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

For Authors

Instructions for Authors

General Information
  • Journal Ukrainian journal of medicine, biology and sport publishes original research articles on all aspects of theoretical and practical Medicine, Biology, Physical training and Sport.
  • Manuscripts submitted must be original and not have been under consideration elsewhere. On acceptance of a manuscript, copyright is transferred to the journal Ukrainian journal of medicine, biology and sport.
  • All papers are provided with an abstract in English, Russian and/or Ukrainian.
  • A manuscript (as Word document) should be numbered from the first to the last page and signed by all authors.
  • Copyright contract is signed by all authors. No part of journal publications may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form without the prior permission of the publisher.
Manuscript preparation
  • The manuscript, including literature and tables should not exceed 14 pages, reviews – 24 pages, short communication – 6 pages, tables – 5, list of taxa – no more than 2-3 pages.
  • The materials should be submitted in the Microsoft Word-supported format, A4 page size, font Times New Roman, 14 point size, 1.5 line spacing.
Subdivision and formatting of the manuscript
  • The first page should have the title, the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) including the corresponding author e-mail, an abstract and key words. Above the title of the article a UDC is provided.
  • The text should be subdivided into: Title page; Structured Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References, although this may not be appropriate for some articles (such as reviews).
Title page
  • UDC (Universal Decimal Classification)
  • Title of manuscript
  • Authors: family names and initials of all authors
  • Author affiliation: Institution and complete address(es) with the postal code for each author
  • E-mail address of corresponding author
Structured abstract
  • Title
  • Authors: family names and initials of all authors
  • Abstract of an experimental article should be subdivided into Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions. An abstract (2200–2800 characters) should contain a brief description of the main elements of the paper and clearly express the most important results and conclusions of the manuscript. The abstract should be understandable without reading the paper.
  • Key words (up to 5 words) follow immediately after the abstract and should reflect the basic concepts discussed in the article.

Title should inform about the content of the paper in a condensed form. The title should not exceed 13 words. A full research paper should have following components:

  • Title
  • Name(s) of the author(s)
  • The address(es) and affiliations of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, full telephone and fax no. of the corresponding author
  • Abstract
  • Key words (indexing terms), normally 5 items
  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Perspectives
  • Acknowledgements
  • The list of references is arranged in the order in which they appear in the text where they are indicated as numbers in square brackets.
  • The list of references should only include published or accepted works that are cited in the text. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.
  • Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each publication.
  • The names of all authors should be provided. Please use the standard of APA – American Psychological Association (
  • References are provided in English, or transliterated into Latin. Only puiblished papers, books and other materials can be cited in the list. The authors are responsible for correct citation of the sources.

Examples of references

For journal article
  • Shaw JE, Shaw RA, Zimmet Z. Global estimates of the prevalence of diabetes for 2010 and 2030. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2010;87:4-14. DOI:
  • Sidorenko, A. I., & Siokhin, V. D.. Gnezdovanie bol'shogo baklana (Phalacrocorax carbo) na tehnogennyh sooruzhenijah v Ukraine [Nesting of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) on man-made structures in Ukraine]. Visnyk of Dnipropetrovsk University. Biology, Ecology. 2016;24(2),308–16 (in Russian). DOI:
For book
  • Euan A Ashley, Josef Niebauer. Cardiology Explained, London: Remedica; 2004.
  • Freeland, J. R., Kirk, H., & Petersen, S. Molecular Ecology. WileyBlackwell, Oxford; 2011. DOI:
  • Please use the table function, not spreadsheets, to design tables. Tables should be self-explanatory. Tables are placed in the text just after its first reference. They should be mentioned and numbered consecutively (e.g. Table 1). Please provide an informative title at the top of the table.
  • Each column should carry a brief heading. Tables will be reproduced in the journal as presented in the final submission. Please do not insert huge tables, which cannot be fit within the page margins. Details of statistics and description should be disposed beneath the table body as a footnote. Use asterisks for significance values and other statistical data.
  • All figures should be referred in the text and numbered consecutively. Use Times New Roman font in the figures.
  • Caption must appear beneath the figure and should make the figure sufficiently understandable apart from the text. Lettering and symbols should be explained in the caption and only exceptionally in the figure. Figures should be of good quality. Colour figures will appear in the downloadable files. Figures should be fit to the text area and embedded.
Journal policies
  • The submitted articles are reviewed by two independent experts appointed by the Editorial Board (a single-blind review). A copy of the article manuscript with reviewers remarks is forwarded to the corresponding author. Reprint version revised by the author and agreed with reviewers is considered the final one.
  • When the authors submit their manuscripts, they are welcome to suggest suitable independent reviewers; however, these suggestions may not be followed by the Editorial Board. Authors may also request the journal to exclude not more than two individuals or laboratories. The journal sympathetically considers such exclusion requests although the Editor's decision on the choice of peer-reviewers is final.
  • Authors should treat communication with the journal as confidential: correspondence with the journal, reviewers' reports and other confidential materials must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicized without prior permission from the Editors.
  • We draw your attention to the fact that the copyright contract enters into force after the article has been accepted. If the Editorial Board rejects your article the contract automatically becomes invalid. Signing the contract by author/authors means they are acquainted and agree with the terms of agreement.
Publishing ethics guidelines
  • The Editorial Board follows the approved standards of ethical behaviour with all parties involved in publishing.
  • The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in anyone’s own research without a written consent of the author.
  • The Editor should not publish information if there are reasons to suspect any malpractice or plagiarism.
  • The Editorial Board treats the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. The manuscripts should be evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, ethnic origin, citizenship, social status or political affiliation of the authors.
  • The Editor should take reasonably responsive measures in case of ethical complaints concerning submitted manuscript or published paper.
All authors must fill


The corresponding author, _________________________ , of the manuscript (Insert manuscript title): ________________________________________ intended for publication in journal ____________________________________ declares that:

  • all co-authors agree to publication of the submitted manuscript even after amendments arising from the peer review;
  • all co-authors agree to the posting of the full text of this work on the journal web page and to the inclusion of references in databases accessible on the Internet;
  • no results of other researchers were used in the submitted manuscript without their consent, proper citation, or acknowledgement of their cooperation or material provided;
  • the results (or any part of them) used in the manuscript have not been sent for publication to any other journal nor have already been published (or if so, that the relevant works are cited in this manuscript);
  • submission of the manuscript for publication was completed in accordance with the publishing regulations pertaining to the place of work;
  • grant holders have been informed of the submitted manuscript and they agree to its publication;
  • after publication of the paper Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine will be the copyright owner.
  • All authors agree that editorial correspondence and requests for copies will be sent to:
    Name: __________________________
    Address: _________________________________
    E-mail address: ____________________
    Date: ________________ Signature of the corresponding author ____________