Instruction for Authors

The journal “Klinichna khirurhiya” submits for publications articles in Ukrainian, English and Russian languages.

Manuscript submissions should conform to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals elaborated by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, which are available at

All articles printed in the journal should be checked for Web availability of the text using special search systems. The uniqueness of the text is established by means of the software Uniche, Advego Plagiatus, Etxt Antiplagiat,

The journal have not  article processing and submission charges for authors. All articles are published free of charge.

Manuscript. The manuscript should be submitted to the editorial office in both electronic and paper versions.

Manuscript text format. Use Microsoft Word format (file extension * .doc, * .docx, * .rtf). The text should conform to the bibliographical and stylistical requirements. Use Times New Roman 14 pt as the font, line spacing 1.5 lines (29-30 lines per page). Page margins should be 2 cm from each side. The text must contain references to all the figures, diagrams and tables.

For easy reference relevant text passages may be marked in bold or cursive. Do not use underline. Word count: articles should between 20000 and 30000 characters including spaces (18000-20000 signs including spaces for literature reviews, 5000 signs including spaces for short messages). All the word wraps, double spaces, double line breaks must be removed from the text (automatically using Microsoft Word service “find and replace”.

File containing the text of the article must also include all the information for the publication (including figures and tables).

Manuscript structure must correspond to the template (depending from the type of the article).


Article title

Authors. Authors’ last names must be preceded by initials (O. S. Ivanenko, S. I. Shulga, I. P. Syroid).

Affiliation. Use complete institution name without abbreviations). After the institution name followed by comma list the city and country of location. If autors from different institutions participated in the investigation, then authors’ and institutions’ names should be concordated using the upper register digital indexes.

Abstract (for original investigations) must be structured as follows: aim, matherials and methods, results, conclusion).

The abstract must completely correspond to the content of the article. The text volume should not exceed 1200 signs including spaces.

Key words. Provide 3-10 key words for futher indexation of the article by search systems). Key words should coincide in Ukrainian/Russian and English.

Annotation in English

Article title. English title should be grammatically correct and completely reflect Ukrainian/Russian title.

Author names. Authors’ names must be given as in the external passport or as given in previously published articles. The authors who submit their first publication and do not have an external passport have to use the KMU-2010 transliteration standard.

Affiliation. Provide OFFICIAL English translation of the institution name.

Abstract. English version of the abstract should have the same content and structure (Aim, Matherials and Methods, Results, Conclusions) as Ukrainian/Russian one.

Keywords. For key words selection use the USA National Medical Library Thesaurus (Medical Subject Headings — MeSH).

Article text (in Ukrainian, Russian and English) structured as follows: Introduction (the relevance of the topic), aim, matherials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions.

Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest

Authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could have direct or potential influence or impart bias on the work. Although an author may not feel there is any conflict, disclosure of relationships and interests provides a more complete and transparent process, leading to an accurate and objective assessment of the work.

Awareness of a real or perceived conflicts of interest is a perspective to which the readers are entitled. This is not meant to imply that a financial relationship with an organization that sponsored the research or compensation received for consultancy work is inappropriate.

Examples of potential conflicts of interests that are directly or indirectly related to the research may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research grants from funding agencies (please give the research funder and the grant number)
  • Honoraria for speaking at symposia
  • Financial support for attending symposia
  • Financial support for educational programs
  • Employment or consultation
  • Support from a project sponsor
  • Position on advisory board or board of directors or other type of management relationships
  • Multiple affiliations
  • Financial relationships, for example equity ownership or investment interest
  • Intellectual property rights (e.g. patents, copyrights and royalties from such rights)
  • Holdings of spouse and/or children that may have financial interest in the work

In addition, interests that go beyond financial interests and compensation (non-financial interests) that may be important to readers should be disclosed. These may include but are not limited to personal relationships or competing interests directly or indirectly tied to this research, or professional interests or personal beliefs that may influence your research.

The corresponding author collects the conflict of interest disclosure forms from all authors. In author collaborations where formal agreements for representation allow it, it is sufficient for the corresponding author to sign the disclosure form on behalf of all authors.

Examples of disclosures

The corresponding author will include a summary statement in the text of the manuscript in a separate section before the reference list, that reflects what is recorded in the potential conflict of interest disclosure form(s).

Funding: This study was funded by X (grant number X).

Conflict of Interest: Author A has received research grants from Company A. Author B has received a speaker honorarium from Company X and owns stock in Company Y. Author C is a member of committee Z.

Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Financial information. Sponsorship of scientific research and the process of publication(foundation, commercial or governemental institution, private person etc.) must be indicated. Indication of amount of financing is not necessary.

Acknowledgement. The authors may express their acknowledgements to the people and institutions that were helpful in writing the article but who are not the authors.

Information about the investment of all the participants (and people mentioned in the Acknowledgement section).


  Authors (Names)   Participation
  O. S. Ivanenko   Study narrative and design
  S. I Shulga   Data collection and processing
  I. P. Syroid   Data analysis, text writing

The authors express their gratitude to (Name) for illustrations.

References. In the reference list every sourse is listed from the new line and numbered.


All the references appear in the list in the same order as in the text (not in the alphabetical order)

Quantity of references: Lectures and original studies – up to 15, literature reviews – up to 45. The precedence should be given to the articles written in the last 5-7 years.

The reference to the sourse in the text of the article is given in square brackets using the Arabic numerals.

All the authors must be listed in bibliographical description. If there are more than 6 authors, “et al.” should be added after the 6th name. Article title cannot be abbreviated. English-language medical journal abbreviations should be listed in accordance with Medline database catalogue. Domestic journal names cannot be abbreviated.

Reference list must concord with the Vancouver style. Owing to that, Cyrillic references must be additionally translated into latinic (English or transliteration). 

Use BGN / PCGN (United States Board on Geographic Names / Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use) standard recommended by international publisher Oxford University Press as "British Standard" for transliteration. For text transliteration according to the BGN standard refer to for Ukrainian, to for Russian.

Contact information. 

List concomitantly ALL THE AUTHORS of the manuscript:

  • full name (last name, first name, patronymic);
  • academic degree;
  • academic title;
  • position;
  • place of work, study (name of an institution or organization including a division, an academic department);
  • address (including zip code) and telephone of an organization;
  • personal e-mail address;
  • ORCID author ID (To obtain one, you must register at

Additional information on papers DOI, PubMed ID and etc should be given. If fewer than half of resources in the references have DOI index the article cannot be published in the international scientific journal. The resources should be verified.

Before compiling the references verify each resource at or

Transliteration of the Cyrillic script (Ukrainian language) to Latinic

Resolution of Ministry Cabinet of Ukraine from 27 January 2010 N.55 «About arrangement of transliteration of the Cyrillic script  into Latinic» approves official transliteratoion of Ukrainian alphabet to the Latinic. It regulates the existing rules of transliteration of the first and last names of Ukrainian citizens in the external passports.

Transliteration of the Cyrillic script (Russian language) to Latinic

On this site you can use for free the program of transliteration of Russian text into Latinic according to the Rules of transliteration of the State Department of the USA.

Contact information must be translated into English

Tables (not more than 4) must have numerated heading and clear understandable lines. Do not duplicate in the text the data provided in the table. References to the tables in the text are mandatory.

Figures (diagrams and schemes designed with MS Office) must be contrast and clear.

Other non-depicted illustrations should be downloaded separately as * .tif, * .jpg (jpeg), * .bmp, * .gif files. Every photo or picture’s width must not exceed 10 cm, pixel resolution not less than 300 dpi. Кожний рисунок або фотографія мають бути шириною не менше 10 см, розподільча здатність зображення не менше 300 dpi. References to the figures in the text are mandatory.

References to figures in the text are required.

Illustration files should be named according to the number of the figure in the text (Petrenko_01.jpg).

Volume of illustrations is minimal (not more than 4 pictures or photos).

Abbreviations. All used abbreviations must be expanded in table and figure notices using statistical criteria and statistical variability parametres (standard deviation, standard error etc.). Statistical significance/insignificance of the data discrepancy should be marked with the symbols *, **, #, ## etc.

Research involving human participants and/or animals

1) Statement of Human Rights

When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration or comparable standards, the authors must explain the reasons for their approach, and demonstrate that the independent ethics committee or institutional review board explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

The following statements should be included in the text before the References section:

Ethical approval: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Ethical approval: For this type of study formal consent is not required.

2) Statement on the Welfare of Animals

The welfare of animals used for research must be respected. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research ethics committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted (where such a committee exists).

For studies with animals, the following statement should be included in the text before the References section:

Ethical approval: All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

Ethical approval: All procedures performed in studies involving animals were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted.

If articles do not contain studies with human participants or animals by any of the authors, please select one of the following statement:

Ethical approval: This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.

Ethical approval: This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

Ethical approval: This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Supporting documents. On submission of the manuscript to the editorial office upload the additional files that contain scanned and authenticated copies of supporting documents in * .pdf or * .jpg format.

Cover letter must be written on the official institutional form, signed by its head and authenticated by seal.

All the authors sign the manuscript.

Submitting the manuscript, the authors consent with the fact that the article may be returned to them if it is not relevant to the scientific topic of the journal or does not correspond to the technical requirements.