Guide to Authors

The journal will publish this types of articles :

Original Research Articles:
These should describe new and carefully analysed and confirmed findings,backed with experimental procedures. Articles should be given in sufficient details for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be concise, required to describe and interpret the work clearly. Please include in the main paper a set of key words and an abstract followed by INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS and METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and REFERENCES. All these must be in capital letters but not underlined.

Short Research Communication: These should presents a concise study, or sometimes preliminary but innovative. A research finding that might be less substantial than a full research paper. Short Research Communication is limited to 3000 words (excluding references and abstract). The main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. It should have a set of key words ; an abstract- summarizing background of the work; research results and its implications. Followed by INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS and METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and REFERENCES. All these must be in capital letters but not underlined.

Review or mini-review: A review article typically presents a summary and critical evaluation of information that has already been published, and considers the progress of current research toward clarifying a stated problem or topic. Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and should be authoritative. Reviews should be concise, not exceeding 4 printed pages.

Author(s) are advised to carefully consider the preparation of papers to ensure that they communicate efficiently. Papers are much more likely to be accepted, if they are carefully designed and laid out, containing fewer or no errors. Papers should be conventional to the approach and instructions. However, author(s) are advised not to do self citation of previous study within their paper in order to uphold the credibility of their paper. Articles with self citations may not stand the chance of being accepted except absolutely necessary.

Original Research Articles
All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.
The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information. An asterisk (*) must be placed after the corresponding authors name as superscript whose email adrees, telephone number can be given at the bottom left corner of the title. Corresponding author has the responsibility to ensure that all co authors are aware and approve the contents of the submitted manuscript.
An abstract of not more than 300 words should contain the objective, concise description of study design of plan, result and conclusion. Authors may list a maximum of five keywords for subject classification.
The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and Methods This should be sufficiently detailed (with reference where possible) to permit other work to duplicate the study. Sources of materials used must be given and statistical method must be specified by reference unless non standard ones are used.
The Results must be clearly and concisely with the help of appropriate illustrative material tables and/or figures.
The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. Unjustified speculation should be avoided.
Acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout. Including headings. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Each table should include a title and be comprehensible without reference to the text. Tables adapted or reproduced verbatim from another source must acknowledge that source in footnote.
Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript.
Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text. Please present the Tables and Figures at the end of the paper.
References (max. 30 for original research papers, max. 40 for review articles) should be typed in the order of their occurrence in the manuscript. Each reference must begin on a new line. All references cited should be quoted in the text with corresponding numbers in parenthesis. The Vancouver style of referencing is used in line with the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Sample References, 2016): References in a language other than English should be translated into English and followed by the original language in brackets for example (In Albanian). Examples for the style to be used for the list of references are given below.
Standard journal article:
Green CF, Mottram DR and Rowe PH. 2001. Attitudes and knowledge of hospital pharmacist to adverse drug reaction reporting. Br J Clin Pharmacol; 51(1): 81–86
Books and Monographs
WHO Environmental Health Criteria 213, Carbon Monoxide 1999
Chapter in a book:

Phillips SJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.
Legal and ethical aspects of publication
All submissions must comply with basic ethical recommendations including data protection. Articles (text, tables and figures) must not compromise patient privacy. Do not present initials of patients, hospital or protocol numbers etc.

The author is responsible for respecting the intellectual property rights of authors of data taken from other publications or sources. The Conclusion of a manuscript must carry a statement pertaining to support by any firm or sponsorship organization, names and numbers of grant projects and any conflict of interest where the author has direct or indirect interest in the results of manufacture or sale.

In the case of clinical studies the contribution should contain an affirmation of approval by a local ethics committee. If animal experiments are involved a declaration of adherence to constitutional or national guidelines and regulations for use of experimental animals is to be included.

The first time an uncommon abbreviation appears it should be explained in parenthesis.

Editing and proofs
One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The proofs are done by the author, but no essential changes are permitted. The authors are requested to return the corrected proofs within 7 days after their delivery. Corrections of proofs will not be taken into consideration if they are not received on time. By confirmation of proofs the author agrees that the submitted work will be published and made accessible on the Journal website.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. All accepted contributions are reviewed, under conditions of mutual anonymity, by two independent reviewers. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal.