Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Lékař a technika - Clinician and Technology is an open access, peer-reviewed international scientific journal. The mission of the journal is to foster the development in a wide range of biomedical engineering and to create a platform for exchange of information and results of scientific research in the field of biomedical engineering. The journal addresses the following topics:

  • Biological signal acquisition and processing
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Medical devices
  • Medical imaging systems and image processing
  • Biomechanics and biomaterials
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Biomedical modeling and simulation
  • Management and safety of medical devices

 

Section Policies

Educational Article

Educational articles written by invitation. This sections is currently closed.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review

Review articles written by invitation.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Research

Original (primary) research articles.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Announcement

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Journal Information

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to CTJ are subjected to peer review. The Editors relies on evaluations by at least 2 members of the Editorial Board and outside experts in deciding whether submitted manuscripts should be accepted for publication, revised for further peer review, or rejected.

The corresponding authors will receive electronic galley proofs, with all figures and tables in place, in PDF format. Complete instructions will be provided for revision. Proofs should be reviewed carefully by all the authors and returned to CTJ within 5 days of receipt to avoid delay in publication. Only errors made during the article copyediting and typesetting should be indicated. Changes to the text, style, provided information etc. will require resubmission of the article for new peer review.  

CTJ may make minor changes in order to conform to the CTJ style and layout without approval by the authors if the changes do not alter the authors’ meaning or possible interpretation of the article.

 

Publication Frequency

A paper, which is accepted by the editor for publication and which meets the CTJ style requirements, is usually published on-line at the CTJ webpage within a week from the acceptance and it is published in a printed issue of CTJ typically within three to six months. Data for indexing are sent to SCOPUS immediately after the entire issue is released.

 

Open Access Policy

Lékař a technika – Clinician and Technology journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article submission charge or Article processing charge (APC, publication fee) is not required from authors. Publishing in Lékař a technika – Clinician and Technology journal is free of charge.

As CTJ is an open access journal, the on-line version of each issue is freely available at the webpage of CTJ. As since 2008, the printed journal issues are distributed free of charge upon request.

 

Registration of the studies with human subjects

Clinical studies (in a broader view as described below) must be properly approved and registered; otherwise, they cannot be published in Lékař a technika – Clinician and Technology journal (CTJ).

CTJ considers a study to be a clinical study when it meets the following WHO definition: “A clinical study is any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. Interventions include but are not restricted to drugs, cells and other biological products, surgical procedures, radiologic procedures, devices, behavioral treatments, process-of-care changes, preventive care, etc.”

As interventional, CTJ considers all studies in human beings in which individuals are assigned by an investigator based on a protocol to receive specific interventions. Subjects may receive diagnostic, therapeutic or other types of interventions. The assignment of the intervention may or may not be random. The individuals are then followed and biomedical and/or health outcomes are assessed.

CTJ requires (according to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, ICMJE, requirements) that all clinical trials are registered in a WHO approved registry. The preferred registry is ClinicalTrials.gov. More information on trial registration is at http://www.icmje.org/about-icmje/faqs/clinical-trials-registration/ including other acceptable registries.

Please give the name of the registry and the registration number (e.g. ClinicalTrials.gov, registration number NCTxxxxxxxx) in the methods section of your manuscript.

Interventional studies with humans or animals must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate institutional biomedical research ethics board. This should be detailed in the first section of the methods section of your manuscript.

 

Editorial Team and Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief:

Karel Roubík, PhD
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
Kladno, Czech Republic
phone: +420-603-479-901
e-mail: roubik@fbmi.cvut.cz


Deputy Editors:

Thomas E Bachman, MSc
Economedtrx
Lake Arrowhead, California, USA
phone: +1-951-236-4890
e-mail: tbachman@me.com

Jakub Ráfl, PhD
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
Kladno, Czech Republic
phone: +420-728-229-991
e-mail: rafl@fbmi.cvut.cz

 
Editorial Board:

Vladimir Blazek, PhD
RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Germany

Radu Ciorap, PhD
”Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iași, Faculty of Medical Bioengineering
Iasi, Romania

Silvia Conforto, PhD
Roma Tre University, Engineering Department
Roma, Italy

Paul Dixon, PhD
Vyaire Medical, Respiratory Solutions Engineering
London, UK

Radovan Hudák, PhD
Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Košice, Slovak Republic

Petr Huňka, MEng
Gemalto Inc
Austin, Texas, USA

Michael B. Jaffe, PhD
Cardiorespiratory Consulting, LLC
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

Christian Kollmann, PhD
Medical University of Vienna, Center for Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Imaging Physics & Quantification – Ultrasound
Vienna, Austria

Norbert Noury, PhD
University of Lyon, Institute for Nanotechnologies of Lyon
Lyon, France

Marek Penhaker, PhD
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Ostrava, Czech Republic

Ivo Provazník, PhD
Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication
Brno, Czech Republic

Jozef Rosina, PhD
Charles University in Prague, 3rd Faculty of Medicine
Prague, Czech Republic

Martin Rožánek, PhD
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
Kladno, Czech Republic

Simo Saarakkala, PhD
University of Oulu, Faculty of Medicine, Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology
Oulu, Finland

Ali Selamat, PhD
University of Technology Malaysia, Center of Communication and Information Technologies
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Vladimír Sobota, MEng
Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Tomasz Szczapa, MD, PhD
Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Department of Neonatology
Poznań, Poland

Milan Štork, PhD
University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Plzeň, Czech Republic

Christiane Thielemann, PhD
University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, BioMEMS Lab
Aschaffenburg, Germany

Milan Tyšler, PhD
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Measurement Science
Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Jana Vránová, PhD
Charles University in Prague, 3rd Faculty of Medicine
Prague, Czech Republic

Jozef Živčák, PhD
Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Košice, Slovak Republic


Editorial Office:

Ing. Ida Skopalová
phone: +420-22435-5053, +420-22435-2909
e-mail: ida.skopalova@fbmi.cvut.cz

Ing. Eva Kokešová
phone: +420-22435-9745, +420-22435-2909
e-mail: eva.kokesova@fbmi.cvut.cz


Managing Editors:


Ing. Veronika Huttová
e-mail: veronika.huttova@fbmi.cvut.cz

MUDr. Ing. David Macků
e-mail: mackudav@fel.cvut.cz