REQUIREMENTS FOR PREPARATION OF ARTICLES
The Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Journal publishes the original results of theoretical and experimental research, reviews of the current state of the way the problems in the field of Hydrometeorology and its sections (Meteorology and Climatology; Agricultural Meteorology; Hydrology and Water Resources, Hydrochemistry; Oceanography) and those associated with the area of knowledge Constructive Geography and Rational Use of Natural Resources are resolved.
The manuscripts submitted to the Journal should be original research papers that have not been published elsewhere before and should not contain any plagiarism. Once submitted for publication in the journal they should not be considered for publication by any other edition.
The Journal accepts manuscripts in Ukrainian and English.
Submission and publication of manuscripts in the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Journal are free of charge.
Authors should submit their manuscripts to the Editorial board as one file in MS Word format (doc, docx, rtf). Additionally, following the Editorial board's request, authors should send all figures included in the text of their articles in a separate, clearly specified file (of jpeg, xls etc. formats).
Content, accuracy of data, facts and citations, level of originality of the obtained results of the articles are the sole responsibility of the authors themselves.
The volume of a scientific article (its main body) should be of 5 - 15 pages.
PREPARING THE ARTICLE LAYOUT
Text of manuscripts should be typed using any of MS Word text editors up to MS Office 2016 version with Times New Roman font selected. Page format is A4, margins: up and down – 2.5 cm, left and right – 2.0 cm.
Please download the Article Template (DOC) or Article Template (PDF) before preparation of the article and type your manuscript’s text instead of that of the Template. The Template’s structure corresponds to the one of the article and text formatting is carried out by means of special styles designed for the manuscripts submitted to the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Journal.
In MS Word of MS Office 2003 package you can access the styles list with the help of the Toolbar menu Format – Styles and Formatting. In MS Word of MS Office 2007-2016 packages access to the styles is provided through menu Home - Styles. All styles integrated in the Template have special names starting with a letter combination “MAR”.
To format the text in MS Word word processor using the required style please place the cursor onto one of paragraphs of the text or select a certain part of the text and choose one of the styles from the corresponding styles list.
To see the parameters of a certain style click mouse's right button on this style and select “Edit”.
However, don't on any account remove Template’s styles from the list.
When typing text nonbreaking space should be commonly used (hotkeys Shift + Ctrl + Space). It should be placed between: initials and last name; value and unit of measurement; after such abbreviations as Fig., Tabl., Vol., No. etc.
When using numerals integral and fractional parts should be separated not with full stop but with comma.
Avoid manual hyphenation. With this in mind the styles allowing hyphenation will always have automatic hyphenation on.
Article’s components and main styles applied in the Template
The title of the article (MAR_Title style): Times New Roman font, 11 pt, bold, uppercase letters, centre alignment, automatic wordwrapping is prohibited.
Authors (MAR_Authors style): Times New Roman font, 11 pt, bold, letters as in a sentence, centre alignment.
The institution’s name and address (MAR_Affiliations style): Times New Roman font, 9 pt, italic, letters as in a sentence, centre alignment.
Summaries + Keywords (MAR_Abstract style): Times New Roman font, 10 pt, left and right offsets are 1.5 cm, the first line indentation is 0.5 cm, automatic wordwrapping is prohibited.
Main text (MAR_Normal style): should be placed in 2 columns, line spacing value is 1.0. Times New Roman font, 11 pt, justified alignment, the first line indentation is 0.5 cm, automatic wordwrapping is allowed.
References list (MAR_References style): Times New Roman font 9 pt, offset is 0.63 cm, automatic wordwrapping is prohibited.
Description of other styles used for preparing the article model can be found in the Template’s text.
Mathematical expressions may be placed directly in the text or typed in a separate line if a formula is too cumbersome or important. If there are references to expressions (which are placed in a separate line) further in the text they should be numbered. Their numbering must be cross-cutting across all sections. Please use the Symbol Table or special Formulas Editor Microsoft Equations or MathType 6.0 Equation embedded in MS Word (Insert - Object menu).
Figures placed in an article should be sharp, contrast and free from technical defects; not have large margins; have designations made exclusively using the Roman or Greek letters, with the style close to other text styles, well-separated and conveniently positioned on graphical part of a figure; full-colour figures and graphics are to be created in such a way that when printed black-and-white different colours would have different shades of gray.
The figures imported into the article’s text must be in the formats JPEG, TIFF, PNG, etc. with a resolution of 300 dpi without captions next to them.
Insertion of a table into article text is permitted ONLY with the appropriate tools of MS Word. Do not insert a bitmap image of the table created as a snapshot from other documents!
Figures and tables should be numbered. Their numbering must be cross-cutting across all sections.
If a figure or table is taken from other work authors should refer to the source in a relevant caption next to it.
See the Template for more information on the creating Equations, Figures and Tables in your manuscripts.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS TO ARTICLES' CONTENT
Article's text should include the following elements :
- definition of the problem in general and its connection with topical scientific and practical tasks;
- analysis of recent research and publications aimed to resolve that problem in question;
- specification of previously unresolved part of the general problem the article is dedicated to;
- formulation of the article's aim (definition of the task);
- main body of the article with complete substantiation of the obtained scientific results;
- conclusions of the given research and prospect for resolving further problems of the given sphere of interest.
The following consequence of mandatory items should be observed in the original article's text :
- UDC (PACs) number
- Metadata to the article in the language thereof
- Review of Literature associated with the problem under consideration (may be done in the Introduction)
- Materials and Research Methods
- Results of Research
- Discussion of Research Results (can be combined with the Results of Research in a single section the Results and their Discussion)
- Conclusions (including prospects for further research)
- List of references in Latin letters “References”
- Metadata to the article in the languages that are not the same as the language of the original article
Metadata to the article should have the following structure :
- The title of the article
- The list of authors : Initials- Surname
- The institution’s official name and address, city, country for each of the authors (if those are different)
- The e-mail address and ORCID identification (if available) of the corresponding author and the authors of other institutions.
The title of the article should concisely describe its content. Titles should not contain the following: the word “research” and its synonyms, mathematical expressions, symbols and abbreviations.
Full name of authors should be arranged in a consecutive order. Authors’ institutions are designated using upper index (1, 2, 3…) after author's full name. If all authors have the same institution they work for, the index should not be used.
Name and address of institution
In the list of authors explanation of indexes pointing to the institution on behalf of which the paper is submitted should look as follows. First type an index in the same form you have typed it after Last Name of one of the authors. Then press the tab key and indicate author’s Name of Institution, Building Number (or Code), Street (Avenue, Boulevard etc.) Name (or Number), “Str.” (“Ave.”, "Boul." etc.), Zip Code, City, Country. Then introduce the information corresponding to numbered index from a new line.
Summary should be well-defined and informative (no general phrases), original, substantial (reflecting the article's main content), structured (consequent description of the results in the article). It should briefly reflect aim and task, methods, main results (50–70% of the summary) and conclusions of the research. The summary itself should be understandable even without reading the article's main content. The information of the summary should not contain any aspects that are not available in the main part of the article.
The summary in English should sound English (English of high quality). The text should contain the terminology used by specialized international journals published in English. Try to use active voice more often than passive voice ("The study tested," not "It was tested in this study").
The text in the summary should not contain mathematical expressions, symbols, abbreviations.
Keywords : 4-8 words (word combinations) separated with a semicolon.
Summaries (together with keywords) in English and Ukrainian should contain at least 1800 characters each (excluding spaces); the text of both of them should match.
This component should present a separate section of the same name.
Introduction to the article should contain the following aspects: topicality of the problem; statement of the problem as a whole and its connection with actual scientific and practical tasks; determination of previously unsettled parts of the general problem, which is devoted to this article; formulating the aims of the article (statement of the task) in explicit form; definition of subject and object of research. If necessary the authors may include description of the object and subject of the research in a separate section.
It may be presented in the introduction to the article when specifying the previously unresolved parts of the general problem the article is dedicated to. It provides a critical analysis of recent research and publications related to the topic in question; main conclusions of their authors; comparative analysis of published results.
Description of the materials and methods of the research
This section of the article describes in detail the methods and materials (output data) used to obtain the given results. Description of the section is designed so that the whole research may be reproduced based thereon. Referring to commonly known methods would be enough. For theoretical research description of the model as well as specification of all applied methods, approximations, parametrizations, initial and boundary conditions, etc. are fundamental. When conducting the research based on experimental material authors should describe the methodology and conditions of their experiments, specify the materials and devices, the source data used. If necessary, the section may be divided into subdivisions. The section should bear in the readers' minds an integral idea that the author of the research is aware of all possible sources of mistakes that may affect the results thereof.
Review articles may have this section omitted.
Description of Research Results
This component of the article is intended for direct description of the research material with substantiation of the obtained scientific results. The results should be given in the finished form – tables, graphs, diagrams, maps, mathematical expressions etc. Presentation of the results is a description or explanation of data included in illustrations, tables with short comments, comparisons, estimates. The section should contain only facts. All numeral data should be specified in commonly used measurement units.
Discussion of Research Results
As opposed to the "Results" section having only established facts described, the "Discussion" section should be more theoretical, abstract and integrated with the general problem. Authors may conduct analysis of the established facts, generalize the obtained results, compare their data with those of other researchers, explain possible similarities or contradictions as compared to other research works, restate the objective and hypothesis of the research, discuss whether the obtained results correspond to the hypothesis of the research.
Following the author's decision the "Results" and "Discussion of Research Results" sections maybe integrated in one section "Research Results and their Discussion".
This component should present a separate section with the same name.
This section should summarize the research done, specify conclusions and suggestions, prospects of development for a certain problem, practical application of the obtained results. The "Conclusions" are tightly connected with the "Introduction": the latter states the aim and tasks of the research work whereas the "Conclusions" specify whether the aim set is achieved by means of the established research methods. The "Conclusions" should match the aim and tasks of the research.
Summary and conclusions should not duplicate each other.
These are addressed to the institutions and foundations that provided financial support of the research reported in the article, as well as to people or institutions that gave technical facilities to conduct experiments or calculations. Finally, authors can express their appreciation to scientists, who do not act as co-authors, for discussion of obtained results. In all the cases, authors specify the text of gratitude in a separate section titled “Acknowledgements”. The text of acknowledgements should be brief and contain specific names, institutions, projects’ acronyms, etc.
The sequence of numbers in the list of references should correspond to the sequence of references in a manuscript’s text. References are marked in a text with square brackets [3, 4] or [5, p. 10-11; 8, p. 7-9]. List of references should contain at least 5 titles.
For articles submitted in English at the end of main text of the article authors should add only one list of references titled “References” that reproduces the list of used literature exclusively in Latin.
Please get acquainted with the Requirements to references and samples of references before making your own list of references.
If a submitted manuscript does not meet the requirements to the article’s manner of preparation, the Editorial board may return materials to the authors for their revision.
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