Wydawnictwo Medyczne Mediton

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the Polish Society of Audiology and Phoniatrics


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Review, original and case-reports are considered for publication in the quarterly Otorhinolaryngology – clinical review. The original papers are peer-reviewed. A complete electronical version of the manuscript and two print-out copies should be submitted to the journal editor. The editor reserves the right to alter and correct the manuscript considered for publication in a way that will not change its overall value. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned to authors for correction. By submitting a paper to the editor, authors thereby confirm the original form of the papers, which means that the copyright or any other rights of property of the third party are not violated nor the paper has been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. After publishing the paper, the authors transfer the copyright to MEDITON Publisher. In the case of reprints from other journals the authors are obliged to warrant permission from respective editors.

counteracting author’s rights violation

In order to counteract ghostwriting and guest authorship the Editorial Office requires that all authors of a given article disclose their affiliations, and their real contribution in the article preparation. Otherwise the article will not be published. In this aspect it is the author who submits the article that is considered to bear the principal responsibility.


financial disclosure

The authors of sponsored articles are obliged to disclose the sources of funding (the financial disclosure statement is published with the article).



...in both Polish and English should be prepared in an electronic form. The paper itself should be written in a concise and clear way; neither medical nor scientific slang words or phrases can be accepted. The text of original papers should be divided into paragraphs, including materials and methods, results and discussion. Latin names, as microorganisms and foreign words should be written in italics.


title of the paper...

...in Polish and English should be concise, it should not exceed 120 characters. A subtitle is acceptable. The title is to be followed by names of authors, including first names, and affiliations. Main author and address for correspondence should be provided. It is indeed necessary to follow the guidelines on the title length.



...should be prepared in Polish and English and not exceed 250 words. It must be structured within introduction, aim, material and methods, results and conclusion parts.


key words...

...provided in both Polish and English should not exceed 7 in number.


abbreviations, symbols and units

Only common abbreviations may be left unexplained. Less known abbreviations and symbols must be explained when used for the first time in the manuscript. No abbreviations are acceptable in the title. SI units are recommended; however, also other generally used units (l, min., h, C, Da, cal) are accepted.


figures (drawings, photographs)...

...should be numbered. Figure captions should be printed on a separate page. If figures are taken from published sources, the author must get appropriate editor’s approval to publish them. Acknowledgment should be given at the end of the caption for such a figure. Color figures can be included for publication, however, in each case this should be agreed with the editor. Drawings should be prepared using tools available in word processors, in Excel or specialist editors e.g. CorelDraw. Figures drawn professionally in black India ink on white paper are also acceptable. Photographs must be of high quality.



...should be on separate sheets, numbered consecutively and headed by a concise title. Put explanatory matter in footnotes. Tables are adjuncts to the text and should not repeat material presented therein.



...should be quoted subsequently in the text in square brackets [1,2]. Unpublished data can be referred to providing the source of information in brackets in the text. Each reference should include: Author’s name and initial(s). Title. Abbreviated title of journal. Year; Volume (Number): pages.

1. Szmidt A, Stańczyk-Przyłuska A. A role of EBV virus in pathogenesis of allergic diseases. Alergia Astma Immunologia 2005; 4: 169-174.
2. Smith E, Gray SD et al. Frequency and effects of teachers’ voice problems. J Voice 1997; 11 (1): 81-87.

Book should be quoted as follows: Author’s name and initial(s). Title of chapter. (in) Book title. Name and initial(s) (Ed.). Publisher, Place of publication Year: pages.

1. Kieć-Świerczyńska M. Contact Allery. Mediton, Łódź 2005: 43-55.
2. Bieńkiewicz B, Kowalski ML. Drug Allergy. (in) Clinical Immunology. Kowalski ML (ed.) Mediton, Łódź 2000: 297-328.