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A. Submission Guidelines for Authors

Submission is possible at any time, sending your contribution as a mail attachment to <editors@ctt-journal.com> is fine with us.

Authors are encouraged to follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, ICJME).

Please prepare your submission according to this checklist before you send us your manuscript:

1. Title

- article title
- author names with full names, abbreviated middle names and family names of all authors (example: Olga B. Ivanova, William M.P. Smith)
- working affiliations
- a corresponding author address, including postal address, Telephone, Fax and email
- abstracts in English, and in Russian if possible (for this, give the article title and author names in Russian)
- keywords to go with each abstract
(if unsure, please check out an example article in CTT No. 2)

2. Article structure

Original articles should contain standard sections, i.e., Introduction, Materials (Patients) and Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusions, References, and Acknowledgements.

3. Article length

While an ideal length would be the equivalent of about 10 printed pages [ca. 5000 words], you may exceed this length if your subject lends itself to it. You might also submit an article shorter than this since some issues are more appropriately dealt with in a concise style.

4. Display items

Any display items should be
- accompanied by numbering and captions (providing an additional list of items might be helpful)
- in 300dpi quality for the graphs in readable size (there is a complementary print edition of CTT).

5. References

- any citation style is accepted as long as there is formal consistency within the list of references,
- the list should be in plain text, please delete any automatic links to reference managing systems,
- give a doi number where applicable,
- supply open access links (web address) to any item that is available open access without any registration (nota bene: open access availability should be checked from outside your institutional internet access network, of course),
- list your references in alphabetical order (references in non-Latin script systems should come before works written in English),
- in the article text, use the referring numbers of your alphabetical reference list.

thank you

6. Acknowledgements

Please include a section with the title “Acknowledgements” at the end of your article.

In your Acknowledgements, please list the following, as applicable:

a. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

b. Please give the names of colleagues who have contributed to your work but whose names do not appear among the authors. For contributors please list their full first name, abbreviate the second name and place the family name in the third position. After the name, please state the name and location of the institution in which they work (affiliation) and put this in parentheses. Do not use any titles (no Dr., PhD, etc.).
Example: “The authors wish to thank Olga P. Ivanova (Hematology Department, University of [town], [country]) for providing the cell line XYZ.”

c. All sources of funding related to the work presented in the manuscript need to be acknowledged in this section. This concerns both institutional and corporate funding.
Example: “This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant No. XYZ.”

d. Authors are expected to disclose any potential conflict of interest related to the submitted manuscript, particularly financial conflicts of interest. So, for this purpose, authors should disclose any commercial affiliations or consultancies, stock or equity interests, patent-licensing arrangements, or financial support received by a company which product is related to the study (e.g., a new drug tested described in the manuscript).
Example: “(Authors) A.I.K. is a consultant of ‘ABC drugs’, P.D.I. has received a personal grant from ‘D.E.F. Pharmaceuticals.”

7. Additional English language editing

Additional English language editing as well as translation of English abstracts into Russian (for non-native speakers of Russian) is available on acceptance of your submission for publication in CTT.

C. Reviewing Guidelines and the Peer Review Process of CTT

The CTT Editors assign incoming manuscripts to members of the Editorial Board or additional suitable Reviewers. While Authors will not remain anonymous to the Reviewers, comments by Reviewers will be made available anonymously to the Authors.

This is the checklist used by CTT peer reviewers:

General issues to be addressed

1. Are the aims of the paper clear?
2. Is the goal of the study significant?
3. Is the method of approach valid?
4. Is the most relevant literature discussed?
5. Is statistical evaluation appropriate and up-to-date?
6. Are the data sufficient for the conclusions made by the authors?
7. Is the presentation satisfactory?

Specific article evaluation


Score: lower (1)
to  higher (5)



Selection of information

Statistical evaluation


High quality

Scientific rigor

Interest to a wide audience


Conclusion options

1. The article may be accepted without any changes;
2. The paper is acceptable for publication in CTT after minor revisions;
3. The article needs major revisions before its acceptance;
4. The paper cannot be published in CTT (is declined)

D. Acceptance Guidelines for Authors

If a manuscript has been recommended as acceptable for publication but requiring changes, there will be no accompanying deadline for the article's resubmission. Rather, the sooner the Author(s) resubmit the article, the sooner it can be published.

The changes made on a resubmitted article will be checked by the Editors, and after their acceptance, there will be an Author preview. Upon Author approval, the article will be published on the journal website.

E. Copyright Notice for Authors and Sponsors

With CTT, Authors retain the copyright of their contributions. This means that Author(s) are free to decide what they wish to do with their contribution. CTT Authors choose a Creative Commons License for their contribution so that every reader can see what rights are going along with this specific article.

If an article is published in CTT, the Authors of an article have granted CTT the right to publish it. By agreeing to have the final version published, Authors declare that, in their contribution, rights of third parties have not been infringed on anywhere in the document, including tables and graphics. If Authors wish to republish the article, they are kindly asked to mention CTT as the place of first publication.

Sponsors who wish to solve copyright issues concerning a CTT article: please talk to the Authors since it is them who are the copyright holders of their contributions.


Feel free to address CTT with any question you may have: info@ctt-journal.com - thank you.