Scientific and practical journal
Regional Economy

Instructions for authors


Basic requirements for publication in the journal
Requirements for submission of scientific paper
Requirements for information about the authors
Requirements for abstracts composing
Requirements for references

Basic requirements for publication in the journal

Editorial office accepts original, previously not published papers on theoretical and applied issues of regional economy written on actual problem that contain the results of deep scientific research and have justification of scientific results according to the purpose the paper.

Papers submitted for editorial boards’ consideration are checked for correspondence to the journal theme and to submission requirements. Materials are checked for plagiarism and afterwards reviewed. Papers submitted to the editorial board undergo rigorous internal and external review. In case of negative review result paper may be returned to the author for revision or rejected. The names and coordinates of internal reviewers and the content of their reviews is confidential information that can not be disclosed.

In case of rejection of the paper, the author can submit a new paper to the Editorial Board. The main reasons for rejection of papers: the discrepancy in subjects of journal; insufficient scientific and theoretical level and low practical value of the paper.

Editorial Board reserves the right to make editorial and stylistic edits without coordination with the author. Responsibility for the accuracy of the information, facts and other information, links to regulations, quotations, proper names, and the accuracy of the translations are the authors’ responsibility.

If the paper complies with requirements of Ministry of Education of Ukraine and editorial policy of the journal, the author in the case of a positive response will receive a letter from the editors about the payment for services of a scientific and literary editing preparation and publication of a paper in the paper version, its location and link in Internet.

For publication of the papers authors do not receive royalties.

Requirements for submission of scientific paper

Adhere to the following requirements when preparing the paper:

  • Size of the papers: problem-theoretical areas – up to 12 pages; case studies – up to 10; short messages – up to 6; book reviews – up to 4; chronicles – up to 2.
  • Papers are accepted by e-mail, as well as on electronic data carriers (Flash Drives, Memory Cards, CD-R/DVD-R) in Microsoft Word format.
  • Scientific papers should include the following elements (highlighted in the text):
    • problem statement (definition of analyzed problem and its relationship with scientific and practical tasks, methods applied in the research);
    • analysis of recent research (which initiate the problem solution and which are the basis of author’s research; unsolved aspects of general problem should be outlined; references to foreign authors are welcomed);
    • paper objective (should correlate with abstract);
    • major research findings (with full explanation of obtained results);
    • conclusions (research outcomes, author’s suggestions and perspectives of further research in the sphere; conclusions should correspond to the objective and correlate with abstract);
    • references.
  • Papers should be prepared in А4 format (210х297 mm), margins: top, bottom and left – 2 cm, right – 1,5 cm; paragraph – 1,25, 1,5 line spacing.
  • Paper structure should be the following:
    • UDC – first page top left (Times New Roman, size 14, bold);
    • Next row top left –JEL Classification code (number of codes – from 2 to 5), Times New Roman, size 14, bold;
    • Author’s name and surname (up to five persons) – two rows lower, centered, italic: Times New Roman, size 14;
    • Two rows lower, centered – title of the paper (Times New Roman, size 14, bold);
    • Two rows lower – abstract in a language of a paper (Times New Roman, size 12, italic, single spaced);
    • Next row – key words in a language of a paper, 5-7 words and phrases (Times New Roman, size 12, italic, single spaced);
    • Two rows lower – paper text according to general requirements (size 14, spacing 1,5);
    • Two rows lower – references formalized according to international bibliographic standard АРА-2010 ( (Times New Roman, size 12, single spaced);
    • Two rows lower – author’s name, paper title and extended abstract in Ukrainian (Times New Roman, size 12, italic, single spaced);
    • Next row – key words in Ukrainian (Times New Roman, size 12, Italic, single spaced);
    • Two rows lower – information about authors in English and in Ukrainian: surname, name, scientific degree, academic title, position, job place/name of institution (full), personal e-mail and ORCID ID (Times New Roman, size 12, italic).
  • Illustrative material (graphs, charts, figures and tables) must be done in the available for editing applications: tables – Microsoft Word; charts – Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Graph; pictures – in the form of organization charts by using the drawing editor Microsoft Word; formula – Microsoft Equation; photos should be saved in the format «*.tiff» or «*.jpeg» with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Titles of tables with their relevant numbers are printed with a new row, righted, in italics; name of the table is on a separate line, centered. Figure title is placed under the illustration, centered, its relevant number indicating in the text. Word «Figure» and number are separated from the title with a dot. The relevant numbers of formulas is carried out right of the formulas in parentheses within the paper.
  • The number of graphic material should be minimal. Graphs and diagrams should not be overloaded with the text labels. Visual materials have to be of high quality. You may not use the text scanned drawings or formulas.
  • Reference to the source in the text should be presented in square brackets, e.g. [1, p. 12], where the first number indicates sequence number of the source in the bibliography, and the second – the appropriate page in the source; one source (with page number) is separated from the rest by a semicolon.

Papers executed with violation of these requirements are not considered by Editorial Board.

Requirements for information about the authors

Author’s information provides the full name, degree, academic title, position, institution (in two languages – Ukrainian and English), address, postal code. Home address with postal code, phones and e-mail should be indicated as well.

Requirements for abstracts composing

Each paper submitted to the editorial board should contain keywords and abstracts in two languages (Ukrainian and English).

Abstracts contain: last name, first name of the author (full), title, text of abstract, keywords. Papers in English should have an abstract in Ukrainian with no less than 350 words (2000 characters), including keywords, and abstract in English with no less than 150 words (1000 characters).

Requirements for references

  • Each source in the list must be referenced in the text.
  • Sources are listed in order of reference.

Following are the examples of references:

  • Book (one author):
    • Шульц С. Л. Економічний простір України: формування, структурування та управління. Львів, 2010. 390 с.
    • Shults, S. L. (2010). Ekonomichnyy prostir Ukrayiny: formuvannya, strukturuvannya ta upravlinnya [Ukrainian Economic Space: formation, structuring and management]. Lviv: Institute of Regional Research of the NAS of Ukraine. [in Ukrainian].
  • The book (edited):
    • Карпатський регіон: актуальні проблеми та перспективи розвитку : монографія у 8 томах / наук. ред. В. С. Кравців, відп. ред. У. Я. Садова. Том 2. Соціально-демографічний потенціал. Львів, 2013. 456 с.
    • Kravtsiv, V. S., & Sadova, U. Y. (Eds.). (2013). Karpats'kyy rehion: aktual'ni problemy ta perspektyvy rozvytku [Carpathian region: actual problems and prospects for development] (Vols. 1-8): Vol. 2. Sotsial’no-demohrafichnyy potentsial [Socio-demographic potential]. Lviv: Institute of Regional Research of the NAS of Ukraine. [in Ukrainian].
  • A paper in the journal:
    • Сторонянська І. З., Гринчишин І. М. Особливості формування та використання фінансових ресурсів пенсійного страхування на місцевому рівні (на прикладі Львівської області). Регіональна економіка. 2015. №3(77). С. 73–80.
    • Storonyanska, I. Z., & Hrynchyshyn, I. M. (2015). Osoblyvosti formuvannya ta vykorystannya finansovykh resursiv pensiynoho strakhuvannya na mistsevomu rivni (na prykladi L'vivs'koyi oblasti) [Peculiarities of the formation and using of financial resources of pension insurance at the local level (on example of Lviv region)]. Rehional’na ekonomika – Regional Economy, 71(1), 87–93. [in Ukrainian].
  • A paper in the proceedings:
    • Жук П. В. Спеціальний режим інвестиційної діяльності як необхідний механізм стимулювання сталого економічного розвитку гірських територій в Україні. Соціально-економічні проблеми сучасного періоду України. Актуальні проблеми регіонального розвитку. 2012. Вип. 6 (98). С. 55–66.
    • Zhuk, P. V. (2012). Spetsial’nyy rezhym investytsiynoyi diyal’nosti yak neobkhidnyy mekhanizm stymulyuvannya staloho ekonomichnoho rozvytku hirs’kykh terytoriy v Ukrayini [Special investment regime as a necessary mechanism to stimulate sustainable economic development of mountain areas in Ukraine]. In Sotsial'no-ekonomichni problemy suchasnoho periodu Ukrayiny [Socio­Economic Problems of the Modern Period of Ukraine]: Vol. 98 (6). Aktual'ni problemy rehional'noho rozvytku [Actual problems of regional development] (pp. 55–66). [in Ukrainian].
  • A paper in the newspaper:
    • Вовканич С. Й. Прорватися на світові простори. Україна молода. 13 серпня 2014.
    • Vovkanych, S. Y. (2014, August 13). Prorvatysya na svitovi prostory [Break into world spaces]. Ukrayina moloda – Young Ukraine. [in Ukrainian].
  • Material on Website:
    • Закон України «Про Державний бюджет України на 2012 рік» від 22 грудня 2011 року № 4282-VI. Київ: Верховна Рада України. Режим доступу :
    • Supreme Council of Ukraine (2011). Pro derzhavnyy byudzhet Ukrayiny na 2012 rik [On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2012]. Law of Ukraine, adopted on 2011, December 22, 4282-VI. Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].
  • Thesis:
    • Попадинець Н. М. Розвиток внутрішнього ринку продукції лісової промисловості України: автореф. дис. ... канд. економ. наук : спец. 08.00.03 – економіка та управління національним господарством / ДВНЗ «Ужгородський національний університет». Ужгород, 2013. 21 с.
    • Popadynets, N. M. (2013). Rozvytok vnutrishn’oho rynku produktsiyi lisovoyi promyslovosti Ukrayiny [Development of forest industry complex domestic market of Ukraine]. (Master’s thesis, Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine). Uzhhorod. [in Ukrainian].
  • Dissertation:
    • Ткач С. М. Механізм управління ризиками інвестиційної діяльності в регіоні : дис. ... канд. екон. наук : спец. 08.00.05 – розвиток продуктивних сил і регіональна економіка / ДУ «Інститут регіональних досліджень імені М. І. Долішнього НАН України». Львів, 2015. 230 с.
    • Tkach, S. M. (2015). Naukovo-metodychni zasady formuvannya stratehiyi podolannya asymetriyi rehional'noho rozvytku [The mechanism of risk management of investment activity in a region] (Ph.D. in Econ. Dissertation, Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of NAS of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine). [in Ukrainian].

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