Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in have been followed.
Illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end; references are written in a separate section at the end of the paper (even when they are written in footnotes).
Acknowledgements are collated in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and contain a list of individuals who provided help during the research as well as funding support information.
- Abstracts and keywords are written in two languages (a) English and (b) Serbian.
- References are formatted in APA style.
- Names and affiliations of all co-authors have been entered during online submission of manuscript.
- A completed and signed form of Author Statements is submitted. The document is available on http://www.fins.uns.ac.rs/e-journal/.
Review articles are up-to-date, critical but constructive and conclusive summary and discussion of the relevant literature concerning any subject falling within the scope of the journal, which is of active current interest. Reviews should be accompanied by an abstract and references must conform to the journal’s style.
Original research paper
Original research papers report the results of original scientific studies. The material should not have been previously published. The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and brings a sufficient amount of new information to the field. Experimental procedures should be presented in sufficient detail to enable the verification of the data. The manuscript should provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation and proper discussion. Quality and impact of the material will be considered during peer review.
Short communication is a brief report of scientifically sound research, but of limited scope, that contributes new knowledge, ideas, findings that are expected to have a significant impact on a current problem. It is suitable for presenting important preliminary research findings or recording the results of complete small investigations, which will not be included in a later paper. It is also appropriate for the presentation of research that extends previously published research, provided that the previous work is clearly acknowledged.
Case reports are descriptive studies on an authentic case or case series observed from laboratory/clinical practice that have scientific value and represent at least incremental knowledge in the field within the scope of the journal. They may describe novel techniques or use of equipment, or new information on diseases of importance. Especially welcome are reports on unusual, unexpected or rare scientific observations. Case reports must be brief but well-described with main components such as Introduction, Case report, Discussion, Conclusion and References.
Previous paper version
Previous paper versions. Papers previously reported at a congress, symposium, workshop etc. will be also considered for publishing (under the same or different title) if they have not been published in proceedings as full papers. A note about the paper presentation at a relevant conference should be made in the footer of the first page.
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