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Requirements to contributions predestined to be published
by “Narodoznavchi Zoshyty” magazine

1. Text of a planned publication is to be presented as a document set in Microsoft Word text editor (doc, rtf) and usually margined as follows: upper, lower ad right spaces equal to 1,5 cm, left one to 2,5 cm; Times New Roman type, 14 point, 1,5 interlinear gap.

2. Name (by small letters) and family-name (by capital ones) are to be fixed in the beginning of a text before the title of a work (bold type).

3. Annotations and keywords are to be included in three linguistic versions, i.e. in Ukrainian – after a title – as well as ones in English and in Russian in the end, after bibliographical notes, 12 point, 1 interlinear gap.

4. Bibliography (a list of sources and mentions in literature) is to be placed after the text of publication.

5. Bibliography is to be arranged in alphabetical order – archival materials first, then Cyrillic-script editions followed by Latin-script ones finalized with enumeration of Internet resources.

Family names and initials are to be italicised.

Field of responsibility (author, translator, compiler) is to be indicated obligatorily as well as editors and a number of pages in book or – if a magazine / proceedings set has been used – pages of certain article (e.g. P.105-127).


Пісні Явдохи Зуїхи. Записав Гнат Танцюра / упоряд., передм. та прим. Ю. Юзвенко, М. Яценка. — К. : Наукова думка, 1965. — 810 с.;

Тарас Я.Н. Памятники архитектуры Молдавии (ХIV — начало ХX века) / Ярослав Тарас. — Кишинев : Тимпул, 1986. — 248 с.

6. In the text of publication references to the sources are to be presented by two numbers in the square brackets (e.g. [2, p. 320]); the first number denoting position in a list of sources while the second one indicating pages (sheets, numbers of illustrations etc.) In the brackets two sources are to be separated with semicolon (e.g. [2, sheet 12; 7, p. 320]).

7. Notes (comments, author’s MS archives) are to be placed by the page as upper indexes signed with one by one Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3…).

8. Text is to be followed by a list of abbreviations

9. Illustrative materials of publications are to be presented together with a text via electronic data media, each picture by separate file (300dpi) and numbered according to a place of ones in the text (with a title containing initial letters of author’s family-name in Latin script as well as an ordinary number).

10. Illustrations are to be accompanied by Microsoft Word file (doc, rtf) with a list of explanatory sentences (title, author, year, source of illustration etc.) Pointing of places for illustrations in the text is desirable (page, paragraph).

11. Author’s personal data (town, degree, office, institution, main publications, post-office address, phone, E-mail address etc.) in separate Microsoft Word file (doc, rtf) are to be presented additionally.


Materials in electronic form are to be e-mailed to or dispatched on CD/DVD to Editorial board.

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Maternity ritualism by volhynians in publications of the second half XIX to the early XXI cc.
In the article have been considered some basic landmarks for fixing and publication of ethnographic materials on the maternity rites of Volhynia with analytical study in ritual elements, their kinds and territories of origin. The article has also raised a problem of gaps in studies of maternity rites of Ukrainian historio-ethnographic Volhynia.
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Wax candle as ukrainian Christmas and epiphany ritualistic text
For the first time in native ethnology the article has brought some results of special study in sign functionality of a wax candle under the context of Ukrainian Christmas and Epiphany ritualistic text (ritualism of Christmas Eve, New Year, Epiphany Eve and Feast of Epiphany). The study has stated extremely high semiotic position of a wax candle as projection of Sun, mediator between the spheres of sacral and prophane elements, symbolic analogue of human existence, apotropy, cultural symbol re-establishing borders of acculturated space.
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On field exploration of russian and belarusian ethnologists and etnolinguists in Ukrainian Polisia 1945—1980s
In the study based on a wide range of literary materials have been comprehensively characterised field research in Polisia of Ukraine, performed by Russian and Belarusian ethnologists during 1945—1980s as well as Moscow ethnolinguists and other researchers from ethnologic centres of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in the course of realization of Ethnolinguistic Atlas of Polisia program. Particular attention has been paid to geography, methods, themes and research results of scientific projects.
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Daily bread baking of ukrainians in the south-western ethnographical region at the late XIX to early XXI cc.
The paper has dealt with analytic study in prescriptions, signs, customs, methods, ways of selection, procurement and some peculiarities in usage of subsidiary means — water, firewood and leaves in bread baking. The final aim of the mentioned actions had been (and still is) selection of the means and ingredients fit, by their characteristics, for the backing of bread. The paper has demonstrated dependence of bread backing subsi­diary means criteria from the folk nutritional standards and world outlook stereotypes as well as from regional social and economic, natural and geographical factors and peculiarities of material culture.
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