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Author Guidelines

General information

“Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis” aims at informing readers about a wide range of questions related to practical and experimental nephrology and adjacent disciplines (immunology, biochemistry, microbiology etc.). For more information, see "Aims and Scope".

The Journal is structured in 5 main sections:

  1. Point of view
  2. Problems of organization and economy of nephrological care
  3. Original research papers
  4. School of nephrologists
  5. Editorial information about scientific forums, comments, reviews, memorable dates.

The first section. This section publishes articles that reflect the specific concerns of the author or authors.

The second section highlights possible ways of improving organizational component of nephrological service in Ukraine at all stages of specialized medical care and its economic analysis.

The third section publishes articles which introduce the results of original research.

Section “School of nephrologists” publishes articles the main goal of which is to increase the nephrological literacy of readers.

The last section informs about main scientific and practical events, publishes the reviews, editorial information etc.

Articles submitted to Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis should be original and unpublished contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Manuscript should be written in Ukrainian, Russian or English. Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors and not upon the editors or the publisher. Authors of submitted papers should familiarize themselves with copyright transfer and sent the paper to Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis.

The papers have to be prepared according to the ethical standards in publishing.

Submission of the manuscript

Due to the indexing of the Journal by international search systems the editorial board formalizes the requirements for publications with with a view to improving the quality of the scientific material and the accession to international scientific databases.

The Authors Guidelines are drawn up in accordance with the "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals" formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Manuscripts for Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis should be submitted online at https://ukrjnd.com.ua/index.php/journal/about/submissions. For editorial questions, please contact us via e-mail ukrjnd@yandex.ua.

Paper submission is free of charge. A submission must include the Manuscript and the Copyright Form, corresponding author's complete name, affiliation, address, phone and fax numbers, ORCID and e-mail address.

Download the Copyright Form

Manuscript preparation

Authors of submitted papers should familiarize themselves with Article Sample.

Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis publishes manuscripts that present high quality clinical research relevant to the broad area of nephrology, dialysis and other adjacent disciplines. The Journal’s content also includes review articles, case reports, letter to editor and commentaries.

Articles are published in Ukrainian, Russian and English. All manuscripts should be typed 1.5 spaced on standard A-4 size paper format. Cite references and figures by Arabic numbers in the text. All weights and measures must be given in metric units. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page.

The article text file should contain all information for publication, including pictures and spreadsheets after their first mention.

The sequence of material placement:

1) The initials and surnames of the authors’ in English;

2) The title of the article in English;

3) The name of the institution or organization in English;

4) Abstract of the article in English;

5) Keywords (5-10 words or phrases that reveal the content of the article) in English;

7) The initials and surnames of the authors in the original language;

8) The title of the article (in the language of the original);

9) The name of the institution or organization (in the language of the article);

10) Abstract in the language of the article;

11) Keywords (8-10 words or phrases, revealing the content of the article) in the language of the article;

12) The text of the article (English or other languages);

13) Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest;

14) Information on the contribution of each participant;

15) List of References in accordance with the standard Vancouver stylе;

16) Information of the corresponding author: name, title, ORCID , position and place of work; e-mail (required) and working phone.

Authors: Type the full names (First, middle and last name), highest academic degree and affiliations of all authors.

Corresponding author: Designate a corresponding author and provide address, telephone number, fax and email. The authors' names in bold type, in English and the original language, leveling by the center.

It is advisable to add links to the author's official web pages (s) (https: // .......), Scopus ID, Researcher ID or ORCID ID.

Abstract & Keywords: It must be written for easy reading with no abbreviations. It should be no less than 1800 characters. The abstract of the original article should be divided into four subsections: introduction, methods, results and conclusions. Abbreviations should be avoided. There should not be any reference.

Three to ten keywords should be listed below the abstract. For selecting keywords, refer to the Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings (Available from:  http://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh).

Introduction: Introduction should describe the background knowledge, lacunae in the knowledge and why the present study was undertaken. It should be brief and not too long. Recent references should be provided.

Methods: In original article, particularly in trials, it should include design of the study, setting, inclusion criteria, exclusion criteria, primary and secondary end point, intervention and sample size calculation.

Method used if already established then a reference is sufficient. Otherwise method should be described in detail.

It should include statistics applied in the study.

It MUST include statement related to ethical clearance of the study. Even in retrospective studies, it is desirable to take ethical clearance from the institution.

Results: For parameter estimates (e.g., relative risks, hazard ratios), use 95% confidence intervals whenever possible rather than P values. Do not use “NS” for P values; provide the actual P values. P values should have only two significant decimal places, however, lower values (e.g., 0.002) are acceptable. Values smaller than 0.001 should be listed as <0.001.

Discussion and conclusions: The section "Discussion" is obligatory and should contain 3000-3500 characters without spaces. Discussion should be relevant to the aims and results of the study. Author should restrain from drawing conclusions which cannot be drawn from the study or were not the aims of the study.

References: References should be cited with Arabic numerals in square brackets. References are numbered consecutively in order of appearance in text. Multiple references are separated by closedup commas and ranges are indicated with en dash. References cited in tables or figure legends should be included in sequence at the point where the table or figure is first mentioned in text.

Requirements for the design of the References in Vancouver style is presented in detail on the website of the Journal. After each source, it is obligatory to add its Internet address (for exemple: https://ukrjnd.com.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/22).

Acknowledgments: General acknowledgments should be listed after main body of text, before the References section, and should include: ethical approval, consent to publish, availability of data and material, competing interests and financial support.

Ethical considerations. Authors reporting experimental studies on human subjects must include a statement of assurance in the Materials and Methods section of the manuscript reading that: (1) informed consent was obtained from each patient enrolled in the study and (2) the study protocol conforms to the ethical guidelines of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki as reflected in a priori approval by the institution's human research committee. In studies involving animal experimentation, provide assurance that all animals received humane care according to the criteria outlined in the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals " prepared by the National Academy of Sciences and published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH publication 86-23 revised 1985).

Every experimental or clinical study may raise controversial ethical issues (e.g., Institutional Ethical Approval for working with animal or human subjects). If any, authors should state related declaration(s), unless otherwise the following sentence should be given “None to be declared”.

Informed Consent. In the case of research on human subjects, informed consent and other ethical considerations should be mentioned in the "methods" section of the manuscript. The author should include a statement that informed consent was obtained for any experimentation with human subjects. As Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis follows ICMJE, please consider their guideline for more information. In cases where a study involves the use of live animals or human subjects, the author should also include a statement that all experiments were performed in compliance with the relevant laws and institutional guidelines, and also state the institutional committee(s) that has approved the experiments. Moreover, the templates can be seen from WHO.

Conflict of Interests. The authors must declare any conflict of interests of contributed authors very briefly in a separate paragraph at the end of the paper. All sources of funding should be declared; unless otherwise the following sentence should be given “Authors declare no conflict of interests”. Authors must identify any potential financial conflicts of interest before the review process begins. Declared conflict of interest will not automatically result in rejection of paper but the editors reserve the right to publish any declared conflict of interest alongside accepted. The following would generally be regarded as potential conflicts of interest:

  • Direct financial payment to an author for the research or manuscript production by the sponsor of a product or service evaluated in an article.
  • Ownership of shares by an author in the company sponsoring a product service evaluated in an article (or in a company sponsoring a competing product).
  • Personal consultant for companies or other organizations with a financial interest in the promotion of particular health care products and services.

Source of Funding. Authors are required to specify the source of funding for their research when submitting a paper. The information will be disclosed in the Acknowledgements section of the published article.

Gratitude. Authors can express gratitude to the individuals and organizations that contributed to the publication of the article, but not its authors.

Contribution. Information about the contribution of each participant (and the persons indicated in the section "Gratitude").

The review process

Reviewing (expert evaluation) of manuscripts of scientific articles is carried out to maintain a high scientific and theoretical level of the journal and to select the most valuable and relevant scientific papers. Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis uses Double-Blind Peer Review (anonymity of the reviewer and author). The review process is free of charge. More details on the review process.

The Journal does not accept any forms of plagiarism and has its own special criteria for its identification. We use software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts: Detector Plagiarist, Antiplagiat, eTXT. Manuscripts in which plagiarism or textual borrowings are found without reference to the original source are rejected by the editorial board for publication in the Journal. More details on Journal's Plagiarism policy.

Article Processing Charge

Article Processing Charge is free of charge. All costs for financing the Journal are borne by State Institution «Institute of Nephrology NAMS of Ukraine" and National Kidney Foundation of Ukraine.  So the Journal does not levy any charges.

Copyright Notice

If the article is accepted for publication in the Ukrainian Journal of Nephrology and Dialysis the author must sign an agreementon transfer of copyright. Download the Copyright Form.

Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this Journal.

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