Medicus is an international peer reviewed journal published in English. We welcome all contributions that enhance or illuminate medical sciences. Medicus covers all fields of medicine and related research, especially in developing countries, serving thus as their bridge to the mainstream science. Medicus is devoted to the Guidelines on Good Publication Practice as established by Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE (posted at http://www.publicationethics.org.uk/) (Click on for pdf version). Articles should be written according to the „Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals“ developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Consult a current version, which has been published in several journals (for example: Ann Intern Med 1997;126:36-47) and posted at http://www.icmje.org/ (Serbian translation taken from the Serbian Archive, special issue 1999;127:88).
Medicus supports the registration of trials as an important initiative to improve the reporting of clinical studies.
Medicus has adopted the statement from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) which requires, as a condition of consideration for publication of clinical trials, registration in a public trials registry (Click on for pdf version). Trial registers that currently meet all of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Health Organization (WHO) requirements can be found at http://www.icmje.org/faq.pdf. Please refer to the CONSORT statement website at http://www.consort-statement.org/ for more information
Medicus is owned and published by Medical Faculty University of Kragujevac. However, Editors have full academic freedom and authority for determining the editorial content of the journal, according to their scientific, professional and ethical judgment.
Editorial policy and decision making follow procedures which are endeavoring to ensure scientific credibility of published content, confidentiality and integrity of authors, reviewers, and review process, protection of patients’ rights to privacy and disclosing of conflict of interests.
For difficulties which might appear in the Journal content such as errors in published articles or scientific concerns about research findings, appropriate handling is provided.
The requirements for the content, which appears on Medicus internet site or Supplements, are, in general, the same as for the master version. Advertising which appears in the Journal or its internet site is not allowed to influence editorial decisions.
Medicus is published at least twice yearly, circulation 250 issues.
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Address manuscripts to: Professor Milovan D. Matovic, MD, MSc, PhD Editor- in-Chieff, Medicus The Medical Faculty Kragujevac P.O. Box 124, Svetozara Markovica 69 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro Tel. +381 (0)34 33 55 72; Tfx. +381 (0)34 30 68 00 E-mail: medicus@. medf.kg.ac.yu