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Author Guidelines

Preparing the manuscript, authors are kindly requested to adhere to the following regulations based on the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals”, developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors:

1. The article should have the signature of the scientific supervisor and be supported by the official letter of referral from the institution where the research has been carried out. The official referral should include the information on the surnames of all the authors and the title of the research work. The expert’s report is presented if needed. The article should be signed by all the authors.

2. It is not allowed to apply to the editorial board those articles which have already been published by other editions or have already been sent to other editions.

3. The editorial board has the right to shorten and edit the presented works. All the articles received by the editorial board of the journal are reviewed according to the requirements of the Higher Attestation Committee of the Russian Federation.

4. The approved articles are published free of charge. The manuscripts/copies of the articles are not returned back to their authors.

5. The manuscripts/copies designed without the accordance with the rules are not accepted for their publication.

6. The number of pages for reviews should not be more than 20 pages of a typewritten text, original research - 15, historical and discussion articles - 10, brief notes and practical notes - 5.

7. The article should be printed on one part of А4 sheet, Times New Roman 12 type, a line spacing - 1,5. Margins: top and bottom - 2,5 cm, left - 3,5 cm, right - 1,5 cm, with pagination (at the top in the centre, the first page without any number). The document format should be doc or docx.

8. The articles should be sent by e-mail to the address in MS Word format with the enclosure of scanned copies of the letter of referral and of the first page of the article with the signatures of all the authors of this article in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. The printed copy of the manuscript signed by the authors, and the original letter of referral are sent by post to editorial office.

9. The title page should have the following information:
- the title of the article (it should be short and informative, abbreviations and trading (commercial) names of preparations, medical equipment, diagnostic equipment, diagnostic tests, etc. are not allowed);
- the author’s surname and initials (it should be indicated what institution each of the authors works by figures in the upper case next to the surname of the author and the name of the institution. If all the authors work in one institution it is not necessary to indicate the place of work of every author separately);
- the names of the institutions where the authors work with the indication of the department competence (Ministry of Public Health of Russia, the Russian Academy of Sciences, etc.), city/town, country (without the indication of the form of property, the organization status (State Institution of Higher Professional Training, Federal State Budgeted Institution, etc.);
- all the information is given in both Russian and English languages. The authors’ surnames should be transliterated according to BGN (Board of Geographic Names) system, presented by the site There should be given an officially accepted English variant of the name of the organization!

10. A separate sheet should have the information about the authors: surname, name, patronymic (full form) in Russian and by transliteration, scientific degree, academic status, position at the institution/institutions, address of the organization with its postal/ZIP code, phone number and e-mail address of all the authors. Abbreviations are not allowed.

11. After the title page there should be placed a resume (summary) of the article in both Russian and English (about 250 words each). The resume of an original article should have the following structure: aim, materials and methods, results, conclusion. All the parts are indicated in the text. For other types of articles (review, lecture, discussion) a resume should include the summary of the basic concept of the article. The resume should not have abbreviations. The resume is independent from the article source of information to be placed in various scientific databases. We pay special attention to the quality of the English version of your resume! It will be published separately from the basic text of the article and should be understandable without the reference to the publication. The keywords or word combinations are given at the end of this part in both Russian and English (not more than 8 ones) according to their significance.

12. The text of an original research should have the following sections indicated by the headings: “Introduction”, “Aim of the study”, "Research tasks", "Materials and methods", "Results", "Discussion", "Conclusions" or "Conclusion", "References».

13. If the article has a description of some human observation, there should not be used any patient’s surname and initials or number of his/her case history, especially in figures or photos/pictures. In the case of a factual report of animal experiments there should be specified whether the content and usage of laboratory animals is performed according to the rules accepted in the institution, the recommendations of national board of research, and national laws.

14. At first mentioning of the terms constantly used in the article (but not in the title of the article or in its resume), it is necessary to give their full names with their shortened forms/abbreviations in brackets, and to use only the abbreviations further, but their usage should be minimal. Abbreviations are given according to the key letters of Russian words, for example: источник ионизирующего излучения (ИИИ) (ionizing radiation source – IRS) etc. The type of devices or installations should be given in original language; in inverted commas; with the indication (in brackets) of the producer country. For example: spectrophotometer «СФ-16» (Russia) and spectrofluorimeter produced by "Hitachi" (Japan) were used. Units of measurement are given in SI system. Rarely-used and very specific terms should be deciphered as well. In the case of a medical product description its first mentioning should be specified by the active substance indication (international unlicensed name), commercial name, manufacture company, producer country, all names and dosages should be carefully verified.

15. The tables should have only the necessary data and present the generalized and statistically processed materials. Each table should have its heading, number, and be placed in the text right after the reference to it. The illustrations should be accurate and contrasting. Digital versions of the illustrations should be saved in separate files in Tiff format with 300 dpi resolution and consecutive numbering. Figure explanations should be placed in the basic text. There should be a reference before every figure, diagram or table in the text. The explanation given for micrographs or electronic micrographs should indicate the painting method and scale factor. The diagrams should be presented in initial files. The figures (diagrams, charts) should have the indication of all axes with the units of measurement according to SI system. The legend is presented beyond the figure place.

16. Bibliographic references in the text should be given by figures in square brackets according to the list at the end of the article. Number the references consecutively, according to their first mentioning in the text (but not alphabetically)! For original articles there should not be given more than 30 sources, for lectures and reviews - not more than 60 sources, for other types of articles - not more than 15 sources.

17. Two lists of references are attached to the article on a separate paper sheet.

18. In the first list of references (Literature) the bibliographic description of references should be made according to the norms of ГОСТ 7.1-2003 "Bibliographic registration. Bibliographic description of the document. General requirements and composition rules”.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscripts are accepted if has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  2. The materials should be prepared in a format OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or World Perfect.
  3. Internet links are provided as a complete URL. 

  4. Text should be typed with an interval of one line spacing, font Times New Roman, 12 pt; to highlight the accents it is recommended to use italics rather than underlining (except Internet links). All images, graphics and tables are placed within the text according to the meaning of the particular part of text  (and not at the end of the document).
  5. Text should follow the stylistic and bibliography requirements as stated in  Regulations  located in the Part "About Us." 

  6. Please, remove the authors' names from the title of the article and other parts of the document to ensure the  anonymity of reviewing.


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