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Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

Article is prepared in 1 copy on paper in any of Word editors, fully prepared for publication. Font – Times New Roman (basic text size 14 pt, 1.5 intervals, and 1.25 cm indentation), A4 page with margins – 2 cm.

The structure of the article should include the following components, arranged in the following order:

– on the first line, in the center – the title of the article, uppercase letters (font – bold, 14 pt);

– another line – surname and initials of the author (italic bold, 14 pt), scientific degree (in the presence) and academic title (in the presence), name of the author’s organization (capital, 12 pt);

– names of other co-authors (if any), their academic degree (in the presence) and title (in the presence) and organization name;

– the next line – extended abstract (in the original language and in English). Each must no less 1,900 characters (with spaces) and keywords. Abstracts must include the name and initials of the author and title of the article;

– text of the manuscript;

– references.


Manuscript title should be in English and the language of the submitted manuscript. Translation of titles in English should avoid transliteration, except for untranslatable names, designations of devices and other objects that have their own names; untranslatable slang is not allowed. The title should be informative and only common abbreviations are allowed.

The title should reflect the subject of the manuscript and have a sufficient number of relevant “key words” (search terms) that will allow readers finding this manuscript when searching using the corresponding database of the journal. It should be concise, have a sufficient number of keywords so that interested readers can find it when searching. Recommended length – 5-10 words.

Information about authors (full name, place of employment)

It is necessary to specify the persons who carried out the scientific research described in the manuscript. The corresponding author should be indicated.

The names of authors and their places of employment should be given according to the traditional international transliteration system, which will enable identification of the author (surname of one author) and will not complicate identification and integration of data on author’s publications and citations under one profile (author ID).

Since the journal considers any transliteration systems that are used in publications (Editorial Board of the journal does not transliterate or translate), it is important to comply with the rules of one system transliteration for correct author profile. Place of employment (name of organization) should be clearly indicated to gather information about citations of publications of the author under one profile).

Abstract and keywords

Abstract is the main source of information on the content of the manuscript and results of the study. Abstract should contain a brief description of the manuscript, a kind of presentation of scientific work to readers. The abstract, along with the title, is one of the most important manuscript components. Readers (scientists) usually scan the abstract to make a decision whether to read the full article. Abstract is a mini-article.

The website of the publishing house EMERALD provides information on how to prepare an abstract (

Abstract should be extended and necessarily in two languages (original language and English). The volume of the no less is 1,900 signs (with spaces). The information is specified in the following order: surname and initials of the author, title, text of the abstract and keywords (maximum 8).

If the author cannot provide abstract to the Editorial Board in a foreign language, the Editorial Board of the Journal, upon agreement with the author of the manuscript, may provide translation.


Publication of manuscripts in the journal Legal Horizons is an important component of a coherent and comprehensive system of knowledge. This is a direct reflection of the quality of work of authors and institutions that support them. The articles that have passed the review involve the scientific method.

The manuscript should provide readers with general information about the research, which is described in the manuscript. It should include the following:

  • problem definition and its relationship with important scientific and practical tasks;
  • analysis of recent research and publications on the problem, unsolved aspects of the problem;
  • definition of purposes of the manuscript (objective);
  • main material of research with full justification of scientific results;
  • conclusions from the research and prospects for further research in this area.

Requirements to manuscripts are similar to requirements that apply to research articles that are published in journals and on the list of HAC and SCOPUS.

Size of the manuscript is 8 to 24 thousand symbols with spaces (10-15 pages).

The use of numerical markers of Word editors and tabulator is not allowed

Article is printed in the original language.

The article should be signed by the authors on the last page


References should be provided as a separate block in the Latin alphabet. Original articles are recommended to include not more than 10 sources over the last 10 years, scientific article – not more than 20 sources. Links are numbered alphabetically. Do not be included in the references textbooks, manuals and publications that have ISSN or ISBN. References should include only references to articles from journals, collections of articles, research papers, monographs and conference proceedings. References to own publications are undesirable. Re-quoting is not allowed.

Accordingly, the most significant components of citations are the names of authors and publishing titles. To enter all authors of the publication in the system, it is necessary to include them in the description of the manuscript, without reducing the list to three, as recommended by our state standards.

References, including requirements of SCOPUS and other foreign databases, should be given as a separate block, repeating references provided in the national language, regardless of whether they include foreign sources or not.

Standards of bibliographic references

Editorial Board of Legal Horizons, in accordance with the requirements of SCOPUS database, offered the authors eight options of standards for the preparation of bibliographic lists: APA – American Psychological Association (5th ed.); Council of Biology Editors – CBE 6th, Citation-Sequence; Chicago 15th Edition (Author-Date System); Harvard; Harvard – British Standard; MLA (Modern Language Association) 6th Edition – Single Spaced Reference List; NLM – National Library of Medicine; Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.

Focus your attention that the proposed international standards for bibliographic lists do not use punctuation characters (“//” and “-“). Title and original data sources and separated from authors and article title using font type, often in italics, point or comma are used.

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There are also paid programs for creating bibliographic references.

Articles from electronic journals are described similar to printed edition with the addition of data on address access. A recently introduced unique ID that is used in virtually all major foreign journals allows for the most accurate identification of electronic publications – DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

Thus, during the preparation of references in publications, it is necessary:

1. Comply with one of the common transliteration systems.

2. Refuse to use national standard in favor of international.

3. Submit uniform information on two main elements – author and the source.

4. Do not overload the references by transliteration of titles of articles, or provide their translation.

5. In the presence of translated and national version of the periodical, choose the translated one.

Annexes to the manuscript:

– information about the author: name, surname, patronymic (in full), academic degree, academic title, place of work and position, postal address, telephone number, e-mail;

– for authors without a scientific degree – scanned review of scientific supervisor or a person who has the scientific degree (reviewer’s signature must be certified in the personnel department of the institution or seal of the faculty (institute);

– author’s photo in .jpg format.