Instructions to reviewer

General principles

Acta Dermato-Venereologica uses a single-anonymous review (also called ‘single-blind peer review’). This means that the reviewer’s name is not disclosed to the author, but the reviewer can see who the author is. Please make sure to make the editorial office aware should you have any conflicts of interest in the manuscript you’ve been sent.

We ask the reviewers to assess the quality, validity, and relevance of the manuscript at hand, and to motivate any major criticism conveyed to the authors. Your focus should thus be on the originality, presentation, and relevance to the readership of the journal and also on the accuracy of the methodology. Please provide as detailed comments as possible, which are suitable for sending to the author. These can be used to make constructive suggestions, seek clarifications, or ask for further elaboration.

Please note that Acta Dermato-Venereologica prefers succinct reports without repetitions in Introduction, Results and Discussion. We appreciate if you can also pay attention to the title of the manuscript, which is very important; it should be informative without being too long. The same goes for the abstract, as many readers will only read the title and abstract.

We do not expect or request detailed language checking, but appreciate information on the quality of the English especially where the technical meaning is unclear. 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. 

If you struggle to meet the deadline given, please let the editorial office know, so they can inform the author and update the system.

Specific comments for 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 typeset pages, including figures and tables. However, additional supplementary material may be accepted. Occasionally, a case report with little news value but a high educational value may be accepted as Quiz.