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Gastroenterology Review/Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny
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Instructions for authors


"Gastroenterology Review/Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny" is a quarterly journal which publishes original papers and review papers in the area of gastroenterology in English. The journal will also publish information materials from the Polish national gastroenterology consultant, materials discussing the activities of the Pancreas Club, and news from the gastroenterologist community. We also accept conference reports, book reviews and letters to the editor.

"Gastroenterology Review/Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny" does not accept CASE REPORTS any longer. Case reports should be submitted as Letters to Editors (LTEs). LTEs do not include abstract nor subheadings.

Each submission is subject to review by selected experts in the subject area. The review process is fully anonymous.
Gastroenterology Review/Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny also consider high quality papers under the Fast Track Review scheme. This scheme relies on a dedicated group of top class reviewers to deliver a final decision on reviewed manuscripts within 14 days and the possibility of online publishing in next 14 days after acceptance. The authors need to indicate that they want to have their paper proceed as a fast-track review during the submission process and additionally inform the Editor about this (grazyna.rydzewska@cskmswia.pl). The scheme requires an additional fee to the standard one from authors (all together 200 Euro/900 PLN).
The Editorial Board will accept for publication only manuscripts in English submitted via the electronic Editorial System available on the journal website.

A cover letter should be included with the manuscript, containing a declaration to the effect that the manuscript has not been previously published or submitted to another journal, signed by all the authors. It should also include written approval from the head of the institution in which the study was conducted.
Original papers and review papers should not exceed 12, and case studies – 10 pages in length, including the references, figures, tables and abstracts. The text should use a font not smaller than 12 points, and should be double-spaced, with a margin of 2.5 cm on all sides (left, right, top, bottom). The pages should be numbered consecutively. Letters to the editor should not exceed 3 pages in length.
The title page should contain the title of the paper, the full names of the authors, and their full affiliations. In addition to that, it should also contain a running head. At the bottom of the page, the full name, academic degree, and address of the corresponding author should be given (including the telephone number, fax number and/or e-mail address).
The abstract should be 200-250 words in original papers, or up to 150 words in review papers and case studies. The abstract of an original paper should be adequately structured, i.e. contain the following parts: introduction, aim, materials and methods, results and conclusions. Below the abstract, no more than 5 keywords should be given in accordance with the Index Medicus (Medical Subject Reading).
The body text should be organised as follows: (1) in original papers: introduction and aim, material and methods, results, discussion and conclusions; (2) in review papers: free structure; (3) in case studies: introduction (motivation for the study), case report, discussion of the characteristic symptoms, treatment results etc.
References. References to the works cited should be placed between square brackets, e.g. [1–4, 10, 14]. Do not use automatic numbering for references. The reference section at the end of the paper should be arranged according to the sequence of citations in the body text. In original and review papers, there should be no more than 30, and in case studies – no more than 10 references. References must only contain published works. References to journal articles should give the surnames and first name initials of the first three authors, followed by “et al.” if there are more than three authors, the title of the paper, abbreviated journal title (according to Index Medicus), publication date, volume and issue number, and page numbers. Punctuation should adhere strictly to the example below:
1. Hamano H, Kawa S, Horiuchi A, et al. High serum IgG4 concentrations in patients with sclerosing pancreatitis. N Engl J Med 2001; 344: 732-8.
References to books should give the surnames and first name initials of the first three authors, followed by et al. if there are more than three authors, the title of the book, publisher, and place and year of publication; for edited volumes, the editor’s name is given after the title, followed by “ed.”, e.g.:
1. Pijls NH, De Bruyne B. Coronary pressure. Kluwer Academic Publishers, London 2000.
2. Perri P, Cavaliere F, Botti C, et al. Epidemiology of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. In: Update in Neuroendocrinology. Baldelli R, Casanueva FF, Tamburrano G (eds). Udine Centro UD 2004; 483-512.
Tables and figures Tables and figures must not be included in the body text; please only indicate where they should appear in the final printed version. Tables should each be placed on separate pages and numbered consecutively using Roman numerals. Tables should be captioned, and should be accompanied by adequate explanatory notes.
Figures and photographs should be submitted in one of the following electronic formats: *.cdr, *.tif, *.eps or *.jpg (at a resolution of 300 dpi). Figure captions should be placed on separate pages. Please do not submit figures in MS Word *.doc files.
When publishing their work, the author(s) should bear in mind the requirements of the Declaration of Helsinki (an international medical ethics act, signed in 1975, which stipulates that it is prohibited to name the patients, give their initials or hospital record numbers). The relevant ethical committee’s statement of approval for the study, along with the patients’ conscious agreement to participate, should be included in the Materials and Methods section for all papers in which the diagnostic and therapeutic actions do not follow from standard procedures. For photographs, the patient’s written permission to publish must always be obtained.
Please specify the sources of funding for the study (e.g. grants, private sponsors) in a short acknowledgement note below the Discussion section.
Authors of studies presenting results of clinical studies of drugs and medical procedures are expected to describe in detail how the study was financed, what the sponsor’s role was in the planning and execution of the study and in the analysis of the results, and what the influence was of the sponsoring institution on the contents of the paper.
Irrespective of the topic of the submission, international drug names should be used in the text.
Abbreviations used in the text should be explained at first mention (this also applies to the abstract). Other than in exceptional situations, abbreviations should not be used in the title of the submission.
The results of laboratory studies and the relevant standards and standard deviations should be expressed using SI units.
The editors shall bear no responsibility for the contents of any advertisements or announcements published.
Authors receive no payment for publishing in „Gastroenterology Review/Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny”. Offprints for authors are not produced.
Upon receiving the proofs, the first author (or one of the co-authors) should clear it for publication within 48 hours by contacting the Publisher by electronic means (or by fax). In case a clearance is not submitted within this deadline, the Publisher will assume that the authors endorse the text as is.

Review process
Submitted manuscripts which comply with instructions for authors 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.

The journal applies procedures ensuring the originality of manuscripts in accordance with the criteria of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and WAME (World Association of Medical Editors). Therefore it is also necessary to provide information on the scope of input of each author to the publication, among others who is the author of the concept of the study, assumptions, methods, study protocol, and the like, as well as on the affiliation of each of the authors. The editorial office observes the highest standards of scientific publication and the cooperation with authors is based on the transparency of information on the actual input of persons/institutions in the development of the publication. All cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship will be liable for customary penalty as an indication of scientific negligence.

ETHICAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
Termedia Publishing House is committed to 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.

Publication charges
This is to let you know that a fee of EUR 100 (450 PLN) will be charged for publication of an article in the "Gastroenterology Review/Przegląd Gastroenterologiczny". This only applies to articles which are first registered via our editorial system on or after 1 April 2013.
Payments should be made on receipt of information that an article has been accepted for publication.
An invoice will be issued after the payment has been credited to our account. Termedia Sp. z o.o. does not pay bank transfer costs.

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