Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

Manuscript Submission
All manuscripts are submitted online at: https://homosporticus.ba/submission/
Alternative submission using email is optional. All manuscripts and following content (including Authorship Statement and Declaration of Potential Conflict of Interest) can be submitted to email address: homosporticus@fasto.unsa.ba.

Upon submission authors will receive confirmation email.

Submitted material includes:
1. A manuscript prepared according to the Guidelines for the Authors;
2. A signed form that states the study was not previously published, nor has been submitted simultaneously for consideration of publication elsewhere, that states that all of the authors are in agreement with submission of the manuscript to Homosporticus, and that, for studies that use animal or human individuals, authors must include information regarding their institution’s ethics committee and ID approval.
3. Form to declare no conflict of interest Declaration of Potential Conflict of Interest.

Plagiarism detection

Plagiarsm check is done using Plagiarism Detector. Plagiarism Detector is a plagiarism screening software that verifies the originality of content submitted before publication. Plagiarsm Detector checks submissions against published research papers, and of web content. Authors, researchers and freelancers can also use Plagiarism Detector to screen their work before submission by visiting: https://plagiarism-detector.com/c/en/index.php

Manuscript Preparation

Necessary Files
1. Manuscript. A single word processing file, including title, authors, abstract, main text, references and figure legends.
2. Authorship statements – Download
3. Declaration of Potential Conflict of Interest – Download

Formatting

Style
– Text should be 1.5-spaced.
– Typeface should be Times/Times New Roman
– Do not use a sans serif typeface (eg, Arial/Helvetica).
– Body text size should be no smaller than 10 pt and no larger than 12 pt.
– To assist reviewers, please include page numbers in the manuscript file.

Title
Manuscripts must be submitted with full title. The full title should be specific, descriptive, concise, and comprehensible to readers outside the subject field.

Authors and Affiliation
All author names should be listed in the following order:
– First names (or initials, if used),
– Last names (surname, family name)
– Highest academic degrees (eg, MD, PhD)

Each author should list an associated department, university, or organizational affiliation and its location, including city, state/province (if applicable), and country.
One author should be designated as the corresponding author, and his or her email address should be included on the manuscript cover page. This information will be published with the article if accepted.

Abstract
A structured abstract should be no more than 250 words, summarizing the problem being considered, how the study was performed, the salient results, and the principal conclusions. Not more than five Key words should be used.

Main text
The overall structure of your manuscript text should be in compliance with the corresponding reporting guideline.

– Introduction
– Methods
– Results
– Discussion
– Conclusion
– References
– List of tables and Figures
– Other Information
For more see: http://www.equator-network.org.

Statistical Analysis
For manuscripts that report statistics, it is essential that authors in Methods section:
– Identify the statistical tests used to analyze the data.
– Indicate the prospectively determined P value that was taken to indicate a significant difference.
– Cite only textbook and published article references to support your choices of tests.
– Identify any statistics software used. (List software name, version, and company in parentheses in the text, not in the reference list.)
In the Results section:
– Report actual P values rather than thresholds: not just whether the P value was above or below the significant-difference threshold. Example: write “P = 0.18”, not “P > .05” or “P = NS.”
– P should be expressed to 2 digits for P ≥ 0.01, because expressing P to more than 3 digits does not add useful information. If P < 0.001, it should be expressed as P < 0.001, rather than P < 0.0001 or P = 0.00001 for example. In certain types of studies, it may be important to express P values to more significant digits.

Acknowledgements
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Additionally, if the article has been submitted on behalf of a consortium, all author names and affiliations should be listed at the end of the article in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should also disclose whether they had any writing assistance.

References
The references in the text should be cited according to the APA system; see: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Edition; see also: https://apastyle.apa.org/products/index.

Tables
Create tables using the table formatting and editing feature of your word processing software. Do not use Excel or comparable spreadsheet programs. Tables should be self-explanatory and should supplement, rather than duplicate, the material in the text.

– Tables are text-only items. Do not embed images within the table file.
– Each table file should include the table title, appropriate column heads, and any legends.
– Save each table in a separate word processing document file and upload individually.
– Do not embed tables within the manuscript file.
– Tables are numbered with arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.) when there is more than one. Do not use roman numerals.
– Cite tables consecutively in the manuscript, and number them in the order in which they are discussed.
– Abbreviations are not permitted in table titles. Any abbreviation(s) used in the body of the table, including dashes, must be defined in a footnote to the table, listed in reading order.
– Many tables include information from other articles and series of patients. In these tables, include the name of the first author of the previous series, and include the reference number and year alongside the author’s name. Each series mentioned in a table must be listed in the Reference section.

Formatting Figure Specifications

– File formats appropriate for figures: TIFF, EPS, or MS Office (DOC, PPT, XLS) files.
– All figures must be designated GRAYSCALE (black and white) or RGB (color).
– Images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Line art (purely black and white figures with no shades of gray) must have a resolution of at least 1200 dpi. Figures that do not meet the resolution requirement will be returned if necessary.
– Digital art files should be cropped to remove non-printing borders (such as unnecessary white or black space around an image) and should not include embedded “legend” text, figure titles, or figure numbers.
– Composite figures may be either submitted as one single print-quality image that is neatly labeled with uppercase letters using Arial/Helvetica bold font or submitted as separate panels (without labels), eg, Figure 1A.tif, Figure 1B.tif, to be combined during production if accepted for publication.

Figure Legends
– Legends for all figures should be brief and specific, and should appear on a separate page at the end of the manuscript document, following the list of references. Legends should indicate the figure number and must be numbered correctly.
– All symbols or abbreviations appearing in an illustration must be defined in the legend; arrows appearing in a figure should be mentioned in the legend.
– Legends for composite figures should be formatted as a single legend containing necessary information about each part/panel (not separated).

Accepted Manuscripts

Authors will receive notification via email that the PDF (portable document format) proofs of their article are available. Authors are urged to carefully examine the proofs, correct any inadequacies or inaccuracies, and answer all queries. Only the most critical changes to the accuracy of the content will be made. Changes that are stylistic or are a reworking of previously accepted material will be disallowed. Rewriting sections of text, adapting tables and figures, and/or adding/subtracting references are not permitted at this point in the process. Within 48 hours, corrections or approval should be sent to the Production Editor; a message summarizing the corrections may be sent by email or fax.

Article Processing Charge

The fee charge for Homosporticus is 60€ (EUR).