Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The paper is written in English. Only English papers are accepted in this Journal.
  • The authors will prepare a Title Page file in Microsoft Word format, containing the full title of the article, the authors with their affiliations (numbered and in superscript - department name, institution, city, country), the corresponding author marked with *, the corresponding author contact details (*Correspondence: name, email address), and the Authors' contributions.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format (not as PDF format). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal section of the site (page size A4, Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.0 line spacing, ...)
  • The references are in Vancouver citation style, and they are numbered in the order of occurrence in text. Please consult the Uniform Requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org).
  • The article - manuscript file - doesn't contain the authors' names nor any identifiable information about them.
  • Please make sure you have downloaded the Copyright Assignment Form and the Declaration of Conflict of Interest. In order to submit the paper all authors have to agree to theirs content, and to sign it. The scanned images have to be uploaded at the last step of the submission proces (Step 2. Uploading Submission).
  • Please make sure you enter a contact phone number of the submitting author in the ”Comments for the Editor” textbox below, to facilitate communication (This number won't be shown on the article, nor on the website).

Author Guidelines

The journal Medicine and Pharmacy Reports is published quarterly and the papers submitted for publication should include original papers on clinical or fundamental research, clinical case reports, reviews, letters to the editor, book reviews.


The articles are published after being submitted to blind peer reviewing by experts in specific fields.
Submitting a scientific paper for publication is subject to the fulfillment of the following statements:


- the paper is original and has not been published in other journals or books; please consult the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors regarding overlapping publications.
- the paper does not infringe upon any copyright or other proprietary right;
- the manuscript has been reviewed and approved by all named authors.


The statements can be found here:
Copyright Assignment Form
Declaration of Conflict of Interest.


All these statements should be included in a formal declaration signed by all the authors. The filled in, signed and scanned images of these two forms have to be uploaded in Step 2. Uploading Submission of the submission process.


If your paper contains studies on human or animal subjects, you must insert in the ”Methods” section a statement mentioning the approval of the medical ethical commission of the organization in which the study was realized.


Informed consent


Please send copies of patients' consent forms in which patients or other subjects of your experiments clearly grant permission for inclusion in the study and/or the publication of photographs or other material that might identify them.


Please note that “Medicine and Pharmacy Reports” is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and failure to comply with their guidelines may lead to the rejection of the manuscript. 


We accept only manuscripts written in English.


Types of Articles


Editorials


Editorials are invited articles or comments concerning a specific paper in the Journal or a topical issue in the field. Although editorials are normally invited or written by an Editor, we also accept unsolicited editorials.
Typical length: 2000 words, 40 references.


Review Articles


These should aim to provide the reader with an overview of an important and topical subject, and highlight unresolved questions and future directions. Most reviews are solicited by the editors, but unsolicited submissions may also be considered for publication. Section headings should be: Abstract, Introduction, brief main headings, and References.
Typical length: 4000 words, 100 references.


Original Articles


These may be randomized trials, intervention studies, studies of screening and diagnostic tests, laboratory and animal studies, cohort studies, cost-effectiveness analyses, case-control studies, and surveys with high response rates, which represent new and significant contributions to the field.


Original articles should have the following structure: 
1. Background & Aims 
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
5. Conclusions
6. Acknowledgements


7. References


Meta-Analyses or Systematic Reviews


Guidelines for preparation of Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews are similar to articles, and are subject to the usual peer review process. Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews have a word limit of 3500–5000 words, with an abstract of up to 250 words and up to 75 references and 3–7 figures or tables.


Case Reports


These are short discussions of a case or case series with unique features not previously described that make an important teaching point or scientific observation. Section headings should be: Abstract, Introduction, Case Report, Discussion, Acknowledgments (if applicable), References.
The Introduction should describe the purpose of the report, the significance of the disease and its specificity, and briefly review the relevant literature.
Case reports should include the general data of the case, medical history, family history, chief complaint, present illness, clinical manifestation, methods of diagnosis and treatment, and outcome.
Typical length: 1200 words, 30 references.


Letters to the Editor


These include brief constructive comments concerning previously published articles in the journal. Letters should have a title and include appropriate references, and include the corresponding author's e-mail address. Letters are edited, sometimes extensively, to sharpen their focus. They may be sent for peer review at the discretion of the Editors.
Typical length: 600 words, 5 references; 1 table and/or 1 figure may be included.


Preparing the manuscripts


The paper should be written in English, in a concise style, and should contain the strictly necessary number of pages, figures, tables.


For submitting a manuscript in electronic format the following conditions must be fulfilled:


- the text should be sent as a Word document (not as PDF format), in 12p Times New Roman font, 1.0 line spacing, page size A4. Use only standard abbreviations; the full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text. In the title and the abstract the abbreviations should be avoided;

- the tables should be created by Insert Table functions in Microsoft word (we do not accept tables created otherwise, or images of tables), and they should be inserted in the manuscript numbered with Roman numerals according to the order in which they are mentioned in the text; Please do not send the tables as separate files.


-  the illustrations / figures should be submitted in the manuscript in their correct position, but also as separate files named with the corresponding number (e.g. "figure_1"). The following formats for figure files are accepted:



  • EPS for diagrams / vector images

  • TIFF for photographs and screen dumps at a resolution of 300 dpi, or high quality uncompressed JPEG images.


As the full text of the journal will be available in PubMed Central, please also refer to their detailed file specifications for images: 


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pub/filespec-images/


- the legend for figures and/or tables, should be placed just below the figures/tables.


In case of the reproduction of previously published parts or figures, it is necessary to attach the scanned written consent of the author as well as of the publishing house where it was originally published, including the source, in the second stage of the paper submission process.


The names of the patients should be concealed on all illustrations; patients in all photos should have a black band over their eyes in order to prevent their identification.


Structure of the manuscript


Any identifiable information should be removed, such as: authors' names, department or institution, or e-mail addresses. This information is entered separately during the submission process on the website, as well in a separate Title Page file. The authors' information should be separated from the article to ensure a blind peer review process. 


Title in sentence case - please do not write the title completely in uppercase


Abstract (on a distinct page) precedes the text body. The abstract should be structured into the same section as the paper.


Keywords Three to five key words will be written for every paper. Please use Medical Subject Headings (the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed). A helpful tool that you may use to find the best keywords is the Mesh on Demand provided by NLM.


Article content and structure - please see above by article type.



References This journal adheres to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (www.icmje.org). An exhaustive citation style guide can be also found in the NLM book Citing Medicine, 2nd edition. Please include the works cited in the paper, according to their occurrence in the text, inserted between square brackets []. Titles of medical journals should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus. All authors will be quoted for an article.


The following format should be used for listed references:
Article in print journal: Schmitd WA, Schmitd H, Schincke B, Gromnica-Ihle E. Standard reference values for musculoskeletal ultrasonography. Ann Rheum Dis 2004;63:988-994.
Article in electronic format (online): Drayer DE, Koffler D. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 2014 Ian 5];1(1):[24 screens]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm
Book: Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
Book chapter: Ptasznik R. Sonography of the shoulder. In: van Holsbeek MT, Introcaso JH (eds) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. 2nd Edition. St. Louis : Mosby Inc; 2001:463-516.


Title Page 


The authors will prepare a separate Title Page file in Microsoft Word format, containing:


- the article type (Editorial, Original Article, Review Article, Systematic Review, Meta-Analyse, Case Report, Letter to the Editor)


- the full title of the article - in sentence case,


- the authors with their affiliations (numbered, the numbers being in superscript - department name, institution, city, country), the corresponding author marked with *,


- the corresponding author contact details (*Correspondence: name, email address),


- the Authors' contributions (see below).


Authors' contributions. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors Recommendations consider that authorship is based on the following four criteria:


"Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
Final approval of the version to be published; AND
Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved."


Please specify each author’s contribution to the paper in the Title Page file, using the words describing your contribution mentioned above, and making sure all four criteria are fulfilled. Besides the words specified above you can use other words detailing and clarifying better each author contribution. (e.g. Authors' contributions S.H. the concept and design of the study; A.A, T.D., and D.A. data acquisition; T.J. statistical analysis; K.W. performed the DNA extraction and genotyping in the laboratory, interpreted the results; T.M. analyzed the data and drafted the manuscript. All authors critically revised the manuscript, approved the final version to be published, and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.)


Specific recommendations


If the paper presents the results of observational studies, we recommend to read STROBE statement, if the paper reports a clinical trial read the CONSORT statement, if the paper is reporting the results of a diagnostic study, read the STARD statement, if the paper is reporting the results of a clinical case, read the CARE statement.


Sending manuscripts for publication


To submit a manuscript for publication, one author should register on our website, and follow the five steps submission process. The journal does not accept email, or CD submissions of articles anymore. The editorial office will send a confirmation e-mail to the correspondence address.


For the papers accepted for publications, and not invited by the editorial board, there is a publication fee of 100 Ron to be paid into the journal account.


Bank account details:


Bank Name: Banca Nationala Trezoreria Cluj


IBAN: RO09TREZ216502201X030558


CF (VAT No): RO 13847768


Please write “Medicine and Pharmacy Reports article publication fee”


Trezorerie Cluj


Subscription for the printed journal


100 Ron to be paid only by bank transfer