Manuscript submission and preparation
Author submits the manuscript in paper form (two copies) and in electronic form. When publishing the results of experimental studies conducted on animals the author must attach an extract from the minutes of the Ethics Committee.
Hard copies of the manuscript can be sent by regular mail (unregistered) or submitted personally to the Editor.
Manuscript in electronic format may be submitted on a CD (enclosed in an envelope along with the printed copy), USB-drive (only when submitting personally!) or e-mailed as an attachment.
Text materials (text, tables, graphs, summaries, images) should be submitted in a single file, in addition pictures must be duplicated into individual files (in extension or original image). Filename should be the last name of the article’s first author in English.
CD and USB-drive must be scanned by a reliable antivirus program and must contain only manuscript files.
If the author is not submitting the manuscript in person but sends it by email instead, we suggest contacting the editor to confirm the receipt of the manuscript.
The authors must provide information about the contribution of each author of the article.
General manuscript requirements
The amount of experimental work with a list of cited references, tables and figures with captions that explain the results obtained should not exceed 8 pages (about 30 thousand characters), review – 12 pages (40 thousand characters), printed on the printer (text – size 14, tables – size 10, line spacing – 1,5).
Drawings, photographs, charts, etc., maybe black and white or color.
If the article uses illustrations published by other authors, the author of the manuscript must provide documentary evidence of editorial permission to use these illustrations from the copyright holder.
Manuscript must be signed by each author.
At the end of the article, following the list of references, the author must include article title, author initials and surnames, the official name of the institution where the work was performed, e-mail address and summary and key words:
• In case the article written in Ukrainian, this information is fed in English;
• In case the article written in English, this information is fed in English and Ukrainian languages;
• In case the article written in Russian, this information is fed in English and Ukrainian, respectively.
Summary and keywords are included in English and Russian in strict accordance with the original Ukrainian text. If the article is written in Russian or English, this information is presented accordingly in Ukrainian and English or Ukrainian and Russian.
Manuscript Formatting Requirements
Font – Times New Roman; size 14 (tables – size 10); line spacing – 1,5.
Tables and Illustrated Materials
All table columns must be labled and filled in with specific data (if research is not conducted, it is necessary to put "-", and if performance is not installed – "0").
All photo prints must be marked to indicate the top of the image.
Key words (up to 5 words) is the basic parameter of including the articles in specific sections of abstract journals. It is essential that the key words are specific to your industry and sub-industry research.
Introduction (the word «introduction» should not be included)
At the beginning of the article briefly describe the background of the issue, citing sources of literature, and justify the purpose of the study.
Materials and Methods
"Materials and Methods" section should be presented in a format so that by following the described methods and reagents of the experiment the experiment could be reproduced. Known methods can be simply linked to corresponding publications. The author should provide the name of the manufacturer along with the country of production of reagents and materials that were used in the experiments; the type and number of the animals that were used during the experiment and include the methods of anesthesia and euthanasia.
The experiments performed on living vertebrate animals must conform to the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes (Strasbourg, 1986), and the Law of Ukraine “On the Protection of Animals from Cruelty”.
If experiments were conducted in public, a written confirmation of an informed consent must be provided, as well as a confirmation that studies meet the standards set by Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects (1964), and Adopted by the 64th WMA General Assembly, Fortaleza, Brazil (2013).
The authors should note that all the procedures have been duly approved by the local Ethics Committee.
In experiments performed on isolated tissues, cells or cell cultures of animals or humans, the author must indicate the donor and provide detailed information about the methods by which the tissue was obtained, including a specific method of anesthesia or euthanasia.
Digital data should be rounded in accordance with defined rules, considering the average error of the experiment. The probability of performance differences should be justified by statistical analysis, referringto specific methods. The authors can not provide the same results in table sand figures. Specific software that was used for statistical analysis of received results must be specified, as well as the results of the confidence interval or the distribution of values.
Abbreviations of units of measurement and of physical and chemical quantities should be used in the International Systemof Units (CI).
Results and Discussion
This section should avoid direct repetition of data tables. Discussion of results should be limited to the consideration of the most important facts established on the basis of previous data on the issues studied. In other words, much of the discussion should be devoted to the interpretation of results.
Conclusions this final chapter has to summarize key concepts. If required, this section can also point to the parts of work that require further research.
References The list of references should be placed in strict alphabetical order and properly marked in the text of the manuscript. Non-cited literature sources must be included in brackets. References should be formatted as follows:
Writing a reference list in the Vancouver style
Surname Initial(s). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Pages.
1, 2 or 1, 2, 3 or 1, 2, 3, 4 or 1, 2, 3, 4. 5, or 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 surname Initials. Book title. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Pages.
Books with more than 6 authors:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Surname Initials et al. Book title. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Pages.
Surname Initials. Title of article. Journal title/or title abbreviation. Year;volume(issue):page(s).
1, 2 or 1, 2, 3 or 1, 2, 3, 4 or 1, 2, 3, 4. 5, or 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 surname Initials. Title of article. Journal title/or title abbreviation. Year;volume(issue):page(s).
Article with more than 6 authors:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Surname Initials et al. Title of article. Journal title/or title abbreviation. Year;volume(issue):page(s).
Surname author Initial(s). Paper title. In: Conference title. Place of publication: Publisher; Year. Page(s).
Surname Initial(s). Title [type of publication]. Place: Publisher; Year. Pages.
- Two printed copy, electronic form on CD -ROM or USB- drive (only when submitting material personally).
- With the publication of the results of experimental studies conducted on animals must attach an extract from the minutes of the Ethics Committee.
Structure of the manuscript
(bottom of the first page – a sign of copyright ©, the first three names of authors and year of publication)