Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

The Journal deals with the relevant topics and current achievements in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology, as well as public health, medical genetics, reproductove oncology, clinical immunology.

Aim of the Journal is to promote formation of new advanced studies in obstetrics and gynaecology, education and evolvement of scientists and pracitioners.

Main tasks of the Journal are:

  1. Regular and timely informing medical society about latest developments and prospects for national and foreign medical science and healthcare .
  2. Comprehensive development of preventive trend in the field of maternal and and child healthcare, assistance to large-scale implementation of medical advances.
  3. Systematic publication of materials, providing perfection of scientific knowledge in healthcare practitioners.
  4. Publication of materials, dealing with the best practices of healthcare delivery to newborns, women and infertile couples.
  5. Wide coverage of international academic network and collaboration.




Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Experience Exchange

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Help for the Practicing Physician

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Notes from Practice

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Procedure for reviewing of manuscripts of scientific articles submitted for publication to the journal “Obstetrics and Gynecology”

All scientific articles for the journal “Obstetrics and Gynecology”, submitted in electronic or paper form, are subject to reviewing.

The Head of Editorial or/and Executive Secretary verifies the compliance of an article typography to the journal requirements within one week.  

The Head Editor determines the compliance of an article to the journal specialization within two weeks and forwards this article for scientific review to an appropriate specialist - Doctor of Medical Sciences. A member of the Editorial Board or engaged specialist, competent in the subject of reviewing article and who has publications covering the subject of reviewing article during last three years, can be a reviewer.

It’s necessary to point the compliance of an article to its title, characterize its relevance and scientific level, strengths and weaknesses and evaluate the expediency for publication in review.

The review is given to the author or to The Higher Attestation Commission upon its request without the reviewer’s sign, last name, position and place of work.

If the reviewer recommends correcting or improving something in the article, the Head of Editorial sends the review text to the author in order to make appropriate changes in his article.

The editorial board of the journal sends the review to the authors. If the reviewer recommends any refinements, the editorial staff would suggest the author either make corrections or dispute them reasonably. When a revision is requested, the author must resubmit the revised manuscript within two months. The modified version of the article is re-sent for review.

If authors refuse to revise the manuscript, they should notify the editorial board verbally or write about the withdrawal of their manuscript from submission to publication. If authors fail to return the revised manuscript after three months from sending them the review, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.

Each manuscript will only be allowed three rounds of review and revisions. Authors are thus urged to address all issues raised by the reviewers after the first round of peer-review. If authors fail to do so after the third round, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.

Should irreconcilable differences in opinions between authors and reviewers arise, the editorial board will send the manuscript for additional review, or the editor-in-chief resolves the conflict at an editorial board meeting.

In case the article was rejected, the Editorial sends reasonable refusal to the author. It’s possible to make an additional review by another reviewer under the urging of the author.

The final decision about publication and its time limits is made by the Editorial Board by open voting. It’s possible to publish articles in some cases when it has positive reviews, by joint decision of the Head of Editorial Board and the Head Editor.

Following the decision to publish an article, the Head of Editorial informs an author indicating time limits of the article’s edition.

Manuscripts of reviews are retained in Editorial for 5 years.

The Editorial Board of the journal plans to switch to double-blind peer review starting July 01, 2021, as a way to minimize reviewer bias. In double-blind peer review, neither the reviewers nor the authors know each other's identity. While we have successfully used the single-blind peer-review system so far, we believe that moving to double-blind peer review will be better to ensure scientific integrity and cooperation with the authors.


Publication Frequency

12 выпусков в год.



The journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve all the published articles. The PKP PN is a part of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

Also, the journal makes full-text archives on the Russian Science Electronic Library (http://elibrary.ru/) platform.


Issue Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual issues. The following payment options and fees are available.

Access for an Issue: 35.00 (USD)

You can purchase the access for all articles published in one issue. Access to articles will be provide for an unlimited time.

Access to issue allows you to read, download and print full text (PDF and HTML) of all articles, but does not allow to distribute, copy or reproduce articles materials until the end of the embargo period (3 years) since the publication of the article).


Article Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual articles. The following payment options and fees are available.

Access for an Article: 5.00 (USD)

You can purchase the access for the article to read, download and print its fulltext (PDF, HTML). Access to article will be provide for an unlimited time.

Purchased access does not allow to distribute, copy or reproduce article's materials until the end of the embargo period (3 years) since the publication of the article).



Articles in journal are indexed by several systems:


Ethical Standards

“Bionika” publishes a number of medias, including medical and pharmaceutical  journals. Most of these journals are on behalf of scientific societies and other similar organizations.   As part of this objective, the Press itself adopts a neutral position on issues treated within its Journals. Those Journals serve to further academic discussions of topics, irrespective of their nature – whether religious, gender-based, environmental, ethical, political or other potentially or topically contentious subjects.

Publication of an article in an academic peer-reviewed journal serves several functions, one of which is to validate and preserve the “minutes” of research. It is therefore of immense importance that these “minutes” are accurate and trustworthy. The act of publishing involves many parties, each of which plays an important role in achieving these aims. It therefore follows that the author, the journal editor, the peer-reviewer, the publisher and the owner of Society-owned journals have responsibilities to meet expected ethical standards at all stages in their involvement from submission to publication of an article.

“Bionika” is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and The European Association of Science Editors (EASE), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

Editor and publisher adhere to Editorial Policy Statements, developed by The Council of Science Editors (CSE), that cover the responsibilities and rights of editors of peer-reviewed journals.

The editorial board accepts Core Principles.

Below is a summary of our key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers and authors.


Editors’ responsibilities

  • To act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  • To handle submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.
  • To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Society where appropriate. To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved. Documentation associated with any such complaints should be retained.

Reviewers’ responsibilities

  • To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner
  • To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.
  • To alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.
  • To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for that manuscript.
  • To follow in his work to «Singapore Statement on Research Integrity»

Authors’ responsibilities

  • To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request. Where appropriate and where allowed by employer, funding body and others who might have an interest, to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others.
  • To confirm/assert that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.
  • To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
  • To be ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements (e.g. WMA Declaration of HelsinkiNIH Policy on Use of laboratory AnimalsEU Directive on Use of Animals) and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.
  • Patient consent for publication. All patients provided informed consent for the publication of their data (and associated images)
  • To declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).
  • To notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. To cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary.
  • To take full responsibility for any plagiarism of text, image or other type of graphics. Any related misconduct will be dealt in accordance with COPE algorithm.
  • Authors' Data Sharing Statement. The data supporting the findings of this study are available on request from the corresponding author after approval from the principal investigator.

Publisher or Society responsibilities

“Bionika” publisher, Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology  and Russian Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  guarantee that all published materials compliant with standards above.


Identification of unethical behaviour

  • Misconduct and unethical behaviour may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor and publisher at any time, by anyone.
  • Whoever informs the editor or publisher of such conduct should provide sufficient information and evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. All allegations should be taken seriously and treated in the same way, until a successful decision or conclusion is reached.


  • An initial decision should be taken by the editor, who should consult with or seek advice from the publisher, if appropriate.
  • Evidence should be gathered, while avoiding spreading any allegations beyond those who need to know.

Minor breaches

Minor misconduct might be dealt with without the need to consult more widely. In any event, the author should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.

Serious breaches

Serious misconduct might require that the employers of the accused be notified. The editor, in consultation with the publisher or Society as appropriate, should make the decision whether or not to involve the employers, either by examining the available evidence themselves or by further consultation with a limited number of experts.

Outcomes (in increasing order of severity; may be applied separately or in conjunction)

  • Informing or educating the author or reviewer where there appears to be a misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards.
  • A more strongly worded letter to the author or reviewer covering the misconduct and as a warning to future behaviour.
  • Publication of a formal notice detailing the misconduct.
  • Publication of an editorial detailing the misconduct.
  • A formal letter to the head of the author’s or reviewer’s department or funding agency.
  • Formal retraction or withdrawal of a publication from the journal, in conjunction with informing the head of the author or reviewer’s department, Abstracting & Indexing services and the readership of the publication.
  • Imposition of a formal embargo on contributions from an individual for a defined period.
  • Reporting the case and outcome to a professional organisation or higher authority for further investigation and action.


Withdrawal of an already published article is an extreme measure and it is applied in case of revelation of facts which were not known during the review:

  • law violation or defamation;
  • detection of false or inaccurate data, especially of those carrying health risks.

Mechanism of article withdrawal:

  1. Article withdrawal can be initiated by the authors, readers, reviewers, editors and publishers by written request to the journal where the article was published;
  2. The commission on conflicts resolution examines received requests;
  3. The commission on conflicts resolution makes a decision on article withdrawal if there is sufficient evidence for it;
  4. The commission on conflicts resolution notifies the initiator of article withdrawal on the decision in a written form;
  5. The commission decides to withdraw an article, information about withdrawal is published in the journal with indication of the article metadata;
  6. If articles from the Journal are indexed in some databases, these databases are informed about the article withdrawal, stating the reason.


The editorial board considering an article may check the manuscript through the system Anti-plagiarism.

In case of multiple adoptions the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the rules COPE.

This website uses cookies

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

About Cookies