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Lekarz POZ
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“Lekarz POZ/General Practitioner” is a quarterly journal addressed to general practitioners. The journal will publish current guidelines in diagnostics and therapy of various conditions along with practical comments, and also case reports, interviews and articles on the most common issues in everyday primary care practice written by practitioners.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editorial Office using the editorial system:
www.editorialsystem.com/lekarzpoz

The journal accepts original works, review papers, case reports, reports of scientific conferences, book reviews and letters to the Editor.

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration (concerning the ethical principles for the medical community and forbidding releasing the name of the patient, initials or the hospital evidence number) and with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation. The paper should not provide any information about the authors and the centre the manuscript was prepared in.

Original papers should be structured to comprise: Introduction, Aim, Material and methods, Results, and Conclusions. Case reports should consist of the following parts: Introduction, Case report, and Conclusions.

Abstract
Abstracts should be in Polish and English. Abstracts of original papers should be 200-250 words long and be divided to: Aim, Material and methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts of case reports and review papers should be 100-150 words long.

Key words
Each work should contain 3-6 key words (in Polish and English) describing the subject of the work (compliant with Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings – MESH).

Abbreviations, units of measurement
In the work standard abbreviations should be used only. Abbreviations should be avoided in the title and abstract. Abbreviations used in the text should be explained at first mention, unless this is a standard unit of measurement. Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (metre, kilogram, or litre) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be in millimetres of mercury. All haematological or biochemical measurements should be stated together with a standard range in the metric system as per the International System of Units (SI).

Tables, figures
Figures and tables should be prepared, numbered and attached as separate files. Legends for figures should be provided in a separate file. Figures should be saved in one of the following formats: .cdr, .tif, .jpg, .ai, .bmp or .eps.
Authors using material originating from other sources should obtain permission of authors or publishers and such source should be acknowledged.

References
The references in the body text should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited; the numbers should be given in square brackets ([ ]). The list of references at the end of the article should indicate the author’s (authors’) surnames and initials, title of the paper, abbreviated journal title (as per Index Medicus), year of publication, volume number and first and last pages (e.g. Weber AS, Haidinger G. The prevalence of atopic dermatitis in children is influenced by their parents’ education: results of two cross-sectional studies conducted in Upper Austria. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2010; 21: 1028-1035). Books should be identified using also a full title of the book, name of the publisher, place and year of publication (e.g. Korzeniewska-Rybicka I. Niesteroidowe leki przeciwzapalne w leczeniu bólów kręgosłupa. In: Bóle kręgosłupa i ich leczenie. Koszewski W (ed.). Termedia, Poznań 2010; 79-91).

Copyright transfer, conflicts of interest statement
Each paper submitted should be accompanied by a statement by all authors in which they represent that they transfer all copyright to publish and disseminate materials to Termedia Publishing House and that the paper submitted has not been published before (in full or in part) and has not been submitted for publication to any other publishing house.
A conflicts of interest statement must also be submitted. In the statement authors specify the conflict of interest, if applicable, and sources of the research funding (grant, scientific and research institution, association, other). Specimen statements are available on the journal’s website and in the editorial system. Author(s) should complete and sign the statement and then attach its scanned copy when submitting the paper.

Review process
Submitted manuscripts which comply with the above are subject to assessment by reviewers. The editors select reviewers taking into account topics presented in the article submitted. Each paper is evaluated by independent reviewers in the double-blind review process, in which authors do not know the identity of their reviewers, nor do the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Reviewers assess the work using the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. Reviewers may also provide individual comments on the article. The paper is accepted for publication after the Editor-in-Chief receives positive opinions of experts.

Limitation of liability
The Editors and the Publisher make all efforts to ensure that information published in “Lekarz POZ” is reliable and accurate. However opinions expressed in articles or advertisements are published solely on the responsibility of authors or advertisers. Therefore, the Editors and the Publisher are not liable for consequences of use of any inaccurate information.





ETHICAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
Termedia Publishing House is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
The author is obliged to prepare and send the article in accordance with the requirements set out in the journal Editor. Moreover the author is obliged to submit editorial complemented by a statement which will be included: a statement about the originality of the content of the article (work not yet published anywhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, no conflict of interest or its application, as well as the superior permission to publish an article in the journal. Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work.

AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA AND/OR WHO SHOULD BE LISTED AS A CONTRIBUTOR
Termedia Publishing House in the matter of authorship criteria and/or who should be listed as a contributor, respects standards recommended by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Detailed information about those criteria you can find in COPE Report publicationethics.org/files/2003pdf12_0.pdf.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS
Articles are selected for publication in double blind selection system and published in open access system. Reviewer shall review by the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. Reviewer is also possible to send individual comments to be published in the article content.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS
Editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles accepted for publication. Editors act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
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