Instructions for Authors Annals of Academy of Romanian Scientists – Series of Medicine


 

 ISSN-L 2668-8816    ONLINE ISSN 2668-8816

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Introduction

The journal publishes original papers, literature reviews, case reports, short reports, case series, clinical images, as well as editorials or letter to editor, either solicited or unsolicited, written by internationally recognized scientists and researchers working in the broad field of medicine.

Ethics

Human studies must be performed with the subjects’ written informed consent. Authors must provide the details of this procedure and indicate that the institutional committee on human research has approved the study protocol. Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in your paper. Patients have a right to privacy. Therefore, identifying information, including patients’ images, names, initials, or hospital names, should not be included in written descriptions and photographs. Articles concerning human or animal research should comply with the Declaration of Helsinki and this must be stated in the methods section.

Conflict of interest

All authors must make a formal statement at the time of submission indicating any potential conflict of interest that might constitute an embarrassment to any of the authors if it were not to be declared and were to emerge after publication. Such conflicts might include, but are not limited to, shareholding in or receipt of a grant or consultancy fee from a company whose product features in the submitted manuscript or which manufactures a competing product. All sources of funding for the work should be acknowledged on the title page, as should all institutional affiliations of the authors. This includes associations such as consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interests or patent-licensing arrangements. If no relationship with industry exists, please state this on the title page.

Permissions

No part of materials published in Annals of Academy of Romanian Scientists – Series of Medicine may be reproduced without written permission of the editor. Once a manuscript is accepted, the corresponding author will be sent an e-mail to complete the Copyright Form. The authors are fully responsible for scientific content of the article.

Exclusive submission/publication policy

The manuscripts are considered for review only under the conditions that they are not under consideration elsewhere and that the data presented have not or have not been previously published. On acceptance, transfer of copyright to the Academy of Romanian Scientists Publishing House will be required.

Manuscript acceptance

The Editor-in-Chief will notify the corresponding author if the submited manuscript has been accepted for publication. If revisions are solicited by the reviewers, a revised manuscript must be returned to the editorial office.
It is a condition of publication in the Annals of Academy of Romanian Scientists – Series of Medicine that authors grant an exclusive licence to the Academy of Romanian Scientists Publishing House. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and thus ensures that the article is disseminated as widely as possible. As part of the licence agreement, authors may use their own material in other publications, provided the Academy of Romanian Scientists Publishing House is acknowledged as the original place of publication and is notified in writing in advance.

 

Plagiarism detection

The Annals of Academy of Romanian Scientists – Series of Medicine is committed to the highest standards of research and publication ethics, and does not allow any form of plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts are screened with plagiarism software at least two times during the evaluation process to detect instances of overlapping and similar text.

 

The Annals of Academy of Romanian Scientists – Series of Medicine Journal requires that each author, reviewer, and editor must disclose to the editor-in-chief any conflict of interest related to family, personal, financial, political or religious issues as well as any competing interest. Whether or not a conflict of interest and financial support exist, they must be declared in the Conflict of Interest form as well as at the end of the manuscripts. If a reviewer, an associate editor, or a section editor has a conflict of interest and/or believes that it is not appropriate to be a reviewer, or an editor for a given manuscript, the reviewer or the editor should resign from the assignment. The Editorial Board members of the Annals of Academy of Romanian Scientists – Series of Medicine Journal, who handle submissions and recommend decisions to the Editor-in-chief may also submit their own manuscripts to the journal as all of them are active researchers and scientists. However, they cannot take place at any stage on the editorial decision of their manuscripts in order to minimize any possible bias. They will be treated like any other author, and if any, final acceptance of such manuscripts can only be made by the positive recommendation of at least two external reviewers, who are not the members of decision-making Editorial Board.

We request that all manuscripts be submitted by email to ovi78doc@yahoo.com. The images and figures must be sent also as separate attachments to email.
Annals of Academy of Romanian Scientists – Series of Medicine publishes articles in English. The abstract of an article must be written in English.

Manuscript preparation

Prepare the manuscript text using a Word processing package (save in .doc or .docx format). Submission of PDF text files is not permitted.
Word count: the word count includes the text from the introduction to the conclusion, plus figure legends and references. It does not include the title page, abstract, or tables. The font of the entire text of the article should be Times New Roman 12, justified, spaced by 1,5 lines. Please avoid footonotes.

 

Title page

Include the title, authors’ names (including full first name and middle initial), total word count. List the departments and institutions with which the authors are affiliated, and indicate the specific affiliations if the work is generated from more than one institution (use superscript numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on). Please list authors’ current email addresses as well. Also provide information on grants, contracts, and other forms of financial support. Under the heading “Address for correspondence” provide the full name and an e-mail address.

 

Abstract

Provide a structured abstract of no more than 250 words, presenting essential data in 5 paragraphs introduced by separate headings in the following order: Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Use complete sentences. All data in the abstract must also appear in the manuscript text or tables. The abstract must be written in English.

Key words

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 key words, avoiding general and plural terms. These key words will be used for indexing purposes, and therefore should be different than the terms/words already used in the title of the paper. Keywords also must be written in English.

Abbreviations

On a separate page following the abstract, list the selected abbreviations and their definitions (e.g., CKD = chronic kidney disease). Consult ‘‘Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations),’’ available at http://www.ICMJE.org for appropriate use of units of measure.

Acknowledgements
100 words or less.

Artwork

Figures and graphs must be separately submitted by e-mail (each figure one separate attachment), along with main text. Figures and graphs submitted in electronic format should be provided in EPS, JPG or TIF format. Gray scale images should be at least 300 DPI. Line art (black and white or color) and combinations of gray scale images and line art should be at least 1200 DPI. Lettering should be of sufficient size to be legible after reduction for publication. The optimal size is 12 points. Symbols should be of a similar size. Designate special features with arrows.

Figure legends

All figures must have a Number, Title, and Caption. The title should be short and followed by a 2–3 sentence caption. All abbreviations used in the figure should be identified in an alphabetical order at the end of each legend. All symbols used (arrows, circles, etc.) must be explained. Figure legends should be typed on pages separate from the text. Figure numbers must correspond with the order in which they are mentioned in the text.

Tables

Tables should be typed on separate sheets, with the table number and title centered above the table and explanatory notes below the table. Use Arabic numbers. Table numbers must correspond with the order cited in the text. All tables must have a title. Abbreviations should be listed in a footnote under the table in alphabetical order.

References

Only references written in English are accepted. Do not cite manuscripts in preparation, or other unpublished data in the references. Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals in square brackets. The reference list should be typed double-spaced on pages separate from the text; references must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. List all authors if 6 or fewer, otherwise list the first 3 and add et al.

Reference style

Use the following style and punctuation for references. List all authors if 6 or fewer, otherwise list the first 3 and add et al. Do not use periods after the authors’ initials. Please provide the full name of the journal or abbreviated name. Please provide inclusive page numbers as in example below.
-Belciu D, Horodinschi R, Ionescu C, Bratu OG, Diaconu CC. Right hemiplegia and dyspnea: what is the link between? Archives of the Balkan Medical Union 2017;52(3): 353-358.
Chapter in book. Provide author(s), chapter title, editor(s), book title, publisher location, publisher name, year, and inclusive page numbers.
Example:
-Antman EM. Treatment of ST elevation myocardial infarction, in Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 8th ed, P Libby et al (eds). Philadelphia, Saunders, 2008:290-325.

Book (personal author or authors). Provide a specific (not inclusive) page number.
Example:
-Matthay MA, Ingbar DH (eds): Pulmonary Edema. Lung Biology in Health and Disease, vol 116. New York, Marcel Dekker, 1998:46.

Online media. Provide specific URL address and date information was accessed.
Example:
-National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Hypertension: management of hypertension in adults in primary care (NICE clinical guideline update). http://www.nice.org.uk (Accessed on January 21, 2009).

Material presented at a meeting but not published. Provide authors, presentation title, full meeting title, meeting dates, and meeting location.
Example:
Diaconu C. Degenerative aortic stenosis or when the window is closing: a clinical-echocardiographical study. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 2011; 37(8S):108. Paper presented at: The13th World Congress of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB), 23rd Congress of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), the 35th joint meeting of the Austrian (OGUM), German (DEGUM) and Swiss (SGUM) Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine, August 26-29, 2011, Vienna, Austria.