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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for the authors

In order to create/register an account for submitting a paper, first time authors are to contact the Computer Support at stating your first name, last name, affiliation with the link, and your email. We will then send you back an email with your login parameters. Once you receive your parameters from us you will then be able to log in and begin article submission.

Articles submitted to the journal Preventive Paediatrics should preferably be in English, but Serbian is also acceptable.

It is mandatory to submit your fully prepared manuscript, in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx), together with the submission letter, by using our online manuscript submission system. You have to make “New Submission” and upload your paper by using the online interface. All subsequent versions should be uploaded by using the same paper ID and your defined password.

We are unable to process files sent by E-mail.

Submission letter contents:
- Authors’ confirmation that the submitted manuscript is their original work, not published previously, and not submitted to other journals
- Authors’ agreement with the manuscript content
- Contact details of all authors
- Signed Statement of conflict of interest from all authors (detailed instructions can be found on: World Association of Medical Editors – WAME;
- Manuscript category (original paper, review, news, or case presentation)
- Signature of all authors
- Agreement of reproduction of previously published data: text, tables, photos, etc.


Authors are advised to submit the article according to the following instructions:

General instructions
- Microsoft Word format
- Page form: A4
- Margins : 20mm each side
- Font: Times New Roman, 12pt; for special characters use the font: symbol
- Do not use “space” to format the manuscript
- Only one single space between a comma and periods
- Numbered Pages
- Do not use headers
- References should be marked by Arabian numbers in the body text in parentheses: example (1), or (1, 2), according to the order of citation in the text
Manuscripts submitted in english must be accompained by a translated title and summary in serbian.

First page

Contents of the top first page
- Title without abbreviations
- Full name and surname of all authors (without titles), name of the affiliated institutions, city, country and e-mail address
Contents of the bottom first page
- Name and surname, contact address of the corresponding author, phone number  and e-mail address.

Second page
250 – 350 words, content depends on the article category.
Original paper
- Contents: Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results, Conclusion. section should begin with the appropriate bolded title.
Case presentation
- Contents: Introduction, Case presentation, Conclusion.
Other categories
- No special structure

Key words: below each summary should be 3 to 6 key words


Body text
- Original article, case presentation, or any other category should have the same subtitles as stated in the summary.
- Subtitles in the article should be in uppercase bolded font
- Article should consist of 3000 – 5000 words
- Sequences should be divided by one space, no text alignment
- Titles of any enclosures should be in both languages
- Tables in Word format, no text alignment
- Tables, photos, graphs, etc. should be numbered according to the citations in the text
- Tables, photos, graphs, and other enclosures should contain titles in both languages, and be on separate pages at the end of the article

- References should be listed at the end of the article. Whenever available DOI and /or PMID for the papers on PubMed/MEDLINE should be included.
- Do not exceed 25 references.
- Citied articles should not be more than 5 years old (exceptions may exist).
- References should be cited according to Vancouver style.
Not more than 6 authors should be listed.

Reference examples
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-46.
Organizations – Association as the author
Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin, and proinsulin in participants with impaired glucose tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40(5):679-686.
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
Book chapter
Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.
Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.
References from the internet
Title of the article, entire electronic address, and date when the reference was accessed.

More details on references can be found at:


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