Peer-review process

The purpose of a peer review is to improve the quality of scientific articles published in the «Bulletin» by evaluating the materials by highly qualified experts. The peer review procedure is anonymous for both the reviewers and the authors and is performed by two independent reviewers (double «blind» peer review). The anonymity of the reviewers is guaranteed by the Bulletin editorial office. Ukrainian and foreign Doctors of Science who have scientific works on the issues stated in the article are involved in the external peer review.

Electronic form of the reviews and recommendations for each article are stored in the editorial office for 2 years since the article is published in the «Bulletin».

Scientific articles that fit the requirements and have passed the initial control in the editorial office are allowed for peer reviewing. If there are any comments at the stage of initial control, the article can be returned to the author for revision.

Not peer reviewed:

  • articles authored (co-authored) by members of the journal’s editorial office and editorial board;
  • articles written by the request of the editorial board.

Peer review period – 1 month after the receipt of the article.

The final decision on the article is made at the meeting of the editorial board consisting of Chief Editor, Deputy Chief Editor, Scientific Editor (member of the editorial board) based on the opinions of the reviewers. The author(s) are informed about the editors’ decision. Articles to be revised are sent to the author(s) together with specific recommendations from reviewers. A new version of the article is sent for re-review. In case of repeated negative peer review result, the article is rejected and is not subject to further consideration.