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Instructiuni autori

Instructions for the authors

The materials sent for publication in the PNEUMOLOGIA journal will be included in one of the sections (original papers, general reviews, clinical cases, Pediatric pneumologi problems, Letters to the Editor, etc). The topic can be: pneumology, tuberculosis, thoracic surgery, oncology, alergology, pediatric pneumology, intensive care, rehabilitation, bacteriology, pathophysiology, cellular or molecular biology, thoracic imaging.

About the author contribution to the article

All persons named as authors must have a significant contribution to the elaboration and writing of the article. They are also directly responsible for the article content. Contribution means: participation to the conception, study design, data collection, analysis and interpretation; participation to paper writing or reviewing; the endorsement of publishing the final version. A person must accomplish all three conditions in order to be the author of an article. Participation in order to obtain the funds needed to perform a study, the main idea of the study or the overall survey of the study doesn't entail the title of author. The persons who participated in the elaboration of the paper but do not accomplish all of the above criteria is recommended to be mentioned in the Acknoledgements section.(Thanks).

Please describe below, in attashed file, how each author participated in the work you were submitting. Contextually, Pneumologia reserves the right to make this information available to the public.


The manuscripts will be accompanied by a COVER LETTER, containing the following information:

- Title

- Authors: first name and name, aphilliation, e-mail address of all authors

- A complete declaration, adressed to the editor, mentioning whether or not the manuscript had been sent earlier to other publications, or any reports that can be considered duplicate publications of a similar or identical manuscripts. It is mandatory to specify the bibliografic references and to include them in the new article. The work will be accompanied by copies of the material indicated as bibliografy, to help the editor decide how to interpret the problem.

- A brief declaration concerning the financial implication or other relations that can generate conflicts of interest, if the information is not mentioned in the manuscript or in the authors coordinates. The conflict of interests declaration is found on the reviews site, from where it can be copied, filled in and attached to the letter of introduction.

- A declaration that confirms that the manuscript was read and approved by all the authors and that all authors rights demands have been met.

- The contact details (e-mail, phone number, postal address, fax) of the author that will be contactable by the editorial board for revising and aprooving the final form of the manuscript.


Technical details

All materials will be sent in an electronic format. The text will be written as a Word document, with size 12, space 2 between lines. The pages will be numbered. All abreviations will be explained at the first appearance in the text.

Tables will be written on separate pages; they will be numbered, and the number of the table will be quoted in the text. Tables must have a title. The format of the table must be simple. Abreviations will be explained under the table.

Figures will be sent as separate documents, smaller than 1 MB. Figures will be numbered and quoted in the text, and will have a legend. Images will have a 300 dpi resolution, in jpeg, gif or tiff format.


Structure of the material

Articles sent for publication must contain:

Title page, with the following information:
- article title

- name of the authors

- institutes and departaments to which the authors belong

- the author responsable for corespondance: name, postal address, phone number, e-mail, fax

- financial source (if necesary).


The abstract in Romanian is about 250 words and must reflect the content of the article as well as possible. For original works, the abstract must include the most relevant results and the main conclusions. The abstract is mandatory for general reviews as well. In the end, a maximum of 6 key words can be written.
The abstract in English will be accompanied by the title in English and the key words. Because this is indexed in an electronic abstracts data base (PubMed), it will have to be carefully written, reflecting the content and relevance of the article, but also being ortografically and lingvistically correct.

Text structure

The article text will have a structure adapted to the material type.
Original papers must include: an introduction, objectives, materials and method (refering to the selection of participants, inclusion and exclusion criteria, technical information, statistical method used for the calculation of the data), results, discussions and conclusions.

Clinical cases must contain an introduction, the presentation of the case, discussions.

Letters to the editor can be Correspondence (containing comments to a previously published article or to a topic of controversy) or Research letters (short report of a clinical observation or partial data of a study, previously unpublished). Text should not exceed 500 words, can contain one image or table and no more than 5 references.

The size of the texts (including the references) will not exceed: 15 pages for a general review, 12 pages for an original research, 6 pages for a case presentation, 500 words for letters to the editor.

References will be numbered in order of appearance in the text and will be quoted in the text. References are written as follows:

- Entire books: Authors/editors, with last name and first name initial (without a period). Title, Edition (if applicable). Place of publication: Publishing house. Year of appearance.

Example: Iagaru N. Pediatric Reumatology. Bucharest: Amaltea Medical Publishing house, 2003.

- Chapters of the book, signed by distinct authors: Author of the chapter, with last name, initial of the first name (without period); The chapter title; the word "In:" followed by the authors or editors of the volume. Then the Title of the volume with italic characters, the Edition (if applicable); Place of publishing: Publishing house, Year of appearance, followed by two points; pages containing the chapter.

Example: Bolosiu HD, Man L, Rednic S. The effect of methylprednisolone pulse therapy in polymyositis/dermatomyositis. In: Mallia C, Uitto J Current Issues in Rheumatology and Dermatology. New York: Kulver Academic and Plenum Press, 1999:349-358

- Articles: Authors, with last name and the initial of the first name, without period (only the first three, followed by "etc", in case there are more than four). The article title. The title of the review in international abbreviation, in italics. The year, followed by a period and coma. Volume, followed by two periods: Pages containing the article.

Note: If the quoted article is published in the abstract (ex. magazine, abstract volume of some scientific manifestations), the indication of the source will be preceded by "Rez in:" or "Abstr in:"

Example: Lems WF, Ader HJ, Lodder MC etc. Reproductibility of bone mineral density measurements in daily practice. Ann Rheum Dis 2004;63:285-289.

Submitting the article

Articles will be send by e-mail to, as attatched files. The cover letter addressed to the editorial staff, signed by the authors, will be sent as scanned document, attached to the e-mail.

The author responsible for correpondence will be informed via e-mail concerning the acceptance of the article by the editorial board, with all the necesary revisions and, finally, with the acceptance or not of the article for publication.

All articles are analized peer-review by 2 independent referrents, selected by the editorial board. The identity of the referrents will not be revealed to the authors (See also The Editorial Process).

 Informed consent

The authors of the articles must respect the patients' right to privacy. Any identifying information - such as names, initials etc. - should not be published in written material or photographs unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. However, identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. A patient who is identifiable be shown the manuscript to be published.

Identifying details should be omitted if they are not essential. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, however, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning and editors should so note.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006

Statement of Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ("Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals") -- February 2006

About the author contribution to the article