Upper Volga Medical Journal is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed medical journal publishing original research articles, reports, reviews and commentaries on all areas of medicine and biology. The emphasis of the Journal is on information that is practical for clinicians material that can be used in everyday practice or will help in acquiring new knowledge or skills that can be directly applied to patients.
The Editorial Board and the Advisory Editorial Board (Associate Editors) of
the Journal are comprised of 2 Full Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 3
Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1 Academician
of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 50 Professors and Doctors of Medical
The Editorial Board and the Advisory Editorial Board (Associate Editors) of the Journal feature a team of experts from Bruchsal (Germany), Voronezh (Russia), Ivanovo (Russia), Kursk (Russia), Makhachkala (Russia), Moscow (Russia), Ryazan (Russia), Saarbrücken (Germany), Saint Petersburg (Russia), Smolensk (Russia), Tver (Russia), Yaroslavl (Russia).
The printed version of the Journal is distributed via subscription (“Почта России” catalog(“Russian Post” catalog). Internet site of journal: medjournal.tvergma.ru.
The Journal addresses topics in the following areas of medicine:
All manuscripts submitted for publication are subject to mandatory peer
review. During the process of peer review and editing (including structural editing,
language editing and proofreading), the Editors follow the guidelines stated in the
Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly
Work in Medical Journals and the Editorial Policy Statements.
You can read the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals on http://medjournal.tvergma.ru or on www.ICMJE.org. You can read the Editorial Policy Statements on www.councilscienceeditors.org. The manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the leading experts in the corresponding field of research studies. A reviewer cannot be selected from among the team of authors (the author or co-author of the article), the research consultants (advisors) or close colleagues of the author.
Manuscripts are considered for publication or rejected by the Editorial Board on the basis of the reviews. The review is signed by the expert with his/her full name, date, academic degree, academic title and position. The review is sent to the author. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject an article if it does not meet the requirements or does not fit the scope of the Journal or return it to the author as requiring improvement. The author’s rights on the articles published in the Journal are protected by the current copyright law of the Russian Federation and confirmed by signing the Copyright License Agreement (here)).
For publication in the Journal, the Editorial Board only accepts manuscripts written in accordance with the DECLARATION OF HELSINKI Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects adopted by the 18th WMA General Assembly in 1964 and amended by the 64th WMA General Assembly in 2013. The Editorial Board checks the review and approval of the Research Ethics Committee to conduct the study described in the article.
According to the Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedicaljournals: writing and editing for biomedical publication (www.icmje.org), a conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients' welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain).
Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership or options, honoraria, patents, and paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships or rivalries, academic competition, and intellectual beliefs.
Public trust in the scientific process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how transparently conflicts of interest are handled during the planning, implementation, writing, peer review, editing, and publication of scientific work. Bias in an article can often be recognized and eliminated during thorough review of scientific methods used and results received. It is much more difficult to recognize commercial bias in medical research. Those participating in the reviewing process and editorial decisions must disclose to the Editorial Board any conflicts of interest. The information must be available to evaluate the extent of the conflict impact. The Journal does not publish articles that have conflicts of interest.
The Journal is obliged to publish information about sources of commercial support for the work.
1. The manuscript must be submitted in printed form (2 copies) and electronically (as an .rtf file). It should be formatted using 1.5 line spacing, font – Times New Roman, font size – 12. The manuscript must be signed by the head of the department on the title page (top left-hand corner) and is supposed to have a referral of the institution where the authors work. The manuscript must be signed by all the authors at the end of the article text (full name – signature). The manuscript must include the author’s (authors’) full name(s), academic position(s), academic degree(s), academic title(s), full name of the institution, the institution’s address and postal code, contact telephone number, e-mail address of each of the authors. The author who will handle correspondence at all stages of reviewing and publishing (the corresponding author) must be indicated.
2. The article must contain:
• a UDC;
• the title of the article; the name(s) of the author(s) in Russian and English;
• the author’s (authors’) place of work in Russian and English;
• contact information to be published in the Journal: address, e-mail address, telephone number;
• an abstract with key words in Russian and English;
• an introduction (background of the study);
• aims of the study;
• material and methods;
• results and discussion;
• references – list of all works the author quotes from or refers to in the article
3. Types of papers and their volumes:
• reviews and lectures – up to 12 pages;
• original research articles – up to 10 pages;
• brief papers and letters to the Editor – up to 3 pages;
• case reports – up to 5 pages.
4. Charts, Tables and Figures.
Tables are inserted into the article according to the placement of their first citation in the article. Each table should carry a title (a legend).
Figures are inserted into the article according to the placement of their first citation in the article. Each figure should carry a title (a legend).
The format of the illustrations inserted into the article should be TIFF, JPEG or PNG with a resolution of at least 300 dpi (preferably 600 dpi).
In the text of the article, abbreviations should be deciphered immediately in brackets after the first use. Abbreviations should not be used for the article title. Non-standard abbreviations should be avoided. Measurements should be reported in SI units.
Providing statistics, authors should describe statistical methods used and give measurement units.
5. References. The Reference List should contain all sources the author quotes from or refers to in the article. The number of a reference in the text has to be in brackets.
In the Reference List at the end of the article, the references appear equentially in the order in which they appeared in the text with the entries listed numerically (Arabic numbers with a period, no round brackets).
The List of References should be prepared in accordance with the ГОСТ Р 7.0.7- 2008. «Библиографическая ссылка. Общие требования и правила составления» (System of Standards on Information, Librarianship and Publishing. Bibliographical Reference. General Requirements and Rules of Making).
6. Articles previously published or submitted to another journal are not accepted.
7. Articles submitted by post-graduate students are published free of charge.
8. The full text of the article accepted for publication and contact information of one of the authors will be available online and openly accessible on the site of the Journal: http://medjournal.tvergma.ru.
Manuscripts and copies of the Copyright License Agreement signed by all the
authors should be submitted to the Editorial Office of the Journal.
Address: Tver, Ul. Sovetskaya, 4, Tver State Medical Academy, Office 9 (Office of Vice-Rector for Research).
Telephone / Fax: 8 (4822) 34-34-60,
Managing Editor: Roman Vladimirovich Mayorov,