GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
Technical parameters of paper submission
The article should be submitted electronically (in Microsoft Word format (.doc extension), articles in Georgian – in Sylfaen font, articles in English –in Times New Roman font, in other languages – in Unicode fonts). The file name should be the author's last name, for example, akhalkatsi.doc. The size of the article (including the list of used literature and appendices) should be at least five (10 thousand marks) and no more than 20 computer pages (40 thousand marks).
Articles should be submitted in A4 format;
Interval between lines -1 font;
Font size 11;
Margins on four sides 2,45 cm.
The paper submitted for publication must be in the APA citation style of the American Psychological Association. The work should be structured according to IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion) format.
Article Title: The title of the article should be in English and in the original language of the article (font size 12, bold ). The title is written in the middle. The English title is written by capital letters. The title should be concise, concrete (not general) and reflect the content of the article. Avoid using abbreviations, shortened forms, maximally focus on broad society.
Field / subfield should be indicated above on the left side of the article
Author / Authors
Author’s (authors’) complete first name, surname, academic degree, position, telephone number, e-mail address, ORCID code (if you are not registered, you can register on web. address https://orcid.org/) should be indicated under the title of the article (to the right) in English and in the original languages of the article.
Abstract ( brief content)
Abstract should be concise and informative (of no more than 200-250 words, approximately one page),reflecting the main content of the article, describing the purpose of the research, summarizing main results of the research and representing its theoretical and practical importance. The article should be well structured. The abstract is presented separately from the article. References should therefore be avoided.
General superfluous words which increase only the volume of the text, but will not contribute to the opening of the article content, should be avoided. In short, it should be essentially original.
Immediately after the abstract, provide keywords, maximum 5- 8 words. Only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.
Authors are required to highlight the essence of the problem; the goal; the hypothesis and the importance of their papers; also to review the literature, namely the most interesting and original works, including the latest editions. A large number of references (which has no connection with the subject); or inappropriate inserts are not recommended. Achieved results should be concise.
The article should be methodically correct, i.e. to show the usage of modern research methods. Describe how you studied the issue: give an extensive information.
Results should be clear and concise. Organize this section according to the hypothesis /thesis. Results are not interpreted here. Use clear illustrations( charts, tables, images etc.). Illustrations and text shouldn’t duplicate each other. Titles of illustrations must have an independent meaning. The presented material should be interpreted. Readers first look at illustrations then read, therefore, the illustrations should be clear and informative.
This section should show the importance of the results of work, and not repeat them. Sometimes it is possible to combine Results and Discussion (unite) sections. Avoid using extensive citations and review of published literature. Identify what your results mean. Discussion is an important part. It should correspond to the results. Don’t ignore the papers the results of which are contrary to yours – have a discussion with them and assure the readers in your correctness. Discuss the results of your hidden content and compare your results with the previous researches.
Main conclusions of the study may be presented in the Conclusion section, which may stand alone or be a sub-section of Results and Discussion section.
References: Literature and sources are listed on the alphabetical order (see below).
Acknowledgement: At the end of the article, in a separate paragraph, before your remarks, express gratitude to all those individuals who helped you in the research. Do not include this paragraph as a footnote in the title or otherwise.
Footnotes should be used sparingly. If there is something important, write it in the text, otherwise exclude it. Number them consistently using Arabic numbers with the help of text processing program. Otherwise, indicate the position of footnotes in the text by asterisk (*) and present the note on the same page at the end of the text.
Citation in text. The citations and bibliographies of the articles to be published should be in APA style. Authors should use Microsoft Word bibliography toolkit (REFERENCES), or bibliography management software (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero, RefMan, Endnote, JabRef).
Reference style: The quotation in the scientific publication is separated from the main text by quotation marks (""). At the end of the citation, the index should contain the parentheses indicating the surname of the author of the cited text in the original language, the year of publication of the text, followed by a colon and corresponding page. For example (Takaishvili, 1920: 23).
Please, ensure that every reference cited in the text is also presented in the reference list and vice versa. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these sources are listed in the source list, then they must meet the standard style of reference in the journal. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
Indicating reference and resources
The literature and sources used are listed on the alphabetical order. Non-Georgian literature and sources where the Latin font is used (eg English, German) are given in the original language. References and sources where the Latin font is not used (eg Georgian, Armenian) should be presented both in a transliteration form and in the original language. Transliteration of Georgian literature and sources should be done on the "Model of the Georgian National System of Romanization" (see www.google.com - under this heading). You can install the transliteration font on your computer, or implement transliteration of the Georgian text programmatically (e.g., https://translit.net/ge/; http://ge.translit.cc/).
The index form is defined as follows:
A book with a single author
k'ek'elidze, k'. (1987). dzveli kartuli lit'erat'uris ist'oria (V-XVIII ss.). tbilisi: gamomtsemloba „metsniereba“ (კეკელიძე, კ. (1987). ძველი ქართული ლიტერატურის ისტორია (V-XVIII სს.). თბილისი: გამომცემლობა „მეცნიერება“).
Успенский, Ф. (2001). История Византийской Империи. т. 2, М.: изд. «Наука»
yse, A. H. (1882). The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Van, part 7, JRAS 14.
A book with two or more authors
mepisashvili, r. tumanishvili, d., (1989). banas t'adzari, tb.: gamomtsemloba „merani“ (მეფისაშვილი, რ. თუმანიშვილი, დ., (1989). ბანას ტაძარი. თბ.: გამომცემლობა „მერანი“).
A book without an author (Edited or compiled)
kronik'ebi da skhva masala sakartvelos ist'oriisa da mts'erlobisa. (1897). shek'rebili,
kronologiurad dats'qobili da akhsnili t. zhordanias mier. ts'. 2. t'p. (ქრონიკები და სხვა
მასალა საქართველოს ისტორიისა და მწერლობისა. (1897). შეკრებილი,
ქრონოლოგიურად დაწყობილი და ახსნილი თ. ჟორდანიას მიერ. წ. 2, ტფ.)
Article from a journal or a newspaper
shanidze, ak'. (1962). basili ezosmodzghvris ist'oriuli tkhzulebis erti sherqvnili adgilis gamartvisatvis. tbilisis sakhelmts'ipo universit'et'is shromebi. t'. 99. (შანიძე, აკ. (1962). ბასილი ეზოსმოძღვრის ისტორიული თხზულების ერთი შერყვნილი ადგილის გამართვისათვის. თბილისის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტის შრომები. ტ. 99.)
Newspaper article without an author or a title
gazet i „iveria“(1897). #2, t'pilisi (გაზეთ ი „ივერია“. (1897). #2, ტფილისი)
Encyclopedic textbook or article
shoshiashvili, n. (1975). abuserisdzeni. kse. t'. 1, tb. (შოშიაშვილი, ნ. (1975). აბუსერისძენი. ქსე. ტ. 1, თბ.)
ва, В. (2001). Анисская Эпархия. Правослაвная Энциклопедия. т. II, М.
basili ezosmodzghvari. (1959). tskhovreba mepet-mepisa tamarisi. kartlis tskhovreba. t'. II. t'ekst'i dadgenili qvela dziritadi khelnats'eris mikhedvit s. qaukhchishvilis mier. tb.: gamomtsemloba „merani“. (ბასილი ეზოსმოძღვარი. (1959). ცხოვრება მეფეთ-მეფისა თამარისი. ქართლის ცხოვრება. ტ. II. ტექსტი დადგენილი ყველა ძირითადი ხელნაწერის მიხედვით ს. ყაუხჩიშვილის მიერ. თბ.: გამომცემლობა „მერანი“.)
zhamtaaghmts'ereli. (1987). asts'lovani mat'iane. t'ekst'i gamosatsemad moamzada revaz k'ik'nadzem. tb.: gamomtsemloba