Manuscript formatting rules

1. A manuscript should be submitted to the editorial office in English, in electronic form via e-mail.

2. Original manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with traditional for world’s scientific publishing plan: sections – materials and methods, results and discussion, clear conclusion must be given, where results of a work and author’s ideas are presented briefly.

3. Title page should contain: manuscript’s title; full name of each contributing author, his/her affiliation, position and academic degree; contact information for publication in free access for further contacts of an author and readers (via e-mail).

4. Manuscripts should be prepared one-and-half-spaced in Microsoft Word or RTF format, using Times New Roman font at 12 points, 2 cm margins, no hyphenation.

5. Text of a manuscript and all quotations should be checked by an author, compared to origins, referenced with mentioning of a page and a year of publishing. Editors office does not send proof sheets.

6. Authors should use only generally accepted abbreviations.

7. No abbreviations should be used in the title. Full term replaced by an abbreviation should be explained at the first mention in a text (standard units and symbols should not be explained). Tables should be in English, they should be titled, be compact and demonstrative, content of columns should correspond to their titles. All numbers in tables should correspond to numbers in a text.

8. All unit of measurement (physical quantities, haematological, biochemical and other units used in medicine) should be of the metric system (International System of Units – SI).

9. All mentioned in a manuscript medications and medical accessories must have valid registration in EU. Only international names of medications should be used. Exceptions are: combined, multi-component medications, preparations of herbal or animal origins.

10. Pictures, diagrams and images with image-related text should be submitted separately. Accepted formats are TIFF, JPEG with minimum compression ration 8, resolution 300 dpi, size 6x9.

11. No hyperlinks should be used in a manuscript.

12. References should be placed after a text of a manuscript. Author is responsible for accuracy of given information. Total number of references should not exceed 30 entries.

13. All manuscripts submitted to editorial office are subjected to multi-stage revision. After all revisions are completed the editorial board accepts (or declines) a manuscript for publishing.

14. The editorial board reserves a right to decline a manuscript at its own discretion. Declined manuscripts are not returned to authors. Priority of publishing is set in accordance with editorial plan of the journal.

15. The editorial board reserves a right to cut and modify contents of a manuscript regardless of its volume, including changing of a manuscript’s title, terms and definitions. Lesser corrections of stylistic, nomenclative or formal character are introduced into a manuscript without securing approval of an author.

16. Submission of manuscripts already submitted to other editorial offices or already published in other journal is not allowed.