Author Guidelines

General Terms

The journal “History of science and technology” accepts for publication papers of problematic, generalizing, methodical nature, original scientific researches, previously not published, in  English (British English and American English) language.

The paper should reveal a certain problem in the field to which the research work is devoted, and contain its scientific novelty and value (theoretical and (or) practical).

Manuscripts submitted to the journal “History of science and technology” are to be original and unpublished previously. They should not be considered simultaneously with any other publisher.

Responsibility for the content of the paper is allocated to the authors, not to editors or publishers. The authors of the submitted materials should be familiar with the copyright transfer to the journal “History of science and technology”.

The journal is published twice a year  (June and December) in English (British English and American English).

Submissions must be made in accordance with ethical standards in publishing business.

The editorial board accepts only scientific papers containing the following elements: statement of the problem, review of the latest researches and publications on the given problem, formulation of the research tasks, presentation of the main research materials with complete grounding of the obtained scientific results, conclusions from the study, references.


Requirements for articles hst_journal 2020 (.doc)  

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The manuscript is to be sent to the editorial office in electronic form. File with the paper should be presented in format (extension * .doc, * .rtf, *pdf).

The papers are sent to the editorial board only in electronic form with one file using the site of the journal “History of science and technology” through the page Submissions or by e-mail

The scanned copy of the "Agreement” on the authors" copyright transfer on the manuscript publication and the subsequent posting of the paper on the Internet (in * .pdf or * .jpg format) is to be attached to the manuscript of the paper.

Requirements imposed to volume:

  • reviewing and problematic papers- up to 45,000 characters with spaces;
  • generalizing papers on the headings of the publication - up to 30 000 characters with spaces;
  • scientific reports - up to 8000 characters with spaces;

Papers larger in volume may be accepted for consideration on the basis of a decision of the editorial board.

Structure of the paper:

  1. Full list of authors (in full the First name, Last name) - in the upper left corner of the page in the first line with right alignment (Times New Roman 14pt, bold font style), interval before - 0 pt., after - 0 pt.
  2. Information about authors - place of work, the full mail address (street, building, house, name of city, index, country), phone number, e-mail and unique identifier ORCID (to get it you must register on the site http: // orcid. org /). Each subsequent address and data for correspondence begins from the new line. The interval before is 0 pt., interval after - 0 pt.
  3. It is necessary to indicate the official FULL name of the institution (without abbreviations). After the name of the institution, the name of the city and country should be indicated by comma. If the study involved authors from different institutions, the names of the institutions and authors’ surnames should be related using digital indexes in upper case.
  4. The title of the paper- with center alignment (font - Times New Roman 14pt, bold).The title of the article is to inform briefly about its content, contain no more than 12 words. The title should be interesting for an international audience.
  5. Abstract (one paragraph, the volume of 2000-2500 characters with spaces) - with width alignment. The abstract should not repeat the text of the paper itself, as well as its title, references and abbreviations. Font – Times New Roman 12 pt. The abstract should be clear and informative (not contain general phrases), original, informative (reflect the main content of the paper), structured (written as one paragraph of the text, but follow the sequence of the description of the results in the paper), should be written in a good English language. The abstract should contain an introductory sentence, a brief description of research methods (1-2 sentences), a description of the main results (50-70% of the volume of the abstract), and concise conclusions or prospects for further researches (1 sentence). The terminology used in specialized international English-language journals should be applied. Abstract itself must be clear without reference to the main content of the paper. Use active rather than passive voice («The study tested», rather than «It was tested in this study»).
  6. Keywords: 4-6 separate words (word combinations), none of which duplicates words from the title of the paper) - width alignment, Times New Roman 14pt, italic; before the list one should italicize Keywords: separating character - semicolon, at the end of the list semicolon is not indicated.
  7. Main text of the paper is printed in Times New Roman, size 14 pt, with a single line spacing (42-43 lines on the page). Spaces from each edge of the page are 2 cm. All illustrations, graphs and tables should be referenced in the text. Emphasis in the text can be done in italics or in bold NOT underlining. All hyphens, repeated spaces, extra line breaks should be removed from the text (in automatic mode through “find and replace”). The file with the text of the paper contains all information for publication (including figures and tables). Math formulas and equations are given with the built-in equation editor. Use the units of the International Measurement System.
  8. The main text of the paper should contain the following sections: Introduction, Research methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References to literature sources. A review article may have different number of sections with self-selected titles, but Introduction, Conclusions, References to literature sources are obligatory.
  9. The main text of the paper should avoid the statement of well-known facts. It is also necessary to give references to all the sources used by the authors while writing the paper.
  10. Requirements for “Introduction”. “Introduction” should contain a description of the problem investigation state in the scientific world and national literature (recommended number of links - at least 10 references). First of all, English-language sources published over the past five years with the DOI index are to be taken into account. The “Introduction” ends with the description of the purpose of the paper or with the hypotheses and with the formulation of tasks not being solved in the problem study.
  11. Requirements for the “Research Methods” section. The section should give opportunity to reflect the entire volume of research to verify the data received by the author of the paper. It can be divided into sub-sections if needed. The section should give a whole picture of the fact that the author of the paper knows all possible sources of errors that may affect the results of the research. Research methods should be selected in accordance with a specific scientific problem. Do not use research methods not corresponding to the chosen problem. In this section one is to describe the essence, units of measurement, as well as the quantitative and qualitative indicators of the phenomenon being studied, obtained by selected research methods. In this section the organization and stages of the study, qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the samples should be indicated as well. If the paper is devoted to theoretical research, the “Methods” section is replaced with a section “Theoretical Foundations”.
  12. Requirements for formatting figures.
    Before the figure of the text is necessarily a reference to figure the form of Fig. 1, Fig. 2-4, Fig. 5, a. Figures should be submitted in JPG format. Name of figure is given by Fig. 1. Name of figure. If the figure shows the dependence graph, or, in the figure caption should be expanded all the symbols, including the axes. If a figure contains subfigures (a, b, c), it must has explanations to each subfigures. Size of signatures in the figures should match the size of Times New Roman 14.
  1. Requirements for “Results and Discussions”. The section can be divided into sub-sections if needed. The requirements for this section are general, as for international scientific publications. The section “Results and Discussion” can be divided into separate sections of the article. In the section “Discussion” the results should be generalized. This section of the paper should contain presentation of the main material of the study with full groundings of the obtained scientific results, and also an analysis of the latest researches and publications in which the solution of this problem has been initiated and on which the author relies; the selection of previously unresolved issues of the general problem to which this article is devoted. One should indicate the difference in the data received compared to other scientists, and indicate why such results were obtained. References to the works of other scientists are a must. It is advisable to compare the achieved results with the results of other 5-10 studies.Simple enumeration of scientists’ names involved in the problem solution is not allowed. Presentation of the results on quantitative research (texts, tables and figures) should complement, rather than duplicate each other.
  1. Requirements to “Conclusions”. Conclusions are the most important part of the scientific paper, which summarizes the research carried out, generalizes and suggests objectives set out in the introduction. Conclusions are to be justified and to meet the goals and objectives of the study. Conclusions are formulated concisely and clearly, they are to come from the research results. The conclusions indicate the extent of the work objectives to be achieved by means of used methods and the research methodology. Successfully formulated conclusions logically complete the scientific work, make it integral and completed. Conclusions are closely related to the introduction. If the introduction indicates the purpose and objectives of the scientific work, the conclusions point out whether the objective was achieved with the help of the applied methods and research methodology. Conclusions should be concise and presented in the form of continuous text (5-10 sentences).Data, statements, provisions have not been disclosed in the content of the paper are not allowed for publishing.
  1. Requirements for “Acknowledgments” (if necessary).In the case of colleagues who helped in the organization of studies, expressed critical comments on the content of the paper, and also if the research was carried out with the financial support of organizations, foundations, etc. (grants, scholarships, etc.), the author(s) of the paper can express gratitude to them, but having previously agreed it with them. Acknowledgments are given after the conclusions before the literature references.
  2. Tables and drawings should be numbered in accordance with the papercontent. Statistical and other specifications are given under the table in the notes. Tables’ materials and drawings are placed in the text of the manuscript immediately after the first mention of them. All text elements in images (graphs, diagrams, charts), if possible, should have the New Roman Times typeface.
  3. Drawings, charts, tables, formulas should be given in manner allowing them to be adjusted. The size of the illustrations should not exceed the size of the printed page of the Collection. Drawings, graphs, tables should be numbered and have a title. Each table and drawing should be followed by a link (source) (Link:…)
  4. Formulas should be separated in one line from the rest of the text, centered, numbered in parentheses, aligned to the right border of the text. Formulas should be typed in the MathType equation editor. Links to the formula in the text are (1), (2)-(4). Formulas should be numbered. Numbering alignment to the right. The formula is part of the text, so after a claim must stand semantic mark if the new proposal goes further, then the point, if further clarification is the comma.
  5. Tables (maximum 4) should have a numbered heading and clearly marked graphs, convenient and understandable for reading. Tables’ data should not duplicate the information presented in the text. References to tables in the text are obligatory. Header table does not contain blank cells. If your document table is broken into several pages, re-do the signature on a new page does not need to! All tables should be vertical.
  6. References to literature sources (bibliographic description of the sources used in preparing the paper, in original language) illustrated according to the standard APA.

Requirements for the list of references: 

  • The volume – 10-20 sources (excluding reviewing papers);
  • There can be no more than 15% of self references to the co-authors.

The recommended number of cited papers: in original articles - up to 15 in the literature reviews - up to 45. It is advisable to quote the works published in the main within the last 5-7 years.

The publications printed in Roman letters are listed after those printed in the Cyrillic letters. The list should be arranged in the alphabetical order and strictly according to the specified requirements. All the literary sources mentioned in the articles should be referred to. In other words, the list of referred literature should contain only the works quoted in the article. The references to the literature should be made through not number, but parentheses references, that is, by indicating in the parentheses of the surname of the author and the year of his/her work’s publication (e. g., Kentiy, 1999, р. 56). If the reference is made to a collection of articles, then, instead of the surname of an author, the indication either of the name and surname of the executive editor (compiler), or one or two words of the collection’s title. If the reference is made to the material, whose author or compiler is not known (a newspaper article, etc.), it is necessary to quote one or two words from the beginning of the material’s title (Letters and telegrams, 2009). The titles convenient for reduction can be reduced, for example: the «Acts of the Caucasian Archeographic Commission» as АCАC (ACAC, 1881, 55–56). When referring to articles or books written in a joint authorship by two authors, the names of the both authors should be specified (e. g., Aleinikov, Borovikov, 2013). When a reference is made to a work written in a joint authorship by three or more authors, it is necessary to specify the name and surname only of the first author and to add «and others» afterwards (Ivan Ivanov, et al., 2009); in the foreign editions «et al.» cans be used (Smіth et al, 2001). When referring to the works of one and the same author published in the same year, his works should be distinguished by means of adding Latin letters a, b, c etc. to the year of his each publication (e. g., Petrov, 2006a; Petrov, 2006b). In the article’s text all archival sources are clarified completely: (BSA SSU (the Branch State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine). F. (file). 2. D. (description). 31. C. (case). 4. S. (sheet). 89).

Bibliographic description of each source should be accompanied, in case of presence, with its Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which is given space-separated after the source bibliographic description. DOI of publications can be found at:

References to unpublished and unfinished works are inadmissible.

To improve the quality of papers and to heighten interest of foreign specialists, it is necessary to use the works of scientists recognized in the world, as well as publications most cited by the international community.

References to online publications, reports abstracts, thesis abstracts and thesis, reports, regulations of certain countries are not desirable.

If a national journal has a parallel English version, use the translated title of the paper and the corresponding journal title. Specify the range of pages of the translated journal version.

References to literature sources (bibliographic description of the sources used in preparing the paper, in original language) illustrated according to the standard APA.


COST OF PUBLICATION - article processing charges (APCs)

Publication in "History of science and technology" is free of charge for all the authors.

The journal doesn't have any Article processing charges.

The journal doesn't have any Article submission charges.


Final provisions

The decision for paper publication in the journal takes the Editorial Board on the advice of reviewers on its scientific and practical importance.

All papers having been received by the editorial office for publication are reviewed. The manuscripts review is confidential.

The date of the paper’s manuscript delivery to the editorial office is considered to be the date of the paper’s final version by the Editorial Board.

Papers drawn up with non-compliance with the Requirements will be returned to the authors. The acceptance date will be deemed the date of the paper’s re-acceptance, drawn up in accordance with the above Requirements.

Papers are adopted to the journal on a regular basis.