Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

1. The author is responsible for the accuracy of quotations and submits  only an original article which not has been published in any other journals.

2. It would be better if the author of the submitted article is one without any co-authors. In the case of co-authors, SHV Editor and Editor Board accepted only no more than two co-authors of the submitted article. If a submitted article is prepared in the frames of collective projects, we can accept more then two co-authors, if their quantity is justified. 

3. Authors must disclose any substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results of their research.  All sources of support for the author/research should be disclosed in the submitted manuscript.

4. The author and co-author fill the Authorship Statement for indication of the contribution in the preparing of the article. The Authorship Statement you can load at the bottom of this page.

5. The author(s) indicates the type of the article (overview or original scientific and methodological article) by the separate line above the title of the article.

6. Author(s) who are not affiliated with the Lviv Polytechnic National University fill in and send a letter of consent for the publication of their article in the journal "Humanitarian Vision" after the article is accepted for publication (this requirement does not apply to foreign authors). The consent form can be downloaded from this site.

Requirements to the submitted articles for the scientific journal «Humanitarian Vision».

1. Information about the author (authors): first name, second name, scientific degree, academic position and affiliation, contact phone, e-mail, post address.

2. The scientific article has to contain the following elements:
- stating of the problem in general terms and definitions of its interrelation with important scientific or practical tasks;
- analysis of recent investigations and publications which initiated the solution of the stated problem and on which the author relies; highlighting unsolved issues of the overall problem the article is dedicated to;
- the aims of the article (stating the objective);
- the wording of the main material of the research with comprehensive argumentation of obtained outcomes;
- the concrete conclusion is drawn from the research and prospects of further investigation in the respective direction;

- if necessary, the article can be divided into parts (Introduction, Sections of the article, Conclusions) for better structuring and logical presentation of the material.

3. Formatting of the article:
- surname and first name of the author (authors), place of work in Ukrainian and English;
- the title of the article (in bold capital letters) and an abstract in the Ukrainian (English, Polish, and Ukrainian for articles written in Polish) and English languages; the abstract has to be well-structured, stating the objective of the research and methods applied and drawing main conclusions; the abstract in the Ukrainian,  English, and Polish (if needed) together with the title of the article and keywords have to consist of up to 1800 characters;
- keywords have to be written in Ukrainian (English, Polish, and Ukrainian for articles written in Polish) and English;
- the list of references at the end of the article is obligatory;
- the length of the article has to be 20-25,000 characters;
-the high quality of English translations of all articles is a mandatory requirement.

4. Technical format of the article: all margins have to be 20 mm; 14-point Times New Roman, 1,5 line spacing; 10mm indent. What concerns symbols, the text has to contain only these characters for quotation marks and dash respectively: “”, “–“. There should not be odd spacing, particularly before or inside square brackets or parentheses. To avoid this, the feature Show formatting marks should be used. Hyphens are not allowed.

5. Papers should match APA Style (see: References to sources in the text are given as follows: [Kant 2011: 23] - in square brackets, the author's name, year of publication of the cited book and a colon number of the cited page; if there are several pages, the range of pages is indicated by a hyphen: [Kant 2011: 23-28]. In the same way, references are made to foreign authors: [Aristotle 2005: 10] or [Aristotle 2005: 10-15]. If several works by the same cited author have been published in one year, then in the references these sources should be arranged alphabetically, starting with the letter a. For example: 2001a, 2001b, 2001p. 2001a, 2001b, 2001p. In the text of the article: [Aristotle 2005a: 12], [Aristotle 2005b: 34-45]. The works which don't have clearly defined authors (collections, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.), the first words of the title of the cited publication or its abbreviation should be indicated instead of the author's name. For example: [Philosophical Dictionary 2001: 345-347] or [FS 2001: 345-347]. If the publication does not have an author, but the compiler or editor is specified, then instead of the author indicate them in accordance with the accepted abbreviations: (Incl.), (Ed.), (Ed.), (Rep. Ed.), Etc. If the text of the publication has pagination, and this applies to the classic texts of Plato, Aristotle, etc., it's better to refer to pagination, rather than the pages of the publication. Notes - at the bottom of the page. The translated works referred to by the author of the article should be compared with the original and double translation should be avoided (refer to the originals, not the translations). The editors will not accept manuscripts of articles with references that include russian translations or contemporary russian authors. Internet sources must be provided with up-to-date links.

6. The article has to be submitted in the original language (Ukrainian, English, or Polish) electronically as a MS Word for Windows file on a CD or via e-mail.

7. All the articles submitted to the Editor Board are peer-reviewed and are subjected to double-blind reviewing by two anonymous Ukrainian or foreign specialists. On the basis of anonymous reviews, one of the decisions is made: 1) to publish the article without changes, 2) to publish the article after making minor changes without re-review, 3) to publish the article after making significant changes with re-review, 4) to reject the article. 

8. Responsibility for the content, accuracy of facts, quotes, figures, and names is born by the authors of the text. The following works are admitted: articles intended to cover issues in the fields of Political and Philosophical Sciences, reviews of new books, textbooks, and tutorials. Submitted materials have to be topical, stylistically and grammatically edited, and use modern scientific terminology. Editorial office reserves the right to minor editing, shortening, and literary correction of articles (preserving main conclusions and the style of the author). The Editorial Board may not share the world outlook of some authors. If an article does not meet the requirements, the editorial office reserves the right to deny publication of the materials.

 9. Submitting of materials:
Original materials have to be submitted through the executive secretaries:

- In Political Science: 79013, Lviv-13, 5 Mytropolyta Andreiia St., Academic Building 4, Lviv Polytechnic National University, the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, room 314, Ruslan Demchyshak, tel.: 0322-58-21-89, e-mail:

- In Philosophical Sciences: 79013, Lviv-13, 5 Mytropolyta Andreiia St., Lviv Polytechnic National University, the Department of Philosophy, Academic Building 4,  room 328, Olesia Pankiv, tel.: 0322-58-26-41, e-mail:

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