Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The journal Theriologia Ukrainica
and its publisher, the National Museum of Natural History
of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, ensure the
highest adherence to consistent and fair editorial and publishing
policy to ensure ethics and quality in publication.
The editorial policies are also consistent
with COPE Core
Editors of the journal ensure a fair and
unbiased policy throughout the entire editor process. Submitted
manuscripts are evaluated exclusively on the basis of their
academic merit without regard to the author’s personal background
(race, gender, origin, religion, etc.) or institutional
affiliation. Editors will not disclose any information about
a submitted manuscript to third parties and will not use
unpublished information from a submitted manuscript for
their own research purposes.
The Editor-in-Chief has full authority in
and responsible for deciding which of the submitted manuscripts
will be published, based on advice from the editors and
the outcome of peer-review process.
Note: In light of the ongoing Russian invasion
to Ukraine and the dreadful crimes committed towards the
civilian population, wildlife, and environment, including
scientists and protected areas of Ukraine, the Editorial
Board reserves the right to decline submissions from authors
affiliated with institutions of the Russian Federation.
The editors are committed to peer review
and editorial oversight of all published content. Informational
materials such as chronicles or book reviews may be exempt
of peer review but still undergo editorial oversight. Peer-review
is double-blind and at least two expert reviewers are invited
to comment on the scientific content of each manuscript.
Additional peer-reviewers may be contacted if the first
round of peer-review results in contradicting evaluations.
Peer-reviewers are advised to treat the manuscripts they
receive as confidential documents. Any invited referee who
has conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies
or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work
described therein should immediately notify the editors.
Data disclosed in a manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s
own research. This applies also to invited reviewers who
decline the review invitation.
Submitting a manuscript to Theriologia Ukrainica
the author(s) acknowledge(s) that neither this manuscript
nor another manuscript of similar content has not been published
earlier and is not under consideration in another journal.
Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed
and the results obtained, followed by an objective discussion.
Review articles should be accurate, objective and comprehensive.
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study.
Authors should ensure that work and/or words of others has
been appropriately cited. Plagiarism in all its forms is
When a manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors should
submit a conflict of interests statement. All sources of
financial support for the work should be disclosed. Information
obtained privately must not be used or reported without
explicit permission from the source.
If the work involves the use of live animals, the authors should
ensure that all procedures were performed in compliance
with relevant laws and institutional guidelines. In particular,
authors are recommended to comply with the International
Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Policy Statement
on Research Involving Species at Risk of Extinction and
consult the IUCN red list index of threatened species, as
well as with the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora. Additionally, authors should follow
the legal requirements for the care and use of animals according
to the laws of Ukraine "On Fauna" (>>>),
"On the Red Book of Ukraine" (>>>),
"On Protection of Animals from Cruel Treatment"
and other legislative acts of Ukraine.
When authors discover significant errors
or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their
obligation to notify the editors and cooperate with them
to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or
to retract the paper.
The publisher is responsible to ensure that
the editorial process adheres to the highest professional
standards and that the published materials are of high scientific
quality. In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct,
the publisher will take all appropriate measures, which
may include the publication of an erratum, clarification,
or retraction of the affected work.