Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Updated April 23, 2023

Scientific-Practical Journal “Ukrainian Interventional Neuroradiology and Surgery” carefully refers to the ethical aspects of the edited materials. The editorial staff always tries to control and, if necessary, prevent any actions violation of the ethical norms (plagiarism), protect objects of research (personal information of patients or information prohibited for publication). The author, editor, reviewer, publisher and institute involved to the publication process bear responsibility for broken of ethical norms.

Scientific-Practical Journal “Ukrainian Interventional Neuroradiology and Surgery” is responsible for ethics of publication, according to  the COPE's Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers to provide ethics and quality of publication.

Non-governmental organizations "All-Ukrainian Association of Endovascular Neuroradiology", as the publisher of the journal “Ukrainian Interventional Neuroradiology and Surgery, takes responsibility for publish materials provided by the authors, so any commercial or  promotional leverage from outside have no impact on editorial decisions.

Human Participants and Animal Subjects in Research

All articles under consideration that experiment on human subjects and animals in research are required to have Institutional Ethical Review Board approval in accord with ethical standards set forth in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.

Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, hospital numbers or patient contact information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent in case of a child or guardian in case of an incapacitated patient) gives written informed consent for publication.

Authors reporting experimental studies on human subjects must include a statement of assurance in the “Materials and Methods” section of the manuscript reading that: (1) informed consent was obtained from each patient (parent or guardian) enrolled in the study and (2) the study protocol conforms to the ethical guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki as reflected in a priori approval by the Institutional Ethical Review Board (Institution's Human Research Committee).

In studies involving animal experimentation, provide assurance that all animals received humane care according to the criteria outlined in the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals" prepared by the National Academy of Sciences and published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH publication 86-23 revised 1985).

Clinical Trials

We adopt the clinical trial registration policy of ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors).

The World Health Organization defines a clinical trial as "any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes". In accordance with the Clinical Trial Registration Statement from the ICMJE, all clinical trials must be registered in a public trials registry at or before the onset of participant enrolment. To meet the requirements of the ICMJE and the journal, clinical trials can be registered with any Primary Registry in the WHO Registry Network or an ICMJE approved registry.

Authors must provide the trial registration number and hyperlink of the registry at the time of manuscript submission. Studies involving clinical trials must include a data sharing statement as detailed by ICMJE.

Clinical trial reports should be compliant with the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) by including a flow diagram presenting the enrolment, intervention allocation, follow-up, and data analysis with number of subjects for each and taking into account the CONSORT Checklist of items to include when reporting a randomized clinical trial.

The information on the clinical trial registration (Unique Identifier and URL) must be included in the abstract.

The authors must comply with the relevant standards of research reporting of the EQUATOR network and provide a statement of compliance with the established ethical standards of experimental and clinical trials, in particular, the availability of mandatory statements on the written notification of all trial participants.

Responsibilities of the Editorial Office, Editorial Board and Editorial Council

Publishing solutions

The Chief Editor is responsible for the materials publication based on the conclusion of editorial board and editorial council due to the main journal policy (author's rights, plagiarism, ethics, confidentiality, etc.) and the relevance of materials. Editorial office can`t use for their own interests unpublished information of the author without author consent. The editorial office controls and regulates all ethics claims while publishing.


The editorial board and editorial office don`t disclose any information about the manuscript (author (s), topic, text, etc.) to anyone. Only author, potential reviewers, and publisher could be informed, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials which were disclosed in this work shouldn`t be used in any research of editor, reviewers or any other informed person without the written permission of the authors. Privileged information or arguments, which are obtained through expert review, should be kept confidentially and couldn’t be used for obtaining personal or third person benefits. The editor and any member of the editorial board should be remove from the manuscripts reviewing in case of any conflicts of interest resulting from joint, competitive or other relationships with any of the authors, companies / institutions that are relevant to manuscripts. The editor must require all contributors to disclose competitive interests.  In the case of detection of competitive interests after publication, fixes should be published. Refusal or expression of anxiety may be published, if necessary.

Providing integrity: implication and cooperation

Scientific-Practical Journal “Ukrainian Interventional Neuroradiology and Surgery” is always opens for cooperation with all authors, readers, reviewers, colleagues, and any institutions to deal with the issue of content materials for publication (plagiarism, false information, falsehood, violations of the ethical rights of patients and so on). In case of the conflict, it will be considered at a joint meeting of the editorial board and editorial council. Representatives of all founders are involved in investigation and decision-making. As a result of the decision, the editorial board may refuse the author in the publication (manuscript), publish a message or an explanation of the case (for publication), create a list of "unreliable" manuscripts (publications) on the journal page, with the provision of all disputed or conflict materials for full study.

Responsibilities of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions

The reviewer conducts an expert review and provides conclusion on the manuscript, which is a compulsory step to adopt editorial decisions.  If it necessary, the manuscript will be improved by the author. 


If reviewer can`t review the materials in case of any reason (lack of time or lack of qualifications in this research), the reviewer must inform the editorial staff to submit the manuscript for another reviewer.


Any manuscripts and supplementary materials, which were received for consideration should be reviewed as confidential documents. They can`t be demonstrated and discussed with third persons, except cases permitted by the editor. The review is double blind, neither the author, nor the reviewer know each other.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be objective. Personal criticism of the author is not allowed. Judgement should clearly express their views on controversial arguments.

Confirmation of sources

Reviewers must submit for consideration relevant published articles which authors didn`t mention or didn`t quote. Any allegation, conclusion or sentences which have been previously reported should be substantiated by appropriate citations and references. The reviewer must also inform about significant analogy of the manuscript to another published document.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Privileged information or arguments, which are obtained through expert review, should be kept confidentially and couldn’t be used for obtaining personal or third person benefits. The editor and any member of the editorial board should be remove from the manuscripts reviewing in case of any conflicts of interest resulting from joint, competitive or other relationships with any of the authors, companies / institutions that are relevant to manuscripts.

Misconduct of reviewers

The editorial board take behaviors of reviewers seriously. It controls any evidence of violation of confidentiality, conflict of interests (both financial and non-financial), wrong using of confidential materials or delay of peer-review for competitor prevalence. Information about reviewer’s misconduct (e.g. plagiarism) will be promulgated on meeting of editorial board and editorial council.

Responsibilities for authors

Standards of Reporting

The authors who submit the materials for publication should be objective and truthful while giving data. The manuscript must be meaningful, compiled according to all requirements of the editorial board, detailed concerning data and references to bibliography. It makes possible properly read publication and primary sources for interested readers. The package of accompanying documents should be prepared fully, with all signatures and stamps. The irresponsible attitude to the content of the manuscript and the submitting supporting documents (not a complete set or delay their submitting) is unethical and unacceptable.

Access to data and data storage

Authors may be asked to provide primary data from their research in connection with an article for editorial review and should be ready to provide public access to such data, if available. Authors should in any case be prepared to store such data during some period after publication.  

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should make sure that submitted manuscript:

  • describes a completely original work;
  • isn`t plagiarized;
  • was not published elsewhere in any language;
  • specifies the relevant quotation if the authors use the work and / or the words of others.

You must follow copyright low. Author's materials (e.g., tables, numbers, etc.) must be reproduced only with permission and confirmation.

Multiple, duplicate, concurrent publication/Simultaneous submission

In general, the author should not publish manuscripts that essentially describe the same study in several journals or primary publications. The submission of the same manuscript to several journals at the same time creates an unethical behavior of the publication and is unacceptable.

Confirmation of sources

Authors should submit only original manuscripts. The authors should refer to publications that have influenced the nature of the presented work.

Authorship of the manuscript

The authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to creation, implementation or interpretation of the reported research. Anyone who has made a significant contribution must be registered as a coauthor. The responsible author must make sure that all authors are included in the author's list of the manuscript, and that all coauthors approved the final version of the article and agreed with publication.

The perils

If the work involves the using of chemicals, procedures or equipment that has unusual dangers during their using, the author must clearly mention this fact in the manuscript.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors must disclose in manuscript any financial or other conflicts of interest that may influence results of the research. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Frequent mistakes in published works

All articles are sent to the authors for the final confirmation of accuracy of the provided material. Especially: illustrations, signatures, sequence, tables, diagrams, titles, etc. The author confirms the final version of the article in pdf format or gives comments for the correction immediately. If the author misses any significant errors in the article, which can change the meaning of the material and it has already been published, the editorial office, at the author’s request, publishes his explanation in the form of a note or notice in the next issue. Considering receiving the final version of the article for viewing and gives the final consent to the publication by the author - the editorial board is not responsible for any errors, this is responsibility of the author himself.


Neither editors nor the editorial board are responsible for the opinions expressed by the authors, the views and contents of the published manuscripts in the journal. Originality, proofreading of manuscripts and mistakes are the entirely authors responsibility.