Aims and Scope

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 aims to present and distribute research results among the scientific community on topical issues of zoology, botany, palaeontology, geology, ecology, evolution, biodiversity research and conservation, sozology, and natural history museology. A special focus is given to description and analysis of natural objects’ diversity, particularly in the area of the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as to results of research of natural history collections, discussion of approaches to studying and conservation of landscape and biotic diversity, development and management of scientific collections, investigations into the history and prospects of development of natural history museums as scientific and educational centres.

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

The journal’s main topics are as follows:

  • Diversity
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Geology
  • Palaeontology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Sozology
  • Natural History Museology
  • History of Science
  • Discussion and Reviews
  • Information and Chronicles

General information

Official title: GEO&BIO
Subtitle: Proceedings of the National Museum of Natural History
Type of publication:academic journal
p-ISSN: 2617-6157
e-ISSN: 2617-6165
Certificate of State Registration: Series КВ No. 23104-12944ПР issued on 11 December 2017
Language of publication: Ukrainian and English
Periodicity: annual/semiannual
Founder and Publisher: National Museum of Natural History, NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv
Editor-in-Chief: Maryna Komar, DSc

Information for authors

To submit a paper please send your manuscript designed in accordance to 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 sample.

The contents of the journal are freely available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions, 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.

Manuscript Submission

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:

Submission and publication of manuscripts are free of charge.

Editorial Policy and Peer Review

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.

Submitted materials undergo a preliminary assessment by theeditorial office in order to analyse whether the manuscript fits into the journal’s scope, the presented results are novel and relevant to the scientific community, and the design of the manuscript meets the prescribed criteria. All manuscripts submitted (except for chronicles and book reviews) are sent to two anonymous reviewers (blind peer-review). The review process usually lasts for 30-40 days and when it is complete, the manuscript is sent back to the corresponding author with remarks from the reviewers and from the responsible editor for consideration.

The editorial office ensures the respect of consistent and fair policy, and encourages authors to follow academic ethics, as well as ethical treatment of 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 by filling out and Author Declaration Form sent by the editorial office upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication.

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