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Author Guidelines

Articles submitted for publication in this journal are first scheduled for presentation as oral communications on the occasion of the cultural assemblies held bi-annually, in a spring and an autumn session, by the Division (Classe) of Scienze Medico Biologiche (Bio-Medical Sciences) of the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti. Contributions from scientists outside the Academy are also welcome. However, in this case the paper should be endorsed by either an ordinary member of the Science Division or a corresponding member. One of the authors may then deliver the communication at the next scheduled scientific session of the division; alternatively, in the absence of the authors, the discussion on the paper will be introduced by the "presenting" member. Following the oral communication, the manuscript will be peer-reviewed by, ordinarily, two referees. Once the evaluation process has been successfully completed, the manuscript , (identified as Clinical Case Seminars or Scholarly Dialogs) will be eventually accepted for publication as an open-access article on the understanding that it has not been published elsewhere or submitted to another journal. Exceptions to this rule are papers containing material disclosed at conferences or, Original articles , recognized of special interest. Original articles , if accepted are eventually published on line in the restricted area of the Accademia. The corresponding author will be asked to confirm that, for papers submitted by authors from various institutions, all authors are familiar and agree with the contents of the manuscript. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to contact these authors to confirm this in case of doubt. There are no page charges for submission, processing or publication.


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. Clinical Case seminars and Scientific Communications (Original research papers ) can be submitted to this journal by any member of the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti (APP). The manuscript may naturally be co-authored by non-members as well. In this case any co-author who also is an APP member may act as "corresponding" author. If none of the authors is an APP member, a paper may still be submitted to the "Articles" journal section but it should also be formally endorsed by an ordinary or corresponding member of the APP Science Division. Before submitting their paper, the authors should then contact an APP member and ask her/him to read the paper and endorse it. Authors are invited to specify the name of the endorsing APP member in a cover letter to the Editor (or in the section "Comments for the Editor" at the bottom of the submission page). Authors should be aware that their manuscript will not be processed for peer review until the Editor receives an explicit endorsing statement from a member of the APP Science Division. This latter condition does not apply to "invited" papers such as those hosted in the section "Scholarly Dialogs" or in some special issues of the journal.
  2. Scientific Communications of no more of 700 words, must include a Title page , Authors, Affiliation, Presenting Member, Corresponding Author with e mail address, 3-5 Key words , 120 words1 Abstract, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions, no more than 2 Figures and 2 tables, List of appropriate references (according to the below indicated style) and Disclosure of conflict of interest and Ethical issue ( informed consent, Ethical Committee , animal studies )These articles, if accepted, will be generally published in restricted area and only occasionally, if selected, in open access.
  3. Clinical case seminars of no more than 1200 words must be coauthored by the presenting Member, Title page must include .Title , Authors, Affiliation, Presenting Member, Corresponding Author with e mail address, 3-5 Key words , Abstract (250 words) , Introduction with critical analisys of the lieyerture , Case Report and Discussion . Pertinent Tables and figures are recommended. Accepted Clinical Case Seminars will be preferably published in open access.
  4. Scholarly dialogs are invited review articles of no more than 2500 words prepared accordingly to the above rules (Title page and structured chapters, Figures and Tables).
  5. References must be quoted in the text (1) and listed as follows:

    1. Cooper GS, Bynum ML, Somers EC. Recent insights in the epidemiology of autoimmune diseases: improved prevalence estimates and understanding of clustering of diseases. J Autoimmun 2009; 33:197-207.

    2. Weetman AP. Diseases associated with thyroid autoimmunity: explanations for the expanding spectrum. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2011; 74:411-418.

    3. Perheentupa J. APS-I/APECED: the clinical disease and therapy. G.S. Eisenbarth (Ed.), Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndromes, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia; 2002, pp. 295–32.

  6. Upon submitting their manuscript, the authors declare that the paper has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration. Exceptions to this rule are colloquium papers delivered as invited talks or papers containing material disclosed at conferences.
  7. The corresponding author contextually declares that, for papers coauthored by scientists from various institutions, all authors are familiar and agree with the contents of the manuscript.
  8. The authors declare to be aware that the unacknowledged use of another person’s ideas, even unpublished, as well as the copying or paraphrasing of a text composed - and, possibly, published elsewhere - by another author yet presented as if it were one’s own work is plagiarism. The authors underwrite that, except where specifically acknowledged, no parts of the submitted manuscript have been copied from other authors or sources as well as from papers previously submitted for assessment by the authors themselves, and that any source employed in the manuscript, any paragraph or portion of text which has been excerpted from a scientific publication, the Internet, or other sources of information has been duly placed in quotation marks and correctly referenced in the footnotes and/or in the bibliography.
  9. Authors are invited to upload their manuscript as a self-contained word (.docx) file with no specific typographical format (preprint layout). Once accepted for publication, the manuscript will be typeset by the Editorial office.
  10. Authors are also invited to provide the names of up to three potential referees with the appropriate technical expertise, although the Editorial Committee will not necessarily approach them. Their email and postal addresses, phone and fax numbers should be provided as fully as possible. Authors may email this information to

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