Quick guide for submitting articles

 

 

Copyright and open access

The copyright to the submitted manuscript is held by the Author, who grants the Our Dermatology Online a nonexclusive licence to use, reproduce, and distribute the work, including for commercial purposes. Upon submission of the manuscript, the Author must read and fully accept Licence Terms. The Licence Terms can be downloaded here: Licence Terms.

Ethical considerations

The authors are required to follow the ethical principles for clinical research based on the Declaration of Helsinki. All personal details of patients must be kept confidential.

Plagiarism and duplicate publications

All manuscripts submitted to Our Dermatology Online are checked for plagiarism using Similarity Check, a service enabling editors to screen published and submitted content for originality. Cases of suspected scientific misconduct, including plagiarism and duplicate publications will be sent back to the authors.

Conflict of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence their work. The conflict of interest statement should be included on the title page. If there is no potential conflict of interest, please use the following statement: “Conflict of interest: None.”

Language considerations

All submissions to the journal should be in American English. The journal does not offer translation services.
All articles submitted to the journal should be written in correct scientific English with American spelling. Authors who are not native speakers of English are strongly encouraged to use professional language-editing services prior to submission. These services can be found on the web using search terms like “scientific editing service” or “manuscript editing service.”

Review process

All manuscripts are initially reviewed by the editors (initial in-house review takes up to 30 working days). Manuscripts considered to be unsuitable for the journal will be rejected without peer review. Manuscripts deemed to have sufficient priority and quality will be forwarded to our external referees for peer review. Manuscripts that do not comply with the Instructions for Authors will be returned for revision prior to peer review. If you have questions regarding the suitability of your manuscript for the journal, please contact the journal office.

Types od articles

Our Dermatology Online publishes original articles, reviews, case report, clinical/histopatological images, research/ study/ case letters. See the TABLE for a summary of requirements for all article types.

Preparation of manuscript

All manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s formatting style based largely on the American Medical Association Manual of Style (http://www.amamanualofstyle.com) and described in detail below.

All manuscripts should be prepared using the Microsoft Word software. Manuscripts submitted in PDF format will not be considered. The Times New Roman font (12 pts) should be used for all text, including title page, references, tables, and figure legends, and the Symbol font for Greek and special characters. All text, including title page, references, tables, and figure legends, should be one-and-a-half spaced. Do not use options such as automatic word breaking, double columns, or automatic paragraph numbering. Periods instead of commas should be used throughout the manuscript in decimal numbers.

The manuscript file should contain the following components: 1) title page; 2) abstract (if applicable); 3) key words (if applicable); 4) main text; 5) acknowledgments (if applicable); 6) references; 7) tables; and 8) figure legends. Figures should be attached as separate files.

Title page

The title page should include the following elements: 1) a concise and informative title (the use of abbreviations should be avoided); 2) a list of authors (first name(s), and last name of each author) followed by a list of affiliations in English—indicate all affiliations with a superscript number immediately after the author’s name and a non-superscript number in front of the appropriate affiliation (eg, Piotr Brzeziński1; 1Department of Physiotherapy and Medical Emergency, Pomeranian University, Słupsk, Poland); 3) details of the corresponding author, including full name, academic degrees, institutional details (institution’s name in English, postal address and institutional telephone number with area and country codes), and an email address; and 4) conflict of interest statement (see the Conflict of interest section for details); 5) ORCID number (if the author has) (it is recommended to register each author – https://orcid.org/signin)

Abstract and key words

Detailed data are presented in the table.

References

It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure the accuracy of the references in the submitted article. References should be identified by Arabic numerals in square brackets, without superscript [1], [1,2], [1,2,5] or [1-3], and numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the manuscript. Journal names should be cited according to the MEDLINE database. References must be listed at the end of the manuscript using the modified Vancouver style of citation. When an article has six or fewer authors, all should be listed; when there are 7 or more, only the first 6 are listed, then „et al.” The issue number should not be provided. See below for examples.

Journal articles

1. Bukhari IA. Pulse dye laser therapy and superficial cryotherapy as a novel combination treatment for hypertrophic scars and keloids. Our Dermatol Online. 2022;13:28-31.
2. Ganjoo S, Vasani R, Gupta T. Urticarial eruption in COVID-19-positive children: A report of two cases. Our Dermatol Online. 2022;13:47-9.
2. Abreu Velez AM, Jackson BL, Velasquez Cantillo KL, Rafael A, Alvarez B, Howard MS. Merkel cell carcinoma versus metastatic small cell primary bronchogenic carcinoma. Our Dermatol Online. 2013;4:64-71.
3. Ajili F, Bousseta N, Msakni I, Metoui L, Gharsallah I, Laabidi J, et al. Symptomatic macroglossia and tongue myositis in Dermatomyositis. Our Dermatol Online. 2013;4:176-8.

Figures

Figure legends should be included in the manuscript file, while figures themselves should be uploaded as separate files. Figures should be numbered according to their sequence in the text sa (Fig. 1); (Figs. 1 and 2); (Figs 1 – 3). Do not put type descriptions in the photos (figure numbers).

Tables

Tables must be fully editable and present additional data rather than duplicate data from the text. They should be numbered according to their sequence in the text as (Table 1). Each table should be on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Any explanation essential to the understanding of the table as well as a list of abbreviations in an alphabetical.


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