Instructions for Authors
1. Postępy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej (Advances in Hygiene and Experimental Medicine) publishes reviews and original papers from the field of experimental medicine and related sciences, with particular regard to immunology, oncology, cell biology, microbiology, and genetics. Review papers should have the character of critical reviews pertaining to the given field. Articles submitted for publication should not have been previously published in printed or electronic form, whether in whole or in part. Papers which qualify for publication shall become the property of Postępy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej, to which the Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wrocław (Instytut Immunologii i Terapii Doświadczalnej PAN we Wrocławiu) has legal right.
2. Articles are published in electronic form on the web site www.phmd.pl. Articles are placed on the web site immediately after being accepted for print publication. A condition for publication is the payment to the publisher's account (payable after acceptance of the article for publication). The payment for paper is 1100 PLN + VAT. All papers in English written by non-native speakers will be verified (obligatory extra payment).
3. Articles submitted for publication should be sent as electronic version to email@example.com. The article may be also supplied on CD, DVD or USB drive. Data carriers sent will not be returned. The following file formats are acceptable:
a) Text: any version of Microsoft Word in document (doc, docx) or rich (rtf) format;
b) Figures: files in PDF (preferred), JPG or TIFF format. Ensure that a suitable quality is maintained.
The author must provide all the material in electronic form . All the authors should attach declarations according to form A (for the author submitting the article: DOC or PDF file) and form B (for all other authors: DOC or PDF file) with the paper. These declarations include:
a) Address information (postal address, e-mail address, telephone number);
b) The author's declaration that the article has not been previously published;
c) Declaration of conflict of interest;
d) Number of the approval of the appropriate Ethics Committee (if required);
e) Approval by the head of the institution, center, or clinic that the article may be published (if required);
f) Names and affiliation of three suggested reviewers. A reviewer cannot be from the authors’ unit or a co-author of publications.
Existing conflict of interest does not affect acceptance for publication. However, the information will be included in the text of the article.
The date of receipt by the editorial office of all the material constituting the article is considered as the date of receipt of the article, of which the author shall be informed. Each article will be reviewed by the editorial board as well as by independent referees designated by the editorial office.
4. The individual elements of the article must be arranged as follows:
4.1. Reviews (in English or Polish):
a) title of the article in Polish and English;
b) name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) (no more than 4 authors);
c) names of the institutions where the article originated and the address of the author responsible for correspondence, which must be the exact postal address as well as an email address;
d) abstract of the article (200- 250 words);
e) key words;
f) list of abbreviations and other information (where necessary);
g) main body of the article, divided into suitable sections of suitable size;
h) list of references (not exceeded 120 items);
i) review articles in Polish must include title, abstract and key words in English.
4.2. Original papers (in English):
a) title of the article in Polish and English;
b) name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s);
c) authors contribution to the paper:
A - study design,
B - data collection,
C - statistical analysis,
D - data interpretation,
E - manuscript preparation,
F - literature search,
G - funds collection;
d) names of the institutions where the article originated and the address of the author responsible for correspondence, which must be the exact postal address as well as an email address;
e) abstract of the article (200-250 words) divided into four paragraphs: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion
f) key words;
g) list of abbreviations and other information (where necessary);
h) main body of the article, divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and References (not exceeded 60 items).
The locations of tables and figures must be marked in the text of the article.
Tables, numbered with Arabic numerals and provided with captions, must appear in separate files.
Drawings, graphs, and photographs (may be in color) must be numbered as figures and sent in separate files. The figure caption must be provided as a separate file. The quality of the figures must assure their legibility on publication.
If graphic material is a reproduction from other works, permission must be obtained for its reproduction from the respective publication and delivered to our editorial office.
5. References: References in the text to the References section at the end are to be indicated with numbers enclosed in square brackets. The References section (exclusively containing items cited in the main body and not having the character of textbooks) must be arranged in alphabetical order. All authors should be stated unless their number exeeds 15. The References list must be presented as follows:
a) Article in a periodical: surname(s) and first initial(s) of author(s), title of article, abbreviated title of the periodical (according to the Index Medicus), year; volume: first and last page numbers; example:  Kilby J.M., Eron J.J.: Novel therapies based on mechanisms of HIV-1 cell entry. N. Engl. J. Med., 2003; 348: 2228-2238
b) Chapter of a book: surname(s) and first initial(s) of the author(s), title of article, title of book, surname(s) and first initial(s) of editor(s), name and seat of publisher, year of publication, first and last page numbers of the article; example:  Rima B.K.: Mumps virus. In: Encyclopedia of Virology, vol. 2, eds.: R.G. Webster, A. Granoff. Academic Press, London 1994, 876-883
c) Book: surname(s) and first initial(s) of author(s), title of book, name and seat of publisher, year of publication; example:  Fuller G.M., Shields D.: Podstawy molekularne biologii komórki. Aspekty medyczne. Wydawnictwo Lekarskie PZWL, Warszawa 2000
d) Internet source: surname(s) and first initial(s) of author(s), title of article, Internet address, date the file was viewed. In the case of an anonymous author, the name of the Internet page must be given, its Internet address, and the date the file was viewed; example:  Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/Aresist/mrsafaq.htm (12.10.2003)
6. The authors will receive a galley proof and are obliged to return it within three days of its receipt.
7. Reprints of papers published since 2004 (volume 58) can be ordered subject to extra payment.
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