Formatting rules | Journal of Engineering Sciences

Formatting rules

The editorial board of the “Journal of Engineering Sciences” while choosing articles for publication will pay special attention to their structure (according to the Ruling of the Presidium of Ukrainian State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles about “The Enhancement of requirements to specialized editions registered in the bases of Ukrainian State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles ” of 15.01.2003,№ 7-05/1 ). We accept for publication original articles in electronic form by one or several (up to 5 authors) according to main rubrics of the “Journal of Engineering Sciences” Scientific articles should contain the following elements:

  • general statement of the issue and its connection with important scientific or practical tasks;
  • analysis of the recent investigations and publications which form the base for the decision of the problem and which the author relies on;
  • statement  of the constituencies of the general problem which were not solved before and which the article deals with;
  • statement of the purposes of the article (setting of the task);
  • description of the data for study with full justification of scientific results;
  • conclusions concerning the investigation and promises of further development in the chosen direction.

 All the articles undergo an independent closed reviewing. For publication in the scientific journal the authors should sent through via e-mail the article (under the template) with the following information:

  1. UDC.
  2. Title (in Russian, Ukrainian and English).
  3. Authors with specifying institutional affiliations and work addresses (in Russian, Ukrainian and English).
  4. Author e-mail.
  5. Main text (in Russian, Ukrainian or English).
  6. Abstract in Russian and Ukrainian (100-200 wods).
  7. Extended abstract in English (100-200 words).
  8. Keywords (in Russian, Ukrainian and English).

 ATTENTION! If one of mentioned components is absent, if there are many stylistic, orthographic or grammatical errors, if the article is not formatted according to the requirements, the materials will not be taken into consideration by the Editorial Board and will not be reviewed

 Minimum size of the materials:

  1. Scientific – theoretical articles (up to 25 000 symbols, about 14 pages) – deal with theoretical search and description of laws concerning phenomena under study. Theoretical articles form a base for any investigation. Quite often theoretical speculations paved the way to fundamental principles, which later were proved by tests and experiments. There are spheres where theoretical methods are the only way to reveal the nature of the object of study.
  2. Scientific – practical articles (up to 10 000 symbols, about 6 pages) – deal with scientific experiments and real experience. They include descriptions of methods of experimentation or means of observation and recording of the phenomena under study. An essential part of such articles is the description of results and their explanation acquired in the process of immediate contact with the object of study and influence upon it.
  3. Scientific and methodical articles (up to 15 000 symbols, about 8 pages) – deal with the review of processes, methods, instruments allowing to solve scientific and application tasks. Quite often the statement of some new methodology is proceeded by a full – scale scientific work, results of which allow to create a more precise methodology on the basis of newly discovered laws. That is way theses often deal with methodology (mechanism, tool kit, etc.). Articles like that further provide the basis for reference miscellanies.

Requirements to formatting of the text

Articles are formatted on A4 sheets  with the margins of 20 mm; paragraph indention – 5 mm (1,25 cm); line space – 1,5; font – Times New Roman, size – 14. Marginal notes are not accepted, references to literary sources should be put into square brackets. In the top left corner of the page the UDC of the article should be put. In a line, on the left – full name of the first author. Next line – Scientific Degree and Academic Title, position, place of employment. Next lines – the same information about the second, third, etc. authors (up to 5 people). In a line, in the middle – title of the article. In a line – summary in the language of the article (100-200 words). In a line – key words in the language of the article, 5 – 10 words and word combinations. In a line – text of the article according to general requirements to formatting. In a line – reference list. In a line – summaries and keys in English. Before the summary in English there should be mentioned last names and initials of the authors, their scientific degrees, academic titles and positions in English. Then goes the title of the article in English. The summary should contain 100-200 words. The essence of the research and its results should be clearly stated in the text of the summary. The following aspects should be stated in the summary in English:

  •  Purpose of the article (in one sentence);
  •  Achievements of the author with the indication of scientific novelty and practical value;
  •  Main conclusion and promises of further investigation.

Summary in English should be provided with a list of references, formatted according to the requirements of international bibliographic standards APA. Literary sources in Cyrillic should be transliterated in Latin and the title of material should be provided with a translation into English in parenthesis. Download requirements to formatting of reference list Pictures (diagrams, graphs, etc.) and tables should be presented in MSWord format and other graphic formats (MSExcel или MSGraph)(in this case the files of this programmes should be attached), formulas – in the formula editor. All the tables and pictures should be titled and numbered (formulas inclusive). Pictures and tables should be separated from the text by one spare line at the top and one spare line at the bottom. Scanned pictures should not be accepted! Tables and pictures on landscape – oriented pages should not be accepted! Formatting of the reference list should be made according to the bibliographic standards requirements.

  • Reference to statistic data sources are obligatory;
  • References to the researchers’ publications are obligatory;
  • References to manuals, work – books, newspapers and non – scientific journals are not advisable;
  • References to the author’s own publications are acceptable only in the case of emergency;
  • Works by the authors whose last names are mentioned in the text should be put on the reference list to this article and there should be corresponding references in the text of material;
  • All the sources introduced in the reference list should have corresponding references in the text of the material.

Information about the authors : filled in according to the special form, available on the web – site of the journal:

  1. Family name, given name, patronymic (full);
  2. Place of work/ name of the educational establishment;
  3. Position;
  4. Scientific degree;
  5. Address of the place of work;
  6. Phone number of place of work;
  7. Address for correspondence (sending of the journal);
  8. Contact telephone number;
  9. E – mail.

Attention! All the presented information should be full and faithful!


Scientific journal "The Journal of Engineering Sciences"
ISSN 2312-2498 (Print), ISSN 2414-9381 (Online).

Faculty of Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies
Sumy State University