The target audience of a peer-reviewed journal "Newsletter of North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov" is faculty members of medical universities and institutions of additional professional education, for research staff, as well as for practitioners of various specializations. The "Newsletter of NWSMU n.a. I.I. Mechnikov" publishes original articles written by experts of different fields of clinical and preventive medicine, public health, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, scientific lectures, scientific reviews and discussions, as well as highlights various issues concerning the advanced training of practitioners. The Editorial board cooperates with the faculty members of the leading research institutes and medical schools of Russia.
The review stages of the scientific articles.
All publications that are submitted to the journal’s edition are peer- reviewed. The Executive secretary of the journal determines the article’s accordance to the journal’s profile and its styling requirements. After that the article is sent to the Editorial board, that determines Reviewer (the Doctor of medical science or the Candidate of medical science). After getting the positive review from the Reviewer the Editorial board, headed by the Senior Editor, takes decision about the possibility for publication. The review duration is stated by the Senior Editor of the journal according to the conditions needed for the fast article publication (review period is approx. 2 weeks). The review is made confidentially. The Author of the reviewed article can become acquainted with the text of the review. In case of any correction recommendations the Executive secretary sends the reviewed text to the Author in order to take them into consideration or deny them while preparing the new version of the article. The new version is resent for the second review.
The positive review doesn’t guarantee the publication. The publication decision is made by the Editorial board and is stated in the Meeting report of the Editorial board. When Senior editor approves the decision to admit the article for publication, the Executive secretary informs the Author and indicate dates of publication. Text of review is sent to the Author by e-mail, fax or by post. The originals of reviews are stored in the journal editorial office for five years.