Instructions to authors

“Odes’kij medičnij žurnal”


1. “The Odessa Medical Journal” publishes theoretical and review articles, which cover important achievements of science, results of completed original clinical and experimental researches, basic results of dissertations on medicine, biology and pharmacy, and also memorial materials.

2. Problem articles with total volume of up to 8 pages, reviews — up to 10 pages, original and other types of articles — up to 6 pages, short reports — up to 2 pages are submitted.

3. Articles, which have been already published in other editions or were submitted for publication to some editions at the same time, as well as the works which are a remake of the articles published before and do not contain new scientific material or new scientific comprehension of already known material are not submitted.

4. The following materials are published in the Journal:

a) results of original researches concerning main directions of development of medical, biological and pharmaceutical sciences;

b) works on fundamental problems in biology, medicine, pharmacology and pharmacy:

— genetics and applied aspects of medical genetics;

— biophysical and morphofunctional analysis of cells of an organism at different types of pathology;

— works on modern cellular technologies;

— the modern elaborations in the field of general and clinical pharmacology and pharmacy;

— achievements in the field of study of etiology, pathogenesis and diagnostics of modern diseases;

— prophylaxis of diseases, inoculation, prevention of especially dangerous diseases;

c) reviews on the modern actual problems of biology, medicine and pharmacy;

d) information, chronicle, anniversaries.

5. An article should be submitted to editorial in two copies, signed by all the authors. By their signatures the authors guarantee that the article meets all the requirements of the manual of the article style for “The Odessa Medical Journal”, experimental and clinical researches have been executed according to the international ethical norms of scientific researches, and also they give the publisher a right for publication of the article in the Journal, placing it and its materials on the Journal’s site and in other sources.

6. An article is accompanied with letter to the editorial staff, vised signature of the chief and the seal of the establishment where the work was done, and for the home authors also by the expert inference, that authorizes the open publication.

7. If used in the article materials are intellectual property of some organizations and have not been published before, an author should get permission for their publication from each of these organizations and send it together with the article.

8. The text is printed with 1.5-spacing throughout the text on a standard paper (width of fields: on the left, above and below by 2 cm, on the right — 1 cm) in Arial (Arial Cyr) or Times (Times Cyr) 14 points. The page of the text should contain no more than 30 lines.

9. The language of the articles is Ukrainian for home authors, Russian and English for foreign authors.

10. The material of the article should be placed in the following order:

à) UDC index;

b) initials and the last name of the author (authors);

c) title of the article;

d) a complete name of the establishment (establishments) where the work was done, city, country;

e) statement of a problem in general and its connection with important scientific and practical tasks;

f) analysis of the modern researches and publications in which the given problem was initiated and which the author is guided by;

g) pointing out the parts of general problem which were not resolved before;

h) formulation of the aim of the article (raising a task);

i) statement of the basic material with complete substantiation of obtained scientific results;

j) conclusions from the given research and perspectives of subsequent works in this direction;

k) references;

l) two abstracts — in Russian up to 800 printing letters (0.45 page) and in English up to 1800 printing letters (1 page) after the following scheme: UDC index, initials and the last name of author (authors), title of the article, text of the abstract, key words (no more than five).

11. The abstract in English should shortly reproduce the structure of the article, including introduction, purpose and task, methods, results, conclusions, key words. Initials and the last name of author (authors) are given in transliteration, the title of the article must be translated into English. The key words and other terms of the article should correspond to generally used medical terms cited in dictionaries. One should not use slang and abbreviations which are not in general use.

12. The chemical and mathematical formulas are inprinted or put down. The structural formulas are designed as figures. In formulas there are marked out: small and large letters (large ones by two hyphens from below, small ones — by two hyphens from above by a lead pencil); the Latin letters are underlined with a dark blue pencil; Greek ones — with a red pencil; subscript and superscript letters — by an arc line with a lead pencil.

13. The International System of Units (SI) should be used in the articles.

14. Figures (no more than two) and signatures to them are made separately. On the back side of every figure by a lead pencil one should indicate its number and title of the articles, and if necessary to note a top and bottom.

15. The tables (no more than three) should be placed on separate pages, be numbered and titled. The marginal notes should indicate the place of figures and tables. The information given in tables and figures must not be duplicated.

16. The references must contain the list of works for the last 5 years and only sometimes — more early publications. In the original works they quote no more than 10 sources, in the reviews — about 30. Every work in the literature list should be referred in the manuscript. The literature in the list is ordered according to reference to it in the text of the article, which is given in the square brackets, or after the alphabet. If the works of one and the same author are presented, they take place after the chronological order. The references shouldn’t contain works, which have not been published yet.

17. The list is given in duplicate for every copy of the article, which are published separately one from another. The first copy is designed according to DSTU GOST 7.1:2006. The other one — fully duplicates the first one, but by the Roman alphabet after the schemes given below.

For articles:

Author A.A., Author B.B., Author C.C. Title of article. Title of Journal 2005; 5(129): 49-53.

The last names of authors and title of the Journal are given by the Roman alphabet in transliteration, title of the article — in translation into English.

For materials of conferences:

Riabinina, A.A., Berezina, E.V., Usol’tseva, N.V. Surface Tension and Lyotropic Mesomorphism in Systems Consisting of Nonionogenic Surfactant and Water, Liotropnye zhidkie kristally and nanomaterialy: sbornik statei VII Mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii (Lyotropic Liquid Crystals and Nanomaterials: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference), Ivanovo: Ivanovskii Gos. Univ., 2009, 73-75.

The last names of authors are given in transliteration, title of the work — in translation into English. The main thing in descriptions of conferences is the name of conference in the language of original (is given in transliteration if there is not its English name), indicated by italic in Italic. Translation of the name into English is given in brackets. Imprint (place of holding a conference, place of publication, year, pages) — in English.

For monographs and other books:

Nenashev M.F. Poslednee pravitel’stvo SSSR [Last government of the USSR]. Moscow, KromPubl., 1993. 221

The last names of authors are given in transliteration, title of the book —in italic in transliteration with translation into English in the square brackets. Place of publication, year of publication, total number of pages — English, name of publishing house — in transliteration.

Please, note: in the references in the Roman alphabet it is necessary to indicate all the authors of the literary source, which you refer to (DSTU GOST of 7.1:2006 does not provide it). Also one should not use the signs of division: // i — , which are provided by DSTU GOST of 7.1:2006. The name of the source (Journal, conference, book) is always indicated by italic.

The observance of these rules will provide the true representation of quoted sources in the majority of abstract scientometrical databases.

18. Abbreviations of words and word combinations are given according to DSTU 3582-97 and GOST 7.12-93.

For those who have no access to the complete DSTU text, there are examples of bibliographic records registration on the site of the Odessa Medical University. Access by link:

19. Information about authors, which contains academic status and degree, the last name, name and patronymic (in a full form), place of work and occupation, address for correspondence, telephones and faxes numbers, e-mail address are added to the article on a separate sheet of paper in the language of original and English.

20. The published materials executed with the use of computer technologies, are added by materials of computer type-setting and graphic on a diskette (CD, DVD).

The text can be done in the following formats: Word for Windows, RTF (Reach Text Format).

Graphic material should be submitted in separate files of the XLS, TIFF, WMF or CDR formats. Resolution of stroke originals (the graphics, schemes) of the TIFF formats must be 300–600 dpi B&W, semitone (pictures, etc.) — 200–300 dpi Gray Scale (256 gradations of gray). Width of graphic originals — 5.5, 11.5 and 17.5 cm.

21. Articles are subjected to scientific reviewing, as a result of which the decision about the work is taken whether to publish it or not. The rejected articles are not returned and are not resubmitted.

22. The Journal reserves the right for editorial correcting, which does not distort its contents, or returns an article to the author for correction of revealed errors. The articles sent to the authors for correction, should be sent back no later than in three days after being received by authors.

23. The date of article’s coming to the Journal is the day when editorial office receives the final variant of the text.

24. Proof-reading are not sent to the authors, however if it does not disturb the term of Journal release, a preprint version can be provided, in which only type-setting and factual mistakes can be corrected.

25. The publication of materials in “The Odessa Medical Journal” requires payment. Payment is made after reading articles and approval of them to printing, about which the authors are informed additionally.

The payment receipt’s copy should be cent to the address: the Odessa National Medical University. Journal editorial (Journal’s title), Valikhovskyy lane, 2, Odessa, 65082;

26. The articles for the publication are sent to the address: the Odessa National Medical University, editorial staff of “The Odessa Medical Journal”, Valikhovskyy lane, 2, Odessa, 65082.

Other contacts are:

fax: + 380 48 723-22-15 for V. G. Likhachova;

phone: + 380 48 728-54-58, + 380 97 977-23-31;


27. The articles that do not conform to these rules, are not submitted.