Checklist for authors

This checklist is designed to help you to revise your manuscript. A fee of 300 € is payable by the author(s) after acceptance of the paper.


• Please, submit two versions of your manuscript: the first with author names and affiliations, the second in anonymous form for the review process.


• Original research papers: limited to 3000 words and 20 references

• Review articles (including meta-analyses): not limited in length. Please, contact the editor before submission.

• Short communications: limited to 1500 words

• Letters to the editor


• Title: concise and specific for your study, avoid abbreviations and formulae

• Author names and affiliations: Please, indicate the author names unambiguously and present all authors` affiliation addresses (full postal address, e-mail address).

• Corresponding author: Indicate the corresponding author. The contact details include a phone number and an e-mail address.

• Abstract: The abstract may not contain more than 300 words.


• Please, insert line numbers.

• Main headings (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Disclosure of conflicts of interest, Acknowledgements, References, Appendix) are on a separate line and left justified.

• Subsection headings are in the first line of a passage. The subsection heading and the text are separated by a colon.

• Only use SI units.

• Please, define non-standard abbreviations at first use. Genus and species names must be written out in full at first mention.

• Please, write scientific Latin names in italics.


• Published literature or papers accepted for publication are cited according to Vancouver style. Citations are labelled in the text using Arabic numerals in square brackets (e.g. [1]).


• Please asure that local/national animal testing regulations were considered and that animal experiments were permitted by local/national authorities (please, mention name/s of permitting authority/authorities, number of permission). 


• Please, create tables by using Microsoft Word.

• Tables and figures are numbered on the order in which they are first referenced in the text and should appear on separate pages following the References.