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.


Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Committee EC must approve all articles submitted for publications that contain information about every study involving human subjects or information about human subjects. All studied should be carried out according to ethical standards of Declaration of Helsinki.

In the Materials and Methods section study approval and patient consent must be stated. Exclude any details on patient personification.

When animals are used in the studies as subjects, it is necessary to follow international and national animal care guidelines.

The author’s signature gives us a permission to publish submitted materials.


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 Concerning the institution it is important to specify officially accepted English option.

4. Illustration Requirements

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.

5. Tables Formatting

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.

6. Reference List

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.

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).

The editorial office has a right to perform proofreading and change the design of illustrative material, without distorting sense of the provided information.

All submitted articles should be reviewed. The reviewers receive all articles without any indications of author surnames. The remarks requiring any text corrections are sent to the authors by the editorial office.

Authors are solely responsible for accuracy and completeness of the given information. Payment for manuscript publication as well as fees is not provided.

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.

To obtain necessary information and send your manuscripts please contact us:
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V.A. Porhanov, PhD, professor, Aсаdemician of RAS, Chief Editor