Authors Guidelines

Authors Guidelines

Before submitting your manuscript, be sure that it is written in a correct and understandable language (if you have difficulties in this matter, you can contact the publisher who can offer you a paid proofreading service).

Plagiarism will be checked and any manuscript containing plagiarism will be rejected without any evaluation.

Manuscripts, which have not been prepared according to instructions outlined below, will not be considered for publication.

Manuscript Preparation

Submitted manuscript should be in word (.doc) file format in one file including figures and tables. Use throughout a uniform style and typeface; character Times New Roman 11 with Standard MS Word margins. Each manuscript section should begin on a new page with lines numbering. The manuscript pages must be numbered from title page to the last one.

Title page must contain: title, list of authors, affiliations, corresponding author information’s, abstract and keywords.

All submitted manuscripts must include the following items:

  • Title
  • List of authors, their affiliations
  • keywords
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Interest conflict
  • Author’s contribution
  • References

Review articles should be divided into sections and sub-sections to achieve highest possible text clarity.

Title - Should be informative and concise and not include non-standards abbreviations. Not more than 50 words.

Running title - Not more than 50 characters.

List of authors - Provide the full names and affiliations (Division/Department, Institution, city, country) of all the authors and full addresses of institutions. For different affiliations use superscripts 1,2,3. Provide the full postal address and email of corresponding author.

Abstract - An abstract 200-250 words long should summarize the manuscript for abstracting services. No references in abstract.

Keywords - Key words, separated by commas, should be used for international abstracting services for indexing the paper (5 to 10 key words).

Abbreviations - Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used in the text, even after they have been defined in the abstract.

Introduction - Must briefly state the objectives of the study and provide enough background information to explain the reasons for carrying out the work and clearly indicate the nature of the study hypotheses that were tested.

Materials and Methods - Should present clearly the experimental data and point out attention in the text to important details shown in illustrations.

Results - Should present clearly the experimental data and draw attention in the text to important details shown in illustrations.

Discusion - Shall be concise and emphasize the importance of the results compared to the reasons for carrying out the work and discuss the validity of the observations on the results in light of other published studies on the same subjects.

Acknowledgements - Include information on sources of funding and lists the people who in some way contributed to the work, but which are not listed as authors.

Interest conflict -The authors are responsible for reporting of all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work.

References - In the text, number references in order of appearance using Arabic numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3) in parentheses for citations. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. Where there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range (2,3-7,15). List the references at the end of the paper in numbered order. The list should contain at least fifteen references and should be arranged in the order of citation in text. References to articles must include: 1. name(s) and initials of author(s), if more than six (6) authors add an et al. after the sixth author.; 2. title of paper; 3. title of the journal abbreviated in the standard manner (see Index Medicus/Pubmed); 4. publication year; 5. volume number; 6. first and last page numbers of the article (references to online articles should have the same structure and additionally the appropriate web address following page numbers).

Important: References numbers should be linked to reference list.


Example of journal listed references:
1. Zhao Y, Biertümpfel C, Gregory MT, Hua YJ, Hanaoka F, Yang W. Structural basis of human DNA polymerase η-mediated chemoresistance to cisplatin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2012; 109:7269-74.
Example of book listed references:
2. Cohen T. In: Synaptic Function. Edelman GM, Gall WE. and Cowan WM. (eds.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1999, pp. 179-212
3. Hökert, MR. and Sue T. Regulation of tubulin expression in brain. In: Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Cytoskeleton. Shay JW. (ed.), Plenum Press, New York, 1991, in press, accepted: September 10, 1999.

Endnote References Style

1. Enter the name of the journals used in the resource list in the Endnote X8 software as an abbreviation.

2. This file is suitable for Endnote X8.

Tables and Figures - Tables should be presented clear and easy to read and use table-formatting. Figures should be numbered sequentially and must be supplied as TIFF or JPEG high resolution. Manuscripts with low quality images will not be considered for publication. Figures must be imported into the word processor file and legends should be included. The text of the article should refer to figures as "Figure 1", "Figure 2", etc.,.

How to submit the revised paper?

Until now, at the level of the Editorial Office, as well as at that of the Peer Reviewers, to whom we have to submit again the paper for re-evaluation, we have too often lost an important time to find out what exactly had been changed during the revision.

Consequently we request from you the following items:

1/ on a separate sheet you write a statement indicating any changes that have been made and replay point by point to reviewer's comment.

Moreover the author has:
2/ to send to us the first version of the paper, which had been returned to the author for revision,
and
3/ the second, consequently the Revised version.
and
4/ to underline in the first version the phrases which have been deleted and are no more presented in the revised version,
5/ to highlight in the revised version the lines which have been added, corresponding to the integration of the critics emitted by the Peer Reviewers.

These remarks apply as well to the text as to the captions of the figures, to the references and the Tables.