Online Submissions

Already have a Username/Password for Annals of Clinical and Experimental Neurology?
Go to Login

Need a Username/Password?
Go to Registration

Registration and login are required for submitting items online, and for checking the status of current submissions.


Author Guidelines

1. Types of Articles

Annals of clinical and experimental neurology publishes articles on different aspects of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, different topics in neuroscience, historical neurology and neuroscience, as well as on related medical specialities.

Accepted types of articles:
1. Original papers. Results of researches. Accepted papers present the data of researches in clinical neurology, neuroscience (including cognitive neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience).
2. Technology reviews. Reviews describing novel methods and technologies and their application in clinical neurology and neuroscience.
3. Reviews. Reviews of current advances in Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience.
4. Clinical cases. Descriptions of rare clinical cases or cases that represent a diagnostic challenge providing analysis and discussion of the presented data.
5. Historical neurology and neuroscience. Biographies of exceptional figures in clinical neurology and neuroscience.

2. General information

2.1. Publication Ethics. Annals of clinical and experimental neurology adheres to the Publication Ethics and ethical standards for publication in the journal, which are listed Here. Before sending the manuscript all authors are encouraged to review the publication ethics section.
2.2 Review. All articles submitted to the editorial office, pass the review procedure. The reviewing procedure is described Here.
The Editorial Board reserves the right to shorten and edit articles.
2.3. Publication fees. Publication of articles in the journal is free. Author’s copy of the journal is not provided.
2.4. Plagiarism. Only materials that have never been published or have been submitted for publication elsewhere can be accepted for printing. Submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism.
2.5. Conflicts of Interest. Authors are required to submit information about potential conflicts of interest, including financial, personal and other relationships with other persons or organizations that could potentially lead to the distortion of data presented in the manuscript, for 3 years prior to the date of submission. These conflicts of interest, as well as a statement of their absence should be provided in the relevant section of the manuscript and the conflicts of interest form.
2.6. Information on funding sources. If reliable, indicate funding sources. In the absence of funding sources, the authors need to state this in the relevant section of the manuscript and the conflicts of interest form.
Description of the history of development of leading departments. Нistory of important events in neurology and neuroscience.

3. Authorship requirements

Authorship requirements were composed in accordance with the recommendations for medical journal editors of the International Committee (ICMJE). All those qualifying for authorship should meet all four of the following criteria:
1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
3. Final approval of the version to be published;
4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.”

The authors should be identified before submitting the manuscript. All those who participated in the preparation of work (technicians, etc.), but do not meet authorship requirements, may be listed in the “acknowledgements”. One author responsible for contact with the editorial board should be indicated at the time of submission. This author should be available for contact during the peer-review procedure, as well as after the publication of the article. The author responsible for contact with the editorial board should be able to provide answers, comments and additional information if required.

4. Submitting a manuscript

The following documents are required as attachments:

  1. Cover letter from the organization containing a brief description of the research and its relevance, explanation of its novelty, article type.
  2. Conflict of interest signed by all co-authors. (ICMJE disclosure form is here)

5. Guidelines for authors

General information
The article should be printed using a 12-point font size, double-spaced on a A4 paper dimensions with margins of 2.5 cm on all sides of the text.
All units must be specified in the SI system.
All drugs should be given in the form of International Nonproprietary Names (INN).
Abbreviations which are not widely accepted, must be deciphered at their first occurrence in text.

The manuscript should be clearly structured and include the following sections:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • The article
  • Acknowledgements (if any)
  • References
  • Information about the authors
  • Contribution of the authors
  • Tables
  • Figures and figure captions

 5.1. Title page

The title page should contain the following sections:

1) The title of the article – short and informative (preferably no more than 10 words);
2) The names of authors (to index authors, use last name and initials);
3) Name of the institution(s) where the work was performed affiliated with author’s names;
4) Abbreviated title to be placed on top of the journal pages;
5) An ethical statement. Information on compliance with international ethical standards for conducting scientific research with the participation of humans or using laboratory animals. Information on the approval of the study by the ethical committee, on the availability of signed informed consent.
6) Funding sources. A lists of funding sources of the research is presented. If there are no funding sources it is claimed.

7) Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. A description of existing and potential conflicts of interest is provided.

8) Complete mailing address, zip code, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address of the corresponding author.

5.2. Abstract

The abstract is the most important section of the article. The Abstract should reflect the content of the article and briefly describe the main objectives of the study, explain how the study was conducted without methodological details, summarize the most important results including key quantitative data and indicating their statistical significance and their importance, what conclusions can be drawn.

References and abbreviations, which are not widely accepted should be avoided. If necessary, this type of abbreviations should be decrypted.

For original articles a structured format of abstract is required. The abstract should include following sections: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion. The abstract should be 200-250 words.

5.3. Keywords

3-6 keywords should be provided. The keywords should reflect the main content of the article and facilitate the search of articles when using of information search systems.

It is recommended to use a dictionary of medical terms Medline (MeSH).

5.4. The article

Original papers
The average volume of articles should be2000-4000 words. The number of references should not exceed 50. The number of images – not more than 8.
Original papers should include following sections: 

  • 1) Introduction;
  • 2) Materials and methods;
  • 3) Results;
  • 4) Discussion.

Introduction. The objectives and importance of the study should be presented. Current information on the research topic should be summarized with reference to the most relevant and recent publications as possible.
Materials and methods. Quantitative and qualitative characteristics of patients, characteristics of the experimental materials should be listed. All the research methods, including statistical methods of data processing should be described. Description of the methods should enable to reproduce them. The manufacturer and the country of the equipment and new drugs used in the study should be cited. Compliance with ethical standards should be stated.
Results. Results should be presented in a logical order in the text, tables, and figures. The text should not repeat all the data from the tables and figures, it is necessary to mention only the most important ones. The figures should not duplicate data given in the tables. The place in the text where a picture should be placed may be marked with a square with its number.
Discussion. This section should summarize obtained results and highlight new and important aspects of the study in comparison with the data obtained by other authors. Do not repeat the information that was already provided in the “Introduction” section or duplicate the details of the “Results” section. If appropriate some practical recommendations may be suggested. A brief conclusion may be present.

Reviews, technology reviews, historical neurology and neuroscience
The average volume of the article should be 1000-4000 characters, the number of references can be up to 150. The presence of illustrative material is welcome. The article can be divided in subsections.

Clinical cases
The average volume of the article should be 1500-3000 characters. The number of references in the bibliography – not more than 50. Illustrative materials are welcome.

Structure of the article:

  • 1) Introduction;
  • 2) Description of the cases;
  • 3) Discussion

Introduction. The importance of the case reports, summarizes the state of the question, with reference to the most relevant and recent publications as possible.
Description of cases. Detailed description of medical history, clinical presentation, laboratory data and instrumental methods, applied therapeutic approaches should be described. 1-3 patients may be presented.
Discussion. The most important aspects of clinical case descriptions should be highlighted. Comparison with other similar clinical cases reported should be performed. Do not repeat the information that was already provided in the “Introduction” section. If appropriate some practical recommendations may be suggested. A brief conclusion may be present.

5.5. Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements is the section in which authors may express appreciation to others who have contributed to the study but did not meet authorship criteria, and organizations that participated in the study. Maximum length - 100 words.

 5.6. References
References should be printed on a separate sheet or sheets with two line spacing, each source with a new line under the serial number. All studies should be listed in the order they appear in the text. When mentioned in the text authors’ names should be preceded by the initials (names of foreign authors in this case are given in the original transcription). Bibliographic references should be cited in numerical order according to their position in the text in square brackets. 

It is not recommended to include thesis in the reference list because it may be a challenge to access the full text.

The information in the references should be placed in following order:

  1. a) Author (s); b) Title; c) journal(book), year of publication, volume, №, pages; g) DOI and PMID numbers, if available.

When the group of authors is up to four all of the authors are mentioned (with the initials after surnames). If there are more authors the names of the first three are provided with “et al.” after. If authors are presented by the editors of the book (“Ed.”) should be put in after the name of the last of them.

In book references the city, where it was published, followed by the publisher name, and the year of publication should be presented after the title. In references to book chapters the authors and the title of the chapter is first mentioned, after that put “In:’ and the name (s) of the author (s) or editor (s), the title and imprint of the book.

In journal article references the abbreviated journal name, year of publication, volume and issue, pages are listed after the title of the article.

5.7. Information about the authors

Names and surnames of all the authors followed by their highest academic degrees (MD, PhD) and their position and institutional affiliations with the indication of cities and countries.

 5.8. Author contributions
Use this form to specify the contribution of each author of your manuscript. Please make sure that the description of the contribution of each author fits the authorship criteria. Possible contributions are listed below:




Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims

Data Curation

Processing raw data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself)

Formal Analysis

Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data

Funding Acquisition

Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication


Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection


Development or design of methodology; creation of models

Project Administration

Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution


Programming, software development, implementation and testing


Verification of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments


Preparation, creation and/or presentation of data, specifically visualization/data presentation

Original Draft Preparation

Writing the initial draft

Review & Editing of the Manuscript

Critical review, commentary or revision. Approval of the final version of the Manuscript

 5.9. Tables
Tables should be included as a part of the manuscript document file and numbered in the order of their mention in the text. The number and name of the table should be given above the table. Each column in the table must have a short title (if necessary abbreviations may be used). All explanations, including deciphering of abbreviations should be placed in the legend. It is desirable to specify the statistical methods and significances of the data provided in the tables.
The text of the Manuscript should contain references to tables (Table 1), which should be highlighted in yellow.

5.10. Figures and figure captions
Drawings, graphs, diagrams should be presented in a separate file of an acceptable format (JPG, TIFF, PNG).
For each picture its name and legend, explaining parts of the figure, the symbols, arrows and other items that may be unclear should be presented. Figure titles and legends should be printed on a separate page, with two line spacing and numbered corresponding to the numbers of Pictures. In microphotographs coloring (if necessary) and the magnification should be indicated.
Reprinted images may be accepted only if a special permission is obtained.
The text of the Manuscript should contain references to Figures (Fig. 1), which should be highlighted in yellow.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with each of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  • Absence of plagiarism

    The authors guarantee that this article has not been published in whole or in part, and is not under consideration or in the process of publication in another publication.

  • Correct manuscript format

    Manuscript file format is Microsoft Word (has the extension *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  • Structure

    Abstract is designed in accordance with the requirements and do not exceed the limit.

  • Illustrations

    Tables and figures were placed within the text of the manuscript and have their titles.

  • Bibliography

    The list of references is formatted in accordance with the requirements. All the cited sources were checked for DOI.

  • Supplementary files

    The authors have prepared for transfer to the editor:

    • file containing full information about the authors (Surname, first name, place of work, e-mail address);
    • graphic files (photos, satellite images, graphics, etc.).
    • the authors are ready to upload these files to the journal website in Step 4 during the manuscript submission process.
  • Authorship

    The authors confirm that:

    • all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
    • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors;
    • all co-Authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the Publisher right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licensee (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 (See The Effect of Open Access).

All the Copyright statements for authors are present in the standart Publishing Agreement (Public Offer) to Publish an Article in an Academic Periodical 'Annals of Clinical and Experimental Neurology'.

- DOWNLOAD the print-version of the License Agreement.

READ the details online (tap to see in details)

Publishing Agreement (Public Offer) to Publish an Article in an Academic Periodical 'Annals of Clinical and Experimental Neurology'

License to use a Manuscript

The Author hereby grants Publisher of Annals of Clinical and Experimental Neurology journal (the ‘Journal’) a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute and publish the aforementioned Manuscript, metadata of the Manuscript and any other supplemental materials submitted as part of the Manuscript, including but not limited to tables, graphs, illustrations, research findings (the ‘Manuscript’) in any material form in print, electronic and all other media, in English, Russian and/or any other languages, with an unlimited number of copies, throughout the world, on an Open Access basis or by subscription, with no royalties, for the full term of the exclusive rights.  The Publisher  of the Annals of Clinical and Experimental Neurology journal is Research Center of Neurology.

Terms of publication

The Author has reviewed and hereby accepts the following terms of publication:

  1. The Editorial Board of the Journal are guided by the norms developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the norms, specified in the Declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers ‘Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications’.
  2. The publication of Manuscripts in Annals of Clinical and Experimental Neurology is free of charge.
  3. The Manuscript submitted to the Journal for publication has not been previously published and/or is not under consideration by any other journal or periodical.
  4. The Manuscript submitted to the Journal has been prepared in compliance with the Acceptance and Publication Rules of the Journal (the ‘Rules’). The Rules are available at 
  5. All Manuscripts submitted to the Journal are peer reviewed.
  6. The editorial staff of the Journal is entitled to carry out technical, scientific and literary editing of the Manuscript so that its content remains unchanged. All changes relating to the scientific component of the Manuscript and/or its content are to be agreed with the Author.  
  7. The editorial staff represented by the Editor-in-chief and/or Editorial Executive Board of the Journal have the right not to accept the Manuscript for publication in cases, including but not limited to the Manuscript not corresponding to the topics covered by the Journal or any part of it, or if the submitted materials are deemed insufficient for a separate publication, the design of the Manuscript does not correspond to the rules of the Journal, the norms of publication ethics have been violated by the Author or if illegal borrowings or duplicate publications have been revealed.      
  8. The Manuscript is accepted for publication by the Editor-in-chief, following the recommendations of the reviewer and the Editorial Board.
  9. The Manuscript accepted for publication will be published in the Journal in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (СС-BY). The CC-BY license allows users to copy and distribute materials in all forms and across all media, and to create materials derived from the original material for any purposes, including for commercial purposes. The full details of the CC-BY license are available at:
  10. After the Manuscript has been published in the Journal the Author has the right to publish the Manuscript in other periodicals. The Author shall indicate that the Manuscript was first published in the Journal with obligatory reference to the number, month, year of publication and link to the formal publication (through the relevant DOI).

Guarantees of the Author

The Author guarantees that:

  1. he/she is the legitimate copyright holder of the article; the rights granted to the Journal under this Agreement have not been transferred and will not be transferred to third parties before the publication of the Manuscript in the Journal;
  2. the Manuscript contains all the references to cited authors and/or sources (materials) in accordance with the copyright law of the Russian Federation and/or legislation of the country of the Author’s citizenship (residence);
  3. the Author has received all the required licenses (permissions) to use results, facts and other borrowed content in the article, should the Author not be the copyright holder;
  4. at the time of submission of the Manuscript to the Journal, the rights to use the Manuscript will not have been transferred to third parties and the Manuscript will not have been published in any other journal and/or periodical;
  5. the Manuscript does not contain materials which are not liable for publication in open sources, in line with the normative legal acts of the Russian Federation or any other country of the Author’s citizenship (residence) and the publication and distribution of the article will not lead to the disclosure of secret (confidential) information, including state secrets;
  6. the Author has obtained all consents in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and/or the country of the Author’s citizenship (residence) in terms of the use of personal data and/or images of patients, research subjects and other persons;
  7. the Author has informed the co-authors of the terms of this Agreement and obtained consents from all co-authors to sign this Agreement according to the specified conditions.

Other conditions

  1. The interaction, correspondence and transmission of materials and information is permitted by any communication method, available to both the Author and the Journal, with priority given to the online management editorial system on the Journal website and, including but not limited to, postal items, courier services, express delivery services, email and instant messaging systems (client programmes for online messaging). The scanned copies of original documents, transmitted by means of the aforementioned communication methods, are effective as originals for all Parties until the originals are exchanged.
  2. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. All disputes that may arise under this Agreement shall be settled in accordance with the standard business practices and legislation of the Russian Federation.

Registered Address and Particulars of the Publisher

Research Center of Neurology

Address: 80, Volokolamskoye shosse, Moscow, 125367



Phone: +7 (495) 374-77-76


Privacy Statement

The Editorial Board of the journal and the administration of the website of the journal do not transfer personal information in any way specified by the users when working with the website of the journal to third parties, except for those cases and to the extent specified in the terms of the copyright agreement.

The affiliation work and e-mail address of the authors of the manuscript accepted for publication will be published in the section "information about the authors" of the printed version of the journal and in the section "about the authors" on the page of the article on the website of the journal.

The phone number of the corresponding author will be known only to the editorial Board Secretariat and will only be used in cases of emergency.


This website uses cookies

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

About Cookies