For printing accepted scientific articles that contain the following elements:
- UDC code
- The title of the article (in CAPITAL LETTERS, no more than 12 words) should clearly reflect the content of the article, should not contain commercial titles
- List of authors: initials + surname without mention of scientific degrees and titles, superscript after the surname of each participant, which indicates the corresponding number of the institution.
- List of institutions through a comma and from a new line indicating the official names of institutions and the city, the index is placed before the institution. (Note !! The first institution is specified without an index. Therefore, the second institution will have an index of 1).
- Actual e-mail of the author to contact the editors and potential readers of the article.
- A short annotation in the language of the article (100-150 words) is given in one paragraph. The abstract should not contain any abbreviations and acronyms and should be clear to the reader in itself, without reading the full text of the article. The annotation does not need to be structured.
- List of keywords: 5-7 terms that most specifically convey the direction of the study, and should not repeat the title of the article.
- In a separate paragraph, the number and name of the research in which the study is conducted, without mentioning the name of the department or institution. GDR must be valid at the time of publication of the article.
The article is submitted by the authors, both in printed and electronic form, accompanied by documents (see the section "Authors"). The text of the article is sent in two structured files: the article itself and the extended annotation (see the structure below).
The text is printed at 1.5 spacing without hyphens, Times New Roman font, 14 point in MS Word text editor and saved in .doc or .docx format. Paragraph indentation - 1.25 cm using the "Paragraph" menu. Margins on all sides of 25 mm, without footers and page numbering.
The total volume of the original article should not exceed 15 pages, including 3 annotations, a list of sources used, tables, figures, diagrams, etc. Materials for visualization of the results are arranged in the text of the article, in the order of their mention.
If you have any questions about the design or submission of data, we recommend that you read the previous issues of the magazine.
The editors reserve the right to edit without losing the essence of the article, as well as the right to reject articles by authors who did not comply with the editorial requirements during the preparation of the article. Printed materials are not returned to the author. If the article was revised by the author in the process of preparation for publication, the date of receipt is the day of receipt of the final text.
The order of publication of articles is approved by the editorial board according to the publication plan of the journal. The editors independently inform the author about all changes in the status of consideration of his article. If the participant disagrees with the editorial policy, the article may be withdrawn from publication without the right to reprint this article in this journal.
We would like to inform the authors that due to the short deadlines for preparing articles for publication, the author is obliged to notify the editorial office of the receipt of the letter within 3 days after receiving comments from the editorial board and make necessary changes within 7 days of receiving comments. to the article and send the corrected version. In case of non-compliance with the deadlines for making changes, the editors of the journal reserve the right to refuse the author's publication or postpone the publication of the article to a later date, which is determined by the editors.
Contains 2–3 sentences. State the specific purpose or research objective of, or hypothesis tested by, the study.
Material and research methods:
Recommended section size: 1.5-2 pages. printed text (250-500 words).
The section contains detailed presentation of research methods (indicating the author of the method and reference to the relevant source in square brackets), and apparatus used in the study. Identify selection criteria of animals and patients (age, sex, weight, basic health), the number and the characteristic of patients including their sex and age, if it is necessary for the study. The principle of patients’ grouping is certainly identified, as well as the design of the research design. Identify precisely all drugs and chemicals used including their generic name(s), dose(s), and route(s) of administration, reagents (indicated in parentheses of the company and country of origin), software package (year, version), criteria for statistical processing (parametric, non-parametric). The section should contain maximum information, it is necessary for further possible reproduction of the findings by other authors, the comparison of the findings of similar studies and possible inclusion of the article data into meta-analysis.
This indicates compliance with ethical principles (both local and international: compliance with the ethical principles of the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals; Declaration of Helsinki; informed consent of the patient with the name and year). See more "Publication ethics and its violation."
At the end of the section “Materials and Methods”, in the subsection “Data Processing”, state the manner by which studies were evaluated. If the study was randomized, the principle of randomization is specified. Average values are given in the form of М±m (М – arithmetic average, m – standart error of the mean). In the text of the article and tables, when indicating data reliability, p value is given (р=..., not р<...). Correlation coefficients are given specifying their statistical significance, i.e. indicating p value, e.g.: r=0.435; р=0.006.
The section can contain no more than 5 references, and also tables with the description of distribution of the investigated material.
Tables and figures should complement, not duplicate, text. Tables are presented exclusively in portrait orientation, 14 point. The size of one table should not exceed the size of one printed page. Materials for visualization of the results are arranged in the text of the article, in the order of their mention. The name of the picture should not be part of it, it should be indicated under the picture and formatted.
Units of measurement of physical quantities, hematological, biochemical and other indicators of quantities used in medicine must be set out in units of the metric system (International System of Units [SI])
The text should use a middle dash "-". The long dash "-" and the hyphen "-" are not used in scientific articles.
Research results and discussion:
Section volume: 5-7 pages of printed text without figures and tables (1250-1750 words), links are allowed only in the discussion of results.
The results of statistical processing are indicated in both absolute and relative numbers. The section should contain a visualization of the obtained data. The total number of visual and graphic elements should not exceed 4 units for each species or 8 units for all species.
Graphs (not more than 4) should have a clear calibration axes. If there are a few curves in the figure itself must specify their serial numbers. Drawings, except diagrams in electronic form, it is desirable to provide in .PCX extension, photo (no more than 4) - in JPEG.
When data are summarized in the text of an article or in a table, give numeric results not only as derivatives (for example, percentages) but also as the absolute numbers from which the derivatives were calculated (give the absolute value taken for 100%, e.g., 25% of 120 patients). Another variant: specify the absolute number and the percentage simultaneously, e.g.: 25% (30/120), or 30 of 120 patients (25%).
In case of sequential conversion of percentage, i.e. percent of percent is calculated (the percentage of the number of research objects in the subgroup previously described in percentage), it is necessary to describe clearly the procedure and present the numbers of objects of research taken successively for 100%.
The required accuracy of percentage value depends on sample volume:
- the so called small samples (less than 20 objects of research) are usually not given in percentage (as in such cases the percentage value appears to be considerably larger than the absolute value of frequency for a particular characteristic value). In this case there are given absolute values of frequencies for a particular characteristic value;
- if the sample volume is from 20 to 100 objects of research, the percentages are specified as whole numbers;
- if the sample volume is over 100 objects, the percentage specified has no more than one decimal place.
Discussion: 0.5-1 pages, 6-8 links, located after the results in a separate paragraph. The section should contain a brief analysis of the obtained statistical data, as well as the conclusions made by the author based on the processing of these data indicating the main mechanisms of structural and functional, physiological, pathophysiological changes, features of therapy, informativeness of diagnostic methods and correlation of data with results. research scientists mentioned in the introduction.
Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study, explore possible mechanisms or explanations for these findings, and if possible, compare and contrast the results with those obtained by other researchers. Do not repeat in detail data or other information given in the Introduction or the Results section. Explore the implications of the findings for future research and for clinical practice.
Conclusions or results:
Section size: 0.5-1 pages, conclusions should be concise, structured and contain only specific data.
Represent as conclusions the results of problem solution indicated in the title and the objective of the article. Avoid claiming priority or alluding to work that has not been completed. Prospects for further developments in this direction.
List of references.
In Russian, Ukrainian and English (depending on the language of the article) of no more than 0.5 of page.
Annotations in Russian and Ukrainian should be identical to annotations in English at the beginning of the article (for English-language articles). Located after the bibliography. should not contain a list of institutions, only the title of the article, a list of authors without indexes, the text of the annotation and a list of keywords.
References should be without cuts.
Sources served in alphabetical order, first in Cyrillic, and then in Latin, as required by Vancouver Style. References in the text must be given by numbers in square brackets.
- Sources must be at least 10 years old at the time of publication.
- Allowed number of self-citations: 1 unit for 10 sources or 2 units for 15 sources. More self-citations will be considered excessive and will be eliminated by the editorial staff without notifying the author.
- 1-2 sources older than 10, but younger than 30 years are allowed, if these are methods of international importance, described by the author in the Materials and methods.
- Transliterated sources are arranged in alphabetical order. Initially, Russian-language and Ukrainian-language sources are in the Ukrainian alphabet, according to officially accepted transliteration rules (eg, Zozulia will be in the middle of the list). Then there are English, French, (...) language sources according to the rules of the English language (eg, Zozulia will be at the end of the list). We recommend using verified and authoritative sources during transliteration (eg, SE "Document", https://pasport.org.ua/vazhlivo/transliteratsiya State Migration Service of Ukraine: https://dmsu.gov.ua/services/transliteration. html) to avoid discrepancies with the author's data on Google Scholar and to correctly cite the source.
- After the source, in square brackets, the language of the source is indicated (for Ukrainian and Russian-language sources): [in Ukrainian], [in Russian].
The list of literature is made according to the rules of Vancouver style: without dashes, dots after initials; year of publication is placed strictly after the name of the magazine (books, etc.), the inscription et.al. allowed if more than 6 authors are listed in a row.
Extended abstract (summary)
The extended annotation is submitted as a separate file. Recommended volume: 350-500 words.
The abstract consists of the title (capital letters), a list of authors without specifying institutions, the text of the annotation in one paragraph and without specifying structural sections, and a list of keywords.
Articles are edited and reviewed by members of the Editorial Board - leading experts from relevant areas of biology and medicine.
The material must provide an e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The main reasons for rejecting articles
1. The article does not pass by technical parameters
- In the article reveals elements that may be plagiarized or contained in articles that are currently filed in other scientific journals (reprinting an article or its parts, submitting an article to several magazines simultaneously, using texts and illustrations without permission of their rightholder). More in detail with ethical principles it is possible to familiarize on a site Elsevier;
- The manuscript is fragmentary, incomplete, i.e. It may lack such key elements as the name, authors and their institutional affiliation, the text of the article, keywords, bibliographic list, tables, formulas, etc;
- The level of the English language on which the article is submitted is insufficient for the possibility of its consideration by the expert council;
- Formulas, drawings, diagrams, etc. The illustrative material is not sufficiently readable and recognizable;
- The article does not correspond to the "Rules for Authors" of a separate magazine, to which it is submitted;
- The links in the article are incomplete or outdated (too old).
2. The article does not correspond to the "Objectives and tasks of the journal"
- For example, for the magazine "Cabron" the material studied in this article may contain carbon, but should not be carbon;
- The article deals with carbon material, but the focus of the research is on something else;
- The article does not contain scientific novelty in the field of carbon studies.
3. Article is incomplete
- The article contains some observations that are not a full-fledged study;
- The article takes into account some important research, but ignored other important studies (there is incomplete or one-sided coverage of the scientific discourse).
4. Research methods are unsatisfactory
- In the article there is no clear group of subjects under study, there are no clear parameters for their comparison;
- The methods of research do not correspond to the generally accepted scientific methods and procedures (these procedures can not be repeated, and the results of research obtained by non-standard methods can not be verified);
- The analysis does not have sufficient statistical justification or is carried out outside the norms and rules that are universally recognized in a particular scientific field.
5. Conclusions are not substantiated in the text of the article
- Arguments are illogical, unstructured or erroneous;
- The data do not confirm or justify the conclusions;
- Conclusions ignore a significant array of scientific literature on the topic of the article.
6. The text of the article on the basis of another work by the author
- The text of the article is an expanded version of other works or scientific reports of the author or his co-authors, and the results of the research are secondary, not contributing any contribution to the development of the scientific field;
- The work is clearly part of a larger study, divided into the maximum possible number of separate articles for scientific journals.
7. The article is incomprehensible
- The language of the article, its structure, illustrations, calculations, formulas and other elements are so insignificant that they can not be evaluated in the scientific community. Even English speakers may need help.
8. The article is boring
- Article irrelevant, clearly "archival" or "statistical" nature, marginal in relation to the scientific field;
- The problems of the article, as well as the questions that are put and actualized in it, are not of interest to a particular scientific sphere or scientific community;
- The study is not capable of provoking interest in the readers of the scientific journal.
More information about the requirements for scientific articles you will find on article submission page from Elseiver, which contains step-by-step instructions and additional explanations.