“Ulyanovsk MedicO-Biological Journal”
(Edition of 2017)
1. About the Journal.
Founder: Ulyanovsk State University.
Editor in Chief: Midlenko Vladimir Ilyich, MD, professor, Honored Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, director of the Institute of Medicine, Ecology and Physical Education, Ulyanovsk State University.
Registration: Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor); № ФС77–47790. ISSN — 2227-1848.
Subscription Index: 4407; Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communication of the Russian Federation «Pressa Rossii».
The Journal is in the list of peer-reviewed scientific publications, in which the basic results of thesis research must be published. Order of the Ministry of Education and Science № 793, July 25, 2014; amended by the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia № 560, June 3, 2015.
2. Types of Articles Accepted. The Journal publishes the results of scientific research in the fields of medicine and biology. The Journal is published 4 times a year. Editorial Board accepts scientific reviews, papers, original scientific reports, methodological papers, clinical observations, reviews and chronicle of events.
The Journal publishes papers in the following areas: General Biology, Physiology, Clinical Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Biomedicine.
3. Author Statement. All the authors mentioned in the manuscript must sign Author Statement and send it to the Editorial Board. Author Statement is available at: http://medbio.ulsu.ru/images/Pravila/Author_Statement_English.pdf. Author Statement must have a visa of business unit manager where the work was carried out. Submitting manuscripts, the authors confirm that they agree with provisions and principles listed below.
4. Authorship. As a general guideline, persons listed as authors should have contributed substantially to 1) the conception and design of the study, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting of the article or revising it for important content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. The names of other people who contributed directly to the research but who didn’t contribute enough to be co-authors may be mentioned in Acknowledgements.
After the manuscript has been processed and accepted for publication, authors’ names are not subject to any change (addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors’ names in the authorship list). While submitting the final version to the Editorial Board, please make sure that the authorship list is complete and correct.
More detailed information on Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors is available at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors).
5. Conflict of Interest. All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. Form to disclose any potential Conflict of Interest is contained in the Author Statement.
More detailed information on Author Responsibilities – Conflicts of Interest is available at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/author-responsibilities--conflicts-of-interest.html (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors).
6. Plagiarism, multiple and duplicate publications. Unconscientious textual borrowing or including third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement is forbidden.
The Editorial Board reserves the right to verify all the manuscripts for plagiarism.
The works printed in other journals or submitted to other journals may not be submitted to the Editorial Board.
Submitting a manuscript, authors should inform the Editorial Board about any coincidence with the relevant materials and publications (e.g., conference proceedings, presentations, previously published articles, books, and drawings).
7. Copyright. Submitting manuscripts and the accompanying files (hereinafter – “Work”) for publication in the Journal, the author (as well as all the authors of the Work, if it is created in co-authorship) acknowledges that he/she grants the publisher, namely Ulyanovsk State University, the exclusive and perpetual right to use the Work free of charge (exclusive, perpetual and royalty-free license) on the territory of Russia and foreign countries in accordance with End-User License Agreement.
Author’s copies of publications are sent by e-mail.
8. Research and Publications Funding. If the research and/or preparation of the manuscript had financial support, the funding source should be specified.
9. Reviewing Manuscripts. A copy of a manuscript, having passed the registration, is submitted according to the research profile for “one-sided blind” review to specialists, selected by the Editorial Board and published after a positive response of a reviewer and the members of the Editorial Board. More information about manuscripts selection and publication is available at: http://medbio.ulsu.ru/index.php/en/order-of-the-direction-reviewing-and-publication-of-articles.
The Editorial Board reserves the right to reduce, edit or make stylistic changes to the text without affecting the content of the manuscript, without the consent of the author(s).
The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the materials, which do not meet the remit of the Journal or its requirements.
The date of the manuscript receipt is the time of the final (processed) version receipt in case of its revision after review.
10. Submission of Manuscripts. Manuscripts and accompanying documents can be submitted to the Editorial Board in one of the following ways:
- by regular mail (1 printed copy of the manuscript with the mandatory application of the electronic version (Microsoft Office Word 2003, 2007), and the signed originals of all required supporting documents).
11. Supporting Documents. Supporting documents include:
- Author Statement (available at: http://medbio.ulsu.ru/images/Pravila/Author_Statement_English.pdf);
- copy of Dispute Resolution Commission report (if necessary);
- expert report on the possibility of open publication (if necessary).
12. Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted.
12.1. General Rules. The manuscript should be checked for spelling and grammar. The manuscript must be typed using font size 14, Times New Roman, 1.5-spaced, all margins 2.5 cm, paragraph indention – 1.27. All pages must be numbered. Automatic hyphenation is forbidden. Information about the author(s) is given at the end of the article.
The text of the article is submitted in Microsoft Office Word 2003, 2007. File name – last name of the first author (e.g., Ivanov.doc).
Scanned documents are submitted in separate files, also by the name of the first author (e.g., Ivanov.Agreement, Ivanov.AuthorStatement).
The manuscript (including illustrations, tables, and references) should not exceed 20 pages in length for reviews and 15 pages for other materials. For news shots, and articles devoted to anniversaries and memorable dates the manuscripts should not exceed 5 pages of a typewritten text. Longer manuscripts can be printed only in coordination with the Editorial Board.
12.2. Manuscript Language. Manuscripts are accepted both in Russian and/or English.
Manuscripts of foreign authors submitted in English are published by the decision of the Editor-in-Chief without translation into Russian (with the exception of the manuscript title, authors’ names, authors’ workplace, abstract, and keywords).
If the article is written in Russian, one should follow the Requirements for the Manuscripts Submitted for the Russian authors.
12.3. Title Page. Title page must include:
- UDC identifier,
- manuscript title,
- last name and initials of author(s),
- full name of the institution (no abbreviations), in which each author works, with obligatory indication of the organization status (abbreviation before the name), city, country;
- contact information of the author, responsible for correspondence (e-mail).
For detailed information on UDC identifier – see 12.6.
If there are several authors, each name and institution is marked by the digital index. If all the authors are working in the same institution, it is not necessary to indicate the workplace of each author. It is sufficient to indicate the institution once. If the author has several affiliations, each one is denoted by a separate digital index.
12.4. Manuscript Structure. Any original manuscript should include: title page; abstract and key words in Russian; introduction, reflecting the state of the problem by the time of submission; objective; materials and methods; results; discussion; conclusion; information on financial support, grants, acknowledgements; references. Moreover, title; authors’ names; full name of the institution (no abbreviations), in which each author works; city; state; abstract and keywords should be submitted in English.
Research methods should be described clearly, so that they can easily be reproduced. It is strongly recommended to follow Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT), which is available at: http://www.consort-statement.org.
Modern methods of statistical data processing should be used in the works, representing the results of scientific research. These methods must be described in “Materials and Methods”.
When submitting experimental works one should follow Animal Testing Regulations. For animal studies, authors must report the species, sex, and number of the animals, as well as pain management techniques applied during painful procedures and methods of killing research animals.
It is necessary to indicate whether the given numerical values are primary or secondary; to determine the limits of accuracy, and reliability; credibility intervals; evaluations; recommendations; adopted or rejected hypothesis, which were discussed in the manuscript.
Review Structure. Title page; abstract and key words in Russian; introduction, reflecting the state of the problem by the time of submission; objectives of the literature review; conclusion; information on financial support, grants, acknowledgements; references. Moreover, title; authors’ names; full name of the institution (no abbreviations), in which each author works; city; state; abstract and keywords should be submitted in English.
It is advisable for reviews to follow the International recommendations on systematic methods of literature search and standards. Abstracts of reviews should contain information about methods of searching literature in bibliographic database.
For detailed information on review structure see Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA): http://prisma-statement.org/.
Structure of case reports: title; abstract and key words in Russian; references. Moreover, title; authors’ names; full name of the institution (no abbreviations), in which each author works; city; state; abstract and keywords should be submitted in English. Clinical observations should follow CARE recommendations available at: http://care-statement.org/.
12.5. Standards. All terms and definitions should be scientifically valid, their spelling (both Russian and Latin) should conform to accepted terms (http://www.twirpx.com/file/123175/). Therapeutic pharmaceutical agents should be given only in international non-proprietary names, which are used first. Then, if necessary, several trade names are given. It is desirable for enzyme spelling to correspond Enzyme Nomenclature (available at: http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iubmb/enzyme/).
In addition to common abbreviations of units of measurements, physical, chemical and mathematical values and terms (e.g., DNA) abbreviations often repeated in the text are also allowed. All acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out the first time they are used. Reduction of simple words, even if occurred frequently, is not allowed. Drug doses, units of measurement, and other numerical values must be specified in SI-system.
12.6. Universal Decimal Classification (UDC). This system of bibliographic and library classification is widely used throughout the world to provide a systematic arrangement of all branches of human knowledge organized as a coherent system, in which knowledge fields are related and inter-linked.
To determine UDC individually consult the site of the Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology: UDC.
12.7. Abstract and Keywords. Abstract should state only the essential facts of the Work. For original manuscripts abstract must include: objective, methods and results, conclusion. The objective of the paper is indicated in case it does not repeat the title of the manuscript. Method description should be concise and provide an idea of methodological approaches and research methodology. The results obtained should be described very accurately and informatively. The basic theoretical and experimental results, new scientific facts, correlations and objective laws should be also given. The information contained in the title of the manuscript should not be repeated in the abstract. Abstract translation into Russian must be original (loan-translation).
The abstract body must be between 200-250 words.
Keywords. The abstract should be followed by a list of keywords or phrases (no more than 8), which highlight a particular theme covered and allow quick retrieval by users in online library catalogs. Keywords should be separated with a comma. Use a period after the last item in the list.
The abstract and keywords should be given both in Russian and in English.
12.8. Figures and Tables. Tables and figures are placed in the text close to where they are mentioned. A separate reference is given for each occurrence in parentheses (e.g., (Table 1), (Figure 1)).
Tables. Tables must have headers and consecutive numbering. All tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1). If a table appears on a separate page in the text of a manuscript it is necessary to specify its location. The header of the table should reflect its main contents. The number of a table (if there is more than one table) is given above and right-aligned. The header of the table is given below, center alignment. Abbreviations may not be used in the headers. All figures in the tables must correspond figures in the text. Tables may appear in the text, not on a separate page. All acronyms and abbreviations should be explained in the table notes below. A dot is used in decimal fractions (e.g., 3.25, 0.5).
Figures. All illustrations (diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs, maps, photos) are referred to as Figures. Figures should have consecutive numbering (Arabic numerals). The figures should have captions, which include number, header, and other symbols if necessary. The header is placed below the figure, center alignment. Captions to photomicrography indicate staining technique and photographic enlargement.
Well-defined computer-generated images are available; the resolution should be no less than 600 dpi (dots per inch). All illustrative items in the figures are designated with Arabic numerals or lower case letters of the Roman alphabet and explained in the captions. Each coordinate axis of a graph should be labeled with the word and/or unit of measurement (e.g., horizontal axis – culture time, day; vertical axis – enzyme strength, ml/min). Minimal font size in tables and figures is 12 (smaller font size is forbidden). Large tables should be placed on a separate page(s).
12.9. Mathematical Formulas. Please submit mathematical equations as editable text and not as images. Italics should be used for variables. Equations should be numbered consecutively beginning with (1).
12.10. Bibliography and References. The correct description of the sources used in References is the guarantee that the cited publication will be taken into account when assessing the scientific work of the author(s) and organization(s) they represent. The original manuscripts should cite no more than 30 sources, literature reviews – no more than 60 sources, other materials – up to 15 sources. References should contain publications in the last 5 years (no less than 50%) in addition to fundamental works. Ensure that all references cited in the text are present in the References in the order of their citation. Bibliographical references in the text are indicated by numbers in square brackets. If there are multiple references they are given in chronological order: [1, 3, 5–9, 25].
Unpublished sources may not be accepted in the References. Self-citation is undesirable, except when it is necessary (no more than 3-5 references in Reviews). Do not rely on the thesis and dissertation abstracts. It is better to refer to the articles published on the materials of dissertation research.
General order of the References: 1) author(s) of the book or article; 2) if the editors are considered to be the authors of the books, (eds.) should appear after their names; 3) title of the book (article); 4) publisher’s imprint.
The bibliographic description of the book is as follows: city (where issued); the name of a publishing house (preceded by a colon), year of publication (preceded by a semicolon), number of pages (preceded by a period). If one refers to book chapters the description is as follows: author(s), chapter heading, after a point goes “In:” and the name(s) of the author(s) or editor(s), then the title of the book and publisher’s imprint.
The bibliographic description of an article: the title of a journal, year of publication, volume, number of the journal in parentheses (if there is no volume number only the number of the journal is stated), numbers of the first and the last pages (preceded by a colon). Titles of journals should appear in their abbreviated form according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations: http://www.issn.org/services/online-services/access-to-the-ltwa/.
Links to online sources should be reliable and durable. Full URL-address and date of access are desirable. Any other additional information (if available) should also be given: DOI, authors’ names, dates, source link, etc.
Samples of References:
Borg G.A. Borg’s perceived exertion and pain scales. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 1998. 208.
Morgan W.P. Physical activity, fitness and depression. In: C. Bouchard, R.J. Shephard, T. Stephens (Eds.), Physical activity, fitness, and health. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 1994: 851-867.
Margaretten M., Julian L., Katz P., Yelin E. Depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: description, causes and mechanisms. Int. J. Clin. Rheumtol. 2011; 6 (6): 617-623.
Harnden P., Joff e J.K., Jones W.G., eds. Germ cell tumours V: Proceedings of the 5-th Germ cell tumour conference. 2001, sept. 13-15; Leeds; UK. New York: Springer; 2001: 128-133.
Stepanov G.A. Patent RU № 2100008; 1997.
12.11. General Order of the Manuscript. Formatting parameters are given in brackets.
- UDC (Times New Roman, left-alignment).
- TITLE IN RUSSIAN (bold, capital letters, center alignment).
- Author’s Name in Russian (bold, center alignment).
- Institution, city, state in Russian (italics, center alignment).
- Author’s e-mail (bold, center alignment).
- Abstract in Russian (italics, full justification).
- Keywords in Russian (italics, full justification).
- Body (full justification).
- Acknowledgements (italics, full justification), if any.
- Bibliography (numbering, full justification, see 12.10).
- TITLE IN ENGLSIH (bold, capital letters, center alignment).
- Author’s Name in English (bold, center alignment).
- Institution, city, state in English (italics, center alignment).
- Author’s e-mail (bold, center alignment).
- Abstract in English (italics, full justification).
- Keywords in English (italics, full justification).
- References in English (enumeration if necessary, center alignment, see 12.11-12.12).
12.12. Author Credentials. All the information about the author(s) should be given on a separate page and contain the following items:
- full name;
- work place (including department), position;
- academic credentials;
- academic status;
- postal address (including postal code);
- telephone number.
In case there are several authors it is necessary to specify the author responsible for correspondence.
13. Appeal. Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions regarding the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. Detailed information is available at: http://medbio.ulsu.ru/images/Pravila/Policy_of_Ethicai_Standards.pdf
14. Article Retraction. Retraction of already published article is an extreme measure. It is used when certain cases, which were not known during the review, are disclosed: breach of legislation and defamation; fraudulent or inaccurate use of data, especially those which use may pose a health risk; textual borrowing more than 20%. Detailed information is available at: http://medbio.ulsu.ru/images/Pravila/Policy_of_Ethicai_Standards.pdf
15. Contact Information:
8 (8422) 32-29-80 Midlenko Vladimir Ilyich – editor-in-chief;
8(8422) 37-24-511 Balykin Mikhail Vasilyevich – vice editor-in-chief;
8 (8422) 55-27-08 Shutov Aleksandr Mikhailovich – vice editor-in-chief;
Postal Address: Balykin Mikhail Vasilyevich, Institute of Medicine, Ecology and Physical Education, Ulyanovsk State University, Lev Tolstoy St., 42., Ulyanovsk, Russia. 432017.
Rules for authors are compiled following the recommendations of SCOPUS database expert advisor O.V. Kirillova “Editorial Requirements for Scientific Journals according to International Standards. Recommendations of SCOPUS Database Expert: Recommendations and Comments”. M.; 2013; 1: 90. URL: http://www.elsevierscience.ru/files/kirillova_editorial.pdf (access date: 15.02.2016).