Design rules

Terms of publication of scientific articles

Publication requirements. Format - pdf

Example of design. Format - pdf

To publish an article in Phytotherapy. Journal” No. 32023, you should take the following steps until September 26, 2023:

  1. fill in an application form (at the link)
  2. send an original article, which meets all the requirements, and a scanned copy of payment confirmation to Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

Prohibition to refer to the aggressor state’s scholarly papers
It is prohibited citing and including in the reference list russian-language contributions published in any country, incl. papers written in other languages but published in russia and belarus.

Academic integrity
The Editorial Board guarantees high-quality anonymous peer-review of articles and their check for plagiarism using by the Polish company

Payment is made after the author receives an email about the article’s approval for publication. The publication fee is 1000 UAH (for 12 pages). Each extra page is paid additionally (40 UAH). The publication fee covers the costs associated with peer reviewing, proofreading and editing, page planning, and publication of an electronic version. The journal’s electronic version becomes publicly available on the website on schedule.

If desired, an author can order a journal printed copy. It costs 800 UAH, which is paid additionally to the publication fee.

An author should send payment confirmation (a scanned receipt or its photo) to Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра..

Example of the name of electronic files: Shevchuk_I.I._article, Shevchuk _I.I._receipt

The average waiting time for publication (from the day of submission to the day of publication) is 2–3 months (depending on the actual number of publications submitted for a specific issue).

Articles are published in Ukrainian and English. English-language articles are prioritized. The article should have the following structure:

  • UDC
  • article title
  • text (article – up to 9 pp.; review – up to 12 pp.; short report – up to 3 pp.). The publication of a large article is discussed individually.
  • a list of references: total – up to 20 sources, reviews – up to 50, 50% of them should be published no earlier than five years ago;
  • abstracts – not less than 1800 characters with spaces and article full title, the author’s surnames and initials, keywords (from 5 to 10 words or phrases elucidating article essence) in two languages: Ukrainian and English (high-quality translation is required); keywords;
  • information about the author (-s).

Information about the author (authors) is written in English and Ukrainian with the specification of the following information for each co-author:

  • full name;
  • scientific degree, academic rank, post, affiliation, full address (street, house number, city, region, country, zip);
  • e-maill
  • ORCID (, Scopus-Author ID (if any Scopus publications).

Surnames and names are not corrected by the editorial office – they are printed in the author’s edition. 

At the end of the article, data on the conflict of interests (g., there is no conflict of interests) and the participation of each author in writing the article (research concept and design; collection of material; statistical data processing; writing text; editing) is provided.

International Nonproprietary Names (INN) are preferred in naming pharmaceutical products (no initial capitals).

The article should contain recent scientific data (for reviews) and fresh scientific results (for original studies).

The structure of the article’s main text should correspond to the generally accepted structure for scientific articles and publications.

Thus, articles containing findings of experimental research, incl. dissertation research, consist of the following sections: introduction - relevance, research purpose, materials and methods, research results and their discussion, conclusions.

The introduction states the research goal, which answers the question of what is studied, who is studied (patients), and how (method). The section “Materials and Methods” must indicate and specify statistical methods, in addition to basic ones. The data of tables and figures is not duplicated in discussing study results. It is necessary to limit yourself to the most significant information under analysis. Discussions should compare new and essential aspects of a paper with the studies of other authors. Information presented in Introduction or Research Results is not duplicated.  Conclusions should reveal the problem justified in the research goal.

Abstract, which publishes the results of experimental studies are published, should have the same structure as the article and contain the same headings.

Photographs and echograms should be professional. Images should be scanned with a resolution of at least 300 dpi and saved in TIFF or JPEG formats).

References lists are compiled using Latin alphabet and following the international standard bibliographic description by APA (American Psychological Association). Cyrillic bibliographic references are given in English (the name is used from an English abstract), and the article’s source language is indicated in brackets (Ukr). If the original source does not have an abstract, a qualified title translation or Latin transliteration should be done. Ukrainian-language surnames can be automatically transliterated using 1996 UCLPPT standard (simplified) at the link. At the end, DOI, if any, is specified. The literary sources are listed alphabetically regardless of the language of the original source and are not numbered.

The editors reserve the right to change the article’s design. If necessary, the article may be sent back to the authors for improving and answering questions.

Reprinting of articles is possible only with the written consent of the editors and with reference to the journal.

Journal sections:

  1. Medicine
  2. Biology. Pharmacy
  3. Physical therapy. Occupational therapy: hypotheses, problems, inventions, discussions
  4. Conferences, symposiums, congresses