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Author Guidelines

This guideline is a template for writing the Path of Science submission manuscript. Authors are allowed to modify this template for submission purposes.

A manuscript should be written in English, Russian or Ukrainian and be submitted online via the journal website. The author must log in to submit. Online registration will be charged at no cost.

The manuscript should contain at least 2,000 words (5 pages, if page margins: 2 cm, font size 14.0; line spacing - 1.5).

Writing Structure

(1) Title. The title of the paper should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Author names should not contain academic titles or ranks. Indicate the corresponding author clearly for handling all stages of pre-publication and post-publication. The article Title can be in the language of the article and English.

(2) Information about the authors. Here are the details of each article author: surname and first name of the author (s); full name of the organisation – the place of work of each author; title, affiliation and position fully (unabridged) of each author. Information about the authors can be in the language of the article and English.

(3) Abstract. The abstract needs to reveal the article's main content and reproduce the narrative's logic. It should reflect all of the significant elements of the article, including the problem, the purpose of the study, and the theoretical background, as well as identify the empirical data and the methods used to analyse the data. The abstract should indicate the findings, the application of the results and necessary conclusions. Keywords and phrases from the text of the article should be used in the abstract. The Abstract can be in the language of the paper and English. Min - 220 words.

(4). Keywords. Here are words that reflect the main article’s content and will guide the reader to search for articles in electronic databases. The keywords should avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. Words must indicate the scientific area in which the article is made, the direction, purpose and object of study. Keywords can be in the language of the paper and English. Max – 10 words.

(5). Text (body). Min – 2,000 words (5 pages, if page margins: 2 cm, font size 14.0; line spacing - 1.5). 

(5.1). Introduction. You will find background information and a statement of the author's hypothesis in the introduction. An introduction usually describes the theoretical background, indicates why the work is essential, states a specific research question, and poses a hypothesis to be tested.

(5.2). Methods/Materials. This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

(5.3). Result and Discussion. Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.

(5.4). Conclusions. This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work, highlighting its importance and relevance. The conclusion section should lead the reader to an essential matter of the paper. It also can be followed by suggestions or recommendations related to further research.

(5.5). Acknowledgments. All acknowledgements (if any) should be included at the end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth. List here those who provided help during the research (e.g., language help, proofreading the article, etc.).

6. References. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively, and citations of references in the text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Smith [9]”; “as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]”). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed. The list of sources is made out according to the requirements of the American Psychological Association Style (APA 7, 2019). Min - 7 resources. 


Preparation of Tables and Figures. Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title; if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should not be used.

Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the PDF file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in consecutive order. Figures should be provided in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and tags should be embedded in separate layers. 


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Authors guarantee that the same article, or an article with substantially the same content, has not been submitted concurrently to a different journal. Authors also certify that submissions are original work.

  2. Authors have cited appropriate sources for facts and ideas which appear in their article and have influenced their research.

  3. The author undertakes not to publish the text submitted for review before the journal "Path of Science" final decision.
  4. The text corresponds to the requirements of the Editorial Team, both by form and content.
  5. Authors are permitted to include any copyrighted material, including images or tables, in their work.
  6. Authors should include any conflicts of interest in their biographies or a statement in the published paper. Conflict of interest consists of any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated - including relevant commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or the associated department(s) or organisation(s), or personal relationships.

Copyright Notice

General Rules. Copyright on any article in the Path of Science is retained by the author(s) under the Creative Commons license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction provided the original work is properly cited.

The authors reserve the right to authorship of the work and pass the first publication right of this work to the journal under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely distribute the published research with the obligatory reference to the authors of the original work and the first publication of the work in this journal (CC BY).

The authors have the right to conclude separate supplement agreements that relate to non-exclusive work distribution in the form in which it has been published by the journal (for example, to upload the work to the online storage of the journal or publish it as part of a monograph), provided that the reference to the first publication of the work in this journal is included.

Copyright statement transfer agreement. Authors, who are published in this journal, agree to the following conditions:

1. Authors grant Path of Science a license to publish the article and identify Path of Science as the original publisher.

2. Authors also grant any third party the right to use, distribute and reproduce the article in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

License Agreement. "I warrant, on behalf of myself and my co‐authors, that:

- the document is original, has not been formally published in any other peer‐reviewed journal, is not under consideration by any other journal and does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third-party rights;

- I am/we are the sole author(s) of the article and have full authority to enter into this agreement and in granting rights to the Publisher that are not in breach of any other obligation;

- If the law requires that the article is published in the public domain, I/we will notify the Publisher at  the time of submission, upon which CC BY does not apply;

- the document contains nothing unlawful, defamatory, or which would, if published, constitute a breach of contract or confidence or commitment given to secrecy;

- I/we have taken due care to ensure the article's integrity. To my/our  −  and currently accepted scientific − knowledge, all statements in it purporting to be facts are factual. Any formula or instruction in the article will not if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user". 


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Public Publication Contract


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 25.00 (USD)

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realise the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

To provide Open Access, Path of Science uses a business model to offset expenses - including those of peer review management, journal production and online hosting and archiving - by charging a publication fee to the authors, institutions or funders for each article published.

The fee per article is billed upon acceptance. There are no additional charges based on colour, length, figures, or other elements.

In addition, authors who publish in Path of Science retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a "Creative Commons Attribution License", enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.