ALL ARTICLES MUST BE
SUBMITTED ONLINE. Once you have prepared your manuscript according to the
Instructions below, please send it as an attachment to the editor Goce
AIMS AND SCOPE
is the official publication of the
Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology,
Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs.
The journal publishes articles relating to
clinical or laboratory investigations of relevance to nephrology, dialysis or
transplantation. Papers relating to basic immunology, anatomy and physiology are
welcomed if these relate to the kidney. Rapid communications, case
reports, technical reports and letters to the Editor are also considered.
Letters to the
Editor do not necessarily express the views of the Editor, and may or may not be
peer-reviewed. All material is assumed to be submitted exclusively unless
otherwise stated, and must not have been published previously except in abstract
form. Manuscripts related to the topic of the submitted manuscript which are in
preparation or submitted to other journals, must be sent in together with the manuscript destined for
Only papers in
will be considered for publication. The text
should be typed double spaced on A4 sized paper. If any tables, illustrations or
photomicrographs have been published elsewhere, written consent to republication
(in print and online) must be obtained by the author from the copyright holder
and the authors, such permission being
detailed in the cover letter. Manuscripts should bear the full name and address,
with telephone, fax, and email of the author to whom the proofs and correspondence
should be sent (corresponding author). For all authors first name and surname
should be written in full. In the covering letter the individual contribution of
each co-author must be detailed. This letter must contain the statement: 'the
results presented in this paper have not been published previously in whole or
part, except in abstract form'. Should
your manuscript be accepted for publication, you will be required to give signed
consent for publication. To accelerate publication only
one set of PDF proofs
is sent to the corresponding author by email.
This shows the layout of the paper as it will appear in the Journal. It is,
therefore, essential that manuscripts are submitted in their final form, ready
for the printer. Proof-reading must be limited to the correction of
typographical errors. Proofs must be returned by the author within 48 hours of
receipt. Authors are referred to
the statement on uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical
journals prepared by an international committee of medical journal editors. (Br
Med J 1982; 284: 1766-1770,
Ann Intern Med
1982; 96: 766-771.)
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
BANTAO Journal has adopted an open access policy to let everyone read, download,
copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles provided
that any form of reproduction or distribution refers to the original publication
in print and electronic form. By submitting their work for publication authors
agree that this policy shall apply to their published work as well.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
DECLARATION AND UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF MEDICAL
All manuscripts must
conform to the Uniform Requirements of the International Committee of Medical
Journal Editors (ICMJE), which can be found on
These requirements include: disclosure of conflicts of interest, protections of
patients' right to privacy, and conducting human and animal experiments in
accordance with ethical standards.
All authors must disclose any potential conflict of interest which may affect
their scientific judgment. Such conflicts of interest may be financial
involvement, but may also be of different nature such as scientific competition,
personal relationships or other. When disclosing conflicts of interest, sources
of funding of the presented work must be declared. The corresponding author must
include a Conflict of Interest Statement on behalf of all the authors at the end
of the article. If no Conflict of Interest is declared this must be stated also.
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. When reporting
experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and
national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Each author should have
participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the
content. This participation must include:
1. Conception or design,
or analysis and interpretation of data, or both. 2. Drafting the article or
revising it. 3. Providing intellectual content of critical importance to the
work described. 4. Final approval of the version to be published. (See Br Med J
1985; 291: 722-723.)
The order of original
articles should be as follows: Title page giving details of all authors,
including first or given name (see above). On a separate page an abstract of
~250 words. It should consist of four paragraphs labeled, `Background',
`Methods', `Results' and `Conclusions'. They should briefly describe,
respectively, the problems being addressed in this study, how the
study was performed, the salient results and what the authors conclude from the
results. Keywords not more than 6, in alphabetical order, characterizing the
scope of the paper, the principal materials, and main subject of work. Authors
are requested to supply an additional 10-15 keywords for electronic publication
purposes. Running title of not more than 75 letters and spaces. On a new page:
Introduction, Subjects and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements,
References (see below), Tables, Legends to Figures and Figures. All pages should
be numbered consecutively commencing with the title page. Headings
(Introduction; Subjects and Methods, etc) should be placed on separate lines.
It is most important that authors number
their pages prior to submission as reviewers will refer to particular pages when providing their
comments on the manuscript. Please ensure that your abstract and
title page are included in the main body of your manuscript, as well as
submitting it separately. Any statistical method must be detailed in the
Subjects and methods section, and any not in common use should be described
fully or supported by references. Authors should not use abbreviations in
headings. Authors are advised to refrain from excessive use of uncommon
abbreviations, particularly to describe groups of patients or experimental
animals. Up to 6 printed pages for an Original Article, 3 pages for a Case
Report, Technical Report or Brief Report, and 2 page for a Letter were allowed.
A printed page is ~850 words, but pro rata reductions in the length of the text
must be made for Tables, Figures and illustrations. Images in Nephrology aims to
publish 1 or 2 high quality pictures of great clinical interest accompanying by
a minimal amount of text and 2-3 references, not exceeding 2 printed pages.
Tables must be typed on
separate pages and should follow the reference list. All Tables must be numbered
consecutively and each must have a brief heading describing its contents. Any
footnotes to Tables should be indicated by superscript characters. Tables must
be referred to in the main text in order. All Tables must be simple and not
duplicate information given in the text.
Please be aware that the
requirements for online submission and for reproduction in the journal are
different: (i) for online submission and peer review, please upload your Figures
either embedded in the word processing file or separately as low-resolution
images (.jpg, .tif, .gif or. eps); (ii) for reproduction in the journal, you
will be required after acceptance to supply high-resolution .tif files (1200
d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for colour and halftone artwork) or
high-quality printouts on glossy paper. We advise that you create your
high-resolution images first as these can be easily converted into
low-resolution images for online submission. The journal reserves the right to
reduce the size of illustrative material. All micrographs must carry a
magnification bar. Any photomicrographs, electron micrographs or radiographs
must be of high quality. Wherever possible photographs should fit within the
print area of 169 x 235 mm (full page) or within the column width of 82 mm.
Photomicrographs should provide details of staining technique and a scale bar.
Patients shown in photographs should have their identity concealed or should
have given their written consent to publication. Normally no more than six
illustrations will be accepted without charge.
(generic) names of products should be used. If a brand name for a drug is used,
the British or International non-proprietary (approved) name should be given.
The source of any new or experimental preparation should also be given.
The references should be
numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. At the end of the
article the full list of references should give the name and initials of all
authors unless there are more than six, when only the first three should be
given followed by et al. The
authors' names should be followed by the title of the article, the title of the
Journal abbreviated according to the style of
Index Medicus, the year of publication, the volume number and the
first and last page numbers. References to books should give the title of the
book, which should be followed by the place of publication, the publisher, the
year and the relevant pages.
1. Madaio MP. Renal
biopsy. Kidney Int 1990; 38:
2. Roberts NK.
The cardiac conducting system and the His
bundle electrogram. Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, NY: 1981;
3. Rycroft RJG, Calnan
CD. Facial rashes among visual display unit (VDU) operators. In: Pearce BG, ed.
Health hazards of VDUs.
Wiley, London, UK: 1984; 13-15
Note: It is the
responsibility of the author to ensure the accuracy of the references in the
submitted article. Downloading references direct from Medline is highly
It is a condition of
publication in the Journal that authors grant an exclusive license to the
Color illustrations are
accepted, but the authors will be required to contribute to the cost of the
reproduction. Color Figures will incur a printing charge of 50 euros.
Illustrations for which color is not essential can be reproduced as black and
white images in the print journal and will remain in color in the available PDF
file on the web site of the journal.