About the Bulletin

The “Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. History” – is periodical peer-reviewed academic edition featuring materials and research results in the field of History and Historical disciplines.

It was founded in 1958 as academical journal with the title "Historical Sciences". After 1996 it's named the "Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. History". It published the articles and researches of the professors of Faculty of History of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv as well as the researches of Ukrainian and foreign historians from other institutions.

Bulletin is published articles in Ukrainian and English.

Papers are reviewed by the members of editorial board.

Bulletin is published quarterly.

Editorial board of Bulletin keeps the Open-Access Policy.

The Bulletin allows the author(s) to hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Articles are submitted by email: history.bulletin@knu.ua

Aims and Scope

Aim of the Bulletin – to provide a communication platform for the researchers and scholars who study History and Historical disciplines both in Ukraine and abroad; to present the results of dissertation researches of doctoral candidates; enable young scientists, graduate students and students to master the methods of preparation and publication of scientific articles; to introduce into the circulation new sources and materials.

Problematics. Editorial board accepts the articles on the History of Ukraine, World History, Archaeology, Archival studies, Regional studies, Ethnic studies, Historiography, Source studies and other Historical disciplines. The preference is given to the study of the liberation movements in Ukraine and other countries; studies, that are based on the previously unpublished archival or archaeological materials; biographical studies of the outstanding historical persons; researches, based on the methodic of the gender studies, microhistory, intellectual history etc.


  • Scientific Articles – original papers and the results of dissertation research are being published.

  • Documents and Materials – previously unpublished sources or the translations with author’s commentary are being published.

  • Reviews – reviews of the monographs and the articles are being published.

  • Scientific Chronicle – the results of the scientific conferences, seminars, round tables, and other scientific or education events are being published.

Materials of all sections are indexed and receive unique digital object identifier (DOI).

Plagiarism Policy

All submitted articles must be in accordance with the rules of academic integrity.

Editorial Board encourages authors to adhere to the following provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Education":

  • referencing sources of information in case of using ideas, developments, statements, data;

  • observing requirements of legislation on the copyright and related rights;

  • provision of accurate information on research methods and results, sources of information used.

The following is deemed to be violations of academic integrity:

  • academic plagiarism – release (completely or partially) of scientific (creative) results obtained by other individuals as results of one’s own research (creative activity) and/or reproduction of published texts (released works of art) of other authors without attribution;

  • self-plagiarism – release (completely or partially) of one’s own scientific results that have been published earlier as new scientific results;

  • falsification – conscious substitution or modification of existing data regarding the educational process or scientific research.

The Editorial board will reject articles written in violation of the requirements of academic integrity, without the right to reconsider and without the possibility of author's revision.

Peer Review Process

All submitted papers undergo a double-blind review process. Review is performed by the Editorial board members in such way:

1. Technical editor receives the paper and verify the text format, structure and required structural elements. In case of non-compliance with the Requirements the manuscripts is returned for revision. The technical editor encrypts the article and transmits it to the editor-in-chief no later than one week after receipt.

2. During one week the editor-in-chief appoints a reviewer with similar scientific interests with the theme of the article and transmits a manuscript to him.

3. Within two weeks, the reviewer verifies the article. The reviewer’s goal is to verify following characteristics:

- Does the article contain scientific novelty?

- Whether the article was written in a scientific style?

- Does the author of the article adhere the principles of academic integrity?

- Whether the abstracts are substantive?

- Whether the article and its English elements are correctly written?

4. After reviewing, the reviewer sends his opinion to the editor-in-chief, which should contain one of the following provisions:

  • The article meets the requirements and can be recommended for the publishing.

  • The article contains minor spelling and punctuation errors, and can be recommended for the publishing after the author’s revision.

  • The article cannot be published due to significant errors or lack of scientific novelty, practical or theoretical value.

  • The article cannot be published due to plagiarism, self-plagiarism and other violations of academic integrity by the author.

5. Editor-in-Chief, based on the opinions of the reviewers, decides whether to publish the paper or reject it, and notifies the technical editor.

6. Technical editor notifies the authors about the reviewing results with one of the following statements: 1) the article is accepted for publishing in the current or next issue of the Bulletin; 2) the article will be accepted for publishing after the author’s revision; 3) the article will not be published for reasons given by the reviewer. After that technical editor shapes the content of the current issue of the Bulletin and transmits it to the Printing Centre.

7. Authors who have been recommended to revise the article should submit an updated version no later than one week after notification. The decision on the recommendation to print a revised article is taken by the editor-in-chief.

8. Authors who have been refused are entitled to contact the Editorial board to become acquainted the reviewer's opinion.

Open Access Statement

The 'Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. History' is an open access journal. 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 is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


Electronic copies of all issues of the Bulletin are available in the catalogue of periodicals of the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine and in the electronic archive of M. Maksymovych Scientific Library.

Article Submission Charges

  • Article procession is free of charge.

  • Publication of the articles and materials of students, postgraduates and staff of the Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv is free of charge.

  • Publication of the articles and materials of external affiliation authors costs 1047 UAH per 40.000 symbols (in accordance with the list of paid services of the Publishing and Printing Center 'Kyiv University').

  • Publishing and Printing Center "Kyiv University" prepares invoices for payment for printing services to authors after the issue of Bulletin is formed. Authors must provide passport information and an identification code to the responsible secretary of the editorial board.