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, organization of manuscript peer review, finally, the manuscript acceptation or rejection.
Associates of the NASU Institute of Encyclopedic Research are contributed to the literary and technical editing, making of layout of volumes, publishing of volumes (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), peer review process (more: 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.
The date when article received is the day of manuscript submission. The date when article accepted is the day of the approval of a journal volume by the Academic Council of the NASU Institute of Encyclopedic Research. The date when article published is the day of signing the making of volume’s printing circulation (paper version) and the day of the article publishing on the website (online version).
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
State Registration Media Certificate in Ukraine: KB # 15829–4301P (dated October 12, 2009).
Founder and Publisher: NASU Institute of Encyclopedic Research (01601, Ukraine, Kyiv, 3 Tereshchenkivska str.)