Author guidelines

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Health Bulletin is a multidisciplinary scientific journal dedicated to publishing unpublished original scientific, professional and review articles, as well as case reports, reviews, professional notices and a broad range of topics from areas of health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

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: