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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 submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
Illustrations is in TIF or EPS format, JPG format is acceptable for colour and greyscale photos, only. Must be additionally uploaded (Online Submissions step 4) as a separate files or one archived (.zip, .rar or .arj) file.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
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- Name of author(s) denoted as the corresponding author(s), together with their e-mail address, full postal address and telephone/fax numbers are given (incuding Step 3. Entering the Submission's Metadata);
- Full names (First and last) of all authors are provided;
- The names and addresses of potential Referees are provided;
- The files are in the correct format: manuscript in MS Word; illustration in TIFF or EPS (JPG format is acceptable for colour and greyscale photos only);
- Keywords and Running title are provided;
- The references are in the correct format (see Instructions for Authors for details);
- All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa;
- The recommended naming conventions (see Instruction for Authors) have been used;
- The manuscript has been ‘spell checked’;
- All tables (including captions and footnotes) are present;
- All artwork is numbered according to its sequence in the text;
- All illustrations are provided as separate graphic files. It is recommended to remove Alpha channels and to flatten layers before submitting TIFF files;
- The graphics are of high-resolution (preferred formats are either TIFF or EPS; ensure all necessary files have been uploaded);
- The color images are provided in the RGB colorspace;
- The physical dimensions of the artwork match the required dimensions (See Artwork Instructions);
- The lettering used in the artwork does not vary greatly in size (See Artwork Instructions);
- Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web);
- All the rights are cleared both for print and electronic publication;
- The required warranty is included with the cover letter
Conflict-of-Interest Statement*: Public trust in the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well a conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. A conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). These relationships vary from those with negligible potential to those with great potential to influence judgment, and not all relationships represent true conflict of interest. The potential for a conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment. Financial relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.
Informed Consent Statement*: Patients have a right to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that a patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should identify Individuals who provide writing assistance and disclose the funding source for this assistance. Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note. The requirement for informed consent should be included in the journal's instructions for authors. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.
Human and Animal Rights Statement*: When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
* International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006
I accept, if provisionally accepted, unedited version of my manuscript to be published in OnLine First section of the JSCS website.
For OnLine First publication, please note that the Manuscript Title, authors’ names and affiliations, as well as the Abstract, will appear in the article listing in the form and in the order entered in the author details on Step 3. You are obliged to correct these data, if they require some changes, while the manuscript is in reviewing and editing procedure by accessing the „EDIT METADATA“ Section of your submission. Once the author copyediting procedure is finished, these data in the listing will appear as given in the manuscript.
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- the right to make the Manuscript available to the public or to closed user groups on individual demand, for use on monitors or other readers (including e-books), and in printable form for the user, either via the internet, other online services, or via internal or external networks.
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