THEORY AND PRACTICE
OF FORENSIC EXAMINATIONS
AND CRIMINALISTICS

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FORMAT REQUIREMENTS
for formalizing materials,
which are sent for the publication in the collection
«Theory and Practice of Forensic Examinations and Criminalistics»

When preparing materials for the publication in the collection, the editorial board requests the authors to adhere to the following requirements.

1. The texts of papers in Ukrainian or Russian with an annotation in Ukrainian or Russian, and a brief resume in Russian (or Ukrainian) and an extended resume in English (250–300 words in volume) languages are formalized in the text editor Microsoft Word. It is also necessary to provide the text with an extended resume (in Russian) from which the translation has been performed, for the professional editing, and provide us with the translation of the paper title, surname, name and patronymic of the author (co-authors) into English.

2. The papers ranging in volume from 8 to 12 pages should be printed on A4 sized paper in Times New Roman (Symbol, Wingdings), type size 14 by 1.5 line spacing, keeping on margins: on the left – 3 cm, on the right – 1.5 cm, from the top – 2 cm, from the bottom – 2 cm. Abstract – up to 5 lines, type size 12 by 1 line spacing, italic. The same type size and spacing should be used when writing resumes, tables, captions under drawings. The use of other character fonts is not allowed.

3. Information on the author (co-authors) shall be submitted on a separate sheet: surname, name, patronymic, position at the place of work, academic degree, academic rank, service and home addresses, contact telephone numbers, E-mail.

4. Materials are sent in 2 typed copies and recorded on a disk (the file name – in Latin letters – by using the surname of the first author, all material of the paper should be contained in one file, illustrative – duplicated with a separate file for each illustration of the appropriate format (see items 9–11).

5. The materials are arranged as follows: on the left – UDC, on the right – initials and surname of the author (co-authors), position at the place of work, academic degree, academic rank; further down at the middle – the title of the paper in capital letters; then on the width of the paper text – abstract and keywords; the text of the paper with pictures, diagrams, schemes, tables, etc. and after the text – two summaries (in Russian (or Ukrainian) and in English: the title of the paper, the author(s), the text of the abstract, keywords), date, signature(s) of the author (co-authors).

6. Notes on the text should have continuous numbering and be formatted by using the Microsoft Word tools of the menu «Insert» => («Link» =>) «Footnote».

7. Mathematical formulas in the text are performed with the help of the mathematical formulas editor (Microsoft Equation), built into Microsoft Word. The letters of the Greek alphabet across the text should be only standard symbols of the built-in Symbol font. The use of Microsoft Equation objects for this purpose is not allowed.

8. Flowcharts are performed by using Microsoft Graph editor, built into Microsoft Word.

9. Chemical formulas in the text are performed with the help of the chemical formulas editor ChemDraw, which is included in Cambridge ChemOffice.

10. Diagrams and graphs are performed by using Microsoft Excel. At the same time in addition to the file with the text of the paper, where the corresponding diagram (graph) is presented, a Microsoft Excel file should be necessarily provided.

11. Raster illustrations (scanned drawings, photographs, etc.), available in the text of the paper, should be also separately provided in TIFF or BMP format (do not use JPEG format). At the same time it is not allowed to insert these illustrations into a separate Microsoft Word file. In the case of failure to provide illustrations in the form of separate files of the appropriate format or their unsatisfactory quality, the editorial board reserves the right not to include them into the text of the paper. In the illustrative material (schemes, diagrams, graphs) only the fonts, specified in item 2 are allowed to be used.

12. The objects, specified in items 7–11 should be placed in the paper without flowing by the text. Do not use the insertion of objects into the separate frame or atop the text.

13. When preparing illustrative materials, authors should take into account that the collection is published in a black and white version of the A5 format. Therefore, references in the texts of papers on color designations in the figures or diagrams should be avoided.

14. Underlining in the texts of papers is undesirable; one should use italics or isolate the parts of the text by long dashes (—), numbers. It is correct to use short dashes (–) and hyphens (-), only typographical quotes («...») closing apostrophe (’).

15. The sent materials are not returned. All materials that do not substantially meet these requirements, are not considered.

16. Editorial amendments are allowed to be made without participation of authors if they agree to this when delivering materials.

17. References to bibliographic sources are formalized in accordance with ДСТУ 8302:2015 «Бібліографічне посилання» (Ukrainian national standardization system 8302:2015 «Bibliographic citation»).


Some examples of formalizing citations to the literary sources:

1. Про судову експертизу: Закон України від 25.02.1994 № 4038-XII. Відом. Верхов. Ради України. 1994. № 28. Ст. 232 (із змінами: станом на 2 липня 2015 р.).

2. Салтевський М. В. Криміналістика (у сучасному викладі): підручник. Київ: Кондор, 2005. С. 496.

3. Криміналістика (криміналістична техніка): курс лекцій/П. Д. Біленчук та ін. Київ: МАУП, 2001. 216 с.

4. Методичні рекомендації з криміналістичного дослідження легких фракцій газових конденсатів: звіт про НДР (закл.)/ХНДІСЕ; кер. А. Ф. Клімчук; викон. В. І. Кривошеєв [та ін.]. № ДР 0109U001197. Харків, 2010. 54 с.

5. Бунова И. И. Участие переводчика в уголовном судопроизводстве: дис. ... канд. юрид. наук: спец. 12.00.09. М., 2013. URL: http://www.dissercat.com/content/ (date of addressing: 21.08.2015).

6. Журавель В. А. Допрос потерпевшего и использование его показаний для построения методик расследования отдельных видов преступлений: автореф. дис. … канд. юрид. наук: спец. 12.00.09 «Уголовный процесс; судоустройство; прокурорский надзор; криминалистика». Харьков, 1983. 17 с.