Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolism - About the journal

Editorial Board


Prof. MUDr. Marta Kalousová, Ph.D.
Ústav lékařské biochemie a laboratorní diagnostiky 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha


Ing. Jaroslava Vávrová, Ph.D.
Ústav klinické biochemie a diagnostiky, Fakultní nemocnice, Hradec Králové


Prof. RNDr. T. Adam, Ph.D.
Laboratoř dědičných metabolických poruch, OKB, Fakultní nemocnice, Olomouc

Doc. MUDr. M. Dastych, CSc., MBA
Oddělení klinické biochemie a hematologie, Fakultní nemocnice Brno

Prof. Michael J. Duffy, Ph.D.
St Vincent’s University Hospital and School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland

RNDr. Bedřich Friedecký, Ph.D.
Ústav klinické biochemie a diagnostiky, Fakultní nemocnice Hradec Králové

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Holdenrieder
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Prof. MUDr. J. Hyánek, DrSc.
OKBHI, Nemocnice Na Homolce, Praha

Prof. MUDr. A. Jabor, CSc.
Pracoviště laboratorních metod, IKEM, Praha

Prof. MUDr. Mgr. Milan Jirsa, CSc.
Centrum experimentální medicíny IKEM, Praha

Prof. MUDr. A. Kazda, DrSc.
ÚLBLD 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha

MUDr. P. Kocna, CSc.
ÚLBLD 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha

Prof. MUDr. V. Palička, CSc., Dr.h.c.
ÚKBD FN, Hradec Králové

Ing. Karolína Pešková
Ústav dědičných metabolických poruch VFN a 1. LF UK, Praha

Prof. MUDr. R. Průša, CSc.
ÚKBP 2. LF UK, Praha

Prof. MUDr. J. Racek, DrSc.

MUDr. Daniel Rajdl, Ph.D.
Ústav klinické biochemie a hematologie Lékařské fakulty Univerzity Karlovy a Fakultní nemocnice v Plzni

Doc. MUDr. P. Schneiderka, CSc.
Katedra biomedicínských oborů, LFOU, Ostrava

PharmDr. J. Skalický, Ph.D.
OKB, Nemocnice Pardubice

Doc. MUDr. Katarína Šebeková, DrSc.
Ústav molekulárnej biomedicíny LF UK, Bratislava, Slovenská Republika

RNDr. Miloš Votruba, CSc.
Mi-Vo-La, Milos Votruba Laboratory Consulting, Praha

Prof. MUDr. Zdeněk Zadák, CSc.
Centrum pro výzkum a vývoj, Fakultní nemocnice Hradec Králové 

Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., MBA
Ústav lékařské biochemie a laboratorní diagnostiky 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha



For authors and reviewers

Instructions to Authors

The journal publishes review articles, original papers, case reports, technical briefs as well as short communications like letters to the editor, opinions, book reviews, personal reports and others.

Contributions should be submitted in quality electronic files. Although e-mail submissions are preferred, manuscripts exceeding 4MB are accepted on electronic media or through electronic disposal (e.g. Authors are required to submit an electronic manuscript together with its PDF format, or a paper hard copy sent by conventional mail. The electronic file and the printout or the PDF version must be identical. The corresponding author must provide simultaneously with the submitted manuscript written declaration to the address of the editorial office below (Check list of the manuscript submitted to the journal Klinická biochemie a metabolismus, Attachment No 2) in which signs that the manuscript has not been published previously and will not be submitted to any other journal. In the enclosure of the check list each author signs a declaration that he/she agrees with the publication of the manuscript in the journal Klinická biochemie a metabolismus. The corresponding author guarantees compliance with the rules of publication ethics excluding all forms of plagiarism.

Signing the check list the corresponding author agrees with publication of his/her e-mail address and address for correspondence.

The manuscript can start the review process when Checklist of the manuscript submitted for publication in the journal Klinická biochemie a metabolismus including attachment signed by all authors is received.

All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the technical requirements stated within these Instructions. Receipt of manuscripts by the editors will be acknowledged by e-mail or letter. Authors may be asked to provide missing data and they will be informed about the beginning of the review process. Manuscripts are evaluated by peer reviewers (referees) whose identities are kept confidential. Decisions on acceptability including some parts of referee reports will be communicated after the review process is complete. Manuscripts requiring revision will be returned to authors, the requested alterations will be specified and authors will receive advance notice of the revised manuscript’s inclusion in the press release. Editors will inform authors about the status of the submitted manuscripts and all versions of the manuscript during the editorial process are archived.

After acceptance of their papers authors will receive the first proof to correct printer’s errors and drawbacks. However, it is essential that no textual alterations are made at the time of proofreading.

Review of submitted manuscripts: Manuscripts are evaluated initially by two anonymous reviewers and then editors decide on their acceptance and publication. The editor stipulates that a manuscript considered for publication might undergo repeated reviews, proofs, formal alterations and/or condensation based on the reviewers’ recommendation. Authors’ responses to reviewers’ comments are necessary but responsibility for the final language revision and layout as well as the order in which manuscripts will be published lies with the editor.

Unsolicited manuscripts and their supplements will not be returned to authors.

For submission, manuscript from common text editors are acceptable (Window files preferred) .doc, .txt, .html. The use of WORD format is preferred, for other formats and technical details consult the journal’s staff. Contributions should be typed in simple format, i.e. without tabulator stops. Do not use right-hand justification or fonts of different size, avoid underlining words in the text or automatic numbering of paragraphs, numbers for reference citations in the text should be typed. The space bar should only be used as word separator. Tables are included in the overall number of pages given bellow. They can be placed within the text, only word processing formats for table design are acceptable, do not separate columns by the tabulator or space bar. Use Arial 12 font size, 1.5 spacing and leave 3 cm margins on all sides.

Review article should not exceed 15 pages with 35 references, original papercase report or technical brief no more than 10 pages and up to 30 references, and short communication up to 2 pages. Moreover, short communications and letters to the editor may contain one figure or table and no more than a total of 5 references. Studies on patients require following procedures that are in accordance with standards approved by the national ethics committee. No patients’ names, their initials or registration numbers should be stated. When conducting experiments on animals, authors should adhere to the national requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals.

Contributions from foreign authors are accepted in English. However, authors from Slovakia can publish their papers in Slovak language.

For chemical nomenclature, please consult All drugs and chemicals must be precisely identified, including their generic names, dosage, etc.

Title page should include: the title of the article, the authors’ surnames and initials of first names and the full name of the institution where the work was done. You can also state an acknowledgement of grant support, sponsors, individuals or institutions that provided some help in the preparation of the study.

At the beginning of your contribution provide a structured abstract in English.

Structured abstract consists of the following headings:

Objective: authors describe the problem and state the aims of their investigation, hypothesis...

Design: e.g. observational, prospective, randomized, a double blind study etc.

Settings: the name and address of the institution where the work was done

Material and methods: description of the studied set, inductive and elimination criteria and statistical me-thods used in the study

Results: achieved experimental results including quantified outcomes

Conclusion: overall conclusions based on the work reported, summary of the main points

Key words: up to 5 using the entries from Index Medicus

An English written abstract is a necessary part of every contribution. It should be put on a separate page which is included in the overall number of pages. The contribution should be structured as stated above.

Please specify the file formats you use. Statistical terms, abbreviations and special symbols should be defined before they first appear in text. Limit the use of abbreviations to make the text comprehensible to readers. Make sure that the measurements are presented in SI units.

The full name, title(s), address (including postal code/zip) and e-mail address of the first author should be stated at the end of the paper after the list of references.

List of references includes all publications used by authors besides textbooks and encyclopaedias. Publications which were not used by the authors should not be listed. However, if an important information source is not accessible, a secondary source can be cited. Numbered references to personal communications, unpublished data or manuscripts submitted for publication are unacceptable but they might be mentioned in the text if necessary. Formal layout of citations should meet certain requirements (See Attachment 1).

For the names of journals official abbreviations from cover pages should be used.

The editors do not set fixed limits regarding the citing process within the text but they insist on stating the required data. You can identify citations in the text by numerals in brackets and then type references in numerical order in which they are first quoted in the text in the section titled “References”. Authors may also use alphabetical order of numbered publications or list the first author and the year of publishing (Friedecky et al., 2004). Please, recheck references in the text against the reference list. In the list name all authors unless there are more than six; when seven or more, list only the first three and add et al.

The number of references is limited: a systematic review should not exceed 35 citations, original papers, case reports or research investigations may include 30 and short communications no more than 5 references.

Figures and graphs are not included in the given number of pages and they must be of sufficient quality, photographs are acceptable only in the digital form. Colour illustrations will not be considered suitable for publication, authors are encouraged to create figures in the shades of grey. Figures might be returned to authors to be redesigned or recreated if they do not meet the quality requirements. Please indicate in the manuscript the positions of figures and graphs.

Titles and detailed explanations belong in the figure legends and not in the illustrations themselves. Figure legends should be listed in consecutive order at the end of the submitted manuscript. Authors are requested to use graphs instead of large tables with too many columns. Please do not use the same data both in figures and tables.

Electronic image formats for direct print publication are tif, eps, jpg, xls, xlxs, ppt, pptx. Always send originals, do not compress the figures. Graphs and figures must be created for print in the grey scale (8 gradations). Names of the image files must correspond to their inclusion in the text.

Attention: figures transferred to WORD document are unacceptable for illustration print in the journal.

Corresponding author guarantees the originality of figures and tables presented in the manuscript or provides a licence to use them given by their author or publisher.

Each manuscript must be accompanied by Checklist of the manuscript submitted for publication in the journal Klinická biochemie a metabolismus including attachment signed by all authors.

When the paper is published the copyright is transferred to the publisher.

Please send your manuscripts and all correspondence to the address Editorial office.

Address for correspondence with editorial office:

Ing. Jaroslava Vávrová, Ph.D.


Fakultní nemocnice

Sokolská 581

500 05 Hradec Králové

Updated September 12, 2016

Attachment 1

Examples of references:

1)   Citation of an article in serial volumes

      Kintr, J., Kozák, L. Adenosine and Proteins with Adenosine Deaminase Activity. Klin. Biochem. Metab., 2004, vol. 12 (33), No.4, pp.221-225.

2)   a monograph publication

      Svačina, Š. Metabolic Syndrome. Prague: Triton, 2001, 184 p. ISBN (if available).

3)   a contribution to a monograph publication

      Mašek, Z. Biochemical Examination in Reproductive Endocrinology. In Schneiderka, P. et al. Chapters from Clinical Biochemistry. Prague: published by Karolinum, 2000, pp.178-194.

4)   an article or abstract from a symposium or workshop proceedings

      Tallová, J., Tomandl, J., Bičíková, M., Hill, M. Changes of Concentration of Homocystein in Plasma during Menstrual Cycle. In Proceedings of the Second Symposium of Hyperhomocysteinemia. Prague, 1999, p.25.

Information about the location/placing of electronic documents

  • a reference to an electronic monograph
    Olson, Nancy (ed.) Cataloguing Internet resource: A Manual and Practical Guide [on line]. 2nd ed. Dublin: OCLC, c1997[cit. 2003-04-09]. Accessible from WWW: <>. ISBN 1-556553-236-9.
  • citation of an online document (unknown author)
    Long-term Plan of Charles University in Prague [online]. 1999-09-09 [cit. 2001-11-201]. Accessible on WWW: <http//>

Serial electronic volumes

  • reference to an online journal
    JEP: The Journal of Electronic Publishing [online]. Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan Press. 1995-[cit. 2003-04-02]. 12 times a year. Accessible also from WWW: <http.// ISSN 1080-2711.
  • reference to the online version of a printed journal 
    Forum: the journal of Charles University, Prague: Charles University, 1995-. fortnightly,also accessible on WWW: <

If both printed and online versions exist, enter the printed version first and then the online availability.

Attachment 2

Checklist of the manuscript submitted for publication to the journal Klinická biochemie a metabolismus


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