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Urologie pro praxi

Urologie pro praxi

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about journal

The journal Urologie pro praxi, in a clear and practical manner, provides the latest findings in the field of diagnostics and treatment, primarily focusing on urological diseases, as well as conditions related to urology. Additionally, it offers highly sought-after contributions from practice, including case reports and information from other institutions. The journal has been published since 2000.

The journal Urology for practice is published in cooperation with the Association of Outpatient Urologists and the Czech Society for Sexual Medicine.

Chief Editor

MUDr. Michaela Matoušková

Associate Editors

MUDr. Kamil Belej, Ph.D., FEBU prof. MUDr. Vladimír Študent, Ph.D. MUDr. Pavel Verner

Editorial Board

prof. MUDr. Miloš Broďák, Ph.D.
MUDr. Aleš Horák
MUDr. Jan Jandejsek
MUDr. Jana Katolická, Ph.D.
MUDr. Ivan Kolombo, FEBU
Mgr. Pavla Kordulová
MUDr. Miroslav Krhovský
MUDr. Šárka Kudláčková
MUDr. Petr Macek, Ph.D.
doc. MUDr. Jozef Marenčák, PhD.
MUDr. René Skoumal
MUDr. Roman Sokol, MPH
MUDr. Roman Staněk
doc. MUDr. Oldřich Šmakal, CSc.
prof. MUDr. Ján Švihra, PhD.

Emeritus Editorial Board

doc. MUDr. Richard Reif, CSc.
MUDr. Hynek Šafránek

Professional Proofreading

MUDr. Pavel Verner

SOLEN, s. r. o.

Ambrova 5
831 01 Bratislava

Editor

Mgr. Zdeňka Bartáková

Redakce

Lazecká 297/51, 779 00 Olomouc
Mobile phone no.: 777 557 416
e-mail: bartakova@solen.cz
IČ 25553933
DIČ CZ25553933

Obchodné oddelenie Solen CZ

Ing. Lenka Mihulková
Obchodní ředitelka
mihulkova@solen.cz
+420 734 567 854

Distributor of the magazine in the Czech Republic

Solen, s.r.o.,
Lazecká 297/51,
779 00 Olomouc

Commercial department of Solen SK

Monika Horáková
Mobile phone no.: 0903 452 654
e-mail: horakova@solen.sk

Distributor of the magazine in Slovakia

Solen, s.r.o.,
Ambrova 5,
861 01 Bratislava

Lucie Šilberská
Grafička
silberska@solen.cz
phone: +420 777 714 670

instructions for authors

Manuscript must be submitted in electronic format via email to: redakcia@solen.sk. Submission of a printed manuscript is not required.

The Editorial team reserves the right to make minor stylistic adjustments to the text without consulting the author, who will be informed during the proofreading process. The editorial team also reserves the right to reject texts that do not align with the journal's concept or have not been approved through the peer review process. If necessary, the author's consent will be sought to shorten the manuscript. In case of any formal deficiencies, the manuscript will be returned to the author for revision.

The editors team reserve the right to self-manage the inclusion of unsolicited manuscripts that have passed the peer review process. Given the journal's practical focus, manuscripts should be written in a clear manner, emphasizing the practical application of the provided information in clinical practice.

Authors and co-authors are required to familiarize themselves with the rules of publication ethics, available in full on the journal's website. When submitting an article for publication, the main author must send a written declaration to the editorial office stating that the entire authorial collective is aware of the publication ethics rules and that there are no impediments to publishing the article. Legal relationships between the publisher and the author are governed by the provisions of the Copyright Act.

Review Articles

  • The latest findings on etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and groups of conditions. The maximum length is 8 pages of text (font size 12, line spacing 1.5) with up to six images (graphs). In the case of processing more extensive topics, it is possible to divide the contribution into several parts after consultation with the editorial board. Write the article with an emphasis on its practical application for urologists, specialists from other fields related to urology, and general practitioners.
  • Please, don't forget to cite as many works by Czech and Slovak authors as possible related to the given topic. Their sufficient number will be positively evaluated during the subsequent peer review process. Sexual and Reproductive Medicine for Practice
  • Review articles containing the latest knowledge in the field of andrology and sexology. Communication from practice (Case Reports)
  • Maximum length of 6 pages (font size 12, line spacing 1.5).
  • Illustrative visual documentation is welcome. The case report should include the following sections: abstract, introduction, description of the case, discussion, conclusion.
  • (Patients have the right to privacy, which must not be violated without their informed consent. Identification data must not be included in the written text, photographs, or pedigrees unless this information is essential from a scientific perspective and the patient has given informed consent for its publication. In this case, the patient must be familiarized with the manuscript.)

Comments * Reactions to review articles, updates in the field of diagnostics, therapy, interesting findings from foreign press, and other professional information, with a maximum length of two pages. Pharmacological Profile * Information about specific drugs. The structure of articles in this section includes classification into drug groups, chemical structure, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, side effects, dosages, and interactions. Briefly /In short * Diagnostics and therapy presented in tables and charts, with an emphasis on clarity and practical application of the provided information. Advice for practice * The aim of this section is to provide quick and practical advice, responding concisely and comprehensibly to specific questions. For Nurses * A section in which nurses inform other nurses about their approaches, procedures, or generally applicable recommendations. Information * Information about professional events, new books, reviews, conference reports, invitations, and more.

  • Font: Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5,
  • The total number of pages depending on the type of contribution.
  • Divide the article into smaller and more readable sections, and use subheadings and simple divisions if necessary. For original articles and case reports, adhere to the required structure described in manuscript requirements.
  • All abbreviations must be explained at their first use.
  • Parenthesis should always be round ().
  • Domesticated foreign expressions should be written either in accordance with the rules of Slovak orthography or in their original Latin form.
  • In the text, clearly indicate references to all graphical representations, tables, or charts, which should be created using MS Word or MS Excel.
  • For all types of contributions (reviews, original articles, and case reports), please ensure that the text adheres to the general rules of formal Slovak language appropriate for professional publications. For instance, when describing a case in a case report, use complete sentences with full verbs, not in a bullet-point or list format as in laboratory test results. Texts intended for review must be grammatically and stylistically correct.
  1. Concise title of the work, names and surnames of all authors, including their titles, and their affiliations. Provide the address of the main author, including their phone number and email address (the article should also include contact information for correspondence with the author). Name of the head of the department who approved the work for publication.
  2. Abstract: A brief summary of the content of the contribution, with a maximum of 15 lines.
  3. 3-6 keywords
  4. English translation of the title of the work, abstract, and keywords.
  5. Main text
  6. Image attachments: Numbered and with captions in the text. Please send images separately as attachments in the best possible quality for printing. Ensure that each image is cited in the text. All commonly used image formats are accepted. In case of large file sizes, it can be sent via file-sharing services. You can contact the graphic editorial team to arrange individual adjustments to the image attachments. If image documentation previously published elsewhere is used, it is necessary to indicate the original source and provide written consent from the copyright holder.
  7. List of references: Number the citations and provide references in the text using the citation number in round brackets. Literary references should be numbered in the order in which they were first mentioned in the text. Include a maximum of 20 citations. Each article must cite at least two Czech or Slovak publications. Write literary references in the format shown below.

Journal Article: Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7. Author. Article Title. Abbreviated Journal Name. Year;Volume(Issue):Page Range.

Hnízdil L, Procházková I, Jedlička V, et al. Adenom příštitného tělíska. Onkologie. 2013;7(5):252-5. If there are multiple authors, list the first 3 authors, followed by et al.

Vallancien G, Emberton M, Harving N, et al.; Alf-One Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 European men suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol. 2003;169(6):2257-61.

Monograph: Kolář J, Zídková H. Nárys kostní radiodiagnostiky. Praha: Avicenum; 1986. All authors (or editors, organizations). Title. (Subtitles). Place: Publisher; Year.

Chapter in a Monograph: 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.

Article in Conference Proceedings: Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

Doctoral Thesis (Dissertation): Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.

Newspaper Article: Tynan T. Medical improvements lower homicide rate: study sees drop in assault rate. The Washington Post. 2002 Aug 12;Sect. A:2 (col. 4).

Internet Article: Knopová M. Bezpečnost dat v informačních systémech. Ikaros [Internet]. 2011; 15(6) [cited 2011 Jun 14]. Available from: http://www.ikaros.cz/node/6946. Authors. Title of the contribution. Journal Title [Internet]. Year; Volume (Issue):page range [cited citation date]. Available from: DOI or URL.

Monograph on the Internet: Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/10149/improving-palliative-care-for-cancer. All authors. Title of the publication. Subheading. [Internet]. Place: Publisher; Year [cited citation date]. Available from: DOI or URL.

Website (unknown author): Výzkum a vývoj v České republice [Internet]. Praha: Rada pro výzkum, vývoj a inovace; c2011. [cited 2011 Jul 27]. Available from: http://www.vyzkum.cz.

Contribution on a Website: Tichá J, Tichý M. Jméno Zdeňka Milera nese jedna z planetek obíhajících kolem Slunce. In: Věda.cz [Internet]. 2011 Apr 21. [cited 2011 Jul 27]. Available from: http://www.veda.cz/article.do?articleId=68377. Author(s). Title of the contribution. Additional information about the contribution. In: Title of the website / webpage. [Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; publication date. Date of update [cited citation date]. Available from: DOI or URL.

The editorial board uses the ACTAVIA editorial system.

  • Please submit articles through this system. To do so, you need to log in to the website www.urologiepropraxi.cz (top right corner).
  • If you have used the system but do not have login credentials, the editorial board can provide them upon request.
  • After logging in to the system, submit your article to the editorial board. You can work with the inserted text continuously, but it is important to save everything. The final submission of the text to the editorial board is mandatory.
  • All further work with the article is conducted entirely within the Actavia editorial system: you will receive peer reviews automatically via email from Actavia, you will submit a revised version of the article back into Actavia, and you will receive acceptance confirmation for publication via email from Actavia.
  • Only original works that have not been previously published or submitted for publication or review to any other journal will be accepted for publication. Legal relationships between the publisher and the author are governed by the provisions of the Copyright Act.
  • Language of Contributions: The editorial accepts submissions in Czech, Slovak, or English; the work will be printed in the language in which it was submitted.
  • Proofreading: The editorial board reserves the right to make minor stylistic adjustments to the manuscript. In case of the need for manuscript shortening, author's consent will be sought. Before final printing, the author will receive the work for proofreading.
  • Peer Review: Articles undergo double-blind peer review. The editorial board decides on the acceptance of the work for printing based on the peer review. The main author will be informed about the acceptance or rejection of the work.
  • Publication of contributions supported by grant projects and contributions resulting from studies supported by pharmaceutical companies is subject to a fee.
  • There is no legal entitlement to fees for publications or for the preparation of peer reviews.
  • By submitting the article, the author grants the publisher an exclusive license to reproduce and distribute the work in printed form in the Czech Republic and abroad in accordance with § 56 of the Copyright Act, including the right to sublicense and assign the license, and to use the work on the internet in accordance with § 18 of the Copyright Act.
  • The author shall have the article reviewed by the head of the department or another expert, and their name shall be communicated to the editorial board. The final review is conducted by the editorial board.
  • Due to the practical orientation of the journals, we kindly ask you to write the contribution clearly, emphasizing the practical use of the provided information in outpatient practice. Older contributions on the same topic that have been published in the Urology for practice journal can be found at www.solen.cz.
  • If needed, please contact the editorial board at: bartakova@solen.cz, mobile: +420 777 557 416, SOLEN, s.r.o., Lazecká 297/51, 779 00 Olomouc.
  • A portrait photograph of the author (if there are multiple co-authors, only the main author, or the author whose contact will be provided at the end of the article).
  • A statement declaring that the article has not been published or offered for publication in any other journal.
  • A statement confirming that the author and co-authors have familiarized themselves with the publication ethics guidelines (available in full on the journal's website) and that there are no obstacles to the publication of the article.
  • A declaration of any potential conflicts of interest by the author.
publication ethics

The following text expresses standards of ethical behavior of all parties participating in the process of publishing articles in Solen, s.r.o. journals: the author, the editor, the editorial board, the reviewer, the publisher.

The basis for these guidelines is the already existing policy of Elsevier publishing company and The Best Practice Guidlines for Journal Editors issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Decision-making regarding publishing of articles: The editor of the Solen company journals is responsible for decisions on which of the accepted articles will be published. The final decision on publication lies with the editorial board based on independent, double-blind review reports. The editor acts in compliance with the policy of the editorial board of the journal and with the legislation that comes into effect in the case of libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may consult their decisions with the editorial board or with the reviewers.

Fair play: The editor evaluates the manuscript according to its intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnical origin, citizenship and nationality, or the authors` philosophies.

Discrecy/secrecy: Neither the editor nor any member of the editorial board is allowed to disclose any information on the received manuscript to anyone else than to the respective author, the reviewer, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors and to the publisher.

Review reports: A double-blind review process helps to increase the scientific quality of the articles and helps the editor in making decisions on inclusion of the article for publication.

The reviewer`s eligibility: The reviewer should notify the editor if they do not feel sufficiently qualified for the article evaluation, and thus excuse themselves from the review process.

Discrecy/secrecy: Every manuscript received for a review must be regarded as a confidential document and must not be shown nor discussed with persons not involved in the publishing process.

Objectivity: Reviews must be carried out objectively. Personal critical statements against the author`s personality are not acceptable. The reviewers are to state their opinions clearly and back them up with relevant arguments.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Information or ideas and thoughts attained from the reviews must be regarded as confidential and must not be used for personal benefit. The reviewers should not evaluate a manuscript in which a conflict of interest occurs, rising from competitivness, created in cooperation or other relationship or connections with the author, company, or institutions connected with the article.

Quality of the article: Each article must include detailed information and references that enable the reader to replicate the data. An article based on a research must include an exact record of the presented piece of work as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The condition for publishing clinical research is that the methods used must comply with the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and are approved by a relevant ethical committee. The same rules must be respected also by a work based on experiments on animals. Improper or knowingly inaccurate statements mean unethical behavior and are not acceptable.

Originality and plagiarism: Only original works and articles, which have not been published anywhere else yet, nor have they been sent for publication to any other journal, are accepted for publication. If the author uses a work or words of any other author, this must be properly cited. If a picture documentation published anywhere else is re-printed, the original source must be cited and a written consent of the owner of the exclusive rights must be properly presented. Any form of plagiarism represents unethical publication behavior and will not be acceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: Generally speaking, the author should not publish a manuscript describing the same research in more than one journal or an original publication. Accepting the same manuscript into more than one journal shows unethical behavior and is not acceptable.

Acknowledgment of sources: Authors should cite those publications that might be significant for determining the nature of the article. Information gained on a personal basis, eg. in a conversation, correspondence, in a discussion with third parties, cannot be used or published without the statement (written consent) of the source.

Authorship of the article: The authorship should only relate to those who significantly contributed to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the presented study or article. All those who contributed to the article or study should be cited as co-authors. Those who participated in partial and important aspects of the particular project (research, article) should be cited or recorded as contributors. The author will ensure that all suitable co-authors are included in the article and that they have approved the final version and agreed on its submission for publication.

Conflicts of interest: In their manuscript, the authors must state all the financial or other significant conflicts of interest that could be interpreted as impacting the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All the resources of the financial support must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works: If the author finds a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, it is their duty to notify the fact to the editor immediately and to become involved in removal or correction of the article.