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Author Guidelines

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Contents

  1. About the Journal
  2. Types of submissions
  3. Peer Review
  4. Manuscript Preparation:
  5. Manuscript Submission
  6. Contact Information
  7. Copyright Provisions
  8. Confidentiality Provisions

About the Journal

Culture and Arts in the Modern World is a peer-reviewed open access periodical that publishes research on current issues of the theory and history of Ukrainian and world culture, as well as theoretical and creative topics of art development in contemporary conditions.

The journal is published once a year, in September.

For more information about the content of the publication, its purpose, and its focus, please follow the link About the Journal.

Types of submissions

Culture and Arts in the Modern World considers the following types of manuscripts for publication:

  • Research articles that will contribute to the development of knowledge in the field of art studies, contain scientific novelty, have theoretical or practical significance, and offer new, clearly presented, and argued methods or ideas. The recommended length is 20,000 - 40,000 characters (including an abstract, list of references, figures, tables, etc.);
  • Review scholarly articles that provide a critical analysis, systematisation, and evaluation of previously published materials on a particular topic. Their goal is to introduce the results of research and discussions, compare different points of view, and identify new areas of research. The recommended length is up to 30,000 characters;
  • Book reviews. The recommended length is up to 15,000 characters. The review should specify the purpose, choice justification, and results.

Peer Review

All submitted manuscripts undergo an anonymous peer review by two independent anonymous experts in the relevant research area to ensure high scientific standards of the published materials.

You can find out more about the peer review process by following the link Peer Review.

Manuscript Preparation

The manuscript should meet the requirements of these Guidelines and be formatted according to the Article Template (PDF).

Content Requirements:

Manuscripts submitted to the Culture and Arts in the Modern World should:

  • conform to the scope of the journal;
  • demonstrate a high scholarly level of the material, meeting such criteria as relevance, scientific novelty, the theoretical or practical significance of findings, well-reasoned conclusions, references, etc.;
  • adhere to the academic writing style, in particular logic, coherence, facts accuracy, integrity, and completeness.

Structure Requirements:

The text of the manuscript should be structured and contain the following:

  • UDC index
  • manuscript title
  • author’s first and last name*
  • academic degree, academic rank**
  • affiliation, city, country
  • ORCID ID, e-mail
  • structured Abstract
  • keywords
  • manuscript body text
  • References
  • Conflict of Interest Statement
  • Acknowledgments
  • Funding Statement

*One author must be identified as the corresponding author.

**Authors who do not have an academic degree/academic rank indicate the position: PhD student, assistant, lecturer, etc.

Abstract and Keywords Requirements:

The Abstract should:

  • be written in the language of the article;
  • take into account British English spelling and grammar;
  • be informative, structured, and reflect the main content of the article;
  • be presented in a single paragraph with the following headings in italics: Aim of the article. Results. Scientific novelty/practical significance/contribution to science. Conclusions.

The recommended length is 1800–2000 characters.

The Abstract should not:

  • repeat the article title;
  • use general phrases;
  • provide citations or references;
  • duplicate conclusions.

Keywords:

  • 3–7 words or phrases;
  • do not repeat words from the article title;
  • separated by a semicolon.

Body Text Requirements:

The body text of the original research article should be structured into sections:

Introduction

It should contain the problem statement, its relevance, connection with important scientific or practical tasks, and significance for solving the problem.

Recent research and publications analysis.

Review of current research and publications on the topic, in particular in recent years; highlighting previously unresolved issues, and parts of the general problem dealt with in the article.

Aim of the article

Formulating the research aim.

The aim should be formulated briefly, as explicitly as possible, and correspond to the title. Along with the formulation of the main goal, the intermediate objectives can be specified.

Main research material

The section should contain the justification of the obtained scientific results.

Conclusions

Conclusions should reflect the essence of the obtained results according to the aim and title of the article; indicating the scientific novelty, significance, and/or contribution of the results to the development of science. Conclusions should be logically related to the content of the article; and do not contain information that is not presented in the text of the manuscript. In conclusion, it is necessary to formulate prospects for further research in this direction.

References

The Reference List should contain sources in their original language. The References are presented after the body text of the article.

The format should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines (American Psychological Association (APA) Style, 7th edition).

It should contain the information necessary to find the source cited in the article. Each source cited in the text must appear in the References. Similarly, each entry in the References must be cited in the text.

If a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is available, it must be added to the source.

At the end of the entry, the original language should be indicated: [in Ukrainian], [in English].

Conflict of Interest Statement (if necessary).

Acknowledgments. Acknowledgments may be made to people who contributed to the research, as appropriate.

Funding Statement. Information regarding the sources of research funding (if necessary).

The body text of a review scholarly article should contain:

Introduction

Aim of the article

An arbitrary number of sections with titles

Conclusions

List of references

References

Technical Requirements

  1. The manuscript file is prepared in the MS Word editor (.doc; .docx)
  2. А4 page size
  3. Times New Roman font
  4. 14-pt font size
  5. 1.5 line spacing
  6. Paragraph indent: 1.25 cm
  7. Width alignment
  8. Page setup: 20 mm left, right, top, and bottom margins
  9. Automatic page numbering is not allowed

The author’s emphasis in the text should be highlighted in italics.

The commentary from the author should be in parentheses, adding the author’s initials in italics after a dash.

Abbreviations should be explained upon first use in the text.

The following should be separated by a non-breaking space (Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar):

  • initials and surname (B. Stupka);
  • page numbers, volumes, and paragraphs (P. 21–24; Vol. 9; par. 2);
  • units of measurement (8 km; 25 thousand);
  • numbers and abbreviations of years, centuries (1971 yr.; 21st cent.);
  • abbreviations before geographical names (Mt. Everest).

It is necessary to distinguish between the symbols (-hyphen) and ( – dash), (’ – apostrophe), («» - quotation marks for Cyrillic text, and “ ” – for Latin).

Time and numerical intervals should be with the dash without spaces: (June–August; 127–259).

Figures and Tables

Manuscripts may contain images illustrating the main points of the study. The author is responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce figures.

The number of figures should not exceed 10. The figure file format is jpg. The figure resolution is 300 dpi.

Each figure is sent as a separate file. If there are several figures, their serial number is added to the author’s surname in the file name. For example, Ivanov 1.jpg; Ivanov 2.jpg; Ivanov 3.jpg.

Figures (charts, diagrams, photo images) and tables are arranged according to the text and accompanied by references (fig. 1; Table 1).

Tables should be numbered in the order they appear in the text. They should contain new information, and not repeat the material presented in the text. Use only the portrait orientation mode.

All figures and tables should be signed and titled. If the table or figure that you present in your work was not created by you, it is necessary to indicate their source.

Examples of Figures and Tables

Photo caption (Fig.1)

Fig. 1. Title

Photo by S. Hrytsenko

Or

Fig. 1. Title

Source: (S. Hrytsenko’s archive, Skhidnytsia Village)

Or

Fig. 1. Title

Source: (Romanyshyn, 2017)

 

Diagram/chart caption (Fig.2)

Fig. 2. Diagram/chart title

Developed by the author (Matviienko, 2013)

 

Table caption

table serial number – in italics, right alignment

table title – bold, width alignment

Table 1

Table title

Source: (Kordiiaka, 2013)

Or

Developed by the author (Kordiiaka, 2013)

In-Text Citations and Quotations

The manuscript should cite relevant and verified sources to support the author’s arguments.

Quotes are given in the language of the manuscript.

  • Direct quotes of 40 words or more should be formatted as block quotes.
  • Block quotes start on a new line with a paragraph indentation. No quotation marks are used. At the end of the text of the quote, put the period and indicate the source in parentheses.
  • The content of quotes and references to relevant pages must correspond exactly to the original sources.
  • Authors should avoid excessive self-citation.

The format of in-text citation should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for formatting academic work (American Psychological Association (APA) Style, 7th edition).

An in-text citation should appear every time after citing the source (inline quote, block quote, paraphrase).

More information and formatting examples for the in-text citations and References are given in the Guidelines for in-text citations and references (PDF)

The guidelines provided are general in nature. We recommend that authors review previous issues of the collection of academic papers and, if necessary, contact the editor of Culture and Arts in the Modern World with specific requests.

Manuscript Submission

  1. Manuscript should be submitted in English languages.
  2. Submitting a manuscript means that it is not considered for publication in other printed (electronic) publications.
  3. One article should have no more than three co-authors. Changes to the list of authors after submission are not allowed.
  4. By submitting the manuscript to Culture and Arts in the Modern World, the author gives his consent to the originality verification during the peer review.
  5. Authors are responsible for the content of the article, the accuracy of facts and surnames, and obtaining permission to publish illustrations.
  6. The manuscript file name must correspond to the surname of the first author.
  7. Information about the authors should be provided in Ukrainian and English. It is mandatory to include the ORCID identifier of each author.
  8. The manuscript can be submitted to the editorial board by e-mail (culture.art@knukim.edu.ua) or via the online form Submit an Article on the Journal’s website (http://culture-art-knukim.pp.ua/submission/wizard) indicating which section it is submitted to.
  9. The deadline for manuscript submission for the current issue is the 1st of June.
  10. The Author Agreement (Download) must be submitted together with the manuscript and the Review of the Research Supervisor (for young researchers – students of higher education).
  11. Manuscripts that do not correspond to the scope of the journal Culture and Arts in the Modern World and do not meet the requirements for the content, style, structure, design, etc., will be rejected by the editorial board.

Contact Information

Any inquiries regarding the manuscript submission should be sent to the Journal’s editorial office at the email address: culture.art@knukim.edu.ua

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