Materials should contain elements of scientific novelty, have theoretical, methodological or practical value. The stated scientific provisions should be substantiated and should be accompanied by specific proposals for improvement of the existing state and possible directions of use of the stated results of scientific research. Materials should be stylistically and grammatically edited.
Requirements for the materials monographs:
- The design of the text part, figures and tables should meet the generally accepted requirements for the design of scientific publications.
- Scanned and large tables, scanned (photographed) or grouped figures are not allowed.
- Text format: Word for Windows – 2003/2007. Page format: A4. Page margin: 2.0 cm – all sides.
- Text font: size – 14; tables / figures – 12; type – Times New Roman, interval 1.5.
- volume of material for a single monograph – from 100 pages, volume of materials for a collective monograph – 20-25 pages;
- automatic transmissions, page number – off;
- tables / figures / schemes – must be grouped and signed with the source; are placed directly after the text mentioned first or on the next page;
- formulas – numbered; are only typed using the formula editor;
- links and list of used sources: the reference in the text is in square brackets; and is designed exclusively in accordance with the APA standard.
Typical structural elements:
The title of the monograph is short and clear, consisting of 3-7 words. If necessary, you can add a subtext to specify the content of the publication. Author information is a short bibliographical reference containing information about the author, his education, degree, title, etc. and is included in the original monograph information.
Foreword – a kind of “abstract” edition; an accompanying article containing information about the goals of the publication, its issues, etc .; may contain a brief description of each section.
Introduction – the initial (first) section of the monograph that introduces the reader to the topic. If the monograph is printed from a dissertation, you can rewrite this Introduction from the “Introduction”, while adapting the text by removing the structural elements such as “Topic”, “Aims and objectives of the work”, “Hypothesis”, etc., which are typical for the thesis.
The main part of the monograph – in turn, consists of the following elements:
Chapters. Usually 3 to 7 sections, more or less identical in volume. These are sequentially and logically separated sections of the topic elaborated by the author, showing the structure of the study and forming the structure of the monograph. As a rule, the first section is devoted to a literary review and a theoretical component of the topic. The sections are in turn subdivided into chapters / paragraphs.
Chapters / Paragraphs. Divide the section into the main content components, forming the structure of the section. They should not be too different in volume. Usually, one section contains 2 to 5 chapters / paragraphs.
Conclusions – the part containing the summary results of the study, on the basis of which the monograph is published. It is necessary to determine how the results obtained can be put into practice and what positive effects can be obtained from them.
Reference (at least 50 sources) – can be designed in accordance with any current standard of design. The editorial board, in turn, recommends ARA design: see an example. Add-ons are an optional section that can host text-based auxiliaries or bulky graphics.