GEO&BIO is a scientific peer-reviewed journal published by the National Museum of Natural History, NAS of Ukraine. In 2001–2017, the journal was published under the main title “Proceedings of the National Museum of Natural History.”

The journal publishes high-quality research papers in the fields of geology, palaeontology, biology, ecology, and natural history museology. The papers mostly cover various topics of geological and biological diversity as well as theoretical and practical aspects of natural history museology.

Aims and Scope

The journal aims to present and distribute results of novel research in the fields of geology, palaeontology, zoology, botany, ecology, and natural history museology. A special focus is given to articles that describe and analyse geological and biological diversity, to studies carried out by using museum collections, as well as to contributions that deal with various theoretical and practical aspects of natural history museology and the functioning of natural history museums. Geo&Bio also publishes papers that contribute to the development and management of scientific collections and to the history and prospects of development of natural history museums as scientific and educational centres.

Research papers, review articles and short communications are welcomed for submission, as well as communications into the section “History and Chronicles.”

Open Access

The contents of the journal are freely available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 licence. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright, although does not allow retaining publishing rights.

All published papers can be accessed freely on the journal's website (Archives) and on the website of Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine — the main repository of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published and currently is not under consideration for publication in another journal.

Manuscripts along with a cover letter should be sent by the Corresponding author to the editorial office via email to the following address: geo.et.bio@gmail.com.

The submitted materials should be designed in accordance with the author guides, which can be found on the page “Guide for Authors ( >>>).” Additionally, any paper published in the latest volume can be used as a sample.

Submission and publication of manuscripts are free of charge.

Editorial Process and Plagiarism Prevention

All correspondence between the editorial office and the Corresponding author is carried out via email. The Corresponding author is responsible for submitting the manuscript and additional files (figures, graphs, tables, etc.) to the journal and for managing the manuscript during the review process. (for detailed info see: Editorial Policy >>>).

Materials submitted by the Corresponding author undergo preliminary (editorial) review by the Chief Editor or one of the Subject or 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.

All papers (except for chronicles and information) are sent for peer-review. The Editorial Board selects peer-reviewers without consultations with the authors. The peer review process is single-blind. The number of peer-reviews is usually two, although, if needed, additional peer-review can be also appointed.

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 reviewers’ comments with additional editorial advice. The reviewers’ 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.

During both editorial process and external peer review, the submitted manuscript is thoroughly checked for plagiarism and is immediately rejected should any sign of unethical data use be revealed.

Preparation of the manuscript for publication starts when the peer-review process is completed and the Editorial Board has accepted the manuscript. This process 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 preliminary editorial remarks, (2) peer-review with the reviewers’ 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.

About this journal

Print ISSN: 2617-6157
Online ISSN: 2617-6165
Periodicity: semi-annual
Language of publication: Ukrainian and English
Founder and Publisher: National Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
Certificate of State Registration: Series КВ No. 23104-12944ПР issued on 11 December 2017

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