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Author Guidelines


Manuscripts are accepted at the Publisher´s office. The original copy of manuscript should be sent to the Publisher´s office address by registered mail with return receipt requested; or delivered personally. One copy of the manuscript should be submitted (if there is more than one author, manuscript should be signed by all co-authors). It is desirable for photographs, slides, negatives and other artwork to be presented in electronic form. If it is not possible, enclose these materials in separate envelope attached to the manuscript. Together with the original paper copy, the Author must submit a final electronic version of the manuscript on CD, DVD, floppy disk, or send it by e-mail. The name of the file should be the last name of the first author, and first 2–3 abbreviated words of the title.

Expert opinion on the possibility of publication of the work in the open media should be attached to the manuscript (the form is available on request at Expert opinion shall contain:
  1. The title of the paper, which should be concise, but informative.
  2. Last name, first name and patronymic (or middle name, if applicable, for international authors) of each author; indicate for each author the highest of his/her academic degree (title) and membership in professional societies.
  3. The name of the institution and department (branch) where the work was performed.
  4. Rights waiver, if any;
  5. Information on prior publication or re-publication, or submission to another journal of any part of the work.
  6. A statement from each author on the absence of financial claims to other authors and Publisher.
  7. A statement that the manuscript was read and approved by all authors, all requirements for authorship are met, and all authors are confident in good faith that manuscript correctly reports the work.
  8. Name, address, phone number and e-mail of the corresponding author and liaison for matters related to revisions, corrections and prepress copy proofs.
  9. Author(s) must submit permissions from copyright owner to use materials and illustrations previously published; permission to use information that allows identification of persons presented on photographs; and permission to specify names of the persons who have contributed to this research.
Manuscript is considered received by Publisher if submitted complete and presented in accordance with the requirements outlined above. Preliminary review of a manuscript not commissioned by Publisher is not considered an implied-in-fact publishing contract between the parties. Upon submission of the manuscript to the Journal, Author has a responsibility to disclose financial and other conflicts of interest that could affect the work. All individuals and organizations that provided financial support (in the form of grants, equipment, drugs, or all of the above), as well as any other financial or personal involvement should be referred in the manuscript.

The contract is considered fulfilled by Publisher upon publication of the paper in the journal “Journal of obstetrics and woman disease” and on the Internet.
Author enters Contract, i.e. accepts fully and unconditionally the terms of Contract, when the manuscript and expert opinion are delivered to Publisher´s office.

The manuscript should include:
  1. Title, which is brief (under 120 characters) and accurately reflects the content of the publication. Below the title should be the name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) with affiliation details including the city and country.
  2. Information about the authors (published after the references). Each author should give full name and surname, affiliation details, work address and e-mail; academic degrees, position and department are optional. Author names should be transliterated in the same way as in previous publications or according to BGN (Board of Geographic Names) system, see details at
  3. Abstract (1500?2000 characters). Abstract is placed before the main text of the manuscript. Abstract is not required for the publication of reviews, conference reports, short communications. The abstract is the main source of the information about the article and is indexed in Russian and international data bases. The abstract is available at the Journal web-page and is indexed by Internet search systems. The abstract should allow the full understanding of the research goals and introduce the main text as a source of more detailed information on the research. Abstract should convey the most important aspects of the research. The following structure of the abstract is recommended: Background, Aims, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions. The main field of research should be given only if it is not understandable from the Title; the methodology should be given in detail only if it presents the scientific novelty and is characteristic of the research. The abstract should not exceed 150-250 words (1500-2000 characters).
  4. Key words: 3 to 10 key words that will contribute to the correct cross-indexing of the publication. Use terms from the Medical Subject Headings, as given in Index Medicus (if this list does not have appropriate notation for recently introduced terms, choose the closest available).
  5. References. The reference list should include all papers cited in the text in accordance with NLM guidelines (National Library of Medicine) Reference sequence style: list of all authors, paper title, journal (book, monograph) title, year of publication, volume, issue in parenthesis, pages. After a year of publication, use a semicolon, after the issue number — use a colon. Author A. A., Author B. B., Author, CC. Title of article. Title of Journal. 2005;10(2):49-53 All authors are to be named in the reference. Paper in the text are cited using square brackets. For books:
    Brandenburg J.H., Ponti G.S., Worring A.F. eds. Vocal cord injection with autogenous fat. 3 rd ed. N Y:Mosby;1998
    For published articles:
    Brandenburg J.H., Ponti G.S., Worring A.F. Vocal cord injection with autogenous fat: a long-term magnetic resona. Laryngoscope. 1996; l06(2,pt l): 174–80.
    For Russian language references, the following version is recommended:
    Authors (transliteration), title of the paper in transliteration [translation into English in brackets], the title of the publication (transliteration) [translation into English], year, volume, issue and pages in English, or digital form only. Zagurenko AG, Korotovskikh VA, Kolesnikov AA, Timonov AV, Kardymon DV. Tekhniko-ekonomicheskaya optimizatsiya dizaina gidrorazryva plasta [Techno-economic optimization of the design of hydraulic fracturing]. Neftyanoe khozyaistvo [Oil Industry]. 2008; (11): 54-57.
    Kulikov VA, Sannikov DV, Vavilov VP. Use of the acoustic method of free oscillations for diagnostics of reinforced concrete foundations of contact networks. Defektoskopiya. 1998;(7):40-49.
    For Internet sources:
    Shcheglov?I. Naskol'ko velika rol' mikroflory v biologii vida-khozyaina? [How great is the microflora role in type-owner biology?]. Zhivye sistemy: nauchnyy elektronnyy zhurnal. Available at: (accessed 02.07.2012). (in Russian)
    APA Style (2011). Available at: (accessed 5 February 2011).


  6. All manuscripts should include Introduction, Main text, Conclusions, and References. Original research should include Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, and References. Tables, figures with figure legends should be provided on separate pages. The Methods section should include all details on statistical analysis of experimental and/or clinical data. All abbreviations should comply with international standards; units of measurement should be given in accordance with International System of Units (SI system). Figure and table numbers as well as special symbols should be given on paper margins.

The text of original research paper should not exceed 25 pages, experimental research — 15 pages, short communications — 7 pages, book reviews — 3 pages of double-spaced 12-font text (including abstract, tables, figure legends, and references) with 25 mm margins. All pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with title page. Running title should not exceed 40 characters.

Manuscript should include no more than 5 figures. Artwork (drawings, diagrams, photographs, etc.) should be presented in raster format such as TIFF or BMP (300–600 dpi,); or in vector format such as Adobe Illustrator (AI or EPS), CorelDraw (CDR).
All columns in tables should have titles. No word clipping is allowed. Please do not repeat the data in the figures and tables.

All works submitted for publication are peer reviewed. If a reviewer has questions, the manuscript with the reviewer´s comments is returned to the Author. The date of submission is the date the final version of the manuscript was delivered to Publisher. The Publisher reserves the right to make editorial changes to the text without distortion of the meaning of the paper (literary and technological editing).


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 (Russian Science Citation Index) 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.
Publisher undertakes to issue 1 copy of the Journal with the published to the Author. The Author(s) residing in Saint Petersburg receive their copy in the Publisher´s office. For non-resident Author(s) the copy is shipped to the address of corresponding Author, responsible for print proofs and the author´s copy of the Journal.


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