Instructions for authors



The Innovative Medicine of Kuban publishes original articles on basic and applied theoretical, clinical and pilot studies, case reports, discussions, article and literature reviews, and information materials on urgent issues in modern medicine. Main sections of this journal include editorials and original articles, reviews and lectures, special reports and historical sketches, information on scheduled conferences, workshops and congresses, anniversaries.

1.1. Accompanying Documents

The manuscript should have a written permission of the head and be accompanied by the official letter from the affiliated institution, in the following cases – the expert opinion, and also the conclusion of the ethical committee to carry out the published research. It is necessary to specify in the written permission whether the article is included in a doctoral thesis.

Written permission from all authors is required to allow its publication in print and (or) electronic format on the Journal website. Manuscripts may not have been previously published in any format and cannot be under consideration by another medium.

1.2. General Information for Formatting Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be prepared and sent in a printed version (1 copy) and an electronic package. The font type should preferably be Times New Roman 14 points. The manuscript should be with line interval 1,0 pt with one inch (2.5cm) margins all around. All pages of the manuscript should include page numbers. Automatic hyphenation is not allowed.

The complete manuscript should not exceed 18 pages (including illustrations, tables, the abstract and references), reviews and information messages – 3 pages.

1.3. Title Page Formatting

  • Universal Decimal Classification Index (UDC),
  • first name and author’s initials,
  • title of the article,
  • author’s institution affiliation, in nominative case with the obligatory indication of the institution status (abbreviation before the name) and departmental affiliation,
  • institution postcode, city, country,
  • contact information: name (in full), telephone and e-mail of the corresponding author.

If there are several authors, you should put down a digital index of the relevant institution at each surname. In case if all authors represent one institution it is sufficient to specify this institution once.

On a separate page, additional information on each author is specified as it is necessary to process the Journal in the Russian Science Citation Index: first name, middle initial, last name in Russian and in transliterations, e-mail, the postal address of the institution to correspond with the authors (only one corresponding author is possible).

We encourage all authors and co-authors to link their ORCIDs. It will take you only seconds to register on the http://orchid.org/ and get your ORCID ID. All information should be given in English.


2.1. Human Investigation

All manuscripts submitted for publishing should contain information about patient subject inclusion, their ethical approval confirmation and were conducted in accordance with:

  • Ethical standards stated in the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, 2013 (ethical principles of medical research involving human subjects);
  • Recommendations about carrying out, description, editing and scientific work result publication in medical journals arranged by the International committee of editors of medical journals (the section "Protection of Research Participants ", Russian translation, Section II E).

In the Materials and Methods section it has to be specified about receiving the informed consents of the human subjects included in a research. The details promoting patient personification should be excluded.

We encourage reviewers to pay attention to ethical aspects of works and report to the editor about possible violations.

2.2. Human animal care

When animals are used as subjects, experimental studies have to conform to the international and national regulations, recommendations and the Russian legal documents of humane care with laboratory animals:

  • The European convention on protection of the vertebrate animals used for experiments or in other scientific purposes: EST No. 123 of March 18, 1986, Strasbourg;
  • Order of the Russian Healthcare Ministry, April, 01.04.2016 N 199n "Approval of Rules for Appropriate Laboratory Tests" (registered in the Justice Ministry of the Russian Federation, August, 8, 2016 No. 43232);
  • GOST (National State Standard) 33044-2014. Interstate standard. Principles of appropriate laboratory practice (put into operation by the Order of Rosstandart, November, 20, 2014 N 1700 St).

Submitting research results to the journal, authors must confirm in the cover letter that all necessary ethical rules regarding humane animal care are respected.


Provide a structured abstract, no longer than 200-250 words, and divided into five sections: Background, Aim, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

An abstract should be followed by key words (3-5 words) used as a reference point for finding other words or information in search engines.

While writing a non-systematic review, description of a clinical case or observation series, publication containing the author opinion, the text of the manuscript has to be summarized in a format of an unstructured summary. However, in this case, authors should adhere to a narration order, following from an issue formulation to means and results of its decision. The unstructured summary volume should not exceed 150 words. We should keep in mind that English language summaries (papers, abstracts) in the Russian-language edition are the basic and probably the only source of information on the contents of article and research results for foreign scientists and experts.

Foreign experts determine scientific significance of a publication by its abstract, define their interest in the Russian scientific study, and could include it in their publications referring to it, enter into discussions with the author, request the full text, etc.

Following elements are provided in English:

  • initials and first name of all authors,
  • the title of the manuscript,
  • list the full names of the all institutions in which the described work was done,
  • postal address of the institution (s),
  • abstract,
  • key words (limited to 3-5 words).

When translating the author surnames it is recommended to transliterate according to the BGN system (Board of Geographic Names), at http://www.translit.ru. Concerning the institution it is important to specify officially accepted English option.


The description of statistical analysis is the integral component of the "Material and Methods" section. It is necessary to provide the full list of all applied statistical methods of the analysis and criteria for hypotheses check. Such phrases like " standard statistical methods were used" should be avoided if the authors do not mention their specificity. The critical significance value accepted in this research as "р" is surely specified (e.g., "The critical significance value when checking statistical hypotheses in this research was accepted equal 0.05").

The actual size of the reached significance value р for the used statistical criterion is specified in each case (not simply as p 0.05 or p 0.05). Besides, it is necessary to specify actual values of the achieved statistical criteria (e.g., chi-square criterion = 12.3 (degrees of freedom df = 2, р = 0.0001).

Give definitions to all applied statistical terms, reductions and symbolical designations (e.g. , M – a selective average, m (SEM) – an error of the mean, STD – a selective standard deviation, р – the reached significance value).

When using expressions like M ± m you need to specify value of each symbols and volume of selection (n) as well.

If the used statistical criteria have restrictions for their application, specify how these restrictions have been checked and what the outcomes were (e.g., when using parametrical methods you should specify how the normality of selection distribution was confirmed).

It is necessary to avoid non-specific use of the terms having several values (for example, there are several options of rank correlation coefficient: Pearson, Spearmen, etc.). Average values should not be given more precisely than for one decimal sign in comparison with basic data, a mean square deviation and an error of an average – for one sign more precisely.

If the data analysis was performed with use of the statistical software package, then indicate the name of this package and its version.


Color line drawings are submitted in TIFF (extension *.tiff), in any program: AdobePhotoShop, AdobeIllustrator with bitmap regime; images should have a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch); it is possible to apply compressed resolution LZW or other and media types are CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW. Texts on the illustrations should be distinct. Line drawing and illustration legends should be grouped and sent on a separate page. Each drawing should have a title and indicate detailed explanations for all abbreviations.


Each table should be numbered (if there is more than one table) at the right top, and then, below its title should be given. Word contractions should not be used. Tabulated figures should correspond to those in the text, and surely have to be processed statistically. Give tables in the text without taking them out on separate pages.


The proper description of the used sources in references is the key to the fact that the quoted publication will be considered for a scientific activity assessment of its authors and their affiliated institutions.

In original articles it is allowed to quote no more than 30 sources, in literature reviews – no more than 50, in lectures and other materials – up to 15.

The reference list should publications for the last 5 years including fundamental papers as well.

All works are to be listed in the references according to their citing in the manuscript. References to the unpublished works are not allowed.


Rules for reference processing (list of literature sources) have to be based on the requirements of the International committee of editors of medical journals (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - ICMJE), and also Rules for submission of journals in RINTs and requirements of State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles.

A correct description of the used sources in the reference lists is the key to the fact that the quoted publication will be considered while assessing scientific activity of the authors and their affiliated institutions.

In original articles it is allowed to quote no more than 30 sources, in reviews of literature – no more than 50, in lectures and other materials – up to 15.

The reference list has to contain, besides fundamental works, the publications for the last 5 years.

All works are listed in the reference list according to their citing. References to unpublished works are not allowed.

Reduction of the article name and the name of the national journal is not allowed. Names of English-language journals should be brought in reduction according to the name catalog of the MedLine database (NLM Catalog). If the journal is not indexed in MedLine, it is necessary to specify its full name.

According to the new rules considering requirements of such international citing systems as Web of Science and Scopus, bibliographies (References) are included into the English-speaking block of an article and, respectively, have to be presented not only in the original language, but also in Latin (Latin alphabet).

When the quoted information has a digital identifier (Digital Object Identifier - DOI), it is necessary to specify it at the end of the bibliographic reference. It is necessary to check presence of doi of every article on the website http://search.crossref.org/or https://www.citethisforme.com. To receive DOI, enter the name of an article in English into a search line. The last website, besides DOI, automatically generates correctly issued bibliographic description of an article in English according to AMA citing style.

Considering new regulations of such international systems as Web of Science and Scopus, bibliographic lists (References) are included into the English-speaking section of an article and, respectively, should be presented not only in the original language but also in Latin (the Roman alphabet).


All submitted articles are peer-viewed. An article is sent to reviewers without indication of the authors’ names. The authors are not informed of reviewers’ names either. It is important to use double blind reviewing to improve quality of editing articles. The remarks demanding special corrections in the text of article are sent to the author. Revised articles are repeatedly reviewed.

All reviewers are highly skilled scientists having profound professional knowledge and experience in a specific scientific field. They are members of editorial board, invited experts, leading experts of scientific research institutes of the country.

In the course of reviewing readers adhere basic principles formulated by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Any manuscript submitted for examination has to be considered as a confidential document. Its discussion with other experts without preliminary permission of the editor-in-chief is inadmissible.

Time of submission an article is considered to be time when a revised version was received.

An article that is not recommended for publication by the editorial board, is not accepted for a repeated reviewing.

Both payment for the publication of manuscripts and earned fees are not provided. Articles are in free access on the website of scientific research institute www.kkbo.ru and the platform of Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.ru

The author, having set the signature under the article, conveys the rights for its edition. The editorial office do not bear responsibility for the unreliable information given by authors.

The editorial office has the right to make literary change and modify design of illustrative material, without distorting sense of the provided information.


The authors submitting articles in the "Innovative medicine of Kuban” journal agree with the following conditions:

  • a. Authors reserve copyright of work and convey to the journal the right of the first publication together with work, at the same time licensing it on the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to extend this work with the obligatory indication of authorship and reference to the original publication in this journal.
  • b. Authors are allowed to publish their work on the Internet (e.g., on their personal website) prior and during revising process by the above mentioned journal as it can lead to productive discussion and also to more frequent citations (see The Effect of Open Access).
  • c. Authors agree to literary editing of the article by the editorial office of the journal.
  • d. The article can be chosen by the editorial board members to be translated in English.


Data that you specify on the website (a surname, name, middle name, an affiliation, a position and a rank, an e-mail, financing of the research, conflict of interests and individual share of authors) are available for readers of the journal and users of the website. This information is necessary for correct indexing of the publication in domestic and foreign databases. The information about the corresponding author (the address of work and e-mail) is necessary for communication with scientific community concerning the publication. Telephone numbers, additional e-mail addresses of the corresponding author, the e-mail address of coauthors are not published in the article and not revealed in the website. This information is only for the editorial staff and quick communication with authors. The editorial staff do not grant personal information of the authors to the third parties.

Manuscripts which do not conform to the specified requirements are not considered for publication.

Manuscripts and accompanying letters are not to be sent back.

Time of a manuscript submission is considered to be the date when the final revised manuscript is accepted.

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