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Manuscript preparation and submission

Cover letter. Submitting the manuscript, all authors must sign a cover letter stating that the authors transfer the copyright to the publisher in case the article is published. By stating so, authors guarantee that the paper is original, does not violate the copyright of other parties and has not been published or submitted to other journals. As a separate paragraph, submitting the manuscript authors must notificate potential conflicts of interest, by disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias their work. Authors should describe the role of the study sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the report for publication. If the supporting source had no such involvement, the authors should so state. Authors should indicate if they are directly or indirectly sponsored by companies, products of which are mentioned in the paper, as well as if they are related with companies producing competing products.

Manuscripts are submitted in three copies, double spaced, font Times New Roman 12, with 2.5 cm margins, together with a floppy or CD ROM. Please use Microsoft Word software, don’t use Macro and similar tools; please do not include pictures or tables into the body text. Please indicate the author’s name, file names and extensions on the disk.

All pages of the manuscript must be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page.


Structure of the manuscript

1. Title page. It must contain the title, initials and surnames of authors, their affiliations (in Lithuanian and English), name, address, e-mail and phones of author responsible for correspondence. Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Number of abbreviations should be minimal, full term must follow abbreviation after the first mentioning in the text.

2. First page. It must contain the title of the paper in Lithuanian and English (without authors names and affiliations), followed by up to 5 key words in Lithuanian and English and summary (up to 250 words, but not less than 150 words) in Lithuanian and English; it must be informative and clearly reflect the objective, material and methods, results and conclusions. Avoid abreviations in the summary.

3. The Body Text starts from the third page. It must be divided into following sections:

3.1. Introduction, providing a context or background for the study (i.e., the nature of the problem and its significance), the specific purpose or research objective.

3.2. Materials and Methods, including statistical procedures, must be presented in detail. Studies on humans must be conducted according to the principles of Helsinki declaration (1975, supplemented in 2000), animal studies – according to corresponding legislation reglamenting the use of laboratory animals.

3.3. Results. Data in the text must not repeat data presented in tables and figures.

3.4. Discussion must be related to results presented in previous section.

3.4. Conclusions must summarize shortly the results and discussion sections.

Note: structure of review articles, clinical cases and announcements can be different from described above.

4. List of references is arranged according to Vancouver system and Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals: References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses []. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus. Consult the List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus, published annually as a separate publication by the library and as a list in the January issue of Index Medicus. The list can also be obtained through the library's web site ( It is highly recommended to quote the most recent publications.

Examples of quotations:

Paper in journal: list up to six authors. If number of authors exceeds six, list the first six followd by “et al.”:

Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7.

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

Books and monographs:

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.

Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): March of Dimes Education Services; 2001.

Chapter from 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

Electronic publications:


Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of hematology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

Paper in Internet:

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12];102(6):[about 3 p.]. Available from:

Titles of papers must be presented in original language. Quotations in kirilica and other alhabets are transcribed in to Latin letters.

5. Tables must be presented on separate sheets, double spaced and numbered according their reference in the text. Each table must contain a title. Tables and figures in electronic format must be prepared using MS Word or MS Excel software.

6. Figures must be presented on separate sheets, consecutively numbered. On reverse side, indicate number of the figure, top, author(s) and title. In electronic form, figures must be submitted in *.tif arba *.bmp formats, each as separate file.

Latin terms are written in Italic. Measuring units presented in International numeric system (SI).

Peer-review. Scientific contributions are submitted for peer-review of no less than two external reviewers – active scientists, field of interest of which is close to the topic of the manuscript. Reviewers are selected by the scientific editor. Authors must edit their papers taking into account comments of reviewers or provide reasoning of disagreement. Resubmitted papers must be sent to scientific editor in electronic form.


Manuscripts are submitted to:

„Medicinos teorija ir praktika” Editorial office 
V.Grybo str. 32, LT-10318 Vilnius, Lithuania

„Medicinos teorija ir praktika”
V.Grybo str. 32

LT-10318 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel. +370 5 247 6309

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