Aim of the Journal. The European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology (EJPD) is aimed at promoting communication and cultural exchange between pediatricians and dermatologists in the common field of pediatric dermatology. The Journal agrees to use the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.ICMJE.org).
Authors. When the Authors, who substantially contribute to the study, are more than one, their contribute should be specified and documented in the publication. Authors should certify that their report is original and not published in other publication before its appearance in the EJPD. If the study has been presented at a meeting, this should be indicated and documented in the publication. Authors should also state that there is no conflict of interest with any financial organization regarding the material discussed in the manuscript.
Privacy and confidentiality. Studies involving human subject must have been approved by the Authors' Institutional Ethical Committee and require an informed consent of the patient. Only numbers should be used to identify patients. When clinical data or photos allow to identify patients, a written informed consent should be obtained and shown by the Authors. Studies involving animals should conform to the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals.
Structure of the manuscript. Page 1 should include the title, Authors’ full name, underlining the surname, institutional affiliations and locations. Moreover, page 1 should include name, mailing address, telephone and e-mail of the designated correspondent Author. Page 1 should also include the name of 2 suggested reviewers. All the columns except for Differential Diagnosis, Letters and Short Cases must include a brief summary of about ten lines and key words. The abstract should provide the background for the study and should state the study’s purposes, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions. It should finally emphasize new and important aspects of the study. The text is usually divided according to the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) structure. References must only include the Authors mentioned in the texts. Only the most significant reports, not more than 30, must be listed.
References should be numbered consecutively in alphabetic order and identified in the text by the corresponding Arabic numerals in parentheses. Examples:
1) Bonifazi E., Meneghini C.L. - Perinatal gangrene of the buttock: an iatrogenic or spontaneous condition? J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 3, 596-8, 1980.
2) Gifford G.E. - Interferon and the immune system. In: Waldmann R.H. ed. - Clinical concepts of immunology, The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore 1979, pp. 218-26.
List all Authors when there are four or fewer. When there are five or more Authors, list the first three authors followed by “et Al.”.
Papers must be written in English. The Editorial Board will provide the translation into Italian in order to publish them in the Italian and English edition of the European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology.
Correspondence. The text and Figures must be submitted in electronic format to the email of the Journal ejpd@dermatologiapediatrica,com Color images need to be in .jpg format, at least 300 DPI.
Procedure for review. The corresponding Author will be informed about the initial receipt of the manuscript, usuall by e mail on the same day of its arrival. The editorial staff will review the manuscript and send it to at least 2 internationally famous reviewers, possibly chosen among those ones suggested by the Authors. The Authors will receive the suggestions and comments of the reviewers and should conform to the latter, giving the relevant changes to their original manuscript and sending these changes by e mail. Proofs will be directly read by the Editorial Board who reserves the right to make minor modifications to the text.
When accepted, papers, photographs and other illustrations will be published free of charge. The first Author of the report can register and enter free of charge the European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology for a year.
The reproduction, even partial, of papers or photographs and other illustrations is not allowed without specific and written permission from the Editors.
Electronic publishing. EJPD is published at the web site www.ejpd.com