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Memo to the Authors


for academic periodical “Multiversum. Philosophical Almanac”

Editorial Office of the journal “Multiversum. Philosophical Almanac” accepts for publishing articles on various aspects of philosophy and sociology.

The soft copy of the article and one hard copy should be submitted to the Editorial Office. The soft copy and the hard one are to be identical. The soft copy is to be submitted on either flexible or laser disk together with the hard copy made on standard paper of A4 format.

The text should be in Word (rtf); Times New Roman font, font size 14, space 1,5, all the margins of 2 sm. The volume of the article should not exceed 12 pages (20 000 characters with spaces). The materials are to be in Ukrainian. The article should not contain empty lines and is to comply with the following standards:

1. The left side of the first line should contain UDC number (Universal Decimal Classification).

2. The next lines contain:

1) Surname and first name of the author, scientific degree, academic title, rank, place of work (full name of it); if there are several authors, the information about each of them is submitted on different lines.

2) Title of the article;

3) Annotations. The annotations to the article are submitted in Ukrainian, Russian and English and should have the following features:

– the first lines should contain surname and first name of the author, the title of the article (in three languages);

– the annotation text is to be up to 600-800 characters with spaces; it contains brief review of topicality of the article, aim, content, and the perspectives for further investigations;

– key words list (3 to 8 ones preferably);

3. There can be published only the articles containing all the necessary elements (due to Act № 7-05/1 of State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles, dated Jan 15, 2003):

1) general outline of the problem and its links with important academic or practical tasks;

2) 2) analysis of the latest investigations and publications containing the roots for solving the problem and the basis for the author; defining the parts of the general problem, being the focus of the article and lacking previous resolving;

3) 3) description of the aim of the article (outline of the objective);

4) 4) main text of the investigation with utter grounding for the scientific results achieved;

5) 5) conclusions deriving from the investigation and the perspective for further research in the field;

6) 6) list of references.

4. Pictures and diagrams are to be done and printed in the black-and-white version. They should be integrated into the article in jpeg or gif formats with resolution from 300 dpi. Picture labels should be of Times New Roman font, general font size 9, title font size – 10. Picture size should not exceed A5 format parameters. All the objects within the pictures made in Word should be grouped. Complex pictures with many objects and layers should be done by means of graphics editors (CorelDraw, Photoshop and so on).

5. Tables are submitted as separate objects in Word, their size not exceeding A5 format; Times New Roman font, general font size 9, title font size – 10.

6. The article should be refereed and recommended for publishing; it should be submitted with the reference of tutor, consultant or a scholar specializing in the investigated problem (the person should be either Professor or Associate Professor).

7. The article is to be followed with the information about the author on a separate sheet; it should contain phone number and e-mail.

8. It is possible to publish only one article of the same author per issue.

9. The Editor may ask for the author’s agreement for cutting and revision of the material. The responsibility for the contents of the submission is on the author.

10. All the authors of the materials approved for publishing are to sign LICENSE AGREEMENT for editing the work (due to Act “On Periodicals of the Academy of Sciences in Ukraine”, №283, dated Nov 7, 2008).

Quoting and Reference Rules

Quotations are used in academic works for grounding own arguments by means of reference to the authoritative source or for critical analysis of one printed work or another.

It is necessary to quote the latest editions of the work. The earlier issues may be used for reference only in case they contain the material lacking in the last version.

References should be marked with the number corresponding to the list of references, in the square brackets as following: “… in the works [1-7]…” or “due to the scholar…” [8, 109].

General Reference Requirements:

1) The text of reference is surrounded with the quotation marks and should be given in the same grammatical form as in the source, with all the peculiar features of the original text. Scientific terms, suggested by other authors are not marked with quotation marks, unless they evoked general discussion. In the case they are marked with the phrase “so called”;

2) The quotation should be complete, without arbitrary cutting of the original text and without distorting the author’s thoughts. Missing of words, sentences, and abstracts is allowed without distorting of the original text; it is marked with dots. They are put in any place of the quotation (either beginning or middle or end). If the was a punctuation mark before the cut out text, it does not remain there.

3) Each quotation should be followed with the reference to the source;

4) In indirect quotation (retelling, saying other authors’ thoughts with one’s own words), allowing economy of the text, one should be utterly exact in retelling the thoughts of the author and correct in terms of evaluating the results, with the corresponding references to the source.

5) If it is necessary to find out the attitude of the author of the thesis towards particular words or thoughts from the quotation, it is possible to put an exclamatory or question mark in brackets after the fragment;

6) If the author of the article underlines some words in the quotation, there should be made a special note: after the text explaining the underlining there is to be put the dot, then hyphen and the initials of the author of the article; and the whole text of the note is to be put in round brackets. The examples are: (Italics is put by us. – M.H.) or (My underlining. – M.H.).

7) Quoting should be neither excessive nor insufficient, as both diminish the level of the academic work: excessive one makes the impression of the patchwork character of the work, and insufficient one diminishes the scientific value of the material.

Reference List Rules

1. The Reference List should contain only the sources mentioned in the references of the text.

2. All the references should be numbered and put in square brackets.

3. The sources in the reference list should not be doubled.

4. The bibliographical description is to be taken from the printed issue or library catalogues in the complete form, without omitting the elements or shortening of the titles.

5. The sources should be arranged in one of the ways: due to their succession in the text (the most useful and recommended for the article), or in the alphabetical order of the surnames or titles.

6. Information about the sources from the list should be given in correspondence with the state standard, with obligatory mentioning of:

– authors’ surnames;

– complete titles;

– place, year, name of the editorial company, number of pages.

Examples of references

To books::

Тейлор Ч. Етика автентичності. – К.: Дух і літера, 2002. – 128 с.

To articles from journals and newspapers::

Жулай В. Аналіз створення контексту у С.Кіркегора // Філософська думка. – № 3. – 2006. – С. 46–64.

To articles from books::

Ясперс К. Комунікація // Ситніченко Л.А. Першоджерела комунікативної філософії. – К.: Либідь, 1996. – С. 132–148.

Шопенгауэр А. Афоризмы житейской мудрости // Шопенгауэр А. Свобода воли и нравственность. – М.: Республика, 1992. – С. 260–420.

Editorial office informs, that the articles not corresponding with the requirements will not be published.