Theriologia Ukrainica (formerly as Proceedings
of the Theriological School) is
a scientific peer-reviewed open access journal founded in
1998 by the Ukrainian Theriological Society. It is published
half-yearly by the National Museum of Natural History of
the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv). The
contents of the journal are freely available under CC BY-SA
Aims and Scope
The journal publishes papers presenting results of original research into several aspects of mammalian biology, in particular fauna, ecology, distribution, evolution, taxonomy, variability, diversity, and conservation. Reviews, papers on science and research history, short communications, and chronicles of events devoted to mammalogy are also welcomed. Simple faunal lists without any kind of analysis are not considered for publication.
The journal's main topics are
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Periodicity and Accessibility
The journal is published semi-annually (until
2018 annually). The terms of the journal's preparation are
as follows: all stages of work with the authors last until
the 30 of June for the first volume of the year and until
the 30 of December for the second volume. The editorial
preparation of contents and online publication is carried
out during the next 60 days, until late August and late
All papers published in Theriologia Ukrainica
(until 2018 Proceedings of the Theriological School) are
freely available on the journal's website, on the website
National Museum of Natural History NAS of Ukraine, and
on the website
of V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine
as the main repository of the National Academy of Sciences
Additionally, in accordance with the journal's
editorial policy regarding open access on terms of CC licence,
published articles can be shared by the authors through
various internet resources such as Research Gate and academia.edu.
The Editorial Office works with the authors and manuscripts in electronic format. The Corresponding author is asked to send the paper's manuscript, designed in accordance with the journal's requirements (see Author Guides) to the Editorial Board via email. The same stands for all additional materials including figures (images, maps, graphs etc.) and tables.
Materials submitted by the Corresponding author undergo preliminary (internal) peer-review by the Chief Editor or one of the Associate Editors. This process is mandatory and aimed to analyse that the submitted materials meet the topics of the journal, presented results are novel and relevant for the scientific community, and the design of the manuscript meets the prescribed criteria. Afterwards the manuscript is sent back to the Corresponding author to consider editorial remarks and prepare the manuscript for external peer-review. During both editorial process and external peer-review, the submitted manuscript is checked for plagarism and immediately rejected in case of any sings of unethical data use is revealed.
Preparation of the manuscript for publication
strats when the peer-review process is completed and the
Editorial Board has accepted the manuscript. This process
is usually consists of three stages of corrections, such
as scientific, technical, and language proofreading. The
Corresponding author receives all intermediary and the final
version of the manuscript, particularly after 1) submission
with preliminar editorial remarks, 2) peer-review with
the reviewer's comments, 3) scientific and technical corrections
and language proofreading, 4) the galley proof is prepared,
and 5) the final pdf file has been sent to the publisher.
After editorial remarks considered, all papers except for those in informative sections (history, chronicles, promotions, reviews) are sent for external peer-review. The Editorial Board selects peer-reviewers without consultations with the authors. The peer-reviewer receives the manuscript without any information about the author's person, and the peer-review form. The number of peer-reviews is usually two, although, if needed, additional peer-review can be also appionted.
The aim of the peer-review process is to obtain conclusions from professionals in the corresponding research area about the quality of the submitted paper and expediency of publication of materials presented. The peer-review process usually lasts for a month, after which the Corresponding author receives the reviewer's comments with additional editorial advice. The reviewer's name remains unknown for the author(s) except when the reviewer himself/herself asks for revealing his/her name. When peer-reviewers' assessments contradict, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision whether to publish or not the manuscript.
The Editorial Board ensures the respect of
consistent and fair policy, and encourages authors to follow
academic ethics, as well as ethical treatment with research
objects. To avoid contradictions or conflicts and to observe
ethical and moral requirements our authors are asked to
declare their authorship and potential conflicts of interests.
For this, each author of the manuscript should fill out
an Author Declaration form sent by the Editorial Board right
after the manuscript has been submitted. An important aspect
of the journal's policy is searching for and support of
new authors providing them advice and benevolent comments
during preparation of their manuscripts. (for
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The journal is approved by the Ministry of
Education and Science of Ukraine (MESU) as a specialized
professional edition in the fields of Biology, Ecology,
and Forestry (game management) (category ‘B’, Annex 4 to
the Decree of MESU No. 886 issued on 02 July 2020). Therefore,
doctoral students and PhD candidates are encouraged to submit
their manuscript for publication.
Google Scholar Profile: Statistics
The journal's profile on Google Scholar >>>
As of 14.05.2023, there are 2537 citations of 390 publications
from the journal, including 1206 citations for the last
5 years; the h-index is h = 20, i10-index
= 79 (number of papers with >= 10 citations).
Journal database profiles
Theriologia Ukrainica has registrations and profiles in the following services
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CrossRef, since 2010 >>>
DOAJ, since 2019 (5/05/19) >>>
portal issn — ISSN 2616-7379 >>>
OUCI (Open Ukrainian Citation Index), since 2019 >>>
Index Copernicus, since 2018 р., indexed since 2019 >>>
Index of Scientific Professional Issues of Ukraine, since 2020 >>>
Electronic Library of Periodicals of the NAS of Ukraine, since 2016 >>>