Vaskulárna medicína

Vaskulárna medicína


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about journal

Vaskulárna medicína is a peer-reviewed postgraduate interdisciplinary medical journal on vascular diseases, blood clotting disorders and associated diseases. It focuses on current issues in the clinical pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of vascular diseases. It is the first journal in Slovakia on this subject.

The articles published in the journal undergo a double review process.

Periodical is the official journal of these four Slovak professional societies:

  • Slovak Society of Angiology
  • Slovak Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Slovak Society on Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Slovak Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

Vascular Medicine is published in cooperation with the Czech Society of Angiology.

The print version of the journal is distributed free of charge to members of all four professional societies. To access the online version, free registration is required on the solen.sk website.
Other readers can subscribe to the journal at solen.sk.

Articles from the current year's issue are only available to subscribers of the journal. Older articles are available free of charge to all readers registered on the solen.sk website.

Chief Editors:

prof. MUDr. Viera Štvrtinová, CSc.
prof. MUDr. Vladimír Šefránek, PhD.
prof. MUDr. Ján Staško, PhD.
MUDr. Ivan Vulev, PhD., MPH, FCIRSE

Editorial Board:

prof. MUDr. Marián Bernadič, CSc.
MUDr. Katarína Dostálová, PhD., MPH
MUDr. Andrej Džupina, PhD.
doc. MUDr. Štefan Farský, CSc., FESC
prof. MUDr. Mária Frankovičová, PhD.
prof. MUDr. Ľudovít Gašpar, CSc.
doc. MUDr. Mária Hulíková, PhD.
doc. MUDr. Debora Karetová, CSc.
doc. MUDr. Juraj Maďarič, PhD., MPH
prof. MUDr. Július Mazuch, DrSc.
MUDr. Peter Mondek, PhD., MSc.
prof. MUDr. Daniel Pella, CSc.
prof. MUDr. Igor Riečanský, DrSc, FESC, FASA
MUDr. Karel Roztočil, CSc.
MUDr. František Rusňák
doc. MUDr. Pavel Šebesta, CSc.
prof. MUDr. Iveta Šimková, CSc.
MUDr. Ján Tomka, PhD., MHA
prof. MUDr. Peter Turčáni, PhD.

SOLEN, s. r. o.

Ambrova 5
831 01 Bratislava

Editor in charge:

Mgr. Miroslava Dostálová

Mobile phone no.: 0911 900 599
phone: 02/54 131 381
e-mail: dostalova@solen.sk

Monika Horáková

Mobile phone no.: 0903 452 654

e-mail: horakova@solen.sk

Ján Kopčok

e-mail: kopcok@solen.sk

instructions for authors

Manuscript must be submitted in electronic format via email to: dostalova@solen.sk and 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.

All solicited articles in the journal are honored.
Publication of articles accepted for publication is free of charge to the authors.


Main topic - review articles on a specific topic

Review articles – comprehensive overview of current issues in the field of epidemiology, clinical pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of vascular diseases, bleeding disorders and associated diseases – max. of 9 pages including attachments and references. In the case of extensive topics, it is possible, after consultation with the editorial team, to divide the manuscript into several parts.
Structure of a review article: abstract, key words, introduction, internal division into smaller sections or subsections, conclusion, references.

Please write the article focus on its practical use for physicians dealing with vascular diseases.

Original articles and case reports – studies, practical experiences, own observations, interesting case from own practice, specific treatment procedures presented in the form of a publication – max. of 7 pages, including attachments and references.
Structure of an original article: abstract, key words, introduction, material and methods or patient cohort and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references.
Structure of a case report: abstract, key words, introduction, description of the individual case (case report), discussion, conclusion, references. The article should include information on why the case report deserves publication.

Drugs and drug groups – drug profiles, indications, interactions, adverse effects of drugs, therapeutic use of specific drugs in clinical and outpatient practice, clinical trials (course and results of studies) – max. of 5 pages
Structure of article: introduction, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, toxicity, conclusion

History of Medicine – short articles about significant figures in the history of medicine or milestones that have brought great progress to medicine in general or specifically to fields related to vascular diseases

Events– reports and observations from professional (domestic and international) events bringing practical outputs, notes for practice, recommendations – 3 – 4 pages

Information and comments – introduction of interesting projects, studies, observations from domestic and international professional literature, reports, comments…

  • Title of an article in Slovak and English - up to 10 words, capturing the essence of the article
  • Full name of the main author with titles, affiliation, complete address including phone and email contact
  • Full names of co-authors with titles and their affiliations
  • Summary of the submitted article in Slovak and English + at least 5 keywords in both languages.
    The summary is prepared only for review articles, original papers or case reports, within a range of 200 - 300 words

Review articles: without breakdown

Original articles: the summary should be divided into sections: Purpose/Introduction; Materials and Methods or Patients and Methods, Results, Conclusion.

The main text is divided into sections: introduction, materials and methods/patients and methods, results, discussion, and conclusion.

The English summary should be divided and adapted to the nature of the article, just like in the Slovak language: Purpose; Materials and methods or Patients and methods; Results; Conclusion.

Case reports: the summary should be divided into sections: Objective/Introduction; Case; Conclusion.

The main text is divided into sections: introduction, case report, discussion and conclusion.

The English summary should follow the same format as the Slovak language. In case reports: Objective/Introduction, Case, Conclusion.

  • Text + tables or graphs and images as separate appendices (either included at the end of the text or in separate files) in the best possible quality and in sufficient resolution, accompanied by accurate captions
    Tables must be editable – Word, Excel format (not in bmp, jpg, etc. formats)
    Considering that the journal is intended for Slovak readers – doctors dealing with vascular diseases, all images, tables and graphs must be translated into Slovak!

  • List of references – up to 20 citations, presented in round brackets and numbered chronologically in the text based on their first occurrence

The article should conclude with concise conclusions, recommendations, and procedures.

Priority will be given to papers that cite and reference articles published in the journal Vaskulárna medicína.

  • 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.

Bibliographic references in the text should be indicated by a number in round brackets and in the order they are first cited (not alphabetically). Subsequent references to the same source should be indicated by the same number as the first mention.

In the reference list at the end of the text, list up to 3 authors. If there are more than 3 authors, list the first 3 authors followed by the abbreviation „et al.”

When citing authors in the text (e.g., Culine et al. compared…), use the abbreviation „et al.” consistently throughout the text and in the reference list. Also, include a reference to the list or references after the cites author (e..g., Culine et. al. (15) compared…).

Avoid citing abstracts, unpublished observations, or personal communications. Prefer current citations (from the last 3 years).

The formatting of bibliographic references should follow the citation style used in the MEDLINE/PUBMED databases.

The editorial team recommends citing Slovak and Czech papers that address the specific issues. It is also highly recommended to include references to articles published in the journal Vaskulárna medicína to enhance the professional level of this journal.

Examples of citation an article in the journal

  • Saraf K, Morris PD, Garg P, et al. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs): clinical evidence and therapeutic considerations. Postgrad Med J. 2014;90(1067):520-528.
  • Graff J, Harder S. Anticoagulant therapy with the oral direct factor Xa inhibitors rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban and the thrombin inhibitor dabigatran etexilate in patients with hepatic impairment. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2013;52(4):243-254.

Examples of citation an electronic article

Examples of citation a monograph

  • Šefránek V. Chirurgia obliterujúcich ochorení extrakraniálneho úseku mozgových tepien. Bratislava: Slovac Academic Press, 1997. 112 s.
  • Kubisz P, Staško J, Dobrotová M, et al. Hematológia a transfuziológia. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada Publishing, a. s.; 2006. 324 s.
  • Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, et al. Harrison´s Principles of Medicine. 14th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998.

Examples of citation a book chapter or an article in the proceedings

  • Nenutil R. Standardizace histopatologické diagnostiky kolorektálního karcinomu. In: Vyzula R, Žaloudík J, eds. Rakovina tlustého střeva a konečníku. Praha, Czech Republic: Maxdorf, 2007. 96–102 s.
  • Enzinger FM, Weiss SW. Ischemic fasciitis (Atypical decubital fibroplasia). In: Sharon WW, John RG, eds. Soft Tissue Tumors. 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 2001. 276–278 p.


At the end of your article, you may include acknowledgements to grant agencies or other supporters of your manuscript.

Examples of phrasing for acknowledgements:

This article was supported by the grant from the Agency for Research and Development under contract No. APVV-0016-11 and the grant from Comenius University under contract No. UK/470/2012

This article was conducted with the support of the project funded by the European Union's Structural Funds. Project code: ITMS:26220220163.

You may also express gratitude to collaborators who are not listed as co-authors of the article.

  • 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.