For Authors

Information for authors

The editorial board of the Oceanographic Journal accepts analytical articles on topical issues of oceanography. The articles that do not contain important conclusions and are not of scientific and applied interest are not considered.

The article submitted to the editorial board should clearly outline the relevance of the problem and its significance, ways and methods of solving, conclusions about the new contribution to science and its applied significance. The presentation of the text should be clear and concise, without repetition. The introduction and conclusions should reveal the connection between the presented research results and the journal.

Materials submitted for publication in other journals, previously published, in whole or in part, and not in accordance with the rules, are not accepted or considered by the editorial board.

Each article submitted to the Oceanographic Journal undergoes a review. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject articles based on negative reviews or conclusions, without edits. Manuscripts are not returned to the authors.


Requirements for submission of articles

To the e-mail address of the journal ( separate files should be sent in electronic form as follows:

1) Full text of the article with integrated figures, tables, and annotations in * .doc or * .docx The electronic file of the manuscript of the article has to have a title that corresponds to the surname (in Latin) of the first author. Electronic and printed versions of the article must be completely identical in form and content.

2) Figures (drawings, graphs, diagrams) and tables (if necessary) are additionally sent by separate files;

3) Accompanying information about the authors, in which it is necessary to indicate for each author: surname, name, patronymic, scientific degree and academic title (if any), place of work, position, e-mail address, telephone number.


To the postal address (Academika Hlushkova avenue, 42, Kyiv, 03187, Ukraine) an author has to deliver personally or send by regular or courier mail:

1) A hard copy of the article, which is completely identical to the electronic version of the article, and signed by all authors.

2) Cover letter addressed to the editor-in-chief of the journal (it is desirable to indicate in which section of the journal it is suggested to post the article).

3) Statement on the originality of the manuscript of the publication. 

4) Copyright Transfer Agreement. 


The volume of the text of the manuscript (with the list of references, annotations, figures and tables inclusive) should not exceed:

- 25 pages for problematic, theoretical and debatable articles;

- 15 pages for factual articles;  

- 5 pages for short messages, reviews, as well as materials from the sections "Expeditions", "Anniversary dates", etc.

The total amount of annotations, figures and tables may not exceed the volume of the text.


Article structure

The article should contain the following structural elements:

- Introduction (problem statement, coverage of its connection with important scientific or practical tasks; analysis of recent research and publications on which the author relies);

- Purpose (selection of previously unsolved parts of the problem; setting a task with the formulation of the objectives of the article);

- Materials and methods (description of used materials and specific methods used in solving the problem);

- Results and discussion (presentation of the main material of the research with a full justification of the obtained scientific results);

- Conclusions (indicating the scientific novelty, applied significance and prospects for further activities in this area);

- Acknowledgement (given if necessary).

In some cases, modification of sections and allocation of subdivisions is allowed. In the information material, these structural elements can be omitted.


Requirements for the Text

Page settings: all margins – 2.0 cm. 

Times New Roman, size 14 pt.

1,5 line spacing;

no hyphens;

width alignment;

1.0 cm first-line indents for all the paragraphs (title, information about the authors, figures and tables without first-line indents)

Do not use styles for text. Number the pages only in paper form. Do not fill in footers.

Tables and figures should have titles and serial numbers. References on every table or figures have to be indicated in the text.

Tables. Tables font is Times New Roman, size 14 pt. (size may be downscaled to 8-10 pt.) (using Microsoft Word or Excel). Titles to tables should be printed as a separate paragraph above them. Notes and footnotes to tables should be printed directly below them.

Figures. Figures should be of good quality (*.tif, *.jpg). They can be done in programs Corel Draw 11/12/13, Adobe Illustrator 7,0/10, Word or Excel. Photo or scanned image should be with resolution no less than 300 dpi (grayscale or CMYK).

Formulas. Simple formulas should be typed in typing mode, using superscript and subscript indexes and symbols; all mathematical signs should be separated with an inseparable space. To set complex formulas, use the built-in Word for Windows formula editor Microsoft Equation 3.0 or MathType 5. Formulas should be placed in the middle of the page, numbered in Arabic numerals in parentheses on the right edge in the same line with the formula.

Physical values should be measured in SI units. If it is necessary to use other (traditional) units of measurement, in brackets give the corresponding value in SI units.

Use "straight" quotation marks in the text.

Use common abbreviations of words and phrases. If an abbreviation needs to be introduced, it has to be deciphered at the first mention.

The list of references (used sources) is given in alphabetical order. Within the text the links should be given in square brackets with numerals that correspond to their numbers in the list.


The journal does lay down requirements for the presence and sequence of the basic elements:

- index of the UDC (in the upper left corner of the page);

- title (center alignment);

- list of the authors (center alignment): author’s first name, author’s last name (put inseparably), if there is more than one author, names are put consecutively, separated by commas and indicated by superscript numerical indices, which then are used to indicate respective affiliations), mark the corresponding-author with an asterisk

- information about the authors (alignment on the left edge): author’s first name, author’s last name, academic degree, academic rank, position, place of work and postal address, email address of every co-author (the first name and the last name have to be put inseparably), the data should be written in separate lines for each of the co-authors under the respective superscript indices;

abstract (300-500 words) in the original language highlighting: purpose, methods, results, scientific novelty, practical application;

- keywords in the original language (5-10 words and / or phrases, they should not duplicate the title of the article);

- main body of the text in the original language (with tables and figures placed according to the requirements listed below);

- references in the original language;

-  title, information about the authors, annotation and keywords of the article in Russian / Ukrainian (other than the language of the article), which completely duplicates the title, information about the authors, including affiliation and address, annotation and keywords;

- title, information about the authors, annotation and keywords of the article in English, which completely duplicates the title, information about the authors, including affiliation and address, annotation and keywords translated into correct scientific English;

- a separate block “References”, in which sources in Ukrainian and Russian (and other non-Latin) languages should be transliterated into Latin letters in accordance with the rules of transliteration and / or should be given a translation of the title and issue of the publication in English (according to the example). Vancouver style has to be used. After each source of the list, indicate the language of the original article (except English), for example – (In Ukrainian), (In Russian), etc. If the cited work has a DOI (digital object identifier), it has to be listed.


It is recommended to use automatic transliteration systems.

Online free transliteration in Ukrainian:

Online free transliteration in Russian: