Guide for Contributors

General provisions

  1. Borgis Medical Publishing Accept the following manuscripts related to the journal’s scope: experimental papers, reviews, reviews on plant medications in industry, reviews on plant medications in clinical practice.
  2. The authors state that:
    • their article or its parts has not been previously published and are not submitted to any other journal,
    • they transfer all the copyrights to the article to the Publisher.

The statement is available on the website: www.medrodzinna.pl

  1. The articles must comply with the Helsinki Declaration, and the authors of clinical studies with human participants should receive Ethical Committee’s consent. The authors of clinical studies and experimental studies with animal participants should receive Ethical Committee’s consent. The consent should be sent with the manuscript.
  2. The authors are obliged to protect the personal data of patients. Only clinical and scientific data may be disclosed. Ethnicity or religion of the participants is not to be revealed unless it is relevant to the study. Photographs should be edited to unable the recognition of the patient. Photographs of identifiable persons and clinical data that enable identification of a patient must be sent alongside the written permission of the person(s).
  3. The manuscripts should be prepared with diligence and attention to linguistic correctness.

Technical requirements

  1. The following files are to be submitted: article, figures, tables. Each file should be named as follows: initials of the author_first word / title words_article/ tables / figures, for example: AK_Pulmunology_article, AK_Pulmunology_tables, AK_Pulmunology_figures.
  2. We accept Microsoft Word .doc and .docx file formats.
  3. Please use Times New Roman, 12 pts, double space between the lines. This applies to the manuscript, abstract and literature.
  4. The article should not exceed 16 pages.
  5. The text should not be justified.
  6. Use standard, 2,5 cm margins.
  7. Use page numbering, starting with number 1 on title page.

Structure of the Manuscript

  1. Title page (with summary and keywords) should be prepared in a separate files – in Polish and in English. Affiliations in the Polish version must be in Polish, in the English version – in English. Correspondence address should include name, surname and academic titles of the author (in Polish in the Polish version, and in English in the English version), name and address of the affiliation (in Polish in both versions), and contact data (address, phone, e-mail). Polish and English titles must be identical.
  2. The summary of original papers should be 150-250 words long and follow the plan: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions; the plan is not applicable for review papers. Polish and English summaries must be identical.
  3. Keywords: 3-5 words.
  4. Main text should follow the plan: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions; without numbering. The references should be given in parentheses (e.g. Lahita et al. (15)). References should be included in order in which they are cited. Figures and tables should be sent in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, EPS. Photos should be at least 300 dpi.
  5. Contribution statement – for original papers.
  6. Literature – please use modified Vancouver style. The manner of writing names of authors depends on the number of the authors: up to 4 authors – provide names and surnames of all authors; 5 and more authors – provide names and surnames of three first authors and end with „et al.”; When providing a range of pages, use a hyphen „-” not a dash „ – “, which is longer. Use the Index Medicus abbreviations of journals. The name of the journal is followed by the year of publication, volume and the full range of pages, for example: 123-124 (not: 123-4).

An exemplary record of literature:

Journal article:

Lahita R, Kluger J, Drayer DE et al.: Antibodies to nuclear antigens in patients treated with procainamide or acetylprocainamide. N Engl J Med 1979; 301: 1382-1385.

Chapter:

Turk DC, Okifuji A: Pain term and taxonomies of pain. In: Loeser JD (ed.): Bonica’s Management if Pain. 3rd ed., Lippincott Williams & Wikins. Philadelphia 2001: 17-25.

The maximal numer of references is 40 for original papers and 60 for reviews.

Submitting the manuscript

  1. Please send manuscript either via e-mail. It is also possible to deliver the manuscript on a CD, DVD or USB drive via mail sent to the publisher’s address.
  2. Manuscripts must contain contact details of the authors providing the manuscript.
  3. The authors are obliged to disclose, in a written statement, all the conflicts of interests (financial support, personal relations, academic rivalry, research sponsoring) to the Publisher. The reviewers and editors should disclose all the relationships that may suggest the conflict of interest towards the author, including the relationships with companies presenting medical products in the journal.
  4. The author(s) are obliged to disclose the contribution of each author in the publication (including the affiliation and information on who is the author of the concept, methods, protocol of the research etc. used in the preparation of the article).
  5. Authors are responsible for the content of the published articles in accordance with the rules of civil liability.

The qualifying procedure

  1. Before review process, articles are pre-reviewed by the editors. Articles not fulfilling technical standards of our journal, as well as articles of low scientific value, are rejected.
  2. Double-blind, peer-reviewed process is applicable to all the articles. Each manuscript is assessed by at least two independent reviewers from outside the research unit affiliated by the author of the publication; the author or authors of the publication and reviewers do not know their identities. In other cases, the reviewer signs a declaration of no conflict of interest (direct personal relations between the reviewer and the author, in particular affinity to the second degree, marriage, relationships of professional subordination or direct scientific cooperation in the past two years preceding the year of the review development). The written assessment contains an unambiguous conclusion concerning the conditions for release of the reviewed scientific paper for publication or for rejecting it. The names of the reviewers of individual publications or the numbers of the scientific journal issues are not disclosed.
  3. The publisher reserves the right to make the necessary amendments relating to the expert names, style, grammar, punctuation, briefings and elimination of unnecessary content in the papers selected for printing.
  4. The manuscript may be accepted, rejected, or send to the authors with suggestions of changes. The corresponding author receives final version of the article before print for acceptation. The authors must submit their changes to the final version within the deadline given by the publisher. If the publisher receives no amendments, it is considered that the authors do not wish to make any amendments.
  5. The final decision on the acceptance of the article belongs to the Editor-in-Chief.
  6. After the publication, the Authors receive their copies of the journal (1 copy for each author). The issues are sent to the correspondence address disclosed to the Editor.

The regulations have been developed in accordance with the Ordinance of the Ministry of Science of Higher Education of 2th June 2015 on the criteria and procedure for the evaluation of scientific journals and with the „Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” N Engl J Med. 1997; 336: 309-315 (www.icmje.org).

The correspondence including the manuscripts should be sent to the address:
Borgis Medical Publisher
8/103 Ekologiczna Street
02-798 Warsaw, Poland
e-mail: pf@borgis.pl