Current Issue: 1/2024
ISSN 2989-3380 (online)

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Authors and reviewers

INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHORS AND REVIEWERS

Healthcare and Society is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal addressing research, policy and implementation related to scientific and practical outcomes from the healthcare, humanities and social sciences that focus on physical and mental health. The journal publishes original scientific contributions, literature review, case reports, letters to editor and reviews of scientific monographs or professional literature that are characterised by topicality and content relevance.

The editorial board accepts manuscripts in Slovak, Czech, and English languages that are peer-reviewed by two reviewers. The journal uses double-blind review. During the review process, publishers undertake to keep confidential information about the authorship of the reviewed contribution by reviewers, and vice versa. They further undertake not to use any part of the unpublished manuscript without written consent of the author. The handling editor will make an overall decision on scientific and ethical quality of a manuscript using the Board Members and peer reviewer comments.

The final decision on the issue of acceptance, revision, or rejection of the contribution for publishing is in the full competence of the Editorial Board. The authors are responsible for language correction (the language and grammar of their contribution). The Editorial Board has the right to make minor stylistic modifications of the text without consulting them with the author of the text. The author will be familiarised with each correction during copyright correction of the contribution and with the rejection of a manuscript that does not fit into the concept of the journal or was not approved by a reviewer. The contribution which contains formal deficiencies will be returned to authors for rewriting.

Contributions must meet the basic ethical principles in accordance with the published ethics of publishing policy of the journal Healthcare and Society. In the manuscript, it should be noted that the study of which the contribution is part, has been approved by the Ethics Committee (there should be written the exact designation of the committee). It should also be noted that the involvement of respondents in the study was voluntary, and the data was treated confidentially. Identification data of individuals included in the study cannot be included in the text of the manuscript, in photographs or ancestry (origin), unless such information is scientifically necessary and unless the probant (or his/her legal representative) has provided informed consent to publish the data. In this case, the patient must be acquainted with the manuscript. The provision of informed consent to patients must be communicated in the text of the manuscript. The author is also required to indicate possible funding sources and to comment on the potential conflict of interest. The corresponding author must send a signed declaration with the statement that the manuscript has not been and, in case of acceptance, will not be included for publication in another journal (the said declaration also applies to the co-authors of the paper). The contributions that were accepted belong to the permanent ownership of the journal and no part of the accepted manuscript can be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher.

 

PREPARING THE MANUSCRUPT: 

  • The length for peer-reviewed manuscript: A standard 12-page article is approximately 21600 to 24 000 characters including spaces. In qualitative studies maximum 20-page article which is approximately 36 000 characters including spaces.
  • Recommended setting for MS Word – abstract: Font Type Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.0, and all margins set to 2.5 cm, left alignment, do not separate words by a hyphen. Recommended setting for MS Word – the text of the manuscript: size 12, line spacing 1.5, all margins set to 2.5 cm, left alignment, do not separate words by a hyphen.
  • Do not use bold and italics (except for quotation) in the manuscript. Use the bold only to indicate the title of the contribution, individual sub chapters, tables, and figures.
  • Tables must be placed in the part of the contribution with their captions (descriptive titles) placed above a particular table. The author does not send them apart. Tables must be marked with a number and descriptive title, and there must be the link to them in the text of each manuscript. The font size for the table is 10pt.
  • Figures (pictures, graphs, charts, diagrams, and photos) must be placed in the part of the contribution with their captions placed under a particular figure. The author does not send them apart. Figures must be marked with a number and title (caption), and there must be the link to them in the text of each manuscript. The font size for the graphs is 10pt.
  • The title page of the manuscript should contain the following data: The title in Slovak or Czech and English languages, the name and surname of the authors (with academic titles), the affiliation and the correspondence address of contributing authors, the contact details of the first author or the author, respectively the of the author for correspondence.

STRUCTURED HEADINGS FOR ABSTRACT – INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING 

  • Theoretical background,
  • Objectives,
  • Research sample and method,
  • Results,

HEADINGS FOR ORIGINAL EMPIRICAL RESEARCH – INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING  

  • Title in Slovak (or Czech) and English languages,
  • Abstract in Slovak (or Czech) and English language (limited to 250 words),
  • Keywords – limited to 5 keywords in Slovak (and Czech) and English language,
  • Introduction,
  • Objective,
  • Research sample,
  • Methodology,
  • Research results,
  • Discussion,
  • Conclusions,
  • List of references – in alphabetical order.

HEADINGS FOR ORIGINAL THEORETICAL INFORMATION STUDIES – INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING  

  • Title in Slovak (or Czech) and English languages,
  • Abstract in Slovak (or Czech) and English language (limited to 250 words),
  • Keywords – limited to 5 keywords in Slovak (and Czech) and English language,
  • Introduction,
  • The text (bibliography, analysis),
  • Results (presentation of original analysis),
  • Conclusions,
  • List of references – in alphabetical order.

Make sure that all the references included in the List of references are cited in the manuscript and vice versa.

REFERENCES – Examples of the correct formats are as follows:

MONOGRAPHIES, TEXTBOOKS AND BOOKS

SURNAME N. Title of the Monograph: Subtitles. Edition. Place of edition: Editor, year of edition, number of pages, ISBN.

ON-LINE eBOOKS – MONOGRAPHS, TEXTBOOKS AND BOOKS

SURNAME N. Title of the Monograph: Subtitles. Edition. Place of edition: Editor. [Online]. 2018. [date of citation]. Available: https: // ...

CHAPTERS IN MONOGRAPHS, TEXTBOOKS AND BOOKS

SURNAME N. Title. Surname, M. of the editor(s). The Title of the Monograph. Edition. Place of edition: Editor, year of edition, ISBN, page range (page from-to).

CONTRIBUTION IN THE SERIAL PUBLICATION (without online link)

SURNAME N. Title. Journal. year; volume (number): page range.

CONTRIBUTIONS IN E-JOURNALS AND OTHER ARTICLES (with online link)

SURNAME N. Title. The title of e-journal. [CDROM]. Year of edition; volume (number): [Date of citation]. Accessible and access https: // ... ISSN.

LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS (with online link)

The title and the number of the legislative document/year of edition and the abbreviation of the official document. Title. Notes.

 

Send the manuscript in electronic form together with the Cover letter to the following e-mail address: hc@tnuni.sk

The journal offers space for advertisement and journal sponsorship, primarily focused on healthcare products and services. The editorial board and publisher have the exclusive right to refuse advertisement or sponsorship without giving any reason. Both editorial board and publisher ensure contributors that editorial and advertising activities are independent, and advertisers and sponsors cannot influence the publishing and review process.