Instructions for authors
Please use the template
file to prepare your manuscript.
Submission of Manuscripts
Applied Medical Informatics publishes original papers,
reports, bibliographies and reviews in the fields of methodology for medical
research and clinical studies, dealing with medical data processing; medical
signal and image processing; statistical studies; information systems in health
care; processing and expert systems; simulation and modeling.
covering letter should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
(add "Manuscript Submission for Appl Med Inform")
Submitted by mail (an electronic copy - CD and one
printout of the manuscript) to:
Assoc. Prof., PhD, MD, Tudor DRUGAN
Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics
"Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy
6 Louis Pasteur, 400349 Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
All manuscript submitted should be accompanied by a
cover letter including the confirmation that the paper has not been published
elsewhere in any language, and has been approved by all co-authors (see
Paper format: A4 paper format. The margins
should be 3 cm on top, 2.5 cm on bottom and 3 cm on both left and right
sides of the paper.
Formatting/Style: The paper style of
Applied Medical Informatics should be followed. You may download a
template file from Applied Medical Informatics homepage to prepare your
Where appropriate, the papers should be organized
into the following sections: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and
Methods, Results, Discussions, Acknowledgments and References.
Title page. The first page of the article
should contain: a concise title of the paper, first name, middle initial(s),
and last name of the author(s), their degree(s) and institutional
affiliation(s), address, the name, address, phone and e-mail of the author
to whom correspondence should be sent.
Abstract and Keywords. An abstract of
maximum 250 words should be typed on a separate page in a form of a single
paragraph and should be written in an informative style (purpose, basic
methods, main results and principal conclusions). The content of the paper
should be characterized by at least 3 and not more that 5 keywords in
English (use MeSH
when is appropriate) at the end of the abstract.
Text. The text should be presented in
classical form any time where is possible: a brief Introduction (stating the
purpose of paper), Materials and Methods in a sufficient detail, Results or
System developed, Discussion, Conclusion(s), References.
Acknowledgments. Scientific advice,
technical assistance and credit for materials may be cited in a section
Acknowledgments which will appear to the end of the manuscript.
References. Literature references should be
typed on separate sheet, listed according with Vancouver style. Reference
numbers should be placed in squared brackets , and placed before the
punctuation. All references should be listed separately and as the last
section at the end of the manuscript.
Journal references must cite the name(s) and
initial(s) of the auhor(s), full title of the paper, abbreviation of the
journal, year of publication, starting and ending pages.
Book references should cite the name(s) of the
author(s), full title, edition, place of publication, publisher , year
of publication, and page.
 Martin JM, Jabot F, Marrel P. How to
Organise the Medical Data of Chronically III Patients in the Computer.
Meth Inform Med 2001;24:5-12.
 Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ,
Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, et al, editors. Harrisonís principles
of internal medicine. 14th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, Health Professions
 Serena C, Pastor FJ, Gilgado F, Mayayo E,
Guarro J. Efficacy of Micafungin in Combination with Other Drugs in a
Murine Model of Disseminated Trichosporonosis Antimicrob. Agents
Chemother [serial online] 2005 [cited 2005 September];49:497-502.
Available from: URL: http://aac.asm.org/cgi/content/full/49/2/497.
Illustrations and tables. Figures and
schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme 1, etc.) and an explanatory title
must be added at the baseline. Tables should be inserted into the main text,
and numbers and titles for all tables should be inserting at the top. All
tablesí columns should have an explanatory heading.
Papers describing animal experiments can be accepted for publication only if
the experiment conforms to the legal requirements (e.g. Directive 86/609/EEC
on the protection of Animals used for Experimental and other scientific
Europe). Articles describing experiments on
human subjects must include a statement that experiments were performed with
the understanding and consent of each subject (inform
consent). Al experiments on animal or on human
subjects must be approved by the ethics committee where the experiments were
HG 63/24.01.2002 and its modifications (HG 266/2006 & HG 448/2007); O
37/30.01.2002 (L471/2002 & OUG 12/2007); L 46/21.01.2003; L 487/11.07.2002;
L 17/22.02.2001, etc.
Authors' Contributions (not compulsory):
The contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in
this section. (Suggestion: AB carried defined the aim of research and the
design of experiment. CD carried out the experiments. EF participated in the
design of the study and performed the statistical analysis. GH coordinates
and helped to draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final
Conflict of interests:
A conflict of interest exists when the
interpretation of data or presentation of results may be influenced by your
personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations.
Authors should disclose any financial conflict of interests as well as any
non-financial conflict of interests:
The manuscript for proof will be sent to the corresponding author.
Corrections to the proofs should be restricted to printerís errors only. The
corresponding author should be return by e-mail the proofs within 48 hours
after received (alternatively could be sent by fax). SRIMA assumed that
there are no errors to correct if did not receive a response from the
corresponding author after 5 days. The full text of the article as *.pdf
file will be publish in the Applied Medical Informatics site.
Permissions. Use of copyrighted material
requires the copyright holderís written permission, which must accompany the
manuscript. Failure to do so will considerably delay the processing of your
All manuscripts will be subject to a Editorial Board review (the name of authors and their affiliation will be disclosed to the
referees at the end of the reviewing process). Each manuscript will be review by
two independent reviewers after removing the authors and their affiliations.
Submission of a manuscript to Applied Medical
Informatics implies the following:
The work described has not been published before
(except in form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or
The manuscript is not under consideration for
The publication of the manuscript has been
approved by all co-authors, if any.
All articles published in Applied Medical Informatics
are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and
distribute the article (e.g., as offprint), as well as all translation rights.
No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or
stored on microfilm, in electronic databases, video disks, etc., without first
obtaining written permission authors.
An author may make an article published by SRIMA
available on his/her personal home page provided the source of the published
Articles published in the Applied Medical Informatics
will have inserted the following note at the bottom of the first page:
© 2010 by the author(s); licensee SRIMA, Cluj-Napoca,