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Author Guidelines

"Kazan Medical Journal" takes to print original articles and reviews in all fields of fundamental and clinical medicine that have not previously been published or accepted for publication in other printed or electronic media. All manuscripts that are received to the editor and complying with the requirements of these rules are subject to review.

General statements

The manuscript can be directly sent to the editor by e-mail (which is preferably) or in a printed variant by post to the address: 420066, Kazan, PO Box 53. It is necessary to attach CD or DVD with the electronic version of the manuscript in the latter case. Authors of articles received by e-mail will be notified whether article been accepted or rejected. Rejection may be due to discrepancy of the topic or journal’s requirements. In case of sending article in a printed form by post authors should get in touch by themselves with the editors by tel. (+7 (843) 562-11-21, +7 (843) 222-09-83, add. 1575) or by e-mail in order to know about acceptance of the article for publication.

Sending the manuscript to the editor "Kazan Medical Journal", the author guarantee that:

  • manuscript has not been previously published and is not considered to publication elsewhere at time of applying to "Kazan Medical Journal";
  • article presents results of authors’ own research; if presented results received and published by other authors, bibliographic data of these authors should be given in the references, and there also should be a link in the text;
  • author has consent of his employer to publish presented information or can get it if needed;
  • there is a positive opinion of Ethics Committee in case of study of new medications and treatment methods, invasive diagnostic procedures involving human subjects or animals;
  • agrees to the use of this article and information about himself by posting on the official website of "Kazan Medical Journal» (, distribution and informing public, processing and ordering, as well as inclusion in databases and information systems;
  • all co-authors have seen the article in its final variant and agree to its publication;
  • the author agrees with the requirements of the journal, presented manuscript fully comply with them.

Preparation of manuscripts

All the text materials should be prepared in electronic form in MS Word file format. It is necessary to use the standard cyrillic fonts True Type Fonts (TTF), preferably Times New Roman Cyr, the size of the characters 12 pt, while typing and designing the manuscript. The interval between the rows should be double. Marking the characters bold, italic and underlined, as well as using methods of complex text formatting are with little need. Leave 2.5 cm field left, top and bottom, and 1.5 cm field right on the standard sheet size of A4. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered (including title page, pages with tables and figures).

Volume of original articles, reviews and lectures (except title page and figures) should not exceed 12-15 typed pages. Volume of messages, letters to the editor and other types of publication should not exceed 3-5 pages.

Structure of the manuscript of the original article

The manuscript should contain the following elements in presented order: title page, the page with the abstract , the text of article with a list of references, tables and figures.

The title page should contain the following elements:

  • Title of article, which should briefly and accurately reflect its essence; volume - no more than 200 characters, including spaces. It is unacceptable to use abbreviations in the title.
  • Last name, first name, patronymic name (in full) of all authors and place of work of each of them (organization, institution, company, etc.) pointing the address.
  • Full contact information (mailing address, work and home phone numbers with area code, cell phone, fax and e-mail) about the corresponding author.
  • It is desirable to specify last name, first and patronymic names (in full) of two possible referees of the article, their position, place of work, phone number with area code, e-mail address. The editors reserve the right to submit the article for review to these individuals or others on their own.

Page with the abstract should contain the following elements:

  • Title of article (according to the title page).
  • Last name and initials of all authors.
  • Place of work of each author.

Abstract should contain brief, clear information about substantive provisions of work. The abstract should necessarily have four structured fragments: the purpose, methods, results and conclusion. It is unacceptable to use abbreviations in the abstract. The volume of the abstract is 200-250 words.

Key words should be no more than 5-7 words and phrases that reflect the essence of the work. It is necessary to translate title of a work, surnames and initials of the authors, their places of work, key words in English accurately. It is desirable to present whole abstract in English.

You can get aquainted with sample of designing of the abstract in any of the latest issues of "Kazan Medical Journal" or online

The text of the manuscript should be simple and clear, without a long historical introduction, unreasonable repetitions, neologisms and scientific jargon. You should use international nonproprietary names referring medications; in order to clarify the name of the medication you can use website Try to avoid a large number of abbreviations in the text. Any use of abbreviations should be preceded by the full name of the original term indicating the abbreviation in brackets, eg "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)." In general, the text of the article should not contain more than 5-7 abbreviations. There is no need to type abbreviations met once or twice in the text.

It is necessary to follow the sequence of presentation with a distinct differentiation of the results obtained by the author from the relevant literature data and their interpretation. It is recommended to adhere to the following scheme of presentation (not marking them in the text): a) introduction; b) material and methods; c) results; d) discussion; d) conclusion; e) list of references.

In the introduction it is necessary to indicate briefly the problem and the relevance of research, to formulate the purpose of work and justify the need of the study or observation. It is also necessary to mentiont research that are directly relevant to the topic, not including data or conclusions will be presented in the article itself.

Describing materials and methods of research you should give detailed information of how patients or experimental animals were selected for observation and experiments (including control group), also define their age, sex and other characteristics affecting the result, describe methods, equipment (please indicate its manufacturer and country or city in brackets) and all the procedures in sufficient detail to allow other researchers to reproduce the results. You should give references only to general methods including statistical. It is necessary to specify exactly all medications and chemicals, their doses and routes of administration. You may indicate trade names of medications and its manufacturer in this section in brackets following the international nonproprietary name of medication.

It is necessary to present your research results in the text, tables and figures in a logical sequence, to define and summarize only important observations, also try not to repeat in the text data from tables or figures. There should be references in the text to all attached figures and tables. You should indicate the statistical significance of results obtained. Mathematical formulas should be created by standard tools of MS Word, scrutinized and placed in the text. Units of measurement should be given in the SI metric system, temperature – in Celsius, blood pressure - in mmHg.

Discussing the results you should reveal new important aspects of this study, define the possibility of applying obtained results, also in further studies, as well as their limitations. Results of the study should be critically compared with other studies in this field.

Conclusion should be linked to the objectives of the study, and try to avoid unsubstantiated claims that are not confirmed by the facts.

Gratitude and conflict of interests may be expressed briefly at the end of the article if necessary.

References should be placed at the end of the main text of the manuscript and designed in accordance with GOST R 7.0.5-2008 (available online at References in the text of the manuscript, tables and figures should be given as a number in square brackets (eg [5]); the number corresponds to the serial number in list of references. Number of references should be limited by 50-60 in reviews and 12-15 in other cases. You should include articles, published mainly in the last 10-15 years in refereed journals, also monographs and patents, avoiding citation of abstracts and materials of theses, manuals, works from the collections of papers, abstracts and conferences, congresses and symposia proceedings in the list of references.

Sources in the list of references should be indicated strictly in alphabetical order ( initials are given after authors’ names, such as Ivanov A.V.). Works of local authors should be listed first, of foreign authors then. Published in foreign languages works of local authors are placed among the works of foreign authors in general alphabetical order, works of foreign authors written in Russian - in general alphabetical order in the list of local authors. All references in the text should be numbered in strict accordance with their numbering in the list of references. If several works of one author are cited, it is needed to lead ascending's edition.

Article or monograph written by a group of authors (more than four people) should be placed in the list of references by the name of the first author, two more authors are adduced, and then write "et al.". If there are four authors, then list all the names.

Monograph should contain its full name, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, page (eg "P. 57-69" or total number of pages).

Periodicals and series are given with adopted short name of the source, year, volume, number of issue, pages.

The author is responsible for the accuracy of cited literature.

Samples of the references in the bibliography:

Gullo L. Pancreatic cysts: somatostatin and drainage. In: Chronic pancreatitis / Ed. M. Buechler, H. Friess, W. Uni et al. — Heidellerg: Blackswell Pub., 2000. — Ch. 12.1. — P. 467–470.

Medawar P.B., Lewis H.K. Uniqueness of the individual. — New York: Basic books, 1992. — 284 p.

Piazzini F.A., Chifari R., Canevini M.P. et al. Levetiracetam: an improvement of attention and oral fluency in patients with partial epilepsy // Epilepsy Res. — 2006. — Vol. 68. — P. 181–188.

It is better to read last few issues of journal in order to get more detailed information about rules of designing list of references.

Tables should be clear, compact and contain statistically processed materials. The total number of tables should be no more than three. You should use standard tools of MS Word or Excel in order to create the tables. Each table should be typed with double-space on a separate page and numbered consecutively in the order of mentioning in the text. Each table should have a short name, and each column in it - a short title (you can use abbreviations that should be decrypted in a footnote to the table). All explanations should be placed in a footnote, but not in the name of the table. You should specify which statistical parameters were used to represent the variability of the data, such as standard deviation and the mean error of the arithmetic mean. It is better to use graphs instead of tables with lots of data. The name of the table, its data and remarks should be sufficient to understand the information presented in the table without reading the text of the article.

Figures presented in the text and in separate files should meet the following requirements:

  • the file extension * .tif or * .jpg;
  • width - from 70 to 140 mm, the height - not more than 200 mm.
  • minimum resolution of 300 dpi (pixels per inch);
  • scanned image should be cut around the image and free from dust and scratches.

Charts and graphs should be editable, black and white colored. It is recommended to alternate solid color (black, white, gray) and pattern (hatching, diamonds, etc.) in histograms, to use clearly distinguishable markers and dotted lines in the charts. All digital data and remarks should be well distinguishable. Each figure should be accompanied by brief captions, which together with figure designations should be sufficient to understand the information presented in the figure without reading the text of the article.

Charts and graphs should be presented in the text and in separate files in the format of the program they were made of.

Structure features of other types of publications

In general, you should follow the rules given above taking into account the following features. Abstracts of reviews and lectures may be presented without dividing them into fragments. Other types of publications (letters to the editor, reviews of monographs, information about conferences, anniversary materials etc.) may be sent without abstracts. Keywords should be given in all cases.


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.

  • Эта статья не была раньше опубликована, а также не представлена для рассмотрения и публикации в другом журнале (иначе объясните это в Примечаниях для Редактора).
  • Файл рукописи имеет формат Microsoft Word (имеет расширение *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf).
  • Текст соответствует стилистическим и библиографческим требованиями, подробно изложенным в разделе информации для авторов "Авторам".
  • Текст рукописи набран стандартным кириллическим шрифтом Times New Roman, с размером символов 12 pt и двойным межстрочным интервалом. Отступы (поля) составляют 2,5 см слева, сверху и снизу от края страницы, 1,5 см - справа от края страницы. Все страницы пронумерованы (включая титульный лист, страницы с таблицами и рисунками).

    Объём рукописи (исключая титульный лист и рисунки) не превышает 15 печатных страниц (если рукопись представляет собой сообщение, письмо в редакцию или другой вид публикации — 5 страниц).

  • Количество источников в списке литературы не превышает 60 - для обзора, и 15 - для всех других типов статей. Список литературы оформлен в соответствие с требованиями, приведенными в разделе информации для авторов.
  • Вместе с рукописью в редакцию направляются необходимые сопроводительные документы в виде сканированных оригиналов в формате *.pdf (или *.jpg).

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