days informs the authors about the receipt of the electronic version of the article by the editorial board. The terms of a  review in each individual case are determined taking into account the employment of reviewers for the fastest publication of the article (usually from  one to two weeks). The following aspects of future publication should be identified in the review:

-  whether the content of the article corresponds to its title;

- how much the article corresponds to the modern achievements of science;

- whether an article is available to researchers from the point of view of language, style, location of material, tables, drawings, etc .;

- whether the publication of the article is expedient in the light of previously published literature on this issue;

- what exactly the positive features are, as well as the shortcomings of the article, which corrections and additions should be made by the author;

- conclusion about the possibility of publishing the manuscript: "recommended", "recommended, taking into account corrections and deficiencies noted by the reviewer" or "not recommended.

In case of rejection of the article, the editorial board sends the author a motivated rejection.

The  article, not recommended by the reviewer prior to publication, is not accepted for re-examination.

The presence of a positive review is not a sufficient condition for the publication of the article. The final decision on the expediency of publication is taken by the editorial board.

After the decision on the publication is made, the responsible editor informs the authors about it, specifies the terms of publication and payment. 

Accompanying documents

The author fills in and signs the "License Agreement for the use of the work" 


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