General Instructions


The Journal is copyrighted, by IFMBE, for the protection of authors and the Society. A ‘‘Copyright Transfer Statement’’ should be provided at the moment requested by the publisher.

Manuscripts should follow the principles of the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” as formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( The information below provides a summary of these requirements and outlines the specific formats for this journal.

Nightingale Prize

This annual prize in the amount of £250 is awarded by IPEM (Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, UK) for the best scientific paper published in MBEC. This award was initiated in memory of Alfred Nightingale one of the first editors of the Journal of the IFMBE, now MBEC. The first award was presented in 2003. There is no need to apply; all papers are automatically considered for this award.