Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi

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Rules of registration and representation of articles

I. Journal Profile

The Journal publishes original clinical and experimental works, shedding light on fundamental and practical medicine problems, current approaches to conventional and unconventional diagnostic methods, prophylaxis, and treatment of a wide range of infectious and non-infectious diseases.


II. Technical Requirements:

  • The length of the scientific article should not exceed 15 pages, including tables, figures, abstract, body, and references. The acceptable size of reviews and articles on a specific problem is limited by 30 pages, including references.
  • It is also necessary to submit the article in electronic format of Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel on a storage (USB Flash Disk, CD/DVD, 3.5» Floppy diskette). Also, provide information about software if necessary.
  • The article should also be submitted in Armenian (or Russian) and English in two printed copies of each language. A protocol issued by the Ethics Commission should be attached to the typescript. The article should be supplemented by a referral provided by the institution, where the work was done.
  • Articles of foreign contributors may be sent to the editors via e-mail in PDF format.
  • The size of article pages is A4 (210 x 297 mm) with margins of 20 mm on all sides.
  • All sections of the typescript should be typed in Times New Roman or Arial fonts for Russian and English texts, and Times Armenian font for Armenian ones; font size 11 points, 1.5 line spacing, and normal boldness.
  • Do not format texts.
  • Figures (colored or black-and-white) should be submitted in JPEG, TIFF formats at a resolution of at least 300 dpi, graphs or diagrams should be submitted in Microsoft Excel.
  • Insert page numbers (position: bottom of page; alignment: right).

III. Article structure

  • Materials are to be submitted in the following order: title-page, abstract (in Armenian, Russian and English) and keywords, text, acknowledgement, references.
  • The design of materials of other types (reviews, information columns, descriptions of clinical cases and others) is at the discretion of the authors with possible correction by journal editors.

1. The title-page should contain:

  • the name of the article, which has to be short and informative;
  • the surname and initials of each author;
  • the name(s) of author’s affiliated institution(s);
  • contacts (address, telephone, e-mail, etc.) of the corresponding author.

2. Abstract and keywords

  • The second page should contain an abstract (200 - 300 words). The abstract should state research goals, results, and their short interpretation.
  • The «Keywords» subtitle is placed below the Abstract, followed by 3 to 8 keywords.

3. Text
An article should comprise the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and References.

a. Introduction
The introduction should formulate the purpose of the article and should prove the necessity for the respective research.

b. Material and methods

  • For animal studies: this section should contain a statement that «The investigation was approved by Institutional Bioethics Committee and conforms with the guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals published by the US NIH (No. 85-23, revised 1985)». Human studies should contain a statement that «The investigation was approved by Institutional Bioethics Committee and conforms with the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki» (Br Med J 1964; p177).
  • It is necessary to detail clearly the grounds for choosing observation cases and indicators; to reveal their principal characteristics, as well as to describe methods, equipment and procedures in details sufficient for other researchers to be able to reproduce the research process if necessary.
  • The description of statistical methods should be detailed to a degree so as a competent reader, having access to the raw data, is able to check the results drawn by the author(s). When using statistical software packages, please indicate the package name, the number of the version and the compute mode.

c. Results
The results should be presented as texts, tables and pictures in a logical sequence.

Design of tables: Each table should be typed with single-spacing. Tables are numbered in Arabic numerals sequentially. Each table should have a short title, which is to be typed under the word «Table» above the table. Each table should be numbered in Arabic numerals sequentially. Line-spacing of the text in the table should be 1.0. Explanations of symbols and unconventional abbreviations, used in the table, should be placed under the table.

Design of graphs and pictures: Each figure, graph or diagram should be numbered in Arabic numerals, relevant to the ordinal number of the illustration. Captions of illustrations should be placed under the figures and be single-spaced. All symbols (arrows, numbers, letters, etc.) used to mark different parts of the illustration should be explained in the captions. Methods employed and the extent of magnification of the biological object should be indicated on microphotographs of tissues and cells. In case of using photographs of patients, they should not be identifiable unless a written permission of the patient is enclosed. Tables, illustrations and their captions should be submitted as separate files. Units of measure used in tables and pictures should comply with the International System of Units (SI).

References in the text: References in the text are to be placed in parentheses, indicating the surname and initials of the first author (and the second, if presented by two authors) and the edition year. If the article is presented by more than two authors, use abbreviation et al. after the name of the first author.

d. Discussion
Research results should be analyzed in this section and must be compared with data in literature without fail.

4. References

  • If an article in English makes a reference to a source that is not in English, the reference should be translated into English, the title should be put in square brackets, mentioning the original language.
  • In the list of literature referred to, list sources in alphabetical order of surnames of the first author of each source
  • Information about the literature referred should have the following order: surnames and initials of all authors, the article title, source (journal, electronic journal, book, dissertation, etc.), country, city, year of issue, volume, pages.
  • Abbreviations and contractions of names of journals should comply with the form adopted by Index Medicus (www.nlm.nih.gov).

IV. The editors reserve the right to make some corrections and edit article texts received; however it will not affect the core content of the article.


V. Articles received are not returned to the contributor (neither in case of being printed, nor if denied).


VI. The editors reserve the right (when prior arrangement with authors is available) to print articles as short reports, depositing the original text.


VII. Submitting articles, earlier published or sent to other journals for print, is not permitted.


Examples of presenting cited sources in references

1. Standard journal articles
Stern MD, Lappe DL, Bowen PD, Chimosky JE, Holloway GA Jr, Keiser HR, Bowman RL. Continuous Measurement of Tissue Blood Flow by Laser Doppler Spectroscopy. Am J Physiol. 1977; 232: 441-448.
If the volume maintains sequential numbering of pages, as done by most medical journals, the publication month and the number of the journal can be omitted.

2. An organization as an author
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Clinical Exercise Stress Testing. Safety and Performance Guidelines. Med J Aust. 1996; 164: 282-284.

3. The author is not mentioned
Cancer in South Africa [editorial] S Afr Med J. 1994; 84: 15.

4. The article is not in English
Transliterate surnames of authors, source and translate article title into English. Put article title in square brackets and mention the article language.
Gorlitzer K, Gabriel B, Jomaa H, Wiesner J. [Thieno[3,2-c]quinoline-4-yl-amines-synthesis and Investigation of Activity Against Malaria] [published in German] Pharmazie. 2006 Apr; 61(4): 278-284.

5. A volume with a supplement
Shen HM, Zhang QF. Risk Assessment of Nickel Carcinogenicity and Occupational Lung Cancer. Environ. Health Perspect 1994; 102 Suppl: 1275-1282.

6. An issue with a supplement
Payne DK, Sullivan MD, Massie MJ. Women’s Psychological Reactions to Breast Cancer. Semin Oncol. 1996; 231 Suppl 2: 89-97.

7. A volume split into parts
Ozben T, Nacitarhan S, Tuncer N. Plasma and Urine Sialic Acid in Noninsulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Ann Clin Biochem. 1995; 32 (Pt 3): 303-6.

8. An issue split into parts
Poole GH, Mills SM. One Hundred Consecutive Cases of Flap Lacerations of the Leg in Ageing Patients. N Z Med J. 1994; 107 (986 Pt l): 377-389.

9. A journal, the numbers of which do not form volumes
Turan I, Wredmark O, Fellander Tsai L. Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Clin Orthop. 1995; (320): 110-114.

10. A journal that is not divided into volumes or issues
Browell DA, Lennard TW. Immunologic Status of the Cancer Patient and the Effects of Blood Transfusion on Antitumor Responses. Curr Opin Gen Surg. 1993; 325-333.

11. Type of article, indicated if necessary
- Enzensberger W, Fisher PA. Metronome in Parkinson’s Disease [letter ]. Lancet 1996; 3(47): 1337.
- Clement J, De Bock R. Hematological Complications of Hantavirus Nephropathy (HVN) [abstract ]. Kidney Int. 1992; 42: 1285.

12. An article containing retraction
Garey CE, Schwarzman AL, Rise ML, Seyfried TN. Ceruloplasmin gene Defect Associated With Epilepsy in EL Mice [retraction of Garey C E, Schwarzman AL, Rise ML, Seyfried T N. In: Nat Genet 1994; 6: 426 31 ] Nat Genet. 1995; 11: 104.

13. An article followed by a retraction published later
Liou GI, Wang M., Matragoon S. Precocious IRBP Gene Expression During Mouse Development [retracted in Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1994; 35: 3127]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1994; 35: 1083-8.

14. An article followed by publication of a corrected part or the list of misprints
Hamlin JA, Kahn AM. Herniography in Symptomatic Patients Following Inguinal Hernia Repair [published erratum appears in West J Med 1995; 162: 278 ]. West J Med 1995; 162: 28-31.


Books and other monographs

15. Persons as authors
Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and Leadership Skills for Nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY): Delmar Publishers, 1996.

16. Editors, compilers as authors
Norman IJ, Redfem SJ, editors. Mental Health Care for Elderly People. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1996.

17. An organization as an author and publisher
Institute of Medicine (US). Looking at the Future of the Medicaid Program. Washington: The Institute, 1992.

18. A chapter of a book
Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and Stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors.
Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press, 1995. 465-78.

19. Conference materials
Kimura J, Shibasaki H, editor. Recent Advances in Clinical Neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995; Oct 15-19: Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1996.

20. A report at a conference
Bengtsson S., Solheim B. G. Enforcement of Data Protection, Privacy and Security in Medical Informatics. In: Lun KC, Degoulet P, Piemme TE, Rienhoff O, editors. MEDINFO 92. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Medical Informatics. 1992 Sep 6-10; Geneva, Switzerland. Amsterdam: North Holland; 1992, 1561-1565.

21. A dissertation
Kaplan SJ. Post Hospital Homehealth Care: the Elderly’s Access and Utilization [dissertation].
St. Louis (MO): Washington Univ; 1-995.

22. A patent
Larsen CE, Trip R, Johnson CR., inventors; Novoste Corporation, assignee. Methods for Procedures Related to the Electrophysiology of the Heart. US patent 5, 529, 067.1995 Jun25.


Other published materials

23. A newspaper article
Lee G. Hospitalizations Tied to Zone Pollution: Study Estimates 50 000 Admissions Annually. The Washington Post 1996 Jun 21; Sect. A: 3 (col.5).

24. A map
North Carolina. Tuberculosis Rates Per 100, 000 Population, 1990 [demographic map ]. Raleigh: North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Div. of Epidemiology; 1-991.

25. The Bible
The Holy Bible. King James Version. Grand Rapids (MI): Zondervan Publishing House, 1995. Ruth 3:1-18.

26. Dictionaries and similar publications
Stedman’s medical dictionary. 26th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1995. Apraxia; 119-120.

27. Classical literature
The Winter’s Tale: act 5, scene 1, lines 13-16. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. London: Rex; 1973.


Articles in electronic format

28. A journal article in electronic format
Morse SS. Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5]; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm

29. A monograph in the electronic format
CDI, Clinical Dermatology Illustrated [monograph on CD ROM ]. Reeves J P T, Maibach H CMEA Multimedia Group, producers. 2nd ed. Version 2.0. San Diego: CMEA; 1995.

30. A computer file
Hemodynamics III: the Ups and Downs of Hemodynamics [computer program]. Version 2.2. Orlando (FL): Computerized Educational Systems; 1993

 

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