Instructions for Authors
The journal “Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu” using the Open Access* model publishes: original and review articles, letters to the editors, and other materials. All original, review articles and case reports are reviewed. The journal is directed to a wide circle of scientists and practitioners who deal with medical and health sciences, adopts an interdisciplinary and integrated approach, and covers the biomedical aspects of health and disease, prophylaxis of diseases and health promotion, civilization diseases, epidemiology and public health, bioethics, as well as medical technologies and telemedicine.

*„Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu” is an open access journal, which means that the journal offers free and immediate access to its contents to promote the unrestricted global exchange of knowledge. The free availability means that any users are permitted to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited" (Budapest Open Access Initiative,

MONZ endorses ORCID ( and requires that all authors provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. We encourage coauthors to register and use their ORCID as well.

1. Original articles, short reports, review articles and case reports should be submitted to the Editors exclusively by electronic mail. Please use the editorial panel available on the website: passing to the bookmark Submit your paper, and follow further instructions. The remaining types of submissions, i.e. letters to editors, conference reports and book reviews should be sent to the address: .

2. Original articles must contain the following: introduction, objectives, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, and references. Abstracts of original articles should consist of 1400-1800 characters, including spaces, and divided into: introduction and objective, materials and methods, results, conclusions.

3. Review articles must contain: introduction and objective, description of the state of knowledge, summary, and references. Abstracts of review articles should consist of 1400-1800 characters, including spaces, and divided into: introduction and objective, abbreviated description of the state of knowledge, summary. It is advisable to include most important data in tables and figures – the information contained there should not be repeated in the text.

4. Original and review articles must contain 2 - 6 key words selected with consideration of the terms contained in ‘Medical Subject Headings’ MeSH.

5. List of references:
The list of references is the responsibility of the author. References should be quoted in square brackets in order of citation. References must be in accordance with the principles established by the ‘Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals’ ( ).

The list of references must be sent directly in the editorial system.

Authors should focus on recent papers. The list of references should include literature after 2012 (min.75%)

Each reference should contain: surnames and first letters of authors’ names, title of the article, abbreviated title of the journal, year of publication, volume number, issue number, numbers of the first and last pages. If there are more than three authors, after the third name, ‘et al.’ should be written.
Abbreviated titles of journals indexed on the Medline (PubMed) database should be quoted according to the NLM Catalogue ( ), and the titles of the remaining journals according to the version provided by the editors of individual journals.
If the article has a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number, please enter it at the end of the bibliographic record as a full link, e.g.
The website references should contain the date of downloading or reviewing of the file in brackets after the URL address (Uniform Resource Locator). Punctuation must be maintained precisely according to the examples of references presented below:

Article in a journal
Kanecki K, Nitsch-Osuch A, Goryński P, et al. Use of statistical data concerning hospital morbidity in epidemiological studies on rare rheumatic diseases. Med Og Nauk Zdr. 2018; 24(3): 153-157.

Books and monographs
Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany (NY) Publishers, 1996.

Section in a book
Sullivan JB Jr, Gonzales M, Krieger GR, et al. Health-related hazards of agriculture. In: Sullivan JB Jr, Krieger GR, editors. Hazardous Materials Toxicology. Clinical Principles of Environmental Health, Baltimore; 1992. p. 642-666.
PhilipsSJ, Whisnant JP. Hypertension and stroke. In: Laragh JH, Brenner BM, editors. Hypertension: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. 2nd ed. New York: Raven Press; 1995. p. 465-78.

Conference material
Kimura J, Shibasaki H. Recent advances in clinical neurophysiology. Proceedings of the l0th International Congress of EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology; 1995 Oct 15-19; Kyoto, Japan. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1996.

Website materials
Yee WS, Lin LP. Anxiety and depressive symptoms among communities in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia: A rural exploration. MJP Online Early (access: 2011.11.14).

6. Evaluation of the manuscript (principle of reviewing publications)
– The manuscripts registered are subject to anonymous review. The manuscripts are sent to at least two independent reviewers from outside the Institute.
– In other solutions, the reviewer must sign a declaration concerning the lack of a conflict of interests. Conflict of interest are considered as:
a) direct personal relationships (blood relation, legal relations, conflict);
b) relations of occupational subordination;
c) direct scientific cooperation within the last two years preceding the review.
– The process of reviewing the manuscript should not last longer than 6 weeks; however, the Editors cannot guarantee a specified date of making the decision.
– The review is in written form (a review form is provided on the website of the journal) and ends with an unequivocal conclusion concerning the acceptance of the manuscript for publication or its rejection.
– The final decision concerning the acceptance of a manuscript for publication, acceptance under the condition of making corrections, or the decision to reject the manuscript, is the right of the Editors and is not open to discussion. The Editors do not have to justify their decisions.
– The surnames of reviewers of individual publications/issues are not revealed; once a year, the journal publishes the list of cooperating reviewers.

7. An explanation concerning “ ghostwriting” and “ guest authorship”
– The editors require from the authors of articles that they reveal the contribution of individual authors to the manuscript (quoting their affiliation and contribution, i.e. who is the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc., used while writing the manuscript), the primary author bearing the responsibility for the manuscript submitted.
– The editors explain that “ ghostwriting” (“ ghostwriting” is undertaken by a professional writer who writes books, articles, etc., based on detailed information provided, but the work is officially credited to someone else, without the name of the ghostwriter being mentioned) and “ guest authorship” (occurs when the contribution of the author is very little or not at all, despite which he/she is the named author/co-author of the manuscript) are a manifestation of scientific unreliability, and all detected cases will be disguised, including the informing of proper parties (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, scientific editors associations, etc.).
– The Editors request provision of information concerning the sources of financing the article, contribution of scientific-research institutions, associations and other parties (‘financial disclosure’).
– The editors document any manifestations of scientific unreliability, especially the breaking and violating of ethical principles in effect in science.
- All manuscripts submitted to the journal will be checked using plagiarism detection software

8. Reservations
Articles which do not fall within the scope of problems of the journal and do not satisfy the requirements concerning the text layout and references will not be accepted. The Editors reserve the right to correct syntax errors, correct nomenclature, and make necessary abbreviations, correct and supplement references without prior consultation with the author. The Editors do not verify quotations and translations thereof; therefore, any quotations and their translations from foreign languages must be prepared by the responsible author of the article.

9. Statements
Prior to the beginning of the publication process the author or authors of submitted articles are obliged to:

a) submit to MONZ a written certificate with the legible signatures of all authors, that the article has not been published anywhere previously, or submitted for publication to any other journal;

b) submit to MONZ a written certificate with the legible signatures of all authors, concerning copyright transfer of the manuscript to the Institute, signed by the author(s) of the article and accept the full text of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Poland (also known as CC BY-NC);

c) submit to MONZ a cover letter;

Dear authors, in the case of a change being made to the title of an article, please provide new certificates with the proposed CHANGED TITLE with the legible signatures of ALL AUTHORS

10. Payment
The authors make a remittance of 100 PLN gross for original and review articles accepted for publication. Letters to the editors and other materials are published free of charge. Remittance should be transferred to the Institute’s bank account after receipt of confirmation of acceptance of the article for publication.

Data for transfer (100 PLN):
Instytut Medycyny Wsi
Jaczewskiego 2
20-090 Lublin
IBAN: PL48 1240 5497 1111 0010 4069 9654
In the title of the transfer, the surname of the first author and identification number of the article (e.g. Smith, 151232) must be stated.
All fees associated with bank transfer are covered by the payer author.

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11. Requirements concerning formatting of the manuscript and illustrations
• The manuscript should be sent in the form of electronic files without final formatting (preferably 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing, paragraphs distinguished with a one line space between each paragraph, titles must not be distinguished by a different font, do not split words between lines, columns in tables divided by single tabulator, acknowledgements inserted automatically, do not format by repeating spaces, do not precede punctuation marks by spaces, do not use so-called ‘hard space’.
• Illustrations, prints, graphs, and photos must be submitted in separate files. Their proper position in the text should be indicated. Numerical data should be added to create the graphs.
• When in doubt, please contact the address:,, tel. +48 817184 491.