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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines are based on the CSE's White Paper on Promotion Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications, 2012 Update and on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, December 2016.

Aims and objectives of journal "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia":

  • · to inform Russian and foreign readers about new experimental and clinical studies in the traumatology and orthopedics,
  • · to provide a platform for scientific discussion and consensus on the controversial aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system in adults and children,
  • · to assist in expanding cooperation between Russian and foreign experts in the traumatology and orthopedics for the formation of modern traumatology and orthopedic practice.


The journal accepts for the publication high-quality work performed in compliance with the principles of evidence-based medicine.

The journal publishes:

• editorial articles;
• original articles containing the results of clinical and experimental studies;
• analytical and systematic reviews of literature on relevant topics of interest to a wide readership based on a critical analysis of modern papers;
• descriptions of rare clinical cases with their discussion.


For the most interesting articles publishes comments of leading experts in this field.
The journal accepts materials from postgraduates, applicants, doctoral students, research staff, doctors and experts in this field. 


By submitting an article to the journal "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia", you confirm that:

- the article has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration in another journal;

- all of the co-authors agree with the current version of the article.

All submitted articles should be prepared in according with international standards of good publishing practice.

The editors of the journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” recommends to the authors use checklists and flow diagrams developed by international organizations in the field of healthcare.

The EQUATOR library (Enhancing the Quality and Transparency of Health Research) provides recommendations on the preparation and design of scientific articles, the ethics of publications, and also guidelines for editors and reviewers.

For preparing articles, those reflecting the results of randomized clinical researches, we recommend using «CONSORT 2010 checklist of information to include when reporting a randomizes trial».

For Reporting animal research in vivo, you can use “The ARRIVE Guidelines for Reporting Animal Research

For articles reflecting observational studies (case-control or cohort study)

 «The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) Statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies»,

Reporting checklist for cohort study,

Checklist of items that should be included in reports of case-control studies

Reporting checklist for cross sectional study

In preparing systematic reviews - «PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses)»

«Reporting checklist for case report or case series»

In the preparation of articles, reflecting the results of qualitative researches: «SRQR (Standards for reporting qualitative research)» , Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research

In the preparation of articles reflecting the results of prognostic studies: STARD 2015: An Updated List of Essential Items for Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy Studies



Name of the author(s)

The journal "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia" adheres to the next authorship criteria developed by ICMJE and COPE:

  • a significant contribution to the development of a research concept or design; or collection, analysis or interpretation of data;
  • writing the text of an article or editing it for important intellectual content;
  • approval of the final version of the article for publication;
  • consent to be responsible for all aspects of the article, ensuring proper investigation and resolution of issues related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work.

Any changes in the list of authors after submitting the article to the editorial office must be approved by all authors. The responsible author is the contact person between the publisher and other authors. He should inform the co-authors and involve them in making decisions on publication issues (for example, in the case of a response to the comments of reviewers);

The names of people who do not meet the criteria for authorship, but who provided support in writing the article, are indicated in the "Gratitude" section.

When indicating the authors of the article, the surname should be indicated after the initials of the name and patronymic (I.I. Vasiliev, V.V. Ivanov).


Authors’ affiliation

The affiliation includes the next information: the full official name of the organization, city and country. If authors from various institutions participated in the preparation of the article, it is necessary to indicate the affiliation of each author to a particular institution using a superscript.


The title of the article

The title of the article should correspond to its content. The title of the article should be informative, concise, consistent with the scientific style of the text, contain the main keywords that characterize the research topic and the content of the work. Readers and search engines should easily understand the title. Abbreviations and formulas are not recommended.

The abstract

Recommended volume of structured abstract: 200-250 words. The abstract should contain the same sections as the article: a brief justification of relevance, purpose or hypothesis, methods, results, conclusion. The abstract should not contain abbreviations (the exception of the well-known) and references to the literature.


It is recommended to cite 5-7 words or phrases on the topic of the article. It is advisable that the keywords do not duplicate the title of the article, but supplement it. To select keywords, you can use the Medical Subject Headings keyword thesaurus to index articles.



The journal adopted the international format of IMRAD articles (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion), which is required for publications based on empirical research.

The introduction should include the purpose of the study with imperative references to relevant the previous works.

The description of the methods in section "Materials and Methods" should be as short as possible but sufficient for replay the work by a qualified investigator. This section should also contain the names of the manufacturer (including the country) of the devices, endoprosthesis, materials. The trade names of drugs should be replaced by the name of the active agent. Just only new manipulations should be described in detail; previously published manipulations should merely be referred to by literature.

 If the manipulation is not generally known, it is appropriate to mention the principles of the work and the author(s).

The Results are usually presented in illustrations and tables; some results that do not need documentation can be given in the text.

The extensive discussion should not be given in this section and should be limited just to explain the logical links between the described experiments.

It is encouraged to use the diagrams to illustrate the major results. The methods, which used for statistical processing, should be listed. If a statistical software was used for data processing, it is necessary to indicate its name, version, name of the developer-company and country.

The discussion should be related to interpretation, not to summarizing.


Funding: (government funding, grants, sponsorship)



In this section, the authors are grateful to the people who participated in the work on the article, but are not its authors. Participation in the work on the article implies: recommendations for improving the research, providing space for research, departmental control, single types of analysis, providing reagents / patients / animals / other materials for the research.


Conflict of interests

The author must notify the editor of the following real or potential conflicts of interest:

• support for research by commercial companies, authors should describe the role of the sponsor in carrying out the study and in deciding to publish its results. If the source of funding was not involved in the process as described above, authors should also indicate this.

• relations with commercial companies, which may be considered as having interest in the field of issues covered in the article;

• non-financial links related to the article submitted to the press.

If there is no conflict of interest, authors should also report this. Example wording: "The author declares no conflict of interests."


Information about authors

Full names, academic degree, academic title, position and name of the institution in which the author works, email.



The illustrations should be inserted into the text of the article to facilitate editing and reviewing, also should be presented as separate files in TIFF or JPEG format with a real resolution of 300-600 dpi.

The illustrations must be downloaded as additional files when submitting articles through a personal account on the journal’s website. Image files should be given a name corresponding to the number of the picture in the text.

The illustrations should be clear and contrasting, their total number should not exceed 12 (all X-ray pictures, photographs in grouped illustrations are taken into account). Not necessary to combine separate images into collages, each should be downloaded as a separate file.

All figures (photographs, X-ray pictures, graphs, charts, diagrams) should have sequential numbering, and the numbering of digital files should correspond to their number in the text of the article. Triple numbering is not allowed, for example fig. 1 a-1, 2 b-2, etc.

Charts and graphs should be presented in Excel files.

Each figure in the text of the article must have a link. Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photographs should contrast with the background. Captions for illustrations are located directly below the picture. All designations, inscriptions in figures (including graphs and diagrams) and figure captions should be presented in Russian and English. Signatures to micrographs must indicate the staining method and magnification (for example, staining with hematoxylin and eosin; × 200).

You can borrow the illustrations without permission of the copyright holder only if this is an open access article distributed in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY license, which allows unlimited use, distribution, and reproduction provided that the original work is correctly cited. In other cases, you must provide written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction.


It is allowed to place no more than 6 tables in the text of the article. Including data in tables instead of the text can reduce the volume of the article. The tables must be sequentially numbered in the order of their first mention in the text; each table should have a name and a link to it in the text. It should be clarified which parameters of statistical variability were estimated, for example, standard deviation or standard error of the mean. Do not duplicate the data contained in the table, in the text of the article, in graphs or charts.



The number of literature sources in the list for original articles should be 30-60 titles, for literature reviews –60-100.

The journal uses the Vancouver citation format, which implies a reference to the source of literature in square brackets and the subsequent mention of sources in the list of references in the order of mention in the text.

Only peer-reviewed sources are included in the list of references (articles from scientific journals and chapters from monographs). It is not recommended to include patents, textbooks, study guides, state standards, statistical reports, articles in socio-political newspapers, websites and blogs in the list of references. If you need to refer to such information, you should put the source information in a footnote. Instead of references to dissertations or abstracts of dissertations, reference should be made to published articles by this author. References to articles accepted for publication but not yet published should be marked with the words “in print”. Authors must obtain written permission to link to such documents and confirmation that they are accepted for publication.

In the description of the source should be represented by at least 6 first authors.

Shorten the name of English journals should be in accordance with the catalog of PubMed journals (

In the description of the source should be indicated DOI when present.


The examples

Article from foreign journal:

Nagai K., Aoyama T., Yamada M., Izeki M., Fujibayashi S., Takemoto M. et al. Quantification of changes in gait characteristics associated with intermittent claudication in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2014;27(4):136-142.

doi: 10.1097 / BSD.0b013e3182a2656b.


Article from Russian-language journal:

Kardanov A.A., Bualy N.M., Rusanova V.V., Nepomyashchiy I.S. [Results of surgical treatment of Haglund’s disease]. Travmatologiya i ortopediya Rossii [Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia]. 2013; (1): 67-71. doi: 10.21823 / 2311-2905-2013--1-67-71.


Chapter from the monograph:

Dryagin V.G., Kuropatkin G.V., Danilyak V.V. RM cup: experiences in Russia. In: Horne G., ed. Hip-joint surgery: the RM cup: long-term experience with an elastic monobloc acetabular implant. Hamburg: Einhorn-Presse, 2008. pp. 57-64.

The name of the journal and the name of monographs and collections are in italics, after the initials, periods are put. There is no comma between the author’s last name and initials.

Internet Resources

The name of the material on the site. Name of the site; 2016 [updated October 19, 2016; cited October 30, 2016]. Available:


Australian Orthopedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. Hip, Knee & Shoulder Arthroplasty: 2018 Annual Reports. Access Mode:

Note: it is preferable to indicate a link to the material from the site that is mentioned in the article. The link to the main page is not informative and does not provide an opportunity to verify the information.


The procedure of submitting an article to the editors

The main way to submit the article to the editor is to upload through the personal account on the journal’s website.

Anniversary articles, information on upcoming and past symposia can be sent by e-mail in the form of attached files to the editorial office: The date of receipt of the article by e-mail is considered the date of its receipt by the editor.

When submitting the article, the following files must be downloaded:

1. The main file

Manuscripts submitted to the editorial office undergo a double-blind peer review process, in accordance with which they are sent to experts without specifying the authors and their institutional affiliation. So that, the main file should not contain the names of the authors and the names of institutions. It should consist of the next sections:

Title of the article

A structured resume with a volume of 250-400 words, which sets out the summary of the article: relevance, aim of the research, material and methods, results (specific data and their statistical significance) and conclusions. According to the author’s summary, the essence of the article should be understandable, factual data, discovered interconnections and patterns should be given in it. Abbreviations should be avoided.

Keywords or phrases (from 3 to 6) that will contribute to the proper indexing of the article. It is recommended to use terms from the list of medical subject headings U.S. National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings

Text of the article

Conflict of Interests


2. Title page

• Title of the article.

• Surnames and initials of authors, always list the author's surname before listing his or her initials.

• The full name of the institution or hospital where the author or authors work and departmental affiliation; city, country. If authors work in different organizations, their affiliation to the institution is indicated by numbers.

• Email address and mobile phone number of all the authors.

3. Complete data on the authors, which necessary for processing the journal in the Russian Science Citation Index: full name, academic degree, academic title, position and name of the institution in which the author works, email addresses.

4. Information about the personal contribution of the authors.

5. References.

6. License Agreement

According to the IV part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, which has entered into force, since 2012, between the authors of the articles and the editors of the journal, a License Agreement has been concluded to provide the publisher with the right to use the work. An electronic version of the contract filled out and signed by all authors should also be downloaded as an additional file.

8. Pictures in JPEG format. When downloading files, be sure to indicate the number of the figure corresponding to its number in the text of the article.


The interaction between the editorial board and an authors

The editorial board communicate with the corresponding author, however letters can be sent to all authors for whom the email address is indicated.

All of the articles presented in the journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” are pre-screened by the executive secretary of the journal for compliance with formal requirements. At this stage, the article may be return to the authors for revision with a request to correct errors or add missing data. Also, at this stage, the article may be rejected due to inconsistency with the objectives of the journal, lack of the originality, lack of the scientific significance.

After the first test, the executive secretary passes the article to the expert of biomedical statistics to verify the statistical analysis correctness.

If the answer is yes, the article is sent through the electronic editorial board to a few reviewers (usually two) with an indication of the review period. A notification is sent to the author. In the arguable cases, the editor may appoint an extra review. However, the chief editor makes the final decision.

If a decision has been made to accept an article for publication, the editors notify the authors of the publication deadlines.

If it is necessary to modify an article, reviews and comments from reviewers are sent to the authors. There are 2 months for revision of the article. If during this time the authors did not submit a revised version of the article and did not notify the editors of the planned actions, the article is removed from registration and transferred to the archive.

If a decision has been made to refuse to publish an article, the editorial decision and the text of the reviews are sent to the author.

The final version is sent to the responsible (contact) author of the article accepted for publication, which he must check. The answer is expected from the authors for 2 days. If there is no reaction from the author, the layout of the article is considered approved.


The order for reviewing editor’s or reviewer’s decision

If the author does not agree with the opinion of the reviewer and/or editor or with individual comments, he can dispute the decision. For this, the author must reasonably write his position on the issue under consideration. The editors facilitate the re-submission of articles that could potentially be accepted, but were rejected due to the significant changes or the collection of additional data, and are ready to explain in detail what needs to be corrected in the article in order to be accepted for publication.


Editorial actions in case of plagiarism,

fabrication or falsification of data

In case of the unfair author’s behavior, plagiarism, fabrication or falsification of the data, the editors are guided by COPE guidance. By “unfair behavior” the journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” means any actions of a scientist, including improper handling of objects of research or intentional manipulation of scientific information, in which it ceases to reflect observational studies, as well as the behavior of a scientist that does not meet accepted ethical and scientific standards.

The journal “Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia” does not include honest errors or honest differences in the plan, conduct, interpretation or evaluation of research methods or results, or unfair behavior unrelated to the scientific process as “unfairness”.


Correction and retraction policy

In case of finding errors in the text of the article that affect its perception, but do not distort the stated research results, the authors can corrected it by replacing the pdf-file of the article and indicating the mistake in the article file itself and on the article page on the journal website.

In case of finding mistakes in the text of the article, which distort the results of the study, or in the case of plagiarism, detection of unfair behavior of the author (authors), related to falsification and/or fabrication of the data, the article may be retracted. The editorial staff, author, organization or private person can initiate retraction of this article. The retracted article is marked with the sign “The article is retracted”, information on the reason for the article retraction is posted on the article page and sent to the databases in which the journal is indexed.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with each of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  • Absence of plagiarism. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • Correct manuscript format. Manuscript file format is Microsoft Word (has the extension *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in "For Authors" section.

  • Cover letter. All the required supporting documents will be submitted together with the manuscript. Authors guarantee to upload scanned original of the filled cover letter in PDF. A cover letter signed by all authors

  • Supplementary files. The authors have prepared for transfer to the editor within the manuscript submission process:

    • Graphic files (photos, satellite images, graphics, etc.) - all in separate jpg or tiff-files.
    • Data (raw-data, statistic analyzis and so on) and/or media-files.
  • The authors confirm that:

    • all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
    • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors;
    • all co-Authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.
  • Please, remove the authors' names from the title of the article and other parts of the document to ensure the anonymity of reviewing.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the Publisher right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licensee (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

All the Copyright statements for authors are present in the standart Publishing Agreement (Public Offer) to Publish an Article in the academic journal 'Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia'.

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