Guidelines for Authors
Official Journal of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine – UIME
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
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.
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).
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
- Materials and Methods
- Discussion and Conclusions
- Conflict of interest
- Reference list
- Legends (max 10)
The manuscript must not exceed 4000 words and 50 references.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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 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
Images and Tables
All images within the word file must be numbered progressively and accompanied by the corresponding captions, with precise references in the text. Moreover, the images should be sent separately and in HD (at least 300 Dpi, in TIFF or JPEG format). Graphs and charts are progressively numbered and accompanied by the corresponding captions, with precise references in the text. They must be sent separately, preferably in Excel format. It is necessary to give the authorization to reproduce already published materials or to use people portraits, in case they are recognizable. The Authors has full, exclusive and personal responsibility and respect for the rules protecting privacy, originality and content (text, images) of the articles.
Photographs in which a person is identifiable must either have the face masked out, or be accompanied by written permission for publication from the individual in the photograph. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and the online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Please be informed that we will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred in order to receive these permissions from other publishers. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free (an example is Thieme Publishers). In these cases we kindly ask you to use figures from other sources.