Peer review process

General regulations

The Ukrainian Biochemical Journal follows a single-blinded peer review process. A manuscript is reviewed anonymously by two leading specialists in the corresponding field. Authors may suggest candidatures of independent reviewers for their work (the Editorial Board regards such wishes with understanding, though reserves the right to assign reviewers capable for the most qualified analysis of the work).

Our reviewers are aware that submitted manuscripts are the authors’ private property and are not the subject to unauthorized disclosure.

A reviewer’s decision is not final. Authors have a right to appeal against a reviewer’s decision.  In this case the paper will be sent to the independent referee or to adjudicating member of the Editorial Board for assessment.  A final decision on the appeal remains with the Editorial Board.

Reviewing procedure

  1. A manuscript is submitted online via the Comet editorial system.
  2. Scientific Editors select and assign peer reviewers.
  3. The manuscript is sent to the reviewers. The reviewers are given three weeks to submit their comments.
  4. In case when two positive reviewer reports are received, the manuscript proceeds to publication. If major revision is required, the authors are given 3 weeks to revise the paper.
  5. The revised version of the manuscript then enters a second round of peer review.
  6. A final decision on publication is made by the Editorial Board.
  7. Manuscript approved by the Editorial Board proceeds to the Editorial Office to preparation for publication.

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