Manuscript and Book Heritage of Ukraine: Archeographic Studies of Unique Archival and Librarian Fonds

Established in



The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, Institute of Manuscript

Subject areas

- The series covers various aspects of the research of history and existence of manuscripts, old printed books, specialized librarian and archival fonds with a view to reconstructing the history of book culture in Ukraine and world.

- It represents scientific studies on specific historical subjects, publishes documents, scientific referential and informational material (collections reviews, archeographic and bibliographic descriptions, indexes, reports and reviews).

- The periodical also encompasses articles on the problems of storage, restoration and conservation of manuscripts.


Ukrainian, English, Polish


Published 4 time per year

Registration by the State Attestation Commission of Ukraine (VAK)

According to the Resolution of the Presidium of  the VAK of Ukraine of 10.02.2010. No 1-05.1

Field of study


Mission and purpose

The purpose of the journal “Manuscript and Book Heritage of Ukraine” consists in introducing to the scientific and social circulation new documentary sources on the history of Ukraine and world, theoretical and practical research on the problems of archeography, bibliology, codicology and codecography, library and archival science, innovative technologies in the library and archival business. Publications of documents, presented in the journal, are  source of information for further scientific work on history, philology, and cultural studies.

Intention and task

The intention and task of the journal is the publication of relevant articles on the topic, theoretical or practical in content, new in importance articles and publications of documents. Materials that have passed the procedures of internal reviewing on the subject of their scientific level and compliance with the issues of the publication are accepted for publication. “Manuscript and Book Heritage of Ukraine” is an open publication that invites to cooperation of both domestic and foreign scientific professionals. The humanitarian orientation of the journal provides an opportunity to cover in it studies on history, philology, art, library and archives, preservation and restoration of documents, innovative information technologies. The high quality of the journal is provided by the professional composition of the authors and the exactingness of the Editorial Board and reviewers to the scientific novelty and relevance of the papers proposed for publication. The publication is an information field for conducting scientific professional discussions on specialized scientific fields.


The issue 18, which was published in 2014, contained 36 scientific and 7 review articles.

The issue 19, which was published in 2015, contained 25 scientific and 9 review articles.

The issue 20, which was published in 2016, contained 30 scientific and 3 review articles.

The issue 21, which was published in 2017, contained 21 scientific and 17 review articles.

The issue 22, which was published in 2018, contained 33 scientific and 1review articles.

The issue 23, which was published in 2019, contained 13 scientific and 6review articles.

The issue 24, which was published in 2019, contained 10 scientific and 5review articles.

The issue 25, which was published in 2020, contained 15 scientific and 6review articles.

The issue 26, which was published in 2020, contained 16 scientific and 7review articles.

Editorial policy

  • objectiveness;
  • high requirements for scientific researches;
  • policy of articles reviewing;
  • strict observance of copyright
  • authors retain copyright and full rights to the article without restrictions

Manuscript processing terms

After a manuscript enters the Editor’s Office, we assess if it meets the formal requirements for publication (text volume, number of data sources etc.) during the next 2-3 days. If the procedure completes successfully, a paper goes forward to reviewers. All articles undergo editorial reviewing. Reviewers take their decisions during the period of 2-3 weeks. If a paper receives a favorable experts’ review, the manuscript goes through pre-print processing, which is conducted for 7-10 days.

Open access policy

Our periodical provides immediate open access to its content under the following principle: free open access to research results provides for the expanse of global knowledge exchange.

(Texts are available under the Creative Commons
with Attribution — NonCommercial)



The edition archives digital versions of articles in the “Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine” national depository by V. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.

Digital version of the series in the "Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine"