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The journal “Culture of the word” (“Kultura slova”) publishes original papers focused on theoretical, practical and applied studies in linguistics devoted to different aspects of the Ukrainian language study. Publication is free of charge.

Contributions should be written in Ukrainian. Please send us 2 printed copies of the manuscript on address: Culture of the word, 4 Hrushevskoho St., Kyiv 01001, Ukraine and digital copy on e-mail: kultura-slova@ukr.net. The first page of printed copy should be signed by the author.

The paper shouldn’t be more than 12 pages in length including references and abstract.  The papers to the rubric “Our consultations” shouldn’t be more than 3 pages in length.


  • text editor: MS Word;
  • file format: .doc or .docx;
  • page format: A4;
  • font: Times New Roman;
  • size of type: 14 pt;
  • spacing (interline interval): 1,5;
  • paragraph: 1.25 cm (the first paragraph of each structural element is without indent);
  • margins (left, right, top, bottom): 2.0 cm;
  • no hyphenation or color highlights;
  • for formulas, diagrams and tables functions of Word should be used.

The papers of postgraduate students should be recommended by the head of the department or scientific adviser.

Please sign the Copyright License Agreement and send it with the manuscript.

Please submit the manuscript with the following data:  UDC code, title of the paper, information about the author: write your full name and surname, degree, academic status, place of work and the position. Provide your contact details (postal address, index, e-mail). Please note that this data will be publicly available (you can leave your Institute, scientific department or your private contacts), e.g.:

  • Колоїз Жанна Василівна – доктор філологічних наук, професор, завідувач кафедри української мови Криворізького державного педагогічного університету; вул. Героїв АТО, 79, Кривий Ріг, Дніпропетровська область, 50000; ORCID: 0000-0003-3670-2760; e-mail: koloiz.zv@gmail.com
  • Koloiz Zhanna Vasylivna – Doctor of Philological Sciences, Full Professor, Head of the Ukrainian Language Department, Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University; 79 Heroes of ATO St., Kryvyi Rig, Dnipropetrovsk region, 50000, Ukraine; ORCID: 0000-0003-3670-2760; e-mail: koloiz.zv@gmail.com

Abstract of the paper to the rubric Researches is formed in such way:

  • in Ukrainian: abstract, which is about 10 lines, summarizes the main points or topics the article will discuss, concentrates on author’s contribution, it should be in the length and keywords – up to 7 words.
  • in English: scientific abstract of the article (up 2 thousand signs) with keywords.

The papers to the rubrics “Thoughts over time”, “Figures of Ukrainian linguists”, “Reviews” and “Our consultations” are published without Ukrainian abstracts; English abstract is published at the request of the author.

Short references in the text formatting

  • on abbreviation list are in parentheses, as an example: (СлЕп); (Там само); (Там само: 378); (СУМ VІІ: 138); (Голос України, 12.10.2019);
  • to take scientific sources of the list of literature in square brackets, specifying the author’s first name or the first word of the source name (according to the list of literature) and the year of publication, and after the colon, is for the pages, as an example: [Іваненко 2018: 27 – 29]; [Там само]; [Там само: 87];
  • to the source of a multivolume edition, followed by a Roman numeral after the abbreviated name of the source, as an example: [Шевельов 2009 II: 15].

List of abbreviations and references consists of two units:

  1. References (without the title of this part of the publication) and LEGEND be alphabetized after the article. References list and LEGEND – sources in the original language, designed in accordance with the Ukrainian standard of bibliography description 8302:2015 (see http://library.nlu.edu.ua/Biblioteka/sait/DSTU_8302-2015.pdf)/

Abbreviation list (titled LEGEND) in alphabetic order is given at the end of the manuscript.

Bibliographic description should be made in accordance with generally accepted requirements. It is necessary to mention: for multivolume editions – how many volumes the edition has, the year of publication of the first and the last volume; for articles, the first and the last page in the source.

REFERENCES and LEGEND same list of references in original language and transliterated into English in APA style.

Legend (after references list) Attention! Left column is given in original language (for example, Ukrainian), the right column has to be translated into English.

References (after LEGEND). Such a formatting is recommended for journal in References list: author(s), date of publication, article title, journal title, volume number, issue. All the elements are translated into English.

Instructions and examples see here.

Illustrations are quotes of textual material, as well as tables, figures, diagrams, graphs:

– text snippets in italics, highlighting the snippet you want (as an example: І світ Божий як Великдень, / І люди як люди! (Шевченко 1995: 29));

– other illustrations should accompany the names above (Таблиця)  and below them (Рисунок, Схема, Діаграма, Карта) in a separate text line, as an example:

Table 2. Names of persons by profession and type of activity in the language of modern newspapers

Figure 1. The associative-shaped field “Woman”

All Illustrations in the text should be sequentially numbered and titled. They also have to be added to the digital copy of the manuscript in *.tif, *.eps or *.jpg format. Please make sure that your illustrations are of high quality.

All the examples see here.

The tables should preferably be in Word or Excel format. Size of type can be changed into 8 – 10 pt. All the footnotes should be placed after the table. 

Figures prepared in Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator should be submitted in *.eps format. Scanned figures or digital photographs should be saved in *.tif or *.jpg formats at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Line art (black and white or color) and combinations of gray scale images and line art should be at least 1200 DPI. You can also send us a printed copy of a picture if you don’t have a digital one. There should be reference to each illustration in the text of manuscript.

Symbols: this ­­­­­« » quotation marks should be used in Ukrainian text, you can use “ ” in text written in other languages. For dash mark (–) you can use combination ctrl-. There is no space between initials, only between initials and surname, e.g.: (У.М. Клименко).

Papers that don’t meet journal standard are rejected.

Manuscripts submitted for publication will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent experts in the particular area, the author will receive evaluation results within a month to decide the manuscript would be accepted or rejected.

The editor reserves the right to review, to edit and refuse to publish or remove any content (if it doesn’t change the author’s point of view). If the paper gets the negative review it can be rejected or send the author for the revision. Rejected papers are not returned to their authors. The peer reviewed paper is reviewed by editorial board, and then it should be recommended by Academic bored.

The author is responsible for the accuracy of all information, including dates, citations, proper names and their translation.

Please submit contact details: the name and surname of all the authors, telephone and e-mail.

 Use http://ukrlit.org/transliteratsiia to convert Ukrainian script into Latin.