Guide for authors


The Journal “Khimiya i tekhnologiya vody” (National Academy of Ukraine) is an international scientific-and-technological journal. It is published in Russian with summaries in Ukrainian and English. This journal is published  and distributed in English under the name “Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology” in cooperation with Publisher Springer (Germany) ISSN: 1063455X Pleiades Publishing and Corporation Allerton Press, Inc. (USA). At present, this Journal is indexed in the following bases: SCOPUS, Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded, Academic OneFile, ASFA, ChemWeb, Compendex, CSA/Proquest, EMBiology, Expanded Academic, GeoRef, Google Scholar, Inspec, OCLC, and Summon by Serial Solutions. The journal is a core publication in the field of chemical and engineering sciences (Resolution of the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) of Ukraine No. 1-05/7 dated February 10, 2010). HAC of the Russian Federation included this journal into the List of leading peer-reviewed scientific publications and journals publishing the main scientific results of candidate and doctoral dissertations. 

The Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology publishes original scientific theoretical and experimental articles in the following sections: new developments in the science of water; theoretical principles of water treatment and technology; physical chemistry of water treatment processes; analytical water chemistry; analysis of natural and waste waters; water treatment technology and demineralization of waters; biological methods of water treatment; environmental safety of the hydrosphere, and also invited papers representing scientific reviews. Such reviews should summarize the latest results of investigations and be of interest for the journal readers. The Russian version of journal publishes peer reviews, information, and advertising. Articles must be submitted in Russian. If desired, the authors can additionally submit English translations of their articles.  

Articles sent to journal are submitted in two copies (signed by all authors) with the covering letter and the certificate of appraisal (for authors from Ukraine). An Agreement on the copyright transfer to the Publisher of the Journal “Khimiya i tekhnologiya vody” (Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology) (both Russian and English versions) as stipulated by the current legislation of Ukraine must be attached. This Agreement is signed by all authors of the article. Publication of articles in domestic and foreign journals eliminates the possibility of their repeated publication in the Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology (Journal “Khimiya i tekhnologiya vody”). An article expounding the results of study carried out at the institution should necessarily include an assignment from this institution. The Journal does not publish papers presenting details of well-known and earlier reported phenomena and laws. A manuscript must be typed double-spaced on paper sheets of standard A4-format with the following margins: top, bottom, and left margins set to 20 mm, and the right margin set to 10 mm. The computer typing can involve the use of any typeface with font size of 11 or 14 pt. Each page must contain no more than 30 lines, each 60–65 characters. All pages including tables, captions, and the reference list must have continuous numbering. The maximum lengths of article and overview must be 10 and 20 typescript pages, respectively, and the number of figures (pictures) must not exceed 4. The surname, name and patronymic of all authors including the corresponding author; the name of organization where the authors are employed; home and office telephones, and E-mail are provided on a separate page.

We would like to request all the authors to provide a correct spelling of their surnames, and places of employment in English.      

The material in manuscript must be arranged as follows. Index of the Universal decimal classification must be placed in the left top corner of the first page. The information provided below in the center of the page includes authors’ surnames with initials, full name of the institution where the study was carried out, and an e-mail of one of the authors. Next, the information must be presented in the following order: abstract in Russian ( no more than 5–6 lines typed with 1.5 line spacing without any legends), key words, introduction, experimental technique, results and discussion, conclusions, the abstract in Ukrainian (for authors from Ukraine), abstract in English (including authors’ surnames with initials and the name of article), tables (on separate pages), figures and captions (on separate pages), and  references (on separate page).

Individual parts of article, if necessary, can be provided with subtitles that are highlighted by a different font and placed at the beginning of line.

The obtained experimental data is presented in the text of article without copying this data in tables and figures. The tables and figures are enumerated in the order of their first reference in the text. 
The number and short name of the table are placed above the table, while auxiliary information in the form of notes is placed under the table. The design of tables must be simple; all columns in tables and the tables proper must have headlines and be divided by vertical lines. Numerical  material (data) row-wise must be clearly marked by horizontal lines. Abbreviations of words in tables are not allowed.

Figures (2 copies, 6 x 8 cm format) are executed by using a computer in the form suitable for direct reproduction. Graphs are plotted without coordinate grid with obligatory provision of abscissa and ordinate axes, with short and vivid inscriptions (2 mm size). Curves in figures are designated by simple symbols (digits or lower-case characters); and explanations to the curves are presented separately in captions under figures. Scale marks on axes are indicated with inside directed projections. It is not recommended to use figures with piling up of many curves, and also a set of figures containing one or two similar curves; they should be combined into one figure. The figures must contain the name of the article, the author of the article and the number of the figure. The sharp and contrast microphotographs could be also used as illustrations. 

All the legends (notation conventions) adopted in the article must be explained as they are first mentioned in the text. Avoid using legends for adjectives and try to use, if possible, simple and widely used symbols.
The names of firms-manufacturers should be given in the source language, the names of chemical compounds should be given in accordance with IUPAC terminology, acronyms of dimensions of physical and chemical units should be based on SI system: kg, g, mg, ng, km, m, dm, cm, mm, m, nm, day, h (hour), min (minute), s (second), ms, s, ns, K (Kelvin), C (degree centigrade), Cal, kcal, J, kJ, mol, mmol, mol, mol/dm3, M (molarity), mM, M, g-at (gram-atom), g-eq (gram-equivalent), g-eq/dm3, Mw (molecular weight), etc.  

References to literary sources are numbered by digits in square brackets in the order they are first mentioned in the text. The lists of cited literature present these references in the source language of publication or abstract journal. The abbreviated names of academic journals must correspond to those accepted in abstract journals. Typical examples of bibliographic descriptions are presented below.


1. Dytnerskii, Yu.I., Baromembrannye protsessy (Baromembrane Processes), Moscow: Khimiya, 1986.
2. Sheleketina, T.G., Men, S.K., and Narolinskii, A.M., Sovremennye vysokoeffektivnye metody ochistki vody (Modern High-Efficiency Water Treatment Methods), Moscow: Khimiya, 1984.
3. Lur’e, Yu.Yu., ed., Unifitsirovannye metody analiza vod (Uniform Methods for Water Analysis), Moscow: Khimiya, 1973.
4. Vlasov, P.Kh., Lipnitskii, A.V., Lushchikhina, I.M., et al., Psikhologiya menedzhmenta (Psychology of Management), Nikiforov, G.S., ed., third edit., Kharkov: Gumanitar. tsentr., 2007.
5. Zaporozhets, O.A., Pogrebnyak, O.S., and Vizir, N.N., Spektrometricheskoe opredelenie gipokhlorita N,N-dietilanilinom (Spectrometric Determination of Hypochlorite by N,N-Diethylaniline), Khimiya i tekhnologiya vody, 2011, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 53–62.
6. Klyshko, D.N., Ob ispol’zovanii dvukhfotonnogo sveta dlya kalibrovki fotopriemnikov (About the Use of Two-Photon Light for Calibration of Photodetectors), Tez. dokl. X Vsesoyuz. konf. po nelinein. i kogerent. optike (Kiev, 14–17 October 1980), Moscow, 1980.
7. DSTU 4808:2007. Dzherela tsentralizovannogo pytnogo vodopostachannia. Gigienichni ta ekologichni vymogy shchodo yakosti vody i pravyla vybyrannia (Standard of Ukraine DSTU 4808:2007. Sources of Centralized Drinking Water Supply. Hygienic and Environmental Requirements Regarding the Water Quality and Selection Guidelines), Kiev: Derzhspozhyvstandart Ukrainy, 2007.
8. Kulishenko, O.Yu., Ostapenko, V.T., Goncharuk, V.V., et al., Ukr. Patent, IPC C02F1/64, C02F7/00, Publ. 12 September 2011, Byull. No. 7.
9. Moulin, B., Patent 651503, Switzerland, IPC 4B41J1/30. Disque Portecaracteres Poar Machsne Imporimante, Publ. 30 September 1985.
10. Protsenko, S.A., Fiziko-khimicheskie osobennosti protsessov polucheniya membran iz aromaticheskikh poliamidov (Physicochemical Peculiarities of Processes of Membrane Production from Aromatic Polyamides), Extended Abstract of Cand. Sci. Dissertation (Chem.), In-t fiz.-organ. khimii NAN Belarus, Minsk, 2000.
11. Smirnov, A.N., Syroeshkin, A.V., Supranadmolekulyarnye kompleksy vody (Suprasupermolecular Complexes of Water) [Electronic resource]: Zhurn. Ros. khim. ob-va im. D.I. Mendeleeva, Ros. khim. zhurn., 2004, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 125–135. Access mode to journ.:

The text of the article must be thoroughly edited. The presence of a large number of equations implies that they should be numbered by digits in parentheses. Formulas and equations are typed using Roman letters. The place of tables and figures is specified on the margins. All acronyms must be expanded, except a small number of those in general use.

In order to avoid errors in inscribing formulas, it is necessary to mark the upper-case and lower-case letters: upper-case letters must be marked by two bars below and lower-case letters must be marked by two bars above. Latin characters must be designated as italics. It is necessary to make out in the most thorough way the resembling letters, such as q and g; l and e; IJY, and others, and mark Roman numerals I, II, and III by bars above and below.

The articles having the length of more than 10 pages or prepared with the violation of format guidelines shall not be accepted by the editorial board and shall be returned to the authors without consideration on the merits. In the event the article is sent to the authors for the revision, its new variant (together with the original manuscript and the reply of authors to all comments) must be returned to the editorial office within one month for authors from Ukraine and two months for authors from other countries. A delay of the article delivery beyond the specified terms is considered as a refusal of the authors from further work on this article and its exclusion from consideration concerning the article publication in the journal.

It is recommended to submit the text file in the RTF format and also the graphics file in the .eps format (Adobe Illustrator up to version CS3 inclusive; the fonts must not be transferred into curves) to the editorial office for the sake of eliminating accidental errors during the typing and speeding up the article publication. If other software programs were used to plot graphs, schemes and figures, the graphical illustrations must be presented in the source program.

The printing of journal involves the use of the Risography technique, therefore we would like to request authors to limit or avoid the use of photos in article, because this printing technique does not allow us to obtain high quality reproductions of photos.

It is desirable to avoid the text formatting and fonts of different types, sizes, and designs of typefaces.

The editorial staff warns that the responsibility for using the copyrighted material, such as citations, reproduction of scientific data, illustrations and any other materials that can be used by the authors in their articles, is conferred on the authors themselves. The authors can use the copyrighted materials only upon the rightholder authorization.  

The authors receive fees for the cession of Publisher’s right for reedition of the journal and publication of the article in English. The fee accounting and the fee payment to authors are performed by the All-Ukrainian League of Authors, with which the Journal signed an appropriate Agreement.

For receiving the fee authors must provide data in accordance with the attached form and send this information to the All-Ukrainian League of Authors to the following address: Ukraine, 01033, Kiev-33, mail box 22.
Manuscripts are sent to the following address:
03680, GSP, Kiev-142, Akademik Vernadsky Av., 42.

A. V. Dumanskii Institute of Colloid and Water Chemistry, NAN of Ukraine, 

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