INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS OF THE MANUSKRIPT PREPARATIONS
About the journal “Farmacja Polska”
„Farmacja Polska” is a scientific journal of the Polish Pharmaceutical Society published since 1945, since 2009 as a monthly.
It publishes experimental scientific papers and review articles in the field of pharmaceutical sciences: applied pharmacy, drug form technology, biopharmacy, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, toxicology, social pharmacy and the history of pharmacy. It also includes articles on socio-professional topics, reviews of pharmaceutical scientific publishing houses, reports on conferences and symposia, the activities of pharmaceutical institutions and the Polish Pharmaceutical Society, notes on professional jubilees and posthumous memories.
Preparation of the manuscript
The entire manuscript prepared in Polish may also be published in full in English. The magazine does not offer translation services. The editors of the magazine that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors.
The first page should contain the title of the work in Polish and English, surnames and first names of the authors, affiliation of the scientific unit in which the manuscript was created, ORCID number. Below should be the exact address and phone number, e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence.
All abbreviations used in the text should be explained in the article.
After the abstract, enter from 3 to 5 keywords in Polish and the same in English (recommended by MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html).
Manuscripts should be sent in the following formats: doc, docx, rtf. The total number of characters in review articles should not exceed 40,000 characters and in original articles 30,000 characters. References to literature, figures and tables should be placed in the order of citation in the text. The author (authors) should not use italics, bold or underlined words. Bold and italics can only be used for subheadings, latin names and chemical compound names. Only international drug names should be used in the text. Laboratory values should be expressed using the International System of Units (SI).
It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure the accuracy of all references in accordance with the AMA citation style (Vancouver Style). References should be limited to only the most recent items and directly related to the topic presented. References should be identified by Arabic numerals in square brackets and numbered in the order in which they were first mentioned in the manuscript. Journal abbreviations should be cited in accordance with Index Medicus. If the journal is not listed in Index Medicus, its full name should be provided. If the cited work is available online, provide the DOI number, and if not, the URL with the date of access.
The method of writing the authors' names depends on their number:
When specifying a page range, the dash should be used, which is longer in the notation (no spaces between the pages and the dash). The name of the journal, in italics, is followed by the year of publication, volume, issue, and full page range, e.g., 155–159 (not: 155–9).
EXAMPLES OF CITED LITERATURE
Article in a printed journal
Angus DC, Linde-Zwirble WT, Lidicker J, Clermont G, Carcillo J, Pinsky MR. Epidemiology of severe sepsis in the United States: Analysis of incidence, outcome, and associated costs of care. Crit Care Med. 2001; 29(7): 1303–1310.
Article in an electronic journal
Smeeth L. Iliffe S. Community screening for visual impairment in the elderly. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002; (2):CD001054. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.
Duchin JS. Can preparedness for biological terrorism save us from pertussis? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(2): 106–107. Available on the Internet: http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com.ezproxy1.library.arizona.edu/article.aspx?articleid=485611. Access 9.07.2014.
Simon LS, Lipman, AG, Jacox AK, et al. Pain in Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Chronic Arthritis. 2nd ed. Glenview, IL: American Pain Society; 2002.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 – Healthcare-associated infections acquired in intensive care units. (online) 2016. Available on the Internet: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/Healthcare-associated_infections/ICU-acquired-infections/Pages/Annual-epidemiological-report-2016. Access 30.09.2017.
They may include acknowledgments to people who have contributed significantly to the preparation of the thesis, but whose contribution was not sufficient to be considered authors. Acknowledgments should be short and should not contain thanks to anonymous reviewers and editors and the place of employment of the persons who contributed to the preparation of the thesis.
ACCEPTABLE FILE FORMATS
Main text of the manuscript
– preferred file type: Rich Text Format (*.rtf),
– any Microsoft Word editor format (*.doc, *.docx), not protected by a reading password.
Figures and tables
Charts, figures, photographs, structural chemical formulas and others should be sent in separate files.
All markings and symbols in figures must be legible
The tables should be in separate files. References to tables should be placed in the order they are cited in the manuscript. Table captions should be placed in Polish and English.
– tables in any version of MS Word (*.doc) or as MS Excel sheets (*.xls).
Charts and diagrams
– EPS or Adobe Illustrator files (*.eps or *.ai),
– chart files in any version of MS Word (*.doc) or as MS Excel sheets (*.xls)
Figures should be placed in separate files. References to figures should be placed in the order in which they were quoted in the manuscript.
Descriptions of figures should be placed in the main text in Polish and English.
– TIFF/PSD – with flattened text layers and without matching layers (300 ppi resolution in 1:1 size).
– Composite PDF – from any program, as long as the fonts are embedded in it (300 ppi resolution in 1:1 size).
– EPS – from any program, as long as there are skewed fonts. It should, if possible, be distilled in Adobe Acrobat (this should capture any errors).
– NOTE: The most common mistake is to save the image in JPEG format (i.e. with lossy compression, which causes some of the details to disappear). If there is no other way to save, please set the JPEG quality parameter (300 ppi resolution in 1:1 size) to “minimum compression, maximum quality”.
If the author uses any drawings, photographs, charts, tables, etc. in the manuscript that are not his work and are protected by copyright, he is obliged to give the Publisher written permission of the copyright owners to use the materials used. The author is obliged to confirm the source of all figures, photographs, charts, etc.
The correspondent author of the manuscript should list all authors, determine their order in the publication, as well as determine their contribution to the publication. All listed authors should meet all authorship criteria, and all those who meet these criteria should be identified as authors. The contribution of each author must be documented to the extent that he can take responsibility for the relevant parts of the work, content and conflict of interest.
Authorship should be based on meeting three criteria
– a significant contribution to the work concept or project; or acquiring, analyzing or interpreting work data,
– work development or critical verification of important intellectual content,
– final approval of the version to be published.
All authors who have made significant contributions should be mentioned as co-authors and their authorship should be disclosed according to their percentage share in the creation of the work.
Authors submitting their manuscripts are obliged to use a unique ORCID number (identifier of the open researcher and contributor). It is a popular digital tool enabling identification of the author and his research work in scientific communication.
Conflict of interest
Authors are required to disclose information about the sources of funding for the manuscript, as well as the contributions of research institutions, associations and other entities („disclosure of financial information”). All authors are required to submit a conflict of interest statement. At the end of the text, under the signature ‚Conflict of Interest’, all authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other persons or organizations that could improperly affect (their bias) their work.
Examples of financial conflicts include:
– ownership of shares,
– paid expertise,
– patents or patent applications,
– grants / subsidies for trips.
If there is no conflict of interest, the authors should state that it does not exist.