Aims and Scope

The journal publishes the results of basic and applied research in the fields of medicine and biology, theoretical and tutorial reviews, experimental and clinical papers, short communications, discussions, case reports, scientific chronicles, and comments on jubilees and other events.

The journal includes articles on the following groups of specialties:

  • Medico-biological sciences;
  • Physiology;
  • Physical and chemical biology;

In particular:

  • Radiobiology;
  • Biophysics;
  • Molecular biology;
  • Biochemistry;
  • Bio - nanotechnologies;
  • Molecular genetics;
  • Bioengineering;
  • Mathematical biology and bioinformatics;
  • Physiology;
  • Immunology;
  • Cellular biology, cytology, histology;
  • Development biology;
  • Embryology;
  • Neurobiology;
  • Human anatomy;
  • Pathological anatomy;
  • Pathological physiology;
  • Toxicology;
  • Pharmacology;
  • Clinical pharmacology;
  • Chemotherapy and antibiotics;
  • Clinical immunology and allergology;
  • Clinical laboratory diagnostics;
  • Recovery medicine.

The medical academic journal has a distinct biomedical profile. The contents of publications in the journal distinguish a combination of researches of molecular bases of emergence of pathological processes and also pathogenesis of clinical manifestations, innovative approaches to therapy of diseases.

The target audience of the journal comprises scholars involved in basic research (biochemists, geneticists, morphologists, pharmacologists, microbiologists, virologists and other specialists), physicians having different specialties, the academic stuff of medical and biological higher educational institutions and other universities, post-graduates, and students.

Papers published in the journal are authored by Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professors, Doctors and Candidates of medical and biological sciences, and leading researchers affiliated with institutes of the Russian Federation and foreign countries.



Basic studies

Publication based on the results of experimental studies. Mandatory attributes are-the justification of the scientific problem and the test hypothesis, the presence of control groups and the description of test experiments, statistical processing of the results, the description of materials and methods to reproduce the results, discussion of the results, conclusions.

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A structured review devoted to a narrow problem, including a new view on a specific scientific problem, generalization and critical analysis of research in biomedical science and clinical medicine.

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Novel technologies

publication on the development of new medical or experimental technology, the introduction of new methods of diagnosis or treatment of diseases. Mandatory attributes are-justification of the novelty of the technology, a comparison with similar technologies or a Declaration of the uniqueness of the development, which has no analogues, information on the registration of know-how or other plans for the protection of intellectual property.

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review of a major problem in biology and medicine addressed to graduate students and teachers, as well as researchers and doctors of educational, scientific and medical institutions.

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Clinical research

publication based on clinical studies, description of the solution of a complex clinical problem, a rare clinical case.

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History of medicine

publication dedicated to personalities and historical events, research directions of leading scientific schools and scientific hypotheses

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a publication containing comments, criticism, a new look at the results previously published in the journal. The polemical nature of the section suggests the possibility of a reciprocal publication from the authors whose interests were touched upon in the discussion.

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Letters to Editor

a publication addressed to the editor-in-chief of the journal, as opposed to a discussion.

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publication dedicated to the recent events of biomedical science and medicine: review of the conference, Symposium or scientific forum, congratulations on the anniversary, obituary.

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Peer Review Process

  1. All manuscripts submitted must be peer-reviewed. Reviews of submissions are filed and stored by the Editorial Office for 5 years.
  2. Deputy Editor-in-Chief and/or Executive Secretary evaluates a submission for its conformance to journal’s requirements and then refers the manuscript to a specialist who has a candidate or doctor degree in the corresponding scientific discipline.
  3. A reviewer may be chosen among the members of the Editorial or Advisory Board of the journal or recruited from outside if such candidate is experienced in the respective discipline and has relevant publications during the neared three years.
  4. Reviewers are informed by Executive Secretary that the manuscripts presented to them are the intellectual property of their authors and thus are confidential. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of papers under review. Confidentiality may be broken only in the cases of falsified data.
  5. The terms of reviewing are agreed with the reviewer; however, they must not exceed three weeks.
  6. Upon a positive review, the submission is presented to Editorial Board for making decision about its publication.
  7. Where a review has observations requiring authors’ involvement, the manuscript is returned to its authors for revision.
  8. The time available for revision must not be longer than three weeks.
  9. A revised manuscript is presented to the original reviewers who makes a decision about the possibility to publish it.   
  10. Upon the positive verdict, the submission is presented to Editorial Board for making decision about its publication.
  11. Upon the negative verdict, the submission is referred to another reviewer.
  12.  Upon two negative verdicts, the authors are informed about the motives for the rejection of their manuscript.
  13. Where the second verdict is positive, the question whether the manuscript is publishable is decided by the Editorial Board. 
  14. The content of each issue of the journal is authorized at a meeting of the Editorial Board where each paper is discussed with account of all reviewer’ opinions.
  15. Reviewing is strictly confidential. All reviewers are informed that manuscripts presented to them are the intellectual property of their authors, and their content may not be disclosed. Communication between a reviewer and an author is possible only upon the reviewer’s permission.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published 4 times a year (1 time per quarter), includes on average 10-12 articles, circulation - 1000 copies.


Author Self-Archiving

This journal does not permit authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories.


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).



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 Medical Academic 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.

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

The journal is registered by the Ministry of Press, Television and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, Certificate PI № 2-4952 of 17.01.2001.


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 Medical Academic 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

Publication in Medical Academic Journal journal is free for all authors. The Medical Academic Journal journal charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.

All regular articles, reviews and lectures are published free, except for advertising and commercial submissions. 

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