AITE Instructions to Authors
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis publishes papers containing original results which have not been published elsewhere (both as regular papers or chapters from books, except in the form of an abstract or preliminary note which should be indicated as a footnote in the acknowledgment) and which make a sufficient contribution to immunology or experimental therapy. Therefore, the Editorial Office requests a written statement, supplied by the first author or a head of laboratory, together with the manuscript, indicating the originality of the presented results. Submission of a manuscript implies that the authors agree to transfer the copyright to the Publisher automatically if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication.
Archivum publishes full papers, short communications, reviews and invited editorial reviews; the case reports are not published. Full papers, not exceeding 16 typed pages, should be presented in the form described below. Short communications should not exceed 10 typed pages, may not contain section headings and both the text and the number of Figures and Tables should be kept to a minimum. Reference citations should be the same as in full papers. Reviews should contain a title page, an abstract, the basic text of up to 20 typed pages, acknowledgment (if any) and references.
Only manuscripts written in grammatically correct English will be accepted. The authors should submit to the Editorial Office one printed copy and electronic version (by e-mail), the concisely written double-spaced manuscript in Word format, including Tables, Figures and References. We need separate text file plus table and illustrations files.
The Authors are expected to cover the cost of publication of their articles (200.00 PLN plus VAT/printed page or 50 EUR plus VAT/printed page). Page charges can be waived under exceptional circumstances. Page charges do not apply to invited editorial reviews, but the colour figures in a printed version are paid 950 EUR/article by all authors. The Author of a published paper will receive its pdf, free of charge.
Conflict of interest disclosure. AITE requires a declaration from the Authors of articles regarding any competing financial interests in relation to the presented work. Authors are required to include a statement at the end of their article and declare whether or not they have any competing financial interests. This includes employment, consultancies, stocks, honoraria, patents, grants and travel grants within three years of beginning the submitted work. In the case of more than one author, the corresponding Author should provide the required declaration on behalf of all Authors.
Arrangement of the manuscript
- Title page: This should bear (1) the title of the paper (concise, but informative), (2) the name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s), (3) the name(s) of the laboratory where the work was carried out, (4) a list of abbreviations (if any).
- Abstract: Each paper should be preceded by an abstract, which for original papers should contain 200–250 words. The abstract should be intelligible in itself without reading the paper. It should be followed by specific key words (no more than six). The abstract of a review paper should contain 150–200 words.
- Introduction: This should be brief and should state the purpose of the paper in relation to other works in the same field. The introduction should not present an extensive review of literature.
- Materials and Methods: Sufficient information should be provided to permit repetition of the experiments. The methods should be described only if new or significantly modified procedures are used. Otherwise only references to previously described methods should be given.
- Results: These should be presented concisely, possibly in the form of Tables and Figures which should not be described in detail in the text. Each experiment should be illustrated only once, either by a Table or by a Figure.
- Discussion: This should present the interpretation of the results, not their recapitulation. Some results do not need discussion. It may be convenient to combine results and discussion in one section.
- Acknowledgment (if any): These should be placed directly after the discussion and include the dedication (if any), thanks for financial support etc.
- References: The list of references should only include those publications which are mentioned in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work. The references must be arranged as follows:
• for journal article:
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999): Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329
• for article by DOI:
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dusregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. Doi:10.1007/s001090000086
• for books:
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomic. Blackwell, London
• for books chapter:
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York
• for online document:
Doe J (1999) Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. Available via DIALOG. http://www.rsc.org/dose/title of subordinate document. Accessed 15 Jan 1999
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
• Negotiation research spans many discipline (Thompson 1990).
• This result was later contradicted (Backer and Seligman 1996).
• This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1993).
- Tables should be typed on separate pages and numbered with Arabic numerals. They should be self-explanatory, without reference to the text.
- Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Drawings and glossy prints of sharp focus are acceptable. The back of each figure should be labeled in pencil with its number, author’s name, the running title of the paper, and the top of the figure indicated. The brief but descriptive legends to figures should be typed in sequence on a separate sheet; they should make the figures comprehensible without reference to the text.
- The manuscripts should be submitted using Editorial Manager under the link
All correspondence should be sent to:
Editorial Office, Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
Weigla 12, 53-114 Wrocław, Poland
tel. + 48 71 3709945; fax. + 48 71 3371382; e-mail: email@example.com
Editor-in-Chief: Andrzej Górski, Ph.D. M.D., e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org