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  .:: Author Guidelines ::.  
     
 

Authors must be able to demonstrate expertise in their area of interest or manuscript topic. Clinical reviews by medical students are not considered for publication, and it is required that resident physicians, if involved with the manuscript, work with an experienced attending physician who should generally serve as first and corresponding author.

The e-Journal of Dermatology will not consider manuscripts sponsored directly or indirectly by a pharmaceutical company, public relations firm, or other commercial entity, or written by an author with a financial interest in a company that makes a product discussed in the manuscript or a competing product.

- SUBMISSION

Submission is online by e-mail to anyone of the following editorial offices. The text should be in digital format in Microsoft Word and any illustrations in .jpg format.

Pr S. FENNICHE
Fax: (+216) 71 399 115
E-mail: fenniche.samy@wanadoo.tn

Pr M. DENGUEZLI
Fax: (+216) 73 219 497
E-mail: dr.denguezli@topnet.tn

Dr R. BENMOUSLY
Fax: (+216) 71 399 115
E-mail: rym.benmously@rns.tn

- FEATURES OF E-JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY

Articles may be submitted in English or French. Articles in French should obligatory include a title, an abstract and key-words in English language.

 Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and unpublished and not being considered for publication elsewhere. The responsible author must ensure that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors.

- Editorials: Brief, substantiated commentary on subjects of topical interest. Only authors contacted by the journal are allowed to submit in this rubric.

- Original articles: Original clinical and investigative laboratory research articles.

- Case reports: Report of brief cases of unusual clinical, dermatopathological or therapeutic interest.

- Dermatopathology: original case report where histopathology features are clues for diagnosis.

- Photo-quiz: High quality image illustrating a clinical finding.

- Letter to the editor: Brief correspondence that comment on previous articles or a brief patient presentation.

- Continuing medical education: Educational articles reporting subjects or topics for the CME for the practicing dermatologist. Only authors contacted by the journal are allowed to submit in this rubric.


- ORGANISATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Standard manuscripts should be: title page, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgements, references, tables, legends for figures.

-  The Title page should contain (1) the full title, (2) full name(s) of the author(s), (3) complete postal address (es) of the affiliation(s) of the author(s), indicating the country in which the work was done, (4) an e-mail address to which proofs should be sent, plus telephone and fax numbers.

-  The Abstract should consist of no more than 200 words. Please provide about three to six key words at the end of the abstract.

-  Materials and Methods should clearly and concisely describe all compounds and methods used. A brief note on the statistical methods used to evaluate the results should also be included. The briefest form should always be chosen for all data presented.

-  Acknowledgements. In this section the authors must declare:

- Financial support from the pharmaceutical industry or any other source. Grants and research contracts must indicate the name of the person or unit which received aid. A declaration must be made, if there has been no financial support, write NONE.

- Conflict of Interest. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that any conflict of interest of any of the authors is disclosed.

All disclosures will remain confidential during the review process, but papers accepted for publication will acknowledge conflict of interest and financial interests in a published disclaimer describing the nature of the interests. A declaration must be made, if there is no conflict of interest, write NONE.

- References should be numbered consecutively as they appear in the text. References concerning unpublished data and ‘personal communications' should be cited parenthetically within the text. Abbreviate journal names according to the listing in Index Medicus. Examples:

1. Heaphy MR, Albrecht J, Werth VP. Dapsone as a glucocorticoid-sparing agent in maintenance-phase pemphigus vulgaris. Arch Dermatol. 2005 ;141:699-702.

2. Barnhill RL, Mihm MC, Fitzpatrick TB, Juber J. Neoplasms: malignant melanoma. In: Fitzpatrick TB, Eisen AZ, Wolff K eds. Dermatology in general medicine. New York: McGraw Hill, 1993: 1078-1115

Figures and diagrams should be referred to in the text as “Fig.” and be given Arabic numbers. The graphic must be saved as JPEG. Patients should have their identity concealed or should give written consent to publication. All figures and diagrams must be accompanied by a legend.


- CITING PAPERS IN THE JOURNAL

Articles in e-Journal of Dermatology should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal, with one exception. Because articles in this journal are not printed, they don't have page and issue numbers. Instead, they have a unique article number.

The following citation:

e J Dermatol 2007, 1: 2

refers to article 2, from volume 1 of the journal.