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CATEGORIES OF ARTICLES

 

Manuscripts submitted for publication should be clearly identified as belonging to one of the following categories:

  • Original Articles: articles reporting the previously unpublished results of completed scientific experiments conducted by the authors, confirming or refuting a clearly defined research hypothesis. Original articles should be organized as follows: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conflict of Interest, Acknowledgments, References. References no limited (but not less than 15);
  • Review Articles: articles presenting the current state of knowledge on a given issue, with emphasis on current controversies, theoretical and practical approaches to the problem, etc., including a well chosen bibliography. A Review Article is normally 4,000–5,000 words (excluding Abstract and references). References no limited (but not less than 20);
  • Case Reports: articles describing in detail the diagnosis and/or treatment of 1-3 patients, emphasizing unusual or difficult features of therapy in the case(s) described, within the thematic scope of Our Dermatology Online journal. References are limited to 20;
  • Short Reports: short papers of investigations (e.g., descriptive studies) in health sciences organized in the same manner as full-length articles, but which contain 1000-1500 words or less (from introduction through discussion), with no more than 5-6 figures and 2 tables combined, and up to 15 references;
  • Opinion Articles: descriptions of important issues, controversies, and opinions in the area of dermatology;
  • Historical articles: presentation of important figures, movements, and advances in the field of dermatology. References no limited;
  • Letters to the Editor: may report original data, discuss published articles, or present hypotheses. Letters are not to exceed 1000 words and 2 figures or tables, and 10 references – not to exceed 3 printed journal pages. Letters should not have an abstract.
  • Letters to the Editor – Observation: contain very short case reports. Acceptance is contingent on editorial review. Observations are formatted with introductory sentences, followed by the following headings: Report of a Case and Discussion. Allowed a brief Introduction. Maximum length: 600 words.
  • Letters to the Editor – Practical issues: practical issues on the medical topics with figures and/or tables.
  • Clinical Images / Histopathological Images: Photographic descriptions of interesting or unusual clinical, radiologic, or pathologic phenomena. Organize the manuscript as follows: Title Page, Description, Figure(s) and References (optional). The main manuscript should be written in the format of a clinical vignette. Start with a short introduction followed by the case description including pertinent history, physical examination, clinical work-up, and outcome, as applicable. Clinical images should be limited to 300 words description, 0-7 references; Figures no limited. A maximum of 3 authors will be allowed. Clinical images must be accompanied by a statement of consent signed by the patient.
  • Expert Commentary – Comment tho the Article: commentaries are written on invitation of the Editors, and narrowly focused on the articles published by the journal. They provide critical or alternative viewpoints on key issues and generally consist of a discussion of an article published in the journal. References are limited to 20-22
  • What's is your diagnosis?in only online section – Our Caseshttp://www.odermatol.com/our-cases-2/ This section explores a case report in which the final diagnosis of the disease is questioned. It should include the following topics: Case report; Discussion; References. Allowed a brief Introduction.


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