The Scientific Committee requires approximately 4 weeks to review manuscripts for publication.
Authors shall be required to provide answers and clarifications to referee queries, and proceed to revise the manuscript as indicated.
Outcome of the evaluation process may be:
– acceptance, with or without revision;
– rejection, with an invitation to revise and resubmit;
– rejection, with an invitation to resubmit in another format;
Categories of articles
Editorial – the Editorial can cover articles published in the Journal or any other topic of interest. Editorials should not exceed two pages and do not require an abstract.
Original article – an original article should not exceed 3500 words (single spaced) and 6 figures (charts, graphs). It must be accompanied by an abstract and 3 or 4 key words. Up to 30 references may be given.
Review article – a review article should not exceed 4000 words (single spaced) and 8 figures (charts, graphs). It must be accompanied by an abstract and 3 or 4 key words. Up to 30 references may be given.
Report – a Report is an in-depth analysis of a special event, clinical case or study. Reports should not exceed 6500 words (single spaced) and 8 figures (charts, graphs). They must be accompanied by an abstract and 3 or 4 key words. Up to 30 references may be given.
Letter to the editor – letters to the Editor should not exceed 900 words (single spaced). No figures, abstract or references are required.
Submission of manuscript files in electronic format is essential, expecially in doc format.
The manuscript must have the following layout:
Title Page – the title page must contain the complete title (no more than 50 letters if possible), each contributor’s name, their qualification and institutional affiliation and the e-mail address of the contributor responsible for the manuscript.
Abstract – the abstract may be up to 300 words. It should summarize the subject dealt with, describe the studies undertaken, their results and conclusions. Abbreviations should be avoided or at least explained. The abstract is be followed by the 3 or 4 words chosen for indexing purposes.
Key words – authors should include 3 or 4 key words at the end of the abstract of all manuscripts, with the exception of editorials and letters to the editor.
Text – the text of the manuscript should have the following layout:
- INTRODUCTION – the introduction should provide a brief description of the subject matter and give the reader a brief overview of current thinking/state-of-the art in the sector.
- METHODS – this section should give a clear and concise description of the material, instruments and methods used, and any statistical analyses employed.
- RESULTS – this section must give an account of what the study has produced. This can be presented as tables, diagrams or figures.
- TABLES, GRAPHS AND FIGURES – all tables and figures in the text must be given a title and numbered sequentially. Each figure must have a corresponding legend. All abbreviations, symbols, arrows, numbers or letters used in the figures must be explained and information provided regarding scale and/or magnification. Each graph should be legible and must have a corresponding data sheet. Authors are required to ensure that the data given in tables are correct. Figures should be submitted in TIF, EPS, PDF, or JPG formats at sufficient resolution to be clear, sharp images when reduced to print size.
- CONCLUSIONS – this section must indicate the conclusions deduced from the study.
Aknowledgments – specific institutions and organizations providing financial support may be acknowledged in writing. Names must be written extensively, with any acronyms indicated in parenthesis.
References – the list of references should be given at the end of the text and numbered consecutively either in the same order as they appear in the text or in alphabetic order. Sources cited in the text should be indicated by their reference list number, given in brackets. The list of references should only include works published or accepted for publication that are cited in the text. Personal communications and unpublished works may not be included in the references.
Footnotes or endnotes may not be used instead of a reference list. All authors should be listed when six or less. If there are more than seven authors, list only the first three, followed by ‘et al’.
The reference list should comply with the style used by the National Library of Medicine and Index Medicus. All references must be verified by the author(s).
journal article – Bryan F.L., Doyle M.P. – Health risks and consequences of Salmonella and Campylobacter jejuni raw poultry. J. Food Protect. 1995, 58:326-344.
books and monographs – Kleinbaum D.G., Kuppler L.L. Applied regression analysis and other multivariable methods. Duxbury Press Boston USA. 1995.
chapter in book – Olson J.A. Molecular action of carotenoids. In: Caufield L.M. Krinsky N.I. Olson J.A. (Eds) Carotenoids in human health. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 1993, vol 691.
online document – Cartwright J. Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. 2007. http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/11/6/16/1. Accessed 26 June 2007.
dissertation – Trent JW. Experimental acute renal failure. 1975. Dissertation, University of California.
Manuscripts should be presented in both English and Italian. If English is not your first language, you may wish to have your manuscript edited for correct American English before submission. This may help ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by the Journal editors and reviewers. Manuscripts may also be presented in Italian only. If accepted by the scientific committee, we will proceed to have them translated into English. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication.