Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The editorial board of the scientific journal “Archaeology and Early History of Ukraine” follows the international ethical rules of scientific publications, including the concepts of decency, confidentiality, supervision of publications and prevention of possible conflicts of interests etc.

We follow the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics and the Elsevier Publishing Ethics Resource Kit. Adherence to the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants of the publishing process helps to secure the rights of the authors to the intellectual property, to improve the quality of the publication, and to prevent the possibility of misuse of the copyrighted materials in the interests of individuals.

These principles meet the journal’s policies, and are the main components of the journal’s reviews and publication.


The editor-in-chief, the members of editorial board and editorial staff of the scientific journal, Archaeology and Early History of Ukraine are responsible for the publication of the submitted manuscript, according to the following fundamental principles:

  1. Taking the decision concerning publication the editor-in-chief should consider the accuracy of the submitted data and the scientific significance of submitted work.
  2. The editor-in-chief should not reject or accept the papers according to personal interests.
  3. The editor-in-chief is responsible for decisions concerning the acceptance or rejection of submitted papers, for guiding the journal’s policy, and adheres to the juridical principles for preventing copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  4. The editor-in-chief evaluates the paper only according to its scientific content.
  5. 5. The editor-in-chief and editorial staff as well as members of the editorial board cannot disclose information about a submitted paper to anyone other than to the author(s), assigned reviewers, and (if necessary) the publisher.
  6. All persons preparing the paper for publication cannot use the unpublished data in any way without permission.
  7. The editor-in-chief does not allow the submitted paper to be published if there is a sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.
  8. The published paper is available in open access, and the copyright is retained by the author(s).
  9. The editor-in-chief together with the publisher should not leave unanswered the claims concerning the manuscripts or the published materials. In the case of a conflict situation they must take all the necessary steps to restore the violated rights, and in the case of errors, promote the corrections of publication or its denials.
  10. Persons involved with the publication process should ensure the confidentiality of the information concerning the reviewers. If an additional reviewer is recruited, he/she may be informed of the names of the previous reviewers.
  11. Materials of dubious origin, or those held in private collections, without accurate provenance or considered stolen are not published in the journal. If a paper discussing such materials is submitted, the decision regarding its publication is put before the editorial board.