About the Journal












The main aim of the journal is to represent scientific achievements and up-to-date technologies; to determine directions and outlooks of medical branch development; to analyze methods of using pharmacological drugs in a field of health care; in addition share world experience and unique knowledge and also to present new theoretical and practical approaches to improve the medical treatment quality.

Focus and Scope

The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series «Medicine», which publishes research papers of modern experimental and clinical medicine, pertains (but not limited) to organization of healthcare, philosophy of medicine, fundamental and clinical research, clinical cases, medical law, reviews, lectures, conference abstracts and information about anniversaries.

The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series «Medicine» accepts original full length research articles, review articles, short communications and case reports related to the research in the medical science and human health.

The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series "Medicine" contains the following sections:

  • Healthcare Organization
  • Fundamental Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Reviews
  • Clinical Practice
  • Lectures
  • Medical Law
  • Ecology and Health
  • Philosophy of Medicine.

All manuscripts of The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series Medicine are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers, and usually three reviewers, of the journal’s international Editorial Review Board of experts in fields specifically matching the journal topics.

Characteristics of the peer review process are as follows:

  1. Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated;
  2. Manuscripts with contents outside the scope will not be considered for review;
  3. Papers will be refereed by at least 2 experts as suggested by the editorial board;
  4. In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. Authors will be informed when Editors decide further review is required;
  5. All publication decisions are made by the journal's Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the referees' reports. Authors of papers that are not accepted are notified promptly;
  6. All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. We expect our Board of Reviewing Editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material as well;
  7. Editors and reviewers involved in the review process should disclose conflicts of interest resulting from direct competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, and remove oneself from cases in which such conflicts preclude an objective evaluation. Privileged information or ideas that are obtained through peer review must not be used for competitive gain;
  8. Our peer review process is confidential and identities of reviewers cannot be revealed.


This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. 

This Journal practices a policy of immediate open access to published content, supporting the principles of the free dissemination of scientific information (Open Access) and the global exchange of knowledge for the sake of general social progress.

The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series Medicine provides easy and free access to the catalog, metadata and full-text articles from the journal on personal Website.

Author's rights and license, author's contract

The authors reserve the right to authorship of their work and transfer to the journal the right of the first publication under the terms of the  Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY that allows others to freely distribute the published work with a mandatory reference to the authors of the original work and the first publication of the work in this journal. 


Наукова періодика Каразінського університетуБібліотека імені В.І. Вернадського,  CiteFactorGoogle АкадеміяWorldCatCosmos Impact FactorGeneral Impact Factor, Directory of Open Access JournalsOpen Academic Journals IndexIssuu, ResearchBibULRICHS, The National Center for Biotechnology Information (CША)Репозиторій Харківського національного університету імені В. Н. Каразіна,


The editors of the “The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series "Medicine" scientific periodical in their activities are governed by the standards set in the following papers:

Righteous International Publication Standards for editors (OO Guzhva, I.O. Soldatenko, H, V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, 2017)

The document “Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" (Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors), compiled by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org).

The journal editor, authors, and reviewers adhere to the provisions set out in the following documents:

International standards for authors

International standards for editors

The Code of Ethics for the researchers

Ethical code of the doctor of Ukraine


Consent for publication

If your manuscript contains any individual person’s data in any form (including any individual details, images or videos), consent for publication must be obtained from that person, or in the case of children, their parent or legal guardian. All presentations of case reports must have consent for publication.

Patient Consent Form

Authors should state that in their paper that informed consent has been obtained from the subjects (or their guardians) as specified in the ICMJE Reccomendations, use of the Patient Consent Form is recommended. If another consent form is to be used, for example the standard consent form used by your institution, a blank copy of this form should be submitted to the journal so that the journal can verify that it meets best practice recommendations. If the patient or relatives of a deceased patient cannot be traced and consent cannot be obtained, the article can only be considered for publication if it is sufficiently anonymised. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject papers for which the ethical aspects are, in the Board’s opinion, open to doubt. Please contact the Editorial Office if you have any queries regarding consent.

Consent from Patients

Papers reporting experiments on patients or healthy volunteers must record the fact that the subjects' consent was obtained according to the Declaration of Helsinki. It must also be approved by the ethical committee of the institution in which the work was performed. Consent must be also recorded when photographs of patients are shown or other details are given that could lead to identification of these individuals.

Animal Experiments

When reporting animal experiments authors should indicate whether the institution’s, national research council’s, or any other law on the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.


All experiments on the use of living organisms must be in accordance with the principles of bioethics. The bioethical journal policy takes into account the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the International Association of Veterinary (International Association of Veterinary Editors)
Editors) Research on materials or data obtained from humans must meet the requirements of the Helsinki Declaration. Experiments of this kind should be conducted only after obtaining informed consent from the participant. Animal experiments should take into account departmental, national or international requirements, in particular the "European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals which may be used for experimental and other scientific purposes" (Strasbourg, 1986).

World Medical Association


Publication decisions. Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

Review of manuscripts. Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board that will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.

Fair review. The editor must ensure that each manuscript is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.

Confidentiality. The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest. The editor will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.

Reporting standards. Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Originality. Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publications. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.

Acknowledgement of sources.  Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor’s notice.

Authorship of the paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

Fundamental errors in published works. If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.

Standards of objectivity. Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Promptness. In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.


Papers submitted to The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, series Medicine will be screened for plagiarism using  Unicheck.com antiplagiat detection tools and we will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.


The authors declare financial or other conflicts of interest that could affect the results, interpretation, and conclusions of the study at the end of the article. It is necessary to mention all sources of work funding (grants, scholarships, donations, etc.). If there is no conflict of interest, it should be stated: “The authors claim the absence of  conflict-of-interest issues.”



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Frequency of publication

The present scientific periodical is published twice a year. Materials are published after being approved by the Academic Council of the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

The journal has no article processing charges (APCs).

History of the Journal

Since 1992, the journal "The Journal of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Series "Medicine"" (formerly known as "School of Fundamental Medicine Journal" until 2000), has been published by the efforts of the Department of Internal Medicine staff. This journal is included in the list of specialized publications approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.


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