Instruction for authors


1. Manuscripts should be send by e-mail to the editorial office in Poland (ophtha@wiml.waw.pl)..

2. As a general rule, the length of the paper should not exceed 8 pages of A4 paper, including the figures, tables and references. It should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. The left margin should be 2 cm, while the right margin should be 3 cm. The paper must be written with a font size of 12 pt. Line spacing should be 1.5.

8 pages A4 in Word

3. Manuscripts can be submitted in English or in Polish.

4. The authors attach a signed declaration that the submitted paper is not and will not be submitted to any other journal. The submitted materials cannot be previously published elsewhere, either in whole or in part, and cannot be under review in other journals or publishers..

5. The main document of each manuscript should be uploaded as a separate text file. Microsoft Word is preferred, although any editable text file is acceptable.

6. Separate files for each figure are required. TIF, EPS, BMP, GIF, CDR, AI or JPG figure files are strongly preferred, at the standard resolutions (i.e. 300 dpi for photos, 1200 dpi for line art) and scaled to size. All files have to be named.

7. Figures should not include names of patients, logos, symbolic landmarks or any other identification of their origin.

The main document of each manuscript should be written in the following order:
Title pageshould include:

- the full title of the article.

- full name/s of author/s.

- hospital and academic affiliations.

- full name of head of research centre.

- corresponding author contact information.


- Do not use abbreviations in the abstract.

should not exceed 700 characters (including spaces).


- presenting the main idea of the paper. Should not exceed 186 characters (including spaces).

Key words :

- 3 to 6 words for indexing purposes.

Digital photo of the main author.
Main text:

- original articles should be arranged with appropriate subheadings: Introduction; Objective; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusions. The author should avoid jargon, clichs and laboratory slang.


- on first usage it is necessary to write the full form of a word or phrase in the text. All abbreviations should be explained in the article at first use.

The names of medicinal substances:

- chemical names of medicinal substances must be used. Trade names are allowed only in the case of multicomponent formulations, which cannot be broken down into a single active substance, and for the names of device/therapeutic systems.


- should include all sources of financial support as well as potential conflict of interests for all authors.


- should be cited using numbers in square brackets on the line. The author should abbreviate titles of periodicals according to the style of Index Medicus, National Library of Medicine.

Tables and figures:

- if a figure or table is based on a different figure or table, please indicate the source. In the case of using a table or figure that the authors hold no copyright to, they must obtain the consent of their owner to use and select the source from which they come. Tables must not duplicate the main text.

Figure and table legends:

- should include all titles of figures and tables uploaded as separate files.

References, tables and figures should be cited in numerical order. The number of cited works should not exceed 25.
References should contain the following components:

- name/s of author/s. In cases of multiple authorship, only the first three authors should be cited, followed by at all. The authors names should be written as surname followed by initial/s.

- abbreviated journal title

- year

- volume

- pages.

For example:

Hanfstein B, Mueller MC, Hehlmann R, et al. Early molecular and cytogenetic response is predictive for long-term progression-free and overall survival in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Leukemia 2012; 26: 2096-2112.


- name/s of author/s followed by initial/s (in the collective works, editor's name is given after the title of the book and abbreviated by "ed.")

- title of work

- edition

- name of the publisher

- place and date of the publication

- pages.

For example:

DeLellis RA, Lloyd RV, Heitz PU, et al. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Endocrine Organs. IARC Press, Lyon 2004: 8-12.DeLellis RA, Lloyd RV, Heitz PU, et al. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of Endocrine Organs. IARC Press, Lyon 2004: 8-12.


1. All authors are required to read and approve the manuscript because they are responsible for the contents.

2. Studies involving the use of animal or human subjects should be carried out in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans and EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments.


In case any corrections of the text are necessary, it will be returned to the author, who should make the required changes within the deadline indicated by the editorial office. The editorial office reserves the right to make minor cuts and linguistic corrections.