The process of manuscripts revision as well of publication is free of charge.


Original, previously unpublished articles with scientific and technical contributions are expected. The text of the article should not exceed 10 printed pages of the A4 size of standard typescript (including tables, figures, and reference list). The authors would aim to submit their work as concisely as possible and longer papers will be accepted under exceptional circumstances.

The article languages are Ukrainian, English, and Russian.

The main body of the article should follow the general rules of scientific writing and be adequately structured. The text of thearticle should includeTitle, Author(s)name(s), E-mail addresses, Authors’ Affiliations, Abstract, Key words, Introduction including Aim of the study, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if necessary), References.

Submission files must be in Microsoft Word or RTF file format.Use Normal style settings only.

In the top-left corner, UDC (10 pt.) should be indicated. INITIALS AND LAST NAME of the AUTHORS in capitals (12 pt, italic) should be centered followed by the NAME of the ARTICLE in capitals (12 pt, bold, centered). Below indicate (in italic) the authors’ affiliation(s) and address (e-mail). If authors work in different institutions, after every last name, put an index in accordance with that placed at the names of the institutions.

The text of an Abstract (10 pt font size) should not exceed 150 words. The abstract should describe the most important aspects of the study. Problems, objectives, methods employed and main results should be stated. Figures, tables, undefined abbreviations, equations and references should be avoided in the abstract.

The manuscript should be 1.0 spaced, leaving 2.0 cm margins on the left and right and 2.1 cm on top and bottom. The paper size is A4. Times New Roman font and 12 ptfont sizeare the most preferable. The text of paragraphs must be justified; the first line indent is 0.8 cm.

Latin names of genera and species should be italicized. The first mention of any organism must include the full scientific name with the author but thereafter the author can be omitted and the generic name abbreviated.


Tables and figures should be arranged into the appropriate positions in the text, preferably after the first reference. They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals according to their sequence in the text.

All Tables should be referred to in the text. Each table should have a title which will make the meaning clear without reference to the text. Large tables, of landscape orientation especially, should be avoided. If numerous data are to be presented, an attempt should be made to divide them in two or more tables. Tables must be in editable form. Use Word table template for tables only. Please do not duplicate the information in tables describe elsewhere in the manuscript. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of figure caption. All abbreviations, symbols, etc. must be explained in a brief footnote that accompanies the table.

Figures should be prepared exclusively with black-and-white or grey-scale settings. Graphs should be made preferably by using their initial format as Excel. All figures should be cited in the text (e.g. Fig. 1).All images must be supplied in at 300 dpi (print resolution). Every figure should have a clear caption that can be understood with minimal reference to the main text. Be sure to explain all of the important features in the figure in the caption. In addition, the caption should contain the following: one sentence title; definitions for abbreviations in the caption and on the figure; attribution if the figure is adapted or reprinted from another publication. Please provide a scale bar (if appropriate). Supply captions below the main body of the figure. The caption must be separated, not attached to the object. Submit figures as separate JPG files also. If the figures are to be reduced in size, the legend should be big enough to make them readable after minimizing. All legends and other information added to the graphs, maps, photographs and artworks must be in editable form. Please do not duplicate the information in figures describe elsewhere in the manuscript.


References in the main text, tables and figures should indicatethe author's surname with the year of publication in brackets (e.g. (Meshkova et al. 2002)) and are listed at the end of the main textin alphabetical order,not numbered.Automatic references are forbidden.

References in original languages should be transliterated using BGN/PCGN Romanizationsystem; translation into English should also be added in square brackets as well asthe information about the origin of language at the end of the title (In Russian).



Barnes, B. V., Zak, D. R., Denton, S. R., andSpurr, S. H., 1997. Forest ecology (No.Ed. 4).John Wiley and Sons.

Meshkova, V. L., 2009. Sezonnoyerazvitiyekhvoyelistogryzushchikhnasekomykh [Seasonal development of the foliage browsing insects]. Kharkov: Novoeslovo: 396pp. (In Russian)

Journal references:

Los, S. A., Tereshchenko, L. I., Shlonchak, H. A., Samoday, V. P. and Neyko, I. S., 2015. Rezul' tatyvidboruplyusovykhderevsosnyiduba v rivnynniychastyniUkrayiny ta v Krymu u 2010–2014 gg. [Results of pine and oak plus trees selection in the plains of Ukraine and in Crimea in 2010–2014.]Lisivnyctvoiagrolisomelioracija [Forestry and Forest Melioration]. 126: 139–147 (In Ukrainian).

Meshkova, V., Kukina, O., Zinchenko, O., and Davydenko, K.2017. Three-year dynamics of common ash defoliation and crown condition in the focus of black sawfly Tomostethusnigritus F. (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae)Baltic Forestry.23(1): 303–308.


Edited symposia, special issues:

Meshkova, V.L., Davydenko, K.V. and BerezhnenkoZh.I., 2013.Komakhy-lystohryzynayaseni (Fraxinussp.) u zelenykhnasadzhennyakhKharkivshchyny.Zakhystroslyn u KHKHI st.: problemy ta perspektyvyrozvytku: materialymizhnar. nauk. konf. stud., aspirantivimolodykhuchenykh. Kharkiv: KHNAU. 71–74 (In Ukrainian).


PhD theses

Bobrov, I. O., 2016. Poshyrenist' ishkidlyvist' sosnovohopidkorovohoklopa u nasadzhennyakhNovhorod-Sivers' kohoPolissya [Spread and injuriousness of pine bark bug in the stands of Novgorod-SiverskePolissya]: avtoref.dys. ...kand.s.-g. nauk. Kharkiv: 22 pp. (In Ukrainian)


Methodology guidelines

Metodychnirekomendatsiyishchodoobstezhennyaoseredkivstovburovykhshkidnykivlisu [Methodical recommendations on inspection of stem forest pests' foci], 2010. Editor V.L. Meshkova. Kharkiv: UkrNDILHA. 27 pp. (In Ukrainian)


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As a separate file (.doc, .rtffile format),a SUMMARY of the article should be submitted (2700–3000 characters). The Summary should be adequately structured and should include: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, Key words. The Summary will not be published in a hard copy but is necessary for the journal’s website.