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Author Guidelines

The Editorial  Board of the scientific professional edition Ukrainian Antarctic journal (UAJ) accepts for publication scientific papers, short notes, reviews  that comply with the following rules. The author is responsible for the scientific content of the article.

No fee is required from authors for editorial preparation and publication of articles in the scientific edition Ukrainian Antarctic journal.

General requirements for manuscripts

Manuscripts of scientific articles, short notes, 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 . Along with the manuscript, there should be submitted the Author’s agreement 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 25 pages including a list of references, tables, captions to figures, abstract in English, review - up to 10 pages, short notes  - up to 6 pages. Articles should contain extended structured abstracts (annotations) reflecting the main content of the work.

Requirements for manuscript design

The manuscript should be presented in MS 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 notes) should be presented as follows:

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

Authors’ initials and names without paragraph indent (boldface font), ORCID, Researcher ID. If there are several authors from different institutions, their names should be accompanied by numerical indices corresponding to the ordinal numbers 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, the Center should be listed after the author’s main place of work.

Numbered list of affiliations and their addresses (street name, building, city, postal code, country). Leave a blank line. E-mail of the corresponding author, without a paragraph indent (italics).

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

A short title of the article up to 100 characters long including the intervals, for page headers.

Abstract and Keywords

Structured abstracts (annotations) including keywords (1800-2000 characters) should be printed without a paragraph indent, the word Abstract, 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 vague phrases); content-richness (presents the main content of the article and research results); the use of common scientific terminology, typical for the field; the unity of terminology within the abstract and the body of the article, the absence of references and abbreviations, if possible. The abstract should contain information about the object of research, explain the rationale why it was conducted, what was found and why the knowledge is important.

Leave a blank line.

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

Leave 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 general structure of the experiment, protocols, equipment, materials and data treatment).

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

Acknowledgements (if any).

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


Up-to-date writing of the names of institutions, terms, acronyms, toponyms

At the beginning of the article, submit the full names of the institutions and the abbreviated ones, 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 goes for terms and acronyms - first the full name is given, and then abbreviated. Toponyms in the text are indicated in full.

Each section name (in bold, capital letters) is printed on a separate line; before and after the section name a blank line must be left. Subheadings are given in bold, regular font size. All sections should have thematically adequate names no longer than 100 characters. Each figure or table should 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 using 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 should be italicized, the title is highlighted in bold, and after the word Table or Table 1 there should be a full stop. References in the text to any of the tables should look like this: (Table 1), or if there is only one table in the manuscript - (Table). The orientation of the tables on the page is portrait, the layout is vertical. After the caption of a table there should be no full stop. All table cells should be filled in.


All illustrations to the article should be inserted in the text. It is desirable to submit them in black and white.

Reference in the text is given as (Fig. 1), or 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, at the resolution of at least 300 dpi. Captions for pictures should be standard Times New Roman, 12 pt. The caption to the picture begins with the word Fig. 1. in italics; then a 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. Download form.

Units of measurement

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

Chemical compounds and mathematical formulas

Chemical formulas should be specified in accordance with the nomenclature recommended by IUPAC.

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

For scalar products and chemical formulas, the formulas are given as e. g. (a • c) and (CuSO• 7H2O), respectively.

Greek characters are not italicized.

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

Latin names

Latin names of animals, plants, fungi, microorganisms should be given in italics. At first mention in the text the taxon authors are mentioned, and afterwards omitted. 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 (except for lists of several species of the same genus).

The names and authors of plant taxon should be submitted in accordance with "The International Plant Names Index" (https://www.ipni.org), the names and authors of fungi taxa – 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). In the title of an article a taxon’s authors should not be indicated, but it is necessary to state the family (not italicized) to which it belongs. Taxon authors should not be presented in the article abstract.


The list of references contains sources referenced in the text, in alphabetical order. 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 research are not allowed.

In the text, the reference should be made as follows: (Petrenko, 2015); (Ivanenko et al., 2016); "Recently Melnyk V.I. et al. (2014) have shown that ... ". If references are 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 reference is made to sources where the first author is the same and other authors 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, name both: (Petrenko, Stepanenko, 2019). A reference to personal message should be as follows: (O. Petrenko, person. message 2018). References to software 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 send the article back for re-formatting. 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 general structure of the bibliographic record is as follows: the author's surname, initials; each and every author is named; 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 (if this is a reference to a section of a collective monograph or collected articles) is given; 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 issue or volume (in parentheses – the issue number), the article pages are indicated; for a book (monograph) - the publication number (if it’s not the first edition), the city of publication, the name of the publisher and the number of pages; 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 character in the previous line should be "slash" ("/"). DOI should be given as https://doi.org/10.1109/5.771073

Appendix А

Examples of references

Reference to a monograph:

Weeks, W.F. 2010. On Sea Ice. Fairbanks: Univ. Alaska Press. 664.

Florindo, F., Siegert, M. (eds). 2009. Antarctic Climate Evolution. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science. 606.

Reference to a 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 a journal article:

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. https://doi.org/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 a web sourse:

Clayton R. 2000. Average summer temperatures in Svalbard. www.climate.com/Arcticon5March2006.

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 UAJ. The Editorial office and Executive Editor evaluate the submitted manuscript for pertinince to the scope of the Journal, plagiarism, and strict adherence to all scientific criteria and then assigns the Reviewers.

Second stage – reviewing.

The manuscript is submitted to two experts for independent anonymous peer review who timely and impartially fulfill the obligations of reviewing the manuscript, are not financially interested in the research and do not represent the interests of a competing organization. If one review is positive and the other is negative, the Executive Editor assigns an additional Reviewer, whose review informs the Editor’s final decision. If the manuscript is rejected, the Editorial Board reserves the right not to enter into discussions with the authors.

Third stage – submission of the manuscript after peer review.

The author submits the manuscript as a Word file with the corrections, the file named "Corrected Author's name », as well as a file with explanations of the author regarding comments of the Reviewers. If the manuscript does not return to the editorial office on time, it will be removed from consideration for the 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 and in separate files: figures, photos in TIFF, GIF, JPEG format; the desired resolution is 300 dpi. File names: author’s last name and fig.1, fig. 2 etc.

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The names and email addresses provided by the authors when submitting materials to the scientific professional edition Ukrainian Antarctic journal are used in accordance with requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On the Protection of Personal Data", exclusively for the stated purpose of the journal and are not available for other purposes.