|Rules for writing articles|
I. Scope of the Journal
The Journal "The Bulletin of Kharkiv National Agrarian University. Series Biology" publishes articles on topical issues of experimental plant biology and related areas, namely physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and plant breeding, plant anatomy and cell biology, plant biotechnology and ecology, plant interaction with other organisms, etc.
For publication are accepted:
Papers are printed in Ukrainian, Russian or English.
ІІ. Requirements to article text presentation
The text of experimental papers should consist of sections: "Introduction", "Methods", "Results", "Discussion" (the joint section “Results and Discussion” is possible), “List of References”.
Summary in size up to 15-20 lines is placed under the headlines in an original language.
Literature references in the text are given in parentheses with surname of author (authors) and year of publication. If authors more than two, references are made out as follows: (Dogadina et al., 2008).
References list is made alphabetically. Design example:
Koster K.L., Lynch D.V. 1992. Solute accumulation and compartmentation during the cold acclimation of puma rye. Plant Physiol. 98 : 108-113.
Hossain M.A., Hoque M.A., Burritt D.J., Fujita M. 2014. Proline protects plants against abiotic oxidative stress: biochemical and molecular mechanisms. In: Oxidative Damage to Plants Antioxidant Networks and Signaling. Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier : 477-521.
Tables are printed on separate pages with own title each.
Figures are drawn as black-and-white on a separate pages. Under the figures their numbers and caption with the full explanation of figure designations and content are printed.
Completely surnames and first names of all authors, phones, faxes, e-mail and full post addresses are indicated on the separate page.
ІІІ. Preparation of electronic version of manuscript
The text of the paper should be executed in *.doc ore *.docx format with use of font Times New Roman 14 pt., one-and-a-half interval, body text alignment on width, without use of special type of formatting and without word divisions.
Graphic figures must be inserted in text file and duplicated as file in Excel (*.xls) format. Font of figures Arial 10 pt., bold. Frameworks of diagram area, plotting area and legend are invisible. All lines are of average thickness. The basic points of axes are directed inward. Diagrams are accompanied with initial data by which they are plotted. Photos are inserted in text file and are duplicated in the formats *.tif, *.gif, *.jpg.
IV. Representation of materials to editorial office
To the Editorial Office the text of the electronic version is sent by e-mail.
V. Editorial preparation
The papers which are received by Editorial Office are registered and directed to be reviewed to two experts in the given concrete field. If there are censorious remarks the paper is returned to the authors for completion. Authors should return the corrected variant and the answer to all remarks of the reviewer.
Address of Editorial Office: 62483, Ukraine, Kharkiv, p/o Dokuchaevske-2, Dokuchaev KhNAU, office 4-417. Tel. (0572) 99-73-52. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsibilities of the Editorial Board
The Editorial Board of “The Bulletin of Kharkiv National Agrarian University. Series Biology” in its work adheres to the international ethical rules of scientific publications and is guided by the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), particularly, Publishing Ethics Resource Kit of the Elsevier publishing house, and also draws on the valuable experience of reputable international journals and publishers. Adherence to the regulations on publication ethics by all of involved in publication process provides protection of authors’ intellectual property right, improving the quality of publication and excludes the possibility of illegal use of author’s materials. This Regulation is consistent with the policy of the journal and is one of the main components of the review and publication of the Journal.
Responsibilities of Reviewers
Independent peer review is the main way to objectively assess the scientific quality of potential publications and improve it by formulating recommendations for finalizing articles.
Responsibilities of Authors
Authors should be aware that they are personally responsible for the text of the manuscript, the accuracy of the results of the research, as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
Peer review process
The manuscript of the article must be anonymously reviewed by two leading specialists in the corresponding field, one of whom may be a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal.
|Open access policy|
|“The Bulletin of Kharkiv National Agrarian University. Series Biology” (Vìsnik Harkìvsʹkogo nacìonalʹnogo agrarnogo unìversitetu. Serìâ Bìologiâ) is an Open access journal. All its content is permitted for any Internet users to read, download, copy, redistribute, print, search and make reference to the text of new articles, and use them for any other lawful purpose without further author’s or publisher’s permissions required (cited from The original BOAI declaration. Budapest Open. http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org).|