Presentation Guidelines

Presentation Guidelines

Please refer to this guide when preparing a presentation for the European Society of Medicine


The Medical Research Archives is the official journal of the European Society of Medicine. It publishes articles and presentations addressing health issues of interest to a global community of medical professionals. 

The journal is fully open-access with no embargo period. All issues are freely available on a variety of digital platforms.

Please refer to the following guidelines when preparing a presentation for submission. If you are preparing a manuscript, please refer to

General Requirements

TypeVideo presentation with audio, with or without PowerPoint slides
File formatMP4
Duration20-40 minutes
File size limit400 MB
Required ElementsSee below


PowerPoint Template

It is not required to use this PowerPoint template but many speakers find it to be a useful starting point. 


The following sections are required:

Titles may consist of no more than 140 characters. Avoid using acronyms within the title. The type of article should be clear after reading the title. Case reports must contain the words “case report” within the title.

Everyone who is listed as an author should have made a substantial and direct contribution to the presentation, such as contributing to the conception, design, analysis, or interpretation of data. Individuals who have made only auxiliary contributions such as funding acquisition, proofreading, and technical services should be listed in the Acknowledgment section.

Abstracts may consist of no more than 350 words.

The aim of an abstract is to summarize the objectives and results of the article. Structured abstracts (including the following elements: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusion) are permitted but not required.

Abstracts should not contain references or excessive abbreviations.

The following sections are optional:

The introduction should:

  • Provide background information that puts the presentation into context and allows viewers outside the field to understand its significance
  • Clearly state the aim and scope of the presentation
  • Define the problem addressed
  • Note any relevant controversies or disagreements related to the topic

The Methods section should be sufficiently detailed to allow other researchers to replicate the work.

Results should be clear and concise. Avoid mixing elements of the Discussion section with the Results.

The Discussion section should interpret the results of the work but not repeat them. It is acceptable to divide the Discussion into subsections.

Conclude the article with a paragraph or two summarizing the conclusions that can be drawn from the work. Do not state any conclusions which are not supported by the results.

Conflicts of Interest Statement
All apeakers are required to disclose all financial relationships (including employment, grants, patent ownership, and other interests) with any commercial entities that have an interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the presentation, if such relationship existed at any time in the last 24 months.

If there are no conflicts to declare, this section may read “The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.”

Funding Statement
Please list all funding sources and grant numbers in this section. If the speakers received no funding for the work discussed in the presentation this section may be omitted.

Those who contributed to the work but do not meet the authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments section with a brief description of their contribution.

Ensure that your References section lists full and current bibliography details for every cited work at the time of the submission of the presentation.

The Medical Research Archives uses the AMA citation format. Please ensure that the References section and inline quoting numbers comply with AMA style requirements. Instructions for using AMA style may be found at:

Copyright Information

Articles in the journal are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0) and may be shared or distributed by anyone as long as attribution is given to the journal. Authors are not asked to transfer copyrights to the journal.


There is no cost to publish a presentation. However at this time this service is available only to members of the society. 

More information on membership may be found here

How to Submit

  1. Register as a speaker (please do this in advance, do not wait until the presentation is ready).
  2. Format the presentation according to this guide.
  3. Upload your presentation using the link provided via email. 

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