Information for authors of research and practical peer-reviewed journal "Problems of Nutrition" (“Voprosy pitaniia” in Russian)


- Editorial Board provides the peer-review (expert review) of the articles sent for publication. The Journal adheres to the principles of the international organization Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE). Publication of the article is available only after receiving positive reviews (including at least two reviewers and an expert in biomedical statistics).

- If the article is admitted to publication, it is kindly requested to report the results of the randomized controlled trials in accordance with the current set of recommendations for such design researches (

- The Editorial Board reserves the right to literary edit (including possible reduction of the text), aiming to provide better apprehension without changing the main ideas of the content of the article.

- Editorial does not consider the content that was already published earlier in other journals.

- The editorial Board provides readers with the opportunity to send comments, questions and criticisms via e-mail (

- An author (or authors) when submitting materials is aware that bears personal responsibility for novelty and reliability of results of the scientific research.

-Materials are checked for plagiarism with the system "Antiplagiat".


- Manuscripts presented for publication in the journal should be written in Russian or in English, and correspond to the topics edition.

- Articles are accepted only through the electronic form on the journal's website (SEND ARTICLE button). Manuscripts should be in format text files (.rtf, .doc, and etc.). Text should be entered in Word, Times font, size 12, line-spacing 1,5, A4 page size. It is not necessary to provide a printed version of the manuscript. Volume of the original article must not exceed 18–20 pages and 6 figures; brief report - 12 pages, mini-review – 15 pages, review – 30 pages and 8 figures. The following sections must be highlighted in the main part of the original article: “Materials and Methods”, "Results", "Discussion" or "Conclusion". Important information is provided in bold or italic.

- The article must have a cover letter (printed on a stamped letterhead) signed by the head (or his deputy) of the institution where the relevant research was conducted. The letter must indicate that the article material has not been previously published. The letter should be scanned and sent by e-mail in a separate file (in format jpeg, pdf).

- All authors indicated in the manuscript must sign and forward to the editorial office Article Submission Form, with a mandatory indication of the presence or absence of a conflict of interest. It should also declare that the material is approved by all of its authors. The authors' statement should be scanned and sent by e-mail in a separate file (in format jpeg, pdf).

- The front page of the article should contain: title of the article (abbreviations should not be used in the title); full name (last names), job position, academic degree, academic title of each author(s); institutional affiliation of each author; e-mail of each author (if not applicable, indicate an e-mail of the institution); full name in Russian and English, addresses and phone numbers of institutions, at the premises of which the research was held; the full name of the head of department, clinic, laboratory. It must include the full name, phone number and e-mail of the author, who can negotiate and maintain correspondence relating the material submitted to the Editorial Board.

- The paper should include an extended abstract (summary) in Russian and English (size –from 250 words to 1 printed page). The summary should reflect the goal of the research, material and methods, as well as the main results of the research including specific digital material.

- Article should include in Russian and in English the keywords and the full name of the institution at the premises of which the research was held.

- The original article should include the following sections:

Introduction: brief justification of a relevance of the research, with data from foreign and domestic literature. In the introduction the goal and objectives should be formulated.

Material and Methods : the study design (prospective or retrospective), a clinical or experimental material description, ways and means of solving tasks, including statistical methods. It is necessary to describe in detail statistical research methods later in this section, so the reader would be able to verify the results of the study. , and the level of evidence must be specified: I or II

Results: description and explanation of all the data obtained with indicating the results of a statistical processing, recommendations on the implementation of the results or the need for further research on this topic.

Discussion: the state of the development of the issue or the problem studied, with focusing on the new and important aspects of the study, comparing the results with those of other authors (with references to the domestic and foreign literature).

Conclusion: a brief description of the outcome of the scientific research. Conclusions should logically correspond to the objective and tasks. Avoid conclusions which are not corroborated by evidence.

- When describing drugs one should indicate their International Nonproprietary Names (INN) and stick carefully calibrated doses.

- Grants, sources of financial support, technical and other assistance are indicated in the “Acknowledgements” section at the end of the text before the list of references.

- Use only standard symbols and abbreviations. Do not use abbreviations in the title. All abbreviations (except units of measurement) can be used only after mentioning the full term. If more than 10 acronyms are used in the article, a separate list of abbreviations should be established.

- Semantic allocations are made in bold type or in italic.

IIа. Illustrations

- Each illustration (graphs, charts, drawings, photographs, tables) is represented as a separate file in the format tif, eps, Power Point, Word; text-signature - separately in Word (with corresponding numeration).

- The image size in the file must be equal to its ultimate physical size (in millimeters) with resolution of 300 dpi or 2 megabytes (and more).

- Printscreens will not be accepted.

- The illustrations of the same type should be identical in size, scale, nature of presenting information.

- Tables allow concisely and accurately represent important information, thereby reducing the volume of the main text of the manuscript. Tables should contain only the necessary data, and provide a generalized and statistically processed materials. Each table in Word must have its own title, it should not give values that are easily deduced from the available ones (for example, a difference or percentages). Do not use horizontal or vertical lines within the table. Legends and explanatory captions should be placed below the table. Reductions used in a table must be decoded at the end of a legend in alphabetical order. References to tables in the text of the manuscript are made as follows: “Table 1 (2, 3, etc.)”.

- Duplication of the same data in text, tables and figures is not allowed.

- If the drawing (table, photo etc.) has been previously published elsewhere, indicate the original source and obtain written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction the pattern, except for documents in the public domain.

IIb. References

The references in the text are given as numerals in square brackets starting with [1] in accordance with the list of references (authors are not listed in alphabetical order.) The list of references should include:

a) for books - the full name of the author (only the first 6 author's surname are indicated followed by et al.), the title of the book, job position, place and year of publication, number of pages in a book or a link to a specific page, DOI;

b) for journal articles - the full name of the author (only the first 6 author's surname are indicated followed by et al.), the title of the article, journal name, year, volume, issue, link to a specific page, DOI;

c) for thesis - summary of this thesis (the full name of the author, doctoral or master's thesis full title, year, place of publication).

The reference list should not include unpublished studies and textbooks. When citing electronic materials it is necessary to provide a reference to relevant Internet resources - electronic documents, databases, portals, websites, web pages, etc. In the list of references there should be no more than 2-3 online sources.

It is recommended to use in the original article at least 10 and not more than 30 reliable sources. In a review article it should not be more than 80 sources. The reference list should include at least 5 sources published over the past 2 years in periodicals with a high index of international citation.

The author is responsible for the accuracy of the data provided in the references.

Further are provided the Lists of bibliography.

REFERENCES (на английском языке) (по: NLM – National Library of Medicine)

The references in the text are given as numerals in square brackets starting with [1] in accordance with the list of references (authors are not listed in alphabetical order.) The list of references should include:


Popova AYu., Tutelyan V.A., Nikityuk D.B. On the new (2021) Norms of physiological requirements in energy and nutrients of various groups of the population of the Russian Federation. Voprosy pitaniia [Problems of Nutrition]. 2021; 90 (4): 6-19. DOI: (in Russian)

Cerezo A., Costan G., Gonzale A., et al. Severe esophagitis due to overdose of iron tablets. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008; Vol. 31 (8): 551–2.


Stuklov N.I., Kozinets G.I., Levakov S.A., Ogurtsov P.P. Anemia, gynecological diseases and gynecological cancer. Moscow: Meditsina, 2013: 220 р. (in Russian)

Materials of congress:

Vinokurova S.A., Gorshkova N.N., Kryuchkov M.I. Transfusions of blood components to ensure the operations of myocardial revascularization. Materialy nauchno-prakticheskoy konferentsii "Aktual'nye voprosy ekstrakorporal'noy terapii [Proceedings of the scientific-practical conference "Actual problems of extracorporeal therapy"]. Moscow, 2007: 112–3. (in Russian)

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- The Editorial Board adheres to the principles set forth in the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association (WMA) “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Research”, adopted by the 18th WMA General Assembly in June 1964, amended and supplemented by the General Assemblies of WMA in 2013 (,, International guiding principles for biomedical research involving animals ( approved by the Counsil for International Organizations of Medical Sciences – CIOMS in 2012, and holds that all clinical researches involving human subjects and all experimental researches involving animals should be conducted in accordance with such principles. In the “Material and methods” section, authors should specify that a written voluntary informed consent was obtained from all patients or volunteers before they were subjected to a scientific research, and the study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the institution.

- Information such as names, initials, numbers of patient records should not be published either in the text or illustrations (e.g. X-ray films) or captions to them, except in cases where such information is essential for scientific purposes. In such cases, a written voluntary consent of patients (parents or guardians) is mandatory. The same goes for images of patients. Authors should inform the patient, whether his or here data (including photographs) would be published in print or online. Informed consent requires that patients consenting to publish their data would be able to review the manuscript and illustrative material prior to publication.

- If animals are used as the study subjects, it should be noted in the text of the manuscript that authors have provided a humane attitude toward them. In the “Material and methods” section it is necessary to indicate that all investigators acted in accordance with the “Rules for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” (see or in accordance with local or national guidelines on that subject.

- To become the co-author one should make a considerable contribution to creation of the research. Each author should be directly involved in the research study and in writing of the manuscript, and be responsible for its content. Other participants that do not meet criteria for authorship, should be specified in the list of acknowledgements at the end of the manuscript. More information about authorship can be found on the website of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors by reference

- When using citations in the text of the manuscript (in quotation marks) you must specify the source of the quotation in footnote (author’s name, title of publication, city, Publishing house, year, page number or name of the publication, year, issue, page). Quotations cited in the article should be carefully checked by the authors.

- Manuscripts which are executed not in accordance with the rules of the Editorial Board, will not be accepted. In case of reviewing the manuscript, but its failure to publish, justified denial is sending to authors by email. In some cases, the manuscript may be sent to authors with a proposal to make some amendments and resubmit the corrected manuscript to the Editors for a repeated review.

- Reviewers have a right to privacy, which is strictly enforced by the Editors. Names of reviewers and their comments are not published and are not disclosed without the permission of the reviewers and the Editor.

- Articles devoted to the jubilee events should be sent to the Editorial office not later than 6 months before the landmark date.

- Manuscripts should be submitted to the Journal in electronic form (

- All matters relating to the review and publication of manuscripts should be sent in electronic form (

- Confidentiality of all correspondence is guaranteed. All manuscripts are available to read only by their authors, members of the Editorial Board and reviewers.

- When describing the medicines, specify the international non-proprietary name (INN) and carefully verified dosages.

Articles not drawn up according to these recommendations will not be accepted.

Fee for publication will not be charged.

Manuscripts should not be submitted in PDF format.

References to dissertations, as well as other manuscripts, are not allowed.

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Viktor A. Tutelyan
Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Scientific Director of the Federal Research Centre of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Food Safety (Moscow, Russia)
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