Information For Authors


General Provisions

The Editorial Board takes into consideration papers on historical subjects: articles (including polemical ones), translations, archival sources, reviews, reviews of books and scientific periodicals, information on events in the field of theoretical and practical philosophy.

Papers should a) contain an unquestionable scientific novelty; b) take into account the leading contemporary publications on the relevant historical problems and the history of their consideration; c) correspond to the scientific priorities of the journal; d) mainly rely on the original texts of quoted sources.

The fact of submitting the manuscript to the Journal 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.

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

Manuscripts can be sent by e-mail either to the e-mail box of the Executive Secretary, or sent through the journal's website.


Style and Format

In The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Series: History we publish articles on theoretical and scientific topics, dedicated to urgent issues of ancient and medieval history, archaeology, ethnography, new and modern history, historiography and source studies.

The manuscripts in Ukrainian and English are accepted for publication. Materials in other European languages are decided by the editorial board of the Journal.

Only original materials are accepted for publication. The authors are solely responsible for the content of the publication. The editorial board reserves the right to correct the article. Authors have the opportunity to discuss changes with the editorial board of the Journal during the proofreading.

Manuscripts are accepted electronically, sent to the e-mail of the Executive Secretary of the Journal. (



The manuscript should be drawn up in the following order:

  1. Author (authors) information.
  2. Title of the manuscript.
  3. Text of the article. All pages of the manuscript are numbered.
  4. References. Sources and literature are listed in alphabetical order.
  5. Summary. In English and Ukrainian (if possible) (not less than 1,800 characters each).
  6. Keywords. In English and Ukrainian (if possible). Keywords are put after the resume and should reflect the chronological and geographical scope of the study, key events and timeline.
  7. List of abbreviations (if used).
  8. List of illustrations (if used).



The information is presented at the beginning of the article in Ukrainian and English in the following order:

  • full name;
  • scientific degree, academic title;
  • academic affiliation and position;
  • official work address;
  • e-mail;
  • ORCID iD (;

Information is provided separately for each author of the article.

Example of registration of information about the author:


Petrenko Petro Petrovych

Ph.D. (History), Associate Professor

Karazin Kharkiv National University

4 Svobody Sq., 61022, Kharkiv , Ukraine




Петренко Петро Петрович

кандидат історичних наук, доцент

Харківський національний університет імені В. Н. Каразіна

Майдан Свободи, 4, 61022, Харків, Україна





The manuscripts are drawn up in a Microsoft Word editor (doc, docx, rtf). Times New Roman. 12-point type. Interval 1,5. The sizes of the fields are 2 cm each.

Part of the Journal

Number of characters printed, including spaces

Articles (text of the article without information about the author, annotations, keywords, list of sources and literature)

from 20 to 40 thousand characters*

* note that the total volume of the article should not exceed 60 thousand characters

Reviews and news

5-7 thousand characters

The scope of the publication includes all the constituent articles (list of references, list of abbreviations, summaries, captions to illustrations, etc.). If the volume of publication is exceeded, it is returned to the author for revision.

Specific prints. If the manuscript contains specific fonts (for rare languages) or words containing letters with diacritics, an example should be added to the manuscript in which those words are clearly and correctly spelled.

Numeric and alphabetic abbreviations. Only Roman numerals are used to denote the centuries and millennia (IV century AD; I millennium BC).



The editorial board chose the Harvard style of quoting and describing references, taking into account some of the features of the publication. It is intended to use references in the text of the manuscript, indicating (a) the author of the work (without initials) cited; b) year of publication; c) page spacing.

The names of the authors (as well as editors) of the works cited, written in the Latin alphabets, are given in the original. The names of the authors of the publications, written using the Cyrillic alphabets, are given by means of transliteration.


  • (Bauman 1989, 159)
  • (Ivanov 1972, 536)
  • (Salvatori 1995, 67–68; Miks 2008, 54) 


  • two authors (Hvozdyev, Mykhaylov 1961, 374)
  • three authors (Kutsyy, Shvetsʹ, Melʹnyk 2013, 189)
  • four or more authors (Zaliznyy etc. 1998)
  • one author, different years (Abharyan 2007; 2010), in chronological order
  • one author one year (Kots 2007a; 2007b), in alphabetical order, depending on the name



They are placed at the bottom of the page and have a through numbering: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. References to the literature must be made in the same way as in the main text.



The Modern Language Association of America (MLA Style) ( was used as the basis for the references.

A list of sources and literature is used at the end of the manuscript. The sources and literature in the list are not numbered; instead, a) they are organized alphabetically by author's names and titles; b) in the case of references to several works by one author, are organized in chronological order (by year of publication, starting with the earliest); c) if there are works of one author, published in the same year, they are placed in the bibliographic list in alphabetical order, based on the titles of the works (in this case, the small Latin letter, a, b, c) shall be attached.

The following should be transliterated for design of Cyrillic citations: a) the names of authors; b) titles of publications; c) article’s title (Option: the author's English version of original title, if any, is provided).

The recommended online transliteration can be found at: (transliterator from Ukrainian on "Izbornik" portal); (transliterator from Russian according to GOST 7.79-2000).

In transliteration, it is necessary to pay attention to the spelling of the author/authors. Transliterate the names in accordance with the Decree by Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 55, dd. 27, January, 2010 “On Arrangement of Ukrainian Alphabet in Latin”.


Only the names of modern academic periodicals (after 1945), which are indicated in square brackets, are translated into English. [Journal of Ancient History]. After transliteration, parentheses indicate the original language (In Russian) or (In Ukrainian).

The title of the book or periodical where the article is published is italicized. The name of the collection is indicated by "In:". The title of the journal, periodical, collection is indicated in italics immediately after the title of the article, after the period. The first and last pages of the publication are mandatory for the articles. The names of domestic and foreign magazines are given without abbreviations, as are the names of cities. Names of cities are not reduced: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Poltava. Publishers and the total number of pages in the monograph or collection of papers are not indicated.


References / Література


Artemenko, A. Znannia do splaty ta іnvestytsіi: analіz transformatsii systemy osvіty. Filosofiia osvity [Philosophy of Education], no. 2 (17), 2015, s. 95-107. (In Ukrainian)

Артеменко, А. Знання до сплати та інвестицій: аналіз трансформації системи освіти. Філософія освіти, № 2 (17), 2015, с. 95-107.


Bradley, G. The Nature of Roman Strategy in Mid-Republican Colonization and Road Building. In: J. Pelgrom, T.D. Stek (eds), Roman Republican Colonization. New Perspectives from Archaeology and Ancient History. Rome, 2014, pp. 60-72.


Derzhavnyi arkhiv Kharkivs'koi oblasti (DAKhO), f. R-5125, op. 4, spr. 797. Spravka ot 13 iiunia 1972 goda i svedeniia oblzravotdela o sostoianii zdravookhraneniia v oblasti za 1950-1971 gody, 18 ark. (In Russian)

Державний архів Харківської області (ДАХО), ф. Р-5125, оп. 4, спр. 797. Справка от 13 июня 1972 года и сведения облзравотдела о состоянии здравоохранения в области за 1950-1971 годы, 18 арк.


Vermenych, Ia. V. Istorychna urbanistyka v Ukraini: teoriia mistoznavstva i metodyka litochyslennia. Kyiv, 2011. (In Ukrainian)

Верменич, Я. В. Історична урбаністика в Україні: теорія містознавства і методика літочислення. Київ, 2011.



A list of abbreviations used in alphabetical order is added after the list of references. Initially, abbreviations are given in Cyrillic, then in Latin.



A summary of at least 1,800 characters each in Ukrainian and English is attached to the text of the article. The editors ask the authors to use the English English spelling, and to check the spelling of geographical and historical names, the Oxford English Dictionary. The abstract must include the name of the article, as well as the name and initials of the author. The authors of the article are solely responsible for the literacy of the summary text.



The illustrations should be sent in separate files in jpeg, jpg, tif or png formats. The size of each file must be at least 300 KB. Each illustration should be numbered. The full list of the captions for the illustrations and their translation into English must be attached to the article.

The use of illustrations belonging to museum holdings, private collections, etc. is only possible with an indication of the place of their storage and the owner. In the case of copyright infringement, the sole responsibility of the authors of the publications!

If the illustration belongs to the author of the article, at the end of its signature in brackets it is obligatory to indicate their authorship, for example: (photo by Bondarenko OO). If borrowed illustrations, reference to the source is required.



Tables and charts are drawn in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. Each table or chart is numbered and has a heading. The word "Table" or "Diagram" with its serial number is written in the same row as its name. Notes and links to the table or chart are directly below them. The diagrams are presented as jpeg, jpg, tif or png images. The editorial board reserves the right to change the layout of the tables.


Materials with violations of these rules are committed are not accepted for consideration. Manuscripts not accepted for publication are not returned or reviewed by the authors. Authors are not paid royalties for published articles.