Instructions for authors


Slovenská rádiológia - Slovak radiology is a peer-reviewed periodical, registered in BMS (Bibliographia Medica Slovaca) and citation database (CiBaMed), which publishes 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 (SRS). The articles may be published in Slovak or English.

The published articles are a property of the journal. Reprints of the articles or parts thereof, tables, graphs or figures are permissible only with explicit permission of the Editor and with proper indication of the source.

Authorship Credit

Each credited author must be an active contributor to the paper. Authorship credit is reserved for those who have significantly contributed to the concept and design of the paper, to the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of the studied data, to the conceptualization of its manuscript, or those who have participated on the critical review process of the paper for its important intellectual content, and have received mutual agreement with all the other contributing authors on the final version of the manuscript.


Any statements and opinions stated within the articles and information published in the journal are the sole responsibility of their respective authors. The editors and publisher assume no responsibility or liability for any materials published in the journal.

Requirements for Manuscript

Contributions submitted for publication must be prepared according to the standard prerequisites of scientific work. Manuscripts must be submitted as text files in the Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Use basic fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman or similar, at 12 points size, one page per sheet, with double spacing between lines. The ENTER key should only be used at the end of the paragraph. Don‘t format the text into columns or use line breaking, and all tables, graphs and figures should be placed at the end of the document. Make sure to double check possible typographical errors concerning swapping the numbers 1 and 0 and the lowercase „l“ and uppercase „O“ letters. Only use round brackets „( )“. The texts of the papers must be written to be clear and concise.

The manuscript must contain the following parts, each of which shall commence on a separate sheet:

  • title page

  • abstract and key words in the English language

  • main text of the publication

  • list of references

  • figure legends in the English language (figures, graphs, tables)

  • figures

Title page

The title page of the basic article types should contain the following:

  • the article title

  • the names of all authors

  • affiliations (department, institution, city, and state or country) of all author(s) during the manuscript‘s preparation, with complete postal address(es) for the respective author(s)

  • major statement - a single sentence summarising the content and the significance of the article

  • the name(s), titles, and address(es) of the respective author(s) for correspondence purposes

Structured abstract and keywords

A structured abstract should not exceed 1 page in size (maximum of 250 words), and should include, in the following order:

  • Objective

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results

  • Conclusion

Key words in a number of 3-5, in alphabetical order should be inserted under the text of the abstract.

Text and length of publication

Scientific articles should be structured in the following order:

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

The length of the manuscript differs based on paper type:

  • Review: maximum length of manuscript is 20 pages, i.e. 5000 words, not exceeding 30 references

  • Original Article: maximum text length 20 pages, i.e. 5000 words, not exceeding 35 references

  • Case Report: maximum length 10 pages, i.e. 2000 words, not exceeding 15 references

  • Anniversaries of outstanding personalities (60, 70, 80, 90 years), in memoriam: maximum length - 3 pages + photographs.

All abbreviations must always be defined within the brackets where they were first used in the text.

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 the trade names of drugs, make sure to also mention their generic names.


Describe the used statistical methods in enough detail for readers to be able to clearly identify the method used for result processing. Explain all statistical abbreviations and symbols used which are not in common usage.


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.

Graphs, figures, photographs

  • Graphs should be submitted in the MS Excel electronic format (.xls or .xlsx) and numbered consecutively according to their order of appearance.

  • Image documentation is admitted only in an electronic format, with sufficiently large spatial resolution. Illustrations by any means mustn‘t include personal data, numbers of medical records, medical examination numbering, and no human subjects should be identifiable. The editor requires the image files be supplied on CD in electronic form in the JPG, TIF, BMP or CDR (Corel Draw) image format. Do not insert figures and graphs into the text in a word processor or any other text editor (MS Word)! Each diagram or figure should be saved on a CD as a separate file and named based on its order of appearance in the text, e.g. FIGURE 1B.JPG. Minimum resolution of the image files is 300 dpi (dots per inch). For image files in JPG format, we recommend saving the pictures with as little compression as possible ("high quality"). Image files should not be supplied in MS PowerPoint format!

  • In microphotographs, mention the magnification and type of method used.

  • Legends for graphs, figures, and tables should be placed on a separate sheet containing sufficient information to make the illustrations legible without text. Abbreviations should be used only if they cannot be avoided.

  • Figures, graphs, or tables should not be inserted in the text of the manuscript directly.


This section should explore the significance of the results of the paper, but not repeat their details. Emphasize the advances in knowledge provided by the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Relate the observations to other relevant studies. No new information and/or findings should be presented in this section.

The conclusion of the article should sum up the importance of the findings, state their importance, and eventually also state the author‘s recommendations for their practical application.


Here you may acknowledge people, institutions or organizations who have substantially contributed to the paper.


References are chronologically numbered in bold, by the order in which they are first mentioned in the manuscript, references in the text are identified by Arabic numerals in round brackets. List the first three authors; if there are more, list the first three authors followed by et al. References must be strictly formatted according to the following examples, particular attention should be paid to proper punctuation usage. Journal article references should be referenced by abbreviaations according to the Cumulated Index Medicus citation index.

Citation examples:

1. WEBB, M.J.: Chirurgia v gynekologickej onkológii včera, dnes a zajtra. Gynekol. prax., 2003, 1(1), 29-34.

2. SHAHEEN, N.J., CROSBY, N.A., BOZYMSKI, E.M., et al.: Is there publication bias in the reporting cancer risk in Barrett?s esophagus? Gastroenterology, 2000, 119, 333-338.

3. KISTNER, R.W.: Gynecology. Principles and Practice. 3rd Ed. Chicago, Year Book Medical Publisher, 1979. 823p.

4. OSBORNE, B.E.: The electrocardiogram of the rat. In: Budden, R., Detweiler, D.K., Zbinden, G. The rat electrocardiogram in pharmacology and toxicology. Oxford, Pergamon Press, 1981, 15-27.

5. Rádiologické zobrazovací metody 2000. Zdravotnická statistika, ÚZIS, ČR 2001, 127.

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The Editor reserves the right to make decisions concerning the manuscript's publication or to make minor copy-editing changes to the manuscript. Written permission from the author is required to shorten the article or to make any more significant changes concerning the article's content, length or grammar.

Send your manuscripts to adress:

doc. MUDr. Jana Poláková Mištinová, PhD.

Rádiologická klinika LFUK, SZU a UN

Mickiewiczova 13, 81367, Bratislava


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