Dear colleagues – readers,

In front of you is the sixth issue of the Galenika Medical Journal, a scientific journal that, as you know, has been published in Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, and English since the beginning of 2023. It is distributed free of charge to doctors in the region.

As with previous issues, we have prepared this one guided by the idea that the review of the latest scientific information on issues in medical practice, the latest guidelines from leading world authorities, as well as recommendations from distinguished authors dealing with the problems you face – will be useful for your work.

We would like to encourage you to join us as authors of original scientific research articles, previous or brief announcements, review articles (such as systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses), case reports, articles on the history of medicine, announcements on previously published work, letters to the editor, reports from scientific and professional conferences, book reviews, and more. Your discoveries, experiences, and observations can be valuable for other colleagues who live and work in the region where the journal is read.

Priority in publication will be given to papers that are the result of ongoing doctoral and postdoctoral studies, papers originated from already defended doctoral theses, as well as papers arising from research funded by scientific funds or domestic/foreign grants.

The papers submitted for publication in the Galenika Medical Journal should be written in your native language (Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin) and English. Once the paper has passed the plagiarism check and review process, we will translate it into other languages and publish it in all journal editions. On the last pages of this issue’s contents and the journal’s website (medicaljournal.rs), you will find more details in the “Instructions for Authors”, where formal requirements that your paper should meet are specified. Before submitting your paper, I recommend that you study the reviewer report form, which specifies the criteria by which papers are evaluated, and correct any possible deficiencies. Along with the manuscript, it is necessary to submit all accompanying materials (tables, images, graphs) as well as statements confirming that the paper has not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere, providing the contribution of each author and co-author in the paper, and declaring the absence of conflicts of interest.

You will find the statement forms on the Galenika Medical Journal website (medicaljournal.rs).

Papers that receive the highest ratings from reviewers and the editorial board, as well as papers commissioned by the Chief Editor, will be honored.

Papers can be submitted in two ways: through the online journal submission system on the ASEESTANT website (aseestant.ceon.rs) or via email to info@medicaljournal.rs. For any additional questions, you can contact us by calling the following numbers: +381 11 6184998 and/or +381 60 1485511.

We look forward to future cooperation with you.
Welcome to Galenika Medical Journal!

Prof. Dragoljub Đokić, M.D, Ph.D, D.P.H 
Chief Editor of Galenika Medical Journal
Founder of the Academy for Continuing Medical Education

THE WORD OF THE SPONSOR

Dear colleagues,

GALENIKA, one of the strongest brands that has worthily represented the pharmaceutical industry of the Republic of Serbia for decades, is taking a step further, with a great desire to help developing a strong professional opinion within the healthcare of the patients.

We are aware that stormy times bring great challenges, especially for those who bravely stand on the front lines of the joint struggle and for that reason, we decided to support the creation of a new scientific journal as a general sponsor, intended to you, who selflessly invest effort and knowledge in preserving the health of our population every day.

We firmly believe in the idea that professionalism has no alternative and that only by relying on evidence-based medicine can be victory over every existing and future health challenge.As a company, that for decades has a recognizable and inseparable role at the daily level of your professional practice, together, we can resist every disease or condition of our patients, without asking about hours, days, weeks and years of dedication, but focused on striving for the health benefits of each individual.

Today, we want to help more than ever, we want to make reference medical data available to every healthcare worker in our country, on their native language.We decided to succeed on that path,regardless about the level of effort we will put into this mission.

Thanks to the courage and professional capacity of the Academy for Continuing Medical Education, the GALENIKA MEDICAL JOURNAL is born. The scientific newsletter of the Academy for Continuing Medical Education.We strongly believe that this unique professional literature will be a useful support for your further professional development.

This is our way of saying

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO.

Your Galenika

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE REVIEWERS