Rule for Autors

Annals of Mechnikov Institute  

Instructions to authors  

The Annals of Mechnikov Institute (AMI) is a open-access multi-language journal that publishes review articles, original contributions, short communications, case reports and technical advances presenting new data in the field of experimental and fundamental microbiology, immunology and pharmacy. Manuscripts should be written in English, Ukrainian or Russian languages, contain original works, which has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

The manuscript should be submitted to the Editorial Office only in electronic format

All articles undergo double-blind peer review - and authors communicate exclusively anonimous by e-mails through the editors. Each article is reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Editorial Office of AMI:  

Postal address: 

 14-  Puskhinskaya Street, Kharkiv 61057, Ukraine, 

Phone: +38 (057) 714-2785, 


Article also can be uploaded online:

Manuscripts should be formatted: 14` font, 1,5 spacing. The order of presentation for original contributions and short communications is the following: 

Title Page, including title, author(s)’ name(s) and their affiliation, full address of corresponding authors (Tel. No., Fax and E-mail), postal code for other authors, abbreviations listed in alphabetic order, and total number of Figures and Tables. The title page should be on a separate page. 

Abstract (1,5-2 pages) should contain such sections as Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results&Discussion; Conclusion; Keywords. As a rule, the abstract should not contain abbreviations, footnotes, or references. 



Materials and Methods, including number of animals, their species, strain, line, ages, sex, weight and breeding, method of euthanasia, information on chemicals, devices and drugs used (manufacturer, country, dose(s) and route(s) of administration). Statistical methods used should be outlined. Authors should mention if they have got Ethical Committee permission for studies if they have worked with human or animal material. 



Discussion (may be combined with section “Results”).  

Acknowledgements, including the grant identification if financial support has been provided. 

References. All references cited in the manuscript should be given in the order of citing. References are identified in the text by Arabic numerals in the square brackets. Each reference should list the author’s last name, followed by all initials, title of paper referred to, abbreviated title of periodicals, year, volume number, and first and last page numbers. If there are more than three authors in a cited paper, only first 

three authors’ names should be provided, and list should be continued by et al. Authors’ names and volume number should be in Bold. Abbreviations of journal titles should follow those used in Current Contents. This journal should be cited as “Annals of Mechnikov Institute”. 


Articles in journal:

 Gupta R, Raviglione MC, Espinal MA. Should tuberculosis programmes invest in second-line treatments for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)?  Intern. J. Tubercl. Lung Dis.  2001. Vol. 5. № 12. P. 1078-1079. 

Electronic references:

Lysenko АP., Lemysh АP., Vlasenko VV. et al. The study termal resistanse of Mycobacterium of tuberculosis. Problems of tuberculosis and lung diseases. 2007. N 2. P. 42–45. URL:  (or DOI: )


Patent. N. 76509. A method for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children

Unpublished results and personal communications should be cited in the body of text. 

Tables. Each Table must be typed on separate sheet with title above and explanatory notes below the Table, has to be numbered with Arabic numerals, and has to be cited in the text. 

Figures. All illustrations should be numbered in order of appearance with consecutive Arabic numerals. The Figures should be submitted as separate files for each figure or part of figure block where  graphic figures should be presented in Origin or Excel format and also integrated in the text body;  vector figures should be presented in eps, ai or cdr formats; photographs should be done in tiff or jpg formats with minimal resolution of 300 dpi for 80 mm size for 1 column (half page width) or 165 mm –  for 2 columns (full page width). 

Legends. The legends of figures should be inserted into the text on a separate page (or in the end of paper). 

Nonstandard abbreviation should be defined when used in the text. 

The Editorial board has the right to decline papers which do not fit the journal profile, contain no new information or which scientific and methodological level is not satisfactory. The text may be shortened or corrected during scientific edition. 

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licensethat allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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