The founder of the magazine: The Danylo Halytsky National Medical University in Lviv

Procedure for submission

The editorial board of Lviv Medical Journal / Acta Medica Leopoliensia would like to advise authors submitting articles that they must comply with the following requirements, which are in conformity with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (Am Intern Med 1997, 126, 36-47) of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org).

The Journal accepts original articles, review articles, and other materials, in Ukrainian or English, that have not been previously published in print or electronic form and have not been submitted to another journal. Articles must be approved by all authors. All published articles become the copyright of Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University. The scientific validity of the article is evaluated by the Editorial Board and independent reviewers. The review process is conducted in a double-blind fashion; both the authors and reviewers remain anonymous. The decision to publish a particular article rests with the editorial board. One copy of the manuscript is returned to the author if the paper is rejected.

Preparation of the manuscript

1. Title Page

The first page should include: title of the article (no abbreviations), authors names, affiliations, degrees, the names and initials of department heads, and where the work was performed.

2. Abstract

A structured abstract of not less than 300 words with four sections is required: Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The abstract should be followed by up to 6 keywords. The abstract should not contain any acronyms or abbreviations other than those generally accepted. If the article is accepted for publication, a Ukrainian translation of the abstract, the article title, initials and last names of all authors, departmental affiliation, and department heads where the work was performed will be required.

3. Text of the article

The approximate length of original articles should be 3-5,000 words, while review articles can be up to 7,500 words. The font should be Times New Roman 14, hyphenation should be turned off, and page size should be A4 210 ´ 297, with 2-cm margins.

Original articles should contain the following sections: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions. All abbreviations should be spelled out on first use, with the abbreviation in brackets, e.g. laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), with the abbreviation used thereafter.  All drugs should be referred to by their generic names; proprietary names are not to be used. All measurements should be reported in SI units, except for blood pressure, which is reported in mmHg. The International Anatomical and Histological Nomenclature and the International Classification of Diseases 10th revision should be used as appropriate. The names of equipment and drug manufacturers should be presented in the original language (without translation).

In experimental animal studies, the type of animal (according to the International Biological nomenclature), the sex and number of animals, methods of anesthesia used to reduce pain, and methods of euthanasia should be reported in accordance with local rules related to the use of experimental animals; authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed and that appropriate approvals were obtained.

Studies involving human subjects should indicate that the procedures followed were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008, and that they obtained approval from the appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee, with all subjects providing their written, informed consent.

4. References

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their references. References cited should be no older than 5 years and be connected directly related to the subject of the text. The number of references is limited to no more than 30 for original articles, 60 for review articles, and 15 for other types of articles. The references should be listed in order of citation in the text, not alphabetically.

Journal references should include: name and initials of all authors, title of article, abbreviated title of the journal (according to Index Medicus), year, volume, start and end pages according to the requirements of the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (Am Intern Med 1997, 126, 36-47.). Similarly, books should include the surname and initials of authors, title, name and city of the publisher, year, edition, first and last pages.

Authors should consult the following examples.

Journal articles:

1. Gianrossi R, Detrano R, Mulvihill D, Lehmann K, Dubach P, Colombo A, Ross A: Exercise-induced ST depression in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease: a metaanalysis. Circulation 1989, 80, 87-98.

2. Duffy MJ: Tumor Markers - Which Ones Are Clinically Useful? Adv Clin Exp Med 2003, 12, 555-559.

Ukrainian and Russian journals:

1. Kotelevs'ka N.V. Justification of the method zaapekalnoyi therapy and acute purulent exacerbations of chronic apical periodontitis. Visnyk stomatologiyi 2004; 4: 30-33. Ukrainian: (Котелевська Н.В. Обґрунтування методу заапекальної терапії гострого гнійного та загостреного хронічного верхівкового періодонтитів. Вісник стоматолоґії 2004; 4: 30-33).

1. Baevskiy R.M., Ivanov G.G., Chireykin L.V. et al. Analysis of heart rate variability using different ECG systems (guidelines). Vestnik aritmologii 2002; 24: 65-86. Russian (Баевский Р.М., Иванов Г.Г., Чирейкин Л.В. и соавт. Анализ вариабельности сердечного ритма при использовании различных электрокардиографических систем (методические рекомендации). Вестник аритмологии 2002; 24: 65-86).

Book chapters:

1. Rossati ML, Smith R, Krovis BLK: Congestive Heart Failure. In: Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Eds.: Moss AJ, Adams F, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore 1983, 2nd ed., 169-179.

Ukrainian and Russian book chapters:

1. Belenkov Yu. N. Cardiomyopathies. In.: Chazov E.I., Belenkov Yu.N., eds. Rationale for drug therapy of cardiovascular diseases: A guide for medical practitioners. Moscow: Litterra Publishers; 2006. pp. 431-452. Russian (Беленков Ю.Н. Кардиомиопатии. В кн.: Чазов Е.И., Беленков Ю.Н., редакторы. Рациональная фармакотерапия сердечно-сосудистых заболеваний: Руководство для практикующих врачей. М.: Литтерра; 2006. с. 431-452).


1. Roobak AB: Textbook of Internal Medicine. Saunders, New York 1887, 24th ed., 123-127.

Ukrainian and Russian books:

1. Kuzminskij A.I. Pedagogy of higher school / A.I. Kuzminskij. – Kyiv.: Znannja, 2005. – 486 p. Ukrainian (Кузьмінський А.І. Педагогіка вищої школи / А.І. Кузьмінський. – К.: Знання, 2005. – 486 c.).

1. Shlyakhto E.V., Konradi A.O., Tsyrlin V.A. The autonomic nervous system and hypertension. SPb.: Meditsinskoe izdatel'stvo; 2008. Russian (Шляхто Е.В., Конради А.О., Цырлин В.А. Вегетативная нервная система и артериальная гипертензия. СПб.: Медицинское издательство; 2008).

Web sites should be included in the reference list, but not in the text. Links to Web sites should be used only when the original text is available, as follows:

WHO. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). www.who.int/csr/sars/en/index.html. Дата останнього оновлення: June січня 2010. Дата останнього доступу: June жовтня 2010.

5. Figures and tables

Figures should be submitted in separate files (file name corresponding to the figure number) as jpg or tif files, with a resolution of at least 600 dpi, size 9 cm ´ 12 cm. Tables, charts, and graphs should be numbered, with titles placed after the references in the main text file, followed by the figure legends. Row and column labels of tables must match the data described in the text. Please indicate the statistical methods used. Formulas should be submitted in “Math Type”. Charts and Diagrams should be prepared using “Excel” in black and white using only hatching.

6. Author information

Information about each author must be submitted, including name, surname, position, scientific degree and title, address, phone, fax, and e-mail. One author should be identified as the corresponding author.

All sources of funding and all potential conflicts of interest should be identified for each author in a separate section prior to the references. If no conflicts of interest exist, this should be so stated.

7. The electronic version of the article

The editorial office accepts the electronic version of the article (file) on CD disk, which must be saves as an MS Word file. The file should be labeled according to the first author’s last name and noted on the cover of the disk.

8. Editing

Editors reserve the right to refuse publication of any article submitted and to edit articles according to house style as needed. If necessary, the article may be returned to the authors for proofreading and revision; it must be returned to the Editor within 3 days. The authors are solely responsible for the content and veracity of their articles. The editors will not return manuscripts and engage in scientific discussion and correspondence with the authors. The journal does not pay royalties to authors; submitted articles become the copyright of the journal, and reprinting is prohibited without permission of the publisher. Articles not prepared according to the above requirements will not be considered.

9. Submission

The original work and a paper copy should be initialed by all authors and be accompanied by an electronic version of the article on CD. The package of documents necessary to submit printed, completed and signed a "Declaration of Publication Ethics" and "Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form". 

All submissions should be addressed to:

The Editors,

Lviv Medical Journal / Acta Medica Leopoliensia

Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University

Pekarska 69

79010, Lviv.


Journal contact info:

Tel. (032) 275-49-36.

e-mail: aml.lnmu@gmail.com

Summary of General Principles

1. The journal accepts articles in Ukrainian and English.

2. Each article will be reviewed by two independent reviewers.

3. The Editorial Board recommends publication after receiving positive reviews.

4. If reviewers have made comments, the author is given the opportunity to respond to the reviewers’ comments and make appropriate changes.

5. Authors must certify that the article has not been previously published and is not under consideration by any other journal.

6. The published article is copyright by Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University.


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