Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal  «Family medicine» was founded in 1999 to inform medical society about achievements, problems and prospects of family medicine development in Ukraine. From the beginning the journal promotes family medicine, describes the activities of Ukraine Association of Family Medicine, publishes the reviews of the global formation and evidence of advantages of the primary medical care organization based on principals of family medicine in different countries.  Due to the constant participation of the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in journal development and significant personal efforts of the first chief editor of the journal – prominent Ukrainian scientist and teacher prof. Grygorii Lysenko, - «Family Medicine» publishes wide spectrum of the original researches and recommendations in different fields from the leaders of medical science of Ukraine. In short time  the journal become the leading edition, not only for family physicians but also for a wide circle of other medical specialists in Ukraine.

Main topics of publications: therapy, endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, cardiology, allergology, neuropsychiatry, dermatology, pulmonology, otolaryngology, infectious diseases, immunology and pharmacology.

Target audience - practicing doctors of various specialties: family doctors, emergency doctors, therapists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, rheumatologists, psychoneurologists, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, dermatologists, infectious disease specialists.

The main focus: the journal has a practical focus and publishes articles by leading experts, opinion leaders, covering current problems of the clinic, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of nosologies; currently optimal algorithms for the diagnosis and treatment of internal diseases, relief of emergency conditions.

Segmentation of the readership by specialties: therapists, general practitioners - 45%, cardiologists and rheumatologists - 18%, gastroenterologists - 10%, pulmonologists - 8%, allergologists and dermatologists - 7%, neuropathologists - 5%, endocrinologists - 4%, otolaryngologists - 3%.

The main sections: healthcare, a topical topic, new in medicine, lectures, problems of cardilogy, therapy, gastroenterology, etc.), clinical analysis, pharmacology, from practice, modern diagnostics, in the doctor’s notebook, medical equipment, emergency care.

 

Section Policies

Distance learning

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News. Events

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Topical issues

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Cardiology

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Otolaryngology

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Pulmonology

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Endocrinology

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Neurology

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Laboratory research

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Internal diseases

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Infectious diseases

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Gastroenterology

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Pediatrics

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Nephrology

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Dermatology

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Lectures and reviews

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Clinical researches

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General medicine

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Hematology

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Obstetrics. Gynecology

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Literature review

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Continuing professional education of doctors

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Rheumatology

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Oncology

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Foreign studies

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Healthcare organization

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Traumatology and orthopedics

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International protocols

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Primary Care

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Urology

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Orthopedics

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For Practising Physicians

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Continuing Medical Education

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Clinical Case

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Surgery

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Peer Review Process

The editorial board practices double-blind peer review. This process involves the following:

- First, the editors consider all manuscripts to assess their compliance with the journal subject matter and requirements.

- Following the decision of the editors, the manuscripts submitted are sent to at least two external experts in the corresponding field. The manuscript passes double-blind peer review, neither the authors nor the reviewers know each other.

- Reviewers' comments are transmitted to the authors, together with possible recommendations for the manuscript revision. The editor informs the authors, whether the manuscript is adopted without revision or authors are given the opportunity to review the manuscript and submit it again, or the manuscript is rejected.

 

Publication Frequency

Frequency of journal «Family medicine» is bemonthly.

 

Open Access Policy

Journal «Family medicine» is an open access journal. All articles are free for users to access, read, download, and print.

 

Archiving

This journal uses LOCKSS system for distributed archiving published content in multiple libraries and information centers. Library - project LOCKSS ensure long-term storage of comprehensive log files and automatically restoring damaged information. More details... 

 

Ethics publications and unfair practices in connection with publications

Principles of professional ethics in the work of the editor and publisher 

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions.

  • An editor should make decisions on which articles to publish based on representational faithfulness and scholarly importance of the proposed work.
  • An editor should be alert to intellectual property issues and must not to publish information if there are reasons to think that it is plagiarism. ·
  • An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, social set-up or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

 

Ethical principles in the reviewer work

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. That is why actions of a reviewer should be unbiased.

  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

 

Principles that should guide the author of scientific publications

Authors realize that they are responsible for novelty and faithfulness of research results.

  • Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • An author should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, then this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Author should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
  • An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.
  • All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

 

Plagiarism and duplicate publication

Plagiarism is unacknowledged copying or an attempt to misattribute original authorship, whether of ideas, text or results. Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted without appropriate and unambiguous attribution. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in journal «Family medicine». «Text recycling» or reuse of parts of text from an author's previous research publication is a form of self-plagiarism.

Duplicate publication occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from publishing an identical paper in multiple journals, to only adding a small amount of new data to a previously published paper.

Journal «Family medicine» editors assess all such cases on their individual merits. When plagiarism becomes evident post-publication, editors may correct or retract the original publication depending on the degree of plagiarism, context within the published article and its impact on the overall integrity of the published study.

All manuscripts submitted for consideration to the journal «Family medicine» are checked for uniqueness by specialized service Anti Plagiarism. A manuscript can be accepted for consideration only if it is unique at least 96%.

Also, in addition, the uniqueness of the manuscript is evaluated at the stage of double-blind peer review (as one of the criteria that is evaluated by reviewers).

Material submitted to a «Family medicine» journal must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This rule applies to material submitted elsewhere while the «Family medicine» journal contribution is under consideration.

If the manuscript was also submitted for consideration in another journal, the authors are required to report this when submitting the manuscript to the journal «Family medicine».

 

Terms of Payment

The cost of publication is 150 UAH/1800 characters.

The cost of the journal is 90 UAH.

Journal doesn't have article submission charges.