HEALTH OF WOMAN WH_09_2017Scientific and practical journal
Health of Woman is published since 1998. The edition of the journal is carried out together with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine, the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education by P.L. Shupik, the State Institution “Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology NAMS of Ukraine”, the State Institution “Ukrainian Institute for Strategic Studies” of MH of Ukraine. “Health of Woman” journal is a leading practical and scientific edition of national value which presents on its pages not only main data concerning woman health care, but actual medical and social challenges of Ukrainian Society.
This journal has been included in the SAC of Ukraine (State Attestation/ Certification Commission) list as a specialized scientific edition for publication of the original research results by authors prior to be awarded the advanced academic degrees (PhD, Doctor of Medicine).
ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING
WOMAN’S HEALTH is indexed and/or abstracted in "Scientific Periodicals Ukraine" and “Bibliometrics of Ukrainian Science” (the Vernadsky National Library), Copernicus International, SCIENCE INDEX (eLIBRARY.RU), Crossref (DOIs are assigned to all articles, journal participates in Cited-by-linking), Ukrainian abstract journal "Source", Google Scholar, SIS, INFOBASE INDEX, ReaserchBib, BASE; IIJIF; OAJI.
AIMS AND SCOPES
WOMAN’S HEALTH is an open access, peer-reviewed scientific journal that considers articles on all aspects of gynecology and obstetrics. The main aim of the journal is to contribute to the dissemination and exchange of scientific research data, improvement of professional skills of health care providers and woman health care. The journal serves authors and readers of the general medical profession as well as the specialists in gynecology and obstetrics publishing original research articles, clinical observations, special feature articles, and topic reviews.
EDITORIAL BOARD AND EDITORIAL COUNCIL
EDITORIAL BOARD AND EDITORIAL COUNCIL
Chief scientific adviser
Antipkin Yuriy Gennadievich – doctor of medicine, professor, academician of NAMS of Ukraine, director of SI “The Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine, president of association of pediatrics
Vdovichenko Yuriy Petrovich – doctor of medicine, professor, corresponding member of NAMS of Ukraine, vice rector of the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education by P.L. Shupik, head of department of obstetrics, gynecology and perinatology №1, president of association of perinatology.
Moiseenko Raisa Aleksandrovna – doctor of medicine, associate professor, head of department of children neurology and medical social rehabilitation of National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Kiev
Bahtijarova Dana Olegovna
Elena Stanislavovna Shherbinskaja, PhD
Expert group of reviewers
N.G. Gojda, doctor of medicine, professor
O.V. Grishhenko, doctor of medicine, professor
S.I. Zhuk, DM, professor
A.G. Kornackaja, DM, professor
V.I. Medved, DM, professor, corresponding member of NAMS of Ukraine
V.I. Pirogova, DM, professor
B. M. Venckovskij, DM, professor, corresponding member of NAMS of Ukraine
I. I. Gorpinchenko, DM, professor – Consultant of the section "Women's sexology”
V.V. Podoljskij, DM, professor
A. E. Dubchak, DM, professor
HEAD OF EDITORIAL BOARD
V. V. Kaminskij
O. A. Berestovoj
R.G. Botchorshvili (France)
G.I. Brehmah (Izrail)
C. P. Pisareva
N. N. Rozhkovskaja
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
Journal HEALTH OF WOMAN provides immediate open access to its content after publication on the principle that making research freely available to the public, supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Articles can be read, downloaded, printed, and shared provided that use is for noncommercial purposes only, and proper credit is given to the authors as well as the original publisher. All articles in this journal are Free Open Access and meet the requirements of funding bodies or academic institutions. Articles are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC).
The publication of an article in journal HEALTH OF WOMAN requires agreement on standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editors, the reviewers and the publisher. Journal ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editor, ICMJE and WAME Recommendations.
Journal HEALTH OF WOMAN is the leading scientific and practical open-access journal in Ukraine and publishes the following peer-reviewed (duble-blind) material: original research articles, clinical and laboratory observations (case reports), topical reviews in perinatology, pediatrics and related fields, conference and congress summaries, commentaries. Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The journal is published in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages.
Prior/multiple/ Publication or Submission
Manuscripts are accepted for review with the stipulation that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration by another publication, are in press, or will be published or submitted elsewhere. Journal HEALTH OF WOMAN does not accept multiple and duplicate submission even though the previous one was published in a different language. The authors are responsible for the scientific content of the material to be published.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Journal requires detailed disclosure by all authors of any potential or actual interests relevant to the topic(s) discussed in submitted manuscripts.
Peer review policy
Every manuscript submitted to the journal is subject to peer-review process (double blinded), editing and reduction, if required, without any changes in author style of presentation.
Editorial statements and opinions
Statements and opinions expressed in submitted articles are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Editor(s) or Editorial Board of the journal.
Digital archiving and deposit policy
Journal HEALTH OF WOMAN is archived on official website (http://med-expert.com.ua/publishing-activity/zdorove-zhenshchiny/?lang_ui=en) and in the database of V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine. URAN Publishing Service The full text access to published papers is free.
The article submission, peer review, editing, processing and database indexing are free of charge for Ukrainian authors, for foreigner authors payment fee is 150–200 USD.
EDITORS’ AND REVIEWERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES
All submissions are initially evaluated by the scientific editors. Initial screening of articles by internal editors will assess the topicality and importance of the subject, the clarity of presentation, and relevance to the audience of the journal in question. Submissions that do not conform to the terms of the publication in the journal will be returned to the authors, without detailed review. Authors will be notified as to whether the article is to progress to external review until two weeks after receipt of manuscript.
Any submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. Editor(s) and editorial staff are obliged not to disclose any information about a submitted paper to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Review is performed on a double-blind basis – the identities of peer reviewers and authors are kept confidential. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor
Contribution to editorial decisions
The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper. All articles are peer reviewed by two or more members of our Editorial Board or other specialists sel ected on the basis of experience and expertise. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Any sel ected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw fr om the review process. Peer reviewers complete a referee report form, to provide general comments to the editor and specific comments to the author. Papers will normally be reviewed up to six weeks of submission.
Open access and author rights
Authors grant the journal to publish the article under a Creative Commons License, which allows others to freely distribute the published research with the obligatory reference to the authors and the first publication of the original work in this journal. Copyright of the manuscripts is retained by the authors, after publication authors retain rights to use and share their own published articles.
Authors have a responsibility to ensure that their publications are honest, clear, accurate, complete and balanced, and should avoid misleading, selective or ambiguous reporting. Journal HEALTH OF WOMAN reserves the right to decline to publish work if the journal determines that a significant conflict of interest exists. The journal also reserves the right to retract an article if author misconduct has been established and to prohibit future submission fr om any author who has participated in misconduct.
In accordance with the journal's policy, an approval of research protocols by an ethics committee in accordance with international agreements “WMA Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects (last updated: October 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil)”, "Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals (8th edition, 2011)" and/or “International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals (2012)” is required for all research studies. As per regulation of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (MHU) clinical trials are subject to registration at the State Expert Center of Ministry of Health of Ukraine with subsequent approval of institutional ethics committee.
Journal HEALTH OF WOMAN requires authors to disclose whether or not a research study reports the results of a clinical trial. Authors should affirm that any research involving human subjects submitted to the journal was conducted in accordance with the ethical standards, registered at the State Expert Center of Ministry of Health of Ukraine and approved by Institutional Ethics Committees.
The Journal defines plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity and without attribution. If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s).
Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be lim ited 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.
The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.
Policy on conflict of interests
The journal requires all authors to disclose any scientific, ethical and financial conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. Authors must declare any such conflict in the cover letter accompanying the manuscript and in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript itself. All authors must sign a form regarding potential conflicts of interest at the time of acceptance. This policy applies to all submitted research manuscripts and review material.
Digital archiving and deposit policy
Journal HEALTH OF WOMAN is archived on official website (http://med-expert.com.ua/publishing-activity/zdorove-zhenshchiny/?lang_ui=en) and in the database of National Library of Ukraine by V.I. Vernadsky. The full text access to published papers is free.
BIOETHICS, INFORMED CONSENT AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Journal HEALTH OF WOMAN follows the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, andPublication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” (ICMJE, updated December 2015) and is included in the listing of biomedical science and healthcare journals that follow ICMJE recommendations.
Bioethic standards on human and animal rights
When reporting research involving human data, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed have been assessed by the responsible review committee (institutional and national) and were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013 (www.wma.net/en/30publica
tions/10policies/b3/index.html). 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. Approval by a responsible review committee does not preclude editors fr om forming their own judgment whether the conduct of the research was appropriate.
When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. All procedure must be included in the published article.
Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potential identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication.
Patient consent should be written and archived with the authors at the institution wh ere research was conducted. The authors provide the journal with a written statement that attests that they have received and archived written patient consent. The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal's instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.
Conflict of interests
All participants in the peer-review and publication process—not only authors but also peer reviewers, editors, and editorial board members of journals—must consider their conﬂicts of interest when fulﬁlling their roles in the process of article review and publication and must disclose all relationships that could be viewed as potential conﬂicts of interest.
When authors submit a manuscript of any type or format they are responsible for disclosing all ﬁnancial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work. Authors must declare any such conflict in the cover letter accompanying the manuscript and in the acknowledgments section of the manuscript itself. The corresponding author or all authors should be asked to sign the manuscript on the last page regarding potential conflicts of interest at the time of acceptance. Wh ere authors have no conflict of interests, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no conflict of interests”. This policy applies to all submitted research manuscripts and review material.
Reviewers should be asked at the time they are asked to critique a manuscript if they have conﬂicts of interest that could complicate their review. Reviewers must disclose to editors any conﬂicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and should recuse themselves from reviewing speciﬁc manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they’re reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.
Editors who make ﬁnal decisions about manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have conﬂicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conﬂicts related to articles under consideration. Other editorial staff members who participate in editorial decisions must provide editors with a current description of their ﬁnancial interests or other conﬂicts (as they might relate to editorial judgments) and recuse themselves from any decisions in which a conﬂict of interest exists. Editorial staff must not use information gained through working with manuscripts for private gain. Editors should publish regular disclosure statements about potential conﬂicts of interests related to the commitments of journal staff. Guest editors should follow these same procedures.
Becoming ICMJE member journals, journal HEALTH OF WOMAN may require that authors use the Form for Disclosure of Conﬂicts of Interest developed by ICMJE, particularly authors from outside of Ukraine.
PROCESS AND ORDER OF PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Once a manuscript is submitted for publication as a hard copy by mail, it is registered (date of registration) and is subject to double blind peer review, neither the authors nor the reviewers do not know each other. All submitted manuscripts are assessed by the editor(s) for suitability for the review process. The average time of the reviewing process is 3 weeks.
Manuscripts that are sent for formal review typically go to 2 referees who are appointed by the editorial board. Based on their advice, the editor decides to:
– accept the manuscript, with or without minor revision
– invite the authors to revise the manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached
– or reject the manuscript, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.
The result of the review is based on the offered recommendations of the reviewers and decision of the editor on publication of the article is final.
In the case of a positive result of the review, the manuscript is sent to the editor for further processing and publication.
If necessary, the manuscript is sent to the author for revision in accordance with the recommendations of the reviewer. Revised manuscript sent for re-review.
In the case of the negative results of the review, the author receives the information that the article is not accepted for publication with motivated refusal. The manuscript is not returned to the author.
Journal editors treat the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also treat communication with the journal as confidential: correspondence with the journal, reviewers' reports and other confidential material must not be posted on any website or otherwise publicised without prior permission fr om the editors, whether or not the submission is eventually published.
All articles undergo the peer reviewing process.
The peer review process is double blinded, that is, the reviewer does not know who the authors of the manuscript and the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers are.
TOPICS OF PUBLICATIONS
Main topics of publications:
– Perinatology and neonatology
– Gynecologic oncology
– Adolescent gynecology
– TORCH-infections and STDs
– Reviews and clinical cases
· Women`s Health publishes original research, clinical observations, and special feature articles in the field of perinatology, neonatology, and pediatrics, as broadly defined. Contributions pertinent to above mentioned also include related fields such as nutrition, surgery, public health, child health services, gastroenterology, immunology, nephrology, allergic and respiratory diseases, etc.
· Women`s Health considers manuscripts in the following categories: reports of original research, particularly clinical research; review articles, and case reports, etc. While preparing a manuscript for Women`s Health, authors should determine the manuscript type and then prepare manuscript according to the specific instructions presented below.
· Components of regular article include: introduction (wider context that generated the study and the hypothesis based on the literature datа no older then 5-7 years), objective, materials and methods, results and discussions (presenting the data in text, tables and figures with statistical analysis, interpretation and significance of the findings), conclusions with indications of the future research direction, acknowledgements, conflict of interest, references.
· Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. Only papers directly related to the article should be cited. Citations should be numbered in alphabetical order. Papers in press and papers already submitted for publication may be included in the list of references but no citation is required for work that is not yet submitted for publication.
· First page indicates UDC (left side), paper title (capital letters), author names (initials and family name), institutional name, city, country. Last page must contain signatures of all authors, full author’s names, their scientific degree and titles, job position, full institutional mailing addresses, numbers of telephones. Must be indicated the contact person.
· All manuscripts must adhere to the following format: manuscript text are typed on computer in Microsoft Word or RTF file (Times New Roman font, size 12, black, double-spaced, page margins: left – 25mm, right – 10mm, up and down – 20mm) and submitted on electronic storage device. Illustration (tables ,figures) should be supplied in a separate electronic file.
· The length of original article should not exceed 8 pages including abstract, text, tables, illustrations, and references, review articles or systematic reviews – 12 pages, case reports, commentaries – 7 pages. The references in original articles should not exceed 20 sources and in review articles – 50 sources.
· The manuscript should contain the abstracts in Ukrainian, Russian and English. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free. A structured abstract is required for original articles and a standard abstract format is required for other types of articles. An abbreviated unformatted abstract is preferred for case presentations and review articles. The structured abstract should be lim ited to 200-250 words, under the following headings: objective, materials and methods, results, conclusions and key words. All titles of headings should be highlighted.
The manuscript must be accompanied with the official letter fr om the institution wh ere the research was carried out singed by institutional authorities (research advisor), and expert conclusion indicating the possibility for publishing.
ADVANTAGES FOR AUTHORS
· journal is in the list of specialized scientific editions of Government Attestation Commission of Ukraine;
· journal included in the following databases/resources: SCIENCE INDEX, (E-library.ru), Google Scholar, Ukrainian abstract database;
· publication of articles either on Ukrainian, English or Russian languages;
· circulation of journal is not less than 10 issues a year;
· possibility of publication in short terms
· journal are made freely available in electronic (open access ) and paper versions in accordance with international standards
· section “Distance education” allowed the readers to check their professional competence and receive certificates
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