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Author Guidelines

1. Current Guidance were developed on the basis of Recommendations of the Higher Attestation Commission of Russian Ministry of Education (VAK), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, (ICMJE), Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research (EQUATOR) Network, and Recommendations of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ANRI).
2. Before submitting an article, please read the following information:
– Focus and Scope and Section Policies of the title
- Publication ethics Statement Link
– Recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) were accepted in all our titles.
3. Article Submission Form
All authors of the article must sign the Article Submission Form
By submitting the article all authors agree with following statements.
4. Authorship
The authors of the article may be persons who have made a significant contribution to the work of its revision or correction, the final approval for publication, as well as responsible for the integrity of all parts of the manuscript. Person performing a role in the preparation of this article (statisticians, language, technical staff and others.), May be contained in the section of the article “Acknowledgments” in Russian, English or both languages.
It is necessary to specify the share of authors (Contribution) in the writing of the article.
Marital authorship is unacceptable. The number of authors of the article must be reasonable: in the original papers without limitation, in reviews 3 – 4 persons. Authors should provide links to profile on if they have.
More information about authorship can be found at International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
5. Conflict of interest
Authors undertake to report any actual or potential conflicts of interest. Conflict of interest can be considered as any situation, able to influence on the author of the manuscript and lead to concealment, misrepresentation or change interpretation of data. The presence of a conflict of interest with one or more of the authors is not a reason for refusal in the publication of the article. If editors reveal the concealing of potential and apparent conflicts of interest on the part of the authors the examination and publication of the manuscript can be refused.
The form of the identifying of potential conflicts of interest contained in the “Article Submission Form”. Information on conflicts of interest must be given in an article in the “Conflict of interest”. If there is no conflict of interest authors must declare it.
Learn more about how conflicts of interest at
6. Plagiarism and secondary publications. The unfair textual borrowing and appropriation of research results that do not belong to the authors of the manuscript is forbidden.
The article can be checked on originality using services (for texts in Russian) and (for texts in English). The editors keep the right to verify incoming manuscripts for plagiarism. Text similarity of over 20% is considered unacceptable. Printed in other journals articles are not accepted.
7. Copyright
– Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of the first publication. The article simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
– Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
– Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
– By submitting the article and accompanying files (hereinafter – the “Work”) the author (all the authors of the work, if it is created in co-authorship) agrees that he provides OOO Eco-Vector exclusive and perpetual right to use the work free of charge (exclusive, perpetual and royalty-free license) on the territory of Russia and foreign countries in the following ranges and volume:
– the publication of works on paper and / or electronic format, producing reprints of works, placing it on the Internet, both in the open and paid access, sending works metadata or full text indexing to various databases and repositories;
– reproduction of the work, i.e. the production of one or more copies of a work or part thereof in any material form, including in the form of audio or video recording. Recording on electronic media, including recording in computer memory, is also considered as a reproduction;
– distribution of works through sale or other alienation of its original or copies;
– public display of the work, that is, any demonstration of the original or copy of a work, either directly or on the screen using film, slide, television pictures or other technical means, as well as a demonstration of individual frames of an audiovisual work without concern for their order, either directly or with the help of technical means in a place open for free visits, or in a place where a significant number of individuals do not belong to the normal family, regardless of the perceived in the place of its display or elsewhere at the same time demonstrating product;
– import-export of the work or its parts for any lawful purpose (paid and gratis);
– translation or other processing of the works;
– bringing the work to the public so that anyone can access the work from any place and at any time of their choice;
– accommodation of works or parts thereof in a variety of collections of similar works;
– granting of rights in full or in part to third (physical and legal) persons at both the paid and free of charge.
Author’s items are not provided. The title is available by subscription.
8. Funding of research and publications/Acknowledgments. If the study and / or the preparation of the article were financially supported, the source of funding should be indicated. If there was no financial support, it should be pointed out that it was not available. This information should be submitted in Russian and English after the text of the article in the “Acknowledgments” section.
If the authors used the services of editorial / brokerage agencies, they should be thanked for their ethical participation in this section. See paragraph 9 of the Sarajevo Declaration
9. The editors have the right to reduce and edit submitted articles. The date of receipt of the article is the time of receipt of the final (processed) version of the article in case of revision after review.
10. Manuscripts and accompanying documents can be submitted to the editorial board by Open Journal System on the site.

  1. Accompanying documents

–  A copy of the ethics committee conclusion regarding the research (if necessary)

– The conclusion of the official translation agency on compliance English and Russian texts for authors who want to publish the full text of the article in Russian and English languages.

12. Manuscripts preparing
12.1. The manuscript should be checked for spelling and grammar. The article should be printed in Times New Roman or Arial, font size 12, with 1.5 spacing between lines, all fields, except the left 2 cm wide, the left 3 cm. All pages should be numbered. Automatic hyphenation should not be used.
The entire text of the article should be written in one file (title page, summary, keywords, article text, tables, list of references, information about the authors). The file must be named on the surname of the first author (Surname_Text). The drawings and scanned documents are stored in separate files also containing the name of the first author (Surname_Figure).
The paper should not exceed 18 pages (including illustrations, tables, resume and references), news reports – 3 pages.
12.2. Language
Manuscripts from any country in Russian and / or English are accepted. If the article is written in Russian, the translation of metadata in the English language is compulsory (names of authors, the official names of authors institutions, addresses, article title, article abstract, keywords, contact information for the responsible author and References).
If the authors do not provide metadata in English or a translation of poor quality, the editors resorted to the services of a translator. Poor quality translations of the full texts are not edited and are not published. The Editorial board are not responsible for the quality of the translation, but control an accuracy of the information provided by the authors in the original language.
Articles of foreign authors in the English language may be published upon decision of the editor-in-chief of the journal without translation into Russian (with the exception of the title, abstract and keywords) or with the full or partial translation (titles and captions to figures, tables).
12.3 Front page
Front page contains:
1) Names of authors
2) Article title
3) The official names of authors institutions
4) Postal addresses
5) Contact information of the responsible author: Name, degree, title, position, institution with address, e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence;
6) Author profiles on the
If there are several authors, the names of each and respective institution are indexed. If an author has several jobs, each denoted by a separate index.
Groeben H. 1, Keller V. 1, Silvanus M.T. 2
1 Essen-Mitte Clinics, Henricistrasse 40, 45136 Essen, Germany;
2 Duisburg-Essen University, Universitaumltsstrasse 2, Essen 45141, Germany
For correspondence: Professor H. Groeben, Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, Essen-Mitte Clinics, Essen, Germany
Information about authors:
Groeben H.
Keller V.
Silvanus M.T.
12.4. Original articles
The structure of original articles must follow the format IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion). The plan of construction of the original articles must be as follows: abstract and key words, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, information on financial support, grants, thanks, indication of a conflict of interest, a list of references, figure captions in the presence of graphics.
It is strongly recommended to follow Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT),
Statistical data analysis is presented in material and methods.
The presentation and discussion of the results in one section is not permitted.
Results should be clear and concise. Data should be provided in absolute numbers and in percentages, 95% confidence interval (95 CI%) and the value of p should be indicated. Error bars are required at all points of the experimental and calculated data. The text must contain the explaining the manner in which these errors have been established.
The discussion scould contain a convincing explanation of the results and show their importance.
It is strongly recommended to follow the provisions of the WMA Declaration of Helsinki – Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects
12.5. Design of reviews
Design of reviews is carried out similarly to the original articles. It is advisable to review drafting according to international recommendations on systematic literature search methods and standards. Abstract of review articles should contain information on search for literature on databases (Scopus, Web of Science, MedLine, The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Global Health, CyberLeninka, and other). The keywords of review articles should include the word “review”.
The title of a systematic review should include the word “systematic review”. Detailed information regarding the preparation of reviews can be found at PRISMA website (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses)
12.6 Clinical cases reports
Clinical cases, designed according to the CARE guidelines take precedence. The acronym CARE was created from CA— the first two letters in case and RE—the first two letters in reports. CARE’s recommendations can be found by the link.
12.7 Standards
All terms and definitions must be scientifically valid. Drugs should be given only in international nonproprietary names.
Familial disease naming should be corresponded to the international classification of inherited conditions in humans (Mendelian Inheritance in Man).
The manuscript may be accompanied by a glossary of terms (vague, likely to cause the difficulty by reading). In addition to the common abbreviations of units, physical, chemical and mathematical values and terms (e.g., DNA) abbreviations phrases often repeated in the text are allowed. All letter symbols and abbreviations should be explained in the text at their first occurrence. Reduction of simple words is not allowed, even if they occur frequently. The doses of drugs and units of physical quantities should be given in SI units.
12.8 Abstracts
The Abstract should state only the essential facts of the work and should not contain common words. For original articles it is required to structure the abstract following the structure of the article, including an introduction, aims and objectives, methods, results, conclusion. Subject, topic, purpose of the work are specified in the event if they are not clear from the article title. The methodology of the work is described in case, if it is new and can be interesting for readers. The abstract should begin with the information contained on the front page. The amount of text in abstract must be strictly between 200 and 250 words. The abstract should be accompanied with key words or phrases that reflect the main topic of the article and facilitates the classification in electronic databases. Keywords must be separated by a semicolon and ended with a dot.
Abstract and key words should be presented in Russian and English languages. Key words in English should be taken from the organized dictionary Medline (MeSH, EMtree…).
12.9 Requirements for illustrations
General issues. Each image is supplied in a separate file. Files with images must have logical names (Surname_Image1).
Captions to images should be grouped together and given separately.
It is important to use a single system of letter designations and zooming of images.
Images in the text should sequentially numbered.
Maximum image size: width 180 mm, height 230 mm.
The image fonts: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol or similar fonts. Inscriptions in the drawings should be, if possible, replaced on letters, and explained in the text or in the figure captions. Links to pictures (and tables) are given in the text of the article, and its location (by the first mention) is indicated in the left margin.
Formats. Black and white line art: file format – TIFF (.tiff extension *), any program that supports this format (Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, etc…); mode – bitmap; Resolution 600 dpl (Adobe Fotoshop); possible to use LZW compression or other.
Black and white drawings tone (grayscal), color tone drawings (RGB, CMYK)
format-tiff file (extension .tiff) Resolution 300 dpi (Adobe Fotoshop)
Vector Graphics: extension ai, created in Adobe Illustrator CS6.
If electronic graphic image created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), then it should be given in the same format.
Do not send:
– Files that are formatted to display on the screen (for example, GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); they tend to have a low resolution and a limited set of colors;
– Files with a very low resolution;
– Three-dimensional images;
– Figures published previously in other works. The editors reserve the right to verify the figures for plagiarism through Google Images.
12.10 Figure and photos captions
Figure and photos captions are grouped together and given on a separate page after the list of references (all). Each figure should have a common header and decryption of all acronyms. In the captions to chart it must be indicated designation of the axes of abscissas and ordinates and units and provided an explanation of each curve. The captions for photomicrographs must indicate the color method and magnification.
12.11 Design of tables
The table number is designated above right its name is given below. Abbreviations in the tables are not allowed. All figures in the tables must meet figures in the text. Tables can be given in the text.
12.12 Mathematical formulas
Mathematical equations should be presented as an editable text, not in the form of images. The variables should be marked in italics. Equations should be numbered in order.
12.13 References lists
Vancouver reference style is applied (references are numbered as mentioned in the text not alphabetically).
In original articles, it is desirable to cite no more than 40 sources, literature reviews – 60, in other materials – 15. Bibliographic references in the text are indicated by numbers in square brackets.
Ensure that all references cited in the text are present in the reference list (and vice versa).
References should contain works for the last 5 years in addition to the fundamental works. References should be verifiable.
Every scientific fact should be accompanied by a separate reference to the source. If one sentence mentions several scientific facts, a reference is placed after each of them (not in the end of the sentence). If there are multiple references they are given in chronological order [5-9].
Titles must be given in an abbreviated form in accordance with the List of Title Word Abbreviations
Links to online sources should be reliable and durable. At a minimum, you should give the full URL-address and the date on which a reference has been made available. Additional known information should be given: DOI, author names, dates, links to publications, and so on.
Do not rely on unpublished, refracted (withdrawn from the press) article. Self-citations is undesirable, except when it is necessary (in a reviews not more than 3 – 5 matches).
Do not rely on the thesis and dissertation abstracts. It is better to refer to the article published on the materials of dissertation research.
Documents (Orders, guests, Health Regulations, Guidelines, Sanitary Rules, Federal laws) should not be specified in the reference lists. The bibliographic description of the book (after its name): city (place of issue); after the colon the name of the publishing house; after the semicolon the year of publication. If the reference is given to the chapter of the book (the authors); title of the chapter; after a point is placed “In the book .:” or “In:” and the name (s) of the author (s) or editor (s), then the name of the book and the output data.
Bibliographic description of the journal: author (s); article title; journal title; year; is in parentheses issue, after the colon numbers first and last pages. If there is a group of authors up to 6 people all authors should be mentioned, for large groups of authors 6 first authors and “et al.” In case of referring on the editors, after the initials, after the decimal point should be put “ed.”.
12.14 Samples of References
Description of the conference proceedings:
Sukhareva O.Yu., Galitsina N.A., Shestakova M.V. Retrospective evaluation of the factors that predict the development of type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance. Fifth All-Russian Congress of Diabetes. [Pyatyy Vserossiyskiy diabetologicheskiy kongress]. Moscow; 2010: 123. (in Russian)
Description of the Internet resource:
APA Style (2011). Available at: (accessed 5 February 2011).
Patent specification:
Palkin M.V. The Way to Orient on the Roll of Aircraft with Optical Homing Head. Patent RF N 2280590,; 2006. (in Russian)
Journal articles:
Aiuti A., Cattaneo F., Galimberti S., Benninghoff U., Cassani B., Callegaro L. et al. Gene therapy for immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency. N. Engl. J. Med. 2009; 360(5): 447-58.
Glauser T.A. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002; 58(12, Suppl. 7): S6-12.
Coudray-Meunier C., Fraisse A., Mokhtari C., Martin-Latil S., Roque-Afonso A-M., Perelle S. Hepatitis A virus subgenotyping based on RT-qPCR assays. BMC Microbiology. 2014; 14: 296. Doi: 10.1186/s12866-014-0296-1.
Beck S., Klobes F., Scherrer C., eds. Surviving globalization? Perspective for the German Economic Model. Berlin: Springer; 2005.
Michelson A.D., ed. Platelets. 2nd Ed. San Diego: Elsevier Academic Press; 2007.
Books chapters:
Silver R.M., Peltier M.R., Branch D.W. The immunology of pregnancy. In: Creasey R.K., Resnik R., eds. Maternal-fetal Medicine: Principles and Practices. 5th Ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2004: 89-109.
13. Software for citation
Currently, there are a number of services to generate citations:
The author is responsible for the accuracy of bibliographic data.
14. Additional materials
The editors accept from authors any video and audio material to help readers more fully discover and understand a scientific study. It can be a brief presentation in webinar-style, video of the experiment or medical manipulations. Additional materials may be placed in the electronic version of the title.
15. Appeal
Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles
16. Removing of published articles
Removal of already published article is an extreme measure and is applied in the case of opening facts that were not known during the review:
– Detection of violations of law and defamation
– Detection of false or inaccurate data, especially those whose use may pose a risk to health
– The amount of textual borrowing more than 20%.
17. Please, find more information at the website of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with each of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  • Absence of plagiarism.  The authors guarantee that this article has not been published in whole or in part, and is not under consideration or in the process of publication in another publication.

  • Correct manuscript format. Manuscript file format is Microsoft Word (has the extension *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  • Anonymity. All information allowing to identify authors is removed from the text of the manuscript and from the metadata of the file.

  • Resume (abstract) is designed in accordance with the requirements and do not exceed the limit.

  • Illustrations. Tables and figures were placed within the text of the manuscript and have their titles.

  • Bibliography. The list of references is formatted in accordance with the requirements. All the cited sources were checked for DOI.

  • Supplementary files. The authors have prepared for transfer to the editor

    • file containing full information about the authors (Surname, first name, place of work, e-mail address);
    • Graphic files (photos, satellite images, graphics, etc.).
    • The authors are ready to upload these files to the journal website in Step 4 during the manuscript submission process.
  • The authors confirm that:

    • all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
    • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors;
    • all co-Authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal exclusive license to first publication.
  2. Authors are able to distribute the manuscript and/or the article in accordance with Self-Archiving policy of the journal (see details).
  3. The manuscript can be accepted for publication only by decision of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial board of the journal in accordance with the Manuscript stelection policy of the journal (see details).
  4. Published Article will be distributed in print and electronic version an will be available under subscription with Delayed Open Access or in Immediate Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The access model depends on the publisher's decision or is determined by a separate Open Access publishing agreement with the authors.

An exclusive license for publication granted by authors allows the publisher to use the article in the following ways:

  • Reproduction of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as the metadata of the Article in any languages, in any material form, including on paper and electronic media, as a separate work in the journal and/or databases (local or in the Internet) of the publisher and/or other persons, at the discretion of the publisher;
  • Distribution of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as the metadata of the Article in any languages, on any medium as part of the journal and/or databases of the publisher or other persons, at the discretion of the publisher, or as an independent work around the world whether on Open-Access terms or for a fee without remuneration to the Author;
  • Making the Article or any of its sections or parts, as well as the Article’s metadata in any languages, publicly available in such a way that any person can access the Article from any place, including via the Internet, and at any time of their own choosing;
  • Granting permission/s for the use of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as its metadata in any languages, to third parties with notice to the Author made by posting relevant information on the journal’s website, without paying remuneration to the Author;
  • Processing the Article (i.e., editing, correcting, annotating, tagging, translating to any languages, typesetting) and using the revised (translated) Article in the aforementioned ways.

Other rights not directly transferred to the publisher under this License Agreement, including patent rights to any process, method etc., described by the Authors in the manuscript, as well as trademark rights, are reserved for the Authors.

All the Copyright statements for authors are present in the standart Publishing Agreement (Public Offer) to Publish an Article in an Academic Periodical 'Sociology of Medicine'.

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Author’s license agreement (public offer) on the publication of an article in a scholarly journal
Sociology of Medicine

Eco-Vector, represented by its CEO Evgeniy Schepin and acting on the basis of the Charter (hereinafter referred to as the Publisher), on the one hand, offers an indefinite circle of persons (hereinafter referred to as the Author), and on the other hand, hereinafter jointly referred to as the Parties, to execute this agreement (hereinafter referred to as the Agreement) on the publication of scientific article (hereinafter referred to as the Article) in a scholarly journal “Sociology of Medicine” (further-the Journal) in accordance with the conditions stated below.


I. General Provisions

  1. This Agreement, in accordance with clause 2 of Article 437 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, is a public offer (hereinafter referred to as the Offer) requiring full and unconditional acceptance (Acceptance), which, in accordance with Article 438 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, means the sending by the Author of his/her materials by way of uploading the same to the online electronic system designed to accept manuscripts for consideration, and subsequently posted in the corresponding section of the Journal’s website on the Internet information and telecommunications network (hereinafter referred to as the Internet).
  2. In accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation regarding the observance of copyright on electronic information resources, all materials found in a website, including submitted and published in electronic journals, may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form (electronic or printed) without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Prior permission can be given by publishing an article in the open access with Creative Commons license. The journal requires license users to reference the original source, i.e., the publication, if the Author permits use of the public materials in the context of other documents.


II. Terms used in the Agreement

  1. “Author” refers to an individual (or individuals) whose creative work has led to the creation of the manuscript of a scientific Article, or to a representative of these persons.
  2. “Manuscript” is the result of intellectual activity in the form of a scientific work containing text, graphic and numerical data, audiovisual information, program code and other elements submitted by the Author for publication in the Journal; it is also the mean “a draft of an Article submitted by the Author to be published in the Journal”.
  3. “Offer” is the current agreement (an offer to the author for the publication of an Article in the Journal).
  4. “Publication” is the process of placement of an Article in the Journal.
  5. “Article” is the manuscript that has been published in the Journal (after successful selection, editing, type-setting, copyediting, proofreading, translation).
  6. “Acceptance of the offer” refers to the full and unconditional acceptance of the offer on the terms specified in paragraph 3 of this agreement (the Author accepts offer by submitting a Manuscript to the Publisher via the online electronic submission system on the Journal’s Internet website).
  7. “Journal” is a scientific peer-reviewed periodical registered as a mass media entity in the Roskomnadzor register of the Russian Federation and ISSN-center.
  8. “Submission” is an electronic appeal of the Author to the Publisher for the publication of an Article in the Journal by uploading the manuscript and accompanying materials to the online electronic submission system on the Journal’s Internet website).
  9. “Publisher” refers to Eco-Vector, which is the Publisher of the journal.
  10. Article metadata includes the information that are intended for inclusion in International Scientific Databases and search engines, namely the following:
    • title of the Article;
    • information about each of the Authors (surname and first name; patronymic; place of work with the postal address indicated, contact information (e-mail));
    • abstract;
    • keywords;
    • thematic rubricator: UDC (Universal Decimal Classification) or other library and bibliographic classification and subject indexes;
    • list of references.
  11. “Editorial board” is the creative team that prepares the journal for publication.
  12. “Parties” refers to the Author and the Publisher.
  13. “Author Guidelines” are the requirements for Articles published in the Journal, posted in the “For authors” section of the Journal’s Internet website.


III. Subject of the Agreement (Offer)

  1. Under this agreement, the Author grants the Publisher, free of charge for the entire period of validity in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, an exclusive license to use the Article created by the former for publication in the Journal, as well as the rights to use the article in the following ways:
    • Reproduction of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as the metadata of the Article in any languages, in any material form, including on paper and electronic media, as a separate work in Journals and/or databases (local or in the Internet) of the Publisher and/or other persons, at the discretion of the Publisher;
    • Distribution of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as the metadata of the Article in any languages, on any medium as part of the Journal and/or databases of the Publisher or other persons, at the discretion of the Publisher, or as an independent work around the world whether on Open-Access terms or for a fee without remuneration to the Author;
    • Making the Article or any of its sections or parts, as well as the Article’s metadata in any languages, publicly available in such a way that any person can access the Article from any place, including via the Internet, and at any time of their own choosing;
    • Granting permission/s for the use of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as its metadata in any languages, to third parties with notice to the Author made by posting relevant information on the Journal’s website, without paying remuneration to the Author;
    • Processing the Article (i.e., editing, correcting, annotating, tagging, translating to any languages, typesetting) and using the revised (translated) Article in the aforementioned ways.
  2. Other rights not directly transferred to the Publisher under this Agreement, including patent rights to any process, method etc., described by the Author in the Article, as well as trademark rights, are reserved for the Author.
  3. The territory where the rights to the Article are allowed to be used is the whole world.
  4. The validity of this Agreement commences only if the manuscript of the Article is accepted for publication in the Journal and only from the moment of sending a notification of acceptance of the Article for publication to the Author from the official e-mail of the Journal.
  5. The rights are granted by the Author to the Publisher free of charge; the publication of the Article in the Journal does not entail any financial deductions to the Author.
  6. If the Publisher decides to reject the Submission or refuse to publish the Article in the Journal (i.e., retraction of the published Article), this Agreement becomes invalid. The decision to refuse publication will be sent to the Author at the e-mail address specified in the Submission.


IV. Rights and Duties of the Parties

  1. The Author guarantees that:
    • s/he holds the copyright the exclusive rights to the materials submitted to the Publisher as part of the manuscript of the Article;
    • the rights granted to the Publisher under this agreement have not been previously transferred and will not be transferred to third parties in the future during the duration of the Agreement;
    • the manuscript contains all references to the cited authors and/or publications (materials) provided for under the current copyright legislation;
    • the Author has obtained all the necessary permissions for all information and other materials s/he holds no copyright to and that are used in the manuscript of the Article;
    • the Article manuscript contains only materials permitted to be published in the open press in accordance with the current legislative acts of the Russian Federation, and its publication and distribution will not lead to the disclosure of secret (confidential) information (including state secrets);
    • the Author has informed co-authors about the terms of this Agreement and has received their consent to execute this Agreement under the terms provided for in the Agreement.
  2. The Author carries certain obligations under the terms of the Agreement:
    • s/he should prepare and submit the manuscript of the Article in accordance with the Author Guidelines posted on the Journal’s website;
    • the Author should not use an electronic copy of the Article for commercial purposes and in other journal publications without the consent of the Publisher;
  3. in the process of preparing a manuscript for publication, the Author is obligated to undertake the following:
    • make corrections to the text of the manuscript that have been marked by the peer-reviewers and accepted by the editorial board, and/or as necessary, upon the request of the Publisher and the editorial board, finalize the manuscript of the Article;
    • revising and proofreading the manuscript of the Article in accordance with the editorial recommendations;
    • suggest only the minimum of corrections to the type-setted (layout) Article.
  4. The Author has the following rights and duties:
    • Use preprint or prior-to publication versions of an unpublished Article in the form and content accepted by the Publisher for publication in the Journal. Such prior-to-publish versions can be placed as electronic files on the personal websites of the Author (co-authors) or on the protected external websites of the employers of the Author; however, the Author cannot use the unpublished version(s) for commercial sale or for systematic external distribution by a third party (i.e., post on social media). The author or co-authors must, in turn, carry out certain duties, namely:
      • include the following warning in the prior-to-publish version: “This is prior-to-publish version of the article accepted for publication in (Journal’s name), © Eco-Vector (year)”;
      • provide the corresponding electronic link to the Publisher’s website at and/or via the DOI.
    • Copy or transfer a copy of the published Article in whole or in part to colleagues free of charge for their personal or professional use, for the promotion of academic or scientific research, or for informational purposes of the Author’s employer.
    • Use materials from a published Article in a book written by one of the co-authors.
    • Use figures, tables and text excerpts from the Article for his or her (or co-authors’) own training purposes, or to include them in other published works in printed or electronic format by a third party, or to submit them in electronic format on an internal computer network, or on the public website of the Author (co-authors) or his/her employer.
    • Include the Article in educational collections for use in the classroom, either for free distribution to the Author’s (co-authors’) students or in electronic format on a local server for access by students as part of the training course, as well as for internal training programs at the institution of the Author’s employer.
  5. The Publisher, for its part, is obliged to:
    • publish the Author’s article in the Journal in printed and electronic form in accordance with the terms of this Agreement;
    • if necessary, as so decided by the Journal’s editorial board, provide the Author with the proofreading of the manuscript and make a reasonable editing;
    • provide to the Author the unlimited access to the final electronic version of the published Article (Version of Record) through the online electronic submission system on the Journal’s Internet website;
    • comply with the Author’s rights as provided for by the current legislation, as well as protect them and take all necessary measures to prevent copyright infringement by third parties.
  6. The Publisher has a right to:
    • conduct an expert evaluation of the manuscript (peer-reviewing and editorial evaluation) and invite the Author to make the necessary changes (revisions) to the manuscript;
    • provide editing, copyediting, type-setting, proofreading, tagging, indexation and translation of the Article’s manuscript without altering the main content;
    • in any subsequent authorized use by the Author (and/or other persons) of the Journal and/or Article (including any separate part or fragment thereof), require that a link to the Journal, Publisher, Author or other copyright holders, the title of the Article, the Journal’s volume/issue, and the year of publication be specified in the Journal;
    • post preliminary and/or advertising information about the upcoming publication of the Article in the media and other information sources;
    • make changes to the offer in accordance with the procedure established by the offer.
  7. The editorial board of the Journal, headed by the editor-in-chief, has the exclusive rights to select and/or reject materials sent to the Journal editorial office for publications purposes. The manuscript sent by the Author to the Journal editorial office is not subject to return. The editorial board of the Journal does not enter into correspondence about rejection of submissions.
  8. In all cases not stipulated and not provided for in this agreement, the parties are obliged to be guided by the relevant current laws of the Russian Federation.


V. Acceptance of the Offer and Execution of the Agreement. Terms of the Agreement

  1. The Author accepts the Offer by submitting the manuscript on the Article to the Publisher through the electronic manuscript submission system on the Journal's Internet website.
  2. Acceptance of the offer by the author creates an Agreement in writing (Articles 438 and 1286.1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) on the terms of the offer.
  3. This Agreement is valid for the duration of the exclusive rights to the Article.
  4. When transferring (alienating) the exclusive right to the Article by the Author to a third party, this Agreement does not terminate.


VI. Procedure for changing and terminating the Agreement

  1. The Publisher has the right to unilaterally change the terms of this Agreement, in advance, at least 10 (ten) calendar days before the entry into force of the intended relevant changes, but with notice to the Author through the Journal’s website or by e-mail to the Author’s e-mail address specified in the Author’s Submission. The changes will take effect from the date specified in the relevant notification.
  2. If the Author rejects the changes to the terms of this Agreement, s/he has the right to notify the Publisher by sending a written notification through the online manuscripts submission system, making sure that the same is sent to the official e-mail address of the editorial office.
  3. This Agreement may be terminated prematurely, either by agreement of the parties at any time, or on other grounds provided for in this Agreement.
  4. The Author has the right to unilaterally withdraw from the execution of this Agreement by sending the Publisher a corresponding notification in writing at least 60 (sixty) calendar days in advance before the expected date of publication of the Article in the Journal.
  5. Termination of the Agreement for any reason does not release the parties from liability for any violation of the terms of the Agreement that occurred during the validity period.


VII. Responsibility

  1. The parties are responsible for non-fulfillment or improper fulfillment of their obligations under the Agreement in accordance with the current relevant legislation of the Russian Federation.
  2. All information provided by the Author must be reliable. The Author is expected to provide accurate and complete the information to the Publisher. When using false information received from the Author, the Publisher is not responsible for the negative consequences caused by his actions on the basis of the false information provided.
  3. With regard to the content of the Article, the Author is solely responsible for compliance with the requirements of the laws of the Russian Federation pertaining to advertising, copyright and related rights’ protection, protection of trademarks and service marks, and the protection of consumer rights.
  4. The Publisher does not bear any responsibility under the agreement:
    • for any actions that are a direct or indirect result of Author’s illegal actions;
    • for any loss incurred by the Author, regardless of whether the Publisher could have foreseen the possibility of such losses or not.
  5. The Publisher is released from liability for violation of the terms of the Agreement if such violation is caused by force majeure, including actions of state authorities (including the adoption of legal acts), fire, flood, earthquake, other natural disasters, lack of electricity and/or computer network failures, strikes, civil unrest, riots, etc.


VIII. Dispute resolution

  1. Disputes and disagreements will be resolved by the parties through negotiations, and in case of failure to reach an Agreement they will strive to seek resolution in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation.
  2. If there are unresolved disagreements, the parties agree to resolve the disputes in court at the jurisdiction covered by the Publisher’s location in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation.


IX. Miscellaneous

  1. All notifications, messages, requests, etc. (with the exception of documents that must be sent as originals in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation) are considered received by the Author if they were transmitted (sent) by the Publisher through the Journal’s website (including by publication), fax, e-mail based on the address specified in the Submission, and other communication channels. The parties recognize the legal force of notifications, messages, requests, etc., transmitted (sent) by the above methods.
  2. In the event of claims against the Publisher related to the violation of the exclusive copyright and other intellectual property rights of third parties when creating an article or in connection with the execution of this Agreement by the Author, as well as in connection with the use of the Article by the Publisher in accordance with the Agreement, the author undertakes:
    • To immediately take measures to resolve disputes with third parties soon after receiving Publisher’s notification, and if necessary, enter into legal proceedings on the Publisher’s side and take all appropriate actions needed to exclude the Publisher from the list of defendants;
    • To reimburse the publisher for the legal costs incurred and expenses and losses caused by the application of measures to secure the claim and execute a court decision, and the money paid to a third party for the violation of exclusive copyright and other intellectual property rights, as well as other losses incurred by the Publisher in connection with the Author’s non-compliance with the guarantees provided by them under this Agreement.


X. Legal address and details of the Publisher

  • Eco-Vector
  • Address: 191186, St. Petersburg, Aptekarsky Pereulok, 3 letter A, room 1N
  • TIN: 7806423692; KPP: 784101001; OGRN: 1099847039907.


Privacy Statement

The editorial Board of the journal and the administration of the website of the journal do not transfer personal information in any way specified by the users when working with the website of the journal to third parties, except for those cases and to the extent specified in the terms of the copyright agreement.

The affiliation work and e-mail address of the authors of the manuscript accepted for publication will be published in the section "information about the authors" of the printed version of the journal and in the section "about the authors" on the page of the article on the website of the journal.

The phone number of the corresponding author will be known only to the editorial Board Secretariat and will only be used in cases of emergency.


Author Fees

Общая информация о платных услугах, доступных авторам журнала

Издательство предлагает авторам ряд дополнительных платных услуг, выбор которых также НЕ ВЛИЯЕТ на результат рассмотрения и принятие решения редакционной коллегией о публикации:

  • экстренное рассмотрения рукописи;
  • *публикация статьи в открытом доступе;
  • *публикация статьи на английском и иных языках. (услугу можно оплатить по договору с физическим или юридическим лицом).

*доступно только авторам, чья рукопись была одобрена редакционной коллегией, и только после уведомления об одобрении.


Price: 1100.00 (USD)


The Fast-Track is a review process and editorial workflow to authors seeking a very fast editorial decision and rapid publication at a higher submission fee to compensate the extreme fast referees and editorial work.

For the Fast-Track users:

  • the guaranteed response time (report and decision letter) is 21 days, starting the count from the first business day on which valid payment information has been received from the submitting author;
  • the guaranteed issue for publication (in case of manuscript acceptance) is a nearest upcoming issue of the journal.

If you choose “Fast-Track” for your manuscript the submission fee is US$1100.

Please note, that the “Fast-Track” option does not guarantee a positive review and acceptance of a manuscript itself. It's only brings an extreme fast time scedule for manuscript processing thrue all editorial procedires. Thus, if the manuscript receives negative reviews, and if the editorial board will take the side of reviewers, the manuscript will be rejected. If the reviewers recomend revisions of the manuscript, the final decision on publication will be only after revised manuscript submission and the second round of review.

The Fast-Track option does not exclude the necessary for correct manuscript formatting. Please ensure that the manuscript corresponds to the formatting guidelines for this journal (you can find them on Author Guidelines page).

To activate the Fast-Track option, the submitting author should make payment from his/her personal account on the journal's website after submitting an article. After making the payment and sending the notification to the editor, the authors will receive confirmation by email and within the next 21 days — the results of the article reviewing and the editorial decision.

In opposite to the Fast-Track option authors can use the standart protocol for manuscript selection in our journal (review and editorial workflow). The standart time for review and editorial workflow are described in detail on the PeerReview page. You can also find the statistic info about the editorial workflow on the STAT page.

Optional Open Access:

Price: 950.00 (USD)

OPTIONAL PAYMENT (this will NOT abrogate the Peer-Review decesion-based article selection).

Through Optional Open Access, authors of accepted papers are given the option of paying an open access publication charge to make their paper freely available online immediately via the journal website, meaning that readers will not need a journal subscription to view open access content. If an author does not choose to pay the open access publication charge, their paper will be published in the normal manner, and will not be made freely available online immediately.

Therefore there will be a mixture of non-open access and open access papers within each journal issue. Open access articles will be clearly indicated on the journal's online contents page. In order to view the non-open access content, a current subscription to the journal will be required. Online, print and combined subscription options will continue to be available to institutions. 

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