Manuscripts should normally be divided into Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References. Please note the following:
Title page: A separate title page is necessary and should bear a) the title of the article, b) name of the authors, c) the institutions of origin, d) a short title and for Short Communications also the corresponding author's name, address, and e-mail. Please note that it should be a maximum of 5 authors for Short Communications.
1. Reference to periodicals: Tsutsumi R, Adachi K, Yoshida Y, Yamamoto O. Drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome in association with varicella. Acta Derm Venereol 2015; 95: 503-504.
Microarray databases: Acta Dermato-Venereologica supports the efforts of the Functional Genomics Data Society to standardize the presentation of microarray data, on which further guidance can be found here. In addition, the journal strongly recommends the supplemental microarray data be deposited in a public database such as Gene Expression Omnibus or Array Express or submitted for peer-review with the initial submission of the manuscript.
|All manuscripts are first reviewed by one of the Editors. Some papers may be rejected at this stage as they do not meet basic scientific principles or deal with topics beyond the scope of the journal. All other manuscripts will be entered into our peer review system and are usually sent to at least two reviewers with special expertise in the area. The review is single-blinded according to the decided policy of the journal. The manuscript will also be sent to a special statistical consultant for evaluation of the statistical methods used and the statistical results, where considered appropriate.
After receiving the comments from the reviewers, it will be decided by the Editors whether the manuscript should be accepted directly, which in practice is rare, subjected to a minor or major revision before the decision about publication can be made, or rejected at this point. The revised manuscript is usually, if not only minor changes required, reviewed by the reviewers, sometimes including a third reviewer, if there are special reasons, before making the final decision about publication, and if necessary after some further revision. The guidelines to the reviewers can be found on the homepage of the journal here.
A submission fee must be paid during the process of submitting a manuscript. This fee will NOT be repaid even if the manuscript is not accepted for publication in our journal. Fee:
€50 for Short Communication and Quiz
€100 for Full Report
When a paper has been accepted the author(s) will be charged a fee (Article Processing Charge, APC), to cover the costs associated with running the journal. Please note that no articles will be published until the APC has been paid. The APC depend on the article type and article length and follows the HINARI waiver policy for developing countries:
Full reports, i.e. original articles, reviews, special reports, etc.
– A maximum of 5 typeset pages (approx. 4000 words (inclusive of references) + < 4 small illustrations (tables or figures)): €1000
– A maximum of 7 typeset pages (approx 6000 words (inclusive of references) + 4 illustrations (tables or figures)): €1400
– More than 7 typeset pages (more than 6000 words and 4 illustrations (tables or figures): €1600
Short communications* (short case reports, etc) that do not exceed 2 typeset pages (inclusive of references and figures/tables): €400
Quizzes with150-200 words in the case presentation and approximately 900 words in the discussion: €300
*The review process is the same for full papers and brief definite reports, but brief definite reports will be published as "Short Communications". Thus, they are not second or third class but simply contain data that can be communicated in a short, crisp fashion instead of being published as full reports.
Supplementary material can include for example video- and audio files but also figures, tables, and datasets. Including supplementary material with your article can make it more discoverable, and help maximizing downloads and citations.
Video abstracts can be a good way of getting others to engage with your research, ultimately increasing the visibility and impact of your work. Through a video abstract you can introduce the article in your own words, telling readers what the unique contribution of your article is and why they should read it. We recommend keeping a video abstract short and to the point (no more than a few minutes) and that you use images, charts or tables to help explain the focus of your article. Consider the aim of the video throughout – to get people to read your article. The best video format is MP4 although other video formats such as MOV and MPEG4 are also supported. The minimum dimension is 426 x 240 and the max dimension is 3840 x 2160.
Please make sure to include any supplementary files at the same time as you submit your manuscript, although a video abstract can be sent upon acceptance instead.
Supplementary material that requires language editing or typesetting from the editorial team will involve a fee of 25 €/supplement (extensive material might count as two supplementary files due to the extra workload involved). Video files will be published free of charge.
Page proofs are sent as PDF files to the corresponding author. It is his or her full responsibility to read and check the proofs against the manuscript. The proof and the Answersheet (with corrections) should be returned to the Editorial Office within four days.
Lengthy papers may be published as supplements, the full cost being borne by the author. Supplements are subject to editorial revision before publication.
|Major corrections will be dealt with as follows:|
We follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on appeals to editorial decisions and complaints about the management of the peer review process.
The editors don’t expect frequent appeals and rarely reverse the original decisions. The decision to reject a manuscript will often involve the editor’s judgment of priority/ importance/relevance. These are things which authors usually cannot address through an appeal. However, if you believe that there is a case to be made for a genuine appeal please submit an appeal letter to the editorial office detailing the basis for the appeal. Should you as an author wish to comment on aspects of the journal’s editorial management, you are welcome to submit such a comment to the editorial office.