We ask the reviewer to primarily evaluate the news value and scientific quality of the submission and to motivate any major criticism conveyed to the authors. We do not expect or request detailed language checking, but appreciate information on the quality of the English. If revisions are needed, we may return the paper for correction. The quality and necessity of figures/photos should preferably be commented on as well as the need for Tables.
Acta Dermato-Venereologica prefers succinct reports without repetitions in Introduction, Results and Discussion.
- Textbook knowledge should be avoided in the Introduction; instead the reader should be suggested recent reviews for detailed backgrounds.
- The title is important; it should be informative without being too long.
- The Material and Methods section should as much as possible be in the form of references to previous reports.
- The Results should be presented either in the running text or in Tables or Figures without repeating all data.
- The Discussion should not start with a long introduction but more directly discuss the meaning of the results in relation to previous studies; any limits of the study should be highlighted.
- The number of references should not exceed 15 for Short communications and 35 for a Full report (review articles are excluded).
- The number of illustrations and tables can be kept minimal in the printed version of an accepted paper, but additional e-supplements may be used.
Case reports: Only reports of high originality and an extensive work up of the case will be considered for publication as full reports (with abstract). Most case reports will, if accepted, be presented as Short Communications (without abstract). Please inform the Editor if you feel that the paper is strong enough to be a full report. A Short Communication should fit within 2 printed pages, including figures and tables. However, e-supplements may additionally be accepted. Occasionally, a case report with little news value but a high educational value may be accepted as Quiz.