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Author Guidelines

I. Submission requirements/publishing policy

1.1. An article should be submitted to the editorial team via official WEB-site. 

1.2. The manuscript is accepted for further consideration only if it has not been submitted to any other journals, published in the Internet or published previously.

1.3. The Author, submitting the manuscript to the Editor, assigns the Editor to publish it. The Editors have the right to provide the manuscript with any illustrated or text material, including advertisements. The Editors allow the third parties to put such content into the manuscript.

1.4. Submittion of the manuscript to the Editors implies that the Author agrees to transfer the exclusive property rights for the manuscript and other objects of the copyright, like photos, drawings, schemes, tables, etc to the Editors. The Editors obtain the right to reproduce (partly or fully) all the content submitted, including objects of the copyright, in press and on Internet; to distribute; to translate the manuscript and other provided content into any language of the world; to export and import copies of the issue where the article of the Author was published; to revise the manuscript.

1.5. The Author transfers the rights specified in clauses 1.3 and 1.4 to the Editors without any time limitations or territory restrictions, including the territories of the Russian Federation.

1.6. The Editors have the right to transfer the rights received from the author to the third party or to prohibit any use of materials published in the journal by the third party.

1.7. The Author guarantees that he or she holds the copyright to all materials submitted to the Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii. In case of violation of this guarantee by the Author and consequent claims to the Editors, the Author is obliged to settle all the claims at his/her own expense. The Editors are not responsible for copyright violation by the Author.

1.8. The Author retains the right to use the published material or its parts for personal needs, including scientific and educational purposes. The Author retains the right to publish the parts of the article in other editions with obligatory reference to the main article, published in the Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii Journal.

1.9. The copyright is considered transferred to the Editors since the issue with the article passes for printing.

1.10. Reprinting of the article published in the Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii Journal by the third parties is only possible provided the written permission of the Editors. Reference to the issue of the Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii Journal in which the article was published and to the year of publication is obligatory.

1.11. The Editors are obliged to provide the Author with one copy of the issue where the article is published. The Author(s) should provide his/her (their) full mail address(es) including index(es) at the end of the manuscript.

1.12. Manuscripts can be reviewed by independent experts. All manuscripts are reviewed on the double blind reviewing basis - neither the Authors know who reviewers are, nor the reviewers know who the Author of each particular manuscript is. The name of institution, where the Author works or makes research remains confidential as well. Reviewers' comments and opinions can be sent to the Author for making changes or corrections. In case of untimely answer of the Author the Editors have the right to make their own independent scientific editing and to make corrections to the publication or to refuse to publish the article. Editing, shortening and correction of the manuscript, and changes in the graph, picture or table design are made in order they comply the standards of the Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii Journal. The meaning of the submitted content should not be changed after corrections.

1.13. The Editors are not responsible for reliability of the information presented in the manuscripts.

1.14. The Editors recommend[*] that submitted manuscripts conform the uniform requirements, stated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication" published in №1-2 of 2010, available on the Vestnik Dermatologii i Venerologii Journal website , in the "For Authors" section.

1.15. Articles submitted with violation of requirements for design and formatting will not be accepted by the Editors.

II. General recommendations for submission of original scientific works

2.1. An article should be typed using the Times New Roman font (12 points, double interval, and 2 cm top, bottom, right and left margins). The volume of an article with the list of references, schedules, drawings and tables should not exceed 12 standard typewritten pages (1 page is 1800 symbols, including spaces); a case study should not exceed 6 standard pages; reviews and lectures should not exceed 25 standard pages.

2.2. We welcome submissions that present the following categories of manuscripts

  • papers reporting the results of original research;
  • scientific reports;
  • systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Authors should create the manuscripts using the templates of the certain formats. Please, download Word templates below:

The structure of a manuscript should follow the structure presented in a template. It is obligatory to complete all the sections given in a template (exception for the manuscripts which do not provide any information for a certain section).

We strongly recommend the authors to use the TEMPLATE file for the appropriate type of manuscript (see above) and follow the recommendations set out in the file. Please note that the editorial templates for manuscripts are not perfect for whole variety of research types and study designs. So, we recommend authors to follow the international guidelines for transparent and accurate reporting data in scholarly articles collected on the EQUATOR Network platform. Reporting guidelines for the main study types:

The editorial templates do not contradict the international guidelines for a manuscript preparation, however, if difficulties arise, the authors should be more guided by international reporting guidelines.

2.3. Manuscripts should be organized as follows: 1) title page; 2) structured summary and keywords; 3) text; 4) acknowledgements (if applicable); 5) list of references (guidelines for references list preparation); 6) names and legends of pictures, tables, schemes, and photocopies in order they appear in the manuscript; 7) drawings, tables, schemes, and photocopies should be submitted on separate pages in order they appear in the manuscript. Numeration of pages should begin from the title page.

2.4. If pictures, tables, schemes, or photocopies used in the article have been published earlier, references to the authors and publication sources are necessary. It is preferable that the Author has official permission* to use such objects. The Editors recommend that figures in tables are not repeated, but only described in the text.

2.5. Manuscripts based on reviews of original research works should contain the following sections: Introduction (reflecting an urgency of a problem and research goals); Material and methods; Results; Discussion of the obtained results and Conclusion. The text should be clear, brief and without repeating. 

III. Publication of uncontrolled trials results

3.1. An uncontrolled trial is a research without control group.

3.2. Articles based on uncontrolled trials results will be accepted for publication only if the uncontrolled design of the study is mentioned in "Material and methods" and "Discussion" sections. It is important not to exaggerate significance of the obtained results in the "Conclusion" section.

IV. Ethical aspects

4.1. Trials should be held in accordance with the main principles of "Good Clinical Practice". Participants of a trial should be informed about the purposes and main aims. They must sign their written informed consent to participate in the trial. The "Material and methods" section must contain details of the above-stated procedure, and notification that Ethical committee has approved the trial report. If a trial includes radiological methods it is desirable* to describe these methods and exposition doses in the "Material and methods" section.

4.2. Patients have the right to privacy and confidentiality of their personal data. Therefore, information containing pictures, names, and initials of patients or numbers of medical documents should not be presented in the materials. If such information is needed for scientific purposes, it is necessary to get written informed consent of the patient (or the parent, the trustee, close relatives when it is applicable) for its publication in print or electronically. If necessary, written consent should be presented to the Editors at request.

4.3. Animal trials must conform to the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals, adopted by the Council for International Organizations Of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) in 1985.

V. Authorship

5.1. Each author should significantly contribute to the work submitted for publication.

5.2. If more than 4 authors are indicated in the author's list, it is desirable* to describe contribution of each author in the covering letter. If the authorship is attributed to a group of authors, all members of the group must meet all criteria for authorship. For economy of space members of the group can be listed in a separate column at the end of the article. Authors can participate in the submitted manuscript in the following ways:

  • 1) working out the concept and design or analysing and interpreting of data;
  • 2) substantiating the manuscript or checking the crucial intellectual content;
  • 3) giving final approval of the manuscript.

Participation in data gathering only does not justify the authorship (such participation should be noted in the Acknowledgements section). Manuscripts should be submitted with the covering letter containing the following information:

  • 1) the article is not submitted to any other media;
  • 2) the article has not been published earlier;
  • 3) all authors have read and approved of the manuscript;
  • 4) the article contains full disclosure of any conflict of interests,
  • 5) the author/authors are responsible for the reliability of the materials presented in the manuscript.

The author responsible for the correspondence should be specified in the covering letter. 

VI. Conflict of interests/financing

6.1. It is desirable* for authors to disclose (in a covering letter or on the title page) any possible relationships with industrial and financial organizations, which can lead to a conflict of interests with regard to the content of the article. It is also desirable to list all sources of financing in a footnote on the title page, as well as workplaces of all authors (including corporate ones).


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 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).


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

This journal charges the following author fees.


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. 

If the authors do not have the funds to pay, but the paid options arenecessary (Fast-Track or publication in Open Access), please write about this to the editor, specifying all the circumstances in as much detail as possible. We will consider your request as soon as possible and will do our best to ensure that the article is reviewed and published on mutually acceptable terms.

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