Requirements on submission and author guidelines

І. The journal accepts for publication high-quality research papers which:
a) contain academic novelty;
b) refer to leading contemporary publications on the topic and include historical review of its study;
c) meet the objective and scientific priorities of the journal;
d) refer to original texts of the quoted sources;
e) meet the requirements of author guidelines (see below).
ІІ. Publishing articles in our journal is free to authors.
ІІІ. By submitting her/his paper to “STMM”, the author agrees with our journal’s Editorial Policy, Ethics and Order of Peer-reviewing, Principles of Open Access, Regulations of Copyright and Privacy, Publication Malpractice Statement.
ІV. When submitting the manuscript to the journal, the authors must also confirm its compliance with all the requirements set forth below:
1. This submission has not previously been published and was not sent to the editorial boards of other journals (or a necessary explanation is provided in the comment for the editor).
2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
3. Full and correct URLs for the Internet-references are provided.
4. The text is 1.5 spaced; uses a 14-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
5. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at their appropriate positions within the text, rather than at the end, as well as – should be additionally sent (attached) in separate files (in Excel) together with the text.
6. The text is supplemented with a separate file which contains: 1) an abstract to the text of about 100-250 words; 2) keywords; 3) the author’s information: a research degree and academic title (if any), the main place of employment, the author ORCID iD (according to the sample: ) or Scopus iD, the field(s) of research interests, contacts details (e-mail).
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V. Requirements for text:
Language of the paper: English, Ukrainian, Russian.
File format: DOCX, DOC or RTF format; Times New Roman, 14; line spacing: 1.5.
Papers should match APA citation style (6th edition) – see, for example, here
Sample of reference in the text: [Aristotle 2008: 17-18].
Bibliography is at the end of the article in an unnumbered alphabetical list of quoted literature.
Quotations should avoid double translation (translation from translation) whenever possible.
When referring to non-English texts, it is desirable to use their canonical editions in the original language, or at least to compare their English translations with the text of these canonical editions.
Аll illustrations, graphs and tables should be in the text itself, as well as - additionally sent (attached) in separate files (in Excel) together with the text.
Authors may submit their papers via email to or
The decision on publication is based on the results of the "double blind" peer-reviewing procedure.
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Peer Review Process

1. The Editorial board makes a decision on paper publication after completing the peer review procedure.
2. Correspondence of the papers with the scientific specialization of the journal shall be determined by the Editor in Chief who appoints for each article two (sometimes three) reviewers among leading Ukrainian or foreign experts in the field.
3. The double-blind review is practiced: reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers. There are at least ten or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.
4. Within two days the Editor in chief assistants inform the author of the paper acceptance for consideration. Editor in chief personally sends the article to reviewers and gets them to text reviews.
4.1. Duration of review – up to two months.
4.2. A review examines the following:
 - originality and scientific novelty of article;
 - correct citation;
 - correspondence between the paper content and the title;
 - consideration of the latest publications in the area of study, covered by the paper.
 A review includes final decision on whether the paper is accepted for publication, needs follow-up revision or rejected.
 Reviewers also describe the shortcomings in the paper which, being not subject to scientific discussion, should be corrected by the authors.
 Editor in chief makes a list of reviewers’ remarks and sends it to the author.
 Editor in chief has the right to add the own comments to the expert remarks.
4.3. The revised paper shall be submitted for consideration of the previous experts. Reconsideration of the paper lasts up to two months.
4.4. Editor in Chief never disclose the names of reviewers.
4.5. If all reviewers' conclusions are positive/negative, it is usually the main reason for making the article for publication / rejection. But the Editorial board, in some cases, have the right to disagree with the decision of the reviewers, if will be good reason for this.
4.6. If the evaluation of the reviewers on some articles diverging, the Editorial board takes a special decision: accepted / reject those articles or assign new reviewers.
4.7. If an article is rejected, the Editor in chief assistants inform the author via e-mail of the reasons for the refusal.
4.8. Rejected articles may not be considered again. The Editorial board not discussing with authors about the reasons of articles’ rejection.

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

Relationships between authors, editors and reviewers in our journal are based on academic benevolence, objectivity of ratings and priority of scientific quality. We are following the principles of Code of Conduct for Editors as defined by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), in particular:

Manuscripts shall be evaluated for their scientific quality, regardless of author’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality or political opinions.

Our journal rejects any material that breaks legal requirements regarding plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.

The Editor-in-chief shall be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and consults with other editors or reviewers about the decision to publish.

● have full authority to reject / accept the article, guided by objective scientific criteria and findings reviewers;
● ensure the quality of the material they publish;
● must disclose any conflicts of interest;
● keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential;
● champion freedom of scientific expression;
If editors suspect the authenticity, originality or ethical correctness of an article, publication of the last is delayed until any doubt is clarified. Unpublished materials from submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Authors must:
● ensure that they have written truly original works;
● have significant contribution to the research (if a paper has several authors);
● guarantee obtained permission for use of copyrighted materials;
● certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere;
● identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript;
● disclose in their manuscript any substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the assessment of their manuscript;
Information obtained by authors privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written, permission from the source. By submitting an article to the editorial board, the authors agree that (in the case of publication in the paper version of “Sociology: theory, methods and marketing”) their text will be automatically published in the online version of the journal (under open access).

Reviewer must:
● notify Editorial staff of any conflicts of interest that may determine their findings;
● keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential;
● be objective and constructive in their reviews.
Unpublished materials from submitted manuscript must not be used in reviewers' own research without the express written consent of the author.

The statement on author’s copyright

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Confidentiality Statement

Names and emails specified by users of this journal web-site will only be used to perform the internal technical tasks of this journal; they will not be distributed and transferred to third parties.