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The rules for the authors of the scientific and practical journal “Psychiatry”(Moscow, Russia).
The rules for the authors for the “Psychiatry” journal
The editorial staff receives original papers, systematical reviews of scientific literature, and meta-analysis data for consideration.
The order of presentation of the paper to the editorial staff of the journal:
1. Cover letter for publication of the paper (material) contains:
for publication in other editions;
2. The rules of paper (material) design for publication:
- to show thematic rubric (UDC code) ;
- the title should be short, but informative, without abbreviations, if it is possible;
- enumeration of family names and initials of all the authors;
- affiliation (the names of institutions, where the authors belong to, with the use of lowercase letter immediately after the name of the author and superlinearly before the corresponding address);
- annotation in Russian consisting of 200-250 words, structured into sections (background,the aim of the study, material and methods, results, and conclusion);
- keywords (maximum 5);
- all the metadata of the paper (the title, authors, affiliation, annotation and key words) must be presented in Russian and English with accurate spelling of all the family names and names.
3. The total volume of the paper should not exceed 10-15 pages of typescript, double interval should be used, as well as margins with the minimum of indention of 3 cm, and standard types of 12-point type. The pages of the manuscript should be numbered. The used abbreviation should be deciphered in the beginning of the paper and later it should be used without decoding.
4. The text of the paper should have definite structure and include “Introduction” with explanation of urgency of investigation and brief information about the data of literature on the theme of the study, “The aim of the study”, “Material and methods”, “The results and their discussion”, and “Conclusion (deductions). It is not necessary for scientific reviews to include “Introduction” and “Conclusion”. The contents of the paper should answer the course of scientific process. Introduction of subsections and subtitles may be justified.
The section “Material and methods” is usually structured in subsections. As a rule these are:
If necessary and depending on the type of the study, additional subsections can be introduced.
In the subsection “Statistical analysis” it is necessary to describe in detail the used methods of statistical processing of data, and as far as possible to present results with corresponding indices of measurement of error, or uncertainty (for example, confidential interval, CI), without relying only upon statistical verification of hypotheses (p), and to use only generally accepted statistical terms and abbreviations.
In the subsection “Results” basic, or the most important obtained data should be presented in logical succession in the text, tables, and figures. You needn’t duplicate all the data in the tables and figures in the text. As an alternative to exceedingly voluminous tables it is possible to use diagrams (but you shouldn’t duplicate tables with diagrams!). The results of investigations and observations should be presented in units of International system (SI). Chemical formulas, dosages are endorsed by the author in the margins. It will be better to present data in absolute and per cent (in brackets) expression with indication of the level of statistical significance p (up to the 3rd digit after the comma), if it exists. The number of illustrations should not exceed 5. Each figure should be numbered; it is necessary to show the place of figure and its serial number. The figures should not duplicate the tables. Cutlines to illustrations should be given in a separate sheet of paper with indication of the figure number. All “the legends” and explanations reveal in the cutlines. Request to photograph: size 400x300 px (height 400 px, width 300 px), format: jpg, jpeg, size of file: 20-50 kb., resolution: 72dpi. Mathematical formulas should be presented as editing text, and not in the form of images. Footnotes should not be abundant, they should have consecutive numeration in all the text. In a case of reproduction of illustrations and tables from works of other authors written permission should be received.
Sections “Discussion” and “Conclusion” for an original paper should contain generalization of the obtained data and discussion of the basic result of the study, as well as association of these results with the declared aim of the study alongside with admission of its limitation.
“Conflict of interests” Section
Having finished the text of the paper, the authors should specify the source/sources of financing the study, using the following template: “The study was carried out with financial provision (financial support) …” The lack of additional financing should also be confirmed with the statement on the lack of financial support/conflict of interests.
The authors should reflect the presence, or absence of conflict of interests at the end of the manuscript. It is necessary to state participation of sponsors in the determination of design of the study, analysis of data, and interpretation of the obtained results, as well as in decision to publish them in the journal paper.
The authors should present the filled in form about the conflict of interests to the editorial board, in which all the authors of the published material give answers to the questions. Affirmative answer presupposes presentation of concrete information.
The title of the manuscript (paper) ________
Have you, or your relatives received material compensation, including honorariums for speeches, consultations, gifts, payments for trips and study financing from the organization, institution, or company, for whom this publication may present financial interest?
Do your immediate relatives work for the interest of organization, institution, or company, who may be financially impacted by your publication?
3. Are your immediate relatives members of the governing body of organization or company, who may be financially influenced by your publication
4. Do you have immediate relatives, who are shareholders, having placement of funds, or other financial interests (with the exception of unit investment trusts) in organization, institution, or company, who may be financially influenced by your publication?
5. May the results of this publication directly or indirectly influence your honorarium?
6. Are there any other conflicts, or existing contradictions in the interests, which the editorial board should know?
“Informed consent” Section.
It is prohibited to publish:
“Compliance with the rights of the patients and experimental animals” Section
It is necessary to state, if carrying out the experiences on human beings corresponds to Declaration of Helsinki (1975) and its revised variant (2000) and ethic standards of Committee on Experiments on Human beings (included in the structure of the institution, where the work was carried out, or regional). During description of experiments on animals it should be stated, if the housing and use of experimental animals corresponded to the rules of the institution, recommendations of the national council on studies, and national laws.
After finishing the text of the paper the authors should indicate the source(s) of financing the study, using the following template: “The study was carried out with financial support (financial provision)…” The absence of additional financing should also be confirmed with a statement about the lack of financial support of the study/conflict of interests.
In the section “Acknowledgements” the authors have possibility to express words of gratitude to those, whose contribution to the study is insufficient for becoming co-authors, but at the same time is considered significant by the authors (consultations, technical assistance, translations, etc.).
In “References” the recommended number of sources in the list for original papers makes up 15-25 (for reviews of the literature -70-80). The authors should properly make reference to sources, as they are completely responsible for the accuracy of data, cited in the references. The authors should not copy references from other publications, if they haven’t read the indicated works. The family names of all, or 6 first authors should be indicated in the references.
Bibliographic references should be numbered, in the text of the manuscript they are shown in square brackets in accordance with the references.
The rules of making references
Bibliographic descriptions should be designed in the form of a three column table. The first column contains serial number of the source in the order of its mentioning in the paper text. The second column includes bibliographic description of sources for publication in published Russian-language version of the journal. The third column contains bibliographic description, intended for unloading into international citation indices and placing in the English-language part of site of the journal (together with the English title of the paper and the summary). References to foreign sources look the same in both cases. An example of the table:
All the references to journal publications should contain their DOI (digital object identifier), the unique digital identifier of the paper in CrossRef). The presence of the paper doi should be checked at the site http://search.crossref.org/, or https://www.citethisforme.com. In order to get DOI you should introduce the title of the paper in English into search string. Beside DOI the latter site automatically generates correctly designed bibliographic description of the paper in English in ama style citation. The overwhelming majority of foreign journal papers and many Russian-language articles, published after 2013, were registered in CrossRef system and they have unique DOI (search in PubMed).
The rules of preparation of bibliographic descriptions of Russian-language sources for unloading into international citation indices
Family names and initials in Roman alphabet and the title of the paper in English should be cited so, as they are given in the original publication. Then the title of Russian-language journal in transliteration (transliteration is transfer of a Russian word with letters of Latin alphabet) follows in BSI standard (transliteration in BSI standard is automatically made in the web site http://ru.translit.net/?account=bsi), then imprint follows: the year, volume, number, pages. The language of publication is placed in parentheses (In Russ.). Doi of the paper is placed in the end of bibliographic description. For example:
Belaia Z, Rozhinskaia L, Mel'nichenko G, Sitkin I, Dzeranova L, Marova E, Vaks V, Vorontsov A, Il'in A, Kolesnikova G, Dedov I. The role of prolactin gradient and normalized ACTH/prolactin ratio in the improvement of sensitivity and specificity of selective blood sampling from inferior petrosal sinuses for differential diagnostics of ACTH-dependent hypercorticism. Problemy endokrinologii. 2013;59(4):3-10. (In Russ) doi:10.14341/probl20135943-10.
You shouldn’t cite journal papers, publications of which do not contain translation of the title into English.
4. Examples of design of various variants of bibliographic descriptions are given below.
For the comfort of the authors and stylistic uniformity the design of bibliopraphy of both Russian and foreign sources should be based on Vancouver Style, AMA version (AMA style, http://www.amamanualofstyle.com). This style is used by more than a half of foreign medical editions. The examples of various variants of bibliographic description design are given below:
Information about the authors is placed on the last page in Russian and in English with indication of the family names and full names, academic degrees, academic ranks, places of employment, e-mail for all the authors. For correspondence author also gives his full mailing address and telephone numbers (with the code of the city and country).
The papers, received by the editorial staff undergo obligatory peer reviewing. The Editorial Board reserves the right to abridge the received materials, and to carry out scientific and copy editing. The papers designed without conformity with the above rules are returned to the authors without consideration.
The papers written by postgraduate students are published free of charge.
The paper (material) for publication is delivered in paper version in 2 copies with the signatures of all the authors, indication of the author for correspondence, and a visa of the head of department to editorial office to the address: Editorial office of “Psychiatry Journal”, FSBSI “The Mental Health Research Centre”, 34, Kashirskoye shosse, Moscow, 115522, Russia. Electronic version of the material for publication is sent to the e-mail: L_Abramova@rambler.ru.
Contact phone numbers: +7(499)617 71 29.