Rules for manuscript submission
The manuscript of the article can be submitted in electronic version. The filename is the first author's last name.
The volume of experimental work with the references list, tables and drawings is up to 15 pages; review is up to 20 pages.
Font size is 14, style is Times New Roman; line spacing is 1,5.
Text materials (text, tables, graphs, summaries, photos) should be submitted in one file. In addition, the photo must be duplicated in separate files (in Tif format). The file name is the last name of the first author of the article in English.
Structure of the manuscript
Upon acceptance, the authors are allowed to do only minor editing corrections which do not relate with the scientific or clinical component of their accepted manuscript. Articles should have the following format:
- Paper title
- Name, middle name initial (optional), and last name of each author
- ORCID iD of each co-author (http://orcid.org/)
- Affiliations of each author (department/unit, organization/university, city, country)
- Full name, address, phone number, fax and e-mail address of the corresponding author
- Abstract and keywords
- Main Text (This should include: Relevance, Aim, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions)
- Author contributions
- Conflicts of interest disclosures
- Ethics approval and written informed consents statements
Structure of the Abstract:
- Materials and Methods
- Keywords (up to 5 words)
Volume of Abstract - 1 page (at least 1800 characters).
At the beginning of the article, the history of the issue should be briefly outlined with reference to the sources of literature and the reasoning of the expediency and purpose of the research.
MATERIALS AND METHODS OF THE STUDY
The section “Materials and Methods of Research” should be presented with the description of methods and reagents, the conditions for conducting experiments in that way, so it could be possible to reproduce these experiments. It is sufficient to give a reference to well-known methods. The names of companies and manufacturers of reagents and used materials must be indicated. Type and number of test animals and methods of anesthesia and euthanasia must be indicated as well.
Experiments that conducted on living vertebrate must comply with the principles of the European Convention for the Protection of vertebrate animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes (Strasbourg, 1986), and the Law of Ukraine “On protection of animals from cruelty”. It is obligatory to refer to the extract from the meeting of the Ethics Committee.
If the experiments were conducted on humans it is necessary to give the evidence that persons were informed that the research met to the established standards of the Helsinki Declaration adopted in 1964 and revised 59th WMA General Assembly, Seoul, October 2008. Authors should note that the procedures were approved by the local Ethics Committee.
If studies were conducted on isolated tissues of animals or people, including cell culture, it is necessary to note the details of the methods by which these tissues were obtained, including the method of euthanasia or the method of anesthesia.
The digital data must be rounded up according to the established rules, taking into account the average experimental error. The probability of differences in indicators has to be proved by statistical analysis, referring to specific methods. It is prohibited to give the same results in tables and figures. It is also necessary to specify the program that was used for a statistical analysis of the results, the way of presentation of the results, the confidence interval or the distribution of values.
All designations and names of physical and chemical units of measurement should be given in the SI system.
RESULTS AND THEIR DISCUSSION
The direct replication of the table data should be avoided in this section. Discussion of the results should be limited to examining only the most important established facts, taking into account the preliminary data on the issue that was being studied. Most of the discussion should be devoted to the interpretation of the results.
The last section of the article needs to generalize the main concepts.
References to sources of literature should be placed strictly in alphabetical order and accordingly marked in the text of the manuscript. The numbers of quoted literature sources are given in square brackets. References to literary sources should be made in the order indicated below:
Shuprovych AA., Gurina N.M., Korpacheva-Zinich OV. [Disorders of uric acid metabolism in rats with fructose-induced experimental insulin resistance syndrome]. Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal. 2011;57(1):72-81. [in Ukrainian]. DOI : https://doi.org/10.15407/fz57.01.072.
Bagrii MM, Dibrova VA. [Methods of morphological research].Vinnytsya: Nova knyha. 2016. 328 p. [in Ukrainian]. URL: http://www.irbis-nbuv.gov.ua/cgi-bin/irbis_nbuv/cgiirbis_64.exe? I21DBN=LINK&P21DBN=UJRN&Z21ID=&S21REF=10&S21CNR=20&S21STN=1&S21FMT= ASP_meta&C21COM=S&2_S21P03=FILA=&2_S21STR=Morphology_2016_10_1_20
For further guidance on the style and integrity of referencing, please refer to the updated recommendations of the ICMJE (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/manuscript-preparation/preparing-for-submission.html#g). It is strongly recommended to follow the recommendations of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)(https://sfdora.org/).
ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS
The summary should summarize the main results of the research. Keywords (up to 5 words) are the basis for the inclusion of articles in certain sections of abstract journals. It is important that the keywords are specific to your research area.
AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA AND AUTHORS’ CONTRIBUTION DETAILS
Submission to the Journal implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content, and they meet all the four criteria of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html).
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Acknowledgments should be addressed to individuals who provided help but do not meet the ICMJE authorship criteria, and institutions that supported the article. It is strongly recommended to acknowledge the efforts of authors' editors and editing agencies in line with the Good Publication Practice (GPP3) guidelines (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26259067/). Grant funding and any other financial support should be also stated.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
All authors are requested to disclose any conflict of interest including any financial or personal relationship with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence their study (http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest/). All authors are required to provide a Conflict of Interest Statement which is available at http://www.icmje.org/downloads/coi_disclosure.zip. This form should be uploaded with the revised manuscript upon submission. The forms should be uploaded as a single file.
The corresponding author must disclose any conflict of interest that any co-author may have. If there is no conflict of interest, then the authors must state in the separate section: 'Conflict of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest'. (https://msu-journal.com/index.php/journal/conflict-of-interests)
Please provide the source of financial support if any.
STATEMENT OF INFORMED CONSENT
All papers submitted to our Journal should declare agreement with the following “statement of informed consent”. The statement form can be downloaded at Disclosure Form.
All the authors involved in the manuscript must assure their consent for the publication of the manuscript. Furthermore, individuals who provide writing assistance should be identified by the authors, and they must disclose the funding source for this assistance.
ETHICS OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION
Papers describing any experimental work with humans should include a statement that the Ethical Committee of the institution in which the work was done has approved it, and that the subjects gave informed consent to the work.
Experiments with animals should be done in accordance with the legal requirements of the relevant local or national authority. Procedures should be such that experimental animals do not suffer unnecessarily. Papers should include details of the procedures and of anesthetics used. The Editors will not accept papers where the ethical aspects are, in their opinion, open to doubt. (https://msu-journal.com/index.php/journal/human-and-animal-rights)
COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS
All complaints, particularly the authors', reviewers', and editors' unhappiness with the responsible editors' decisions, delays in the peer review and editorial management, will be processed within 7-10 days by the Production Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Research Integrity Officer, involving external independent experts if necessary. The MSU editors declare adherence to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) recommendations on complaints and appeals (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.