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Author Guidelines

The journal Clujul Medical is published quarterly and the papers submitted for publication should include original papers on clinical or fundamental research, clinical case reports, reviews, letters to the editor, book reviews.

The articles are published after being submitted to blind peer reviewing by experts in specific fields.
Submitting a scientific paper for publication is subject to the fulfillment of the following statements:

- the paper is original and has not been published in other journals or books; please consult the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors regarding overlapping publications.
- the paper does not infringe upon any copyright or other proprietary right;
- the manuscript has been reviewed and approved by all named authors.

The statements can be found here:
Copyright Assignment Form
Declaration of Conflict of Interest.

All these statements should be included in a formal declaration signed by all the authors. The filled in, signed and scanned images of these two forms have to be uploaded at the last step of the submission process (Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files).

If your paper contains studies on human or animal subjects, you must insert in the ”Methods” section a statement mentioning the approval of the medical ethical commission of the organization in which the study was realized.

Informed consent

Please send copies of patients' consent forms in which patients or other subjects of your experiments clearly grant permission for inclusion in the study and/or the publication of photographs or other material that might identify them.

Please note that “Clujul Medical” is a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and failure to comply with their guidelines may lead to the rejection of the manuscript. 


Preparing the manuscripts

The paper should be written in a concise style, and should contain the strictly necessary number of pages, figures, tables.

For submitting a manuscript in electronic format the following conditions must be fulfilled:

- the text should be sent as a Word document (not as PDF format), in 12p Times New Roman fonts, 1.5 line spacing. Use only standard abbreviations; the full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text. In the title and the abstract the abbreviations should be avoided;

- the tables should be numbered with Roman numerals according to the order in which they are mentioned in the text;

-  the illustrations / figures should be submitted as separate files named with the corresponding number (e.g. "figure_1"). The following formats for figure files are accepted:

  • EPS for diagrams / vector images
  • TIFF for photographs and screen dumps at a resolution of 300 dpi

As the full text of the journal will be available in PubMed Central, please also refer to their detailed file specifications for images:

- the legend for figures, with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text, should be placed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript, after the References.

In case of the reproduction of previously published parts or figures, it is necessary to attach the scanned written consent of the author as well as of the publishing house where it was originally published, including the source, in the fourth stage of the paper submission process.

The names of the patients should be concealed on all illustrations; patients in all photos should have a black band over their eyes in order to prevent their identification.

Structure of the manuscript

Title page (on a distinct page) includes: only the title of the paper! Any idenfiable information should be removed, such as: authors' names, department or institution, or e-mail addresses. This information is entered separately during the submission process on the website. The authors' information should be separated from the article to ensure a blind peer review process.

Abstract (on a distinct page) precedes the text body. The abstract should be structured into the same section as the paper.

Keywords Three to five key words will be written for every paper. Please use Medical Subject Headings (the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed). A helpful tool that you may use to find the best keywords is the Mesh on Demand provided by NLM.

Original articles should have the following structure:
1. Background & Aims;
2. Methods;
3. Results,
4. Discussion
5. Conclusions.
6. Acknowledgement

References This journal adheres to International Committee of Medical Journal Editors recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals ( An exhaustive citation style guide can be also found in the NLM book Citing Medicine, 2nd edition. Please include the works cited in the paper, according to their occurrence in the text, inserted between square brackets []. Titles of medical journals should be abbreviated according to the Index Medicus. All authors will be quoted for an article.

The following format should be used for listed references:
Article in print journal: Schmitd WA, Schmitd H, Schincke B, Gromnica-Ihle E. Standard reference values for musculoskeletal ultrasonography. Ann Rheum Dis 2004;63:988-994.
Article in electronic format (online): Drayer DE, Koffler D. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 2014 Ian 5];1(1):[24 screens]. Available from:
Book: Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
Book chapter: Ptasznik R. Sonography of the shoulder. In: van Holsbeek MT, Introcaso JH (eds) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. 2nd Edition. St. Louis : Mosby Inc; 2001:463-516.

Specific recommendations

If the paper presents the results of observational studies, read the STROBE statement, if the paper reports a clinical trial read the CONSORT statement, if the paper is reporting the results of a diagnostic study, read the STARD statement, if the paper is reporting the results of a clinical case, read the CARE statement.

Sending manuscripts for publication

To submit a manuscript for publication, one author should register on our website, and follow the five steps submission process. The journal does not accept email, or CD submissions of articles anymore. The editorial office will send a confirmation e-mail to the correspondence address.

For the papers accepted for publications, and not invited by the editorial board, there is a publication fee of 100 Ron to be paid into the journal account.

Bank account details:

Bank Name: Banca Nationala Trezoreria Cluj

IBAN: RO09TREZ216502201X030558

CF (VAT No): RO 13847768

Please write “Clujul Medical article publication fee”

Trezorerie Cluj

Subscription for the printed journal

100 Ron to be paid only by bank transfer


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The paper is written in English. Only English papers are accepted in this Journal.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word format (not as PDF format). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal section of the site.
  3. The references are in Vancouver citation style, and they are numbered in the order of occurrence in text. Please consult the Uniform Requirements of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (
  4. The article doesn't contain the authors' names nor any identifiable information about them.
  5. Please make sure you have downloaded the Copyright Assignment Form and the Declaration of Conflict of Interest. In order to submit the paper all authors have to agree to theirs content, and to sign it. The scanned images have to be uploaded at the last step of the submission proces (Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files).
  6. Please make sure you enter a contact phone number of the submitting author in the ”Comments for the Editor” textbox below, to facilitate communication (This number won't be shown on the article, nor on the website).

Copyright Notice

The authors are required to transfer the copyright of the published paper to the journal. This is done by agreeing to sign the Copyright Assignment Form. Whenever the case, authors are also required to send permissions to reproduce material (such as illustrations) from the copyright holder.

 Creative Commons License
The papers published in the journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


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