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Author guidelines

  1. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the PMR online submission system.
  2. Manuscripts submitted to PMR will go through a double-blind peer-review process.
  3. Typically, the acceptance of manuscripts by PMR journal takes anywhere between three to six months (peer review and production processes).
  4. Authors are asked to provide a cover letter:
    • Please introduce your work to the Editor and explain why the manuscript will be of interest to PMR’s readers.
    • Assure the Editor that the manuscript is original and there are no conflicts of interest that would affect the decision to publish your manuscript.
    • Inform the Editor that the manuscript was checked and certified by an editing and proofreading service (if any).
  5. The manuscript should fall within the scope of PMR, and the motivation and relevance of the research must be clearly emphasized in the introduction section.
  6. Authors are asked to write the text in good English. 
  7. Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors should consider using an editing and proofreading service.
  8. The submission may be rejected if written in poor English or not written according to the Instructions for Authors.
  9. The length of the manuscript should be appropriate for sufficient interest for the space required.
  10. The manuscript should be strictly in accordance with the prescribed format of PMR.
  11. The manuscript text should be divided into the following sections:
  • Introduction
    • Provide a brief context to the readers.
    • Address the problem.
    • Identify existing solutions in publications and their limitations.
    • Inform what is hoped to be achieved by your research — relevance and novelty (originality) of the contents of the manuscript should be emphasized.
  • Methods (experimental, case study, etc.)
    • Describe how the problem was studied.
    • Include detailed information on methods used (provide sufficient detail to allow your work to be reproduced).
    • Refer to previously published solutions, but do not describe them in detail.
  • Results
    • The presentation of results should be clear and easy to understand.
    • Highlight the main findings.
    • Emphasize unexpected findings. 
    • Visualize the results (include illustrations and figures).
  • Discussion (this section can be combined with Results if needed)
    • Analyse what the results mean.
    • Make the discussion correspond to the results.
    • Compare results published by others with your own.
  • Conclusions
    • Enumerate only the main findings (not experimental observations) of the study after presenting and discussing the observations.
    • State precisely and clearly what you have achieved after carrying out your study  against the background of the set goal.
    • Mention envisaged future research on the topic.
  • References
    • Include no more than 30 references (preferably about 20).
      • All publications listed as references must be reasonably available to the public (Scopus, Web of Science, etc.). Unavailable publications should not be cited.
      • The references should not represent a list of publications read by the author but should be carefully selected.
      • The references cited should clearly support the statements which are attributed to them and should have a meaningful purpose.
      • The references should be recorded only from the original publications and not from a previously published reference list.
    • Avoid excessive self-citations (preferably no more than two self-citations).
    • Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region (especially from your own university and your own country).
    • Avoid citations of publications in languages other than English.