For Authors

We are thankful for your contribution and participation to make every article a good read. We would like to inform you that all submissions undergo a regular review procedure by our Editorial Board. This section below provides essential information for you and we recommend that you take the time to read them before submitting a contribution to The Medical Messenger.

  • For manuscript text and tables, our preferred file format is Microsoft Word .docx (or .doc).
  • Prepare manuscripts in English (either US or UK spelling is acceptable but be consistent within the manuscript). Your writing should be comprehensible to editors and reviewers, and your writing style should be concise and accessible.
  • Article Sections:

Title – short and catchy

Authors – Full names (first names and surnames)

Introduction – Brief abstract as an “appetizer”

Main Section – Logically coherent and concise for the audience (readership)

Final Remarks – Summary and conclusion

  • Ensure that the language in your manuscript is original and does not contain previously published passages of text (including those from your own publications).
  • Define abbreviations at first mention.
  • For special characters not available on a standard keyboard (e.g. Greek characters, mathematical symbols), use the Symbol font or the ‘Insert Symbol’ function in Microsoft Word, where possible. For special characters that are not available via this route, please use Math Type characters; do not use embedded images (e.g. GIF).
  • Cite each figure, table and movie in the text in numerical order. Figure or table parts should be labelled with uppercase letters (A, B, C, etc.). Use the following format for citations: Fig. 1A, B or Figs 1, 2 or Table 1 or Movie 1.
  • Copyright notice may be placed in the article containing the four elements of it as follows:

The Copyright Symbol - The Year of the Creation - The Name of the Author - A Rights Statement

Example: © 2011 John Doe All Rights Reserved

  • References in the text should be cited. Each reference cited in the must be listed in the Reference list. References are listed in alphabetical order according to surname and initials of first author.

Example: Hochachka, P. W. and Somero, G. N. (2002). Biochemical Adaptation: Mechanism and Process in Physiological Evolution. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press


Editorial Board


COL László Fazekas MD (HUN)

COL Salvatore Schmidt MD (DEU)

CAPT (N) Kimberly A. Ferland (USA)

CAPT (N) Jack Taylor MD (USA)

Col Péter Vekszler MD (HUN)

LTC Daniel Aron MD (ROU)

LTC Zoltán Tóth MD (HUN)

LTC Tamás Bognár MD (HUN)

MAJ Olga Poprádi-Fazekas (HUN)

LT Attila Magyar (HUN)


Point of Contact


MAJ Olga Poprádi-Fazekas (HUN)

MILMED COE Interoperabolity Banch


Mobile: +36 30 181 5928

First Responder Trainer Training (FRTT)

With MILMED COE lead Captain Jason Mommaerts as Course Director led the FRTT on 11 – 15 December 2017 in the Emergency Military Hospital in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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How Do Armed Forces Learn?

"To err is human – life is not about always doing everything right. What matters is that we recognise our mistakes and learn from them." (Ingrid Klaus Uschold)

From 26 to 28 September, the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (NATO MILMED COE), with the support of the Bundeswehr Medical Academy, held the 2nd Multinational Sharing Group meeting in Munich. The aim of this workshop was to create a stronger network of the Lessons Learned Processes used by the various partners. This should be achieved by optimising the joint knowledge database and by increasing the readiness to share national experiences and insights.




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