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    INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS


    Copyright.

         Materials submitted for publication in EPILEPTOLOGIA shall be sent to review provided that they have not been accepted for publication elsewhere and that all authors have given their consent for submission. Once the article is published, the author transfers his/her rights to the Publisher. The Foundation of Epilepsy has the right to use, publish, reproduce, communicate, download, display in the Internet, display on posters, expose and otherwise distribute submitted materials in any form without informing the author and without compensation.

    Style of the manuscript

         Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, developed by the International Committee of Journal Editors (cf. JAMA, 1997, 269: 927-934).

    Categories of manuscripts

    Articles accepted for print in EPILEPTOLOGIA are published in one of the following categories: Editorials, Original Papers, Review Papers, Case Reports, Short Reports, Letters, Book Reviews.

    The manuscript.

         Please, send two copies of the manuscript (this also applies to figures and tables) and one electronic copy, on a diskette or CD, by airmail.
         Send all materials to: Jerzy Majkowski, Editor-in-Chief EPILEPTOLOGIA, ul. Wiertnicza 122, 02-952 Warszawa, Poland, Phone: (48 22) 842 24 92, Fax: (48 22) 842 74 34, e-mail: fundacja@epilepsy.org.pl
         Include all tables, preferably in one of the most recent versions of Word or WordPerfect for Windows.      All manuscripts must be double spaced and printed on good paper, format A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm) with 3 cm margins.
         Number all pages, including pages containing acknowledgements, references, tables and figures. Number them consecutively, in the upper right corner, beginning with the title page.
         Summary. Article summaries should not exceed 250 words and short report or case study summaries should be appropriately shorter. The summary should give a brief overview of the problem (introduction), objective, material and method, results and major conclusions.
         Key words. The article should include key words (no more than nine) to facilitate indexing. Authors are advised to refer to Index Medicus headings when selecting key words.
         References. References quoted in the text. Every work cited in the text must be signalled by providing the author's (authors') name(s) in parentheses followed by a coma and the year of publication, e.g., (Gray & Murray, 1992). When there are more than two authors, give the name of the first author, followed by et al., e.g.: (Yanaki et al., 1991). It is also permissible to quote references thus: ... work by Maruszewski (1985)... If we are quoting more than one reference, consecutive references should be divided with a semicolon, e.g.: (Gray & Murray, 1992; Damm et al., 1993; Zuckerman, 1993).

    Listed references.

         All works cited in the text should be listed in the References at the end of the article, on a separate page (pages). References should be in alphabetical order. If there is more than one reference for one author, list them in chronological order. If an author published several works in one year, mark them with consecutive letters of the alphabet, e.g.: Kowalski J. ... (1992b). If there are more than three authors, give the names of the first three authors and then write et al., e.g.: Stefan H., Schneider S., Abraham K. et al. But if there are four authors, give all their names.

    Quoting journal articles.

         Provide the author's (authors') name (names) and initials, the title of the article, the title of the journal, the year of publication, the volume and pages from - to, observing the following punctuation. Example: GRAY R.T., MURRAY F.H., YANAKI T.: A surgical investigation ... J. Neurosurg., 1992, 4: 278-310. Note: Abbreviate journal titles according to the "List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus".

    When quoting a book written entirely by the author(s), provide the author's (authors') name (names) and initials, the title of the book, the publisher, the place of publication, the year of publication, e.g.: ESKMAN W., HISSH B.M.: Some implications of cognitive functions in epilepsy. Wiley, New York, 1991.

    When quoting a chapter or an article in a collective work.

         If the quoted source is a chapter or an article in a collective work, provide: the name(s) and initials of the author(s) of the chapter or article, the title of the work, the title of the book, the initials and name(s) of the editor(s), the publisher, the place of publication, the year of publication and the quoted pages from-to, e.g.: MENCKEY D., MARVALA J.: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in early childhood. In: B. HAUSER, K. BENGHI (EDS.), Myoclonic epilepsy in children: experimental and clinical aspects. Raven Press, New York, 1986, 157-180.
    Always put a full stop after each initial.

         Tables. Reduce the number of tables to the essential minimum. Do not duplicate data in figures and tables. Do not insert vertical lines. Try to use a tabulator and number consecutive tables with Arabic numbers, just as they are quoted in the text. Give the table number and title at the top of the table.
         Figures. Submit 2 copies of every figure. The size of the figures must not exceed 200 mm x 280 mm. Write the figure number, the name of the author and an arrow indicating the top of the figure on a sticker on the reverse of the figure. Every figure must be numbered and desribed. Figures may be prepared for publication using professional computer software for raster or vector graphic display, e.g., Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. When using raster display (scans of minimum 300 dpi picture definition), record the files in RGB profile.

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