Instructions for Authors

Your contributions should be prepared in Microsoft Word or other compatible word processor. They should be submitted to the Editor in chief Assoc.Prof. Gaj Vidmar, PhD by e-mail ( In the e-mail, you should state that the submitted contribution has not been published elsewhere.

Review Process

Your contribution will be peer-reviewed and, if needed, checked for spelling and grammar. The editor in chief decides on the review process: usually two anonymous referees are involved. Upon acceptance, the authors should proofread their contribution and submit their potential corrections to the technical editor by e-mail.

Article Types

Occasionally, we may publish an open discussion on a selected article (opinions from the readers and/or invited experts together with the author's reply).


Your contribution should be written in either Slovenian or English. If Slovenian is used, English title and abstract should be included on the first page.

Occasionally, we may publish articles in German, Italian, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian or Montenegrin language; like the Slovenian ones, they must include the title and abstract in English.


We strongly encourage the authors to use MS Word template to prepare their contributions. The template includes styles that should be used for preparing the manuscript.

The instructions for authors are also available in PDF format. To prepare the manuscript, additional fonts are required.

Article Length

Article should not exceed 15 pages (including figures, tables and literature) when prepared using the above template.

First Page

The first page should include a title of the contribution and an abstract in Slovenian and in English, authors' names (top right), their institutions and a contact person (bottom left).


Figures should be prepared in grey-scale and included in line with text (layout). For their layout style "IMS Figure Content" should be used. Their width should be equal to the column width: 79 mm for two-columns and 167 mm for a single column. In the latter case a continuous section break should be used just before the figure and immediately after the figure caption. To layout the caption "IMS Caption" style should be used. For "Figure X" labels together with their consecutive numbers "IMS Figure Label" style should be used.

Exceptionally, you may submit the figures in separate files which should be named "FigX.TIF" where X represents the consecutive figure number. Figures may be prepared in GIF, JPG, TIF or PNG formats.


Tables should be 79 mm in width if included in two columns or 167 mm if a single column is used; in that case continuous section break should be used just before the table caption and immediately after the table (or its additional explanation if included). Tables should be designed without vertical lines. Table heading should be separated from other lines by a horizontal line. Additional horizontal lines should indicate the beginning and the end of the table. To layout the table caption "IMS Caption" style should be used. For "Table X" labels and together with their consecutive numbers "IMS Table Label" style should be used, and for optional explanations below tables "IMS Table Comment" should be used.


Only printed and other publicly available literature should be referred to. Literature should be formatted similarly as used in Index Medicus by US National Library of Medicine. Journal names should be abbreviated as in Index Medicus. For up to 3 authors all their names should be listed; if there are more, the first three should be listed followed by "et al." If the author is not known, "Anon." should be used in its place. References to yet unpublished, but already excepted work should include information on the journal; instead of page numbers "in press" should be used. Personal communications and unpublished work should not be included in the literature. Literature should be stated in the same language as it was written and originally published.

You may use Endnote to format the literature using the following style: IMS.ens. To use it, copy the file into "\Program Files\Endnote\Styles" folder.