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Author Guidelines

Requirements for manuscripts submitted to “Perm Medical Journal”

“Perm Medical Journal” is a regular edition for publishing scientific studies of the staff of educational and scientific research medical institutions.

The submitted papers can be rejected, if the stated instructions for authors are violated.

The submitted manuscripts are reviewed by the members of the editorial board or external reviewers.

The final decision on publishing is taken by the editorial board on the basis of reviewers’ opinion; the authors are informed beforehand. The manuscripts are not returned. The editorial board is not responsible for reliability of authors’ clinical studies.

Summarized requirements

The paper is printed in Microsoft Word (version 6.0; 97; 2000; XP), Times New Roman 12 pt, 1,5 line spacing. The manuscript should include: title page, abstract, references, key words, text, tables and figures with notes, if necessary.

Manuscript should be paged.

Please, number the tables (not more than 3) consecutively in the order they appear in the text for the first time.

The figures (not more than 3) should be printed on separate sheets. Each table and figure should be entitled.

Black-and- white photos - 90x120 mm (not more than 203x254 mm) are used as illustrations. Photoes must be submitted in tiff or jpeg with 200, 250 or 300 dpi and included into Word file as a whole object. Graphs, diagrams and vector figures should be imported as EPS file. Color figures are converted into black-and- white image without additional processing. The text should contain a reference for a table or a figure and for each literature source of bibliographic list.

Manuscript preparation

The volume of paper should not exceed 8-9 pages of printed text.

The paper should be written precisely without long introduction and repetitions, thoroughly checked up by the author. The order of presenting material in the original paper must be the following: introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions.

Abbreviations are permitted for key expressions repeated in the text or for frequently used medical terms; all abbreviations must be primarily fully presented in the paper, abbreviations should not be multiple (not more than 5-6).

Metric system of units SI is used in the papers.

Special expressions should be presented in Russian transcription (for original papers - not more than 12 units).

Manuscripts should be printed on white paper A4 (210x297 mm) (on one side of the sheet); margins: top and bottom - 2 cm, right - 1,5 cm, left - 3 cm. Paper variant should be presented in two copies. Electronic variant (hard disk CD-R/CD-RW) is obligatory. Pages must be numbered one after another beginning from the title page.

Title page

The title page should include: UDC; title (avoid using abbreviations as well as trade names of drugs, food products and biological supplements); author(s) initials and surname; full official name of institutions engaged in the study; city and country (if the institution is outside the Russian Federation); author’s belonging to a certain institution is marked by figures, superscript in the order of mentioning.

Information for contact

Information on all the authors is required (without abbreviations - surname, name and patronymic, position, academic degree, academic status,, address with postal code, phone, fax, e­mail). The paper should be obligatory signed by all authors. Then the text follows.

Abstract and key words

Abstract is presented on a separate page (not more than 0,5 of the page with 1,5 line space). At the top of the page the following should be indicated: title, authors’ initials and surname (in Russian). In spite of its brevity, an abstract must be sufficiently informative and easily understood, in order that foreign readers could judge about the content of the paper or it could be used for cited publications. Thus, an abstract must include the following parts: aim, materials and methods, results (including digital indices) and conclusions.

Abbreviation expansion is necessary (despite abbreviations were explained in the text). The abstract will be translated into English, so the text must be precise and short. So as to avoid misrepresenting of facts, English translation of abstract identical to Russian one is desirable.

Key words are placed under the abstract and include from 3 to 10 key words or phrases.


The test of the paper is usually divided into the parts entitled “Introduction”, “Aims of study”, “Materials and methods”, “Results and discussion”, “Conclusions”.


Reference list should follow the paper and include bibliographic description of all the papers cited in the text (notes in the text are presented in square brackets).

Reference list is presented in alphabetical order (first - papers of domestic authors, then foreign ones). Papers of domestic authors, published in foreign languages, are placed in alphabetical order among the foreign publications. Papers of foreign authors, published in Russian, are placed in alphabetical order among the domestic publications. All authors must be indicated in the references (avoid abbreviations).

Authors are completely responsible for adequacy of data presented in the references.

Examples for references:

Books, monographs

  1. Giants S. Medicobiological statistics. M: Practice 1999; 459.
  2. Basic tendencies of children’s health in Russia/ A.A. Baranova, V.Yu. Albitsky, M: Russian Pediatricians’ Association 2011; 116.
  3. Application of statistical methods for studying public health/ V.Z. Kucherenko. M: GEOTAR-Media 2007; 256.
  4. Tatochenko V.K. Pediatric respiratory diseases: guidelines. M.: Pediatr 2012; 480.

Authors’ summaries, theses

  1. Akhmedov R.L. Age individual changes in morphological and morphometric parameters of human cerebellar cortex: author’s summary. thesis for candidate’s degree. SPb. 2007; 20.
  2. Khatamov A.I. Age transformations of human brain entorhinal and hippocamp (Brodmann’s area 28 and 34) cortical formation cytoarchitecture : author’s summary. thesis for doctor’s degree. M. 2008;18.

Papers published in scientific journals, materials of conferences

  1. Kuznetsov S.V., Kuznetsov V.F., Khorinko V.P., Kulemin L.M. Functional nutrition and stress without distress. Materials of Scientific Session 2011 devoted to the 95th anniversary of higher medical education in the Ural and the 80th anniversary of Perm State Medical Academy named Academician E.A. Wagner. Perm 2011; 108-110.
  2. Smirnov A.V., Krayushkin A.I., Gorelik E.V., Gurov D.Yu., Grigorieva N.V., Zamaraev V.S., Danilenko V.I. Morphological characteristic of hippocampus in cerebral atherosclerosis. Modern problems of science and education 2012; 1:67-74.
  3. Mannelli M., Bemporad D. Diagnosis and management of phaeochromocytoma during pregnancy. J. Endocrinol. Invest 2002; 25: 567-571.
  4. Oliva R., Angelos P., Kaplan E. Phaeochromocytoma in pregnancy: a case series and review. Hypertension 2010; 55: 600-606.
  5. Plouin P. F., Duclos J. M., Soppelsa F. Factors associated with perioperative morbidity and mortality in patients with phaeochromocytoma: analysis of 165 operations at a single center. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2001; 86: 1480-1486.
  6. Reisch N., Peczkowska M., Januszewicz A. Pheochromocytoma: presentation, diagnosis and treatment. J. Hypertens. 2006; 24: 2331-2339.

Electronic resources

  1. Amirkhanov I.V., Zemlyanaya E.V., Puzynin I.V. Computational modeling of phase changes in metals radiated with pulsed ion beams. Dubna 2001, available at:
  2. Alekseev A.A. Modern techniques for treatment of burns and burn disease. Modern aspects for management of thermal injury: materials of All-Russian Conference with International Participation, available at: http: // all/number/show/? id=4410.


Please, number the tables consecutively, in the order they are mentioned in the text for the first time. Give a short title for each table. Each column should have a short title (abridgements and abbreviations are allowed). Explain terms and abbreviations in the notes but not in the title of the table.

Make sure that every table is mentioned in the text.


Photos submitted as illustrations must be professional. Black-and-white photos must be 90x120 mm, but not larger than 203x254 mm. Names and detailed explanations should be placed under the illustrations on separate pages but not on the illustrations themselves.

Manuscript submission

Two manuscript copies should be accompanied by a letter. It must contain the following: a) message from the institution with chief’s visa, certified by a seal and signed by all the authors of the paper; b) surname, name, patronymic, address, phone (mobile phone) of the author responsible for correspondence and contacts with other authors to correct and finally approve a proof (page-proof).

Graduate students’ manuscripts presented in monoauthorship are published out of turn and free of charge!

After the manuscript is sent, the author(s) should make sure that it is received and there are no questions: phone 8 (342) 221-73-45; working hours 9.00 a.m - 14.00 p.m., difference from Moscow time +2 hours); Executive Secretary of Perm Medical Journal - Rudakova Emiliya Akindinovna.


Copyright Notice

Publisher selects, prepares for publication and publishes materials submitted by the Author. Author retains copyright for a specific work.

The Journal does not pay royalties for the publication of contributions. Author transfers and Publisher accepts materials for publication on the following conditions:

  1. Publisher has right to layout, publish and transfer the contents of the Author’s work to VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information) and RSCI journals and databases for review (and citation index) services; distribution of the Journal/Author’s materials in print and electronic media, including placing on the selected, or created, by Publisher Internet web sites, for the purpose to allow access to the publication online for any interested person from any place and at any time; and distribution of the Journal with the Author’s material by subscription;
  2. The use of copyrighted material is permitted  on the territory of Russian Federation and on the Internet;
  3. The term of this Contract is 5 years. Upon expiration of this term, Publisher reserves, and Author confirms, the infinite right to continue placement of Author’s material on the Internet;
  4. Publisher has sole discretional right, without coordination with the Author, to enter contracts and agreements with third parties for the purpose to take additional measures to protect copyright and publishing rights;
  5. Author warrants that the use of the materials provided to Publisher under this Contract will not infringe on the rights of third parties;
  6. The Author reserves the right to use the provided hereunder copyrighted material on his/her/their own discretion, and transfer contract rights to it to third parties if it does not violate the Contract;
  7. Publisher provides Author with one copy of the printed edition with the published material, and the link to the Internet publication.
  8. When paper, or a part of it is reprinted in another publication, the reference to the first publication in the Journal is obligatory;
  9. Publisher has the right to issue the Journal in any number of copies.


The contract is considered fulfilled by Publisher upon publication of the paper in the journal “Perm Medical Journal”.

Author enters Contract, i.e. accepts fully and unconditionally the terms of Contract, when the manuscript is delivered to Publisher.


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