Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF.
Title Page is prepared as separated file and include:
- Author(s) full name(s) written as First Name then Last Name, and highest academic degree(s), the institutional affiliation(s), ORCID
- Authorship (see here).
- Ethical standards of the research (see here) and Informed Consent (see here).
- Acknowledgment of any presentation of this material, to whom, when, and where.
- Acknowledgment of financial support, including grant numbers.
- Explanation of any conflicts of interest (Conflict of Interest Statement see here).
- Name, address, business telephone number, and e-mail address of corresponding author.
- The text of manuscript doesn't include any information about authors and their affiliation, or any other information to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. Author identification information is also deleted from the file properties.
The text is 1.5-spaced;a 14-point Times New Roman font is used; margins: top - 20 mm, bottom - 25mm, left - 30 mm, right - 10mm; italics is employed rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- All illustrations, figures must have a high resolution (300 dpi). Figures should be numbered in the order they are first mentioned in the text (i.e. Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc.). Figures titles should be included underneath the figures. Also figures (300 dpi resolution) need to be uploaded as supplementary files.
- Tables (max - 3) should be numbered and cited in the text in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Table 1, Table 2 etc.). Table titles (max 15 words) should be included above the table, and legends should be included underneath the table. Tables should not be embedded as figures or spreadsheet files, but should be formatted using ‘Table object’ function in your word processing program.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- An abstract (up to 350 words) is presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Abstracts of original research articles should be structured and should consist of Aim, Materials and methods, Results, Conclusions.
- Keywords: maximum - 5 with a semicolon as the delimiter.
Research Article Structure:
- Problem statement and analysis of the latest research
- Materials and Methods. This section should include:
- design and setting of the study
- the characteristics of participants or description of materials
- a clear description of all processes, interventions and comparisons. Generic drug names should generally be used. When proprietary brands are used in research, include the brand names in parentheses
- the type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate
- Ethical Approval subsection
- Results (A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate ) should include the findings of the study including, if appropriate, results of statistical analysis which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures.
- Discussion should discuss the implications of the findings in context of existing research and highlight limitations of the study.
- Prospects of further researches
- Conclusions. This section should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study reported.
Case Report article should include Abstract with Keywords, Background, Case Presentation, Conclusions.
Review Article should include Abstract with Keywords, Background, Discussion, Conclusions.
Medical Education Articles may include paragraphs as in Research Article or in Review Articles.
- In text of manuscript, authors have to provide section "Informed Consent" (in case of human subjects research), "Conflict of Interest" and "Financial Disclosure"
Reference list for original research and medical education - no less 15 sources, for review - no less 30 sources, for case reports - no less 10 sources.
Each source should have URL or DOI.
Use only Vancouver citation style. Its template also is available in such key reference management packages as Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com/features/reference-manager), EndNote (http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp) and Reference Manager (http://refman.com/downloads/styles)
- Barnett AH. Origin of the microangiopathic changes in diabetes. Eye. 1993;(2):218-222. doi:10.1038/eye.1993.52.
Corresponding author may suggest names, academic degree, affiliation and emails of Preferred Reviewers in the “Comments for the Editor” field when submitting the manuscript, but it is at the discretion of the Editor to assign these reviewers or not.
Authors understand that providing any false information about potential reviewers may lead to rejection of the article.
If are any conflicts of interests, feel free to provide Opposed Reviewers in the “Comments for the Editor” field.
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.