Rules for authors are based on Unique requirements to manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals and developed by International Committee of medical journals editors. 

“Clinical Nephrology” journal publishes the articles (free-of-charge) on kidney and urinary tract  diseases and on different aspects of nephrology and internal diseases.

Progressive and original articles, short reports, practice remarks, lectures and overviews are published in the journal. All provided materials are reviewed and discussed by editorial board.

Common rules

Scientific manuscript must be provided in 2 copies, standard font 14, 1.5 interval, one sided, white paper format A4 (210 x 295 mm),  fields 2.5 from each side of text. 

Manuscript must include:

  1. Front page;
  2. Resume;
  3. Key words and colon title;
  4. Introduction;
  5. Materials and methods;
  6. Results;
  7. Discussion;
  8. Tables;
  9. Picture captions;
  10. Illustrations;
  11. Bibliography;
  12. Pagination is obligatory

All materials are also provided on electronic media.

The manuscript must contain official assignment of the scientific base. Consent and signature of research adviser authenticated by seal of the institution must be on 1 page. signatures of all authors on the last page state the permission for publishing.

Front page must contain:

  1. Article heading which is short and informative;
  2. Surname and initials, place of work and positions of all authors;
  3. Full title of scientific base and division (department, laboratory) where the study has been performed.
  4. Surname, Name and patronymic name, full address, Email, telephone and fax number of the author responsible for contacts with editors office.
  5. Colon title (short article heading) for placement in upper part of the page in the journal.

Resume is printed out on single page and must be structured:

  1. Objective;
  2. Materials and methods;
  3. Results;
  4. Conclusion.

Resume must include totally 200-250 words. Key words are also placed on this page (3 to 10 words) that ease indexing the article in data retrieval systems.

Text. Original article, commonly, must not exceed 8-10 typewritten pages, short reports and practice notes – 3-4 pages. Lectures and overviews must not exceed 12-15 pages.

Original article must be presented in following structure:

Introduction. Objectives and goals of the study are formulated in introduction, a short description of the problem is provided with link to most important publications.

Materials and methods. Quantity and quality characteristics of patient or observed subjects are provided, all methods used in scientific work are stated including statistic methods. When equipement or new drugs are mentioned, please, indicated the name and country of manufacturer.

Results. Results must be given in logical way in text, tables and pictures. All data in tables and pictures must not be duplicated in text excluding only the most important. Data in tables must not be duplicated in pictures. Captions to pictures and detail description with the relevant numeration are to be presented on separate page. Value of dimensions must comply with International si-system. The place in manuscript for picture or a table is marked with the square on the field with relevant number inside.

Discussion.  New and the most important aspects of the study result have to be pointed out and compared with the results of other authors. Data presented in “introduction” and ”results” must not be repeated. Discussion may include validated recomendations and short conclusion.

Table. Each table is printed out on sepatrate page with double interval  and is indicated with numerical order which correlates with its first reference.  Each column  has short heading (abbreviations are acceptible).  All descpictions including abbreviations are placed in footnotes. Statistic methods used for  data variability and statistical significance presentation must be mentioned.

Captions to illustrations.  Captions to illustrations are printed out on separate page, double interval, with Arabic numeral in accordance with numbers of pictures. Caption to each picture contains of its title and “legend” (description of picture parts, symbols, arrows or other details). Captions to microphotos must include the zoom rate.

Ilustrations (pictures, diagrams, photographs) are provided in 2 copies (photographs on glazed paper). On the other side of the picture the name of the author (only the first one) must be written with soft pencil, its number and the upper part. Pictures must not be overloaded with notes.

Bibliography (list of references) is printed out on separate page/ pages with double interval, each reference on new line with its numerical order. All references are listed in order of citations (references to them in text) but not in alphabetical order of authors.  If the author is mentioned in text the initials also must be presented (surnames of foreign authors are used in original transcription).  In text bibliographical references are demonstrated in square brackets and Arabic numeral. Ph.D, thesis are not recommended for inclusion due to complicated access.

List of references order:

  1. Author(s) of book or article;
  2. The title of book or article;
  3. Publisher's imprint.

All authors are stated (surnames and initials) if the writing committee is less than 4 persons, in other cases first three authors are stated and “”  is added.  Sometimes editors and compiler act as authors and after their names in brackets “ed.” Is added.

In bibliographical description to a book (after its title) the city of publishing is indicated, after colon – publishing house name, after semicolon – the year of publishing. When the reference is to a chapter of the book, at first the authors and the chapter are indicated, after point with capital letter “in” and the names of author/authors or the editor, after the heading of the book and publisher's imprint.

In bibliographical description to an article from a journal (after its title) the shortened title of the journal and the year if publishing is indicated (no signs of punctuation), after semicolon  -number of Russian Journal (for foreign journals the number of volume and in brackets the number of journal), after colon the first and last pages (with dash).

The editorial board has the right to reduce and edit the articles.

The articles published earlier or provided to other journal should not be sent.

Articles that do not comply with the requirements are returned without review.

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