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Theriologia Ukrainica

East European Journal of Mammalogy
(before 2018 as Proceedings of the Theriological School)
ISSN 2616-7379 (Print) • ISSN 2617-1120 (Online)



About the Journal
Author Guides
Editorial Policy
Editorial Board
Journal's History


External Links

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Vernadsky National
Library of Ukraine

National Museum
of Natural History
About the Theriological School




українська версія  Theriologia Ukrainica (formerly as Proceedings of the Theriological School) is a scientific peer-reviewed open access journal founded in 1998 by the Ukrainian Theriological Society. It is published half-yearly by the National Museum of Natural History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv). The contents of the journal are freely available under CC BY-SA 4.0 license.


Aims and Scope

The journal publishes papers presenting results of original research into several aspects of mammalian biology, in particular fauna, ecology, distribution, evolution, taxonomy, variability, diversity, and conservation. Reviews, papers on science and research history, short communications, and chronicles of events devoted to mammalogy are also welcomed. Simple faunal lists without any kind of analysis are not considered for publication.

The journal's main topics are 

diversity and evolution
variability & systematics
fauna & biogeography

population ecology
community ecology
conservation issues

research history
mammalogy notes

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Periodicity and Accessibility

The journal is published semi-annually (until 2018 annually). The terms of the journal's preparation are as follows: all stages of work with the authors last until the 30 of June for the first volume of the year and until the 30 of December for the second volume. The editorial preparation of contents and online publication is carried out during the next 60 days, until late August and late February, respectively.

All papers published in Theriologia Ukrainica (until 2018 Proceedings of the Theriological School) are freely available on the journal's website, on the website of the National Museum of Natural History NAS of Ukraine, and on the website of V. I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine as the main repository of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Additionally, in accordance with the journal's editorial policy regarding open access on terms of CC licence, published articles can be shared by the authors through various internet resources such as Research Gate and academia.edu.


Editorial Process

The Editorial Office works with the authors and manuscripts in electronic format. The Corresponding author is asked to send the paper's manuscript, designed in accordance with the journal's requirements (see Author Guides) to the Editorial Board via email. The same stands for all additional materials including figures (images, maps, graphs etc.) and tables.

Materials submitted by the Corresponding author undergo preliminary (internal) peer-review by the Chief Editor or one of the Associate Editors. This process is mandatory and aimed to analyse that the submitted materials meet the topics of the journal, presented results are novel and relevant for the scientific community, and the design of the manuscript meets the prescribed criteria. Afterwards the manuscript is sent back to the Corresponding author to consider editorial remarks and prepare the manuscript for external peer-review. During both editorial process and external peer-review, the submitted manuscript is checked for plagarism and immediately rejected in case of any sings of unethical data use is revealed.

Preparation of the manuscript for publication strats when the peer-review process is completed and the Editorial Board has accepted the manuscript. This process is usually consists of three stages of corrections, such as scientific, technical, and language proofreading. The Corresponding author receives all intermediary and the final version of the manuscript, particularly after 1) submission with preliminar editorial remarks, 2) peer-review with the reviewer's comments, 3) scientific and technical corrections and language proofreading, 4) the galley proof is prepared, and 5) the final pdf file has been sent to the publisher.



After editorial remarks considered, all papers except for those in informative sections (history, chronicles, promotions, reviews) are sent for external peer-review. The Editorial Board selects peer-reviewers without consultations with the authors. The peer-reviewer receives the manuscript without any information about the author's person, and the peer-review form. The number of peer-reviews is usually two, although, if needed, additional peer-review can be also appionted.

The aim of the peer-review process is to obtain conclusions from professionals in the corresponding research area about the quality of the submitted paper and expediency of publication of materials presented. The peer-review process usually lasts for a month, after which the Corresponding author receives the reviewer's comments with additional editorial advice. The reviewer's name remains unknown for the author(s) except when the reviewer himself/herself asks for revealing his/her name. When peer-reviewers' assessments contradict, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision whether to publish or not the manuscript.


Editorial Policy

The Editorial Board ensures the respect of consistent and fair policy, and encourages authors to follow academic ethics, as well as ethical treatment with research objects. To avoid contradictions or conflicts and to observe ethical and moral requirements our authors are asked to declare their authorship and potential conflicts of interests. For this, each author of the manuscript should fill out an Author Declaration form sent by the Editorial Board right after the manuscript has been submitted. An important aspect of the journal's policy is searching for and support of new authors providing them advice and benevolent comments during preparation of their manuscripts. (for more details visit >>>)


Professional certification

The journal is approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MESU) as a specialized professional edition in the fields of Biology, Ecology, and Forestry (game management) (category ‘B’, Annex 4 to the Decree of MESU No. 886 issued on 02 July 2020). Therefore, doctoral students and PhD candidates are encouraged to submit their manuscript for publication.


Google Scholar Profile: Statistics

google-scholarThe journal's profile on Google Scholar >>>
As of 14.05.2023, there are 2537 citations of 390 publications from the journal, including 1206 citations for the last 5 years; the h-index is h = 20, i10-index = 79 (number of papers with >= 10 citations).


Journal database profiles

Theriologia Ukrainica has registrations and profiles in the following services

Google Scholar >>>
CrossRef, since 2010 >>>
DOAJ, since 2019 (5/05/19) >>>
portal issn — ISSN 2616-7379 >>>
OUCI (Open Ukrainian Citation Index), since 2019 >>>
Index Copernicus, since 2018 р., indexed since 2019 >>>
Index of Scientific Professional Issues of Ukraine, since 2020 >>>
Electronic Library of Periodicals of the NAS of Ukraine, since 2016 >>>

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