Guidelines for authors
I. AIMS & SCOPE
Current Health Sciences Journal publishes original articles from bio-medical sciences and review articles about all medical or pharmacological fields. The following types of articles are accepted:
- Original papers, which contain results of clinical or experimental study in bio-medical area;
- Case reports, presenting particular and interesting cases of medical or surgical pathology;
- Review articles, related to major topics of medical sciences;
- Editorials and letters.
II. SUBMISSION OF A MANUSCRIPT
Manuscripts should be submitted on-line through the dedicated submission system:www.chsj.org
Presentation of manuscripts should conform with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2010 Jan-Jun; 1(1): 42–58) and with the International Standard for Authors.
All manuscripts have to be accompanied by Cover Letter, Copyright Transfer Statement and Statement of Authorship/Conflict of Interest. This applies to all manuscripts.
The Cover Letter, the Statement of Authorship/Conflict of Interest and the Copyright Transfer Statement should be signed by all authors, scanned and uploaded as PDF.
All articles have to be written in English (either British or American spelling). Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by a professional translator or a native speaker prior to submission.
Original articles must not have been previously published into other journals and must not be simultaneously submitted to another journal. The responsibility for the originality of the article is entirely confined to the authors.
Review articles are published only upon an invitation from the editorial board.
This restriction does not apply to abstracts or press reports published in association with scientific meetings.
Peer review policy
Submitted manuscripts will be first evaluated formally by the editorial staff. For some manuscripts, an immediate decision of decline can be made without further peer review. All other manuscripts are subject to peer review by at least two experts in the field.
The reviewers may approve the manuscript for publishing as it is, may request additional data/experiments to be included in the text, or may reject the manuscript; in the latter case, detailed observations will be delivered to the corresponding author. In cases of rejected articles, pictures and photos will be returned to the corresponding author.
After the submission process, the corresponding author is invited to propose two experts in the research area of the paper, as reviewers, with full names, postal and e-mail addresses. However, the decision of assigning / not assigning these referees belongs entirely to the editors.
Conflict of Interest
The Journal asks research articles authors to disclose at the time of submission any financial arrangement they may have with a company whose product figures prominently in the submitted manuscript or with a company making a competing product. Such information will be held in confidence while the paper is under review and will not influence the editorial decision, but if the article is accepted for publication, the editors will usually discuss with the authors the way such information is going to be communicated to the reader.
The Editors expect each of the authors to have read the complete manuscript and to take responsibility for the content with his/her co-authors.
Good clinical and experimental practice
It is mandatory that every human trial study must first obtain an approval from an independent Ethics Committee and formal, informed consent from the patients before they participate in a clinical study or experiment. To avoid unnecessary delay with the review of the manuscripts, authors are asked to state, preferably in the Materials and Methods section, that the approval and informed consent have been obtained. These two statements must also appear on the covering letter which accompanies every manuscript and must be signed by each author. Upon request of the Journal Editor, the author(s) are required to provide copies of the appropriate documentation.
For reports of experiments on nonhuman animals or other species, the author(s) must state in the Methods section of the manuscript that guidelines for the care and use of the animals approved by the Local Institutional Ethics Committee have been followed, and that the study was done according with Directive 2010/63/EU, governing animal research in Europe (revising Directive 86/609/EEC).
Duplicate, dual publication
Materials copied from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from both the author and original publisher giving permission to Current Health Sciences Journal for reproduction. It is the author's responsibility to ensure that such permissions are obtained.
Articles published in Current Health Sciences Journal are subject to Copyright law, and the full or partial reproduction of the published material into another publication can be done only with the approval of the Editorial Board. The Copyright of published articles is the property of the Journal.
By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the copyright to their article is transferred to the Current Health Sciences Journal effective if and when the article is accepted for publication.
2) PAPER PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION
Paper submission is done entirely online.
Only articles which respected entirely the folowing conditions are further on submitted to reviewers.
Abbreviations: only standard units of measurements are permitted, other abbreviations must by proceeded by full name at the first use. At the end of the text an abbreviation list must be placed.
There are nine sections witch must be corectly filled in order to submit a papaer.
Section 1. Title and details
Title should be covering and short.
Title length must be between 10 and 250 characters long.
Element counts must be precise, they will be used later in different submission sections.
Section 2. Authors and affiliation
All fields are required.
Include all author's names (exactly like in ther ID cards).
Each author must be asociated with at least one affiliation.
Each affiliation must be asociated with at least one author.
Corresponding author affiliation must be re-typed.
Corresponding author email address will be public.
The number of authors or affiliations can be changed in the Title and details section.
Section 3. Abstract and keywords
Abstract should have at moast 250 words.
Provide at least 3, and at most 6 keywords or groups of keywords.
Section 4. Manuscript
Manuscript file must use the CHSJ template.
Manuscript must NOT include: title, authors, affiliations, figures, tables, and bibliography. This data is uploaded separately.
Manuscript should only contain the body of the text.
All text must be typed in a single column.
The body text, up to 3.500 words, is structured, as follows: Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References.
References must be noted between square bars, in the order in which they appearance in text.
Figures and tables must also be cited in text at insertion level.
The acknowledgments of the contributions of colleagues is stated in this section.
Acknowledgments for financial support must be cited on the corresponding section.
Section 5. Figures
Figures must be submitted in JPG file format, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi, numbered with Arabic numerals, and must be cited into the body text.
Caption is mandatory for all figures.
Charts must be prepared in Excel (preferred) or JPG format.
The number of figures can be changed in the Title and details section.
Section 6. Tables
Each table must be an unformated Microsoft Word .DOCX file, must not contain links to the main document or other archives, should contain in a reasonable number of lines and columns (maximum 10 lines and 6 columns). Do not format (merge cells) tables.
Caption is mandatory for all tables.
Table foot notes are permited, but not recomanded.
The number of tables can be changed in the Title and details section.
Section 7. References
References must be cited in the main text between square brackets, in order of their appearance; any reference in the body text must have a correspondent. Unpublished results and personal communications should not appear in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text.
Last name and initials for all authors (no “et al” is allowed to be attached to an incomplete list of authors; “study group” may appear as necessary) should be used, splited by coomas.
The References should use the following citation style (exactly as it is given). References should be typed in the following style:
Authors. Title. Journal abbreviation, year of publication, volume number (issue): pages (complete page numbers).
Journal abbreviation should be as defined by Web of science Journal Title Abbreviations.
The authors using EndNote reference manager software can download and use this citation style.
The article may be published in a supplement or in an online journal.
Bauer R, Straub V, Blain A, Bushby K, MacGowan GA. Contrasting effects of steroids and angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors in a mouse model of dystrophin-deficient cardiomyopathy. Eur J Heart Fail, 2009, 11(5):463-471.
Chiao HY, Chou CY, Tzeng YS, Wang CH, Chen SG, Dai NT. Goal-Directed Fluid Resuscitation Protocol Based on Arterial Waveform Analysis of Major Burn Patients in a Mass Burn Casualty. Ann Plast Surg, 2018, 80(2S Suppl 1):S21-S25.
Ricotti R, Genoni G, Giglione E, Monzani A, Nugnes M, Zanetta S, Castagno M, Marolda A, Bellomo G, Bona G, Bellone S, Prodam F. High-normal estimated glomerular filtration rate and hyperuricemia positively correlate with metabolic impairment in pediatric obese patients. PLoS One, 2018, 13(3):e0193755.
Authors. Chapter title. In: Editors (Eds): Book title, Publisher, year of publication, city, page numbers.
Ramos-Casals M, Theander E, Tzioufas AG. Digestive involvement in primary Sjogren syndrome. In: Font J, Ramos-Casals M, Rodes J (Eds): Digestive involvement of autoimmune diseases, Elsevier, 2008, Amsterdam, 71-81.
Conferences papers and proceedings
Conference papers can be published in books, periodicals (supplements), or online. To cite published proceedings from a book, use the same format as for a book or a book chapter (except thet the book title becomes the name of the conference). To cite proceedings that are published periodically, use the same format as for a journal. To cite papers that are published online, use the same format as for an online reference.
Last name and initials of all authors (company name if the patent was published by a company or a corporate). Title or the description of the patent. The govermental entity that has issue the patent – will include the country-, patent number, the date on which the patent was granted.
Ionescu S, Georgescu T, Panait C, Simion B. A new non-invasive procedure for visualising gall bladder peristaltism. Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks, patent 125147, 27.02.2016.
Website name, year published, page title [online]. Available at „full adress” (including protocol) [accession date].
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018, Stroke Facts [online]. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm [Accessed 06.03. 2018].
The number of references can be changed in the Title and details section
Section 8. Publication asociated documents
The publication agreement and cover letter are mandatory.
The Publication agreement and the Cover Letter forms cand be downloaded in the Author's guide site section.
Section 9. Final check
If all the submission sections are checked you may proceed to sumit your paper.
After your paper has been submitted you will no longer be able to make changes.
Research articles / Original articles
Research articles should present original research and address a clearly stated specific hypothesis or question. Papers should provide novel approaches and new insights into the problem addressed.
Original articles must contain max 3.000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references) (10 to 14 pages double lined); the maximum number of tables is 3 and the maximum number of figures is 6.
Case reports are limited to 2000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references) (4 pages) and 5 authors, with an unstructured Abstract up to 100 words and 3 to 5 key words. The Body text includes a) a brief Introduction, b) Case(s) report(s) and c) Discussion. No more than 3 figures or tables are allowed.
Written permission from the patient(s) on whom the report is based is required. Authors must attest to having obtained the written consent in the submitted Cover Letter.
Review articles are published upon an invitation from the editorial board.
The Reviews have an unstructured Abstract, no more than 200 words, followed by 3-5 key words / phrases and a Main text up to 3.500 words (excluding tables, figures, and references).
Headings of the manuscript include: introduction, objective, methods for review, results and comment.
Editorials and Letters
With no Abstract, Editorials and Letters contain an unstructured Body text, up to 500 words, 1 Figure and maximum 5 references. There should be no more than 3 authors.