Editorial Policy

«Reports of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine» is a periodical scientific publication (hereinafter - the Journal) founded by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (hereinafter - NAS of Ukraine). The Journal publishes original works covering issues of mathematics, natural and technical sciences that have not been previously published and are presented in the form of articles and short communications. Each paper must be recommended for publication by a full member or corresponding member of the NAS of Ukraine who is not a (co-)author of the paper.

The printed version of the publication is distributed by subscription, the electronic version is publicly available.

Materials are published in Ukrainian or English with a mandatory summary in English or Ukrainian, respectively.

The periodicity of the Journal amounts to 6 issues per year.

The journal is indexed in the repository "Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine" of the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine (www.nbuv.gov.ua), in the Open Ukrainian Citation Index OUCI. All materials are assigned a doi.





The Editor-in-Chief / section editors / members of the Editorial Board (hereinafter referred to as the Editorial Board) are responsible for deciding which articles will be published. The Editorial Board is guided by the editorial policy of the Journal and acts within the framework of the current legislation on publishing and copyright.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse to publish the submitted manuscripts if it is established that they do not meet the standards in terms of content and formal features. Within two months from the date of submission of the manuscript, the Editorial Board informs the author whether the manuscript corresponds to the subject matter of the publication. No more than six months from the date of submission of the article to the Editorial Board, the Editorial Board notifies the authors of the results of the review on the acceptance of the article for publication or on the refusal to publish it.

The members of the Editorial Board should not have a conflict of interest in relation to the articles they consider for publication. If any of the members of the Editorial Board has a conflict of interest in relation to the received manuscript, he/she should refuse to select reviewers and not participate in decision-making related to the manuscript.

The Editorial Board evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic or political bias.

The Editorial Board cannot use unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscripts without the written consent of the authors. The information and ideas contained in the submitted manuscripts must be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal gain.

All materials submitted to the Journal are subject to review by independent experts/reviewers who are elected and appointed at regular meetings of the Editorial Board or by the Editor-in-Chief / Section Editor. The Editorial Board adheres to the principle of "blind review", when the name of the reviewer is not disclosed to the author. By the decision of the Editor-in-Chief / Section Editor, a "double-blind peer review" may be applied, which implies that the reviewers also do not know the identity of the authors. The Editorial Board takes all reasonable measures to ensure the anonymity of reviewers before, during and after the evaluation process.



The authors guarantee that the manuscript is their original work, has not been published before, has not been submitted or is not being considered for publication in another publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to another journal is an illegal behaviour and is the basis for withdrawal of the manuscript from the Journal's consideration.

If the submitted manuscript is the result of a research project or its previous version was presented at a conference as an oral presentation (under the same or similar title), detailed information about the project, conference, etc. should be provided in the section «Financial support or Funding».

Each author guarantees that the manuscripts submitted to the Journal meet the standards of scientific ethics. Authors must also ensure that the manuscript does not contain unfounded or illegal statements and does not violate the rights of third parties. The publisher is not legally responsible if any claims for compensation arise.


Reporting standards

The journal, as the basis of scientific communication, ensures that all articles contain sufficient information to enable others to reproduce the work described. The submitted manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to allow reviewers and subsequently readers to verify the statements made in it, provide full information about the methods used, timeframes, etc.

The authors are solely responsible for the content of their own materials and should ensure that they have permission from all parties involved to publish the content.

The authors confirm that data protection rules, ethical standards, third-party copyrights and other rights have been observed in the process of collecting, processing and sharing data.

Authors who intend to include figures, tables or other materials that have already been published elsewhere must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Any material obtained without such evidence is considered to have originated from the authors.



Authors should ensure that only contributors who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript are listed as authors. If individuals other than the authors were involved in important aspects of the research project and preparation of the manuscript, their contributions should be noted in a footnote or Acknowledgements section.

Authors should adhere to the criteria for authorship developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). The author must:

  • make a substantial contribution to the conception or design of the work; or to the colletion, analysis, or interpretation of the results of the work;
  • contribute to the writing of the work or critical revision of its important intellectual content;
  • provide final approval of the version to be published; agree to take responsibility for all aspekts of the work;
  • ensure that issues related to the accuracy or intergrity of any part of the work are properly investigated and resolved;
  • agree to be on the list of authors and approve the full list of authors.

The inclusion or exclusion of authors during the editorial process is allowed only if reasonable explanations are provided to the Editorial Board and the publisher. Attempts to include persons who have not made a sufficient contribution to the article will be considered by the Editorial Board as cases of misconduct.


Джерела інформації та цитування

Автори зобов’язані належним чином цитувати джерела літератури, які суттєво вплинули на їхні дослідження та на рукопис. Інформація, отримана в приватній бесіді або листуванні з третіми особами, під час розгляду проєктних заявок, рукописів і подібних матеріалів, не повинна бути використана без письмової згоди джерела інформації.



Plagiarism, i.e. the fact of using someone else's ideas, texts or other creative work as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics.

Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, which is grounds for legal action. Plagiarism is defined as:

  • copying verbatim or almost verbatim or intentionally paraphrasing parts of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks);
  • copying equations, figures or tables from another author's work without proper reference to the source and/or without the permission of the original author or copyright holder.


All submitted materials are checked for plagiarism by the editorial board. Both software (UniCheck) and expert evaluation are used. Any manuscript that contains obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected, and other sanctions in this regard are determined by the Editorial Board.

If plagiarism is detected in an already published article, the Editorial Board must retract it in accordance with the procedure described below in the section "Retraction Policy", and the authors are subject to other sanctions.


Information on funding (if applicable)

Information on funding (if applicable)If the article is the result of a funded project, the authors must indicate the sources of funding in accordance with their contracts with the sponsor in the following format: «This work was supported by Funding Agency name, Grant’s N, year).


Conflict of interest

Authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other material conflict of interest that could affect the results presented or their interpretation, or declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Authors should disclose any financial and non-financial conflicts of interest in the cover letter and include in the manuscript at least those that could affect the reader's perception of the content. The source of funding for the study should be disclosed and named; the role of the funding source in the conception of the work, its conduct, data analysis and preparation of the publication should also be indicated and published.

Publications in the Journal should not contain content that advertises any commercial products without a note that such a publication is an advertisement.



All authors submitting an article must provide an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) account. ORCID numbers for all authors and co-authors are added to the author's data when submitting the manuscript and will be published together with the submitted article if it is accepted for publication in the Journal.

To provide services for the publication of articles, the Journal collects and processes personal data of authors. The data collected include: author's name and surname, academic degree and academic title, position and name of the institution/organisation where the author works (studies), contact phone number, e-mail address, ORCID - Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) (hereinafter referred to as personal data). The author is not obliged to provide all the personal data listed above, but if this data is not provided, the Journal may not be able to effectively provide services for the publication of the article.

The author's personal data may be used for the following purposes:

  • providing services for the publication of the article;
  • responding to the author's requests.

In accordance with the Author's Consent to the Processing of Personal Data, which the author signs when submitting an article, part of the personal data (identifying the author as the author of the article) is transferred to international scientometric databases, information products and electronic libraries.

The journal retains the author's personal data for an unlimited period to resolve any queries that may arise in relation to the published article (e.g., unpaid payments, copyright infringement).

Personal data entered on the Journal's website will be used exclusively for the purposes specified above and will not be provided for any other purpose or to any other party.



If access to the data is restricted for ethical or security reasons, the manuscript should contain:

  • a description of the data restrictions;
  • the opinion of the institutional review board or similar body on data sharing;
  • all information necessary for the reader or reviewer to apply for access to the data and the conditions under which access will be granted.



When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, he/she is obliged to immediately notify the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal or the publisher and cooperate with the editorial board to withdraw or correct the article.

By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree to comply with the editorial policy of the Journal.



Submitted manuscripts undergo a blind (sometimes double-blind) review procedure. The purpose of the review is to assist the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions, as well as to help the author improve the manuscript.

The selection and appointment of the reviewer(s) is carried out by the Editorial Board or the Editor-in-Chief, the editor of the section. Reviewers should be experts in the subject area of the manuscript. If possible, they should not be affiliated with the same institution as the authors and should not have recent joint publications with any of the authors.

Each paper is accompanied by a recommendation of a member of the NAS of Ukraine (who is not its (co-)author), which highlights the relevance, novelty, expediency of publication, the relevance of the results to the goal, the correctness of the conclusions.

The reviewer of the manuscript should not know the content of the recommendation of a member of the NAS of Ukraine submitted with the article. If the reviewer's recommendation contains significant comments, the Editorial Board may appoint additional reviewers. During the review process, the Editorial Board may require the authors to provide additional information (in particular, source data) if such information is necessary to assess the scientific significance of the manuscript. These materials are kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

The Editorial Board should ensure proper quality control of reviews and ensure that reviews are objective and meet the standards of academic integrity. If there are any doubts about the objectivity or quality of the review, the Editorial Board engages additional reviewers.

Members of the Editorial Board may submit their own articles to the Journal. In cases where the author is affiliated with the Journal, he/she should be relieved of all editorial tasks for writing this article, and another member of the Editorial Board will be responsible for overseeing the review process.



Reviewers should not have a conflict of interest in relation to the research, authors and/or sources of research funding. If such conflicts exist, reviewers should immediately notify the Editorial Board of the Journal.

If the reviewer feels insufficiently qualified to review the research presented in the manuscript or knows that he/she will not be able to perform the review within the specified time limit, he/she should immediately inform the Editorial Board of the Journal.

Reviewers are obliged to provide competent and impartial feedback in writing on the scientific significance and scientific value of the manuscript in a timely manner. Reviewers should submit a review within 3 weeks after receiving the manuscript or notify the editorial board of the need for more time to prepare it.

Reviewers evaluate the manuscript, taking into account its compliance with the profile of the Journal's section, the relevance of the topic and methods used, the originality and scientific novelty of the information presented in the manuscript, the style of presentation and scientific apparatus.

Reviewers should notify the Editorial Board of any reasonable suspicion or information about possible violations of ethical standards by the authors. Reviewers should indicate relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors and warn the Editorial Board of the Journal of significant similarities between the reviewed manuscript and any other manuscript already published or undergoing review in another publication, if they are aware of such. Reviewers also warn the Editorial Board of the Journal about the parallel submission of the same manuscript to another journal, if they are aware of it.

Reviews should be made objectively - personal criticism of the author by the reviewer is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their opinions clearly and reasonably.

Any manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers should not use unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscripts without the written consent of the authors. The information and ideas contained in the submitted manuscripts are kept confidential and not used for personal gain.



Anyone can notify the editors and/or the editorial board at any time of suspected unethical behaviour or any type of misconduct, providing the necessary information/evidence to initiate an investigation.


Review of appeals

The decision to initiate the review is made by the Editorial Board or a group created by it. If a member of the Editorial Board is among the authors of an appeal, he or she is excluded from discussing and adopting conclusions on this appeal. During the investigation, any evidence is treated as strictly confidential and provided only to those involved in the investigation. The accused will always have the opportunity to respond to any allegations made against him or her. If the review determines that a misconduct has occurred, it will be classified as either minor or serious, and the response will range from a warning to the author to retraction of the article and notification of the institution where the work was produced.

When considering complaints and appeals, the Editorial Board follows the principles and recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) [1].



Violations of the established restrictions of the publisher, copyright holder or author(s), violations of professional codes of ethics and misconduct in relation to research: multiple submissions, duplicate publication, fictitious claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data and data fabrication, genuine errors reported by the authors (e.g. errors due to mixing of samples or use of scientific instruments or equipment that are subsequently found to be faulty), unethical research or any serious violations require a retraction procedure. Sometimes the retraction procedure can be used to correct errors in a manuscript or publication. The main purpose of retraction is to correct the error while preserving the integrity of the research, not to punish the author.

For any retracted article, the reason for the retraction and the person initiating the retraction are clearly stated in the retraction notice. Retraction standards developed by a number of library and academic organisations stipulate that the electronic version of the original article contains a link to the retraction note, which clearly states that the article has been retracted. The original article is preserved unchanged, except for a watermark in the PDF file that indicates on each page that it has been «retracted».



«Reports of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine» is an open access journal. All its content is available free of charge. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search for full texts of articles, and set HTML links to them without seeking the consent of the author or publisher.



Authors can independently deposit a preprint, author's postprint (approved for publication) and publisher's version (final PDF) of their work in an institutional, thematic or general purpose repository, on their own web pages (including social media) and/or the web resource of the institution where the authors work, before or during the submission process, at any time after the manuscript is accepted and at any time after publication. In this case, they must provide full bibliographic information (authors, title of the article, title of the Journal, volume, issue, pages) about the original publication and link to the DOI of the article and the licence.



The authors retain the copyright to the published articles and grant the publisher the non-exclusive right to publish the article, cite it as the publisher's original in case of reuse, and distribute it in all forms and media. The articles will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Authors may conclude separate agreements for non-exclusive distribution of the published article (for example, place it in an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with confirmation of its initial publication in the Journal.



The metadata of the Journal is freely available to everyone and can be freely used by everyone under the terms of the Creative Commons Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication licence [2].



The views expressed in the published papers may not reflect the views of the editors and members of the Editorial Board of the Journal. The authors are legally and morally responsible for the ideas expressed in the articles. The publisher is not responsible in case of any claims for damages. The publisher is not legally responsible if any claims for compensation arise.


[1] URL: https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Flowcharts

[2] URL: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/