Preparation of Manuscript
The editorial board of the Publisher journal accepts for publication articles reflecting the results of original research in the field of Applied Social Research & Technical Sciences that correspond to a high scientific level and are of value to the scientific community. The percentage of the authenticity of the work cannot be less than 75%.
The authenticity of the works implies that they have not previously been published or posted on the Internet, and at the same time are not sent simultaneously to several publishing houses. The authors’ actions are subject to a publication ethics adopted by the editorial board.
The authors are also responsible for the accuracy of the data, facts, figures and other information provided in the publication.
Articles can be written in Russian, Azerbaijani, or English.
The journal does not charge a fee for reviewing and peer-reviewing of author's works. However, in order to ensure high-quality issues of an academic journal with open full-text access. After that process, the article will be published in the next issue.
I. General Requirements
The articles must be typed in the Microsoft Word text editor in the following formats: *.doc (*.docx) or *. rtf. Font of an article should be Times New Roman. Text is fully justified without using automatic word break. Font size – 12, paragraph indention – 0 cm, 1.0-No space spacing, A4 series, margin on all sides is 2 cm.
1. Information about the article (metadata)
- Type of the article:
Regular Article – no less than 7 and no more than 20 pages, 5–8 figures, 10–40 references.
Review Article – critical generalization of a research topic, 10 or more pages, 5 or more figures, up to 60 references.
Short Communications Article – no more than 2 pages, no more than 2 figures or tables, at least 10 references.
- The field of knowledge that the manuscript belongs to
According to Code of State Categories Scientific and Technical Information.
- Title of the article in Russian, in Azerbaijani, and English
The title of the article should be informative, abridged, meet the requirements of scientific prose style, and correspond to its content. It also should reflect the subject category and contain the main keywords.
It is not recommended to use such general words as "research", "study", "observation", "important", "significant", etc. It is also not recommended to include in the title terms that are not used in international scientific research (including author's terms), as well as abbreviations (other than common ones) and formulas.
- Keywords in Russian, Azerbaijani, and English
Keywords include 5-10 words and/or lexical phrases according to which it will be possible to find the article. Keywords should reflect the specifics of the topic, object, and results of the research.
- Abstract in Russian, Azerbaijani, and English
The abstract should be informative, clearly structured, i.e. follow the logic of the presentation of the material and research results in the article, and include the following sections of its content:
- Relevance of research topic:
- Materials and Methods of research:
- Results of research and Discussion:
The length of the abstract should be less than 250 words for all manuscripts. The abstract is a source of basic information about the article in international and Russian databases, as well as other abstract resources. It should contain the necessary terms that allow anyone to find the article using search elements.
The abstract (author's summary) serves as a reference tool (for the library, abstract service), allowing the reader to understand whether he or she should read the full text of the article.
The abstract in English must be written without the use of online translators. It is not a calque of the Russian version,- but is a stylistically correct translation, therefore, the annotations in Russian and English may differ in size.
When translating, it is necessary to follow one of the English language styles (American or British) and avoid mixing them. It is essential to divide long sentences into several short ones that contain a clearly expressed idea,- and make sure that the wordings are clear and understandable when translated into English.
- Acknowledgment (if necessary)
The author(s) is(are) grateful to their colleagues for their help and to the backers for their financial support for the research (grant projects must also be indicated). It is appropriate to mention all sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial and technical support (for example, the provision of equipment/materials). The consent of individuals to mention their names in the acknowledgment is mandatory. The "Acknowledgement " section should contain no more than 100 words.
- References in Russian and English
Authors are required to submit one list of references in English – “References”, requirements for databases.
At least 10 references should be in the list of references. And they need to be sorted alphabetically.
The percentage of referring to articles from domestic sources should correspond to the percentage of research made in this field previously.
When making a list of references in English, it is necessary to follow the APA (American Psychological Association) standard. Sources in Russian must be transliterated using the BGN international romanization system.
The list of references does not include sources whose availability and scientific value cannot be verified (study guides, methodological recommendations, talk abstracts and materials of local conferences, etc., which are not freely available on the Internet).
The digital object identifier (DOI) (if there is) of the cited article must be specified.
All references mentioned in the list of references should be quoted in the text, and vice versa.
Reference in the text to the bibliographic source is given in square brackets indicating the ordinal number of the source from the list of references and page number referenced by the author. It is possible to refer to several sources from the list, whose ordinal numbers must be separated by a semicolon (for example: [26, p. 10], [26, p. 10; 37, p. 57], , [28; 47], etc.).
Self-citation demonstrates the contribution of the author to the research area. The percentage of self-citation should not exceed 10 %, and the percentage of referring to other articles previously published in our journal cannot be higher than 10-12 %.
Preference for citation should be given to reputable journals that are indexed or have prospects for indexing in international scientific databases.
The percentage of referring to publications from foreign sources must show international interest in the subject of the article. It is mandatory to submit foreign publications published within the last 5 years, as well as articles published in materials indexed in Scopus and Web of Science.
The editorial board cannot accept the article for consideration because of the poor quality of the list of references.
From the point of view of the journal’s editorial board, poor quality implies:
- errors in the description of sources, including incomplete imprint;
- prevalence of references to obscure, hard-to-find sources;
- presence of references to unpublished works;
- presence of references to sources where the incomplete text of the article or monograph is presented;
- excessive self-citation;
- presence of references to non-scientific sources.
2. Information about the author(s)
- Surname, name, middle name in Russian, Azerbaijani, and English
If there are two or more authors, the sequence of their mention depends on the contribution to the work performed. The final sequence of authors is indicated before submitting the article to the publishing house. The number of co-authors in the article should not be more than 3.
When transliterating authors' surname, name, middle name, it is necessary to adhere to the unified spelling of surnames in all articles. Authors' surnames and names in English should be presented according to international rules, with the indication of the initial of their middle names.
- Academic degree, academic title in Russian and English
Are indicated if available.
- Full name of the institution (author's affiliation) and position in Russian and English
Information about the institution includes the full name of the institution in accordance with the license documents, indicating the city and country of the institution’s location.
The translation of information about the institution into English is given in full form without using an abbreviated name.
- Email address, phone number
Data must be specified for each author.
- ORCID code of author
Each author of the article must be registered in the ORCID system and have a corresponding ID. The author's profile in the ORCID system should be filled in as much detail as possible.
Instructions for working with the ORCID system are available at the link.
- ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID (if available)
- The Author responsible for correspondence
It is necessary to select one from the list of authors as a correspondent who will hold all correspondence with the publishing house regarding the article.
3. Main text of the article
The structure of the article must comply with the international standard IMRaD. The article should contain 4 main sections: 1) introduction; 2) research material and methods; 3) research results and discussion; 4) conclusions. If the article is devoted to theoretical research, the “Methods” section is replaced with “Theoretical Basis” section. The structure of IMRaD is typical for articles devoted to original research. IMRaD is not used for Review Articles.
3.1. Sections of the article
The “Introduction” section must contain the following: research topic, review of literature on the topic studied, problem statement, the aim of the study, information about the relevance and significance of the proposed study.
A clearly formulated aim of the research, justification of the scientific novelty, and significance of the study carried out must be specified in the introduction. In the introductory part of the article, a meaningful analysis of the existing modern literature (monographs, articles, manuals, etc., published, as a rule, over the past 3-5 years) on the scientific field of the research performed should be provided by the author. It is assumed that this analysis will be problematic, i.e. the formal transfer of the existing works on the subject mustn’t be observed, but the author's vision on scientific works already conducted by other scientists, the advantages and disadvantages of these works with access to the subject of specific (conducted by the author and reflected in the article) study and, therefore, the rationale derived from the presented analysis of modern scientific works chosen by the author.
- Material and methods of research
The section "Research Materials and Methods" includes a description of the research material as well as the methodology used, the methods and conditions for conducting experiments and/or observations, and the necessary equipment.
- Research Results and Discussion
The section "Research Results and discussion" contains actual and theoretical research results, interpretation of the results obtained, including the correspondence of the results obtained to the research hypothesis; limitations of the research and generalization of its results; suggestions for practical application; suggestions for future research.
The section "Conclusions" contains a summary of the sections of the article without repeating the wording given in the previous sections.
In the final part of the article, it is recommended to give a detailed, reasoned justification for the significance of the research carried out and reflected in the work. The author should indicate exactly what contribution to the development of theoretical and applied science is made by his work.
3.2. Graphical Elements
Tables should contain experimental data and represent generalized and statistically processed research materials. Each table must have a title, must be numbered and mentioned in the text.
Figures should not repeat the information specified in tables. Figures should be clear, easily reproducible, numbered, mentioned in the text, and have image-related text and explanations of the meanings of symbolic notations. All explanations that clutter figures up are placed in the image-related text. All tables and figures are assumed to have been created by the author,- unless otherwise indicated. The author of the article is responsible for the accuracy of names, quotations, formulas, data, and references to other works presented in the article.
Figures should be presented in tiff and png formats. For scanned images, the resolution must be at least 300 dpi.
Formulas and letter symbols in the text must be typed in the Microsoft Equation Editor. The font for Greek letters is Symbol, while for all others it is Times New Roman. Formulas shouldn’t be large. They are placed in the center of the page and numbered if necessary.
II. Files that need to be sent to the Publisher.
- Information about authors
A separate file in Microsoft Word format containing information about the authors (see point 2).
- Manuscript File
A separate file in Microsoft Word format containing the text of the manuscript (see point 3), including metadata (see point 1) without specifying information about the authors.
- Graphical Elements
All graphic elements used in the article (tables, diagrams, block diagrams, figures, formulas, etc.) should be presented in the following formats: MS Word, MS Excel, MatLab, MathType, PDF, png, tiff (with a resolution of at least 300 dpi).
Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly advised to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language or a professional language editor has reviewed their manuscript.
All languages without jargon should be used. Repetitive use of long sentences and passive voice should be avoided. It is strongly recommended that the text be run through computer spelling and grammar programs. Either British or American spelling is acceptable but must be consistent throughout.
Please, complete COPYRIGHT RELEASE FORM and submit the form and send it with the final version of your manuscript. It is required to obtain written confirmation from authors in order to acquire the copyrights for papers published in the journal so as to index them to various repositories.