Authors

«Folia Otorhinolaryngologiae et Pathologiae Respiratoriae» journal

Manual for authors of scientific publications

The author (or authors) has primary responsibility for the novelty and reliability of research results:

– The author sets out consistent research results.

– The author guarantees that research results described in the submitted manuscript are completely original. The borrowed fragments or statements are accompanied by the obligatory indication of the author and the source. The excessive borrowing and plagiarism in any form, including unregistered quotes, paraphrasing or assignment of rights to the results of other research are unacceptable.

– The author cannot submit the manuscript, which has been sent to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article which is already published in another journal.

– The editorial board may request from the authors the raw data that is relevant to the manuscripts needed for review. The author should provide access to such information and anyway save the data within an adequate period of time after publication.

– All persons who have made a significant contribution to the study, are listed as co-authors of the article.

– The author clearly states in the manuscript about the using of chemicals, procedures or equipment with possible unusual risk.

– Involving people or animals as subjects of research, the author indicates in the manuscript that research is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations of research organizations. The author obtains informed consent from all people who have become objects of study. Rights to privacy are respected.

– If the author finds mistakes or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of reviewing or after publication, he or she should notify the editorial office as soon as possible. If the author obtains information about mistakes from third person, he or she is obliged to remove the work or to correct mistakes.

Note: the editorial board reserves the right to check all information about received for review texts in the program “Антиплагиат.ВУЗ” and stop any kind of cooperation with the sponsors who provided materials with incorrect borrowed texts and ideas, and organizations recommending these works to publication.

FOLIAE OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGIAE ET PATHOLOGIAE RESPIRATORIAE publishes original articles, reviews, short notes, case reports and ORL workshops. Letters to the Editor, short communications concerning ORL. Society activities, and short historical notes are also accepted. Articles will be accepted on condition that they will be translated into English by the author (s). A covering letter must accompany all submissions and must be signed by all authors giving their full names and surnames. The covering letter should state whether the work has been published and if so, where, when and in what language; the exact bibliographic data should be cited. The first named author (or indicated, if in an alphabetical order) is responsible for ensuring that all the authors have seen and approved the manuscript and are fully conversant with its contents. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the authors unless specifically requested.

Preparation of manuscripts

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of their report including all statistical calculations and drug doses. When quoting specific materials, equipment and proprietary drugs, authors must state in parentheses the name and address of the manufacturer, and generic names for drugs. The paper should be submitted in English and the authors are responsible for ensuring that the language is suitable for publication. Original articles should normally be in the format of introduction, methods, results, discussion. Each manuscript should contain key words and summary on a separate page. Lengthy manuscripts are likely to be returned to authors for shortening. The discussion in particular should be clear and concise, and should be limited to matters arising directly from the results. Number of the tables and figures are unlimited but within reasonable limits, otherwise they are to be returned for shortening. Short notes and original observations are presented in a brief form. They should follow the standard format of introduction, methods, results and discussion, but no summary is required and they should not exceed 500 words with five references and one table or figure. Case reports should contain no more than 400 words with one figure and five references. ORL workshops describe technical innovations or modifications that may be useful in practice. These articles should contain less than 500 words and no more than two figures and five references.

Reference

It would be helpful for some authors to read an excellent book that has been written for doctors whose first language is not English: “Writting Successfully in Science”, M. O’Connor, Chapman & Hale, 1991, ISBN 041 446308.