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Acta medica Lituanica
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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Ethical Policy for Authors

Authors should observe high standards concerning Ethical policy for authors of the journal as set out by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with by the COPE guidelines.

Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed (an objective account of its significance). Details and references must be sufficient enough to permit others to replicate the work. Research results should be interpreted correctly to avoid damage to the trust in the journal.

Authors are responsible for assuring that data, results, quotes, citations, images and/or other materials in the manuscript are not fabricated or manipulated and cited accordingly. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given.

The journal publishes only original works which have neither been published elsewhere nor are under review elsewhere. Authors are asked to provide information on the re-use of the material. Unethical publishing behaviour is constituted if a single study is split up into several parts to increase the number of submissions.

The journal uses Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate to check for duplication and attribution in submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts that are found to have been used in other works without proper acknowledgement will occur immediate rejection.

All researchers, listed in the list of the authors, should have made a significant impact in preparing the manuscript and share collective responsibility and accountability for the results. All, who have made a significant contribution, must be included in the list of the authors. After acceptance of a manuscript changes of authorship or order of the authors is not possible.

Any financial or another impactful conflict of interests which could influence the results or their interpretation should be disclosed. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the paper in question. It includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected work.

Papers are submitted in electronic format only; please submit 3 documents:

1. Author(s)
Authors’ names
ORCID ID (recommended)
Academic affiliations
Email addresses of all authors and indicate corresponding author
Postal address

2. Abstract
Title of the paper;
Structured abstract in English (containing Background, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions);
Keywords in English (up to 5), for indexing purposes;
Abstract in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will provide a translation of the abstract);
Keywords in Lithuanian (if possible, otherwise the editors will translate the keywords for you).

3. Manuscript
Title
Main body of the paper.
References (with doi links where available)

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