INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
1. Submissions must be unique and should not be published earlier or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this Journal.
2. Manuscripts with the results of research in field experiments should be based on data obtained in at least 3 years (for graduate students - 2 years).
3. The authenticity of obtained results should be should be confirmed statistically.
4. The text of the manuscript must be carefully corrected and edited by the authors. The material should be clearly and consistently presented at a high scientific and methodological level.
5. The number of used literary sources is at least 10, excluding national standards, regulations, reference books, textbooks and teaching aids.
6. Literary sources older than 20 years no more than 20% of the total.
7. Self-citation no more than 30% of the total.
8. The originality of the text is at least 75%.
9. The volume of publication in an electronic journal is not limited, but the manuscript should be reasonably limited.
10. At the request of the authors, for the disclosure of certain provisions, the article can be illustrated with a video.
11. We draw your attention to the fact that articles with machine translation of the title, annotation, references are not accepted or considered. The editorial office of the journal provides translation services into English on a contractual basis.
12. When preparing a manuscript, one should be guided by:
- GOST 7.9-95. Prepare an abstract for publication;
- GOST 7.32-2017. For the design of tables, pictures and notes;
- GOST R 7.0.5-2008. List of references. (GOST and APA style);
- GOST 8.417-81. Designate units of measurement in accordance with the International SI system;
- International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants.
MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING GUIDE
Page format - A4;
Margins: top and bottom - 2.5; right and left - 2.0;
Font - Arial Narrow;
Font size - 12 (in tables it can be 10 or 11);
Line spacing - 1.0;
Paragraph indent - 0.5;
Hyphenation - disabled (forced hyphenation in text and tables is not placed);
Tables - up to 15 cm wide, no more than 7 columns;
Illustrations (photographs, graphs, diagrams, diagrams, etc.) - up to 15 cm wide, clear and easy to read.
References to literature in the text of the manuscript - (Ivanov, 2000; Petrov et al., 2001). Footnote reference are not allowed.
References in APA style
THE STRUCTURE OF THE MANUSCRIPT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTENT AND DESIGN
The structure of the manuscript
Affiliation, organization address, email.
Materials and methods
Results and discussion
Conflict of interests
Information about authors
Manuscripts of foreign authors in English are accompanied by a translation into Russian of the title and abstract. The translation is carried out by the editorial staff.
UDC online directory
Up to 10 significant words reflecting the content of the manuscript.
The official name of the organization or recognized by the indexing systems, postal address - postal code, street, house number, city, country, official email address of the organization.
Example for authors with one affiliation
I.I. Ivanov, PhD.,
P.P. Petrov, researcher, email@example.com,
S.S. Sidorov, researcher, postgraduate student.
Institute for Breeding…, 64546, Dokuchaev st., 1, Sometown, Ruritania, firstname.lastname@example.org
Example, if there are authors with different affiliations
I.I. Ivanov1, PhD.,
P.P. Petrov2, researcher, email@example.com,
S.S. Sidorov1,2, researcher.
1Institute for Breeding…, 64546, Dokuchaev st., 1, Sometown, Ruritania, firstname.lastname@example.org
2Horticultural Sciences Centre, 222333, Stonefruit st., 25, Sometown, Ruritania, email@example.com
Abstract containing of 200—250 words is applied on article.
The abstract is a source of information independent of the article and must reflect the content of the article. It is not recommended to repeat the title of the article and use introductory words and phrases in the annotation. The structure of the annotation summarizes the structure of the work. The introductory part is minimal. There is no need to justify the relevance of the work. The research location is indicated in the region (province). You do not need to indicate the organization in which the work is performed. It is necessary to briefly outline the methodology of the work, indicate the sample size, for how many years the data. The presentation of the results contains specific information (conclusions, novelty of the results obtained, recommendations, etc.). It is advisable to provide as much numerical data as possible to support the validity of the conclusions. When specifying a percentage difference with a control, you must also specify the absolute difference values or a value in the control to compare. It is allowed to introduce abbreviations within the annotation (the concept of 2—3 words is replaced by the abbreviation of the corresponding number of letters, the first time is given in full, the abbreviation is in brackets, then only the abbreviation is used).
Should not repeat the words of the title, they must reflect the basic theme of an article and bear the greatest semantic loading of the contents: object of the research, action, process, a research objective, methods or a technique etc. No more than 15 words, separated by commas.
In the introduction, it is necessary to indicate the purpose of the study, the relevance, novelty and state of the study of literary sources.
Materials and methods
Results and discussion
Latin names of objects of research in the title of the article and in the text are written in compliance with the generally accepted rules of taxonomic nomenclature: binary species – italics (Ribes nigrum), taxa of higher rank – in direct font (Ribes). At the first mention in the text generic and specific names are given without abbreviations, hereinafter referred to as the generic name in one capital (first) letter, and the specific is indicated in full (R. nigrum).
Names and symbols of genes are typed in italics, and the names of their products – in capital letters in direct font. For example: genes fos, c-myc, ATM; proteins Fos, c-Myc, ATM. Names of phages and viruses are written in Latin transcription in direct font (RBDV, ArMV).
It is necessary to use generally accepted abbreviations and acronyms or to give additional information in the text of the article. All physical dimensions are recommended to be given in the International system (SI).
Mathematical formulas and equations are typed in MS WinWord (version 6.0 and higher) or MathType editors. Equations are arranged in the center of the line and numbered in Arabic numerals in parentheses in the order they are mentioned in the text. Equation numbers are aligned to the right edge of the line. The equations are separated from the text at the top and bottom by a single empty line. When you write multiple equations, they are also separated by an empty string.
Tables and figures are presented in color and black-and-white versions as separate files in TIFF or JPG format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The width of figures and tables is no more than 15 cm. We recommend that you avoid using tables containing more than 7 columns.
Intratext references to literature are given in parentheses with the name of the author and the year of publication. If there are more than three authors, then the first author is indicated and written “et al.”
In this section it is essential to disclose the sources of financial support (grants, subsidies), to thank those who have helped in carrying out the research and in preparing the article for publication.
The article should include any actual or potential conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, you should write that “the author declares no conflict of interest”.
Authors must disclose any conflict of interest that can affect the assessment and interpretation of their manuscript. The presence of a conflict of interest is not an ethical violation, and the disclosure testifies to the responsible approach of the authors to the conduct of the research and to results publication.
It is essential to disclose and declare in the manuscript any sources of financial support of the research (grants, donations, sponsor commercial support, authors consultancy fees, etc.); non-financial study support (commercial organizations supplying equipment, materials for the research, etc.)
“The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest” statement indicates that neither the authors nor the institution where the study was carried out were provided with financing from third parties interested in study results, and the research was supported only by the affiliation where the authors were paid salaries.
Undeclared conflict of interest is an ethical violation. If this fact comes to light, the editorial board reserves the right to reject the manuscript for reviewing and publishing, and consider the question of the retraction of an already published article.
Conflict of interest: the author declares no conflict of interest.
Conflict of interest: the author declares the existence of a conflict of interest. The author owns a patent on the research object ..., the licensee is RPC (Research and Production Company) “...”, during the research the author received from the RPC “...” fee for consultancy and delivering lectures beyond the topic of the submitted paper.
The journal requires the use of the APA citation style
Institutional affiliation of authors
Full name, the position and academic title of the author, ORCID ID, e-mail; the name of the institution (information about the authors may include the subdivisions and branches of the organization), the address of the institution, e-mail.
THE PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
A set of materials for publication is delivered to the editorial office of the journal by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of sending to other addresses or through third parties, the editorial staff does not guarantee their receipt and processing.
The set of materials includes:
1. An electronic version of the manuscript, including separate figure files and Excel files with diagrams,
2. Ñover letter (scan),
3. A LICENCE AGREEMENT for each co-author (scan).
The electronic version of the manuscript is saved in an editor compatible with MS Word. The file name must contain the last name of the first author. The last page lists all authors in the following order: full name, the position and academic title of the author, ORCID ID, e-mail; the name of the institution (information about the authors may include the subdivisions and branches of the organization), the address of the institution, e-mail.
Illustrations in formats that can be processed by any standard graphics editor. The name of the figure file must contain the name of the first author and the sequence number of the figure in the text of the manuscript.
Excel files with charts should not be protected from editing. The file name must contain the surname of the first author and the sequence number of the figure in the text of the manuscript.
The license agreement (download) is drawn up for each author of the publication. Please note that the license agreement gives the editors of the journal a legal basis for publishing your publication in the public domain.
ORDER OF INTERACTION BETWEEN THE JOURNAL AND THE AUTHOR
All correspondence between authors and Editorial Board is coordinated and governed by responsible secretary of Editorial Board. Correspondence with authors is carried through contact person indicated in manuscript.
Manuscripts must meet Rules of publication and Requirements to manuscripts (hereinafter - Requirements) available for authors in Journal web site. Testing for compliance of incoming materials to Requirements is done by responsible secretary of Editorial Board (in necessity - together with member of Editorial Board, which is responsible for thematic section of Journal).
If the requirements are not met, the manuscript is returned to the author for revision. Reviewers’ comments and recommendations are sent by email.
The revised version of the manuscript must be sent by the author by e-mail no later than 14 calendar days after sending comments to the e-mail address specified in the manuscript.
If the manuscript is not received after the specified period or if more than two revisions are required, the original date of its registration is canceled. The date of receipt is the day of receipt of the final version of the article.
After correcting all errors, the manuscript is put in the queue for inclusion in the issue.
In case of non-compliance with the requirements for the manuscript and violation of ethical standards, the editorial board of the journal reserves the right not to cooperate with the author.
The editorial board of the journal reviews all materials submitted to the editorial board that correspond to its subject matter, with the aim of their expert assessment. All reviewers are experts on the subject of the peer-reviewed materials and have publications on the subject of the peer-reviewed article within the last 3 years.
Manuscripts received by the editorial office of Sovremennoe Sadovodstvo - Contemporary horticulture journal undergo double blind review (the reviewer does not know the authors of the manuscript, the authors of the manuscript do not know the reviewers).
For reviewing manuscripts of articles, members of the editorial board of the journal, employees of the VNIISPK and invited reviewers of the Russian Federation and other countries with professional knowledge and experience in a specific scientific area are involved. The decision on choosing one or another reviewer for the examination of an article is made by the editor-in-chief or deputy editor-in-chief.
If the publication of the article entailed a violation of someone’s copyright or generally accepted norms of scientific ethics, then the editorial board of the journal has the right to withdraw the published article.
The deadline for writing a review is set by agreement with the reviewer, but should not exceed 30 days. At the request of the reviewer, it can be extended.
If the review contains recommendations for correcting and revising the article, the executive secretary of the journal sends the text of the review to the author with a proposal to take them into account when preparing a new version of the article or reasonably (partially or completely) refute them. The article revised (revised) by the author is resent for review. An article sent to the author for revision should be returned in a corrected form as soon as possible. The revised article must be accompanied by a letter with the authors’ responses to all comments of the reviewer.
The editors reserve the right to reject articles if the author is unable or unwilling to take into account the wishes of the editors.
If there are two negative reviews of the manuscript from two different reviewers or one review of its revised version, the article is rejected without consideration by the editorial board.
In case of disagreement with the opinion of the reviewer, the author of the article has the right to provide a reasoned answer to the editorial office of the journal. In this case, the article can be sent for re-review or for consideration by members of the editorial board.
Messages, reviews, informational and advertising materials are not reviewed. The decision to publish them is taken by the editorial board. At the same time, materials that are not scientific articles should not exceed the volume of three pages, designed in accordance with the requirements for publication.
The editorial office of the publication sends copies of reviews or a reasoned refusal to the authors of the submitted materials, and also undertakes to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon receipt of a request to the editorial office of the publication.
The reviews are kept in the publishing house and in the editorial office of the publication for 5 years.
The presence of a positive review is not a sufficient reason for the publication of an article. The final decision on the expediency and timing of publication after reviewing is made by the editor-in-chief or his deputy, and, if necessary, by the editorial board of the journal.
After the editorial board of the journal makes a decision on the admission of the article to publication, the executive secretary of the journal informs the author about this and indicates the publication time.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a CC-BY 4.0 License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
Specified when registering the names and addresses will be used solely for technical purposes of a contact with the Author or reviewers (editors) when preparing the article for publication. Private data will not be shared with other individuals and organizations.
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