ISSN 2415-3060 (print), ISSN 2522-4972 (online)

For Authors

Author Guidelines

Procedure for Submission

Preparation of manuscripts

The paper should be written in English or Ukrainian and be communicative, clear and concise, while maintaining the classic layout.

Instructions for authors

The UJMBS article template can be downloaded below. Below are specific points to follow:

  • Page set-up: A4 format; margins: top, bottom = 3cm; left, right = 2.5 cm
  • Font: Times New Roman, size=14
Work layout

Please write the article according to the template model.

Full first and last name of all of the authors, which should be accompanied by their affiliations to a certain institution. Corresponding author’s email address.

The main text should be structured in the following manner: Title, Abstract (350-400 words; structured), Keywords (4-6, from the Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] catalogue of the Index Medicus), Introduction, Aim of the work, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Prospects for Further Research, Disclosures and acknowledgements, References.


Tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The text should include references to all tables.
Each table should be provided in a separate file.

Each figure should be provided in a separate file, not included in the text.
Figures should preferably be provided in the TIF or EPS format. JPG is also acceptable.
All figures, whether photographs, graphs or diagrams, should be numbered consecutively throughout.

 Citation and references
References should be quoted in square brackets in order of citation.
The reference list should be arranged in the order in which the citations appear in the text. If the number of authors exceed 6, after the sixth name “et al.” should be written. If the article has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number, please enter it at the end of the bibliographic record as a full link, e.g.

Journal citation: Mullins JK, Kaouk JH, Bhayani S, Rogers CG, Stifelman MD, Pierorazio PM, et al. Tumor complexity predicts malignant disease for small renal masses. J Urol. 2012; 188: 2072–6.

Journal with a supplement number: Ficarra V, Rossanese M, Giannarini G, Crestani A, Simonato A, Inferrera A. The use of nephrometry scoring systems can help urologists predict the risk of conversion to radical nephrectomy in patients scheduled for partial nephrectomy. Ann Transl Med. 2019; 7(Suppl 6): S213.

Online journal citation:Zhang M, Holman CD, Price SD, Sanfilippo FM, Preen DB, Bulsara MK. Comorbidity and repeat admission to hospital for adverse drug reactions in older adults: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009 Jan 7; 338: a2752.

Electronic Publish Ahead of Print: Yu WM, Hawley TS, Hawley RG, Qu CK. Immortalization of yolk sac-derived precursor cells. Blood. 2002 Nov 15; 100(10): 3828-31. Epub 2002 Jul 5. 
Biddle SJ, Mutrie N. Psychology of physical activity: determinants, well-being, and interventions. 2th edition. London: Routledge; 2008.

Chapter from a book: Hung Chih Yu A. Exploring motivation for leisure-based physical activity: a case study of college students. In: Burns R, Robinson K., editors. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Newtown Square: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station; 2006. p. 342-349.

Forthcoming/In press: Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Forthcoming 2002.

Materials published online without DOI number: Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102(6): [about 1 p.]. Available from:

Materials published in a language other than English: Wielkoszyński T. [Modified, spectrophotometric method of silicon determination in biological material]. Diagn Lab. 2000; 36(3): 377–385 [Polish]

The Publisher acquires all copyrights, on an exclusive basis, to manuscripts published, including the right to publish them in print, using electronic carriers or others, and on the Internet. Abstracts may be published without the Publisher’s permission.

UJMBS’s  reference style
This journal follows the Vancouver reference style.

The authors take full responsibility for the content of the articles sent for publication by signing a commitment declaration.

Author’s Declarations

Publication Terms

General characteristics

The editorial board of the Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sports takes into consideration the original articles for publication, provided that neither the manuscript nor any part, tables or figures have been published previously in print or electronic form and are not under review for publication in any other magazine. This does not apply to theses published in connection with conferences or other scientific meetings.

Articles are accepted in Ukrainian and English.

The editorial staff requires that all manuscripts that are sent for publication to be evaluated. A reviewed manuscript will be subject to one of four possible outcomes regarding publication in UJMBS.

  1. Initial rejection of the manuscript by the editing committee without further review (due to severe deficiencies in writing/content, theme)
  2. Acceptance without modifications
  3. Acceptance with minor modifications
  4. Acceptance only after major modifications

The decision will be communicated to the respective author(s) in a strictly anonymous form. During the peer-review process, the reviewers will evaluate elements from the Evaluation Protocol that is provided below, which makes direct reference to having published a manuscript that is considered an original article. 

Articles are sent to the Editorial Board only electronically (in one file; all information on the authors is indicated at the bottom of the last page) at, Responsible Secretary of the Editorial Board - Svetlana Danylchenko (tel.: (+38) 095-691-5032 or (+38) 098-305-2577).

Article Categories

Accepted articles are published in the following sections of the journal:

Medical Sciences

  • Discussion and problem articles
  • Original research
  • Literature reviews
  • Theoretical medicine
  • Clinical medicine
  • Humanitarian problems of medicine
  • Lectures

Biological Sciences

Physical education and sports

  • Medical and biological aspects of training athletes
  • Theoretical and methodical aspects of physical education and sport
Review Rules

Scientific articles are reviewed anonymously (double-blind  review) by experienced specialists of the editorial board and the editorial council of the journal or involved experts from other countries. 
Firstly an Editor decide whether the manuscript is suitable for further peer review. Thereafter the materials will be estimated by appropriate experts. Reviewers report about the possibility/impossibility of further publication and/or ways for manuscript improvement up to the level required for publication. Editors will make the decision on the basis of the submitted manuscript compliance with the generally accepted criteria (including those mentioned in short Publishing Ethics and Policy), its importance for scientific community, matching to the aims and scope of the journal, notices of reviewers, and, if necessary, correspondence with the authors.
The reviewers estimate actuality,modern methodical level, reliability and scientific novelty of the results, and correspondence of the article design to the editorial requirements. If the reviewer recommends to correct or complete the article, the editorial staff sends the anonymous review text to the author for inserting proper changes in. The date of article’s coming to the Journal is the day when editorial office receives the final variant of the text. The Journal reserves the right for editorial correcting, which does not distort its contents. The final decision about the publication of the article and its terms is made by the editorial board. After approval of the article publication the editorial staff informs the author about it.
The editors include the article in the publishing plan after a positive review by an external reviewer and after the author introduces any amendments that the reviewer considers necessary. In the event of a negative review by an external reviewer, the article will be rejected by the Editorial Board and will not be published.
The rejected articles are not returned and are not resubmitted.
Originals of the articles and reviews are kept in the editorial during 1 year.

Language of publication

Ukrainian, English

Article structure

Original papers should be organized in a standard form with separate:

  • Title
  • Abstract (350-400 words; structured)
  • Keywords (4-6, from the Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] catalogue of the Index Medicus)
  • Introduction
  • Aim of the work
Material and methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Prospects for Further Research
  • Disclosures and acknowledgements
  • References.

Case studies should be divided to the following sections:

  • Title
  • Abstract (350-400 words; in Polish and English, structured)
  • Keywords (4-6, from the Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] catalogue of the Index Medicus)
  • Introduction
  • Case description
  • Conclusions
  • Prospects for Further Research
  • References.
Review papers should be divided to the following sections:
  • Title
  • Abstract (350-400 words)
  • Keywords (4-6, from the Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] catalogue of the Index Medicus)
  • Introduction
  • Aim of the work
  • Brief description of the status of knowledge
  • Conclusions
  • Prospects for Further Research
  • References.
Article Review Schedule

Articles are accepted according to the established schedule: No. 1 (February) - by January 15 of the current year; No. 2 (April) - by March 15 of the current year; No. 3 (June) - by May 15 of the current year; No. 4 (August) - by July 15 of current year, No. 5 (October) - by September 15 of current year, No. 6 (December) - by November 15 of current year.

Ethics of Authors

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License ( that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (The Effect of Open Access) (

Manuscripts sent for review are privileged communications and are the private property of the authors. Therefore, reviewers and members of the editorial staff must respect the authors' rights by not publicly discussing the authors' work or appropriating their ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers must not be allowed to make copies of the manuscript for their files and must be prohibited from sharing it with others, except with the permission of the editor. Reviewers should return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting reviews. Editors should not keep copies of rejected manuscripts.

Ethics of Publication

The Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport policy regarding suspected scientific misconduct, which includes plagiarism, fabricated data, and falsification, is based on the “Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)” ( and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals ( Our Journal is equipped with licensed software to verify the originality of all submitted articles, and we uphold the principles of originality and ethics of scientific research.

We expect that the author/authors submit the papers to be published in our journal corresponding to the following criteria:

  • Research papers are original and based on the experiments performed or theoretical calculations (stated in aim of the paper and in materials and methods section), the data obtained are duly processed using statistical methods.
  • All the researches in living organisms comply with the principles of bioethics.
  • All the papers, ideas or data of which were used when setting the work or discussing the results obtained are stated when citing (including author's own  previously published papers).
  • The paper submitted to our journal has not been previously published (except specially stated cases) and not considered at the moment of submission in other scientific journals.
  • Authors include those whose contribution to the paper was significant (task setting and work planning, performance of experimental work, processing and discussion of the results). All those who took part in the study and whose contribution was less are acknowledged.
  • If there is a commercial interest of any of the authors when describing the used equipment, technique, preparations etc. the paper should include information about it.
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