Author guidelines

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Author guidelines

Health Bulletin is a multidisciplinary scientific journal dedicated to publishing unpublished original scientific, professional and review articles, as well as case reports, reviews, professional notices and a broad range of topics from areas of health care disciplines.

Organization of the Manuscript

Articles and all contributions must be written in Croatian or English. If the article is in Croatian then the abstract must be in English and vice versa. The article should contain up to 15 pages, including pictures, tables and bibliography.  It must be written in Microsoft Word and you should use 12-point Times New Roman font throughout the text, 1.5 spacing, and align the text on both sides. An original scientific article should contain the following components: introduction, objective, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions. The introduction should briefly indicate the objective of the study and its purpose. The materials and methods should be brief and sufficient and therefore allow the reader to repeat the research. Already know methods are not described but mentioned in the references.  The results should be clear and logical, and their relevance should be supported with corresponding statistical methods. The discussion section should include a brief statement of the principal findings, a discussion of the findings in light of other published work dealing with the same or closely related subjects. Conclusions must correspond with the present objectives of the research.

Along with the title, the title page should contain author’s full name, institution, address, city and the country of the article.

The abstract, in Croatian or English, should not exceed 250 words. Up to 5 keywords representing the main content of the article should be written underneath the abstract.

Tables and pictures should be provided on a separate page. They must have an ordinal number that corresponds with the text, and a heading.

Copyrights belong to the authors, but in addition to publishing in the Health Bulletin, the authors agree that the same article will not be published elsewhere without the authorization of the Editorial Committee. Authors will not receive any recompense for their article. Along with their article, the authors are obligated to submit a cover letter to the Editorial Committee, which should contain a signed statement of all authors:

  1. that their article was not previously published or accepted for publication by a different journal,
  2. that their research was granted by the Ethics Committee,
  3. and that their article is now in the ownership of the Health Bulletin.



The journal is not paid any fee for submitting the work, translating and publishing the work in the journal.

The journal is open access and the entire content is freely available. Users are allowed to read, save, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles in this journal without seeking permission from the publisher or author, but with attribution in accordance with the Creative Commons (CC) license.

Papers are reviewed by a single blind review.

ch Ethics

The research should comply with the current ethical processes and codices on the conduct of research and the latest revision of the Declaration of Helsinki. The Editorial Committee may request for a confirmation that the research was approved by the committee of the authorized institutions.

Citation style

Indicate sources in the text and bibliography section in accordance with the Vancouver Citation Style. The citation must be in accordance with the uniform provisions for paper submissions to Biomedical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors. References within the text of the article are numbered in Arabic numerals in round brackets in the order they are first used in the text.

The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. The headings of the journals must be abbreviated according to the style used in the list of journals indexed for MEDLINE, see:


Standard Format for Journal Articles: Indicate the names of all authors unless there are seven or more, in this case indicate the first six followed by et al.

Babić D, Jakovljević M, Martinac M, Šarić M, Topić R, Maslov B. Metabolic syndrome and combat post-traumatic stress disorder intensity: Preliminary findings. Psychiatr Danub. 2007;19:68-75.

Marčinko D, Begić D, Malnar Z, Dordević V, Popović-Knapić V, Brataljenović T, et al. Suicidality among veterans suffering from chronic PTSD treated at center for crisis intervention, zagreb university hospital center. Acta Med Croat. 2006;60:335-9. 
Knjiga ili priručnik: Sadock B, Sadock V. Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry 9. ed. Baltimore, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2003. 
Poglavlje u knjizi: Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113. 

Internet: [Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2000-01 [updated 2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

For detailed instructions see:

At the end of the article specify the contact information of the lead author or one of the co-authors.

The contributions are submitted to the Editorial Committee by electronic mail:


Publisher: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Mostar

For the publisher: Prof. Ivan Vasilj, PhD

Editor: Prof. Dragan Babić, Phd

Assistant editors:

Assist. Prof. Marko Martinac, MD, PhD

Assist. prof. Josip Šimić, MD, PhD

Sen. Inst. Marko Pavlović, dr. med

Editorial Committee:

Prof. Ivan Vasilj, MD, PhD

Prof. Mladen Mimica, MD, PhD

Prof. Zdenko Ostojić, MD, PhD

Prof. Aleksandar Ratz, MD, PhD

Prof. Vajdana Tomić, MD, PhD

Prof. Ivan Ćavar, MD, PhD

Prof. Danica Železnik, MD, PhD

Assist. Prof. Ivo Curić, MD, PhD

Assist. Prof. Miro Miljko, MD, PhD

Assist. Prof. Nada Prlić, MD, PhD

Assist. Prof. Vesna Miljanović Damjanović, MD, PhD

Inst. Olivera Perić, MSc

Inst. Ivona Ljevak, MSc

Darjan Franić, mag. rad. techn


Sen. Inst. Prof. Kaja Mandić, BA


Technical editor: Josip Šimić, librarian

Contact: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Mostar

Zrinksog Frankopana 34, 88000 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phone: +387 36 337 063; +387 36 337 050

Fax: +387 36 337 051



Scientific/Advisory Committee:

Znanstveni/Savjetodavni odbor:

Prof. Zoran Tomić, MD, PhD

Prof. Ljerka Ostojić, MD, PhD

Prof. Josip Mašković, MD, PhD

Prof. Ante Kvesić, MD, PhD

Prof. Ivo Čolak, MD, PhD

Prof. Milenko Bevanda, MD, PhD

Prof. Danijel Pravdić, MD, PhD

Prof. Dalibor Karlović, MD, PhD

Prof. Slobodan Mihaljević, MD, PhD

Prof. Jürgen Deckert, MD, PhD

Prof. Marco Sarchiapone, MD, PhD

Prof. Darinka Šumanović Glamuzina, MD, PhD

Prof. Miroslava Jašović Gašić, MD, PhD



Author guidelines