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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • The submission has not been previously published and it is not under consideration for publication in another journal.
  • The paper is written in accordance to the UJP Author's Guideline with the use of the UJP style file.
  • The submission file is available in PDF format.
  • The authors have selected at least three keywords that classify the topic of their paper in the best way.
  • The authors can suggest at least three reviewers for their submission. The names and e-mails of the reviewers should be specified in the Comments for Editor field below.
  • Making a new submission, the author must personally add all his collaborators to the appropriate metadata fields (their last names and initials, affiliations, and e-mail addresses).

Author Guidelines

Guide for Authors
UJP Style
UJP Template

1. General information
The Ukrainian Journal of Physics (UJP) publishes original scientific and review papers in the field of experimental and theoretical physics which are finished studies, contain essentially new results, and are of a broad scientific interest. The paper must be physically and mathematically justified, and it must meet the UJP style regulations. The Ukrainian Journal of Physics does not publish patents, author's certificates, inventions of intellectual property, ideological proposals or notes, popular science papers, etc.

Journal sections

  • Fields and elementary particles (fields theory, elementary particles, gravitation, high energy physics, nuclear physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, cosmology, electroweak interaction, strong interaction);
  • Optics, atoms and molecules (atoms, molecules, optical phenomena, lasers, quantum optics, quantum information, photonics, nanophotonics, metamaterials, imaging);
  • General physics (thermodynamics, statistical physics, kinetics,  quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, superconductivity, acoustics, fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, computational physics);
  • Plasma physics (plasma, high-temperature plasma, low-temperature plasma, dusty plasma, plasma discharges, plasma waves, plasma confiment, plasma acceleration, plasma fusion, magnetohydrodynamics);
  • Physics of liquids and liquid systems, biophysics and medical physics (liquids, liquid systems, quantum liquids, ionic liquids, molecular liquids, phase transitions, critical phenomena, hydrogen bonds, biophysics, medical physics);
  • Liquid crystals and polymers (liquid crystals, liquid crystal colloids, nematics, smectics, cholesterics, Frederics transition, polymers, elastomers, elastic interaction, topological defects);
  • Semiconductors and dielectrics (semiconductors, dielectrics, paraelectrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, crystal lattices, defects, excitons, silicons, nanocrystals);
  • Physics of magnetic phenomena and physics of ferroics (magnetic phenomena and physics of ferroics, magnetism, ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetics, feroelectics, antiferoelectrics, ferroics, spintronics, spin waves, magnetostriction);
  • Surface physics (surface science, low-dimensional systems, nanoparticles, thin films, interfaces, diffusion, adhesion, friction, surface waves, surface tesion);
  • Structure of materials (material structure, spectroscopy, radiation physics, neutron scattering, nanoscale materials, metals, alloys, composites, phase diagrams, amorphous materials);
  • Chronicle (chronicle, bibliography, personalia).

2. Language
The journal is published in the form of three separate editions:
i) with subscription index 08083 and ISSN 0372-400X in the language of the submitted manuscript, i.e., in Ukrainian for the authors from Ukraine (with abstracts in English), in English for the authors from other countries (with abstracts in Ukrainian);
ii) with subscription index 74500 and ISSN 2071-0186 in English only with abstracts in Ukrainian; and
iii) in electronic form with ISSN 2071-0194.
The papers submitted in Ukrainian are translated into English either by the author or, if the author cannot provide an appropriate translation, by the UJP staff. The latter is done free of charge for the authors, but they should provide the English translation of the paper title, names and initials of the author and coauthors, and abstract. In addition the author should submit the translation of specific terms used in the paper as well as the translation of all proper names mentioned in the text of the paper. The references to translated books should be supplied with the data on the original edition. UJP does not translate the papers submitted in English into Ukrainian. Because of limited funding, the UJP Editorial Office publishes only the English-language issue in full length, whereas the decision in regard to publishing the same paper in Ukrainian is taken by the editors separately each time.

3. Selection of papers
After being submitted, every paper is directed to a Section Editor responsible for the journal section selected by the author. The Section Editor appoints several reviewers (minimum two) working in the corresponding field. The reviewers give their professional evaluation of the paper. Based on the reports received from the reviewers, the Section Editor makes a decision whether the paper can be accepted for publication or rejected (in the both cases, the Section Editor sends the reviewer's reports to the author). The reason for rejection can be a negative review, unconformity to the journal scope, the lack of novelty, etc. If the review on the paper contains remarks, the paper is first sent to the author for revision. If the paper does not correspond to the journal scope or it was not submitted in appropriate form, it can be rejected by the Section Editor prior to the peer review stage.

4. The publication in UJP is free of charge
After the accepted paper was edited, the proof is sent by e-mail to the corresponding author for final approval. After being published, the final version of the paper is sent to the corresponding author in PDF format by e-mail. The publication in UJP foresees no author emoluments and royalties.

Style guide

1. Paper structure
The material should be presented in the following order: paper title, list of the authors and their affiliations, abstract in the language of the paper, introduction, main body (with possible subdivision into sections and subsections), conclusions, acknowledgements, appendices, and bibliography list. The title should be concise, and it should reflect the paper content. The abstract should state clearly the aim, task, main results, and novelty of the paper. Introduction and bibliography list should reflect the contemporary state of the problem considered in the paper.

2. Manuscript preparation
The papers should be prepared in electronic form in LaTeX with the use of the UJP Style. The author should also submit the pdf file of the paper in line with the LaTeX file. The figures should be submitted in EPS format in black and white (the color and grayscale art should be converted into black and white). If the paper is in Ukrainian, it has to be supplemented by the English version of the figures as well. The color and greyscale art can be used in the electronic version of the journal. In this case the author should submit the figures in two formats: in black and white (for print) and in color (for publication in electronic form). The figure files are numbered according to their appearance in the paper, e.g., Fig1.eps, Fig2.eps, etc. The figures should have a width of 8.1 cm (per one column) or 16.7 cm (per two columns), without empty margins, and should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The legends in the figures should fit a size of 9 pt for the main text and 7 pt for the subscripts and superscripts (not larger than 2 mm) and use the Times New Roman font, upright and plain (bold for vectors, italic to designate figures a, b, c ... and lines 1, 2, 3 ... in the figures). The lines in the figures should not be too thin.

3. Paper size
The total size of the paper together with figures and tables should not exceed 21 A4 pages in UJP format.

4. References
1. Multiple references are not allowed. Every item has to include a reference to a single source.
2. Author list.
2.1. Every author has to be indicated in the form ``The family name preceded by the initials (not a full name!) and (if necessary) followed by suffixes like Jr., Sr., II, III, etc.’’ In the cases when this form faces difficulties (e.g., Chinese, Vietnamese, and so on names), the author’s name is allowed in the form presented in the original article (see examples below).
2.2. The names of the authors must be separated by commas.
2.3. In the case of more than fifteen authors, the names of the first fifteen authors separated by commas are indicated, and et al. (in italics and without the comma before!) is put at the list end.
2.4. In the case of large collaboration (more that 30 authors), only the first name is indicated followed by et al. (the collaboration name should be given in parentheses).
2.5. The list of authors must be ended with a period.
3. Article title.
3.1. The title of the article in the journal, proceedings, or collective monograph should be given in the normal non-emphasized font, not capitalizing the first letter of the words (if this is not required by grammar rules), and ended by a period or a required punctuation symbol (a question or exclamation mark and so on).
4. Source.
4.1. The source (journal or book) title should be given in italics.
4.2. A reference to an article in a journal should include:
4.2.1. The journal title with Capitalized First Letters and ending with a space; for the journal title, abbreviations should be used, which can be found, e.g., at http://
4.2.2. The volume (in bold), if any, ended with a comma.
4.2.3. Only the first page.
4.2.4. The year in parentheses.
4.2.5. Any additional information (such as part, issue, and so on) should be supplied only if the information given above (volume, page, and year of publication) is insufficient to identify the article. In this case, this supplementary information (e.g., the issue preceded by N, if the volume is absent or every issue has its own pagination) has to be indicated after the volume, in the normal font, and ended with a comma.
4.2.6. The corresponding digital object identifier (DOI) in brackets [doi:…].
4.2.7. References to electronic journals are written in the same form
4.2.8. If the article is accepted for publication, only the journal title ended with (to be published) should be indicated.
4.3. A reference to a book should include
4.3.1. The book title with Capitalized First Letters.
4.3.2. The edition number (if any).
4.3.3. The list of editors, if any, preceded by “Edited by” and written according to the rules for the list of authors.
4.3.4. The publishers and the imprint year (only!) in parentheses and separated by a comma.
4.3.5. The corresponding International Standard Book Number (ISBN) in brackets.
4.3.6. Theses, reports, and preprints published as a separate brochure are presented as books with the indication of institutions and (if neccesrary, the sity).
4.4. A reference to the abstract or proceeding book should include:
4.4.1. The word ``In’’ in normal font.
4.4.2. The italicized words “Proceedings/Abstracts of”.
4.4.3. The full title of the conference in italics and without abbreviations like Int., Conf., and so on.
4.4.4. The place and the date of the conference, in normal font.
4.4.5. If available, the publisher and the year of publication separated by a comma and in parentheses.
4.4.6. After the comma, additional information: the volume if in the multi-volume proceeding book (Vol. 2,), and the first page (p. 123).
4.5. A reference to the thesis should include:
4.5.1. The words ``Dr.Sci./Ph.D. thesis ’’ in the normal font.
4.5.2. The thesis title in italics with Capitalized First Letters.
4.5.3. The institution (title and location) where and the year when the thesis was defended, in the normal font, separated by a comma, and included into parentheses).
4.6. A reference to the e-Print archive should include:
4.6.1. The word arXiv:.
4.6.2. The manuscript number,
4.6.3. The archive section in brackets.
5. Every reference must be ended with a period symbol.
6. In the case when the reference is, e.g., in Cyrillic, it is highly desirable that, for the English version, information concerning the authors’ names and the article title would be duplicated from the original source (as a rule, an English annotation is supplied there) to avoid ambiguities at translation.
7. Examples:
1. M.E.A. Coury, S.L. Dudarev, W.M.C. Foulkes, A.P. Horsfield, Pui-Wai Ma, J.S. Spencer. Hubbard-like Hamiltonians for interacting electrons in s,p, and d orbitals. Phys. Rev. B 93, 075101 (2016) [DOI:].
2. L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz. Mechanics. Vol. 1, 3rd edition (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1976) [ISBN 978-0-7506-2896-9].
3. S. Teitel. The two dimensional fully frustrated XY model. In 40 Years of Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Theory. Edited by J.V. Jose (World Scientific, 2013), Chap. 1 [ISBN 978-981-4417-65-5].
4. Shoubin Kong, Qiaozhu Mei, Ling Feng, Fei Ye, Zhe Zhao. Predicting bursts and popularity of hashtags in real-time. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Gold Coast, Australia, July 6-11, 2014, p. 927.
5. A.B. Author. Dr.Sci. thesis Einstein and General Relativity (Institute of Physics, Kyiv, 2016) (in Ukrainian).
6. Bum-Kyu Kim, Yong-Joo Doh. Switching current distributions in InAs nanowire Josephson junctions. arXiv:1605.03252 [cond-mat.supr-con].


Reviews of Modern Physics Style Guide

5. Setting formulas
Formulas should be left justified. In split formulas the mathematical sign at the end of the first row is repeated at the beginning of the second row. Physical quantities are allowed to be denoted in Latin (not cyrillic) or Greek letters only. Chemical formulas should be typed upright. Indexes should be in Latin (not cyrillic) or Greek format.

Paper submission and correspondence with the author

1. Paper submission
The paper should be submitted in electronic form through the UJP online editorial system (additional instructions can be found at the link). If the author is submitting his/her paper for the first time thought the online editorial system, he/she should first register in the system by filling up the online registration form. After being registered, the author will get a password to access his/her personal cabinet (author's cabinet). To submit a new paper, the author should proceed to the section "New submission" in his/her cabinet and complete five consecutive steps that will be proposed by the editorial system. After the new paper is submitted, the author will receive a confirmation e-mail with unique number assigned to the paper and the paper will appear in the paper list in the author's cabinet, where the author will be able to trace the status of his/her paper continuously. If the paper is sent to the author for revision, the revised version of the paper can be submitted in the same way from the author's cabinet.

2. Documentation
In the process of paper submission, the author will be invited to sign the Copyright Agreement for the publication of the paper. The Copyright Agreement is assumed to be signed if the author has confirmed his consent with the text of the Agreement by ticking a box in the corresponding field of the online form. The electronic editorial system will not allow the author to proceed with the submission if the Copyright Agreement is not signed. If the author is an employer of an institution with restricted research regulations and the submitted material can include some non-disclosure elements, the author should additionally provide the cover letter from his/her institution with the official permission for publication and upload a copy of this letter together with the paper. The Ukrainian Journal of Physics, its founders, publisher, editors, Editorial Board members, and employers carry no responsibility for any possible violations of the existing legislation of Ukraine or any other country by the author.

3. Correspondence with the author
The paper having been registered, the official confirmation with the corresponding reference number is sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. All further correspondence with the author is carried out by the Section Editor, who is responsible for the journal section where the paper was submitted to. The final decision regarding the acceptance/rejection of the paper is also sent to the author by e-mail through the electronic editorial system.

4. Galleys
After the accepted paper was edited, the galleys are sent by e-mail to the corresponding author for the final approval. The author should send his/her corrections in three working days from the date the galleys were sent. If the Editorial Office did not receive the reply in three working days, the paper is published as it is. No further corrections are possible from that moment.

5. Publication
After the publication, the final version of the paper is sent to the corresponding author in pdf format by e-mail. UJP does not provide the authors with author proofs in print form.

Fields and elementary particles

Fields, elementary particles, gravity, physics of high energy, nuclear physics, nuclear reactions, astrophysics


Optics, atoms and molecules

Physics of atoms and molecules, optics, lasers, quantum optics, quantum information, photonics, nano- and biophotonics

General physics

Thermodynamics, statistical physics, kinetics, phase transitions, quantum mechanics, superconductivity, nonlinear dynamics

Plasma physics

Physics of plasma, gas and particle beams

Physics of liquids and liquid systems, biophysics and medical physics

Physics of liquids and liquid systems, biophysics and medical physics

Liquid crystals and polymers

Liquid crystals, polymers, amorphous matter

Semiconductors and dielectrics

Semiconductors and dielectrics

Physics of magnetic phenomena and physics of ferroics

Magnetic resonance, spin glasses and chains, ferro-glasses, spin-lattice models, Kondo effect,  magnetism in disordered systems,

Magnetic semiconductors and spintronics, magnetotransport, Landau levels, quantum Hall effect,

Physical properties and phase transitions in the systems with long-range order (ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic, ferroelectric, antiferroelectric and antiferrodistortive materials)

Order-disorder and topological phase transitions,

Surface and interface magnetism, ferroelectricity, ferroelasticity and multiferroicity

Surface physics

Surface physics, low-dimensional systems, nonlinear dynamics

Structure of materials

Structure of materials, methods of its diagnostics, spectroscopy, radiation physics


Chronicle, biography, persons

Special Issue

Only invited submissions will be considered.

Special Issue Dedicated to S.M. Ryabchenko's Anniversary

Only invited submissions will be considered.

12th Bolyai–Gauss–Lobachevsky (BGL) Conference

The Proceedings the 12th Bolyai–Gauss–Lobachevsky (BGL) Conference on Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Physics and Mathematics

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