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Submission Preparation Checklist

As 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.
  • I have read and understood Author Guidelines (** available at: http://ojs.samed.ba/index.php/samed/about/submissions)
  • Abstract has up to 300 words.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); does not contain any tables or images; is written in Times New Roman font
  • 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).

Author Guidelines

Abstract formating instructions

  • Abstract should be uploaded in the form of Microsoft Word file.
  • Abstract MUST contain 5 parts written in the following order (Background, Aim, Methods, Results and Conclusion).
  • The abstract should not exceed 300 words (including Background, Aim, Methods, Results and Conclusion).
  • Abstract should be written in Times New Roman Font, in 12pt size.
  • Keywords, title, and titles of abstract parts (background, methods, results and conclusion) are not included into a word count.
  • The title must be short, clearly indicating the objective of the research. Only first letter of each word in the title should be capital. Do not include any abbreviations or commercial names of the drugs.
  • Full name of the first author should be written in CAPITAL LETTERS, and the name of co-author(s) in lower-case letters.
  • It is not permitted to include tables, charts or pictures in your abstract.
  • At the end of the abstract, please write 3 to 5 keywords that best describe your research. 

Correspondence details

  • Author submitting an abstract to OJS platform will be considered as corresponding author. Email adress used for registration will be considered as email adress for correspondence.

Review process

  • Every abstract will be reviewed at least two times
  • During first review abstracts will be checked for number of words and plagiarism
  • Second review will be conducted by the specialist of the medical area abstract was assigned to
  • Review process is a streight forward procedure and will be conducted through OJS platform
  • For any questions regarding platform usage, author can contact tehnical support on the following email: tehnical.support@samed.ba
  • Authors will get a notification to their emails after they submit their abstracts, as well as for every step taken by editors and reviewers. There fore we kindly ask you to check your email (including spam folder!!)

Other information

  • Generic names should be used the first time a drug is mentioned and the proprietary name should be in brackets.

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