INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
publishes original articles from the field of diabetology, endocrinology and metabolic disturbances, as well as papers intended for the education of medical personnel in the areas. It is printed in English.
will be considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration elsewhere, except as presentation at a meeting or publication of preliminary findings (e.g. an abstract), and that ethical standards have been respected. Authors should also disclose any competing interests in relation to the submitted manuscript.
Original manuscripts in English should be typewritten, double-spaced and pages numbered consecutively in the following order: Title page, containing the title of the article, full name(s) of author(s) including the highest academic degree(s), the name of department and institution in which the work was done, and the address for correspondence, including telephone and/or fax number and e-mail address. Abstract and Key Words should be written on a separate page.
Text should be divided into following sections:
Summary: should not contain more than 150 words, stating the purpose of the study, basic procedures, main findings with specific data and their statistical significance, and the principal conclusions. Below the abstract, 3 to 10 key words or short phrases should be provided, based on Medical Subject Headings list from Index medicus whenever possible.
Introduction: concisely indicate the importance of the work, its relation to previous work and (if it is a method) reasons why it is preferable to other methods.
Materials and methods: describe the selection of subjects. Identify the methods, apparatus (including manufacturer's name and address) and procedures.
Results: present your results in concise language and logical sequence, using tables and illustrations if necessary.
Discussion: discuss significance of the results and emphasize conclusions that follow from them. Results and conclusions should be compared and contrasted with those of comparison methods or previous studies.
References should be numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text. They must be indicated by arabic numerals. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established in the text. Journal abbreviations should be those of the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE.
List the first six authors followed by "et al." when there are seven or more. Examples of references:
Examples of references:
Journals Pepeonik-Rogulja Z, Pinter S, Metelko Z. Can the age at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus affect the course of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetologia Croatica 2004;33:97-101.
Books International Diabetes Federation. Diabetes Atlas, 3rd ed. Brussels: International Diabetes Federation; 2006.
Chapter in Book Reaven GM. Insulin resistance and its consequences: type 2 diabetes mellitus and the insulin resistance syndrome. In: LeRoith D, Taylor SI, Olefsky JM, editors. Diabetes mellitus: a fundamental and clinical text. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004. p. 899-915.
Electronic Material Gazzaruso C, Garzaniti A, Giordanetti S, Falcone C, Fratino P. Silent coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus: the role of Lipoprotein(a), homocysteine and apo(a) polymorphism. Cardiovasc Diabetol [electronic resource] 2002 Nov [accessed 2002 Dec 9];1(5). Available from: URL: http://www.cardiab.com/content/1/1/5
Tables should be typed double spaced. Each should be provided with a brief title. Each column should have a heading with clearly defined units. All non-standard abbreviations should be explained in footnotes.
Figures should be professionally drawn or photographed, and sent as separate files. The name of each file containing a figure should indicate the number of the figure and the name of the first author. Figures should be cited in the text in consecutive order. Figure legends should be written on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
REVIEW AND PUBLICATION
Submitted manuscripts are evaluated by Diabetologia Croatica editors and then sent for external peer review. Identities of both peer reviewers and authors of the manuscript are kept confidential. If the article is not accepted for publication or certain alterations or additions are suggested, a copy of the review, without the name of the reviewer, will be sent to the author for final decision. The editorial board is not obliged to publish articles in the order they are received.
Submission of Manuscripts
Diabetologia Croatica welcomes the submission of manuscripts in electronic format. Manuscripts should be submitted as e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any major word processing program is acceptable that works on IBM or IBM-compatible computers
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