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Bulletin of rehabilitation medicine publishes original and review papers on topical problems of medical rehabilitation in neurology, in traumatology and orthopedics, cardiology, pediatrics, oncology, gastroenterology and health-resort treatment.

  1. The articles should not have been previously published and should not be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.
  2. An article is published after being approved by the editorial board and reviewers of journal.
  3. Papers approved by the reviewers and the editorial board are printed at no charge to authors. On a commercial basis, information and/or promotional materials of domestic and foreign advertisers are placed in the journal.
  4. The author should sign the article. A collective paper should be signed by all authors with an indication of the role of each.
  5. Authors should maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request.
  6. Author should confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources to obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
  7. Authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on Use of laboratory Animals, EU Directive on Use of Animals) and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.
  8. Acknowledgements. The authors can express their acknowledgements to the individuals and organizations that contributed to the preparation of the article.
  9. Information about the sources of funding. It is necessary to indicate the source of funding for the research, preparing a review or a lecture (the name of the planned research work performed for the state task, the number of the grant and the name of the fund, commercial or state organization, etc.). The amount of funding is not required.
  10. Information about the conflict of interests. Any potential conflict of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process) should be declared (see ICJME recommendations)
  11. The article must have a level of originality of at least 70% for review and at least 80% for original research and clinical observation. Repetition in the volume of more than 20%, even of own previously published texts is not allowed, because carries no increment of scientific knowledge and is classified by COPE as recycling.
  12. Authors should follow reporting guidelines that have been developed for different study designs. A good source for reporting guidelines is the EQUATOR Network:
    - CONSORT for randomized trials
    - STROBE for observational studies (checklist),
    - PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    - STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy
    - TRIPOD for prognostic studies
  13. Adding your own previously published texts to an article in an acceptable amount is made out according to all citation rules, including an indication of the source. Before sending an article to the editorial office, the author must check its originality using the resource https://www.antiplagiat.ru/.
  14. Authors should take full responsibility for any plagiarism of text, image or other type of graphics. Any related misconduct will be dealt in accordance with COPE algorithm.
  15. Authors should notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. Author should cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary.
  16. It is recommended to authors to provide the link on their ORCID profile.

Rules for preparing articles:

The papers should include the title, abstract, text, reference list, tables, illustrations, and captions for illustrations, contact information about authors.
Front page should contain:

  1. Index UDK;
  2. The title of the paper. The title should not use acronyms, abbreviations;
  3. The initials and last name of the author(s);
  4. The full name of the institution, in which the work was performed
  5. If the authors of the article work in different organizations, it is necessary using the legend (1, 2) to correlate each author with his organization.
  6. Sources of funding in the form of grants, equipment, medicines or all of the above, as well as a report on a possible conflict of interest.

Further, the information described in points 2-5 is fully duplicated in English. The English names of institutions should not indicate their full state status, omitting terms such as a federal institution, state, budgetary, educational, curative, preventive, commercial, etc.).
Abstract should contain at least 250 words for original papers and at least 150 words for reviews and be structured, i.e. to follow headings of the article: purpose, methods, results, conclusion. The abstract of the literature review is not structured. An abstract should be:

  • informative;
  • original;
  • structured (include sections: aim, materials and methods, results, conclusion);
  • written in high-quality English;
  • compact (fit into the volume from 220 to 250 words);

Below the abstract the key words (about 10-13) are placed, assisting the indexing of the article in the information retrieval systems. The emphasis should be on new and important aspects of research or observations.


The papers should include the title, abstract, text, reference list, tables, illustrations, and captions for illustrations, contact information about authors.

Front page should contain:

1.    Index UDK;

2.    The title of the paper. The title should not use acronyms, abbreviations;

3.    The initials and last name of the author(s);

4.    The full name of the institution, in which the work was performed
If the authors of the article work in different organizations, it is necessary using the legend (1, 2) to correlate each author with his organization.

5.    Sources of funding in the form of grants, equipment, medicines or all of the above, as well as a report on a possible conflict of interest.

Further, the information described in points 2-5 is fully duplicated in English. The English names of institutions should not indicate their full state status, omitting terms such as a federal institution, state, budgetary, educational, curative, preventive, commercial, etc.).

Abstract should contain at least 250 words for original papers and at least 150 words for reviews and be structured, i.e. to follow headings of the article: purpose, methods, results, conclusion. The abstract of the literature review is not structured. An abstract should be:

  • informative;
  • original;
  • structured (include sections: aim, materials and methods, results, conclusion);
  • written in high-quality English;
  • compact (fit into the volume from 220 to 250 words);

Below the abstract the key words (about 10-13) are placed, assisting the indexing of the article in the information retrieval systems. The emphasis should be on new and important aspects of research or observations.

Abstract and key words are fully duplicated in English.

The subject, theme, purpose of the work are indicated if they are not clear from the title of the article. It is advisable to describe the method or methodology of the work if they differ in novelty or are of interest from the point of view of this work. The results of the work are described extremely accurately and informatively. The main theoretical and experimental results, new scientific facts, discovered relationships and patterns are given.

The text part of the manuscript should be as simple and clear as possible. If necessary, other headings and subheadings may be used additionally. The design of the study, its procedures and methods are described as detailed and objective as possible (number of procedures, their duration) so to give other researchers an opportunity to reproduce the results and to include the results in meta-analysis. To designate drugs need to use international nonproprietary names.

Thus it is recommended to adhere to the following scheme of presentation:

1.    the introduction and aim;

2.    material and methods;

3.    the results;

4.    discussion;

5.    conclusions;

6.    references

The text is typed in 12 pt, Times New Roman font, 1,5 spacing in a Microsoft Word. Article limit is 10-12 pages. The list of references is not included in this volume; figures and tables are included.

No additional formatting, no hyphenations, no CAPITALS, not underlining. Bold and italics are accepted.

Mathematical symbols (± α β γ δ ε κ λ μ π Σ, etc.) should be typed in Symbol. Formulas are typed in the formula editor. The abbreviation of words, names, titles (other than generally accepted) is allowed only with the initial indication of the full name.

The introduction should briefly indicate the state of the problem, the relevance of research to formulate the purpose of work and justify the need for the study or observation. Only those works that are directly related to the subject should be mentioned, do not include data or conclusions that will be presented in the article.

When describing materials and methods of research elaborate on the selected patients or experimental animals for observation and experiments (including those in the control group) to indicate their age, sex and other characteristics affecting the results, describe the methods, apparatus (in brackets it manufacturer and country or city), as well as all treatments in sufficient detail to allow other researchers to reproduce the results. Description of generally accepted methods, including statistics should be limited to the references. It is necessary to specify exactly all drugs and chemicals, the dose and route of administration. Trade name of the drug company and the manufacturer can result in this section in brackets after the international nonproprietary name. It is necessary to present the research results in the text, tables and diagrams in a logical sequence, not to repeat in the text data from tables or figures, isolated or summarize only important observations. All cited figures and tables should be referenced in the text.

In discussion the results provide new and important aspects of this study, the application of the results obtained, including in further studies, as well as their limitations. The study should be critically compared with other studies in this area.

Conclusions of the work should be linked to the objectives of the study, so as to avoid unwarranted applications not supported by the facts completely. If necessary the end of the article can be summarized as expressing gratitude. The conclusion must be at least 100 words.

References should be placed at the end of the manuscript text. List of references should be formed according GOST R 7.0.100-2018.

In original articles and reviews, author should refer to the articles published over the past 2-3, with a maximum of 5 years. Up to 30 sources permitted in the original articles, no more than 60 - in literature reviews, up to 20 - clinical case, up to 20 - opinion, 15 quotations in lectures and other materials.

It is recommended to avoid theses, manuals, works from the collections of papers, proceedings of the conference.

Sources in the list of references must be strictly specified in the order of citing and numbered in strict accordance with their numbering in the text of the article (e.g., [1,2,3]). The reference in the text of the manuscript, tables and figures on the literary source should be presented in the form of numbers in square brackets (e.g., [5]).

The name of the Russian-language journals should be indicated in transliteration, while the rest of the article is translated into English. English-language sources are published in the original language. All sources must contain DOI.

For the correctness of the bibliographic data presented, the author is responsible..

 

Journal references are put in the following order: 1) author(s); 2) heading of the article; 3) journal in italic; 4) other details (volume, chapter, pages, DOI).

 

Foreign language:

Staggs V.S., Mion L.C., Shorr R.I. Assisted and unassisted falls: different events, different outcomes, different implications for quality of hospital care. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2014; 40:358–64. DOI:10.1016/S1553– 7250(14)40047–3

Russian language:

Konchugova TV, Orekhova EM, Kul’chitskaya DB. Osnovnye dostizheniya i napravleniya razvitiya apparatnoj fizioterapii [The major achievements and future directions of the development of instrumental physiotherapy]. Voprosy kurortologii, fizioterapii i lechebnoj fizicheskoj kul'tury. 2013; 90(1): 26-31. (In Russ.). DOI:10.17116/kurort2013126-31

The reference to a book should be made in the following way: the author's name (authors' names), the title of the work, the place of publication, the publishing house, the year of publication, the number of pages.

Foreign language:

Marini J.J., Gattinoni L. Management of COVID-19 Respiratory Distress. JAMA, 2020. DOI:10.1001/jama.2020.6825

Russian language:

Eremushkin M.A. Dvigatel'naya aktivnost' i zdorov'e. Ot lechebnoj gimnastiki do parkura. [Physical activity and health. From physical exercises to parkour]. Moscow, Sport. 2016. 240 p.

Links to monographs:

1) author’s surname and initials; 2) heading of the monograph; 3) city; 4) name of the publishing house or publisher in italic; 5) year of publication; 6) number of pages.

Kanevskaya R.D. Matematicheskoe modelirovanie gidrodinamicheskikh protsessov razrabotki mestorozhdenii uglevodorodov [Mathematical modeling of hydrodynamic processes of hydrocarbon deposit development]. Izhevsk, 2002. 140 p.

Description of the Internet resource:

Kondrat'ev V.B. Global'naya farmatsevticheskaya promyshlennost' [The global pharmaceutical industry]. Available at: http: //perspektivy.info/rus/ekob/ globalnaja_farmacevticheskaja_promyshlennost_2011-07-18.html. (accessed 23.05.2020)

The electronic address and the date of access of the document on the Internet are always given.

Tables should be clear and compact and contain statistically processed materials. Tables should be created by the means of standard MS Word or Excel. Each table should be numbered sequentially in the order of the first mention in the text. Each table should have a title and an ordinal number (above the table), corresponding to its mention in the text. Each column in the table should have a short title (one can use abbreviations, deciphered in footnotes). All explanations should be placed in footnotes. As an alternative to tables with a large number of data the use of graphics is recommended.

Figures should be included in the text as well as submitted as separate files. Figures should meet the following requirements: file extension *.tif, *.jpg, *png, *gif; resolution — not less than 300 dpi (pixels per inch); figure should be cut at the edges of the image; the width of the figure is from 70 to 140 mm, the height is no more than 200 mm.

Charts and graphs should be editable black and white or color. In histograms, it is permissible to alternate a solid fill and pattern (hatching, rhombs, etc.), in the charts well-distinguishable markers and dotted lines should be used. All digital data and signatures must be clearly distinguishable. Each figure should be accompanied by brief captions, which together with the designations given in the figure should be sufficient for understanding the information presented in the figure without reading the text of the article.

Name tables, figures, charts, and their contents are fully duplicated in English.

Сontact information about authors should contain:

1.    The full name of the author(s), academic title and position;

2.    The full name of their place of work (department, laboratory), in which the work was performed, as well as the full postal address of the institution;

3.    E-mail address of the author(s), ORCID ID.

All information are fully duplicated in English.

The author should save copies of all materials and documents submitted to the editor.

Articles submitted for publication or already published are not accepted. Manuscripts that are not prepared according to the guidelines will not be considered.

 

Articles should be sent to the following address:

121099, Moscow, 32, Novy Arbat street, Moscow, Russia

National medical research center of rehabilitation and balneology, Ministry of health Russian Federation

Editorial Office of the «Bulletin Of Rehabilitation Medicine» Journal

Materials for publication in electronic form should be sent to: vvm@nmicrk.ru.

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