Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal is covering research on neurosurgery, including neuroradiology, otoneurology, clinical neurophysiology, organic neurology, neuroimmunology, neurochemistry, and neuropathology; publishes issues of public health organization in the field of neurosurgery; informs on the activities of the Ukrainian Association of Neurosurgeons.


Section Policies

Review articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

To practicing physician

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Historical essays

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

1. Papers, received by the Editorial Board and corresponding to the journal subject, designed in accordance with the requirements to publications in UNJ, undergo peer reviewing.

2. We review just previously unpublished manuscripts.

3. The Editor-in-Chief checks paper corresponding to the journal subject and sends it for reviewing to a specialist/expert (PhD or MD) in a field the article is devoted.

4. We provide double-blind paper reviewing: the Editorial Board sends materials to reviewer and authors without names mention.

5. The reviewing is confidential. The reviewer is informed that manuscripts are the authors’ property and contain information not to be disclosed. The confidentiality breach is only possible at identifying plagiarism or materials’ falsification, in all other cases its’ preservation is necessary.

6. If there are comments to the article, it is sent to the author with a proposal to consider the recommendations at preparing new version of convincingly refute them. The elaborated article passes recheck by the Editorial Board or sent for expert re reviewing.

7. If the reviewer didn’t recommend to publish the paper, the Editor-in-Chief can send it to another reviewer.

8. If there are contradictory reviews on the paper, it may be sent for additional reviewing or the Editorial Board decides whether to print the article.

9. If there two negative reviews, the Editor-in-Chief can reject the paper.

10. The Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision whether to publish the article.

11. Editorial Board corresponds with the reviewers by e-mail.


Publication Frequency


Manuscript submission deadline

Publication of articles

Sending articles metadata to databases


January 20

no later than March 31

no later than April 7


April 20

no later than June 31

no later than July 7


July 20

no later than September 31

no later than October 7


October 20

no later than December 31

no later than January 7


Open Access Policy

Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal practices a policy of immediate open access to published content, supporting the principles of the free distribution of scientific information and global knowledge sharing for the common social progress.

The users have an opportunity to read, upload, copy, and distribute the content for educational and scientific purposes with mandatory indication of the authorship.


Publishing Ethics

The Editorial Board activities depend mainly on recommendations of Committee of Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org).

Ethics is an important condition for effective Journal participation in the development of holistic system of knowledge in a field of neurosurgery and related specialties. The Editorial Board is doing one’s best to prevent any violations of these rules, as our primary goal is to provide readers with high quality publications.

Duties of Editors

  • An editor should give unbiased consideration to articles offered for publication due to their scientific value and accuracy of presented data.
  • The editor judges the contents of articles each on its merits without regard to race, nationality, sex, political convictions or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
  • A manuscript of an article and unpublished data of this manuscript submitted for consideration should not be disclosed by the editor to anyone other than those from whom professional advice is sought, unless the author`s permission is obtained.
  • Plagiarism is not acceptable in «The economy of the AIC». The editor should reject a manuscript in case of grounded and proved with evidence suspicion of plagiarism.
  • The editor is entitled to manage the problems that may appear within the period of consideration and publication of an article. The editor should respect the intellectual independence of the authors and ensure the prevention of violation of the intellectual property rules.

Duties of Reviewers

  • The reviewer should respect the intellectual independence of the authors, and should treat a manuscript sent for review as a confidential document. It should neither be shown to nor discussed with others except; despite special cases, when it can be shown to persons from whom specific advice may be sought, in that event, the identities of those consulted should be disclosed to the editor.
  • The reviewer should provide unbiased scientific evaluation for the results of the research presented in a manuscript submitted for consideration; in no case is personal criticism of the author considered to be appropriate.
  • A chosen reviewer who feels inadequately qualified to judge the research reported in a manuscript should return it promptly to the editor. A reviewer should not evaluate a manuscript authored or co-authored by a person with whom the reviewer has a personal or professional connection (for instance, a conflict of interests) if the relationship would bias judgment of the manuscript in such case a reviewer should report that to the editor and ask to be excluded from the evaluation process for this manuscript.

Duties of Authors

  • An author's central obligation is to present a concise and accurate data and account of the research, work, or project completed (operating of erroneous or simulated data is).
  • An author should guarantee that the presented results of the research are totally original. The author should provide in-text references to data, facts and information sources used for the research. The citation should meet the requirements of the journal. An author is obliged to provide an outlook of contribution of other scholars to studding the highlighted scientific problem and provide respective references.
  • If the object of the study were people or animals, the author must ensure that the manuscript stated that the experiment comply with legislation and ethical standards, and approved by the relevant committees of scientific institutions.
  • The author can not submit manuscripts  that are sent to other journals or are under editorial consideration for other publications or are already published.



No fees or charges are required for manuscript processing and article publishing in the journal.