Guidelines for authors

Original articles, reviews, lectures, descriptions of cases from practice, letters to the editor are accepted for publication.

When sending an article to the editors, it is recommended to follow the following rules, drawn up with regard to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Provided in Biomedical Journals (Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals), developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Materials that do not meet these requirements are not accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted on paper are not returned to the authors.

All materials sent for publication are subject to mandatory review by leading Russian experts in the field of allergology, immunology, otorhinolaryngology, pulmonology, dermatology, and pediatrics.

Materials submitted to the editorial office should not be previously, or simultaneously submitted for publication in other scientific journals, as confirmed by the authors on the information page attached to the manuscript.

The manuscript should be sent to the editor by e-mail. The file with the article must be submitted in Microsoft Word format (have the extension * .doc, * .docx, * .rtf).

Manuscripts sent in violation of the rules of registration are not accepted by the editors for consideration.

Article text. The file with the text of the article should contain all information for publication (including figures and tables). The structure of the manuscript should follow the following pattern:

  1. Article title. It is advisable to formulate the title of the article as specific as possible, using keywords. You can not use abbreviations. When describing research interventions (therapeutic, prophylactic, diagnostic) it is recommended to be guided by the template “design-intervention-comparator-population”. For example: “A retrospective study of the effectiveness of ASIT pollinosis in comparison with the lack of prevention in children of school age”, “One-time masked study of the accuracy of diagnosis of pollinosis using clinical and laboratory methods in adults.”
  2. The authors of the article. The names and initials of the authors are indicated (for example, Ivanov PS, Petrov SI, Sidorov I.P.).
  3. Name of the institution. It is necessary to bring the official name of the institution in accordance with the RSCI base and its postal address, including the state. If authors from different institutions took part in writing the manuscript, it is necessary to correlate the names of the institutions and the names of the authors by adding numerical indices in the upper register in front of the names of the institutions and the names of the respective authors. One author is allowed to specify affiliation with no more than 2 institutions.
  4. Keywords. You must specify 8-10 keywords and phrases that contribute to indexing articles in search engines.
  5. The summary of the article should be (if the work is original) structured: relevance, purpose, materials and methods, results, conclusions. The summary should fully comply with the content of the main text of the article. The volume of the summary is 150–250 words. For all other publications (lectures, reviews, case studies, articles for the “Exchange of experience” rubric), the summary may be unstructured.
  6. English abstract. 
    1. Article title. The English-language name must be competent from the point of view of the English language, while the meaning is fully consistent with the Russian-language name.
    2. Authors names. When specifying the full name, it is recommended to use the same transliteration as in previously published articles (in order to correctly link publications to authors in international citation indices WoS, Scopus, etc.). Authors publishing for the first time should use the transliteration service http://translit.net/ru/?account=bsi, which implements the BGN / PCGN standard.
    3. It is necessary to indicate the English name of the institution that is used on the website of RUNEB eLibrary.ru.
    4. Keywords. To select keywords in English, use the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus of the United States. The list of keywords should correspond to the similar list in Russian.
    5. The English version of the summary of the article should be fully consistent with the Russian language in its meaning and structure and be competent in terms of the English language.
  7. The main text of the article.
    1. Original article. 
    2. The total amount of the original article is up to 15 pages with the required formatting (see section II of this Regulation). The structure of the manuscript devoted to the description of the results of the original research should correspond to the generally accepted template and contain the following sections: “Introduction”, “Materials and Methods”, “Results”, “Discussion”.

    3. The “Introduction” section includes a description of the relevance of the research topic, a review of the literature on the research topic, the formulation of the research problem, the formulation of the goal and objectives of the research.

    4. The “Materials and Methods” section describes the research methods, groups of patients included in the study, the scheme (methodology) of experiments / observations that allow reproducing the results using only the text of the article, materials, devices, equipment and other conditions for conducting experiments / observations. In the “Materials and Methods” section you should:

      • If the manuscript describes an intervention intervention study (treatment, prophylaxis, diagnosis), indicate whether the study participants (patients) signed the informed consent. In the case of studies involving animals, whether the study protocol complied with the ethical principles and norms of biomedical research involving animals. In both cases, it is necessary to indicate whether the study protocol was approved by the ethics committee (with the name of the organization concerned, its location, protocol number and date of the committee meeting). In the case of registration of the described clinical study in one of the registers of clinical studies, the registration number should be given in the main text of the article and in the summary.
      • describe the study design:
        • it is necessary to determine the research plan, the minimum requirement is to indicate whether the study was controlled (if there were two or more planned groups), and if it was, then it was randomized. When describing randomized studies, authors should adhere to the standards for presenting the results of randomized controlled studies (CONSORT; http://www.consortstatement.org/consort-2010). Controlled non-randomized studies should be accompanied by a detailed description of the procedure for the distribution (inclusion) of study participants in the compared groups. At the same time, it is necessary to clarify whether the inclusion into groups took place in parallel, sequentially, or groups were formed retrospectively (in the case of using historical control only one of the groups could be formed retrospectively). This subsection should describe all changes to the research plan that have occurred since it began. In particular, we can talk about changing the research plan – from the controlled to the uncontrolled variant, or vice versa.
        • name the population from which the sample was drawn. If the main and control groups were recruited from different populations, name each of them;
        • List the criteria for inclusion and exclusion of patients. If they were different for the main and control groups, bring them separately;
      • give a description of research methods in reproducible form with appropriate references to literary sources and with a description of modifications of the methods performed by the authors.
      • indicate which software was used for statistical data analysis (name and version number of the software package, manufacturing company).
      • indicate which value of significance level (p) was taken as critical when interpreting the results of statistical analysis (for example, the “critical value of significance level was considered to be 0.001”).
    5. In the “Results” section, the actual results of the study (text, tables, graphs, charts, equations, photographs, drawings) are presented. When presenting the results of statistical analysis, you should:
      1. Decipher exactly which descriptive statistics are given for quantitative traits (for example: “mean and standard deviation (M ± s)”; “median and quartile Me [Q1; Q3]”). Attention! The standard error of the mean (m) should not be used as descriptive statistics.
      2. Give the number of observations for each described feature in each group, both in the text and in each table and in each figure. Also in tables and figures (or their headings) it is necessary to indicate which descriptive statistics are presented on them.
      3. When bringing the level of significance (p), it is necessary to indicate the method of statistical analysis during which this level of significance is calculated. The level of significance is recommended to be given up to the third decimal place (for example, 0.038), and not as an inequality (p <0.05 or p> 0.05).
      4. When using parametric methods of statistical analysis (for example, Student’s t-test, Pearson’s correlation analysis), justifications of their applicability should be given.
      5. When studying the effectiveness of diagnostic methods, the results should be presented in the form of sensitivity, specificity, predictive value of positive and negative results with the calculation of their confidence intervals.
      6. When studying the effectiveness of a medical intervention (treatment or prophylaxis method), it is necessary to present the results of the comparison of the main and control groups, both before and after the intervention. For prospective studies, the relative risk and absolute risk differences and their 95% confidence intervals should be presented, for retrospective studies, the odds ratio and its 95% confidence interval should be presented.
    6. The Discussion section contains an interpretation of the results of the research, including:
      1. the correspondence of the obtained results to the research hypothesis and the results of other authors;
      2. limitations of research and generalization of its results;
      3. proposals for practical application;
      4. proposals for future research.
  8. Overview. The total volume of the review is up to 23 pages (including the list of references) with the required formatting (see section II of these Rules). References should not exceed 20% of the total text. The reviews are subject to general requirements for manuscripts (paragraphs 1–6, 8).
  9. Lectures. The total volume of the lecture is up to 23 pages with the required formatting (see section II of this Regulation). For lectures possible arbitrary style of presentation. Lectures are subject to general requirements for manuscripts (paragraphs 1–6, 8). If the authors wish, the lecture is accompanied by a list of references with obligatory references in the text according to the given rules (clause 12). References to the text of the lectures should not exceed 10 titles from the number of fundamental works available to a wide circle of readers.
  10. Description of cases from practice. These materials should contain no more than five pages of text with the required formatting (see Section II of this Regulation) and no more than three tables or figures.
  11. Letters to the editors should not exceed one page for the required formatting (see Section II of these Rules), including no more than one table or figure.
  12. Thanks. The authors can thank the persons and organizations that contributed to the preparation of the article.
  13. Information about the sources of financing. It is necessary to indicate the source of funding for the study, preparation of a review or lecture (the name of the planned R & D that is carried out according to the state assignment, the grant number and the name of the foundation, a commercial or state organization, etc.). Specify the amount of funding is not required.
  14. Information about conflicts of interest. Authors should describe potential and apparent conflicts of interest related to the manuscript, or declare their absence.
  15. The participation of the authors. In the original articles it is necessary to indicate in which of the stages of the creation of the article each of its authors took part. Example: authors I.I. Ivanov, P.P. Petrov, S.S. Sidorov –
    • The concept and design of the research – I.I. Ivanov, S.S. Sidorov
    • Collection and processing of material – PP. Petrov
    • Statistical data processing – p. Petrov
    • Writing text – SS Sidorov
    • Editing– I.I. Ivanov
  16. Bibliography.References should contain relevant and relevant sources. Links to unpublished works are not allowed. Links to dissertations, abstracts, abstracts of conferences are undesirable.

    In the text of the article, references to sources are given in square brackets in Arabic numerals. In the list of references, sources used are NOT alphabetically, but in order of citation in the text.

    Number of works cited: in original articles and lectures up to 15 are allowed, in reviews – up to 60 sources.

    The format of references should conform to MedLine requirements and standards (U.S. National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 [R2010]), which will ensure further indexation of articles in international databases.

    Fundamental rules:

    1. In the bibliographic description of each source must be the first 6 authors. After the initials of the authors do not put points. The names and initials of all authors in Latin and the title of the article in English should be given as they are given in the original publication. This is followed by the output – year, volume, number, page. When referring to journal articles (the type of source most often used when citing), the following should be followed: Domestic source: Author AA, Co-author BB. Article title. The name of the magazine. Year; (Number): p. Foreign source: Author AA, Co-author BB. Article title. The name of the magazine. Year; Tom: p. (do not specify the number).
    2. To describe the release date, volume, journal number and pages on which the article was published, you should use an abbreviated recording format – for foreign sources, and the full recording format – for the Russian-language part of the description of Russian-language sources.
    3. Bibliographic descriptions of references to foreign sources should be compiled in Vancouver format in the AMA version (AMA style, http://www.amamanualofstyle.com).
    4. In all cases when the quoted material has a digital identifier (Digital Object Identifier -DOI), it must be indicated at the very end of the bibliographic reference. Check the availability of doi articles should be on the site http://search.crossref.org/ or https://www.citethisforme.com. To obtain a DOI, you need to enter the title of the article in English in the search box. The last site, in addition to DOI, automatically generates a properly designed bibliographic description of the article in English in the AMA citation style. The vast majority of foreign journal articles since 2000 and many Russian-language articles (published after 2013) are registered in the CrossRef system and have a unique DOI. Please pay attention to the correct format of this identifier: DOI: 10.0000 / 000-primer. It is not allowed to use variants with “http”, “dx.doi.org”, etc. There must be a space after the colon, only the hyphen character is used in the body of the link. There is no full stop after DOI. Example: Zhang M, Holman CD, Price SD. Comorbidity and repeat adherence to older adults: retrospective cohort study. New Eng J Med. 2009; 338: a2752.doi: 10.1136 / bmj.a2752.
    5. If the article is written in Latin (in German, Finnish, Danish, Italian, etc.), it should be cited in its original form: Ellingsen AE, Wilhelmsen I. Sykdomsangst blant medisin- og jusstudenter. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2002; 122 (8): 785787. (in Norwegian).
    6. If the article has an OFFICIAL TRANSLATION of the NAME, it must be inserted INSTEAD OF TRANSLITERATION – as well as transliteration, in square brackets after the original writing of the bibliographic reference to the source. The easiest way to check the availability of an official translation of the article title is to find the article on eLibrary.ru.
  17. Examples of proper design references in the references.
    1.  

      The usual article in the domestic journal: Kurbacheva OM, Pavlova KS. Phenotypes and endotypes of bronchial asthma: from pathogenesis and clinical picture to the choice of therapy. Russian Allergic Journal. 2003; (1): 15-24. [Kurbacheva OM, Pavlova KS. Fenotipy i endotipy bronkhial’noi astmy: ot patogeneza i klinicheskoi kartiny k vyboru terapii. Rossiiskii Allergologicheskii Zhurnal. 2003; (1): 15-24. (In Russ.)]

    2. Common article in an international journal: Shim JY, Kim BS, Cho SH, Min KU, Hong SJ. Allergen-specific conventional immunotherapy immunoglobulin E-mediated basophil histamine releasability. Clin Exp Allergy, 2003; 33: 52-57.
    3. Regular article in international journal with DOI reference: Lotval J, Akdis CA, Bacharier LB et al. Asthma endotypes: a new approach to asthma syndrome. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2011; 127: 355-360. DOI: 10.1016 / j.jaci.2010.11.037
    4. Letters, theses, abstracts of articles: Tor M, Turker H. International therapy. Eur Respir J.2002; 20: 242. Article reprinted with corrections
    5. Books and monographs: Medunitsyn NV. Vaccination. – M .: Triada-X; 2010. [Medunitsyn NV. Moscow: Triada-X; 2010. (In Russ).]; Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002;
    6. The book has one or more editors: Sexually transmitted infections. / Ed. Akovbyana V.A., Prokhorenkova V.I., Sokolovskiy E.V. – M .: Publishing Media Sphere; 2007. [Infektsii, peredavaemye polovym putem. Pod red. Akovbyan V.A., Prokhorenkov V.I., Sokolovskiy V. Media Sfera; 2007. (In Russ).]
    7. Chapter in the book: Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
    8. Abstracts in the conference materials: Christensen S, Oppacher F. Computational effort. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.
    9. Dissertations: Surovenko TN. Sensitization to house dust mites and its role in the development of allergic inflammation of the respiratory tract in bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis: Dis.Doc.Med.Science. – Vladivostok; 2005. {Surovenko TN. Sensibilizacia k klescham domashney pili I ee rol v razvitii allergicheskogo vospaleniya dihatelnih putey pri bronhialnoy astme I allergicheskom rinite. [dissertation] Vladivostok; 2005. (In Russ).] Available at: http://www.dissercat.com/content/sensibilizatsiya-k-kleshcham-domashnei-pyli-ee-rol-v-razvitii-allergicheskogo-vospaleniya- Link active 08 .2017. ; Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002
    10. Patents (Citation is allowed only if it is available in open access on the Internet): RF patent for invention No. 2006146545/14, 07.20.2008. Bul. №20. Tsarev SV, Luss LV, Ilina NI. A method for the treatment of polypous rhinosinusitis. Available at: http://www.freepatent.ru/images/patents/136/2329059/patent-2329059.pdf Link active on 04/10/2017
    11. Legislative documents: Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 323-F3 of November 21, 2011 “On the Basics of Health Protection of Citizens of the Russian Federation”. Available at: http://www.rosminzdrav.ru/documents/7025-federalny…
    12. Print articles: Nenasheva NM. The role of modern antihistamine drugs in the treatment of allergic diseases. // Russian allergological journal. – 2017 (in print). {Nenashrva NM. Rol sovremennih antigistaminnih preparatov v lechenii allergicheskih zabolevaniy. Rossiiskii Allergologicheskii Zhurnal – 2017 (in press). (In Russ).] .; Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Forthcoming 2002.
    13. Publications in electronic versions of journals: Bokova TA. Influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in children: the place of interferon drugs in pathogenetic therapy. Attending doctor. 2017 (5). [Bokova TA. Gripp I ostrie respiratorniye virusniye infekcii uí detey: mesto preparatov imterferona v patogeneticheskoy terapii. Lechaschiy vrach. 2017 (05) (In Russ).] Available at: https://www.lvrach.ru/2017/05/. Link active on 09.2017. ; Boks, MA, Kager-Groenland JR, Haasjes MSP, Zwaginga, JJ, van Ham, SM, ten Brinke A. IL-10-generated tolerogenic cells, A comparative study of human clinical-applicable DC. Clinical Immunology 2012; 142: 332-342. Available from: https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2-8-84857370127&origin=inward&txGid=b9997a4e05cb7818b6db87db743574d2

Technical Requirements for Manuscripts.

  1. The format of the manuscript: Times New Roman font size 12 pt, line spacing 1.0 pt, margins on each side of the page 2 cm. Allocations in the text can be made ONLY in italic or bold letters, but NOT underlined. All duplicate spaces and extra line breaks should be removed from the text (you can use the Microsoft Word “find and replace” service).
  2. Abbreviations without decoding are not allowed. Symbols of special terms at the first mention are given in full. Abbreviations of foreign phrases are given by the first letters of the Russian equivalent with an indication of the original version.
  3. Units of measurement should be given in the SI system.
  4. The use of footnotes should be avoided; if absolutely necessary, they should be numbered and placed at the bottom of the corresponding page.
  5. Chemical and mathematical formulas, names of chemical compounds and drugs, quotes should not contain errors or typographical errors, which is guaranteed by the authors’ signature on the information page. For drugs, international non-proprietary names should be indicated with the exception of drugs for which they do not exist.
  6. Tables should be placed in the text of the article; they should have a numbered heading and clearly marked columns that are convenient and readable. The numbers in the table should correspond to the numbers in the text of the article, but should not duplicate the information presented in it. References to tables in the text are required. The number of tables in the submitted manuscripts should not exceed 3. Do not use background fill tables.
  7. Drawings (graphs, charts, diagrams, drawings and other illustrations drawn by means of MS Office) should be contrasting and clear. The volume of graphic material is minimal (except for works where it is justified by the nature of the study). Each figure must be placed in the text and accompanied by a numbered figure caption. References to figures in the text are required. The number of drawings in the submitted manuscripts should not exceed 6 (including photographs). Do not use background fill patterns.
  8. Photos, screen images of monitors (screenshots) and other unpainted illustrations are also called drawings. They should be included in the file of the article after the list of references on separate pages. Under the figure (image), one should give a captioned signature (example: Fig. 1. Sechenov Ivan Mikhailovich). Image resolution should be> 300 dpi. It is allowed to include in 1 publication no more than 4 color photographs measuring 90 × 120 mm. Also, in addition, you must submit image files to which you need to assign a name corresponding to the number of the figure in the text.

Accompanying documents.

When submitting a manuscript to the editors of the journal, you must additionally submit files containing scanned images of the following accompanying documents (in * .pdf, * .jpg formats):

Information page.

The information page indicates the name, place of work and positions of all authors, as well as the name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address of the author of the article with whom the editors will correspond. The information page should also contain the following statements:

  1. “The authors agree to the publication of the submitted work.”
  2. “The authors confirm that this manuscript is currently not submitted for publication in other editions and was not accepted for publication in other editions.”

This page must be signed by all members of the group of authors.

Copyright.

Submission of materials for publication means the automatic transfer of the author’s copyright to the publisher from the moment they are received. Documentation accepted for publication becomes the permanent property of the Russian Allergological Journal and is not subject to partial or complete reproduction without the written permission of the publisher. Obtaining permissions to reproduce illustrations, tables, etc., published in other print publications and used in this printed material, rests with the author of the publication. Manuscripts are not returned.

The author retains the right to use the published material, its fragments and parts for personal, including scientific, teaching purposes, as well as publishing fragments in other publications with reference to the main publication.