Focus and Scope

Kazan Medical Journal is a peer-reviewed journal for clinicians and medical scientists, practicing physicians, researchers, teachers and students of medical schools, interns, residents and PhD students interested in perspective trends in Russian and international medicine.

Missions of the Journal are to spread the achievements of Russian and international biomedical sciences, to present up-to-date clinical recommendations, to provide a platform for a scientific discussion, experience sharing and publication of original researches in clinical and fundamental medicine.

 

Section Policies

Original research

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Clinical observations

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

History of medicine

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Lectures

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Персоналии

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Chronicles

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Articles submitted for publication in «Kazan Medical Journal» are obligatorily peer-reviewed. Review procedure includes the following steps.

1. Expertise of the article. Within 5 working days from receipt of the manuscript its initial assessment for compliance with the topic and requirements of the Journal is performed. If any discrepancies to the requirements are found, author(s) will be notified about the fact and the reasons for the rejection. Articles rejected at this stage are not reviewed.

2. External and internal review. External review: if the manuscript is considered relevant to the topic of the Journal and its requirements, it is sent for review to one or two external reviewers. Internal review is performed by the editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief and science editor (2.1.).
2.1. The decision on assignment of an external reviewer is made by the editor-in-chief or deputy editor-in-chief.
2.2. External review is performed by recognized experts of the relevant field, who have a degree and report the scientific, financial or any other relationship with the authors and editors of the journal. Review of the articles is performed on a voluntary and gratuitous basis.
2.3. The manuscript is sent to external reviewers without mentioning authors and their organizations («blind» review).
2.4. Reviewers are informed that manuscripts sent to them are the property of authors and are classified as confidential information. Reviewers must refrain from illegal use (including copying) of the materials sent to them for review.
2.5. Within 21 days from receipt of the manuscript reviewers should render a reasoned opinion on the possibility of its publication in the present form, and in the presence of claims to the manuscript - present them in writing form.

The review highlights consistency of the article content with the topic stated in the title, article consistency with the modern achievements of science and theoretical knowledge, evaluates language, style, arrangement of the material, clarity and informativeness of tables, charts, figures and formulas, completeness and correctness of literature citations, advantages and disadvantages of the article; indicates which corrections and additions should be made by the author. Reviewer's conclusion:

  • the article can be published and does not require revision;
  • the article can be published after minor revision by authors;
  • the article cannot be published due to poor quality, inconsistency with the requirements of article design or topic of the journal, ethical violations, signs of falsification of results or other reasons.

2.6. In case of positive opinion of the reviewers' about the possibility of manuscript publication in the journal author(s) will be notified via e-mail and the manuscript is being prepared for publication.
2.7. If the review contains an indication for the need of manuscript corrections, it is sent to the author for revision with the review attached and proposal to take into account reviewer's comments when preparing a new version of the manuscript. Author(s) must provide responses to all reviewer's questions, comments and suggestions. In case of disagreement with the reviewer's opinion author(s) should clearly justify their point of view. Response of the author(s) to a review must be submitted to the editor within 4 weeks from receipt of the review. In case of absence of authors’ response to a review during this time the manuscript is considered withdrawn by the authors. Manuscript revised by author(s) and response to a review are sent to reviewers for inspection.
2.8. Text of the negative review is sent to the author via e-mail for information.

3. Evaluation by the editorial board is performed for articles which are being prepared for publication in the next issue of the journal. Editorial Board meetings are held once every 2 months. The editorial board approves the list of articles to be published in the current issue of the Journal. It has the right to reject externally peer-reviewed article or to send it for additional external review. The decision of the editorial board is registered in the record of the meeting.
4. Final decision on the possibility of manuscript publication is made by the editor-in-chief or deputy editor-in-chief. All manuscripts received the approval of the editor-in-chief or deputy editor-in-chief, are sent to the scientific and literary preparing, makeup and publication. The editors reserve the right to edit (including reduction) submitted articles and their titles.
5. Before putting any issue to bed made-up article in *.pdf format is sent to corresponding author for detecting misprints in the text, tables, and figures. Within 48 hours from sending him e-mail with an attached made-up article, the author should send a response to the Journal editorial. Authors’ nonresponse is interpreted as acceptance of the sent variant of the article.
6. Reviews are kept in the editorial office for 5 (five) years.
7. The editors send to the authors of submitted manuscripts copies of reviews or reasoned rejection, and also assures to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon receiving a relevant request.

8. Manuscripts will be rejected if:

  • not designed in accordance with the requirements and authors refuse to revise the manuscript;
  • the authors do not follow reviewer and editor’s constructive instructions or do not meet them with counterarguments.

Rejected articles after revising by the authors can be re-submitted to the editor, they are treated according to the standard procedure.

 

Publication Frequency

Issued bimonthly with circulation of 1000 copies (print version).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Indexing

The “Kazan Medical Journal” Journal is included into the “List of leading scientific journals under review, where principal data of applicants for scientific degree has to be published”, as decreed by State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles and revised in 2015.

The journal is indexed in the following international databases and directory editions:

  • SCIENCE INDEX - Russian Scientific Citation Index is a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The SCIENCE INDEX project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (elibrary.ru).
  • Google Scholar
  • Ulrich's Periodical Directory
  • WorldCat

 

Publishing Ethics

Reporting standarts

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another paper as the author(s) own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another(s) paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Only original works are acceptable for publication in "Kazan Medical Journal". The journal does not allow any forms of plagiarism.

If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

The journal is using "ANTIPLAGIAT" (free edition) software for plagiarism detection in all Russian-language manuscripts. The Google Scholar is used for English-language manuscripts.

Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article were published already) if plagiarism is found.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (eg, clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication. Further detail on acceptable forms of secondary publication can be found at www.icmje.org/

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Statement of Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

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The page is based on original materials from the Elsevier: http://cdn.elsevier.com/promis_misc/ethicalguidelinesforauthors.pdf

 

Publication Fee

Manuscripts approved by reviewers and editorial board are published on a fee-paying basis.
A typeset page constitutes a charge unit:
A4 page, Times New Roman style, font size 12, double-spaced.
Margins: Top, Bottom, Left: 2.5 cm; right: 1.5 cm.

Page charges are 800 rubles per page.
The editorial board reserves the right to offer discounts upon authors' written requests.
Article submitted by postgraduate and postdoctoral students of Russian educational institutions are published free of charge in case of providing supporting documents.
Page charges for advertising article is 1600 rubles per typeset page.

 

Publication Statistics

2015 2016
Articles published 211 198
incl. scientific papers 192 183
Rejected after peer-review 34 29
Withdrawn by authors during peer-review 15 7
Median time between submission
and publication, weeks
14 18