Guide for Authors
QUESTIONS about the content of a manuscript should be addressed to the Guest Editor of the specific issue of Clinics in Dermatology. Questions about manuscript preparation or publication procedures should be addressed to:
Ms Carmela Ciferni
Editorial Manager, Clinics in Dermatology
1760 Market St. #301
Philadelphia, PA 19103
SUBMISSION: Please email the original manuscript in MS Word to the Guest Editor on or before the due date. Original illustrations should also be sent in duplicate to the Guest Editor. The Author Information Form, Copyright Transfer Form, and the Permission to Reprint form should be forwarded to Ms Ciferni, upon accepting the invitation to contribute the specific issue of Clinics in Dermatology.
WORD PROCESSING: Submit manuscript in MS Word. Leave 1-inch margins on all sides and double-space the entire manuscript, including references and tables. The senior author's name and page number should appear on each page.SPELLING AND STYLE: Consult either Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary or, for technical terms, Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary. For proper manuscript style, the AMA Style Manual is preferred. Please use American spellings.
Affiliations should be listed as following:Acknowledgments must be kept simple:
From the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Correspondence: Lawrence Charles Parish, M.D., 1760 Market Street, St. #301, Philadelphia, PA 19103. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jane Jones contributed the histopathological studies. Mr. John Jones assisted in the preparation of the manuscript.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY: Authors are required to disclose commercial or similar relationships to products or companies mentioned in/or related to the subject matter of the article being submitted. Sources of funding for the article should be acknowledged in a footnote on the title page. Affiliations of authors should include corporate appointments relating to or about products or companies mentioned in the article, or otherwise bearing on the subject matter thereof. Other pertinent financial relationships, such as consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interests or patent-licensing arrangements, should be disclosed to the Editor-in-Chief in the cover letter at the time of submission. Such relationships may be disclosed in the Journal at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief in footnotes appearing on the title page. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief.References should be numbered in the order of citation and listed at the end of the text. Clinics in Dermatology uses the Vancouver reference style. Please follow the examples listed below when preparing your references.
1) Journal: Wolf, R, Parish, LC.: Advances in dermatologic diagnosis, Part II. Clin Dermatol. 2011; 29:481-2.2) Book: Parish, LC, Brenner, S, Ramos-e-Silva, M, et al: Manual of Gender Dermatology. Sudbury, MA: 2011: 310p.
3) Book Chapter: Baran, R: Nail disorders. in Parish, LC, Brenner, S, Ramos-e-Silva, M: Women's Dermatology: from infancy to maturity. New York : Parthenon. 2001: 121-5.For proper journal abbreviations, please use the Index Medicus abbreviations. List only the first three authors, then et al.
If using EndNote, there is a specific style for Clinics in Dermatology listed under Styles.TABLES: Cite all tables in the manuscript in numerical order. Only actual tabular material should be submitted in table form. Classifications and simple lists should be incorporated into the text itself.
FIGURES: Illustrations should appear at the end of the manuscript and not in the text. Cite each figure in the manuscript in numerical order.PERMISSIONS: For any illustration or table that has been published previously, written permission must be obtained from the original publisher and a credit line must be added to the manuscript. Include the original letters of permission when you submit your Author Information Form.
Please consult with the guest editor about the use of color. If an atlas will be used for this issue of Clinics in Dermatology, the guest editor will provide instructions.
Do not delay submission of the manuscript pending arrival of permissions; rather, send copies of your request letters, indicating clearly to which figure or table in the manuscript the permission letter refers. A permission request form, which may be duplicated, is attached for your use.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact:
Lawrence Charles Parish, M. D.
Editor-in-Chief, Clinics in Dermatology
1760 Market St. #301
Philadelphia, PA 19103
E-mail: email@example.comUpdated April 2012