MEFANET journal

Instructions for authors

Each article corresponding to journal’s focus will undergo a review process, which is coordinated in the on-line editorial system, i.e. web application with authenticated and authorized access and varying functionality for different types of users. The review process is double-blinded; the author does not know the reviewers and vice versa. Each article is reviewed by at least two reviewers nominated by the editorial board.

Result of the review process is sent to the author. In case of suggested revision the article is returned to the author with reviewers’ comments to be revised. In case of rejection the author is informed with detailed reasoning. If contradictory reviews are provided by reviewers, final result of the review process depends on decision of the assigned editor and editor-in-chief and consultation with expert advisors. The articles that do not correspond to the journal’s focus or do not meet the above mentioned criteria will be returned without review process.

The leading author of the article will receive one printed issue of the journal, in which the article is published; no special order is needed.

Plagiarism policy

MEFANET Journal has zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism.  Authors are requested to check plagiarism at their end also to avoid any unpleasant situation.  Please respect the work of other researchers by proper quotation or citation in your article. If you find infringement of copyright of your work in any work of MEFANET Journal, please inform us with proper evidence for corrective measures.

License and copyright

Unless stated otherwise, all articles are open-access distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction for non-commercial purposes in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited with original URL and bibliographic citation information. The complete bibliographic information, a link to the original publication on http://mj.mefanet.cz/, as well as this copyright and license information must be included.

Article processing charges

Publication in the Mefanet J is free of charge and no article processing charges are required from the authors.

Manuscript preparation

IMRAD (Introduction-Methods-Results-and-Discussion) format of the article is prefferred. Thus, follow this structure, if possible:

  • Abstract (not exceeding 450 words) must be structured, using the following sections: Background, Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions
  • Keywords must consist of terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Introduction (e.g., theory, hypotheses, background, prior work)
  • Methods (e.g., with the subheadings "Recruitement", "Statistical Analysis", etc.)
  • Results (eg, user statistics, evaluation outcomes). If your study consists of different stages/parts, subheadings in this section should mirror subheadings in the methods section to describe these parts.
  • Discussion (e.g., with the subheadings "Principal Results", "Limitations", "Comparison with Prior Work", "Conclusions")
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • [optional] Supplementary files (eg, a PowerPoint presentation, multimedia files, graphs, spreadsheets, links to your websites are warmly welcome!)
  • References

Following instructions should provide you guidelines for the preparation of the fullpaper into the Mefanet J.

  • The article must be written in English.
  • The article is expected to deal with a specific output which has been achieved within the progress in education of medical and health care disciplines using modern information technology.
  • The minimum size of the entire article is 1600 words including the abstract and key words, the maximum length is 20 normated pages (1 normated page is equivalent to 1800 signs including spaces).
  • A template for the articles is available here.


Authors are kindly requested to follow uniform style of references as stated in these instructions and in the paper template. Citations should be allocated Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. The number should be enclosed in square brackets in the text [1] and in the reference list at the end of the text, where it should be followed by the full details according to the examples below.

Journal article

Krenn PJ, Titze S, Oja P, Jones A, Ogilvie D.  Use of global positioning systems to study physical activity and the environment: a systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2011; 41(5): 508-515.

Mitchel ML, Henderson A, Groves M, Dalton M, Nulty D. The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE): optimising its value in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. Nurse Educ Today 2009; 29(4): 398-404.


Dušek L (ed). Czech Cancer Care in Numbers 2008–2009. Grada Publishing: Prague 2009. ISBN 978-80-247-3244-2.

Book chapter

Pavlík T, Dušek l, Májek O, Žaloudík J. Five-year survival rates of cancer patients in the Czech Republic. In: Dušek L (ed). Czech Cancer Care in Number 2008–2009. Grada Publishing: Prague 2009: 339-376. ISBN 978-80-247-3244-2.

Proceedings paper

Šnajdrová L, Gregor J, Komenda M, Schwarz D, Dušek L. Five years of MEFANET: progress and developments. In: Schwarz D, Komenda M, Štípek S, Mihál V, Dušek L (eds). MEFANET Report 05. Facta Medica: Brno 2012: 7-13. ISBN 978-80-904731-3-3.

Online document, web page

NICE clinical guideline 50. Acutely ill patients in hospital. Recognition of and response to acute illness in hospital. [On-line] National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2007. p. 27. [cit. 2013-09-12]. Available at WWW: <http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/11810/58247/58247.pdf>.

Dostálová T, Feberová J, Polášková A. Publication system to support implantations. [Online]. Available at WWW: <http://dlcv.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=29>.

Optional donations

Your support is much appreciated so that we can keep the Mefanet Journal completely free of charge for readers and authors. Donations from authors, readers and supporters of the Mefanet Journal are optional, helping to fund the running costs of the journal. Donations from authors do not influence the review process in any way. Nevertheless, if your paper is accepted and accompanied by a donation*, we will make maximum effort to publish your paper without any further delay in the next issue of the Mefanet Journal.

If you would like to donate to the Mefanet Journal, please click on the link below.

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*There are no fixed rates for donations. Nevertheless, for your guidance, the recommended donation might be 100 EUR per published paper.

Created by Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University