Info for Authors

The editorial board accepts studies which comply with the technical requirements, which are of a corresponding professional and technical standard. Any published study shall become the property of the journal, reprinting a part or image thereof is possible only with citation of the origin. Write your contributions in standard Czech or Slovak language, write any text you wish to highlight interspaced, not underlined. The text cannot be amended or supplement following correction, only errors ensuing in the print works are corrected. Corrections are made according to correctors’ marks (ČSN – Czech Standard Specification – 88 0410) and sent back to the requested address within 3 days. In the case of use of anatomical terminology, including abbreviations, the internationally valid Paris nomenclature is binding, as stated e.g. in the publication by Fenais, H.: Anatomical Pictorial Dictionary, Prague, Avicenum, 1981, 478 s

Physical and chemical magnitudes are stated in SI units according to ČSN 01 1300.

Contributions are submitted in quality electronic form in the text editor WORD. These contributions must be written according to the following guidelines:  

  • letting Times New Roman,
  • letter size 12,
  • do not split words at the end of a row,
  • write paragraphs from the edge of the page, do not indent them using the space bar or tabulator,
  • use the ENTER key only at the end of a paragraph or after a title, always use a single space after punctuation marks (not before),
  • important terms in the text can be highlighted using bold lettering,
  • do not use automatic numbering of paragraphs (e.g. in the case of citation in the literature number is necessary)

Each electronically submitted contribution must also be submitted in two copies in written form. The paper and electronic text must be identical. The manuscript of the study is composed of the following parts:

  Title page – present in the following order:

  • Apposite title of entire study.
  • Full name of author, if applicable also co-authors.
  • Name and seat of institute (including full name and all titles of director or head).
  • Footnote on any previous publication in the form of a lecture.
  • It is necessary to attach two copies of a concise synopsis to each study in Czech or Slovak language, if applicable also in English language, within the scope of 30 rows. In each synopsis state the name of the author, the title of the study and 3-6 key words.
  • The actual text in original studies is usually divided into:

Introduction – presents brief purpose of study and summarises grounds for study or observation.

Method – characterises selection of patients or laboratory animals, including checks. Used methods and procedures are described in sufficient detail for other workplaces to reproduce them. Introduced methods are only referred to. Used pharmaceuticals and chemicals are characterised precisely, including internationally unprotected abbreviated chemical (generic) names, doses and methods of administration. Names, initials and numbers of case records are not used to identify patients. The numbers of observations and the statistical significance of the results are presented.

Results are presented in a logical sequence in the text, in tables or graphs. The most important observations are highlighted and summarised in the text.

Images, graphs, tables and charts must be provided in both the Czech and English language versions.

Discussion – new, important aspects of the study are highlighted, as well as conclusions comparing with analogous studies and planned aims of the work. Thanks are dedicated only to persons who have significantly contributed to the compilation of the study, the author must have the consent of the persons stated in the thanks.

Summary of literature – it is possible to classify studies accepted for publication (stating abbreviation of name of journal and with note “in print”) amongst the citations, studies sent for printing but not yet accepted are not stated. Each citation must have a corresponding reference in the text and vice versa. Citations are arranged alphabetically in the text according to the names of the authors and numbered, in the case of references in the text the numbers are presented in brackets. After the summary of the literature write the first name, surname and title of the first author and the precise address and e-mail.

Example of citation of monograph:
Author. Title. Subordinate responsibility (i.e. translator, editor, illustrator etc.) Subtitle. Issue. Details of publication (location and publisher), year. Scope. Edition. Notes. ISBN. If there are more than three authors, the first one, two or three are stated (names separated by semi-colons), followed by et al. First issue need not be stated.

Kraus, H. et al. Compendium of ophthalmology. Grada Publishing, 1997, p. 341, ISBN 80-7169-079-1. Example of citation of article in symposium: Author. Title (of article). Author. In Title (of source document = symposium). Issue (first issue need not be stated). Details of publication (location, publisher), year. Scope (page from to). ISBN (ISSN) not mandatory.

Macík, Karel. Marketing of Universities – conceptions and reality. In Marketing of Universities: symposium of contributions at international conference Project Tempus Phare CME 97-3026, Prague 16-17 March 2000. Ed. František Freiberg et al. Prague: Faculty of engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, 2000, p. 117-126. ISBN 80-01-02163-7. Fazekas, Francis. Matrix algorithms and methods (MAM) to analyse stochastic chains and processes. In Proceedings of the 6th Mini Conference on Vehicle System Dynamics, Identification and Anomalies. Budapest, 9-11 November, 1998. Edit. by I. Zobory. Budapest: Technical University, c1998, p. 477-483. ISBN 963-420-635-2.

Example of citation of electronic monograph:
Author, co-author. Title. Type of data carrier. Subordinate responsibility (i.e. editor, translator, illustrator etc.) Issue. Place of publication: publisher, date of publishing. Date of update. Date of citation. Edition. Notes. Availability and access. Standard number (e.g. ISBN). Example: Vavrůšek, Petr. Napis Dareia v Bisutunu (Inscription of Darius the Great on the rock of Behistûn) [online]. Prague : Ustav starého Předního V˘- chodu (Institute of the old Near East) FF UK, 1997 [cit. 2001-03-23]. Scripta electronica. Starý Orient (Old Orient). II, Seria monographica. Available at WWW: .

Example of citation of electronic journal:
Name. Type of data carrier. Issue. Place of publication. Publisher. Date of publication. Date of citation. Edition. Notes. Availability and access. Standard number (ISSN). Example: Chip [online]. Prague : Vogel Publishing, 1999- [cit. 15 January 2002]. Musianik. Available at WWW: . Ikaros : electronic journal on information society [online]. Prague : Ikaros, 1997- [cit. 19 March 2001]. 10x per year. Available at WWW: . ISSN 1212-5075.

Example of citation of article in electronic journal:
Author. Title. Name of journal. Type of data carrier. Issue. Indication number. Date of update/review. Date of citation. Availability.

Chura, Martina. Atlas Spreads his Wings. Chip [online]. March 2001 [cit. 19 March 2001]. Availble at WWW: . Vojtášek, Filip. Google search engine began to index PDF files. Ikaros [online]. 2001, a. 3 [cit. 2001-01-03]. Available at WWW: ISSN 1212-5075.

Example of citation of article in electronic symposium from conference:
Author. Title. In Title of symposium. Place and date of event. Type of data carrier. Year of publication. Date of citation. Location. Examples: Papík, Richard. Sources of grey literature and their strategic potential for science and business. In Inforum 2000, Prague, 23 – 25 May 2000. Symposium [online]. 2000 [cit. 19 March 2001]. Available at WWW: . Example of citation of article in periodical: Novotný, J., Kubova, ・., Octafi, J. (maximum first 3 authors) et al.: article. Czech and Slovak Ophthalmology, 43; 2004: 352–363.

The formal layout of citations is governed by ČSN 01 0197 (ISO 690 and ISO 690-2), titles of journals are abbreviated according to ČSN 010196.
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Appendices – images, graphs, diagrams, photographs and tables are attached to manuscript, each appendix separately.

Tables are written on computer, key is stated above table, notes and explanations under table. Graphs must be processed for single colour print in Excel program. All documentation must be sent also in paper form. The area where the appendix is to be inserted in the text is indicated on the left edge of the page by a square and indication of the appendix (e.g. fig. 1, graph 3). The same indication is inserted in brackets in the text. Repeated references are indicated “see fig. 1” etc. On the rear side of the appendix write the name of the author, title of the work, serial number of the documentation lightly with a soft pencil, and if applicable indicate orientation of image with an arrow.

Electronic pictorial documentation.
NTS accepts sketches and photographs (including colour) in formats tif, eps and jpg, necessary to use high resolution for reasons of quality. Caution: images embedded in a WORD document or supplied separately as a WORD document are not of sufficient quality (low resolution), as a result this format cannot be used for images. It is also not possible to use images in PowerPoint: this program is designated for processing presentations and cannot be used as a source of original images for printing. It is always necessary to submit original source images (tif, jpg, eps). The titles of the pictorial files are again based on the name of the author and the number of the image (e.g. Macek1.tif). Titles may have a maximum of eight characters. Scanning of colour images requires minimum resolution of 600x600 dpi, the file must be at least 5MB. In complicated cases it is possible to arrange contact for the authors directly with the print works.

Our new requirement is a photograph of the first author with a quality resolution in tif or jpg formats.

To ensure the transparency of collaboration between the presidium of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně and the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry (AIFP), every article published in a professional journal must be accompanied with a statutory declaration of the first author on behalf of the whole team as regards a direct or indirect influence of the published study exerted by corporate interests.

We recommend the following text:

  1. The authors of the study declare that the formation and theme of the professional report and its publication are not in conflict of interest or supported by any pharmaceutical company.
  2. The authors of the study declare that have been and are bound by a contract with a certain (XY) company in the last 24 months and have received a financial assistance from this company to perform and publish the study and to attend a specialized event, or as the case may be, they are members of the advisory board of the company. 

The first author of the publication is responsible for ensuring that the text of the declaration corresponds with the real situation regarding the first author and his/her co-authors.

Please send studies that meet all of the above criteria to the following address:

Professor Jiří Řehák

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký Universtiy
University Hospital
I.P.Pavlova 6
779 00 Olomouc

Czech Republic