- INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS -
journal publishes general reviews, studies and
clinical, epidemiological, experimental and
laboratory research, clinical case presentation,
papers from the history of medicine, reviews,
scientific and technical state-of-the-art articles,
medical informations and opinions. Only papers which
have not been published or sent for publishing in
other journals are accepted. The authors are
responsable for the opinions expressed in the papers.
The paper must be edited both in Romanian and
in English; the English version will be supervised
by our collaborator Dana Brehar-Cioflec, MD, PhD;
typed on white A4 paper, on CD, DVD or
or sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscripts will not
general reviews: 6-8
studies and researches:
and technical state-of-the-art articles, medical
informations and opinions: 1-2 pages.
The paper will be edited according to international
editing rules for manuscripts. The title will be
written in capital characters and it will be
followed by the name and surname of the author (authors),
followed by their place of work (place where the
paper has been elaborated). Studies and researches
will be followed by a brief abstract, followed by
The body of the paper will be structured on the
following chapters: introduction, aim, objectives,
material and method, results and discussions,
conclusions. The references will be presented
alphabetically and in conformity to the Vancouver
for articles: name of the authors and surname
initials, title of the article in the original
language, title of the journal according to the
international abreviation system, year of issue,
volume, number, pages;
for books: name of the authors and surname initials,
volume, publisher (editors), city of publishing,
year of issue.
Citation of references inside the body of the paper
will be put between brackets, Harward style (author,
year) or Vancouver style (number in square brackets
or superscript). Cited reference titles will be
selected, maximum 6 for studies and case
presentations and 12 for general reviews.
Acceptance, rejection or the need of alterations in
sent materials, or in inconography, will be
comunicated to the authors in due time. For this,
the authors will indicate the person and address for
corespondence (phone number, e-mail address). Given
the less pleasant experience of the editorial board
with some articles being rejected because they did
not meet publishing criteria, we decided to support
those who intend to publish in this journal by
detailing the way such a paper should be elaborated,
as well as our requirements.
Except some particular aspects concerning this
journal, the following details are general
requirements asked or imposed by other journals as
well. Conditions to be met
in order to propose a paper for publishing. The
main author has the responsability to make sure the
article has been approved by all the other authors.
The journal will have copyright for papers accepted
for publishing. The editorial board reservs the
right to change the style and dimensions of an
article (major changes will be discussed with the
main author) and to decide the date of issue.
2. First publication
The editorial board will not consider a paper
already reported in a published general review or
described in a paper proposed to or accepted by
another journal. This does not exclude papers which
have been rejected by other journals. Also, papers
which have been presented at a scientific meeting
will be accepted for discussion if they have not
been entirely or partially published in a similar
publication. „Multiple” publishing of the same study
is seldom justified. One of the possible
justifications is publishing in a second language
but only if the following conditions are met:
Editors of both
journals involved are fully informed;
Priority of the
initial publication will be respected by a minimum
publishing interval of two weeks;
For the second publication, a shortened version will
The second version strictly reflects data and
interpretations in the first;
A footnote may state: „This article is based upon a
study initially published in [title of the
Paternity must reflect the common decision of the
coauthors. Each author must have participated enough
to take public responsability for the content. A
paper with collective paternity must have a key
person responsable for the article.
In order to reproduce materials from other sources,
written agreement from the copyright owner must be
photographer – for
hospital where the
photographer (physician) is employed – for
unpublished photographs performed during the
initial publisher – for a table, picture or text
which have previously been published elsewhere.
5. EThICal aspects
Do not use name of patients, initials or hospital
observation charts numbers. If a photograph of a
body part which could allow direct or deductive
recognition of the patient needs publishing, then
the paper must be accompanied by the written consent
of the patient and clinician, as well.
6. Presenting the manuscript
For the journal „Medicine in evolution”, the
manuscript must be typed 1,5 line spaced, on white
A4 paper – 210 x 297mm, on one side
(2.5cm upper and lower borders, 3cm left and 2cm
right border, respectively), in clear characters, no
further corrections or addings. It is advisable that
articles are presented on CD or other data transfer
methods, in Word format, 12 Times New Roman fonts -
using Romanian characters – respecting the same page
order, accompanied by a printed version. Graphs –
black and white or coloured – may be generated in MS
Excel or MS Graph, inserted in the body of the
Infected materials will not be used.
6.1. First page (title page)
First page will contain: title of the article,
authors name followed by the affiliation
(professional and university degree – if applicable,
marked by numbers for every author.), abstract, key
words and the correspondence adress.
6.2. Abstarct of the paper
6.2.1 Recommendations for original studies
Original studies must include a structured abstarct
of maximum 150 words, containing the following
titles and informations:
Aim and objectives;
Material and methods;
The abstract will be translated into english.
Key words: give 3-5 key words;
Correspondence to: Name of the main author, adress
for correspondence, telephone number and email
6.3 Content of the paper
6.3.1 For original articles
The text will usually be divided into sections:
– presentation of general aspects, in the context of
the approached theme
Aim and objectives
– Define the aim of the article. Briefly expose the
rationale of the presented study or observation.
Make strictly pertinent referals and do not
exhaustively review the subject. Do not include data
or conclusions from the paper.
Material and methods
– Describe the selection of observations or subjects
for the experiment (including controls). Identify
methods, equipments (with the name and address of
the manufacturer in brackets) and give sufficient
details on procedures. Give references for the
selected methods, including statistical methods;
offer details and brief descriptions for previously
published methods which are not well known; describe
new or substantially modified methods, justify their
use and assess their limitations. Precisely identify
all used drugs and chemicals, including generic
names, dosage and administration ways. Describe
statistical methods with sufficient details for
reported results to be verified. Whenever possible,
quantify discovered aspects and present them with
appropriate measurement indicators for the
uncertainty or error of measurement (such as
– Present results in a logical succession as text,
tables and illustrations. Emphasize or briefly
describe only important observations.
– Underline new, important aspects of the study. Do
not repeat in detail data which have been presented
in previous sections. Include implications of
revealed aspects and their limitations, including
implications for future studies. Connect your
observations to other relevant studies. Relate the
results to the aim proposed for the study.
– organize conclusions which emerge from the study.
In the end state: a) contributions to be
acknowledged but which do not justify paternity
right; b) thanks for technical support; c) thanks
for financial or material support.
6.3.2 Indications for case reports
Themes may be selected from all medical fields.
Manuscripts which offer a special gain for daily
activity will have priority. The title must be
clearly, precisely stated. It may be completed by a
subtitle. It is advisable to include in the key
words of the title the main message, the special
element which may be observed from the case
evolution. The content of a case report must be
divided into three parts:
– It must include a maximum of 15 typed rows (half
page). Here, the main medical problem is summarized
in order to place the case in a specific domain.
– It contains essential specific information on the
In order to make a logical, chronological and
didactical case report the following 5 chapters are
II. Clinical examination data;
III. Laboratory data;
IV. Additional paraclinical investigations;
V. Treatment and evolution.
– The reason for the case report must be stated. The
report must be patient-centered. Occasional
deviations from typical (characteristic) evolutions,
nosologically important facts must be presented in
such a manner to expose the clinical picture as
completely as possible. The case report must not
appear as an appendix of a general review.
Dimensions of a case report: maximum 6-8 typed pages,
30 rows of 60 characters/page.
6.4. Measurement units, symbols, abreviations
All measurements must be expressed in International
System (IS) units. Abreviations must be fully
explained when first used.
Tables are noted with
Roman figures and they will have a brief and concise
title, concordant with their content.
illustrations in Arabic figures in a single
succession. Apply a label on the back side of every
illustration, containing its number and an arrow
indicating the upper side. Coloured illustrations
may be accepted but it is the choice of the editors,
according to particular technical abilities of each
journal issue, or it may involve a fee in special
6.7. Explanations for drawings and graphs
drawings and graphs must be clear and in readable
dimensions, considering the necessary publishing
Offer glossy, good quality photographs. Any
annotation, inscription, etc. must contrast with the
ground. Microphotographs must include a scale
6.9. Illustration legends
Include explanations for each used symbol, etc.
Identify the printing method for microphotographs.
A numbered list of references must be provided at
the end of the paper. The list should be arranged in
the order of citation in the text of the publication,
assignment or essay, not in alphabetical order(according
to the Vancouver rules). List only one reference per
reference number. It is very important that you use
the correct punctuation and that the order of
details in the references is also correct. The
number of references should not exceed 12.
Books - Standard format - #. Author of Part, AA.
Title of chapter or part. In: Editor A, Editor B,
editors. Title: subtitle of Book. Edition(if not the
first). Place of publication: Publisher; Year. p.
Journal Articles - Standard format - #. Author of
article AA, Author of article BB, Author of article
CC. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal.
year; vol(issue):page number(s).
E-Books - Standard format - #. Author A, Author B.
Title of e-book [format]. Place: Publisher; Date of
original publication [cited year abbreviated month
day]. Available from : Source. URL.
E-Journals - Standard format - #. Author A, Author
B. Title of article. Abbreviated Title of Journal
[format]. year [cited year abbreviated month
day];vol(no):page numbers[estimated if necessary].
Available from: Database Name (if appropriate). URL.
Internet Documents - Standard format - #. Author A,
Author B. Document title. Webpage name [format].
Source/production information; Date of internet
publication [cited year month day]. Available from:
7. copies for publishing
In order to accelerate publishing, the main author
will send a set of printed sheets presenting the
final version of the paper, as it will appear in the
journal. It is really helpful that texts to be also
sent on electronic support, diacritic characters
8. rejection of papers
If a paper does not meet publishing conditions,
whatever these may be, the editors will notify the
first author on this fact, without the obligation of
returning the material. Original photographs or the
whole material will be returned only if the author
comes to the editor and takes them.
Papers submitted for
publishing will be addressed to:
Prof. Angela Codruta Podariu, DMD, PhD
Journal Medicine in evolution
Department of Preventive, Community Dental Medicine
and Oral Health
Splaiul Tudor Vladimirescu no. 14 A
Dana Brehar-Cioflec, MD, PhD
Institute of Public Health “Prof. Dr. Leonida
Bd. Victor Babeş no. 16