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The editorial board of the scientific professional edition Ukrainian Antarctic Journal accepts for publication scientific papers, short reports, reviews and reviews commissioned by the editorial board that comply with the following rules. The author is responsible for the scientific content of the article.

General requirements for manuscripts

Manuscripts of scientific articles, short reports, reviews by request of the editorial board and reviews that have not been published before and are not under consideration in other editions are accepted for publication in the journal. The manuscript should be submitted in English via UAJ web-site http://uaj.uac.gov.ua . Publisher’s agreement should be submitted along with the manuscript, which comes into force from the date of the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

The maximum length of an article should not exceed 16 pages including a list of references, tables, captions to figures, abstracts in English (up to 60,000 characters), reviews - up to 10 pages, short messages and reviews - up to 6 pages. Articles should involve extended structured abstracts (annotations) reflecting the main content of the work.

Requirements for manuscript design

The manuscript should be presented in Word, file format – *.rtf,  head margins – 25 mm, bottom margin – 20 mm, left margin – 25 mm, right margin – 20 mm. Font of the text and formulas – Times New Roman, font size is 12 pt, line spacing – single, paragraph indent – 10 mm. The text of the manuscript (scientific article, review, short report, review) should be presented as follows:

UDC without paragraph indent, left alignment. Leave one blank line.

Authors’ initials and name without paragraph indent (boldface font), ORCHID, Researcher ID. If there are several authors from different institutions, their names are indicated by a numerical index, which corresponds to the ordinal number of the institution. Leave one blank line.

If the manuscript contains the results of studies that were carried out at the expense of the State Institution National Antarctic Scientific Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, next to the main place of work of the author should be indicated - State institution National Antarctic Scientific Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

List of institutions and their location (postal address should be given in the following order: street, building, city, postal code, country), e-mail of the author responsible for correspondence - without a paragraph indent (italics). Before each institution should be an ordinal number, if co-authors are from different institutions. After list of institutions leave a blank line and give an e-mail of the author responsible for correspondence (italics).

Article title without paragraph indent (boldface font, capital letters). Leave a blank line.

Additionally, a short title of the article up to 100 characters including the intervals should be presented in the language of the article for page headers.

Abstract and Keywords

Structured abstracts (annotations) including keywords (1800-2000 characters) should be printed without a paragraph indent, the word ABSTRACT - in capital letters, the text of the abstract - Times New Roman, 10 pt.

In the text of all abstracts, the following words are clearly highlighted in boldface – main objective(s) of the study, methods, results, conclusions. 

Requirements for the abstract: informativeness (no common words); content-richness (display of the main content of the article and research results); the use of sustainable scientific terminology, typical for special texts; the unity of terminology within the abstract, the absence of references and abbreviations, if possible. The abstract should contain information about the object of research; explain to a reader, why this research was conducted, what was found and why the information received is important.

Leave a blank line.

Кеуwords (boldface) are presented after the abstract without paragraph indent up to 6 words or phrases comma separated in alphabetical order. Keywords should not repeat the words and phrases used in the title of the manuscript.

Leave two blank lines. 

Main sections

The manuscript of a research (experimental) article should be divided into sections:

Introduction (problem statement, analysis of previous studies on selected topics, formulation of the research objective)

Materials and methods (information about the experiment outline, equipment, materials, methods of obtaining and analyzing the data used, processing of results)

Results and discussion (presentation of the main stages of the work with the full substantiation of scientific results, comparison with the latest research on selected topics).

Acknowledgements (if any).

Information about grant support (if any), or about the institution that funded the research.


Actual writing of the names of institutions, terms, acronyms, toponyms

At the beginning of the article, submit the full name of the institutions and the abbreviated one, if such will be used later (State Institution National Antarctic Scientific Center, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (SI NASC), Ukrainian Antarctic Akademik Vernadsky station (Akademik Vernadsky station). The same for terms and acronyms - first the full name is given, and then abbreviated. Toponyms in the text are indicated in full.

Section names (in bold, capital letters) are indicated on a separate line; before and after the section name a blank line must be left, subheadings are indicated in bold,  normal letters. All sections should have a maximum length of 100 characters and have thematically adequate names. The number of figures and tables in the text should be minimal and occupy no more than half an A4 sheet. Pictures should preferably be submitted in black and white, scanned with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. It is not allowed to submit the same material in tabular and graphic form.


Tables with short headings (single spaced) should be inserted into the text and numbered sequentially in Arabic numerals (in the upper left corner before the name of the table). The thickness of the lines (frames) of tables should be 0.5 pt. The word Table or Table 1 is italics, the title text is highlighted in bold, and after the word Table or Table 1 should be a full stop. References in the text to any of the tables should look like this: (Table 1), if there is only one table in the manuscript - (Table). The orientation of the tables on the page is portrait, the layout is vertical. No full stop after the caption of a table. All table cells should be filled in.


All illustrations to the article should be inserted in the text. The number of illustrations should not exceed four and it is desirable to submit them in black and white.

Reference in the text - (Fig. 1), if there is only one figure in the manuscript - (Figure). Graphic illustrations and photographs should be submitted in a separate file in JPG or TIFF format, the quality of photos should be at a resolution of at least 600 dpi. Caption for pictures should be standard Times New Roman, 12 pt. The caption to the picture begins with the word Fig. 1. in italics; then the space and the name of the picture. To designate parts of the picture, letters in italics a, b, c, etc. should be used. If the manuscript contains drawings of a third party, it is necessary to obtain written permission for their use.

Units of measurement

When choosing units of measurement it is necessary to adhere to the International System of Units (SI system).

Chemical compounds and mathematical formulas

Chemical formulas should be specified in accordance with the nomenclature recommended by IUPAC, 1979. Instead of the names of simple substances it is allowed to use their formulas. Chemical formulas should be presented in ChemWindows.

Abbreviations of the most commonly used compounds are permitted. For other abbreviations, explanations should be provided when they are first used in the text.

In decimals a comma is used to separate parts. The% sign is not separated by a space from the number. A dash is always placed between numbers without spaces.

The multiplication symbol is “×”:5 × 10 mol / L. For scalar products and chemical formulas, the definitions (a • c) and (CuSO4 • 7H2O) are used, respectively.

Greek characters are not italicized.

Long and complex mathematical formulas are typed using the Math Type program, and are additionally presented as a separate file. To indicate the upper and lower index, a Roman type is used.

Latin names

Latin names of species of animals, plants, mushrooms, microorganisms should be given in italics. At first mention in the text with the indication of the taxon authors, further - without authors. Taxon authors and taxon ranks should be in Roman type. At the first mention of the species, the genus name is submitted in full, further reduced to one letter, except when the sentence begins with the Latin name or when it refers to species belonging to different genera whose names begin with the same letter. In the captions to the tables and figures, the generic names should not be abbreviated (the exception is a list of several species of the same genus).

The names and authors of plant taxons should be submitted in accordance with "The International Plant Names Index" (https://www.ipni.org), the names and authors of fungi taxons – in accordance with «MycoBank” (http://www.mycobank.org/ quicksearch.aspx ), the names and authors of marine organisms – «World Register of Marine Species: WoRMS» (http://www.marinespecies.org). If the name of a plant, animal, fungus or microorganism species is indicated in the title of an article, the taxon authors should not be indicated, and in parentheses it is necessary to indicate the family (Roman type) to which this species belongs. Taxon authors should not be presented in the article abstract.

Information about authors

Information about authors should be presented in a separate file: last name, first name, patronymic, position and full name of the institution where the author works, scientific degree, academic rank, field of scientific activity, address, phone number, as well as the ORCID or URL of a personal web page (if available).

List of references

The list of references contains published works in alphabetical order, which are referenced in the text. A prerequisite is the prevalence of references to works published over the last decade, which are in the international scientometric databases Scopus and Web of Science. References to unpublished works are not allowed.

In the text, reference should be made as follows: (Petrenko, 2015, p. 123); (Ivanenko et al., 2016); "Recently Melnyk V.I. et al. (2014) have shown that ... ". If the reference is made to different authors with the same surname, the correct design is as follows: (O. Petrenko, 2015, K. Petrenko et al., 2017). If two works of one author are mentioned in the text, the first work to which there is a reference is designated as 2018a, the second – 2018b, even if the first was published in December, and the second in February of the same year. If the article refers to works with one author but different co-authors, the correct reference will be: (Petrenko et al. 2017; Petrenko et al. 2018). In case the reference is made to sources where the first author is one and the second and the other are different and if the works are published in one year, the reference will be: (Petrenko, Stepanenko et al., 2018; Petrenko, Ivanenko, et al., 2018). If there are two authors in the article, then indicate both authors with a comma or the and (&) sign. Reference to personal message should be as follows: (O. Petrenko, person. message 2018). References in the text to the software product should include the full name of the program and the name of the author. Authors should carefully check the list of references, since inaccuracies and mistakes may prevent indexation of the publication in domestic and foreign bibliometric databases. In case of inaccuracies in it, the editorial board has the right to reject the article. The References for English-language articles should be submitted in the Latin alphabet to ensure that the article can be processed by SCOPUS, Web of Science, and other international scientometric databases.

The list of references should be presented in accordance with Harvard Reference System. The general structure of the bibliographic record is as follows: the author's surname, initials; all authors are indicated without reducing their number; after the surname and initials of the author (authors) the year of publication is indicated; after the year of publication, the title of the article or the name of the section is indicated, if this is a reference to a section of a collective monograph or collected articles; the name of the journal or the monograph should be in italics (all significant words of the name of the journal or monograph are capitalized); the journal number or volume (in parentheses – the issue number), the article pages are indicated; for a book (monograph) - the publication number (if not first published), the city of publication, the name of the publisher and the number of pages are indicated; a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or URL for electronic publications (if any), a dot is placed at the end of the reference. A long email address can be moved to the next line. In this case, the last in the first line should be "slash" ("/").

Appendix А

Examples of references

Reference to monograph:

Weeks, W.F. 2010. On Sea Ice. Fairbanks: Univ Alaska Press.

Florindo, F., Siegert, M. (eds). 2009. Antarctic Climate Evolution. Amsterdam: Elsivier Science.

Reference to the section of collective monograph:

Lemke, P., Ren, J. 2007. Observations: Changes in Snow, Ice and Frozen Ground. In Solomon, S. et al (eds) Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. NY: Cambridge Univ Press.

Reference to article from the journal:

Burton, M.G. 2010. Astronomy in Antarctica. Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 18, 417-469.

Convey, P., Stevens, M.I. 2007. Antarctic biodiversity. Science, 317(5846), 1877-1878. doi: 10.1126/science.1147261

Reference to conference proceedings:

Padman, L., Fricker, H.A., Coleman, R., Howard, S., Erofeeva, L. 2002. A new tide model for the Antarctic ice shelves and seas. In Winther, J.G., Solberg, R. (eds) 4th International Symposium on Remote Sensing in Glaciology. Maryland, 03-08 June, 2001, 247-254.

Reference to online recourse:

Clayton R. 2000. Average summer temperatures in Svalbard. www.climate.com/Arctic on 5 March 2006.

Reference to articles in online journals in case of DOI:

Ivan Parnikoza, Iryna Kozeretska, Viktor Kunakh. 2011. Vascular Plants of the Maritime Antarctic: Origin and Adaptation. American Journal of Plant Sciences 2, https://doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2011.23044


The process of preparing the manuscript for publication consists of several stages.

First stage is submission of the manuscript. The author provides a Word file with figures and tables (pages should be sequentially numbered), as well as a separate file with author’s agreement. These documents should be submitted to the website of the Ukrainian Antarctic Journal. The manuscript is reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, and in the case of proper design and compliance with all scientific criteria, the Journal topics, absence of plagiarism, it is accepted for review. Materials submitted are checked by the editorial staff with regard to borrowing, using automated verification systems.

Second stage – reviewing.

All manuscripts in UAJ undergo a double-blind peer review.

The manuscript is submitted to two experts for independent anonymous peer review. The editorial board provides the author with reviewers who timely and impartially fulfill the obligations of reviewing the manuscript, are not financially interested in research and do not represent the interests of a competing organization. In case of one positive and one negative feedback, the Editor-in-Chief appoints an additional Reviewer. Negative feedback is considered by the Editorial Board, which makes the final decision. If the manuscript is rejected, the Editorial Board reserves the right not to enter into discussions with the authors.

Third stagesubmission of the manuscript after a peer review.

The author submits the manuscript in a Word file with the corrections, the file name marked "Corrected Author's name », as well as a file with explanations of the author regarding comments. If the manuscript does not return to the editorial office on time, it will be removed from consideration for this issue of the journal. If the manuscript is submitted after the deadline, it will have a new submission date.

Fourth stage – submission of the manuscript for printing.

The author submits the following files: the text of the manuscript in a Word file, name of the authors, name of the manuscript, name of the institutions, abstract, keywords. In separate files: figures, photos in TIFF, GIF, JPEG format, the desired resolution is 600 dpi. File names: author’s last name and fig.1, fig. 2. File with information about the authors.


Ukrainian Antarctic Journal (UAJ) is published online and is archived on V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine (http://www.nbuv.gov.ua).

All information about journal is available on the official journal web-page http://uaj.uac.gov.ua.



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