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«RMJ. Medical Review» publishes review articles on topical problems of medicine, original articles, lectures, clinical trials, abstracts of foreign publications and other materials that promote postgraduate education. It is desirable for articles to be illustrated by diagrams, figures and tables.

The articles should not have been previously published and should not be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. 

In case the article is published by «RMJ. Medical Review» or is posted on the website www.rmj.ru, the author transfers the copyright to OOO «Prime-Media».

An article is published after being approved by the editorial board and reviewers of «RMJ. Medical Review». Articles approved by the reviewers and the editorial board are printed at no charge to authors. 

The articles should include the title, abstract, text, reference list, tables, illustrations, and captions for illustrations. 

Front page should contain:

1) The title of the paper. The title should not use acronyms, abbreviations, and trade (commercial) names of drugs and medical equipment;

2) The initials and last name of the author(s), their academic title and position.

3) The full name of their place of work (department, laboratory), in which the work was performed, as well as the full postal address of the institution;

4) Contact information - full name, phone number and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Further, the information described in points 1-4 is duplicated in English. The English names of institutions should not indicate their full state status, omitting terms such as a federal institution, state, budgetary, educational, curative, preventive, commercial, etc.). 

5) Sources of funding in the form of grants, equipment, medicines or all of the above, as well as a report on a possible conflict of interest.

Abstract should contain at least 250 words for original articles and at least 150 words for reviews and be structured, i.e. to follow headings of the article: purpose, methods, results, conclusion. The abstract of the literature review is not structured. Below the abstract the key words (about 10) are placed, assisting the indexing of the article in the information retrieval systems. The emphasis should be on new and important aspects of research or observations. Abstract and key words are fully duplicated in English. The translation should be given a special attention, since it is on this basis that a common opinion of foreign colleagues about the level of work is created. It is recommended to use the services of professional translators

The text of the manuscript should be simple and clear, without a long historical introduction, unreasonable repetitions, neologisms and new scientific words. To indicate the drugs the international nonproprietary names are needed. One can find the name of the drug on the site www.regmed.ru. It is recommended to follow the following scheme of presentation: a) the introduction and purpose; b) material and methods; c) results; d) a discussion / conclusions f) references. It is necessary to enter sections and sub-headings within each section for a more accurate presentation of information. All text materials should be formatted using Times New Roman Cyr, size 12 font, and . 1,5 line spacing. The article should not exceed 10 pages or 24 000 characters with spaces. The total number of pages/characters includes drawings and tables but excludes references list.On average, 1 table or 1 figure is equivalent to 1500 characters with spaces, i.e. if there are pictures and tables in the article, the text part should be reduced by the specified number of characters. 

The introduction should briefly indicate the state of the problem and the relevance of research, formulate the purpose of work, and justify the need for the study or observation. 

When describing materials and methods of research the author should elaborate on the patient selection proces (including those in the control group), indicate their age, sex and other characteristics affecting the results, describe the methods, apparatus (its manufacturer and country or city in brackets), as well as all treatments in sufficient detail. Trade name of the drug company and the manufacturer can be presented in brackets after its international nonproprietary name. It is necessary to present the research results in the text, tables and diagrams in a logical sequence, avoid repeating data from tables or figures in the text. All cited figures and tables should be referenced in the text. A statistical significance in difference of the results should be indicated.

In discussing the results the author should provide new and important aspects of this study, the application of the results obtained, including in further studies, as well as their limitations. The study should be critically compared with other studies in this area. 

Conclusion of the work should be linked to the objectives of the study, so as to avoid unwarranted applications not supported by the facts completely. 

References should be placed at the end of the manuscript as citation and issued in accordance with the applicable rules. Sources in the list of literature must be indicated strictly in the order of quoting and numbered in strict accordance with their numbering in the text of the article. It is necessary to consider the requirements of the international systems of citation, according to which the bibliographical references (Bibliography, References) are included in the English-language article unit and, therefore, must be given not only in the original language (Russian), but also in Latin (Roman alphabet). Thus, the publication of Russian-speaking sources should be referenced in Russian and Latin. English-language sources are published in the original language.

1. Радциг Е.Ю. Нарушение голоса у детей и подростков и лечение гомеопатическим препаратом Гомеовокс // Педиатрия им. Г.Н. Сперанского. № 6. 2009. С. 130–137 [Radcig E.Ju. Narushenie golosa u detej i podrostkov i lechenie gomeopaticheskim preparatom Gomeovoks // Pediatrija im. G.N. Speranskogo. № 6. 2009. S. 130–137 (in Russian)].

The list of references should include articles mainly published in the last 10–15 years in refereed journals as well as monographs and patents. It is recommended to avoid citing the author's abstracts of dissertations, methodical guides, works from collections of proceedings and conference abstracts. 

The article from the journal should be modeled as follows:

Surname, initials of the author. Article title // Journal title. 2001. Vol. 5, no. 7. P. 11-23.

Authors Name. Article Title // Journal Title. 2007. Vol. 5(7). P. 21–54.

If the article is authored by a group of more than 4 people, the first three authors are listed followed by "et al." If there are four authors, all names are listed.

The reference to a book should be made in the following way: the author's name (authors' names), the title of the work, the place of publication, the publishing house, the year of publication, the number of pages.

For collective monographs and collections, the name of the editor (names of editors) is added. The monograph, written by a team of authors (more than 4 people), is placed in the list by the title of the book. The names of three authors are indicated through the slash after the title indicate, and then put "et al."

If a fragment of a larger document is described and there is an indication of a specific issue, volume, part, etc., then they follow after the year of publication. At the end of the description is the range of pages.

Type of document (dis., materials of conf., Encycl., Collection of articles, fav., Etc.) is placed after the title, separated by a colon. There is no space before the colon. One word does not abbreviate ("reference", but "reference manual"; "textbook", but "textbook for universities"). 

Electronic publications which have a digital object identifier, or doi assigned by the international organization International DOI Foundation (http://www.doi.org) are described similarly to printed publications, indicating doi without a dot after it. In this case, the URL is not given, since doi allows one to uniquely identify an object in databases, unlike a network address that can change.

For example:

D'Addato A.V. Secular trends in twinning rates // J Biosocial Sci. 2007. Vol. 39 (1). P. 147–151. doi:10.1017/s0021932006001337 

If there is no such digital identifier, then the designation of materials for electronic resources should be indicated [Electronic resource].

The electronic address and the date of access of the document on the Internet are always given.

For example:

Belous NA Pragmatic realization of communicative strategies in the conflict discourse [Electronic resource] / / World of linguistics and communications: electron. scientific. journal. 2006. № 4.

URL: http://www.tverlingua.by.ru/archive/005/5_3_1.htm (дата обращения: 15.12.2007).  

Tables should be clear and compact and contain statistically processed materials. Tables should be created by the means of standard MS-Word or Excel. Each table should be spaced at 1.5 intervals on a separate page and numbered sequentially in the order of the first mention in the text. Each table should have a title and an ordinal number (above the table), corresponding to its mention in the text. Each column in the table should have a short title (one can use abbreviations, deciphered in footnotes). All explanations should be placed in footnotes. Statistical parameters that were used to represent the variability of the data should be indicated. As an alternative to tables with a large number of data the use of graphics is recommended. The name of the table and footnotes should be sufficient for understanding the information presented in the table without reading the text of the article.

Figures (color or black and white) should be included in the text as well as submitted as separate files. Figures should meet the following requirements: file extension *.tif, *.jpg, *png, *gif; resolution — not less than 300 dpi (pixels per inch); figure should be cut at the edges of the image; the width of the figure is from 70 to 140 mm, the height is no more than 200 mm.

Charts and graphs should be editable black and white or color. In histograms, it is permissible to alternate a solid fill and pattern (hatching, rhombs, etc.), in the charts well-distinguishable markers and dotted lines should be used. All digital data and signatures must be clearly distinguishable. Each figure should be accompanied by brief captions, which together with the designations given in the figure should be sufficient for understanding the information presented in the figure without reading the text of the article.

The author should save copies of all materials and documents submitted to the editor.

Articles not formatted according to the rules are not considered for publication.

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