Information for authors:
- Objectives of the journal: The Revista Argentina de Dermatología is the official scientific journal of the Asociación Argentina de Dermatología. The journal publishes original clinical and research articles on Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Psychodermatology, Ethics, Biographies, History, Medico-Legal Problems, Letters to the Editor, and beyond the exclusive borders of specialty, to cover a broad horizon and open to dermatologists and general practitioners. Also, scientific meetings, activities, abstracts, book reviews, news, case studies, award-winning works, make a diagnosis and continuous medical education issues, among others.
- The original presentation of the work must be signed and dated by the author or authors. On a separate page, unnumbered, the author(s) must send the following note to the Asociación Argentina de Dermatología:
“Buenos Aires, ... day/month/year. To the Asociación Argentina de Dermatología. I, (name and surname), the author of the work titled.............................., authorize the Asociación Argentina de Dermatología to publish and divulge the definitive version of the article, signed and dated by me on....................., with no charge, in the way and means that the Association considers fitting. I formally state that this work is original, not affecting the rights of authors or third parties in general, and that it has not been sent for publication or divulgation to other parties, nor has it been published or divulged previously via any medium.”
“Buenos Aires, ... day/month/year. We, (names and surnames), the authors of the work titled.............................., authorize the Asociación Argentina de Dermatología to publish and divulge the definitive version of the article, signed and dated by us on....................., with no charge, in the way and means that the Association considers fitting. We formally state that this work is original, not affecting the rights of authors or third parties in general, and that it has not been sent for publication or divulgation to other parties, nor has it been published or divulged previously via any medium.”
The author(s) must state whether they have any conflict of interest.
- The aspect of interest is that indicated by the Editorial Committee.
The journal consists of multiple sections:
- Photographic atlas
- Clinical cases
- Comments on national bibliography
- Comments on international bibliography
- Brief notes
- Make your diagnosis
- Research papers
3.10 Ethics in dermatology and dermatopathology
3.15 Letters to the Editor
3.18 Dispute ...
3.21 Others could be added in each issue.
- Referee system: all works to be published will be applied to the national and international referee system. They will be evaluated by two referees, who will carry out an exhaustive review of the work. Authors of work may send a list of suggested referees (include referees’ address and e-mail), who will be considered by the Editorial Committee. The Editorial Board may also carry out an evaluation. Where necessary, manuscripts will be returned to make any necessary corrections. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to reject work which does not follow the Journal’s aims. The Editorial Committee may make grammatical changes and literary modifications which do not alter the sense of the article, without consulting the author. Where extensive corrections are to be made, these will be left to the responsibility of the author, who will be advised of the paragraphs which require modifications. Work to be corrected or modified will be returned with the corrections and/or clarifications to be made. These will be sent to the author with a complete explanation. In no case will non-accepted work be retained.
- Authors will be notified of the date of receipt and acceptance of the work, which will be published in the article.
- The papers will be published in chronological order, by date of receipt.
- The length of articles will not have a strict limit extension because of its appearance "online". High quality photographs will be required.
- Instructions for authors for sending manuscripts to the Asociación Argentina de Dermatología:
Articles should be single-spaced, written on a word processor (Word) in Arial 12, numbered pages.
Work should be written in Spanish. Work in other languages may also be accepted when being translated into Spanish or Portuguese. The first page should have the title of the work (in Spanish and English), under this the initial and surname or each author, separated by commas and with “&” or “y” (in Spanish texts) before the last name. E.g.: J C Pérez, G E Ramírez y M Romero. This should be followed by the work in question. Separated by a line and at the foot of the same page, write the complete name and address of the hospital, centre or establishment where the work was written and e-mail address; under this the positions of the authors of the work. Pages should be numbered from the second page, in the top right corner with Arabic numerals (2,3,4,5, etc.) On the second and following pages continue with the article itself.
Include: Abstract (in Spanish and English, this one should be longer and more explanatory than in Spanish and not a mere translation of it); Keywords (5, in Spanish and English); Introduction; Objectives; Materials and/or Methods; Results; Discussion and/or Conclusions; Acknowledgements and References.
References: personal communications will not be accepted without corresponding bibliographical citations.
References should be mentioned in the text in Arabic superscript numbers followed by a comma, in order of appearance and be numbered (in Arabic numerals and followed by parentheses: 1), 2), 3), etc.) in the References at the end of the work. These must include: surname(s) of writer(s), followed by the initial (include all authors), each author separated from the next by a comma, the final author should be preceded by “&” or “y”, the title of the article in the original language, the name of the journal (abbreviated, following international nomenclature), the year of publication, volume and number of the first and last page, according to the style used in Index Medicus.
González J y Pérez M A. Avances en Dermatología. Rev Argent Dermatol 1980; 100 (1): 50-54.
Magnin P H, Reggio S A y Gras Alberola J C. Síndrome de Sweet y cáncer de mama. Rev Argent Dermatol 1991; 72: 155-162.
In the case of books: surname and name of author(s) and title, edition, publisher, city, country, year, first and last page number. If the book is consulted on several issues, total number of book pages. In the case of book chapters: surname and name, title of work and then cite book details, first and final page of chapter.
In the case of e-books: surname and name of author(s), title, edition, publisher, city, country, year.
Example book referenced once: Magnin P H y Casas J G. “Tumores de la piel. Benignos y malignos”. Primera Edición. López Libreros Editores. Buenos Aires. Argentina. 1978; 62-65.
Example book referenced more than once: Magnin P H y Casas J G. “Tumores de la piel. Benignos y malignos”. Primera Edición. López Libreros Editores. Buenos Aires. Argentina. 1978; 440.
Example chapter of book: Johnson (h) B y Honig P. Enfermedades congénitas (genodermatosis). En: Elder D, Elenitsas R, Jaworsky C y Johnson (h) B. “Lever. Histopatología de la piel”. Cuarta Edición. Editorial Intermédica S.A.I.C.I. Buenos Aires. Argentina. 1999; 111-140.
Example of e-book: Scattini F “Melanoma ocular”. Asociación Médica Argentina. Data Visión. Buenos Aires. Argentina. 2001.
The accepted abbreviation for our publication is Rev Argent Dermatol
Illustrations: JPG or TIFF, in high resolution, separated, not inserted in the Word text or Power Point presentation. Each illustration should be identified by a number. Graphs, diagrams, tables, charts (roman numerals), figures and iconographies (Arabic numeral).
Graphs, diagrams, figures, tables and charts should be drawn up in black ink on white paper. They should always be original.
Texts of graphs, diagrams, tables, charts should appear at the foot of these, while legends of figures and iconographies go on a separate page.
Iconographies JPG or TIFF, in high resolution, separated, not inserted in the Word text or Power Point presentation. Those representing histopathological studies should notify increases and staining made.
Evaluation for Continuous Medical Education: each work should be accompanied, on a separate page, by 5 questions with multiple choice answers, with the correct answer indicated in bold.
1) Cox N H, Williams H C. Editorial Comments. Can you cope with consort? BJD 2000; 142: 1-7.
2) Information for authors. J Am Acad Dermatol 2001; 44 (1): 19A-21A.
3) Normas para la publicación de Trabajos. Rev Argent Dermatol 2001; 82 (1): 54.
4) Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. NEJM 1997; 336 (4): 309-315.