Eurasian Medical Journal

International Higher School of Medicine

ISSN 1694-8254

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To submit a manuscript, you must familiarize yourself with the publication requirements and fill out an agreement form between the publisher and the author (s). The publication undergoes double-blind review, after the approval of the editorial board, it is accepted for publication.

 

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Requirements for preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication

 

Dear Colleagues!

When preparing manuscripts for publication in “Eurasian Medical Journal” (EMJ), we would request the authors to follow the rules adopted in our edition. They are based on the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors http://icmje.org/recommendations/.

Manuscript publication requirements

1. All manuscripts shall be submitted online on the official website of the JOURNAL www.eamj-ism.com or sent to eurasian.med.jour@gmail.com 

2. Be sure to attach a review of the article, signed by the reviewer and certified by the organization’s seal in which he/she (the reviewer) works.

3. At the time of submission, full contact information (place of work, postal address, email address, and telephone numbers) of the author is required for correspondence. First and last name, email addresses, and institutional affiliation of all contributors are also necessary. Additional requirements are provided below in these instructions.

4. Use the following guiding principles for different types of research: CONSORT for randomized trials (http://www.consort-statement.org/), STROBE for observational studies (https://strobe-statement.org/index.php? id = strobe-home), PRISMA for systematic reviews (http://prisma-statement.org/), meta-analyses, and STARD for diagnostic fidelity studies (https://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/stard/ ) and to describe CARE clinical cases (https://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/care/).

5. Only original materials that have not been published before and do not violate the copyright of others shall be considered. All articles shall be tested in the Antiplagiat system; the uniqueness of the text of the manuscript must be at least 70%. If a significant part of the manuscript sent to the EMJ is revealed in other print and electronic editions, the article shall be removed from publication.

6. Articles with a claim for publication must be structured, relevant, have scientific novelty, contain a statement of tasks (problems), a description of the methodology and main research findings obtained by the author, as well as conclusions; all these should comply with the rules for the design of this journal.

7. Authors of all manuscripts must adhere to the Declaration of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers “Ethical Principles for Scientific Publications.”

8. Research projects with human participants must comply with ethical standards developed following the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association “Ethical Principles for Scientific Medical Research with Human and Animal Participation” as amended in 2000 (https://www.wma.net /wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DoH-Oct2000.pdf/). All persons participating in the research must give written informed consent to participate in the study; the number of the minutes of the ethics committee meeting that approved the study must be indicated.

9. The article must have a cover letter addressed to the editor-in-chief of the journal. The letter shall be provided in a separate file and must contain the following information:

1) the manuscript is not pending in another publication;

2) the manuscript has not been previously published;

3) whether the authors have published, posted, or submitted any articles related to this study for publication;

4) all authors of the manuscript have read it and unconditionally approved it, and also have or do not have a conflict of interest;

5) the authors shall be responsible for all aspects of the work, including the credibility of the manuscript’s materials, vouch for their accuracy and flawlessness.

6) Full contact information of the author for correspondence (place of work, postal address, email, telephone).

Requirements for the structure of manuscripts

The manuscript file should contain a title page, annotation, main text, references used, and, if necessary, tables and figure captions. Figures should be submitted as separate files (1 file per figure) in jpeg/.bmp/.gif/.tiff formats and shall not be included in the manuscript’s body text.

Requirements for the formatting of manuscripts

The manuscript shall be submitted as an MS Word document. Do not submit your manuscript in PDF format.

The text of the manuscript should be typed with 1 line spacing, font Times New Roman, font size - 14 pt, margins of 20 mm on each side. Page numbering shall be mandatory.

The volume of original articles should be up to 20 thousand characters, reviews and lectures - up to 30 thousand characters, short messages and descriptions of cases from practice - up to 10 thousand characters, not including the list of references, illustrations, and graphics.

Manuscripts with the results of original research must necessarily have an IMRAD structure, i.e., contain the following sections:

• Title page 

• Structured abstract

• Keywords

• Main text

• Appendices (figures, tables not included in the text)

 

Title page 

The title page must be the first page and contain:

• Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) on the left

• The title of the article in lowercase letters (the first letter of the title is capitalized) (in  

  English, Kyrgyz, and Russian)

• Running Title (in English, Kyrgyz, and Russian)

• Full names and surnames of authors in English, Kyrgyz and Russian (English version - Ivan I. Ivanov). It shall be mandatory to specify the ORCID identifier for the author who submits the article, preferably for each author of the manuscript. If an ORCID number is unavailable, it shall be necessary to obtain it by registering on the website https://orcid.org/

• Official names of institutions without abbreviations (superscript Arabic numerals indicate the conformity of institutions in which the authors work), city, and country. It is necessary to show the organization’s officially accepted names in English, Kyrgyz and Russian. Authors are encouraged to check the English-language title of the institution on https://grid.ac. Responsibility for the correct spelling of the author’s full name and affiliation in English, Kyrgyz, and Russian shall be borne by the author, responsible for correspondence with the editorial board. This information's correctness must be agreed upon between authoring team members before submitting the manuscript to the journal.

• It shall be obligatory to indicate information about the author for correspondence: last name, first name, patronymic, email, contact phone number (in English).

 

Title of the article

The title of the article should be short, specific, and informative. Please limit headings to 150 characters for research reports and other essential articles and 100 characters for invited comments. For scientific manuscripts, do not use overly general titles, declarative headings, headings that include the direction of research results, or questions as headings. For clinical trial results and meta-analysis, include the type of study as a subtitle (e.g., randomized clinical trial, meta-analysis). For reports of other types of research, do not include the study's type or design in the heading or subtitle.

 

Abstract

The abstract of the article performs the function of a source of information independent of the article, being the quintessence of the article’s content, emphasizing new data, the central hypothesis, and conclusions, and submitted along with keywords on a separate page.

The abstract should be structured to replicate the structure of the article. While maintaining the general logic of content presentation, lack of structure is allowed in the annotations and text of lectures and invited comments.

The abstract should not exceed 300 words; for a systematic review and meta-analysis, there shall be no more than 350 words.

Keywords (3-8) that reflect the main content of the article.

 

Main text

The main text must necessarily contain sections, depending on the type of publication.

Original research should be presented in the following sections; 

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Limitations, if any
  • Conclusion or findings
  • Acknowledgments
  • Funding
  • Conflict of Interests
  • Used literature (References)
  • Information about the contribution of the authors (if the manuscript is co-authored)

 

Abstract and keywords shall be submitted in two languages (Russian and English). For authors from the Kyrgyz Republic, the abstract and keywords shall be submitted in three languages (Russian, English, and Kyrgyz)!

 

Introduction

It is necessary to substantiate the relevance of the study and clearly formulate its purpose. It is essential to explain to the reader what exactly prompted you to get down to work: the existence of an unresolved or poorly studied issue, the discrepancy between the data of different authors, the emergence of new promising material or a unique sample, a fresh look at the existing data. The volume of the introduction shall be no more than five paragraphs.

 

Materials and methods

For original studies, this section should include the following subsections:

  • Study design. The design (scheme) of the study is described. The editorial board of the journal may reject manuscripts of articles in which the study design does not correspond to its purpose and objectives.
  • Place and conditions of the study
  • Participants (who, sample size, selection criteria, sample types) A description of the studied groups shall be provided, with the obligatory indication of the number of patients/animals in the group and their characteristics.
  • Study protocols (interventions for clinical trials, exposure for observational studies)
  • Tools / Study Methods
  • Statistical analysis. It is necessary to indicate what statistical methods and computer programs were used to substantiate the findings. Manuscripts with a sufficient amount of experimental data and without statistical analysis, or if the statistical techniques are applied or misdescribed, may be rejected by the journal editors. The obtained data, if possible, should be presented in a quantitative form with appropriate indicators of measurement variability (confidence intervals, interquartile range, etc.). All statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols used should be defined.

If the indicator can be calculated by different methods, indicate which method is used (for example, the correlation coefficient of Pearson, Spearman, etc.). Suppose the use of statistical criteria has limitations. In that case, it is necessary to indicate the method and results of checking these limitations, particularly the normal law of distribution when using parametric criteria. In each specific case, we recommend indicating the actual value of the achieved level of significance for the used statistical criterion.

 

For a review articles and systematic reviews, the section “Materials and methods” should include subsections: “Sources of information," “Search strategy,” “Inclusion and exclusion criteria,” "Methods of applying these criteria,” "Data evaluation methods."

 

For the meta-analysis, the "Materials and methods" section should include subsections: "Data sources," "Inclusion and exclusion criteria," "Methods of applying these criteria," "Methods of data extracting, analysis and synthesis."

 

Results

The research results shall be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables, or figures. Avoid repetition of data from tables or figures in the text; the most significant regularities are highlighted.

The first sentence of the «Results» paragraph should include the number of participants in the study and consolidated demographic information (e.g., such characteristics as gender and age). The main results of the study should be quantitatively evaluated, including the final included/analyzed sampling. Whenever possible, provide numerical results (e.g., absolute numbers and/or coefficients) with appropriate uncertainty indicators, such as confidence intervals. Use means and standard deviations (SD) for normally distributed data and medians and ranges or interquartile ranges (IQR) for data that are not normally distributed. Avoid submitting only statistical hypothesis test findings, such as P values, which cannot convey important quantitative information. For most studies, P values should be consistent with reports of comparisons of absolute numbers or uncertainty rates and measures (e.g., 0.8%, 95% CI –0.2% to 1.8%; P = 0.13). P values should never be presented separately without comparable data.

 

Indicators of relative risk (e.g., relative risk, risk ratios) can also be provided and should include confidence intervals. Studies of screening and diagnostic tests should indicate sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratio. If you report predictive value or accuracy, indicate the prevalence or probability before testing also. All randomized clinical trials should also include treatment intention analysis results. Interventional studies should indicate the number of patients excluded due to side effects. Approaches such as the amount required for the treatment to achieve the benefit unit may be included as needed. All surveys must consist of a response/participation rate.

 

Discussion

It shall contain the interpretation of the obtained material and its comparison with similar works of other authors. Demonstrate the correspondence of the acquired data to the formulated hypothesis. Discuss the limitations of the performed experiment and proposals for the practical application of the results and future research development.

 

Study Limitations or Disadvantages

No study is completely flawless or includes every possible aspect. The study's limitations are its weaknesses, resulting from unavailable or limited resources, small sample size, flawed methodology, etc. Listing research limitations reflects honesty and transparency and also shows that the author fully understands the topic.

 

Conclusion / Findings

The section shall contain summaries of the article sections without repeating the wordings. The statistical analysis results should confirm the work's findings Conclusions must not be declarative.

 

Funding

Financial transparency: This manuscript’s fragment shall contain information about the source of research funding. Here it is appropriate to provide specific details on the financing of the work (budget funding, names of funds, numbers, and terms of grants and scholarships, thanks to which this study was carried out and published).

 

Conflict of Interests

Conflict of interest: information shall be indicated on the presence/absence of a conflict of interest when conducting research and writing an article; if not, please indicate “The authors declare no conflict of interest.”

 

Acknowledgments

All team members who do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed, with their consent, in the section with the subheading "Acknowledgments."

 

References

The authors shall be responsible for the correctness and completeness of the bibliographic data provided. The bibliography of both Russian and foreign sources should be based on the Vancouver style in the AMA version (https://www.amamanualofstyle.com)  Authors are allowed to self-cite no more than 10% of the number of sources in the list of references. Links to dissertations, abstracts, materials published in collections of conferences, congresses, etc., are undesirable.

If there are more than six authors, list the first three, then indicate “etc..”