Andrii A. Chernozub, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Department of Theories of Sport and Physical Culture, Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University, Lutsk, Ukraine
Oleksandr M. Khvysiuk, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Traumatology, Anesthesiology and Military Medicine of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Postgraduate Education of the Kharkiv National Medical University Kharkiv, Ukraine
Serge B. Pavlov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Senior Researcher, Head of the Central research laboratory, of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Postgraduate Education of the Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Yevhen N. Prystupa, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Rector of Lviv State University of Physical Culture named after Ivan Bobersky, Lviv, Ukraine
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
Svitlana I. Danylchenko, PhD of Medical Sciences, Assoc. Prof., Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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/#
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Articles submitted to Ukrainian Journal of Medicine, Biology and Sport may be rejected without review if:
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