Author Guidelines

The following instructions are in general compliance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (N Eng J Med 1997;336: 309-15; www.acponline.org/journals/resource/unifreqr.htm).

 

All authors should accept (Ethical Requirements for Studies Involving live human subjects or animal

Accepting involves collecting and sending the file along with the article for the editorial e-mail.

 

 

Preparing the manuscript for submission

 

The work should be submitted via online journal site

The text should be written in a 12-point font with one-and-a-half spacing and margins of 2.5 cm on all four sides, in Word. The editors reserve the right to edit the article for formatting.

 

Title page

The manuscript should have a title page containing the following information:

·         the full name of each author, 

·         the organizational affiliation of each author (workplace),

·         the full title of the article in English

·         3-6 key words selected in accordance with the MeSH system as used in the Index Medicus (MEDLINE),

·         the first author's full name, address, telephone and/or fax number, and e-mail address if available, for purposes of correspondence during the preparation of the manuscript for print,

·         the sources of any material or financial support, in the form of grants, subventions, major donations, etc., if any.

 

Abstracts

An unstructural abstract not exceeding 200 words

Structure of the text

The text of the article should be divided into six sections labeled: Introduction, Case report,  Discussion, References. Before References, if appropriate, the authors may insert Acknowledgements; an Appendix may be attached at the end, if needed. Each section should be clearly designated by a title in boldface.

Information regarding the patients' informed consent should be included in the text of the article (see above: Patient confidentiality). Any information contained in photographs, images, or other illustrations that could serve to reveal the person's identity should be thoroughly camouflaged or concealed. The faces of persons appearing in photographs should be masked or covered with a black band, unless for compelling reasons this is impossible.

References 

Chosen for their importance and accessibility, are numbered consecutively in the order of their occurrence in the text. Number of cited references is not limited. Number references in the order they appear in the text; do not alphabetize. In text, tables, and legends, identify references with superscript arabic numerals. The style of references, which will be strictly observed, is that of Index Medicus. When an article has six or fewer authors, all should be listed; when there are seven or more, only the first three are listed, then „et al.”

 

Journal Article

Ito T, Moore JI, Koss MC. Topical application of CO2 increases skin blood flow. J Invest Dermatol. 1989;93:259-262.                     

Book

Goodman A, Goodman L, Gilman A. The Pharmacologic Basis of Therapeutics. 6th ed. New York: Macmillan. 1980.

Chapter in a Book

Pathak M, Fitzpatrick T. Preventative treatment of sunburn, dermatoheliosis, and skin cancer with sun-protective agents. In: Fitzpatrick T, Eisen A, Wolffe K, eds. Dermatology in General Medicine. 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 1993:1689-1717.

Website

National Psoriasis Foundation. Statistics. Available at: http://www.psoriasis.org/about/stats/. Accessed July 17, 2006.

Package Insert

Lamasil [package insert]. East Hanover, NJ: Sandoz PharmaceuticalsCorp; 1993.

 

Abstracts or reviews should generally not be cited as references, nor should „unpublished observations” or „personal communications”. If such material is necessary, it should be incorporated and acknowledged in the text at the appropriate place.

 

Tables

are numbered consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text, with a brief title. A short or abbreviated heading should be used for each column. The arrangement of the table should be as simple as possible, without adding unnecessary horizontal or vertical subdivisions. Explanations, including the clarification of non-standard abbreviations, should be provided in footnotes under the table, and not in the table itself. The footnotes should be numbered independently for each table. Figures should be professionally done; freehand or typewritten lettering is unacceptable.

 

Figures

should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are first cited in the text. Care should be taken that each figure is in fact mentioned in the text. It is recommended that color photographs should be uploaded  to the system  in formats such as JPEG of GIF. The symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background. If photographs of people are used, either the identity should be masked or written permission should be obtained to use the photograph.

 

Identify tables by Arabic numerals accompanied by an appropriate caption.

Identify figures by Arabic numerals, whereas tables by Roman ones. Tables, figures, drawings and photographs may be processed using any mode and software (*.jpg, *.tif, *.bmp).

 

Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (meter, kilogram, or liter) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be given in millimeters of mercury.

All hematological and clinical chemistry measurements should be reported in the metric system in a manner consistent with the International System of Units (Sl). Alternative or non-Sl units should be added in parentheses.

 

Abbreviations in text

The specialist abbreviations shall be provided for the first time with a full name in brackets and then on their own in the text.

 

Manuscript should accompany the letter. This letter should include:

Authors of the paper are obliged to confirm they hold copyright. A declaration pertaining to the status of the work, including the fact that it has to not been previously published. Authors who use materials from other publications are obliged to have a written consent to using them, signed by their authors or publisher. The Publisher bears no responsibility for the content of papers and advertisements.