Requirements for authors


The “Science and Science of Science” editors accept original articles not printed before in other periodicals, which content is relevant to the journal’s profile and the current state of science.

The publication is free of charge.

All the manuscripts (articles) submitted to the editors will be subject to the obligatory review procedure. Excluded are the materials published under the headings “Ukrainian archives”, “Chronicles of scientific life” and “Reviews”, which publication is subject to decision taken by the editorial board.

Only the scientific articles are liable for review, which fit into the thematic coverage of the journal and designed in conformity with the journal requirements. The manuscripts not conforming to the requirements will be returned to authors for further elaboration.

An article will be sent to two peer reviewers for review. The review procedure is anonymous for both reviewers and authors.

In case when two positive opinions on a manuscript are received, it will be recommended for publication.

In case when two negative opinions on a manuscript are received, it will not be recommended for publication.

In case when one negative and one positive opinion are received, an article will be given for assessment to the third reviewer.

In case when two negative opinions on a manuscript are received, but the author(s) does not agree with the reviewers’ conclusions, an article will also be sent to an additional peer review.

If a manuscript needs further elaboration, the author(s) will be sent the comments to the article. The refined article, in case of need, may be sent for a second review.

Authors are entitled to read reviews on their articles.

The final decision on publication of scientific articles is taken by the editorial board of the journal considering the received reviews.

The LICENSE AGGREMENT for the use of a work will be signed with an author(s) whose manuscripts have positive reviews. The signed license contract means that an author(s) has learnt and approved the contract terms.


The editors ask authors to keep to the following rules when preparing an article for submission:


The manuscripts are submitted to the editors in paper version (if possible), and online version: on a floppy disk or by e-mail:

The estimated size of articles, including tables, figures, lists of references and abstracts, should make:

not more than 20 pages (not more than 50 000 signs with spaces) for theoretical, review or discussion articles;

10 to 15 pages (not more than 35 000 signs with spaces) for articles containing specific studies and their methods; 

2 to 4 pages (not more than 10 000 signs with spaces) for brief reports, reviews, chronicles etc.


Presentation rules


An article needs to be structured according to the presentation rules.


An article must consist of the following sections: introduction (problem setting); topic’s relevance; review of recent studies and publications; objective and tasks; methods of study, results and discussion; conclusions and future studies on the topic; list of references in the original language; list of references in English.


An article must have:

UDC code;

Information about the authors: surname, name, father’s name (in full); place of job and address, position; scientific degree and title; number of home, mobile and/or office phone, e-mail; ORCID identifier.

Abstracts in Ukrainian, English and Russian (not less than 1800 signs without spaces, following the Resolution of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No 32 from 15.01.2018)

An abstract must reflect the sequential logic of the performed study: it must contain a formulated objective of the study, a brief description of data sources, methods and results of the study.

Keywords in three languages (4 to 10 words or word combinations).


The article text must be printed in Word for Windows.

The numerical data should possibly be presented in table form, without recurrence in the text. Tables must be compact, with title and sequence number, made up in Word або Excel. Notes made in tables must be put under them.

The scopes of graphic presentation should be minimal. Figures (graphs, schemes or diagrams) must have clear image. Sophisticated figures should be simplified by indicating only what is necessary. Graphs and scheme should not be overloaded by legends. The size of figures must not exceed the size of a printed page of the journal. It is not recommended to support the same statement by figures and tables.        

Other kinds of illustrative material (pictures or drawings) are submitted together with a manuscript. It needs to be of high quality and saved as *.tif, *.eps or *.jpg.

All the tables and illustrations contained in the text must have references made under them in “Source” line.

The formulae are printed by use of Microsoft Equation tool.

The list of references must be made up in the order of their occurrence in the article’s text. The references must be indicated in the text in square brackets by figures corresponding to their numbers in the list of reference.

References to unpublished materials are not allowed. References to textbooks and online sources of non-scientific origin should be avoided. References to encyclopedia or guidebooks should be limited. References to legal and regulatory acts should be made as footnotes.



The list of references must consist of the two parts: the list of references in the original language and the list of references in English.


  1. THE LIST OF REFERENCES IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE consists of the sources in the original language. It should be made up according the Ukrainian Standard of Bibliographic Description (State Standard of Ukraine (SSU) 8302:2015:Bibliographic Description. General Provisions and Rules. Kyiv, 2016).


  1. THE LIST OF REFERENCES IN ENGLISH constitutes a list of literary sources designed in conformity with the international style APA(American Psychological Association). The sources written in other than Latin alphabet must be presented in English translation, with adding the indication about the original language (for example: [in Ukrainian]), and the digital identifier DOI, if available.







An article should be carefully verified by its author(s), especially formulae and citations. Articles not verified and not presented in the proper manner are not accepted by the editors.

The responsibility for reliability of information (selection and accuracy of presented facts, citations, statistical data, names, geographical names and other data, as well as disclosure of data that are not subject to open publication) rests on the authors of published articles.