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Information for authors

Review, original and case-reports are considered for publication in the quarterly Allergy Asthma Immunology – clinical review. The original papers are peer-reviewed. A complete manuscript should be sent via e-mail on the following e-mail address: mediton2@mediton. The editor reserves the right to alter and correct the manuscript considered for publication in a way that will not change its overall value. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements will be returned to authors for correction. By submitting a paper to the editor, authors thereby confirm the original form of the papers, which means that the copyright or any other rights of property of the third party are not violated nor the paper has been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. After publishing the paper, the authors transfer the copyright to MEDITON Publisher. In the case of reprints from other journals the authors are obliged to warrant permission from respective editors.

counteracting author’s rights violation
In order to counteract ghostwriting and guest authorship the Editorial
Office requires that all authors of a given article disclose their affiliations, and their real contribution in the
article preparation. Otherwise the article will not be published. In this aspect it is the author who submits the
article that is considered to bear the principal responsibility.

financial disclosure
The authors of sponsored articles are obliged to disclose the sources of funding (the financial
disclosure statement is published with the article).

statement of conflict of interest
All authors submitting article to the Journal should individually declare any conflict of interest related to the publication

...should be prepared in an electronic form. The manuscript of a review article shall not exceed 14 pages, of an original article – 10, and of a case report – 5 (the number of pages does not include tables, figures and references). For a review and original article the acceptable number of tables is 3, and figures – 3, for a case report – 1 of each. As a standard page of the manuscript the Editorial Office considers 260 words, font: Times New Roman, double spacing. The maximum number of references for a review article is 60, for an original article – 30, and for a case report – 10. The paper itself should be written in a concise and clear way; neither medical nor scientific slang words or phrases can be accepted. The text of original papers should be divided into paragraphs, including materials and methods, results and discussion. Latin names, as microorganisms and foreign words should be written in italics.

title of the paper...
...in Polish and English should be concise, it should not exceed 120 characters. A subtitle is acceptable. The title is to be followed by names of authors, including first names, and affiliations. Main author and address for correspondence should be provided. It is indeed necessary to follow the guidelines on the title length.

...should be prepared in Polish and English and not exceed 250 words. It must be structured within introduction, aim, material and methods, results and conclusion parts.

key words...
...provided in both Polish and English should not exceed 7 in number.

abbreviations, symbols and units
Only common abbreviations may be left unexplained. Less known abbreviations and symbols must be explained when used for the first time in the manuscript. No abbreviations are acceptable in the title. SI units are recommended; however, also other generally used units (l, min., h, C, Da, cal) are accepted.

figures (drawings, photographs)...
...should be numbered. Figure captions should be printed on a separate page. If figures are taken from published sources, the author must get appropriate editor’s approval to publish them. Acknowledgment should be given at the end of the caption for such a figure. Color figures can be included for publication, however, in each case this should be agreed with the editor. Drawings should be prepared using tools available in word processors, in Excel or specialist editors e.g. CorelDraw. Figures drawn professionally in black India ink on white paper are also acceptable. Photographs must be of high quality.
Tables should be on separate sheets, numbered consecutively and headed by a concise title. Put explanatory matter in footnotes. Tables are adjuncts to the text and should not repeat material presented therein.

...should be quoted subsequently in the text in square brackets [1,2]. Unpublished data can be referred to providing the source of information in brackets in the text. Each reference should include: Author’s name and initial(s). Title. Abbreviated title of journal. Year; Volume (Number): pages.

1. Szmidt A, Stańczyk-Przyłuska A. Rola wirusa EBV w patogenezie chorób alergicznych. Alergia Astma Immunologia 2005; 4: 169-174.
2. Smith E, Gray SD et al. Frequency and effects of teachers’ voice problems. J Voice 1997; 11 (1): 81-87.

Book should be quoted as follows: Author’s name and initial(s). Title of chapter. (in) Book title. Name and initial(s) (Ed.). Publisher, Place of publication Year: pages.

1. Kieć-Świerczyńska M. Alergia kontaktowa. Mediton, Łódź 2005: 43-55.
2. Bieńkiewicz B, Kowalski ML. Alergia na leki. (w) Immunologia kliniczna. Kowalski ML (red.) Mediton, Łódź 2000: 297-328.

Reprints of published papers (ten copies) are provided to authors free of charge at the indicated address for correspondence.

Information for reviewers

At least two independent reviewers (outside the place of work of the author) evaluate each article. The author and reviewer shall not know their identities. Otherwise, a reviewer shall sign a declaration of no conflict of interest. The conflict of interest is considered as follows:
a) direct personal relations,
b) subordination in service relations,
c) direct scientific co-ordination during the last 2 years.
The review must be in a written form. It must end with an unequivocal conclusion as to whether the article shall or shall not be published. The review shall be made according the form. The names of reviewers of given articles are not revealed to their authors, however, once a year the editorial office reveal a list of reviewers co-operating with the editorial office. The list is published on the journal’s website.

Reviewers of articles in 2010 and 2011

External reviewers:

dr hab. med. Grażyna Bochenek (Kraków)
dr n. med. Małgorzata Brauncajs (Łódź)
prof. dr hab. med. Anna Bręborowicz (Poznań)
dr med. Maciej Chałubiński (Łódź)
dr med. Ewa Cichocka-Jarosz (Kraków)
prof. dr hab. n. med. Mieczysława Czerwionka-Szaflarska (Bydgoszcz)
dr n. med. Rafał Dobek (Wrocław)
prof. dr hab. med. Zbigniew Doniec (Rabka-Zdrój)
prof. dr hab. med. Jarosław Drożdż (Łódź)
dr hab. med. RadosławGawlik (Katowice)
dr med. Joanna Glück (Katowice)
prof. dr hab. med. Jerzy Kozielski (Katowice)
dr med. Aneta Krogulska (Łódź)
dr. med. Marcin Kurowski (Łódź)
dr n. med. Anna Lewandowska-Polak (Łódź)
prof. dr hab. med. Grzegorz Lis (Kraków)
dr n. med. Joanna Makowska (Łódź)
dr hab. Teresa Małaczyńska (Gdańsk)
prof. dr hab. med. Henryk Mazurek (Rabka-Zdrój)
dr med. Andrzej Obojski (Wrocław)
prof. dr hab. med. Krystyna Obtułowicz (Kraków)
prof. dr hab. med. Dariusz Nowak (Łódź)
dr n. med. Marek Niedoszytko (Gdańsk)
prof. dr hab. med. Marita Nittner-Marszalska (Wrocław)
prof. dr hab. n. med. Barbara Różalska (Łódź)
prof. dr hab. med. Marek Sanak (Kraków)
dr n. med. Teresa Żak-Nejmark (Wrocław)

Members of Editorial Board:

prof. dr hab. med. Zbigniew Bartuzi (Bydgoszcz)
prof. dr hab. med. Anna Bodzenta-Łukaszyk (Białystok)
prof. dr hab. med. Krzysztof Buczyłko (Łódź)
prof. dr hab. med. Józef Hałasa (Szczecin)
prof. dr hab. med. Jerzy Kruszewski (Warszawa)
prof. dr hab. med. Michał Kurek (Szczecin)
prof. dr hab. med. Barbara Rogala (Katowice)
prof. dr hab. med. Jan Żeromski (Poznań)

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