The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine (Енциклопедичний вісник України | translit. from Ukr. Entsykpopedychnyi Visnyk Ukrainy) is an full open-access reviewed journal for encyclopedia studies.
Published since 2009 by Institute of Encyclopedic Research (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) and supported by an international Editorial Board.
Main subject area:
Arts and Humanities (History, Philology, Library and Communication Sciences)
annually (publishing in the last quarter of a year).
Focus and Scope
The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine publishes theoretical, empirical and methodological original articles, review articles, biography essays as well as reports and reviews covering the broad spectrum of encyclopedistics, defined as the study of encyclopedias and encyclopedic content (encyclopedic knowledge).
The herald’s primary focus is articles of original studies referred to the encyclopedic activity from the earliest period to the present, in across fields and disciplines. We encourage the submission of research outputs in which various topics concerning encyclopedias (historical trends, building proccess, conceptual frameworks, entries and articles, role and usage, classifications, technologies, etc.) as well as encyclopedic knowledge are studying. These are topics that are usually exploring in fields of humanities and social sciences like history, linguistics, philosophy, information and library sciences, communication studies, and can be combined by term “encyclopedistics” (“encyclopedics”, “encyclopediography”).
Arts and Humanities dentify the academic profile of the herald, but, essentially, it is an interdisciplinary journal, because encyclopedia studies can be conducted in every discipline in which encyclopedias are published.
A primary mission of the journal is to encourage scholarly approaches in encyclopedic activity (building of encyclopedias) promoting active and effective usage of reliable encyclopedic knowledge for social advancement in Ukraine and worldwide.
Open Access Policy
The herald adheres to the principles of Open Science, Open Data, and Open Scholarship. So that’s why the herald provides immediate open access to its content on the idea that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Full-text access to all articles of the journal is presented on this website (Volume archives) and some archiving servises (website of the National Library of Ukraine).
Open access is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY. It permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Editorial and Publishing Process
On the basis of publishing ethics and editorial responsibility, the editorial board provides the receiving and handling of author manuscript submissions, manuscript expert review that means interactions with authors and aims the quality assurance, non-availability of the academic plagiarism, finally, the manuscript acceptation or rejection.
Specialists of the Institute of Encyclopedic Research are attracted for literary and technical editing, making of layout of volumes, they publishing (printing, online publishing) and distribution.
The decision to publish every volume of the Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine is approved by the Academic Council of the NASU Institute of Encyclopedic Research.
According to this model, submitted article processing includes some following stages: receiving (via website form or e-mail) and handing within editorial office (initial assessment), editorial peer review process, article review resolution (acceptation for a volume or rejection), literary and technical editing process within a volume, pre-publishing process within a volume, academic resolution about a volume, and publishing a volume.
Expert Review Process
Before expert review process there is an initial editorial assessment of submissions (checking for suitableness for the journal’s scope, general requirements, basic quality of the article, and adherence to the principles of author ethics).
The journal undertakes editorial peer review, that is handled with a minimum of two expert. All types of manuscripts (Original Article, Review Article, Biography Essay, Experience Report, see For Authors) are subject to peer review.
Manuscripts undergo peer-review by members of the editorial board.
The journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and article submitter identities are concealed from each other, throughout the expert review process. This procedure is utilized to prevent bias in editorial review results. Any identifying information is hidden for reviewers (author information, self-references, document properties).
In case of necessity, communication between reviewers and article submitters powered by third person (usually by associate editor). In this way, the anonymity of authors and reviewers (double-blinding) provided.
Academic Plagiarism Policy
Respect for intellectual property rights is a basic principle of professional ethics of the herald’s editorial board (more). During the editorial review, the manuscripts are checked for academic plagiarism. If a non-large number of plagiarism is detected at any stage before publication of a manuscript, the author(s) will be alerted asking him/her to fix the text. So, the herald’s editorial team does not reject the manuscript immediately, but tries to cooperate with the author (authors) to improve the article.
The legal basis for publishing ethics are the next international and national standards:
- International standards for authors: A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity (Singapore, July 22-24, 2010);
- COPE’s Guidelines on Good Publication Practice
- Law of Ukraine On Copyright and Related Rights (3792-12).
More about ethic requirements for editorial board, reviewers, authors (here)
Ukraine State Registration
Certificate of State Registration of Media in Ukraine: KB # 15829–4301P (dated October 12, 2009).
Founder and Publisher: NASU Institute of Encyclopedic Research (01601, Ukraine, Kyiv, 3 Tereshchenkivska str.)