Editorial Regulations - Guidelines for Authors

Polish Annals of Medicine (Pol. Ann. Med.) is an international, scientific journal that publishes full-length original papers, clinical research, case studies on medicine and related disciplines, as well as reviews concerning medical and related issues, all corresponding to international standards. Pol. Ann. Med. can publish sponsored articles, compliant with the criteria binding scientific papers. Pol. Ann. Med. publishes advertisements.

General information
All papers should not exceed 10 standard pages (18 000 characters). The paper submitted for publication should be accompanied by a cover letter from the head of the respective institution who gives permission for the publication. All authors of the paper should be listed with their contribution indicated. The paper should be accompanied by a following statment: “I, the author of this paper, state as follows. No similar article has been or will be submitted for publication elsewhere without the consent of the Editors of Pol. Ann. Med. All authors listed on the manuscript have agreed to its submission and agreed to transfer the copyright to the publisher. None of the authors of the abovementioned manuscript has declared any conflict of interest which may arise from being named as an author on the manuscript. The article has been prepared in compliance with patients confidentiality rights and ethical issues in clinical and animal research”.

Because of introducting the new standard for workflow EES, from 30 April 2012, all authors wishing to publish their articles in the pages of Polish Annals of Medicine, please visit: http://ees.elsevier.com/poamed/
There you will find information and instructions, which will carry you through the steps of the process of reviewing and editing.

The Editors have the right to correct and shorten the paper. Any major changes in the text will be discussed with the Author(s). After the paper has been reviewed and accepted for publication, the Author is obliged to send the corrected version of the article together with the CD or by e-mail. The electronic version can be prepared in any word editor which is compatible with Windows software.

Preparation of manuscripts
The paper should be prepared according to American English linguistic norms. Measures should be given in the SI units.
The paper should be laid out as follows: full name and surname of the author(s), TITLE OF THE ARTICLE, affiliation.
Abstract min. 200 words, max. 250 words. It should follow article structure and summarize all elements of
the paper.
Key words (max 10 words).
The paper should contain the following strustural elements: INTRODUCTION, AIM, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, REFERENCES. Because of a different nature of case studies, it is acceptable to replace MATERIALS AND METHODS with the heading CASE STUDY. In case of overview papers the following structure is acceptable: INTRODUCTION, AIM, DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, REFERENCES.
At the bottom of the first page one the following should be given: academic degree/ professional title
of the author, name and surname of the author, detailed address for correspondence as well as phone
number, fax and e-mail address.

Editorial regulations
While using the abbreviation, for the first time, it should be given in brackets after the full name. Figures should be attached as separate graphic files. At the top of a table the following should be written: “Tab.” and table number in Arabic figures, then the title of the table. Any other additional explanation should be given under the table. Under a figure, the following should be written: “Fig.” and number in Arabic figures, description and possible explanation.
In the text of the paper a reference should be quoted as follows: [2, 3, 6, 10–14]. References should be listed in an citations order with numbers at the end of the paper. Names of all authors should be given. The titles of publications written in a language other than English should be given in both original and English (see example below). The following schemes are acceptable:

– printed papers (papers that have not been already printed should be accompanied with a phrase
[Forthcoming] placed after volume number)
Nowak J., Wiœniewski D.: Brain strokes. Pol. Ann. Med., 2008; 7(3): 23–27.
Juozaityte E., Juodžbaliene E. B., Boguševièius A.: Kruties vezys [Breast cancer]. Vaistu žinios, Vilnius 2004.
Kowalski I. M., Protasiewicz- Faldowska H., Józwiak-Grabysa D., Kiebzak W., Zarzycki D., Lewandowski R., Szarek J.: Environmental factors predisposing to pain syndromes among adolescent girls with diagnosed idiopathic scoliosis. J. Elementol.,2010; 15(2) [Forthcoming].

– printed books (with author or editors name)
Swiderska M.: Zgoda pacjenta na zabieg medyczny. Toruñ 2007: 19, 37.
Albrecht G. L., Seelmann K. D., Bury M. (eds.): Handbook of Disability Studies. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, 2001.

– electronic sources (of papers ):
Edgar M.: Brace Wear Compliance [Internet]. [Scoliosis Research Society], 2003 [accessed: 1 May 2010]. Available from:

– databases
Lithuanian Cancer Registry [online database]. Cancer Registration Department of Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University,
[last update: 18 January 2008]. Available at: http://www.vuoi.lt/.
Editorial Board