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of the Ivanovo Medical AcademyISSN 1606-8157



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These guidelines and criteria regulate the relations between the state budget educational institution of higher professional education “Ivanovo State Medical Academy” of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation in the name of the editorial board of the “Bulletin of the Ivanovo Medical Academy”, hereinafter called “The editorial board” and an author who has submitted his article for publication in the journal, hereinafter called “The author”.

  1. The journal is published four times a year and accepts papers which are in accordance with its principal items.
  2. Papers must be submitted upon e-mail address: The letter must contain full name of the author and the word “paper”. All inquires to the editorial board must be made upon e-mail only.
  3. The paper must be signed by all authors. The scanned page with the signatures of the authors is sent by separate file.
  4. The scanned cover letter which is signed by the leader of the organization where the authors work must be enclosed.
  5. Each author is required to indicate: full name, scientific degree, electronic address, full name of the institution where he works (including organizational form), full postal address and zip of this institution.
  6. It is necessary to indicate the Universal Decimal Classification code for the submitted paper.
  7. It is obligatory to indicate the full name, address, zip and phone of the corresponding author. All correspondence is accomplished upon e-mail only.
  8. The editorial board sends all submitted materials to reviewers. The conclusion and recommendations of the reviewer may be sent to the authors for appropriate correction. In case of the author’s inopportune answer the editorial board has the right to accomplish scientific editing and correction of the article or to reject its publication. In the latter case the editorial board sends the motivated rejection letter to the author.
  9. The editorial board has the right to accomplish scientific editing, to abridge and to correct the papers, to change the design of charts, figures and tables in order to satisfy the requirements of the journal’s standard without changing the meaning of the information presented.
  10. It is absolutely prohibited to submit the papers which were previously sent to other journals.
  11. The editorial board does not accept the papers which were sent with submission guidelines’ violation.
  12. The editorial board does not bear the responsibility for the trustworthiness of the information which is adduced by the authors.
  13. The papers which are prepared upon the results of own studies by post graduate students and by competitors for candidate of science degree are accepted for publication free of charge.
  14. The author grants the Editorial Board an exclusive licence to publish his article if it accepted for publication (including photos, schemes, tables etc.). It may be broadcasted, posted online, or otherwise placed in the public domain, translated, exported or imported for distribution of the journal to it benefit.
  15. The author transfers copyright to the Editorial Board without limitation of its validity terms and distribution territories (in the Russian Federation and abroad).
  16. The Editorial Board is allowed to cede the author’s copyright to the third sides or to prohibit any use of the materials published by the third sides.
  17. The Author guaranties his exclusive licence for use of the materials submitted to the Editorial Board.
  18. The Author is granted the licence for use of the materials (in whole and in parts) published with personal, scientific or tuition aims to his benefit.
  19. The authors transfer copyright to the editorial board from the moment of stamp affixation (“Ready for printing”) to the journal to be published.
  20. All materials published in the journal may be reproduced with the written permission of the Editorial board only (with obligatory indication of the journal’s volume, number and year).
  21. Research reports are no longer than 6 standard pages (1 page contains 1800 symbols with omissions) without abstracts, tables, illustrations, and references. Clinical case reports and case series are no longer than 4 pages, lectures and reviews are no longer than 10 pages, brief reports are no longer than 2 pages.
  22. For research articles the text is divided into sections including: introduction, substantiation of the actuality of the research, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion. Articles to be submitted to the items “Public Health Management”, “Problems of Teaching”, “Guidelines for Practitioners”, “Reviews”, “Case Reports”, “History of Medicine”, and “Brief Reports” may have arbitrary structure. The manner of expounding must be clear, laconic and avoid repetitions.
  23. An abstract not exceeding 250 words should be included at the beginning of the MS Word document. For systematic reviews and research articles, abstract content should be organized according to the following headings: background and purpose, methods, results, discussion and conclusion. For case studies and case series, abstract content should be organized according to the following headings: background and purpose, case description, intervention, outcomes, discussion. The abstract should be written in a clear, concise manner. It should be presented 5-6 key words and the article abbreviated title for running title design (no more than 40 symbols).
  24. Tables should be structured in concise demonstrable form, be numbered and titled; there must be headings of columns and lines strictly consistent with their content. Indices’ dimensions should be efficiently pointed in the tables. All figures, total parameters and percents should be thoroughly corrected and correspond to the same in the text. The text in its turn should not duplicate the tables’ content. Be sure that each table is cited in the text. It is prohibited to leave blank cells. Identify statistical measures of variations such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean. P values should be indicated by symbols (p).
  25. The resolution of photographs should at least be 300 dpi. Diagrams, schemes and figures should be given in Excel (the possibility of their editing is to be kept). Figures should be numbered, headed, and have notes in need. They should not duplicate the tables’ content. Diagram axes should have headings and internal scale markers. Titles and detailed information belong in the legend not on the illustration itself. P value must be pointed in case of the diagrams comparison.
  26. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressure should be given in millimeters of mercury. All hematological and clinical measurements should be given in International System of Units (SU). Use only standard abbreviations. Avoid abbreviations precede its first use in the text unless in the title and the abstract.
  27. International of the examined drug name should be used in the title and in the abstract, its trade mark may be used in the text. Special terms should be translated into Russian; they must be generally approved in scientific literature.
  28. Citations in the article must be thoroughly corrected. The page number should be pointed in citation. Full names of the authors of the article should be numbered.
  29. In description of the research methods the number of references should be appropriate and their selection must be judicious. These reports should be included in the list of references.
  30. Bibliographical sources are numbered in alphabetic order. Bibliographical description is given in accordance with Russian State Standard P. 7.1-2003. Do not use abbreviations in the titles of collected works and journals. Abbreviations in the bibliographical description are prohibited. Theses, summaries of theses, and manuscripts of legislative and normative documents are not recommended to be included in reference list. The editorial board has the right to reject the article in case of the mistakes and inaccuracies founded.
  31. References in the text are indicated as the numbers in square brackets in the strict accordance with their place in the referenced papers.