The journal publishes articles reflecting fundamental
processes, biological and pathophysiological
of disease course in older patients,
and social gerontology.
Prior and duplicate publication
When submitting a paper, the author should always
a full statement to the editor about all submissions
reports that might be regarded
as prior or duplicate
of the same or very similar
work. Copies of such
should be included with the submitted
paper to help
the editor to decide
how to deal with it.
Preparation of a manuscript
Papers should be typewritten, double spaced on one side
only of A4 (210 x 279 mm) white bond paper,
with 25 mm
margins and 12 pt fonts. This applies to title page, abstract,
text, acknowledgements, references,
tables, and legends.
each of the following sections on separate pages:
title page, abstract and key words, text, acknowledgements,
tables, and legends.
All pages should be
with the title page, with
typed in the upper right-hand corner.
The title page should contain (a) the title of the article,
(b) first name and last name of each author, (c) name and address
of department(s) and institution(s) to which the work
should be attributed,
(d) name, mailing address, telephone,
and e-mail address of the author to whom the
about the manuscript
should be sent. The
title page should also contain signature
of every author.
Abstract and key words
The second page should contain an abstract (of at least
600 units) both in Lithuanian and English. The abstract
state the purposes and subjects
of the investigation,
main findings, and the principal
Below the abstract provide no more than 7 key words.
Use terms from the medical subject headings (MeSH) list of
Text of a paper
The main body of the text of a research or investigation
paper should be divided into sections headed Introduction,
and Discussion. As for editorials,
of diseases history, these may follow other
Introduction: State the purpose of the research. Brief?ly
chosing investigation or observation.
Methods: Describe your selection of the observational
subjects clearly. Identify the methods,
(manufacturers name and address in parentheses),
in detail. Give references
ones (see below); provide references
for the methods
that have been published but
are not well known; describe
new or substantially modified methods,
for using them, and evaluate their limitations.
all drugs and chemicals
used, including generic
name(s), dose(s), and route(s) of administration.
Statistics: Describe statistical methods with enough detail
to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original
data to verify the reported results.
When possible, quantify
findings and present them with appropriate
error or uncertainty
(such as confidence
Use statistical terms, abbreviations,
and symbols. Specify any
Results:Present your results in logical sequence in the
text, tables, and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the
data given in the tables or illustrations, emphasise or summarise
only the most important observations.
Discussion: Emphasise the new and important aspects
of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. Do
data or other material given in the Introduction
in the Results section in detail. Include
the implications of
the findings and their limitations,
Relate the observations
to other relevant
should be finished
should be linked with the goals of the study. Give conclusions
in a clear manner and logical sequence.
Acknowledgements should be addressed to the persons
who supported research. Persons
to the paper but whose contributions
do not justify authorship
may be named and their function
in clinical trial. Such persons
have given their written permission
to be named.
Technical help should be acknowledged in a separate
Give references in the order in which they were first
in the text, tables and figure legends. Number
by arabic numerals. Abbreviate names of journals
as shown in the journal Index
Medicus. If a work has more
than six authors, give only the first three, followed by et
may also contain
but not yet published articles:
is identified and in
press is added. Information from the articles being considered
is cited as not yet published
in the text in the brackets.
Examples of references:
1. Adami S, Zamberlan N. Adverse effects of bisphosphonates:
a comparative review. Drug Safety. 1996; 14:
2. Bradley C, editor. Handbook of psychology and diabetes:
a guide to psychological measurement in diabetes
Chur, Switzerland: Harwood Academic.
Chapters in books or papers in proceedings
3. McKenna MJ, Freaney R. Defining hypovitaminosis
in the elderly. In: Burckhardt P, Dawson-Huges B, Heaney RP,
editors. Nutritional aspects on osteoporosis.
New York: Springer, 1998: 26877.
All tables should be typed on separate sheets, double
spaced. Internal horizontal and vertical lines should not be
used in the tables.They should be numbered
the order in which they were first mentioned
in the text and
should have brief and concise
titles. All table columns should
have a brief or shortened
given in the footnotes.
table should be referred to in
the text. Place of a table should be indicated
in the text on
the left-hand side.
Submit only bright illustrations. Instead of original
drawings, clinical (X-ray) pictures or other material,
bright white and black copies on glossy paper with usual size
no more than 203 x 254 mm. Letters, numbers and symbols
should be clear, of uniform
and sufficient size to withstand
or freehand lettering is not acceptable.
Names and detailed
explanations should be given in footlines
under the illustrations,
but not on the illustrations
On the back of each figure the figure number, the authors
name should be written and an arrow drawn to indicate the
top edge by means of a soft pencil. Number
in the order in which they were first mentioned
in the text. Patients shown in photographs
should have their
unless they have given their written consent
Units of Measurement
Length, height, weight and volume should be given in
units (meter, kilogram, etc.) or decimal units. Temperature
in Centigrades. Blood pressure is measured
in mm Hg. All haematological and clinical measurements
should be given only in metric units; terms of international
system of units should be used.
Abbreviations and Symbols
Only standard abbreviations should be used. Avoid
in the title and summary. The full term should
be given first, unless it is a standard symbol of a unit of
Submissions of Manuscripts
The copy of a manuscript should be submitted to executive
Editor of the journal
Gerontologija at the following
A. Juozapavičiaus str. 3-105
LT-09310 Vilnius, Lithuania
or by e-mail:
Papers will be acknowledged on receipt. Scientific papers
will be evaluated by referees. Authors are advised
to retain a
copy of the paper as the editor cannot accept responsibility
for loss or damage.