Central European Annals of Clinical Research
- Submission Process
- Author Services
- Manuscript Preparation
- Research and Publication Ethics
- Review Process
- Article Processing Charge
Accepted File Formats
The Microsoft Word manuscript must be upload in our system as a single file (Figures and Tables included in the main text of manuscript).
Please attach a cover letter with your paper submission. It should explain why the content of the paper is significant for our journal. Please state in your cover letter that the manuscript is not under evaluation for another journal.
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English Editing Services
- Regular Edit: We will check the grammar and phrasing of your paper. Completed within 2 business days.
- Specialist Edit: Includes all features of the Regular Edit, followed by a check of subject-specific terms and style by an expert in your research field. Completed within 4 business days.
- Layout Editing: We will prepare your submission for publication in CEACR journal. Completed within 1 business day.
- Ithenticate Plagiarism Check: We will generate a report showing text duplication and potential plagiarism, along with advice on where to modify text and add further citations. Completed within 1 business day.
Figure Editing Service
- Figure editing: The MDPI figure editing service ensures your figures are ready for publication. This service is completed within 2 business days and can be found here.
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How to conduct a word count:
- Include the main text; figures and tables; appendixes.
- Exclude the author names and affiliations, and references.
All content, excluding the affiliations and references sections, will be included in the word count.
Submit here your paper to CEACR English Services (powered by MDPI English Services).
- read the Journal Objectives to assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal;
- use the Microsoft Word template (Download) to prepare your manuscript;
- make sure that issues about publication ethics,authorship, figure formats, and references format have been appropriately considered;
- ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
Please understand that in order to maintain a fast peer-review and publishing process we can only accept well-prepared manuscripts. Please do not resubmit your paper to this journal unless you have carefully prepared it according to the 'Instructions for Authors' of the journal As CEACR is an open access journal, after publication the full text can be accessed free of charge from the journal website.
1. Title: The title of your paper should be specific and relevant.
2. Author List and Affiliations: Please provide full first and last names of all authors. One author should be designated as *corresponding author. Example: Correspondence author: First Name, Last Name (e-mail)
3. Abstract: The abstract should be a total of about 500 words maximum. The abstract should be a single paragraph. Please include in the Abstract an objective representation of the article. Please do not include results which are not presented in main conclusions.
4. Keywords: Please introduce three to ten specific keywords.
5. Introduction: The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context. Please try to define the clinical background, common “needs” about your topic, objectives of your study, including specific aims being tested.
6. Materials and Methods: Please use enough details to allow others to replicate your study. If you are using software, medical devices, chemicals, please give the name and version, together with Company Name, City, Country.
7. Results: Provide a concise and precise description of the study results.
8. Discussion: Please discuss the results and how they can be interpreted in perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses.
9. Conclusions: Please try to discuss just your results. Do not introduce results from another study.
10. Patents: This section is not mandatory, but may be added if there are patents resulting from the work reported in this manuscript.
11. Acknowledgments: All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs.
12.Author Contributions: Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work. The following statements should be used "Conceptualization, X.X. and Y.Y.; Methodology, X.X.; Software, X.X.; Validation, X.X., Y.Y. and Z.Z.; Formal Analysis, X.X.; Investigation, X.X.; Resources, X.X.; Data Curation, X.X.; Writing – Original Draft Preparation, X.X.; Writing – Review & Editing, X.X.; Visualization, X.X.; Supervision, X.X.; Project Administration, X.X.; Funding Acquisition, Y.Y.”.
- Conceptualization – Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims.
- Data curation – Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later re-use.
- Formal analysis – Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data.
- Funding acquisition - Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.
- Investigation – Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection.
- Methodology – Development or design of methodology; creation of models.
- Project administration – Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution.
- Resources – Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools.
- Software – Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components.
- Supervision – Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team.
- Validation – Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs.
- Visualization – Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation.
- Writing – original draft – Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation).
- Writing – review & editing – Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages.
Conflicts of Interest: The manuscript should contain a statement disclosing that any conflict of interest, including financial and other relations, should be declared. If there are no conflict of interest, this should be stated as "The authors declare no conflict of interest."
References: References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including table captions and figure legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript.
In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example , [1–5] or [1,5].
References should be described as follows:
1. Author, A.B.; Author, C.D. Title of the article. Abbreviated Journal Name Year, Volume, page range.
Example: Rogobete, A.F.; Sandesc, D.; Bedreag, O.H.; Papurica, M.; Popovici, S.E.; Bratu, T.; Popoiu, C.M.; Nitu, R.; Dragomir, T.; I. M. AAbed, H.; Ivan, M.V. MicroRNA Expression is Associated with Sepsis Disorders in Critically Ill Polytrauma Patients. Cells 2018, 7, 271.
Books and Book Chapters:
2. Author, A.; Author, B. Book Title, 3rd ed.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, Year; pp. 154–196.
3. Author, A.; Author, B. Title of the chapter. In Book Title, 2nd ed.; Editor, A., Editor, B., Eds.; Publisher: Publisher Location, Country, Year; Volume 3, pp. 154–196.
Unpublished work, submitted work, personal communication:
4. Author, A.B.; Author, C. Title of Unpublished Work. status (unpublished; manuscript in preparation).
5. Author, A.B.; Author, C. Title of Unpublished Work. Abbreviated Journal Name stage of publication (under review; accepted; in press).
6. Author, A.B. (University, City, State, Country); Author, C. (Institute, City, State, Country). Personal communication, Year.
7. Author, A.B.; Author, C.D.; Author , E.F. Title of Presentation. In Title of the Collected Work (if available), Proceedings of the Name of the Conference, Location of Conference, Country, Date of Conference; Editor 1, Editor 2, Eds. (if available); Publisher: City, Country, Year (if available); Abstract Number (optional), Pagination (optional).
8. Author, A.B. Title of Thesis. Level of Thesis, Degree-Granting University, Location of University, Date of Completion.
9. Title of Site. Available online: URL (accessed on Day Month Year).
10. Title of Site. URL (archived on Day Month Year).
Preparing Figures, Schemes and Tables
File for Figures and Schemes must be provided during submission in a single file of manuscript. Common formats are accepted - TIFF, JPEG, EPS and PDF. All Figures, Schemes and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Figure 2, Table 1, etc.). Please introduce to every Figure/Table a short explanatory title and caption.
Research Involving Human Subjects
Studies involving experimental research on animals or humans must conform to the guiding principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. In order to respect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information such as patient’s name, images, should not be included in any published material. The permission for publishing of photographs and other identification materials should be granted by sending a copy of the patient consent form. Manuscripts reporting experimental data on animals should contain information according to ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments) guidelines (http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/downloaddoc.asp?id=1206&page=1357&skin=0).
Example of an ethical statement: "All subjects gave their informed consent for inclusion before they participated in the study. The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, and the protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of XXX (Project identification code)."
Scientific misconduct includes data fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, redundant publication, ghost authorship or other fraudulent research practices. In order to prevent plagiarism issues, all manuscripts sent to the journal will be screened using the specific soft. In case of the suspicion of scientific misconduct, the Editor will act in conformity stated in the COPE guidelines and if the fraudulent practice is confirmed the manuscript will be rejected outright.
A. Initial Checks
All submitted manuscripts received by the CEACR Editorial Office will be checked by a professional in-house Managing Editor. No judgment on the potential impact of the work will be made at this stage. Reject decisions at this stage will be verified by the Editor-in-Chief.
Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two or three independent experts for peer-review. Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer.
C. Editorial Decision
The CEACR Editor will communicate the decision of the academic editor:
1. Accept after Minor Revisions
2. Reconsider after Major Revisions
3. Reject and Encourage Resubmission
D. Production and Publication
If the manuscript is accepted, will undergo professional copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and, publication on the CEACR website.
Article Processing Charge (APC)
Central European Annals of Clinical Research is an open access journal that provides immediate free access to the full text of published articles without a subscription. There are no submission charges, and no charges for rejected manuscripts. The article processing charges covers the publication costs and applies only for the accepted manuscripts.
All articles published in Central European Annals of Clinical Research are published in full open access. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, an article processing charge (APC) of 1500 EURO applies to papers accepted after peer review. No APC for manuscripts submitted during 2019/20.
Handling fee (HF)
A non-refundable processing fee of EUR 100 (plus VAT in European countries) is due prior to processing, independent of acceptance or rejection. NO handling fee for manuscripts submitted during 2019/ 2020.