The title page should contain the following elements: title, author names and institutional affiliations, sources of financial support, name of corresponding author with his or her complete contact information (mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address), and word count (text only).
Spacing and Pagination
The manuscript should be typed using double spacing throughout. Do not use a running head. Pages should be numbered beginning with the title page. Manuscripts should NOT contain any automatic formatting, except for the page number at the top right corner of each page.
Include a structured abstract with all articles, except letters to the editors. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words and should be organized into the following categories: Objective, Design, Setting, Participants, Measurements, Results, Conclusion. Abstracts of clinical trials must include trial registry information (registry name, registration number, and url for the registry).
Include all relevant keywords following the abstract.
All abbreviations and acronyms should be spelled out at first mention.
Citation accuracy is the responsibility of the author. Requirements are in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (see www.icmje.org for more information). References must be cited in text in numerical order and must appear as a complete list at the end of the manuscript. (See Uniform Requirements.) Do not superscript reference numbers in the text; place the numbers at the end of the corresponding sentences or paragraphs between brackets. Abbreviate names of journals according to Index Medicus style. Book references should include the author(s), editor(s), title, edition number, publisher and city, copyright date, volume, and specific page numbers for quoted material.
The sequence for a journal article should be: authors (up to four; for five or more authors, list the first three, followed by et al), title of paper, journal name abbreviated as in the Index Medicus, year of publication, volume number, issue number and first and last page numbers. Example:
1. Del Rosso JQ, Webster GF, Jackson M, et al. Two randomized phase III clinical trials evaluating anti-inflammatory-dose doxycycline (40-mg doxycycline, USP capsules) administered once daily for treatment of rosacea. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56:791–802.
The sequence for chapters of a book should be: author(s), chapter title, editors, book title, edition, place of publication, publisher, year, page numbers. Example:
2. Hanake E, Baran R, Bureau H. Tumors of the nail apparatus and adjacent tissues. In: Baran R, Dawber RPR, de Berker DAR, et al, eds. Baran and Dawber’s Diseases of the Nails and Their Management. 3rd ed. Malden, Mass: Blackwell Science; 2001:515–630.
The sequence for conference proceedings is:
3. Heller T. Promoting healthy aging and community inclusion of adults with developmental disabilities. Presented at: The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed; October 24, 2003; Chicago.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that the list contains all references cited in the text, in order, accurately.
Tables and Figures
All illustrative material must be numbered consecutively according to citation in text. If a figure or table has been previously published, the complete reference information must be cited, and written permission from the publisher to reproduce must be submitted with the material. Obtaining permission (and any associated fees) to include previously published materials in a The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology submission is the responsibility of the author. Photographic illustrations may be submitted as color or black-and-white electronic .jpg or .tif files (min. 300 dpi). Other types of illustrations (e.g., drawings, graphs, charts) must be professionally executed and also submitted electronically. Symbols and abbreviations should be defined/spelled out. For black-and-white or color photographs, the required resolution is at least 300 dpi. For line drawings, the resolution must be at least 600 dpi.