SANAMED is a Peer-Reviewed medical journal, founded  in 2006. The journal publishes: original articles, case reports, literature reviews, articles on history of medicine, articles for practitioners, book reviews, letters to the editor, and other medical information. Papers, received to the address of the Journal, are liable to anonymous reviews. In order to be accepted for publishing, a paper must have positive reviews by two reviewers, as a rule, by two professors of the University.

Arrived manuscript is sent to reviewers for expert assessment by the Editorial Board. If reviewers propose changes or amendments, copies of reviews are submitted to authors with a request to enter the required changes to the text or explain its disagreement with the remarks of the reviewer. The final decision of acceptance for publishing is given by Editor in chief.

There are no paid royalties for published works, and copyrights are transferred to publisher. Manuscripts are not returned. To reproduce or republish any part of paper in SANAMED approval of publishers is required.

The journal is published in Serbian, with the summary translated into English. Works of foreign authors are published in English with a summary in English and Serbian.


The text of the manuscript should be typed in Word format, Roman alphabet (Serbian Latin), with double spacing, using exclusively Times New Roman font, and font size 12 points. The text should be prepared with margins set to 25 mm and onto A4 paper size, aligned left  and the initial lines of all paragraphs indented 10 mm, without hyphenation.

The manuscript should be arranged as following: title page, abstract, key words, introduction, patients and methods / material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references, tables, figure legends and figures.

Each manuscript component (title page, etc.) begins on a separate page. All pages are numbered consecutively beginning with the title page. The first author's last name is typed at the top right corner of each page.Listen

References in the text are designated with Arabic numerals in parentheses, and the order in which they appear in the text.

Manuscript volume. The complete manuscript, which includes title page, short abstract, text of the article, literature, all figures and permisions for them and legends

(tables, images, graphs, diagrams, drawings), title page and abstract in English, can have the length up to 5000 words for original paper, report, paper on the history of medicine and literature overview, while for patient presentation, practice paper, educative article it can be up to 3000 words, and other papers can be up to 1500 words.

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All measurements, except blood pressure, are reported in the System International (SI) and, if necessary, in conventional units (in parentheses). Generic names are used

for drugs. Brand names may be inserted in parentheses.

Authors are advised to retain extra copies of the manuscript. SANAMED is not responsible for the loss of manuscripts in the mail.

Title page. The title page contains the title, short title, full names of all the authors, names and full location of the department and institution where work was performed,

acknowledgments, abbreviations used, and name of the corresponding author. The title of the article is concise but informative, and it includes animal species if appropriate. A subtitle can be added if necessary.

A short title of less than 50 spaces, for use as a running head, is included.

A brief acknowledgment of grants and other assistance, if any, is included.

A list of abbreviations used in the paper, if any, is included. List abbreviations alphabetically followed by an explanation of what they stand for. In general, the use of

abbreviations is discouraged unless they are essential for improving the readabillity of the text.

The name, telephone number, fax number, and exact postal address of the author to whom communications and reprints should be sent, are typed at the lower right corner of

the title page.

Abstract page. An abstract of less than 350 words concisely states the objective, findings, and conclusion of the studies described in the manuscript. The abstract does not contain abbreviations, footnotes or references.

Below the abstract, 3 to 8 keywords or short phrases are provided for indexing purposes.

The structure of work. All headings are written in capital letters and bold.
Original work should have the following headings: introduction, aim, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references.
A case report include: introduction, case report, discussion, references.
Review of the literature include: an introduction, subheadings, conclusion, references.

Patients and methods / Material and methods. The selection of patients or experimental animals, including controls is described. Patients' names and hospital numbers are not used.

Methods are described in sufficient detail to permit evaluation and duplication of the work by other investigators.

When reporting experiments on human subjects, it should be indicated whether the procedures followed were in accordance with ethical standards of the Committee on

human experimentation of the institution in which they were done and in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Hazardous procedures or chemicals, if used, are described in

detail, including the safety precautions observed. When appropriate, a statement is included verifying that the care of laboratory animals followed the accepted standards.

Statistical methods used, are outlined.

Results. Results are clear and concise, and include a minimum number of tables and figures necessary for proper presentation.

Discussion. An exhaustive review of literature is not necessary. The major findings should be discussed in relation to other published works. Attempts should be made to explain differences between results of the present study and those of the others. The hypothesis and speculative statements should be clearly identified. The discussion section should not be a restatement of results, and new results should not be introduced in the discussion.

References. References are identified in the text by Arabic numerals in parentheses. They are numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Number of references should not exceed 30, except in the literature review, which is allowed to be to 50.

Avoid using abstracts as references and abstract older than two years are not cited

References are cited by the so-called Vancouver rules, which are based on formats that use the National Library of Medicine and Index Medicus. The following are examples:

1. Article: (all authors are listed if there are six or fewer, otherwise only the first three are listed followed by "et al.")

Spates ST, Mellette JR, Fitzpatrick J. Metastatic basal cell carcinoma. J Dermatol Surg 2003; 29(2):650-2.

2. Book:

Sherlock S. Disease of the liver and biliary system. 8th ed. Oxford: Blackwell Sc Publ, 1989.

3. Chapter or article in a book:

Trier JJ. Celiac sprue. In: Sleisenger MH, Fordtran J5, eds. Gastro-intestinal disease. 4 th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co, 1989: 1134-52.

Tables. Tables are typed on separate sheets with figure numbers (Arabic) and title above the table and explanatory notes, if any, below the table.

Figures and fgure legends. All illustrations (photographs, graphs, diagrams) are to be considered figures, and are numbered consecutively in the text and figure legend in Arabic numerals. The number of figures included is the least required to convey the message of the paper, and no figure duplicates the data presented in the tables or text. Figures do not have titles. Letters, numerals and symbols must be clear, in proportion to each other, and large enough to be readable when reduced for publication. Figures are submitted as near to their printed size as possible. Figures are reproduced in one of the

following with sizes: 8 cm, 12 cm or 17 cm, and with a maximal length of 20 cm. Legends for figures should be given on separate pages.

If magnification is significant (photomicrographs), it is indicated by a calibration bar on the print, not by a magnification factor in the figure legend. The length of the bar is indicated on the figure or in the figure legend.

Two complete sets of high quality unmounted glossy prints are submitted in two separate envelopes, and shielded by an appropriate cardboard. The backs of single or grouped illustrations (plates) bear the first author's last name, figure number, and an arrow indicating the top. This information is penciled in lightly or placed on a typed self-adhesive label in order to prevent marking the front surface of the illustration.

Photographs of identifiable patients are accompanied by written permission from the patient.

For figures published previously, the original source is acknowledged, and written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce it is submitted.

Color prints are available by request at the author's expense.

Letters to the Editor. Both letters concerning and those not concerning the articles that have been published in SANAMED will be considered for publication. They may contain one table or figure and up to five references.

Cover letter. The letter signed by all authors must be attached with the manuscript. The letter should consist of: the statement that the paper has not been published previously and that it is not submitted for publication to some other journal, the statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors who fulfill the authorship criteria. Furthermore, authors should attach copies of all permits: for reproduction of previously published materials, for use of illustrations and for publication of information about publicly known persons or naming the people who contributed to the creation of the work.

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Costs of paper preparation

All authors of papers, have obligation, before they receive confirmation that the paper will be published in Sanamed, to pay part of expenses of printing, which is 2200 RSD for author, 1200 RSD for co-authors, for each paper.

For paper author from abroad printing fees are 40 Euro (in Dinar equivalent at the exchange rate on the day of payment), and 20 Euro for co-authors. Additionally will be charged each page with pictures in color, costing 30 Euro; black and white pictures will not be charged.

Sanamed journal keeps the right of further distribution and paper printing.

For any further instructions and information, contact Editorial Board.



Note. The paper which does not fulfill the conditions set in this instruction cannot be set to reviewers and will be returned to the authors for amendments and corrections. By following the instructions for writing the papers for Medical Journal, the time needed for the process of publication of papers in the journal will be shortened, which will have positive impact on the quality and regularity of publication of volumes.

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