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Preparing your Paper

Medicus publishes high-quality peer-reviewed original articles that are not under review in any other academic outlet. Please be advised that Medicus relies on anti-plagiarism programs and submission for publication implies permission for the editors to put the article through such program. Before submitting your paper for review make sure that it follows the Journal’s established guidelines.

Manuscripts for submission and any other queries should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Word Limits

Articles should be between 7000 – 10,000 words long including endnotes and references.

Style

All articles should be written in English following British spelling conventions;

Articles should be typed in Times New Roman, 12 ptf, and be double spaced throughout including endnotes and references;

Review Articles should not exceed 3,000 words. A word count must be provided in all cases.

Articles should have an abstract of 100-150 words long (Albanian authors should also provide an abstract in Albanian);

Articles should have 3-6 key words at the end of the abstract;

The cover page of the article should include the name of the author, academic title, institution affiliation, and a short bibliographical note on the author;

Anonymisation. We strongly advise authors not to refer to themselves by name in the text of their article so that the review process can be undertaken fully anonymously;

Quotation marks. Quotations should be enclosed within single quotation marks. Quotations of forty or more words should be indented without quotation marks;

Foreign language text. Foreign language text should always be italicised, even when it is lengthy. English translations should appear in square brackets after the foreign language text;

Dates. Dates should be given in the form '2 March 2017' or 'on 2 March’;

Abbreviations. Full stops should follow most abbreviations (e.g. pp., p., ed.), but should not be used for Dr, Mr or acronyms such as NATO or EU, or well-known abbreviations such as RAI, UK, MP;

References

The ‘Harvard’ system should be used for bibliographical references in the text and notes: please provide author’s name, year of publication and page number(s) in round brackets. For more information please consult reputable citation guidelines.

Copyright

It is expected that the submitted article has not appeared before in print or online and that subsequent reproduction cannot be done without written permission from Medicus;

Early view

After the article is accepted, it is published online for early view so that accepted articles do not have to wait for the scheduled print issue to become public.