Abstract preparations

The abstract must be written in English or Slovak languages.

All authors should proofread the abstract for grammar and spelling. If English is not the authors’ first language it is recommended that the authors have the final abstract proof-read by a native speaker before the abstract is submitted.

The abstract should not exceed 300 words (excluding author names, affiliations and contact details of the presenting author).

The abstracts should have the following structure:

  • Background and aim: Address the scientific background and rationale for the study as well as the public health significance of the subject. Explain why your study is important and what question(s) it will answer. Market your topic.
  • Methods: Describe the study design, setting (such as community, clinic, hospital), study participants, analytic and/or intervention techniques and outcome measures.
  • Results: Present the major quantitative and qualitative findings, accompanied by confidence intervals or levels of significance of statistical tests, as appropriate.
  • Conclusions: State only those conclusions that are directly supported by data.

The author may use a text editing program to write the abstract, such as Microsoft Word, and paste the text into the abstract text area. As the database may only process plain text, authors should not use special characters, superscripts, subscripts, italics or bold to make sure there will be no browser misinterpretations. SI abbreviations may be used undefined, but other abbreviations must be defined. Arabic numerals should be used for numbers except when beginning a sentence. When presenting confidence intervals, state the confidence level and confidence coefficient in the upper and lower limits, such as (95% CI=1.32-4.56)

Do not include any figures, graphs, references or tables in the abstract.

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