Styleguide

Styleguide

An academic paper should be concise and clear and include the following content items:

  • Statement of the problem in general and its relation to the most important scientific or practical issues
  • Analysis of the latest advances and publications where solving of the problem has been commenced and which the author refers to. The parts of the general problem that have not been solved previously should be highlighted
  • Research objectives statement (tasking)
  • Presentation of the main material with complete justification of the obtained study results
  • Conclusions made in this study and prospects for further research in this direction

The author is fully responsible for accuracy and validity of the data provided in the article manuscript submitted to the editorial board.

Submission of materials to the editorial board for publication implies the author’s consent with the above requirements as well as consent with publication of the article in Ecological Safety of Coastal and Shelf Zones of Sea Journal.

Text formating requirements

The full length of an original article (including the abstract, keywords and references) should not exceed 15 pages, that of a review — 20 pages, that of a report — 6 pages. The number of coloured figures should not exceed 3, two figures constitute one page of the text.

The article text, including that in formulas, figures and tables, should be in Times New Roman font of 11 pt. The line interval is 1.0. Page margins: top 5 cm, left 5 cm, bottom 3.5 cm, right 3.25. Pages should be numbered continuously. Not allowed: two or more spaces; indentation made up with spaces; auto-numbering when making numbered and bullet lists (all the numbers should be put manually).

The fractional part of decimal fractions is separated by a period (0.25).

Formulas are produced using Microsoft Equation editor allowing editing. Numbered formulas are always included in the indentation, the formula number in brackets is placed at the right-hand margin. Number only the formulas referenced in the article.

Figures should be clear and photos should be sharp. The number of coloured figures should not exceed 3, whereas the number of black-and-white figures is not limited. Figures are accepted only in TIFF and PNG formats with resolution at least 300 dpi. Parts of the figure are lettered in italics (a, b, c, d), without brackets and periods. All figures should be numbered, with the author’s name and/or article title specified. Figure files should be named, for example: John_Doe_1.tiff, John_Doe_2.tiff etc., and combined in the “John Doe Figures” folder. Each figure should be referenced in the article. Figure size: max. 13 cm wide, 19 cm high.

Tables should be named and numbered in order, titles should correspond entirely to the column content. Tables are made up using the Word table editor (menu “Insert” → “Insert Table”). Each table item has its own cell. Table size: max. 13 cm wide, 19 cm high.