ISSN 2336-9140

About the Journal

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Editorial team


Executive Editor

Professor Goran Nikolic

Lector

Marina Sestovic

Corrector

Miodrag Sović

Publisher

Medical Journal of Montenegro


Adisory board

Professor Miodrag Radunović

Kenan Hrapović

Docent Boban Mugosa

Dr Milorad Drljević

Prim Dr Đoko Jočić

Professor Goran Nikolić


Peer review committee

Professor Miroslav Miličević

Professor Agima Ljaljević

Professor Miodrag Ostojić

Professor Radivoje Čolović

Professor Mara Drecun

Docent Nermin Sarajlić

Docent Igor Kocijančić

Professor Mira Pevulov

Professor Petar Bosnjaković

Professor Agima Ljaljević

Professor Bogdan Pajović

Professor Cane Tulić

Docent Olivera Miljanović

Professor Darko Nožić

Professor Ljiljana Vlaški

Professor Vadimir Todorović

Professor Vladimir Ćuk

Professor Dragana Čukić

Docent Filip Vukmirović

Professor Mileta Golubović

Professor Ljilja Musić

Professor Miodrag Šoć

Professor Aneta Bošković

Docent Gordana Mijović

Profesor Miroslav Radunović


Open access

All articles published by Medical Journal of Montenegro are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

Authors of articles published in Medical Journal of Montenegro are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article.


Publication and peer review process

Publication of research articles by Medical Journal of Montenegro is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Medical Journal of Montenegro operates an 'open peer review' policy meaning reviewers are asked to sign their reviews. The pre-publication history including all submitted versions, reviewers' reports and authors' responses will be linked to from the published article.


Supplements

Medical Journal of Montenegro will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. For further information, please contact us.


Editorial policies

Any manuscript, or substantial parts of it, submitted to the journal must not be under consideration by any other journal. In general, the manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form, although it may have been deposited on a preprint server.


Ethical guidelines

Submission of a manuscript to Medical Journal of Montenegro implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content. Research involving human subjects (including human material or human data) that is reported in the manuscript must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. A statement detailing this, including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate, must appear in the Methods section of all manuscripts reporting research on human subjects. If a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should also be detailed in the Methods section. Further information and documentation to support this should be made available to Editors on request. Manuscripts may be rejected if the Editors consider that the research has not been carried out within an ethical framework. In rare cases, the Editors may contact the ethics committee for further information.

For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants (or their parent or guardian in the case of children) and a statement to this effect should appear in the Methods section of the manuscript.

For research carried out on animals, authors are encouraged to comply with the "Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments" (ARRIVE) guidelines and must comply with local or institutional ethics approval requirements on the care and use of animals for research. A statement detailing such ethics approval and/or guidelines must be included in the Methods section. Relevant information should be included in the appropriate section of the article as outlined in the guidelines.

The involvement of scientific (medical) writers or anyone else who assisted with the preparation of the manuscript content should be acknowledged, along with their source of funding, as described in the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) guidelines on the role of medical writers in developing peer-reviewed publications. If medical writers are not listed among the authors, their role should be acknowledged explicitly.


Standards of reporting

Medical Journal of Montenegro supports initiatives aimed at improving the reporting of biomedical research. We recommend authors refer to the EQUATOR network website for further information on the available reporting guidelines for health research, and the MIBBI Portal for prescriptive checklists for reporting biological and biomedical research where applicable. Authors are requested to make use of these when drafting their manuscript and peer reviewers will also be asked to refer to these checklists when evaluating these studies. Checklists are available for a number of study designs, including randomized controlled trials (CONSORT), systematic reviews (PRISMA), observational studies (STROBE), meta-analyses of observational studies (MOOSE), diagnostic accuracy studies (STARD) and qualitative studies (RATS). For authors of systematic reviews, an additional file, linked from the Methods section, should reproduce all details concerning the search strategy. For an example of how a search strategy should be presented, see the Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook.

Authors from pharmaceutical companies, or other commercial organizations that sponsor clinical trials, should adhere to the Good Publication

Practice guidelines for pharmaceutical companies, which are designed to ensure that publications are produced in a responsible and ethical manner. The guidelines also apply to any companies or individuals that work on industry-sponsored publications, such as freelance writers, contract research organizations and communications companies.


Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should, in the first instance, contact the Executive Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.


Competing interests

Medical Journal of Montenegro requires authors to declare any competing financial or other interest in relation to their work. All competing interests that are declared will be listed at the end of published articles. Where an author gives no competing interests, the listing will read 'The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests'.


Plagiarism detection

Medical Journal of Montenegro publisher, Cxeon Aseestan is a member of the CrossCheck plagiarism detection initiative. In cases of suspected plagiarism CrossCheck is available to the editors of Medical Journal of Montenegro to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative allowing screening of published and submitted content for originality.


Why publish your article in Medical Journal of Montenegro


High visibility

Medical Journal of Montenegro open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.


Speed of publication

Medical Journal of Montenegro offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles are published with their final citation immediately upon acceptance in a provisional PDF form.