Focus and Scope
The Journal of V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University. Series "Biology" is a collection of scientific works containing results of studies and reviews on biology.
The Journal is intended for teachers, scholars, students and post-graduate students, specializing in biology or adjacent fields of science.
The Journal has been included in the list of specialized issues of Ukraine, in which main results of dissertations for Candidate’s and Doctor’s degrees may be published, and in the Thomson Scientific Master Journal List.
The articles in Ukrainian, Russian and English, corresponding to the rules for authors and positively estimated by reviewers are published.
The journal is semi-annual.
Focus and Scope
All manuscripts are peer-reviewed by two reviewers. Reviewers must consider the following questions and give the answer "Yes" or "No":
1. Are the results original?
2. Are the methods adequate?
3. Whether the analysis corresponds to conclusions?
Reviewers indicate their opinion:
1. Accept without change.
2. Accept after taking into account the comments of the reviewer.
3. Reject.
Open Access Policy
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. The journal applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to articles published in the journal. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Open Journal Systems meets the standards of the LOCKSS project (, which allows safely collecting, storing and providing access to all articles of the journal in the long term.
Editorial ethics
The Editorial board of the journal follows Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics,
Plagiarism screening
We check submitted texts for plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected, the submitted manuscript is rejected.
Certificate of State Registration КВ №21572–11472Р, 20.08.2015
ISSN 2075-5457 (print)
ISSN 2220-9697 (online)
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