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Author Guidelines

Authors submitting their papers to the “Circulation Pathology and Cardiac Surgery” journal must prepare them in accordance with the requirements set by the Editorial Board. These requirements are based on:

  • RF Higher Attestation Commission regulations
  • Russian Science Citation Index
  • Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (version as of February 2006)


  • Elsevier Publishing House guidelines (version as of February 2010)


  • Materials of International Committee on Ethics (COPE)


The official version of “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” is available on the website


The editors require authors to comply with the above regulations, otherwise publication could be denied. Articles are accepted through our submission system only.

Published are the materials that conform to the journal’s scope and sections. All articles are subject to obligatory anonymous reviewing by appropriate experts. The “personality” section materials are checked for compliance with the journal’s profile.

Style and format


Microsoft Word (*.doc,*.docx)


Any standard fonts and sizes. Times New Roman, size 12, line style 1.5 are recommended.

Margins and justification

Standard margins, full justification


Pages are numbered, the title page should be an initial one.



Remove double spaces and line breaks from the text of the article. Do not save the text as a template and do not use “for reading only” setting, keep from formatting and hyphening.



An original article must contain no more than 20 A4 pages (including tables and references), a clinical case – 4 to 5 pages and an overview – 25 pages.


Articles should be submitted in Russian, with their name, authors, affiliations, abstract and key words given in English.


Abbreviations are expanded at first mention in the text. Do not use nonconventional abbreviations.

Keep from abbreviating a term, if it turns up in the text less than three times.

Abstracts, headings and titles of the articles should contain no abbreviations.

Reduce the number of abbreviations to a minimum.

Expand all textual abbreviations in the end of the article.


Footnotes are not allowed. Put the information in the main text or reference depending on its content.


Artwork (black-and-white and color pictures, figures, diagrams, charts, graphs) should be placed where it is first mentioned and, if possible, be submitted separately in source formats (jpg, resolution not less than 300 dpi). Texts should contain references to all artwork designated as “Fig.”, with a running number specified, e.g. Fig. 1. If there is only one piece of artwork in the text, it is not numbered but referred to in the text as an italicized full word “figure”.

Artwork must be placed after the figures and include: the word “Fig.”, running number, name which reveals the essence of the figure, with all lettered, digital and iconic symbols explained. When several figures designated under a, b, c, d and so on are included in artwork, in addition to every figure legend the general title of artwork must be given. Magnification and stain should be specified for micro photos. No dot is needed after the figure name.

5 to 6 figures in one article. Authors must consult the editors on the issue of exceeding the required number of artwork separately for each article. Excessive graphics often may result in returning articles to authors for reduction. 


Tables are placed where they are referred to in the text. There is no need to create a separate file for tables. A table must not duplicate the text. Data given in tables must conform to those in the text. All abbreviations used in a table must be explained in the footnote.  In the text there must be references to all tables denoted as “table” followed by their running number, e.g. Table 1. Each table has a heading: the word “Table”, running number without its sign and dot at the end, name, also without the dot at the end. Should there be only one table in the article, it is not numbered and the heading has no word “Table”

5 to 6 tables in one article. Authors must consult the editors on the issue of exceeding the required number of artwork separately for each article. Excessive graphics may often result in returning articles to authors for reduction. 



Article structure

Title page

Universal Decimal Classification (UDC)

To be entered in the upper left-hand corner


Come up with a full name of the article (up to 250 symbols) and a short name of the material (up to 50 symbols). Ensure that the name is informative but concise, avoid using extra words.



Names and initials

The initials follow surnames and are separated by a space:

Karlanov S.A., Aivasovsky D.A., Khmurov D.A.


Authors should submit a full official name (s) of the institutions where research was done, with its (their) registered address (country, post code, city, street, house number) pointed out in full. If authors work at different institutions, use must be made of uppercase digital indices 1, 2, 3.




Author’s summary must be:

  • informative (without generalities)
  • comprehensive (to reflect the main content and research findings)
  • devoid of excessive information
  • having no references
  • containing no abbreviations, except for commonly used ones and legends or those that are expanded at first mention
  • having no more than 250-300 words
  • reiterating the structure of original research: objective which should duplicate the article’s title; material and methods (without methodological details); results (major, significant); conclusion

The structure of a clinical case or overview is to be determined by authors.


Key words

No more than 10

Reflect the main content of research

Facilitate article indexing in the information-retrieval systems




To be translated into English


Its translation

Commonly used abbreviations only

English title should be equivalent to a Russian one

Written in good English


Names and initials



Authors should submit a full official name (s) of the institutions where research was done, with its (their) registered address (country, post code, city, street, house number) pointed out in full. Such abbreviations as ФГБУ, ФГБНУ, ФНИЦ and so on are not translated.  Each word in the institution’s name is capped up, for example

Academician Ye. Meshalkin Novosibirsk Research Institute of Circulation Pathology, Ministry of Health care of Russian Federation

15 Rechkunovskaya Street, 630055 Novosibirsk, Russian Federation



Author’s summary must be:

  • informative (without generalities)
  • original (not being a literal translation of the Russian abstract)
  • comprehensive
  • written in good English
  • containing no abbreviations, except for commonly used acronyms and legends or those that are expanded at first mention
  • no less than 250 and no more than 300 words
  • duplicating the structure of original research: Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion

The structure of a clinical case or overview is to be determined by authors.

It is best to use in the abstract text the following words: consequently, moreover, for example, the benefits of this study, as a result, etc., which serve for bonding its parts.

Change Passive Voice for Active Voice.

Remember that an abstract in English is a standalone source of information and the only one for English-speaking environment. The more coherent the abstract, the more chances it has to be adequately assessed by English experts.


Key Words

No more than 10

Good English translation


The data on financing sources and conflicts of interest presented in Russian in the end of the text must be translated into English.


Data on authors

Data on the name, patronymic, surname, academic degree/rank, position and workplace are transliterated. Also given are the city and the country of authors.

The English-language part is placed after the title sheet. The online service is recommended for transliteration (BSI transliteration option).

Article text



The sections of the original article include: introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, findings (conclusion), references. The structure of a clinical case and overviews is to be determined by authors.


Conflict of interest

What and how to declare?



If research was financed, please specify its source. In case of a grant, its number should be pointed out.



Authors should express gratitude to the people and institutions participated in their research. Who should you mention in the “Acknowledgment” section.


  • The number of references in original articles should not exceed 25, while overviews might have at most 50 sources. Bibliographic references in the texts are numbered in square brackets
  • In references used in articles the sources are listed as they are cited in the text, and NOT alphabetically.
  • Unpublished literature is not listed, the number of “excess” references (legal, regulatory documents) should be decreased
  • Reducing the article title is not allowed
  • Every reference must include ALL authors: reductions and abbreviations like et al are not accepted
  • The titles of domestic sources should not be reduced, while those of foreign ones are listed as recommended by an appropriate journal.


  • Whenever a cited article has a digital object identifier (DOI), it should be placed at the very end of the reference.


  • Provided the journal an article is taken from has a volume and a number, the latter should be also pointed out.


  • The Reference list must comply with Russian Science Citation Index and international data bases requirements. The English version of a bibliographic description of the reference to a Russian source is placed after the Russian reference in square brackets.  



To draw up a list of references, use is made of Russian Science Citation Index recommendations (according to GOST 7.05.- 2008 “Bibliograficheskaya ssylka” (Bibliographic Reference). To transliterate authors’ names and surnames, article titles and journal of English references, visit online service (BSI format).

Data on authors

Names, patronymics, surnames, academic degrees and titles, positions and workplaces are given in full. Names of institutions and structural units the authors are employed at must be correct and relevant. The city and country are also included. It is recommended to provide a corresponding author’s phone and email.   


Submission Preparation Checklist

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


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with “Circulation Pathology and Cardiac Surgery”  journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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).


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ISSN: 1681-3472 (Print)
ISSN: 2500-3119 (Online)