Rules for publications

General provisions

1. The Editorial Office receives for printing work that is original, scientific, illustrative, historical, that has descriptions of cases from clinical practice and that is published serially as it appears.

2. From number 6/2011, making use of tested examples of some specialist magazines, both from home and abroad, the editorial staff publish electronically, by permission of the authors and with appearance identical to the printed paper version. The articles that are approved are prepared for print according to the basic criteria of our journal, they are published online in PDF format on the Magazyn Stomatologiczny web page address “”. The names of the authors and titles of their works are printed in the index of contents of the individual paper editions of Magazyn Stomatologiczny and in the online index of contents in the months during which they are published in the electronic form.
Each author, after logging on to the page, may print them and add them to their own scientific achievements. The advantages of this to the authors are: 1. Identical scoring, as for paper publications i.e. 6 points. 2. Increase in the number of readers due to the free access to these works for people visiting the MS page, whose monthly number reaches 27,000. 3. Reduction of time waiting for printing, the possibility of relieving the queue awaiting for the publication of authors and not allowing for it to get continuously longer.

3. Computer printouts together with CD – format Word for Windows – should be sent to the Editorial Office as two copies to the following address: ul. Saska 9J, 03-968 Warszawa or email:,
The text of the article and the diagrams should be saved in separate collections.

Outline of work

4. The beginning of each article should contain an outline summary or short summary (3-4 sentences) – depending on the type of work – and key words (up to 4) in Polish and English.

5. The title page should contain: first name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s) in full, title of work, name of academic institution and academic title, name and surname of its director.

6. Original scientific works should contain: introduction, description of materials and methods, results of study and their discussion and conclusions and the text should be divided into sections containing concise details.

7. Articles from medical schools must be initialled by the academician responsible for the course of studies carried out, together with rubber stamp.

8. At the end of the article should be found the literature that should be arranged according to the order of citations. Each position – written on a new line, should be numbered and should contain: surname of author(s), initials of first names, title of article, title of journal in which it has been published, year of publication, number of volume, number of issue, page numbers. If there are more than three authors, then the surname of the first of them should be given followed by the addition “et al.”. References in the text, situated in round brackets should be annotated with arabic numerals. The literature may contain a maximum of 20 positions (only those that are referred to in the text). This limitation does not refer to articles based on the literature. The Editorial Office reserves the right not to publish literature that contains the annotation in the text that it is available from the author or at the Editorial Office.

9. The text of the article, together with initial information, summaries, slogans, literature and labels under diagrams should be located in one file. Attempts to “break up” the text greatly hinder our work. Additional enhancements (bold, italic, underlining etc.) should not be used, nor should areas be blocked on diagrams or tables – it is enough to write the appropriate reference (e.g. diag. 2, tab. III).

10. Diagrams, (graphs, drawings, slides, black and white and coloured photographs or computer printouts) should be enclosed in a separate envelope, numbered using arabic numerals, with the name of the author and title of work, marked “up”, “down”, tables should be numbered with roman numerals marked with titles situated above. In the case of an electronic record, diagrams and tables should be situated as far as possible in one file, marked with number and undersigned.

11. The accuracy of statistical methods in original works in which the results are discussed as to their use are verified by a statistical editor who is employed by the Editorial Office.

Pace of publication and review of articles

12. The Editorial Office reserves the right to carry out stylistic corrections, correct typographical errors and small mistakes (incorrect nomenclature, incorrect writing of names) and also abbreviation of text without consulting the author.

13. The articles are subjected to reviews by reviewers who are specified each time by the chief editor of “Magazyn Stomatologiczny”. The review procedure is accommodated to the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The designated reviewers should always be of the utmost competence in the relevant branch of dentistry. The Editorial Office is vigilant in order for there not to be any conflict of interests between reviewer and author of the reviewed article – in order for there not be personal relationships between the sides, situations of subordinate professional relationships or any academic collaboration during the last two years preceding the written review.

14. Articles sent to the Editorial Office are subjected to language correction and to a formal editorial evaluation. After removing data that identifies the author(s) the articles are sent for evaluation by one or two independent reviewers (who are not employees of the publisher of Magazynu Stomatologiczny. The principles of anonymity are preserved in the review procedure. The reviewer(s) and authors do not know each other's identity, the so-called single-blind review process or double-blind review process). The author of the article is informed of the result of the review. He may also become acquainted with its content.
The review must have a written form and contain an unequivocal conclusion of allowing the publication of the work, allowing for publication after completion of corrections of the reviewer or of its rejection.

15. A list of reviewers collaborating with the Editorial Office of Magazyn Stomatologiczny is on the webpage

16. To the article should be attached a declaration of the author(s) that it has never been published anywhere nor sent to print in any other journal. The binding text of the declaration – accommodated to the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in the question of prevention of the reprehensible practices of “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship”, being a manifestation of dishonesty and unethical academic behaviour – available for downloading in PDF on (bookmark “Declaration of author(s) of publication in Magazyn Stomatologiczny. It contains a declaration of the input of each of the authors in the preparation of the article.

Final provision

17. In accordance with authors rights, the author does not have a right to print an article published in Magazyn Stomatologiczny in part or in whole in another journal nor can it be used with other aims, without permission of the publisher.

18. The publisher Czelej acquires, on the basis of exclusivity, all authors rights for printing articles, including the right to publish them in print, on electronic media CD, DVD and others and internet.

19. Printouts of articles together with reviews remain in the documentation of the Editorial Office.

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