For Authors


Authors who submit their original articles to No. 2 (2022) on the usual terms will have the opportunity to publish one contribution free of charge before the year-end. We are eager to support every scientist during a tough time!

“Bulletin of Sumy National Agrarian University. The series: Livestock” accepts articles, which have not been published and submitted to other journals, which contain original research findings in relevant branch fields.

Languages: Ukrainian and English.



To publish an article in “Bulletin of Sumy National Agrarian University. The series: Livestock”, No. 2 (2022), you should take the following steps until August 31, 2022 (inclusively): fill in an application form at the link and send below-mentioned materials to 

- an article, which meets all the requirements;

- a copy of payment confirmation (an author receives payment details after passing peer-review).

Example of a file name: Ivanenko_article, Ivanenko_receipt.
All materials received by editors are subject to peer review (internal anonymous).
Articles that do not meet the below requirements and guidelines are sent to the author(s) with recommendations for improving.
The editors reserve the right to change the article’s title, reduce its volume, and make editorial alterations (technical, literary and scientific editing).
Each article is assigned with DOI (digital object identifier).

Editors provide the author with payment details after reviewing the article and approving it for publication.

The publication fee is 500 UAH (for 14 pages inclusively). Each extra page is paid additionally (40 UAH). The publication fee covers the costs associated with article editing, page planning, and designing the journal’s electronic version.
During martial law in Ukraine, the journal is published only in electronic form.



“Bulletin of Sumy National Agrarian University. The series: Livestock” accepts articles, which have not been published and submitted to other journals, that contain original research findings in relevant branch fields, agriculture and food (204 “Technologies of production and processing of livestock products”).
Languages: Ukrainian or English.
Article volume – from 14 to 30 A4 pages, incl. abstracts, tables, figures, and bibliographic lists. If the article contains significant research findings, it can be extended by the decision of the editorial board.
Margins: left, top, bottom – 2.5, right – 2 cm; line spacing – 1.5; Times New Roman – 14; paragraph indention – 1.25 cm (it is not allowed creating indent using the Tab key and space characters); text is justified. It is mandatory to use dashes in the text, not hyphens, between numbers to indicate quantitative limits (e.g., 10 – 15 tons) or time interval (e.g., 2010 – 2015). It is essential to insert non-breaking spaces (Ctrl+Shift+Space) between initials, as well as between initials and surname (e.g., Ivanenko I. I.), numbers and units of measurement (e.g., 10 kg, 23 °С), dates (e.g., XX c.).

Formulas should be designed using Equation Editor, which is Microsoft Word’s internal formula editor. The components of the in-text formulas are in italics.
Tables and figures must have a title and serial number. They are placed after the first reference to them in the text. References to the table and figures are given in parentheses (Table 1, Fig. 1). The figure should be in the center and have a name (Fig. 1. Name of the drawing).
In-text references are designed as follows (Surname, year). For example, one author – Biró, 2014), two authors – (Kahmen & Poschlod, 2008), three and more authors – (Zlobin et al., 2009; Trnka et al., 2016).

Additional text requirements:

- it is recommended to use active voice;
- there should be a non-breaking interval (!) between values and the abbreviated name of measurement units;
- all citations should be presented in the article’s language (regardless of the original language) and be accompanied by references to the source and a specific page (e.g., (Ivanov, 2016, p. 23));
- the abbreviation should be indicated in the text in brackets after the first mention of the corresponding full phrase; it is important to distinguish between the symbols “-”, “–”, and “—” within the manuscript. The latter is not used in the manuscripts;
- abbreviations of scientific terms are not allowed;
- it is mandatory to use internationally recognized signs and symbols (SI units);
- taxon and syntaxon names are in italics. The full name of the taxon is given only once at first reference (Quercus robur L.). Further as the text goes, the name of the species is given in an abbreviated form - Q. robur.



UDC (on the left without paragraph indentation);
Article title should briefly elucidate about its content, consist of no more than 14 words and be of interest to the international scientific community (centre aligned, capitals).
Information about the authors comprises full name, scientific degree, academic title, institution name, city, country, ORCID, and e-mail. If the author does not have ORCID, it is necessary to create an account at the link

! If the article has several co-authors, information about the author is provided for each of them separately.

Article elements (with a separate indication within the text):

1) Introduction (problem statement in general and its relation to important scientific or practical tasks, analysis of recent research and publications, the research goal). These elements comprise the introduction part but are not highlighted as individual elements. During the analysis of recent works and publications, there must be at least 15 contributions published in the last five years with doi, predominantly in English.

2) Methodology/Methods (source material, research methodology and research conditions). The section should contain detailed and complete information about the research course and methods. If necessary, the section is divided into sub-sections.

3) Results (presentation of research findings). It involves tables and figures.

4) Discussion (substantiation of research findings and their comparison with the available ones in the same or related fields). It is essential to generalize results and compare them with 10-20 results of other studies).! “Results” and “Discussion” cannot be combined into one section.

5) Conclusions (presentation of basic research findings; the focus is on novelty and practical application of data obtained, as well as on prospects of further research in the same field. The section consists of 5-10 sentences which are presented as a straight text.

6) References

1) The list is given alphabetical.

2) The total number of items is at least 30 for an original contribution and 100 for a review.

3) The publication entry should include all authors, without reducing their number.

4) References to dissertations, online publications, thesis synopses, reports, and regulations of specific countries are unwelcomed.

5) References list should meet the requirements of American Psychological Association (АРА) ( It recommended to use to transliterate Ukrainian bibliographic sources and for Russian ones. If a literature source has a digital object identifier (doi), it is mentioned after its data.

Bibliography example


Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2019). Title of book. Publishing house, City. doi

Гродзинський, Д. М. Чотиримовний словник назв рослин (українсько-російсько-англійсько-латинський). Фітосоціоцентр, Київ. doi (if any).

After transliteration, the publication title has the following form (in square brackets, there is the translation of the publication title in English in accordance with its English abstract):

Grodzyns'kyj, D. M. Chotyrymovnyj slovnyk nazv roslyn (ukrai'ns'ko-rosijs'ko-anglijs'ko-latyns'kyj) [A four-language dictionary of plant names (Ukrainian-Russian-English-Latin)]. Fitosociocentr, Kyi'v, 312 (in Ukrainian). doi (if any).

Journal articles:

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2019). Title of article. Title of Journal, vv(n), pp–pp. doi

Zlobin, Yu. A. (2018). Algoritm ocіnky vіtalіtetu osobin roslin і vіtalіtetnoy struktury fіtopopuljacіj [An algorithm for assessing the vitality of plant individuals and the vitality structure of phytopopulations]. Chornomors’k. bot. z., 14(3), 213–226 (in Ukrainian).

7) Abstracts in two languages (Ukrainian and English) with the indication of the author’s full name, article title, and key words.

The abstract volume (both Ukrainian and English) is 2000-2500 characters.

The abstract should be relevant, informative, original, meaningful, and written in proficient English.

The text should be well-structured and comprise the following elements, which are not separated: an introductory sentence, a brief description of the research methods, a description of main findings (50–70% of the abstract), and concise conclusions. The abstract gives information about the general scope of the article.



УДК 636.2.082.11


Хмельничий Леонтій Михайлович
доктор сільськогосподарських наук, професор
Сумський національний аграрний університет
ORCID: 0000-0001-5175-1291

У статті, на підставі ретроспективних та сучасних досліджень, розглянуто важливе проблемне питання щодо збереження генофонду локальної лебединської породи в аспекті використання генетичних маркерів….
Ключові слова: лебединська порода, групи крові, мікросатилітні маркери, поліморфізм, генофонд (обсяг анотації 2000–2500 знаків)

Вступ. Інтенсифікація селекційного процесу у тваринництві несе в собі безліч ризиків.…

Матеріали і методи досліджень. Матеріалом для роботи став аналіз наукових досліджень вітчизняних та зарубіжних авторів, які завдяки генетичним маркерам вивчали генофонд бурих порід…

Результати досліджень. Проведені дослідження з вивчення генофонду лебединської худоби на період її консолідованості в господарствах сумського регіону за використання поліморфізму груп крові засвідчили, що підвищену частоту у більшості стад у системі груп крові В мали алелі BGY2E2ʹOʹ, BGE2ʹOʹ, OTY2Kʹ, Oʹ, b. …

Висновки. Встановлення особливостей розподілу антигенів і алелів груп крові у різних порід бурої худоби свідчить про їх генетичну спільність у зв’язку з чим отримані популяції слід розглядати як споріднені відріддя швіцької породи.…

Бібліографічні посилання:

  1. Andreeva, S. A., Gontov, M. E., Dmitrieva, V. I. and Kol'cov, D. N., 2017. Alleli EAV-lokusa grupp krovi v markirovanii skota plemennyh stad buroj shvickoj porody [Alleles of the EAB locus of blood types in the marking of cattle of breeding herds of brown Swiss breed]. Sbornik nauchnyh trudov Severo-Kavkazskogo nauchno-issledovatel'skogo instituta zhivotnovodstva, no. 6. pp. 4–8. (in Ukrainian).

Khmelnychyi Leontiі Mykhailovych, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor, Sumy National Agrarian University (Sumy, Ukraine)
In this article, on the basis of retrospective and modern researches, was considered the important problematic question concerning preservation of a gene pool of local Lebedyn breed in the aspect of use of genetic markers…
Key words: Lebedyn breed, blood type, microsatellite markers, polymorphism, gene pool. 

Дата надходження до редакції: 22.06.2021 р.