Biological Bulletin of Bogdan Chmelnitskiy Melitopol State Pedagogical University

Biological Bulletin of Bogdan Chmelnitskiy Melitopol State Pedagogical University


Russian version

Year first published: 2011
Official name of publishing company: Bogdan Chmelnitskiy Melitopol State Pedagogical University
Publishing company physical mailing address: Lenin St., 20, Melitopol, 72312, Ukraine Country of publication: Ukraine


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Editorial board: Matsyura O.V. (Editor-in-Chief); Maltseva I.A. (DeputyChief Editor); Koshelev O.I. (Deputy Chief Editor); Danchenko O.A.(Deputy Chief Editor); Osadchy V.V. (Deputy Chief Editor); ChernichkoY.I.; Milan Vogrin; Sergei Dereliev; Gritsan Yu.I.; Domnich V.I.;Pakhomov O.Ye.; Nikiforov V.V.; Zhukov O.V.; Mikheyev O.V.; MaltsevYe.I. (Executive Editor); Solonenko A.M.; Khromyshev V.O.; KhromyshevaO.A.
A bulletin is included to: Index Copernicus Journals Master List Journal ID: 7242
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory Title ID: 726022 Dewey Number: 570


The editorial board invites manuscripts reporting significant new findings in biology and ecology. All submissions should be in Ukrainian, Russian or English and are subject to peer review by at least two independent referees and a corresponding editor.

We prefer the use of a ‘standard’ font, preferably 11-point Times New Roman (for abstract and key words 10-point), 1,0 line spacing, margins 2 cm on all sides. For mathematical symbols, Greek letters and other special characters, use normal text or Symbol font. Word Equation Editor/MathType should be used only for formulae that cannot be produced using normal text or Symbol font.

The editor reserves the right to reject without review. All editorial correspondence should be addressed to the technical editor Eugene Maltsev ( ).

Manuscripts - Only electronic submissions are accepted, preferably as single files including all Tables and Figures (file format: Word for Windows or RTF). Submission implies that the work is not being considered for publication elsewhere and that it has been approved by all authors. Articles should preferably not exceed 10 pages in print (~750 words per page, excluding Tables and Figures). Short notes should not exceed 4 pages in print, including no more than two tables or figures. Articles should be structured as follows: Title (short and concise), Names of authors, Addresses of authors, Abstract (max 300 words), Key words (max ten), Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References).

Avoid too many subdivisions, do not use more than three levels of headings. The abstract should reflect both content and emphasis of the paper. The introduction should be restricted to scope, purpose, and the rationale of the study. Limit the information on material and methods to what is essential to judge whether the findings are valid. Results should answer questions posed at the outset of the paper.

Scientific names of genera and lower taxa should be in italics. Vernacular names of species should start with capitals. Do not capitalize group names, e.g. gulls. A standard checklist for the relevant area should be consulted for nomenclature.

Units and abbreviations should conform to the S.I. system where possible. Details of statistical analysis that always must be included are type of test, the value of the relevant test statistic, the sample size and/or degrees of freedom and the probability level. Commonplace statistical abbreviations such as ANOVA, SD, SE, df, t-test, Χ 2 , F, P, n, rshould be used.

References - Cited literature should be restricted to published papers. Only papers that have been accepted for publication may be incorporated, with the notation 'in press' (and the journal in which it will appear). Unpublished data, manuscripts in preparation and unpublished papers should be noted as 'pers. comm.' or 'unpubl. data'. Examples of literature cited in the text: (Butchelet, 2002), (Brown & Leon, 2011) or, in case of more than two authors (Strom et al., 2009). References in the text should be in order of publication, e.g. (Brown, 2011, Colden et al. 2008).

Illustrations and graphics - Figures do not need to be definitive, because they will be redrawn by our graphical department. However, figures need to be clear enough for referees and editors to review. Submission of illustrative photos supporting the text (as separate jpg or tiff-file) is encouraged. Figures and photos should be numbered in sequence of reference in the text.

Tables - Tables should be concise and self-explanatory. Avoid landscape formats whenever possible. Tables that contain important information but are not indispensable to follow the reasoning in the text may be placed in an online appendix.

Accepted manuscripts - The text of accepted manuscripts should be provided by e-mail, preferably as a Word for Windows document. Manuscripts are edited to enhance communication between author and reader. Proofs are provided as a PDF. In the proof stage only essential corrections can be made, and any additional alterations may be charged to the author. Corrected proofs should be returned within 1 week. Corresponding authors receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which the publication appears and an electronic version of the final publication (PDF).

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