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Guide for Authors

Manuscripts submitted to the Moldovan Medical Journal should conform to the Recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work in medical journals set out by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

The authors are kindly requested to visit our web site https://moldmedjournal.md/ and strictly follow the directions of the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

The Manuscript should be accompanied by a Manuscript submission form and has to be sent electronically to editor@moldmedjournal.md by the corresponding author.

Organization of manuscript
The manuscripts should be written in English.
The manuscripts should be sent as a Microsoft Word document, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font and 1.5-spaced, with 2.0 cm margins, page size A4.
Manuscript must contain the following components in the order stated:

1. The Title page should include the following information:

  •    Article title (concise and informative);
  •    Authors information: full names, academic titles, the ORCID IDs and the affiliation (the full name of department, institution, city and country);
  •    Corresponding author’s contact details(including email address, telephone number);
  •    Authors’ contributions(see Authorship criteria);
  •    Acknowledgements and funding: grants, equipment, and/or other support that facilitated conduct of the work described in the article;
  •    Conflict of interest statement:the corresponding author should provide the statement that summarize all aspects of any conflicts of interest included in the ICMJE disclosure forms signed by all authors. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as „none declared”.
  • (The title page must be separated from the main text of the article to ensure a blind peer review process)

2. The Abstract should state the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study (maximum 250 words). The abstract of original article should have 4 parts: Background, Material and methods, Results, Conclusions. The abstract of review article should have 2 parts: Background and Conclusions. The abstract should end with 3 to 6 key words.

3. Main text of the article. The original research article(presents new and original scientific findings, explains research methodology and provides data) has to be less than 16 pages long and should have the following structure: Introduction, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions and be followed by not more than 40 references. The review article (provides an overview of a field or subject, synthesizes previous research) must not exceed 25 pages and contain no more than 100 references.

4. Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, and be cited in text. Tables and figures can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end.Tables must be provided as editable text and not as images. A short descriptive title should be provided above the table. Legends, notes, and any abbreviations used in the table should be explained below the table in a footnote. Figures’ quality should assure the visibility of details. The following file formats are accepted: “.jpeg”, “.tiff”, “.ppt”, “.pptx”, with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. If colored figures are to be placed, the author must pay an additional fee of €100 per page (1-8 figures on a page). Written permission from the copyright owners must be obtained to reproduce the figure or other material published before, and the original source should be cited in the figure caption or table footnote.

5. The References  must comply with the general format outlined in the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals, chapter IV.A.g. (https://www.icmje.org/recommendations/). Example formats are listed below.
The references are to be listed at the end of the manuscript in order of their appearance in the text. In-text reference citations should be numbered consecutively, identified by Arabic numerals in square brackets [ ].
The references in the Cyrillic script should be transliterated into Latin script using the American Library Association and Library of Congress Romanization Tables as follows:
А=А, Б=В, В=V, Г=G, Д=D, Е=Е, Ё=Е, Ж=ZH, З=Z, И=I, Й=I, К=К, Л=L, М=М, Н=N, О=O, П=P, Р=R, C=S, Т=Т, У=U, Ф=F, Х=KH, Ц=TS, Ч=CH, Ш=SH, Щ=SHCH, Ъ=ʺ, Ы=Y, Ь=ʹ, Э=Е, Ю=IU, Я=IA.
Non-English titles must be followed by the English translation in square brackets.
All electronic references should include active and available URLs and the access date.
The list of references should contain more than 50% sources available in Scopus or WoS, more than 80% with DOI included and not more than 30% of monographs or conference abstracts.

Journal article:
Kiseleva EV, Nefedʹev FS, Zakharenko AA, Zaraiskii MI. Sovremennye podkhody k rannei diagnostike kolorektalʹnogo raka [Modern approaches to early diagnosis of colorectal cancer]. Vestnik Khirurgii. 2022;181(5):83-88. Russian. doi: 10.24884/0042-4625-2022-181-5-83-88.
Lisii L, Pavlovschi E. Biochimie medicală [Medical biochemistry]. 3rd ed. Chisinau: Medicina; 2019. 816 p. Romanian.
Chapter in a book:
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Online reference:
World Health Organization. Use of non-sugar sweeteners: WHO guideline [Internet]. Geneva: WHO; 2023 [cited 2022 Oct 15]. Available from: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240073616

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