Author Guidelines

General information

Articles submitted to the Journal “Social Development and Security” should be original and unpublished contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. 
The papers have to be prepared according to the ethical standards in publishing.

The review processes

Reviewing (expert evaluation) of manuscripts of scientific articles is carried out to maintain a high scientific and theoretical level of the journal and to select the most valuable and relevant scientific papers. The journal  “Social Development and Security” uses Double-Blind Peer Review. More details on the review process.

The journal does not accept any forms of plagiarism and has its special criteria for its identification. The journal “Social Development and Security” uses software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts: Uncheck. Manuscripts in which plagiarism or textual borrowings are found without reference to the original source are rejected by the editorial board for publication in the journal. More details on Journal's Plagiarism policy.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

Payment for organizational expenses of the editorial board (reviewing articles, checking for plagiarism, preparing original layouts, working with literary and technical editors, obtaining a digital identifier DOI, indexing in databases, Internet service provider services, etc.) are carried out after the adoption of the article for printing. Payment for the publication of an article, executed in accordance with the requirements of the manuscript (regardless of its volume) – $40.

Article structure

Title in Original Language (Calibri 18 pt, Bolt)
Title in English or another Language (Calibri 18 pt, Bolt)
First name SURNAME of the author a, First name SURNAME of the author b (Calibri 14 pt,)

 a Name and address of the institution, e-mail address, degree, position, ORCID ID  (Calibri 8 pt,)

b Name and address of the institution, e-mail address, degree, position, ORCID ID  (Calibri 8 pt,)


Purpose: Why did you do the research?
Design/Method/Approach (only for empirical papers): Which methods did you apply (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed)? What was your sample (size)?
Findings: What did you find?
Theoretical implications (if applicable): Did you develop an existing theory? Did you reject any of the existing theories? Which theoretical framework did you alter?
Practical implications (if applicable): What can practitioners learn from your paper?
Originality/Value: What is new in your paper? Why does it matter?
Research limitations/Future research: Under which conditions would your findings behave differently? / What research streams can be inspired by your findings and theory?

The abstract is to be in fully-justified text, at the top of the page as it is here, below the author information. Use the word “Abstract” as the title, in 12-pt Calibri, boldface type, centered, initially capitalized. The abstract is to be in 10-pt, Calibri single-spaced type and up to 250 words in length. Leave two blank lines after the abstract, and then begin the main text.

Keywords: <Keywords in English>; <Keywords in English> (Calibri 12 pt, single spacing) max 5 worlds

JEL Сlassіfіcatіon Сodes: <JEL Сodes>, <JEL Сodes> (Calibri 12 pt, single spacing) max 5 worlds (for economic papers)

1. Introduction

All manuscripts must be in English. These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your proceedings manuscripts. Please follow them.
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2. Theoretical background

2.1. Subtitle
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This chapter comprises a review of theories and previous findings to the problems. It is concluded by research questions or hypotheses.

3. Research question or Research hypothesis or Problem statement

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The research question should be described in a separate section. Usually, this section is very short and contained 2-3 sentences.

4. Data and methods

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This chapter comprises a description of the surveyed area (if relevant), data collection, and data analysis.

5. Results

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This chapter brings the results of the analyses. It could be coupled with a discussion into one chapter.

6. Discussion

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This chapter compares results with existing theories and previous findings.

7. Conclusion

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8. Funding

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9. Competing interests

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BOOK – Author, Initials. (Year). Title of book. Edition. (only include this if not the first edition) Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country): Publisher.
Barker, R., Kirk, J., Munday, R. J. (1988).  Narrative Analysis. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Samson, C. (1970). Problems of Information Studies in History. – In: Stone, S. (ed.). Humanities Information Research. Sheffield: CRUS, pp. 44-68.
Soros, G. (1966a). The Road to Serfdom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
E-BOOK – Authorship. (Year). Title of book. [type of medium] Place of publication (if known):  Publisher. Followed by “Available at:” include the web address or URL for the e-book [Accessed date].
Department of Health. (2008). Health Inequalities: Progress and Next Steps.  [pdf] London: Department of Health. Available at: <> 
JOURNAL ARTICLE – Author, Initials. (Year). Title of article. – Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue/Part number), Page numbers.
Boughton, J. M. (2002). The Bretton Woods Proposal: an In-depth Look. – Political Science Quarterly, 42(6), pp. 564-78.
E-ARTICLES – Authors, Initials. (Year). Title of article. – Full Title of Magazine, [online]. Available at: web address (quote the exact URL for the article) [Accessed date].
Kipper, D.  (2008). Japan’s New Dawn. – Popular Science and Technology, [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 22 June 2009].
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE – Author, Initials. (Year).  Title of article. – Full Title of Newspaper, Day and month before page numbers and column line.
Slapper, G. (2005). Corporate Manslaughter:  New Issues for Lawyers. – The Times, 3 Sep., p. 4b.
ONLINE NEWSPAPER – Author or corporate author.  (Year).  Title of document or page. – Name of newspaper, [type of medium] Additional date information.  Available at: [name of database]. [Accessed date]. 
Chittenden, M., Rogers, L., Smith, D. (2003). Focus: ‘Targetitis Ails NHS. – Times Online, [online] 1 June. Available at: <> [Accessed 17 March 2005].


Citing material from the non-roman script, e.g. Cyrillic, East Asian languages If you are citing materials from the non-roman script, you should transliterate the references to a Roman script. For references in the References list:

  • The family name of the author should be written in full Roman script. The initials of the author(s) should also be given in the Roman script.
  • The title of the item (article/book/book chapter, etc.) should be given in Roman script using the standard conventions for that language (transliteration). For example, for the Bulgarian language use this –
  • The title should be translated into English and placed in square brackets immediately after the romanised title. The words in the square brackets should not use italics.
  • The journal-title, or title of a book (if it is an edited book), publisher’s name, all need to be given in the Roman script, but do not need to be translated. If there is an official English translation, then you may use it, especially in cases where it provides a greater understanding of the subject or publication.


Terao, M. (1998). Denai kugi wa suterareru [The nail that does not stick up may be thrown away]. Tokyo: Fusosha.

 Important notice 

Citations are given in the APA style (American Psychological Association Style). The number of citations is not less than 30, published preferably not later than 5 years ago; 50% + of the links must have the DOI identifier or be included in Scopus or Web of Science. The preference in citations is given to English–language publications.

Specific questions regarding the formatting of references and in-text citations can be found at

The verification of whether a DOI has been assigned to a publication and the resulting identifier can be found at

Citation in text 

Please make sure that all references cited in the text are also presented in the reference list. Please use only indexed papers, books, etc in your paper. In our opinion, a good-quality paper must have, at least, 15-20 references from indexed journals.

Other instructions:

Tables and Figures

Reference in text: Tab. 1, Fig. 1

Format of tables and figures:

For tables (titles above the tables): <Calibri 12 pt, single spacing, 8 pt>

Table 1 – Title of the table

Source: <Source>

Text inside of the table: <Calibri 8 pt, single spacing>

For figures (titles below the figures): <Calibri 12 pt, single spacing, 8 pt>

Figure 1 – Title of the figure

Source: <Source>

Text inside of the figures: <Calibri 8 pt, single spacing>

Citation in text: (Surname, year of publication) or Surname (year of publication)

Example Abstract

Purpose. Drawing on the concept of dynamic managerial capabilities, to propose a model that incorporates managerial human and social capital, and managerial cognition in the dynamic capabilities framework.

Design/Method/Approach. The study is empirical in the context of the current conflict in eastern Ukraine and is an analysis of a non-profit field with an extremely highly dynamic environment. The data was collected using a quantitative survey with 70 private corps, non-commissioned officers, and higher-ranked officers.

Findings. The model provides a direct relationship between dynamic capabilities and dynamic managerial capabilities, whereby the latter is constituted by the perceived manager’s competence (manager’s human capital), manager’s team (manager’s social capital), and manager’s goal congruence towards the goals of the organization (managerial cognition).

Theoretical implications. This paper expanded the body of research on dynamic managerial capabilities by developing the following arguments: (1) dynamic managerial capabilities directly influence organizational dynamic capabilities; (2) managerial social capital mediates relationships between managerial human capital and organizational dynamic capabilities; (3) managerial social capital mediates relationships between managerial cognition and organizational dynamic capabilities.

Originality/value. This research not only shows how a non-profit organization can act efficiently, but it is also an example of an application of strategic management theory to a practical field with life or death consequences.

Research limitations/Future research. This research opens avenues for future research on dynamic capabilities in non-profit organizations.

Paper type – empirical.

It is important to remember in abstract writing that for the readers and experts in the specific field of knowledge the abstract is a short report that enables to determine the necessity of reading the whole article. The abstract is also important for the study under discussion novelty and singularity assessment.

The abstract and article title must be translated into English by a professional translator or an English teacher specialized in economic terminology! Translation services are not provided by the journal staff.

Articles with not properly written or translated abstracts cannot be published and any further working relationship with their authors will be impossible!!!

Example of article design

Copyright Notice

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  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication (Download agreement) with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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