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Submission Preparation Checklist

Durante la submission, gli autori devono verificare il rispetto dei seguenti requisiti (la submission potrebbe essere rifiutata se non aderisce a queste richieste):
  • Italian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on allergy, pediatric immunology and vaccinations. Significant papers on any above-mentioned fields are invited for publication.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor submitted elsewhere to another journal for consideration in the same or another language, in part or in full, nor any part of its essential content, tables, or figures.
  • Cover letter (You should upload your cover letter at “Comments for the Editor” section of the online submission process).
  • The main manuscript (including title, authors, affiliations, running title, abstract, key words, text, acknowledgements, financial/conflict of interest disclosure, sources of funding, references, tables and legends for figures) is in Microsoft Word (Use Word "Template").
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Authors Guidelines
  • Please ensure that you include all relevant references to previous articles in the Italian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. References adhere to the requirements outlined in the Authors Guidelines (example: Cypess AM. N Engl J Med 2022;386:768-779)
  • Where available, DOI names for the references have been provided.
  • Images are in .TIFF or .JPEG format, resolution at least 300 dpi (upload in separate files, see Authors Guidelines. for details. IMPORTANT: maximum dimension for each single file/image is 2 MB)
  • L’Authorship Statement Form is properly filled in, signed, saved in .pdf format and uploaded in the next step of the submission process.

Author Guidelines

Italian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology publishes articles relating to allergy, pediatric immunology and vaccinations. It includes editorials, reviews, original articles, case reports and articles edited by the SIAIP Commissions.

Manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff and evaluated by expert peer reviewers assigned by the editors. Both clinical and basic articles will also be subject to statistical review, when appropriate. Provisional or final acceptance is based on originality, scientific content, and topical balance of the journal. Decisions are communicated by email, generally within eight weeks. All rebuttals must be submitted in writing to the editorial office.

Manuscript submission must be done according to the following categories:

Reviews, Document of SIAIP Commissions 

  • Maximum 6 pages, including Abstract, maximum 1500 characters including spaces.
  • 3-5 key words.
  • Text (excluding references), 20,000-21,000 characters including spaces.
  • For each table or figure of a quarter of a page (A4 format) deduct 1,250 characters including spaces, for each table or figure of half a page deduct 2,500 characters including spaces, for each full page figure or table deduct 5,000 characters including spaces.

Original articles 

  • Abstract, maximum 1000 characters including spaces. It must be structured into: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions.
  • key words.
  • Text (excluding references), 14,000-16,000 characters including spaces.
  • Bibliography (approximately 30 entries).
  • For each table or figure of a quarter of a page (A4 format) deduct 1,250 characters including spaces, for each table or figure of half a page deduct 2,500 characters including spaces, for each full page figure or table deduct 5,000 characters including spaces.

Case reports

  • Preferable 2-3 pages including
  • Abstract, maximum 700 characters including spaces. It must be structured into: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions.
  • Text (excluding bibliographic entries), 8,000-10,000 characters including spaces.
  • Bibliography (approximately 15 entries).
  • For each table or figure of a quarter of a page (A4 format) deduct 1,250 characters including spaces, for each table or figure of half a page deduct 2,500 characters including spaces.

Pills of literature

  • 2 pages including bibliography (5-10 entries).
  • 7,000-8,000 characters including spaces, no tables or figures are provided
  • Conflict of interest: the authors of the comment cannot be the same authors of the commented article.

 

The manuscripts should be arranged as follows:

  • Ethical consideration
  • Acknowledgements
  • Funding
  • Conflicts of interest statement
  • Author’ contribution
  • References
  • Figure titles/legends
  • Tables

Pages should be numbered (title page as page 1).

Title page. The AA are invited to check it represents the content of the paper and is not misleading. A short running title is also suggested.

Key words. Supply up to six key words. Whenever possible, use terms from Index Medicus – Medical Subject Headings.

Text. Only international SI units and symbols must be used in the text. Tables and figures should be cited in numerical order as first mentioned in the text. Patients must be identified by numbers, not initials.

Ethical consideration

All manuscripts submitted to Italian Journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology must include a statement detailing this, including the name of the ethics committee and the reference number where appropriate. In case a study has been granted an exemption from requiring ethics approval, this should be detailed in the manuscript, together with the name of the ethics committee that granted the exemption.
Manuscripts may be rejected if the Editor considers that the research has not been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework.

If a study has not been submitted to an ethics committee prior to commencing, retrospective ethics approval usually cannot be obtained and it may not be possible to consider the manuscript for peer review. How to proceed in such cases is at the Editor(s)’ discretion.

Authors will be expected to have obtained ethics committee approval and informed patient consent for any experimental use of a novel procedure or tool where a clear clinical advantage based on clinical need was not apparent before treatment.

For retrospective/protocol studies in which only aggregate data (e.g., incidences of TB in a certain region) are analysed, the Ethical Approval by an appropriate Committee is usually not required, as the data cannot be traced back to specific patients.

Acknowledgements

Within this section, list those contributors who have not met the authorship criteria.

Funding

Authors should describe in the “Funding” section, at the end of the manuscript, all funding sources (e.g. full name of funding organizations, grant numbers). The role of the sponsor, if any, in the study design, in the acquisition analysis and interpretation of data, in drafting the manuscript should be briefly described. If the sponsor has not been specifically involved in the research this should be stated.

Conflicts of interest

Authors must fully disclose any existing or potential conflicts of interest of a financial, personal or any other nature that could affect or bias their research. If applicable, authors are also requested to describe the role of the finding source(s) in the study design, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and writing of the manuscript. No potential conflicts of interest must also be explicitly stated.

Authors’ contributions

The individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section.

Illustrations

Figures should be sent in .jpeg or .tiff format, with at least 300 dpi as resolution. Composed figures must be saved as a single file in .Jpeg or .tiff format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The individual images within a compound figure must all have the same size (IMPORTANT: maximum dimension for each single file/image is 2 Mb). Legends should be typed double-spaced and numbered with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, each should be explained clearly in the legend. For photomicrographs, the internal scale markers should be defined and the methods of staining should be given.

If the figure has been previously published a credit line should be included and permission in writing to reproduce should be supplied. Color photographs can be accepted for publication, but the cost to be covered by the authors.

PATIENTS IN PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT TO BE RECOGNISABLE

Tables

Tables should be self-explanatory, double spaced on separate sheets with the table number and title above the table and explanatory notes below. Roman numbers should be used for tables and correspond with the order in which the table is first mentioned in the text.

References

Indicate all Authors, from 1 to 3. If their number is greater than 3, indicate only the first 3, followed by “et al.”
Arabic numbers in the text must be superscript.
References in the list must be numbered as they appear in the text, with the reference number superscript.

DOI NAME MUST BE INCLUDED WITH EACH REFERENCE (when available and preceded by https://doi.org/).  If not available, indicate the PMID number

Examples of the correct format for citation of references:

Journal articles: Shapiro AMJ, Lakey JRT, Ryan EA, et al. Islet transplantation in seven patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus using a glucocorticoid-free immunosuppressive regimen. N Engl J Med 2000;343:230-238. https://doi.org/10.14639/0392-100X-1583

Books: Smith DW. Recognizable patterns of human malformation. Third Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co. 1982.

Chapters from books or material from conference proceedings: Krmpotic-Nemanic J, Kostovis I, Rudan P. Aging changes of the form and infrastructure of the external nose and its importance in rhinoplasty. In: Conly J, Dickinson JT, Eds. Plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. New York, NY: Grune and Stratton 1972. p. 84

Please check each item of the following checklist before mailing:

  • Three-six index terms, short title for running head (no more than 40 letter spaces) on the title page.
  • Name(s) of the author(s) in full, name(s) of institution(s) in the original language, address for correspondence with email address on the second page.
  • Summary (maximum 250 words).
  • References, tables and figures cited consecutively as they appear in the text.
  • Figures submitted actual size for publication (i.e., 1 column wide or 2 columns wide).
  • Copyright assignment and authorship responsibility signed (with date) by all Authors.
  • References prepared according to instructions.
  • English style.
  • Patients in photographs not recognisable.