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 We review just previously unpublished manuscripts.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 to ensure the paper corresponds to the Journal subject and sends it for reviewing to an expert (PhD or MD) in a field the article is devoted to.

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

5. The reviewing is confidential. The reviewer is informed that manuscripts are the authors’ property and contain information not to be disclosed. The privacy compromise is only possible at identifying plagiarism or materials falsification, in all other cases keeping confidential 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 or convincingly refute them. The redrafting article is rechecked by the Editorial Board or sent for expert for re-reviewing (depending on expert’s opinion).

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 the Committee of Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org).

Ethics is an important condition for effective Journal participation in the development of a holistic system of knowledge in a field of neurosurgery and related specialties. The Editorial Board is doing the 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 the data presented.
  • The editor judges the contents of articles each on its merits without regard to race, nationality, sex, political convictions of the author(s).
  • A manuscript of an article and unpublished data of this manuscript submitted for consideration should not be disclosed unless the author`s permission is obtained.
  • The editor should reject a manuscript in case of grounded and proved with evidence suspicion of plagiarism.
  • The editor should reconcile all problems that may appear while giving consideration and publishing articles and in case of disputed situation 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 without those authorized by 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 appropriate.
  • A chosen reviewer who feels inadequately qualified to judge the research reported in a manuscript or cannot be unbiased, particularly in a case of conflict of interests with an author, and should return it promptly to the editor advising the editor of excluding him from reviewing the manuscript.

Duties of Authors

  • An author's central obligation is to present concise and accurate data and account of the research, work, or project completed (not operating erroneous or simulated data).
  • 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 studying 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 complies with legislation and ethical standards, and is approved by the relevant committees of scientific institutions.
  • The author cannot 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.