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Author Guidelines

Manuscript submission

The Journal uses Open Journal System and accepts papers only in electronic form.

To upload the manuscript please prepare the following:

Basic files:

  • File containing the text of the manuscript (in Word format or any other compatible one) and all figures and tables;
  • Photos, plots etc. (jpg);
  • Cover letter file;
  • Copyright transfer agreement (download)
  • When uploading the supplementary files, the “comments to the file” field should be filled in;
  • The comment fields should contain information about the files uploaded, e.g. “Fig. 1”;

The date of submission will be the date of receipt of all file package, arranged and formed in strict compliance with the above-mentioned rules.

General requirements

The manuscript is presented in two formats: MS Word and PDF.

Page format – A4; all margins – 2.5 cm; indention – 1.25; line spacing – single; all chapters are separated with single spacing. Font − Times New Roman.

The authors of the manuscript containing results of original researches, should provide reliable results of the work performed as well as objective discussion of relevance and significance of their research.

All data underlying the paper should be presented without mistakes, in accordance with the initial research documentation.

Reviews should be accurate and objective.

The authors are requested to describe their methods in details to ensure other researchers could refer to and reproduce your results.

When describing the equipment and reactive agents, etc., used in your research refer to specific manufacturer.

The authors should also give definitions to terminology, shortenings, abbreviations, and symbols used in the manuscript. Please specify the software that you have used as well. The units of measurements must be given in SI – the International System of Units.

Manuscript structure

Title page

  • Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) (Font 14, left aligning);
  • Author(-s): initials and surname (J.J. Johansson, S.G. Collins…Font 14, left aligning);
  • Full official name of the organisation(-s); name of the city(-ies), country(-ies) (Font 14, left aligning);
  • Title of the article (Font 14, all letters capital, bold, centre aligning);
  • Abstract (the word “Abstract” is written in italics and should be bold): after the word “Abstract” the text should be given roman (upright); the first sentence should start with a capital letter. Font – 12, text justified. Maximum number of words in the abstract – 250.
  • Keywords (the word “Keywords” should be italicised and given in bold): after the word “Keywords”, the text is given in roman. Font – 12, lower-case letters, text justified. The Keywords (maximum ten) should reflect the main idea of the paper.

All parts are spaced at 1.

Main text of the manuscript

The authors are recommended to use Times New Roman, Font 12, with the text justified. The structure of the Review Paper is similar to that of the Research One. However, the structure of Review Paper may be discretionary. As for the Research Paper, the text should be arranged as follows:

  • Introduction;
  • Purpose of the research/study;
  • Materials and methods;
  • Results;
  • Discussion;
  • Conclusion (summary);
  • References;
  • Conflict of interests (if any);
  • Words of gratitude;
  • Full information about the authors

Graphical materials and tables

The authors should provide their graphical materials (images, figures, etc.) with captions and tables with titles. All columns in the table should be titled.

Photographs should be in tiff format (resolution – no less than 300 dpi), and graphs, diagrams, and schemes – in vector graphics: pdf (preferable), or ai, eps, or cdr. Please note that some versions of MS Word allow saving images in pdf. The size of the graphical materials should not exceed 170 x 230 mm.

The illustrations should not be overburdened with excessive explanations or descriptions written over it. The authors should try their best to facilitate a reader’s perception of the text.

The number of graphical materials should not exceed ten. Following the graphical materials, below the explanations to all curves, signs, letters, etc. should be given in the language of the manuscript – English.


The numbered list of the cited literature (References) is arranged in the order of appearance in the text. The list is separated from the main text with the title “References” (Font 14, text justified) and is arranged in accordance with the examples below.

General rules

  1. The References contains all cited works in the order of their appearance, NOT in the alphabetic order.
  2. In the text, the bibliographic reference is given in square brackets in Arabic numerals;
  3. The authors of the cited sources should be mentioned in the same order as in the initial source (in case the publication has more than four authors, then after the fourth one “,et al.” is placed);
  4. The titles of the journals written in English can be shortened or cut in accordance with Scopus database. In case the journal is not indexed in Scopus, only the full title is to be given;
  5. To provide dates of issue, volume, and number of the journal and pages containing the cited paper, the authors should use a shortened format of description;
  6. Bibliographic references to foreign sources should be given in Vancouver system, AMA style;
  7. In all cases when the cited source has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), it should be given at the very end of the bibliographical reference (e.g. doi: 10.9734/BMRJ/2014/5635);

To check if the cited authors have their DOIs, the authors are recommended to use or To access DOI, the authors should type in the title of the paper in English into the search field. The latter website, apart from DOI, also automatically generates the right bibliographic reference of the paper in English in AMA style. The overwhelming majority of the papers written after 2013 has been registered in CrossRef and have their unique DOIs.

Bibliographic references rules

In case the cited paper was written in other languages (German, French, Chinese, Japanese, etc.), its title should be given in the original. In case the title of cited paper has its official English translation, it should be given in square brackets after its title in the original. If no official English translation is available, full transliteration of the original title should be given in square brackets immediately after the original title.

The names of the authors of the citied paper should be given in the exact order as in the original paper. After transliteration, the issuing data are given: year; volume (number): pages. At the very end of the bibliographic reference, in round brackets, the original language is given, e.g.: (in Russian), followed by DOI of the paper, in case there is any.

Examples of the references

The cited paper was published in an English language journal:

Liviac D, Creus A, Marcos R. Genotoxic evaluation of the non-halogenated disinfection by-products nitrosodimethylamine and nitrosodiethylamine. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2011;185(2-3):613-618. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.09.062.

The cited source is a book in English:

Sutton P, Perron J, Giudice LC, Woodruff TJ. Pesticides matter: a primer for reproductive health physicians. San Francisco (CA): University of California, San Francisco; 2011. 25 p.

The cited source is a paper in a foreign language journal (Russian) with no official translation:

Боровикова Е.А., Махров А.А. Систематическое положение и происхождение сигов (CoregonusCoregonidaeOsteichthyes) Европы. Генетический подход // Успехи современной биологии. – 2009. – T. 129. – № 1. – С. 58–66. [Borovikova EA, Makhrov AA. Sistematicheskoe polozhenie i proiskhozhdenie sigov (CoregonusCoregonidaeOsteichthyes) Evropy. Geneticheskii podkhod. Uspekhi sovremennoi biologii] 2009;129(1):58-66. (In Russian)

The cited paper is an online source (in English):

Pritchard JK, Stephens M, Donnelly P. Inference of population structure using multilocus genotype data. Genetics. 2000;155:945-959. Available at: release_versions/v2.3.4/html/structure.html. Accessed September 1, 2016.

The cited paper constitutes conference proceedings:

Pritchard JK, Stephens M, Donnelly P. Title of the paper// Full title of the conference in inverted commas. – City, year. Pages

More detailed guidelines on how to arrange references are given at

Information about authors

At the end of the paper, on a separate page, the information about the authors is given in the following order: SURNAME, Name, academic title, degree, position, place of employment, email, ORCID ID (can be obtained at, SCOPUS, Web of Science (WoS) (font – 12, justified).

Review paper template

Original paper template

Basic logistics of the paper processing after its approval for publication

If the manuscript is accepted for printing, the License Agreement “On the transfer of non-exclusive rights to use the Work” (template) will be sent to the authors.

The paper which has been approved for publication is forwarded to the Scientific Editor. It is from this moment that the authors are prohibited to make any changes in the text of the manuscript prior to agreeing with the Scientific Editor.

After all changes have been approved by the Scientific Editor, the authors should upload their manuscripts using their accounts.

At the next stage, the manuscript is forwarded to the Layout Editor who creates an electronic version of the paper.

The file (the revised one) is sent in PDF to the authors for their final approval.

The authors are to check the revised paper, give their comments using Adobe Reader and upload the paper to the website using their accounts.


The papers are usually published in accordance with the editor’s approval procedures and order of receipt. In case a more detailed information is required, the authors are informed thereabout via email.

CONTACT INFORMATION (supplementary file)

Contact information (an e-mail address) for all authors should be presented in the next order:

  • family name, name, middle name (if applicable);
  • scientific degree, author’s affiliation (position, department, full name of the organization)
  • full postal address, e-mail, phone number (working) with the country and city codes, plus mobile phone for corresponding author (only for urgent contacts with editors if necessary without transfer to third parties)
  • Author’s ID (ORCID, Scopus or others)

Completing submission.

Please check the list of attached files prior to finishing the procedure. Within next 14 days, the editorial board will check out your submission. If it corresponds to the requirements, manuscript status change to “in review”. You may find it at “summary” tab at your account.

Feel free to contact the editors should you have any questions regarding the processing of your manuscript. Accessing your personal account on-site will allow you to monitor its progress online.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Absence of plagiarism

    The authors guarantee that this article has not been published in whole or in part, and is not under consideration or in the process of publication in another publication.

  • Correct manuscript format

    Manuscript file format is Microsoft Word (has the extension *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographical requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  • Abstract 

    Designed in accordance with the requirements and does not exceed the limit.

  • Illustrations

    Tables and figures were placed within the text of the manuscript and have their titles.

  • References

    The list of references is formatted in accordance with the requirements. All the cited sources were checked for DOI.

  • Supplementary files

    The authors have prepared for transfer to the editor

    • file containing full information about the authors (surname, name, place of employment, e-mail address);
    • graphic files (photos, satellite images, graphics, etc.).

    The authors are ready to upload these files to the journal website in Step 4 during the manuscript submission process.

  • The authors confirm that:

    • all participants who have made significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
    • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors;
    • all co-Authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication;
    • all authors have agreed to all clauses of the Agreement;
    • in case the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors will receive the signed Agreement in PDF. All Authors of the paper are required to sign the Agreement in person and forward it to the editors. In order to facilitate the process, the Agreement states that the parties recognise electronically signed copies of Agreement, which in this case has the same legal force as the original one. It can also be used in court processes to protect Authors' rights.

Copyright Notice

Authors whose works are published in this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal;
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal;
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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