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Author Guidelines

Dear authors, please pay attention to the importance of following the terms and conditions of publication. The editorial team cannot make exceptions to these requirements as far as they are based on the rules and requirements of the international databases, indexing our journal.

Manuscript must be of a quality and context that the Editorial Board think would be of interest to an international audience.

The Editorial Staff will not consider the articles that:

  • do not meet the requirements;
  • do not have scientific novelty and practical significance;
  • do not belong to the research areas of the journal;
  • are written with the use of computer-aided translation;
  • are not edited (contain grammatical and stylistic errors);
  • violate the ethics of scientific research, particularly if editorial staff reveals plagiarism, self-plagiarism, data fabrication, duplicate publication.

Please note that:

The Journal invites scientific papers on condition they have never been published before and their topics are relevant to the “Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 9. Current Trends in Language Development (ISSN 2523-4242 (Online), ISSN 2414-4797 (Print))”, as well as they must be presented in a predetermined format. Papers are acceptable from scholars in the field of linguistics. Papers must describe the current state of the investigated problem and comprise the new findings revealed in the course of research.

The papers must be checked in the Anti-Plagiarism system. The assessment
of the originality of the article in the Anti-Plagiarism system must not be less than 85%.

Language – English.

Instructions for Preparation of Papers for Publication:

The first page should contain the initials with second name of the author(s), the title of the article (in the language of the article) and in English

The next page should contain the following data: Universal Decimal Classification index to the left; the next line is the initials with the second name of the author(s) in bold to the right; the next line is the institutional affiliation and country; the next line is the e-mail address; the next line is the title (in the language of the article) in all capital letters in bold (14 pt.), centred at the top of the page.

Then three abstracts (700 characters each) with the keywords (5–7 words and / or concepts taken from the abstract) must be presented: the first abstract must be written in English, the second in Ukrainian (12 pt., Times New Roman, alignment in width, paragraph indention – 1,25 cm.).

Paper format: the text (40 thsd characters) and references must be typed
in 1 space. Margins – 2 cm all the way around. Paragraph indention – 1,25 cm. Any extra fonts used in the paper (except Times New Roman) must be supplied separately, like characters and illustrations. Quotations and definitions are enclosed in quotation marks (“discourse”). A hyphen (-) must be clearly distinguished from a dash (–), e.g.: “Discourse – is ...”, but “lexico-grammatical meaning”. Fragments of the paper containing illustrations must be typed in italics. Gaps in quotations must be indicated in the following way: [...]. Any footnotes are not allowed.

All citations are given in square brackets and drawn in compliance with the following style: the second name of the author, year of publication and cited page (e.g. (Ivanov 1990, p. 25; Petrov, 2001; Sidorov, 2002; 2003 et al.).

Links to Internet sources must be typed with full address (e.g. (Nikitin, 2009 URL: http://www.portal-slovo.ru/philology/41876.php)). The author is responsible for the accuracy of all citations given in the paper and the correctness of format of references.

The scientific paper must contain the following structural elements:

– Abstract: the characteristic of the problem under investigation and the main results of the work;


– Introduction: problem statement and its relation to important scientific or practical objectives: a problem that has not been solved yet in science or has been outlined partly must be formulated in this section. The author must indicate the problem, which he / she chose for the investigation, its practical significance. It is also necessary to write about the contribution of the article to the solution of this problem.

ATTENTION! The Literature Review may be observed in this section too. In this case, the Literature Review may be omitted.

– Literature Review: this section must reflect the author’s view on the problem under consideration. This section usually includes 20–30 sources, where at least 10 are of foreign scholars and 15 for the last 10 years, but 7 of them – for the last 3 years. The theoretical and methodological basis of the investigation must be specified.

– Aim and Objectives: the aim is formulated with one sentence, but the objectives must be represented with 3 or more;


This section reveals the aim and objectives of the investigation formulated previously. The scientific novelty and the significance of the results for the development of world science are to be emphasised.

The world experience must be analysed, on the basis of which one can see: what foreign experience can be used in your country; which domestic experience is important for world science; what is already in use and what is proposed to be used in the future; what are the prospects of what is stated in the title of the paper in your country and in the world;

– Discussion.

This section must include synthesis and evaluation of the results of the investigation. It is necessary to compare the results obtained in the article with the results of investigations of other scholars. Having considered other scientific concepts, it is necessary to determine from which position the obtained results may be explained. The assessment of the results is given in comparison with other available results. The author determines the place of the results in the knowledge of other sciences.

– Conclusions: the conclusions must be a concise statement of the main body of the paper and correspond to the aim and objectives. They must reflect the practical application of the results and the essence of the article;

– References: the References must be typed after the main body in source language in alphabetical order. A list of cited works is given on the next line (with paragraph indention – 1.25 cm), but its bibliographic descriptions must correspond to the technical format. The second name with the initials of author(s) are given in italics. Only common reductions are allowed. The list must include only those works, to which the author(s) of the paper cited in the text. Only a third of the references to your own works are allowed.


Requirements for the list of references.

  1. “References” should correspond the APA standard (http://www.apastyle.org/). APA standard online converter: http://reffor.us/ or http://www.citationmachine.net/
  2. Authors should consider the credibility of the sources they use! If you cannot define the author and / or the year of publication, it is better to refuse such sources as they are not reliable for quoting in the scientific research.
  3. Do not overuse self-citation. Authors may quote their previous works in the event that it is appropriate.
  4. The bulk of the references in publication should be authoritative sources of the last 5–7 years most of which should be the research articles in journals. If there are no links to research articles from reputable scientific journals, indexed in Web of Science and / or Scopus, it is likely to cause distrust of the reviewers to the work.
  5. It is not recommended to quote study guides and tutorials.
  6. It is necessary to minimise the links to conference abstracts and other materials that were not peer-reviewed before publication.
  7. It is not allowed to cite Wikipedia and another online encyclopedia.
  8. Specify the date of access to electronic sources. Example: Research initiatives. (n.d.). Retrieved January 11, 2007, from MIT, Comparative Media Studies website, http://cms.mit.edu/research/index.php
  9. It is necessary to pay attention to the correctness of abbreviated names of journals in references. Use the link with abbreviations in bibliographic description. To check the correctness of abbreviated names of journals included in Web of Science, you can go to link.
  10. Be sure to specify the DOIs of all cited sources. Information about DOIs may be found at the site of the journal.

Example: Brownlie, D. (2007). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41, 1245–1283. doi: 10.1108/03090560710821161

  1. Citing the sources in French, German and others, the translation should be given in brackets. Journal names are not translated.

Example: Mozart, W. A., & Johannes, S. B. (2009). Erfahrungen der Kursteilnehmerkrankenschwestern. [Experiences of the student nurse]. Krankenpflege journal, 10, 100–120.

  1. References are organized in alphabetical order.

A reference to the grant (if the paper is executed in its framework) must be given in English below in the following way:

Acknowledgments: The research is financially supported by the Fulbright Program, Project No. 00-00-00000.


Instructions for Paper Submission.

To submit a manuscript, you need to register on the site https://sjnpu.com.ua on the Open Journal Systems, and go through five steps of submission process (see instructions at the journal site) and select the English language. We draw the authors’ attention to the fact that in the process of registration on the site after filling in the obligatory information marked with an asterisk *, it is necessary to indicate ORCID id, Affiliation, Department and rank. In comments to the editor (step 1) you may specify the postal address for sending the hard copy of the issue.

Publication fee.

Submission of manuscripts of articles to the collection of scientific papers “Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 9. Current Trends in Language Development (ISSN 2523-4242 (Online), ISSN 2414-4797 (Print))” is free.

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