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The Official Journal of the University of Medicine, Tirana
Formerly "Bulletin of Medical Sciences"

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International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)
Council of Science Editors (CSE)
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
US National Library of Medicine (NLM)
US Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE)
Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME)
Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research (EQUATOR)
EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English (June 2012)
“EASE guidelines for authors and translators” Translations
ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (Updated December 2014)
EASE Toolkit for Authors
EQUATOR Resources for Authors
Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences (Mulford Health Science Library)
Instructions to Authors of (Balkan Medical Journal)
Guidelines for authors (Croatian Medical Journal)
Instructions to Reviewers (Balkan Medical Journal)


Research Reporting Guidelines
Randomized controlled trials - CONSORT
CONSORT translations
Standard protocol items for randomized trials – SPRIT
Observational research: cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies - STROBE
Diagnostic accuracy studies - STARD
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses - PRISMA
Non-randomized behavioral and public health intervention trials - TREND
Experimental animal trials - ARRIVE
For further information on the reporting guidelines: EQUATOR network
American Psychological Association’s (APA) Reporting Standards for Research in Psychology
MIBBI Minimum Information guidelines from diverse bioscience communities


ICMJE Recommendations
COPE Guidelines
COPE Flowcharts and their Translations
EASE Ethics Checklist for Authors
CSE White Paper on Publication Ethics
WAME Policies and Resources
ORI Handling Misconduct
Helsinki Declaration (WMA, 2013)
Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals (2011)
Ethical Guidelines of the Balkan Medical Journal
ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest
Criteria for authorship (ICMJE: authorship and contributorship)
Multiple Submission, Duplicate Submission and Duplicate Publication (Cem Uzun, 2013)
COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers
Plagiarism software (iThenticate)
eTBLAST: a text-similarity based search engine
Deja Vu: a Database of Highly Similar Citations

Style and Format
The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
SI Conversion Calculator (AMA Manual of Style)
SI Units for Clinical Data
ICMJE Reference listings standards
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