»Slovenska Pedatrija« publishes medical, clinical and review articles, case reports as well as reports from professional meetings, letters to the editor and presentations of publications from the fields of paediatrics, adolescent medicine and other related fields.
Only original papers will be considered for publication (with the exception of abstracts published in the context of scientific meetings). The written consent of the publisher or of the author must be submitted when reproductions of part of a previously published work (tables, figures) are included in the article. Articles must be written in professionally and linguistically correct Slovene or English.
Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the Helsinki-Tokyo Declaration.
Manuscripts, complete with figures and tables, should be submitted (together with two additional copies) on one side of A4 white paper with left border margin 4cm and right border margin 2cm, sequentially numbered, double spaced with a maximum of 30 lines per page and font 12 pt. Articles should not exceed 10 pages in length. The text must also be sent in electronic version; as an email attachment, on CD or USB key. The file must be marked with the name of the corresponding author and the title of the article.
The title page should include the title of the article in capital letters in both Slovene and English and the authors’ names with academic titles and institutional affiliations.
The second page should contain the abstract in both Slovene and English. It should not exceed 200 words and should incorporate data from the article on background, materials and methods, results and conclusions. The abstract of a review article can be modified.
Key words (up to eight) in accordance with Medical Subject Headings (Index Medicus, NLM) should follow.
The structured text should follow. The position of all tables and figures in the text must be clearly indicated. Each table or figure must be typed on a separate sheet. Figures and tables must include the title and explanation of contents in both Slovene and English. Tables should be presented in intersecting rows and columns. Original figures should be submitted. The number of the figure, as stated in the text, and the name of the first author is to be written on the back of each figure. If a figure is produced using a computer programme it must be saved as a separate file and submitted as such. The quality of figures should be at least 300 dpi, size 9x13 cm, TIFF or JPEG (JPG) format.
Only SI units may be used in the article.
All works, which contain research carried out on human beings, must clearly state in the section “Subjects and methods” that the research was carried out in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki-Tokyo Declaration and that the subjects or their parents voluntarily gave their written, informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under the study should be omitted.
All statements in the text are to be supported by references. References should be numbered consecutively in the same order as they appear in the article. All references must be written on a separate list in the same order as quoted in the text. References should be cited in accordance with NLM in Index Medicus (Abbreviations of names of journals can be found at: http::/www.nlm.nih.gov). List the names of the first 6 authors and, if necessary, add et al.
Examples of references
Artlich A, Moller J, Tschakaloff A, Schwinger E, Kruse K, Gortner L. Teratogenic effects in a case of maternal treatment for acute myelocytic leukaemia-neonatal and infantil course. Eur J Pediatr 1994; 153: 488-91.
Part of journal article
Ponsford J, Willmott C. Impact of early intervention on outcome after mild traumatic injury in children (abstract). Pediatrics 2001; 108: 1297.
Behrman RE, KLiegman RM, Jenson HB. Textbook of pediatrics. 16th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2000.
Chapter in book
Tanner JM. Human growth standards: construction and use. In: Gedda L, Parisi P, eds. Auxology: human growth in health and disorder. 1st ed. London: Academic Press Inc, 1978: 109-21.
Journal article in supplement
Bigec M. Preventivni programi v dispanzerju za otroke. Slov Pediatr 2000; 7 Suppl 1: 23-31.
Article from collection of papers
Krevs N. Fetalna ehokardiografija. 11. Derčevi dnevi - Zbornik predavanj. Ljubljana: Pediatrična klinika 1989: 276-82.
Master’s or doctoral thesis
Uršič Bratina N. Dejavniki tveganja za razvoj ateroskleroze pri otrocih staršev, ki so zboleli z miokardnim infarktom pred 45. letom starosti (magistrsko delo). Ljubljana: Univerza v Ljubljani; 1994.
Spencer S, Mayer B, Bendall KL, Bateman ED. Validation of a guideline-based composite outcome assessment tool for asthma control. Respir Res. 2007; 8(1). Dosegljivo na: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=17376233
Monography on internet
Hewitt M, Weiner SL, Simone JV, eds. Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life. Washington: National Academy Press; 2003. Dosegljivo na: http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10767#toc/
Dosegljivo na: http://www.emedicine.com/
Journal article, author unknown
Anon. Epidemiology for primary health care. Int J Epidemiol 1976; 5: 224-5.
Gando S. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in trauma patients. N Engl J Med: 2003 (in press). Following the list of references, all authors, with academic titles and full address of affiliated institutions should be listed. The corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk(*).
Manuscripts should be sent to:
The Editorial Board of Slovenska pediatrija, Pediatrična klinika, Bohoričeva ul. 20, 1525 Ljubljana.
Manuscripts and original figures will not be returned (unless previously specified).