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About the journal

Founded in 2002, Doctor.Ru is an academic and research peer-reviewed journal. In 2011, the Journal was included in the List of Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications where the key scientific findings of Ph.D. and Doctor of Science theses (List of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles) are published.Nine issues are published annually in 7 medical areas: gastroenterology, gynaecology, cardiology, neurology, paediatrics, psychiatry, and general medicine. Each issue has a circulation of 5,000 copies. The articles are published in Russian, while the abstracts are published both in Russian and English.

The Journal is included in the eLIBRARY.RU index. The 5-year impact factor of 2017 RSCI was 0.402; the Journal was ranked 52nd out of 517 in the 2017 SCIENCE INDEX rating in Medicine and Healthcare. Currently, the Journal is being integrated into the international scientific environment – the SCOPUS database. The Journal hosts original articles, reviews, diagnostic and treatment algorithms, clinical recommendations, reports and speeches. All submissions are checked for matching content with AntiPlagiarism.NET and are thoroughly reviewed. Exclusive interviews with famous doctors and scientists from Russia and Europe and healthcare executives are of utmost interest for users.

The Editor-in-chief and Chairman of the Editorial Board of Doctor.Ru is Professor V. Krasnov, PH.D., Head of the Department of Clinical and Pathogenetic Studies at Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry – a branch of V. Serbsky Federal Medical Research Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Head of the Department of Psychiatry of Continuing Professional Education at the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Public Health of Russia. The editorial board comprises editors-in-chief of thematic issues of Doctor.Ru: Gastroenterology – P. Scherbakov; Cardiology, General Medicine – Yu. Karpov; Neurology, Psychiatry – V. Krasnov; Paediatrics – N. Geppe. The editorial team includes approximately 80 well-known Russian and foreign scientists, including 12 RAS academicians. In addition to the Journal staff, various Russian teams of scientific contributors and more than 25 editors (editors-in-chief, scientific and literary editors), translators, photographers, and journalists take part in the creation of the Journal. Articles for the Journal are written by academicians and associate members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, professors, practitioners, and post-graduates.

The full version of all our materials can be found at www.journaldoctor.ru and www.eLIBRARY.RU.

To subscribe to the print and pdf versions of Doctor.Ru, please contactredactor@journaldoctor.ru. Subscription code in the Rospechat Catalogue: 18413 (for half a year), 80366 (for a year). The print version of Doctor.Ru is distributed free-of-charge during medical events (all over Russia) and through the Russian Book Chamber to Russian libraries. The pdf version is sent to doctors from the Journal’s own regularly updated database.

The Journal was registered by the Russian Ministry of Press, Broadcasting and Mass Communications (No. 77-13286 dated 5 August 2002) and re-registered by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (No. FS77-31946 dated 23 April 2008). Founded by: Non-commercial partnership to promote healthcare and medicine RUSMEDICAL GROUP, Moscow, Russia. Journal Director: E. Antoniadi

Procedure for reviewing articles submitted for publication in the academic and research peer-reviewed journal Doctor.Ru

1.     Articles submitted for publication in Doctor.Ru, except for articles mentioned in item 2, are subject to mandatory review.

2.     Articles are reviewed by a reviewer from Doctor.Ru specialising in the corresponding topic who is an expert from the editorial team or an independent expert recommended by the editorial team. Reviewers are highly qualified scientists with a scientific degree who have published at least 3 papers in the topic of the reviewed article.

3.     The reviewer may not be an author, co-author or scientific supervisor of the author who wrote the reviewed article.

4.     Articles are reviewed twice and anonymously. The reviewer does not know the name of the author; the author does not know the name of the reviewer, except in cases when the reviewer wants to make contact with the author.

5.     Reviewers are notified that articles are the author’s intellectual property and are confidential.

6.     The review period is established by the editor’s office.

7.     A review answers questions in a specific form. The length of the review is not specified. The review should provide unbiased information concerning the following:

- Article relevance and correspondence to the journal topic.

- Correspondence of the contents to the title.

- Academic novelty, theoretical and practical relevance.

- Authenticity of main research results.

- Use of literary and other references.

- Article appearance.

- Pluses and minuses of the article, corrections and amendments needed.

Following the analysis, the reviewer decides whether it is appropriate to publish the article or not: ‘recommended for publication’, ‘recommended for publication with corrections’ or ‘not recommended for publication’.

8.     If the article is recommended for publication, no further discussions are needed.

9.     Once the recommended corrections have been made, the article is reviewed by the same reviewer. If the author disagrees with the reviewer’s opinion, the article is sent to another reviewer.

10. In case of a dispute, the decision to publish the article is taken by the editor-in-chief of Doctor.Ru, or by the editorial team if necessary. 

11. If there are two negative reviews by two reviewers or one negative review of the corrected version of the article, the article is rejected without discussion by the editorial team.

12. The editor’s office sends a refusal to the author giving grounds for the refusal, and sends copies of any reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation if requested.

13. Also, articles may not be published in the following cases:

- If they have previously been published in other sources including online sources, or accepted for publication in other sources, or offered for and pending publication.

- Where the reviewer provides constructive comments: if the author fails to follow the recommendations and does not provide any substantiated objections.

- If their appearance does not comply with the requirements given in open sources, if the author refuses to correct them.

14. If the author refuses to make corrections to the materials, they should notify the editor’s team in writing about their refusal to publish the article. If the author fails to provide the corrected version within a month from when the review was sent, the editor’s office de-registers the article and notifies the author.

15. If the review is positive, the publication order is determined.

16. The editor’s office is not obliged to publish the article within a particular deadline.

17. Doctor.Ru will keep the review for 5 years as from the date when it is signed by the reviewer. Copies of reviews may be provided to the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles upon request.

Managing Editorial Board

Editorial Board Head – Professor Valery Krasnov , MD, head of Clinical and Pathogenic Psychiatry Researche at the Moscow Research and Scientific Institute of Psychiatry  – a branch of the V. Serbsky National Medical Research Institute of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Public Health of Russia, head of Psychiatry Chair of Continuing Professional Education at the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow .

Editorial Board members

Professor Natalia Geppe – MD, Head of Child Disease Chair, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow .

Professor Yury Karpov – MD, Head of Angiology, A.L. Myasnikov Instituteof Clinical Cardiology at the Russian Cardiological Research and Production Complex of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow .

Professor Luydmila Luss – MD, academician at the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Head of the Scientific and Consultation Unit at Immunology Institute of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia; professor at the Clinical Allergology and Immunology Chair of the Postgraduate Education Department, A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Health of Russia; winner of the Government of the Russian Federation award in science and engineering, Moscow .

Professor Andrey Malyavin – MD, Head of Pneumonology Chair at the Postgraduate Education Department, Head of Science at A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow .

Professor Igor Pasechnik – MD, Head of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Central State Medical Academy at the Department of Presidential Affairs, Moscow .

Professor Alexander Razumov – MD, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences;Head of the Moscow Research Centre of Medical Rehabilitation, Restorative and Sport Medicine at the Moscow Healthcare Department; chief specialist in medical rehabilitation and sanatorium-and-spa treatment at the Moscow Healthcare Department; Head of Restorative Medicine, rehabilitation and Balneology Chair at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow .

Professor Marina Khamoshina – MD, professor at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology/Perinatology Chair, Medical Department of RUDN, Moscow .

Professor Evgeny Shmelev – MD, Head of TB Differential Diagnostics and Extracorporal Therapies Unit at the Central TB Research Institute, Moscow .

Professor Petr Scherbakov – MD, Director at MERSI Presnya, professor at Gastroenterology Chair of M.F. Vladimirskiy Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute, Moscow.

Advisory Editorial Board

Allergology and Dermatology

  1. Professor Tatiana Borovik – MD, Head of the Healthy and Sick Children Nutrition Laboratory, National Medical Research Centre for Children’s Health of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  2. Professor Natalia Ilyina – MD, Acting Director of the State Research Centre Institute of Immunology, Federal Medical and Biological Agency, Moscow;
  3. Professor Nikolay Korotky – MD, Head of the Dermatovenereology Chair at the Paediatrics Department of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  4. Professor Rem Petrov – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Head of Immunology Unit, the M.M. Shemyakin–Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow;
  5. Professor Vera Revyakina – MD, Head of Allergology Unit, Federal Research Centre of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety, Moscow;
  6. Professor Luydmila Sizyakina – MD, Head of the Clinical Immunology and Allergology Chair at the Advanced Training and Professional Retraining Department, Rostov State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Rostov-on-Don.

Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Medical Rehabilitation

  1. Professor Vladimir Arkov – MD, Professor at RAS, Head of Physical and Exercise Therapy Unit, Branch No.1 of the Moscow Research Centre of Medical Rehabilitation, Restorative and Sport Medicine at the Moscow Healthcare Department;
  2. Professor Renat Gubaydullin – MD, Professor at the Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Chair, Central State Medical Academy at the Department of Presidential Affairs, Moscow;
  3. Professor Andrey Kochetkov – MD, Head of the Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine Chair, Advanced Training Institute of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia, Moscow;
  4. Professor Alexey Ovechkin – MD, Professor at the Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Chair, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow
  5. Denis Protsenko – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Senior Physician, S.S. Yudin Municipal Clinical Hospital at the Moscow Healthcare Department;
  6. Professor Marina Rassulova – MD, First Deputy Head of the Moscow Research Centre of Medical Rehabilitation, Restorative and Sport Medicine at the Moscow Healthcare Department;
  7. Professor Elena Turova – MD, Deputy Head for Science, Moscow Research Centre of Medical Rehabilitation, Restorative and Sport Medicine at the Moscow Healthcare Department.

Gastroenterology

  1. Professor Igor Bakulin – MD, Head of the Internal Diseases, Gastroenterology and Dietology Propaedeutics Chair, North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov of the Ministry of Health, St. Petersburg;
  2. Associate Professor Dmitry Bordin – MD, Head of Pancreas, Bile Ducts and Upper Alimentary Tract Pathologies Unit, A.S. Loginov Moscow Clinical Research Centre at the Moscow Healthcare Department;
  3. Professor Viktor Veselov – MD, Head of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Surgery Unit, A.N. Ryzhikh State Research Centre of Coloproctology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  4. Professor Andrey Nechipay – MD, Head of the Endoscopy Chair, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education at the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  5. Professor Marina Osipenko – MD, Head of the Internal Disease Propaedeutics Chair, Novosibirsk State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Novosibirsk;
  6. Professor Yury Starkov – MD, Head of Surgical Endoscopy Unit, A.V. Vishnevskiy Institute of Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  7. Professor Vladislav Tsukanov – MD, Head of Clinical Unit for Adult Alimentary Tract Pathologies, Research Institute of Medical Problems of the North, Krasnoyarsk;
  8. Professor Arkady Sheptulin – MD, Professor at the Internal Disease Propaedeutics Chair of the Department of General Medicine, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  9. Professor Peter Malfertheiner — BRD Professor of Medicine and chairman at the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Otto-v.-Guericke-University, Magdeburg;
  10. Professor Francis Megraud — MD, Professor, INSERM Laboratoire de Bacteriologie — C.H.U. Pellegrin Bordeaux cedex — France;
  11. Professor Colm O'Morain — ScD, MD, Professor, MRIA President, Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Health Sciences College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland;
  12. Professor Sergey V. Kantsevoy — MD, Professor, PhD, Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA;
  13. Professor Tohru Itoh — MD, Head of Endoscopy Center, Department of Gastroenterological Endoscopy, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan.

Gynaecology Endocrinology

  1. Professor Elena Andreeva – MD, Head of Endocrine Gynaecology Unit, Deputy Director of the Medical Research Centre of Endocrinology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Director at the Reproductive Medicine Institute, Moscow;
  2. Professor Mikhail Antsiferov – MD, Senior Physician of the Endocrinological Dispensary at the Moscow Healthcare Department;
  3. Professor Ivan Dedov – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the National Medical Research Centre for Endocrinology, Moscow;
  4. Professor Nina Petunina – MD, Head of the Endocrinology Chair of the Department of General Medicine, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  5. Professor Vera Prilepskaya – MD, Deputy Director for Science, V.I. Kulakov National Medical Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  6. Professor Viktor Radzinsky – Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Head of the Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine Chair, RUDN Medical Institute, Moscow;
  7. Professor Galina Savelieva – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Professor at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Chair at the Paediatrics Department of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  8. Professor Vladimir Serov – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, V.I. Kulakov National Medical Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  9. Professor Larisa Suturina – MD, Head of Reproductive Health Protection Unit, Research Centre of Family Health and Reproduction Disorders, Irkutsk;
  10. Professor Ildar Fatkullin – MD, Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Chair named after Professor V.S. Gruzdev, Kazan State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Kazan;
  11. Professor Marina Shestakova – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Deputy Director for Science and Deputy Director at the Diabetes Institute, National Medical Research Centre for Endocrinology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow.

Cardiology Internal Medicine

  1. Professor Sergey Avdeev – Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Head of the Pneumonology Chair at the Department of General Medicine, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  2. Professor Valentina Aksenova – MD, Unit Head, National Medical Research Centre of Phthisiopulmonology and Infective Diseases of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  3. Olga Boeva – MD, Head of the Centre for Clinical and Preclinical Studies, Preventive Medicine and Cardiology, Stavropol State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Stavropol;
  4. Professor Olga Bokeriya – Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, A.N. Bakulev National Medical Research Centre of Cardiovascular Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  5. Professor Elena Vasilieva – MD, Senior Physician at I.V. Davydovsky Municipal Clinical Hospital, Moscow;
  6. Professor Arkady Vertkin – MD, Head of Internal Medicine Clinics and Head of the Therapy, Clinical Pharmacology and Emergency Medical Services Chair, A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  7. Professor Gelena Gens – MD, Head of the Oncology and Radiation Therapy Chair, A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  8. Professor Mikhail Ilkovich – MD, Head of the Pneumonology Chair at Postgraduate Department, Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University of the Ministry of Health, St. Petersburg;
  9. Alexander Kalinkin – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of Sleep Medicine Centre, Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Specialised Medical Aid and Technologies of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia, Moscow;
  10. Professor Elena Karpova – MD, Head of the Paediatric Ororhinolaryngology Chair, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education at the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  11. Professor Igor Maev – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Vice Principal for Science, Head of the Internal Disease Propaedeutics and Gastroenterology Chair, A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  12. Professor Vadim Mazurov – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Chief Scientific Consultant, Head of the General Medicine and Rheumatology Chair named after E.E. Eihwald, North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov of the Ministry of Health, St. Petersburg;
  13. Professor Anatoly Martynov – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Professor at the Hospital Therapy Chair, A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  14. Professor Inna Misnikova – MD, Professor at the Endocrinology Chair of Advanced Training Department, M.F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute, Moscow;
  15. Profeanssor Igor Stepanyan – MD, Advisor to the Clinical Work and Publication Director, Leading Research Associate at the Central TB Research Institute, Moscow;
  16. Professor Ingo Fitze – MD, Head of the Interdisciplinary Sleep Centre at University Clinics Charité, Berlin;
  17. Professor Irina Chazova – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Director of A.L. Myasnikov Research Institute of Clinical Cardiology, Medical Research Centre of Cardiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  18. Professor Natalia Chernekhovskaya – MD, Curriculum Director of the Endoscopy Chair at the Surgery Department, Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education at the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  19. Professor Maria Shkolnikova – MD, Research Advisor at Yu.E. Veltischev Research and Clinical Institute of Paediatrics, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  20. Larisa Shulzhenko – MD, Head of the Pneumonology Chair at the Advanced Training and Professional Retraining Department, Kuban State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Krasnodar.

Neurology Psychiatry

  1. Professor Evgeny Gusev – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Head of the Neurology, Neurosurgery and Medical Genetics Chair, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  2. Professor Miroslav Odinik – Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Professor at the Neural Disorders Chair, S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy of the Ministry of Defence of Russia, St. Petersburg;
  3. Professor Alexander Tiganov – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Research Advisor, Research Centre of Mental Health, Moscow;
  4. Professor Lidia Turbinina – MD, Professor at the Neurology Chair of the Advanced Training Department, M.F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute, Moscow;
  5. Professor Vladislav Shamrey – MD, Head of the Psychiatry Chair, S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg;
  6. Professor Nikolay Yakhno – Academician at the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Head of the Research and Educational Clinical Centre of Neurology, Head of Research Department at the Research Centre, Professor at the Neural Disorders Chair of the Department of General Medicine, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow.

Paediatrics

  1. Professor Sergey Belmer – Academician at the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, MD, Professor at the Hospital Pediatrics Chair No. 2 of the Paediatrics Department, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow;
  2. Professor Alexander Gorelov – Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MD, Professor at the Child Disease Chair, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  3. Ivan Dronov – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Child Disease Chair, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  4. Professor Tatiana Zabolotskikh – MD, Principal of Amur State Medical Academy, Blagoveschensk;
  5. Professor Elena Konduyrina – MD, Head of the Paediatrics Chair at the Advanced Training and Professional Retraining Department, Novosibirsk State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Novosibirsk;
  6. Professor Luydmila Kozlova – MD, Deputy Chairperson of the Committee at the Federation Council for Social Policy, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
  7. Professor Igor Kon – MD, Chief Research Assistant at the Age-Specific Threpsology Laboratory, Federal Research Centre of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety, Moscow;
  8. Professor Elena Lukushkina – MD, Head of Departmental and Polyclinic Paediatrics, Privolzhsky Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Nizhny Novgorod;
  9. Professor Alexander Malakhov – MD, Professor at the Child Diseases Chair of the Department of General Medicine, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  10. Professor Marina Ohanian – MD, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Family Medicine, Mkhitar Herafsi Yerevan State Medical University, Armenia;
  11. Professor Nadezhda Podchernyaeva – MD, Professor at the Child Diseases Chair of the Department of General Medicine, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow;
  12. Professor Vera Revyakina – MD, Head of Allergology Unit, Federal Research Centre of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety, Moscow;
  13. Professor Vladimir Studenikin – MD, Academician at the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, consultant, DREAM Clinic, Dar Zhizni Clinics, Moscow;
  14. Professor Vladimir Tatochenko – MD, Advisor to the Director, Research Centre of Children’s Health, Moscow;
  15. Professor Marina Scherbakova – MD, Professor at the Children Cardiology Chair of the Advanced Training and Professional Retraining Department, RUDN, Moscow.


Journal Principles

The Journal is for doctors, scientists and teachers of higher medical education institutes. It accepts articles for review from academicians from the Russian Academy of Science, associate members, Doctors and Candidates of Science and post-graduates. The article should be previously unpublished and not forwarded for publication in any other journal. Articles are constantly accepted. 

The Journal aims to facilitate the exchange of professional medical information and enhance the skills of health care providers at all levels.  
Objectives: 

  • To publish and distribute on a wide scale materials promoting scientific knowledge among medical staff in a number of medical fields.
  • To extend the geographical location of authors and reviewers. 
  • To draw the attention of the medical community towards promising areas of development regardingRussian and foreign medicine and health care. 
  • To help implement medical achievements in practise and present them in Russian and international industry associations.

The Journal publishes materials in 8 medical fields: gastroenterology, gynaecology, cardiology, neurology, paediatrics, psychiatry, general medicine, and endocrinology.

The principles of the academic research peer-reviewed journal Doctor.Ru rest on the traditional ethics of the scientific printed matters developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for editors, reviewers and authors. The editorial staff maintains an impartial opinion on all issues touched upon in the Journal. 

 Authors should note that they must abide by the ethical principles.

Sources of financing (studies, preparation of materials and article writing, etc.) should be stated in the article. Irrespective of any actual or implied conflict of interest (including material interest) or a statement that a study or article is funded by state authorities or private companies, a decision whether to publish or not is taken following a review. A statement of conflict of interest/no conflict of interest will be an advantage for a publication because it will not only make the results credible, but also signify the reliability and openness of authors and their respect for their colleagues.

Doctor.Ru does not charge authors the publication of their materials. All materials are checked with  AntiPlagiarism.NET and are reviewed twice and anonymously.

The Journal is included in the List of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles in the following areas:

14.01.01 — Obstetrics & Gynaecology (medical science)  
14.01.02 — Endocrinology (medical science)
14.01.04 — Internal Diseases (medical science) 
14.01.05 — Cardiology (medical science) 
14.01.06 — Psychiatry (medical science) 
14.01.08 — Paediatrics (medical science) 
14.01.11 — Nervous Disorders (medical science) 
14.01.20 — Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (medical science) 
14.01.28 — Gastroenterology (medical science) 
14.03.09 — Clinical Immunology, Allergology (medical science) 
14.03.11 — Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine, Exercise Therapy, Balneology and Physical Therapy (medical science) 

The 5-year impact factor of 2017 RSCI is 0.402. The Journal is indexed in Google Scholar, Crossref, and the All-Union Institute of Scientific and Technical Information.   
Materials from the Journal can be found in Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) at: https://journaldoctor.en/

The full text of the published articles can be found at: eLIBRARY.RU

Ethics Standards

The editorial team of Doctor.Ru, an academic and research peer-reviewed journal, strives to comply with ethical standards of conduct during all stages of the publication process, strictly adhering to the rules of the following associations:

  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE),
  • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), 
  • World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), 
  • European Association of Science Editors (EASE), which set forth the rules and enforce the governing principles for the best practices in order to meet the requirements.  

The editors and publisher of the Journal adhere to the Editorial Policy Statements developed by the Council of Science Editors (CSE) stating the obligations and rights of peer-reviewed journal editors.  

Ethical Requirements for the Publisher, Editor, Reviewers and Authors

Obligations of the Publisher

1.1. The Publisher shall follow the principles and procedures that promote the fulfilment of ethical obligations by the Editors, Reviewers, and Authors of the academic and research peer-reviewed journal Doctor.Ru in accordance with these requirements. The Publisher shall ensure that any potential revenue from ads or reprints does not affect the decisions taken by the Editors.

1.2. The Publisher shall support the Editors of the academic and research peer-reviewed journal Doctor.Ru in their consideration of claims regarding the ethics of published materials and shall help liaise with other journals and/or Publishing Houses, if this helps the Editors to fulfil their obligations.

1.3. Where necessary, the Publisher shall provide the appropriate legal support (opinion and consultation).

2. Obligations of the Editor

2.1. The Editor shall evaluate the intellectual component of submissions, irrespective of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, social background, citizenship, and political views of the Authors.

2.2. The decision to publish or not to publish shall be based on the authenticity of the article and its scientific significance. The Editor may follow the policy of the Editorial Board of the research and practical peer-reviewed journal Doctor.Ru, being bound by the latest legal requirements regarding slander, copyright, lawfulness, and plagiarism.

2.3. The Editor may consult other Editors, Reviewers and the Publisher to make the decision to publish or not to publish.

2.4. The Editor and the Editorial Board of the academic and research peer-reviewed journal Doctor.Ru shall not disclose, unless necessary, information on submissions to any persons other than the Authors, Reviewers, potential Reviewers, other academic consultants and the Publisher.

2.5. Unpublished information taken from papers submitted for evaluation may not be used in personal research without the written consent of the Author. Information or ideas made available during the review and related to potential benefits shall be kept confidential and shall not be used for personal benefit.

2.6. The Editor shall refuse to review any submission (he/she shall work with other members of the Editorial Board rather than reviewing and adopting a decisions on his/her own) if there is a conflict of interest due to competitive, joint and other relations and communications with the Authors, companies and other organisations related to the submission.

2.7. The Editor providing convincing evidence that statements or conclusions in the publication are erroneous shall provide the Publisher a prompt notification of the changes and withdrawal of the publication.

2.8. The Editor and the Publisher shall take adequate measures to respond to any ethical claims related to reviewed submissions or published materials. Such measures shall generally include liaison with Authors and discussion of the respective claim or demand, but may also involve liaison with respective organisations and research centres.

3. Obligations of Reviewers

3.1. Reviewing helps the Editor decide whether to publish a submission or not and helps Authors to improve the quality of their work. The Publisher is of the opinion that all scientists who want to contribute to the publication shall carry out substantive work to review the submission.

3.2. Any chosen Reviewer who does not feel that he/she has the appropriate qualifications or sufficient time to promptly review the submission shall notify the Editor of the academic and research peer-reviewed journal Doctor.Ru, and request that another Reviewer is given the job. 

3.3. Any paper submitted for review shall be treated as a confidential document. It may not be disclosed and discussed with anyone not approved by the Editor. 

3.4. Reviewers shall provide an unbiased opinion. Personal criticism of the Author is unacceptable. Reviewers shall be clear and well-founded in their opinion. 

3.5. Reviewers shall identify important published papers related to the topic and not included in the references in the submission. Any previously published statement (observation, conclusion or argument) shall have a reference in the submission. The Reviewer shall draw the attention of the Editors to any significant similarity between the submission in question and any other published papers within the scientific competence of the Reviewers. 

3.6. Unpublished information taken from papers submitted for review may not be used in personal research without the written consent of Authors. Information or ideas made available during the review process and related to potential benefits shall be kept confidential and shall not be used for personal benefit. 

3.7. Reviewers may not review submissions if there is a conflict of interests due to competitive, joint and other relations and communications with any Author, companies and other organisations related to the submission.

4. Obligations of Authors

4.1. Authors of an original research paper shall provide reliable results and an unbiased discussion of the relevance of the research. Data underlying the paper shall contain no mistakes or errors. The paper shall contain sufficient details and references for its possible reproduction. Misleading or knowingly erroneous statements are deemed improper conduct and therefore are unacceptable.

4.2. Authors may be required to present raw data related to the submission for review. Authors shall be ready to provide access to such information (according to the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if possible, and anyway they shall keep the data saved for a reasonable period of time after publication.

4.3. Authors shall make sure that they submit a completely original paper; and where papers or ideas of other Authors are used, corresponding references or quotes shall be provided.

4.4. Any forms of plagiarism are improper conduct and are unacceptable.

4.5. Authors shall not publish a paper related primarily to one study in more than one journal as an original publication. The submission of one and the same paper to several journals simultaneously is improper conduct and is unacceptable.

4.6. Authors shall not submit a previously published article for review by another journal. 

4.7. Some types of articles (e.g. clinical recommendations, translated articles) may be published in several journals, provided their terms and conditions are complied with. Authors and Editors shall agree to repeated publication containing exactly the same data and interpretation as the original publication.

4.8. The contribution of other persons shall be acknowledged. Authors shall refer to publications which are of significance for their papers. Private data obtained, for example, during a conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties shall not be used or disclosed without express written consent of the third party. Information obtained from confidential sources such as paper reviews or the provision of grants shall not be used without the express written consent of the Authors related to the confidential sources of information.

4.9. Authors of publications may only be persons who made a significant contribution to the premise of the paper and the development, implementation and interpretation of the study. All persons who made a significant contribution shall be Co-authors. If research participants contributed greatly in a certain area of the research project, they shall be named as persons who made a significant contribution to the study.

4.10. Authors shall ensure that all participants who made a significant contribution to the study are Co-authors, that the list of Co-authors does not contain persons who did not take part in the study, and that all Co-authors reviewed and approved the final version of the paper and agreed on its publication.

4.11. If a paper involves the use of chemicals, procedures or equipment involving an unusual risk, Authors shall specify it in the paper.

4.12. If any animals or humans are involved in the project as study subjects, the Authors shall ensure that the paper specifies that all stages of the research project comply with the laws and regulations of research organisations and are approved by the respective committees. The paper shall clearly specify that all study subjects provided their informed consent. Their privacy rights shall be respected at all times.

4.13. All Authors shall disclose any and all financial and other material conflicts of interest which may be perceived as affecting the results or conclusions drawn by the Authors.

4.14. If Authors find significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication, they shall inform the Editor of the academic and research peer-reviewed journal Doctor.Ru and help the Editor to promptly withdraw the publication and correct the errors. Should the Editor or Publisher receive information from third parties that the publication contains significant errors, Authors shall withdraw the paper and correct the errors as soon as possible.


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