Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Reciprocal interdependence between infectious and hematologic diseases (malignant and non-malignant) is well known. This relationship is particularly evident in Mediterranean countries. Parasitosis as Malaria, Leishmaniosis, B Hookworms, Teniasis, very common in the southeast Mediterranean area, infect about a billion people and manifest prevalently with anemia, so that they are usually diagnosed mostly by experienced hematologist on blood or bone marrow smear. On the other hand, infections are also a major problem in patients affected by hematological malignancies. The blood is the primary vector of HIV infection, which otherwise manifest with symptoms related to a reduction in T lymphocytes. In turn, infections can favor insurgency of hematological malignancies. The causative relationship between Epstein-Barr virus infection, Helicobacter pylori,  hepatitis C virus, HIV and lymphoproliferative diseases is well known.

Editorials from editors (specialist in hematology and infectious diseases) or comments will be welcomed to highlight particularly relevant articles appeared on this journal or in the more prestigious international journals. MJHID will be a leading journal on subjects of current importance in clinical hematology and infectious diseases. Every issue would have, besides the editor in chief, a guest editor. Both editors provide to invite experts on the selected topic to perform a complete update of the arguments readily available for practicing physician. The journal will also have a section devoted to original papers, which will be distinguished in Full articles, Scientific letter, Educational clinical case, Case Reports and Letters to Editor.

Publication of Case Reports is not a primary scope of this Journal. They will be considered only when they significantly expand the field of general medical knowledge and/or contribute to acknowledging the pathophysiology of the disease. The rarity of the disease is not considered a criterium of priority. Case reports of a puzzling diagnosis, well documented and having a prevalent educational character will be assigned to the section MJHID Educational Clinical Case. Clinical trials of hematological and infectious diseases of Mediterranean area will have their natural home in this Journal. Papers with translational research strictly correlated to clinical problems will also be considered.

 

Section Policies

Editorials and Comments

Editorials and Comments are made by the Editor in Chief , by the Guest Editors and by  authoritative investigators Invited by the Editors.

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How I Treat

How I treat articles  can be submitted by the editors and Section Editors or by authoritative investigators invited by the Editor in Chief or by the section Editors.

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Highlights

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Perspectives

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Review Articles

Considering that the main scope of the journal is educational, review articles (peer reviewed) will be the backbone of this journal. Authors of review-articles are generally invited by the Editor in Chief or by the Guest Editors. Not-invited reviews, sent by expert authors in the field, could be exceptionally accepted; however the authors are invited to comunicate the topic and to send a summary of their article to the Editor in Chief.

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Original Articles

Only original articles fitting with the aims and scope of the journal will be considered. Researchers and clinician of developing countries are invited to present epidemiological data and current status of health care in their countries.  

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Scientific Letters

Limit to 1500 words. 20 References. 2 Table and 2 figures max.

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Case Reports

Case reports are not a primary scope of MJHID. They will be taken into consideration only when they expand the field of general medical knowledge and/or physiopathology of the disease. The rarity of the case is not regarded as a criterium of priority. They will be published in different sections. Case reports with a puzzling diagnosis, well documented and having a prevalent educational character, will be assigned to the section "MJHID Educational Clinical Case", and if giving important new findings on the pathophysiology of the disease to the section "Case Report". Case reports in strict relationship with previously published full papers in MJHID will be assigned to the "Letters to Editor" section.

Limit the text to  1500 words, and three tables or figures.

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MJHID Educational Clinical Cases

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Case-Image in Hematology and Infectious Diseases

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Letters to Editor

Letters to editor are welcomed and should be related to main topics appeared in the journal.

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Errata Corrige

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Peer Review Process

The articles are reviewed by two external reviewers and by the Editor in Chief/Guest Editor or a member of the Editorial Board. Authors can suggest 2 or more reviewers; moreover, in any case, the editor in chief or/and the guest editor will peer review all manuscript. Furthermore, two reviewers will be consulted. If the reviewers are in disagreement, a third reviewer will be asked. In any case, the final decision will be made by the editor. The first decision will be done within six weeks. If the author is unhappy with the decision he can propose an independent reviewer, with proved experience in the field (Publications in peer review journals).

 

Publication Frequency

All the articles will be published in small groups as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the "current" volume,  every two months. Two or three topical reviews series a year are planned. The items concerning the reviews series will be collected at the end of the year to be found together also on their own site.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. The MJHID is also archived in PUBMED More...

 

Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases Editor in Chief: Giuseppe Leone, Rome, Italy

The Journal publishes reviews and original articles concerning both clinical hematology and infectious diseases. Particular attention will be deserved to original articles focusing on the relationship between blood and infectious diseases. Authors of reviews-articles of relevant and timely subjects are solicited by the Editor in Chief or by the Guest Editor of Reviews Series.  However, Authors can submit a review article independently, but they should previously send a summary to the Editor in Chief obtaining his approval. In any case, any manuscript will be submitted to revision and could be rejected.

Scientific Letters: We encourage submission of significant new findings that fit into the format of a letter. Start the letter with a paragraph summarizing the rationale for the study and the major conclusions. The initial statement of this paragraph will be utilized as abstract and headline. Scientific Letters have a maximum of 1500 words in the text (excluding title, affiliations, figures legends or references), a maximum of 3 tables and/or figures, and only 15 essential references. Letters will appear in the table of contents, have a DOI and be indexed in PubMed.

CLINICAL CASES

Clinical cases represent a fixed and limited quote of MJHID publications and are published in different sections.

 Case reports describe one to three patients or a single family. They are taken into consideration only when expand the field of general medical knowledge and/or physiopathology of the disease. The rarity of the case is not regarded as a criterium of priority.

Educational Clinical  Cases. In this section, the MJHID  presents clinical cases with a puzzling diagnosis, clarified step by step by appropriate documentation.

 Letter to Editor. Letters to the Editor may be used in primis to comment articles appeared in MJHID and to give an opinion or suggestions about topics recently treated in the MJHID. Clinical cases making reference with previously published full papers in MJHID  can be taken into consideration as a letter to Editor.




 
 
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