Submission guidelines

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Author Guidelines

Articles published in Russian Journal of Parasitology exactly match the profile of the journal and its headings. The article should be original, previously not published in any other sources, not infringe the third party copyright. The material presented in the article, should have elements of scientific novelty, an applied orientation, reveal the theoretical, methodical and practical questions related to actual problem-solving, and include conclusions and recommendations. The article’s text should be accompanied by illustrative materials (tables, layouts, charts, diagrams etc.) The recommended volume: articles should be created between 20000 and 40000 characters (including spaces).

Requirements for article design

The text should be typed in Microsoft Word and saved with extension .doc, .docx or .rtf.

The filename should include the author’s last name and the title of the article.

The article contains the following:

- UDK index in the upper left corner of the page (see;

- Block 1 - in Russian language: author’s/ authors’ last name, first name, middle name (in full); article’s title, abstract including brief description of novelty, materials and methods, results and conclusions (200—300 words); keywords (do not exceed 8 words or phrases separated by a semicolon);

- Block 2 - in English language: content of Block1 in the same sequence;

- Block 3 - information on authors in Russian language: first, middle, last, name (in full); author’s address, name of organization; address of organization; emails of all or one author article’s name; personal data of the research advisor (for postgraduates and students);

- Block 4 - information provided in Block3 in the same sequence in English language;

- Block 5 - full text of the article in Russian language (the main text font - Times New Roman; font-size body text12 PT; margins: top and bottom -2 cm; right and left -3 cm; line spacing – sesquialteral; indent first line of the paragraph -1,25 cm; text-align: justify; references in formulas are given in parentheses; formulas are gathered in the Equation Editor; pictures - by means of Word; raster images are provided as separate JPG files with a minimum 300 dpi resolution;

All graphic materials (tables, layouts, charts, photographs, pictures) should appear in the article at the first mention of them. Graphic insertions are separated from the main text by blank lines; Graphic insertions should be numbered with Arabic numerals consecutively in the order of their mention in the text; Graphic insertions are to be numbered with Arabic numerals according to their order of appearance in the text;

The figure’s (picture’s) name should follow the number;

The way the graphic files are to be named should make their arrangement understandable;

Raster images are presented in TIFF format with a minimum 300 dpi resolution, and 256 shades of grey;

Vector graphics are presented in the format of program which they are performed: CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, FreeHand, EPS;

If a standard program is not available the image files should be additionally saved in WMF, EPS, PS, DOC –format;

It is recommended to denote all necessary explanations in figures by numerals (or characters) which decoding is given in the figure captions. It is recommended to center the figures, and to justify (or center) the figure captions;

Uniform written standards should be observed in the whole article in relation to all formulas, symbols, hyphens, italics, etc. It is recommended to avoid mixing Russian and Latin indices. The indices are deciphered in parentheses or in the context. It is necessary to avoid marks such as ~ (wave), ° (circle), ˆ ˇ (cover) above and under the characters;

Formulas are created in Microsoft Equation or Math Type Equation with the math font size12 pt. All formulas and alphabetical symbols are typed on computer in Latin with the accurate formatting of all text features (indices, semi-bold font etc.);

The digital material of the article is provided in form of tables. The table should appear in the article at the first mention of it. Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals consecutively in the order of their mention in the text. The table name should follow the number of the table. All columns are separated with vertical and rows with horizontal lines.

Abbreviations of words (except general) are not allowed in the tables; To improve the document's readability the soft hyphens can be used in the tables; it’s recommended to center the table, and to justify (or to center) the table name.

- Block 6 - References in Russian language (title - «Литература»). References should be listed in alphabetical order in accordance with the standards of bibliographic description GOST R 7.0.5-2008 «System of standards on information, librarianship and publishing. Bibliographic reference. General requirements and rules of presentation») in the universal format created by RUSEL (Russian Universal Scientific Electronic Library)

References in the text are given in square brackets, i.e. [3, p. 25]. The text should include references to all sources.



1. Соколина Ф. М. Формирование, ультраморфология, биология и экология мирацидия трематоды FasciolahepaticaLinnaeus, 1758. – Казань: Изд-во Казанского ун-та, 2003.

2. Keiser J., Morson G. Fаsciola hepatica: Tegumental alterations in adult flukes following in vitro in vivo administration of artesunate and artemether // Exp. Parasitol. – 2008. – V. 230.

3. Sommer F. Die Anatomie des Leberegels D. hepaticum L., 1758 // Z. Wiss. Zool. – 1880. – V. 34.

4. Threadgold L. The tegument and associated structures of Fаsciola hepatica // Quart J. Micr. Sci. – 1963. – V. 104, № 4.

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1. Purpose
The reference list (References) serves, first of all, for tracking author and journal citations.

Correct description of the sources used in the list of bibliography ensures that the cited publication will be taken into account along with the estimation of scientific activities of its authors as well as institution, region, and country. A scientific level of the journal, its credibility, as well as effectiveness of the Editorial staff job are evaluated according to the journal citation.

2. Structure
The structure of the reference list created in English differs from the bibliographic description in Russian performed on the basis of Russian GOST. Dash or hyphen and double slash mark // are not used in English description.

Main structure elements of References in English language

1. Authors
All authors’ names listed should be separated by commas.

Last name and initials are transliterated. Initials are not separated from the last name by a comma.

Example: Zagurenko A.G., Korotovskikh V.A., Kolesnikov A.A., Timonov A.V., Kardymon D.V.

2. Source name
Article’s name (book section’s name): translation into English.

Example: Considering the economical nature of investment agreement when deciding practical issues (on example of the lease agreement) Pravo [Law]

Book’s name (journal’s name): the transliterated name is italicized; than follows the English translation in square brackets.

Example: Poslednee pravitel’stvo SSSR [Last government of the USSR]

3. Publication particulars
For a book: city of publication (in English), publisher name (transliteration with addition of the abbreviation Publ.), year of publication.

Example: Moscow, Krom Publ., 2013.

For a journal article: volume, issue number or year, number.

Example: vol. 5, i. 2. or 2013, no. 7.

4. Capacity
The total number of pages or the range of pages «from-to» is indicated.

Example: 221 p. or pp. 54-57.

5. Language
At the end of the description of articles and conference materials performed in Russian language the indication of language is required (in Russian).

6. DOI
If a DOI is available it is necessary to indicate it.

Example: DOI: 10.12737/2156

The following moments need to be taken into account:

If the reference list contains references to the foreign publications they are completely repeated in the list created in Latin.
For a translated publication the description of its original version is more preferable.
The translated version could be described in round parentheses as the additional information.

If it is not possible to reveal data on the book’s original version or the translated version is for example a collection of several foreign editions, there is only the translated version left in the main bibliographic description.

In bibliographic descriptions of Russian textbooks, learning guides, work books it is not necessary to indicate the type of the edition.
It is more preferable to present the bibliographic descriptions of normative documents, patents, reports etc. in English translation with a note in round parenthesis (in Russian).
Conference names are given in the Latin transliteration, the translation is given in square brackets.
In bibliographic descriptions of unpublished papers (if the author is available) the document’s name should be indicated along with the note given in round parenthesis (unpublished). If no author is available it is necessary to indicate the name of the document and the following notes «Unpublished Source» or «Unpublished Report».

3. Description Examples

Article description:

ZagurenkoA.G., KorotovskikhV.A., KolesnikovA.A., Timonov A.V., Kardymon D.V. Techno-economic optimization of the design of hydraulic fracturing. Neftyanoekhozyaistvo[Oil Industry], 2008, no.11, pp. 54-57. (in Russian)

Sergeev A., Tereshchenko T. Considering the economical nature of investment agreement when deciding practical issues (on example of the lease agreement) Pravo[Law], V. 1, I. 4, p. 219-223. (in Russian) DOI: 10.12737/985

Description of electronic journal articles:

Swaminathan V., Lepkoswka-White E., Rao B.P. Browsers or buyers in cyberspace? An investigation of electronic factors influencing electronic exchange. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 1999, vol. 5, no. 2. Available at: (Accessed 28 April 2011).

Description of a periodical article (article from the collection of proceedings)

Astakhov M.V., Tagantsev T.V. Experimental study of the strength of joints "steel-composite". Trudy MGTU«Matematicheskoemodelirovanieslozhnykhtekhnicheskikhsistem» [Proc. of the Bauman MSTU “Mathematical Modeling of Complex Technical Systems”], 2006, no. 593, pp. 125-130

Description of conference materials:

Usmanov T.S., Gusmanov A.A., Mullagalin I.Z., MuhametshinaR.Ju., Chervyakova A.N., Sveshnikov A.V. Features of the design of field development with the use of hydraulic fracturing. Trudy 6 MezhdunarodnogoSimpoziuma “Novyeresursosberegayushchietekhnologiinedropol'zovaniyaipovysheniyaneftegazootdachi” [Proc. 6th Int. Symp. “New energy saving subsoil technologies and the increasing of the oil and gas impact”]. Moscow, 2007, pp. 267-272. (In Russian).

Description of books (monographs, collections):

Nenashev M.F. Posledneepravitel’stvo SSSR [Last government of the USSR]. Moscow, Krom Publ., 1993. 221 p.

Kanevskaya R.D. Matematicheskoemodelirovaniegidrodinamicheskikhprotsessovrazrabotkimestorozhdeniiuglevodorodov[Mathematical modeling of hydrodynamic processesof hydrocarbon deposit development]. Izhevsk, 2002. 140 p.

Latyshev V.N., Tribologiyarezaniya. Kn. 1: Friktsionnyeprotsessyprirezaniemetallov

[Tribology of Cutting, Vol. 1: Frictional Processes in Metal Cutting]. Ivanovo, IvanovskiiGos.

Univ., 2009.

Description of a translated book:

Timoshenko S.P., Young D.H., Weaver W. Vibration problems in engineering. 4th ed. New York, Wiley, 1974. 521 p. (Russ. ed.: Timoshenko S.P., IangD.Kh., Uiver U. Kolebaniia vinzhenernom dele. Moscow, Mashinostroenie Publ., 1985. 472 p.).

Brooking A., Jones P., Cox F. Expert systems. Principles and case studies. Chapman and Hall, 1984. 231 p. (Russ. ed.: Bruking A., Dzhons P., Koks F. Ekspertnyesistemy. Printsipyrabotyiprimery. Moscow, Radio isviaz' Publ., 1987. 224 p.).

Description of an unpublished paper:

Latypov A.R., Khasanov M.M., Baikov V.A. Geology and Production (NGT GiD). The Certificate on official registration of the computer program. No. 2004611198, 2004. (In Russian, unpublished).

Generator davleniia GD-2M. Tekhnicheskoeopisanieiinstruktsiiapoekspluatatsii[Pressure generator GD-2M. Technical description and user manual]. Zagorsk, Res. Inst. OfAppl. Chem. Publ., 1975. 15 p.

Internet source description:

APA Style (2011). Available at: (accessed 5 February 2011).

Pravila Tsitirovaniya Istochnikov(Rules for the Citing of Sources) Available at: (accessed 7 February 2011)

Description of a thesis or synopsis of a thesis:

Semenov V.I. Matematicheskoemodelirovanieplazmy v sistemekompaktnyi tor. Dokt, Diss. [Mathematical modeling of the plasma in the compact torus. Doct. Diss.].Moscow, 2003. 272 p.

GOST description:

State Standard 8.586.5–2005. Method of measurement. Measurement of flow rate and volume of

liquids and gases by means of orifice devices. Moscow, Standartinform Publ., 2007. 10 p. (In Russian)

Patent description:

Palkin M.V., e.a. Sposoborientirovaniiapokrenuletatel'nogoapparata s opticheskoigolovkoisamonavedeniia[The way to orient on the roll of aircraft with optical homing head]. Patent RF,no. 2280590, 2006.

Other publication conditions

Editorial staff reserves the right to select the incoming materials on thematic grounds and edit them. The author’s point of view presented in the articles may not match the opinion of the Editorial Staff. Copies sent to the Editorial Staff wouldn’t be sent back to authors.
Authors are responsible for the article's content, its publication as well as for the damage to the third party if the scientific and publication misconduct is found.

The journal can reject to publish a paper if:

• The article’s design does not meet the above mentioned requirements;

• The author refuses to improve the article in accordance with the requirements of the Editorial Staff and the peer-reviewer;

• The author did not implement the recommendations contained in the constructive comments of peer-reviewer in proper time;

• The text of the article contains more than 10% borrowed words.

The final decision about the publication of materials is made from Editorial staff.

• Foreign authors may submit articles completely created in English language including abstracts and keywords. The Editorial Staff is obliged to fulfill the translation of abstracts and keywords into Russian which will be agreed with the authors before publication. Foreign colleagues may submit the articles completely performed in English

• The Editorial Staff reserves the right to check and improve the English translation of abstracts and keywords.

• Authors submitting articles for publication in the journal should have a look at conditions of the License Agreement. If the article is published the Editorial Staff is entitled to consider that the authors agreed with the conditions of the Agreement, and further will not have any term less complaints against Publishing House and Editorial Staff.

• The Editorial Staff brings to the knowledge of authors that the electronic version of Journal may be found in Russian and international scientific databases.


Genotoxic and cytotoxic effects in host cells at taeniidoses
Bekish V.Ya. , Zorina V.V.
Vitebsk State Medical University, Belarus
210023, Belarus, Vitebsk, 27 Frunze prsp., е-mail:


The pork and beef tapeworm infestation is characterized by the increase of single-strand breaks, alkali-labile sites in nuclear DNA of bone marrow cells of golden hamsters. A triple subdermal sensibilisation with protein somatic products from the tissue of Taenia solium or Taeniarinchus saginatus is accompanied by a genotoxic effect in somatic bone marrow cells and generative cells in mouse seminal vesicles. It is manifested by increased single-strand breaks and alkali-labile sites in a nuclear DNA. The increase of damage of nuclear DNA depends on the dose of protein somatic products from the tissue of T. saginatus, it authentically grows up when a higher dose is used. Protein somatic products from the tissue of T. solium or T. saginatus at subdermal sensibilisation have a cytotoxic effect manifested in growth of apoptotic cells in bone marrow and seminal vesicles.

Materials and methods

To study the genotoxic and cytotoxic effects in genome of mammals at taenia infection and at triple subdermal sensibilisation with protein somatic products from the tissue of Taenia solium or Taeniarinchus saginatus the alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE) by N.P. Singh et al., modified by B. Hellman et al. (comet) assay is used for investigation of bone marrow and seminal vesicles.

Results and discussion

The values of the alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis (comet) assay of bone marrow and seminal vesicles at Taenia solium or Taeniarinchus saginatus infection in golden hamsters were determined on 45th day of infestation.

Keywords: Taenia solium, Taenia saginatus, gel electrophoresis, genome damage, genotoxic and cytotoxic effects, golden hamster.

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