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Author Guidelines

Authorship

All authors should have made substantial contributions to all of the following: (1) the conception and design of the study, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (3) final approval of the version to be submitted.

Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as defined above should be listed in an acknowledgements section.

Randomized controlled trials

AJD recommends that authors adopt the proposal from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) which require, as a condition of consideration for publication of clinical trials, registration in a public trials registry. Trials must register at or before the onset of patient enrolment. The clinical trial registration number should be included at the end of the abstract of the article. For this purpose, a clinical trial is defined as any research project that prospectively assigns human subjects to intervention or comparison groups to study the cause-and-effect relationship between a medical intervention and a health outcome.

Ethics

Work on human beings that is submitted to AJD should comply with the principles laid down in the Declaration of Helsinki; Recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects. Adopted by the 18th World Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, June 1964, amended by the 29th World Medical Assembly, Tokyo, Japan, October 1975, the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983, and the 41st World Medical Assembly, Hong Kong, September 1989. The manuscript should contain a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work. Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines. Patients' and volunteers' names, initials, and hospital numbers should not be used.

Role of the funding source

All sources of funding should be declared as an acknowledgement at the end of the text. Authors should declare the role of study sponsors, if any, in the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. If the study sponsors had no such involvement, the authors should so state.

Editorial policies

Submission of a manuscript to AJD implies that readily reproducible materials described in the manuscript, including all relevant raw data, will be freely available to any scientist wishing to use them for non-commercial purposes.

Nucleic acid sequences, protein sequences, and atomic coordinates should be deposited in an appropriate database in time for the accession number to be included in the published article.

File formats

Manuscripts should be typewritten (double spaced), and on one side of the paper only. Short communications intended for publication should be a maximum of 1,500 words, 20 references, and two table or figure. The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document:

* Microsoft Word

*OpenOffice

* Portable document format (PDF)

Article structure

Title Page and Abstract

Title

The title should be a maximum of 150 characters (including spaces). Titles should clearly and concisely state the subject of the manuscript. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations

The full names and affiliations should be provided for all authors. The corresponding author should also provide a full postal address, telephone and fax number (including country code), and an e-mail address.

Abstract

The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words. The abstract should state the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Avoid non-standard or uncommon abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Keywords

The keywords should reflect the significant factors of the investigation as a whole. A maximum of six keywords should be selected and included with the submitted manuscript.

Abbreviations

Define non-standard or uncommon abbreviations. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Manuscript text

The length of the submitted manuscript should not exceed 6000 words, including figure legends, tables, and references. The manuscript text should be divided in the following sections:

Introduction

Materials and Methods

Results

Discussion

Acknowledgements

References

Tables

Figures

References

References should be numbered in the order they appear within the manuscript; in the text they should be referred to by numbers in square brackets on the superscript. Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited; unpublished abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text. Notes/footnotes are not allowed. Journal abbreviations follow Index Medicus/Medline. Citations in the reference list should contain all named authors, regardless of how many there are.

In the reference list, periodicals [1], books [2], book Sections [3], conference [4], and conference proceedings [5] should accord with the following examples:

  1. Kypson AP, Morphew E, Jones R, Gottfried MR, Seigler HF. Heterotopic ossification in rectal cancer: Rare finding with a novel proposed mechanism. J Surg Oncol. 2003, 82:132-136
  2. Thompson K. Structure and function of bone tissue. Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders; 2007
  3. Thompson K. Structure and function of bone tissue. In: Maxie M, ed. Jubb, kennedy, and palmer’s pathology of domestic animals. Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders; 2007:2-24
  4. Feldmann H. Forty years of FEBS. London, UK; Blackwell Publishing; 2004
  5. Feldmann H. Forty years of FEBS. London, UK; Blackwell Publishing; 2004, 12:12-23

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Tables

Each table should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e. Tab 1, Tab 2, Tab 3 etc.). Tables should also have a title that summarizes the whole table, maximum 15 words. Detailed legends may then follow.

Figures

Figures should be included in the main text of the submitted manuscript. Before inserting into the manuscript, we recommend that figures should be TIFF format with at least 600 resolution.

Supplementary material

You have the option to submit supporting data, tables, figures and movies as supplementary material to be published online alongside the electronic version of your article. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please provide the data in well-known and common file formats.

Letter to the Editor

Manuscripts submitted as a Letter to the Editor:
1.Should relate to a paper previously published in an Ivy Union Publishing journal, or address an issue of wider concern within the scope of the journal;
2.Have a word count of no more than 3,000 words;
3.Have figures or and tables no more than 3;
4.Have references no more than 10.

Case reports

Abstract

The abstract must not exceed 250 words and should be structured as follows:

  • Introduction Please describe why this case is important.
  • Presentation of Case Brief details of the case.
  • Conclusion A brief conclusion of what the reader should learn from the case report.

Avoid non-standard or uncommon abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Manuscript text

The length of the submitted manuscript should not exceed 3000 words, including figure legends, tables, and references. The manuscript text should be divided in the following sections:

Introduction

Case presentation(s)

Discussion

Conclusion

Consent

Acknowledgements

References

Tables

Figures

Consent

Manuscript of case reports without consent will be rejected prior to peer review. The authors should confirm that the patient has given their informed consent for the case report to be published. The editorial office may request copies of the consent documentation at any time.

Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

A systematic review paper, as defined by The Cochrane Collaboration, is a review of a clearly formulated question that uses explicit, systematic methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyze data from the studies that are included in the review. These reviews differ substantially from narrative-based reviews or synthesis articles. Statistical methods (meta-analysis) may or may not be used to analyze and summarize the results of the included studies.

Reports of systematic reviews and meta-analyses should use the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement as a guide, and must include a completed PRISMA checklist and flow diagram to accompany the main text. Blank templates of the checklist and flow diagram can be downloaded from the PRISMA website. Authors must also state in their "Methods" section whether a protocol exists for their systematic review, and if so, provide a copy of the protocol as Supporting Information and provide the registry number in the abstract.

If your article is a Systematic Review or a Meta-Analysis you should:

  • Select 'Research Article' as your article type when submitting
  • Upload your PRISMA flowchart as Figure 1 (required where applicable)
  • Include the PRISMA checklist as Supporting Information.

Proofs

One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by email to the corresponding author. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures.

Offprints

The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail.

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)

Article Publication Fee

American Journal of Dermatology does not currently require any Article Publication Fee.



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