Manuscripts should be type-written, double-spaced throughout, with ordinary margins. Paper should normally be divided into Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and References.
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 Letters to the Editor also the corresponding author's name, address, and e-mail.
Abstract: The abstract not exceeding 150 words and preferably in one paragraph, should state the reason that promted the study, purpose, methods, the most important findings and as a conclusion the single most important finding. No headlines. In general, abbreviations are not allowed and references should not be used. A list of 3-6 key words suitable for indexing terms should be typed at the bottom of the Abstract page. Below the abstract: Title of journal; The principal author's complete address, including e-mail. The Abstract should be typed on a separate sheet.
Pagination: Ensure that all text pages are correctly numbered in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the title page.
Headings: Please use the following headings: ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION AND REFERENCES.
Subheadings: Use lower case letter italicized or underlined.
References: Should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. No abstracts from proceedings or submitted manuscripts not in press are allowed. Identify references in the text using Arabic numerals in parenthesis (NOT in superscript). The style of references must follow the Vancouver system, and for the abbreviations of journal titles: please consult the Journals database, hosted at www.nlm.nih.gov.
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.
2. Reference to books: Handwerker H. Itch hypothesis. In: Carstens E, Akiyama T, editors. Itch: Mechanisms and Treatment. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 2014: p. 2-8. For journal article in electronic format use the following style: Morse SS. Factors in the emergence of infectious diseases. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 1995 Jan-Mar [cited 1996 Jun 5]; 1(1): [24 screens]. Available from: URL:http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/eid.htm
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 (within or outside the Editorial Board) with special expertise in the area. The review is not 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 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 payed 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
After a paper has been accepted, the author(s) will be charged a fee before publication:
Full reports, i.e. original articles, reviews, special reports, etc.
– Approx. 4000 words + < 4 small illustrations (tables or figures but a maximum of 5 pages): €1000
– Approx < 6000 words and max 4 tables or figures but a maximum of 7 pages: €1400
– > 6000 words and > 4 tables or figures: €1600
Short communications* (Short case reports, etc): €400
*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.
If supplementary material should be published in connection with the accepted article the fee is 25 €/supplement.
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.