Serbian Cardionephrology Association

Instructions to Authors - KARNEF 2019

Dear colleagues, below you can find instructions for preparation of papers for the KARNEF 2019 meeting. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Scientific Committee.

All material is assumed to be submitted exclusively unless otherwise stated, and must not have been published previously. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. This participation must include: (a) Conception of design, or analysis and interpretation of data, or both; (b) Drafting the article of revising it for critically important intellectual content; (c) Final approval of the version to be published. (See British Medical Journal 1985;291: 722-723).

Manuscripts are to be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc).

The order of the text should be as follows:

(1) Title page listing:

  • Title of the paper,
  • Thematic unit and its number,
  • Author and coauthor details (full name, affiliation).

Leading author should be underlined and his/her address, telephone, fax, and email contact should be specified.

(2) Provide on a separate page an abstract of approx. 250 words in English and Serbian* (*-for Serbian-speaking authors only). It should consist of four paragraphs labeled:

  • Background;
  • Methods;
  • Results;
  • Conclusions.

They should briefly describe, respectively, the problems being addressed in this study, how the study was performed, the salient results and what the authors conclude from the results.

(3) Keywords: not more than 6, characterizing the scope of the paper, the principal materials and main subject of work.

(4) On a new page: Introduction, Subjects and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References (see below), Tables (see below), Legends to figures and Figures (see below). All pages should be numbered consecutively commencing with the title page. Main headings (Introductions; Subjects and Methods, etc.) should be placed on separate lines. Any statistical method must be detailed in the Subjects and Methods section, and any not in common use should be described fully or supported by references.

Tables must be typed on separate pages and should follow the reference list. All tables must be numbered consecutively and each must have a brief heading describing its contents. Tables must be referred to in the main text. All tables must be simple and not duplicate information given in the text. Figures Figures should be supplied either embedded to the manuscript document or as .tif files. Resolution requirements: 1200 d.p.i. for line drawings and 300 d.p.i. for colour and half-tone artwork. If supplied as .tif image, a file should be named by the figure number and its title. 
Example: Figure_3 24_hour_blood_pressure_distribution.tif

Wherever possible figures should fit within the column width of 80 mm.

Authors should not use abbreviations in headings and figure legends should be comprehensive without extensive repetition of the Subjects and Methods section. Authors are advised to refrain from excessive use of uncommon abbreviations, particularly to describe groups of patients or experimental animals.

Scientific Measurements
All scientific measurements must be given in SI units.

The references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. At the end of the article the full list of references should give the name and initials of all authors unless there are more than six, when only the first three should be given followed by et al. The authors names should be followed by the title of the article, the title of the Journal abbreviated according to the style of Index Medicus, the year of publication, the volume number ant the first and last page numbers.

1. Wing AJ, Broyer M, Brunner FP et al. Combined report on regular dialysis and transplantation in Europe. Proc Eur Dial Transplant Assoc 1983; 20: 5-78.

2. Roberts NK. The cardiac conducting system and the His bundle electrogram. Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1981: 49-56.

3. Rycroft RJG, Calnan CD. Facial rashes among visual display unit (VDU) operations. In: Pearce BG (ed), Health hazards of VDUs. Willey, London, 1984: 13-15. References should be limited to those relating directly to the content of the paper.

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