Open access policy
The editorial board follows the open access policy. All log contents are freely
available and free to all users and / or their institutions. Users are allowed to read,download, copy, distribute, print, search or refer to full text articles or use them for any other legitimate purposes without the prior permission of the publisher or author. This is in line with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), which aims at the free and free dissemination of scientific knowledge that promotes the global development of science «without borders». The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.
The editorial policy of the Journal is based on the principles of objectivity and
impartiality in the selection of articles for publication; mandatory peer-reviewed papers; continued expansion of the author base of the Journal; availability and timeliness of communication with the authors; adherence to the Journal release schedule; strict compliance with copyright and related rights.
The Editorial Board supports authors in their effort to observe the appropriate
level of formal and ethical requirements in preparing articles for publication in the Journal with respect to the standards accepted by the international scientific community, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the provisions of the Code of Ethics for a Scientist in Ukraine, as well as best practices of the editorial boards of leading foreign and Ukrainian scientific journals.
Ethical Duties of Editors
The Editorial Board accepts for peer review manuscripts of authors, regardless of their country of residence, gender, age, place of work, position, scientific degree or academic titles. Manuscripts that by title and content do not fit the Journal’s profile, the formal requirements set out by the Editorial Board and provided to the authors in the Journal or on this site are rejected.
All submissions are screened for completeness and adherence to formal
requirements and further peer review. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject or return them for revision.
The Editorial Board has an obligation to impartially consider all the submissions that receive initial evaluation, to ensure blind peer review and take fair and impartial decision on revision, rejection or recommendation of the assigned manuscripts for publication.
The Editorial Board finds unacceptable practices of plagiarism, falsification of
data or obtained outcomes, duplicate submission of the authors’ own work without proper citation, and misleading as for the real contribution of authors in a joint publication.
In cases of plagiarism and infringement of copyright and generally accepted
standards of scientific ethics, the Editorial Board has the right to withdraw a
publication from an issue
Ethical Duties of Reviewers
All members of the Editorial Board are involved in peer review precess. The
review may involve experts who are not members of the Editorial Board.
The reviewer shall provide an objective assessment of the relevance, content,
elements of scientific novelty, completeness of the presentation and conclusion validity of the author (s) of the manuscript.
The reviewer shall respect pluralism of scientific approaches and not deny the
possibility of publishing a manuscript only as a result of its inconsistency with their own scientific interests.
The manuscript submitted for review is a confidential document.
The reviewer shall provide a valid justification for their conclusions on the
recommendation for publication, revision or rejection of the article.
The reviewer shall draw attention of the Editor or other members of the Editorial Board to any substantial similarity between the peer-reviewed manuscript and another publication.
The reviewer shall duly report evaluations on the manuscript according to the
The reviewer shall not use or disclose unpublished information contained in the manuscript.
The reviewer re-reviews the article in case of revised submission.
Reviewers shall comply with the Committee on Publication Ethics requirements, be objective and impartial.
Ethical Duties of Authors
The authors are fully responsible for the contents of articles, compliance with
the requirements of the current legislation on copyright, intellectual property,
The author shall cite primarily those publications which have a decisive
influence on the contents of the article, avoid formal or “ordered” citation of other works and refer to their own works reasonably.
Submission of plagiarism as original research and an already published article to Journal is not tolerated by the Journal.
Authors are required to present research outcomes in a clear and unequivocal
fashion so that their own conclusions can be identified and fairly assessed by the reviewers.
Co-authors of publications should be those individuals who have significantly
contributed to the submitted manuscript, share responsibility for its contents and the findings obtained. The author submitting the manuscript for publication is responsible for respecting the rights of co-authors and assumes responsibility for the other copyright-holders’consent to the publication of the article in the Journal.
Authors are requested to notify the Editor about any potential conflict of interest when reviewing or publishing the article.
The Editorial Board has the right to reject the article for publication unless it
fulfills all the established requirements.