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Dermatology Review/Przegląd Dermatologiczny
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General information
“Przegląd Dermatologiczny” [Dermatology Review], bimonthly, is s an organ of the Polish Dermatological Association. The journal carries original articles (both clinical and experimental), review papers, case studies, letters to the Editors. Dermatology Review also publishes information from the life of the Polish Society of Dermatology - statements (up to 100 words)
The submissions are subject to review (review form) by two independent reviewers in a double-blind review process.
Original articles need to be submitted in English only, while other manuscripts can be submitted in Polish or English. Submissions need to be made via the editorial system:http://www.editorialsystem.com/pden/login/.

Manuscript requirements
Original articles should be divided to the following sections:
– introduction,
– aim,
– material and methods,
– results,
– discussion and conclusions.
Case studies should be divided to the following sections:
– introduction,
– aim,
– case description,
– conclusions.

Abstracts for original articles should be 200–250 words long and be divided to the following sections: aim, material and methods, results and conclusions; while abstracts for case studies and review papers should have 100–150 words.

For each article, 3-5 key words describing the subject matter should be prepared (in line with Index Medicus Medical Subject Headings – MESH).
Standard abbreviations can be used only. Abbreviations should be avoided in the title and abstract. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement.
Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units (metre, kilogram, or litre) or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be in degrees Celsius. Blood pressures should be in millimetres of mercury. All haematological or biochemical measurements should be stated together with a standard range in the metric system as per the International System of Units (SI).
Original and review papers should not be longer than 15 pages (one page – 1800 characters), while case studies – 5 pages (including references, figures, tables and abstracts).
Files containing articles should not disclose any information enabling author identification (double-blind review process).

Illustrations
Figures and tables should be prepared in separate files. Graphs are treated as figures. Authors using material originating from other sources should obtain permission of authors or publishers and such source should be acknowledged. Legends for illustrations should be provided in Polish and English.

References
References should be arranged into a list and numbered in the order of appearance of the citations in the body text. Each entry should contain the family name(s) of the author(s), first name initials, the full title of the reference in sentence case, the name of the journal abbreviated according to Index Medicus, the year of publication, volume, and the first and last page numbers. If the number of authors exceeds six, “i inni” [et al.] is added after the sixth name. For monograph works (books), the family name(s) of the author(s) should be given, along with first name initial(s), the book’s title, publisher, and place and year of publication. For chapters from edited collections, the author(s) of the chapter should be given, along with the title of the chapter, title of the edited collection, the names of the editor(s), publisher, place and year of publication, volume, and pages.
Examples:
– articles:
David M., Tsukrov B., Adler B., Hershko K., Pavlotski F., Rozenman D., et al.: Actinic damage among patients with psoriasis treated by climatotherapy at the Dead Sea. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005, 52, 445-450.
– books:
Odds F.C.: Candida and candidiosis. Baillier Tindal, London, 1988.
– chapters:
Anderson R.R.: Optics of the skin. [in:] Clinical photomedicine. H.W. Lim, N.A. Soter (ed.), Mercel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1993, 19-35.
Reference entries should be set in consecutive paragraphs.
The Editors reserve the right to make any necessary style changes and abridgements without notifying the author. In the author proofs, the author should only correct actual printing errors.
The article should be accompanied by all completed and signed documents required by the editors.
Ethical requirements
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). The authors presenting case studies are obligated not to disclose patients' personal data. Regarding photographs, in case of any doubt that the picture inadequately protects the patient's anonymity his consent is required for publication.
Conflict of interest
Authors are expected to describe sources of the research funding, a role of the potential sponsor in planning, executing and analysis of 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.

Copyrights
© Polish Dermatological Association. This is an Open Access journal, all articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/), allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.

Reminder from the Editorial Office
We would like to remind authors that “guest authorship” (defined as the inclusion among the authors of a person who did not take part in the preparation of the work submitted, or whose contribution was minimal) as well as “ghostwriting” (defined as the omission from the list of co-authors or from the acknowledgments section of a person whose contribution to the work submitted was substantial) are manifestations of scientific misconduct, and that any and all cases identified will be exposed and publicised.

Review Process
The registered manuscripts are sent to 2-3 independent experts for scientific evaluation. Submitted papers are accepted for publication after a positive opinion of the independent reviewers. Przegląd Dermatologiczny/Dermatology Review uses a double-blind review process in which authors do not know the identity of their reviewers, nor do the reviewers know the identities of the authors. The evaluation process usually takes 2-4 months.


Ethical Standards and Procedures
Termedia Publishing House is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.
When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. Further guidance on animal research ethics is available from the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
The author is obliged to prepare and send the article in accordance with the requirements set out in the journal Editor. Moreover the author is obliged to submit editorial complemented by a statement which will be included: a statement about the originality of the content of the article (work not yet published anywhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, no conflict of interest or its application, as well as the superior permission to publish an article in the journal. Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS
Articles are selected for publication in double blind selection system and published in open access system. Reviewer shall review by the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. Reviewer is also possible to send individual comments to be published in the article content.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS
Editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles accepted for publication. Editors act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.





ETHICAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
Termedia Publishing House is committed to upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
The author is obliged to prepare and send the article in accordance with the requirements set out in the journal Editor. Moreover the author is obliged to submit editorial complemented by a statement which will be included: a statement about the originality of the content of the article (work not yet published anywhere), the integrity of the copyrights of others, no conflict of interest or its application, as well as the superior permission to publish an article in the journal. Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias or be seen to bias their work.

AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA AND/OR WHO SHOULD BE LISTED AS A CONTRIBUTOR
Termedia Publishing House in the matter of authorship criteria and/or who should be listed as a contributor, respects standards recommended by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Detailed information about those criteria you can find in COPE Report publicationethics.org/files/2003pdf12_0.pdf.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS
Articles are selected for publication in double blind selection system and published in open access system. Reviewer shall review by the electronic system on the basis of questions prepared for a specific title. Reviewer is also possible to send individual comments to be published in the article content.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS
Editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles accepted for publication. Editors act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
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