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The Danish Medical Journal (DMJ) is a general medical journal published by The Danish Medical Association. DMJ is published monthly 12 times a year. The current Impact Factor is 1.09.

DMJ will publish the following articles: 

  • Original articles
  • Protocol articles
  • Systematic reviews
  • Meta-analyses
     

* As of March 1, 2018 DMJ will not publish PhD theses and DMSc theses.

Publication in the Danish Medical Journal is mainly for members of the Danish Medical Association. Consequently, we offer an editorial process and peer review if at least one of the authors is a member of the Danish Medical Association. The publication fee for non-members is 1000 euro.

 

Submission of manuscripts
Papers should be submitted through the electronic manuscript system at
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ugeskriftet.
Please note in the submission coverletter that the paper is intended for the DMJ. 

Submission of theses
*As of March 1, 2018 DMJ will not publish PhD theses and DMSc theses.
Go to Ugeskriftet.dk for more information (in Danish).  

 

Authorship
Authors should fulfil all four criteria for authorship set by the ICMJE-group (http://www.icmje.org/). This has to be stated in the authorship declaration and should be submitted with the article.

Authorship credit should be based on that all authors meet all four authorship criteria as provided by the Vancouver rules:

  1. Substantial contributions to: the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

 

Conflicts of interest
Any conflicts of interests for the submitted paper in the form of an “ICMJE Uniform Disclosure Form for Potential Conflicts of Interest” should be submitted for each author of the paper. These forms should be sent with the article and can be uploadet in Manuscript Central when submitting af new manuscript.

 

Peer review
All manuscripts are double blinded peer reviewed.
 

Trial registration
All trials, which include human subjects, should be registered on an open web-site such as e.g. www.clinicaltrials.gov.

The registration number should be included in the abstract of the original article or protocol article after “funding” as well as in the methods section in the paper.
 

Copyright
Articles published in the Danish Medical Journal are “open access”. This means that the articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License, which permits any non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
 

Figures and tables
When presenting exact data use a table, whereas a graph is more adequate when the aim is to illustrate a tendency. Avoid three-dimensional presentations. Do not present your data twice (e.g. in text and table or figure). Illustrations should be submitted in the original format, e.g. as PowerPoint or Excel files and pictures in jpg or tiff format. All illustrations should be submitted as separate files. If an illustration has been published before, we need a written permission from the copyright holder if the illustration is going to be reproduced in your article. We strongly encourage the submission of illustrations including photographs. 
 

References
The list of references should be performed according to the guidelines stated by the ICMJE-group (www.icmje.org). For the DMJ the following exceptions apply:

  1. If there are more than three authors on a given publication, only the first three authors should be stated in the reference list followed by “et al.”
  2. No punctuation mark after the name of the journal.
  3. No issue number of the journal, only volume number and page numbers. Excepted are journals using article numbers instead of page numbers. In this case, the month of publication or issue number should also be included (see below).

 
Journal titles should be abbreviated according to MEDLINE (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/). References should be numbered consecutively throughout the text with numbers in square brackets.

Examples:

  • Gögenur I, Kücükakin B, Bisgaard T, et al. The effect of melatonin on sleep quality after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Anesth Analg 2009;108:1152-6.
  • Nielsen AC, Alberdi F, Rosenbaum B. Collaborative assessment and management of suicidality method shows effect. Dan Med Bul 2001;58(8):A4300.
     

 

For further details you can go to the danish instruction for authors - Manuskriptvejledning for Ugeskrift for Læger

 

TYPES OF ARTICLES

Original articles 
Maximum size: 14,000 units including spaces but without references, figures and tables. Maximum 20 references. The English abstract should maximum contain 1,600 units including spaces.

The abstract should be structured and include the sections:
Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion, Funding and Trial registration.

An original article can contain up to four figures and tables.

Original articles reporting a randomized controlled trial should follow the CONSORT guideline (see below).

 

Protocol articles
Maximum size: 14,000 units including spaces but without references, figures and tables. Maximum 20 references. The abstract should maximum contain 1,600 units including spaces.

The abstract should be structured and include the sections:
Introduction, Methods, Conclusion, Funding and Trial registration.

A protocol article has introduction, methods, and discussion sections, but focus is especially on the methods section and the plan for statistical analyses. We will consider protocol articles descibing large, randomized clinical trials and large epidemiological studies.

 

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Maximum size: 20,000 units including spaces but without references, figures and tables. Maximum 80 references, but we appreciate low numbers. Maximum four figures and tables.

The abstract must not exceed 1,600 units in length including spaces. The abstract should be structured and include the sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion. 

The article should include a textbox with 3-4 key messages from the paper written in short sentences as a bullet list.

The DMJ does not publish narrative reviews, but only systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The words “systematic review” or “meta-analysis” should be added to the title in order to get proper indexing in PubMed. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses should be reported according to the PRISMA guidelines (see below).

 

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ATTACHED FILES

Authorship Declaration - Danish Medical Journal

ICMJE Disclosure form

Example of completed ICMJE Disclosure form

ICMJE Conflict of Interest form: Glossary of Terms

CONSORT guidelines

PRISMA guidelines

 

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Editorial office:
Danish Medical Journal, Kristianiagade 12, 2100 Copenhagen OE. Denmark. E-mail: dmj@dadl.dk, +45 3544 8270

Published by The Danish Medical Association | Kristianiagade 12 | DK-2100 København Ø | Phone +45 35 44 85 00 | dmj@dadl.dk

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