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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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Preparation of Manuscript

The manuscripts, including all supplements, should be submitted in triplicate. They should not exceed 20 pages typewritten on one side of the paper, double-spaced throughout the paper, including the list of reference s and tables (not exceeding 30 lines on a page), with ample leftside margin (3 cm).

Papers should be arranged as follows: Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Subjects and methods, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion and conclusion(s), Acknowledgments (when appropriate), References, Tables, Legends and Figures.

The title page should include: the title of the article, phrased as concisely as possible; full first and second name s of all author(s); names of the department(s) and institution(s) to which the work should be
attributed; short running head of not more than 40 characters; the name and address of the author who will receive and respond to correspondence, including the telephone/fax number and e-mail address if available.

Abstract and Key words: Abstract not exceeding 250 words, should be provided on a separate sheet of paper. The abstract should briefly describe the topic and aim of the study, methods, main results and conclusion. The abstract should be followed by 3-10 key words for the rapid identification classification of the paper contents. In selecting the key words, the authors should strictly refer to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of the Index Medicus. The abstract should be submitted in Croatian and English.

In the Introduction, studies directly related to the presented study should be briefly described. At the end of the Introduction, the Aim of the study should briefly describe the aim(s) and purpose of the study.

Subjects/Materials and methods: should be so presented as to allow the reader to repeat the study without further explanations. The methods known from the literature need not be described, but referred to by their generic names (trade names can be given in parentheses).

Results should be presented clearly and logically. Significance of the results should be expressed statistically. All measurement results should be listed in SI units.

Discussion is the conclusive part of a paper, in which the results are more extensively described and interpreted, and compared with the existing knowledge in the field. 3

Conclusions are supposed to provide an answer to the aim of the study.

Tables and figures: Each table should be on a separate sheet of paper with a heading and numbered as cited in the text. Figures and other illustrations should be numbered in same order as they are cited in the text. Figures and sketches should be drawn in black ink on white paper or tracing paper. Photographs should be black-and-white, of high quality to allow good reproduction, on glossy paper. The number, title of the paper (without author ‘s names) should be written and top indicated in pencil on the back of each photograph. Reproduction of figures and tables from other sources should be accompanied
by full reference and permit by their authors and publisher.

References: The list of references should be written on a separate sheet of paper, numbered according to the first appearance in the text. The Vancouver style should be followed thereby, e.g.:

Article in journal: Name all authors if there are six or less; references with more than six authors should be followed by »et al«. The title of the journal should be abbreviated according to Index Medicus:

Marušić S, Thaller V, Katinić K, Matošić A. The significance of family therapy in the process of treatment of alcoholism. Alcoholism 2000;36:51-60.

Journal supplements: Lundstrom I, Nylander C. An electrostatic approach to membrane bound receptors. Period Biol 1983;85(Suppl 2):53-60.

Books and monographs: 

Personal author or authors 

Eisen HN. Immunology: an introduction to molecular and cellular principles of the immune response. 5th ed. New York: Harper and Row; 1974. p. 406. Editor
Dausset J, Colombani J, eds. Histocompatibility testing 1972. Copenhagen: Munksgaard; 1973. p. 12-18.

Chapter in book: 

Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathogenic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA, ed. Pathologic physiology: mechanism of disease. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1974. p. 457-472.

DuPont E. Bone marrow transplantation in severe combined immunodeficiency with unrelated MLC compatible donor. In: White HJ, Smith R, eds. Proceedings of the Third Annual Meetings of the International Society for Experimental Hematology. Houston: International Society for Experimental Hematology; 1974. p. 44-46.

Kaplan SJ. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly’s access and utilization (dissertation). St. Louis (MO): Washington University; 1995.

References will not be checked by the Editorial Office. Responsibility for their accuracy and completeness lies with the author.

Proofs and reprints: Galley proofs are sent to the corresponding author indicated on the title page for correction; no changes to the original manuscript will be allowed at this stage. The corrected proofs should be returned (preferably by fax +385 1 37 68 287) to the publisher within 48 hours after the reception. If this period is exceeded, the galleys will be proofed by the editorial staff of the publishing house only and printed without the author’s corrections.

The Editorial Board keeps the right to publish papers regardless of the sequence of their receipt. Manuscripts will not be returned to authors, and all printed papers become the property of the editor. The authors will receive 20 free reprints of the paper published

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