Instructiuni autori

Purpose

The Romanian Journal of Pediatric Sleep Medicine is the official publication of the Romanian Association for Pediatric Sleep Disorders.

The Romanian Association for Pediatric Sleep Disorders aims to develop scientific, research and medical training activities in order to build and expand the knowledge of pediatric sleep disorders in Romania.

Types of manuscripts

The journal is published two times per year and papers are accepted for publication in English and Romanian language. There are several categories of material: editorial, original articles (clinical and basic research), case presentations, reviews, letters to the editor, advertisements.

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts electronically via email: journal@romaniansleepjournal.ro.

Manuscript format

The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. Do not break and hyphenate words. Use the word processor’s options only to justify or center text, bold face, italics, underline, subscripts, and superscripts.

Do not embed "graphically designed" equations or tables, but prepare these using the Word processor’s facility. Do not import the figures or tables into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the electronic text and on the manuscript.

Footnotes in text are not permitted. Italics are used for expressions of Latin origin. Abbreviations (except standard units of measurement) should be identified on first use. Introduce an abbreviation only when the same term occurs three or more times.

Pages should be numbered consecutively and organized as follows: Title, Abstract and Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figures, Graphics and Schemes (with captions).

Title

The title page should include: (1) – title of the article, short and descriptive; (2) – first name and last name of each author; (3) – names of departments and institutions with which authors are associated; (4) – postal address, phone/fax numbers, and e-mail of the corresponding author. Ensure that phone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail and the complete postal address.

Abstract and Keywords

A concise abstract of less than 250 words is required. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, the main results and major conclusions. The abstract is presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.

At the end of the abstract provide a maximum of 6 keywords. Abbreviations should not be used in the abstract.

Main text

The manuscript should be written clearly and concisely. The author is responsible for providing the correct nomenclature, which must be consistent and unambiguous. The text should be arranged in the following order: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions.

Each section should be clearly marked by a separate, numbered heading and may be numbered down to the third order. The introduction should be a brief overview of the topic. The body of the text should describe the topic in an orderly manner, using subheadings to divide the various sections. A few summary paragraphs should conclude the paper.

Be sure to display line number (1, 2 , 3, and so forth) in the left margin of the manuscript.

Acknowledgments

Place acknowledgments, including information on grants received, before the references, in a separate section, and not as a footnote on the title page.

References

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that the item has been accepted for publication. References (indicated by numbers in square brackets) should be cited in consecutive order of their appearance in the text. The complete references must be reproduced at the end of the manuscript.

List names of all the authors. References should be typed in the following style:

For journals: Author’s name. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number (issue number), pages.

For books: author’s name (Year of publication), Title of book. Editor, pages.

Tables, Figures and Schemes

Tables, Figures and Schemes are to be typed in this order, on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Ensure that each illustration or table has a caption attached, which should comprise a brief title and a description. Keep text in the illustrations to a minimum, but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Tables should be on separate sheets, one table per sheet, and should bear a short descriptive title. Number tables consecutively, in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules and shading. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Figures and Schemes should be cited and consecutively numbered with Arabic numerals, according to their order of appearance in the main text. Mark the appropriate position of a figure/scheme in the text. Graphics and schemes are suitable for mention as figures. Ensure that high-resolution graphics files are provided, even if the graphic appears as part of your normal word-processed text file.

Peer-reviewed

The following types of contribution to the journals are peer-reviewed: Articles, Technical Reports, Analysis, Reviews and Insight articles. All forms of published correction may also be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors.

Other contributed articles are not usually peer-reviewed. Nevertheless, articles published in these sections, particularly if they present technical information, may be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors.

For any general questions and comments about the peer-review process, the journal or its editorial policies that are not addressed here, we encourage reviewers to contact us.

Questions about a specific manuscript should be directed to the editor who is handling the manuscript.

Proofs

Unless indicated otherwise, proofs are sent to the corresponding author and should be returned with the least possible delay. Alterations other than the correction of printer’s errors are charged to the author.

Copyright

In case the paper is accepted for publication, copyright will be transferred to the Romanian Journal of Pediatric Sleep Medicine. Authors must agree to undertake all responsibility for the scientific content and originality of the paper; the Romanian Journal of Pediatric Sleep Medicine will take no responsibility whatsoever in this respect. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce illustrations, tables, etc. from other publications.

Conflicts of interest

Authors must state all possible conflicts of interest in the manuscript, including financial, consulting, institutional and other relationships that might lead to bias or a conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, this should also be explicitly stated as none declared. All sources of funding should be acknowledged in the manuscript. All relevant conflicts of interest and sources of funding should be included in the “Acknowledgements” section in the manuscript.

Summary:

  • send the material in electronic format in both Romanian and English
  • use 1.5 line spacing for the entire text
  • attach an abstract of less than 250 words at the beginning of the paper
  • include a statement of agreement by all authors as to the content of the paper
  • include a commercial interest and financial disclosure statement
  • fulfill the manuscript preparation and submission requirements
  • papers that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted for publication

Disclaimer

The papers contained in each issue of the journal have been prepared and written by named authors and the views and opinions expressed do not reflect the official position of the Publisher, the Romanian Association for Pediatric Sleep Disorder and the Editors or institutions the authors are affiliated to.

Accordingly the Publisher, the Romanian Association for Pediatric Sleep Disorder and the Editors are not responsible for the accuracy or otherwise of any papers and shall have no liability for any claims, damages or losses however arising from the contents of any papers or any use to which they may be put by any person. The fact that products and services are being advertised in this journal does not constitute any endorsement by the Publisher, the Romanian Association for Pediatric Sleep Disorder and the Editors, of the quality or value of such products or of the claims made by their manufacturer thereof.

Translation to and correction in English supervised by authorized translator, Florina Dulgheru


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