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Our journal has received financial support within the “Social Responsibility of Science – Support for Academic Publishing” project based on agreement No. RCN/SP/0504/2021 from the resources of Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Scientific Social Responsibility programs – Science for All – constitute an important offer for society. They aim at identifying opportunities, supporting dialogue and engaging large groups of stakeholders. Science for All increases the efficiency and effectiveness of activities in science and research areas, implementing the University’s Third Mission.
Not only does Science for All popularize and disseminate science but also stimulates cognitive curiosity and integrate local communities with academia. The Science for All initiatives are supposed to equal educational opportunities and reach those parts of the country where academic and scientific activity has not existed so far.
The Editorial Board as well as the editorial staff of Polimery w Medycynie – Polymers in Medicine wish you peaceful winter holidays and a happy New Year. Specifically, we wish you every success in the future:
– inspiration for finding new promising research directions;
– team colleagues who happen to be also friends;
– interesting career opportunities;
– generous grant funders;
– and last but not least – helpful and patient scientific journal editors!
As a virtual Christmas gift – a climatic poem by British classic Robert Louis Stevenson.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.
Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.
Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.
When to go out, my nurse doth wrap
Me in my comforter and cap;
The cold wind burns my face, and blows
Its frosty pepper up my nose.
Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding-cake.
[from: Robert Louis Stevenson, Selected Poems, London, UK: Penguin Classics, 1999]
Beginning with the 1/2023 issue, the journal Polymers in Medicine requires also visual abstracts (also known as graphical abstracts) for papers accepted for publication.
Such abstract is a single, concise, pictorial and visual summary of the main findings of the article. It should be a figure that is specially designed for the purpose, which captures the content of the article for readers at a single glance. Authors must provide an original image that clearly represents the work described in the paper. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the submission system as Figure 0. For ease of browsing, the graphical abstract should have a clear start and end, preferably "reading" from top to bottom or left to right. Try to reduce distracting and cluttering elements as much as possible. No additional text, outline or synopsis should be included. Any text or label must be part of the image file. Please do not use unnecessary white space or a heading “graphical abstract” within the image file. The text within the graphical abstract should be used sparingly. The graphical abstract for a paper should not include data items of any type; all the content should be in a graphical form.
Allowed data formats: for VECTOR graphics (charts, diagrams, etc.) – pdf, eps, ai, cdr (if the graphic was created using MS Office programs, source files of a given program are very helpful: doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx); for BITMAP graphics (photos, screenshots) – tif, jpg, png, bmp (min. 1200 pixels of the base in the drawing with the width of one column and 2400 for the width of two columns). The minimal resolution of tif, jpg and png files is 300 dpi. Regarding text within the graphical abstract, its size should be 12–16 points (smaller fonts will not be legible online).
The editorial office of Polymers in Medicine does not offer graphical or DTP services – the authors have to provide graphical abstracts in a finished form. Neither one of the figures from the manuscript (e.g., a graph or diagram) nor a PRISMA diagram cannot simultaneously serve as a graphical abstract).
More on how to prepare visual abstract (with examples): https://www.elsevier.com/authors/tools-and-resources/visual-abstract
More on how to prepare graphical abstract, more examples and an online tool to prepare it: https://mindthegraph.com/blog/create-effective-graphical-abstract/
Should any questions arise, do not hesitate to contact the editorial office. Please send the graphical abstracts via e-mail at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
The whole Editorial Office and Editorial Board of Polimery w Medycynie – Polymers in Medicine wishes you Happy Easter Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine wishes you Happy Easter!
However, this Easter is overshadowed by the atrocious Russian invasion of Ukraine. We were, are and will be deeply concerned with this outrageous violation of basic moral principles. To show our commitment to the Ukrainian independence, we publish these two poems.
The 19th-century Ukrainian Romantic poet, Taras Shevchenko (1814–1861), wrote this poem in 1845:
Як умру, то поховайте
Мене на могилі
Серед степу широкого
На Вкраїні милій,
Щоб лани широкополі,
І Дніпро, і кручі
Було видно, було чути,
Як реве ревучий…
When I die, let me rest
Buried in a grave
On the wide steppe
In my dear Ukraine,
Where the broad-rimmed fields
And the Dnipro, and cliffs
Are visible, so I can hear
How the roaring roars.
Shevchenko’s “Testament” remains an anthem for Ukrainian national sentiment. It’s a poem of longing, written by a man who is separated from his native rivers, cliffs, and steppe. It shows off the alliterative power of the Ukrainian language.
After a Russian-language Odessa poet, Boris Khersonsky, began to write poems in Ukrainian in solidarity with the 2013–2014 Maidan “Revolution of Dignity,” he wrote a version of “Testament.”
Як умру, то не ховайте
мене на могилi.
Хай несуть мене до неба
Хай розвiє сiрий попiл
бо йому, щоб полетiти,
не потрiбнi крила.
Бо нема землi на свiтi,
щоб назвав своею.
When I die, don’t let me rest
Buried in a grave
Let the waves of fire carry
Me up to the sky.
Let the windy powers dispel
The gray ash, let it scatter
For, no wings are necessary
For this ash to fly.
For no land in all the world
Can be called my own.
We proudly announce that Polish Ministry of Education and Science has increased the number of points assigned to “Polymers in Medicine” from 20 to 70 points. This change reflects our constant striving for quality in scientific publishing. The editorial team wants to thank especially the section editors, whose competences and research experience as well as efficient work and commitment have chiefly contributed to this achievement.
50th anniversary of Polymers in Medicine!
As the editor-in-chief of Polimery w Medycynie – Polymers in Medicine, Polish scientific journal of international range, I would like to inform you that our journal is open to scientific, original and review publications in the field of production, evaluation, application and development of polymers of natural and synthetic origin in pharmacy and medicine, and in other fields related to medicine. Our journal is an author-friendly, English-language, peer-reviewed platform for the exchange of information between scientists from around the world. I would like to invite you to present the results of your research and reviews in our periodical. In the 50th anniversary of our journal, I would like to convey to you my best wishes for progress in research work and encourage you to publish in the anniversary edition of Polymers in Medicine.
Prof. Witold Musiał, PhD, DSc., Pharm.
Index Copernicus (ICV) 2020
Our Index Copernicus has risen from 115.07 points for 2019 to 120.63 for 2020. It’s a clear proof that our hard work and the efforts of the previous editorial board have measurable results – and that our contributions to the world of scientific journals are meaningful.
Changes in publication rules
Please note that since October 1, 2021 after the article is published as ahead of print, it cannot be changed (which encompasses also affiliations and authors’ order). Such stipulation stems from requirements set by scientific databases in which the papers published in Polymers in Medicine are stored.
If the article is already accessible online as registered preprint on any website or in any database, and has been already assigned with a DOI, such information, together with an URL of the registered preprint, has to appear in the cover letter.
Please read thoroughly and familiarize yourself with our new statistical guidelines.
Two new sets of guidelines
Since January 27, 2021 the journal Polymers in Medicine is headed by new Editor-in-Chief – Prof. Witold Musiał from Wroclaw Medical University (medicine and pharmaceutical science) and new Deputy Editor-in-Chief – Dr. Konrad Szustakiewicz from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (biotechnology and bioengineering). Under new leadership, the journal is accepting manuscripts only in English, with the aim of being fully accessible to the international scientific community. The articles will continue to be accompanied by abstracts in Polish.
Original version of the journal
From January 1, 2017, online edition is the original version of all published articles.