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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, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

1. General requirements

1. All manuscripts have to be submitted both in English and in Russian and have to meet the formatting requirements given below.
2. Length: Manuscripts have to be minimum 7 and maximum 20 pages long, including title, abstract, figures, tables, diagrams, and list of references. The publication of any manuscript over 20 pages long is to be negotiated with the publisher.
3. Software: All manuscripts have to be written in DOC format using Microsoft Office Word 2003/2010 for Windows or a compatible version of Word.
4. The manuscript has to be sent in a file named after the corresponding author in English (name and surname), for example ivangenov.doc.
5. All manuscripts together with information about the author (full name, organization, position, address, academic degree, academic status, contact telephone numbers, e-mail) have to be sent by email to the following address: Customs.Scientific.Journal@gmail.com
6. REVIEWING PROCEDURE: every scientific article is peer-reviewed according to the double blind review model by at least two independent reviewers. Reviews made are provided in written form through e-mail message and contain explicit conclusion regarding acceptance/rejection of the article for publication. Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions about accepting or rejecting articles.
7. ETHICAL STANDARDS: every author should submit a declaration that his scientific article is authentic (own work); materials drawn from other sources have been acknowledged according to unit-specific requirements for referencing; contributions of individual coauthors in the preparation of the article have been properly identified; no conflict of interests exists.

2. Page format

Please set the menus of your word processing program as follows (all instructions below refer to working with Word 2003/2010 for Windows):
1. Page Setup:
Margins: Top: 2,5 cm; Bottom: 2,5 cm; Left: 2,5 cm; Right: 2,5 cm
2. Paper Size: A4
3. Format:
Font: Times New Roman; Font Style: Regular; Size: 12
Paragraph: Line Spacing All: Single; Alignment: Justified
All other options are set to 0
4. Indent of paragraphs is 1,25
5. Do not insert page numbers

3. Title, authors, affiliation, abstract and key words

1. All manuscripts should include the JEL classification codes (www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php), aligned left, Bold capital letters, Times New Roman 12.
2. The title of the manuscript is centered and typed after a blank line with Bold capital letters using Times New Roman 16.
3. The author’s name (first name) is written with Bold initial capital letters and subsequent small letters and surname is written with Bold capital letters using Times New Roman 12 below the title after a blank line.
4. The names of the organizations and countries the authors represent are given in the next line using italics. Scientific ranks and titles are not included.
5. The author’s email is given in the next line.
6. The Abstract of the manuscript in English (up to 20 lines long) is given two blank lines after the affiliation, following the general requirements for the text and using italics. The Keywords are written in the next line, following the general requirements for the text and using italics.

4. Body text, figures, tables, diagrams and formulas

1. Body text:
a) The body text begins after a blank line from the key words with Introduction (Times New Roman 14) and ends in Summary and Concluding Remarks (Times New Roman 14).
b) Headings in the text are written with Bold initial capital letter and subsequent small letters using Font Size 13 after a blank line, aligned left. They are numbered using Arabic numerals.
c) Subheadings have an Bold initial capital letter and subsequent small letters in italics using Font Size 12. They use multi-level numbering with Arabic numerals, such as 1.1; 1.1.1; 1.1.2; 1.2; 1.3 etc.
2. Insertion of figures, tables, diagrams and formulas:
a) Figures, tables, diagrams and formulas break the body text and a blank line is left before and after them, that is the text stops before and continues after the figure, table, diagram or formula;
b) Table numbers and captions are written above the tables, using Font Size 12 and table numbers are right-sided using italics, captions are centered, Bold letters. Figure or numbers and captions are written under the figures with progressive numbers (e.g., Table 1, Figure 1) using Font Size 12 and left-sided, indent is 1,25.
c) Their source is given at the bottom in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and centered (e.g., Source: OECD data)
d) Numbers and text inside tables are written with Times New Roman, Font Size 12
e) Formulas are created with the WORD editor or built in as objects if created with other programs
f) Figures, tables, diagrams and formulas are numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals
3. Format of figures, tables, diagrams and formulas:
a) They can be black-and-white or color and have to have good contrast to be printed on a color printer at 600 dpi resolution;
b) Figures and diagrams are incorporated in the manuscript as a single image, not as separate elements;
c) The maximum size of figures, tables and diagrams is 15 cm wide x 20 cm long. When tables are lager, they have to be divided into parts not bigger than 15x20 cm. The same table number and caption are written above each part, adding “part 1, 2, etc.” in brackets;
d) Figure, table and diagram orientation is Portrait;
e) The maximum amount of figures, tables and diagrams incorporated as images must not exceed 300 KB. The image format is PNG or JPEG.

References, in-text citations, footnotes, endnotes and source lines

1. All international scientific journals use the Harvard Style of referencing. A copy of the Harvard Style guidelines (http://guides.is.uwa.edu.au/harvard).
2. Quoted literature (Endnotes, Times New Roman 14) and other sources (References, Times New Roman 14) are listed at the end of the manuscript, a line after the body text. Several types of referencing are allowed in text and at the end of the text :

a) Endnotes are preceded by a number and the authors’ names appear in natural order at the end of the manuscript. There also Footnotes can be used at the bottom of the page numbered consecutively throughout the text using Font Size 10.

The following examples show a quotation and its corresponding footnote and endnote:

Quotation cited in text
Sahlman says, “Taking advantage of arbitrage opportunities is a viable and potentially profitable way to enter a business.”³
Corresponding footnote or endnote
3. William A. Sahlman, “How to Write a Great Business Plan”, Harvard Business Review no. 75 (July-August 1997), p. 103

b) References are not numbered and should appear at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order, while items are referred in text by author, date of publication and in case page number

The following examples show an in-text citation and its corresponding reference in References at the end of the manuscript:

In-text citation
Sophisticated searching techniques are important in finding information (Berkman 1994, pp. 30-35)
Corresponding reference list example
Berkman, RI 1994, Find It fast: how to uncover expert information on any subject, HarperPerennial, New York

c) The author can use both References and Endnotes or Footnotes in the manuscript. Using Footnotes is optional.

3. All the Russian and Ukrainian literature sources should be transliterated using http://translit.kh.ua/?passport for Ukrainian sources and http://translit.cc. for Russian sources (see the example below).
Literature source
1. Білоус-Осінь Т.І. Процес становлення уповноваженого економічного оператора як суб’єкта митного права: міжнародний досвід [Електронний ресурс] / Т.І. Білоус-Осінь // Адміністративне право і процес. – Режим доступу: http://applaw.knu.ua/index.php/holovna/item/300-protses-stanovlennya-upovnovazhenoho-ekonomichnoho-operatora-yak-sub-yekta-mytnoho-prava-mizhnarodnyy-dosvid-bilous-osin-t-i
Transliteration (in the English paper)
1. Bilous-Osinj T.I. Proces stanovlennja upovnovazhenogho ekonomichnogho operatora jak sub'jekta mytnogho prava: mizhnarodnyj dosvid [The process of implementing an authorized economic operator as the subject of Customs law: international experience] [Elektronnyj resurs] / T.I. Bilous-Osinj // Administratyvne pravo i proces. – Rezhym dostupu: http://applaw.knu.ua/index.php/holovna/item/300-protses-stanovlennya-upovnovazhenoho-ekonomichnoho-operatora-yak-sub-yekta-mytnoho-prava-mizhnarodnyy-dosvid-bilous-osin-t-i (in Ukrainian)

For more information as to formatting manuscripts and references, in-text citations, footnotes, endnotes and source lines please visit website (http://ccjournals.eu/ojs/index.php/customs)


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