How to submit a paper and where to send it

Papers for publication should be submitted to the relevant national editor, with an accompanying letter stating which section of the journal the item is intended for. See addresses to the editors here. The paper should be electronically submitted preferably via e-mail. Contributions should not exceed 5-6 manuscript pages.


Conflict of interest and funding

Authors are responsible for recognising and disclosing financial and other conflicts of interest that might bias their work. They should acknowledge in the manuscript all financial support for the work and other financial or personal connections to the work.


Ethics and consent

When reporting studies on human subjects, indicate whether the procedures followed have been approved by an Ethics committee (in accordance with ethical standards on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983). Do not use patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that the patient be shown the manuscript to be published.


Pictures and illustrations

Author's portrait is kindly requested in major contributions, to be published at the beginning of the article. Illustrations should be of a high quality suitable for printing, no less than 300 dpi. Colour illustrations will generally be accepted, but may be printed in black-and-white depending on the layout. The cover of each issue will display a colour illustration from an article included in that particular number, selected by the Editor-in-Chief.



English is the official language of the journal. However, advertisements of national meetings can be printed in the appropriate national language, as can brief notes of a more local nature. The editorial office can provide occasional linguistic assistance.


Review process

All papers with scientific content will be peer reviewed by each country editor and when appropriate by additional external reviewers. All other papers (information notes, meeting reports, etc will only be checked by the Editor-in-Chief.



Authors should ensure that the copyright to text and/or illustrations is not infringed. The Forum for Nordic Dermato-Venereology will assume the copyright of printed illustrations, unless otherwise stated. It is understood that national editors may make necessary modifications to contributions to improve layout and readability and to ensure consistency in editorial style, though without distorting the main content.


Printing procedure

The manuscript will be edited at the editorial office and the author will receive a proof to approve before printing.


Costs for submission

None - there are no costs involved for submitting or publishing a paper in Forum for Nordic Dermato-Venereology.