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

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief:

Andrii A. Chernozub, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Physical training and Sport of Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Editor of section “Medicine”:

Oleksandr M. Khvysiuk, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Rector of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Head of the department of Traumatology, Anesthesiology and Military Medicine, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Editor of section “Biology”:

Serge B. Pavlov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Senior Researcher, Head of the Central research laboratory, of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Editor of section “Physical Training and Sport”:

Yevhen N. Prystupa, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Rector of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Science Editor:

Mykola O. Klymenko, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Pro-rector of scientific and pedagogical work and development questions of Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Chairman of Editorial Board:

Maryna L. Kochyna, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Head of the department of medical and biological basiсs of sports and physical rehabilitation of Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Executive Editor:

Svitlana I. Danylchenko, PhD of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of medical and biological basiсs of sports and physical rehabilitation of Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Members of Editorial Board

Medical Sciences

Iryna Yu. Bagmut, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Oleksandr V. Bilchenko, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Therapy and Nephrology of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Vadym B. Borysenko, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of the Surgery of Heart, Trunk Tanks and Children's Surgery of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Oleksandr S. Kovalenko, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Medical Information Systems of International Research and Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Borys V. Mykhaylov, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Psychotherapy of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Oksana V. Petrenko, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of the Ophthalmology of Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

Biological Sciences

Lyubomyr S. Vovkanych, PhD of Biological Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Head of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Larysa M. Gunina, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Deputy Director of the Olympic Training Institute of the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, Chief Specialist of the National Anti-Doping Center of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Stanislav A. Kovalenko, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Rehabilitation of Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine

Iryna V. Redka, PhD of Biological Sciences, Professor, Department of Clinical Informatics and Information Technologies in Healthcare Management of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Tetyana М. Falalyeyeva, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Acting Head of the Department of Fundamental Medicine of Educational-Scientific Center "Institute of Biology and medicine” of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Olena M. Fedota, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Physical Training and Sport

Yuriy A. Briskin, Doctor of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Theory of Sports and Physical Culture of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Olha R. Zadorozhna, PhD of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Theory of Sports and Physical Culture of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Oleh M. Olkhovyi, Doctor of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Olympic and Professional sports of Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Alina V. Perederiy, Doctor of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Professor, Department of Theory of Sports and Physical Culture of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Maryan P. Pityn, Doctor of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Professor, Department of Theory of Sports and Physical Culture of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Zoryana S. Semeryak, PhD of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Fencing, Boxing and National Martial Arts of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Editorial Board
Astvatsatryan Armen MD, PhD, ScD, FESC, Professor, Dean of Public Health Faculty of European Academy, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia

Bejga Przemysław, PhD. in Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pharmakology and Toxicology, University of Zielona Góra, Zyty 28 Zielona Góra 65-046 Poland

Bichescu Andrade-Ionut, Associate Professor, PhD in Physical Education and Sport, Rector ,”Eftimie Murgu” University of Resita, Reșița, Romania

Curby David G., Dr. in Educational Psychology, Wrestling (UWW) Scientific Commission. Director: International Network of Wrestling Researchers (INWR), Chicago, USA

Grigore Vasilica, Professor, PhD in Physical Education and Sport, Doctoral Studies School, National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania

Ionescu Anca Mirela, Professor, PhD of Medicine, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Ivasenko Anzhelika, PhD in Health Sciences, Professor, Dean of Academic Affairs, All Saints University, School of Medicine, Roseau, Dominica

Lukas Kober, PhDr., PhD., RN. Faculty of Health, Poprad Department, Catholic University, Ružomberok, Slovakia

Manolachi Veaceslav, Professor, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Rector of the State University of Physical Education and Sport of Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova

Mihaila Ion, Professor, PhD in Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Science, Physical Education and Informatics, University of Pitesti, Romania

Milašius Kazys, Doctor Habilitated of Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of Sports Teaching Methods of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania

Niźnikowski Tomasz, Associated Professor, PhD, DSc, Vice-Dean for General Academic Studies, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Biała Podlaska, Poland

Oliinyk Serhii A., Prof., Doctor of Biological Sciences, Research Professor, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Ewha Woman University, Seoul, South Korea

Poskus Tomas, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Potop Vladimir, Dr Science (Physical Education and Sport), Professor PhD, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, director of Deprtment. Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania

Pokhodenko-Chudakova Iryna O., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the department of Surgical Dentistry of Educational Establishment “Belarusian State Medical University”, Minsk, Belarus

Razdaybedin Vitaliy Nickolaevich, PhD, Molecular Biology Lab Coordinator, Department of Biological Science, St.Cloud State University, St.Cloud, USA

Romanowski  Mateusz Wojciech, Doctor of Medical Sciences, PhD in Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation and physiotherapy, Poznań University of Medical Science,

Skugarevsky Oleg A., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Psychiatry& Medical Psychology Department of Educational Establishment “Belarusian State Medical University”, Minsk, Belarus

Shalimova Anna, Doctor of Medical Sciences, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Hypertension and Diabetology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland

Stančiak Jaroslav, Doc. PhDr., PhD., MPH, Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Education Department of Social Work, Bratislava, Slovakia

Stanescu Marius, Associate Professor, PhD in Medicine, Central Military Hospital “Carol Davila”, Bucharest, ROMANIA; Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania

Timnea Olivia Carmen, Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education, Sport and Kinetotherapy, Romanian-American University, Bucharest, Romania

Trok Katarzyna, Doctor of Medical Sciences, MD, PhD, Rekryteringsgruppen Active Rehabilitation (Stockholm, Sweden), Department of Neurology, Karolinska University Hospital, Spinal Cord Injury Unit (Stockholm, Sweden)

Khryshchanovich Vladimir Ya, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, professor 2nd Department of Surgical Diseases, Vice-Rector for Research of Educational Establishment “Belarusian State Medical University”, Minsk, Belarus

Zavialov Volodymyr P., Prof., M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., Joint Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty, University of Turku, Finland

Reviewers

Maryna Yu. Antonenko, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the department of Dentistry of Institute of Postgraduate Education of O.O. Bohomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Mariia G. Aravitska, PhD of Medical Scince, senior lecturer, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Olena P. Babkina, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the department of Pathophysiology of O.O. Bohomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Katerina M. Bruslova, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Radiation Hematology of Childhood, Institute of Clinical Radiology, State Institution «National Research Center for Radiation Medicine of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine», Kyiv, Ukraine

Olena M. Vynogradova, PhD of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Therapeutic Dentistry FPGE of Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

Olena M. Hasiuk, PhD of Biological Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Head of the department of Human Biology and Immunology of Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine

Serhii M. Hermanchuk, PhD of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Orthopedic Dentistry and Orthodontics of National Academy of Postgraduate Education named after P.L.Shupik, Kyiv, Ukraine

Tetiana M. Gontova, Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Botany department of National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Rymma F. Yeromenko, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Head of the department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics of National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Igor V. Zavgorodnii, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Director of Educational and Scientific Institute for Quality of Education, Professor of Department of Hygiene and Ecology No.2 of Kharkiv National Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Olha M. Lytvynova, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics of National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Viktor M. Lykhman, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Oncology and Children’s Oncology of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Head of department of surgical infections of State Institution “V. T. Zaycev Institute of General and Emergency surgery National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine”, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Oleg A. Loskutov, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of anesthesiology and intensive care of National Academy of Postgraduate Education named after P.L. Shupik, Kyiv, Ukraine

Valeryi O. Melnyk, PhD of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Sports and Recreational Games Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Maryna M. Mishyna, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology named after D.P. Grynyov of Kharkiv national medical university, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Oksana Ya. Mishchenko, Doctor of Pharmacy Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology of the Institute for Advanced Training of Pharmacy Specialists of National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Dmytro V. Morozenko, Doctor of Veterinary Science, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology of National University of Pharmacy, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Olha V. Nedzvetska, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Nataliya O. Nekrasova, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department №2 of Neurology of Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Tetiana Y. Odynets, PhD of Physical Education and Sport, Assoc. Prof., Department of Physical Therapy and Ergotherapy of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Kostyantyn O. Prosolenko, PhD of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Internal Medicine №1 of Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Volodymyr O. Piatykop, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery of Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Repin N.V., Doctor of Biological Sciences, Head of Department of Cryomorphology Of Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkov

Serhii V. Romanchuk, Doctor of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Physical Education, Special Physical Training and Sports of Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy, Lviv, Ukraine

Vasyl V. Rossikhin, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Child’s and Oncologic Urology of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Snizhana V. Sokolnyk, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics of HSEE of Ukraine “Bukovinian State Medical University”, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Iryna V. Sorokina, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Pathologic Anatomy of Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Oleksandr Yu. Stepanenko, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Head of the Department of Histology, Cytology, Embryology of Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Anna V. Titkova, PhD of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Topographic Anatomy and Operative Surgery of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Khrystyna R. Khimenes, PhD of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Theory of Sports and Physical Culture of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Tatiana V. Khmara, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Department of Human Anatomy named after MG Turkevich of Higher State Educational Institution of Ukraine "Bukovinian State Medical University", Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Olha A. Tsodikova, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Polyclinic Pediatrics of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Olena I. Shyyan, Doctor of Science of Public Administration, Professor, Head of the Department of Human Health of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Scope - The main objective of the Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport is to unite specialists from different fields, including medicine, biology and sport, to provide the opportunity for multidisciplinary debates and comprehensive understanding of the prospects for the development of scientific topics in biomedical and sports profile.

The journal publishes articles, original papers, reviews and book reviews of general interest in medicine, biology and sport. Short communications considered original, novel, and significant are given priority.

Specific subject of publication: Medical sciense, Biological science, Sport sciense.

Open Access Policy

This journal is practicing a policy of immediate open access to published content, supporting the principles of the free flow of scientific information and global exchange of knowledge to the general social progress. Users are able to read, download, copy and distribute content for educational and scientific purposes with obligatory indication of authorship. We provide immediate open access to its content adhering to the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, increase visibility and readership. Use and distribution of the publications are permitted, retaining the credits to the authors and the Journal. The Journal holds the exclusive license to be the first publisher of the articles in print form and on-going non-exclusive license to disseminate the published content in various ways. The published version of the article could be deposited by authors to institutional or public repositories immediately on publication, stating a link to the URL of the published article on the journal's website.

Archiving

This journal uses the LOCKSS system to distribute archived storage of published content in numerous libraries and information centers. LOCKSS member libraries guarantee long-term storage of comprehensive log archives and automatic recovery of corrupted information.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions  connnected  with the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations. Non-peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified.

Privacy Policy

During the review process, the Editorial Board of the Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport   adheres to the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication" approved by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE.org), its provisions concerning authors' and reviewers' confidentiality being cited below.

The submitted articles are reviewed by two independent experts appointed by the Editorial Board (a single-blind review).

Manuscripts must be reviewed with due respect for authors' confidentiality. In submitting their manuscripts for review, authors entrust editors with the results of their scientific work and creative effort, on which their reputation and career may depend. Authors' rights may be violated by disclosure of the confidential details of the review of their manuscript. Reviewers also have rights to confidentiality, which must be respected by the editor. Confidentiality may have to be breached if dishonesty or fraud is alleged but otherwise must be honored.

Editors must not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the reviewing process, criticism by reviewers, or ultimate fate) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. This includes requests to use the materials for legal proceedings.

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.

Reviewers should be as objective as possible, maintain the confidentiality when analysing the paper and not discuss its content with persons not involved in publishing process, as well as not use unpublished data of the submitted manuscript without official permission of authors.

If potential reviewer knows about inability to analyze the manuscript in the due time, the incompetence in some of key aspects of the manuscript and / or existing conflict of interests, he/she should refuse to review. Editors/editorial board maintain the confidentiality of reviewing process of papers and do not allow the information disclosure outside the persons, involved in the publishing process. None of persons, acquainted with the content of submitted papers, can use the data contained in them without official permission of the authors.

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.

Confidentiality

The editor of the Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport  and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Bioethics

Experimental studies must include a statement that the experimental protocol and informed consent procedure were in compliance with the Helsinki Convention and were approved by the relevant local ethics committee. All animal experiments should be carried out in accordance with the international principles "of the European Convention for the Protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes" (Strasbourg, 18.03.1986) and "General ethical principles of animal research" (Ukraine, 2001). When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (concerning the ethical principles for the medical community and forbidding releasing the name of the patient, initials or the hospital evidence number) and with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). The authors presenting case studies are obligated not to disclose patients' personal data. Regarding photographs, in case of any doubt that the picture inadequately protects the patient's anonymity his/her consent is required for publication. In addition local bioethics committee should approve all the procedures involving living organisms. Any indispensable decline from the regulations must be approved by bioethics commitee and described in details.

AUTHOR’S DECLARATIONS

Statement of Human and Animal Rights
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was respected. This work must contain a notification like the next example: “I undersign, certificate that the procedures and the experiments I’ve done respect the ethical standards in the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5), as well as the national law.” If such information does not exist, this has to be disclosed and explained. This should apply to all original papers, including original research, editorials, state of the art papers, brief reports, case reports, images in medicine, and also for comments on clinical trials.
Best Regards, .................................................. , Author

PLAGIARISM
We fight plagiarism!

plagiarism

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) defines plagiarism as: “When somebody presents the work of others (data, words or theories) as if they were his/her own and without proper acknowledgment.”.

This applies to data, images, words or ideas taken from any materials in electronic or print formats without sufficient attribution. The use of any such material either directly or indirectly should be properly acknowledged in all instances. You should always cite your source.

UJMBS supports ethical writing and fights plagiarism. All submissions we receive are checked for plagiarism by using online available tools. Any suspected misconduct ends up with a quick rejection.

The European Science Foundation released a Code of Conduct on Research Integrity, which is fully supported by our journal. All authors submitting papers to our journal are required to adopt these policies.

  • Roig M. Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and otherquestionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing.
  • St Johns University. Long TC, Errami M, George AC, et al. Responding to Possible Plagiarism. Science 2009; 323:1293-1294.
  • Lewis J, Ossowski S, Hicks J, Errami M, Garner HR. Textsimilarity: an alternative way to search MEDLINE. Bioinformatics 2006; 22:2298-2304.

What is Plagiarism? https://www.plagiarism.org/article/what-is-plagiarism

What is plagiarism and why does it matter? https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/editorial-policies/plagiarism/#

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

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)” ( https://publicationethics.org/ ) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/). 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. 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. The publisher has the right to withdraw the publication after its publication, if: There is evidence that the results are unreliable and/or falsified as well as in the event of unintentional errors (e.g. methodological errors, calculation errors); There is a suspicion of plagiarism or the paper violates the rules of editorial ethics. Compliance with ethical standards of conduct is expected from all participants involved in the publication process - authors, editors, reviewers, publisher Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine as the  publisher of journal Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport     provides support of Elsevier statement of publishing ethics (http://www.elsevier.com/about/publishing-guidelines/publishing-ethics).  Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine agrees that monitoring publishing ethics is a major aspect of the editorial and peer-review process, and as such lies within the area of responsibility of the editor-in-chief, or scientific editor, of each journal.  

Duties of the Editor of the Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport

Publication decisions

The editor of the Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport    is responsible for deciding what articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor must be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements otherwise libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism will be a force. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

The editor of the Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport   evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions  connnected  with the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations. Non-peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified. Involvement and cooperation in investigations The editor of Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport   should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. Ensuring integrity: participation and collaboration The Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sports will respond to any claims or doubts, research or publication of misconduct raised by readers, reviewers or others. If concerns about the conduct or activities of the academic work are raised, the Board will involve cases of possible plagiarism or duplication / over-publication, with appropriate expertise, as appropriate. The editor will also ask the author (s) to respond to the comments. The Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sports will accept this at the institutional level: the journal may require an investigation by an institution or other appropriate body if this is not satisfactory.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine shares the view of Elsevier that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions  connnected with the papers. The reviewer pledges to not use reviews and the work itself for its own purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

The Author(s) is obliged to prepare and send the article in accordance with the requirements set out in the journal Editor. Moreover the Author(s) is obliged to submit editorial complemented by a statement which will be included: a statement about the originality of the content of the article (work not yet published anywhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, no conflict of interest or its application, as well as the superior permission to publish an article in the journal. Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process. The Author(s) are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, they also should provide a list of references. Author(s) are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work. Authors may, at any time before accepting the article for publication, withdraw the article by submitting a statement in the electronic system of the Editorial System.

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial ‘opinion’ works should be clearly identified as such.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g., translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. When there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Plagiarism detection

The peer-review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer-review process, Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv, Ukraine has an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the content of the submitted materials.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage which is possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Renouncement

Articles submitted to Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport may be rejected without review if:

  • they do not fall within the journal’s policy
  • they do not follow the instructions for authors
  • language is unclear
  • results are not sufficient to support a final conclusion
  • results are not objectively based on valid experiments
  • they repeat results already published by the same or other authors before the submission to the Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport
  • plagiarism is detected by plagiarism screening services
  • two negative reviews.

In the event of rejection of the paper without a review, the Editors return all received materials to the authors and delete their copies that may have been created in earlier stages of the publishing process