The journal “Kraieznavstvo” (Local Lore Studies) publishes articles, reviews to scientific paper, a chronicle of local lore movement.

The research area covers: historical sciences (specialization in regional history of Ukraine, microhistory, local history) museum studies, monument and landmark studies.

The journalis an open access publication. All articles are publicly available for viewing, downloading and printing.

Each article should contain metadata. They are published in the journal, on its website and stored in information and science databases:

1. UDC is submitted in a separate line, to the left, before information about the author / authors.

  1. Author / Authors' informationis submitted to the right, above the title of the publication (command: right-aligned), with the name and surname; below is the scientific degree and academic rank; position, place of work (full name); place of residence (in brackets) where the author lives and works, e-mail; ORCID. All information is given in the nominative case. Author’s / authors’ name/names is/are distinguished in bold and italics.
  2. The title of the publication is in capital letters in bold (command: center- aligned). If the publication is submitted in several parts in different issues of the journal, its title should not be changed. In addition, in the footnote to the title of the material, the author/authors must indicate its continuation or completion.
  3. Abstractis placed above the text of the publication after its title. The volume is at least 2000 characters (with spaces), without a paragraph. The recommended items:

- purpose / objectives of the study;

- methodology / methods / scientific approaches;

- the main results of the study;

- prospects for further studies;

- the practical significance of the achieved results;

- originality of the study.

5. Keywords (from six to eight) are submitted after the abstract.

6. References include a list of used literature and published sources in alphabetical order, made in Latin transliteration. References to archival material available in the submittedarticle are not included. References are given after the main text.

The references listshould be organized in accordance with the APA style (American Psychological Association (APA)).

APA-style citation is available at the automatic link generation site at::

– (Generate APA citations for Books).

To design Cyrillic citations, transliterate: a) names of authors; b) titles of publications; c) article title (Option: Provides the author's English version of the gender title, if available in the publication).

Recommended online transliteration can be found at:

Cyrillic citations: a) the names of authors; b) titles of publications; c) article titles (Option: you can provide the author's English version of the article title, if available in the publication) are transliterated in Latin.

Recommended online transliteration can be found at:

While transliterating, you should pay attention to the spelling of the author’s / authors’ name/names. You should transliterate the names in accordance with the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No 55 of January 27, 2010 “On regulating the transliteration of the Ukrainian alphabet in Latin”.

The names of periodicals (journals) should be given in accordance with the official spelling of the ISSN registration number.

At the end of each bibliographic entry, the language of publication should be in English in brackets - [in Ukrainian], [in English], [in Russian], etc.

The metadata of paragraphs 2-5 are submitted in Ukrainian and English.


2. Text Design Requirements

Text editor should not be older than Microsoft Office 2003, font - Times New Roman, size - 14, line spacing - 1.5, edges - all 2 cm, paragraph space - 1.27 cm. File format - .doc, .docx. If you use non-standard fonts, you must provide a name for them or provide the font itself (default location in Windows: C:/Windows/Fonts).

Automatic sub-line links are at the bottom of the page.

The estimated volume of the article is from 0.3 to 1.0 conditional printed sheet.

The articles are accepted in English and Ukrainian.


The text is typed without hyphenation. The paragraph spaces are formatted directly in the text, without spaces and tabs.

Tables are created automatically through the corresponding menu item and are numbered sequentially. Their binding to the text is a must (“see Table ...”).

Illustrations and figures are submitted in separate .jpeg files. Their binding to the text is a must (“see Figure ...”).

The following general rules should be followed when typing:

• Put only one space between words.

• Distinguish between dashes (–) and a hyphen (-).

• Percentage signs as well as degrees, minutes, seconds are not separated from the digits (77%, 25°, 5', 30' ').

• Common notation of units is given by a nonbreaking space (45 pud, 150 UAH, 32 km, 6 million, 45 thousand).

• Inverted commas are paired («...»), but internal ones are of the following type («...” ... “...»).

• The apostrophe is of this type (‘).

•Dates are submitted with a dash without space.

3. Requirements to the Notes and Bibliographic References

Various notes (comments, clarifications) are made at the bottom of the relevant page through the menu links automatically. They are footnotes.

Bibliographic references are placed on every page in automatic mode. The special sign is placed before the punctuation mark (colon, semicolon, come, dot), and not after.

The bibliographic link should include the following items:

  • the surname and initials of the author/authors;
  • the title of the paper;
  • responsibility information –information about individuals and organizations involved in the creation of the publication (compilers, editors, translators, etc.);
  • initial data (place, year of publication);
  • series information (journal number, issue, volume);
  • the page being referenced or the total number of pages (when referencing the entire document). 

The authors’ names are italicized. The surname is preceded by the initials. Nonbreaking space is placed between the surname and the initials.

All references are given in the original language. Theabbreviated entry (author, first few words of title, three dots, dash, page) is used in case of the repeated references to different works by one author. If the repeated link goes immediately after the first one, its text is replaced by the word “Ibid” (depending on the language of the source being referred to).

The bibliographic references included in the complex link are arranged alphabetically and separated by a semicolon. If the complex link contains several references to the same author/authors, the names and initials are replaced with “Idem” in the second and subsequent links.

The references to archival materials are provided in the national language, depending on the location of the document. The first reference to the archive indicates its full name, and abbreviation is given in brackets. Further in the text only the abbreviation is used.

An electronic version of the article and one printed copy should be submitted to the Editorial Board. Materials that do not meet the requirementsmentioned above will not be considered. The Editorial Board has the right to edit and reduce the submitted texts. The author is responsible for the content of the article, the credibility of the facts, quotes, dates, etc.


Examples of Formatting the Reference List



should be formatted according to the international standards APA

(American Psychological Association (APA) Style)



ARA Style Design Template:

Author. (year of publication). The name of the book is transliterated. City (full): Publisher. [in Ukrainian (in English, in Russian, etc.)].

NOTE: use onlydirect inverted commas (")


One author:

Chornovol, I. (2015). Komparatyvnifrontyry: svitovyi ivitchyznianyi vymir. Kyiv: Krytyka. [inUkrainian].


De Ribas, A. (1913). Staraya Odessa. Istoricheskieocherkiivospominaniya. Odessa. [inRussian].



Bazhan, O. H., &Danyliuk, Yu. Z. (2000). Opozytsiia v Ukraini (druhapolovyna 50-kh – 80-ti rr. XX st.). Kyiv: Ridnyikrai. [inUkrainian].


From three to six authors:

Shust, R. M., Kryzhanivskyi, A. L., Tseluiko, O. P., Shvets, V. Ye., Vovchak, O. D., &Komarynska, Z. M. (2011). HroshiUkrainy. Kyiv: UBS NBU; Kharkiv: Folio. [inUkrainian].


If there are more than six authors, the seventh and subsequent authors are denotedet al.

Multi-volume edition:

Smolii, V. A. (Ed.). (2011). EkonomichnaistoriiaUkrainy: Istoryko-ekonomichnedoslidzhennia (2 vols.). Kyiv: Nika-Tsentr. [inUkrainian].


Smolii, V. A. (Ed.). (2011). EkonomichnaistoriiaUkrainy: Istoryko-ekonomichnedoslidzhennia (Vol. 1). Kyiv: Nika-Tsentr. [inUkrainian].


Nechui-Levyts'kyi, I. S. (1968). Zibrannia tvoriv u desiaty tomakh (Vol. 10: Biohrafichnimaterialy. Statti ta retsenzii. Fol'klornizapysy. Lysty). Kyiv: Naukovadumka. [in Ukrainian].


Editor (without the author):

Kulchytskyi, S. V. (Ed.). (2005). Orhanizatsiiaukrains'kykhnatsionalistiviUkrains'kapovstans'kaarmiia: Istorychninarysy. Kyiv: Naukovadumka. [inUkrainian].


Stanko, V. N. (Ed.). (2002). IstoriiaOdesy. Odesa: Druk. [inUkrainian].


Editor and head of the author team:

Smolii, V. A. (Ed.). (2012). Natsional'nepytannia v UkrainiХХ – pochatkuХХI st.: istorychninarysy. Kyiv: Nika-Tsentr. [inUkrainian].


Without author (or editorial board)

Smolii, V. A. (Ed.). (2011). Narysyistoriiukrains'koirevoliutsii 1917–1921 rokiv (Vol. 1). Kyiv: Naukovadumka. [inUkrainian].



Bezpalko V. V., Vysotin M. B., Voronchuk I. O., Kucheruk M. M., &Chubyk Yu. I. (Comps.). (2014). Ukrains'kepovsiakdenniarann'omodernoidoby: zbirnykdokumentiv (Vol. 1: Volyn' XVI st., Seriiadokumental'nykhdzherel). Kyiv: Feniks. [inUkrainian].


Holko, O., Tuchak, O., &Khalak, N. (Comps.). (2014). Ukrains'kizhertvyVolyni 1938-1944 pp. u kartakhitablytsiakh. Volodymyr-Volyns'kyi raion. Lviv. [inUkrainian].



Zombart, V. (2003). Evreii khozyajstvennayazhizn': avtoriz. per. s nem. (G. Grosman, Trans.). Kyiv: MAUP. [inRussian].



Boiko, O. D. (2014). IstoriiaUkrainy: Navchal'nyi posibnyk (5th ed.). Kyiv: Akademvydav. [inUkrainian].


Part of the book:

Shevchenko, V. V. (2011). Rozvytokhaluzeipromyslovosti. In V. A. Smolii (Ed.), EkonomichnaistoriiaUkrainy: Istoryko-ekonomichnedoslidzhennia (Vol. 1, pp. 626–632). Kyiv: Nika-Tsentr. [inUkrainian].



Hruzin , D. V., &Udod, O. A. (2008). KulishPanteleimonOleksandrovych. In Entsyklopediia istorii Ukrainy (Vol. 5, pp. 468–472). Kyiv: Naukovadumka. [inUkrainian].


Foreword, afterword:

Udod, O. A. (2004). Yuvileiiakvikhanatvorchomushliakhu [Foreword]. In H. K. Shvyd'ko (Author), Mynule u promeniakh pam'iati (pp. 3–4). Kyiv: Heneza. [inUkrainian].


Reient, O. P., & Shevchenko, V. V. (2013). Pisliamova [Afterword]. In Velykaviina 1914–1918 rr. iUkraina (pp. 708–710). Kyiv: Klio. [inUkrainian].


Periodicals, continued publications, proceedings from a conference

 APA Style Design Template:

Author. (Year of publication). The title of the publication is transliterated [Title of the publication is in English (if available)]. The title of  the edition is transliteratedThe title of the edition in English, Volume (Issue) or (Issue), Pages

Article in series:

Berezhok, E. V. (2013). Turisticheskieputevoditelikontsa XVIII–XIX vv. (pomaterialamStroganovskogofondaNauchnojbibliotekiOdesskogonatsional'nogouniversitetaimeni I. I. Mechnikova. Vіsnyk ONU, 18 (2 (10)), Bіblіotekoznavstvo, bіblіohrafoznavstvo, knyhoznavstvo, 81–101. [in Russian].

Article in journal:

Donik, O. M. (2005). Blahodiinist v Ukraini (XIX – pochatok XX st.). Ukrains'kyi istorychnyi zhurnal – UkrainianHistoricalJournal, 4, 159–177. [inUkrainian].


Article in collection:

Borovoi, S. Ya. (1982). Osoblyvostiformuvannianaselennia mist PivdennoiUkrainy v doreformenyi period. Istoriianarodnohohospodarstva ta ekonomichnoidumkyUkrains'koi RSR, (16), 63–68. [in Ukrainian].


Sylka, O. Z. (2014). Sil's'kividdilenniaRosiis'kohotovarystvaChervonohoKhresta v LivoberezhniiUkraini [Rural branches of Russian Red Cross Society in Left-Bank Ukraine] (O. P. Reient, Ed.). Problemy istoriiUkrainy XIX – pochatku XX st. – Problems of the history of Ukraine of XIX – beginning XX cc., (23), 234–246. [inUkrainian].


Article in newspaper:

Udod, O. A. (2001, May 8). Pro kontseptual'nizasadysuchasnoiistorychnoiosvity v Ukraini. OsvitaUkrainy, p. 2. [inUkrainian].


Interview in newspaper:

Udod, O. A. (2013, June 21). Dyskusiia pro pidruchnykistorii – tema, yakuporushuvatymut' vichno [Interview]. Uriadovyi kur'ier, p. 1. [inUkrainian].


Conference proceedings:

Terent'eva, N. A. (1995). Grecheskiekuptsy v Odesse (XІX stoletie). Abstracts of Papers '95: Ukraina – Hretsiia: Istoriia ta suchasnist (pp. 125–128). Kyiv. [inRussian].



APA Style Design Template:

Author. (year, (month and number, if any) of publication). The title of the publication is transliterated. [title of the publication in English (if available)]. Source Name - Source name in English, Volume (issue, edition) - if they are available, Pages. Retrieved (date of issue), from the site address

Gubar', O. (n. d.). Odessa – kakpamyatnikpatriarkhal'nymmenyalam. Retrieved from [in Russian].


Kotys, S. (n. d.). Vid hasu do natriiu: istoriialuts'koholikhtaria. Retrieved June 7, 2017, from [inUkrainian].


Landau, Yu. O., Sihal, I. Ya., &Dubovskoi, S. V. (Eds.). (2013). Enerhetyka: istoriia, suchasnistimaibutnie (Vol. 2: Piznanniaidosvid – shliakh do suchasnoienerhetyky). Kyiv. Retrieved June 7, 2017, from [in Ukrainian].


Donik, O. M. (2005). Blahodiinist v Ukraini (XIX – pochatok XX st.). Ukrains'kyi istorychnyi zhurnal – Ukrainian Historical Journal, 4, 159–177. Retrieved from [in Ukrainian].


Yesiunin, S. (2011, October 21). Vulychnymlikhtariampodil's'kykh mist – 160. Retrieved June 7, 2017, from [in Ukrainian].


1880 rik: pochatokvulychnohoosvitlennia u Vinnytsi. (September 28). Retrieved June 7, 2017, from [in Ukrainian].


Bielikov, Yu. A. (2003). KupetstvoKharkivs'koihubernii (druhapolovyna XIX – pochatok XX st.) [Merchants of Kharkiv province (the second half of 19th – beginning of 20th century)] (Candidate’s thesis). Kharkiv. [in Ukrainian].



Volonyts, V. S. (2007). Torhovel'no-komertsiinadiial'nist' hrekiv-kuptsiv v Ukraini (seredyna XVII–XIX st.) [Trade and Commerce of the Greek Merchants in Ukraine (middle of XVII–XIX)] (Extended abstract of Candidate’s thesis). Donetsk. [in Ukrainian].




Writing the Compulsory Elements of the References List





Редактор / редактори

Ed. / Eds.

Упорядник / упорядники

Comp. / Comps.











Матеріали (праці) конференції

Proceedings of the Conference Title

Матеріали II Всеукраїнськоїконференції

Proceedings of the 2nd All-Ukrainian Conference

Матеріали V Всеукраїнськоїнауково-практичноїконференції

Proceedings of the 5th All-Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Conference

Матеріали III Міжнародноїконференції

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference

Дис. ... канд. наук


Дис. ... д-ра наук


Автореф. дис. ... канд. наук

Extended abstract of Candidate’s thesis

Автореф. дис. ... д-ра наук

Extended abstract of Doctor’s thesis