Author Guidelines

Please submit your manuscript as one file only by e-mail to or
You may use this file as a template to prepare your submission file. It will quicken publication of your submission. 


Name(s) of the author(s)

The affiliations and address(es) of the author(s)

Abstract should have 1500–2800 characters. The abstract should be informative and full of substance. Please do not use any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. The abstract should be understandable without reading the paper.

Keywords: 4-6 items.

Research papers should not exceed 40 printed pages. Please use MS Word (*.doc).

Use internationally accepted signs and symbols (SI units).

Title should inform about the content of the paper in a condensed form. The title should not exceed 12 words. A full research paper should have following components:

  • Title
  • Name(s) of the author(s)
  • The address(es) and affiliations of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, full telephone and fax no. of the corresponding author
  • Abstract
  • Key words (indexing terms), normally 4–6 items
  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements


Review paper may have any number of sections of any names. Only Conclusion is obligatory.

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Please use the following reference style in the text: one author – (Vinson, 2015), 2 authors – (Vargo & Laurel, 2004; Vargo & Hulsey, 2014), 3 and more authors – (Davis et al., 2006; Jones et al., 2016).


Please use the table function, not spreadsheets, to design tables. Tables should be self-explanatory. Tables are placed in the text just after its first reference. They should be mentioned and numbered consecutively (e.g. Table 1). Please provide an informative title at the top of the table.

Each column should carry a brief heading. Tables will be reproduced in the journal as presented in the final submission. Please do not insert huge tables, which cannot be fit within the page margins. Details of statistics and description should be disposed beneath the table body as a footnote. Use asterisks for significance values and other statistical data.


All figures should be referred in the text and numbered consecutively. Use Times New Roman font in the figures.

Caption must appear beneath the figure and should make the figure sufficiently understandable apart from the text. Lettering and symbols should be explained in the caption and only exceptionally in the figure. Figures should be of good quality. Colour figures will appear in the downloadable files. Figures should be fit to the text area and embedded.


The list of references should only include published or accepted works that are cited in the text. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each publication.

The names of all authors should be provided. Please use the standard of APA – American Psychological Association (

Journal article

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2005). Title of article. Title of Journal, vv(n), pp–pp. doi.

Putchkov, A. (2011). Ground beetles of the Ukraine (Coleoptera, Carabidae). ZooKeys, 100, 503–515. doi:10.3897/zookeys.100.1545

Putchkov, A. V. (2013). Survey of carabid beetles of the tribe Nebriini (Coleoptera, Carabidae) of the fauna of Ukraine. Entomological Review, 93(5), 620–629. doi:10.1134/s0013873813050102

Husband, R. W., & Khaustov, A. A. (2004). A new species of Eutarsopolipus (Acari: Podapolipidae) from Calathus fuscipes (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Ukraine. International Journal of Acarology, 30(4), 329–333. doi:10.1080/01647950408684401

Sidorenko, A. I., & Siokhin, V. D. (2016). Gnezdovanie bol'shogo baklana (Phalacrocorax carbo) na tehnogennyh sooruzhenijah v Ukraine [Nesting of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) on man-made structures in Ukraine]. Visnyk of Dnipropetrovsk University. Biology, Ecology, 24(2), 308–316 (in Russian). doi:10.15421/011640


Freeland, J. R., Kirk, H., & Petersen, S. (2011). Molecular Ecology. WileyBlackwell, Oxford. doi:10.1002/9780470979365

Having received the reviewed manuscript, please castigate the text and return it to the editor in one month at the latest.

You may use papers published in the last issue as an example.

At the end of the references of the manuscript author must specify his/her ORCID ID number (for each of the authors ORCID personal number needed) to allow the readers of this article refer to authors' publications in other journals. The creation of ORCID (if you do not have it yet) will take a few minutes (the official website -

Article Processing Charge (APC)

Authors of accepted papers of standard length are required to pay a publication fee of €100. This fee helps to cover part of the publishing costs and also includes costs of language revision for papers by authors whose mother tongue is not English.


An anonymous review of the article

Submitted articles will be subject to double-blind peer review process.

As publishing has entered an membership agreement with CrossRef we use in reviewing articles CrossCheck.

Please prepare your manuscript carefully to minimize correcting.

Please submit your manuscript as one file only by e-mail to

All authors must fill:


The corresponding author, _________________________ , of the manuscript (Insert manuscript title): ________________________________________ intended for publication in journal ____________________________________ declares that:

  • all co-authors agree to publication of the submitted manuscript even after amendments arising from the peer review;
  • all co-authors agree to the posting of the full text of this work on the journal web page and to the inclusion of references in databases accessible on the Internet;
  • no results of other researchers were used in the submitted manuscript without their consent, proper citation, or acknowledgement of their cooperation or material provided;
  • the results (or any part of them) used in the manuscript have not been sent for publication to any other journal nor have already been published (or if so, that the relevant works are cited in this manuscript);
  • submission of the manuscript for publication was completed in accordance with the publishing regulations pertaining to the place of work;
  • grant holders have been informed of the submitted manuscript and they agree to its publication;
  • after publication of the paper Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University will be the copyright owner.

All authors agree that editorial correspondence and requests for copies will be sent to 

Name: __________________________

Address: _________________________________

E-mail address: ____________________

Date: ________________ Signature of the corresponding author __________