The Ceska radiologie - Czech Radiology journal is a peer-reviewed periodical publishing original articles from diagnostic imaging, articles for continuing medical education (CME), reviews of topical issues from the field of radiology and diagnostic imaging, results of clinical studies, case reports, reports from congresses and meetings of scientific societies (Radiological Society of the Czech Medical Association of Jan Evangelista Purkyne (CzMA JEP), Czech Society oflnterventional Radiology of CzMA JEP, Czech Neuroradiologie Society of CzMA JEP). The journal reports on new books, includes commentaries on interesting articles, discussions, biographies (anniversaries) of outstanding personalities, personal communications, and letters to the editor. The articles maybe published in Czech, Slovak or English.
Printed articles are a property of the Journal. Reprints of the articles or the parts thereof, tables or figures can be allowed only by agreement of the Editor with the indication of the source.
A hard copy of the manuscript and its identical electronic version on a CD should be sent by registered post to:
doc. MUDr. Jiri Ferda, Ph.D.
Radiodiagnosticka klinika LF UK a FN Plzen
Alej Svobody 80
304 60 Plzen
Receipt of submitted manuscript and approval for publishing will be confirmed.
Manuscripts should be written in MS Word (doc, possibly rtf) preferentially. The final version of the manuscript should be printed in one copy, one page per sheet, with double spacing between lines (i.e. 30 lines per page) and with a 12 point font size. The Enter key should only be used at the end of the paragraph! Each page should be numbered with Arabic numerals at the footer. The manuscript must contain the following parts, each of which shall commence on a separate sheet:
The manuscript should include a CD with an identical version of the text and the illustrations in electronic format.
3.1. Title page
The title page of the basic article types should contain:
3.2. Structured abstract and keywords
Structured abstract not exceeding 1 page (maximum 250 words) shall include, in the following order:
Key words in a number of 3-5, in alphabetical order, should be inserted below the text of the Abstract (in terms according to the Medical Subject Heading List at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html
3.3. Text and length of publication
Style common in journals of biomedicine is recommended. Original articles should be structured in the following order:
The length of the manuscript shall be given by paper type:
As a matter of principle, all abbreviations must always be defined within the brackets where first used in the text (except the most common abbreviations, such as CT or US). In abstracts, titles, and captions to illustrations, abbreviations should be used very cautiously.
The names of instruments and drugs should be accompanied with the names and locations of manufacturers stated within the brackets. If possible, in addition to trade names of the preparations, generic names should always be included, too.
Used statistical procedures should be described in detail for readers to be able to clearly identify method of result processing. You can discuss the applied methods, the experimental design or, where applicable, randomisation. Uncommon statistical abbreviations and symbols should be explained.
Each table should be double-spaced and on a separate sheet. The tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. The captions to the tables should be listed on a separate sheet. Explanatory notes should be included as footnotes and the abbreviations used should be explained.
3.6. Graphs and figures, including photographs
Illustrations shall not include personal data, numbers of medical records, or numbers of medical examinations. No identification of the human subjects in the pictures is allowed. The editor requires the image files be supplied on CDs in JPG, TIF, BMP or CDR (Corel Draw) format. Please do not insert figures and graphs in the environment of a word processor (MS Word)! Each diagram or figure should be saved on a CD as a separate file and named based on its order in the text, e.g. FIGURE 1B.JPG. Minimum resolution of the image files shall be 300 dpi (dots per inch), with colour format RGB or CMYK. For image files in JPG format, low or no compression ("high quality") is recommended. Image files should not be supplied in MS PowerPoint format!
In accordance with the Vancouver Declaration, the list of references should include all authors up to a total number of five authors; if there are more than five authors, list the first three followed by et al. (surname and the first letter of the first name/names). The list of references should be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet and numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text (not in the alphabetical order).
Journal article references should be written in the following order: name, title, year, volume (number, where applicable), first and last page numbers of paper.
Book references: author, title, edition, place of issue, name of publisher, year of publishing; if the book has several authors, the main author may be stated followed by etal.
Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals in round brackets (), not by author′s name only.
Park MS, Kim TK, Kim KW, et al. Differentiation of extrahepatic bile duct cholangiocarcinoma from benign stricture: findings at MRCT versus ERCP Radiology 2004; 233(1): 234-240.
Sevcik P, et al. Intenzivni medicina. Praha: Galen 2000; 156-201.
Send one hardcopy of the completed manuscript, along with a CD in a suitable and firm envelope by registered mail to the above address.
For each manuscript enclose an accompanying letter containing: