Focus and Scope

“Russian family doctor” is a scientific academic journal published four times a year since 1997. The Editor-in-Chief is O.Y. Kuznetsova. The journal publishes original papers reporting fundamental, medical experimental and clinical research, literature reviews, case studies, and information on all relevant issues of family medicine. The journal publishes scientific papers that greatly advance the field of family medicine and increase the effectiveness of primary care.

The target audience of the journal is primary care physicians, specialists in related fields of medicine, and faculty members of Higher medical schools.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Papers

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Case study

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Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Medical Education

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts, presented for publication are peer reviewed. If the reviewer has any questions, the manuscript with reviewer’s comments is returned to the author. The date of the paper submission is the date the final version was received. The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes of the text without distortion of the meaning of the papers (language editing or formatting).


Publication Frequency

The journal is published four times a year.

The journal has the right to publish conference materials, special issues and appendices.

Published in 1000 copies.


Open Access Policy

The articles in this journal are available to everyone since the publication that provides free and open access to research for the advancement of science and medicine



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

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

  • SCIENCE INDEX - Russian Scientific Citation Index is a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The SCIENCE INDEX project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (
  • 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 "Russian family doctor" 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 "Russian family doctor" journal is free for all authors.

The "Russian family doctor" journal charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.


Editorial Team


Professor, PhD, O.Y. Kuznetsova (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Professor, PhD, N.N. Gurin (St.Petersburg, Russia)

Editorial board

Professor, PhD, V.P. Alferov (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Professor, PhD, K.V. Logunov (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Professor, PhD, V.P. Medvedev (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Professor, PhD, VN Petrov (St.Petersburg, Russia)
PhD, S.L. Plavinsky (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Professor, PhD, F.P. Romaniuk (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Professor, PhD, E.V. Frolova (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Associate Professor, PhD, E.F. Onishchenko (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Associate Professor, PhD, A.L. Shishkov (St.Petersburg, Russia)

Editorial Council
Professor, PhD, I. Denisov (Moscow, Russia) - Chairman
Professor, PhD, V.I. Mazurov (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Professor, PhD, A. Abdullayev (Makhachkala, Russia)
Professor, PhD, Agafonov B.V. (Moscow, Russia)
Professor, PhD, B.G. Golovskoy (Perm, Russia)
Professor, PhD, B.L. Movshovich (Samara, Russia)
Professor, PhD, D. Jogerst (Iowa City, USA)
Professor, PhD, Y.D. Ignatov (St.Petersburg, Russia)
Professor, PhD, P. Mc Crory (London, UK)
Professor, PhD, O.M. Lesniak (St.Petersburg, Russia)
PhD, P. Tong (London, UK)
Professor, PhD, Sousgeyt L. (London, UK)
Professor, PhD, E. Swanson (Iowa City, USA)

Executive Secretary

PhD, I.E. Moiseeva (St. Petersburg, Russia)