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Author Guidelines

When writing these instructions were used International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Recommendations.

1. Articles in “Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal” are published in Ukrainian, Russian, English.

2. Article given for publication should consist of such parts:

Title of the article
Lower-case letters. NO CAPS.

Surname and initials of the authors
If authors work in different units/departments of the same institution or in different institutions, their surnames are indicated by superscript¹.

Unit/department and institution, city, country
If authors work in different units/departments of the same institution or in different institutions, place of job is indicated by superscript¹ according to surname.

The text — up to 40 000 characters, structured as follows (for original research):
Materials and methods
Results and discussion

Reference Guide see below (item 3, References).

Summary in three languages (Ukrainian, Russian, English) structured as follows:
Surname and initials of the authors
If authors work in different units/departments of the same institution or in different institutions, their surnames are indicated by superscript¹
Unit/department and institution, city, country
If authors work in different units/departments of the same institution or in different institutions, their place of work is indicated by superscript¹ according to surname.
Title of the article
Text — not less than 1800 characters structured as follows (for original research):
Materials and methods
Key words

Information about authors in three languages (Ukrainian, Russian, English)
Surname, name and patronymicin in full of each author
e-mail of each author
ORCID of each author. Register here
Address of author’s affilation (street, number, city, country, zip code)

The manuscript should be submitted in one file by format Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx).

3. Requirements for composites of the article.

The list of applied statistical methods and programs for calculations should be given in “Materials and methods”. In the article, at the first mention of the method it’s name, the calculated indicator and significance should be given (chi-square χ2=1,86, p=0,172).
Average values are given as M±m: M — arithmetical mean, m — error of the mean.
In the text and tables significance of p should be given as p=... not p<... .
The correlation coefficients are given just with p for instance (r=0.777; p=0.007).

Should be made in Word. They are given in the text after first mention.

Graphs, charts
May be implemented in Word or any other program. Graphs and charts with captions are given in the text after their first mention. If graphs and are not in Word, they should be given as separate files in their original format or as TIFF or JPG (at least 700 pixels).
Color images will be displayed in color online but in grayscale in the print edition.

Images and photos
Images and photos with captions are given in the text after their first mention. And attached as separate files (TIFF or JPG — at least 700 pixels).
In total — not more than 10 illustrations. If more than 10 illustrations are needed — the issue will be solved individually, if in the opinion of the editorial board, they are of particular interest to readers..
Color images will be displayed in color online but in grayscale in the print edition.

are given according to International System of Units (SI)

are given according to the International Anatomical Nomenclature

are given according to International Classification of Diseases


Credit the sources in order of your citing.

Give the references in square brackets.

It is preferred to have at least 50 % of references have been published over last 5 years.

Provide the citation of sources in Vancouver style [Guide] [Samples ].

The references should contain doi and PMID (if any, and PMCID), in the absence of them URL of the paper. The sources are preferred to be found in the Internet.

PubMed uses Vancouver style (with doi, PMID AND PMCID). To extract article description correctly from this database find Format icon in the top left corner on the page with sought paper. Abstract is per default. Select Summary (text). In the appeared window copy the text. This is your reference in Vancouver style with doi and PMID (PMCID).

If there is no doi in PubMed, search for it in CrossRef.

The references list should contain the surnames of all authors of cited source.

Avoid citing such types of sources as:
- Instructions for equipment and drugs;
- Scientific conference and symposium abstracts
- Dissertations, synopsis;
- Textbooks
If necessary mention this source in the text in parenthesis. Give the reference in Vancouver style.

If citing a scientific work in Cyrillic provide its bibliographies in the original language and in English (if there is English abstract) or Romanize them if there is no English abstract. Follow the title with the original language.

Romanize Cyrillic sources by BGN standards using automatic Romanizing systems:
- for Ukrainian
- for Russian

Samples for Cyrillic article submitting

With English abstract:

5. Ponomarenko SO. The role of ultrasonography in differential diagnosis of degenerative disk disease of the lumbar spine. Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Prosthetics. 2015;(2):70-75. Ukrainian. doi: 10.15674/0030-59872015270-75.
Пономаренко С.О. Роль ультразвукового дослідження в диференційній діагностиці остеохондрозу поперекового відділу хребта. Ортопедия, травматология и протезирование. 2015;(2):70-75. doi: 10.15674/0030-59872015270-75.

Without English abstract:

6. Gromashevskaya LL. «Srednie molekuly» kak odin iz pokazateley «metabolicheskoy intoksikatsii» v organizme. Laboratornaya diagnostika. 1997;(1):11-6. Russian.
Громашевская ЛЛ. «Средние молекулы» как один из показателей «метаболической интоксикации» в организме. Лабораторная диагностика. 1997;(1):11-6.

Samples of typical sources

Article in the journal with doi, PMID, PMCID
Shah SS, Goregaonkar AA, Goregaonkar AB. Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis of the Lumbar Spine in a Six-year-old Child: A Case Report. J Orthop Case Rep. 2017 Mar-Apr;7(2):40-43. doi: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.742. PubMed PMID: 28819600; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5553834.

Article in the journal with doi and PMID
Van Zundert J, Van Boxem K, Joosten EA, Kessels A. Clinical trials in interventional pain management: optimizing chances for success? Pain. 2010 Dec;151(3):571-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.08.038. PubMed PMID: 20851522.

Article in the journal with URL only
Kurtz A. Chronic Osteomyelitis: Operation with Large Drill and High-Speed Motor. [Internet]. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1930;12(1):182-183 [cited 2015 Jul 14]. Available from:

Book with authors
Kim D, Sengupta D, Cammisa F, Yoon D, Fessler R. Dynamic Reconstruction Of The Spine. 2nd ed. New York: Thieme; 2015.

Book with editors
Bilyy VYa, editor. Viys'kova khirurhiya z khirurhiyeyu nadzvychaynykh sytuatsiy. Ternopil: Ukrmedknyha; 2004. Ukrainian.

Chapter of a book
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Conference proceedings
Aziz T. Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain. In: Abstracts book of the VI Ukrainian Congress of Neurosurgery; 14-16 June 2017; Kharkiv, Ukraine. Kyiv (Ukraine): Ukrainian Association of Neurosurgeons; 2017. p. 159.

Sapon MA, inventor; Sapon MA, assignee. Device for cooling the human brain. Patent of Ukraine 101500. 2015 September 10.

Muravskiy AV. Traumatic brain injury in boxers (clinical features, diagnosis, prognosis) [dissertation]. Kiev (Ukraine): Romodanov Neurosurrgery Institute; 2016.

Electronic source
Radiosurgery Practice Guideline Initiative: Stereotactic Radiosurgery For Patients With Pituitary Adenomas [Internet]. The IRSA (International RadioSurgery Association); 2004. [cited 2014 April 17]. Available from:

More samples see

The manuscript with references format problems will be returned to the author to be improved.

The authors are responsible for accuracy and completeness of their references. If the source is not real or the link is dead the manuscript will be returned to be improved.

4. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information, citations and references. However, the editorial board reserves the right to edit the article or refuse to publish it if the submitted paper doesn’t correspond the above mentioned requirements.

5. Materials are accepted by e-mail or on-line. Materials sent to the editorial board by ordinary mail will not be considered and returned.


Updated October 30, 2018


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.

  1. This submission was not previously published and do not were sent to editors of other journals.
  2. Submission of the manuscript for publication agreed with the head of the institution (department, faculty), based on which conducted the study.
  3. The survey results are not falsified.
  4. The manuscript does not contain plagiarism.
  5. The manuscript conforms Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal (see Author Guidelines).
  6. Manuscript submitted a file in Microsoft Word.
  7. All figures (in graphical format) is also archived (rar, zip), and a cover attached file.

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