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According to the decision of the extraordinary editorial board of 28 April 2016, for limited financial resources and to optimize work staff, also to improve appearance of the magazine, Cross-Ref requirements, etc., editorial office is no longer able to accept the article (in print) in other formats than Latex (with file of UJP style).

1. General information
The Ukrainian Journal of Physics (UJP) publishes original scientific papers in the field of experimental and theoretical physics which are finished studies, contain essentially new results, and are of a broad scientific interest. The paper must be physically and mathematically justified, and it must meet the UJP style regulations. The Ukrainian Journal of Physics does not publish patents, author's certificates, inventions of intellectual property, ideological proposals or notes, popular science papers, etc. Once or twice a year UJP publishes the supplement "Ukrainian Journal of Physics. Reviews" with review papers of general physical scope.

2. Language. 

UJP Sections

  1. Fields and elementary particles
    1. Fields
    2. Elementary particles
  2. Nuclei and nuclear reactions
    1. Structure of nuclei
    2. Nuclear reactions
  3. Atoms and molecules
    1. Structure and properties
    2. Spectroscopy
    3. Atomic collisions. Ionization
  4. Optics, lasers, and quantum electronics
  5. Plasmas and gases
    1. Plasmas
    2. Gases and combustion
  6. Soft matter
    1. Liquids and liquid systems
    2. Quantum liquids
    3. Liquid crystals
    4. Polymers, biostructures, and their solutions
    5. Amorphous materials
  7. Solid matter
    1. Metals
    2. Semiconductors
    3. Dielectrics
    4. Magnetics
    5. Surface and contact phenomena
    6. Superconduction
  8. Nanosystems
  9. General problems of theoretical physics
    1. Thermodynamics, statistical physics, and kinetics
    2. Quantum mechanics
  10. Nonlinear processes
  11. Astrophysics and cosmology
  12. Physics experiment techniques
  13. Chronicle, bibliographic data, and personalia

The journal is issued in the form of three separate editions:
i) with subscription index 08083 and ISSN 0372-400X in the language of the submitted manuscript, i.e., in Ukrainian for the authors from Ukraine (with abstracts in English), in English for the authors from other countries (with abstracts in Ukrainian)
ii) with subscription index 74500 and ISSN 2071-0186 in English only with abstracts in Ukrainian, and
iii) in electronic form with ISSN 2071-0194
The papers submitted in Ukrainian are translated into English either by the author or, if the author cannot provide an appropriate translation, by the UJP staff. The latter is done free of charge for the authors, but they should provide the English translation of the paper title, names and initials of the author and coauthors, and abstract. In addition the author should submit the translation of specific terms used in the paper as well as the translation of all proper names mentioned in the text of the paper. The references to translated books should be supplied with the data on the original edition. UJP does not translate the papers submitted in English into Ukrainian. The author is encouraged to make such a translation by his/her own and submit it to UJP.

3. Selection of papers. 
Every paper is subjected to peer review by a specialist (or several specialists) in the corresponding field. Next it is considered by one of the Editorial Board members. Based on the referee and editorial reports, the paper is accepted or rejected by open vote at the closest general Editorial meeting. The reason for rejection can be a negative review, unconformity to the journal scope, the lack of novelty, etc. If the review on the paper contains remarks, the paper is first sent to the author for revision. If the paper does not correspond to the journal scope or it was not submitted in appropriate form, it can be rejected at the preliminary stage by the UJP Executive Secretary.

4. The publication in UJP is free of charge.  
After the accepted paper was edited and processed by the UJP staff, the proof is sent by e-mail to the corresponding author for final approval. After the publication, the final version of the paper is sent to the corresponding author in PDFpdf format by e-mail. The publication in UJP foresees no author emoluments and royalties.

Style guide

1. Paper structure.  

The material should be presented in the following order: paper title, list of the authors and their affiliations, abstract in the language of the paper, introduction, main body (with possible subdivision into sections and subsections), conclusions, acknowledgements, appendices, and bibliography list. The title should be concise, and it should reflect the paper content. The abstract should state clearly the aim, task, main results, and novelty of the paper. Introduction and bibliography list should reflect the contemporary state of the problem considered in the paper.

2. Manuscript preparation.  
The papers should be prepared in electronic form in LaTeX2ε with the use of the UJP Style. The author should also submit the pdf file of their paper in line with the LaTeX file. The figures should be submitted in EPS format in black and white (the color and greyscale art should be converted into black and white). The color and greyscale art can be used in the electronic version of the journal. In this case the author should submit the figures in two formats: in black and white (for print) and in color (for publication in electronic form). The figure files are numbered according to their appearance in the paper, e.g., Fig1.eps, Fig2.eps, etc.
   The figures should have the width of 8.1 cm (per one column) or 16.7 cm (per two columns), without empty margins and should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The legends in the figures should be done using 9 pt font for main text - and 7 pt for subscripts and superscripts (less than 2 mm), font is Times New Roman, straight and plain (for vectors it is bold, to indicate the figures a, b, c ... and lines in the figure 1, 2, 3 ... - italic). The lines in the figures should not be too thin.

3. Paper size.  
The total size of the paper together with figures and tables should not exceed 15 A4 pages in UJP format.

4. References.  

  1. Multiple references are not allowed. Every item has to include a reference to a single source and end with a period.
  2. Author list.
    1. Every author has to be indicated in the form "Family name preceded by the initials (not a full name!)". In the cases when this form faces difficulties (e.g., Chinese, Vietnamese, and so on names), the author’s name is allowed in the form presented in the original article (see examples below).
    2. Two authors are separated by "and".
    3. Three to fifteen authors are separated by commas, and "and" is inserted before the last name.
    4. If more than fifteen authors, the first fifteen authors separated by commas are indicated, and et al. (in italics and without the comma before!) is put at the list end.
    5. In the case of large collaboration only the first name is indicated followed by et al. (the collaboration name should be given in parentheses).
    6. The list of authors is ended with a comma.
  3. Article title
    1. The title of the article in the journal, proceedings, or collective monograph should be given in the normal non-emphasized font and ended by a comma.
  4. Source.
    1. The source title should be given in italics.
    2. The reference to the journal should include:
      1. The journal title ending with a space; for the journal title, abbreviations, which can be found at http://images.webofknowledge.com/WOK46/help/WOS/, should be used.
      2. The volume (in bold), if any.
      3. The specifying information if the volume is insufficient to identify the notebook (e.g., the issue preceded by N, if the volume is absent or every issue has its own pagination).
      4. Only the first page.
      5. The year in parentheses.
      6. The corresponding digital object identifier (DOI) in brackets.
      7. References to electronic journals are written in the same form.
      8. If the article is accepted for publication, only the journal title ended with (to be published) should be indicated.
      9. The comma is used after the volume and the specifying information.
    3. The reference to a book should include :
      1. The book title with Capitalized First Letters.
      2. The edition number (if any).
      3. The list of editors, if any, is preceded by "edited by" and is written according to the rules for the list of authors.
      4. The publishers and the imprint year in parentheses and separated by a comma.
      5. The corresponding International Standard Book Number (ISBN) in brackets ending with a period.
      6. Theses, reports, and preprints published as a separate brochure are presented as books
    4. The reference to the abstract or proceeding book should include:
      1. The word "in" in the normal font.
      2. The italicized words "Proceedings/Abstracts of".
      3. The full title of the conference in italics and without abbreviations like Int., Conf., and so on.
      4. The place and the date of the conference, in normal font.
      5. If available, the publisher and the year of publication in parentheses.
      6. After the comma, additional information: the volume if in the multi-volume proceeding book (Vol. 2,), and the first page (p. 123).
    5. The reference to the e-Print archive should include:
      1. The word arXiv:.
      2. The manuscript number.
      3. The archive section in brackets.
  5. Examples:
  1. M.E.A. Coury, S.L. Dudarev, W.M.C. Foulkes, A.P. Horsfield, Pui-Wai Ma, and J.S. Spencer, Hubbard-like Hamiltonians for interacting electrons in s,p, and d orbitals, Phys. Rev. B 93, 075101 (2016) [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075101].
  2. L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, Mechanics. Vol. 1, 3rd edition (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1976) [ISBN 978-0-7506-2896-9].
  3. S. Teitel, The Two Dimensional Fully Frustrated XY Model, in 40 Years of Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Theory, edited by J.V. Jose (World Scientific, 2013), Chap. 1 [ISBN 978-981-4417-65-5].
  4. Shoubin Kong, Qiaozhu Mei, Ling Feng, Fei Ye, and Zhe Zhao, Predicting Bursts and Popularity of Hashtags in Real-Time, in Proceedings of the 37th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Gold Coast, Australia, July 6-11, 2014, p. 927.
  5. Bum-Kyu Kim and Yong-Joo Doh, Switching current distributions in InAs nanowire Josephson junctions, arXiv:1605.03252 [cond-mat.supr-con].

5. Set of formulas.
Formulas should be left justified. n split formulas the mathematical sign at the end of the first row is repeated at the beginning of the second row. Physical quantities can be denoted by Latin or Greek letters only. Chemical formulas should be typed upright.

Paper submission and correspondence with the author

1. Correspondence.
The paper should be sent in electronic form by e-mail to the UJP office ujphys@iop.kiev.ua. The message subject should include the word "New submission". To the Editorial office, the author should send the paper in PDF format, which should contain all figures, tables, and the filled form. The revised version (message subject "Resubmission" with registered paper number N) should be in PDF format again with all (renewed) figures and tables. The answer to the Referee and the list of corrections should be sent in MS Word format (1 doc file). After the reception of the letter from the UJP Executive Secretary on the acceptance of the manuscript to the publication ("Acceptance Letter" with N), the author(s) should send the final version of the work in LaTeX format, the paper in PDF format, and figures in EPS format during a week. When an electronic request for status, please, should use the theme "Status" with N. Concerning editorial process, letters without the above message subject will not processed.. The figures should be archived into one ZIP, RAR, or 7-Zip file. The attachment size should be no more than 5 Mb. In addition, the author can send to the UJP office the hard copy of his/her paper.

2. Documentation.

Along with the article, the Authors from Ukraine should sent the Registration card in MS Word (Реєстраційна картка (UK)) to the Editorial office, which contains a table with information about the work, Ukrainian and English abstract. Foreign Authors should sent the Registration card in MS Word (Registration Form (EN)) to the Editorial office, which contains a table with information about the work and English abstract. The work is not considered without the properly completed card. The Copyright Agreement (signed and scanned) should be submitted electronically after the paper is accepted for publication. If the author is an employer of an institution with restricted research regulations and the submitted material can include some non-disclosure elements, the author should additionally provide the cover letter from his/her institution with the official permission for publication. The Ukrainian Journal of Physics, its founders, publisher, editors, Editorial Board members, and employers carry no responsibility for the possible violations of the existing legislation of Ukraine or any other country by the author.

3. Registration.
The paper having been registered by the UJP staff, the official confirmation with the corresponding reference number is sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. This number should appear in all further correspondence with the UJP Editorial Office. If the author did not receive any confirmation in one working week from the submission date, he/she should repeat the submission or phone to the UJP Editorial Office, since the paper could have erroneously been filtered as SPAM by the UJP server.

4. Accepted/Rejected.
After the paper was accepted/rejected by the UJP Editorial Board, the corresponding notification is sent to the corresponding author by e-mail.

5. Final approval.
After the accepted paper was edited and processed by the UJP staff, the proofs are sent by e-mail to the corresponding author for final approval. The author should send his/her corrections in three working days from the date the proof was sent. If the Editorial office did not receive the reply in three working days, the paper is published as it is. No further corrections are possible from that moment.

6. Publication.
After the publication, the final version of the paper is sent to the corresponding author in pdf format by e-mail. UJP does not provide the authors with author proofs in print form starting from 2009.