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№5-6, 2017

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Declaration on privacy

The authors, editors and reviewers

According to the rules of publication, each article passes review. By submitting a manuscript for peer review, the author trusts editors and reviewers of his work, his research and creative activities.

Editors should notify their reviewers that manuscripts which sent to them are confidential and the property of the authors. Reviewers, as well as all the editorial staff must respect the rights of the authors and do not publicly discuss their work until the publication of the manuscript. Reviewers copying manuscripts and transfer them to third parties unrelated to the editorial board. Observations and comments of the reviewer should not be published without permission of the reviewer, the author or editor.

Editors should inform no one but the authors and reviewers about the passage of the manuscript (meaning its getting content, review process and the final decision about the publication).

Reviewers are anonymous to the authors, except where the reviewer wishes to declassify himself and meet with the author or to sign the review. At the same time the reviewer comments can be sent to other specialists, reviewed the same manuscript.

Reviewers have the right to know about the final decision of the editor (Head of the editors, the chief editor) acception or rejection of the manuscript.

Informed consent of the patient

Every patient has the right to the protection of information of a personal nature. Personal information including names, initials or numbers of medical records should be published either in writing or in the form of pictures, unless it is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or his immediate family) has not provided written informed consent to the publication this information. The patient (or his first-degree relatives) must be shown the manuscript, where the information will be published, in advance . Taking into account the relevant requirements and legislation, a written consent of the patient must be stored either in the magazine, or the author, or in both.

If personal data are not essential, they should not be inserted into the text. Informed consent must be obtained in the case where there are doubts as to the safety of patient anonymity. For example, closing a bandage or in the eye region of the patient in the photo does not guarantee anonymity. If the author wants to change personal data in order to protect anonymity, lack of distortion they should be provided in the presentation of research results, and checked by the editor.

Obtaining informed consent should be written in the article.