Editorial policy

1. Aim of the journal – to publish the scientific and practical materials of the highest quality on all aspects of cardiology, coverage of current world and Ukrainian recommendations for treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
2. The author submits article to the editorial office of the journal. Requirements regarding materials are published in every issue of the journal.
3. The Editor-in-Chief performs preliminary review and decides whether to accept article for review, send for correction and reject the article.
4. Editorial office resends the article without identification of the author to the independent reviewer. Reviewers are members of the journal editorial board in majority of cases. Double-blind peer review: reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but authors are unaware of the identity of reviewers.
5. After receiving questions and proposals of the reviewer the article is considered by the editor of the journal. If necessary, the editorial office sends the conclusion to the author during 4 weeks.
6. The authors correct the article according to the questions of the reviewer and resubmit it shortly.
7. After second review by the reviewer and in case of a positive conclusion the article is included into the contents of the journal. All disputes are dealt with at a meeting of the editorial board.
8. The editorial office sends the article ready for publication to the author in order to perform final check of the text and illustrations.
9. All accepted articles are available at the web site.
10. The «Ukrainian Journal of Cardiology» keeps the policy of open access to the published material, considering the priority of free distribution of the scientific information and knowledge exchange for global progress of the society. The users have possibility of free reading, uploading, copying and distribution of the texts with teaching and scientific purposes, with obligatory listing the authorship and reference data in the journal.