This is an open access quarterly journal.
The journal accepts only manuscripts that follow the international standards of reporting research, available at https://www.equator-network.org/, and comply with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME), as well as the principles of the World Medical Association (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki.
Original papers and reviews should be submitted electronically via the journal's Editorial System. Author(s) declare that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere or is not being considered for publication elsewhere. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript will be screened for plagiarism. Editors initially verify the manuscript and decide to review it, send it back for adjustment, or reject it. Editors are allowed to make a desk rejection. Editors send the anonymous version of the manuscript (if it was not rejected at the previous stage) to two (2) or more expert reviewers in the field. After receiving reviews, Editors decide to accept the manuscript, send it back to Author(s) for corrections, or to reject it. Editors are allowed to reject the manuscript even based on a single negative review. Author(s) receive the anonymous version of the review. When the manuscript is returned to the corresponding Author for revision, it should be returned to the Editorial Office within 14 days; otherwise it may be considered withdrawn. Editors send the manuscript for verification by a web-based plagiarism program. All the detected cases of scientific misconduct will be exposed, including notification of relevant institutions.
The manuscript is initially accepted for publication and the corresponding Author receives an email with a link to the License Agreement Creative Commons. Attribution 3.0 Poland (CC BY 3.0 PL). Each Author is required to fill it in, scan and the corresponding Author shall upload the scanned Agreements to the Editorial System. The manuscript will not be published unless we receive the License Agreement from all Authors.
Editors reserve the right to decide upon the order of publication of the accepted manuscripts without taking into consideration the date of final acceptance, which means that some articles might take priority over others.
Our journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. Authors have the right to withdraw the manuscript at any time prior to its publication.
The manuscript is linguistically verified by expert editors and proofreaders who are all native speakers of English, hold a PhD (or equivalent, e.g. Doctor of Medicine) in the particular field of science and the majority are actively publishing scientists. The Author(s) receive the manuscript for the galley proof, which should be sent back to the Editorial Office within 3 working days; otherwise the publication may be withdrawn or published without the Author's corrections. Any alterations in galley proofs, other than the correction of printer’s errors, are made on the author’s responsibility. The Author(s) may not make any changes to the galley proof that exceed 3% of the manuscript's volume, unless these changes have been consulted with the Publisher. Changes that involve, among others, adding new paragraphs to the text or replacing them with new paragraphs of the existing text shall be acceptable only after the Publisher's consent, provided that these changes do not significantly increase the cost of editing and typesetting, and do not jeopardize the release date of the manuscript. The manuscript is published. The full version of the manuscript is available on the journal's website. DOI (digital object identifier) is assigned to the manuscript.
Changes to authorship following the online publication of the manuscript are not permitted.