About the Journal
Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
National Museum of Natural History
About the Theriological School
Vol. 16 (2017)
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Vol. 12 (2014)
Vol. 11 (2012)
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Vol. 5 (2002)
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Vol. 1 (1998)
The Proceedings of the Theriological School is the main journal of the Ukrainian Theriological Society, NAS of Ukraine. Accordingly, the Editorial Office has high demands regarding the content and scientific level of papers, as well as the editorial preparation of texts and additional materials.
Each manuscript submitted for publication undergo preliminary review by the Chief Editor or one of the Associate Editors. Usually, the manuscript is returned right after to the Corresponding author to consider editorial remarks. Afterwards, the manuscript is sent for peer-review.
Research papers and short communications dealing with mammalian biology, as well as chronicles of mammalogical events can be submitted for publication in the Proceedings of the Theriological School. The authors are asked to declare that submitted manuscripts are original contributions, which have not been published yet and have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
Manuscripts should be written in English (British and American are both acceptable) or Ukrainian and saved as rtf, doc, or docx file. The file of the manuscript together with additional materials should be sent to the Editorial Office by the Corresponding author via emal to the following address: email@example.com. The Corresponding author takes responsibility for further correspondence with the editors.
Before submission, the authors should consider if their manuscript's content and design meet the requirements of the journal. Additionally, each author is asked to fill in an individual copy of Author Declaration form and email it to the the Editorial Office.
Manuscripts should meet the journal's criteria. The authors may also use a template prepared by the editors, which can be downloaded here.
Format. Page size 19х27 cm, upper margin 2.5 cm, other margins 2 cm. Font Times New Roman (11 pt). File format rtf, doc or docx. Line spacing 1.0. Do not use elements of automarking and paragraphs autonumbering. To highlight text fragments in bold or italic is allowed.
The recommended scope of a manuscript is 10 000-30 000 characters (5-15 pages), including tables, figures, references, and abstracts. The scope of short communications should not exceed 7 000 characters (2 pages), while the scope of review papers should not exceed 20 pages.
The recommended size of the manuscript's file is to 2 Mb, including illustrations.
Bibliographic information should be placed on the first page in the following order (in separate paragraphs): UDC code, Title, Given Name and Surname of the author(s), institution, postal and email addresses, abstract (not less than 800-900 characters), key words (up to 5). If there are several authors, the respective institutions and names should be marked by numbers (e.g., I. Delehan1, S. Rebrov2), while the full postal address should be given only for the Corresponding author. The abstract should contain the main results of the study and not include general phrases and references.
Bibliographic information should be given in both English and Ukrainian.
Introduction should not exceed 20 % of the manuscript's scope and it should contain the description and current state of the studied problem, references to key works, the aim of the present research and its relevance.
Material and Methods. This part is strongly recommended, although its content can be included into the Introduction. It is important to describe the methods of collecting field materials and preliminary data, methods of data processing, or at least to refer to methods published earlier. It stands for all stages of works, including obtaining, amassing, and processing of data. In all cases, the use of certain methods should be reasoned or referred to methodological works. The amount of analysed materials should be also indicated.
Manuscript partition. The division of the main text is arbitrary but mandatory. It can be divided into "Results and Discussion" or contain sections with their own titles. Sub-sections should not exceed 4 000 characters of scope (1-1.5 pages). Titles of sub-sections included into the paragraphs should be given in bold italic (e.g., as in this guide). Before each new section or sub-section a blank line is required.
Tables. Tables (created in MS Word or MS Excel) should be presented directly in the text of the manuscript. Each table must have title and number, which should be referred to in the text. Tables should have subsequent numbering and corresponding references in the text. Measurement values given in table titles should be followed by the respective abbreviated units (e.g., mm) The font size of table titles and contents is 9 pt. Table titles should be given in both English and Ukrainian.
Figures. Figures should have subsequent numbering and be referred to in the text. Files of figures (gif, tif, or jpg, resolution 300 dpi) should be submitted separately. Font size on figures and of figure titles should be 9 pt. Titles should be placed below the figures as "Fig. 1. Title..." in both English and Ukrainian.
Formulas, terms, measurement units. Formulas should be created by MS Equation. Biological, physical, chemical, technical, and mathematical terms, also measurement units and their abbreviations used in the text should be generally accepted. Abbreviated measurement units must be given according to SI. When there is a fauna description in the text, it is recommended in "Material and Methods" to refer to the systematic survey followed in the paper.
References. References in the text should be direct, e.g., (Migulin, 1938), (Emelyanov et al., 1993). The list of references should be arranged in alphabetical order with no numbering. Cyrillic references should be transcribed or translated into English and given in [square brackets] after the original reference.
Citation of "grey literature" (abstracts, unknown paper collections, students proceedings, LAP LAMBERT books etc.) should be avoided.
For more details regarding reference list arrangement see the last voulume of the journal.
Documents and Correspondence. Original files should be named after the surname of the Corresponding author (e.g.., shkvyrya-text.rtf, shkvyrya-fig1.jpg). During editorial process, the editor adds the number of the current version to the title (e.g. shkvyrya-text-ver3.rtf). When submitting a manuscript, the letter should also contain a request to the Editorial Board to consider the manuscript for publication, as well as a brief information about the author.
Correspondence is carried out via email address firstname.lastname@example.org