SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST:

 

As part of the process of submitting manuscripts, authors must comply with the following requirements, and manuscripts can be returned to authors, that do not adhere to these guidelines.
The manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to another journal for consideration (the explanation is presented in the Covering Letter).
The manuscript is correctly formatted, and observe to the requirements of Journal of IMAB specified in the requirements for submitting manuscripts.
The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
The manuscript should be edited in the standard English language.
I have the e-mail address of the corresponding author.

The magazine 'Journal of IMAB' publishes peer-reviewed articles on the topics of basic, applied, and translational research in medicine and dentistry:
Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Short Communication.
The manuscript, wish you submitted for publication in the journal must be organised in a format appropriate to the type of article:
ORIGINAL ARTICLES:
Introduction; Materials & Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; References;
REVIEW ARTICLES:
Background; Review Results; Conclusion; References;
CASE REPORTS:
Background; Case Description; Discussion; Conclusion; References;

Cover letter and submission responsibility
The submitting author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review.
A cover letter is mandatory and should include:
1. Explain the importance of the manuscript (why your manuscript should be published)
2. Declare any competing interests
3. Each author provides his/her personal ORCID ID. (Please do not send ORCID identifier without any information in them.)
4. Provide the names, institutions and e-mail addresses of two potential peer reviewers for the manuscript. These should be experts in their field, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Any suggested peer reviewers should not have published with any of the authors of the manuscript within the past five years, should not be current collaborators, and should not be members of the same research institution. Suggested from you reviewers will be considered alongside potential reviewers recommended by the Editorial Board.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How  can I find the requirements for paper submissions?
You can find this information on the page in Requirements for submitting a manuscripts.

How can I submit my manuscript to Journal of IMAB?
You can submit your manuscript, article text file and illustrations, as attachments a emails of the publishing house: publisher_imab@abv.bg or publisher.imab@gmail.com. Also, manuscripts may be submitted and the last day of the current Annual Assembly of International Medical Association Bulgaria (IMAB) of the Conference Secretariat recorded on CD.

Do you charge authors for publications?
We charge authors at optimal cost and in differentiated structure counting for costs necessary for the processing of manuscripts, production of the published version of the articles, promoting indexing and everyone web-related services.
The magazine 'Journal of IMAB' is with Open Access, and does not receive any funding from the affiliated association, medical universities, institutions, sponsors, and government subsidies.
The activity of the magazine is funded solely by fees received from authors.

When the author should pay the respective fee for publication?
Payments must be done once they get information from the publisher about the amount due for publication of their article, and invoice with methods of the payment.

Information for the autors:
The Author/s/ retain copyright of the articles and have full responsibility for their content, editorial design, style and scientific language. It is obligatory that the author teams specify the first author and contact author, if different.
Responsibility for the published articles, their editorial design, style and language must be taken by their copyright collectives.
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Reports with experiments on human subjects should specify whether the procedures were conducted in accordance with the ethical norms if the responsible committee on Human experimentation (local or regional) and/or with the Helsinki Declaration, as revised in 2000. Respective guidelines for animal experimentation should be considered.
The Editors of the Journal is not responsible to the authors or to third parties and organizations for the possible losses, caused by the publication of the articles. The Editors has the right to cancel the publication or to reject already published paper, if an evidence of violation of somebody’s rights or the norms of the scientific ethics had been announced. The authors and the reviewers are informed about this.

Further details can be taken from the administration of the Journal, directly via e-mail, or by separate mail sent to the postal address of the Editorial office of Journal of IMAB.
Please, check the box "Contacts" for e-mail, please, use the enclosed postal address of the Journal for letters to the editors.

Open Access:
Open Access is a publishing model that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of research articles without requiring a subscription to the journal in which these articles are published.
Open Access journals are no different from traditional subscription-based journals; they undergo the same peer-review and quality control as any other scholarly journal. Moreover, Open Access allows for maximum visibility, uptake and use of the published material.

The publisher of the magazine 'Journal of IMAB' is 'Publisher Member' in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

The magazine 'Journal of IMAB' be deposited in the Bulgarian National Library "St.St. Cyril and Methodius", Central Library of Medicine in Sofia, and libraries of the medical universities in Pleven, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora and Varna.

Creative Commons:
From 2014 Jan-Jun;20(1); to September 2015 in the magazine used the license CC BY-NC-SA.
From 2015 Oct-Dec; vol. 21, issue 4; we began using the license CC BY-SA.

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