Publication types

The journal publishes the following types of the manuscripts.

Research Article

This is the most ’classical’ format of a scientific publication. It requires a clearly stated research problem, transparent description of the methods used to address it, presentation of the data and analysis results, discussion and conclusions sections. Research articles are always sent to external reviewers (peer scientists with the competence in the related areas).

Opinion

This is usually a short (1–2 pages) essay raising a question or presenting a view on a particular problem within the scope of the journal. It is expected that the Opinion could be of interest to a wide circle of the journal audience. An Opinion manuscript if often initiated by the editorial team approaching an expert with a request to express their view or comment on a particular subject.

Opinions are reviewed by a journal editor, who has also the final decision power on whether to accept or reject the submission.

Case Report

Case Report is a professional narrative on an early finding or experience when the available data does not allow to develop it into a full-scale Research Article. Examples of case report could be first feedback on implementation of an innovative safety measure or identification of a potential risk factor that has not previously been considered.

A Case Report is reviewed and the final decision is taken by a journal editor. We recommend initiating a discussion with someone from the editorial team prior to submission of a Case Report manuscript.