The Emergency Medicine Scientific Journal “HALO 194” is a scientific journal published by the Emergency Medicine Institute Belgrade. It was registered as a mass media publication by the Republic Ministry of Information decision number 2206 on July 22nd, 1996. At the joint meeting of the Council and Board of Experts of the Serbian System for Biomedical Scientific Information on December 20th, 1996, held at the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, the following decision was reached: The Journal “Halo 94” is accepted to be a valuable publication for the System for Biomedical Scientific Information of Serbia and as such shall be indexed in the local database “Biomedicina Serbica”. Based on the opinion of the Ministry of Science and Technology No.413-00-430/98-01, the Emergency Medicine Scientific Journal “HALO 94” is a publication of great scientific value and is exempt from paying the sales tax.
When the telephone number for calling the Emergency Medical Service in Serbia changed, the name of the journal also changed in 2013. to Emergency Medicine Scientific Journal „HALO 194“.
The Editorial Board of the Journal, in association with the University of Belgrade Medical School Department of Emergency Medicine, publishes papers from all fields of Emergency Medicine and allied professions. The journal publishes original articles, announcements, case reports, literature reviews, current topics, medical history articles, professional practice articles, good clinical practice guides, congress and professional meetings reports, professional news, book reviews, letters for the Memories, In Memoriam and Promemoria columns, as well as comments and letters to the Editor about published articles.
All submitted articles are subjected to professional, autonomous review. Should the reviewers think that the article should be modified or changed, the author is required to make those changes or submit an argumentative explanation about not agreeing with the comments of the reviewers. Only articles that have not been published elsewhere (partially or in whole) and are not being considered for publication by other journals shall be published. Any attempts at plagiarism or self-plagiarism shall be punished (all authors shall be banned from publishing articles in the Emergency Medicine Scientific Journal „HALO 194“ for a certain period of time, depending on the severity of the plagiarism; the management of the institution they are employed at shall be notified, as well as the professional associations they belong to). The final decision about publishing an article is made by the Chief Editor.
The journal is published in the Serbian language, with summaries translated into English. Articles written in English with summaries in both Serbian and English shall have priority.
Before submitting an article, all authors are instructed to read the Instructions for Authors, where they shall find all necessary information about writing and presenting the article. The article must be presented as required. Otherwise, the Editorial Board can postpone or even decline its publication. Following instructions will significantly shorten the process of publishing the article in the journal, which will have a positive effect on both the quality of the article and on regular publication of the journal. Submitting and publishing articles is free of charge, but the authors are required to sign over the copyright to the publisher. Authors accept full responsibility concerning the accuracy of the information presented in the article. Reproduction or republication of any part of an article published in the Emergency Medicine Scientific Journal „Halo 194" has to be approved by the publisher.
The Emergency Medicine Scientific Journal „HALO 194“ is implementing the online system e-Ur since January 1st, 2020: Electronic Editing (http://scindeks-eur.ceon.rs) developed by the Center for Evaluation in Education and Science (CEES). Therefore, the usual way of submitting articles and reviews has changed and they shall henceforth be submitted through the e-Ur system.
All system users: authors, reviewers and editors must be registered with a unique email address. Registration link: http://aseestant.ceon.rs/index.php/halo/user
While submitting an article through the Electronic Editing System for the Emergency Medicine Scientific Journal „HALO 194“ it is necessary to enclose a statement that all technical requirements have been fulfilled, including a statement signed by all authors and co-authors stating that the submitted article has not been, partially or in whole, published or been accepted for publishing by another journal. The statement about the personal contributions of the authors must be signed by all authors, scanned and sent as an attachment to the manuscript. The authors are also required to enclose a signed statement that there is no conflict of interest. By doing so, all authors become responsible for fulfilling all set requirements and the submitted manuscript moves on into the editorial process. The System Assistant of the Electronic Editing System uses a CrossCheck service, which checks all submitted articles for plagiarism and self-plagiarism automatically, before even entering the editorial process. The order in which accepted articles are published is decided upon by the Editorial Board, based on the recommendation of the Chief Editor.