Instructions for Authors
1. Articles are accepted in two languages: Russian and English. An article should have a formal referral from the institution where the work was completed, and Head’s visa on the first page, certified by a round stamp.
1.1. The article should be printed in Times New Roman #14 with 1.5 interval, 60-62 signs in a line, 30 lines per page. Pages should be numbered. Covering papers could be scanned or sent by regular mail.
1.2. Initials and surname of the author (authors), title of the article, a full title of the institution where the paper was completed, the city and the country should be at the beginning of the first page of the manuscript. It is obligatory to specify the institution where each of authors works appear.
1.3. Each article includes an abstract. The abstract to the original article should be structured as follows: objective, subject and methods, results, conclusion. The abstract to the review article should contain a brief summary and correspond to the structure of the article. The abstract to the clinical notes includes background, description and conclusion. After the abstracts the keywords follow (while choosing keyword, MeSH keywords suggestion is recommended). Abstract and key words should be printed in italics, no indent, headings separated with paragraphs, headlines in bold type, the volume of 500-1000 characters.
1.4. After the abstract it is necessary to submit the data on each of the authors: first name and surname; scientific degree and title; position; business address with zip code; telephone and e-mail.
1.5. The volume of original articles, reviews of literature and articles of the section “Guideline for practitioners” should not exceed 12 pages, notes from practice – 5 pages. There should be not more than 3 images and/or 3 tables in the article. The editorial staff reserves the right to shorten the article.
1.6. Original articles should contain the following sections: a brief introduction, subject and methods of research, results of the research, discussion and conclusion. For original articles it is recommended to use CONSORT standard, for systematic reviews and meta-analysis – PRISMA standard.
1.7. Authors should use modern Russian scientific terminology and not use “calque” terms, transcribed from foreign words. Reduction of words and names (not more than 3) is only allowed with an initial specification of the full name, except for common abbreviations of physical and mathematical quantities. Highly specialized terms should be defined.
1.8. The article should be thoroughly verified by the author. It is necessary to clearly mark all the elements in mathematical formulas: Latin and Greek letters, superscripts and subscripts, uppercase and lowercase letters, writing of figures similar to letters.
1.9. The names of microorganisms are written in Latin and italic.
1.10. Requirements for the presentation of statistical analysis:
- Specify what software was used for statistical analysis of data (name and version number of the software package, the manufacturer).
- To specify a value level of significance (p) is taken as critical in interpreting the results of statistical analysis (e.g., “critical value of significance level of 0.001 was considered“).
- In the “Results” section should:
- To decipher exactly which descriptive statistics are presented for quantitative traits (for example: “the mean and the standard deviation (M+s)”; “the median and quartiles Me [Q1; Q3]”). Attention! Standard error of the mean (m) as descriptive statistics should not be used.
- The number of observations for each of the described symptom in each group, as in the text and in tables and figures. Also in tables and figures (or their headers), you must specify which descriptive statistics are presented in these.
- When adjusting the significance level (p) you must specify the method of statistical analysis in which the significance level is calculated. The level of significance is recommended to lead with a precision of three decimal places (for example, 0,038), but not in the form of inequality (p<0.05 or p>0.05).
- When using parametric methods of statistical analysis (e.g. T-test, correlation analysis by Pearson) needs to be justification of their applicability.
- In the study of effectiveness of diagnostic methods should bring results in the form of sensitivity, specificity, predictive value positive and negative results with the calculation of their confidence intervals.
- When researching the effectiveness of medical interventions (treatment or prevention) it is necessary to bring the results of comparison of main and control groups both before the intervention and after it.
2. References attached to the article should include works of national and foreign authors in the last 5-7 years. It is advisable to quote not more than 30 sources in original articles and not more than 50 – in reviews.
2.1. References should be organized by the rules of organization of references for authors based on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (see. Annex).
2.2. Bibliographic references should be enumerated; in the text they should be given in square brackets in accordance with the list.
2.3. The author takes a full responsibility for the accuracy of the list of references.
3. Tables should contain generalized and statistically processed data. Each table should have a number and a title. The units of measurements are given according to the International System of Units.
4. References to abstracts are not recognized by the international community, so they should not be given.
4. Illustrative materials (photographs, images, charts, diagrams) should be both in the text and attached in a separate file.
4.1. Images should be followed by a general title, and then all digits and letters signs should be explained. In notes to microphotographs it is necessary to indicate the method of coloring and magnification.
4.2. Images must be submitted in its original form without the use of retouching and color correction.
4.3. Images must be submitted in TIFF or JPG formats (of the highest quality).
4.4. Picture size should be at least 1500*1500 pixels.
4.5. The subject should be in focus.
5.1. The author should sign the article. A collective paper should be signed by all authors with an indication of the role of each.
• The concept and design of the research – J. Johns, P. Peterson
• Collection and processing of material – J. Johns
• Statistical processing of data – J. Johns
• Writing the text – P. Peterson
• Editing – J. Johns
By signing the article the author thereby passes the right to publish the article to the editorial staff, guarantees its originality and certifies that neither the article nor the images have been previously published or sent for publication in other editions.
5.2. While defining the authorship, it is recommended to follow to the ICJME criteria.
6. Proofreading is not sent to the author.
7. Authors should maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request.
8. Author should not submit the same manuscript under the consideration to any other medical publication. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.
9. Author should confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources to obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
10. Authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on Use of laboratory Animals, EU Directive on Use of Animals) and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.
11.1. Acknowledgements. The authors can express their acknowledgements to the individuals and organizations that contributed to the preparation of the article.
11.2. Information about the sources of funding. It is necessary to indicate the source of funding for the research, preparing a review or a lecture (the name of the planned research work performed for the state task, the number of the grant and the name of the fund, commercial or state organization, etc.). The amount of funding is not required.
11.3. Information about the conflict of interests. Any potential conflict of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process) should be declared (see ICJME recommendations).
12. Authors should notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. Author should cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary. In identifying significant inaccuracies, errors in data, etc. after the publication editors reserve the right to withdraw the published article.
13. Authors should take full responsibility for any plagiarism of text, image or other type of graphics. Any related misconduct will be dealt in accordance with COPE algorithm.
14. When reviewing the material obtained from authors, the Editors follow the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals (Intern. Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals // Ann. Intern. Med. 1997; 126: 36–47), EASE principles and «Singapore Statement on Research Integrity».
15. It is recommended to authors to provide the link on their ORCID profile.
16. Articles with violations of the rules of registration are not considered.
Articles should be sent to the following address:
4, Academician Oparin Street, Moscow, Russia 117997
Academician V.I. Kulakov Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology, Ministry of Health of Russia
Editorial Office of the “Obstetrics and Gynecology” Journal
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com