Information For Authors
Journal publishes results of research on areas: national security of the state and its components; economic security of the state and its components; military and economic security; military security of the state and its components; informational security; cybernetic security; technologies for state security; resource potential of foreign states; resource potential of the state; problems of internal audit and internal control for ensuring state security; problems of legislative and legal security of the state; philosophical aspects of the development and functioning of the country's security and defense forces. Focus and Scope more detailed.
Articles submitted to Social development & Security journal should be original and unpublished contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Manuscript should be written in Ukrainian, Russian or English. Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. Authors of submitted papers should familiarize themselves with copyright transfer to Social development & Security.
The papers have to be prepared according to the ethical standards in publishing.
The review process
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. Social development & Security uses Double-Blind Peer Review. The review process is free of charge. More details on the review process.
The journal does not accept any forms of plagiarism and has its own special criteria for its identification. Social development & 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.
Subdivision – numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections must be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. but note that the abstract is not included in section numbering.
In the introduction part, authors must carefully review the literature and provide the reason as to why we need to do this research. Authors must also clearly state the novelty of the paper in this part and specify the differences between this work and previously published works.
Material and methods
Provide comprehensive details to allow the paper to be reproduced. Methods already published need to be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications must be described.
Results need to be completely clear. If the author(s) proposes a new method against the other existing method, a fair comparison between the new results and the old ones would be useful.
This part must explain the significance of the results of the work. Prevent extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions of the work may be presented in a short Conclusions section.
If the work contains more than one appendix, identify them as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices must be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on.
Essential title page information
• Title. Informative. Titles must be used in information-retrieval systems. Prevent abbreviations and formulae where possible.
• Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be vauge (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who is handling correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Make sure that telephone and fax numbers are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
The abstract must state briefly the aim of the research, the basic principal results and major conclusions.
Right after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.
put acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.
Please insert all your equations in tables with two columns. On the left hand side of the table, insert the equation and on the right hand side insert the number. Finally, make the whole table invisible.
Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers.
Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.
Please use only Times New Romans fonts, prepare the images in good quality, provide captions for all tables, pictures, etc.
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.
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.
Text: All citations in the text need to refer to:
1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;
2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;
3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication.
Examples: "as demonstrated (Sadjadi, 2009a, 2009b). Ben-Tal et al. (2000) have recently shown ...."
List: References must be arranged alphabetically.
Reference to a journal publication:
Charnes, A. ,Copper, W.W.,& Rhodes,E.(1978). Measuring the efficiency of decision-making units. European Journal of Operational Research, 2(1), 429–444.
Reference to a book:
Fuare, R.,Grabowski, R.,& Grosskopf,S.(1985). The measurement of efficiency of production. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., (1999). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281-304.
The citation is according to APA style and authors are encouraged to use Google Scholar. Authors may copy and past the title of each reference inside Google search box and once finds it click on Cite and choose the middle option, APA.
If the article is accepted for publication in the journal Social development & Security the author must sign an agreementon transfer of copyright. The agreement is sent to the postal (original) or e-mail address (scanned copy) of the journal editions.
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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