PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA PIP_02_2019Scientific and practical journal
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA is an official peer-reviewed and open access journal of the State Institution “Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine” published in print and online four times a year since 1999.
The scope of the journal reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the subject; its coverage includes maternal and fetal medicine, the neonatal period, and the follow-up of the infant and child. The journal presents novel findings addressing significant questions in the field of obstetrics, perinatology, neonatology and pediatrics in the form of original research articles, clinical observations, topical review, short communication or case report, conference and congress proceedings, and designed with emphasis on uniting activities of these areas.
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 Only unpublished papers that are not under review for publication elsewhere can be submitted. PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA does not accept multiple submission 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.
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA encourages and enables academicians, researchers, specialists and primary care physicians of Ukraine and abroad to publish their valuable research in all branches of perinatal medicine, obstetrics, neonatology and pediatrics. The primary aim of the journal is to publish original articles with high scientific and ethical quality and serve as a good example of medical publications in Ukraine.
The Editorial Board of the PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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/ ).
Printed copies of the journal are distributed to over scientific institutions and libraries in Ukraine. All articles are also available in PDF format on our website (http://med-expert.com.ua/publishing-activity/perinatologiya-i-pediatriya/?lang_ui=en) and the Vernadsky National Library and can be downloaded free of charge.
This journal is 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 Medical Sciences).
ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA is indexed and/or abstracted in:
Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine;
Bibliometrics of Ukrainian Science (the Vernadsky National Library, h5-index – 8);
System abstracting Ukrainian scientific literature;
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ);
Index Copernicus International (ICI) Journals Master List (Index Copernicus Value 2014: 53.57, Standardized Value: 5.75);
SCIENCE INDEX (eLIBRARY.RU, IF – 0.073, 2013; 0,087,2014);
Crossref (DOIs are assigned to all articles, journal participates in Cited-by-linking); Ulrich's Periodicals Directory;
Google Scholar/Academia (h-index – 8);
The World's Largest Library Catalog (WorldCat);
Scientific Indexing Services (SIS);
INFOBASE INDEX (IBI Factor – 3,1, 2016);
Academic Resource Index (ReaserchBib);
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF)
Included in the listing of medical journals that follow ICMJE recommendations.
AIMS AND SCOPES
Main aims of PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA are to contribute to the dissemination and exchange of scientific research and essential medical information; upgrade awareness among scientists and health care providers about latest breakthroughs and emerging opportunities in perinatology and pediatric area, and their implications for public policy, societal benefit; expand and establish relationships with international scientific community. Publications of the journal are based not only on printed materials of national research results and comments of national experts but also include reviews based on recent publications in leading international journals, actual clinical guidelines and consensus of international importance. The journal serves authors and readers of the general medical profession as well as the specialists in perinatology/neonatology and pediatricians publishing original research articles, clinical observations, special feature articles, and topic reviews which embrace the full scope of the perinatology and pediatrics.
EDITORIAL BOARD AND EDITORIAL COUNCIL
EDITORS IN СHEAF
Antipkin Yuriy Gennadyovich, professor, academician of the national academy of sciences, national academy of medical sciences, director of the State Institution «Institute of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology NAMS of Ukraine», president of pediatric association of Ukraine.
Davidova Yuliya Volodimyrivna, professor, head of the department of obstetrical problems at extragenital pathology, State Institution «Institute of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv.
Dronova Victoria Leonidivna, professor, deputy director of the State Institution «Institute of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv.
Omelchenko Lyudmila Ivanivna, professor, head of the department of connective tissue, State Institution «Institute of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv.
Kvashnina Lyudmila Viktorivna, professor, head of the department of medical problems of healthy child and premorbid conditions, State Institution «Institute of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv.
Ventskivsky Borys Mykhailovych, professor, corresponding member of NAMS of Ukraine, head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology No1, national medical university by A.A. Bogomolets, Kyiv
Volosovets Oleksandr Petrovich, professor, corresponding member of NAMS of Ukraine, head of the department of pediatrics No2, national medical university by A.A. Bogomolets, Kyiv, deputy director of personnel policy, education and science department, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, head of education department of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
Avramenko Tetyana Vasilyvna, professor, head of the endocrinology obstetric and fetal malformations department, State Institution «Institute of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv
Marushko Rostyslav Volodymyrovych, doctor of medical sciences, head of the department of medical information technologies in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, State Institution «Institute of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv
Abaturov O.E. (Dnipropetrovsk)
Berezhnyi V.V. (Kyiv)
Waisberg I.R. (Zhytomyr)
Vdovichenko Yu.P. (Kyiv)
Volosyanko A.B. (Ivano-Frankivsk)
Gnateiko O.Z. (Lviv)
Gordienko I.Yu. (Kyiv)
Hubertus Von Voss (Germany)
Zhabchenko I.A. (Kyiv)
Zadorozhna T.D. (Kyiv)
Znamenska T.K. (Kyiv)
Kaminskyi V.V. (Kyiv)
Labbe A. (France)
Lazorishinetc V.V. (Kyiv)
Nakonechna A. (Gray Britain)
Potapov V.O. (Dnipropetrovsk)
Skripchenko N.Ya. (Kyiv)
Slepov O.K. (Kyiv)
Usonis V. (Lithuania)
Tsypkun A.G. (Kyiv)
Shamsiev F.S. (Uzbekistan)
Shyshko G.O. (Belarus)
Benyuk V.O. (Kyiv)
Bulavenko N.V. (Vinnytsa)
Vovk I.B. (Kyiv)
Govseev D.O. (Kyiv)
Goida N.G. (Kyiv)
Denysova M.F. (Kyiv)
Dronov O.I. (Kyiv)
Kyrylova L.G. (Kyiv)
Korenev M.M. (Kyiv)
Kramaryov S.O. (Kyiv)
Korzhynskyi I.S. (Kyiv)
Lapshyn V.F. (Kyiv)
Limanska A.Yu. (Kyiv)
Makarenko M.V. (Kyiv)
Moiseyenko R.O. (Kyiv)
Nedil'ko V.P. (Kyiv)
Nyan'kovskyi S.L. (Lviv)
Ogorodnyk A.O. (Kyiv)
Podolskyi V.V. (Kyiv)
Tkachenko R.O. (Kyiv)
Senatorova G.S. (Kharkiv)
Tyazhka O.V. (Kyiv)
Tumanova L.E. (Kyiv)
Chaika V.K. (Donetsk)
Chernyshov V.P. (Kyiv)
Chernyshova L.I. (Kyiv)
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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 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 (URL: http://med-expert.com.ua/en/publishing-activity-en/perinatologiya-i-pediatriya-publishing-activity-en/), websites of National Library of Ukraine (URL: http://www.irbis-nbuv.gov.ua/cgi-bin/irbis_nbuv/cgiirbis_64.exe?C21COM=S&I21DBN=JRN&P21DBN=JRN&S21FMT=juu_all&S21ALL=%28%3C.%3EI%3D%D0%9624603%3C.%3E%29&FT_REQUEST=&FT_PREFIX=&Z21ID=&S21STN=1&S21REF=10&S21CNR=20), Ukrainian Scientific Citation Index (URL: http://pip.med-expert.com.ua/issue/archive ) and are made freely available immediately upon publication.
The Editorial Board of the PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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/ ).
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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. PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA is archived on official website (http://med-expert.com.ua/publishing-activity/perinatologiya-i-pediatriya/?lang_ui=en) and in the database of V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine (in the process of registration). 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 selected 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 selected 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 from 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 2-3 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. PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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 from 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.
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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 limited 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
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA is archived on official website (http://med-expert.com.ua/publishing-activity/perinatologiya-i-pediatriya/?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
PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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/30publications/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 from 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 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.
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. 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.
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, PERINATOLOGIYA I PEDIATRIYA 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 from the editors, whether or not the submission is eventually published.
TOPICS OF PUBLICATIONS
Subjects covered by the journal (three main sections):
– Multidisciplinary medical care;
– Obstetric Cardiology;
– High-risk pregnancy;
– Quality of life in pregnant women;
– Preconception counseling;
– Fertility reproduction;
– Pregravid preparation;
– Organisation of perinatal medical care;
– Prenatal diagnosis;
– Micro- and macronutrients disorders ;
– Intrauterine infection;
– Current medical and social health problems of maternity and childhood;
– Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care;
– Respiratory diseases;
– Gastroenterology and Hepatology;
– Allergology and immunology;
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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.
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