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Author Guidelines

To be accepted for publication a research article must suit the journal’s profile, be original and adequately shaped. Its structure (according to the requirements set forth in the Resolution № 7-05/1 of the Presidium of the HigherCertifying Commission of Ukraine passed on 15 Jan. 2003) must include: an outlay of the problem in a general mode and its relevance to basic scientific and practical tasks; an analysis of main studies and publications that launch the solution of the problem highlighted in the article; a formulation of the aims and tasks of the article; an exposure of the main material of the investigation with a full grounding to its scientific results; conclusions from the study and ideas for further research in the chosen direction.

         Besides, such elements are obligatory in a submitted article:

1. An index of the Universal Decimal Classifier (UDC) that is placed in a separate line in the left upper corner of the first page before the title. Indexing is done by the author.

2. The title of the article that is given in three languages: Ukrainian, English and Russian.

3. Relevant data about the author (authors) – surname, first name and patronymic, scientific degree, position in jobs and name of educational (research) institution or other place of work. These are written in three languages: Ukrainian, English and Russian.

4. Abstract. This is given in Ukrainian, English and Russian. The Ukrainian and Russian versions must characterize the main topic as well as state problems, aims and general results. For requirements to the English version see further.

5. Key-words are words from the text of the article that carry a defining load to ease information search. Such words are given in a nominative case and range in number from three to ten.

6. A List of sources must be supplied STRICTLY in the mode DSTU 8302:2015. Examples registration list of sources used for this standard can be found here.

7. For variants of shaping in order sources written in the Latin ABC see further.

The article must not exceed the size of 40000 typographical units. Bigger articles can be published as split to be continued.

Tables are to be drawn in Excel or Word without any gradient paint (filling). Formulas are to be given in MS Equation editor.

Pictures in Word must be grouped into one graphic object. All illustrations must be given in black and white variants or in gradations of grey, other modes of filling (pattern) can be used.

Scanned illustrations and tables will not be tolerated. Raster illustrations are to be given in the original (snapshot, picture, negative or slide).

The article is supplied with relevant data about the author (authors).

The material sent by e-mail.

The editor reserves the right for its staff to edit and shorten materials.

Authors carry responsibility for the accuracy of facts, citations, numbers and names.


Some essentials should be taken into account by authors who prepare articles for submission.


The title of an article must be informative. Only widely-used abbreviations can be used. No transliteration is allowed in the English translation of the title, except for proper names, names of equipment (tools) and other objects that are not translated. Slang that is used among Ukrainian specialists is not allowed in titles. The same is good for abstracts and key-words.

         English language abstracts (summaries and author profiles) in a Ukrainian publication are, for a foreign specialist,the main and the only source of information about the contents of an article and the results of investigation.

         It is the abstract that helps foreign specialists to evaluate the publication and define their interest to it, to use it in their own work or to refer to it, to open a discussion with the author, to ask for a full text of the work etc.

         Thus, the English abstract must be over 200-250 words, i.e. bigger in size than the Ukrainian one. Other requirements to English abstracts are these:

–       informative outlay (an abstract is not to include truisms);

–       originality (an English abstract is not a copy of a Ukrainian one)

–       pithiness (an annotation must reflect the gist of the article and the results of the study);

­         – well-structured contents (an abstract must reflect the logics of the article)

–       good English.


         Surnames and first names of the authors are translated according to one of the accepted systems of transliteration (see further “TABLE for Latin transliteration  of Ukrainian and Russian letters). It is desirable that the author who hopes to get his (her) article into the scientific metric base of the journal should use a single variant if his (her) name and surname.  By so doing the author will avoid having several profiles (identifiers) and his (her) works will be reflected in a fuller size within one profile.

         The same requirements are good to the presentation of the scientific status (position) of the author and the name of organization where he (she) works and carries research.




Aside from great importance of references inbibliometric and scientometric research, it should be noted that, based on references, scientometric resources may estimate the value and level of recognition of works by specific authors, a scientific level of journals, organizations and countries on the whole, determine the topicality of schools and scientific problems, identify their points of growth and fall etc. In addition, an article with a substantial list of references demonstrates a professional range of vision and a qualitative level of achievements of its authors.

The SKHID Journal chose the Harvard Referencing Style (the version of Great Britain (GB)) as a basis for drawing up a list of sources used as well as for arrangement of inline references.

With the above in view, please find below some general principles of entering REFERENCES:

1. Sources in the list are not numbered but arranged alphabetically by the last names of the authors and chronologically in case of references to more than one work of the same author (by the publication year, beginning with the earliest).

2. At first the author’s last name and initials are entered, a comma in-between: Malik, L.М.

3. If there are several authors, the latter are entered at the beginning of a bibliographic description, separated with commas: Bondar, I., Buhaienko, E. &Yaroshenko, Н.

4. In case of a publication under the editorship, the Editor’s surname is entered at the beginning of a bibliographic description with thepostscript‘ed.’or‘eds.’: Tochylin, V.O. еd. or Silverman, D.F. and Propp, K.K. eds.

5. If there is no author given, a bibliographic description starts with the book title: Collins German-English Dictionary.

6. The year of publication is entered after the surname and initials of the author/authors (if there are any) or after the book title (is there is no author): Guttmann, A., 1978. or Collins German-English Dictionary, 1993.

7. The title of a book or journal is italicized: Guttmann, A., 1978. From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. New York: Columbia University Press, pp.15-55.

Examples of drawing up REFERENCES



Book: author/authors

1. Guttmann, A., 1978. From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports.New York:Columbia University Press, pp.15-55.

2. Brealey, R., Myers, S. and Allen, F., 2010. Principles of Corporate Finance.New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Book: author-organization

1. RoyalCollegeof Nursing, 2006. Children in the Community.London: RCN.

Book: no author, under the editorship

1. Collins German-English Dictionary, 1993. 2nd edn.Stuttgart: Klett.

2. Tochylin, V.O. еd., 2004. Formation of the sectoral markets of Ukraine: the transition period. Kyiv: Feniks, 332 p.

Book section under the editorship

1. Smith, J., 1975. Asource of information. In: W. Jones, ed. 2000. One hundred and one ways to find information about health.Oxford:OxfordUniversity Press. Ch.2.

Journal article (printable)

1. Hayward, M., 1997. Competition and evolution. Competitiveness Review, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pр. I-IV.

2. Babak, A.V. and Romaniuk, O.P., 2003. Effective regulation of prices of natural monopolists (Theory and practice of international experience). Aspects of tariff reform. Issue 1, рр.1-9.

Journal article (online)

1. Downing, S., 2010. Social control in a subculture of piracy, Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, [online] 17(1), pp.77-123. Available at: <> [Accessed 10 October 2012].

2. Stewart, G.B., 1994. EVA: fact or fantasy? Journal Applied Corporate. Finance. 7 (2), рр.71-84. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6622.1994.tb00406.x.


1. Fisher, C.W., 2008. The legacy of leadership – a study of leadership influence within a single organisation.D.Ed.University ofSheffield.

2. Shemiakov, O.D., 2013. Development of production democracy is in management of sociallabour relations. Doctor of economic sciences.Donetsk, 250 р.


1. Kunze, C. and Lenk, T. eds., 2009. Modernising municipal infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of EU environmental policy: Schriftenreihe des Zentrums für Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen der Universität Leipzig. [online] Vol. 26, Available at: <> [Accessed 23 February 2018]



The Harvard Referencing Style implies the use of references in the text of the work once the source is quoted.

An inline reference comprises the following information: the author of the quoted work, the publication date, page spacing (if a direct quotation is made or some specific information from the source is paraphrased).

Examples of inline references

Quoting the work



by 2 authors

(Gavrish and Dunska, 2015, p.179) or Gavrish and Dunska (2015, p.179)

1. If there is no author’s surname in the quoted text of the work, it is put in brackets at the end of the sentence before the point or according to the logic of the sentence.

2. If the author of the quoted work is mentioned in the text, the publication year is put in brackets after the author’s surname or after the quoted fragment when it is a direct quotation.

by 3 authors

(Kutsyi, Shvets and Melnik, 2013) or Kutsyi, Shvets and Melnik (2013)

by4 authors

(Zaliznyi et al., 1998) or Zaliznyi et al. (1998)


by an author-organization

(World Health Organization, 2016) or World Health Organization (2016)

When mentioned in the text for the first time, a full name is given, further an acronym of the name.

no author

(Collins German-English Dictionary, 1993)

The title of the work instead of the author is given. When mentioned for the first time, a full title is given, further a short title may be used.

under the editorship

(Tochylin, еd., 2004) or Tochylin (еd. 2004)


by one author, different years

(Abgarian, 2007; 2010) or Abgarian (2007; 2010)


by one author, one year

(Kots, 2007a; 2007b) or Kots (2007a; 2007b)

Works of one author published in the same year are entered in a bibliographic list alphabetically by the titles, small Latin letters a, b, and c added.

different authors, different years

Soyeit (2016); Demikhov (2015); Vytryshchuk (2010); Babak and Romaniuk (2003)

The authors are entered by dates of their works in reverse chronological order.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. This submission has not previously been published and was not sent to the editorial boards of other journals (or the comments for the editor below are necessary explanations).
  2. The submission file is a document in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF or WordPerfect format.
  3. Internet links in the text are accompanied by complete correct URLs.
  4. The text meets the requirements for stylistics and bibliography set forth in the Manual for authors of the section "About the Journal".
  5. If the material is submitted to the peer-reviewed section of the magazine, the Blind Review Guaranty's instructions were executed when filing the submission file.

Copyright Notice

1. Authors bear responsibility for the accuracy of facts, quotations, numbers and names used.

2. Manuscripts are not sent back.

3. The publisher does not always agree with the authors' opinion.

4. The authors reserve the right to authorship of the work and pass the first publication right of this work to the journal under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which allows others to freely distribute the published research with the obligatory reference to the authors of the original work and the first publication of the work in this journal.

5. The authors have the right to conclude separate supplement agreements that relate to non-exclusive work distribution in the form in which it has been published by the journal (for example, to upload the work to the online storage of the journal or publish it as part of a monograph), provided that the reference to the first publication of the work in this journal is included.


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The editor-in-chief of the journal, members and staff of the editorial board should not disclose information about the manuscripts submitted to anyone other than the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, and the publisher.