The format your articles should be sent to the editorial office is as follows:

  1. Articles are accepted for review only if they are sent together with the cover letter from the institution the authors work for and signed by the first author; it should indicate that this article has never been published before and has not been sent for publication to other editorial offices.
  2. Articles should be prepared on the computer using 1,5 line spacing, Times font, 12-point type on А4 format paper. Margins: top and bottom - 2,5 cm, left - 3,5 cm, right - 1,5 cm. 2 copies of the manuscript and a CD-R containing Microsoft Word document (for texts) and tiff, jpeg files (for pictures) should be sent to the editorial office (files may be sent by e-mail notifying the editorial office on this fact by phone or in writing).
  3. The first page should be documented as follows: at first, the title of the article is indicated, initials and surname of the author (authors). Then the full name of the institution (institutions) where the article was prepared is indicated on the next line. Please indicate the institution that each author works for. You should provide full name, position, academic degree, academic rank, working address with postal code, telephone number (working and mobile), e-mail address of all the authors, and details of the contact person. The article shall be signed by the author. The article written by a group of authors shall be signed by all of them.
  4. Volume of text: not more than 15 pages – original article, 20 – lecture or review of literature, 8 – clinical observation. Structure of original articles: introduction (not highlighted by heading), materials and methods, results and discussion, findings (conclusion). Each article, including review paper, shall have a resume not more than ½ page of typed text that should reflect the content of the article in brief, in Russian and English. Articles prepared as original ones shall have a structured resume.
  5. Articles may have illustrated material in the form of photos, pictures, X-rays, diagrams, and tables attached. The placement of illustration shall be indicated by the author in the form of a square on the margins to the left. Photographs (black and white or color) provided on glossy paper shall be contrast; pictures shall be bright. Photocopies of X-rays shall be provided only in a positive image. The number of the image, surname of the author and title of the article should be clearly indicated on the back of the photo (marked by a lead pencil, without pressure). Picture captions with all the symbols are typed on a separate page.
  6. Tables with their number, name and explanations are prepared on separate pages and should be in an electronic form. Photocopies of tables are not accepted.
  7. Units of measurement should be given in the SI system. Non-standard abbreviations or shortenings shall not be used. Any uncommon words or highly technical terms shall be written out.
  8. Description of medications shall contain information on active pharmaceutical ingredient, trade name and manufacturer; all the names and dosages shall be accurate. Description of post-registration clinical trials of medications, food products, food supplements and childcare products shall include information on registration and approval for administration of the specified products issued by the official approval agencies (registration number, date of registration).
  9. Articles should have a list of references as they are quoted by the author (not alphabetically) typed on a separate page using 1,5 line spacing. The list of references shall include: for books – initials and surnames of the authors, full title, city of publication and year of publication, total number of pages in the book or reference to certain pages when quoting a book; for articles in journals – initials and surnames of the authors (if more than four authors, the first three authors are indicated and then followed by “et al.”), full name of the articles, short name of the journal (shortenings should be in line with the style of Index Medicus or MEDLINE), year of publication, volume, issue number, pages (first and last).
  10. References to thesis abstracts are allowed; references to theses are not allowed as they are manuscripts themselves.
  11. Original articles should cite no more 25 sources, reviews of literature – no more than 60. Bibliographical references shall be numbered. Index numbers should be given in the text of the manuscript in square brackets in compliance with the list of references.
  12. Articles that have been published before shall not be submitted to the editorial office.
  13. We reserve the right to shorten or otherwise edit published materials to adapt them to the sections of the journal.
  14. The editorial office shall not be liable for the accuracy of information presented by authors.
  15. The author transfers the exclusive proprietary rights to the editorial office on the use of the manuscript (material submitted to the editorial office, including protected copyright items, such as photos of the author, diagrams, tables, etc.) in the following forms: presentation of the work through its publication, reproduction of the work in the journal and the Internet; distribution of copies of the journal containing the work of the author in every way; translation of the manuscript (material); export and import of copies of the journal containing the article of the author to distribute for the journal's own needs.
  16. The above rights are transfered by the author to the editorial office with no limitation of their validity (with regard to the distribution of the material published as part of the journal); territory of use - Russian Federation and abroad.
  17. The editorial office shall have the right to assign the rights received from the author to the third parties and shall be entitled to prevent any third parties from any use of the material published in the journal.
  18. The author shall guarantee the availability of exclusive rights to use the material submitted to the editorial office.
  19. The author shall reserve the right to use the published material, its extracts and parts for personal purposes, as well as scientific and educational ones.
  20. The rights to the material shall be considered as transfered to the Editorial office from the date of going to print of the issue where the material is to be published.
  21. Any copying of the material published in the journal by other individuals or entities shall be made only upon written consent of the editorial office with an indication of the issue (year of publishing) where the material was published.
  22. Articles are submitted for publication free of charge.
  23. Articles which are not prepared in compliance with the above rules will not be accepted.

Procedure for reviewing articles submitted to the editorial office of “Treatment and Prevention” Journal

Manuscripts of all the articles received by the editorial office shall be reviewed. We involve those scientists that are highly respected and work in the area of expertise associated with the content of the manuscript in reviewing such manuscripts. The manuscript shall not be reviewed by its author or co-author, as well as by academic advisors to candidates for a degree and employees of the organization the author works for.

Reviews are discussed by the editorial board and constitute grounds for accepting or rejecting manuscripts. Reviews are signed by a specialist with the indication of the full name, date, academic degree, academic rank and position of the reviewer. Articles submitted for review should be sent together with the cover letter from the institution forwarding the material and signed by its director (deputy director).

Articles submitted to the editorial office are registered and have unique numbers assigned. Manuscripts which are not documented in compliance with the Rules of submission and publication of copyrighted material and do not contain contact information on authors responsible for correspondence shall not be reviewed.

Articles are forwarded to reviewers without any indication of authors. Upon mutual agreement, the author and the reviewer may without any involvement of the editorial office, if it is necessary when working on the manuscript and there are no personal reasons. Reviewers shall not make copies of manuscripts for their own needs, as well as give parts of manuscripts to other individuals for review without the consent of the editorial office. Reviewers shall not use the information on the content of the manuscript prior to its publication to their own advantage.

Reviews shall constitute an objective evaluation of the scientific article and contain a comprehensive analysis of its scientific and methodological advantages and disadvantages. Reviews are prepared in accordance with the standard form proposed by the editorial office or in no particular form with obligatory reference to as follows:

  • Relevance of the submitted article. This section includes overview of the conditions that resulted in the necessity to define and solve the problem (objective).
  • Scientific novelty of the line of research addressed in the article. It shall contain a summary of the new research findings made by the author (which is proved, received, established, defined, justified, etc.).
  • The significance of problem statement or results received for further development of theory and practice in the field of expertise under review. New results received in the field of expertise under review shall be indicated in this section, as well as the way such results may be applied and implemented.
  • Adequacy and relevance of the research methods and statistical processing of materials.
  • Compliance of conclusions with the purpose and objectives of the research.
  • The quality of processing of sources of literature (list of references).
  • Acceptability of the scope of the manuscript as a whole and its certain elements (text, tables, illustration, references).
  • The appropriateness of placing tables, illustration in the article and their compliance with the topic covered.
  • The quality of the article prepared: style, terminology and wording.

The conclusion of the review shall contain well-founded conclusions on the manuscript in general and clear recommendations on the appropriateness of its publication in the journal or necessity to finalize it. In case of a negative review of the manuscript as a whole (recommendations on inadvisability of its publication), the reviewer shall substantiate its opinion.

In case of non-compliance of the manuscript with one or several criteria, the reviewer shall indicate the necessity to finalize the article and give recommendations on the improvement of the manuscript (with an indication of inaccuracy and errors made by the author).

The editorial office shall inform the author on the results of the review. As per the request of the author and reviewer, the finalization of the manuscript may be carried out in person. Articles finalized by the author are again submitted for review by the same reviewer that made critical feedback or another reviewer at the discretion of the editorial office.

To avoid conflict, the review is provided to the author of the article without ant indication on information on the reviewer. Should the author not agree with the feedback of the reviewer, he or she may apply for an additional review or withdraw the article by notifying the editorial office in writing.

In case of a negative review, the article is forwarded to another reviewer without any indication of the results of the previous review. In case of negative results of the additional review, copies of negative reviews are forwarded ti the author (authors) with recommendations to finalize the article and submit it for review on a general basis.

Final decision on the appropriateness of publication after the review is taken by the editorial board.

The following articles will not be accepted for publication:

  • those articles which are not duly documented and the authors of which refused to modify them;
  • those articles the authors of which do not respond to constructive comments of the reviewer.

Reviews are forwarded to the Higher Attestation Commission on requests of expert advisory boards. The editorial office does not keep the manuscripts not accepted for publication. Manuscripts accepted for publications are not returned.

Editor-in-chief of «Treatment and Prevention» Journal
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, L.A. Scheplyagina

POSITION OF EDITORIAL OFFICE

All the individuals that submit articles for publication in “Treatment and Prevention”, research and practice medical journal, shall be advised that contribution of each author into the material presented in the article shall be sufficient enough to be published and take responsibility for the material presented.

The editorial board of the Journal took a decision on publishing those articles that have scientific and educational value with regard to as follows: PEDIATRICS, OBSTETRICS, GYNAECOLOGY, ENDOCRINOLOGY, INTERNAL DISEASES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

The editorial office of the journal reviews all the field-specific articles. Preference in publication is given to those manuscripts that address fundamental and clinical studies, results of multi-institutional trials, data of meta-analysis and case studies of significance to the improvement of prevention and treatment of socially important and frequent diseases.

The position of the journal is focused on the publication of those articles that have educational value for specialists, research fellows and tutors contributing to upgrading of their professional skills. The editorial board of the journal undertakes to give coverage to all the recent achievements in medicine: both dedicated development and those achievements that are of significance to the medical science.

The position of the journal with regard to the topic and structure of the article provides basis for decisions taken by the reviewer, science editor and editor-in-chief to make recommendation on the publication of the material in one of the issues.

TO AUTHORS

All the manuscripts are checked for plagiarism with the use of specific software. Should any matching content be identified, the editorial office shall have the right to reject the article.

Authors shall prepare articles in accordance with the rules and carefully check the style of presentation of material and grammatical correctness of the text. Authors of articles submitted to the editorial office shall not quote the material that are not familiar with (copying of references from other journals). When quoting the results of other authors in the article submitted to “Treatment and Prevention”, an exact reference to this material shall be indicated in the list of references. Articles in “Treatment and Prevention” are published free of charge.

ANIMAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

No information that may potentially lead to declaring identity of the patient of participant of the experiment, except for cases where such information is necessary for scientific purposes and patient (parent or any other legitimate representative) provided the respective written consent, is used in articles.

Prior to the issuance of the article, the author shall ensure that the patient (or its legitimate representatives) read and understood the manuscript and receive a written consent to the use of the data and then specify that in the text of the article.

The author shall also confirm that in case of research involving human beings the results quoted in the article submitted for review have been obtained in accordance with the International Code of Medical Ethics and provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki regarding tests on animals and human experimentation developed by the World Medical Association (WMA)

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Conflict of interest related to a certain manuscript may arise in cases where one of the participants of the review process or publication (author, reviewer or editor) have obligations which may influence their opinion (even if it does not actually happen). The most frequent reason for conflict of interest are financial relations (for example, associated with the employment, consultations, holding of shares, payment of fees and commercial opinions), direct or via immediate family members. Other reasons are also possible: personal relationship, academic competition and intellectual partiality.

The participants of the review and publication process shall inform on availability of the conflict of interest. When submitting manuscripts, authors shall be liable for the disclosure of their financial and other conflicts of interest that may influence their work. Manuscript shall contain information on any individuals or entities which provided financial support, as well as other financial or personal contribution. The role of the sponsor (sponsors) shall be disclosed in the structure of research, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Authors shall indicate the names of those individuals who, in their opinion, should not receive the manuscript for review due to the possibility, in general, of professional conflict of interest. Reviewers shall inform the editorial office on any conflicts of interest that may influence their opinion on the manuscript; they shall refuse to review a certain article if they consider it reasonable. In its turn, the editorial office shall have the possibility to assess the objectivity of the review and decide on whether they should elect not to use the services of such reviewer.

The editorial board may use the information on the availability of the conflict of interest and financial interest as basis for making editorial decisions.

Editors that take decisions on manuscripts shall not have personal, professional or financial interest in any issue that they decide on. Other members of the editorial staff that participate in taking decisions shall provide the editors with the description of their financial interest (as it may influence editorial decisions) and refuse to participate in taking decisions, in case there is conflict of interest.

COMMUNICATION

Readers may forward their comments, questions or critical feedback to the articles to be published in the journal. The authors of such articles may reply to these comments.

Gratis copies are provided for. Upon the publication of the issue, a check copy is sent to the responsible author to the address specified in the article by post. The issue may also be received by subscription.

For more details on the provisions of "Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, ethics issues in particular, visit www.ICMJE.org