Focus and Scope

The purpose of the Russian Military Medical Academy Reports includes making a significant contribution of regional medical publications to the Russian and international scientific and information space with the formation of scientific communications, the creation of a wide authorial asset and a mass readership. The journal is focused on providing scientific and practical, information-analytical and methodological assistance in the professional activities of specialists aimed at developing advanced medical technologies and uncovering the latest scientific achievements. The journal publishes original scientific articles, presenting the results of experimental and clinical research, scientific reviews, reflecting the results of research in various fields of medicine, materials describing clinical cases, information of biographical and historical-medical nature.

The journal publish articles in several sections:

  • Chronicle
  • Fundamental problems of modern medicine
  • Reviews
  • Clinical medicine
  • Health Care organization
  • Military and extreme medicine
  • Preventive medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Biomedical research
  • Psychophysiology and medical psychology
  • Educational technology
  • History of medicine

 

Section Policies

Chronicle

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Fundamental issues of modern medicine

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Reviews

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Clinical medicine

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Health Care organization

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Military and extreme medicine

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Preventive medicine

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Pharmacy

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Biomedical research

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Biomedical research

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Psychophysiology and medical psychology

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Educational technology

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History of medicine

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Original articles

The volume of the article is up to 3000 words (including sources of literature, captions to figures and tables), up to 15 sources of literature. The summary should be structured, contain 5 paragraphs (“Purpose”, “Material and Methods”, “Results”, “Conclusion”, “Keywords”) and not exceed 300 words

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Reviews

The volume of text is up to 4,500 words (including literature sources, captions to figures and tables), up to 30 sources of literature, a short (up to 150 words) unstructured summary

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Short communications

The volume of the text is up to 2000 words, up to 10 sources of literature, a short (up to 100 words) unstructured summary

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Peer Review Process

Every scientific manuscript submitted to Russian Military Medical Academy Reports is subject to double blind peer-review (reviewers are not informed of manuscript authors’ names, authors are not informed of reviewers’ names).

1. Articles are reviewed by editorial board members and invited reviewers – leading specialists in relevant fields of medicine, highly proficient and experienced in the field of interest which is close to the thematic focus of the manuscript. All the reviewers are acknowledged experts in the subject matter of reviewed materials and have a number of publications on the subject matter of the reviewed article over the last three years.

2. The decision on choosing a particular reviewer for reviewing the article is made by the editor-in-chief or the deputy editor-in-chief. The reviewing takes 2 to 4 weeks but can be extended if required by the reviewer.

3. The review procedure is confidential. Reviewers are notified that manuscripts submitted for their review are their authors’ intellectual property and should be treated as information that is not subject to disclosure. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of manuscripts for their personal needs. Breach of confidentiality is allowed only in case the material is declared to be invalid or falsified. The author of the reviewed work is given the opportunity to read the text of the review.

4. Each reviewer is entitled to refuse to perform the reviewing in case any explicit conflict of interests exists impacting his/her perception or interpretation of manuscript materials. Besides, he/she can ask the editor-in-chief to suspend him/her from the reviewing in case of insufficient expertise for reviewing this manuscript or shortage of time for performing this work in time.

5. The review must contain expert evaluation of the manuscript against the following parameters: correspondence between content of the article and its title; urgency of the study; scientific novelty of the results, reasonability of publishing the article considering the thematic scope of the journal and literature on this subject matter published earlier; material presentation (language, style, used categories and expressions), accuracy in factual data descriptions.

6. As a result, each reviewer gives his/her recommendations on further dealing with the article (each reviewer’s decision is to be justified):
• the article is recommended for publication as it is;
• the article is recommended for publication after the faults discovered by the reviewer are eliminated;
• the article requires further reviewing by another expert;
• the article is not recommended for publication in the journal.

7. If the review contains recommendations to correct or improve the article the editorial board of the journal provides the author with the text of the review suggesting to take them into account when a new version of the article is prepared or to refute them (partially or in full) in a well-argued manner. Article improvement cannot take longer than 2 weeks starting from the moment of an e-mail to its authors notifying them of amendments required. The article improved by the author is subject to reviewing again.

8. If the authors refuse to amend the materials they must notify the editorial board in written or verbally of their refusal to have the article published. If the authors do not return an amended version within 3 months after the review is sent to them even if the authors do not explicitly refuse to amend the article the editing board strikes it off the list. In such cases authors are notified accordingly of their manuscripts being stroke off the list due to expiry of time meant for amendments.

9. If the author and the reviewer have faced any irreconcilable differences regarding the manuscript the editorial board is entitled to submit the manuscript for further reviewing. In conflict situations the decision is made by the editor-in-chief at the editorial board meeting.

10. The decision on refusal to publish a manuscript is made at the editorial board meeting with reviewers’ recommendations taken into account. The article not recommended for publication according to the editorial board’s decision is not reaccepted. The author is provided with a notice of publication refusal and a copy of the review by e-mail.

11. After the editorial board of the journal decides to accept an article for publication the editors office notifies the author accordingly and informs him/her of the issue date.

12. A positive review does not guarantee publication of the article. The final decision is made by the editorial board. In conflict situations the decision is made by the editor-in-chief.

13. The following materials are not accepted for publication:

  • articles which are not executed in accordance with the article submission guidelines and the authors of which refuse to adjust them accordingly.
  • articles the authors of which do not take reviewers’ meaningful comments into account or do not refute them in a well-argued manner.

14. The editors office sends copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon request.

15. Original reviews are kept in the editors office for 5 years.

 

Publication Frequency

Quarterly publication (4 issues annualy). Articles are published in accordance with the submission and acceptance dates. Possible publication in the journal within conference proceedings, special issues and applications. 

 

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.

 

Archiving

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...

 

Indexation

The “Russian Military Medical Academy Reports” Journal is indexed in the following international databases and directory editions:

  • Russian Science 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 (elibrary.ru).
  • 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 Military Medical Academy Reports" 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 http://www.icmje.org/

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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The page is based on original materials from the Elsevier: http://cdn.elsevier.com/promis_misc/ethicalguidelinesforauthors.pdf

 

Publication Fee

Publication in "Russian Military Medical Academy Reports" journal is free for all authors.

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

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