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Author Guidelines

In order to comply with the international regulations, the authors are strongly encouraged to consult the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”, available at www.icmje.org.

As an integral part of the publication process, authors, reviewers and editors are required to confirm whether they have any conflicts of interest to declare, and to provide details of these in the following Conflict of Interest Statement Form. Authors of the articles will respect the patients’ right to privacy. Upon the familiarization with the abovementioned details, the patient must complete the Standard Statement of Informed Consent Form. The lack of confidential data must be certified by the act of expert committee attached to the article. The referral from the corresponding establishment with the statement that neither part of the suggested research has been published or accepted for publication in other journals must be sent with it as well.

Articles submitted to the journal must be in English. Articles in Ukrainian or Russian are accepted for publication only on condition that they are supplemented with full-text translations into English. The full-text English translations must be of proper quality and sufficient clarity. The article includes the text of the research (15 pages for original research, 20 pages for reviews, 7 pages for brief reports); the list of references (20 positions at most for articles; 50 positions at most for reviews; 15 positions at most for brief reports); tables, figures (no more than 4); legends and captions; summaries in Ukrainian, Russian and English (approximately 250 words).

The first page contains the UDC code, author’s record (name, initials, scholar degrees, title and affiliation), the title of the article (not exceeding 120 characters) and keywords – from 5 to 10 words or phrases revealing the content of the paper. A subtitle is acceptable. The text of original research must be divided into paragraphs, including introduction, the aim of the research, materials and methods, results and conclusions. The last page must be signed by author(s) of the article, featuring first name, last name and patronymic, address, telephone numbers (office, home) for Editorial office to keep contact with.

The text of the manuscript must be double-spaced, 14 pt, on A4-size sheets (210×297 mm), with 20 mm margins from each side. Latin notions and foreign words must be typed in italics. Only common abbreviations may be left unexplained. No abbreviations are acceptable in the title. All values are set in SI units; however, other generally used abbreviations and units (I, min., h, C, Da, cal) are also accepted. Figures (diagrams, photographs) must be numbered. Figure captions are to be printed on a separate page. Drawings should be prepared using tools available in Word or Excel. Photographs must be of high quality. Tables should be on separate sheets, numbered consecutively and headed by a concise title. Figures are adjuncts to the text and should not repeat material presented therein. The list of references is provided on a separate page. The references are stated in alphabetical order, the sources in the transliterated Cyrillic alphabet along with the Roman alphabet. The references in the text are indicated in [square] brackets. The cited works are to be compiled in the following way: for monographies – Name, initials. Book name. Place of publication. Publishing house, year. Total number of pages; for journals – Name, initials. Article name. Abbreviated name of journal. Volume, number: pages containing the article.

The abovementioned requirements must apply to all original papers, including original research, brief reports, case reports and comments on clinical trials. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned to authors for correction.

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