Submitting a manuscript

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I. SUBMISSIONS FOR PUBLICATION
Manuscripts are submitted exclusively via the Journal website - www.annales.sum.edu.pl ("Send publication"tab) in accordance with the Editorial system form.
The following file formats are accepted:
- For text: any version of Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), rich text format (.rtf).
- For figures: jpg, jpeg, gif, tif, tiff, bmp, png.

II. SUBMITTING COVER LETTER / DECLARATIONS
In order to transfer copyright, the author(s) submit(s) a cover letter to the editor in the following manner:
a) electronic (e-mail), signed by a secure electronic signature in accordance with applicable law
b) traditional (registered mail) to the Editor - signed legibly.

Editorial Office :
“Annales Academiae Medicae Silesiensis”
Teaching Department and Hospital Ward of Internal Diseases
School of Public Health
Silesian Medical University in Katowice
41-902 Bytom, ul. Żeromskiego 7
tel. 32 396 32 86, 32 281 21 22
fax 32 281 21 22
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Manuscript preparation

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PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT
The manuscript should be prepared in A4 format, employing commonly used word processing programs (Word). 12 point font size, 2.5 cm margins and 1.5 line spacing are recommended. Do not put spaces or tabs at the beginning of paragraphs.
The manuscript should have the following layout:
1) title page
2) abstract in Polish, key words in Polish (3–10, separated by commas)
3) abstract in English, key words in English (3–10, separated by commas)
4) manuscript text with tables and figures pasted in appropriate places
5) acknowledgments and information about financing and grants
6) references.
Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting from the title page. Abbreviations with an explanation should be given in parenthesis when an abbreviation is used in the text for the first time. Authors should avoid abbreviations not accepted by international groups of experts.
Original papers should have the following structure:

Title page. It should contain starting from the top:
1) full names of all authors*
2) the name(s) of institution(s) the manuscript is from
3) full title of the work (Polish and English)
4) running title (Polish and English; maximum 40 characters including spaces)
5) correspondence address including academic title and full name of the author responsible for correspondence with the Editorial Office, name and address (city and street) of institution, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.
* NOTE: In the case of the co-existence of several authors of a manuscript (this applies to all types of articles such as overviews, original works, case descriptions, etc.), the contribution of individual authors to the creation of the work (with information regarding who the author is of the concept, assumptions, utlilized method, who conducted the research, data analysis, wrote the manuscript, etc.) should be stated.
All cases of scientific misconduct, including the so-called phenomenon "Ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" will be exposed, including notifying the relevant authorities (institutions employing the authors, societies, associations, scientific editors, etc.).
The phenomenon of "ghostwriting" is understood as when someone has made a substantial contribution to the work, but his/her participation has not been disclosed as one of the authors or stated in the acknowledgements. "Guest authorship" is understood as a situation in which an author's participation is minimal or even non-existent, and yet he/she is stated as the author/co-author of the publication.
The editors are required to document any form of scientific misconduct, especially concerning violations and breaches of rules of ethics in force in science. Abstract (in Polish and English). It should contain no more than 250 words and it should be divided into four sections entitled: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

Key words (in Polish and English). 3 to 10 key words or key phrases should be placed under the abstract (in Polish and English, respectively), corresponding as much as possible to the Medicus Medical Subject Headings Index.

Text. Original papers should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions. Review articles should be divided differently. Manuscripts should not exceed the following sizes: original paper – 3000 words, review paper – 6000 words, case description – 2000 words, letter – 1000 words. The given word limits exclude the abstract, tables and references. Tables and figures should be pasted in the appropriate places within the text.
The employed statistical methods should be described in sufficient detail so that a reader with access to the source data and statistical knowledge should able to verify the reported results. Wherever possible, use quantitative descriptions with appropriate measurements of error or uncertainty (such as confidence intervals). Avoid relying solely on the level of probability (p-value) calculated during statistical hypothesis testing, which omits vital information about the scale of the observed effect.

References. Should be arranged according to the order they appear in the text.

Journals. Citations should include: position number, authors’ surnames and initials (if there are no more than 7 authors, all the names should be given, otherwise only three of them followed by “et al.”), paper title, journal title (journal title abbreviations according to Medicus Index ), year, volume (Arabic numerals), number of first and last page. Do not use statements: ”in press”, ”in preparation”, ”oral information” – in substantiated cases, such statements can be placed in appropriate places in the text.
Example: Eliasson M., Jansson J., Nilsson P., Asplund K. Increased levels of tissue plasmi¬nogen activator antigen in essential hyperten¬sion. A population-based study in Sweden. J. Hypertens. 1997; 15: 349–356.
Books. Citations should include: position number, authors’ surnames and initials, title, publisher, place and year of publication. Reference to a chapter should include: author’s surname, initials, chapter title, pages, surname of the book’s author (editor), initials, book title, publisher, place and year of publication.
Example, when author and editor are different persons: Rosen M.R. Principles of cardiac elec-trophysiology. W: Kelley W.N. red. Internal Medicine J.B. Lipipincott Company, Philadelphia 1992: 90–95.
Example, when the author is the editor: Braunwald E. Heart Disease. W.B. Saunders Compa¬ny, Philadelphia 1992: 393–418.
Tables, figures, photographs. They should be in black and white, numbered (tables with Roman numerals, figures with Arabic numerals) and described in Polish and English below. Previously published illustrations should be accompanied by written consent from the Publisher for reprint.
The minimum resolution of bitmaps should not be not lower than 300 dpi at 100% size (height and width).

Regulations for submissions to Annales Academiae Medicae Silesiensis Journal

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REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO ANNALES ACADEMIAE MEDICAE SILESIENSIS JOURNAL
The journal “Annales Academiae Medicae Silesiensis” (hereinafter referred to as “AAMS”) is the official journal of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice publishing peer-reviewed review articles, original research papers in pharmacy, medicine and basic medical sciences, case descriptions, letters, book reviews and editorial comments in Polish and English (publications in English are preferred).
The AAMS Editorial Office observes the principles embodied in the Helsinki Declarations and expects that all research on humans has been carried out according to those principles. When using animal models, the Editorial Office expects observation of the rules included in the “Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education” published by the New York Academy of Sciences’ Ad hoc Committee on Animal Research. All work related to humans or animals must be approved by an appropriate local Ethics Commission, which should be stated in the text.
All works submitted to AAMS are subject to verification by the antyplagiat.pl system.
Since 2013, the original (reference) version of the journal has been published electronically, available at www.annales.sum.edu.pl. Starting from 2015, articles accepted for issue are published on the website according to year, without division into individual editions.


I. REVIEW PROCESS
Submitted papers are evaluated in terms of values such as innovative description of the subject, their significance for the further development of scientific research and for clinical work. Submitted manuscripts are preliminarily evaluated by the AAMS Editorial Office. Manuscripts which do not fulfill the basic publication requirements will be rejected. Incomplete manuscripts or those prepared in a style inconsistent with the rules given below, will be returned to the authors without any content review. The remaining manuscripts are registered and subsequently passed to review by two independent, undisclosed reviewers who are not connected with the institution from where the article arose. In the case of work written in English, the article is sent for evaluation by at least one foreign reviewer. The decision about the acceptance of a manuscript for publication is sent by the Editorial Office to the corresponding author via e-mail together with a reference number, which should be used for further contact with the Publisher. Authors are encouraged to propose possible reviewers’ names, however, the Editorial Office reserves the right to the final choice. Acceptance of the manuscript for publication is based on positive opinions of the reviewers. The editors undertake to publish a list of all the reviewers of a given year of journals, once a year in the pages AAMS.
Works registered in the Annales journal reviewing service system are sent automatically to the anti-plagiarism system used by the Medical University of Silesia. The outcome of the verification procedure in the form of an evaluation report is attached in electronic form to the work and available to the reviewer(s) and the editor-in-chief of the journal. If plagiarism is detected by the system, the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the work belongs to the reviewers. Anti-plagiarism evaluation in terms of the percentage threshold of borrowings is the same as for diploma theses and is regulated by the relevant decree of the Rector of MUS.


II. CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Upon submission, the authors of research papers are obliged to disclose, if any, all financial relationships between the authors and the company whose product has a significant impact on the work, or competitor. This information will not be disclosed to the reviewers and it has no influence upon the decision to publish the paper. After the manuscript is accepted for publication, the Editorial Office will define, together with authors, the form in which the information about financing will be revealed to readers. Authors can specify more than one type of contributions made to the article and more than one author can indicate the type of contribution. Other types of input, such as providing reagents and analytical tools should be indicated in the "acknowledgments".
In relation to the fact that review articles and editorial comments are based upon the selection and interpretation of data from available literature, the AAMS Editorial Office expects that the authors of such papers are free of any financial relationships with the companies whose products are discussed in the paper (or with competing companies).
It is requested that reviewers, members of the Editorial Office, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, reveal in the form of a letter any relationships and circumstances which may adversely affect the publishing process of a manuscript subjected to review. This letter should include a statement of all financial relationships (if any) with the company producing the drug presented in the paper.


III. RESOLVING DISPUTES
Any disputes with the owner of the journal will be settled by the District Court proper to its seat. Legal relations between the journal owner and the author are subjected to Polish law regulations and international conventions binding in Poland.
IV. PERMISSION FOR PUBLICATION
Previously published materials should be accompanied by written consent for reprint, both from the previous publisher and the authors of the original work. If information included in the description of a case, in illustrations or in original texts allows for the identification of persons, their written consent for publication should be provided.


V. TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHTS
When submitting a manuscript together with illustrations and tables, the author(s) declare(s) that the submitted manuscript has not been previously published or submitted to any other journal (excluding summaries not exceeding 400 words). Additionally, it is stated that author(s) automatically and at no cost, transfer all the copyrights for publication and distribution of the submitted materials in all known forms and in the all the exploitation fields of the journal owner, provided that the materials were accepted for publication. Simultaneously, the author(s) agree(s) that the paper will not be published elsewhere or in any other language without prior written permission from the copyright holder. In order to transfer copyright, the author(s) send(s) a cover letter to the editor in accordance with the principles set out in Section IX of this Regulation.


VI. RESERVATION
The Editorial Office and Publisher make all efforts that information published in AAMS is credible and accurate. However, opinions expressed in articles are published under the authors' sole responsibility. Therefore, neither the Editorial Office nor the Publisher can be held liable for the consequences of any inaccurate information. The drug doses and other numerical values are checked with due diligence, but any treatment regimens described in AAMS should be used according to the information published by the manufacturer.

Publisher

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Publisher

Medical University of Silesia in Katowice
15 Poniatowskiego Street
40-055 Katowice, Poland
http://www.sum.edu.pl

 

 

Submit materials for publication directly to:

“Annales Academiae Medicae Silesiensis” Editorial Office

Teaching Department and Hospital Ward of Internal Diseases

School of Public Health

Silesian Medical University in Katowice

41-902 Bytom, ul. Piekarska 18

tel. 32 396 32 86, 32 281 21 22

fax 32 281 21 22

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.