Instruction for Authors

The journal “Klinichna khirurhiya” submits for publications articles in Russian and Ukrainian 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

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: not more than 20000 signs including spaces (18000 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 and Russian) structured as follows: Introduction (the relevance of the topic), aim, matherials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions.

Conflict of interest disclosure. Authors must disclose potential and clear conflicts of interests related to the manuscript.

A potential or actual conflict of interest exists when commitments and obligations are likely to be compromised by the nominator(s)’other material interests, or relationships (politic or economic), and may impact on the author and result in hiding the data or sophisticating the results.

Conflict of interests of one or more authors cannot be the reason for rejection of the article. Hiding the potential or actual conflict of interests revealed by editorial board may result in cansellation of reviewing or publishing the manuscript.

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).

Contact information. List concomitantly all the authors of the manuscript: Complete last and first name, scientific grade, academic title, position, working place (also city and country). Mark with an asterisk (*) the author responsible for the connection, his email and mobile phone number. Do not list addresses, telephone numbers or emails of the other authors.

Contact information must be translated into English or transliterated into Latinic script. 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.

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.

Ethical complience. For original study publications indicate whether the participants signed an informed consent, for studies on animals – whether the protocol was in complianc with ethical principles of the studies conducted on animals. In both cases mention whether the protocol of the study was approved by Ethics Committee.

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.