Requirements for materials submission in the Kardiologiia

Dear authors!
The Journal Kardiologiia sees its mission in ensuring the highest quality of published scientific materials. In its work, the editors strive to adhere to strict adherence to the principles of editorial ethics set forth in the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the International Committee on Ethics of Scientific Publications (Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE), as well as in Chapter 70 “Copyright” of the Civil Code RF.
1. General information.
The following categories of articles are accepted into the journal Kardiologiia:
Clinical  trials involving healthy volunteers or patients.  Articles,describing clinical trials should not exceed 25,000 characters without spaces.
Basic research and preclinical studies. The results of basic research and preclinical studies in cardiology will be considered for publication, provided that they have obvious clinical significance. Scientific articles in the field of basic research are defined as articles that describe studies performed on experimental animals or cells / tissues in vitro. Articles in this category should not exceed 25,000 characters.
Reviews. The editorial board of the journal encourages our authors to publish systematic reviews, which will be given preference over regular thematic reviews. Systematic reviews differ from the usual thematic reviews on several characteristics. Thematic reviews are mostly descriptive and do not include a systematic literature search. As a result, it includes only some studies in the relevant field, selected in accordance with their availability and / or preferences of the author of the review. Thus, errors related to the choice of scientific works, on the basis of which conclusions are drawn, cannot be excluded in the thematic review. In contrast to thematic, systematic reviews are made on the basis of a detailed plan. In the methodology of the study, the names of databases, filters and keywords, as well as all additional conditions for including / excluding primary sources are indicated. This allows you to make the most complete search and evaluation of all research in the field of medicine and to draw the most objective conclusions. Often, a systematic review also includes a meta-analysis component that uses statistical tools to present data from several studies as a simple quantitative variable — the size of the effect (Petticrew & Roberts, 2006). Recommendations for the creation of systematic reviews can be found on our website in the section "To help the author." Articles in this category should not exceed 30,000 characters.
Clinical cases. When describing a clinical case, it is obligatory to provide the results of laboratory and instrumental methods of research. The presence of illustrations is welcome. The descriptive part of the manuscript should be small.
2. How to submit a manuscript.
The Kardiologiia uses a system of submission and review of articles via the Internet. Such a system facilitates the submission of manuscripts from authors and simplifies the process of reviewing and publishing. Select the “Submit Article” button and follow the instructions.
3. The procedure for the selection of manuscripts for publication.
All manuscripts that meet the requirements of the submission to the journal will first be checked by the editors. Some manuscripts will be returned to authors at this stage if the article is deemed inappropriate for publication in the Journal or if the article does not meet the requirements for submission of materials. All manuscripts recognized by editors suitable for further review will receive the appropriate peer review by two independent reviewers.
4. Peer Review .
 An article in a “blinded” form (that is, without the names of institutions and authors ’names), which has a registration number, full title, abstract, keywords and full text, including figures, tables and bibliography, is sent to two independent reviewers. Review notes requiring correction are forwarded to the author by the editor’s secretary. For the author, the review is anonymous. Replies of the author and a revised version of the article are again sent to the reviewer. An article can be published only if there are two positive reviews. In addition, the reviewer, if necessary, may additionally send an article for passing a statistical test. All reviewers are recognized experts on the subject of peer-reviewed materials and have published publications on the subject of a peer-reviewed article over the past 3 years. Reviews are stored in the publishing house and in the editors of the publication for 5 years. The editors send copies of reviews or a motivated refusal to the authors of the submitted materials, and also undertakes to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon receipt of the relevant request by the editor.
5. Authorship.
All persons listed as authors must have copyright and must be sufficiently involved in the work in order to take responsibility for the relevant parts of the work or for the work as a whole. Authors should:
• make a significant contribution to the concept and design of the study, data collection or analysis and interpretation of data;
• participate in the work on a draft article or carry out a critical review of its content;
• approve the final article for publication.
• consent to be responsible for all aspects of the work, and assume that issues relating to the thoroughness and diligent execution of any part of the study submitted are duly investigated and resolved.  
Other contributors who cannot claim authorship should be listed in the Gratitude section. For more information about authorship, see the ICMJE Handbook in the “Helping the Author” section.
6. Ethical consideration  
The Kardiologiia Journal follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and when submitting a manuscript information should be provided on the existence of potential conflicts of interest for each author. Such conflicts may include, among other things, obtaining a share, or a full grant, or a consultant's fee from a company whose product appears in the file of the manuscript, or which produces a competing product. This information must be indicated in the cover letter. Materials without related information about conflicts of interest will not be sent for peer review. The presence or absence of a conflict of interest should also be reflected in the manuscript after the “Gratitude” section and contain generalized information on the conflicts of interest included in the cover letter. If there is no conflict of interest, authors should state “Conflict of Interest: Not Declared.” Important! Disclosure by the author of an obvious or potential conflict of interest (including the presence of financial interest), as well as funding of scientific work and / or writing an article by any organization is not only NOT a reason for refusing to publish, but gives authors additional advantages in the review process and says about the responsible approach of the authors of the work to conduct research and publish the results.
7. Studies involving humans. Authors must declare that their study complies with the provisions of the Helsinki Declaration, that the local ethics committee approved the study protocol, and that the informed consent of the subjects (or their guardians) was obtained.
8. Experiments on animals.
Authors should declare that their research was conducted in accordance with the basic rules set forth in the basic documents governing the conduct of experiments on laboratory animals and the conditions of their housing. (Helsinki Declaration, 2000, Rules for conducting high-quality clinical trials in the Russian Federation (approved by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on December 29, 1998). OST 42-511-99, Order of the Ministry of Health of the USSR N 755 of August 12, 1997 "On Measures for Further Improvement of Forms of Work Using" experimental animals ").
9. Prohibition of publication.
If authors are forbidden to publish work, for example, if they present the results of their research at a conference, we can postpone publication of the article until the ban is lifted. Authors should include a note in the cover letter when submitting the article, as well as when returning the proof, about such a ban and the exact date and time when the article can be published.
10. Copyright information.
 The condition for publication in the journal Kardiologiia is the granting by the author of exclusive rights to this manuscript to the publisher. This ensures that requests from third parties for the reproduction of articles will be resolved efficiently and consistently, and will also allow the article to be distributed as widely as possible. Authors may use their own material in other publications, provided that Kardiologiia is recognized as the original place of publication. In turn, the Editorial Board undertakes to ensure that no information about the manuscript will be provided to anyone other than the author, reviewers and publisher before it is published. Please note that by submitting an article for publication, you confirm that you are the author of the article / the submitting author, and that the publisher can keep your email address to communicate with you on issues related to the article. If your contact details have changed, immediately inform the publisher. If your article is accepted for publication, the editor will contact you at the email address you used during the registration process. The editors do not save copies of rejected articles.
11. Information about permissions.
If you bring illustrations and tables borrowed from other sources without modification and adaptation, you must provide a copy of the written permission of the copyright holder. If it is necessary to reproduce textual material (250-300 words) from published sources, written permission is required from the publisher and author. For shorter quotes and adapted illustrations, it is enough to add a bibliographic reference. For illustrations and tables, indicate “Adapted from”. Letters with permission to reproduce text or illustrations must accompany the manuscript. If you could not get permission, let us know.
12. Internet access and individual prints.
Details of the free online access will be sent to the responsible author, who can then pass them on to the co-authors. Individual prints can be claimed in the editorial.
13. Preparation of manuscripts.
The size of the original article should not exceed 25,000 characters without spaces, a clinical case 10,000, a review 30,000. The number of tables, figures and references should correspond to the content of the manuscript and should not be excessive. A brief summary should be attached to each original article (no more than 2200 characters without spaces).
Rules for submission. The article is accepted in electronic form. The electronic version of the manuscript must be submitted in a text editor Microsoft Word. Texts in PDF files are not accepted. Photos are submitted in electronic format in JPG format (“High” or “Maximum” quality indicator), PNG, TIFF with a resolution of at least 300 dpi at a size of at least 85x65 mm. Graphs and charts are accepted in Exel, PowerPoint formats. The article should have a cover letter addressed to the chief editor.
Sections of the manuscript. Articles on clinical and preclinical studies should have the following sections:

Title page. At the beginning of the first page indicate the name of the article; the names, surnames and patronymic names of all authors are fully, the full name of the institution where the authors of the article work, indicating the index, city, street and house number Important! For each author indicates one (main) place of work. You must specify the last name, first name and patronymic of the author, with whom the editors can correspond, his postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address. (All data are indicated in English and Russian) Please provide, if possible, the official name of the institution where the authors work in English. The list of English names of institutions can be found on the website in the section “List of organizations”. Keywords. 3-10 keywords may be included. Keywords should facilitate indexing of articles in search engines. All keywords must be translated into English. To select keywords in English, use the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus of the United States.
Summary. The text of the summary of the original articles should be structured with subtitles:
In the summary of the review and lecture (no more than 1000 characters with no spaces), it is enough to reflect their main content. Prospects for the transfer of laboratory data to the clinic (for basic research). A brief summary of the clinical data from 3-5 sentences to very briefly inform the reader about the prospects for the transfer of laboratory data to the clinic. Introduction The text of the introduction should contain a brief description of the problem, which is devoted to the study and justification of the relevance of the work.
Materials and methods. The main task of the “Materials and Methods” section is to provide the clearest possible presentation of the design and research methods in order to ensure reproducible results. The methods and procedures of the study, as well as the equipment (with the manufacturer's name in parentheses), are described in as much detail as necessary so that other researchers can reproduce the results. When describing the research methodology, it is mandatory to include: inclusion / exclusion criteria, ethical aspects of the study, description of the randomization method, primary and secondary endpoints of the study, description of statistical analysis methods. Authors are advised to use appropriate guidelines for the reporting structure depending on the type of research provided by EQUATOR NETWORK. This will ensure that you provide enough information for editors, reviewers and readers to evaluate how the research was done and the accuracy of your findings. Recommendations and checklists for various types of research can be found in the section “To help the author”, as well as on the website “EQUATOR NETWORK”. Statistical analysis. The design and analysis of the data should be briefly but clearly described in the “Methods” section. The program used should be indicated, the level of significance and the fact that it is two-way (this is the rule). If possible, use standard methods. Whenever rare or new statistical methods are used, a reference should be given. If unusually complex or innovative methods are used, it is recommended to give a detailed description as “additional material” for interested readers. For research with a complex design, the participation of professional statistics is recommended. Ethical aspects of publications. The “Materials and Methods” section should include a statement indicating that the study was approved by the responsible ethics committee (institution or national) or exempt from the need for this assessment. In the absence of a formal ethics committee, this statement indicates that the study was conducted in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki Declaration.
Results. Clearly describe the study population, including the number of patients who left and the reasons for withdrawal from the study, as well as deviations from the protocol. All data on the primary and secondary endpoints declared in the “Methods” section should be presented. In this case, the text should provide only the most important data, and for a more complete presentation of the data, use tables and figures. Check that the data and the captions of the figures and tables match the text of the article. Describe any changes in test hypotheses or end points that occurred during or after the end of the study.
Discussion. Start by listing the main results, state the benefits of the study and its limitations. Describe what contribution your work makes to already existing knowledge in this field. Briefly conclude whether the results you obtained are consistent with the results of similar studies. Analyze the limitations of the study and indicate how the limitations of this study can be overcome. 
Acknowledgments. The significant contribution of individuals should be noted in the “Gratitude” section, before declaring a conflict of interest.
Conflict of interest. When submitting an article for publication, all authors must make an official statement indicating any possible conflict of interest, including that related to the financing of the work, at any stage. More information is available in the ICMJE Guidelines for the Preparation, Submission, Editing and Publication of Scientific Works in Reviewed Medical Publications in the section “To Help the Author”.
Figures and tables. The editors have the right to change the design of graphs, figures and tables in order to bring them into line with the standard of the journal, as well as the right to make literary corrections without changing the meaning of the information provided. Tables must contain compressed, necessary data. Each table is numbered and must have a name. The data presented in the table should strictly correspond to the data given in the text. Providing tables in the form of images is not allowed. Figures are numbered, should have a name and should not repeat the materials presented in the tables.  
References. In order to shorten the editorial processing time (the article will be sent to the author for revision if there is an unidentifiable reference to the source), the following rules are recommended when compiling the list of references: whenever possible, use the format of the link, which is given by the publication (mark "for citation / for citation"); the list of references is formed in the order of citing. Be sure to include the DOI if it is not assigned - the ISSN (ISBN) / PMID (PMCID) of the cited source. In the event that it is necessary to refer to a certain fundamental scientific work that does not have generally accepted identifying indices, a comment should be made in the cover letter explaining its inclusion in the citation list. It is enough to cite the names of six authors, after which for domestic sources it is necessary to indicate “et al.”, And for foreign sources, “et al.”. The imprint of articles from journals are described as follows: surname, initials, article title, source name, year, volume, number, pages (from and to). When describing the imprint of articles from the collections indicate the name and initials of the authors, the title of the article, the title of the collection, the place of publication, year of publication, page Examples: Mareev V.Yu., Ageev F.T., Arutyunov G.P., Koroteev A.V., Mareev Yu.V., Ovchinnikov A.G. National recommendations of OSSN, RKO and RNMOT for diagnosis and treatment of CHF (fourth revision ). Heart Failure Journal. 2013; 14 (7): 379–472. ISSN 1728-4651. Blauwet LA, Libhaber E, Forster O, Tibazarwa K, Mebazaa A, Hilfiker-Kleiner D, Sliwa K. Predictors of outcome in 176 South African patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy. Heart. 2013 Mar; 99 (5): 308-13. DOI: 10.1136 / heartjnl-2012-302760.
ATTENTION! References to abstracts of dissertations, materials of conferences and symposia are not accepted. Also, any links to materials from the Internet are not accepted. In accordance with generally accepted practice, the editors recommend adhering to the following rules: References to your own work should not be more than 10% of the entire list of references. List the fundamental work in the area to which your research relates. Use the most current and up-to-date data. References to the literature in tables and figures are not allowed. If necessary, the source is given after the link to the table or figure in the text of the article. Example: In table 3 [27] or (table 3 [27]) DOI - Digital Object Identifier, Digital Object Identifier or Digital Object Identifier, a standard for designating information on an object of intellectual property represented on a network. It is desirable that the DOI of the articles you cited be indicated, even if you refer to the printed version of the article. DOI articles can be found at this link. Supporting materials Supporting materials that are not significant enough to be included in the full manuscript, but would still be useful to readers, may be published by the publisher on the site with a link to the online manuscript. The material should not be essential for understanding the conclusions of the article, but should contain additional data directly related to the content of the article. Such information may include a more detailed description of the methods, extended data sets / detailed data analysis, a list of researchers or additional numerical data. All materials that should be considered as additional should be submitted along with the master manuscript for peer review. You cannot change or replace the data after the document has been accepted for publication. Please clearly indicate the material used as additional data when submitting the work. Also make sure that additional data is mentioned in the main manuscript, if necessary. 14. When creating guidelines for authors, the following guidelines and recommendations were used: Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) -2011. Scholarships for Medical Conduct, Medical Reporting, and Healthcare. www.Updated December 2014. GOST R 7.0.5–2008. The system of standards for information, librarianship and publishing Bibliography link. General requirements and rules of drafting. Approved and put into effect by the Order of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of April 28, 2008 No. 95-st GOST R 56044. National standard of the Russian Federation. 2014. Evaluation of medical technology. Approved and enacted by Order of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation dated June 14, 2014 No. 568-ст Preparation and publication of a scientific journal. International practice on the ethics of editing, reviewing, publishing and authorship of scientific publications: Collection of translations / Comp. O.V. Kirillov. M .: Financial University, 2013. 140 p. How to write and publish an article in an international scientific journal: method. recommendations / comp. I.V. Sviderskaya, V.A. Kratasyuk. - Krasnoyarsk: Sib. federal Univ., 2011. - 52 p.
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