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Author Guidelines

Preparing the manuscript, authors are kindly requested to adhere to the following regulations based on the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”, developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors:

  1. Manuscript requirements.
    Please upload your manuscript as a Microsoft Office Word document (*.doc, *.docx and *.rtf formats).
    1. Length of the manuscript from an original study, lecture or literature review (including tables and list of references) should not exceed 10000 words. Case reports should be limited to 7000 words, short reports and letters to the editor should not exceed 2000 words. Please consult the MS Word built-in statistics service prior to submission in order to find out the exact length of your manuscript. Should your manuscript exceed the aforementioned limits, the editorial board will carry out the final decision on its publication based on recommendations from your reviewer.
    2. Text formatting. Lettering in Times New Roman is preferable in all cases (font size 12 pt with 1.0 line spacing and 2 cm margins). Kindly refrain from using underlining in your document (italic and bold formatting is acceptable).
    3. File structure.The journal editorial board prefers to receive a manuscript as a single complete file with all figures, tables and any additional supplemental materials. Please organize your text according to the following template:
      • Writing an abstract.
      • Article title. Best article titles bear short, clear and distinctive messages.
      • Authors and their affiliated institutions, linked by superscript numbers, should be listed beneath the title on the opening page of the manuscript.
      • Abstract of an original study should start with some brief background information and statement of the study’s AIMS, followed by MATERIALS & METHODS and finishing with the RESULTS. The closing sentence should outline the main CONCLUSIONS of the study in the most comprehensible terms. Please note that your abstract should be 300 words or less.
      • Choice of keywords. MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) thesaurus is a preferred source for choosing keywords.
      • The body of the text should start with a brief introduction, describing the paper’s significance. In the case of an original study, the body of the paper should follow a common structured approach to the description of the studies aim, its materials, methods and results, as well as Discussion and Conclusions sections.
      • Acknowledgements section may be presented in Russian, English or both languages. It should comprise the following:
        • Clarification regarding any potential or actual conflicts of interest of the authors. Any affiliations, financial relations, financial or political interests in the manuscript as a whole or in part, including employment and other liabilities that may result in withholding or deliberate corruption of data or adversely influenced interpretation, are considered a conflict of interest and must be explicitly stated as such. Please note that conflicts of interest do not impede a publication, though failure to disclose one does.
        • A brief list of funding sources for the results reported in the paper, as well as the publication process itself (e.g. a commercial organization, a foundation or government grant, etc.).
        • An optional note describing the roles or responsibilities of the authors. You may also place here an acknowledgment for any individuals or organizations that assisted in your work.
  1. List of references should be organized according to the guidelines by U.S. National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 [R2010]) in Vancouver style. For detailed instructions on bibliographic formatting, see «References list guidelines». The following are the principle points you should be aware of while preparing your manuscript for submission:
      • References should be numbered in the order in which they are cited.
      • Number of references is limited to 60 for literature reviews, and to 20 for original studies and lectures.
      • Within the body of the text references should be provided in Arabic numerals enclosed in square brackets.
      • A complete list of all authors should be presented in every bibliographical entry. Please put an “et al.” notation after the third name if cited paper has more than 4 authors. Do not shorten titles of your citations. Shortened journal titles should correspond to the MedLine catalogue. If the journal is not indexed by MedLine, please provide its full title.
         
  2. Enumerate your tables, give those a heading and clearly marked columns that would be easy to read and comprehend. Please make sure that table data is in line with the numbers in the body of the text (but does not simply duplicate them).
     
  3. Reduce graphical material to minimum (unless the nature of your study dictates otherwise). Photographs should be rich in contrast, illustrative artwork – clear and of high resolution (dpi).
      • If you wish to include in your paper any graphical material created other than by means of standard office applications (e.g. results of diagnostic imaging, photographs, screenshots, digital artwork, etc.), please submit them as separate files via our web form in *.jpeg, *.bmp or *.gif formats. The absolute minimum for acceptable resolution is 300 dpi, though higher is preferable. Do keep in mind that image files should be tagged with numbers corresponding to the enumeration within the manuscript. In addition, file description should provide the caption of your image as it would appear in the paper 
        (exp.: “Fig. 1. Elliott Proctor Joslin, M.D. (1869-1962).”).
      • Graphs should be labeled on the ordinate and abscissa with the parameter or variable being measured, the units of measure, and the scale.
      • Units should be metric and follow SI convention.
      • Kindly take care to provide references to all of your supplementary materials (tables, graphs, etc.) within the body of the text.
         
  4. Ethics statement. In accordance with COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidance authors must provide an ethics statement if the study made use of human or vertebrate animal subjects and/or tissue. Approval from the relevant body is required for studies involving:
      • humans (live or tissue), including studies that are observational, survey-based, or include any personal data;
      • animals (live or tissue), including observational studies;
      • non-commercial cell lines.
         
  5. Cover letter. The journal editorial board requires authors to submit a scanned copy of a cover letter from authors team in *.pdf format. We expect a cover letter to summarize concisely why your paper is a valuable addition to the scientific literature and briefly relate your study to previously published work. Cover letter should be signed by all of your co-authors. We accept separate letters from authors if they have different affiliations declared in the manuscript.
     
  6. Using the WEB-form to submit a manuscript. Indexing in Russian and international databases requires certain metadata to be provided for your paper.
    1. Authors. Please provide us with:
      • names, affiliations and scientific degrees for all authors;
      • contact information (an e-mail address) for all authors (an e-mail address for corresponding author will be published in open access to facilitate contact with your team).
    2. Article title and Abstract. These should exactly match the text of the corresponding fields in your manuscript file.
    3. Keywords. Please make sure to add 3 to 10 concise and accurate keywords, preferably chosen from the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) thesaurus.
    4. Language. Indicate the language (or languages in case of a bilingual manuscript) of your paper (exp. [ruen]).
    5. List of references should be organized according to the guidelines by U.S. National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 [R2010]) in Vancouver style. For detailed instructions on bibliographic formatting, see «References list guidelines».
    6. Supplementary materials should be submitted as separate files with an appropriate caption (exp.: “Fig. 3. Cyst gross specimen”).
    7. Completing submission. Please check the list of attached files prior to finishing the procedure. Within next 7 days, the editorial board will inform you by e-mail of receiving submitted materials. Feel free to contact the editors or the reviewers should you have any questions regarding the processing of your manuscript. Accessing your personal account at http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/turner/index will allow you to monitor its progress online.

 

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.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor)
  • Manuscript file format is Microsoft Word (has the extension *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in "For Authors" section.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. The manuscript does not exceed 6000 words.
  • Number of sources in the bibliography does not exceed 60 (for review) and 20 (for all other articles types). References formatted in compliance with the requirements specified in "References list guidelines".
  • All the required supporting documents will be submitted together with the manuscript. The list of supporting documentrs include scanned originals of the cover letter singed by all authors (in pdf).
 

Copyright Notice

The terms of this contract (hereinafter Contract) is a public offer in accordance with  clause 2, Art. 437 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. This Contract defines the relationship between the publisher (hereinafter  Publisher) of the journal ‘Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopaedics, and Reconstructive Surgery’ (hereinafter Journal), registered with Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media and  Federal Service for Monitoring Compliance with Cultural Heritage Protection Law(registration certificate PI № FS77-54261, May 24, 2013), which is a subdivision of Eco-Vector, LLC, and the author or authors (or other copyright holder), hereinafter referred to as Author, who took a public offer to sign Contract.  Author provides the Publisher with the original manuscript. The original manuscript must meet the requirements specified in chapters ‘Submission of Manuscript’ and ‘Preparation of Manuscript’. The Publisher uses International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. (Ann. Intern. Med. 1997; 126:36-47.)

 

The Journal publishes original contributions, not published previously on the topics announced. Multiple or duplicate work (papers, which content largely coincide with a previously published results) is not accepted. The Journal does not consider for publication the results, which for the most part have been published previously or described in papers submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere, in printed or electronic form. At the time of manuscript submission, the Author must inform the Publisher about all previous submissions of this paper and about previous publications, that may be considered as multiple or duplicate of the same or very similar work. The Author must inform the Editors whether the submitted manuscript contains already published results. In this case, the new paper should have references to the previous one. Copies of previously published papers shall be attached to the submitted manuscript so that the Publisher will be able to make a decision. Papers that represent separate stages of pending research, and papers that are in violation of the rules and norms of humane treatment of biological objects of research, are not accepted.

Publication is possible only upon receiving a positive review.

All papers, including work of graduate and doctoral students, are published free of charge.

COPYRIGHT

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.

 

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