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GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
1. Cover Letter. The article should have a cover letter on the letterhead of the institution where the research was conducted, specifying that the material is published for the first time. It should also declare that the material is approved by all of its authors. An example of a cover letter you can download by the link. The submission form must have an approval of the head of the Institutions (or divisions) where the work was carried out. By submitting the article, the authors confirm that they agree with the provisions and principles listed below.
3. Publication language.Articles from any country in Russian and/or English may be presented for publication in the journal. Articles by foreign authors written in English can be published by the decision of the editorial board with a translation of the title, abstract, keywords, captions to figures and tables into Russian. The full translation of the article is carried out by the decision of the editorial board.
4. Preparation of articles
The following parts must be included in loaded article:
Then – article text parts (for original articles – «Intriduction», «Material and methods», «Results» containing pictures and tables, «Discussion», «Conclusion»)
Then – References (see examples below)
Then – Authors’ information ((Name, Intermediate initial, Family name, scientific degree, scientific title, position, unit, short official institution title, city, country, E-mail, ORCID) in Russian and in English
Examples of different parts of the article see below.
If the article is written in Russian, the obligatory translation of metadata into English (the names of authors, the official names of institutions where the authors work, addresses, article title, article abstract, key words, information to contact with the corresponding author).
If there are several authors, each name and the corresponding institution must have a numeric index. If all the authors of the article work in the same institution just specify the institution once. If the author has several institutions of work, each one is indicated by a separate numeric index.
Example of the title page
Kozlov I.G.5, Gudima G.O.6
The effect of muramyl peptide on the microbial landscape of the oral cavity
6 National Research Center – Institute of immunology of Federal Medico-Biological Agency, 115522, Moscow, Russian Federation
Kozlov I.G., Gudima G.O. The effect of muramyl peptide on the microbial landscape of the oral cavity. Immunologiya. 2019, 40 (6): 34–40. doi: 10.24411/ 0206-4952-2019-16005 (in Russian)
Funding. The study has not sponsor support.
Conflict of interests. The authors declare no conflict of interests
Authors‚ contribution. Concept and design of the research – Ivanov A. A., Sidorov V. V.; collection and processing of material – Petrov B. B.; statistical processing – Petrov B. B.; writing – Sidorov V. V.; editing – Ivanov A.A.
Funding. If the study and/or preparation of the article had financial support, the source of funding should be indicated. If there was no financial support, its absence also should be indicated (The study had no sponsor support). This information should be provided in the section “Funding”.
The form for identifying of potential conflicts of interest is contained in the «Article Submission Form». Information about conflicts of interests or their absence should be provided in the article in the section «Conflict of interests» in Russian and English. If there is no conflict of interests, it is necessary to specify: «Authors declare no conflict of interests».
Acknowledgments. Persons who participated in the preparation of the article but are not the authors (statisticians, language specialists, technical staff, etc.) can be indicated in the separate section «Acknowledgments»
The abstract should be accompanied by several keywords that reflect the main topic of the article and facilitate the classification of work in computer search engines. Keywords are separated by semicolons. The abstract and keywords must be submitted in both Russian and English.
The section "Conclusion" summarizes the article.
4.6. Medical products should be listed only in the form of international non-patented names that are used first, then, if necessary, the trade names of drugs registered in Russia (in accordance with the State register of medicinal products, https://grls.rosminzdrav.ru/Default.aspx). It is preferable that the names of enzymes correspond to the Enzyme Nomenclature standard (http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iubmb/enzyme/). It is preferable that inherited or family diseases correspond to the international classification of inherited conditions in humans («Mendelian Inheritance in Man», http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Omim). The names of microorganisms should be verified in accordance with an international database that contains updated up-to-date information (http://gcm.wfcc.info).
4.7. Abbreviations. The manuscript may be accompanied by a dictionary of terms (unclear, which may cause the difficulties when reading). In addition to common abbreviations of units of measurement, physical, chemical and mathematical quantities and terms (for example, DNA), abbreviations of phrases that are often repeated in the text are allowed. All letter marks and abbreviations entered by the author must be deciphered in the text when they are first mentioned. Abbreviations of simple words are not allowed, even if they are often repeated. Doses of medicines and units of measurement of physical quantities must be specified in the SI system.
4.8. Requirements for illustrations. Each figure is submitted as a separate file, which must be signed for convenience (Ivanov. Figure 1). The figures and its captions should be also inserted in the text of article. It is necessary to use a uniform system of letter symbols and image scaling; images must be sequentially numbered in the text. Illustration file formats: eps, tiff; resolution – at least 300 dpi. For graphs and diagrams built in Word, PowerPoint and Excel programs, you need to attach editable originals created in these programs.
4.9. Tables. It must be indicated the table number (if there are more than one table) and give it a title. Abbreviations in tables are given with decoding. All numbers in the tables must match the numbers in the text.
4.10. Mathematical formulas. Mathematical equations should be represented as editable text, not as images. Variables should be indicated in italics. Equations should be numbered in order.
The authors are responsible for the correctness of the bibliographic data.
Examples of «References» list:
4.12.Authors’ information must include information about each author: full name, academic degree, academic title, position, institution short title with mandatory indication of the form of ownership, the name of the institution and ministry (agency, etc.) affiliation, E-mail, ORCID.
5. Articles submission. It is possible to submit the article (and all materials to it) in electronic form via the journal's website using the «Submit article»service.
6. Author's copies of the journal are provided (please contact the editorial office).
7. Publication fee: not charged.
Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Professor, Director of the NRC Institute of Immunology FMBA of Russia