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Author Guidelines

 

1. Article title must be informative (Web of Science considers this requirement as one of the main in the expert system), short and clear (150-200 characters), reflecting the content of the work. Avoid abbreviations in the title. The title in English should not contain transliteration from the Russian language; exception is made for transliterations of personal names, names of devices and any other objects that are impossible to translate. It is also unacceptable to use an untranslatable slang that can be identified only by Russian-speaking specialists. It also concerns the abstract (annotation) and the keyword parts.

2. Abstract and key words should be given in Russian and English. The abstract should be 200–250 words for original articles, and 150–250 for reviews, lectures, and brief reports. After the summary the authors should list “keywords” (from 3 to 10), the main terms of the article that are required for indexing articles in data retrieval systems. The summary should not include references.

3. The abstract is a short and exact exposition of the reported research; it should include the following aspects:

Relevance

Objective of the research

Materials and methods

Research results;

Conclusion.

4. The text of the original articles should contain the following sections.

4.1. The introduction briefly highlights the degree of study of the problem with references to the most significant publications. It confirms the relevance of the work, concludes with the formulation of the research objectives (tasks) and arguments for the conducting such research.

4.2. Materials and methods.  In this part authors must give a detailed description of the applied methods, which will allow other authors to retry the experiment with appropriate equipment.  It is possible to refer to works with a more detailed description of the methods; however, the description provided should be sufficient for a general understanding of the study progress. It is necessary to describe quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the examined objects with a detailed description of methods used in statistical data processing. If authors mention the equipment and new medicine, they should note in parentheses the name of the manufacturer and its location. The “Materials and Methods” section should contain information indicating that   the procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human and animal experimentation.  In a systematic review and/ or meta-analysis there should be reference to generally accepted guidelines (PRISMA, CONSORT, etc.).

4.3. Results should be presented logically in the text, tables and figures of the manuscript. Do not duplicate the results in the text, tables and figures.  It is allowed to divide the results into parts with subtitles. Measurement parameters should be in accordance with the International System of Units (SI), except the dimensions of quantities traditionally measured in other systems. Quotes, chemical formulas, tables, doses of drugs should be carefully verified by the author. It is necessary to indicate the source of citations in the References.

4.4. Discussion. It is recommended to allocate "Discussion" in a separate section or merge with the section "Results" ("Results and Discussion"). In “Discussion” it is necessary to highlight new and important aspects of the research results and, if possible, compare them with the data of other researchers. You should not duplicate information and detailed data given in “Introduction” and “Results” sections. It is recommended to emphasize the correlation of the results with initially formulated hypothesis, as well as to justify the possible ways of applying the results obtained in research.

4.5. The “Conclusion” should include brief conclusions and justified recommendations.

5. Acknowledgements. In this section authors may mention all people who contributed to the work, but did not meet the criteria for authorship. Acknowledgements should also indicate what contribution they have made. It is recommended to get permission from these people to mention their names. This section should not include information on research funding.

6. Financing. Sources of funding - grants, sponsorship (if any).

7. Conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, the following statement should be made: “The authors have stated that there is no potential conflict of interest” / “Authors declare no conflict of interest”.

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