Focus and Scope
Advances in Respiratory Medicine (below referred to as “ARM”) is the official journal of the Polish Respiratory Society and the National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases. It publishes the peer-reviewed original research papers, review articles, short communications, case reports, letters, and editorial comments in the field of pneumonology and allergology. All the above mentioned types of articles are published exclusively in English language. This is a responsibility of the authors to prepare a manuscript in proper and grammatically correct English. Exceptions to the rule are educational papers and national guidelines.
All submissions should be committed via online manuscript submission system.
The PiAP Editorial Board, in the interests of high-quality scientific and educational articles published in, strive to implement procedures to prevent phenomena of ghostwriting and guest authorship (honorary authorship). Both, ghostwriting, which means bringing a significant contribution to the publication without disclosing as co-authors of the paper or in the form of gratitude in a publication, as well as guest authorship, where the author’s contribution is negligible or even does not have a place, are manifestation of scientific misconduct.
The PiAP Editorial Board respects the regulations embodied in the Helsinki Declaration and expects all research involving humans to be conducted in accordance with those regulations. For the experiments involving animals the Editorial Board expects the authors to follow the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education issued by the New York Academy of Sciences’ Adhoc Committee on Animal Research. All human and animal research must have been approved of by the local Ethical Committee, which should be indicated in the text. In case of the experimental papers involving animal models, the statement concerning the ethical manner of experimentation is required.
Peer Review Process
Submitted manuscripts are evaluated as to whether they present new insights into the announced topic and are likely to contribute to progress in research or in clinical practice. Received manuscripts are initially examined by the Board of PiAP Editors. Manuscripts that do not comply with the basic standards of scientific publication are rejected. The manuscripts that are either incomplete or not prepared according to the rules below will be sent back to the authors without scientific review. Accepted manuscripts are registered and submitted for the independent review.
During the review procedure the principle of double-blind review is used. Therefore authors are requested to delete or blind any information from the text, which could enable identification of the paper origin. It is expected that reviewers will complete their reviews within 2 weeks. The reviews will be forwarded to the authors, who are requested to respond to them within the period of 1 month. The author is obliged to provide a corrected version of a paper, along with a separate letter, in which he/she refers to all reviewers’ comments and points out all changes applied into the text. The acceptance of the manuscript for print is sent to the authors together with the reference number which should be used for further correspondence with the Editorial Office. The authors are encouraged to suggest possible reviewers, however the final selection is performed by the Editorial Board. The manuscript is accepted for publication on the basis of the positive opinion of the reviewers.
Open Access Policy
Articles published on-line are open access and available under Creative Common Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) allowing to download articles and share them with others as long as they credit the authors and the publisher, but without permission to change them in any way or use them commercially.
Via Medica (Publisher) self-archiving policy establishes that authors can archive only accepted manuscripts including final PDF version and/or 'ahead of print' in any repository. In details, the author may only post their version provided acknowledgment is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Via Medica (Publisher) website. Apart from the link mentioned above, the acknowledgment should be provided with the full bibliographic record with DOI number.