Mycoses

Cover image for Vol. 59 Issue 10

Edited By: O. A. Cornely, J. F. G. M. Meis, M. Schaller

Impact Factor: 2.332

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/29 (Mycology); 17/61 (Dermatology)

Online ISSN: 1439-0507



Author Guidelines


This journal is published in an online-only format.

Mycoses 

GENERAL

Mycoses is dedicated to the publication of manuscripts on topics concerning medical or veterinary mycology. Studies on plant pathology or mycological papers on fungi not related to human or veterinary medicine do not lie within the scope of Mycoses and will not be accepted. Manuscripts may be published as original communication of normal or short length (Short communication). The submission of review articles both of the mini-review and the full-length type is particularly encouraged. Only papers submitted in English will be accepted (this does not exclude the Latin text required for the description of new species or genera).

The editors reserve the right not to accept papers unless adherence to the principles given in the Declaration of Helsinki and the Guiding Principles in the Care and Use of Animals (DHEW Publication NIH) is clear.

No charge is made for publication but authors will be required to pay for extensive alterations to agreed papers at proof stage.


EARLY VIEW

Mycoses is covered by Early View articles for articles that are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.


MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Manuscripts are submitted to Mycoses online, i.e. electronically, from the corresponding author's Mycoses ScholarOne Manuscript (formerly known as Manuscript Central) account. You will need your files in an electronic format, an Internet connection, and a user ID and password for the site. To begin a new submission, go to Manuscript Central and log in or create an account to get your user ID and password. Full instructions are provided on the site.

If assistance is needed, the Editorial Office can be contacted and will readily provide any help users need to upload their manuscripts.
Ann O'Mahony
Mycoses Editorial Office
MYCedoffice@wiley.com
MYCedoffice@gmail.com

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission. We are unable to accept any Manuscript submitted in inaccessible English or in a form unsuitable for effective peer review. (http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp)


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

Manuscripts should be uploaded as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rft) files plus separate figure files. JPEG, TIFF or EPS files are acceptable for submission, but only high-resolution JPEG, TIFF or EPS files are suitable for printing. The files will be automatically converted to a PDF document on upload and will be used for the review process. The text file must contain the entire manuscript including title page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figure legends, but no embedded figures. Figure tags should be included in the file.

Manuscripts should be formatted as described in Mycoses’ Author Guidelines (below). When preparing your file, please use only standard fonts such as Times, Times New Roman or Arial for text, and Symbol font for Greek letter, to avoid inadvertent character substitutions. In particular, please do not use Japanese or other Asian fonts. Do not use automated or manual hyphenation.

For more information on preparing manuscripts for online submission, please read the detailed instructions at Manuscript Central. Additional help is available by emailing support@scholarone.com/.

Authors are encouraged to provide names of potential reviewers for their manuscript. All acceptable material submitted for publication is forwarded to the Deputy Editor in charge of the particular field who together with two further referees makes a judgement on the paper. The votes of the independent referees as well a preliminary suggestion of acceptance or rejection is forwarded by the Deputy Editor to the Editors who make the final decision on their individual specialty. Authors must inform the Editors of any possible conflict of interest capable of influenceing their judgement and if necessary, a disclaimer will be included.

Revised manuscripts must be uploaded within 2 months of authors being notified of conditional acceptance pending satisfactory revision. Authors resubmitting manuscripts should follow the same procedures as for submission of new manuscripts. If accepted, papers become the copyright of the journal.

After acceptance please make sure that the final manuscript and the figure files are uploaded. The figures must be high-resolution scans (JPEG, TIFF or EPS files). Detailed information on our digital illustration standards is available at Author Services.


ORIGINAL ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Text
Authors should aim for a concise readable style. Spelling should follow the Concise Oxford Dictionary, and The Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors. The Editors reserve the right to make corrections, both literary and technical, to the papers.

All pages must be numbered consecutively in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Starting with the title page as p.1, the pages should be numbered in the following order: title page, summary and key words, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, figure legends. 

The following items should each start on a separate page.

Title Page
This should bear (1) the title, (2) the names of all authors, (3) the institutions of origin with brief addresses, (4) a short title of not more than 50 characters (including spaces) to be used as a running head, (5) a list of up to eight key words for indexing purposes, and (6) the name and full postal address (with phone and fax numbers and e-mail address) of the author who will be responsible for reading the proofs (the corresponding author). The corresponding author must keep the Mycoses office informed of any change in details until the paper is published. Authors should keep a copy of their manuscript.

Summary
Normally in less than 210 words, this should indicate clearly the scope and main conclusions of the paper. Original articles should have a structured abstract, comprising the five headings: Background, Objectives, Patients/Methods, Results and Conclusions.

Main Text
Papers should be divided into sections headed (1) introduction, (2) materials and methods (or patients and methods/subjects and methods if human patients/subjects were used), (3) results, (4) discussion (5) acknowledgements, and (6) Conflict of Interest. Avoid an excess of sub-headings - two further divisions, if necessary, should be adequate.

The introduction should explain why the work was done and briefly introduce the scope and contents of the paper. Essential details should be included in materials and methods, including experimental design and statistical analysis. Results should be recorded in the past tense. The discussion should present the author's results in the broader context of other work on the subject. Acknowledgements should be as brief as possible.

References
Please verify your references before submission and send them as a plain, unstructured list. We recommend the use of a tool such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. All references must be cited in numerical order in the text following the Vancouver system. The numbers of references should appear in the text in brackets e.g. [1, 21] or [1-4]. If giving the names of authors in the text the following form should be used: Brown & Smith [1] or Brown et al.
[2] if there are more than two authors. Unpublished observations and personal communications may be included in the text only.

The reference list should show the references in numerical order as they appear in the text. References should include the following: (1) authors (surname followed by initials), (2) year, (3) title of (a) article or (b) chapter, (4) editors (if a book), (5) title of (a) journal or (b) book, (6) volume number, (7) place of publication and name of publisher (if a book), and (8) first and last page numbers of (a) article or (b) chapter. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the system adopted in Index Medicus.

The following format should be used:

JOURNAL ARTICLES

(List all authors if six or fewer, list the first three then add et al. if there are seven or more).

Sharma A, Saple DG, Surjushe A, et al. Efficacy and tolerability of sertaconazole nitrate 2% cream vs. miconazole in patients with cutaneous dermatophytosis. Mycoses 2011;54: 217-222.

BOOKS

Kwon-Chung KJ, Boekhout T, Wickes BL, Fell JW. Systematics of the genus Cryptococcus and its type species C. neoformans. In: Heitman, J, Kozel, T, Kwon-Chung, KJ, Perfect, J. & Casadevall, A. (eds) Cryptococcus:from Human Pathogen to Model Yeast. ASM Press, Washington DC, USA, 2011:3-15.

Work that has been submitted but not accepted for publication should not appear in the reference list but may appear in the text as unpublished observations. Work that has been accepted but not published should be included in the reference list stating the journal in which it is to appear followed by '(in press)' plus DOI. Further details should be supplied as soon as possible.



TABLES

These must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and typed on separate sheets carrying an appropriate legend and presented in a way that makes the table self-explanatory.

Numerical results should be expressed as means with the relevant standard errors and/or statistically significant differences, quoting probability levels (P-values). Three significant figures are usually sufficient for mean values and standard errors should be quoted two or three more decimals than the mean.
The only lines appearing in the table should be horizontal and all decimals should be aligned in columns. The placement of all tables should be indicated in the text, being referred to as Table 1 or Tables 2 and 3.


FIGURES

Figures should be numbered in sequence in Arabic numerals as they appear in the text. Labels, lettering and symbols etc. must be professionally prepared and should be uniform. Lines should be of sufficient thickness to stand reduction (no less than 4 mm wide for a 50% reduction), and letters should be a minimum of 14 pt Times New Roman or an equivalent size. Acceptable symbols for experimental points are ¡, r, o, ˜, p, ¢. The symbols + and × will not be accepted.

Legends should be typed on a separate sheet and consist of a short title together with a brief explanatory paragraph. The legend must make the meaning of each figure understandable without further reference to the text. Photomicrographs should state the original magnification.

The position of all figures should be indicated in the text and should be referred to as Fig. 1 or Figs 1 and 3. Figure 1 should be written out in full if at the beginning of a sentence.

Mycoses is accepting coloured figures FREE of charge.


ELECTRONIC ARTWORK

Vector graphics (e.g. line artwork) should be saved in Encapsulated Postscript Format (EPS), and bitmap files (e.g. photographs) in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF). Please do not use any pixel-oriented programs. Scanned figures (only in TIFF format) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size. Colour graphics should be created using the CMYK colour palette (print colours), not RGB (monitor colours). There is a charge for alterations to figures when carried out by the publisher.

Full details of submission of figures in electronic format are available at Author Services.

If figures have more than one part, each part should be labelled(preferably) in the top left-hand corner with lower-case letters in parentheses e.g. a figure with two parts would be labelled (a) and (b). In the text this should be referred to as Fig. 1a or Figs 2a, b.
Figures should be planned to fit the printed column, i.e. 7.9 cm wide for single column and 16.5 cm wide for double column.
Photographs can be up to twice the reproduction size and must be unmounted glossy prints showing good detail and moderate contrast.


UNITS, SYMBOLS and ABBREVIATIONS

SI (Système International) units should be used and should conform with the lists printed Units, Symbols and Abbreviations - A Guide for Biological and Medical Editors and Authors 4th edn as published by the Royal Society of Medicine. Nomenclature of disease should follow the International Classification of Disease, published by the World Health Organization, as far as possible.

When first mentioned, cumbersome medical names should be abbreviated for later reference in the text. Latin bi-nominals should abbreviate the genera to the initial letter after the first mention unless it begins a sentence.

Doses of drugs should be given as unit weight per body weight, e.g. mmol kg-1. Rates should be expressed with negative indices. Concentrations should be given in terms of molarity, e.g. mmol l-1, not mM.

Numerals are to be used from 10 upwards; and the 24-hour clock, e.g. 21.00 hours, should be used.


MATERIALS

The source of all materials used should be given stating company, city and country.

Verification of the identity of living specimens used must take place through sequencing, or by consultation of taxonomists working at a reference centre. Specimens analyzed must remain accessible for later reference. Strains should be deposited in one of the major culture collections, and sequences in a public data bank. Collection and sequence numbers must be cited in the text. It is recommended that new taxa are deposited in MycoBank. Descriptions of new taxa must comply with the rules of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.


CASE REPORTS

Mycoses no longer accepts case reports in the traditional formats. There are two exceptions to this rule. If a report describes the first case of a previously unknown fungal disease, you may inquire with the editors whether the case should be submitted to Mycoses. Otherwise authors are encouraged to write a review article on a disease and add a succinct description of an illustrative case to enhance understanding of the typical clinical features.


AUTHOR SERVICES

Online production tracking is now available for your article through Author Services: Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript.

Visit Author Services for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

  

COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and Wiley Open Access.


If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your Funder requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.


PROOFS

The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from Adobe.

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.


ONLINEOPEN

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article freely available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. Please click here for further information about OnlineOpen. Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.


OFFPRINTS

A PDF offprint of the online published article will be provided free of charge to the corresponding author, and may be distributed subject to the Publisher's terms and conditions. Paper offprints of the printed published article may be purchased if ordered via the method stipulated on the instructions that will accompany the proofs. Printed offprints are posted to the correspondence address given for the paper unless a different address is specified when ordered. Note that it is not uncommon for printed offprints to take up to eight weeks to arrive after publication of the journal.


AUTHOR MATERIAL ARCHIVES POLICY

Please note that unless specifically requested, Wiley will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted two months after publication. wIf you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the editorial office or Production Editor as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.

Last update: February 2015

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