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About Journal

"Reproductive Health Eastern Europe" is an international peer-reviewed scientific and practical journal covering topics related to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of male and female reproductive systems disorders. The journal is targeted at obstetricians, gynecologists, andrologists, neonatologists, mammologists, sexologists, geneticists and doctors of related fields. The journal publishes original research papers, experimental reviews, case histories and reviews of the scientific discoveries made by local and foreign scientists.

The ideological orientation of the journal is jointly determined by Belarusian and Ukrainian editorial boards.
The journal is a source of fundamental and clinical knowledge. The vast majority of Belarusian and Ukrainian scientists as well as scientists from other countries choose "Reproductive Health Eastern Europe" to publish their theses.

Year of foundation – 2011 (from 2009 to 2011 гг. – "Reproductive health in Belarus")
Frequency of publication – one in 2 months

ISSN of print version: 2226-3276
ISSN of online version: 2414-3634

Volume – 140–160 pages, format – 70×100 1/16.
Circulation: Belarus – 1500 copies, Ukraine – 2400 copies, Russia – 3500 copies.

Publishing Ethics


  • All studies were approved by the local ethics committee and performed in accordance with the standards of good clinical practice and the principles of the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki. Publishing house «Professional Publications» shares the position of the Convention developed by the Council of Europe, where there is provided animal protection in various spheres of their use, such as for example European Convention 123, Convention for protection of vertebrate animals of 1986, Declaration of Helsinki of 2000.

    The journal accepts for publication original articles, reviews, scientific reports not previously published in scientific journals.

    The editorial board considers materials from graduate students, applicants, doctoral students, specialists and experts in this field. The author is obliged to notify about a real or potential conflict of interest by including information about the conflict of interest in the appropriate section of the article. If there is no conflict of interest, the author must also report it.

  • 1. The editor are personally and independently responsible for the content of the published materials and recognize that responsibility. The reliability of the work and its scientific significance should always be the basis in the decision to publish.

    2. The editor make fair and objective decisions, regardless of any commercial considerations and provide a fair and efficient process for the independent review.

    3. The editor evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, origin, nationality, and/or political preferences of the authors.

    4. The editor do not work with articles for which they have a conflict of interest.

    5. The editor resolve conflict situations that arise during the editorial process, as well as use all available means to resolve these situations.

    6. The editor of the journal publish information concerning corrections, rebuttals, and review articles if needed.

    7. The editor of the journal do not publish the final version of the article without the consent of the authors.

    8. The editor checks the original text and acts in accordance with the COPE rules: http://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/plagiarism


  • 1. The reviewer evaluates their own availability before examination of the manuscript and accepts materials for review only if the reviewer is able to ensure the quality of their work.

    2. The reviewer notifies the editorial staff of any conflict of interest (if one exists) before the start of the review of the article.

    3. The reviewer does not send information about the article and/or any of the data contained within the article to any third party.

    4. The reviewer does not use the information obtained from the article for any personal and or commercial purposes.

    5. The reviewer does not make conclusions about the quality of the article on the base of subjective data, e.g. the personal relationship to the author, gender, age, religion, etc.

    6. The reviewer uses only proper and appropriate language and explanations in relation to the articles, avoiding any personal remarks.

  • 1. The author submits materials for review, which have not been previously published. If the article is based on previously published material which is not academic articles or based on materials presented on the Internet, the author should notify the editorial staff of the journal.

    2. The author does not submit the same article to different journals for review.

    3. All co-authors consent to the submission of their articles to the journal.

    4. The author informs the editorial staff of a potential conflict of interest.

    5. The author takes the necessary steps to ensure the correctness of citations in the submitted article.

    6. The list of authors includes only individuals who have made significant contributions to the research.

    7. The author correctly cites their previous work as to avoid self-plagiarism in the manuscript and the artificial increase of volume of publications (salami-slicing).

    8. The author, who is acting as the contact with journal, informs all other co-authors of all changes and suggestions from the editorial staff, and does not make decisions regarding the article alone without the written consent of all co-authors.

    9. The author properly corresponds with the reviewer through the editor and responds to comments and observations if needed.

    10. If necessary, the authors either adjust the data presented in the article, or refute them.

    11. Please note that only original materials are accepted for publication. We ask the authors to check the text with an indication of the percentage of originality before submitting the article. The article must contain at least 70% of the original text. The increase in originality through technical and other unfair methods leads to the exclusion of the publication. For verification, we recommend the site: https://www.antiplagiat.ru/. The editorial Board also checks the originality of the material when reviewing the article. If numerous borrowings are found, the editorial board acts in accordance with the COPE rules.

  • 1. The publisher not only supports scientific communication and invests in the process, but is also responsible for complying with all current guidelines and standards for publishing scientific work.

    2. The publisher does not affect the editorial policy of the journals.

    3. The publisher provides legal support to the journal if necessary.

    4. The publisher provides timely release of issues of the journals.

    5. The publisher publishes changes, explanations, and recalls articles that have been identified to contain violations of scientific ethics and/or critical errors.

  • Publishing house «Professional Publications» shares the position of the Convention developed by the Council of Europe, where there is provided animal protection in various spheres of their use, such as for example European Convention 123, Convention for protection of vertebrate animals of 1986, Declaration of Helsinki of 2000.

  • When presenting the results of experimental research involving human subjects, the authors should indicate whether the procedures performed adhered to the ethical standards prescribed in the Declaration of Helsinki. If the study was conducted without adherence to the principles of the Declaration, the authors should justify the chosen approach to the study and guarantee that the ethics committee of the organisation in which the study was conducted approved the chosen approach.

Advertising in the journal

The text was prepared on the base of Recommendations on Publication Ethics Policies for Medical Journals WAME.

The journal earns income from advertising or reprints. The editor's decisions are independent of the cost of advertising or printing a reprint. The functions of the editor and specialists of the advertising and marketing service in the journal are separated. Advertisers and sponsors have no control over the editor's decisions, regardless of the conditions of advertising or other agreements.

Reprints are published only in the form, in which they were originally published in the journal (including subsequent corrections), therefore there are no additions or changes in them.

The contents of special additional issues of the journal are regulated only by the decisions of the editor. The contents of such issues are not influenced by sponsors or advertisers.

Limitations on the amount of advertising materials in the journal are described and included in the publisher's policy.

The editorial board of the journal has an official advertising policy. It is available to all participants of the editorial and publishing process. All advertisements in the journal uniquely identify the advertiser and the product or service they offer.

Advertising in the journal does not mislead the reader, does not exaggerate the real characteristics of the advertised product, does not contain offensive considerations of a religious or racial nature. Requirements for advertising in the journal are regulated by the Advertising Law of the Republic of Belarus. (https://pravo.by/document/?guid=3871&p0=h10700225)

The products advertised in the journal are focused on medical practice, medical education, or delivery of medical care.

The editors have the right to refuse to post any advertising message for any reason. The decision to publish an advertisement is made only with the participation of the editor and the editorial board of the journal.

Preprint and Postprint Deposition Policy

The editorial board of the allows authors to post the manuscript as a preprint before submission for review and to archive independently their articles in disciplinary and institutional repositories.

Preprints

The editorial board of the encourages uploading preprints on preprint servers. The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) defines a preprint as 'a scholarly manuscript posted by the author(s) in an openly accessible platform, usually before or in parallel with the peer review process.'

A preprint publication shall not be considered duplicate publication nor shall it influence the editor's decision to publish.

The author must notify the editorial board about the posted preprint at submission of the manuscript for review, furnishing a link to the preprint with its DOI identifier and the dissemination terms and conditions.

It is the author’s responsibility to add a link to the published manuscript in the preprint record. The link must contain the DOI and the URL of the article published on the journal's website. The original preprint should not be modified based on the reviewer’s and editor’s comments. The preprint should not be replaced with the text of the published article.

Do not delete the preprint text.

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication

The editorial board allows manuscripts that have been reviewed and are accepted for publication to be archived independently.

This version of the manuscript may be disseminated through:

- personal website or blog;

- institutional repository;

- disciplinary repository;

- direct interactions with faculty or students by providing this version of the manuscript for personal use.

The text of the manuscript should contain the author’s clarifications about its status and information about the planned publication.

Example: The ARTICLE TITLE has been reviewed, accepted for publication, and will be published in 2021 (3).

Once the final version of the manuscript is published, it is the author’s responsibility to add a link to the published article to the publication record. The posted text should not be modified based on the reviewer’s and editor’s comments. Do not replace the text of the posted manuscript. Do not delete the text of the posted manuscript.

Final Versions of Manuscripts

The editorial board allows manuscripts that have been peer-reviewed, accepted for publication, edited and ready for publication (proofread and typeset) to be archived independently.

This version of the manuscript may be disseminated through:

- personal website or blog;

- institutional repository;

- disciplinary repository;

- direct interactions with faculty or students by providing this version of the manuscript for personal use.

Once the final version of the manuscript is published, it is the author’s responsibility to add a link to the published article to the publication record. The posted text should not be modified based on the reviewer’s and editor’s comments. Do not replace the text of the posted manuscript. Do not delete the text of the posted manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All participants in the peer-review and publication process should consider and disclose all relationships that could be a potential source of conflict of interest (financial relationships (e.g. employment, consulting, shareholding, patents, or paid peer review), personal relationships, academic competition and intellectual convictions).

Authors

All authors have to disclose all financial and personal relationships that influenced or could affect their work, indicating it in the Copyright Agreement and in the text of the manuscript:

— the presence or absence of a conflict of interest for all authors;

— sources of support for this work (funding), including sponsors, if any, - also an explanation of their role in developing the research plan; collection, analysis and interpretation of data; drawing up a report; deciding on submitting a report for publication; or a statement that the source of support was not involved.

Reviewers

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Journal Editors and Staff

Journal Editors and Staff should not consider manuscripts and make editorial decisions when there is a conflict of interest or relationship that may create a conflict of interest.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a Reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the Author. Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

«Журнал «Репродуктивное здоровье. Восточная Европа» представляет вашему вниманию интересные и современные научные статьи, уникальные случаи из практики, а также обзоры и лекции в области сохранения репродуктивного здоровья нации. Эта отрасль медицины является первоочередной и крайне важной задачей государственной политики. Редакция журнала благодарна авторам за предоставленные научные статьи, что дает возможность обмениваться опытом и достижениями в акушерстве, гинекологии и перинатологии», – главный редактор в Украине, Ирина Борисовна Венцковская.

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate the communication of scientists from different countries and schools of thought, to enable the emergence of the new promising research related to human reproductive health, to help scientists and practitioners in their education and research.

Indexation

The journal is included in the list of scientific resources recommended by the Higher Attestation Commission of Belarus for publishing theses.

According to the decree of the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sport #1112 of 17.10.2012, the scientific papers published in this journal have the same status as the ones published abroad for the purposes of degree-seeking scientists of Ukraine.

The journal is included in the Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, EBSCO.

RSCI impact factor, 2017 — 0,071.

Founders

Belarus
The association of obstetrician-gynecologists and neonatologists
Unitary enterprise "Professional publications"

Ukraine
Unitary enterprise "Professional publications"
National Medical University named after О.О. Bogomolets

Russia:
LLC "Vilin"

Editorial сouncil

  • Baranovskaia, Elena Igorevna (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Belarusian State Medical University
    Beniuk, Vasily Alekseevich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology № 3 of the Bogomolets National Medical University
    Chukanov, Alexey Nikolaevich (Minsk)
    Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor of the Department of ultrasound diagnostics, Belarusian medical Academy of postgraduate education
    Divakova, Tatiana Semenovna (Vitebsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the sub-department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Department of advanced professional training and personnel development of the Vitebsk State Medical University
    Dubossarskaia, Zinaida Mikhailovna (Dniepropetrovsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of obstetrics, gynecology and perinatology of the Dniepropetrovsk Medical Academy of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
    Gnatko, Elena Petrovna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology № 2 of the Bogomolets National Medical University
    Golianovsky, Oleg Vladimirovich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology № 1 of the National Healthcare University of Ukraine named after P.L. Shupyk
    Gorovenko, Natalia Grigorievna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, corresponding member of the NAMS of Ukraine, head of the Department of medical and laboratory genetics of the National Healthcare University of Ukraine named after P.L. Shupyk
    Gres, Arkady Aleksandrovich (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of urology and nephrology of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
    Gutikova, Ludmila Vitoldovna (Grodno)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Grodno State Medical University
    Ivaniuta, Sergei Orestovich (Kiev)
    Responsible for the scientific work of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 3 of the Bogomolets National Medical University
    Kaminsky, Vyacheslav Vladimirovich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductology, National Healthcare University of Ukraine named after P.L. Shupyk
    Kiseleva, Natalia Ivanovna (Vitebsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology, Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University
    Kornatskaia, Alla Grigorievna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of female reproductive rehabilitation of the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine
    Kurlovich, Ivan Vasilievich (Minsk)
    Candidate of Medical Sciences, Deputy Director for research, Republican scientific and practical center «Mother and child»
    Lakatosh, Vladimir Pavlovich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology № 1 of the Bogomolets National Medical University
    Mavrichev, Sergey Anatolyevich (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, head of the laboratory of oncogynecology, National scientific and practical center of Oncology and medical radiology named after N. N. Alexandrov
    Medved, Vladimir Isaakovich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, corresponding member of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine, head of the unit of internal pathologies of pregnancy of the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine
    Mikhalevich, Stanislava Iosifovna (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive health, Belarusian medical Academy of postgraduate education
    Nikitin, Oleg Dmitrievich (Kiev)
    Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor of the Department of urology of the Bogomolets National Medical University
    Nitkin, Dmitry Mikhailovich (Minsk)
    Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor, head of the Department of urology and nephrology of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
    Peresada, Olga Anatolievna (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive health of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
    Podolsky, Vasily Vasilievich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Dniepropetrovsk Medical Academy of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
    Potapov, Valentin Aleksandrovich (Dniepropetrovsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, deputy director for research of the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine
    Rozhkovskaia, Natalia Nikolaevna (Odessa)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology № 1 of the Odessa National Medical University
    Senchuk, Anatoly Iakovlevich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Kiev National University of the Ukrainian Association of Complementary Medicine
    Shishko, Georgy Aleksandrovich (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of neonatology and medical genetics of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
    Shunko, Elizaveta Evgenievna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of Neonatology, National Healthcare University of Ukraine named after P.L. Shupyk
    Sidorenko, Valentina Nikolaevna (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Belarusian State Medical University
    Skripchenko, Natalia Iakovlevna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of obstetrics, gynecology and perinatology of the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
    Strotsky, Aleksandr Vladimirovich (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of urology of the Belarusian State Medical University
    Svintsitsky, Valentin Stanislavovich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor leading specialist oncogynecologist of the Academic Medical Center
    Tatarchuk, Tatiana Feofanovna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, corresponding member of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine, deputy director for research of the Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine
    Tsapenko, Tatyana Vladimirovna (Kiev)
    Candidate of Medical Sciences, assistant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1, Bogomolets National Medical University
    Ustinovich, Yuri Anatolyevich (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, associate professor, head of the Department of neonatology and medical genetics, Belarusian medical Academy of postgraduate education
    Uvarova, Elena Vitalievna (Moscow)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Department of obstetrics, gynecology, perinatology and reproductology of the First Moscow State Medical University named after I. M. Sechenov
    Vdovichenko, Yuri Petrovich (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, corresponding member of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine, first vice-rector of the National Healthcare University of Ukraine named after P.L. Shupyk
    Ventskovskaia, Irina Borisovna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, corresponding member of the National Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology № 1 of the Bogomolets National Medical University
    Voskresensky, Sergei Lvovich (Minsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
    Vovk, Iraida Borisovna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology № 2 of the Bogomolets National Medical University
    Zagorodnia, Alexandra Sergeevna (Kiev)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, associate Professor of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology No. 1, Bogomolets national medical University
    Zakharenkova, Tatiana Nikolaevna (Gomel)
    Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Gomel State Medical University
    Zanko, Sergei Nikolaevich (Vitebsk)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus
    Zaporozhan, Valery Nikolaevich (Odessa)
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor, Rector, Academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Odessa National Medical University
    Zverko, Vladimir Leontievich (Grodno)
    Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor, chief doctor of the Grodno Regional Perinatal Centre

Editor-in-chief

Belarus
Mozheiko, Ludmila Fedorovna (CV), professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences, head of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology, Belarusian state medical University

Ukraine
Ventskovska, Irina Borisovna (CV), professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology №1, Bogomolets national medical University

Payment for Publication

The cost depends on the volume of the performed work and starts from 4 BYN for 2500 characters with spaces in the Word text editor. The following types of work are possible: editing text (in Russian or English), translation or editing already translated meta-data (from Russian to English and vice versa), References design, technical work on layout printing of color illustrations, graphs, diagrams, additional materials to the article, etc.

Authors are not exempt from working together with the editorial board to make the necessary author's modifications to the material.

Rules for Authors

We hope that the status of our publications, publication dates, and the geography of distribution meet your expectations. Please note the requirements to scientific articles and the review policy, how to withdraw an article.

Sample of the article in the journals of the publishing house.

On the procedure of publishing original articles in the journals of the UE “Professional publications”.

Public contract for provision of services on editing scientific texts.

Articles approved by the editorial board, can be published within the period of up to 7 months, including the period of the review in Minsk.

Principles on informed consent

The journal relies on the principles of the World Medical Association's (WMA policy statement - the Declaration of Helsinki - a statement of Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects) and endeavours to ensure compliance with ethical and data collection standards for research involving human subjects. Before beginning research, the researchers should familiarise themselves with the principles of the Helsinki Declaration on informed consent and carry out the research in strict accordance with those principles as set forth below (Articles 25-32 of the Helsinki Declaration are given):

25. Participation by individuals capable of giving informed consent as subjects in medical research must be voluntary. Although, it may be appropriate to consult family members or community leaders, no individual capable of giving informed consent may be enrolled in a research study unless he/she freely agrees.

26 In medical research involving human subjects capable of giving informed consent, each potential subject must be adequately informed of the aims, methods, sources of funding, any possible conflicts of interest, institutional affiliations of the researcher, the anticipated benefits and potential risks of the study and the discomfort it may entail, post-study provisions and any other relevant aspects of the study. The potential subject must be informed of his right to refuse to participate in the study or to withdraw his consent to participate at any time without reprisal. Special attention should be given to the specific information needs of individual potential subjects as well as the methods used to deliver the information.

After ensuring that the potential subject has understood the information, the physician or another appropriately qualified individual must then seek the potential subject's freely-given informed consent, preferably in writing. If the consent cannot be expressed in writing, verbal consent must be formally documented and witnessed.

All medical subjects should be given the option of being informed about the general outcome and results of the study.

27. When seeking informed consent for participation in a research study, the physician must be particularly cautious when the potential subject is in a dependent relationship with the physician or may consent under duress. In such situations, the informed consent must be sought by an appropriately qualified individual who is completely independent of this relationship.

28. For a potential research subject who is incapable of giving informed consent, the physician must seek informed consent from his legally authorised representative. These individuals must not be included in a research study that has no likelihood of benefit for them unless it is intended to promote the health of the group represented by the potential subject, the research cannot instead be performed with persons capable of providing informed consent, and the research entails minimal risk and burden.

When a potential research subject who is deemed incapable of giving informed consent is able to give assent to decisions about participation in research, the physician must seek that assent in addition to the consent of the legally authorised representative. The potential subject's dissent should be respected.

30. Research involving subjects who are physically or mentally incapable of giving consent, for example, unconscious patients, may be done only if the physical or mental condition that prevents giving informed consent is a necessary characteristic of the research group. In such circumstances the physician must seek informed consent from the legally authorised representative. If no such representative is available and if the research cannot be delayed, the study may proceed without informed consent provided that the specific reasons for involving subjects with a condition that renders them unable to give informed consent have been stated in the research protocol and the study has been approved by a research ethics committee. Consent to remain in the research must be obtained as soon as possible from the subject or a legally authorised representative.

31. The physician must fully inform the patient which aspects of their care are related to the research. The refusal of a patient to participate in a study or the patient's decision to withdraw from the study should never adversely affect the patient-physician relationship.

32. For medical research using identifiable human material or data, such as research on material or data contained in biobanks or similar repositories, physicians must seek informed consent for its collection, storage and/or reuse. There may be exceptions where consent would be impossible or impractical to obtain for such research. In such situations, the research may be done only after consideration and approval of a research ethics committee.

Data sharing policy

Authors are encouraged to make the research data that support their publications available but are not required to do so. The decision to publish will not be affected by whether or not authors share their research data.

Definition of research data

This policy applies to the research data that would be required to verify the results of research reported in articles published in the journal. Research data include data produced by the authors (“primary data”) and data from other sources that are analysed by authors in their study (“secondary data”). Research data includes any recorded factual material that are used to produce the results in digital and non-digital form. This includes tabular data, code, images, audio, documents, video, maps, raw and/or processed data.

Definition of exceptions

The data that is not a subject to public disclosure may be delivered as follows: deposited in science data repositories with limited access or preliminary anonymised. An author can also publicly deliver metadata only and/or description of the method of access to the data under requests from other scholars.

Data repositories

The preferred mechanism for sharing research data is via data repositories. Please see or https://repositoryfinder.datac... for help finding research data repositories.

Data citation

The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes access to data under Creative Commons Licenses. Editorial Board of the Journal does not insist on the obligatory use of Creative Commons in case when the data is deposited in the repositories of the third party. The Publisher of the Journal does not assert any copyrights for the data submitted by the author together with the article.

Questions regarding the observation of that policy shall be sent to the executive secretary of the Journal.

Contacts

Deputy editor-in-chief – Drozdov Yuri Vasilievich

E-mail: rz@recipe.by

Open Access Statement

«Professional publications» support the principle of open access to scientific papers, which contributes to a broader exchange of knowledge and spread of best practices. All articles published in this journal are freely available. We do not charge any fees to any reader for downloading articles for their own scientific use. It is permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to full-text articles in this journal without prior permission of the publisher or author, if they acknowledge the original author, as specified in the CC BY-NC-ND license from Creative Commons.