Instructions for Authors

The Journal Health. Medical Ecology. Science (JHMES)

(Editorial Announcement: July 17, 2016)

 

This edition of the Guidelines JHMES (hereinafter – Guide) has been reconsidered according with the recommendations of the Russian Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers (RASEP), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research (EQUATOR).

When developing guide took into account the recommendations of the Expert Group CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) and management PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis).

 

1. Profile and direction JHMES

 

JHMES has positioned itself as the Far Eastern scientific and practical periodical publication covering the most topical issues of clinical medicine. Of particular interest are the following:

- The most relevant and interesting cases of practical medicine (heading "Exchange of experience", "Case Study", "Diagnosis", "Pharmacology", "Science and Practice");

-   Issues Health Organization (category "Health Organization", "Medical Examination");

- Regional issues of the Far Eastern medicine, including diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology of natural focal infections, medical and environmental problems in the region, affecting the health of the population of different age groups;

- Current epidemiology and health problems, medical issues of prevention (category "Medical Prevention", "Epidemiology", "Medical Ecology");

- Problems of military (naval) and Emergency Medicine (category "Military and Extreme Medicine", "Marine and Aviation Medicine");

- History of Medicine with a focus on specific features of the health development of Asia-Pacific countries.

In considering materials research priority is given to randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyzes and cohort studies performed in the Far Eastern Russian scientific institutions.

Effective July 17, 2016, the JHMES publishes Accelerated Communications. The timeline for review of Accelerated Communications is even faster than the JHMES’s 30-day average time from submission to first decision: Reviewers are asked to complete their reviews of Accelerated Communications in just 15 days.

2. Types of articles published and their priority for JHMES

Determines the conditions for the reviewers and editors JHMES in the review and selection of the submissions is the novelty and originality of the theme, feasibility and capacity of statistical methods, writing quality, structuring and formatting of each manuscript section, originality and usefulness of images, observance of the rights of authors of scientific, medical and Publication Ethics, as well as expertise in the analysis of scientific and clinical facts and conclusions.

JHMES publishes both original articles and systematic reviews of research that contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between the fundamentals of medicine and clinical practice, with potentially higher interest readers or containing materials of high achievements of medicine. Given the practical orientation JHMES edition theme covers a wide range of medical and biological issues, physiology, preventive and clinical medicine: observation and case studies of interest to the training audience.

Edition provides a platform for publishing full-length lectures on theoretical and practical medical topics, news reports, medical news and reviews of the monograph.

 

3. The criteria for authorship

 

The correct and informed decision questions the authorship of the sent material is associated with an increase in the accuracy, integrity and professionalism of the research, as well as their ethical component. Persons included in the number of co-authors should understand (and accept) the transfer of responsibility for the use of the information, the integrity of all parts of the manuscript, and to recognize the contribution of its members and all the writing of the manuscript. Determination of the co-authors of the article should be based on strict compliance with the mandatory criteria for authorship defined ICMJE (2013): a significant contribution to the design and conduct of a research study, revision, correction and finalization for publication.

After the edited JHMES decision to publish the manuscript, authors' names, or their order is not subject to any changes (adding, adjustment, removal). When submitting JHMES in the final version of the manuscript must ensure proper and full indication of the surname, name and patronymic, as well as the personal data of all members of the writing team. If there are several authors must specify the author responsible for correspondence with the Editorial Board. All further correspondence with the author-reporter will take place online.

Neavtorsky contribution to the work (technical or statistical consulting, editing, proofreading, assistance in the design of the illustrations) may be (and should) be marked in Section Acknowledgements.

 

4. General rules for the submission of the manuscript. Preparation and formatting text

 

The article should be accompanied by an official from the direction of the institution, a certified stamp. On the last page must be signed by all the authors.

The title page should contain the English and Russian versions: 1) title of the article to be informative and concise enough; 2) the names and initials of authors in Russian and Latin languages ​​(if the author is foreign publications, it is desirable to specify the English spelling); 3) Scientific degree, position and place of work (always with a mailing address) of all authors 4) surname, first name, e-mail, mobile phone and the author responsible for liaison with the editorial board; 5) footer (abbreviated title) of 5-6 words for JHMES space on the page; 6) sources of funding; 7) The report of a possible conflict of interest.

Technically well-formed text and graphics, as well as reference lists will help significantly reduce the time to edit the manuscripts accepted for publication.

4.1. Text formatting. The text should be typed in text editor Word (Times New Roman font or the Arial, size - 12, interval - double, page orientation - portrait, margins: left - 2.5 cm, right - 1,5 cm, top and bottom - on 2.0 cm), verified grammatically, logically structured and edited by all authors. The material should be clear, without long introductions and repetitions. The paper should be used international system of units. Abbreviations are included in the text after their first mention with full interpretation. The abbreviations used capital letters.

Chemical formulas and doses signed by the author in the fields. Mathematical formulas, it is desirable to provide in the Microsoft Equation formula editor.

To eliminate random errors when checking the function of the text, use a text editor ("Spell check" and "grammar checker"). Illustrations (tables, photos, drawings) are presented as separate files. Tables should be made in a text editor with continuous numbering.

The volume of submitted manuscripts:

- Original articles - up to 10 printed pages (20 pages of typewritten 2 slots with illustrations 4-6);

- Surveys - up to 30 typewritten pages;

- Lectures - up to 15 typewritten pages;

- Case studies, short messages - up to 10 pages.

Too short article (less than 3000 characters) are treated as short messages.

All sections of the manuscript submitted to the Journal should be made in the final version, saved in "native" format. Formatting text should be extremely simple. It is not recommended to use the hyphenation option, but it is appropriate to use bold, italics, sub- and superscript characters.

Pages of manuscripts and their sections should be numbered. Each semantic section should have its own title, standing on a separate line.

All submitted articles must be original sections: a summary of key words, introduction, aim, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, literature. The reviews semantic sections highlighted headings on separate lines.

All submitted materials should be a short summary containing the main points of the manuscript sent by the Russian and English languages. Summary printed on a page, it must be crosslinked, i.e. repeat headers headings article: a) The purpose of the study; b) Materials and methods; c) the results obtained; d) conclusions. The volume of 200-250 words. Tags are placed on the same page (3 to 10) to facilitate indexing of articles in information retrieval systems. Emphasis should be placed on the new and important aspects of the study or observations.

Introduction. Brief highlights the state of the question, with reference to the most significant publications, formulated the need for research.

The purpose of the article. It contains 2-3 sentences that formulated the problem or hypothesis, which solves the author.

Materials and methods. Includes a detailed presentation of the research methods, equipment on which it was carried out, criteria for the selection of animals and patients, the number and characteristics of patients, with a breakdown by gender and age, if you want to study. Be sure to specify the principle of partition patients into groups, and research design. It should be called all used in the course of drugs and chemicals, including international non-proprietary (common) name, dose, and route of administration. This section should contain the most information - necessary for later playback possible results by other researchers, comparing the results of similar studies and the possible inclusion of these articles in the meta-analysis.

This specifies the ethical principles (both local and international: ethical principles of the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals; the Declaration of Helsinki, and informed consent of the patient). See. "The ethics of research», http://www.bioethics.ru/_Images/Catalog/154-1-33.pdf.

At the end of the section "Materials and Methods" stands subsection "Statistical analysis", which indicates what data processing methods used by the author. If the study was a randomized, indicated the principle of randomization. Mean values ​​are presented as M ± m, where M - the arithmetic mean, and m - SEM. The text of the article and in the tables by specifying the reliability of desirable result in a complete p-value (p = ... instead of p <...). Correlation coefficients give only an indication of their statistical significance, ie, p with a value, for example r = 0,435; p = 0.006.

Results. They should be presented in a logical sequence, with no literary references. These are very clear, in the form of short descriptions with charts, tables and figures. Interest must be submitted in the text or the table at the same time pointing out the absolute value.

Discussion. It is necessary to highlight new and important aspects of the results of the study, to analyze the possible mechanisms or interpretation of the data as possible to compare them with those of other researchers. The discussion can enable sound recommendations for clinical practice and the possible use of the results in the upcoming trials.

Conclusion. In one or two sentences sum up the work done: the results of what they can testify and reveal some possibilities. To reflect the perspectives of the results and indicate the limits within which they are valid. Encouraged reflection in the "Conclusion" the prospects for further study of the problem. Maximum short term any sustainable revealed regularities, relationships or dependencies.

Illustrations. Images should be clear, Photos - contrasting. Captions are given on a separate sheet indicating the number of the figure, with an explanation of the values ​​of all curves, letters, numbers and other symbols. Captions to microphotographs need to specify the degree of magnification. The text of the article, in left field, the square stands the place where you want to place the image. Inside the square is indicated by the figure number. Each figure should be submitted as a separate file in the TIFF or JPEG format, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Diagrams - in EXCEL or WORD data preservation. The electronic files of figures should allow to reproduce high-quality images in the electronic version JHMES. If a figure has been published, the original source should be indicated.

Tables. Tables should be evident, have the name and serial number, titles should accurately match the content of the graph. Each table should be referenced in the article. All explanations, including the transcript of abbreviations are given in the footnotes. Indicate the statistical methods used to provide data variability and reliability differences.

Bibliography and literature design patterns. References should be typed on a separate sheet, 2 intervals, each source with a new line under the serial number indicating the DOI (if available). Numbering is carried out as citation, rather than in alphabetical order. The text of the article bibliographic references are given in Arabic numerals in square brackets. Bibliographic information should be current, authoritative and comprehensive. Avoid excessive self-citation and excessive citing work from the same region.

References - it is, preferably, articles in magazines are not older than 5 years. Do not include the dissertations it as difficult to get acquainted with them. Avoid links to Russian-language abstracts and articles from collections of papers and conference proceedings, because references to them are not considered international databases. If the article has not yet been published but accepted for publication, indicate "in press" or "is preparing to leave", adding the written permission of the author and publisher. For the correctness of the data given in the list of literary responsibility of the author. The names of foreign authors are given in the original transcription.

The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style adopted in Index Medicus.

Samples of design literature

Journal article:

Shakhov B.E., Ivanov L.N., Kuzmenko E.A., Katynov V.V. Revascularization of the myocardium and the kidneys in patients with combined coronary and atherosclerotic lesions of the renal arteries. Angiology and Vascular Surgery. 2014; 20 (4): 118–27.

Sirotkina M.A., Buyanova N.L., Kalganova T.I., Karabut M.M., Elagin V.V., Kuznetsov S.S., Snopova L.B., Gelikonov G.V., Zaitsev V.Yu., Matveev L.A., Zagaynova E.V., Vitkin A., Gladkova N.D. The development of the methodology of monitoring experimental tumors using multimodal optical coherence tomography: the choice of an optimal tumor model. Sovremennye tehnologii v medicine. 2015; 7 (2): 6–15. DOI.org/10.17691/stm2015.7.2.01.

Monographs

Balabolkin M.I., Klebanov E.M., Kreminskaya T.G. Fundamental and Clinical thyroidologists. – M: Medicine; 2007; 815.

Brady D..J. Optical imaging and spectroscopy. Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470443736.

Chapter in the book, an article in the collection

Iskakov I.A., Egorova E.V., Korol'kov V.P. The new model diffractive IOL refractive optical properties, and the first clinical results. In the book: Modern Technologies in Cataract and Refractive Surgery. M; 2006; from. 73–8.

Fujimoto J.G., Brezinski M.E. Optical coherence tomography imaging. In: Biomedical photonics handbook. Vo-Dinh T. (editor). CRC Press; 2003; p. 22-4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9780203008997.ch13.

Editors, compilers as authors

Guidelines for emergency surgery of the abdominal cavity. Ed. Acad. Savelyev VS M .: Triad-X; 2004; 640.

Optical coherence tomography. Drexler W., Fujimoto J.G. (Editors). Springer Berlin Heidelberg; 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77550-8.

 

5. The policy of internal and external review

All submitted materials are in JHMES initial technical inspection of the editorial staff for proper processing and formatting the partition, then the article is sent for review to one or more qualified external reviewers (Doctor of Science), which evaluate the quality, originality and integrity of the sending in JHMES material. Edition uses the model of the double-blind peer review. If you want to assess the validity and power of the statistical analysis of the study involved a statistical reviewer. Recommendations and comments of the reviewers are sent to the author, edited online.

Selection of reviewers held the editorship with the wishes of the authors (most and least preferred potential reviewers indicated by the authors in the cover letter) and conflict of interest. To avoid potential conflicts of interest, the authors do not recommend to include in the selection of members of the Editorial Board JHMES, their work colleagues or with which they are connected by the recent collaboration. The final selection of reviewers is edited JHMES.

Materials special editions, scientific and practical conferences are reviewed by the organizing committee members. To avoid possible personal bias before, during, and after reviewing the names of the authors and the reviewers were not disclosed.

The authors should adhere to accepted norms of the international scientific community ethics of publication on the website: http://www.degruyter.com/staticfiles/pdfs/140117_ Publication_ethics_and_publication_malpractice_FINAL.pdf.

 

6. Information about the presence (absence) of a conflict of interest and financing

 

The material sent in JHMES, should contain information about the presence or absence of actual or potential conflicts of interest among authors, reviewers and members of the editorial board JHMES financial or non-financial nature associated with their ethical concerns and able to influence the submitted manuscript. Such information is particularly needed for manuscripts related to the research of new drugs or medical technologies.

Appeal to the provisions on financial and non-financial interests can contribute to improving scientific communication in the field of reliability and transparency.

For more information and an example of the application form of conflict of interest, set out on the website: https://www.trademarkea.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Conflict-of-Interest-and-Confidentiality-Form1.pdf

International practice of scientific journalism encourages authors in the direction of manuscripts for publication indicate the sources of financial support of (development) research, design of experiments, data collection, analysis or interpretation of the results and preparation of the manuscript. Lack of funding sources should also be indicated.

 

7. Determination of plagiarism and related tactics JHMES edition

All incoming material for publication to be checked for plagiarism (text matches), as well as re-use by means of appropriate software. Systematic checks carried out by members of the editorial board JHMES in 2013-2015 showed justification tightening of editorial policy in relation to the identification of fragments and manuscripts partition quantitative determination of plagiarism, graphic illustrations, drawings, tables, and the need to inform the author about the unacceptability of any duplication of the section of the manuscript. Revision JHMES treats text similarity of over 10% of large and inappropriate for publication.

Placing the original author's materials is a top priority in the policy of publication JHMES. Sent material suggests that the previously described material was never published and is not covered in other publications, that all authors mentioned in the title of the manuscript, as well as relevant organizations, in which this work was carried out, approved its intended publication. When submitting material authors are encouraged to inform the editors of the guide in their documents of any possibility of overlap with the already published material (theses, dissertation, lectures, short messages, head of books, drawings, photos, etc.).

The concept of the publication of manuscripts in open access expands access to full-text versions of articles, illustrations and links, on the one hand and limits the ability of unscrupulous duplication of materials authors - on the other.

 

8. The policy of open access JHMES edition

With the 2013 edition JHMES switched to model the publication of articles in open access. Full-text versions rooms JHMES posted on its website (www. Hmes-journal.com) and JHMES page on the website of the Russian scientific library.