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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts must be written in English. Review Articles, full-length Original Articles, Case Reports, and articles describing new or improved relevant methods are accepted.

All manuscripts submitted to MEBM have to positively pass the peer-review process. If Editors decide that manuscript fit to the aims and scope of the journal, the Editor will identify and contact two independent reviewers who are acknowledged experts in the field.

For MEBM, the average editorial time from submission to first decision is 8 weeks.

In case that the Editor decide that your manuscript does not meet the journal aims and scope,  the Editor will notify you that the manuscript has been rejected and may recommend a more suitable journal.

 

Cover Letter

Manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter signed by all authors that should contain following:

  • full title of the manuscript
  • name, affiliation, postal address, postal code, and e-mail address of the corresponding author
  • a statement about any financial or other conflict of interest, must be in separate document file, not within the manuscript
  • in case that authors would like to suggest reviewers (maximum two authors with their full names, Institutions and e-mail addresses) it is possibly to do at the end of the cover letter

 

Review Articles

Review articles (maximum 10 printed pages) on recent developments in areas covered by the journal are invited. Review articles should not include results, which have not been previously published. Invited review articles will get priority over uninvited submissions.

Limit - 4500 words excluding references, tables, and figures)

Abstract - 200 words maximum

References - up to 70

Review articles should include the following sections: Title Page (including the given name/s and family name/s of each author, the authors' affiliation addresses - indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address, indicate the corresponding author’s e-mail address), Abstract (number of words specified above), Keywords (4-8), Introduction, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if applicable), References, Tables (if applicable), and Figures (if applicable).

 

Full-length Original Articles

Full-length original articles of original, basic or clinical research, with new data, investigated using the scientific methods, may be submitted as a research paper.

Limit - 3500 words (excluding references, tables, and figures)

Abstract - 200 words maximum

References - up to 50

 

Case Reports

Case Reports, with detailed individual case reports of unusual interest or presentation of patient with interesting clinical course or findings or confirming so far speculated processes, may be submitted.

Limit - 2000 words

Abstract - 120 words maximum

References - up to 25

 

A full-length original articles and case reports should include the following sections: Title Page (including the given name/s and family name/s of each author, the authors' affiliation addresses - indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address, indicate the corresponding author     e-mail address), Abstract (number of words specified above), Keywords (4-8), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements (if applicable), References, Tables (if applicable), and Figures (if applicable).

  

Articles describing new or improved relevant methods

Articles describing new or improved relevant methods, containing detailed description of novel techniques, development of established methods or novel application or improved protocols of established methods, can be considered.

Limit - 2500 words

Abstract - 150 words maximum

References - up to 30

Articles describing new or improved relevant methods should include the following sections: Title Page (including the given name/s and family name/s of each author, the authors' affiliation addresses - indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address, indicate the corresponding author e-mail address), Abstract (number of words specified above), Keywords (4-8), Introduction, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if applicable), References, Tables (if applicable), and Figures (if applicable).

 

References - references follow the American Medical Association (AMA) style i.e, number the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables and legends by superscript Arabic numerals. All authors cited, and only these, must be listed at the end of the paper. List all authors. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the List of journals indexed, printed annually in the January issue of Index Medicus.

 

Examples:

Journal

Persijn GG, Gabb BW, van Leeuwen A, Nagtegaal A, Hoogeboom J, van Rood JJ. Matching for HLA antigens of A, B, and DR loci in renal transplantation by Eurotransplant. Lancet. 1978;1(8077):1278-1281.

Book

Brooker R. Genetics: Analysis and Principles. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education; 2015.

 

Editorial policies

Manuscript that has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere will not be accepted. Manuscripts that appear to meet the goals of the Journal will be reviewed by two independent reviewers before a decision is made on publication by responsible editor.

Manuscript submission, processing and publishing is free of charge.

 

Research ethics

All manuscripts reporting trials on human subjects should clearly indicate that the procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards set by the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and latest version of the Declaration of Helsinki by World Medical Association.

 

Publication Ethics

Molecular and Experimental Biology in Medicine follows the guidelines given by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (available at: https://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf), whose policies detail what is to be expected of all parties involved in the publishing process: authors, editors, reviewers and publishers.  Likewise, the journal adheres to the Recommendations for Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals issued by the International Committee of medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) (available at: http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/ )

 

Author statement

Prior to publication of the manuscript all authors must sign the Author statement form with Copyright transfer agreement.  

 

Copyright Notice

The publisher (Croatian Society of Biologist in Health Care) has the right to reproduce and distribute manuscripts without asking permission from the author. All manuscripts are subject to CC-BY licence, which permits users to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as to remix, transform and build upon material for any purpose, even commercially, provided that the credit is given to the journal and that the original work is properly cited. Complete legal background of license is available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode   

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