How to make a submission

"Psychosomatic Medicine and General Practice" is a scientific periodical, which accepts for publication original researches (randomized controlled clinical trials, observational studies, case-control studies, etc.), systematic reviews, descriptions of clinical cases and research letters.

Articles can be submitted upon online registration through an editorial manager. Authors need to register prior to submitting an article or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process. Brief author guidelines can be found here. More detailed guidelines about submission process can be found here (in Ukrainian).

Copyright

Copyright after the publication of the material remains with the authors. The authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of published data.

Licensing conditions

All publications are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence, which allows free sharing, copying, and adaptation of the material for any purpose, even commercially, but with providing appropriate reference to the source, indicating the authors, title of the article and the journal in which the article was published (including volume number, issue, and electronic identification number of the article). By submitting an article, authors must agree to these terms.

Peer review

All research articles, reviews and clinical cases, which the journal receives, undergo a peer review. This process is provided by the external (regarding the journal editorial team and editorial board) reviewers, specialists in the article's research field. Reviewers after evaluation recommend to the assigned editor (from the journal staff or editorial board) whether the manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected.

The peer review process is double-blind. Both the reviewer and the author are anonymous for each other. But we are planning to publish a list of our reviewers every year. The list for 2016-2017 will be available online at the end of 2017. 

Publication and submission fees

We do not collect any submission or publication fees. All articles are published without any payment. Although this can be changed in the future.

Plagiarism policy

We discourage any form of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts are subject to plagiarism detection. For this purpose, editorial staff uses search engines for article text (string matches) and similarities in the bibliography with other articles. Additionally, English text articles are scanned with Grammarly Plagiarism Checker. 

Possible reasons for article rejection

The article has no scientific quality, was previously published in this or others journals, didn't pass plagiarism check or was not appropriately formatted according to guidelines for authors.

Policies and ethics

The parameters of the research, the conditions for conducting them and the qualifications of the researchers must be fully in line with the requirements of the Directives of the European Parliament and Council 2001/20/EC from 4 April 2001, 2001/83/EC from 6 November 2001, European Parliament and Council Decisions 1901/2006 from 12 December 2006 and 1902/2006 from 20 December 2006, the ICH GCP, Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Laws of Ukraine "On Psychiatric Care", "Basic Laws of Ukraine on Healthcare", "On Personal Data Protection", World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Ethical Committees for Biomedical Expertise, Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees, Ethical Code of Ukrainian Doctor, Code of Ethics for Ukrainian Scientists.

The permission to conduct the research should be provided by the local ethics commission on the basis of familiarization with all its parameters. Patients may be included in the study only after giving them an informed consent to participate in the study.