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ARTICLE PREPARATION

The guidelines for the article submission are in accordance with the 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals' N. Eng. J. Med. 1997; 336: 309-315. The text of the article should be written in English. The article should include: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Text, References, Charts and Figures and optionally Acknowledgements. Aside from submitting Charts and Figures along with article through our website, we kindly ask you to send them to our Office via e-mail (office@jhpor.com) for editing purposes. Abbreviations, if used, should be defined on their first appearance in the text. The abbreviations which are not accepted by the international groups of experts should be omitted.


Rules concerning tables and figures:

  • All tables and figures created in programs such as MS WORD/EXCEL/Open Office should be saved as PDF files or sent in their original form to our Office.

  • The required minimum size for all figures created in different programs than those above (JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP files) is 600x600 pixels. The resolution should be 250DPi or higher.

  • As for the colour models, RGB or CMYK should be used.

THE ARTICLE SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURE:

  • The text field 'Title page'- should include the title of the article,

  • The text field 'Key words' - 3-5 key words or phrases, in accordance with Medical Subject Headings Index Medicus if possible,

  • The text field 'Abstract' - should not exceed 250 words. The abstracts of original articles should consist of four distinct paragraphs: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion

THE FILE SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURE:

Authors' full names, academic degrees and affiliations should be given. Corresponding author's full name, academic degree, phone number and e-mail address should be placed at the bottom of the article, along with the information concerning grants, other forms of financial support and conflicts of interest.


The text - the original articles should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions. The review articles can be divided into by different manner. The articles should not exceed the following limitations: an original work - 3000 words, a review - 6000 words, a case report - 2000 words, a letter - 1000 words. The aforementioned limits do not include abstracts, tables and references. Any additional information and acknowledgements may be placed between the text and references.

REFERENCES:

Should be numbered consecutively according to their appearance in the text (not the alphabetical order) and should be written in Vancouver reference style. Each reference number in text should be enclosed by square brackets. Names of the authors (if there are up to six authors - list all, if there are seven or more - list three first with annotation 'et al.'. Please do not use the phrases 'in press', 'in preparation', 'oral communication' - they can be used in reasonable cases in a text. 



Examples:

  • Journals
    Kessel A., Bamberger E., Toubi E.: Tacrolimus in the treatment of severe chronic idiopathic urticaria: an open-label prospective study. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2005; 52: 145-148.

  • Books
    The consecutive reference number, the author, the title, the editor, the place and the year of publication should be given. Reference to a specific chapter should include: the name of the author and his initials, the chapter title, pages, name of the author (editor) of the book and his initials, the editor, the year and place of the publication. An example (the author and the editor are different):
    - Fernandes L.B., Henry PJ., Goldie R.G. Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Asthma and COPD. Page C.P., Barnes P.J., Springer, Heidelberg 2004; 20-31.
    An example (the author is the editor):
    - Morice A.H., Bush A. Cough. Current Medical Literature Ltd, London 2003; 34-38.

  • Webpage citations

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Childhood vaccination programmes. 2011 [cited 11.07.2012]. Available from: http://www.oecdilibrary.org/docserver/download/fulltext

  • Van Lier E.A., Havelaar A.H., Nanda A.: The burden of infectious diseases in Europe: a pilot study. 2007 [cited 12.07.2012]. Available from: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=751


Please upload articles submitted by you for publication onto the website after registering in and logging in as an authors. To create an account you must register by clicking the link 'log in' in the upper right website corner.


COVER LETTER

All articles should be submitted with cover letters confirming that:

a) the paper has been neither printed nor submitted for printing in any other journal;

b) the paper has been approved by all co-authors as well as the authorities of the institutions where the research was performed;

c) author(s) consent(s) to the automatic and free-of-charge copyright transfer to the Copyright holder when the article is accepted for publication;

d) all sources of financial support have been disclosed;

e) author(s) is/are familiar with the Editorial Policy and the Information for Authors and is /are willing to obey them;

f) authors(s) have/has read and approved the information concerning the conflict of interest, the copyright transfer and reprints permission.


CHANGES IN AUTHORSHIP

Any changes in authorship requested before or after publication will be consulted with all the remaining authors and their consent is required to implement any modifications of that kind.



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