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Author Guidelines

  1. Accepted for publication are manuscripts in Russian. A submitted manuscript shall be supplied with a Reference Letter from the institution where the studies presented in the manuscript have been conducted. The letter must have on its first page an approving signature of the head of the institution, and the signature must be attested with the official stamp. The submission must also be accompanied with Licensing Contract stipulating publisher’s rights to use the manuscript.
  2.  Manuscripts are submitted as hardcopies and digital copies. Where an author has mailing problems, only digital submittal is possible upon presenting of the scanned copies of all accompanying forms.
  3. The first (title) page of a submission must have the title of the paper, authors’ full last names and the initials of their first names, and fully named affiliations, including cities and countries, all in Russian and in English. The affiliation of each of the authors must be indicated. The title page must be signed by all authors to guarantee that the submission, including figures therein, has not been published nor submitted elsewhere and that the publisher has the right to issue the paper.
  4. A submission must have a structured abstract, up to 1500 characters long, which briefly describes the objective, materials and methods, results and conclusions of the study, and keywords (up to 15), all in Russian and in English. The whole submission must be printed in 14-point Times New Roman font with 1.5-line vertical spacing. All pages must be numbered.
  5. A regular paper must contain the following sections in the order specified: Introduction, Material and Methods, including statistical treatment, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and Reference List.
  6. The size of a manuscript must not exceed 25 pages for editorials, reviews or lectures, 15 pages for regular articles, 5 pages for advises to physicians, and 3 pages for notices, communications and comments.
  7. Tables must contain statistically treated rather than raw data. Each table must be numbered and named. Figures must be black-and-white, have clear hatching, be presented as editable files and hardcopies separately from the main text, and be supplied with figure legends, which must have no abbreviations. Figure legends must be dubbed in the main text. Legends to microphotographs must specify staining techniques and magnification factors. Bitmap figures (scans, digital photos, screenshots etc.) should preferably be not less than 5-cm (640 pixels) in their dimensions and presented in pdf, tiff, of jpg (maximal quality) formats. Photos must be original, without color correction and touchup.
  8. All terms used in a submission must conform to currently valid nomenclatures (anatomical and histological), drug names must be as used in State Pharmacopoeia, and physical values must be expressed with SI units.
  9. Reference list must include papers published by Russian and foreign authors within the last 5 to 7 years. Regular papers should cite up to 50 sources, reviews, up to 70, and short communications, up to 15.
  10. References must be arranged according to the order of their mentioning in the text where they are presented with Arabic numbers in square brackets. Dissertations should not be included in reference lists.
  11. Lectures should suggest recommended literature. In this case, references may not be cited in the text.
  12. Reference lists must be formatted according to the current state standard (GOST) as exemplified below:


  1. Анненкова Э. А.Принцессы Ольденбургские.  М.: Изд. Дом ТОНЧУ, 2014.  784 с. [Annenkova E.A. Princesses of Oldenburg. : Izd. House TONCHU. 2014. 784 p.]
  2. Коржевский Д. Э., Кирик О. В., Сухорукова Е. Г., Сырцова М. А.Микроглия черного вещества головного мозга человека // Мед. акад. журн.   Т. 14, № 4. С. 68–72. [Korzhevskii D.E.,  Kirik O.V., Sukhorukova E.G., Syrszova M.A. Microglia of the human substantia nigra // Med. acad. jour. 2014. Vol. 14, № 4. pp. 68-72] 

The authors of a submission are fully responsible for the correctness of references therein.


  1. Author references in the end of a submission must include the following: Full names, academic degrees and titles, occupational positions, fully named affiliations, working addresses including zip code, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses, all in Russian and in English.
  2. A submission must be thoroughly checked by its authors.
  3. Authors have no right to submit a manuscript to several publishers. Where information published earlier is used, in must be properly referenced by indicating its authors and sources.
  4. Authors are fully responsible for any plagiarism, including textual quotations, figures etc.
  5. Manuscripts submitted to the journal are reviewed mandatory. Where a reviewer rises questions or suggests corrections, the manuscript is returned to its authors for revision. Editors have the right to make corrections that do not violate or distort the message of the original manuscript.
  6. The copyright on a published manuscript belongs to its authors as indicated with the symbol ©. The publisher has the right to arrange, print, distribute and exhibit the publication and to include it in databases. When a paper published in this journal or a part of such paper is reproduced, proper referencing the journal is mandatory.
  7. The publisher grants one hardcopy of journal issue to the authors of a paper published in this issue
  8. The publisher does not pay any honorary to authors nor charges them for publishing their materials.


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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • 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, which is found in "For Authors" section.

  • Cover letter. All the required supporting documents will be submitted together with the manuscript. Authors guarantee to upload scanned original of the filled cover letter in PDF. A cover letter signed by all authors.


Copyright Notice

The copyright for a particular article belongs to the authors of the article, which is marked by the © symbol.  The publishing house retains the right to design, publish, distribute and publicize publications, as well as to include the magazine in various databases and information systems.  When reprinting an article or a part of it, a link to the journal is required.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.


Price: 1100.00 (USD)


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 US$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.

Optional Open Access:

Price: 950.00 (USD)

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

Through Optional 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. 

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