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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 am authorized to represent all authors of the publication, sign decalrations and make decisions on their behalf in all aspects regading the submited materials, including but not limited to selecting the final draft, communicating with representatives of PROBLEMS of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and granting the CC-BY 4.0 license required for publication.
  • I declare that none of the authors have conflicts of interest to disclose or, if such exists, they are explicitly disclosed with a letter to the Editor on submission.
  • I certify that this study involving human subjects (if applicable) is in accordance with the Helsinky declaration of
    1975 as revised in 2000 and that it has been approved by the relevant institutional Ethical Committee.
  • I certify that this study involving animals (if applicable) followed the institutional and national guide for the care
    and use of laboratory animals .
  • 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).
  • Manuscripts are written in English, using British spelling.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • All manuscripts are single-spaced, with wide margins and numbered pages. MS Word should is used for word processing, 12-point Times New Roman font.; employment of italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses);
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Papers should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication.

Manuscripts must be written in English, using British spelling. All manuscripts should be single-spaced, with wide margins and numbered pages. MS Word should be used for word processing, 12-point Times New Roman font.

Named authors must fit the following three criteria:
1. Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
3. Final approval of the version to be published.
All people who meet the three criteria should be named as authors. Those who participate in the study but do not meet the requirements of authorship should be acknowledged as contributors.

TITLE PAGE
The title page must contain: 1) title, name and surname of the authors; 2) names of the institution(s) where the research was carried out; 3) the name and full postal address, e-mail address and telephone numbers of the corresponding author; 4) three to five key words.

ABSTRACT
The abstract should contain about 250 words and must be structured as follows: background, material and methods, results, conclusions. Review Articles should have an informative, unstructured abstract of about 250 words. Brief reports should have a short abstract of no more than 150 words.

TEXT
The text should contain introduction, material and methods, results, discussion and references. No particular format is required for review articles.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Individuals who supplied facilities, strains or reagents, or gave advice may be acknowledged. Also, supporting grants may be mentioned.

REFERENCES
References should be numbered in order of appearance in the text, in parenthesis, not superscripts, as shown bellow:
Journal articles:
Vellinga A, Cormican M, Hanahoe B, Murphy AW. Predictive value of antimicrobial susceptibility from previous urinary tract infection in the treatment of re-infection. Br J Gen Pract. 2010; 60(576):511-513.
Books:
Rosa PA, Hogan D, Margolis N. Molecular analysis of the major outer surface protein locus from a divergent Borrelia burgdorferi isolate from Europe. In: Schutzer SE. Lyme borreliosis: Molecular and immunologic aspects. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1992,95-110.

TABLES
Tables should be incorporated in the manuscript file, not as separate files, MS Word table tool, no wider than 17 cm.

FIGURES
Figures should be provided as separate files, not embedded in MS Word, PC file formats (e.g., MS Excel/PowerPoint). Image files should be submitted without text content as high-resolution (300 dpi/ppi minimum) TIFF or JPG files.

INFORMED CONSENT
Identifying details of patients should be omitted. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or
hospital numbers, should not be published unless the the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. When informed consent has been obtained it should be indicated in the published article.

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