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    As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    1. This submission has not previously been published and was not sent to the editorial boards of other journals (or the comments for the editor below are necessary explanations).
    2. The submission file is a document in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF or WordPerfect.
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c) correspond to the scientific priorities of the journal.
Articles are published in Ukrainian, Russian and English.

The fact of submitting the manuscript to the Visnyk of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Series "Ecology" confirms that the author agrees with the editorial policy in our journal, the ethical principles of reviewing and editing manuscripts, the open access policy, the provisions on copyright and confidentiality.

Articles are checked for plagiarism.

The decision on the acception the paper for publication is carried out based on the results of a "double-blind" review.

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The average period for reviewing the article for compliance and checking for plagiarism is 20 days.

The average review period is 60 days.

The average term of publication is 90 days.

Deadline for submission of articles: April 30 and October 30, respectively

Articles are rejected if they do not meet the log profile or the design does not meet the requirements.


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      Visnyk of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Series Ecology uses the APA (American Psychological Association) reference style.

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UDC  911.9
                                                                                    V. V.  UDOVYCHENKO, DSc (Geography), 
                                                                          Associate Professor of Geography of Ukraine Department
                                                      e-mail:    ORCID ID:
                                                                               Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
                                                                                     МСП-01601, Kyiv, av. Glushkova, 2А
                                                OF THE LEFT-BANK  UKRAINE (CASE STUDY OF TESTED RESEARCH AREA)
Purpose. The exploration the topic features of the biocentric-network landscapes structure (configuration) of the Left-Bank the Dnipro river of Ukraine territory on the example of the one tested research area – area of exploration the mixed-forest landscape complexes, for the future possibility of usage obtained results for the purpose of landscape planning tools implementation.
Methods. Analysis, synthesis, mapping, construction graphic simulation and matrix models, metrization, comparative geographical.
Results. The biocentric-network configuration of landscapes (BNCL) is understood as a variety of biocenters that located at the matrix of landscapes and along which the biotic migrations take places. ..... 
Conclusions. The calculation of elements the BNCL helps us to distinguish «central» and «provincial» biocenters within the tested area. Altogether, received results of graphical and matrix modeling the BNCL at the local level will be a good background for the future landscape planning tools implementation.
KEYWORDS: landscape structure, biocenter, biocoridor, interactive element, mapping, graph theory, matrix
Formulation of the problem. Consideration of nature protection issues through the study of the biocentric-network landscape structure of the study area and the ecological framework, which determines.........
1. Rudenko L., Maruniak Eu., Lisovskyi S., Checkniy V., Golubtsov O., & Ivanenko Ye. (2016). Landscape study aspects of the perspective network of protected areas organization in Ukraine. Ukrainian Geographical Journal, 2016 (3), 18-26.    (In Ukrainian).
2. Udovychenko, V. (2016). Morphodynamic landscape territory analysis (on the example of the mixed-forest landscape of the left bank the Dnipro river of Ukraine research area). Visnyk of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv national university series «Ecоlogy», 2016(15), 29-37.  Retrieved from (In Ukrainian).

The article was received by the editors 15.09.2021             

The article is recommended for printing
                                                                         В. В. УДОВИЧЕНКО , д-р географ. наук, доц.,
                                                                                 доцент кафедри географії України
                                              e-mail:      ORCID ID:
                                                            Київський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка
                                                                      просп. Академіка Глушкова, 2а, м. Київ, 03127
Мета. Дослідження топічних особливостей біоцентрично-сітьової ландшафтної структури (конфігурації) території Лівобережної України на прикладі однієї з тестових ділянок у її складі – ділянки дослідження мішанолісових ландшафтних комплексів, для потреб подальшої реалізації інструментарію ландшафтного планування.
Методи. Аналізу, синтезу, картографування, графічного та матричного моделювання, метризації, порівняльно-географічний.
Результати. У представленій статті стисло окреслено зміст поняття «біоцентрично-сітьової ландшафтної структури території/конфігурації» та специфіку виокремлення її структурних елементів. .....
Висновки. Виявлено «центральні» та «периферійні» екоядра, які у першу чергу заслуговують на увагу під час імплементації схем ландшафтного планування як важливі елементи розбудови екомережі локального ієрархічно-просторового рівня.
КЛЮЧОВІ СЛОВА: ландшафтна структура, біоцентр, біокоридор, інтерактивний елемент, картографування, теорія графів, матриця

Стаття надійшла до редакції 15.09.2021             

Стаття  рекомендована до друку 

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