Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology - About the journal


Published with the support of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

The journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie (Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology) provides insights into these disciplines and state-of-the art knowledge. It is intended for specialists in these areas but can also be of interest to other health care professionals.

In 2012, the journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie was awarded its first impact factor and continues keeping it.

The journal includes the following regular columns: review articles, original articles, short communications, reports from international conferences, news notification, personal communications, and book reviews. The journal accepts manuscripts in Czech, Slovak, or English. It is issued quarterly.

From January 2015, the journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie charges a fee for the publication of articles resulting from grant funded or otherwise publicly funded research.

ISSN 1210-7913 (Print)
ISSN 1805-451X (Online)

The journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie has access to the full texts of published articles via the website of the journal and via the PUBMED database.

Editorial Board


MUDr. Pavla Křížová, CSc.
Státní zdravotní ústav
Škrobárova 48, Praha 10

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

MUDr. Jana Kozáková
Státní zdravotní ústav
Škrobárova 48, Praha 10


MUDr. Eliška Bébrová
Ústav lékařské mikrobiologie LF aFN
V Úvalu 84, Praha 5

Doc. MUDr. Alexander M. Čelko, CSc.
3. LF UK
Ruská 87, Praha 10

RNDr. Karel Fajfrlík Ph.D.
Mikrobiologický ústav LF a FN Plzeň
dr. E. Beneše 13, Plzeň

prof. MUDr. Roman Chlíbek, PhD.
Fakulta vojenského zdravotnictví Univerzity obrany
Třebešská 1575, Hradec Králové

Prof. MUDr. Daniela Kotulová, CSc.
Čestná členka Slovenskej spoločnosti klinickej mikrobiológie SLS

Prof. MUDr. Jindřich Lokaj, CSc.
Ústav klinické imunologie a alergologie
LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně
Pekařská 53, Brno

RNDr. Vratislav Němeček, CSc.
Státní zdravotní ústav
Šrobárova 48, Praha 10

Prof. RNDr. František Ondriska, Ph.D.
Trnavská univerzita v Trnave
Univerzitné námestie 1, Trnava

Prof. MUDr. Petr Pazdiora, CSc.
Ústav epidemiologie LF UK
Dr. E. Beneše 13, Plzeň

RNDr. Petr Petráš, CSc.
Státní zdravotní ústav
Šrobárova 48, Praha 10

doc. MUDr. Filip Růžička, Ph.D.
Mikrobiologický ústav LF MU a FN u sv. Anny
Pekařská 53

Doc. RNDr. Danica Staneková, Ph.D.
Slovenská zdravotnícka univerzita
Limbová 14, Bratislava

MUDr. Josef Trmal, Ph.D.
KHS Ústeckého kraje
Moskevská 15, Ústí nad Labem

MUDr. Jana Vlčková, Ph.D.
Ústav veřejného zdravotnictví LF UP
Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc

MUDr. Pavel Žampach
Nemocnice České Budějovice, a. s.
B. Němcové 54, České Budějovice

Last update 16 December 2020

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Czech Republic


MUDr. Pavla Křížová, CSc.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

MUDr. Jana Kozáková


Ing. Lenka Šplíchalová
e-mail: splichalova.l@seznam.cz


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Instructions to authors and reviewers

The journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie (Epidemiology, Microbiology, Immunology) provides insights into these disciplines and state-of-the art knowledge.  It is intended for specialists in these areas but can also be of interest to other health care professionals. The journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie accepts manuscripts in Czech, Slovak, or English. It is issued quarterly.

In 2012, the journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie was awarded its first impact factor. It continues keeping it which is not only a privilege but also a responsibility. The impact factors are not awarded on a permanent basis but are calculated yearly so that a journal's impact factor may be gradually growing or may be even lost.  The submission of high quality papers is a challenge to both authors and reviewers. The Editorial Board of the journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie encourages and appreciates the authors' efforts to submit their manuscripts for publication and, at the same time, emphasizes the need for respecting the outcome of the review process, i.e., the need for accepting that it may turn out to be negative.  To maintain the impact factor level in the future, high-quality papers with high citation rates and as low as possible self-citation rates will receive top priority.

From January 2015, the journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie will charge a fee for the publication of articles resulting from grant funded or otherwise publicly funded research. The VAT inclusive cost will be CZK 1800 per printing page. The payable amount can be covered by the grant/funding awarded. The corresponding author of an article resulting from grant/otherwise externally funded research will be contacted by the Editor-in-Chief with instructions on how to proceed with the payment.  In case of failure to make the payment, the text will be edited to delete reference to the funding source at the stage of the second proofreading.

The journal includes the following regular columns:  original article (about 12 manuscript pages), review article (about 20 manuscript pages), short communication (not more than six manuscript pages, unstructured summary of not more than 10 lines, not more than one to two tables or figures, and not more than 10 references), news, notification, personal communication (not more than three manuscript pages), and book review (not more than three manuscript pages).

An original article should be structured as follows: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, and References. An original article, a review article, and a short communication should contain an abstract which should be as concise as possible and written in the third person, using as few abbreviations and acronyms as possible. When an abbreviation or acronym appears for the first time, it should be written out in full and followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. The abstract of an original article should be structured as follows: Aim, Material and Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The abstract of a short communication of not more than 10 lines should be unstructured. Each abstract should be followed by 3-5 keywords.

The articles published in the journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie are also available on its website at https://www.prolekare.cz/en/journals/epidemiology-microbiology-immunology. To download full text articles in PDF format, it is necessary to register at the website of the journal.

The authors are encouraged to use state-of-the-art tools for both national and international literature retrieval and to comment on their results.

Manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Board should be written using the MS WORD FOR WINDOWS text processor in the12-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 spaced, and in A4 format. It is recommended to use the MS WORD spell checker. Taxonomic names should be in italics, and emphasized text should be bolded. In the binominal names of species, the genus is written in full when it is first used (e.g., Escherichia coli) and then is abbreviated to an initial (e.g. E. coli).

To ensure a smooth typesetting process, the contributions should meet the following requirements: Paragraphs should not be indented and the enter key should not be pressed at the end of every line, until it is time to begin a new paragraph. Underlining, changing letter size, formatting (centring text, using tabulator), automatic paragraph numbering (e.g. reference numbers should be typed out), and using an advanced print editor to produce sophisticated graphics should be avoided. Any default settings should be switched off. 

The title of the manuscript at the top of page 1 should be followed by the author’s name or authors’ names in the last name, first name initials format and affiliation(s). Only initials should be used to represent the author’s first and middle names.

The statement that the submission has not been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere should be attached as a separate file.  The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining consent to the submitted version of the manuscript from all co-authors before submission. This fact will also be reported in the above-mentioned statement. No specific form is available for this purpose – the statement is communicated voluntarily by the corresponding author to the Editorial Board. To prompt the delivery of proofs, it is necessary to indicate the corresponding author’s first name and last name, degree, address including postal code, phone, and email address (email address will be indicated in the publication).

The reference list should be in accordance with the standard ČSN ISO 690, 010197 (https://www.citace.com/CSN-ISO-690.pdf), with the references numbered in alphabetical order or in the order they appear in the text. The reference numbers should appear in the text in square brackets.

The authors are encouraged to reduce self-referencing in the journal Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie to a necessary and indispensable minimum.

Where there are more than three authors in one reference, the first three names should be followed by et al. When referencing a monograph, the first name should be followed by et al. 

Sample references:

  • monograph

Křížová P, Rožnovský L. Meningokokové onemocnění. Praha: Maxdorf; 2011. 272 pp. ISBN 978-80-7345-239-1.

  • contribution in a monograph

Křížová P. Epidemiologie invazivního meningokokového onemocnění. In: Křížová P, Rožnovský L. Meningokokové onemocnění. Praha: Maxdorf; 2011. pp. 167-195. ISBN 978-80-7345-239-1.

  • article in a serial publication

Vogel U, Taha MK, Vazquez JA et al. Predicted strain coverage of a meningococcal multicomponent vaccine (4CMenB) in Europe: a qualitative and quantitative assessment. Lancet Infect Dis, 2013;13(5):416-425.

When used, journal title abbreviations must comply with standard ČSN 010196 Abbreviation of titles of periodicals. For articles that have been accepted for publication but that have not yet been published, write the name of the journal, followed by “in press” in parentheses.

  • electronic monograph

Olson, Nancy (ed) Cataloging Internet resource: A manual and Practical Guid [on line]. 2nd ed. Dublin: OCLC, c1997[-cit. 2003-04-09]. ISBN 1-556553-236-9. Available at www:<http://www.oclc.org/oclc/man925cat/toc.htm>.

  • online document (author unknown):

Dlouhodobý záměr Univerzity Karlovy v Praze [on line]. 1999-09-09 [cit.2001-11-201]. Available at www:<http://certik.ruk.cuni.cz/asuk/dlouhodoby /zamer.html>.

  • electronic journal

JEP: The Journal of Electronic Publishing [on line]. Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan Press. 1995- [cit. 2003-04-02]. 12 issues yearly. ISSN 1080-2711. Available also at: www:<http://www.přes.umich.edu/jep/index.html>. ISSN 1080-2711.

  • web version of a print journal

Forum: časopis Univerzity Karlovy. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1995-bimonthly. Available also at: www:<http://enlil.ff.cuni.cz/>.

  • article’s preprint (in press, to be published)

WILLARD, M. A., M. DANIIL and K. E. KNIPING. Nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials at high temperatures: a perspective. Scripta Materialia [article in press]. January 2012. ISSN 1359-6462.

Note: The statement [article in press] or [article accepted for publication] enclosed in square brackets follows the title or, possibly, the year of issue, at the author's discretion, e.g. in press, accepted for publication, to be published in April 2012, etc..

  • electronic article’s preprint [in press, to be published]

WILLARD, M. A., M. DANIIL a K. E. KNIPING. Nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials at high temperatures: a perspective. Scripta Materialia [in press, corrected proof]. January 2012. [viewed 17 June 2011]. ISSN 1359-6462. Available at ScienceDirect: doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2011.12.043 Available also at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359646212000036

A list of tables, graphs, charts and figures, with legends should be provided.

Figures, charts, and graphs can also be printed in colour. Electronic pictorial documentation (i.e., figures, photographs including colour, and outputs from analytical instruments) should be submitted in jpg, tiff, eps, and possibly PDF format. Graphs and charts should be submitted in Excel format along with the source table. Tables can be generated in Word or Excel format, but scanned tables are not accepted.  Only high resolution images (300 dpi) should be used for the quality reasons. Note: Images embedded in Word documents are of low quality because of low resolution; they should be submitted on separate sheets.

When accepted for publication, the first proofs of the submission will be sent to the author for proofreading. Any errors should be corrected at this stage but no changes should be made to the initial text. The manuscript corrected using the classic proofreading correction marks should be returned within one week of receipt.

Original articles, review articles, and short communications undergo a review procedure. In accordance with the review rules of the journal, the manuscript is first reviewed by the Editorial Board within a pre-review procedure, and if successful, the actual review procedure is initiated. Both the pre-review and review procedures are double blind. Manuscripts are peer reviewed by two independent reviewers. In the case of contradictory reviews, a third independent reviewer is addressed. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board. If negative, the outcome of the review procedure is reported to the corresponding author and not to the reviewers. The Editorial Board highly appreciates and acknowledges the reviewers' work. However, it should be noted that reporting the outcome of the review process to the reviewers or proactively addressing them to learn whether or not they agree to do a given review is beyond the capacity of the Editorial Board. If a reviewer declines a review for any reason, he/she should let the Editorial Board know as soon as possible and, if applicable, should suggest an alternate reviewer.

Any manuscript submitted by a member of the Editorial Board is subject to the same rules as any other submission, and there is no possibility for interfering with the review process. The Editorial Board is taking steps to ensure the transparency of its procedures and their compliance with the internationally recognized ethical standards for scientific journals. Based on the reviews, the Editorial Board makes decisions on acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. The Editorial Board reserves the right to require extra peer reviews. The author should respond to reviewers’ comments and, when appropriate, explain the reasons for declining to accept the reviewers’ recommendations.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to select the order in which the submissions will appear and to make the preprint final linguistic revision.

Accepted manuscripts are archived by the editorial team and are not returned to the authors.

Manuscripts in high quality electronic form should be emailed to the following address: emi@szu.cz 

Manuscripts revised in response to the reviewers’ comments should be emailed to the review administrator.

Instructions to Authors and Reviewers are available at the EMI website:

Last update 28 February 2021


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