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Editorial board of Respiratio asks the authors to abide by instructions when preparing and submitting an article:

Two copies of manuscript should be sent along with literature references. In article text, references are marked by Arabic numerals in square brackets following the order of citation. Behind this numbers in list of references are the names of authors followed by full article title and journal title abbreviation. Journal titles are abbreviated according to Index Medicus. Vancouver rules of citation and referencing should be applied and Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals followed (available at

Journal article

(1) Standard journal article (in case of six authors or less, all authors are stated; in case of seven authors or more, only six are stated with an addition of et al.)

You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980 Aug; 79 (2): 311-4.

Journal volume can be omitted if continuous pagination is used:

You CH, Lee KY, Chey RY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980; 79: 311-4.

Goate AM, Haynes AR, Owen MJ, Farrall M, James LA, Lai LY, et al. Predisposing locus for Alzheimer's disease on chromosome 21. Lancet 1989; 1: 352-5.

(2) Organization as author

The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-Marrow Transplantation Team. Failure of syngeneic bone-marrow graft without preconditioning in post hepatitis marrow aplasia. Lancet 1977; 2: 742-4.

(3) Author not stated

Coffee drinking and cancer of the pancreas [editorial]. Br Med J 1981; 283: 628.

(4) Article in foreign language (not english)

Massone L, Borghi S, Pestarino A, Piccini R, Gambini C. Localisations palmaires purpuriques de la dermatite herpetiforme. Ann Dermatol Venereol 1987; 114: 1545-7.

(5) Supplement to journal volume

Magni F, Rossoni G, Berti F. BN-52021 protects guinea pig from heart anaphylaxis. Pharmacol Res Commun 1988; 20 Suppl 5: 75-8.

(6) Supplement to journal number (issue)

Gardos G, Cole JO, Haskell D, Marby D, Paine SS, Moore P. The natural history of tardive dyskinesia. J Clin Psychopharmacol 1988; 8 (4 Suppl): 31S-37S.

(7) Journal volume in parts

Hanly C. Metaphysics and innateness: a psycho-analytic perspective. Int J Psychoanal 1988; 69 (Pt 3): 389-99.

(8) Journal number (issue) in parts

Edwards L, Meyskens F, Levine N. Effect of oral isotretinoin on dysplastic nevi. J Am Acad Dermatol 1989; 20 (2 Pt 1): 257-60.

(9) Journal number (issue) without volume

Baumeister AA. Origins and control of stereotyped movements. Monogr Am Assoc Ment Defic 1978; (3):

(10) Journal without number (issue) and volume

Danoek K. Skiing in and through the history of medicine. Nord Medicinhist Arsb 1982: 86-100.

(11) Roman number pagination

Ronne Y. Ansvarsfall. Blodtransfusion till fel patient. Vardfacket 1989; 13: XVI-XXVII.

(12) Citing type of article, as needed

Spargo PM, Manners JM. DDAVP and open heart surgery [letter]. Anaesthesia 1989; 44: 363-4.

Fuhrman SA, Joiner KA. Binding of the third component of complement C3 by Toxoplasma gondii [abstract]. Clin Res 1987; 35: 475A.

(13) Article with a retraction of another article

Shishido A. Retraction notice: Effect of platinum compounds on murine lymphocyte mitogenesis ŠRetraction of Alsabti EA, Ghalib ON, Salem MH. In: Jpn J Med Sci Biol 1979; 32: 53-65]. Jpn J Med Sci Biol 1980; 33: 235-7.

(14) Retracted article  

Alsabti EA, Ghalib ON, Salem MH. Effect of platinum compounds on murine lymphocyte mitogenesis [Retracted by Shishido A. In: Jpn J Med Sci Biol 1980; 33:235-7]. Jpn J Med Sci Biol 1979; 32: 53-65.

(15) Article with a comment to another article  

Piccoli A, Bossatti A. Early steroid therapy in IgA neuropathy: still an open question [comment]. Nephron 1989; 51:289-91. Comment on: Nephron 1988; 48: 12-7.

(16) Commented article

Kobayashi Y, Fujii K, Hiki Y, Tateno S, Kurokawa A, Kamiyama M. Steroid therapy in IgA neuropathy: a retrospective study in heavy proteinuric cases [see comments]. Nephron 1988;48:12-7. Comment in: Nephron 1989; 51: 289-91.

(17) Article with a published erratum  

Schofield A. The CAGE questionnaire and psychological health [published erratum appears in Br J Addict 1989; 84: 701]. Br J Addict 1988; 83: 761-4.


Books and other monographs 

(18) Individual auhor (s)  

Colson JH, Armour WJ. Sports injuries and their tratment. 2nd rev ed. London: S Paul, 1986.

(19) Editor as an author r

Diener HC, Wilkinson M, editors. Drug-induced headache. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1988.

(20) Organization as an author and publisher  

Virginia Law Foundation. The medical and legal implications of AIDS. Charlottesville: The Foundation, 1987.

(21) Book chapter  

Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathologic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, editors. Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1974: 457-72.

(22) Congress proceedings

Vivian VL, editor. Child abuse and neglect: a medical community response. Proceedings of the First AMA National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect; 1984 Mar 30-31; Chicago. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1985.

(23) Single congress proceeding

Harley NH. Comparing radon daughter dosimetric and risk models. In: Gammage RB, Kaye SV, editors. Indoor air and human health. Proceedings of the Seventh Life Sciences Symposium; 1984 Oct 29-31; Knoxville (TN). Chelsea (MI): Lewis, 1985: 69-78.

(24) Scientific and technical report  

Akutsu T. Total heart replacement device. Bethesda (MD): National Institute of Health, National Heart and Lung Institute; 1974 Apr Report No.: NIH-NHLI-69-2185-4.

(25) Dissertation

Youssef NM. School adjustment of children with congenital heart disease [dissertation]. Pittsburgh (PA): Univ of Pittsburgh, 1988.

(26) Patent

Harred JF, Knight AR, McIntyre JS, inventors. Dow Chemical Company, assignee. Epoxidation process. US patent 3, 654, 317. 1972 Apr 4.


Other published material

(27) Article published in daily newspaper

Rensberger B, Specter B. CFCs may be destroyed by natural process. The Washington Post 1989 Aug 7; Sect A:2 (col 5).

(28) Audiovisual material

AIDS epidemic: the physician's role [videorecording]. Cleveland (OH): Acade­my of Medicine of Cleveland, 1987.

(29) Computer document

Renal system [computer program]. MS-DOS version. Edwardsville (KS): Medi-Sim, 1988.

(30) Legal documents

Toxic Substances Control Act: Hearing on S.776 Before the Subcomm. on the Environment of the Senate Comm. on Commerce, 94th Cong, 1st Sess 343 (1975).

(31) Geographical map  

Scotland [topographic map]. Washington: National Geographic Society (US), 1981.

(32) Holy bible

Ruth 3:1-18. The Holy Bible. Authorised King James version. New York: Oxford Univ Press, 1972.

(33) Dictionary and similar

Ectasia. Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary. 27th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1988: 527.

(34) Literary classics

The Winter's Tale: act 5, scene 1, lines 13-16. The complete works of William Shakespeare. London: Rex, 1973.


Unpublished material  

(35) In press

Lillywhite HB, Donald JA. Pulmonary blood flow regulation in an aquatic snake. Science. In press.


3. Articles should be printed by laser printer, with double spacing and 2.5 cm wide margin on the left side and 2cm wide margin on the right side. Text should be sent on CD or directly to an e-mail address.

Drawings and pictures should be made in one of graphics programmes on PC compatible computer and recorded in one of usual formats (.cdr, .jpg) and printed out by laser printer or drawn on paper. On the backing, number of the picture and article title should be written. 

Place for the picture or the table in the article should be clearly stated. In that place, legend for the picture or table should be implemented.

Originals of pictures (photographs, slides, x-ray, CT and MRI, etc.) should be sent along with article. Labeling of pictures is not recommended. Tables should be written or printed out on a separate paper. Tables should be cited in the text.

4. On the first page of the text, below Title of the article authors names without titles should be written in Serbian and in English language. Below author names their affiliation should be stated with appropriate labels in superscript using following: *, †, ‡, §, ||, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡. Name, address and telephone number of contact author should be written in the bottom of page.

Next two pages of text represent Summary in Serbian and in English language, with maximum 250 words. In the top of those two pages, full name of an article is written both in Serbian and in English language without the names of authors and their affiliations. Summaries that are not translated or are incorrectly translated, Editorial board will forward the article to a lector and/or translator.

Contents of articles should be organized as following: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References. Author has the right to suggest other subheadings in the text. International non-proprietary names of drugs (INNs) should be written in lowercase and phonetically.  Brand names are written in capital letters (we recommend avoiding brand names). SI units of measurement should be used.  

5. Editorial board hold the right to make linguistic and stylistic corrections

6. Review, scientific and  professional   articles should not be longer than 12 pages and case reports should not be longer than 6 pages.

7. All authors should sign the consent for publishing article which should be sent along with an article

8. Articles go to peer review process of at least two reviewers assigned by Editorial board. Editorial board will return the article to the author in case reviewers demand for certain corrections with an attached anonymous reviewer comments.

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