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Author Guidelines

According to the position of ethical principles of COPE, ICMJE and Elsevier recommendations in the field of publishing ethics, which guide the Editorial board of the periodical «Current Aspects of Military Medicine», the responsibilities of the authors are as follows.

Responsibilities of authors

Authors should be aware that they are personally responsible for the text of the manuscript provided.

Publication standards

Authors of manuscripts of original research must provide an accurate report on the work done and reliable results of the research, as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The paper should contain enough detailed information and references so that other researchers can repeat it. Deliberately false, distorted or falsified statements are equated with unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Access and save data

Authors may be asked to provide input for their work for expert evaluation, and should be prepared to make this input publicly available if possible. These data must be kept for 3 years after the publication of the article

Originality and plagiarism

The authors must ensure that the results of the study presented in the manuscript are completely original work. In the case of using fragments of other authors` works and / or borrowing the statements of other authors, this fact should be appropriately noted by reference or indicated in the text of the article. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including unquoted quotations, paraphrasing, or misappropriation of someone else's research, is unethical and unacceptable. Articles that are a compilation of materials previously published by other authors, without their creative processing and author's reviewing will not accepted by the periodical Editorial Board for publication.

Numerous, duplicate or simultaneous publications

As a rule, authors should not publish material describing the same study in more than one article. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is unethical and unacceptable.

The author should not submit an article already published in another journal for consideration. Sometimes it is permissible to publish articles in more than one journal in another form (for example, translation), but subject to the requirements: the authors and editors of the published work must agree to republish, which must be identical in the original document. In the case of re-publication, reference should be made to a previously published article and what is the significant difference between the new work and the previous one.

Recognition of sources

Authors should recognize the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the course of research or determined the nature of the presented scientific work. In particular, the article should contain bibliographic references to publications that were relevant during the research. All sources must be disclosed. Information obtained in the course of confidential activities, such as the review of manuscripts or grant applications, should not be used without the written permission of the author of the information involved in such confidential activities.

Authorship of the work

Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the concept, planning, or interpretation of research results. The correct composition of the list of co-authors of the work should be guaranteed. Among the co-authors of the article it is necessary to indicate all persons who have made a significant intellectual contribution to its concept, structure, as well as to the work or interpretation of the results of the work. Other people who have been involved in some aspects of the work should be thanked. The author must also ensure that all co-authors are familiar with the final version of the article, approve it and agree with its submission for publication. All authors mentioned in the article are publicly responsible for the content of the article. If the article is a multidisciplinary work, the co-authors may be responsible for their personal contribution, leaving collective responsibility for the overall result. Co-authors should not include individuals who did not participate in the study.

Potential hazards and uses of humans or animals

Manuscripts containing materials on human research should contain information on their compliance with the ethical standards of ethics committees for biomedical research, the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association on the ethical principles of human medical research, European Community Directive 86/609 on participation of people in medical and biological research, as well as the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 690 from 23.09.2009 «On approval of the procedure for clinical trials of drugs and examination of clinical trial materials and the Standard Regulations on Ethics Commissions».

If the work involves chemicals, hazardous procedures or equipment, the use of which may lead to unacceptable risks, the author must clearly state this in the manuscript. If an animal or human study has been conducted, the author must include in the manuscript a statement that all procedures have been performed in accordance with applicable law and official instructions and approved by the relevant committee of the institution / organization where the study was conducted. In their manuscript, the authors must provide a separate statement stating that permission has been obtained for human experiments.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Authors in their manuscripts must indicate all sources of funding for the work, declare possible conflicts of interest that may affect the results of the study, their interpretation, as well as the judgments of reviewers. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that need to be disclosed are: employment, consulting, shareholder ownership, payment of fees, payment of testimony, patent application or registration, grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be known at the time of submission.

Fundamental errors in published works

In case of significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, authors should immediately notify the editors of the periodical and make a joint decision to recognize the error and / or correct it as soon as possible. If the editors of the periodical learn from a third party that the published work contains significant errors, the author is obliged to correct them immediately, or provide the editors with evidence of the correctness of the information provided by him.

Detection of plagiarism

The periodical «Current Aspects of Military Medicine» may take steps to enforce publishing ethics policies, especially in the event of suspected duplication of articles or plagiarism.

Advertising policy

Currently in the periodical «Current Aspects of Military Medicine» advertising is not placed. The use of brand names of medicines is not allowed.

General provisions and requirements for materials submitting to the periodical «Current Aspects of Military Medicine»

Manuscripts that the authors send to the periodical «Current Aspects of Military Medicine» can be presented as original research articles, modern concepts / technologies of diagnosis and treatment proposed by the authors, and clinical cases according to the policy sections. Literature reviews are accepted in limited quantities when justifying the need to present the material in this form and the availability of an analytical conclusion of the literature analysis.

Materials of scientific-methodical or educational-methodical character receive the corresponding mark and will be placed in the separate chapter «Scientific-methodical questions of the organization of medical maintenance in Armed Forces of Ukraine». The number of materials in this topic for each issue is also limited.

By sending an article to the editors of the periodical «Current Aspects of Military Medicine», the author agrees to the publication of the article in abstract scientometric databases, as well as on the website of the periodical.

With their signatures, the authors guarantee that the experimental and clinical studies were performed in accordance with international ethical standards, as well as give the editors the right to publish the article in the periodical, post it on the periodical website and other abstract sources. If materials that are the intellectual property of several organizations and have not been previously published were used in the article, the author should obtain permission to publish them from each of these organizations and send it with the article.

The article (in Ukrainian, English or Russian) must be accompanied by an official referral from the institution where the work was performed and have a supervisor's visa on the first page (for authors who are not NMMCC «ММCH» or UMMA staff). The signatures of all authors should be placed at the end of the article. Pages with information about the authors and their signatures should be scanned and sent by e-mail in .jpg or .pdf format.

Articles submitted to the Editorial Board are reviewed and edited in accordance with the requirements of publications of the periodical.

No more than 3 work by one author (s) may be published in one issue of the collection.

Reprinting of articles from the periodical is possible only with the written consent of the Editorial Board and with reference to the periodical.

The procedure for submitting articles

1. The author sends the manuscript to the Editorial Board address (01133, Ukraine, Kyiv-133, 18 Hospitalna Street, NMMCC «ММCH») or to the e-mail address of the scientific editor (sydorovall@gmail.com).

2. Articles submitted after the announced deadline for the current issue (declared separately for each issue on the Facebook page of the collection) are accepted for consideration only for the next issue.

3. Requirements for the manuscript formatting are published in each issue of the periodical and on its

4. Preliminary assessment of the manuscript received is provided by the editor-in-chief (take the article to work, return it to the author for revision or reject).

5. The scientific editor directs the manuscript without identifying the author to an independent reviewer (as usual, a member of the Editorial Board of the periodical). The review is double blind.

6. After receiving the manuscript, reviewer prepares written conclusion with comments and suggestions about reasonability of publishing the article and sends it to executive secretary. Executive secretary receive the reviewer conclusion.

7. The author receives comments on the manuscript within 4 weeks from the date of manuscript receiving by the Editorial Board, makes corrections and re-sends the manuscript to the Editorial Board.

8. After re-review by the reviewer and scientific editor (the quality of the corrections made is estimated), the article is placed in the list of publications of the current issue.

9. All articles published in the periodical are posted on the website of the periodical.

10. All scientific publications receive a digital DOI identifier

Requirements for manuscripts:

1. Index of УДК on the first page.

2. Title of work.

3. Initials and surname of the author or authors, degree (if any).

4. The name of the institution, which is responsible for the work (if there are several authors and they work in different institutions, it is necessary to designate the institutions with numbers 1, 2, 3 ... and, in accordance with the numbering, put the numbers next to the authors' names).

5. City.

6. Key words related to the topic of the article.

7. At the end of the article, authors should specify the name, e-mail address, phone number of the author, who is responsible for the correspondence. Additionally, author, who is responsible for the correspondence, should add a phone number.

Requirements for manuscript preparing

Articles must be sent electronically to the Editorial Board or to the scientific editor's e-mail address: sydorovall@gmail.com (or through facebook page «Сучасні аспекти військової медицини»).

Formatting the manuscript

1. The article should be typed in Microsoft Word. Font - Times New Roman (14 points), no tabs and hyphens. Line spacing is 1.5. All page fields - 2 cm.

2. The volume of the article should not exceed 10 pages (without the references).

3. The article should be carefully edited (both scientifically and stylistically) by the authors.

4. Original articles should have the following sections: introduction, purpose, material and methods, results and their discussion, conclusions, references.

5. The article title should not contain abbreviations. Only standard terms and abbreviations should be used in the text. The full term, instead of which the abbreviation is introduced, must precede the first use of this abbreviation in the text.

6. Tables should have a short title; each graph with a short description (it is possible to shorten the words). When constructing tables, it is recommended to use the «Table Editor» in Microsoft Word. Photos of tables are not accepted.

7. All physical and metric units must be presented in the SI system, the names of the diseases - in accordance with the International Classification of Diseases of the 10th Revision (or 11th after its approval), the names of the active substances - in accordance with the International Classification of Non-Patent Names of Medicinal Substances (INNs).

Requirements for the structure and content of sections of the article

Introduction (relevance) - reflects the current state of the problem, indicates unresolved aspects and relevance of the study.

The purpose of the study - should correspond to the title of the article, the results and conclusions.

Materials and methods - demonstrates the criteria for selecting material for the study, allocation to groups, a description of the methods used to achieve the goal of the study, and methods of statistical analysis of quantitative research results. It is necessary to list all the research methods used in obtaining and analyzing the data, with mandatory references to well-known methods. If the methods used are not widely used, they should be described in detail and provide the necessary references.

The results should not duplicate previously published data. The description of the results should be illustrated with a table, graphs, photos, etc.

Discussion. Within the discussion, authors should compare their data with the results of similar studies by other authors, explain the possible reasons for the difference in the results. In this section it is necessary to prove the importance of the obtained results for solving the problem considered in the article.

Conclusions: should be based on the results obtained and meet the purpose of the study.

Prospects for further research - a summary of further prospects for research or its practical application.

Acknowledgements - if necessary, the author expresses gratitude to colleagues for their help, gratitude for the financial support of the study etc.

Conflict of interest. All authors must indicate any potential conflict of interest, if any (shareholding, remuneration or consultation fees from a company that is the subject of this article or that produces competing products). If none of the authors has a conflict of interest, the following should be noted: «No conflict of interest»

References

1. Preparing references (in original articles up to 20 sources, in literature reviews up to 50 sources), it is necessary to indicate all the sources mentioned in the article.

2. References-1 should be made alphabetically. References-1 should be started with sources in Russian and Ukrainian, followed by sources in other languages.

3. Not less than 50% of references should be published within last 5 years.

4. In the text of the article, the ordinal number of the source should be indicated in square brackets.

5. The formatting of the reference list should comply with the requirements of State Standard of Ukraine (ДСТУ) 8302:2015.

6. Together with References-1, a transliterated References-2 (absolutely similar to References-1 in terms of the number of positions and made by transliterating only positions in Cyrillic languages ​​in Latin letters) should be provided, considering the recommendations for the style of the American Psychological Association (APA Style). English-language sources should not be transliterated but should be given in the same APA Style.

Transliteration of Ukrainian and Russian texts ​​must be carried out in accordance with the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 55 of January 27, 2010 «On streamlining the transliteration of the Ukrainian alphabet in Latin», using automatic transliteration tools». After Russian or Ukrainian references, please, indicate «(in Russian)» or «(in Ukrainian)», respectively.

Examples of bibliographic records for References-1 (State Standard of Ukraine 8302:2015) and References-2 (using the APA style)

Summary

1. A summary of the article with results of original research should have the same structure as the article and contain the following headings: «Purpose», «Materials and Methods», «Results and Discussion», «Conclusions».

2. The volume of the resume should not be less than 1800 characters.

3. The summary of other articles (reviews, clinical observations, etc.) can be made differently, however, the volume of such resumes should not be less than 1800 characters.

4. The summary is given in three languages ​​(Ukrainian, English, Russian) and should contain (in addition to the actual structured text): title of the article, initials and last name of the author (authors), the institution where the work was performed, key words (also in three languages).

5. The authors of the article are responsible for the correctness of names written in English. Please note that the statistics of citation of publications in international scientometric systems depends on the correctness of data presentation.

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