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1. The main article / Original papers. It will be written following the structure: title, abstract with keywords, introduction, materials and method, results, discussions, conclusions (if any), bibliography, tables and graphs. The article will have at most 5000 words, including introduction and conclusions (excluding the abstract, bibliography and graphs/ legends for tables).

  • Introduction. Introduction has to include the general context of the described matter in the article, the study objective(s), the work hypothesis and the relevance of this hypothesis.

  • Material and method. This section includes a thorough description of the experiment: the duration of the investigation, the choice of methods, including the work procedures, last but not least the subjects selection. Referring to subjects, only the relevant data for the study will be selected as: gender, age, pre-existing pathology, etc. The procedures that have been already published or standardised will be briefly described by using literature quotations. The clinical studies or experiments that use animals or other pathogenic agents must include clear data about the animal care, to utilise experiment protocols and to mention where necessary the agreement obtained from various corresponding authorities. The sources for special equipment and chemical substances will be stated by name, producer’s address (city, country of origin). All the statistical procedures used in the study and the determining criteria of various levels must be described. The information included in this paragraph will be selected in such manner to ease the ulterior reproduction of the experiment.

  • Results. The presented results will be specific and relevant to the research hypothesis. The population segment presented in the study will be followed by the presentation of results starting with the generalities and continuing with specifics. Only the most important observations will be underlined or summarized, mentioning first the most important finding. The supplemental materials or any other details will be included in separate annex. The chapter with results will avoid the inclusion of results’ interpretation or critical analysis, presenting solely the actual obtained data. The statistical method used in the analysis of the results will be mentioned every time, writing in brackets the probable values and data. The data from graphs and tables will not be duplicated in the main text.

  • Discussions. Must contain interpretations and explanations of the results and the most important aspects of the study, followed by the respective conclusions. In this section the work hypothesis will be tackled and the obtained results will be compared to results from other studies on the same theme. Also, if necessary, here will be mentioned all possible alternative approaches of the main topic. The information already mentioned in the Results section will not be repeated in Discussions.

  • Conclusions. The main conclusions will be presented in the Conclusions section, which can be a separate chapter or be a subsection of the Discussions or Results chapters. The conclusions must be linked directly to the scope of the study mentioned in the abstract and be clearly supported by the data obtained from the study. The final conclusion will be formulated in a non-speculative manner resuming itself to strict interpretation of the obtained results. If justifiable, new hypothesis can be presented here, but it must be clearly supported.

2. Synthesis articles. These articles collect and synthesize the main available information on a certain topic. For this reason, these articles must be systematic, uninfluenced by the authors opinions: they must specify the research methods chosen for the selection, synthesis and conclusions regarding information. In the case of use of meta analysis this also must be mentioned. This data could be used in medical practice to support physicians decisions. These can be: synthesis on etiology, pathology or diagnosis of occupational disease, treatment, occupational risk, evaluating techniques used in occupational medicine (functional investigations, various index of biological exposure, environment measurements, etc.), monitoring programs of occupational exposures, etc. The length of these articles will not surpass 3500 words.

3. Descriptive articles: descriptions, abstracts or observations without the systematic rigor of original research or that of synthesis article. To be published these articles must include original observations that will stimulate research on the respective topic, or that will become an educational instrument for the magazine target audience. The content of a clinical case presentations, the presentation of cases of work qualification and the programs or interventions aimed at prevention will have the following sequence: title; less than 150 words abstract and key words; introduction; case presentation, discussions, contributions; bibliography, graphs and tables with notes where necessary. The total length of a case presentation should be maximum 1500 words from introduction to conclusions, 20 bibliographic references, 6 graphs and 5 tables.

4. Medical guides can include prevention recommendations, diagnostic and treatment. Usually these are documents from governmental structures or from scientific societies, elaborated by a group of experts. Their publishing presumes the mentioning of the promoting organization as that of the experts who participated in the guide development. It is recommended to attach an index to all the essential data contained in the guide.

5. Brief reports. These reports about scientific events, articles regarding activities in various fields of a given speciality. The report in general will be a unitary text with a brief abstract of maximum 50 words, keywords and will have a maximum of 1000 words in total.

6. Editorial. It will be elaborated by one of the redaction members; for certain topics experts in the respective field will be invited. The editorial will have a maximum of 1000 words organized in unitary text followed by no more than 20 bibliographic references, it will not include an abstract and will not be structured on sections.

7. Reviews of articles, textbooks. The article review has the same format as the original article, but the details will be more flexible depending on the content. The length of the review will be as follows: one paragraph of maximum 200 words for the abstract; maximum 1500 words from introduction to conclusions; maximum 20 bibliographic references. For textbooks the review will contain: title; details about the textbook contents, main themes, reviewer’s opinion about the book. Maximum number of words: 1000.

8. Correspondence, letters to editor. The correspondence usually will comment an article published in the journal; preferably the author’s reply will be published in the same issue. We will receive correspondence to published articles only 2 months from the initial article publishing, to be able to include it in the next issue. Correspondence must concentrate on the scientific, clinical or ethical aspects of the published article. The letters to editor will include opinions, proposals, suggestions or any other information readers may wish to convey to redactors or scientists.

Prepare a manuscript

1. TITLE PAGE

This page includes:

  1. Article title (max 50 words) will be in Romanian and English

  2. Author’s names (first name, name, initials), the name of the institution they are affiliated with (department and institution full names) and the respective emails.

  3. Academic title(s), full address (including zip code) of the institution the author is affiliated to.

  4. Mail correspondence; the correspondence contact person designated by the group of authors will clearly state the position within the institution and their email address.

2. SUMMARY AND KEYWORDS

The summary/ abstract will be comprised of max 250-300 words and it will be structured by objectives, methods and conclusions. The title “Abstract” will be written in bold characters, the column text will be written with same characters but not bolded. The keywords will range from 3 to 6 words and will be written at the end of the abstract representing the terms considered essential by the authors for the respective article. The abstract will be written in both Romanian and English language.

3. CONTRIBUTORS

All persons that had a significant contribution to the respective article, but are not eligible as authors, must be explicitly mentioned. Examples of persons who can be included in this chapter are those that offered technical assistance, or participated in redacting, editing or offered general support. Also in this chapter must be underligned all the financing sources for the respective research. The authors are obliged to declare the role of sponsor(s) in every single stage of preparation, coordination or redaction of the material. If there were no sponsors for the respective study, the authors must explicitly mention it.

4. REFERENCES

The bibliographic references will be ordered in the sequence in which they appear and are noted in the text by appropriate figures in straight brackets [..]; The articles cited will contain: the name and the initial name of the authors, the title of the article, the title of the journal (the abbreviation will be in accordance with the Medicus Index), the year, the volume, the pages (the first and last page of the article); It is recommended to use the most recent bibliography. The textbooks quotes will contain: the first and last names of the authors, the title of the book, the publishing house, the place where the book was edited, the year of appearance, the page or pages referred to.

5. TABLES, GRAPHS AND IMAGES

The main text, the tables, the graphs and the images must be prepared on separate pages. The graphs and professionally drawn or photographed images must be in JPG or PPT format. After accepting the material for publishing, the author could be asked to resend graphs or images with increased resolution. The tables must be simple, explicit, not repeating text or graph content. Each table must not extend beyond one page and must have a clear and informative title. The tables will be numbered with consecutive Arabic figures. Each column that contains numerical measurements should include the respective units in brackets. All measurement units and concentrations must be indicated. Graphs each must include an explanatory text for the content. The graphs will be numbered with Arabic figures in consecutive order conformed to the text appearance (top to bottom, left to right). For example: Fig.1, Fig.2, etc. When tables and graphs are mentioned together in a text must be placed in between brackets (Table 1, Fig.1). Is the author’s full responsibility to transmit good quality images, which can be reproduced with accuracy accepting the final colour palette of the image editor. All images must be correctly exposed, must be clear and set in 300 dpi resolution files. The images will be numbered with consequent Arabic figures. Images must not interfere with other parts of content and be clearly visible. The footnotes for microscopic images must include the type of stains and the magnification degree. The images from electronic microscope must contain markers for the internal scale. The image footnotes must be written in maximum 40 words. It’s not necessary to write each footnote on separate pages. The footnote will describe briefly the presented data, abreviations or bibliography and it will identify all measurement units, mathematical formulas, axis and symbols.

6. ABREVIATIONS

The abreviations (with the exception of measurement units) and symbols must be explained whenever they appear first time in the text of a section, table or footnote. Abreviation will never be used in title or abstract and we recommend to all authors to limit the use of abreviations within the text to

7. Authorship criteria

First and last authors: The first named author and last author have the greatest contribution to the research.
Corresponding author: He takes responsibility for communication with the journal during the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication process. It is the person who receives the comments and whose contact details are printed.
Acknowledgements: Those who contributed to the work and are not listed as authors should be named in the Acknowledgments.

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