CONTENTS OF THE PAPER

The maximum paper length is 8 pages. Font is Times New Roman, font size is 12 pt, line spacing is 1, top margins are 20 mm, and the others are 25 mm. Indention is10 mm. The paper includes the title, text, made-up figures, tables and a list of citing references. Length excess is possible only in consultation with the deputy editor-in-chief.

The arrangement of the paper structural components:

Title
Names of authors
Abstract
Keywords
Acknowledgements
Text

  • Introduction
  • Sections of the main body with meaningful names
  • Conclusion
  • Literature

The paper title should be as concise as possible and reflect its contents. Abbreviations in the title had better not be present.

Authors. The authors' initials and last names are given. The sequence of authors is within their discretion. Other information about the authors (affiliation) is formed by the editor in the make-up process.

An abstract is the content of the paper in brief. The length of the abstract is 150-250 words. It should contain: subject, aim, method or methodology of the proceeding, a brief description of the experimental procedure, obtained results (specifically), recommendations for their usage.

 It is advisable that the abstract is being structured (for example, "Subject of study", "Method description", "Experiment methodology", "Main findings", "Practical significance"). The abstract needs to be interpreted as a separate text not substituting itself for the introduction.

Abbreviations and acronyms are not desirable to be used in the abstract.

Keywords are 5-10 words in number. They make it easier to look for the paper. Words and groups of words marked as keywords should be present in the text.

Acknowledgements. This section contains information about sources of research financing, names of scientific grants (specify issuing authority, the number and grant name); data about persons having contributed to research and paper preparing are given.

Introduction should present a meaningful statement of the issue in question, a brief analysis of the solutions known from literature (with references to sources), criticism of their shortcomings and advantages (features) of the proposed approach. A distinct statement of the proceeding purpose is required.

The main (substantial) part of the proceeding should be structured into sections. They should have titles rich in content. The title like "Main part" is not allowed.

Introduction, sections and Conclusion are not numbered.

In the conclusion the main resume on the substantial part of the paper is given. One should avoid simple enumeration of the material represented in the paper.

Literature, references, footnotes. For bibliographic references it is advisable to follow the Harvard referencing style.With the availability of the printed version for a monograph or paper it is advisable not to make a reference to an online version.     

Numbering of positions is performed according to the sequence of their appearance in the text. The text of the paper should contain references to all positions from the list of references.

References to laws, decrees, orders, standards, governing documents are advisable to be organized in the form of intra-textual footnotes.

One should avoid references with more than ten years' prescription.

References to papers having been published in the foreign serial titles included into Scopus and Web of Sciences databases should make up not less than a half of the total literature list.

Names of the literature sources are given in their original language. With availability of the English version of the journal it should be referred to.

If DOI is available in the literature source it should be specified in the reference.

Abbreviations. Only standard abbreviations are allowed: etc., i.e. Abbreviations introduced by the authors, should be defined at first mention in the main body of the paper. It is advisable not to use abbreviations in the Conclusion and Abstract. It is not permitted to replace the words with mathematical signs in the text: one should write    " equal ", "it is equal ", not "= "; "some", "about", "on the order of", instead of  "~";  "less" instead of "<" ; "more" rather than ">",  "not less than" rather than "≥";  "no more ", not "≤". The term "on the order of" should be used with caution - only if the question is about the order of a decimal number (right - "on the order of 108", wrong - "on the order of 1.4").

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