Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

Objectives of the journal are:

  • distribution of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers about clinical and research orthopedics and related;
  • exchange of practical experiences;
  • announcing future scientific events;
  • providing information concerning past scientific events, significant and memorable dates in the field.

 

Sections

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

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CLINICAL STUDIES

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THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES

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RESEARCH METHODS

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MODERN TECHNOLOGIES IN TRAUMATOLOGY AND ORTHOPEDICS

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CASE REPORTS

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TRAUMA AND ORTHOPEDIC CARE

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FOR RESEARCHERS

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SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

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DATA OF JOINT ARTHOROPLASTY REGISTERS

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REVIEW

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LETTERS TO EDITOR

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OBITUARIES

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JUBILEE

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MATERIALS OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL CONFERENCE "ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM PATHOLOGIC ANATOMY"

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LECTURE

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OBITUARY

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EDITORIAL

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RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

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COVID-19

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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN TRAUMA AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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COMMENTS

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Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts undergo a peer review before publication. The peer review process can be broadly summarized into 4 stages.

The first stageeditorial office assessment. The handling editor checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The handling editor checks also that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original. Each article is evaluated for possible plagiarism by Antiplagiat system for Russian-language papers and by Duplichecker – for English-language papers. If the paper is not appropriate it may be rejected without further peer review. As a rule, this stage takes about 5-7 days.

The second stage – the statistical review: the assessment of statistical methods correctness by an expert in biomedical statistics. Duration – about 7 days.

The third stage – double-blind peer review in which both authors and reviewers are unknown to each other. The handling editor sends invitations to individuals he or she believes would be relevant in that field. The decision on the reviewer selection is made by the editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief or executive secretary of editorial board. If necessary, additional invitations are sent to experts until at least two consents for reviewing are received. This stage takes about 4 weeks, but it can be extended on the reviewer request.

Each review is submitted to the journal, with one of the following recommendation:

  • accept paper;
  • revisions required;
  • resubmit review;
  • reject paper.

If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

All reviewer’s comments are sent by email to the author(s). Authors also can track the review stages in their personal account on the journal's website.

Authors can revise a paper within 3 months. The revised paper is re-submitted for peer review. In total, there are two rounds of peer review, i.e. authors can correct the paper in accordance with the reviewer’s comments two times. If only minor changes were requested this follow-up review might be done by the handling editor. If the authors refuse to edit the article, they must inform the editorial board about it.

The fourth stage. Upon receipt of the revised submission, the manuscript undergoes final stage of the review process. Positive reviews does not guarantee the acceptance, as final decision in all cases lies with the Editorial Board. By his authority, editor-in-chief rules final solution of every conflict.

Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the authors of the scheduled date of publication.

Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited for 5 years.

All reviews are uploaded in the RSCI and added to the reviewer's personal account.

 

Publication Frequency

Regular issues publish quarterly, 4 times a year.

 

Open Access Policy

Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication.

Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

For more information please read BOAI statement.

This journal's articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly.

 

 

Archiving

The journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve all the published articles. The PKP PN is a part of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

Also, the journal makes full-text archives on the Russian Science Electronic Library (eLibrary.ru) platform.

 

Indexation

Articles in “Traumatology and Orthopedics”are indexed by several systems:

  • Russian Scientific Citation Index (RSCI) – a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The RSCI project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (elibrary.ru)
  • EMERGING SOURCES CITATION INDEX - a new index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) expands the citation universe and reflects the growing global body of science and scholarly activity. ESCI complements the highly selective indexes by providing earlier visibility for sources under evaluation as part of SCIE, SSCI, and AHCI’s rigorous journal selection process. Inclusion in ESCI provides greater discoverability which leads to measurable citations and more transparency in the selection process ().
  • Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. The Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America's largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.
  • Base  is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 240 million documents from more than 8,000 content providers. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.
  • CyberLeninka is a Russian scientific electronic library of open access. The main purpose is the popularization of science, public control of scientific publications quality, the development of interdisciplinary research.
  • Dimensions is an integrated database that allows researchers to search and analyze grants, patents, clinical trials, policy documents, and publications.
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) was launched in 2003 with 300 open access journals. Today, this independent database contains over 16 500 peer-reviewed open access journals covering all areas of science. 
  • NLM Catalog
  • SOCIONET is a mechanism for the virtual integration of heterogeneous information resources existing on the Internet, in the social sciences, decentralized both in their location on the servers of various organizations and in the form of responsibility for their content.
  • WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.
  • OpenAIRE is an EC-supported initiative to foster Open Science in Europe in order to accelerate research and boost innovation. 

 

Publishing Ethics

The provisions listed in this section are based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines WAME Professional Code of Conduct (http://www.wame.org/wame-professionalism-code-of-conduct), Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement by the Elsevier Publishing House, the Declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers "Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications" (http://rasep.ru/sovet-po-etike/deklaratsiya), Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/)

1.1. The publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal serves many purposes outside of simple communication. It is a building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. For all these reasons and more it is important to lay down standards of expected ethical behaviour by all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society for society-owned or sponsored journal "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia".

1.2.The publisher has a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process and is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that best practices are followed.

1.3. Publisher takes its duties of guardianship over the scholarly record extremely seriously. Our journal programmes record «the minutes of science» and we recognise our responsibilities as the keeper of those «minutes» in all our policies not least the ethical guidelines that we have here adopted.

2. Duties of Editors

2.1. Publication decision – The Editor of journal "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia" is solely and independently responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working on conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always underwrite such decisions. The Editor may be guided by the policies of the "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia" journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

2.2. Fair play – An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

2.3. Confidentiality – The editor and any editorial staff of "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia" must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

2.4. Disclosure and Conflicts of interest

2.4.1. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

2.4.2. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.

2.5. Vigilance over published record – An editor presented with convincing evidence that the substance or conclusions of a published paper are erroneous should coordinate with the publisher (and/or society) to promote the prompt publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant.

2.6. Involvement and cooperation in investigations – An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies.

2.7. Retracting a publicationJournal editors should consider retracting a publication if:

• they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error);

• the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication);

• it constitutes plagiarism;

• it reports unethical research.

Retraction is a mechanism for correcting the literature and alerting readers to publications that contain such seriously flawed or erroneous data that their findings and conclusions cannot be relied upon. Unreliable data may result from honest error or from research misconduct. Retractions are also used to alert readers to cases of redundant publication (i.e. when authors present the same data in several publications), plagiarism, and failure to disclose a major competing interest likely to influence interpretations or recommendations.

The main purpose of retractions is to correct the literature and ensure its integrity rather than to punish authors who misbehave.

Articles may be retracted by their author(s) or by the journal editor. In some cases, retractions are issued jointly or on behalf of the journal’s owner (e.g. a learned society or publisher). However, since responsibility for the journal’s content rests with the editor s/he should always have the final decision about retracting material. Journal editors may retract publications (or issue expressions of concern) even if all or some of the authors refuse to retract the publication themselves.

3.    Duties of Reviewers

3.1.Contribution to Editorial Decisions – Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Publisher  shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

3.2.Promptness – Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor of "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia" and excuse himself from the review process.

3.3. Confidentiality – Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.

3.4. Standard and objectivity – Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

3.5. Acknowledgement of Sources – Reviewers  should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

3.6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

3.6.1. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

3.6.2. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

4. Duties of Authors

4.1.Reporting standards

4.1.1. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

4.1.2. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion’ works should be clearly identified as such.

4.2. Data Access and Retention – Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

4.3. Originality and Plagiarism

4.3.1. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

4.3.2. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

4.4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

4.4.1. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal of primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

4.4.2. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

4.4.3. Publication of some kinds of articles (eg, clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication. Further detail on acceptable forms of secondary publication can be found at www.icmje.org.

4.5. Acknowledgement of Sources – Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

4.6. Authorship of the Paper

4.6.1. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

4.6.2. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

4.7.Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

4.7.1. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

4.7.2. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

4.8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

4.8.1. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

4.8.2. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage.

4.9. Fundamental errors in published works – When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the editor or publisher of "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia" journal and cooperate with Publisher to retract or correct the paper, If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper.

5. Duties of the Publisher (and if relevant, Society)

5.1. Publisher  should adopt policies and procedures that support editors, reviewers and authors of "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia" in performing their ethical duties under these ethics guidelines. The publisher should ensure that the potential for advertising or reprint revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

5.2. Publisher should support "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia" editors in the review of complaints raised concerning ethical issues and help communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.

5.3. Publisher should develop codes of practice and inculcate industry standards for best practice on ethical matters, errors and retractions.

5.4. Publisher  should provide specialised legal review and counsel if necessary.

The section is prepared according to the files (http://health.elsevier.ru/attachments/editor/file/ethical_code_final.pdf) of Elsevier publisher (https://www.elsevier.com/) and files (http://publicationethics.org/resources) from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE - http://publicationethics.org/). 

 

 

Author fees

Publication in  “Traumatology and Orthopedics is free of charge for all the authors.

The journal doesn't have any arcticle processing charges.

 

 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

Plagiarism detection

Editorial Board of the journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” use native russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

 

Preprint and postprint Policy

Prior to acceptance and publication in journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia”, authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.

As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in  “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” we suggest that the link to the article on journal's website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.

Glossary (by SHERPA)

Preprint - In the context of Open Access, a preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers or draft conference papers.
 
Postprint - The final version of an academic article or other publication - after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author. As a general term this covers both the author's final version and the version as published, with formatting and copy-editing changes in place.

 

Data sharing policy

Authors are encouraged to make the research data that support their publications available but are not required to do so. The decision to publish will not be affected by whether or not authors share their research data.

Definition of research data

This policy applies to the research data that would be required to verify the results of research reported in articles published in the journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia”. Research data include data produced by the authors (“primary data”) and data from other sources that are analysed by authors in their study (“secondary data”). Research data includes any recorded factual material that are used to produce the results in digital and non-digital form. This includes tabular data, code, images, audio, documents, video, maps, raw and/or processed data.

Definition of exceptions

The data that is not a subject to public disclosure may be delivered as follows: deposited in science data repositories with limited access or preliminary anonymised. An author can also publicly deliver metadata only and/or description of the method of access to the data under requests from other scholars.

Data repositories

The preferred mechanism for sharing research data is via data repositories. Please see or https://repositoryfinder.datacite.org/ for help finding research data repositories.

Data citation

The Editorial Board of the Journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia”welcomes access to data under Creative Commons Licenses. Editorial Board of the Journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia”does not insist on the obligatory use of Creative Commons in case when the data is deposited in the repositories of the third party. The Publisher of the Journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” does not assert any copyrights for the data submitted by the author together with the article.  

Questions regarding the observation of that policy shall be sent to the executive secretary of the Journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia”.

 

Advertising policy

1. The advertising policy of the journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” is based on the WAME Recommendations on Publication Ethics Policies for Medical Journals and the Law of the Russian Federation “On Advertising”.

2. The journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” generates revenue from advertising, which creates a potential conflict of interest. Editors' decisions do not depend on the cost of advertising or producing reprints. Advertisers and sponsors have no influence over the editor's decisions, regardless of the terms of advertising or other agreements.

3. The volume of advertising materials in the magazine should not exceed 5%.

4. Reprints should be published only in the form in which they were originally published in the journal (including subsequent corrections), so there should be no additions or changes in them.

5. Advertisements in the journal must be related to products or drugs used in traumatology and orthopedics, medical education or scientific symposia.

6. The content of special (additional) issues is regulated only by the decisions of the editor, sponsors or advertisers cannot influence its content. The articles in supplements underwent a standard peer review procedure.

7. The functions of editor and advertising manager in the magazine are separate.

8. The editorial board of the journal does not accept for consideration and does not print advertising articles (both on a reimbursable and free basis).

9. Commercial advertisements must not appear adjacent to any editorial or article that discusses the advertised product, nor must they contain references to the issue of the magazine in which they appear.

10. Advertising content must be distinguished from editorial and other materials so that the difference between them is obvious.

11. The publisher does not allow any advertising campaigns to draw attention to the treatment or drugs associated with a particular article. Advertisers in the ad module cannot link to scientific articles using keywords.

12. Ads must not be deceiving or misleading. Advertising should not exaggerate the actual characteristics of the advertised product. Ads must not contain offensive considerations of a religious, racial, or religious nature.

13. The editors reserve the right to reject any advertising material damaging the reputation of the publisher or inappropriate to the content of the journal "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia".

14. The decision to publish an advertisement is made only with the participation of the editor and the editorial board of the journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia”.


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