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Guidelines for manuscript preparation

1. Manuscripts presented for publication should be of 5–7 A4 size (297 х 210 mm) pages in length including tables, illustrations and abstract. Set page margins to 30 mm left, 20 mm others.
2. Font – Times New Roman, font size – 12 pt; single spaced; text justified, paragraph indent – 10 mm.
3. The text of the manuscript should begin with author(s) name (surname, initials), affiliation (institution), country, full address and e-mail address (12 pt, italics) – (see the example below).
4. After the affiliation(s) address, write e-mail and phone number of the corresponding author, 10 pt, italics. The corresponding author in the list of authors should be marked by a superscript symbol (✉) – (see the example below).
5. Title of the article should be short (not more than 120 symbols, including the spaces), accurately reflecting the article content.
6. Manuscript should be organized in the following order: abstract (without heading), introduction (without heading), materials and methods, results and discussions, conclusions, references.
7. Abstract has to include the following sections: “Aims”, “Methods”, “Results”, and “Conclusions” (see the example below). It should be at least 1000 and not exceed 1500 symbols with spaces and punctuation marks, including the article title and key words or phrases (not more than five).
8. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. For example, Carpathian biosphere reserve (CBR).
9. Illustrations (figures, photos, graphs etc.) must be embedded in text and also provided as separate jpg format files at 200–400 dpi at approximately the final size (Grayscale mode). Lettering must be in 12pt Times New Roman, the same font must be used throughout all figures in the paper. Scale the figures to fit in the column width. Figure description must not be included in the image. The figures must be up to 80 mm (one column) or 180 mm wide (two columns) and not higher than 234 mm.
10. Notes for tables must be provided below the table, in 10 pt. Times New Roman font. For example,
Note. M – molecular mass marker.
Notes: * callus-derived regenerants (primer A11), M – molecular mass marker.
11. Information about financial support for the research and acknowledgements should be included after the conclusions, in 10 pt. Times New Roman italic font.
12. References. Citations in the text must be in brackets. For instance, [1]. The list of references must be in the following format and in English, and listed by the order of their appearance in the text. The list of used sources is made according to State Standard of Ukraine 8302:2015 and to the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine decree № 40 of 12.01.2017. Titles and names written in non-Latin scripts (e.g. Russian or Ukrainian) must be cited as they are represented in the English version of the abstract or in the contents of the periodical. In the case when no English data about the publication are available, the names of the authors and the title of the paper periodical must be transliterated into Latin alphabet according to the US Congress Library Standard, and the title of the paper – translated into English. One may use the following transliteration Web-service http://utgis.org.ua/translit. Citations in Ukrainian or Russian must be presented in the following format: citation in Latin alphabet, the language of the original publication indicated in square brackets (for example [in Ukrainian]) and citation in original language after slash (see the examples below). If a paper has a digital object identifier (DOI), it has to be included in the end of the reference. For batch search of a DOI the following form can be used https://doi.crossref.org/simpleTextQuery.

The following files must be sent to the Editorial Board to faktory2016@gmail.com e-mail address:

  • The manuscript  including figures and tables, as a Microsoft Word doc- or docx-file. The file name should consist of the first author’s last name in Latin letters and the number of the section. For example, Bublyk_1.doc (here, the first author is Bublyk, section 1).
  • The manuscript including figures and tables in pdf-file. The file name should consist of the first author’s last name in Latin letters and the number of the section. For example, Bublyk_1.pdf (here, the first author is Bublyk, section 1).
  • Images as separate files in color (for online-version) and grayscale (for printed version) in .jpg. The file name should consist of the first author’s last name and image number. For example, Bublyk_fig1.jpg (first author Bublyk, figure 1).
  • A scanned copy of payment receipt.

The Subject of the e-mail message must include the last name of the first author in English and the title of the Journal section (or section number).

The publication fee is equivalent:

  • for members of VSGBU from Ukraine – 700 ₴,
  • for members of VSGBU from other countries – 25 €
  • for participants, who are not members of VSGBU from Ukraine – 1000 ₴,
  • for participants, who are not members of VSGBU from other countries – 40 €

Manuscript procedure time:

  • The average time during which the preliminary assessment of manuscripts is conducted – 5 days.
  • The average time during which the reviews of manuscripts are conducted – 30 days.
  • The average time in which the article is published – 180 days.

Example of an article

1 Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of Natl. Acad. Sci. of Ukraine,
Ukraine, 03680, Kyiv, Akad. Zabolotnogo str., 150, е-mail: ivanov@imbg.org.ua
2 Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsy National University,
Ukraine, 58012, Chernivtsi, Kotsiubynskogo str., 2, e-mail: nikolaev@gmail.com
nikolaev@gmail.com, (050) 254-56-88, (097) 562-44-66
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Abstract (in the language of the paper, without heading)
Introduction (without heading)
Materials and methods
Results and discussion
Information about financial support, acknowledgements (if any, without heading).
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Abstract in English (if English is not the language of the paper, without heading)

Example of Figure

Fig. 1. Map of sampled populations of G.lutea in the Ukrainian Carpathians (represented by grayed circles). Kr – polonyna (mountain grassland) Krachuneska; Tr – the ridge slope between Troyaska and Tataruka Mountains; Sh – Sheshul and Pavlyk Mts.; Po – Pozhizhevska Mt.; HT – Hutyn Tomnatek Mt.; Le – polonyna Lemska.

Example of table

Table 1. Primers with the highest values of discriminating power (DL) selected for the use in population genetic studies of G. lutea

  Primer Rp* DL* ND30 Nt** ND86
1 UBC#807 11.9 0.967 0 32 0 4
2 UBC#811 12.3 0.964 1 38 8.4 3
3 A18 7.7 0.956 5 21 42.0 52
4 UBC#840 7.2 0.953 5 23 50.4 21
5 A07 5.4 0.953 6 26 50.4 24
6 UBC#889 8.7 0.953 7 26 50.4 20
7 UBC#835 4.7 0.951 7 25 58.8 16
8 ERF-F 9.1 0.949 8 23 67.2 56
9 MYB 7.7 0.949 8 22 67.2 106
10 1962 6.1 0.949 8 17 67.2 58
11 B01 5.5 0.944 10 20 84.0 34
12 A19 7.3 0.942 11 18 70.4 28

Notes: * – value calculated for the sample of plants of two populations (n = 30); ** – value calculated for the sample of plants of six populations (n = 86).

Example of abstract

1 Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of Natl. Acad. Sci. of Ukraine,
Ukraine, 03680, Kyiv, Akad. Zabolotnogo str., 150, е-mail: ivanov@imbg.org.ua
2 Yurii Fedkovych Chernivtsy National University,
Ukraine, 58012, Chernivtsi, Kotsiubynskogo str., 2, e-mail: nikolaev@gmail.com
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Aim. Iris pumila L. (Iridaceae), typical steppe xerophyte, which is protected in several regions of Ukraine. Area of the species range has suffered a significant decline and fragmentation over the recent centuries. The comprehensive population studies were conducted to elucidate the effects of these processes and determine the indices that can be used as well-timed signals of species extinction risk. Methods. Ecological and population studies were combined with ISSR-analysis of genetic diversity to characterize the populations of I. pumila. Results. A number of population and ecological indicators suggests that I. pumila in Ukraine may be referred to regressive species threatened by genetic erosion. Moreover, the results of ISSR-analysis of plants from four populations in Mykolayiv and Poltava regions showed relatively high levels of the species genetic diversity and weak divergence of isolated populations. Conclusions. The reduction and fragmentation of I. pumila habitat first of all is accompanied by decline in ecological and population indicators, but depletion of the populations’ gene pool occurs much slower. To adequately determine the risk of genetic erosion in particular species, apart from assessment of population and ecological indicators, evaluation of species genetic resources using molecular markers is needed.
Keywords: genetic resources, Iris pumila L., population studies, PCR markers, threatened species.

Examples of references

  • Articles:
    • Gamelin F.X., Baquet G., Berthoin S., Thevenet D., Nourry C., Nottin S., Bosquet L. Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 2009. Vol. 105. P. 731–738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8.
    • Zaverukha B.V. Novi dani do khorolohii ta fitotsenotychnoi pryurochenosti ridkisnoho reliktovoho vydu Carlina onopordifolia Bess. ex Szafer, Kulcz. et Pawl. Ukr. botan. zhurn. 1981. Vol. 38(2). P. 49–52. [in Ukrainian] / Заверуха Б.В. Нові дані до хорології та фітоценотичної приуроченості рідкісного реліктового виду Carlina onopordifolia Bess. ex Szafer, Kulcz. et Pawl. Укр. ботан. журн. 1981. Т. 38(2). С. 49–52.
  • Books:
    • Lersten N.R. Flowering plant embryology. Ames (USA): Blackwell Publishing, 2004. 212 p.
    • Mel’nychuk M.D., Novak T.V., Kunakh V.A. Biotekhnolohiia roslyn. Kyiv: Polihraf Konsaltyng, 2003. 520 s. [in Ukrainian] / Мельничук М.Д., Новак Т.В., Кунах В.А. Біотехнологія рослин. К.: Поліграф Консалтинг, 2003. 520 с.
  • Abstracts:
    • Morgun B.V., Bannikova M.O., Fedorenko T.V., Markovskiy O.V., Vlasova O.M., Kuchuk M.V. Worldwide spreading and identification of transgenic Z. mays in Ukraine. Modern Aspects of Plant Genetic Engineering: abstract of International Scientific Conference (Kiev, May 30 – June 1, 2011). Kiev, 2011. P. 48.
    • Mosula M.Z., Konvaliuk I.I., Mel′nyk V.N., Drobyk N.M., Kunakh V.A. ISSR-analiz nekotorykh populiacij Gentiana lutea L. Ukrainskikh Karpat. Molekuliarno-geneticheskie podkhody v taksonomii i ekologii: tezisy dokladov nauchn. konf. (Rostov-na-Donu, 25–29 marta 2013 g.). Rostov-na-Donu: IuNC RAN, 2013. P. 62. [in Russian] / Мосула М.З., Конвалюк И.И., Мельник В.Н., Дробык Н.М., Кунах В.А. ISSR-анализ некоторых популяций Gentiana lutea L. Украинских Карпат. Молекулярно-генетические подходы в таксономии и экологии: тезисы докладов научн. конф. (Ростов-на-Дону, 25–29 марта 2013 г.). Ростов-на-Дону: ЮНЦ РАН, 2013. С. 62.
  • Digital Sources:
    • Guerra F.P., Wegrzyn J.L., Sykes R., Davis M.F., Stanton B.J., Neale D.B. Association genetics of chemical wood properties in black poplar (Populus nigra). New Phytol. 2013. Vol. 197 (1). P. 162–176. doi: 10.1111/nph.12003. URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23157484 (last accessed: 17.12.2017).
    • Boronnykova S.V., Svetlakova T.N., Boboshyna Y.V. Molekuliarno-geneticheskij analiz Populus tremula L. na osnovanii polimorfizma IRAP i ISSR markerov. Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources of Siberia: tezisy dokl. mezhdunar. konf. (Krasnoiarsk, 23–29 avgusta 2011 g.). URL: http://conf.nsc.ru/cfgrs2011/reportview/46716 (last accessed: 17.03.2017). [in Russian] / Боронникова С.В., Светлакова Т.Н., Бобошина И.В. Молекулярно-генетический анализ Populus tremula L. на основании полиморфизма IRAP и ISSR маркеров. Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources of Siberia: тезисы докл. междунар. конф. (Красноярск, 23–29 августа 2011 г.). URL: http://conf.nsc.ru/cfgrs2011/reportview/46716 (дата обращения: 17.03.2017).
  • Patents:
    • Drobyk N.M., Melnyk V.M, Hrytsak L.R., Leskova O.M., Kunakh V.A. Method of microclonal multiplication of Gentiana lutea L. and Gentiana acaulis L.: Patent for utility model 21499 Ukraine. No u200610671; applied on 09.10.2006, published on 15.03.2007, bulletin No 3.
    • Sposib ukorinennia in vitro roslyn vydiv Carlina sirsioides Klok. ta Carlina onorordifolia Bess. ex Szaf., Kulcz. Et Pawl.: pat. 116640 Ukraina: MPK (2017.01) S12 N 5/00, 5/04 (2006.01); A 01 N 4/00. No u 2016 13335; applied on 26.12.2016; published on 25.05.2017, Bul. No 10. 4 p. [in Ukrainian] / Спосіб укорінення in vitro рослин видів Carlina сirsioides Klok. та Carlina оnoрordifolia Bess. ex Szaf., Kulcz. Et Pawl.: пат. 116640 Україна: МПК (2017.01) С12 N 5/00, 5/04 (2006.01); А 01 Н 4/00. № u 2016 13335; заявл. 26.12.2016; опубл. 25.05.2017, Бюл. №°10. 4 с.
  • Dissertation abstracts:
    • Novosad I.Y. Technological procurement for manufacture of sections of working attachments of screw conveyors: dissertation abstract of Candidate of Technological Sciences. Ternopil, 2007. 20 p.
    • Tihunova O.O. Otrymannia shtamiv-produtsentiv rodu Clostridium z pidvyshchenym rivnem syntezu butanolu: avtoref. dys. ... kand. biol. nauk. Kyiv, 2016. 24 p. [in Ukrainian] / Тігунова O.O. Отримання штамів-продуцентів роду Clostridium з підвищеним рівнем синтезу бутанолу: автореф. дис. ... канд. біол. наук. Київ, 2016. 24 с.
  • Dissertations:
    • Spiridonova K.V. Study of peculiarities of genome variability of Rauwolfia serpentina Benth cultivated cells: dissertation of Candidate of Biological Sciences. Kyiv, 2000. 149 p.
    • Spiridonova K.V. Vyvchennia osoblyvostey henomnoi minlyvosti kul′tyvovanykh klityn rauvol′fii zmiinoi Rauwolfia serpentina Benth.: dys. ... kand. biol. nauk. Kyiv, 2000. 149 p. [in Ukrainian] / Спірідонова К.В. Вивчення особливостей геномної мінливості культивованих клітин раувольфії зміїної Rauwolfia serpentina Benth.: дис. ... канд. біол. наук. К., 2000. 149 с.

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