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Submission Checklist and Ethical Statements

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The article is original and was not simultaneously submitted to other journal, nor published in another language.
  • The authors made a significant contribution (Authorship Policy) to the conduct of the study and approve the final version of the article as submitted.
  • The authors declare that they have not carried out plagiarism actions through the appropriation, by means of total or partial copying, of the authorship of another's work of genius (Plagiarism Policy).
  • The authors assign the copyrights to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità publisher of the journal (Copyright).
  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • If the research has been approved by an ethics committee, make sure to insert the name of the ethics committee, date of approval and protocol number in the manuscript.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.

Author Guidelines

Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly (Author Guidelines).

All submissions will be assessed by an editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for double-blinded peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected if it does not meet minimum standards of quality.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an ethics committee. The name of the ethics committee, date of approval and protocol number must be stated in the manuscript.

The title should be followed by the complete name of the authors, their affiliation and town. The name of the Working Group should appear at the end of the by-line; its composition should be reported before the References, names and affiliations of each member are required. The name and e-mail of the corresponding author should also be indicated. Original articles should be organized into different sections (i.e.: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions).

Bollettino epidemiologico nazionale follows the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publications of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

This journal has adopted the SAGER reporting Guidelines for Sex and Gender Equity in Research. Authors should use the terms sex and gender carefully in order to avoid confusing both terms. Where subjects can also be differentiated by gender (shaped by social and cultural circumstances), the research should be conducted similarly at this additional level of distinction. Where the subjects of research comprise organisms capable of differentiation by sex, the research should be designed and conducted in a way that can reveal sex-related difference in the results, even if these were not initially expected. Please consult the guidelines (

Each article should be accompanied by:

  • an abstract of about 150 words in English language; the abstract should be structured in Introduction, Materials and methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions;
  • three key words in English language (MeSH headings, whenever possible. Refer to:

Tables and figures should be kept to a minimum and be presented only if necessary.

When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

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