Information For Authors

Submissions to the journal Interdisciplinary Approaches to Medicine are made using Open Journal System, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at Submission

The author for correspondence is obliged to provide a cover letter for publication in the journal.


Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines (You can use the TEMPLATE for preparing your manuscript): 

  • The editorial board accepts previously unpublished articles in the scientific areas of the journal. The article is submitted in electronic format (in the formats .doc, .docx, .rtf) ONLY by downloading it through the functionality of the journal website (Open Journal System).
  •  Font size - 12 (abstract, keywords, literature - 10, table text - 9-11), font - Times New Roman, alignment - width of the text, spacing - single, paragraph indent - 0.8 cm, margins: top and lower - 2 cm, left and right - 2 cm.
  • Figures, tables, graphs, charts, etc. are presented directly in the text on the left edge with the numbering and title (for example, Fig. 1 - Name of the picture). The number of figures, tables, graphs and charts should not exceed 20% of the total article (in some cases, up to 30%).

The journal accepts the following manuscripts:

  1. Original articles - articles that include the results of their own scientific research. The volume of the article is up to 3000 words (including literature sources, figure captions and tables), at least 10 literature sources. The original article should have sections: introduction, purpose, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, bibliography. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.
  2. Review article - an overview of research results, analysis and discussion of published information on a specific topic in a concise manner. The volume of the text is up to 7,000 words (including literature sources, figure captions and tables), up to 50 literature sources, an unstructured resume not exceeding 150 words.
  3. Clinical case - a message representing a scientific description of a clinical case from practice, representing a complex diagnostic or therapeutic problem or a rare clinical case. The volume of the manuscript is up to 600 words (including literature sources, figure captions and tables), up to 5 literature sources, without a resume.
  4. An editorial - a text volume of up to 7,000 words (including sources of literature, figure captions and tables), up to 15 sources of literature, with a short (150 words) unstructured resume.
  • Authors MANDATORY must indicate in a cover letter in the Open Journal System or Editorial Manager that the article / manuscript has not been published anywhere before, and that the article does not contain borrowed text fragments from other works without reference to them.
  • The submitted manuscript without fail passes through the KazNU Antiplag system, as a result of which the originality of the submitted manuscript should be at least 75%.
  • After checking for originality, the manuscript is sent for review. In KazNU named after al-Farabi the type of reviewing is four-level: by the chief editor; open one-sided blind (anonymous) peer review by a foreign scientist who is not affiliated with the author (s) of an article with a full report in English; unilateral blind (anonymous) peer-reviewing from among scientists not affiliated with Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and the author (s) of the article with a full report in English.
  • The payment procedure and cost for publishing the article is established by the publishing house “Kazakh University” and is made by the author after approval by external reviewers and a scientific editor.

Article structure:

First page:

  • The first line is the IRSTI number (in exceptional cases, UDC) and the DOI identifier (assigned by the DSPA), alignment is left-aligned for IRSTI, right-aligned is for DOI, the font is bold.
  • Article author (s) - Initials and surname, place of work (affiliation), city, country, email, ORCID ID. Information about the authors is represented in regular letters in lower case, alignment - in the center.
  • The title of the article (Title) should reflect the essence and content of the article and attract the attention of the reader. The name should be short, informative and not contain jargon or abbreviations. The optimal length of the title is 5-7 words (in some cases 10-12 words). The title of the article is represented in bold in capital letters in the language in which the article is written, in lower case translations, alignment - in the center.
  • An annotation of at least 150 words and no more than 300 words in English.
  • The structure of the annotation includes the following MANDATORY clauses:
  • Opening remarks on the research topic.
  • Purpose, main directions and ideas of scientific research.
  • A brief description of the scientific and practical significance of the work.
  • A brief description of the research methodology.
  • Main results and analysis, conclusions of research work.
  • The value of the study (the contribution of this work to the relevant field of knowledge).
  • The practical significance of the outcome of the work.
  • Keywords / phrases - number of words 3-7.

Next page (new):

The name of all sections is shown in bold lowercase letters on the left. Original articles.

  • Introduction consists of the following main elements:

▪ Justification of the choice of topic; relevance of the topic or problem. In substantiating the choice of a topic based on a description of the predecessors experience, a problematic situation is reported (the absence of any research, the appearance of a new object, etc.). The relevance of the topic is determined by the general interest in the knowledge of this object, but the lack of comprehensive answers to existing questions, it is proved by the theoretical or practical significance of the topic.

▪ Definition of the object, subject, goals, objectives, methods, approaches, hypotheses and the significance of your work. The purpose of the study is related to the proof of the thesis, that is, the presentation of the subject of research in the aspect chosen by the author.

  • Material and Methods - should consist of a description of the materials and the progress of work, as well as a full description of the methods used.

▪ Characterization or description of the research material includes its presentation in qualitative and quantitative terms. The characteristic of the material is one of the factors determining the reliability of conclusions and research methods.

▪ This section describes how the problem was studied: detailed information without repeating previously published established procedures; identification of equipment (software) and a description of materials are used, with the obligatory introduction of novelty when using materials and methods.

The scientific methodology should include:

- research question (s);

- put forward hypothesis (thesis);

- stages of the study;

- research methods;

- research results.

  • The Results and Discussion section provides an analysis and discussion of the research results you received. A conclusion is drawn on the results obtained during the study, the main essence is revealed. And this is one of the most important sections of the article. It is necessary to analyze the results of its work and discuss the relevant results in comparison with previous works, analyzes and conclusions.
  • Conclusions, findings - summarizing and integrating the work at this stage; confirmation of the truth of the statement made by the author, and the author’s conclusion on the change in scientific knowledge, taking into account the results. The conclusions should not be abstract, they should be used to summarize the results of the study in a particular scientific field, with a description of the proposals or possibilities for further work.
  • The structure of the conclusion should contain the following questions: What are the goals and methods of the study? What are the results? What are the findings? What are the prospects and opportunities for implementation, application development?
  • In the literature review section, fundamental and new works on the studied topics of foreign authors in English should be covered (at least 15 works), an analysis of these works in terms of their scientific contribution, as well as research gaps that you supplement in your article.

▪ IT IS UNACCEPTABLE to have many links that are not related to work, or inappropriate judgments about your own achievements, links to your previous works.

The list of used literature, or the Bibliographic list consists of at least 5 titles of literature for a clinical case 15 titles for other options for articles, and of the total number of foreign authors should be at least 50%. If there are works presented in the Cyrillic alphabet in the list of literature, it is necessary to present the list of literature in two versions: the first in the original, the second in the Romanized alphabet (transliteration).

The romanized list of literature should look like this: author (s) (transliteration - → (year in parentheses) → title of the article in transliterated version [translation of the title of the article in English in square brackets], name of the Russian-language source (transliteration, or English name - if any), output with designations in English.

For example: Gokhberg L., Kuznetsova T. (2011) Strategiya-2020: novye kontury rossiiskoi innovatsionnoi politiki [Strategy 2020: New Outlines of Innovation Policy]. Foresight-Russia, vol. 5, no 4, pp. 8-30. The list of references is presented in alphabetical order, and ONLY those works that are cited in the text.

▪ The design style of the Romanized list of literature, as well as sources in English (another foreign) language for socio-humanitarian areas - the American Psychological Association (, for science and technology - Chicago Style (www.chicagomanualofstyle. org).

▪ In the bibliographic list

▪ References to cited works in the text of the socio-humanitarian direction are given in brackets, indicating the first author of the work, year of publication: page number (s). For example, (Zalessky 1991: 25). If there are several works of the same author in the list of literature published in one year, then in addition to the year of publication, the letter “a”, “b”, etc. For example, (Saduova, 2001a: 15), (Saduova, 2001b, 22). For natural science articles, links are made out in square brackets with numbering as the cited works appear in the text.

  • All abbreviations and acronyms must be deciphered at first use in the text, with the exception of well-known abbreviations and acronyms.


For bibliographic references, you can also use the Mendeley Reference Manager.