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Publishing house of Southern Federal University

Journal of Health and Life Sciences

Scientific and Practical Journal ISSN 2218-2268 (Russian title «Valeologia»)

Journal policy

The Journal of Health and Life Sciences provides an opportunity of publishing scientific papers, which deal with broad areas of biological and medical science, including molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, human physiology, genetics, pathology, fundamental and clinical medicine, modeling of biological processes, bioinformatics, etc. The journal also serves as a forum to facilitate the communication between biologists and physicians that will translate into new research opportunities and discoveries. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, short communications and letters. Journal publishes articles in English and Russian languages.The journal is currently indexed in Russian Scientific Citation Index and is a State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles approved journal.

Editorial Board

AYDARKIN Eugeny K.- Chief Editor, PhD, Professor, Director of the Academy of Biology and Biotechnology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don

APANASENKO Genady L. - MD, professor, Kiev Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kiev

BELYAEV Vasili S. - academician of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Honored Worker of Physical Culture of the Russian Federation, Ph.D., professor, Institute of Education Physical Education SEI MSPU g. Moscow

KAZIN Eduard M. - academician of the International Higher Education Academy Of Sciences (IHEAS), Honored Worker of Science, Ph.D., Professor, Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo

KIROY Valery N. Corresponding Member IHEAS, Ph.D., Professor, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don

KOLBANOV Vladimir V. - Academician of the Academy of Pedagogical and Social Sciences, MD, professor, St. Petersburg State Medical University. Academician IP Pavlov, St. Petersburg

LEBEDEV Yuri A. - Doctor of Philosophy, Academician of RAE, Professor, Nizhny Novgorod Architectural University, Nizhny Novgorod

Editorial Council

CHORAYAN Ovanes G. - Chairman of the Editorial Board, Honored Worker of Science, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Professor, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don

AYDARKIN Eugeny K.- Deputy Chairman of the Editorial Board, PhD, Professor, Director of the Academy of Biology and Biotechnology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don

ANTONENKO Natalia G. - Secretary of the Editorial Board, Director, Publishing and printing complex KIBI Media Center, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don

KAZNACHEEV Vlail P. - academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Chief Researcher URAMN "Scientific Center of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Medical Sciences", Novosibirsk

LISCHUK Vladimir A. - Academician of the Academy of Medical Technical Sciences, Doctor of Biology, Professor, Chairman of the Problem Commission "Fundamental principles of individual and public health" and "Medical and Biological Informatics" RAMS Scientific Center of Cardiovascular Surgery. Bakuleva RAMS, Moscow

MATISHOV Gennady G. - Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc., professor, director of the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, chairman of the Southern Scientific Center RAS, Rostov-on-Don

SOKOLOV Eduard M. - Academician of IIA, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Russia, Professor, Tula State Technical University, Tula

SHLENOV Yuri V. - Doctor of Economics, professor, Russian State University of Innovation Technologies and Entrepreneurship, Moscow

SHKURAT Tatyana P. - Doctor of Biology, Professor, Director of the Institute of Biology and Southern Federal University

Latest issues contents

English and multi- language issues only. Russian issues archive

Author Guidelines

General guidelines and requirements

I. All experimental procedures, disregarding the involvement of either animals or humans, must follow Bioethical guidelines and should be approved by local bioethical committee, if possible. Bioethics following must be clearly stated in Materials and Methods section. For more information, please refer to and

II. The journal works in agreement with the COPE guidelines (for details, please visit Thus, all papers, disregarding the article type, must be original contributions following ethics in publishing guidelines. Redundant publications and plagiarism are strictly prohibited and will cause, in addition to immediate manuscript rejection, including of all infringing authors into authors black list which will be shared with other publishers. Redundant publishing of the paper already issued in Valeology journal will cause immediate retraction of the paper from the journal and informing the third-party publisher on the publication ethics infringement.

Manuscript submission guidelines

1. Each manuscript must be accompanied by Cover letter, graphics and tables, figure and table captions.

2. Cover letter must include names, positions and e-mail addresses of two potential referees, of which none must be from the authors institution(s). Cover letter may inform the Editorial office that the accompanying manuscript was previously rejected by a journal having IF>1.5. Cover letter may include information on potential conflicts of interests in members of Editorial board, as well as a list of non-preffered reviewers with the conflicts of interests explanations.

3. Figures must be sent as separate files in the highest resolution and be embedded in the manuscript in desirable resolution (for the peer-review process only).

4. All Tables with their captions must be sent in a single file apart from the manuscript, and be embedded in the manuscript (for the peer-review process only).

5. Manuscripts may be sent to the members of the Editorial board: Lyudmila N. Ivanitskaya ( Only electronic manuscripts are accepted for evaluation. The manuscript may be prepared using any word processing software, but must be MS Word .doc-format-compatible and be sent in .doc file format.

Manuscript structure

I. Title page. Title page must include Title, full names, e-mails and affiliations (with addresses) of all contributing authors. It is essential to provide the full contacts of the clearly designated corresponding author, including post address, readers’ correspondence e-mail, and contact phone number (for Editorial office only). If the paper is to be published in Russian, please provide Russian and English versions of the Title page.

II. Abstract, keywords and abbreviations. Abstract must be up to 300 words without subsections and references, but with paragraph breaks allowed. Abstract must represent the general structure of the manuscript, its ideas, methods, findings and conclusions. Please provide 4-6 keywords and complete list of abbreviations if these are not common in the field. If the paper is to be published in Russian, please provide both Russian and English versions of Abstract and Keywords.

III. Manuscript with embedded graphics and tables. Reviews, short communications and discussions are freeform manuscripts. For the original papers, the following sections are obligatory: introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion (either combined or separate), limitations, conclusions, acknowledgements (if any), conflicts of interests and references. Acknowledgements section may include gratitude expressions (to those contributed to the study or the manuscript but to extent not sufficient to consider them authors) and group author contributors list. Funding sources should also be provided in Acknowledgements section, if these had not influenced the conclusions made from the study. If any conflicts of interests exist, please provide the information in Conflicts of interests section. Otherwise, Conflicts of interests sections must contain “Nothing to declare” statement.

Referencing style

Within-text references should be provided within brackets and be presented as author(s) and date, e.g. [Ivanov, 1955; Ivanov and Petrov, 2012; Petrov et al., 2014].

Reference section should include alphabetically sorted references. If the paper is to be published in English, Russian references (if any) must be translated and marked with “[Russian]” tag.

Short official or NLM Catalog abbreviations of referenced journals are preferred.

The journal encourages the authors to provide PubMed IDs if possible.

References to an article in a journal:
Aalen OO, Borgan O, Kvaløy JT. Medical statistics - a subject of increasing breadth and importance. Stat Med. 2013;32(30):5221. PMID: 24302282.
References to a book:
Demidenko E. Mixed Models: Theory and Applications. New York: J. Wiley & Sons. 2004.
References to a chapter in a book:
O'Neil D, Glowatz H, Schlumpberger M. Ribosomal RNA depletion for efficient use of RNA-seq capacity. In Current Protocols in molecular biology, editors: Ausubel FM., Brent R, Kingston RE [et al.]. New York: J. Wiley & Sons. 2013. PMID: 23821444.
References to a website/electronic publication:
NCBI MeSH database: Retrieved 10 december 2013.

Journal of Health and Life Sciences reviewing procedure

All manuscripts submitted to the Journal are reviewed by the editorial staff. The purpose of this reviewing step is to ensure that the manuscripts conform to the author guidelines.

During the reviewing process, attention is paid to the following points in the first place:

  1. The manuscript topic falls into the Journal scope.
  2. The experimental part was performed in accordance with the current scientific requirements and the data collected are of significant scientific or applied value.
  3. The data collected and discussed in the manuscript are original.
  4. The manuscript follows the author guidelines in length, article type, abstract requirements (including those for Russian and English variants), keywords, references, author information, and figures and images layout and quality.
  5. Word usage, grammar and general writing style.
  6. General manuscript quality, drawbacks and suggested improvements.

The reviewing process

  1. All manuscripts are subjected to the internal editorial reviewing.
  2. The reviewers are members of the Journal’s editorial board, leading researchers of Research institute of biomedical information technologies and Physiology department of Southern federal university Biology and biotechnology academy, as well as leading scientists in the field of the manuscript from other organizations.
  3. External reviewers (those who are not the Editorial board members) are invited for reviewing by request from the Editor of the Journal.
  4. The reviewers are notified that the manuscript being under consideration is a subject to copyright and all data are of non-disclosure character. All stages of the reviewing process are confidential unless the materials in the manuscript are fraud or plagiarized.
  5. The authors receive all comments from the reviewers. The comments are also kept at the Journal for 5 years. The comments may be sent to Russian ministry of science and education and State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles upon request from these organization.
  6. If the manuscript is subject to correction following the reviewing process, it is sent back to the authors. It will further be handled by the original reviewer.
  7. The manuscript is subject to rejection if the authors fail to correct the manuscript following the reviewing process.
  8. If the authors disagree with the reviewer’s opinion, they can object and argue in letter to the Editor. The manuscript in this case may be sent for secondary assessment depending on decision of the Editorial board.
  9. Final decisions are made by the Editor in chief or, if required, by the Editorial board in the whole.

Journal of Health and Life Sciences Editor in chief Evgeniy K. Aydarkin

The editors thank you for your cooperation!

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