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.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Guidelines for Authors
Aesthetic Medicine is a multidisciplinary Journal with the aim of informing readers about the most important developments in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.
Submission of manuscripts
All articles in their final version - completed with name, surname, affiliation, address, phone number and e-mail address of the author (s) - must be sent in word format to the Editorial Committee at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the website.
Manuscripts must be written in English, and authors are urged to aim for clarity, brevity, and accuracy of information and language. All manuscripts must include a structured abstract. Authors whose first language is not English should have their manuscripts checked for grammar and stylistic accuracy by a native English speaker.
Manuscript specifications Title page The title page should include: • The name(s) of the author(s) • A concise and informative title • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s) • The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author • Include a short title (not to exceed 30 characters in length, including spaces between words) for use as a running head • The authors must disclose any commercial interest that they may have in the subject of study and the source of any financial or material support
Abstract The length of the abstract should be no more than 250 words and should include the following headings: Background, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions
Keywords Up to six keywords should be listed and separated by a comma (please, verify keywords on MeSH).
Manuscript categories Original article The manuscript should be organised in the following sections: • Structured Abstract. The length of the abstract should be no more than 250 words and should include the following headings: Background, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions • Introduction • Materials and Methods • Results • Discussion and Conclusions • Acknowledgments • Conflict of interest • Reference list • Legends (max 10)
The manuscript must not exceed 4000 words and 50 references.
Review This type of article uses Unstructured Abstract. It must not exceed 4000 words and includes figures and tables (max 15), legends, and up to 200 references.
Mini-review This type of article uses Unstructured Abstract. It must not exceed 2000 words and includes figures and tables (max 12), legends, and up to 100 references.
Case Report This type of article uses Unstructured Abstract. It must not exceed 1500 words and includes figures and tables (max 6), legends, and up to 30 references.
Style • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text • Double-space the text • Use italics for emphasis • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages • Do not use field functions • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables
Brief Report These manuscripts are short reports of original studies or evaluations or unique, first-time reports of clinical case series. A structured abstract is required. These type of the article must not exceed 1200 words (not including abstract, tables, figures, acknowledgments, references, and online-only material) with no more than a total of 3 tables and/or figures and no more than 15 references.
Research Letter Research Letters are concise, focused reports of original research. These should not exceed 600 words of text and 6 references and may include up to 2 tables or figures. Online supplementary material is only allowed for brief additional and absolutely necessary methods but not for any additional results or discussion. Research Letters may have no more than 7 authors. The text should include the full name, academic degrees, and a single institutional affiliation for each author and the email address for the corresponding author. Other persons who have contributed to the study may be indicated in an Acknowledgment, with their permission, including their academic degrees, affiliation, contribution to the study, and an indication if compensation was received for their role. Letters must not duplicate other material published or submitted for publication. In general, Research Letters should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. They should not include an abstract. Letters not meeting these specifications are generally not considered.
Acknowledgments The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. If potential conflicts of interest do exist, the authors should provide details (see below) for each affected author in a note in a separate DISCLOSURE section of the manuscript document text, before the list of references.
Conflict of interest disclosure Conflicts of Interest need to be explicitly defined before any manuscript can be considered for publication.
References References must be cited consecutively in the text as superscript numerals and listed on a separate sheet in numerical order at the end of the text. The references must be cited according to the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) CITATION STYLE. For this reason, they must contain author’s surname and name initial, the original title of the article, the title of the journal (abbreviated and in italic), the year of publication, the number of the volume, the number of the first and last page.
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) CITATION STYLE (Rev. 11/1/2012)
General rules from the 10th edition • Items are listed numerically in the order they are cited in the text • Include up to 6 authors • For more than six, provide the names of the first three authors and then add et al • If there is no author, start with the title • Periodicals (journals, magazines, and newspapers) should have abbreviated titles; to check for the proper abbreviation, search for the Journal Title through LocatorPlus at the National Library of Medicine website
Journal article - in print - one author
Spencer J. Physician, heal thyself - but not on your own please.
Med Educ. 2005; 89: 548-549.
Journal article - in print - 2-6 authors
Salwachter AR, Freischlag JA, Sawyer RG, Sanfey HA. The training needs and priorities of male and female surgeons and their trainees. J Am Coll Surg. 2005; 201: 199-205.
Journal article – in print - more than 6 authors
FukushimaH,CureogluS,SchachernP,etal. Cochlear changes in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005; 133: 100-6.
Journal article - online*
*if there is no DOI, provide the URL for the specific article
Coppinger T, Jeanes YM, Hardwick J, Reeves S. Body mass, frequency of eating and breakfast consumption in 9-13- year- olds. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2012; 25(1): 43-49. doi: 10.1111/j.1365- 277X.2011.01184.x
Journal article - online from a library database*
*there is no specific way to cite articles found in library databases according to the AMA so double check with your professor
Calhoun D, Trimarco T, Meek R, Locasto D. Distinguishing diabetes: Differentiate between type 1 & type 2 DM. JEMS [serial online]. November 2011; 36(11):32-48. Available from: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed February 2, 2012.
Newspaper article - in print*
*if the city name is not part of the newspaper name, it may be added to the official name for clarity
* if an article jumps from one page to a later page write the page numbers like D1, D5
Wolf W. State’s mail-order drug plan launched. Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2004:1B.
Unlike APA or MLA, you will not use the author’s last name for the in-text citations. Instead, you will number each instance when you are referencing an article. The order of numbering will be contingent on the order in which you use that reference within your paper. In the example below, the first article referenced is given the number one in superscript. In the References section, you will find the matching article listed as number 1.
1. Zoellner J, Krzeski E, Harden S, Cook E, Allen K, Estabrooks PA. Qualitative application of the theory of planned behavior to understand beverage consumption behaviors among adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012;112(11):1774-1784. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2012.06.368.
In-Text Citation Example
LARGE INCREASES IN AMERICANS’ CONSUMPTION
OF sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) have been
a topic of concern. Between 1977 and 2002, the intake of “caloric” beverages doubled in the United States, with most recent data showing that children and adults in the United States consume about 172 and 175 kcal daily, respectively, from SSB,1 lt is estimated that SSB
account for about 10% of total energy intake in adults 2,3. High intake of SSB has....
References Section Example
1. Duffey KJ. Popkin BM. Shifts in patterns and consumptions of beverages between 1965 and 2002. Obesity. 2007:15(11):2739-2747.
2. Nielsen SJ. Popkin BM. Changes in beverage intake between 1977 and 2001. Am J Prev Med. 2004;27(3):205-210.
3. Drewnowski A. Bellisle F. Liquid calories, sugar, and body weight. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(3):651-661.
Use commas to separate multiple citation numbers in text, like you see between references 2 and 3. Unpublished works and personal communications should be cited in the text (and not on the reference list).1 Superscript numbers are placed outside periods and commas, and inside colons and semicolons. When citing the same source more than once, give the number of the original reference, then include the page number (in parentheses) where the information was found. See pages 41-44 of the AMA Manual of Style for more information.
References Citing AMA guide website http://libguides.stkate.edu/c.php?g=101857&p. Updated April 2011. Accessed October 24, 2012.
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