Official Journal of Russian Society of Immunology
Russian Journal of Immunology, P.O.
Box 28, Moscow 117513, Russia
Instructions to Authors
Pay per Article
|Manuscript, to be submitted to Russian Journal of Immunology, must
compulsorily meet the requirements given below. If manuscripts and material attached do
not suffice the requirements they will be declined. In the case a manuscript is declined,
the Editors will inform the Author(s) no later than one month after the day when the
article was received. Manuscripts and attached material are to be sent to Dr. Ivan
G. Kozlov, “Russian Journal of Immunology”, P.O. Box 28, Moscow 117513, Russia.
It is preferable to employ registered or express mail for sending the articles.
Manuscripts and attached material must be translated into English.
Correct style is the responsibility of the authors. Although either British or American
style is permitted, the usage in each manuscript must be consistent. The Editors encourage
non-English speaking authors to consult with professional translators before sending the
papers, as insufficient language may be the reason for the manuscript to be rejected or
returned for retyping. The Editors reserve the right to improve possible grammar, spelling
and style errors.
General Form of Manuscripts
Manuscripts and attached material must be submitted to facilitate
reviewing in triplicate as two originals, paper printed, and one, saved on floppy disk.
The letter of description (checklist), given in RJI after the section “Information for
Contributors”, must accompany the papers (one copy). As the floppy disk variant of the
material will be considered original for publication, the version on the disk must match
those printed. Although the Editors try to accommodate all operating systems and software
(except ChiWriter), Word for Windows is preferred. The printed originals must be of laser
quality. Text is to be printed on one side of A4 paper, double-spaced with 2.5 cm margins
throughout and pages numbered. Each text page should contain no more than 1800 symbols
(i.e. about 30 lines with 60 symbols per line, including punctuation and spaces). Graphs,
photographs and tables and list of figure legends are to be set on separate papers
attached at the end of the manuscript. The approximate localization of each illustration
must be marked in text on the right margins.
Symbols, Abbreviation and Units
The use of letters “O” and “l” instead of figures “0” and “1”,
correspondingly, is strictly prohibited. The traditional abbreviations, listed at the end
of each RJI issue, may not be explained in text. Untraditional abbreviations of terms
often operated in text must not exceed 3-5 and should be accompanied with explanation in
parenthesis when first used. Abstract and Title of the manuscript must be free of
abbreviations. SI system of measurement is to be used. Ensure that all units are written
without punctuation in abbreviation (e.g. h, nm, ml, M, Da, etc.).
Authors should guarantee that all materials have not been ever published in
any form, separately and wholly or in any language. Author(s) should agree to automatic
transfer of copyright to his/their article to RJI if and when it is accepted for
publication. Since the moment of acceptance, all the material must not be published
elsewhere in any form, separately and wholly or in any language, unless permitted by the
Editors of RJI. However, the material may be available if employed as follows: (i)
preliminary or subsequent abstract publication; (ii) lectures or reviews; (iii) as a part
of dissertation, books and monographs.
Charge for Publication
No charge will be levied to either the author(s) or their institutions, if
his/their manuscript meets all the requirements given herein. However the Editors may
demand payment for: (i) color illustrations; (ii) illustrative material exceeding 8
figures and photographs; (iii) manuscript and attached material, which need significant
Manuscripts should not exceed 20 standard pages, including figures, tables and references, and must precisely describe a research fully completed (reports of not finished experiments will not be considered). Manuscripts must be arranged as follows: Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Figure Legends, Tables and Figures. The Editors have the right to publish Abstract in Russian proceeding from the accepted article without discussing its material with authors.
Title Page must list the title of the manuscript (without abbreviations); full names of all authors, complete name(s) of institution(s), where the studies were performed (authors from different institutions are to be marked with [*]); running title of the manuscript (of not more than 35 symbols, including spaces and punctuation); 3-6 key words (available in Index Medicus or Medline); address for correspondence, including mail, E-mail addresses and telephone and fax numbers.
Abstract must be printed on a separate paper (and saved on floppy disk in the same file as the manuscript) as one paragraph without references and abbreviations. Abstract size is limited to 250 words.
Introduction should give a pertinent background to the study and the main aim of the study.
Materials and Methods must be divided into few paragraphs by short titles (less than 5 words). Chemicals, materials, equipment, cells, animals etc. are to be accompanied with name of supplier and/or producer. The Editors are not responsible for errors in names of companies and equipment. Untraditional modification of methods must be explained in details.
Results should be listed in logical order as paragraphs separated and titled and should be free of discussion. Duplication of methodic details and data, once presented in Figures and Tables, should be avoided.
Discussion should be in ideological connection with Introduction and undivided and should not duplicate data mentioned in Results.
Acknowledgments about technical assistance and rendering of equipment and reagents are to be introduced in the text of the manuscript. In Acknowledgments, after Discussion, the authors may appreciate financial support or consultations of the research and/or assistance in manuscript preparation.
References, if given in text, tables or figures, must be designated
with Arabic figures in square parenthesis (e.g. [1, 2, 3...]) and listed upon their
setting in text, but not in alphabetical order. References used only in tables, figure
legends should be numbered when the table, figure etc. is first introduced in the text of
the manuscript. References must be attached after Acknowledgments and must not exceed 30.
Maximum number of authors listed in References per article is limited to 5, alternatively,
“et al.” is to substitute extra ones. Unpublished data are not to be included in
References, although may be mentioned in the text of the manuscript.
Short reports of outstanding interest or importance will be also considered.
Total size of the reports must not exceed 6 standard pages (with double-spaced lines and
2.5 cm margins). Quantity of figures and/or tables is limited to 3 and when brought
together must fit into the size of one standard page (see Illustrations). The Title Page
is to be amounted as for the usual article. The Abstract should be limited to 250 words
and printed as that for Original Manuscript. The reports have sections
analogous to those of usual articles, but not separated with relevant titles (e.g. the
Results may be merged with Discussion). References listed after short communications must
not contain titles of articles. The information of Materials and Methods is recommended to
be given in figure descriptions.
Reviews are mostly ordered by the Editors or may be recommended for
publishing by a member of the Editorial Board. For more information about Reviews contact
The number of illustrations must not exceed 8 (extra illustrations must be confirmed by the Editors as integral part of the manuscript, making it more precise). Nevertheless, in case illustrations are more than 8 (even if recommended by the Editors) the Editors will have the right to demand payment from the author or institution for extra illustration(s). Color illustrations, not depending on their amount, are to be charged. Illustrative material should be original, i.e. it should not have been ever published. The data presented in tables and figures must be avoided in text. All the materials must be sent in triplicate as two printed and one saved on disk with each illustration in separate file. The illustrations must be sized to 210 mm maximum height; 77 mm (for one) or 160 mm (for two) maximum width. In case of discrepancies in size and large margins in the photographs, the Editors will have the right of their proportional reconstruction.
Tables. Each table must be printed double-spaced on a separate paper and saved in a separate file on floppy disk. Tables must be numbered with Arabic figures (e.g. Table 1, Table 2, etc.). Marks in tables are to be set as (*), (**), (***), with explanations after relevant number of (*). Units should be given at the beginning of each table column if necessary. The tables should be made of minimum number of lines. Vertical and additional horizontal lines in columns are to be avoided.
Graphs, Pictures and Photographs. Each illustration must be numbered,
upon its setting in text, with Arabic figures (e.g. Fig. 1 .... in the text of the
manuscript; Figure 1 when in its heading). Heading and description of the illustrations
must be listed on a separate paper. The text part of the illustration must include: the
number of the illustration, heading (the first word begins with capital letter, others
with small) and description of the illustration (for electromicrographs the magnification
must be specified). The authors are encouraged to maximally reduce the description of the
illustrations. The size of letters and figures must be no less than 3 mm in height. Each
illustration must be accompanied with the following: name of the first author, typed
(hand-written) on the reverse side of the paper; brief title of the manuscript (the first
five words) and the number of the illustration. Only original (not photo copies)
photographs of high quality with maximum fitness to the above size will be accepted for
publication. Color photographs must be submitted together with their slides. There should
not be large margins in the photographs (i.e. the illustration should take maximum area of
a photograph). Separate photographs, when analyzed together are preferred to be done
limiting to a maximum size of 210x160 mm. Ensure that all photographs (or their combined
figures) mounted on a separate A4 white paper.
Standart Abbreviation List
Common abbreviations, acronyms and short names are listed below. These shortened forms may be used without definitions in articles published in Russian Journal of Immunology.
|antibody (mAb -
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
bovine serum albumin
colony-forming unit (-F, -GEMM, -GM, -L or -M,
correspondingly to cell type)
common leukocyte antigen
counts per minute
colony-stimulating factor (G-, M- or GM-,
correspondingly to cell type)
cytotoxic T lymphocyte
deoxyribonucleic acid (c - complementary,
ss - single-stranded, ds - double-stranded)
desintegrations per minute
50% effective dose
epidermal growth factor
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
fluorescence-activated cell sorter
Freund’s complete adjuvant
fetal calf serum
Freund’s incomplete adjuvant
unit of gravity
mouse major histocompatibility complex
heavy chain of Ig
hypoxanthine, aminopterine, thymidine
Hanks’ balanced salt solution
human immunodeficiency virus
human leukocyte antigens
high performance liquid chromatography
human simplex virus
human umbilical vein endothelial cells
isoelectric focusing (IEP - point)
interferon (IFN-a, IFN-b, IFN-g)
interleukin (IL-1, IL-2 and etc.)
Iscove modified Dulbecco’s medium
light chain of Ig
50% lethal dose
minimum essential medium (DMEM - Dulbecco’s
major histocompatibility complex
mixed lymphocyte culture
mixed lymphocyte reaction
relative molecular mass
number in study or group
polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
peripheral blood lymphocyte
peripheral blood mononuclear cell
polymerase chain reaction
phorbol myristate acetate
red blood cell
ribonucleic acid (mRNA - messenger)
revolutions per minute
Svedberg unit of sedimentation coefficient
sodium dodecyl sulfate
standard error of the mean
systemic lupus erythematosus
simian virus 40
T cell receptor for antigen
tumour necrosis factor (TNF-a, TNF-b)
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