Міжвідомчий Науково-методичний збірник
"Криміналістика і судова експертиза"
ISSN: 0130-2655

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE THEME, STRUCTURE AND ARTICLES’ DESIGN IN THE INTERDEPARTMENTAL SCIENTIFIC-METHODOLOGICAL COLLECTION “CRIMINALISTICS AND FORENSICS”

Articles of specialists, that is scientists, forensic experts, scientific and academics of domestic and foreign forensic institutions, higher educational institutions, graduate students and doctoral students, employees of the legal and law enforcement industry are accepted for publication in the scientific and methodological collection.

The authors are responsible for the selection and accuracy of the facts, figures, citations, legal information, names and other information provided: for the content in the materials of data that cannot be published in open editions; providing the editorial board the material that has already been published earlier in other publications or accepted for publication. They also ensure that articles are free from uncited borrowings from the Internet and other sources. Not all materials that do not meet these requirements are considered. Submitted materials will not be returned.

General requirements

Articles sent to the Editorial Board of the collection must correspond to its profile within the following established sections:

– general theoretical questions of criminal procedure, forensic science and forensic examination;

– questions of forensic technology, tactics and methods of crime investigation;

– forensic examination: scientific developments in the field of expert research, technologies, techniques and methods of forensic examinations;

– the use of the results of scientific developments and practical data in the conduct of forensic examinations;

– overview information of foreign practice in the field of forensic examination.

The collection may include other sections, by decision of the Editorial Board.

In one issue of the collection, no more than two articles by one author can be published: one is the author’s, the second is co-authored, or two articles are co-authored.

The collection may contain materials from the point of view of the author, which is not shared by the members of the Editorial Board.

The authors of the articles, submitting their work to the Editorial Board of the collection, thereby express their consent to the placement of its full text, both in the printed version of the specified edition, and in the Internet on the official website of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.

The publication of articles in the interdepartmental scientific and methodological collection “Criminalistics and Forensics” is carried out free of charge.

The collection in electronic form (PDF-format) is posted on the official website of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.

Requirements for the content of articles

1. The editorial board accepts for consideration articles that have novelty and the following elements:

• statement of the problem in general form and its connection with important scientific and practical problems;

• analysis of recent studies and publications in which the solution of this problem has begun, which the article is devoted to;  

• formulation of the goals of the article (statement of the problem);

• presentation of the main research material with substantiation of the scientific results obtained;

• conclusions and prospects for further development and improvement of the provisions of the criminal procedure, criminalistics, forensic examination and operational-search activity.

2. The material of the article is presented in a scientific style (precisely, logically, concisely, understandably, connected, holistically, completed, at a high scientific level).

Volume requirements

1. The total volume of a scientific article should be from 8 to 20 pages.

It includes information about the author, title of the article, abstract, keywords, and text of the article, bibliographic references, extended summary, and list of references)

Requirements for articles’ design

1. An article can be submitted for publication in Ukrainian, English or Russian.

2. The text of the article should be typed in a text editor Microsoft Word (in doc.х (doc) format, A4 format, page orientation: portrait with width justification, indented on the left margin – 1.25 cm; margins: top, bottom – 2 cm, left – 3 cm, right – 1.5 cm; font: Times New Roman; size 14; line spacing – 1.5. The text should not contain hyphens and macros.

3. The information in the article is presented in the following sequence:

– the cipher according to the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) must be indicated with left alignment (abbreviated UDC tables in Ukrainian are contained on the UDC website);

– information about the author (co-authors) of the publication must be indicated with center alignment: name, patronymic, surname, academic degree, academic title of the author (authors), position, ORCID, E-mail, place of work with single line spacing, Times New Roman font , bold, size 14;

– the name of the organization is typed on a new line in Times New Roman font, size 14 (italics), aligned to the center of the line;

– no more than 5 co-authors are allowed in one publication;

– the title of the article must be submitted 1 line below the name of the organization, in Times New Roman font, bold, size 14, in capital letters with alignment in the center, without abbreviations of letter abbreviations; the title of the publication should reproduce the content of the article and correspond to the tasks, scientific results and conclusions;

– it is necessary to prepare an abstract – a  brief description of the content of the article, 5-7 lines in volume (the volume is determined by the content of the scientific article, the scientific value and (or) the practical significance of its provisions) that is set out in the language of the article;

– keywords should be from 5 to 10 words; abstract and keywords are printed in Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing 1.0 italics;

– the text of the article is stated in compliance with the content requirements.

The text of the article must comply with the general rules of citation, references to sources used, as well as the requirements of the National Standard of Ukraine DSTU 8302:2015 “Information and Documentation. Bibliographic link. General Provisions and Rules of Compilation” and the international style of citation and reference in APA scientific papers, namely:

а) the text of the quotation inside a line (up to three lines of text) must begin and end with single quotes and be given in the grammatical form in which it is provided in the source, while maintaining the peculiarities of the author’s spelling. The footnote mark is placed after the corresponding punctuation at the end of the quotation or immediately after the word (phrase) to which it belongs. If the word (phrase) to which the footnote mark touches is indicated in brackets, the footnote mark is placed before the parenthesis, which closes the word or phrase;

b) a block quote (consists of four or more lines of text) must be supplied in the text of the article from a new line from the paragraph for the entire quote without quotes. One line of indentation is made before and after the block quote;

c) citation should be complete, without arbitrary reduction of the author’s text and without distortion of the author’s thoughts. Skipping of words, sentences, paragraphs when quoting is carried out without distorting the author’s text and is indicated by ellipsis, which are placed in the appropriate place in the quotation (at the beginning, in the middle, at the end). If there was a punctuation mark in front of or behind the released text, then it is not saved;

d) each quote must be accompanied by a link to a source, the bibliographic description of which must be drawn up in accordance with the National Standard of Ukraine DSTU 8302:2015 “Information and Documentation. Bibliographic link. General Provisions and Rules of Compilation” and the international style of APA;

e) when quoting indirectly (retelling, presenting the thoughts of other authors in your own words), it is necessary to be extremely accurate in presenting the thoughts of the authors and correct in assessing their results and cite appropriate references to sources. Indirect quotation is not accepted in quotation marks. A footnote mark is placed after the corresponding punctuation at the end of an indirect quotation or immediately after the word (phrase) to which it belongs. If the word (phrase) to which the footnote mark touches is indicated in brackets, the footnote mark is placed before the parenthesis, which closes the word or phrase;

f) if the author of the article, citing a quote, highlights some words in it, a special reservation is made, that is, after the text, he/she explains the highlighting, a full stop, a dash is put and the initials of the author of the article are indicated in italics.

The terminology and the main provisions of the article must (at the request of the author) be italicized.

The author can submit illustrations (tables, diagrams, graphs, diagrams, formulas) in the text of the article. Illustrations should correspond to the text of the article, and the text should correspond to illustrations. The names of illustrations should be placed after their numbers. If necessary, illustrations can be supplemented with explanatory information (caption below the figure).

The caption under the illustration should consist of four main elements: the name of the graphic plot, which is indicated by the abbreviated word “Fig.”; the serial number of the illustration, which is indicated without a number sign in Arabic numerals; a thematic title of an illustration containing text with a brief description of the image. In the place where the topic related to the illustration is presented, and where the reader needs to point to it, one need to place links in the form of an expression in parentheses (Fig. 1.) or a turn in the manner of: “… as can be seen from Fig.1 or “… as shown in Fig.1”.

Each table must have a serial number and a thematic heading, which must be placed above it symmetrically in relation to the text. The thematic heading and the word “Table” are given with a capital letter.

Tables must be executed in a text editor Microsoft Word (in rtf or doc format).

Diagrams and graphs should be made using the editors Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or MS Excel.

Diagrams must be in vector format (cdr, eps, pdf, ai).

Formulas must be performed using the formula editor MS Equation 3.0, Math Type.

Charts, graphs, diagrams, formulas do not need to be placed in a separate frame or over text. The text should be at the top and bottom without using wrapping.

Bibliographic references. Bibliographic references must be used in the text of the article. When referring to a specific document or citing it in the text of a scientific work, the number corresponding to the number in the “List of References” or the number and pages is indicated in square brackets, for example: [12], [27] or [12, p. 5-6], [27, p. 61].

The list of references is compiled in accordance with the National Standard of Ukraine DSTU 8302:2015 “Information and Documentation. Bibliographic link. General Provisions and Rules of Compilation”, as well as using the American Psychological Association (APA) Style.

The rules for compiling bibliographic references in accordance with the APA style can be found in the Guidelines “International style of citation and references in scientific works”.

If the cited scientific publication has been assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) – an international standard (ISO 26324:2012) for identifying information, then it must be indicated in the link to the corresponding source and in the “References” (list of references).

References must be placed after the text of the article.

After each link, it is necessary to indicate the original language of the source in brackets, for example – (in Ukrainian) or (in English).

Foreign sources remain unchanged.

It is imperative to indicate the international digital identifier DOI (digital object identifier) for all cited sources for which it exists.

At the end of the article, it is necessary to prepare a summary – a statement of the essence of the article with conclusions, before which it is necessary to indicate the title of the article and the author (s). The resume is carried out in Russian (if the text of the article is in Ukrainian), or in Ukrainian (if the text of the article is in Russian) and in English, 250-300 words in volume, after which the keywords in the corresponding languages are submitted. Resume and keywords are in Times New Roman font, size – 12, line spacing – 1.0.

Requirements for submitting articles:

– to publish a scientific article, if it has not been previously published in other print (electronic) editions, an electronic version must be sent to the collection’s e-mail address ([email protected]) (the file name must consist of the surname (s) of the author (co-authors)  and marks “article”) together with illustrations, if any.

– the author (co-authors) must provide a certificate of the following content about himself/herself (the file name must consist of the surname (s) of the author (co-authors) and the note “reference”).

  • by sending a scientific article and other materials submitted for publication in the interdepartmental scientific and methodological collection “Criminalistics and Forensics” the author (co-authors) fully and unconditionally accepts (accept) the terms of the License Agreement for the use of the work posted on the official website of the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.

Articles are provided with reviews and excerpts from the minutes of meetings of academic councils, departments, laboratories, etc. recommendations for publication.

The Editorial Board carries out external review of articles submitted for the purpose of its publication, reserving the right to select materials for the collection without a written explanation of the reasons for their rejection.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial changes without the participation of the authors and change the essence of the material.

The authors are responsible for the selection and accuracy of facts, figures, citations, legal information, names and other information provided; for content in data materials that cannot be published in open editions; for providing the editorial office with material that has already been published earlier in other publications or accepted by them for publication. They also ensure that articles are free from uncited borrowings from the Internet and other sources.

Not all materials that do not meet these requirements are considered. Submitted materials will not be returned.

AN EXAMPLE OF AN ARTICLES’ DESIGN

All materials that do not meet these requirements are not considered. The provided materials are not returned.