Formatting guidelines for electronic versions of manuscripts

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(Compiled with the requirements of the “Common requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals” developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE))

    You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single file to be used for the refereeing process. This can be a Microsoft Word document, or any format or layout that can be used by referees to evaluate your manuscript. It should include high quality figures (if present) for refereeing. If you prefer to do so, you are able still provide all or some of the source files at the initial submission. Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be uploaded separately.


    Address the pertinent literature for accepted abbreviations.

Article structure

  • Title of the article
  • Author names and affiliations
  • Corresponding author with contact details
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Acknowledgements (if necessary).
  • Introduction
  • The aim of the study
  • Materials and methods
  • Results and discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Declaration of conflict of interest
  • References
  • Information about the authors

    Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. You can add your name between parentheses behind the English transliteration. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

    Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the name and e-mail address are given by the corresponding author.

    The abstract should be limited to 200-300 words. The abstract should briefly describe the subject of the article and the main results. The abstract should not contain literature references and abbreviations (if possible).

    The abstract (only for Original Paper) should be structured and contain the following sections:

  • Background, including the aim of the study
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

    Keywords. Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes. Use only words not already present in the title.

    Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements are to be given in a separate section after keywords. List individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proofreading the article, etc.).

    Artwork. The journal does not publish patient photographs except as Supplementary Information. These images should be replaced within the article with diagrams of an idealized human indicating any phenotypic abnormality. Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF) or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be provided in separate files. Number the illustrations according to their appearence in the text. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

    References are compiled in the order mentioned in the text of the article. In the text of the article, references are given in Arabic numerals in square brackets.

    References should be presented according to the requirements of NLM. Use of DOI is highly encouraged. Detailed rules for literature design on this standard can be found in «Citation Medicine», second edition: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7256/.  

    Information about the authors

    Name and family name of each author, academic degree, academic title, position, affiliation, E-mail, ORCID.


    All materials should be sent to the editors by e-mail:  malyutina_a@bsu.edu.ru  or RR_MedPharm@bsu.edu.ru