For original articles concerning experimental or clinical studies and case reviewes, the following standard scheme must be followed: Introduction - Material and methods - Results - Discussion - Conclusions - Summary - references - Tables - Legends - Figures.

Size of Manuscripts

Leterature reviews, Editorial and Original articles concerning experimental or clinical studies should not exceed 20 typewritten pages including figures, tables and reference list. Case reports and notes on surgical technique should not exceed 10 typewritten  pages (references are to be limited to 12). Letters to the editors should be not longer than 1000 words.


The Author is responsible for the accuracy of the referenced. References must be sorted in order of quotation numbered with arabic digits between parentheses. Only the references quoted in the text can be listed. Journal titles must be abbreviated as in the Index Medicus.Only studies published on easily retrieved sources can be quoted. Unpublished studies cannot be quoted,, however articles "in press" can be listed with the proper indication of the journal title, year and possibly volume. References must be listed as follows:

Journal articles

All Authors if there are six or fewer, otherwise the first three, followed by "et al."

Complete names for Work Groups or Committees. Complete title in the original language. Title of the journal following Index Medicus rules. Year of publication; Volume number. First page. Example: Starzl T, Iwatsuki S,Shaw BW,et al. Left hepatic trisegmentectomy. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1982;155:21


Authors - Complete title in the original language. Edition number(if later than the first).City of publication:Publisher,Year of publication. Example: Bergel DIA.Cardiovascular dynamics. 2nd ed.London;Academic Press Inc.,1974.

Book chapters

Authors of the chapters - Complete chapter title. In:Book Editor,complete Book Title,Edition number.City of publication:Publisher,Publication year;first page of chapter in the book. Example: Sagawa K. The use of central theory and system analysis.In: Bergel DH(Ed),Cardiovascular dynamics.2nd ed.London;Academic Press Inc.,1964;115


Tables must be clearly printed and aimed to make comprehension of the written text easier.

They must be numbered in Arabic digits and referred to in the text by progressive numbers. Every table must be typed on a separated sheet and accompanied by a brief title. The meaning of any abbreviations must be explained at the bottom of the table itself.



Figures must be numbered and quoted in the text by number. The meaning of all symbols, abbreviations or letters must be indicated. Histology photograph legends must include the enlargement ratio and the staining method. Legends must be collected in one or more separate pages.

(If sent by surface mail figures must be submitted in duplicate. On the back side of each figure the following data must appear:figure number,title of the paper,name of the first Author,an arrow pointing to the top of the figure).Please follow these instructions when preparing files:

- do not include any illustrations as part of your text files;

- do not prepare any figures in Word as they are not workable.

- line illustrations must be submitted at 600 DPI

- Power Point files cannot be uploaded

-save art as either TIFF or EPS files in JPEG format. If this is unavoidable please be sure to save the JPEG at the highest quality available and at the correct resolution for the type of artwork it is

- Color art must be saved as CYMK, not RGB

- PDF files for individual figures may be uploaded.


Where to send the manuscript

Only manuscript written according to the above mentioned rules will be considered. All submitted manuscripts are evalueted by the Editorial Board and/or by two referees designeted by the Editors. The Authors are informed in a time as short as possible on whether the paper has been accepted,rejected or if a revision is deemed necessary. The Editors reserve the right to make editorial and literary corrections with the goal of making the article clearer or more concise, without altering its contents. Submission of a manuscript implies acceptation of all above rules.

Paper submitted for publication and all other editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

                 Edizioni Scripta Manent s.n.c.

                           Via Bassini, 41

                           20133 Milano

                   Tel. (+39) 02 70608091

                   Fax. (+39) 02 70606917

            e-mail: udps.assece@gmail.com 



Instructions to the Authors


Authors' responsabilities

Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they have not been published or submitted for publication in any other journal.

The Authors must obtain permission to reproduce figures,tables and text fron previously published material.

Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the Publisher).

Manuscript presentation

Authors can submit the text (MAC and WINDOWS Microsoft Word are accepted) and the illustrations by e-mail: udps.assece@gmail.com

As an alternative manuscripts can be submitted by surface mail on disk with two hard copies of the manuscript and two sets of illustrations. Manuscripts can be  written in Italian or English language in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals" defined by the International Committees of Medical Journal Editors (Ann Intern Med 1988;258). As a general rule, manuscripts and illustrations are not returned, whether published or not. Manuscripts must be subdivided into the following sections:

Title Page

it must contain:a) title; b) a short (no more than 40 characters) running head title; c) first,middle and last name of each Author without abbreviations; d)University or Hospital and Department of each Author; e) last name,address and e-mail of the corresponding Author; f) e-mail and/or fax number to facilitate communication;g)acknowledgement of financial support;g) list of abbreviations


The authors must submit a long English summary (300 words, 2000 characters). After the summary, three to ten key words must appear, taken from the standard Index Medicus terminology

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