Focus and Scope

The subjects: neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, addiction medicine, psychotherapy, medical psychology.


Section Policies

Frontiers papers

раскрывают какую-либо проблему

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Original studies

содержат результаты конкретных научных разработок

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включают разделы об истории вопроса, этиологии, клиники и пр. или построены по типу клинического разбора с раскрытием темы

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Recommendation for practitioners

рекомендации в вопросах диагностики, лечения, реабилитации и т.п

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Наблюдения из практики

обобщения собственного опыта, оригинальные наблюдения и др.

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Review papers

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Peer Review Process

Review procedure includes the following steps:

1) Examination of the article. Within five working days from receipt of the manuscript to the editor, an initial assessment is carried out for compliance with the requirements of the rules and the theme of the magazine. Any discrepancies to the rules of the author (s) shall notify the rejection of work, indicating the reasons. At this stage articles which are rejected are not reviewed.

2) Peer review. If the manuscript is recognized as covering relevant issues of the magazine and its requirements, it is sent for review to one or two external reviewers at the discretion of the editorial board; internal reviewers are the chief editor, deputy editor and science editor. External review is carried out by specialists with the following: profile, having a non-scientific degree, having no financial or any other relationship with the authors and editors of the magazine. The review of articles is performed on a voluntary basis and free of charge. For external reviewers, the manuscript is sent without noting the authors and their organizations ("blind" review). Reviewers within two to three weeks from the date of receipt of the manuscript should render in writing a reasoned opinion on the possibility of its publication in the present form, and the presence of claims in the manuscript. .

3) Evaluation of the editorial board. This is implemented for articles being prepared for publication in the next issue of the magazine. Meetings of the Editorial Board are held once every 2 months (including in the form of Internet-conference). The editorial board approves the list of articles to be published in the current issue of the journal. It has the right to reject an article, have it peer reviewed, if the editorial board raised questions on some aspects of the article, or submit it for an additional external review.

Terms of peer review between the date of receipt of the manuscript to the editor and the editorial board decision are in each case determined by the editorial staff with the view to creating conditions for the rapid publication of the most articles. The maximum period of review is 2 months.

The final decision on the possibility of publishing the manuscript is made by the chief editor or deputy editor. All manuscripts which receive the approval of the chief editor and deputy editor are sent for the scientific and literary adaptations, page-proofs and publication. The editors reserve the right to edit (including reduction) submitted articles and their titles.

The procedure for informing the authors about the results of the review

  • If a positive opinion about the possibility of publication of the manuscript in the Journal is made by the Reviewers, the author (s) shall be notified by e-mail message and the manuscript shall be made ready for publication.
  • A negative review, and the review made by reviewers with questions or comments is compulsorily sent to the author (s) of the manuscript. Author (s) should be made to respond to all the reviewers questions, comments and recommendations, and, with their consent, shall make appropriate corrections to the original manuscript. In case of disagreement by the author (s) with the opinion of the reviewers, it must convincingly justify their point of view. The corrected the manuscript by the author(s) and his response shall be sent to reviewers for review.

Not allowed to be published:

  • Article not designed in accordance with the requirements by which the authors waive technical revision of the article;
  • Articles by authors which are not revised in accordance with guidance of the reviewer or do not refute the arguments of the reviewer.

Rejected articles revised by the authors can be re-admitted to the editor, they are treated in a general manner.


Publication Frequency

Neurological Bulletin is a quarterly journal. Additional publications, such as conference proceedings,  special issues, and supplemental issues are possible. 


Open Access Policy

The publications in the Journal are available to all interested from the moment of publication. So, this journal provides immediate Gold Open Access (in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative) to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Also the editorial board belives that it provides free public access to the results of research and contributes to the advancement of science and medicine.

Free Full-text access to all articles can be observed via several websites ( All accepted articles publish with the Creative Commons International license (CC BY NC ND 4.0) for more freely distribution and usage worlwide.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...



The “Neurological Bulletin” 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.

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 (
  • 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 "Journal of obstetrics and woman disease" 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 will be fined.

Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article were publishedalready) if plagiarism will be fined.

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

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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Publication Fee

Manuscripts approved by reviewers and editorial board are published with the Gold Open Access standard and only after Open Access charge payment. Authors of accepted papers are requires to pay an open access publication charge to make their paper freely available online immediately via the journal website, meaning that readers will not need a journal subscription to view open access content. Open access articles are clearly indicated on the journal's online contents page. 

A typeset page charge is 15$ (USD).

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.

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 info is 30$ (USD) per typeset page.


Editorial team

Editor in chief
  • V.D. MENDELEVICH — Prof., MD, PhD, Doc.Med.Sci., Head of Medical and General Psychology Department, Kazan State Medical University
Honorable editor
  • M.F. ISMAGILOV — Prof., MD, PhD, Doc.Med.Sci., professor of Neurology aDepartment, Kazan State Medical University
Deputy Chief Editors
  • E.L. BOGDANOV — Prof., MD. PhD. Doc. Med. Sci., Head of Neurology and Rehabilitation Department, Kazan State Medical University
  • G.A. IVANICHEV — Prof., MD. PhD, Doc. Med. Sci., Head of Neurology Department, Kazan State Medical Academy
  • E.Z. YAKUPOV — Prof.. MD. PhD. Doc. Med. Sci., Head of Neurology Department, Kazan State Medical University
  • K.K. YAKHIN — Prof., MD, PhD, Doc. Med. Sci., Head of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Department, Kazan State Medical University
Editorial Board:
  • N.Kh. AMIROV — academician of Russian Academy of Science, professor of the Department of Hygiene of Kazan State Medical University
  • A.Yu. VAFIN — Ph.D., associate professor in medical sciences, advisor to the Rector of the Kazan Federal University
  • V.I. DANILOV — Prof., MD. PhD. Doc. Med. Sci., Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Kazan State Medical University
  • FI. DEVLKAMOVA — Prof., MD, PhD, Doc. Med. Sci., professor of Neurology Department, Kazan State Medical Academy
  • A.M. KARPOV — Prof., MD. PhD. Doc. Med. Sci., Head of Psychiatry Department, Kazan State Medical Academy
  • A.P. KIYASOV — Prof., MD. PhD. Doc. Med. Sci., director of Institute of fundamental medicine and biology, Kazan Federal University
  • D.M. MENDELEVICH — Prof., MD. PhD. Doc. Med. Sci., professor of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Department, Kazan State Medical University
  • A.I. SAFINA — Prof., MD. PhD. Doc. Med. Sci., Head of Pediatric Department, Kazan State Medical Academy
  • A.S. SOZINOV — Prof., MD, PhD, Doc. Med. Sci., rector of Kazan State Medical University
  • A.Z. FARRAKHOV — Ph.D., associate professor in medical sciences, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
  • F. A. KHABIROV — Prof., MD. PhD. Doc. Med. Sci., Head of Neurology Department, Kazan State Medical Academy
  • D R. KHASANOVA — Prof., MD, PhD, Doc. Med. Sci., professor of Neurology and Neurorsugery Department, Kazan State Medical University

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