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Preparation of the manuscript

Text structure. The paper contains the following parts: abstract (200-250 words), keywords (5-7 words), main text (3000-5000 words) and references.

Abstract. The abstract should describe briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.

An abstract should:

Main text should include the following sections: 1) Introduction (literature review), 2) Methods (goals and tasks of research, research design and procedure, description of the sample and the methods used), 3) Results (description of results, including tables, figures etc), 4) Discussion (discussion of results), 5) Conclusion (summary of results, suggestions for future research) and 6) Limitations (possible issues in generalization of results, e.g. sample size, limited access to data etc).

Tables. Make sure that the tables are numbered according to their sequence in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Try to avoid using tables with plenty of numerical data. Make sure that all the tables and illustrations are discussed in the text.

Figures. Use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. Resolution should be minimum 300 dpi. Note that the journal is printed in black and white. Make sure that the illustrations are numbered according to their sequence in the text. The names of the files should have the subscription the way it would appear in the text.

Acknowledgements should be placed in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. Conflicts of interests, if any, should be disclosed.

References are formatted according to the APA (6th ed.) standards.

Transilaration should be formatted.

Here is the example of references by type:


Erikson E.H. Identity: Youth and crisis. N.Y.: Norton, 1968.

Moghaddam F., Harrй R., Lee N. Global conflict resolution through positioning analysis. N.Y.: Springer, 2008.


Handbook of constructionist research / Ed. by J.A. Holstein, A. James, J.F. Gubrium. N.Y.: Guilford Press, 2008.

Journal articles

Lee N. Women’s discourse on beauty and class in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela // Culture and Psychology. 2009. Vol. 15. N 2. P. 147—167.

Separate articles from collections

Nikander P. Constructionism and discourse analysis // Handbook of constructionist research / Ed. by J.A. Holstein, A. James, J.F. Gubrium. N.Y.: Guilford Press, 2008. P. 413—428.


Nikolajeva M. The changing aesthetics of character in children’s fiction. 2001. URL:


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