The editorial board of«Family Medicine» accepts articles for consideration on the condition that:
- this is the first publication;
- the article has not been submitted for publication to other editorial boards;
- the design is made in accordance with the requirements for the design of scientific articles of our publication.
At the time of submission of the article to the Journal, the authors must confirm its compliance with all the requirements specified below. In case of detection of non-compliance of the submitted work with the items of these requirements, the editors will return the material to the authors for revision.
The article is submitted to the editorial board in Ukrainian and English as a file in Microsoft Word .docx format, added to the email. The article in English is published without translation into Ukrainian. The manuscript should be typed in Microsoft Word, page format A4, font Times New Roman, type size 14, line spacing - 1,5.
The article should be accompanied by a letter of application in any form with the signatures of the author / authors.
Article consists of the following elements: title, main text, summary in Ukrainian, Russian, English with keywords, list of references, information about the author / authors.
- UDC (Universal Decimal Classification)
- Author's full name
- Title of the article
The titles of scientific articles should be informative, convey the main content of the article (no more than 150 characters). Only generally accepted abbreviations can be used in the titles of the articles, there should be no transliteration in English transliterations of article titles, except for untranslatable names of proper names, instruments and other objects that have their own names; also untranslatable slang should not be used.
- Place of work of the author(s)
- The main text of the article and its materials should correspond in structure and content to a certain type of scientific publication (original article, review article, description of clinical cases, materials of scientific medical forums).
- No abbreviations of words are allowed in the article, except those commonly accepted in the scientific literature. All measurements are presented in the SI unit system. Abbreviations given in the article must be deciphered when first mentioned.
- Illustrations (tables, drawings) should be placed after the first mention in the text.
- The bibliographical references in the text should be in the form of numbers in square brackets, corresponding to the number in the list of cited literature.
Appendices to the Main Text
All tables, illustrations, and lists of references used in the work should be attached to the article.
Illustrations should be presented in the form of a photograph, slide, radiograph, electronic file, and prepared at a high quality level. Illustrations must meet the main content of the article. The illustration should be as free of captions as possible, should be carried in the caption to it. Captions for illustrations are submitted on a separate sheet at the end of the article. Each illustration should have a common title. Original illustrations should be sent in a separate envelope with the title of the article and the name of the author.
At the place where, in the opinion of the author, it would be desirable to place the illustration, the author should make the note.
The illustration submitted electronically should have a resolution of not less than 300 dpi (scale 1: 1).
All tables must have a title. All tables must be referenced in the main text. They should be numbered sequentially in the order in which they appear in the main text.
- Tables should be placed in the main text of the article immediately after the paragraph where they are mentioned.
- The reference to the table is made with Arabic numerals.
- Tables should not duplicate the content of the text.
- Authors should make sure that the data in the tables correspond to those indicated in the corresponding places in the text.
- Total amounts need to be compiled correctly, and percentages need to be calculated correctly.
- The names of columns and rows should correspond to their content, the text is submitted without abbreviations.
- Notes to the table are placed under the table.
Abstracts are attached to the article in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Abstracts in all languages must contain the title of the article (in lowercase letters, starting with capital letters), author / authors (initials and surname), names of organizations (full, without abbreviations), city, country, keywords. The resume should be at least 1,800 characters long.
The text of the abstract is an independent and full-fledged source of information on a short and coherent presentation of the publication, highlighting the content of the article. References to literature sources, figures and tables in the Abstract are not allowed.
- Abstracts for original articles should be structured with the following subheadings: research purpose, materials and methods, results, conclusion, and keywords.
- Abstracts of review articles do not need to be structured.
- Abstracts of articles describing clinical cases can be structured with the following subheadings: introduction, clinical case, conclusion, keywords.
List of references
- References are given in Latin. Sources in Ukrainian and Russian are given in writing as they are listed and registered on the English pages of journalsites. If the source is not named in English - it has to be transliterated.
- The list of references is made in accordance with the style of Vancouver (Vancouver) in English.
- References in the text in square brackets, a complete bibliographic description of the source in the bibliography in the order mentioned in the text of the article.
- The bibliography includes only peer-reviewed sources (articles from scientific journals and monographs) used in the text of the article. If you need to link to an article in the media, to a text from an online resource, you should put information about o source in the link.
- References to articles accepted for publication but not yet published should be marked with the words "in print"; authors must obtain written permission to refer to such documents and confirm that they have been accepted for publication. Information from unpublished sources should be marked with the words "unpublished data / documents", authors should also receive written confirmation of the use of such materials.
The references list in research papers should have at least 25 sources and not less than 40-50 sources - in theoretical manuscripts or reviews.
It is desirable to use sources published during the last 5-10 years. At least half of the sources in the list should represent works by foreign authors.
Allowed no more than 20% self-citation of the total number of sources.
It is obligatory to indicate DOI of all cited sources, which can be checked on www.crossref.org.
If it is impossible to identify the author or the year of publication, it is better to refuse to cite such a source, as it is not reliable.
The advantage will be the use of publications indexed in the international citation databases such as Scopus or Web of Science and the bibliographic database MEDLINE, as the most reliable and authoritative sources of scientific information.
Information about the authors
Information about authors is given at the end of the manuscript and contains information about the authors in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages:
- Surnames, first names, patronymics (in full).
- Scientific degree, academic rank, position in the institution/institutions (if the author works in several organizations, data on all organizations should be indicated).
- Work address with postal code, office telephone number (personal, if desired).
- Email address of all authors.
- ORCID identifier (https://orcid.org/register).
Abbreviations are not allowed.
The last page of the article should be signed by the authors and indicate the contribution of each author in the preparation of the manuscript.
An article approved by the Editorial Board may be published within three months, including the review period.