Requirements for manuscripts
submitted to be published in
“Journal of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine”
(language: Ukrainian, English)
1. Requirements for the content
1.1. The manuscript should fit within the scope of the journal.
1.2. The manuscript should be written in an academic style (clear, concise, focused, structured, evidenced) and should have scientific value.
1.3. The manuscript should consist of:
- а) problem statement and its connection to significant scientific and applied tasks (a concise description of an issue to be addressed is given, its theoretical and (or) practical value is mentioned, a relation to topical scientific and applied objectives is revealed; the relevance of the research and its value for the further development of the corresponding area of the law (theory and practice) is grounded);
- b) analysis of recent researches and publications in the field, identification of unsolved problems which the article addresses (main concepts of last researches and publications are briefly, critically, and logically outlined; unsolved problems are identified and described);
- c) purpose of the study (the main idea differs significantly from modern knowledge about the issue; already known approaches are complemented and deepened; the attention is drawn to introduction of new scientific facts, conclusions, recommendations, patterns, or to their further elaboration. The purpose of the study follows from the problem statement and recent researches and publications analysis. The purpose of the study states the final outcomes. The author indicates scientific preconditions the purpose of the study is based on, conveys how the purpose is achieved (scientific hypotheses, ideas, phenomena, laws);
- d) materials and results (main concepts and outcomes of scientific research, personal ideas, thoughts, received scientific facts, revealed patterns, connections, tendencies, methods of obtaining and analyzing of actual material, personal contribution of the author to the achievement and implementation of the results are highlighted);
- e) conclusions (key outcomes of the study containing scientific novelty and having theoretical and (or) practical significance) (conclusions synthesize the accumulated information, i.e. coherent and explicit statement on obtained key study outcomes containing scientific novelty and having theoretical and (or) practical significance).
1.4. The scientific novelty should meet the criteria of rationality, validity, credibility, absence of logical contradictions, compliance with fundamental principles of science.
2. Requirements for the manuscript’s length
2.1. The length of the manuscript (author information, title, abstract in Ukrainian, keywords in Ukrainian, text, footnotes, references) should be no more than 15 pages.
2.2. The overall length of the review should not exceed 5 pages. It is mandatory to send a copy of the monograph, book, manual, etc. that is under review.
3. Requirements for the formatting
3.1. The manuscript should be submitted in Ukrainian or English.
3.2. The format for text is Microsoft Word (doc); paper size A4 (21 cm х 29,7 cm); portrait page orientation, justified text with paragraphs – 1,25 mm; margins: top, bottom – 2 cm, left – 3 cm, right – 1 cm; font: Times New Roman, 14; line spacing – 1,5. No hyphens and macros are allowed.
3.3. The manuscript should be organized in the following order.
3.3.1. The author (co-authors) information should be centered (full name, scientific degree, academic rank, membership in Ukrainian or foreign national academies of sciences, national academies of legal sciences, honorary title, position, place of work, city, state, e-mail). As a rule, no more than 2 co-authors are allowed.
3.3.2. Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) index should have right alignment (UDC tables are to be found on UDC web-site).
3.3.3. The title of the manuscript should be centered, set in bold, each letter capitalized. No abbreviations are allowed. The title should reflect the scope of the study and meet the purpose, scientific results and conclusions of the manuscript.
3.3.4. The abstract in English should have 2000–3000 characters (including letters and spaces) with keywords (4–8 words). The abstract should have the following sections:
- а) problem statement;
- b) purpose of the article;
- c) methods of research (in case they have scientific novelty and are interesting in respect of the subject-matter of the article);
- d) main results of the study;
- e) conclusions.
Each section starts with the new line. The section titles except of the purpose should not be mentioned in the text of the abstract. Keywords should meet the scope and content of the manuscript, and ensure the search of the article. Keywords should be separated with a semicolon. The font of the abstract is Times New Roman, 12, line spacing – 1,0.
3.3.5. The manuscript should satisfy the requirements for the content.
3.4. Citation in the manuscript should comply with the National Standard of Ukraine ‘DSTU 8302:2015’ “Informatsiia ta dokumentatsiia. Bibliohrafichne posylannia. Zahalni polozhennia ta pravyla skladannia” (“Information and Documentation. References. General Provisions and Standards.”) and OSCOLA:
- а) the quotations up to three lines should be incorporated in the text within single quotation marks, and they should be faithful to the original. The footnote marker comes after the punctuation mark at the end of the quotation or directly after the word (phrase) it is related to. If the word (phrase) it is related to is given in the brackets, the footnote marker is placed before the final bracket;
- b) the quotation longer than 3 lines should be presented in an intended paragraph without quotation marks. A line space either side of the intended quotation should be left;
- c) the quotation should be original, without any reductions of the author’s text and without corruption of author’s thoughts and ideas. The omission of separate words, sentences, paragraphs in quotation is performed without corruption of author’s text and is indicated by ellipsis, which is placed in the relevant place in the quotation (at the beginning, in the middle, at the end). The punctuation mark before or after the omitted text should be also omitted;
- d) each quotation is accompanied by a reference cited according to the type of the source (primary or secondary) in compliance with the National Standard of Ukraine ‘DSTU 8302:2015’ “Informatsiia ta dokumentatsiia. Bibliohrafichne posylannia. Zahalni polozhennia ta pravyla skladannia” (“Information and Documentation. References. General Provisions and Standards.”) and OSCOLA;
- e) when citing any source indirectly (by paraphrasing or referring to ideas in the source) the author of the manuscript should be precise and accurate in presenting the ideas of the author cited, as well as careful when assessing his/her results. The indirect quotation does not need the quotation marks. The footnote marker is placed after the punctuation at the end of the indirect quotation or after the word (phrase) it is related to. If the word (phrase) it is related to is given in the brackets, the footnote marker is placed before the final bracket;
- f) to accentuate separate words in the quotation special remarks should be made. The text, which explains the accentuated words (phrases), comes in the brackets and is followed by a full stop, a dash, and the initials of the author of the manuscript in italics, e.g. (italics added. – L. P.), (underlines added: – L. P.).
3.5. Terminology and main ideas of the manuscript can be written in italics (if necessary).
3.6. The text of the manuscript can be supplemented with tables and figures (graphic). Tables and figures should be relevant to the text of the manuscript and vice versa. The table/figure title should come after its number. If necessary, the table/figure can be supplemented with the explanatory note under.
The explanatory note should have four essential elements: “Tab.”; serial number in Arabic numerals without number sign; brief description of the illustration; explication, when some elements of the illustration are numbered and described in the explanatory note. The explication does not change the table/figure title, but rather explains it. The table/figure marker in the text is placed in the round brackets “(Tab. 1.)” or indicated in the text: “…as you can see from tab. 1” or “…as it is shown in tab. 1”.
The table/figure must be provided as Adobe PhotoShop (PSD), tiff, ai, pdf, eps of high quality. Image resolution – not less than 300 dpi, image size – not less than 1060 х 1410 pixel.
Taking photos or scanning illustrations from published sources are not permitted. In vector format text must be converted into curves or added fonts.
Please, note that tables can be analytical and non-analytical. Analytical tables are the result of processing and analyzing digital indicators. After such tables, it is necessary to generalize the new knowledge. Non-analytic tables should contain mostly unprocessed statistics, which are only needed to provide information or to state a certain state of affairs. Each table should have a serial number and a thematic headline, which should be placed above it symmetrically to the text. The thematic headline and the word “Table” should start with a capital letter. Tables should be created in MS Word (rtf or doc).
Diagrams and charts should be created using Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or MS Excel.
Schemes should be provided in vector format (cdr, eps, pdf, ai).
Formulas must be created using MS Equation 3.0, Math Type.
Diagrams, charts, schemas, formulas should not be placed in a separate frame or over the text. The text should be from the top and bottom without wrapping.
3.7. The citation should appear in footnotes. Footnotes are placed at the bottom of the page separated from the main body of the text by a horizontal line. Footnotes are indicated by placing a superscript numeral immediately after the text to be referenced (e.g. Text1). The same superscript numeral then precedes the footnoted text at the bottom of the page (e.g. 1Footnote). Footnotes should be numbered sequentially within the entire manuscript. Arabic numerals should be used. Footnotes should be in MS Word and formatted in 10-point Times New Roman, line spacing – 1.0, with alignment in width.
Footnotes are provided in compliance with the National Standard of Ukraine ‘DSTU 8302:2015’ “Informatsiia ta dokumentatsiia. Bibliohrafichne posylannia. Zahalni polozhennia ta pravyla skladannia” (“Information and Documentation. References. General Provisions and Standards.”) and OSCOLA.
OSCOLA provides the division of all sources into primary (cases, UK primary and secondary legislation, European Union legal sources, the European Court of Human Rights judgements, decisions, and reports, cases and legislation from other jurisdictions) and secondary (books, articles, hansard and parliamentary reports, command papers, European Commission Documents, conference papers, theses, websites and blogs, newspaper articles, interviews, personal communications, etc.).
Primary sources are provided in accordance with the National Standard of Ukraine ‘DSTU 8302:2015’ “Informatsiia ta dokumentatsiia. Bibliohrafichne posylannia. Zahalni polozhennia ta pravyla skladannia” (“Information and Documentation. References. General Provisions and Standards.”), and secondary sources – using OSCOLA.
3.8. References should be given after the text of the article. The section References should be arranged in the following way:
- а) primary sources comes under the headline “List of legal documents”. This section has the following subsections: legislation, statutes, cases. All references in each section should be arranged in the alphabetical order. Primary sources are provided in accordance with the National Standard of Ukraine ‘DSTU 8302:2015’ “Informatsiia ta dokumentatsiia. Bibliohrafichne posylannia. Zahalni polozhennia ta pravyla skladannia” (“Information and Documentation. References. General Provisions and Standards.”);
- б) secondary sources comes under the headline “Bibliography”. This section has the following subsections: authored books, edited books, translated books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, journal articles, conference papers, thesis abstracts, dissertations, newspaper articles, websites, blogs, etc. All references in each section should be arranged in the alphabetical order. secondary sources are provided in accordance with OSCOLA.
In case the source is written in Cyrillics, the reference should be transliterated into English. In the square brackets its translation into English should be provided. After each reference the language of the source should be given in round brackets (in Ukrainian) or (in English).
Transliteration should be executed according to official rules of transliteration from the source language into English. In case of transliteration from Ukrainian the author should follow the rules set forth in the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 27 January 2010 № 55, in case of transliteration from Russian – Decree of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation of 3 February 2010 № 26.
Other foreign sources are not transliterated. They come before the translated sources.
If citing several works by the same author in a bibliography, list the author’s works in chronological order (starting with the oldest), and in alphabetical order of first major word of the title within a single year. After the citation of the first work, replace the author’s name with a double em-dash (– –). Alphabetize works by more than one author under the first author’s name, but place them after that author’s sole-authored works. If a first author has more than one co-author, arrange the co-authored works in alphabetical order of co-author surname, and if you are citing more than one work by the same first author and co-author, arrange the works in chronological order, repeating the co-author’s name each time.
DOI (digital object identifier) should be indicated in case the work has it.
“References” should be in MS Word and formatted in 12-point Times New Roman, line spacing – 1.0, with alignment in width.
4. Requirements for the submission
4.1. The manuscript, which has never been published before in any printing (digital) publications, should be sent to the Journal e-mail email@example.com. The name of the file should contain the surname (surnames) of the author (co-authors) and the date of submission with the word “article” together with the illustrations (if they are in the manuscript) in separate files in relevant formatting (p.p. 3.6.) (names of the files should contain the surname (surnames) of the author (co-authors) and the date of submission with the word “illustration”).
4.2. The author (co-authors) should provide information about the author (co-authors) (the file name should have the surname (surnames) of the author (co-authors) and the date of submission with the word “information”).
4.3. The author (co-authors) should pay for publishing the article (exception: officers of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine and prosecutors). The payment should be made according to the form. In the line ‘purpose of the payment’ the full name and the title of the article should be indicated.
4.4. After submission of the manuscript and all mandatory information to “Journal of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine”, the author (co-authors) accepts terms and conditions of the License agreement.
The author (co-authors) is responsible for the credibility of facts and data, plagiarism, and proper translation.
Manuscripts fail to meet the requirements are not to be considered.
Editorial council has the right to review (double-blind peer review), edit, shorten, and reject manuscripts.
We hope for the fruitful cooperation!