Journal of Clinical Medicine of Kazakhstan (J Clin Med Kaz) is a multidisciplinary, scientific, and practical medical journal. Please entirely read the instructions discussed below before submitting your manuscript to the journal. J Clin Med Kaz publishes original articles on clinical or experimental work, case histories reporting unusual syndromes or diseases, short communications, technical and educative reviews, the recent advancement of knowledge of the medical sciences with original images, questionnaires of defining disease, and letters to the editor. A final recommendation for publication is made by the editorial board and at least two independent reviewers. The journal is published bimonthly (6 issues) in a year. The language of the journal is English. Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not be published before or not under consideration elsewhere (in the case of previous oral or poster presentation of the paper at scientific meetings author should inform the journal). The full responsibility for the articles (ethic, scientific, legal, etc.) published in the journal belong to the authors. If the paper is not prepared in conformity with the writing instructions, the decision for its evaluation will be made by the members of the editorial board.

All correspondences (manuscript submission, follow-up, reviewer’s reports, revision files, acceptance form, and other forms of publications) about J Clin Med Kaz should be made online. The rules about the manuscripts that would be submitted are given below.


Submitted manuscripts should be prepared using the Microsoft Word program. All manuscripts, figures, and pictures must be submitted electronically in WORD and PDF format via an online submission page.  Authors should ensure that (apart from the title page) the manuscript should contain no clues about the identity of authors and institution where the study was performed.

All articles should be arranged on the basis of the following sequence:

1. Title page

2. English abstract

3. The text of the article in English

4. References

5. Table(s)

6. Figure legend(s)

7. Figure(s) and illustration(s)

Review articles should be composed of English title and abstracts. In the abstract, numbers of words should not exceed 250. In review articles, a number of tables and figures (or pictures) should not exceed 6. Abstracts should be written as a paragraph.

Original articles should be composed of English title and abstracts. In the original articles number of words should not exceed 4000 (except abstract, references, tables, figures and legends) for the text of article and 250 for the abstract. The upper limit for reference number is 40, and this limit is 10 for tables and figures. Abstracts should be written as following paragraphs: aim, methods, results, conclusion, and keywords.

Case reports should be composed of English title and abstracts. Case reports should be arranged on the basis of following sequence: introduction, case presentation, discussion, and references. The number of typewritten pages should not exceed 8 pages and 3 picture in case reports. In the abstract, numbers of words should not exceed 200 and should be written as a paragraph.

Letter to the editorshort communicationsimage report should not exceed 2 typewritten pages.  It should be composed of English title and abstracts (50 words).


The general requirements for reporting within sections of all study designs and manuscript formats should be in accordance with recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Title Page

The title of the article should not exceed 100 characters in original articles and 80 characters in case reports. The title should be written in English. The first and last names, institution and department for all contributors designated as an author should be written clearly. Subsequently, the address of the institution where the study was performed should be written clearly. If the study was previously presented in any scientific meeting, the name and date (as day-month-year) of the organization should be written. The name, e-mail, ORCID number of the corresponding author should be written at the bottom of the title page.


Abstracts should be given on separate pages in English. The abstracts should not exceed 250 words in original articles and 200 words in case reports. English keywords should be listed at the bottom of the abstract page and should not be more than 5 words. In selecting keywords, authors should strictly refer to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of the Index Medicus. The abbreviations should not be used in the abstract.


The text must be in English and composed of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion.

Introduction: The matter and purpose of the study are clearly defined. Provide a context or background for the study. State the specific purpose or research objective of, or hypothesis tested by, the study or observation. Cite only directly pertinent references, and do not include data or conclusions from the unpublished paper or work being reported.

Materials and Methods: This should include the date and design of the study, the setting and type of participants or materials involved, a clear description of all interventions and comparisons, and the statistical analysis. Clearly describe the selection of observational or experimental participants (healthy individuals or patients, including controls), including eligibility and exclusion criteria and a description of the source population. Specify the study's primary and secondary outcomes. Identify methods, equipment (give the manufacturer's name and address in parentheses), and procedures in sufficient detail to allow others to reproduce the results. Define statistical terms, abbreviations, and most symbols. Specify the statistical software package(s) and versions used. Describe statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to judge its appropriateness for the study and to verify the reported results. All information obtained during the study belongs in the Results section.

Results: Collected data and results of statistical analysis should be outlined in this section. Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables, and figures, giving the main or most important findings first. Do not repeat all the data in the tables or figures in the text; emphasize or summarize only the most important observations. Provide data on all primary and secondary outcomes identified in the Methods Section. Separate reporting of data by demographic variables, such as age and sex, facilitate pooling of data for subgroups across studies and should be routine unless there are compelling reasons not to stratify reporting, which should be explained.

Discussion: The discussion section should include interpretation of study findings and results should be considered in the context of results in other trials reported in the literature. All written content should be prepared in conformity with grammar and punctuation rules. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them in the context of the totality of the best available evidence. Do not repeat in detail data or other information given in other parts of the manuscript, such as in the Introduction or the Results section. Avoid abbreviations whenever possible; in case of necessity, it should be given in parentheses when they are first used. References, figures, tables, and illustrations should be consecutively numbered in the order in which they have been cited in the text. All measurement units in the text should be used in accordance with international standards for units of measurement. Link the conclusions with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not adequately supported by the data. Avoid claiming priority or alluding to work that has not been completed.

Acknowledgments (optional): All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgments section.

Funding (if any).


References should be given in a separate sheet with double-spaced. References should be consecutively numbered in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text using Arabic numerals [square brackets]. The reference number should be placed at the end of the sentence before the period. If there are multiple references number use “,” between them, and “-” should be inserted between digits when three or more consecutive references are used (e.g. [1,2], [1-3]).

The reference list should include all and only those references you have cited in the text. Journal references should include the following information: Authors, Journal name (in italic) year, volume, first and last pages of the article. Book references should include the only year and first and last pages of the article. Authors in the references should be cited with last names and first initials. Abbreviate journal titles in the style used in the NLM Catalog. For additional information, you may wish to consult Citing Medicine, 2nd ed. The digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique identifier and should be provided in the reference where it is available.

References should include all authors when there are less than seven authors, each must be listed in the citation. When seven or more authors, list the first six followed by “et al.” after the name of the sixth author. J Clin Med Kaz referencing follows to modify the Vancouver-NIH method of a reference citation. Using EndNote's bibliographic management tools, you can search bibliographic databases, build and organize your reference collection, and then instantly output your bibliography in J Clin Med Kaz style. Representative examples are as follows:

Journal references:

  1. Author AA, Author BB, Author CC, Author DD. Title of article. Abbreviated title of the journal. YYYY; volume number(issue number):page numbers. DOI
  1. Czira ME, Lindner AV, Szeifert L, Molnar MZ, Fornadi K, Kelemen A, et al. Association between the Malnutrition-Inflammation Score and depressive symptoms in kidney transplanted patients. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011;33(2):157-165.

Book references:

  1. Author AA. Title of book. # edition [if not first]. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of publication. Pagination.
  1. Carlson BM. Human embryology and developmental biology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2009. 541 p.

Chapter in book references:

  1. Author AA, Author BB. Title of chapter. In: Editor AA, Editor BB, editors. Title of book. # edition. Place of Publication: Publisher; Year of publication. p. [page numbers of chapter]
  1. 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.

Non-English references

If the language of reference is other than English, the language of origin should be added after the title of references:

  1. Pak NV, Chentsova EV, Zueva MV. Transplant of neural stem cells in experimental retinopathy [in Russian]. Vestn Oftalmol. 2004;120(6):21-24

Non-Roman script references

If the cited reference is in another alphabet than Roman, this reference should be transliterated to the Roman alphabet. For more information, please visit

  1. Marshakova-Shaikevich I.V. Bibliometricheskii analiz nauchnykh zhurnalov (Bibliometric analysis of scientific journals) [in Russian]. Sotsiologiya nauki i tekhnologii. 2014;3(5):38-48


Tables should be printed on a separate sheet with double-spaced. Each table should contain a table number in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and title that summarizes the whole table. All abbreviations used in the table should be alphabetically arranged and defined under the table (e.g., PS - pulmonary stenosis; VSD - ventricular septal defect).

Figures and Illustrations

Figures and illustrations should be named and numbered. Figures should be provided with a minimum of 300 dots per inch (dpi) in JPEG format and should be clear. Figures must be submitted online during manuscript submission. Figures embedded into the article will not be accepted. If authors accept to charge extra cost, the colored publication of the illustrations is possible; otherwise, all illustrations will be published in black and white. All abbreviations used in the figures and illustrations should be alphabetically arranged and defined under the footnote. Technique and ratio of magnification for photomicrographs should be indicated. The editorial board has the right to make any revisions to the manuscript unless such changes interfere with the scientific data presented.


Authors should point by point reply to the items on which revision is demanded via referee report to the reserved box in the online system and as additional files should be uploaded. Additionally, they should do necessary changes in the article and highlight them and submit them online again.


1. All pages have been numbered beginning from the first page of the text.
2. Assignment of copyright form has been properly filled and signed.
3. The abstract should not exceed 300 words in original articles and 200 words in case reports.
4. The title has been written in English.
5. References are in conformity with the instructions.
6. All abbreviations used in tables, figures, and illustrations have been defined.


At the online submission page of the journal

Before submission, please make sure that the current submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format. Where available, DOIs and URLs for the references have been provided.

- New Submission Steps:

Step 1. Start

Step 2. Enter metadata

Step 3. Upload files

Step 4. Suggest Reviewers

Step 5. Submit Manuscript

  • Select manuscript type *
  • Regular or Special Issue?
  • Comments to the Editor
  • Policy Statement *
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  • Manuscript Title *
  • Running Title
  • Keywords *
  • Abstract *
  • Adding authors (as much as needed)
  • Select the sub-topic of the manuscript * (there are 8 main topics including 99 sub-topics)
  • Save and next step
  • Manuscript-Body File (without authors) *
  • Manuscript Figures
  • Supplementary Files
  • Title Page *
  • Cover Page
  • Copyright Transfer Form
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  • Add Suggested Reviewers
  • Add New Conflict of Interest Reviewer if Any
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  • Generate PDF File *
  • View and approve the PDF file *
  • Submit and Finish your submission

* - mandatory places to fill

A policy of screening for plagiarism: Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed and they will be dealt with according to the COPE guidelines.

PERMISSIONS: All inquiries regarding copyright material from this publication should be directed to the Journal of Clinical Medicine of Kazakhstan.

Contact to the editorial office

If you have any questions about your submitted papers, please kindly indicate paper code number and journal-title in your correspondence and send your inquiries to Editorial e-mail: