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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • My submission contains a Microsoft Word Dokument

Author Guidelines

All articles are expected to be written in well - structured English and concise.

All articles should follow the category structures as listed below. Attachments are welcome, and might include:

Tables – figures – executable programs - multimedia files – virtual slides 

Articles should be structured according to their category:

Research (data reports of original research) <abstract (background – aims – material/methods – results – conclusion) – keywords – introduction – material & methods – results – conclusion/interpretation – acknowledgement - references>

Review (state of the art articles) <abstract (background/aims – history & theory - problem & present stage – perspectives) - keywords – introduction – material methods – interpretation – perspectives  – acknowledgement - references >.

Book review (description of and judgement of textbooks) <abstract (authors – title – publisher – year – ISBN) – commentaries (content – structure – conclusion)> 

Case report (reports of clinical cases) <abstract (diagnosis – differential diagnosis - epidemiology/diagnostic problem - clinical history – diagnostic procedures – interpretation/conclusion) - keywords – introduction – clinical presentation & morphology – diagnosis – clinical/scientific significance - – acknowledgement - references >

Commentary (short discussion of published article) <abstract (problem/aim) – own experience/observation – discussion/recommendation) – keywords - introduction – own observations – recommendation/conclusion – acknowledgement - references>

Database article (description & application of data bases) <abstract (background – data base content – database structure – application/implementation – conclusion) – keywords – introduction –idea – implementation/application – conclusion – acknowledgement – references>

Debate article (focus on a specific article, see also interactive publication) <abstract – article in focus – presentation of original data/conclusion own opinion) – keywords – introduction – review of data – own opinion/results – conclusion - acknowledgement – references>

How do I diagnose: (guideline to diagnose a difficult case) <abstract (diagnosis – differential diagnosis - strategy – methodology – interpretation) – keywords – clinical presentation – morphology – applied technologies – interpretation – acknowledgement – references>

Hypothesis (theories, potential development of disease and diagnosis) <abstract (background/aims – history & theory - problem & present stage – perspectives) – keywords - introduction – theory/mathematical formulas – computations – results – potential applications – acknowledgement - references >

Interactive publication (additional data to an annotated article) Select the interesting article and follow the instruction path. The “joint article” will be subject to review.

Letter to the Editor (short comment of published article(s)) <abstract (problem/aim) – own experience/observation – discussion/recommendation) – keywords - introduction – own observations – recommendation/conclusion – acknowledgement - references>

Methodology article (description of recent technologies) <abstract (background - material/methods – results – conclusion) – keywords – introduction – material & methods – results – conclusion/interpretation – acknowledgement - references >

Short report (brief presentation of own original data) <abstract (background – aims – material/methods – results – conclusion) – keywords – introduction – material & methods – results – conclusion/interpretation – acknowledgement - references>

Software article (description and practical implementation/execution/display) of soft ware) <abstract (background – aims – material/methods – results – conclusion) – keywords – introduction – material & methods – results – conclusion/interpretation – acknowledgement - references> 

Study protocol (presentation of research/clinical trials/communication protocols) <abstract (background – aims – material/methods – results – conclusion) – keywords – introduction – material & methods – results – conclusion/interpretation – acknowledgement - references>