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Author Guidelines

Preparation of manuscripts

All text materials should be prepared in electronic form in MS Word format. When typing and designing the manuscript, it is necessary to use the standard Cyrillic TrueType Fonts (TTF), preferably Times New Roman Cyr, should be used with 12pt font size. The space between the lines should be double-spaced. Bold, italic and underlined styles, as well as complex text formatting should not be used unless necessary. The paper should be written in A4 size with margins of 2.5 cm on left, top and bottom sides and 1.5 cm on right side. The pages of the manuscript should be numbered (including title page, pages with tables and figures).

Original research (excluding title page and figures), literature reviews and lectures should not exceed 12-15 typewritten pages; brief communications, letters to the editor and other types of articles should not exceed 3-5 pages.

Manuscript structure of the original article

The manuscript should contain the following elements in such order: title page, abstract page, main body with a reference list, tables and figures.

1. Title page

Title page should contain the following elements:

  • Title of the article, briefly and accurately capturing its idea; not exceeding 200 characters including spaces. Abbreviations are unacceptable in the title.
  • Family name, given name and patronymic (in full) of all authors and place of work of each of them (organization, institution, company, etc.) with the address.
  • Complete contact details (mailing address, work and home phone numbers with area code, mobile phone number, fax and e-mail) for the corresponding author.
  • It is desirable to specify the last name, first and patronymic names (in full) of two potential reviewers, their position, place of work, phone number with area code, and e-mail. The editors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to submit the article for review to these individuals or others.

2. Abstract page

Abstract page should contain the following elements:

  • Title of article (according to the title page).
  • Names and Patronymics of all authors.
  • Place of work of each author.

Abstract should present main ideas of the manuscript in a brief and comprehensible form. The abstract should necessarily have four structured fragments: aim, methods, results and conclusion. Abbreviations are unacceptable in the abstract. The length restriction for the abstract is 200-250 words.

Keywords should not exceed 5-7 words and/or short phrases reflecting the essence of the work. Accurate translation into English of the title, authors' surnames and initials, their places of work, and keywords is necessary. Whole abstract in English is desirable.

Sample abstract can be found in any recent issue of "Kazan Medical Journal" or on the website www.kazan-medjournal.ru.

3. Body of the article

Main body should be simple and clear, without a long historical introduction, unreasonable repetitions, neologisms and scientific jargon. Generic names should be used when referring to medications; in order to clarify the name of the medication you can use website www.grls.rosminzdrav.ru. Try to avoid a large number of abbreviations in the text. All abbreviations should be preceded by the full name of the original term with the abbreviation in brackets, e.g. "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)". In general, the text of the article should not contain more than 5-7 abbreviations. Abbreviations met in the text once or twice are unnecessary.

Authors are encouraged to keep the presentation concise, and the results obtained by authors should be clearly differentiated from the relevant literature data and their interpretation. The following order is recommended: a) introduction; b) materials and methods; c) results and discussion; d) conclusion; e) conflict of interest; f) acknowledgements and funding sources (if applicable); g) reference list.

In the introduction it is necessary to briefly describe the problem addressed and rationale for the investigation, to state an objective and to justify the need for the research or observation. Only the studies directly relevant to the topic should be mentioned excluding data and conclusions presented in the article itself.

Describing materials and methods of research detailed information should be given about:

  1. type of study: literature review, experimental, descriptive, analytic (case-control or cohort), or cross-sectional study (single point in time), a case report, etc.;
  2. time of the study, its duration;
  3. method of selecting patients or experimental animals for observation and experiments (including those for control groups), their age, gender and other relevant characteristics;
  4. description of the methods, apparatus (with its manufacturing company and country or city) and all procedures in sufficient detail to allow other investigators to reproduce the results. Give references to established methods. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used, their dosage and administration routes. Trade name of a drug and a manufacturer can be identified in this section in brackets after a generic name of the drug.
  5. statistical methods; all statistical criteria used should be mentioned (e.g. Student’s t test for independent sample, Pearson correlation coefficient), statistical abbreviations should be expanded, e.g. Me (median), etc.;
  6. compliance of procedures presented by authors with ethical principles with the name of Ethics Committee who approved the research (when studying treatment methods, invasive diagnostic procedures involving human subjects or animals).

Results of the research should be presented in the text, tables and figures following the logical sequence and avoiding repeating in the text information presented in tables or figures, only important observations should be emphasized or summarized. All Tables and Figures must be referred to in the main body of the text. Title of a table should reflect its content.

Statistical significance of obtained results should be reported. When presenting the results (in part) standard error and confidence interval are required. Reporting the results only as arithmetic mean or median is not enough! Level of significance is recommended to be reported rounded to the thousandth place: e.g., p=0.023 instead of p<0.05. Mathematical formulas should be constructed using standard tools of MS Word, scrutinized and placed in the text. Units of measure should be given in SI units, temperature – in Celsius, blood pressure - in mmHg.

In discussion section novel and important aspects of this study, possibilities for the implementation of obtained results, also in further studies, as well as their limitations should be emphasized. Results of the study should be critically compared with other studies in this field. Explaining of the obtained results by authors is encouraged.

Conclusion should be linked with the objectives of the study, and try to avoid unfounded statements not confirmed by the facts.

Conflict of interest section

All authors must disclose (declare in the relevant section) any financial or other actual or potential conflict of interest that may be perceived as influencing the results or conclusions presented in the manuscript.

Conflict of interest: sample disclosure statements.

1) Authors report no potential conflict of interest related to the manuscript.
2) Authors report conflict of interest related to, e.g.:

  • receiving grant money to conduct research or for writing a manuscript;
  • any relationship (employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) with organizations with direct interest in the subject of the study or review;
  • patent applications/registrations on the research results (copyright, etc.)
  • financial support for the conduct of any step of the research or preparation of the article (including grants and other financial support).

Information about conflict of interest reported by the authors of the manuscript is not provided to the reviewers and is available only to editorial board when making a decision on publication. Information about conflict of interest is published in the full text article.

Authors can express gratitude to natural persons or legal entities who helped authors of the manuscript at different stages of its preparation and identify who provided financial support for the research.

4. Reference list

Reference list should be placed at the end of the main body of the manuscript

Reference list should include articles published predominantly in the last 10-15 years in peer-reviewed journals, as well as monographs and patents, avoiding citation of abstracts and theses, manuals, articles from the collections of papers, abstracts and conferences, congresses and symposia.

  • Number of references should be limited to 50-60 in reviews and 12-15 in other cases.
  • Reference list should follow the standard reference style of the journal (sample references are shown below)
  • References in reference list are numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the paper, not in alphabetical order.
  • Citation in the text of the manuscript should be given as a number in square brackets [5].
  • All references in Russian should be transliterated into Latin and translated into English (sample formatting is shown below).
  • If a journal article has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), it should be included in the end of the reference.

The author is responsible for the accuracy of cited references.

Transliteration and translation of the reference

Transliteration standards BGN should be used. Tools for transliteration from Russian: http://www.law.net.ru/translit/index.htm

Reference to Russian articles includes Russian part and translated part in square brackets.

Journal article

English part includes transliterated authors' names, translation of the article title, transliterated full journal title, issue details, original language. If the title of the article has an official translation into English, it should be used. DOI is included after square brackets.

Example

Amirov A.N., Abdulaeva E.A., Minkhuzina E.L. Diabetic macular edema: epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical features, treatment. Kazanskiy meditsinskiy zhurnal. 2015; 96 (1): 70–76. DOI: 10.17750/KMJ2015-070

A book

When transliterating a book citation, translated part includes transliterated authors' names, transliterated book title, translated book title, city, transliterated publisher name, year, pages.

Example

Radzinskiy V.E., Orazmuradov A.A. Rannie sroki beremennosti. (Early pregnancy.) 2nd ed. Moscow: Mediabyuro. Status prezens. 2009; 480 p.

Sample reference list

  1. Krok K.L., Lichtenshstein G.R. Colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease. Curr. Opin. Gastroenterol. 2004; 20: 43–48. DOI: 10.1097/00001574-200401000-00009.
  2. Kirkin B.V., Kapuller L.L., Mayat K.E. et al. Colon cancer in patients with non specific ulcerative colitis. Klinicheskaya meditsina. 1988; 66 (9): 108–113. DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-921032.
  3. Kulesh S.D. Brain stroke: a comprehensive analysis of epidemiological data and modern approaches to the morbidity, disability and mortality reduction. Grodno: GGMU Publ. 2012; 204 p.
  4. Vorob'ev G.I., Mikhaylova T.L., Kostenko N.V. Are satisfactory results of surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis achievable? Obrazovanie: issledovano v mire. Mezhdunarodnyj nauchnyj pedagogicheskij internet-zhurnal. http://www.oim.ru/reader.asp?nomer= 366 (access date: 19.01.2017).
  5. Barouk L.S. Forefoot reconstruction. 2nd ed. Paris: Springer-Verlag. 2005; 388р. DOI: 10.1007/2-287-28937-2.
  6. Kornilovskiy I.M., Burtsev A.A., Sultanova A.I. et al. The method of photorefractive keratectomy. Patent for invention RF №2578388. Bulletin issued at 21.10.2014.

Tables

Tables should be illustrative and compact and contain statistically processed data. Total number of tables should not exceed three. If the authors prove the need for more tables, after approval of editorial board it is possible for additional charge. In order to create tables, standard tools of MS Word or Excel should be used. Each table should be typed with a double spacing on a separate page and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Each table should have a short name, and each column in it - a short title (abbreviations expanded in a footnote can be used). All explanations should be placed in a footnote, but not in the name of the table. You should specify which Statistical parameters used for representing the variability in the data should be specified, e.g. standard deviation and standard error of the mean. As an alternative for tables with a lot of data graphs are recommended. The name of the table, its data and footnotes should be sufficient to understand the information presented in the table without reading the text of the article.

Figures and charts

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

  • file format * .tif or * .jpg;
  • width 70 to 140 mm, height not exceeding 200 mm.
  • minimum resolution of 300 dpi (pixels per inch);
  • scanned image should be cut and dust and scratches should be removed.

Total number of figures should not exceed 3-5. If the authors prove the need for more figures, after approval of editorial board it is possible for additional charge.

Each figure should be accompanied by a short legend, which along with figure content should be sufficient to understand the information presented in the figure without reading the text of the article.

Photos of potentially recognizable people should be presented with the use of de-identification methods.

All figures should be original. Publication of unoriginal images is possible only after receiving copyright permission.

Charts and graphs should be editable. In histograms alternating solid color (black, white, gray) and pattern (hatching, diamonds, etc.) is recommended, in the charts use of clearly distinguishable markers and dotted lines is recommended. All digital data and footnotes should be well distinguishable. Each figure should be accompanied by a short legend, which along with figure content should be sufficient to understand the information presented in the figure without reading the text of the article.

Each chart and graph should be accompanied by a short legend, which along with chart and graph content should be sufficient to understand the information presented in the figure without reading the text of the article.

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

Structure features of other types of manuscripts

In general, authors should follow the rules given above during preparation of manuscripts taking into account the following features. Abstracts of review articles and lectures may be presented without dividing them into fragments. Other types of publications (letters to the editor, reviews of monographs, conference information, jubilees, etc.) may be submitted 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 each of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  • Absence of plagiarism.  The authors guarantee that this article has not been published in whole or in part, and is not under consideration or in the process of publication in another publication.

  • Correct manuscript format. 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.

  • Abstract is designed in accordance with the requirements and do not exceed the limit.

  • Illustrations. Tables and figures were placed within the text of the manuscript and have their titles.

  • Bibliography. The list of references is formatted in accordance with the requirements. All the cited sources were checked for DOI.

  • The authors confirm that:

    • all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
    • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors;
    • all co-Authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.
 

Copyright Notice

When submitting of an article manuscript for publication Author (Co-authors) shall transfer to the Publisher for the entire term of copyright all the exclusive rights to the manuscript, including the rights to translate, make copies of, reprint, grant a license, transfer, disseminate, distribute or otherwise use the article or any content therein, for publication in Neurology Bulletin and in derivative works thereof, worldwide, in any language, in print and electronic editions of Neurology Bulletin, other periodicals and derivative works in all media now known or later devised, as well as the right to license (or give permission) to third parties (including affiliated persons and others) to use the article for publication in journals, periodicals, derivative works and databases worldwide. The transfer of rights hereunder includes the right to process the form of presentation of the article for use together with computer programs and systems (databases), making copies of, publication, and distribution in machine-readable format and incorporation in the systems for information retrieval.

Author (Co-authors) or the Employer of the Author (Co-authors) of the article shall retain all proprietary rights (with the exception of the rights transferred to or referenced as owned by the Publisher hereunder), including patent and trademark rights, to any process or procedure described in the Works).

The Publisher grants the Author (Co-authors) the following:

  1. The right to self-archive print or electronic preprints of the unpublished article in form and with content accepted by the Publisher for publication in the Journal (see more).
  2. The right to perform free of charge the following actions: to copy or transfer to colleagues a copy of the published article, in whole or in part, for their personal or professional use, for promotion of academic or scientific research, or for informational purposes of the employer.
  3. The right to use any part of the content from the published article in a book written by any of the Co-authors.
  4. The right to use separate illustrations, tables, and text fragments from the article for their personal use in teaching, for their inclusion in another work published (in electronic or print format) by a third party or for presenting them in electronic form in intranet, or on the Author’s (Co-authors) or Author (Co-authors) Employers’ public websites.
  5. The right to include the artilce in lecture notes for classroom use; for free-of-charge distribution of the article to students of the Author (Co-authors); or to maintain them in electronic format on a local server, for students to have access to them as part of an educational course; or for internal training programs in the employer’s enterprise.

To simplify interaction between author(s) and publisher, please submit copyright transfer agreements (download WORD TEMPLATE) together with the manuscript to the editorial team of Neurology Bulletin'. The copyright transfer agreement can be sent as a digital copy of the original (this is preferable) or as a paper copy. The copyright transfer agreement should be filled out using MS Word or hand-printed and signed by all authors (coauthors and copyright holders).

A copyright transfer agreement enters into force if a manuscript is accepted for publication. If for any reason your article is rejected by the editorial board of 'Neurology Bulletin', the agreement loses its force. The decision on acceptance of a manuscript for publication is the exclusive right of the Neurology Bulletin' editorial board (see more). By signing the agreement, the authors guarantee that they have familiarized themselves and agree with its conditions.

All the Copyright statements for authors are present in the standart Publishing Agreement (Public Offer) to Publish an Article in an Academic Periodical 'Neurology Bulletin' .

Standart Publishing Agreement - Public Offer (tap to see in details)

Publishing Agreement (Public Offer) to Publish an Article in an Academic Periodical 'Neurology Bulletin'

The Eco-Vector LLC, represented by the director Pavel Naumov, acting under a Power of organization chart, hereinafter referred to as the Publisher, on the one hand, hereby offers to the public at large, hereinafter referred to as the Author, on the other hand, hereinafter collectively referred to as the Parties, to enter into this agreement, hereinafter referred to as the Agreement, regarding publication of scholarly materials, hereinafter referred to as the Article, in the Journal named 'Neurology Bulletin', hereinafter referred to as the Journal, under the following terms.

1. General Terms and Conditions

1.1. Pursuant to Clause 2 of the Article 437 of the Russian Federation Civil Code, this Agreement shall be recognized as the public offer, hereinafter referred to as the Offer. Subject to Article 438 of the Russian Federation Civil Code, this Offer shall be deemed to have been completely and irrevocably accepted after the Author had submitted his/her materials by uploading those onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review available at the respective section of the Journal's site at URL: http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/ecolgenet/author/submit/1 on the Information and Communication Network known as the Internet, hereinafter referred to as the Internet.

1.2. Pursuant to the Russian Federation effective law as applicable to compliance with the copyright to electronic information resources, no materials from any site, electronic journal or project may be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form, either in a hard or soft copy, without a prior consent from the Journal's authors and editorial staff, which may be expressed by posting a respective consent (open license Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 CC-BY) in the relevant section of the Journal's site on the Internet.

Whenever any published materials are used within the context of other documents, a reference to the original source needs to be specified.

1.3. The Journal is registered by the Federal Oversight Service for Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (RosKomNadzor).

2. Terms Used in This Agreement

The Author is an individual (or individuals) whose creative labor has produced the Article.

The Offer Acceptance means a complete and irrevocable acceptance of the Offer under the terms specified in Clause 3 hereof (the Author accepts the Offer by submitting an application to the Publisher, i.e. by uploading the Article along with support materials onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review available at the respective section of the Journal's site at URL: http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/ecolgenet/author/submit/1 on the Internet).

The Journal means an academic periodical named 'Neurology Bulletin'.

The Application means an electronic request of the Author addressed to the Publisher for publishing the Article in the Journal by uploading the Article and support materials onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review available at the relevant section of the Journal's site at URL: http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/ecolgenet/author/submit/1 on the Internet).

The Publisher is the ECO-vector LLC, being the Journal's founder and publisher.

The Article's Metadata means any materials in Russian and English intended to be included into the Science Citation database as per the original version of the Article such as the Article title; authors' details (full last name, first name, patronymic, present employer of each author with indication of the postal code, contact details (e-mail) of each author; abstract; keywords; topical classifications: UDC or any other bibliographic and library classification, and subject indices; bibliography (list of references).

The Offer means this document (offer to the Author) to publish an Article by uploading it onto the site at URL: http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/ecolgenet/author/submit/1 on the Internet.

The Publication means the act of publishing the Article in the Journal.

The Journal's Editorial Staff means a creative team engaged in preparing the Journal for publication.

The Editorial Board is an advisory body of the Journal's Editorial Office.

The Article means a result of fundamental and applied scholarly efforts in the form of a scholarly material, scientific review material, scientific message, bibliographical review on specific topics of the scholarly study, and background information on Russian and foreign scientists submitted by the Author for publication in the Journal.

The Parties mean the Author and the Publisher.

The Article Requirements mean requirements to the materials published in the Journal's section named "To Authors" of the Journal's site at URL: http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/ecolgenet/about/submissions#authorGuidelines on the Internet.

The Service means publication of the Article in the Journal as per the Author's application.

3. Subject Matter of the Agreement (Offer)

3.1. Subject to this Agreement, the Author shall provide the Publisher at no expense for the copyright duration as stated by the Russian Federation legislation with an exclusive license for use of the Author-created Article for the purpose of its publication in the Journal.

3.2. The rights to use this Article as assigned hereunder shall include but not limited to:

- reproduction of the Article or any part thereof, as well as its metadata in Russian and English in any material form whatsoever, including soft and hard copy forms, as an individual work product in periodicals and/or databases (whether local or web-based) owned by the Publisher and/or any other persons at the discretion of the Publisher;

- dissemination of the Article or any part thereof, as well as its metadata in Russian and English on any media as part of the Journal and/or databases owned by the Publisher or any other persons, at the discretion of the Publisher, or as an individual work product, worldwide via open access or by subscription without payment of any fee to the Author;

- making public the Article or any part thereof as well as its metadata in Russian and English so that any person could access the Article from any location and at any time of his/her choice (including via the Internet);

- issuing permissions to use the Article or any part thereof as well as its metadata in Russian and English to any third parties while notifying the Author by publishing the respective information on the Journal's site without payment of any fee to the Author;

- processing, including translation of the Article (including translation into foreign languages), and use of the processed (translated) Article in any manner specified above;

- any other rights, not expressly assigned to the Publisher hereunder, including patent rights to any processes, techniques or methods, and other means, described by the Author in the Article, as well as trademark rights, shall be retained by the Author.

3.3. No territorial restrictions will be applied to the use of rights to the Article.

3.4. This Agreement shall become effective from the time the Article is submitted to the Journal, i.e. uploaded along with support materials onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review available at the relevant section of the Journal's site at URL: http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/ecolgenet/author/submit/1 on the Internet, hereinafter referred to as the Article Upload.

3.5. The rights shall be assigned by the Author to the Publisher at no expense, and the Article publication in the Journal shall not result in any financial contribution to the Author.

3.6. If the Publisher decides to refuse to publish the Article in the Journal, this Agreement shall cease to be in force. A decision to refuse publication shall be sent to the Author via the e-mail address specified in the Application.

3.7. The Publisher undertakes, throughout the currency of this Agreement, to provide to the Author the services associated with publication of the Article on the Journal's site at URL: http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/ecolgenet/ on the Internet.

4. General Terms of the Services Provision

4.1. The Publisher shall provide the services to the Author only if:

- the Author submits all materials compliant with the Offer requirements by way of the Article Upload;

- the Author Accepts the Offer.

4.2. The services shall be provided to the Author free of charge.

4.3. If any materials submitted by the Author are found in breach of rules and requirements of this Offer, the Publisher shall have a right to refuse to publish those.

4.4. The Publisher shall not be responsible for any third-party unauthorized use of the data provided by the Author during the currency of this Agreement.

5. Rights and Responsibilities of the Parties

5.1. The Author warrants that:

- he/she is the valid holder of exclusive rights to the Article; rights granted to the Publisher hereunder were not earlier assigned and will not be assigned to any third parties prior to publication of the Article by the Publisher in the Journal;

- the Article contains all the references to cited authors and/or sources (materials) that are required by the effective copyright law;

- the Author has obtained all required licenses to results, facts and other borrowed materials used in the Article where the Author is not a copyright holder;

- the Article does not contain any materials that may not be published in public sources in accordance with the effective Russian Federation statutory instruments, and the Article publication and dissemination will not involve any disclosure of classified (confidential) information, including state secrets;

- the Author has advised other Co-authors of the terms of this Agreement and has received consents from all the Co-authors to conclude this Agreement under the terms hereunder.

5.2. The Author undertakes to:

- submit a manuscript of the Article as per the Requirements to articles;

- avoid using the soft copy of the Article produced by the Publisher for commercial purposes and in other periodicals;

- while preparing the Article for publication, the Author undertakes to:

a) make edits specified by readers and approved by the Journal's Editorial Office in the text of the Article and/or revise the Article following the Publisher's request, where necessary;

b) proofread the Article within the timeframes specified in the Journal publication schedule;

c) make only such edits in the proof that are minimally required to correct errors made in the Article original and/or introduce factual and momentary changes.

5.3. The Author is entitled to:pass to

- any third party a soft copy of the published Article provided by the Publisher pursuant to Clause 5.4 hereof for the Article to be incorporated, in whole or in part, into a scientific information database or repository in order to promote academic or scholarly investigations or for informational and educational purposes subject to the Author, Journal and Publisher being properly referenced.

5.4. The Publisher undertakes to:

- publish the Author's Article, in soft or hard copy form, in the Journal in accordance with the terms hereof;

- provide the Author with the proof of the Article and make reasonable edits as requested by the Author, where required, following the Journal's Editorial resolution;

- provide the Author with the soft copy of the published Article by sending it to the Author's e-mail address within 15 business days of the Journal issue's publication;

- respect the Author's rights established by the effective law, protect those and use best endeavors to prevent any copyright infringements by third parties.

5.5. The Publisher is entitled to:

- carry out technical and literary editing of the Article such that its basic content would remain unchanged;

- review the Article and suggest appropriate changes to the Author, and elect not to publish the Article if the Author fails to introduce such changes;

- require from the Author and/or other persons that the Journal, Publisher, Author and any other copyright holder, as well as the title of the Article, Journal issue identification and a year of publication as specified in the Journal be properly referenced whenever the Journal and/or the Article, including any individual part or fragment thereof, are used by any of the above-mentioned individuals thereafter;

- publish preliminary and/or advertising information on the forthcoming publication of the Article in mass media and any other information sources;

- establish rules (conditions) for acceptance and publication of materials in the Journal. The Journal's Editorial Board, headed by the Editor-in-Chief, shall enjoy an exclusive right to accept and/or reject any materials submitted to the Journal's Editorial Office for publication purposes. No manuscript (tangible medium) submitted by the Author to the Journal's Editorial Office will be subject to return. The Journal's Editorial Staff will not enter into any correspondence regarding the rejection of the Article by the Journal's Editorial Board;

- suspend provision of services to the Author hereunder temporarily for technical, technological and other reasons preventing the services from being provided for the duration of remedial activities;

- suspend services hereunder in accordance with civil procedures if:

a) the Article does not correspond to the topics covered by the Journal or by any part thereof, or the submitted material is found insufficient for the individual publication, or the Article design is found at variance with the requirements imposed;

b) the Author is in breach of any other obligations assumed under the Offer arrangement;

- introduce changes to the Offer as per the procedure established by the Offer.

5.6. Unless otherwise provided or stated herein, the Parties shall refer to the effective legislation of the Russian Federation.

6. Offer Acceptance and Conclusion of the Agreement. The Term of the Agreement

6.1. This Agreement shall become effective when concluded, i.e. when the Author Accepts the Offer by sending an application to the Publisher, that is, by uploading the Article (Article Upload), and remain in effect for five years.

6.2. The Offer Acceptance constitutes an Agreement made in writing (Articles 438 and 1286.1 of the Russian Federation Civil Code) under the Offer terms.

6.3. Unless any of the Parties sends to the other Party a written notification of the Agreement termination no later than two months prior to the end of the specified five-year period, the duration of the Publisher's copyright to the Work shall be automatically extended by the similar period. The number of extensions is not limited.

6.4. The term of the Agreement may not exceed the duration of exclusive rights to the Article pursuant to the Russian Federation legislation.

7. Agreement Modification and Termination Procedure

7.1. The Publisher shall have a right to unilaterally modify the terms of this Agreement by giving a prior notice to the Author, at least ten (10) calendar days before such modifications become effective, to the Author's e-mail address specified in the Author's application or via the Journal's site. These modifications shall become effective from the date specified in the respective notice.

7.2. If the Author disagrees with any modification in the terms of this Agreement, the Author shall have a right to submit a written notice of his/her withdrawal from this Agreement by uploading it onto the network electronic system of the article acquisition for review, available at the relevant section of the Journal's site at URL: http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/ecolgenet/author/submit/1 on the Internet.

7.3. This Agreement may be terminated early:

- at any time by mutual agreement of the Parties; or

- otherwise as stipulated herein.

7.4. The Author shall have a right to cancel this Agreement unilaterally by sending the Publisher a respective notice in writing at least sixty (60) calendar days prior to the intended date of the Author's Article publication in the Journal.

7.5. The termination of this Agreement for any reasons shall not release the Parties from responsibility for breach of any Agreement terms during the currency hereof.

8. Liability

8.1. A Party which has failed to perform its obligations under this Agreement, either in full or in part, shall be held liable pursuant to the Russian Federation legislation in force.

8.2. All the data provided by the Author shall be trustworthy. The Author shall be responsible for completeness and reliability of the data provided to the Publisher. The use of untrustworthy information obtained from the Author shall not entail any responsibility upon the Publisher for any adverse effects resulting from its actions based on such untrustworthy information.

8.3. The Author shall take full personal responsibility for compliance with the requirements of the Russian Federation law on advertising, protection of copyright and related rights, protection of trademarks and service marks, and protection of consumer rights.

8.4. The Publisher shall not be held responsible hereunder for:

- any actions resulting directly or indirectly from the actions of the Author;

- any loss incurred by the Author whether or not the Publisher was in a position to predict such loss.

8.5. The Publisher shall be relieved from any responsibility for non-compliance with the terms of this Agreement if such non-compliance is a result of a force-majeure event such as an act of state authorities, including adoption of legal instruments, fire, flood, earthquake, other natural calamities, loss of power and/or computer network failure, strikes, civil commotions, riots, and any other similar events.

9. Dispute Resolution Procedure

9.1. Any disputes and disagreements shall be resolved by the Parties by negotiations, and if the Parties fail to reach an agreement, these shall be resolved in accordance with the effective law of the Russian Federation.

9.2. If any disagreements remain unresolved, the Parties shall settle those at the location of the Publisher in accordance with the effective law of the Russian Federation.

10. Miscellaneous

10.1. Any notifications, messages, requests etc., excluding documents which need to be forwarded in original form pursuant to the Russian Federation legislation, shall be deemed to have been received by the Author, if delivered (sent) by the Publisher via the Journal's site, including by publishing those, by fax or e-mail specified in the Application, or using other communication facilities. The Parties acknowledge validity of notifications, messages, requests etc. delivered (sent) using the above-listed methods.

10.2. Where the Publisher becomes subject to any claims related to non-compliance with an exclusive copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party during the writing of the Article or in connection with conclusion of this Agreement by the Author, the Author undertakes to:

- immediately upon receipt of a Publisher's notification, take measures to settle disputes with such third party, and, where necessary, join the litigation in favor of the Publisher and use its best endeavors to exclude the Publisher from the defendants;

- reimburse the legal cost, expenses and loss incurred by the Publisher as a result of application of a pre-award relief and measures for execution of a judgment, and damages paid by the Publisher to any third party for the infringement of exclusive copyright and/or other intellectual property rights, as well as other expenditures incurred by the Publisher as a result of infringement by the Author of any warranties provided hereunder.

10.3. Subject to Article 6 of the Federal Law On Personal Data No. 152-FZ dated July 27, 2006, for the period from the conclusion of this Agreement and until the discharge of Parties obligations hereunder, the Author expresses his/her consent to processing of the following personal data by the Publisher: last name, first name, patronymic; taxpayers identification number (TIN); place and date of birth; citizenship details; ID document details; registration and actual location address; e-mail address; mailing address with postal code; contact phone numbers; fax numbers; and details of the employers.

10.4. The Publisher is entitled to process the above personal data for the purpose of this Agreement performance, including for provision of information and reference services to the Author. The processing of personal data shall be understood to mean any handing (operations) with personal data, including collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, refinement (update, alteration), use, distribution (including transfer to third parties), depersonalization, blocking and deletion of personal data in accordance with the effective Russian Federation legislation.

10.5. Where permitted by the Russian Federation legislation, the Author is entitled to withdraw his/her consent to processing of personal data as listed in Clause 10.3 by forwarding a respective notice to the Publisher. Upon receipt of such notice, the Publisher has a right to suspend services.

10.6. The Author will, on a goodwill basis, submit his/her details (and details of each Co-Author subject to their prior consent) to the Journal's Editorial Office consisting of his/her: last name, first name, patronymic, academic rank, academic degree, job title, employer details (name and mailing address), work phone number and e-mail address for the purpose of its general publication in the Journal along with the Article.

11. Registered Address and Particulars of the Publisher

Eco-Vector.

Address: Aptekarskiy pereulok, 3A, office 1H, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191186

 

Privacy Statement

Your contact details and addresses, specified when registering, will be used solely for technical purposes: to contact you or reviewers (editors) when preparing the article for publication. Private data will not be shared with other individuals and organizations. 

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

Author Fees

General information on paid services for authors

Along with many other journals in the wider community, around 25 of the journals published by Eco-Vector levy Article Submission Charge (ASC).

'Neurology Bulletin' charges ASC, and this is clearly flagged in the journal's guide for authors and during the submission process (on the step 1 and step 7). As described below, all monies derived from ASC are used to support the journal and article selection quality.

'Neurology Bulletin' do not levy any mandatory additional fees from authors (NO Article Processing Charge, NO Article Publication Charge).

Eco-Vector Publishing house offers authors a number of additional paid services DOES NOT AFFECT the peer-review results and the editorial board decisions:

  • FastTrack (emergency peer-review of the manuscript);
  • Immediate Open Access*;
  • Full-text translation* from English and other languages.

*available only for authors whose manuscript has been accepted for publication by the editorial board, and only after the appropriate notification from the editorial team.


Article Submission Charge

Price: 250.00 (USD)

OBLIGATORY PAYMENT

Publisher of the "Neurology Bulletin" requires single Article Submission Charge (ASC) per submitted manuscript to defray its editorial consideration costs. 

ACS is for the manuscript consideration process that includes:

  • initial manuscript consideration by editors for compliance with Guidelines for Authors and Editorial Policies;
  • checking for plagiarism;
  • manuscript processing for double-blind peer-review, administration of authors-to-reviewers-to-authors communication;
  • presentation of an article and the peer-review results for the Editorial board;
  • communication with authors on all the Editorial board's decisions.

Payment is processed after Step 7 — Confirming the Submission — of the manuscript submission process when the author downloads the paper. Without payment the manuscript will not be considered by the editors.

Payment can be made by:

  • Online processing. This way is available for the author when submitting a manuscript directly via the web-page of the journal.
  • Bank Wire Transfer. Transaction should be made to the bank details of "Eco-Vector". To receive the bank transfere details, please, contact the Publisher (see. here).

In confirmation of successful sending the manuscript to the editor, you will receive an official notification from to your e-mail.

ATTENTION! ASC does not guarantee the publication of a manuscript in "Neurology Bulletin"! The fee is not refundable in the case of refusal to publish after peer-reviewing or failure to review the paper for publication by objective reasons (failure to comply with the authors of author's copyright provisions; negative reviews; author(s) failure to meet a deadline for manuscript corrections; refusal to adopt/correct/update the manuscript in accordance with the requirements of the editorial board; violation of publication ethics guidelines).


Fast-Track:

Price: 1100.00 (USD)

OPTIONAL PAYMENT

The Fast-Track is a review process and editorial workflow to authors seeking a very fast editorial decision and rapid publication at a higher submission fee to compensate the extreme fast referees and editorial work.

For the Fast-Track users:

  • the guaranteed response time (report and decision letter) is 21 days, starting the count from the first business day on which valid payment information has been received from the submitting author;
  • the guaranteed issue for publication (in case of manuscript acceptance) is a nearest upcoming issue of the journal.

If you choose “Fast-Track” for your manuscript the submission fee is USD $1100.

Please note, that the “Fast-Track” option does not guarantee a positive review and acceptance of a manuscript itself. It's only brings an extreme fast time scedule for manuscript processing thrue all editorial procedires. Thus, if the manuscript receives negative reviews, and if the editorial board will take the side of reviewers, the manuscript will be rejected. If the reviewers recomend revisions of the manuscript, the final decision on publication will be only after revised manuscript submission and the second round of review.

The Fast-Track option does not exclude the necessary for correct manuscript formatting. Please ensure that the manuscript corresponds to the formatting guidelines for this journal (you can find them on Author Guidelines page).

To activate the Fast-Track option, the submitting author should make payment from his/her personal account on the journal's website after submitting an article. After making the payment and sending the notification to the editor, the authors will receive confirmation by email and within the next 21 days — the results of the article reviewing and the editorial decision.

In opposite to the Fast-Track option authors can use the standart protocol for manuscript selection in our journal (review and editorial workflow). The standart time for review and editorial workflow are described in detail on the PeerReview page. You can also find the statistic info about the editorial workflow on the STAT page.


Immediate Open Access:

Price: 950.00 (USD)

OPTIONAL PAYMENT (this will NOT abrogate the Peer-Review decesion-based article selection)

Through optional Immediate Open Access, authors of accepted papers are given the option of paying 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. If an author does not choose to pay the open access publication charge, their paper will be published in the normal manner, and will not be made freely available online immediately.

Therefore there will be a mixture of non-open access and open access papers within each journal issue. Open access articles will be clearly indicated on the journal's online contents page. In order to view the non-open access content, a current subscription to the journal will be required. Online, print and combined subscription options will continue to be available to institutions.


Submission fee waivers and discounts

All Eco-Vector's journals which charge an ASC offer a number of waivers for authors with limited means. 

The fee for paid editorial services can be reduced or voided at the request of any authors team.

If the author is a member of the editorial board or a reviewer of 'Neurology Bulletin', a graduate student, or Ph.D. student, the Eco-Vector Publishing House provides a discount for ASC:

  • 100% for single-author publication;
  • proportionally, depending on the number of authors in the manuscript, but not less than 10%.

To receive a discount, please, select “Request an Exception” on the Step 7 of the Manuscript submission precess and write a message to the editor in the appropriate field. With the filled request the author will be able to complete the manuscript submition process without simultaneously paying online.

Decisions on all the waivers requests are for Editor-in-Chief consideration. If the discount is approved, authors will be informed of the final total cost and further payment instructions.


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