Design of materials

The official requirements for publications submitted to scientific journal “Ukrainian Scientific Medical Youth Journal”




The materials can be submitted in two ways:

  1. Register on our site
  2. Submitting the materials in the electronic version to the e-mail:

The minimum amount of material (excluding abstracts and references) - 20 000 characters!

The article must be structured according to the IMRAD international format for scientific articles (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion).

The structure of every article has to have such elements:

  • UDC;
  • Authors' information;
  • Title;
  • Abstract;
  • Keywords;
  • Introduction (formulation of the problem generally);
  • Methods;
  • Results (basic materials with substantiation of the result of the research);
  • Discussion;
  • Financing

All articles are checked on plagiarism by StrikePlagiarism. 

The requirements to the text of publication:

  • right field – 20 mm;
  • left field – 20 mm;
  • upper field – 40 mm;
  • lower field – 45 mm;
  • paragraph – 5 mm;
  • single interval;
  • font Times New Roman, size – 12.
  • tables – 10

At the left top of the page, UDC of the article is noted.

Name and surname (completely) of the first author are specified on the next line. The next line is for an academic degree, academic rank, position, the name of the university/workplace of the first author). Name and surname (completely) of the second author are specified on the next line. The next line is for an academic degree, academic rank, position and name of the university/workplace of the second author) and so on (if the amount of authors is more).

Then the title of the article is notified. The next line is abstract. The next line 5-7 keywords or phrases of the investigation is indicated on the next line. 

In two lines – text of the article is notified.

Abstract. A single paragraph.  Abstract should not be less than 2500 signs. The text of the abstract must be concise, clear, free of background information and with a clear and objective view of the main concepts of the paper. It should not contain results that are not presented and not substantiated in the main text of the paper. The abstract should not contain abbreviations and citations. The abstract should specify the purpose of the article, briefly describe the author’s contribution to the solution of the research problem, the scientific novelty and the practical significance of the results obtained, the main conclusions of the research.

Footnotes are not allowed.

The keywords are presented in the article in order to attract the attention of interested readers, to simplify the search of the manuscript through searchers. The number of keywords (phrases) should be from 5 to 10, which are given in alphabetical order.

Introduction (I) - an outline of the key problems and hypotheses. The introduction should answer the following questions: What is already known about the subject of the study? What do we not know? What will we look at in this particular article?

Methods (M) - a description of the specific methods and materials used in the research process; a description of all the factors that influenced the results and methods of statistical estimation.

Results (R) is a key section of an article filled with specific data. Tables, graphs and figures should be placed here.

Layout of non-text elements of the article:

  1. Footnotes are not allowed. Literature references are made in square brackets. All graphics and formulas must be set up in MS OFFICE applications. Graphics and figures formed using MS Excel, CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop, MS Visio or other programs have been sent in separate files in an extension of an appropriate program. All graphics and tables should have a title and a number.
  2. The tables and figures do not allow if they place on pages with landscape orientation. The image resolution all figure should be more than 1080p.
  3. Referenceshave to be formed according to international bibliographic standards APA.

The correct link in the article text to the source, listed in the literature list at the end of the article, should be as follows:

  • for the work of one author – indicate the author’s last name (Brown, 2019); 
  • for the work of two authors – indicate the last names of the two authors (Adams and Brown, 2006) or the name of the first author followed by “et al. ”;
  • for the works of several authors – indicate the last name of the first author followed by “et al. ” (Brown et al., 2019).

References should be listed in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name at the end of the article. References to other publications must be carefully checked for completeness and accuracy.

More information in the additional file (APA-style engl.pdf)

Discussion (D) – a comparison of the results obtained with the results of previous studies on the topic; the significance of the study; whether the results confirm the hypothesis; further perspective on the topic, strengths and weaknesses of this particular study. This element can also be combined with conclusions.

Conclusions - answers to the questions: Have the research objective been achieved? How important are the results? Do the results have practical application? What questions remain unanswered?

Financing - Indicates whether the study received external funding. If so, specify from which enterprise.

Literature - should preferably contain sources from the last 1-3 years and must be formatted in accordance to the APA style standards.

No more than one reference to an author’s own publication is allowed.

Further details can be found in the file attached ( АРА-стиль.pdf)

If the article is written in Ukrainian, the following should be indicated in English after the LITERATURE section:

  • UDC
  • Information about the authors
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords

The text of the manuscript should be inserted into the template (Template)

The template can be found on the website in the DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE SAMPLE (DOCX) function.

The authors' information (is sent in the additional document):

  1. Name and surname (completely).
  2. Academic degree.
  3. Academic rank.
  4. E-mail.
  5. Publons
  6. Researcher ID. 
  7. Scopus ID.
  8. Contribution of each of the co-authors - should indicate the distribution of the tasks between the authors of the article.

If the paper does not correspond to the Journal's areas and requirements or consist of a lot of the plagiarism, the Editorial Board could refuse to review paper.