The Journal of IMIDs (J of IMIDs)  is an electronic, quarterly, peer reviewed journal, that publishes in-depth reviews, original scientific articles, and clinical cases in English, related to immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs).

J of IMIDS is an open access journal without any fee for authors or readers.

The journal mission is to communicate scientific knowledge in the medical field of IMIDs with a clear focus on three disciplines: dermatology, rheumatology, and gastroenterology.

The journal will consider contributions in the following sections:

  • - Original article
  • - Review article
  • - Clinical case

 

All manuscripts must be sent through our editorial manager: https://publisher.journalofimids.permanyer.com/login.php following the format detailed in the Instructions for authors.

 

PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

All articles must include, without exception, title, name, and surname(s) of each author (without titles or positions), affiliation, name and address of the correspondence author, the complete manuscript text, tables, and figures. Texts must be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Manuscripts must be correctly written in English.

Each submission must include:

  • - front page with all authorship data
  • - full-text manuscript (anonymous)
  • - declaration of conflicts of interest, funding, ethical disclosures, etc.
  • - document of copyright transfer

 

For more information about manuscript preparation, we suggest consulting the website of Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (www.icmje.org). For further details: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/manuscript-preparation/preparing-for-submission.html).


Abstract

Abstracts will be presented in a maximum of 250 words, indicating the purpose of the research; basic procedures (sample selection, observational and analytical methods); main findings (specific data and, if possible, their statistical significance); as well as relevant conclusions and originality of the research. In the end, 3 to 6 key words will be written to facilitate inclusion in international indexes. We recommend using the terms from the Medical Subject Headings of the most recent Index Medicus.

Introduction

It must include background information, approach to the problem and purpose of the study, all clearly worded and well supported by the bibliography reviewed.

Material and methods

The characteristics of the sample and the methods used, with relevant references, will be clearly marked so that reading of this chapter allows similar studies to be conducted by other researchers. The statistical methods used must be marked with their corresponding reference. The authors must detail in this section, the ethical procedures followed, necessary for experiments with animals, patients, confidential data management, informed consent, etc. Moreover, that they have obtained the corresponding authorization by the ethics committee of their institution.

Results

The main findings of the study must be included and may be compared only with figures or graphics which are strictly necessary and are intended to extend the information contained in the text. Do not repeat information in the body of the text and the tables and/or figures.

Discussion

The results must be contrasted with the information reported in the literature, and with the objectives and hypotheses expressed in the work.

Conclusions

In this section, authors must summarize the main conclusions of their study and the future recommended studies in case conclusions are preliminary. Conclusions should agree with the objectives of the study, and they should be directly originated from the reported results. 

References

These will be presented in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (International Committee of Biomedical Journal Editors). References will be marked with consecutive Arabic numerals, sorted in the order in which they first appear in the text. They will be referred to in the text, tables, and figure footnotes with the corresponding numbers. In quotations with multiple authors (more than six authors), only the first 6 authors of the work must be included, followed by et al., after the abbreviation of the name/s of the 6th author. In case of 6 or fewer authors, all 6 must be included in the quotation (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html).

  • Articles published in periodic journals must appear in the following format: Welt CK, Chan JL, Bullen J, Murphy R, Smith P, DePaoli AM, et al. Recombinant human leptin in hypothalamic Women with amenorrhea. N Engl J Med. 2004;351 (10):987-97.
  • References to books must include the name of the publisher, as well as the city and country of publication, and the year of publication, in accordance with the following model: Aréchiga H, Somolinos J. Contribuciones Mexicanas a la medicina moderna. México, D.F.: Fondo de Cultura Económica; 1994.
  • References to chapters in books must appear as follows: Pasternak RC, Braunwald E. Acute myocardial infarction; or: Isselbacher KJ, Braunwald E, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 12.a ed. Nueva York: McGraw-Hill Inc.; 1994., pp. 1066-77.


Tables

They must be double-spaced and consecutively numbered in Arabic characters, in the order quoted in the text, with the titles at the top and the abbreviations meaning as well as explanatory comments in the table’s footnotes. They must be included at the end of the manuscript, after the references section.

Figures or graphs

Figure footnotes must be written double-spaced. The footer must contain the precise information to correctly interpret the figure without resorting to the text. The text must reference them in order. Qualities: The graphics, layouts and drawings must be generated in high-resolution graphics programs (JPG, TIFF, EPS, PowerPoint, and Illustrator). All iconographies must be original. Where this is not the case, the source reference must be quoted, and the author must obtain prior permission of the relevant publisher. In the figures, data already written in the text will not be repeated. Photographs of objects must include a rule to calibrate the reference measurements. In microphotographs, the microscopic magnification or reference micron bar must appear. The patient’s name, face, data, or any other recognizable feature will not be shown in the figures. We suggest that authors use illustrations that complement the text.

 

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Ethical disclosures

Regarding potential conflicts of interest, individual right to privacy and data confidentiality, as well as human and animal rights, the journal adheres to the latest version of the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (formerly the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts) published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, found at http://www.icmje.org.Copies of the informed consent forms will be required in the case of studies in patients and clinical cases, and in case of clinical and experimental studies, the letter from the Independent Ethics Committee of the corresponding institution.

Human procedures must comply with the ethical standards of the Helsinki Declaration of 1975(World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki) Ethical Principles for Medical Research involving human subjects. JAMA 2000, 284:3043-5. Also, with the agreements given by the Ministry of Health, published on January 26, 1982 and the Rules for Ethics and Research from the institution where the study originated. Animal studies should follow similar guidelines (Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council. Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals. Washington, DC. National Academy Press, 1996). Regarding the confidentiality of data, you should inform on how the anonymous status of the participants and the confidentiality of their information were protected.

You can download the format by accessing the following link: http://www.permanyer.com/formulario-responsabilidades/

Funding

The authors must mention all organizations that funded their research in the manuscript, including grant numbers where appropriate.

Conflicts of interest

Authors must describe any financial or personal relationship with any other person or organization, which can cause conflicts of interest regarding this article.

 

TYPES OF ARTICLES

Original article

Original articles present results from clinical or basic original research. They must include title, abstract and key words. Abstracts must be shorter than 250 words. The maximum length for original articles will be 20 pages with a maximum of 50 references.

Review article

Reviews will be on a relevant medical topic. They must include title, abstract and key words. Abstracts must be shorter than 250 words. The maximum length for original articles will be 20 pages with a maximum of 50 references.

Clinical case

Clinical cases should cover a recent and relevant medical experience. They must include title, abstract and key words. Abstracts must be shorter than 250 words. The maximum length for original articles will be 10 pages with a maximum of 5 authors, 3 figures and tables and 15 references.

 

COPYRIGHT

All papers must be submitted together with a letter signed by every author stating that the manuscript have not been published previously nor have been sent simultaneously to another journal; that there is no conflicts of interest; and in case of acceptance, copyright will be transferred to Permanyerwho will publish them open access under the licence: CC BY-NC-ND (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

The views expressed in the article are those of the authors.

No articles will be accepted for review if they are not prepared in accordance with the instructions for authors.