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Author Guidelines

Preparing the manuscript, authors are kindly requested to adhere to the following regulations based on the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”, developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors:

  1. Manuscript requirements.

    Please note:

    • The title of the paper, should be concise, but informative;
    • Author(s) must submit permissions from copyright owner to use materials and illustrations previously published; permission to use information that allows identification of persons presented on photographs; and permission to specify names of the persons who have contributed to this research.
    • Submission of observation study must meet the STROBE standards
    • Submission of diagnostic studies must meet the STARD standards
    • Use the Disclosure of Interest Form for preparing the manuscript

Authors should create the manuscripts using the templates of the certain formats. Please, download Word templates below:

 

    1. Length of the manuscript from an original study, lecture or literature review (including tables and list of references) should not exceed 7000 words. Case reports should be limited to 5000 words, short reports and letters to the editor should not exceed 1500 words. Please consult the MS Word built-in statistics service prior to submission in order to find out the exact length of your manuscript. Should your manuscript exceed the aforementioned limits, the editorial board will carry out the final decision on its publication based on recommendations from your reviewer.
    2. Text formatting. Lettering in Times New Roman is preferable in all cases (font size 12 pt with 1.0 line spacing and 2 cm margins). Kindly refrain from using underlining in your document (italic and bold formatting is acceptable).
    3. File structure.The journal editorial board prefers to receive a manuscript as a single complete file with all figures, tables and any additional supplemental materials. Please organize your text according to the following template:
      • Writing an abstract.
      • Article title. Best article titles bear short, clear and distinctive messages.
      • Authors and their affiliated institutions, linked by superscript numbers, should be listed beneath the title on the opening page of the manuscript.
      • Abstract of an original study should start with some brief BACKGROUND information and statement of the study’s AIMS, followed by MATERIALS & METHODS and finishing with the RESULTS. The closing sentence should outline the main CONCLUSIONS of the study in the most comprehensible terms. Please note that your abstract should be 300 words or less.
      • Choice of keywords. MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) thesaurus is a preferred source for choosing keywords.
      • The body of the text should start with a brief introduction, describing the paper’s significance. In the case of an original study, the body of the paper should follow a common structured approach to the description of the studies aim, its materials, methods and results, as well as Discussion and Conclusions sections.
      • Acknowledgements section may be presented in Russian, English or both languages. It should comprise the following:
        • Clarification regarding any potential or actual conflicts of interest of the authors. Any affiliations, financial relations, financial or political interests in the manuscript as a whole or in part, including employment and other liabilities that may result in withholding or deliberate corruption of data or adversely influenced interpretation, are considered a conflict of interest and must be explicitly stated as such. Please note that conflicts of interest do not impede a publication, though failure to disclose one does.
        • A brief list of funding sources for the results reported in the paper, as well as the publication process itself (e.g. a commercial organization, a foundation or government grant, etc.).
        • An optional note describing the roles or responsibilities of the authors. You may also place here an acknowledgment for any individuals or organizations that assisted in your work.
  1. List of references should be organized according to the guidelines by U.S. National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 [R2010]) in Vancouver style. For detailed instructions on bibliographic formatting, see «References list guidelines». The following are the principle points you should be aware of while preparing your manuscript for submission:
      • References should be numbered in the order in which they are cited.
      • Number of references is limited to 60-70 for literature reviews, and to 30 for original studies and lectures. Minimum number of literature reviews: at least 10-15 sources.
      • Within the body of the text references should be provided in Arabic numerals enclosed in square brackets.
      • In original articles, it is recommended to use literary sources of the last 10 years. It is not recommended to refer to conference materials, dissertations and abstracts of dissertations.
      • The number of cited primary sources is not limited, however, to confirm any of the theses given in the manuscript, references should be given to no more than 3 primary sources.
      • No more than 10% of references to the author's own works (self-citation of the author) and to publications in the same journal (self-citation of the journal) are allowed.
      • A complete list of all authors should be presented in every bibliographical entry. Please put an “et al.” notation after the third name if cited paper has more than 4 authors. Do not shorten titles of your citations. Shortened journal titles should correspond to the MedLine catalogue. If the journal is not indexed by MedLine, please provide its full title.
         
  2. Enumerate your tables (quantity up to 10), give those a heading and clearly marked columns that would be easy to read and comprehend. Please make sure that table data is in line with the numbers in the body of the text (but does not simply duplicate them). For tables from other sources, a link to these sources is required.
     
  3. Reduce graphical material to minimum (up to 15 drawings, including a, b, c, etc., unless the nature of your study dictates otherwise). Photographs should be rich in contrast, illustrative artwork should be clear and of high resolution (dpi).
      • If you wish to include in your paper any graphical material created other than by means of standard office applications (e.g. results of diagnostic imaging, photographs, screenshots, digital artwork, etc.), please submit them as separate files via our web form in *.jpeg, *.bmp or *.gif formats. The absolute minimum for acceptable resolution is 300 dpi, though higher is preferable. Do keep in mind that image files should be tagged with numbers corresponding to the enumeration within the manuscript. In addition, file description should provide the caption of your image as it would appear in the paper 
        (exp.: “Fig. 1. Elliott Proctor Joslin, M.D. (1869-1962).”).
      • Graphs should be labeled on the ordinate and abscissa with the parameter or variable being measured, the units of measure, and the scale.
      • Units should be metric and follow SI convention.
      • Kindly take care to provide references to all of your supplementary materials (tables, graphs, etc.) within the body of the text.
         
  4. Ethics statement. In accordance with COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidance authors must provide an ethics statement if the study made use of human or vertebrate animal subjects and/or tissue. Approval from the relevant body is required for studies involving:
      • humans (live or tissue), including studies that are observational, survey-based, or include any personal data;
      • animals (live or tissue), including observational studies;
      • non-commercial cell lines.
         
  5. Cover letter. The journal editorial board requires authors to submit a scanned copy of a cover letter from authors team in *.pdf format. We expect a cover letter to summarize concisely why your paper is a valuable addition to the scientific literature and briefly relate your study to previously published work. Cover letter should be signed by all of your co-authors. We accept separate letters from authors if they have different affiliations declared in the manuscript.
     
  6. Using the WEB-form to submit a manuscript. Indexing in Russian and international databases requires certain metadata to be provided for your paper.
    1. Authors. Please provide us with:
      • names, affiliations and scientific degrees for all authors;
      • contact information (an e-mail address) for all authors (an e-mail address for corresponding author will be published in open access to facilitate contact with your team).
    2. Article title and Abstract. These should exactly match the text of the corresponding fields in your manuscript file.
    3. Keywords. Please make sure to add 3 to 10 concise and accurate keywords, preferably chosen from the MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) thesaurus.
    4. Language. Indicate the language (or languages in case of a bilingual manuscript) of your paper (exp. [ruen]).
    5. List of references should be organized according to the guidelines by U.S. National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 [R2010]) in Vancouver style. For detailed instructions on bibliographic formatting, see «References list guidelines».
    6. Supplementary materials should be submitted as separate files with an appropriate caption (exp.: “Fig. 3. Cyst gross specimen”).
    7. Completing submission. Please check the list of attached files prior to finishing the procedure. Within next 7 days, the editorial board will inform you by e-mail of receiving submitted materials. Feel free to contact the editors or the reviewers should you have any questions regarding the processing of your manuscript. Accessing your personal account at http://journals.eco-vector.com/index.php/turner/index will allow you to monitor its progress online.

 

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 was signed by all authors.

 

Copyright Notice

The terms of this contract (hereinafter Contract) is a public offer in accordance with  clause 2, Art. 437 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. This Contract defines the relationship between the publisher (hereinafter  Publisher) of the journal ‘Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopaedics, and Reconstructive Surgery’ (hereinafter Journal), registered with Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media and  Federal Service for Monitoring Compliance with Cultural Heritage Protection Law(registration certificate PI № FS77-54261, May 24, 2013), which is a subdivision of Eco-Vector, LLC, and the author or authors (or other copyright holder), hereinafter referred to as Author, who took a public offer to sign Contract.  Author provides the Publisher with the original manuscript. The original manuscript must meet the requirements specified in chapters ‘Submission of Manuscript’ and ‘Preparation of Manuscript’. The Publisher uses International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. (Ann. Intern. Med. 1997; 126:36-47.)

 

The Journal publishes original contributions, not published previously on the topics announced. Multiple or duplicate work (papers, which content largely coincide with a previously published results) is not accepted. The Journal does not consider for publication the results, which for the most part have been published previously or described in papers submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere, in printed or electronic form. At the time of manuscript submission, the Author must inform the Publisher about all previous submissions of this paper and about previous publications, that may be considered as multiple or duplicate of the same or very similar work. The Author must inform the Editors whether the submitted manuscript contains already published results. In this case, the new paper should have references to the previous one. Copies of previously published papers shall be attached to the submitted manuscript so that the Publisher will be able to make a decision. Papers that represent separate stages of pending research, and papers that are in violation of the rules and norms of humane treatment of biological objects of research, are not accepted.

Publication is possible only upon receiving a positive review.

All papers, including work of graduate and doctoral students, are published free of charge.

COPYRIGHT

Publisher selects, prepares for publication and publishes materials submitted by the Author. Author retains copyright for a specific work.

The Journal does not pay royalties for the publication of contributions. Author transfers and Publisher accepts materials for publication on the following conditions:

  1. Publisher has right to layout, publish and transfer the contents of the Author’s work to VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information) and RSCI journals and databases for review (and citation index) services; distribution of the Journal/Author’s materials in print and electronic media, including placing on the selected, or created, by Publisher Internet web sites, for the purpose to allow access to the publication online for any interested person from any place and at any time; and distribution of the Journal with the Author’s material by subscription;
  2. The use of copyrighted material is permitted  on the territory of Russian Federation and on the Internet;
  3. The term of this Contract is 5 years. Upon expiration of this term, Publisher reserves, and Author confirms, the infinite right to continue placement of Author’s material on the Internet;
  4. Publisher has sole discretional right, without coordination with the Author, to enter contracts and agreements with third parties for the purpose to take additional measures to protect copyright and publishing rights;
  5. Author warrants that the use of the materials provided to Publisher under this Contract will not infringe on the rights of third parties;
  6. The Author reserves the right to use the provided hereunder copyrighted material on his/her/their own discretion, and transfer contract rights to it to third parties if it does not violate the Contract;
  7. Publisher provides Author with one copy of the printed edition with the published material, and the link to the Internet publication.
  8. When paper, or a part of it is reprinted in another publication, the reference to the first publication in the Journal is obligatory;
  9. Publisher has the right to issue the Journal in any number of copies.

 

Privacy Statement

The editorial Board of the journal and the administration of the website of the journal do not transfer personal information to third parties, except for those cases and to the extent specified in the terms of the copyright agreement.

The affiliation work and e-mail address of the authors of the manuscript accepted for publication will be published in the section "information about the authors" of the printed version of the journal and in the section "about the authors" on the page of the article on the website of the journal.

The phone number of the corresponding author will be accessible only to the Editorial Board Secretariat and will only be used in cases of emergency.

 

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).

'Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Reconstructive Surgery' 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.

'Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Reconstructive Surgery' 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 "Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Reconstructive Surgery" 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 "Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Reconstructive Surgery"! 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).


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 'Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Reconstructive Surgery', 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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