Instructions To Authors

Aims and Scope

Advances in Urological Diagnosis and Imaging is a free open access journal.
The Journal has the purpose of promote, spread and favorite the scientific knowledge and research in diagnosis and imaging in Urology, Andrology and Nephrology.

Advances in Urological Diagnosis and Imaging publishes every 4 months original articles, reviews, case reports, position papers, guidelines, editorials, abstracts and congress proceedings.

To publish in Advances in Urological Diagnosis and Imaging is free.
The official language of the journal is English.
For papers with national interest because of local contents, in the “Italian Corner” it’s accepted their publication in Italian. The abstract must be in English. The editing of these papers follows the instructions below described.
All accepted paper will be published after a peer reviewed process.

Authors’ responsibilities

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

Authors must submit the results of clinical and experimental studies conducted according to the Helsinki Declaration on clinical research and to the Ethical Code on animal research set forth by WHO (WHO Chronicle 1985; 39:51).

The Authors must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables and text from previously published material. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the Publisher).

Manuscripts must be written in English language in accordance with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals” defined by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (

Manuscripts in Italian language can be published only after translation (expenses will be charged to the Authors). Manuscripts should be typed double spaced with wide margins.

They must be subdivided into the following sections:

Title page

It must contain:

  • title;
  • a short (no more than 40 characters) running head title;
  • first, middle and last name of each Author without abbreviations;
  • University or Hospital, and Department of each Author;
  • last name, address and e-mail of all the Authors;
  • corresponding Author;
  • phone and/or fax number to facilitate communication;
  • acknowledgement of financial support;
  • list of abbreviations.


The Authors must submit a long English summary (300 words, 2000 characters). Subheadings are needed as follows: Objective(s), Material and method(s), Result(s), Conclusion(s). After the Summary, three to ten key words must appear, taken from the standard Index Medicus terminology.


For original articles concerning experimental or clinical studies, the following standard scheme must be followed: Summary – Key Words – Introduction – Material and Methods – Results – Discussion – Conclusions – References – Tables – Legends – Figures.

Case Report should be divided into: Summary – Introduction (optional) – Case report(s) – Conclusions – References (Discussion and Supplementary Figures, Tables and References can be submitted for publication in Supplementary Materials).

Size of manuscripts

Literature reviews, Editorials and Original articles concerning experimental or clinical studies should not exceed 3500 words with 3-5 figures or tables, and no more than 30 references.

Case reports, Notes on surgical technique, and Letters to the Editors should not exceed 1000 words (Summary included) with only one table or figure, and no more than three references.

No more than five Authors are permitted.


References must be sorted in order of quotation and 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.

• Books

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 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 accompanied by a brief title. The meaning of any abbreviations must be explained at the bottom of the table itself.


Figures are also graphics, algorithms, photographs, drawings.

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.

Please follow these instructions when preparing files:

  • Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.
  • Do not prepare any figures in Word as they are not workable.
  • Line illustrations must be submitted at 600 DPI.
  • Halftones and color photos should be submitted at a minimum of 300 DPI.

Manuscript review

Only manuscript written according to the above mentioned rules will be considered.

All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the Editorial Board and/or by two referees designated 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.

Manuscript presentation

Authors must submit their manuscripts (MAC and WINDOWS Microsoft Word are accepted) to the Editors ( ).


Authors are responsible for ensuring that all manuscripts are accurately typed before final submission.
Galley proofs will be sent to the Corresponding Author. Proofs should be returned within seven days from receipt.


Papers on: Medical and surgical devices, diagnostic instruments, registered drugs, diet supplements, nutraceuticals.
S.I.E.U.N. guarantees the Authors the publication of the article for scientific purposes completely free of charge.
Each of the Authors is required to declare at the bottom of their article if they have received funding or grants from Sponsors for publication / study.
Papers that contain references to devices (medical and surgical), diagnostic instruments, registered drugs, diet supplements, nutraceuticals must not be used for commercial purposes without the authorization of Edizioni Scripta Manent.
The Authors are required to declare in the Copyright Assignment Form which possible Sponsors could be interested in a commercial use of the reprints.
Sponsor are requested to buy a minimum amount of 100 reprints at a cost of € 1.500 (1 to 4 pages) or € 2.000 (5 to 8 pages).
Prices for the purchase of number of reprints greater than 100 can be negotiated with the Publisher.
Edizioni Scripta Manent retains copyright for republishing and the distribution rights for commercial purpose.


Translation of manuscripts in Italian language is offered on payment. Translation and reprints can be requested to Edizioni Scripta Manent by e-mail to: