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Author Guidelines

Compiled taking into account the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals", developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

The general criteria for the publication of articles in the journal “Real-world data & evidence” (MyRWD) are the relevance, novelty of the material and its value in theoretical and / or applied aspects.

The editors ask the authors to be guided by the rules set out below in preparing manuscripts. Manuscripts drawn up without following these rules will not be considered by the editors.



Submission of a manuscript to the Journal “Real-world data & evidence” (MyRWD) for publication suggests that:

1) the work described in it has not been previously published;

2) it is not considered for publication in another publishing house;

3) its publication was approved by all authors and one way or another related organizations in which this work was carried out;

4) if accepted for publication, this article will not be published anywhere else in the same form, in English or in any other language, including in electronic form.

Articles are submitted to the editorial office only in electronic form on the journal's website or at in * .doc or * .docx format.

The electronic version of the article should include: a file containing the text part of the article, tabular material and illustrations, a cover letter filled in .doc, .docx format and its scan with the signature of all authors, a copyright transfer statement, a declaration of no conflict interests from each author

If there are several authors, then it is necessary to indicate the author to whom the correspondence will be addressed, and his contact information: address, telephone / fax number, and also it is necessary to indicate additional details (positions of all authors, academic degree, place of work, address of the place of work, area of ​​scientific interests, e-mail address, telephone, fax).

The article must be accompanied by an ORCID account (register of unique identifiers of scientists and a way to associate research activities with these identifiers).

All articles submitted to the editorial office of the journal "Real-world data & evidence" undergo mandatory two-way anonymous ("blind") peer review (the authors of the manuscript do not know the reviewers and receive a letter with comments, the reviewer also does not know the authors).

After passing the review procedure and accepting the article for publication, the names of the authors and their order cannot be changed (addition, deletion, rearrangement). When presenting the final version of the article to the editor, make sure that the list of authors is complete and in due order.



  • Original scientific article
  • a detailed format for presenting the results of a logically completed scientific research;
  • from 3000 to 6000 words, 5-8 figures / tables / graphs, up to 30 references.
  • Review article
  • critical generalization of any research topic;
  • from 3000 words or more, from 3 or more figures / tables / graphs, up to 50 references.



Articles in the journal “Real-world data & evidence” (MyRWD) are published in Russian and English.

The entire article (text, tables, notes, headings, foreign inserts, bibliography, figure captions, etc.) is typed on a computer - size 12, font Times New Roman, 1 spaced. All pages should be numbered sequentially.

The manuscript should be formatted according to the following plan:

  1. Title:
  • up to 10-12 words;
  • contains basic keywords, you cannot use abbreviations and formulas.
  1. Information about the authors:
  • contain the full name and affiliation of the authors (the place of the main work of the authors);
  • the order in which authors are mentioned depends on their contribution to the work performed;
  • the affiliation indicates the place of work of the authors or the name of the organization that carried out the research, city, country;
  • the name of the organization must match the name in the Articles of Association;
  • the academic degree, academic title (if any) for each author is indicated;
  • when transliterating the full name, the author must adhere to their uniform spelling in all articles;
  • specify the ORCID ID and other identifiers (ResearcherID, Scopus Author ID,);
  • mark the author responsible for the correspondence.
  1. Annotation of up to 300 words of text outlining the essence of the work. The resume should not use graphical formulas. The abstract is an autonomous part of the manuscript, so all introduced abbreviations and conventions should be deciphered here. The annotation model should be as follows:
  • Relevance
  • Purpose
  • Materials and methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  1. Keywords:
  • 8-10 words, separated by semicolons (;) or stable phrases, by which the article will be searched in the future;
  • reflect the specifics of the topic, object and research results;
  • no period is put at the end of keywords.
  1. Structured text of the article:
  • section INTRODUCTION: includes the relevance of the research topic, a review of the literature on the topic, problem statement, formulation of the goal and objectives of the research.
  • Methods and experimental / observation design are described in detail in order to allow other scientists to reproduce the results using only the text of the article. Previously published methods should be linked: only relevant changes are described by the author.
  • Describes materials, instruments, equipment, sampling, and experimental / observation conditions.
  • When describing preclinical and clinical experiments, one should be guided by the section Ethics of Scientific Publications - 4.7. Risks, as well as people and animals that are the objects of research.
  • section RESULTS. The actual research results (text, tables, graphs, diagrams, equations, photographs, drawings) are demonstrated;
  • DISCUSSION section (the section can be combined with the RESULTS section). Contains an interpretation of the research results obtained, including:
    - correspondence of the obtained results to the research hypothesis;
    - limitations of research and generalization of its results;
    - suggestions for practical application;
    - suggestions for the direction of future research;
  • the CONCLUSION section. Contains brief summaries of the sections of the article without repeating the wording given in them.
  1. Acknowledgments. Provided if necessary. Authors should include details of additional funding sources, including project and / or grant numbers. Lists persons, organizations, foundations, etc., that provided any assistance to the author (s) in conducting research, work, etc. (for example, financial assistance, language (linguistic) assistance, assistance in writing an article or editing proofreading, etc.).
  • Conflict of interest: who funded this research.
  • Participation of authors: FULL NAME1 - literature search, analysis, calculations, article writing; FULL NAME2 - research concept, article editing.
  • Full name, email, title, position, place of work, ORCID ID
  1. Literature / References. Includes only sources used in the preparation of the article, marked in the body of the article, formatted in accordance with the rules. At least 50 percent of sources from the list of references should be published over the past five years, including in journals indexed in the Web of Science, Scopus, Science Index databases. The list of references does NOT include textbooks, normative and archival materials, statistical collections, newspaper notes without an indication of the author, monographs, abstracts and dissertations. Instead of referring to materials of dissertations and dissertation abstracts, it is recommended to refer to original articles on the topic of dissertation work, since the dissertations themselves are considered as manuscripts and are not printed sources. In the cited literature, sources with DOIs (if any) should be indicated.

Reference style: In the article, the reference number (s) shall be enclosed in square brackets and placed in one line with the text. Reference numbers (numbers in square brackets) should appear in the list of references in the order they appear in the text.

The Russian-language list of references must be drawn up in accordance with GOST R - 7.0.5-2008

References in English References must comply with the standards set out in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), NLM Guidelines for Scientific Article Publishing in Medical Journals: References Web Page and detailed in NLM Citation Medicine, Second Edition. These resources are regularly updated as the media evolves and currently include a manual for printed documents; unpublished material; audio and visual media; material on CD-ROM, DVD or discs; materials on the Internet. Authors can install this style on their computer following the link. It is necessary to indicate all authors, regardless of their number.

If the source of literature is in Cyrillic, then when describing in English References, (in Russian) is put at the end.

The author is fully responsible for the accuracy of bibliographic sources, including translations into English.


The results and explanations to the text, presented in the form of figures, tables and graphs, are located directly in the text after the first mention. The text contains a mandatory indication, for example: (Table 1) or (Figure 1). Each table must have a number (in Arabic numerals) and a title (without abbreviations) located above the table. All columns in tables must have a heading, all abbreviations must be deciphered in a note to the table. Font used in the title of tables: Times New Roman, bold italic, 10 point size, spacing 1 point. Tables that take more than one page should also be presented in a separate attached file in compliance with all the above-described design requirements.

If the Author uses data from another published or unpublished source, he must obtain permission and fully acknowledge that source.


Each drawing must have a number (in Arabic numerals) and a title (without abbreviations) located under the drawing. If the figure contains explanatory text, it should be reduced to a minimum, and all abbreviations should be deciphered in the explanation for the figure. The title of the figure and explanations to it should be presented using the following formatting: Times New Roman, bold italic, 12 point size, 1 point spacing.

Each used picture must be additionally attached in electronic form in * .JPG, * .TIFF or * .PNG format with a resolution of at least 600 pixels per inch. The preferred format for color images is * .TIFF, for bitmap images - * .PNG. There is no need to use illustrations in a different format not specified above (for example, * .GIF, * .PICT, * .WPG) or lower resolution in the text of the article.

The graphs and diagrams presented in the article are drawn up in the same way as the figures, however, they must be additionally attached in electronic form in the format * .XLS, * .XLSX, * .PPT or * .PPTX. The information presented in a graph or diagram should be framed in such a way that each element is clearly distinguishable and distinguishable from the other. All explanatory text should be kept to a minimum. A transcript of the explanatory text should be attached below.

For X-ray and other clinical and diagnostic images, as well as images of pathological specimens or photomicrographs, the image files must be of high resolution. Before and after images must be performed with the same intensity, direction and color of light.

Micrographs should have internal scale markers. Symbols, arrows or letters used in micrographs should contrast with the background. The internal scale and staining method on micrographs should be clearly defined.

Abbreviations and symbols

Only standard abbreviations should be used. Abbreviations in the title of the manuscript are inadmissible. When first mentioned, an abbreviated abbreviation should be used, followed by an abbreviation in parentheses, unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measure. It is recommended to attach at the end of the article a list of used abbreviations with a transcript.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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

  1. The manuscripts are accepted if has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

  2. The materials should be prepared in a format OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or World Perfect.

  3. Internet links are provided as a complete URL. 

  4. Text should be typed with an interval of one line spacing, font Times New Roman, 12 pt; to highlight the accents it is recommended to use italics rather than underlining (except Internet links). All images, graphics and tables are placed within the text according to the meaning of the particular part of text  (and not at the end of the document).

  5. Text should follow the stylistic and bibliography requirements as stated in Regulations  located in the Part "About Us." 

  6. 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

This is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication.

Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

For more information please read BOAI statement.


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