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  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word 2007 or higher.
  • The internet links have the correct URLs.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. It is of particular importance that references are formatted according to the Vancouver style.
  • The sections ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, and Author’s ORCID ID are included in the text of the article.
  • Write DOI as active hyperlinks correctly:; not “DOI: 10.xxxxxxxxx”, not

  • If your article has more than one author, please list all authors on the submission form. Submissions that do not meet this requirement will not be considered!
  • Enter keywords one by one in the view form windows, pressing Enter after each word.

Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines of Biophysical Bulletin are given below and can also be downloaded from the following link:  Author Guidelines 

The article template can be downloaded here: Template

Electronic files of the contributions (created in MS Word 2007 and later versions) written in English or Ukrainian, scans of the expert inference directive and directive from the author’s institution should be sent to the Editorial Office online via the website  (e-mail to if you have any troubles with your registration or submissin, please).

A manuscript should be typed in single spacing on A4 paper. Use the MS Word with following options: 12 points Times New Roman font, text justified. Left and right margins should be 2.5 cm, the upper margin should be 3.5 cm, and bottom one should be 2 cm. Mathematical and chemical symbols, equations, and formulae should be inserted in the text by computer means (MathType or Microsoft Equation). Figures suitable for reproduction should be inserted into an MS Word file as files in *.emf, *.wmf, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.png format.

Figures should be computer-generated in software packages intended for processing and visualization of scientific data: Origin, Mathcad, etc. The use of the MS Office Excel is not recommended. Use computer printed symbols for axes labeling. Insert prepared images into an MS Word file as files in *.emf, *.wmf, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.png format within the area of the page specified above. We recommend the following layout: images are placed in the first row of the table with transparent outer borders, legends and comments to figures are placed in the second raw of the table. The font size of figure legends should be 9 points. Formulae, tables, figures should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals, e.g. (1), Table 1, Fig 1. If the article is written in Ukrainian, captions to figures and tables are duplicated in English.

Insert UDC in the first line on the left of a first page (11 pt, Italic). Leave one line blank. Place the title of the paper in capital letters (12 pt, bold, centered) on the next line. After one blank line type initials and surnames of the authors (12 pt, bold, centered). On the next line type the authors' affiliation and postal addresses of the institution where the actual work was done, including an e-mail address of the corresponding author (10 pt, Italic, centered).

Then, place the date of the paper submission: day — in numbers, month — in words, year — in numbers (straight font, 10 pt, centered). Then, place the date of the paper submission (to be filled by editor).

After one blank line place two abstracts of the paper (written in Ukrainian and English). The first abstract should be written in the language of the manuscript. On the next line provide second abstract (capital letters, straight font, 10 pt, bold, centered). Above the second abstract place the title of the paper (capital letters, straight font, 10 pt, bold, centered), then — initials and surnames of the authors (straight font, 10 pt, bold, centered), and finally — the authors' affiliation names and addresses (9 pt, Italic, centered), every time starting from a new line.  The abstract should be structured and consist of the following parts with headings: Background, Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, each placed on a new line. The words “Реферат” and "Abstract" should be omitted. The headers of structural parts are written in bold letters, putting a dot after the header.  All the abstracts of the paper should contain not less than 1,800 and not more than 2,000 phonetic symbols (i.e., without taking into account the spacing between words); straight font, 10 pt. On the next line type 5-8 key words, separated by a semicolon (10 pt — first abstract, 9 pt — second and third abstracts). Next, the header "KEY WORDS:" should be typed in bold capital letters at the beginning of the line. The texts of the abstracts and key words should be indented 0.5 cm from the left and right margins. The abstracts should be separated by a blank line.

Then, leave one blank line before starting to type the text of the paper with following options:  Times New Roman font, 12 pt, text justified. The first line of each paragraph should be indented 0.75 cm from the left margin. Each manuscript should contain the following elements: an introduction (heading of this section should be omitted), MATERIALS AND METHODS (obligatory for experimental studies), RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS. For theoretical less specified text organization is envisaged, e.g., instead of section MATERIALS AND METHODS, the sections PROBLEM FORMULATION or MODEL are recommended, etc. The sections are not numbered, capital letters, bold, centered. Sections may be subdivided into subsections, if necessary. Subsection Headings are centered and should be bold and capitalized. Leave one blank line after each section or subsection. A dot should be omitted after headings of sections and subsections. Names of the foundations and grant numbers should be included in the section ACKNOWLEDGMENTS at the end of the text after one blank line. The next section should be CONFLICT OF INTEREST in which you should declare financial or any other conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest you can state: “The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.”

References to the literature should be cited in the text consecutively by Arabic numerals in square brackets. The citation of unpublished papers, textbooks and tutorials are prohibited. List of references (10 pt) should be given in English at the end of the manuscript as a separate section REFERENCES, formatted according to the Vancouver style for scientific publications:

Include a DOI for all works that have a DOI. 

Manuscripts that do not meet the requirement mentioned above will not be considered for publication!


Examples of Vancouver Style References

Print journal article with 1 to 6 authors

Sear RP. Diffusiophoresis in cells: A general nonequilibrium, nonmotor mechanism for the metabolism-dependent transport of particles in cells. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2019 Mar 29;122(12):128101.

Crescenzo R, Bianco F, Mazzoli A, Giacco A, Liverini G, Iossa S. Mitochondrial efficiency and insulin resistance. Front. Physiol. 2014;5:512.

Bondarenko MA, Knigavko VG, Gordiyenko NO, Zaytseva OV, Kocharova TR. Mathematical modelling of distribution of genes the damage of which leads to oncologic diseases in human population. Bіophysical bulletin. 2016;35(1):5-9. (In Ukrainian).

Print journal article with more than 6 authors

Arai S, Suzuki M, Park SJ, Yoo JS, Wang L, Kang N-Y, et al. Mitochondria-targeted fluorescent thermometer monitors intracellular temperature gradient. Chem. Commun. 2015;51:8044-47.

Hallal AH, Amortegui JD, Jeroukhimov IM, Casillas J, Schulman CI, Manning RJ, et al. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography accurately detects common bile duct stones in resolving gallstone pancreatitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Jun;200(6):869-75.


Carlson BM. Human embryology and developmental biology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2009. 541 p.

Potopalsky AI, Petlichnaja LI, Ivasivka SV. Barbaris i ego preparaty v biologii i meditcine [Berberis vulgaris and it's preparations in biology and medicine]. Kiev: Naukova dumka; 1980. 288 p. (In Ukrainian).

Ettinger S. Nutritional pathophysiology of obesity and its comorbidities: a case-study approach [Internet]. Amsterdam: Academic Press; 2017 [cited 2019 Aug 20]. 334 p.

Edited books

Acree W, editor. Toxicity and Drug Testing. InTech; 2012. 528 p.

Campo P, Dunn JR, editors. Rethinking social epidemiology: towards a science of change. Dordrecht: Springer; 2012. 348 p.

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

Blaxter PS, Farnsworth TP. Social health and class inequalities. In: Carter C, Peel JR, editors. Equalities and inequalities in health. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press; 1976. p. 165-78.

Grodzinskii DM. Radiobiologiia rastenii [Radiobiology of plants]. Gudkov IN, editor. Kiev: Nauk. Dumka; 1989. 384 p.  (In Ukrainian).

Electronic book

Ettinger S. Nutritional pathophysiology of obesity and its comorbidities: a case-study approach [Internet]. Amsterdam: Academic Press; 2017 [cited 2018 Aug 20]. 334 p.

Halpen-Felsher BL, Morrell HE. Preventing and reducing tobacco use. In: Berlan ED, Bravender T, editors. Adolescent medicine
today: a guide to caring for the adolescent patient [Internet]. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co.; 2012 [cited 2012 Nov
3]. Chapter 18. Available from:

Web site

Diabetes Australia. Diabetes globally [Internet]. Canberra ACT: Diabetes Australia; 2012 [updated 2012 Jun 15; cited 2012 Nov 5]. Available from: Understanding-Diabetes/Diabetes-Globally/.

Department of Health. Creutzfeldt Jakob disease: Guidance for healthcare workers [homepage on the Internet]. c2003 [updated 2003 Mar 23; cited 2003 Nov 9]. Available from


O’Brien KA. The philosophical and empirical intersections of Chinese medicine and western medicine [dissertation]. Melbourne: Monash University; 2006. 439 p.

Conference paper

Grassby AJ. Health care in the multi-cultural society. In: Walpole R, editor. Rural health. Proceedings of the Rural Health Conference of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; 1978; Melbourne. Melbourne: The Royal Australian College of Practitioners; 1979. p. 49-50.

Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

Conference paper in Internet

Murphy KA. Safe at heart: an empowerment approach to relationship abuse prevention. In: Connecting Research and Practice in Relationships [Internet]; 2009 Nov 7-8; QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane. Melbourne (AU): Australian Psychological Society; 2009 [cited 2012 Dec 18]; p. 28-34. Available from: documentSummary; dn=203435761811048;res=IELHEA


Pagedas AC, inventor; Ancel Surgical R&D Inc., assignee. Flexible endoscopic grasping and cutting device and positioning tool assembly. United States patent US 20020103498. 2002 Aug 1. 

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