Rule for Autors

Requirements to publications in Journal “Annals of Mechnikov Institute” are based on the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journal.

Editorial board accepts works in Ukrainian or English, never published before and not submitted to other periodicals, according to the main headings of the journal:

  • review articles and lectures on modern concepts of medicine and pathology;
  • original experimental, pathomorphological and clinical studies on various aspects of modern medicine and pharmacology;
  • modern technologies of diagnostics and treatment;
  • new original methods of scientific researches;
  • controversial aspects of pathology and other branches of modern medicine and pharmacology;
  • unique observations from practice;
  • for medical practitioners;

Articles, which have been already published in other editions or were submitted for publication to some editions at the same time, as well as the works which are a remake of the articles published before and do not contain new scientific material or new scientific comprehension of already known material are not submitted.

All the articles are reviewed anonymously by experienced specialists of the editorial board and the editorial council of the journal and involved experts from other countries. Published articles are open to public access on the WEB-site of the journal; qualitative parameters of articles, transliterated list of references are analyzed by international scientometrical and bibliographic databases. Copies of articles in PDF format are posted on the site of Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.

І. Requirements to the volume, format, structure and content of the articles

Manuscripts of articles and accompanying materials are accepted  in electronic form only  (via email and page of AMI) at the same time.

Manuscript format. The text is printed with 1.5-spacing throughout the text on a standard paper (A4 size; width of fields: on the left, above and below – 2 cm, on the right – 1 cm) in Times New Roman 14 points. The page of the text should contain no more than 30 lines.

The language of the articles is Ukrainian and English.

Original articles structure:

The material of the article should be placed in the following order:

Header of the article

– first name and the last name of the author (authors)

– title of the article (no more than 150 signs), without the use of abbreviations (except common ones, such as DNA, RNA, ATP),

– a complete name of the establishment (establishments) where the work was done, city, country (if the authors are from different establishments, the author's name and the name of his establishment are denoted by numbers 1,2,3)

– two abstracts — in Ukrainian and English 250-300 words after the following scheme: title of the article, initials and the last name of author (authors), text of the abstract with the main research results: Aim, Materials and methods, Results, Conclusions; Key words.

Introduction (current state and actuality of the problem, its unsolved aspects).

Aim of the research.

Materials and methods of the research (principle of selection and quantitative characteristics of material for research and distribution of research objects into groups, description of applied methods of experimental, pathomorphological, clinical research and methods of statistical analysis of quantitative research results).

Research results (results should not repeat previously published data, reference to previous publications of the author is recommended); medical terms are given according to anatomical, histological nomenclature and ICD-10, physical quantities and units – in The International System of Units (SI), abbreviations of words and word combinations are given according to DSTU 3582-97 and GOST 7.12-93.; description of the results is accompanied by tables, diagrams, graphs, and microphotographs.

Discussion (in the discussion obtained results are compared with similar and different results of other authors, the possible causes of results discrepancy are explained).

Conclusions (they are given in numbered paragraphs; they follow from the results of the executed research and solve the aim of the research).

Perspectives of subsequent scientific research, it is desirable submit them in the last paragraph of the article.

Conflicts of interest declaration.


The references must contain the list of works for the last 5 years, for review – for the last 2 years and writed only in English. In the original works no less than 15 sources are quoted, in the reviews – up to 30. Every work in the literature list should be referred in the manuscript. The literature in the list is ordered according to reference to it in the text of the article, which is given in the square brackets, or after the alphabet.

The list of references must be designed according to Vancouver Elsevier  Style (Zenodo/Mendeley).

The International System of Units (SI) should be used in the articles.

The tables should be numbered and titled. The information given in tables and figures must not be duplicated.

Information about authors and address for correspondence. In the end of the article information about the authors is attached in Ukrainian and in English (in paper copy – on a separate page): the last name, name (in a full form), academic title, academic degree, place of work, occupation, address for correspondence, phone number, e-mail address, ORCID ID.


All the illustrative material is described and interpreted in the text of the work.

Color microphotographs and color figures (color model CMYK) are submitted in electronic form by separate files in JPEG or TIFF format with resolution of 300–600 dpi (without editing in Adobe Photoshop).

Semitone microphotographs in 300 dpi Gray Scale (256 gradations of gray) are also accepted. Microphotographs sent only on paper are not accepted. Microphotographs captions are submitted in doc format in a separate file and a separate sheet.

Graphic stroke material (figures) should be submitted in separate files of the XLS, TIFF, WMF formats with resolution of 300 dpi B&W.

Graphs should have axis titles with units, legends, confidence intervals, designations of statistical significance and differences between groups.

Tables must contain a short name without abbreviations. In subheadings of columns and rows the method and measurement units are specified, where it is necessary.

All notes and explanatory inscriptions should be placed not in the headlines, but in the captions under tables and graphs. To denote the significance of differences symbols * † §, should be used under tables and graphs explaining their meaning in the caption.

  1. 3. REVIEWS

Scientific articles are reviewed anonymously by experienced specialists of the editorial board and the editorial council of the journal or involved experts from other countries. The reviewers estimate actuality, modern methodical level, reliability and scientific novelty of the results, and correspondence of the article design to the editorial requirements. If the reviewer recommends to correct or complete the article, the editorial staff sends the anonymous review text to the author for inserting proper changes in.

The date of article’s coming to the Journal is the day when editorial office receives the final variant of the text. The Journal reserves the right for editorial correcting, which does not distort its contents. The final decision about the publication of the article and its terms is made by the editorial board. After approval of the article publication the editorial staff informs the author about it.

The rejected articles are not returned and are not resubmitted. Originals of the articles and reviews are kept in the editorial during 1 year.

Editorial Office

Annals of Mechnikov Institute (AMI)
SI “ I. Mechnikov Institute of microbiology and immunology of National academy of medical sciences of Ukraine”
14/16-Puskhinskaya St., 61057,Kharkiv, Ukraine


Copyright Notice 

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 License that 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

Privacy Statement 

During the review process, the Editorial Board of AMI adheres to the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication" approved by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (, its provisions concerning authors' and reviewers' confidentiality being cited below.

Manuscripts must be reviewed with due respect for authors' confidentiality. In submitting their manuscripts for review, authors entrust editors with the results of their scientific work and creative effort, on which their reputation and career may depend. Authors' rights may be violated by disclosure of the confidential details of the review of their manuscript. Reviewers also have rights to confidentiality, which must be respected by the editor. Confidentiality may have to be breached if dishonesty or fraud is alleged but otherwise must be honored.

Editors must not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the reviewing process, criticism by reviewers, or ultimate fate) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. This includes requests to use the materials for legal proceedings.

Editors must make clear to their reviewers that manuscripts sent for review are privileged communications and are the private property of the authors. Therefore, reviewers and members of the editorial staff must respect the authors' rights by not publicly discussing the authors' work or appropriating their ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers must not be allowed to make copies of the manuscript for their files and must be prohibited from sharing it with others, except with the permission of the editor. Reviewers should return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting reviews. Editors should not keep copies of rejected manuscripts.

Reviewer comments should not be published or otherwise made public without permission of the reviewer, author, and editor.

Opinions differ on whether reviewers should remain anonymous. Authors should consult the information for authors of the journal they have chosen to learn whether the reviews are anonymous. When comments are not signed the reviewers' identity must not be revealed to the author or anyone else without the reviewer's permission.


Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published.