Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii/Advances in Dermatology and Allergology
 
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Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii/Advances in Dermatology and Allergology is an international, peer-reviewed, dermatologic journal. The Journal publishes reports describing original research on all aspects of allergology, cutaneous biology and skin diseases. The Journal is indexed by PubMed, EMBASE, and MNiSW (Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego – Ministry of Science and Higher Education).
Original Articles and Letters to the Editor are standard features. Review articles should be submitted only after consultation with the Editor-in-Chief. Special articles, Conference reports and Book reviews are invited by the Editorial Board. Case reports, unless they provide new biologic insights, are rarely appropriate for the Journal.
The journal applies procedures ensuring the originality of manuscripts in accordance with the criteria of the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors) and WAME (World Association of Medical Editors). Therefore, it is also necessary to provide information on the scope of input of each author to the publication, among others who is the author of the concept of the study, assumptions, methods, study protocol, and the like, as well as on the affiliation of each of the authors. The editorial office observes the highest standards of scientific publication and the cooperation with authors is based on the transparency of information on the actual input of persons/institutions in the development of the publication. All cases of ghostwriting and guest authorship will be liable for customary penalty as an indication of scientific negligence.

Article types

Original articles
Original articles should not exceed 3,500 words and 6 figures or tables. Original articles should be organized as follows: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Aims, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conflict of interest, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figure legends, Supplementary material.
Review articles
A review article is expected to be comprehensive, scholarly, and balanced, presenting an expert curation of the literature on the topic of interest. Reviews are limited to 100-word abstract; 3,000-word text, excluding references; and 2 figures. Authors are encouraged to consult the Editor-in-Chief before submitting a review for consideration.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor may report original data or discuss published articles. Letters are not to exceed 1,000 words and 2 figures or tables, and 15 references – not to exceed 3 printed journal pages. Letters should not have an abstract. The Editor may solicit a response from the authors if a letter refers to an article published in Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii/Advances in Dermatology and Allergology. Letters that report original data will be fully peer-reviewed. All Letters to the Editor are subject to editing and possible abridgment.

The manuscript submission

Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii/Advances in Dermatology and Allergology requires electronic submission of manuscripts using the Editorial System.
All Submissions MUST include a cover letter stating:
1. The data in the manuscript are original and the manuscript is not under consideration elsewhere;
2. None of the manuscript contents have been previously published except in abstract form;
3. All authors have read and approved all versions of the manuscript, its content, and its submission to the Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii/Advances in Dermatology and Allergology;
4. The corresponding author's address, telephone, fax, email (email address required).


Manuscript preparation

A. General
The manuscript should be double-spaced throughout with 1" wide margins. Number pages consecutively (with the title page as page 1). Begin a new page for reference lists, tables, and figure legends. The file should use the wrap-around end-of-line feature, i.e., returns at the end of paragraphs only. The paper should be concise, economical of references, figures and tables, and formatted as described below. Reports of investigative studies should be organized as follows, within the stated word limits: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Aims, Material and methods, Results, Discussion, Conflict of interest, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figure legends, Supplementary material. Manuscripts that do not conform to these specifications will be returned to the authors for correction prior to review.
B. Word limits
Word limits will be instituted for all manuscripts accepted after January 1, 2014.
• Original articles should not exceed 3,500 words and 6 figures or tables.
• Letters to the Editor should not exceed 1,000 words, 2 figures or tables, and 15 references.
• Word counts include text only; the abstract, references, figure legends, tables, and supplemental data are excluded.
• There may be exceptions, which will be handled at the discretion of the Editor.
• Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned to authors for revision.
C. Title
The title page should include the following:
• Brief, informative title (brand names may not be used in the title)
• Full names of the author(s), together with academic titles, the address of the academic institution they are members of, and the academic title and full name of the head of that institution
• The name of the department, hospital or laboratory in which the study was conducted, and the name of the department to which the work should be attributed
• Corresponding author's address, telephone, fax and email (email address required)
• 3–6 key words in English.
D. Abstract
Abstracts of original papers should be 200–250 words long and consist of 5 distinct parts, i.e. the introduction; aims; materials and methods; results; and conclusions. Abstracts of review papers should be 100–150 words long. Brand names may not be used in the abstract.
E. Material and methods
Readers should be able to reproduce the experiments from the information in the methods section, figure legends, table footnotes, and references. Provide the manufacturer's name and location for materials purchased. This would normally include access to the identity (chemical formula) and doses of all reagents employed.
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (concerning the ethical principles for the medical community and forbidding releasing the name of the patient, initials or the hospital evidence number) and with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). Information regarding the ethical committee approval for conducting the research and the informed consent of patients for participating in the studies should be included in the methods section of those articles, in which the diagnostic intervention or the treatment result from non-routine procedures. The authors presenting case studies are obligated not to disclose patients' personal data. Regarding photographs, in case of any doubt whether the picture inadequately protects the patient's anonymity his consent is required for publication. Articles describing animal studies should contain information of being in accordance with local regulations (institutional and national).
F. Results and Discussion
Results briefly present the experimental data in text, tables or figures (for details, see items J and K below). The Discussion should focus on the interpretation and significance of the findings with concise objective comments that describe their relation to other work in the area. Do not repeat information in Results. Results and Discussion may be presented separately or combined into a single section.
Results should be presented as running text (sentences), tables or figures; only the most important conclusions must be stated. The results of laboratory studies and the relevant standards and standard deviations should be expressed using SI units.
G. Conflict of interest
Conflict of interest. Authors are expected to describe sources of the research funding, a role of the potential sponsor in planning, executing and analysis in the study, and the influence (bias) the funding organization had on the content of the article. Other relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) providing potential sources of conflict of interest in relation to the submitted article should also be revealed.
H. Acknowledgments
A note of acknowledgment is appropriate recognition for contributors who may not be listed as authors.
I. References
References in the order in which they appear in the body text. The references in the body text should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited; the numbers should be given in square brackets ([ ]). The list of references at the end of the article should indicate the authors’ surnames and initials (if there are more than four authors, the names of the first three are to be given, followed by et al.), title of the paper, abbreviated journal title (as per Index Medicus), year of publication, volume number and pages. Book chapters and monographs should be identified using the author’s surname and initial, title of the chapter, title of the book, the surname(s) and initial(s) of the editor(s) of the volume, name of the publisher, place of publication, year, volume and pages.
Example references
Journal article: Akin C, Jaffe ES, Raffeld M, et al. An immunohistochemical study of the bone marrow lesions of systemic mastocytosis: expression of stem cell factor by lesional mast cells. Am J Clin Pathol 2002; 118: 242-7.
Book: French MAH. Immunoglobulins in health and disease. MTP Press. Lancaster, UK 1986.
Book chapter: Bron JD. Early events in the infection of the arthropod gut by pathogenic insect viruses. In: Invertebrate Immunity. K Maramorosch, RE Shope (eds). Academic Press. New York, San Francisco, London 1976; 80-111.
Any citations to unpublished works must be shown as footnotes to the text, not in the reference list. Footnotes should be included in parentheses in the text.
J. Tables
Tabular presentations should be self-explanatory and not duplicate content in the text. Tables should be presented at the end of the manuscript (one table per page), numbered sequentially using roman numerals and cited in the chronological order in the text.
K. Figures
Figures should be intelligible without reference to the text and should complement the text. Figures should be labeled sequentially (1, 2, 3) and cited in the text, but not embedded within the text. Figures should be submitted in an electronic format, saved as .cdr, .tif, .jpg or .eps files. Photographs submitted to the journal in an electronic format should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
L. Abbreviations
Abbreviations used in the text should be explained at first mention (this also applies to the abstract). Other than in exceptional situations, abbreviations should not be used in the title of the submission.

Publication charge
Please note that there is an obligatory charge (EUR 200/PLN 900) for each manuscript which is submitted for publication in Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii/Advances in Dermatology and Allergology journal. We send invoices for payment after articles are accepted for publication.

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