Authors and Authors Responsibilities
According to the guidelines for authorship established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), "All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed."
Three basic criteria must collectively be met to be credited as an author[1,2]:
- Substantial contribution to the study conception and design, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation.
- Drafting or revising the article for intellectual content.
- Approval of the final version.
Each author is responsible for the content of the article. If the work is produced by a team of scientists, authors must include a list of persons who meet the above criteria and add the name of the group.
Funding for the study or the general supervision of the work is not an authorship.
Replacing the authors. If in the period of time from the submission of the manuscript prior to its publication for any reason the list of authors should be changed, the author, who deposits the manuscript should contact the editorial office and indicate the reason for change.
 International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Ethical Considerations in the Conduct and Reporting of Research: Authorship and Contributorship. Available at:icmje.org/ethical_1author.html. Accessed on September 12, 2012.
The Editors don't charge any author fee for manuscripts submitting, reviewing and publication.
Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The article corresponds to the journal’s problematics.
- This article has not been previously published, nor given to another journal for consideration and publication.
- Article’s text consists of the main structural elements (the problem in general, analysis of recent studies, article's goal, presentation of the main research, conclusions).
- Required formatting has been done.
Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors hold copyright immediately after publication of their works and retain publishing rights without any restrictions.
- The copyright commencement date complies the publication date of the issue, where the article is included in.
- Authors grant the journal a right of the first publication of the work under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) that allows others freely to read, download, copy and print submissions, search content and link to published articles, disseminate their full text and use them for any legitimate non-commercial purposes (i.e. educational or scientific) with the mandatory reference to the article’s authors and initial publication in this journal.
- Original published articles cannot be used by users (exept authors) for commercial purposes or distributed by third-party intermediary organizations for a fee.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) during the editorial process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work).
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Post-print (post-refereeing manuscript version) and publisher's PDF-version self-archiving is allowed.
Archiving the pre-print (pre-refereeing manuscript version) not allowed.
- The users' names and email addresses will be used exclusively for implementation the technical tasks: dispatch of letters on new issue publication and contacting with authors, reviewers and editors within the process of preparing articles for publication.
- The Editors don't transmit the users' personal data to third party organizations.
- The editors and reviewers are prohibited from disclosing the information submitted in the manuscripts before they are published online.
Cooperation with authors
- Editorial Board provides authors with detailed instructions regarding the editorial and publishing process, informs the time of receiving materials and publication dates of issues.
- The authors are provided with detailed description of the review process, in case of any deviations from the described process, editors are obliged to provide an explanation to the author.
- Editorial Board defines the criteria for evaluation of materials and carries out the selection of reviewers for each manuscript.
- Sends to authors detailed comments of reviewers.
- The Editorial Board reserves the right to minor literary editor and correction, while preserving the author's style.
- Editor decision of acceptance / rejection of the manuscript is based on its relevance, originality, relevance to the scientific direction and the requirements of the journal.
- If the manuscript contains many controversial factors (such as negative response of both reviewers about quality of articles, the article is not finalized by author, taking into account the reviewers' comments etc.), the editors can not approve it for publication.
- If the author disagrees with the editorial decision, it is declared the appeal mechanism to the Editorial Board of the journal (The review process. Appeal procedure).
- At the request of the author the manuscript can be removed from consideration and archived in the journal (with the consequent possibility of recovery in the queue). To do this, the author should contact the editor with your request.