Guide to Contributors

Guide to Contributors

General provisions

  1. The Medical Journal Borgis accepts for publication the following kinds of papers related to the medicine: original, review papers and case reports. Postępy Nauk Medycznych appears as the interdisciplinary surface of the exchange of experiences and the progress of medical knowledge.
  2. Authors state that:
  • their paper has not been previously published (in whole or in part) or submitted in another journal
  • they transfers copyrights to the Publisher.
  1. Papers must be in line with the Declaration of Helsinki; and authors of papers and experimental studies carried out on humans or on animals should have the approval of the competent ethical committee. The above-mentioned consent should be attached to the manuscript.
  2. Authors are obliged to protect the personal data of patients. Only clinical data and scientific evidence can only be disclosed. Ethnicity and religion of persons under observation may appear in any text only in the case when it has a direct impact on the course of study. Photographs should be prepared in such a way as to exclude patient identification, unless they express a written consent.
  3. If researches were conducted on any grants, the grants should be given in article. Borgis Publisher always gives any information about financial supports.
  4. Text should be prepared with due care and attention to linguistic correctness.

Technical requirements

  1. Each provided file should be named as follows: initials of the author_first word / title words_article/ tables / figures, for example. AK_Pulmunology_article, AK_Pulmunology_tables, AK_Pulmunology_figures.
  2. Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word (doc, docx) are accepted.
  3. Use Times New Roman, 12 pt, double-space all lines in the manuscript, summaries and literature.
  4. Texts should not exceed 16 pages.
  5. Do not justify text.
  6. Standard margin – 2.5 cm.
  7. Use page numbering – from the title page (without numbering lines).

Structure of the manuscript

  1. The title page (together with an abstract and keywords) should be submitted in separate files . The data for correspondence should include the first name, the surname and the academic titles of the author, the name and address of the affiliation and contact information (address, phone number, e-mail).
  2. The summary of the original must contain between 150-250 words and have the following structure: Introduction, Aim, Material and methods, Results, Conclusions. This division does not apply to abstracts of overview papers.
  3. Keywords: 3-5 words.
  4. The main text; headers of the main part of the original paper should be entitled as follows: Introduction, Aim, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions; without numbering. References to the literature should be in parentheses (e.g. (15)). References to the literature should be placed in order of their citation. Figures and photographs should be submitted in separate files. They should contain additional data. Figures should be sent in the following format: JPEG, TIFF, EPS. Photographs should have a resolution of at least 300 DPI.
  5. A statement on the contribution of authors (a contribution statement) – in the case of original works.
  6. References should be prepared according to the modified Vancouver style. Do not use the „endnote” function. The manner of recording names of authors, depending on the number of them: up to 4 authors, give names and surnames of all authors; 5 and more authors – the names and surnames of the first 3 and add „et al.”; when providing a range of pages, use a hyphen „-” not a dash „_„, being longer. Use the Index Medicus abbreviations of journals. The name of the journal is followed by the year of publication, volume and the full range of pages, for example: 123-124 (not: 123-4).

An exemplary record of literature:

Journal articles:

Lahita R, Kluger J, Drayer DE et al.: Antibodies to nuclear antigens in patients treated with procainamide or acetylprocainamide. N Engl J Med 1979; 301: 1382-1385.

Chapters of books:

Turk DC, Okifuji A: Pain term and taxonomies of pain. In: Loeser JD (ed.): Bonica’s Management if Pain. 3rd ed., Lippincott Williams & Wikins. Philadelphia 2001: 17-25.

The maximum number of positions in the literature is 40 – for original papers and 60 – for overview papers.

Sending manuscripts to the publisher

  1. Manuscripts should be sent electronically. They can also be delivered on a CD, a DVD or a USB drive to the address of the publisher.
  2. Manuscripts should be provided with contact details of the author providing the manuscript to be published.
  3. Authors are required to disclose to the publisher (in the form of a written statement) all conflicts of interests (financial relationships, personal relationships, academic competition, any possible role of any sponsor of the research or part of the project and the acquired data development). Reviewers and editors should disclose to the publisher the existence of any relationships giving rise to a suspicion of a conflict of interests with the author, referring to all of the relationships with commercial companies related to the medical products presented in the journal.
  4. Authors are responsible for the content of the published articles in accordance with the rules of civil liability.

The qualifying procedure

  1. Editors assess whether papers meet the above-mentioned formal requirements and whether their themes are consistent with the profile of the scientific journals.
  2. Each manuscript is assessed by at least two independent reviewers from outside the research unit affiliated by the author of the publication; the author or authors of the publication and reviewers do not know their identities (double-blind review process). In other cases, the reviewer signs a declaration of no conflict of interest (direct personal relations between the reviewer and the author, in particular affinity to the second degree, marriage, relationships of professional subordination or direct scientific cooperation in the past two years preceding the year of the review development). The written assessment contains an unambiguous conclusion concerning the conditions for release of the reviewed scientific paper for publication or for rejecting it. Criteria for eligibility or rejection of publications and the form of review are made public on the journal’s website or in each issue of the scientific journal. The names of the reviewers of individual publications or the numbers of the scientific journal issues are not disclosed.
  3. The publisher reserves the right to make the necessary amendments relating to the expert names, style, punctuation, abbreviations and elimination of necessary repetitions in the papers selected for printing.
  4. Accepting a manuscript for publishing or rejecting it or sending it back to the author with suggestions to make changes. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, its correspondence author will receive the manuscript for correction to be performed within the time prescribed by the publisher. It should then be returned corrected, with amendments to the publisher. In case, if the publisher receives no corrected text within the prescribed period, it is stated that the manuscript sent for corrections does not require corrections.
  5. The final decision to accept a manuscript for print is made by the Editor-in-Chief.
  6. After the release of a given issue of the journal, authors will receive copyright copies, according to the distribution list of the publisher (1 copy for each author). Copies are sent to the correspondence address designated by the correspondence author.

The regulations have been developed in accordance with the Communication of the Minister of Science of Higher Education of 2 June 2015 on the criteria and procedure for the evaluation of scientific journals and the „Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” N Engl J Med. 1997; 336: 309-315 (


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