PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE #2 2019

Scientific and practical journal
  • 2521-1358 (Online); ISSN 2304-0041 (Print)

  • DOI:
  • 10.15574/PS
  • Circulation -
  • 1000
  • Format of the edition -
  • 290x210 mm
  • Frequency -
  • 4 issues a year

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ABOUT JOURNAL

PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE is the only peer-reviewed and open access journal in of paediatric surgery in Ukraine that advances research and serves as a practical guide for paediatric surgeons.

The journal is published since 2003 jointly with Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, the Ukrainian Paediatric Surgery Association and Company MedExpert, LLC.  

The journal publishes original research, clinical observations, and special feature articles in the field of paediatrics surgery, as broadly defined, medical review, workshop/conference/symposium/congress summaries, expert commentary, novel insights into clinical and academic paediatrics surgery: general surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, thoracic and abdominal surgery, dentistry, urology, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology, etc. The content of the journal also includes related fields such as orthopedics, anesthesiology, postoperative care and rehabilitation, pedagogy, etc..

Printed copies of the journal are distributed to over scientific institutions and libraries in Ukraine. All articles are also available in PDF format on the journal website (https://med-expert.com.ua/en/publishing-activity-en/hirurgiya-detskogo-vozrasta-publishing-activity-en/ ) and the Vernadsky National Library, and are made freely available immediately upon publication. PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE is published in Ukrainian, Russian and English 4 times a year.

The Editorial Board of the PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE and the Publisher adheres to the principles of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE, http://icmje.org/), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME, http://www.wame.org/), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, https://publicationethics.org/ ).

INDEXING AND ABSTRACTING

PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE

 

"Bibliometrics of Ukrainian Science”  h5-індекс – 4

"Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine"

(the Vernadsky National Library)

Copernicus International

Science Index

CrossRef (the item ID of the object is given by the DOI) doi 10.15574 / PS

Is are assigned to all articles, journal participates in Cited-by-linking

Google Scholar

(with 2013  h-index — 4; h10-index — 0; General h-index — 5; h10-index — 0)

Included in the list of magazines whose publication activities are in accordance with international standards and recommendations adopted by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

Ukrainian abstract journal "Dzherelo"

EDITORIAL BOARD AND REVIEW BOARD

Editor-in-sheaf
Kotenko O.G., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Deputy Director SI Shalimov National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology NAMS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7004039486
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Chief Editors
Tolstanov O.K., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, First Deputy Rector, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: Id 36127779200
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36127779200
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=EDkbakUAAAAJ&hl=uk
Rusak P.S., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education; Head of Department paediatric surgery of Zhytomyr Regional Child’s Clinical Hospital, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7801596012
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7801596012

Executive Secretary
Shevchuk D.V., PhD, Assistant professor, Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University; lecturer, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education; paediatric surgeon, Zhytomyr Regional Child’s Clinical Hospital, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=3
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=-DRSq1YAAAAJ&hl=uk

Editorial board
Averin V.I., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, State Educational Institution “Belarusian State Medical University”, Member Expert Council High Attestation Commission of Surgery, Member of the Board of the Society of Surgeons of Belarus and the European Society of Pediatric Surgeons, Chief Freelance Children's Surgeon of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
Scopus: h=1; Id 36808468900
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36808468900
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=YU4N4CYAAAAJ&hl=ru

AlJahdali Akram, PhD, Assistant professor, Consultant for Pediatric Surgery in University Of Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal and King Fahad Hospital, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia
Scopus: h=1; Id 55319490800
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55319490800
Google Scholar: h=4
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=y4buqk8k3AgC&hl=ru&oi=ao

Babuci S., Professor, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemiţanu”, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Bodnar O.B., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Bukovinian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 6603237362
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6603237362
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=bD7nuB8AAAAJ&hl=ru&oi=sra

Vdovichenko Yu.P., Corresponding Member NAMS of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, First Deputy Rector, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=n2NbaHAAAAAJ&hl=uk

Veseliy S.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Rector, Donetsk National Medical University, Liman, Ukraine

Voronenko Yu.V., Academician NAMS of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Rector, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 36827330200
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36827330200
Google Scholar: h=15
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=51pKL-QAAAAJ&hl=uk

Gorbatyuk O.M., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=1DzCMywAAAAJ&hl=uk

Gudumak E.M., Academician AS Republic of Moldova, Doctor habilitat of medicine, Professor, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemiţanu”, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Scopus: Id 6508067848
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6508067848

Danylov O.A., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 6507331919
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6507331919
Google Scholar: h=1
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=m6MtohYAAAAJ&hl=uk

Digtyar V.A., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Dnepropetrovsk State Medical Academy, Dnipro, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=3
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=fV8rimQAAAAJ&hl=uk

Dubrovyn O.G., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Emetc I.M., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Director SI Scientific Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Zaporozhan S.Y., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Rector, Ternopil State Medical University. Ternopil, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=4
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=mo55F1IAAAAJ&hl=en

Jokic Radoica, Professor Surgery, Medical University, Novi Sad, Serbia
Google Scholar: h=4
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=mo55F1IAAAAJ&hl=en

Kaliciński Piotr, Doctor habilitat of medicine, Professor, Head of the Clinic Pediatric Surgery and transplantations of Institute «Monument – Child’s Health Center», Chief pediatric surgeon of Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Scopus: h=17; Id 7003798836
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7003798836

Kapuller Vadim, Leading paediatric surgeon, Children's Clinic «Hadassa», Jerusalem, Israel
Scopus: h=4; Id 6506854846
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6506854846

Kovalchuk V.I., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Grodno State Medical University, Grodno, Belarus
Scopus: Id 27169957200
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=27169957200
Google Scholar: h=5
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=bQ1X31EAAAAJ&hl=ru&oi=ao

Kozinetc G.P., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=10
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=uovqOukAAAAJ&hl=uk

Konoplitskiy V.S., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=CvaICEkAAAAJ&hl=ru&oi=sra

Kosakovs'kiy A.L., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=8
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=TyPlqG8AAAAJ&hl=uk

Krivchenya D.Yu., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 6506044256
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h=2; Id 6506044255
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6506044255
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=H33NXloAAAAJ&hl=uk

Ksyonz I.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Rector HSEE of Ukraine "Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy", Poltava, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=XBUZPg4AAAAJ&hl=uk

Levitckiy A.F., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Lima Mario, Professor, Director the center of small and invasive pediatric surgery University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Scopus: h=15; Id 7202143251
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7202143251
Google Scholar: h=28
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=GptTJrcAAAAJ&hl=ru&oi=ao

Lopez Manuel, PhD, Clinic Pediatrics Surgery ValEbron, Barcelona, Spain
Scopus: h=41; Id 35237632400
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35237632400
Google Scholar: h=56
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=8tO0CikAAAAJ&hl=ru&oi=ao

Losev O.O., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Odesa State Medical University, Odesa, Ukraine
Scopus: Id 6602140692
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6602140692

Haddad Munther, senior consultant of Paediatrics Surgery of Hospital Chelsea & Westminster, London, Great Britain
Scopus: h=13; Id 7102393560
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7102393560

Nakonechnyi A.Y., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Danylo Halytskyy Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=4; Id 40162043500
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=40162043500
Google Scholar: h=5
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=Na1aagkAAAAJ&hl=uk

Patkowski Dariusz, Doctor habilitat of medicine, Professor, Head of the Clinic Pediatrics Surgery and Urology of Medical University, President Poland Society of Pediatrics Surgeons, Wroclaw, Poland
Scopus: h=8; Id 6602520883
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6602520883

Paschenko Yu.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Pereyaslov A.A., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Danylo Halytskyy Lviv National Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 35293602600
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35293602600
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=W4Q_dHcAAAAJ&hl=uk

Peterburgskiy V.F., Doctor of Medical Sciences, SI Institute of Urology of NAMS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 35293602600
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35293602600
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=W4Q_dHcAAAAJ&hl=uk

Petersons Aigars, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Clinic Pediatrics Surgery of Riga Medical University, President Baltic Association Pediatrics Surgeons, Rector Riga Medical University, Riga, Latvia
Scopus: h=1; Id 35293602600
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35293602600
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=W4Q_dHcAAAAJ&hl=uk

Pogorilyi V.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Rector, National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 35293602600
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35293602600
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=W4Q_dHcAAAAJ&hl=uk

Pritula V.P., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 35293602600
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35293602600
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=W4Q_dHcAAAAJ&hl=uk

Rothenberg Steven, Clinical Professor of Surgery Colombian medical colleges, Head of the Clinic Pediatrics Surgery Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, Colorado, Denver, USA
Scopus: h=35; Id 35429630300
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35429630300
Google Scholar: h=42
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=ua8YiFYAAAAJ&hl=ru&oi=ao

Rudenko N.M., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7005797859
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7005797859
Google Scholar: h=7
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=NFX4XbsAAAAJ&hl=uk

Sliepov O.K., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, SI Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of NAMS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 6505876956
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6505876956
Google Scholar: h=5
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=b1_Q1Q0AAAAJ&hl=uk

Sokur P.P., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 6701765151
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6701765151
Google Scholar: h=4
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=YOCsz2IAAAAJ&hl=uk

Spahy O.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Zaporozhye State Medical University, Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Tekgül Serdar, Professor, University Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey
Scopus: h=23; Id 7004061058
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7004061058

Usenko O.Yu., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Director SI Shalimov National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology NAMS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: Id 56892722400
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56892722400
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=QixtBgQAAAAJ&hl=uk

Farhat W., Professor, The Hospital for Sick Children, fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Canadian Global Professional Master of  Law of Leadership (GPLLM),  Toronto, Canada
Scopus: h=31; Id 7004638012
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7004638012

Fofanov O.D., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Hrapach V.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Bogomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Czauderna Piotr, Doctor habilitat of medicine, Professor, Head of the Clinic Pediatrics Surgery and Urology for Childrens and Adolescent Gdansk Medical University, Gdansk, Poland
Scopus: h=23; Id 6602578611
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6602578611
Google Scholar: h=29
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=AP9OrbIAAAAJ&hl=ru&oi=ao

Cheng Wei, Director Beijing United Family Hospital, Beijing, China, Professor Pediatrics Surgery Monash Medical Centre and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Scopus: h=22; Id 56397446600
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56397446600

Cherian Abraham, Consultant Paediatric Urologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, Great Britain
Scopus: h=9; Id 31168261100
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=31168261100

Jurkiewicz Beata, Doctor habilitat of medicine, professor, Hospital «SPZOZ w Dziekanowie Lesnym im. „Dzieci Warszawy'», Regional Chief paediatric surgeon (Konsultant Wojewodzki), Warsaw, Poland
Scopus: h=4; Id 13406746100
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=13406746100

Review board
Bodnar B.M., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Bukovinian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7004481890
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7004481890
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=lmk2qKsAAAAJ&hl=uk

Lazorishenetc V.V., Academician NAMS of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Director, SI Amosov National Institute for Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyiv, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=7
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=dcf24NIAAAAJ&hl=uk

Makarov A.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7202171821
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7202171821

Averin V.I., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, State Educational Institution “Belarusian State Medical University”, Member Expert Council High Attestation Commission of Surgery, Member of the Board of the Society of Surgeons of Belarus and the European Society of Pediatric Surgeons, Chief Freelance Children's Surgeon of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
Scopus: h=1; Id 36808468900
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36808468900
Google Scholar: h=6
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=YU4N4CYAAAAJ&hl=ru

Momotov A.O., PhD, Assistant professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 6602558727
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6602558727
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=-RvcJ_wAAAAJ&hl=uk

Nikolaeva N.G., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Odesa State Medical University, Odesa, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 16421569300
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=16421569300

Sushko V.I., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy, Dnipro, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7003835969
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7003835969

Farhat W., Professor, The Hospital for Sick Children, fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Canadian Global Professional Master of  Law of Leadership (GPLLM),  Toronto, Canada
Scopus: h=31; Id 7004638012
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7004638012

Scientific advisers
Bodnar B.M., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Bukovinian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7004481890
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7004481890
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=lmk2qKsAAAAJ&hl=uk

Davidenko V.B., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Kharkiv National Medical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Kukuruza Yu.P., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Lazorishenetc V.V., Academician NAMS of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Director, SI Amosov National Institute for Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyiv, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=7
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=dcf24NIAAAAJ&hl=uk

Makarov A.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7202171821
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7202171821

Momotov A.O., PhD, Assistant professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine – coordinator
Scopus: h=1; Id 6602558727
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6602558727
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=-RvcJ_wAAAAJ&hl=uk

Nikolaeva N.G., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Odesa State Medical University, Odesa, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 16421569300
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=16421569300

Sushko V.I., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Dnipropetrovsk State Medical Academy, Dnipro, Ukraine
Scopus: h=1; Id 7003835969
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7003835969

Secretariat
Gorelyk V.V., PhD, Assistant professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

Domanskiy O.B., PhD, assistant professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Central city Children’s Hospital No.2, Kyiv, Ukraine

Melnichenko M.G., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Odesa State Medical University, Odesa, Ukraine

Ponomorenko O.P., PhD, SI Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of NAMS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Rybalchenko V.F., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine
Google Scholar: h=2
https://scholar.google.com.ua/citations?user=vjxWBcYAAAAJ&hl=ru&oi=sra

Tal'ko M.O., paediatric surgeon, PhD-candidate, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

Chavarga M.I., PhD, Assistant professor, Uzhgorod National University, Uzhgorod, Ukraine

Chekanov D.Yu., paediatric surgeon, chief of surgical Dpt, Mikolauiv Regional Children’s Hospital, Mikolauiv, Ukraine

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

The journal “Paediatric surgery. Ukraine” provides immediate open access to its content after publication on the principle: making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Articles can be read, downloaded, printed, and shared provided that their 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).

EDITORIAL POLICY

The journal publishes original research, clinical observations, and special feature articles in the field of paediatrics surgery, as broadly defined, medical review, workshop/conference/symposium/congress summaries, expert commentary, novel insights into clinical and academic paediatrics surgery: general surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, thoracic and abdominal surgery, dentistry, urology, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology, etc. The content of the journal also includes related fields such as orthopedics, anesthesiology, postoperative care and rehabilitation, pedagogy, etc. The languages of the journal are Ukrainian, English and Russian.

The journal is based on independent and unbiased double-blinded peer-reviewed principles. Only unpublished papers that are not under review for publication elsewhere can be submitted. The authors are responsible for the scientific content of the material to be published. The Journal reserves the right to request any research materials on which the paper is based. Printed copies of the journal are distributed during scientific and practical activities (live events), presented in all leading scientific institutions and medical libraries in Ukraine. All articles are also available in PDF, HTML format on the journal website (https://med-expert.com.ua/en/publishing-activity-en/hirurgiya-detskogo-vozrasta-publishing-activity-en/), websites of National Library of Ukraine (http://www.irbis-nbuv.gov.ua/cgi-bin/irbis_nbuv/cgiirbis_64.exe?Z21ID=&I21DBN=UJRN&P21DBN=UJRN&S21STN=1&S21REF=10&S21FMT=juu_all&C21COM=S&S21CNR=20&S21P01=0&S21P02=0&S21P03=PREF=&S21COLORTERMS=0&S21STR=Khdv), Ukrainian Scientific Citation Index (http://nbuviap.gov.ua/bpnu/index.php?page_sites=journals) and are made freely available immediately upon publication. The Paediatric surgery. Ukraine is published in Ukrainian, Russian and English 8 times a year.

The Editorial Board of the Paediatric surgery. Ukraine and the Publisher adheres to the principles of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

Mission

The PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE mission is to distribute original medical data of the highest value for a diverse audience of those that participate in pediatric surgery care: practicing pediatric surgeons, academic general and subspecialty physicians and clinicians, researchers, educators, pharmacists and others. Supporting and continuously deepening knowledge and practical skills of paediatric surgery, the journal contribute to improving the quality of care and the health of infants, children, and adolescents.

The PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE believes that high quality and ethical publication will lead to the progressive development of medical sciences and healthcare in Ukraine.

 

Conflict of interest policy

All participants in the peer-review and publication process (authors, referees, editors, members of editorial board)  must disclose to the editor-in-chief any conflict of interest related to personal, family, financial, political or religious issues as well as any competing  interest while 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. If editorial staff, referees have a conflict of interest and/or believes that it is not appropriate to be a referee, or an editor for a given manuscript, the referee or the editor should resign from the assignment.

The Editorial Board members of the journal, who treat submissions and recommend their opinions to the Editor-in-chief may also submit their own manuscripts to the journal because  all of them are leading researchers and scientists. However, they cannot participate at any stage on the editorial decision of their manuscripts in order to minimize any possible bias. They will be treated like any other author, and if any, final acceptance of such manuscripts can only be made by the positive recommendation of at least two external reviewers, who are not the members of decision-making Editorial Boar.

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. Where 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.

All necessary information regarding the process of a manuscript can be obtained from the editorial office. However, the names of the handling editor and the reviewers are not given to the author(s). Due to the PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE double-blinded review principles, the names of authors and reviewers are not known to the each other.

 

Plagiarism policy

The journal PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE strives for the highest standards of research and publication ethics, and does not allow any form of plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts are screened with plagiarism software at least two times during the evaluation process to detect instances of overlapping and similar text

The Journal defines plagiarism as a case in which a manuscript reproduces another work having with 10% and more similarity scores and without attribution. If evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after publication of the article, 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 articles for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s).

In any case while an ethical misconduct is suspected, the editorial of the journal will act in accordance with the relevant international rules of publication and research ethics (COPE guidelines, ICMJE Recommendations, CSE White Paper on Publication Ethics, WAME resources, WMA policies and ORI).

 

Acknowledgement of authorship

All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to

– conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data;

– drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;

– final approval of the version to be published. Conditions 1, 2, and 3 must all be met.

Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. General supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. Any part of an article critical to its main conclusions must be the responsibility of at least one author. Editors may ask authors to describe what each contributed; this information may be published.

All members of the group who are named as authors, either in the authorship position below the title or in a footnote, should fully meet the above criteria for authorship. Group members who do not meet these criteria should be listed, with their permission, in the Acknowledgments or in an appendix. The order of authorship should be a joint decision of the coauthors. Authors may wish to explain the order of authorship in a footnote.

Increasingly, multicenter trials are attributed to a corporate or corresponding author. 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 article and have agreed to its submission for publication

The authors are responsible for the content of the article and for the fact of its publication. The editorial staff reserves the right to shorten and edit the articles submission.

 

Publishing licenses, archiving and self-archiving policy

The policy of the Journal “PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE” are compatible with the vast majority of funders' open access and self-archiving policies. The journal does not require authors of original (primary) research papers to assign the copyright of their published contributions. Authors grant the journal an exclusive licence to publish the papers, under a creative commons attribution-noncommercial 4.0 international license (СС BY-NC), 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 reuse their papers in their future printed work without first requiring permission from the publisher of the journal and share their own published articles.

The journal supports the self-archiving process. Prior to publication in the journal, authors may post a copy of their manuscript in preparation or submitted to the journal in recognized non-commercial preprint servers, public websites.  Authors also are encouraged to archive their final author version of the manuscript in their institution's repositories and, if they wish, on their personal websites. Authors should cite the publication reference and DOI number on the first page of any deposited version, and provide a link from it to the URL of the published article on the journal's website.

To facilitate self-archiving of original research papers and help authors fulfil funder and institutional mandates, the journal deposits manuscripts in National Library of Ukraine by V.I. Vernadsky (http://www.nbuv.gov.ua/ ), Scientific periodicals of Ukraine database and different international scintificd database on behalf of authors who opt-in to this free service during submission. The journal provides depositing of articles on official website of the publisher “MedExper” (https://med-expert.com.ua/en/publishing-activity-en/hirurgiya-detskogo-vozrasta-publishing-activity-en/). The full text access to published papers is free.

 

Editorial process

All manuscripts submitted for publication are strictly reviewed for their originality, methodology, importance, quality, ethical nature and suitability for the journal. The PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE uses a common standard scheme for the evaluation process. The editor-in-chief has full authority over the editorial and scientific content of the journal and the timing of publication of the content.

The whole editorial process consists of the successive steps.  Immediately after submission, technical review is carried out by editorial staff (editor-in-chief, associate editors or editorial board member) to assess suitability of the manuscript to the journal: topicality and importance of the subject, the clarity of presentation, and relevance to the audience of the journal in question. Submissions that fully do not conform to the requirements of the publication will be rejected. In cases where only minor revisions are recommended, the author is usually requested to revise the paper. Authors whose articles are accepted will be notified accordingly and the article will undergo further processing.  Technical reviews are typically processed in a few days after submission.

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. The journal operates a rigorous peer-review process. 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-In-Chief.

At least two review reports are collected for each submitted article. Suggestions of reviewers can be made by the Editor-In-Chief during technical reviews. Alternatively, editorial staff can use qualified Editorial Board Members, qualified reviewers from the journal database, or new reviewers identified by web searches for related articles.

To assist academic editors, editorial staff of the journal handle all communication with reviewers, authors, and the external editors. Reviewers are given three – four weeks to write their review. For the review of a revised manuscript, reviewers are asked to provide their report within one week. In both cases, extensions can be granted on request.

The peer review is followed by a final acceptance/rejection decision by the Editor-in-Chief, or another academic editor approved by the Editor-in-Chief. When making an editorial decision the Editor-in-Chief or academic editor checks the suitability of selected reviewers, adequacy of reviewer comments and author response, overall scientific quality of the paper. The editor can select the follows: accept, reject, ask author for revision of the paper, ask for an additional reviewer. If there is any suspicion that a paper may contain plagiarism, the editorial office will check using plagiarism detection software to screen the manuscript. Peer reviewers complete a referee report form to provide general comments to the editor and specific comments to the author. Editors-in-Chief are free to disagree with their views. If they do so, they should justify their decision, for the benefit of the authors.

The publication process after submission may take 4 to 6 months. However, all accepted manuscripts are assigned with a DOI number following their acceptance. The journal carries out production on all manuscripts, including language editing, copy editing and conversion to PDF or XML.

The journal “PAEDIATRIC SURGERY. UKRAINE” is a member of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and follows its procedures for dealing with potentially unethical behaviour by authors, reviewers or editors.

BIOETHICS, INFORMED CONSENT POLICY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

For all research studies the journal's policy requires an approval of research protocols by an appropriate 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)”.

When reporting research involving human data, authors should indicate whether the procedures were conducted in accordance with bioethical standards and assessed by the local ethics committee or national bioethics commission. The same applies to researcher involving laboratory animals. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether all necessary procedures were carried out in accordance with national and international standards for the care and use of laboratory animals.

If the submitted manuscript does not include ethics committee approval, it will be reviewed according to COPE's guideline (Guidance for Editors: Research, Audit and Service Evaluations). If the study should have ethical approval, authors will be asked to provide ethical approval in order to proceed the review process. If they cannot provide ethical approval, their manuscript will be rejected.

If the study does not need ethics committee approval after the editorial board’s review, the authors will be asked to provide an ethics committee approval or a document given by a related independent committee that indicates the study does not need ethics committee approval according to the research integrity rules in their country. If the authors provide either an approval or a document showing that ethics approval is not needed, the review process can be continued. If the authors cannot provide either documents, the manuscript may be rejected.

Approval by a local ethics committee does not preclude editors from forming their own judgment whether the conduct of the research was appropriate.

For articles concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. The journal may request a copy of the Ethics Committee Approval received from the relevant authority. Informed consent must also be obtained for case reports.

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 where 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.

The manuscript must include in the section “Materials and methods” a statement identifying the institutional local ethics committee approving the experiments, including any relevant details For experiments involving human subjects, authors must identify the local ethics committee approving the experiments, and include with their submission a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects. 

REVIEW PROCESS, INSTRUCTIONS FOR REVIEWRS

Criteria for publication

Journal receives many more submissions than it can publish in each edition. It is therefore important that manuscripts are critically evaluated for compliance with the following criteria:

  • Strong evidence for the conclusions that are drawn
  • Novelty (abstracts, meeting proceedings, preprints are not considered to compromise novelty)
  • Broad clinical significance
  • Importance to the specific field

 

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 4 – 6 months.

Manuscripts that are sent for formal review typically go to 2 referees who are appointed by the editorial board. The referees are asked for their opinion about the suitability of the paper for publication. 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(s). 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 from the editors, whether or not the submission is eventually published.

 

Selecting referees

Referee selection is critical to the review process, and our choice is based on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations, and our previous experience with the referee. We avoid using referees who are chronically slow, sloppy, too harsh or too lenient. We invite referees and only on acceptance of the invitation will a referee have access to the full paper.

 

Upon receiving a manuscript to referee

To avoid unnecessary delays in processing manuscripts, please do the following immediately upon receipt of a manuscript for review:

  • check thoroughly the deadline to ensure that there have been no misunderstandings
  • in regarding to timing, contact the editorial office immediately if you anticipate any difficulties
  • read the editor's letter carefully and be sure to note any points specific to the manuscript that the editor may have requested your opinion on
  • skim the manuscript and consider whether there might be a conflict of interest for you (with the authors, their institution, their funding sources) and whether you can judge the article impartially
  • consider whether the topic seems to fit the scope of the journal and is likely to be of sufficient general interest for publication.

 

Confidentiality

Referees should treat the review process as being strictly confidential, and should keep the following guidelines in mind:

– refereed manuscripts for the Journal should not be discussed with anyone not directly involved in the review process

– if colleagues or experts are consulted, they should be identified to the editors

– referees should, as a rule, not disclose their identities to the authors or to other colleagues since they may be asked to comment on the criticisms of other referees and may then find it difficult to be objective. Should they feel strongly about making their identities known to the authors, they should do so via the editor. We strongly disapprove of any attempt by authors to determine the identities of referees or to confront them, and encourage referees to neither confirm nor deny any speculation in this regard.

 

Writing the report

The main purpose of referee reports is to provide the editors with the information that they need to reach a decision, but they should also instruct the authors on how to strengthen their manuscript if revision is a possibility. Referees are asked to submit both confidential comments to the editor and those that can be directly transmitted to the authors. We recommend the following division of the report:

While transmitting comments to the authors, referees are asked to maintain a positive and impartial, but critical, attitude in evaluating manuscripts. Criticisms should remain dispassionate; offensive language is not acceptable. As far as possible, a negative report should explain to the authors the weaknesses of their manuscript, so that they can understand the basis for a decision to ask for revision or to reject the manuscript. The report for authors should not include a recommendation regarding publication, which is regarded as confidential information since the final decision regarding acceptance, revision or rejection rests with the editor.

 

Timing

The Journal is committed to rapid editorial decisions and publication as efficiency in this process is a valuable service both to our authors and the scientific community as a whole. We therefore ask that referees respond promptly or inform us if they anticipate a significant delay, which allows us to keep the authors informed and, where necessary, find alternative referees.

 

Conflicts of interest

In order to ensure fairness in the referee process, we try to avoid referees who: have recent or ongoing collaborations with the authors, have commented on drafts of the manuscript, are in direct competition, have a history of dispute with the authors, or have a financial interest in the outcome. Because it is not possible for the editors to know of all possible biases, however, we ask referees to draw our attention to anything that might affect their report, including commercial interests, and to decline to referee in cases where they feel unable to be objective. We do not find it necessary to exclude referees who have reviewed a paper for another journal; the fact that two journals have independently identified a particular person as well qualified to referee a paper does not decrease the validity of her/his opinion in our view.

 

Publication policy and ethical considerations

In spite of the journal best efforts to identify breaches of publication policy or ethical conduct, such as plagiarism or author conflict of interest, the referees who are more familiar with the field are more likely to recognise such problems and should alert the editors to any potential problems in this regard.

AUTHORS GUIDELINES

AUTHORS GUIDELINES

These guidelines complies with the requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) that review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research and other material published in medical journals.
The journal considers manuscripts in the following categories: reports of original research, review articles, case reports, editorials, reviewer commentaries, etc. While preparing a manuscript for journal, authors should determine the manuscript type and then prepare manuscript according to the specific instructions presented below.

General Data
The manuscript should be typed in a Microsoft Word file, single-column format, 1.5-spaced with 2.5 cm margins on left side, 1.0 cm – right side, up and down – 2.0 cm and 12-point type in Times New Roman font. Decimal points should be used in decimals throughout the manuscript. Measurements should be reported using the metric system according to the International System of Units (SI). Illustrations (tables, figures) should be titled, sequentially numbered and presented within the relevant places of the manuscript, and refered to the text.
All abbreviations in the text must be defined the first time they are used (both in the abstract and the main text), and the abbreviations should be displayed in parentheses after the definition. Authors should avoid abbreviations in the title and abstract and limit their use in the main text.
Manuscripts for publication are accepted either in Ukrainian, Russian or English languages from any country. Abstracts are published in three languages (Ukrainian, Russian and English). The journal does not provide translation and editing articles in English; low-quality written articles in English are not published. The English article submitted by foreign and Ukrainian authors are published without translation in Ukrainian. 

Article Types
Identification of article type is the first step of manuscript submission because article type dictates the guidelines that should be used (see below), including formatting and page limits of the manuscript. The main categories of article type are outlined below:

Original articles contains substantial novel research. These articles can include randomized controlled trials, observational (cohort, case-control or cross-sectional) studies, diagnostic accuracy studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, nonrandomized behavioral and public health intervention trials. Manuscript of the original article consists of follow sections: title page, main text, abstracts with key words (Ukrainian, Russian, English), additional information, references.
Title (first) page indicates (up down) Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), article title (capital letters), author names (initials and family name), institutional name, city, country.
The main text should be structured with the following subheadings: introduction (wider context that generated the study and the hypothesis based on the literature datа no older than 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. The main text should not exceed 8 pages, excluding the abstract, references, tables, and figure legends. There should be a maximum of 30 references.
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, ORCID ID, scientific contributions and responsibilities of all authors. Must be indicated the contact person (responding author).
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.
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should be structured with the following subheadings: background, objective, materials and methods, results, conclusions and key words. All titles of headings should be highlighted. The manuscript should contain the abstracts in Ukrainian, Russian and English, self-contained and citation-free. At the end of the abstract, the key words are listed.

Review Article is a comprehensive analysis of specific topics in medicine, which is written by author (s) with extensive experience and publications on the review subjects. All review articles will also undergo peer review prior to acceptance. Review articles must not exceed 12 pages for the main text (excluding references, tables, and figure legends) and 400 words for the abstract. A review article can be signed by no more than 5 authors and can have no more than 50 references.

Case report represents interesting rare cases containing a substantial novel finding. Cases should be unique, representing a diagnostic or therapeutic challenge and having a learning point for the readers. Abstracts of case reports should mainly include information about the case and should be lim ited to a maximum of 250 words. The abstract must begin on a separate page and should be structured with the following subheadings: background, case report and conclusion. The main text of case reports should be structured with the following subheadings: introduction, case report, discussion, and references. Case reports must not exceed 7 pages (excluding references, tables, and figure legends). Case reports can be signed by no more than 5 authors and can have no more than 10 references and 5 figures or tables.
Letter to the Editor must not exceed 7 pages (excluding references). An abstract is not required with this type of manuscripts. A letter can be signed by no more than 4 authors and can have no more than 5 references and 1 figure or table.

Other. Editorials, reviewer commentaries, book reviews, and reports on publication and research ethics are requested by the Editorial Board.

Submission of a manuscript
The manuscript is submitted for publication as a hard copy by mail or via electronic mail pediatr@med-expert.com.ua. The manuscript must be accompanied with the official (cover) letter from the institution where the research was carried out, singed by institutional authorities (research advisor) and sealed, and expert conclusion (publishing expert committee) indicating the possibility for publishing.

Cover letter. The cover letter should include the article title and the full name of the author(s). The in the content of the letter author(s) should briefly summarize why submitted article paper is a valuable addition to the scientific literature and specify the type of article (for example, original article, case report, review article, etc.). The cover letter should also include a statement declaring the absence or presence of a conflict of interest, research studies and preparation of the manuscript were done in accordance with standards of research and publication ethics. Furthermore, there should be a statement that the manuscript has not already been published, accepted or under simultaneous review for publication elsewhere. The journal does not accept multiple submission and duplicate submission even though the previous one was published in a different language.

Expert institutional conclusion for publishing. Each institution where research studies are conducted has expert committee. The main aim of the expert committee is to provide pre-publish review of articles (publishing and ethical standards, approval of institutional ethic committee, confidentiality, innovation of article reports, conflict of interest, etc.). The result of this review is an approval for possibility of publication which is submitted with the cover letter and manuscript.

Components of manuscript
Please note that original articles must contain the following components. Please see below for further details

Title page. Manuscript shoud be numbered from the first to the last page and signed by all authors (including tables and figures). The first page indicates Universal Decimal Classification (UDC), paper title (capital letters), author names (initials and family name), institutional name, city, country.
The title should be brief and informative, of 150 characters or less, convey the essential message of the paper and contain no abbreviations. On the top of the page left side should be posted the signature of institutional authorities (research advisor) certified by the institutional seal.

Abstracts. Original articles, review articles and case reports should include an abstract. The abstract should be written in Ukrainian, English and Russian languages. Abstracts for original articles should be structured with the following subheadings: background, objective, materials and methods, results, conclusions and key words. Abstracts for case reports should be structured with the following subheadings: background, case report, and conclusion. Abstracts for review articles should not be structured. Editorials, letters to the Editor, and commentaries should not contain an abstract.

Introduction. The Introduction should assume that the reader is knowledgeable in the field and should therefore be as brief as possible, but can include a short historical review where desirable. The relevance и significance of the research are highlighted, the goals and objectives of the studies are justified. The introduction is outlining the wider context that generated the study and the hypothesis. Introduction may contain 10-15 references to scientific periodicals which were published for the last 5–7 years.

Materials and methods. This section should contain sufficient detail, so that all experimental procedures can be reproduced, and include references. Methods, however, that have been published in detail elsewhere should not be described in detail. Authors should provide the name of the manufacturer and their location for any specifically named medical equipment and instruments, and all drugs should be identified by their pharmaceutical names, and by their trade name if relevant.
When reporting research involving human data, authors should indicate whether the procedures were conducted in accordance with bioethical standards and assessed by the local ethics committee or national bioethics commission. The same applies to researcher involving laboratory animals. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether all necessary procedures were carried out in accordance with national and international standards for the care and use of laboratory animals. All procedures should be described in this section.
For example:  "The research was carried out in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki Declaration. The study protocol was approved by the Local Ethics Committee (LEC) or National Bioethics Committee of all participating institution”, «When carrying out experiments with laboratory animals, all bioethical norms and recommendations were observed»
For articles concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo.
For example: “The informed consent of the patient was obtained for conducting the studies".

Conclusions. The final paragraph should highlight the main conclusion(s), and provide some indication of the direction future research should take.

Acknowledgements. The authors may express  their gratitude to the people and organizations contributed to the article  to be published in the journal, but not being the authors. Should include sources of support including sponsorship (e.g. university, charity, commercial organization) and sources of material (e.g. novel drugs) not available commercially.

Conflict of Interest. Authors must declare whether or not there are any competing financial interests in relation to the work described. This information must be included at this stage and will be published as part of the paper. Conflict of interest should also be noted on the cover letter and as part of the submission process. Declaration of the conflict of interest is obligatory
Example: “The authors declare they have no conflict of interest”

References. Authors are encouraged to cite primary literature rather than review articles in order to give credit to those who have performed the original work. Reference listings must be in accordance with ICMJE standards and numbered at the end of the manuscript in the alphabetic order. While citing publications, preference should be given to the latest, most up to date publications. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. In the main text of the manuscript, references should be cited using Arabic numbers in square brackets. The reference style of publications are presented in the following example:

Reference to an article from journal:

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. (2005). Title of the article. Title of Journal. 10(2);3:49-53.

Reference to a book:

Author AA, Author BB, Author CC. (2006). Titile of the book. Kyiv: MedEspert: 256.

 

Tables. The tables must have the heading and the serial number. The notes on the table are placed straight under the table. All tables should be referred to within the main text and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. A descriptive title should be provided for all tables and the titles should be placed above the tables. Tables should be presented within the main document after the reference list. Reference to table footnotes should be made by means of Arabic numerals. Tables should not duplicate the content of the text. They should consist of at least two columns; columns should always have headings. Authors should ensure that the data in the tables are consistent with those cited in the relevant places in the text, totals add up correctly, and percentages have been calculated correctly. Unlike figures or images, tables may be embedded into the word processing software if necessary, or supplied as separate electronic files.

Figures. The number of illustrations (figures, diagrams, Ысуьы ) should be minimal. Illustrations (graphics, figures and schemes) are built in Word or Excel programs, photos should be saved in one of the following formats: PDF, TIFF, PSD, EPS, AI, CDR, QXD, INDD, JPG (150-600 dpi). Tables and figures are placed in the text of the article immediately after the first mentioned. In the caption to the figure its name is given, and explanation of all the conventional symbols (numbers, letters, curves, etc.). Tables should be compact, numbered, and named. The table numbers, their headings and digital data processed statistically must exactly match the ones given in the text

ADVANTAGES FOR AUTHORS

– Journal is in the list of specialized scientific editions of Government Attestation Commission of Ukraine;

– articles are assigned a digital object identifier (DOI);

– submission of articles are free of charge;

– publication of articles either on Ukrainian, English or Russian languages;

– journal are made freely available in electronic ver sion (open access );

– time between submission and publication made up 2-3 weeks;

– circulation of journal – 4 issues a year;

– possibility of electronic submission of articles through convenient website;

– compliance of printed and electronic version of articles with international standards of excellent;

– attention, concern and communication to authors from publisher staff.

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