Guidelines for authors
Acta Medica Transilvanica journal has adopted the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URM) submitted to Biomedical Journals” produced by the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE) and encourages the authors to take them into account in elaborating their manuscripts.
For more information, please visit www.icmje.org.
Starting with issue 1/2015, the authors will use the template that can be downloaded from the journal site – www.amtsibiu.ro., Send an article section.
Since 2015, the journal Acta Medica Transilvanica will appear in English language only.
• The articles will be exclusively sent by accessing “Send an Article” section on www.amtsibiu.ro. Use the template.
• Only original articles will be accepted, which have never been published elsewhere integrally or partially.
• The articles will be published only after having been submitted to the two stages of the peer-review process - http://www.amtsibiu.ro/ro/peer-review process.
• The authors whose articles were rejected following the peer-review process, or which need amendments, will be informed in writing, at the e-mail address mentioned in the moment of submitting the article.
• The articles’ registration for publishing will be made after the payment of the subscription or of the additional tax by each author or co-author.
• The translations into the English language must observe the standards of a high quality translation.
• Authors are exclusively liable for the statements made in the text.
• The Editorial Board is entitled to refuse to publish those articles that do not observe the recommendations provided in the “Guidelines for authors” section.
For the prospective, experimental studies, involving human subjects or animals, the consent of the ethics committee of the institution which approved the study will be enclosed.
Regarding the images containing human faces, a black strip will be placed on the eyes of the patient, in order to prevent his/her identification. The name of the patients will be abbreviated with his/her initials.
Authors are encouraged to study the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki regarding the ethical principles in all medical research.
Authors are responsible for adhering to guidelines on good publication practice.
For more information, please visit www.publicationethics.org, or www.wma.net.
Preparing the manuscripts:
The manuscripts will be filled out by using the template.
The articles should comprise 4-5 images, graphics at maximum. These will bear titles and will be numbered according to the text specifications. Images with text, graphics with text or scanned tables will not be accepted.
The tables will be numbered with Arabic numerals on their first appearance in the text and will bear a clear and concise title mentioned above them.
Acronyms will be explained on their first appearance in the text.
General structure of the articles:
1. The manuscript will comprise:
• tile of the article;
• authors’ name and institutional affiliation;
• name and contact information of the corresponding author;
• abstract of the article in the English languages;
• keywords in the English languages. For each paper, 2-5 keywords will be selected from the Index Medicus medical subjects or terms used in the manuscript;
• the abstract will not exceed 150 words;
• the abstract must clearly provide the background for the study and should state the study’s objectives, methods used, main results and principal conclusions.
2. The contents of the article will not exceed 5 pages for the original articles, 3 pages for reviews. It will include:
• Introduction – provide a context or a background of the study. Emphasize the importance of the approached theme; aim, objectives (main and secondary) or the research hypothesis.
• Methods – this section will describe the research methodology used, the selection method of the studied batches, the plan, the method, the technique and the statistical programme used in data processing and interpretation. Selection of the patients – describe the inclusion, exclusion criteria. Authors should explain why people of a particular age or gender have been included in the study.
• Results – in this section, the authors will present the results obtained, usually by tables and graphics, accompanied by their interpretation. The results will be presented in a logical sequence. Do not repeat all data in the tables and illustrations in the text. Summarize only the most important observations.
• Discussions – the new and important aspects of the study will be presented, as well as the interpretation of the personal results within the context of the specialized literature.
• Conclusions – the conclusions of the study will be clearly stated, establishing a link between these ones and the purposes of the study.
3. The references list
The reference list is a separate section at the end of the manuscript. References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. Use exactly the reference style and format as shown below:
Acta Medica Transilvanica journal requests the authors to strictly observe the referencing style of the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URM) submitted to Biomedical Journals” produced by the International Committee of Biomedical Journals (ICMJE).
Please visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html
a. Standard journal article
List the first six authors followed by et al.
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.
b. Volume with supplement
Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93-9.
c. Issue with supplement
Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002;58(12 Suppl 7):S6-12.
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
e. Chapter in a book
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Yearly subscription 250 RON and half-yearly subscription 150 RON, for each author or co-author.
The payment of the year subscription includes the publication of two articles as main author or co-author in different issues of the journal and the delivery of four issues of the journal published in that year.
The half-yearly subscription entitles the author, co-author to publish one article and the delivery of two issues published in that year.
For each extra article accepted for publication, an additional tax in quantum of 150 RON will be paid by each author or co-author.
Annual subscription entitles the authors to receive 4 hard copies (issues no. 1,2,3,4) published during a year.
The half-yearly subscription entitles the authors to receive 2 hard copies published in that semester.
The payment will be made by bank account to “Fundaţia pentru Sănătate Publică şi Managementul Sănătăţii Sibiu” IBAN account RO05RNCB0227114600270001 BCR Sibiu.
The journal distribution towards subscribers will be made only to the corresponding author at the mentioned address, for all co-authors. Upon the authors’ request, the journal can be delivered at other addresses mentioned by them. The journal distribution will be made only once.
The full text of the articles can be accessed at www.amtsibiu.ro.
Address of the editorial office:
Redacţia “ACTA MEDICA TRANSILVANICA”
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