Submission Guidelines

1. Manuscript types
2. Manuscript submission
    2.1. Submission of manuscript implies
    2.2. Manuscript should have
           2.2.1. Cover letter
           2.2.2. Title page
           2.2.3. Abstract
           2.2.4. Main text for original articles
           2.2.5. Main text for reviews
           2.2.6. Illustrations
3. Article processing charges (APCs)
4. Copyright and license term
5. Review process
6. Post-acceptance procedures

 

1. Manuscript types

Original articles. There is no page limit, but 15-25 printed pages are the most usual. There is no figure limit, but they should be strictly necessaries. There is no limit for tables, but they should be strictly necessaries and easy to understand and reproduce in the published paper. Supplementary material should be restricted to extensive figures and tables not necessaries for the interpretation of the results, but that could give more information to readers interested in some particular procedure or method.

Reviews. Same comments that for original articles. They should be written by experienced authors with several published articles in the subject revised.

Invited reviews. Same comments than for original articles. It can be submitted after invitation of the editor of the Journal. They are free or charges.

 

2. Manuscript submission
Please make your submission online at https://www.editorialmanager.com/hh/default.aspx. The text document must be saved as Word or RTF format. Tables must be included in the text document. Figures must be saved in the formats and at the resolution below indicated.

2.1. Submission of a manuscript implies:
    1) The work described has not been previously published, except in abstract form in a Congress
    2) The work described is not under consideration for publication anywhere else
    3) The publication of manuscript in Histology and Histopathology is approved by all co-authors
    4) The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation
    5) The authors should have obtained permission from the copyright owner for any figures or tables previously published. They should retain the permission documents and the previous publication should be properly cited. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
    6) Authors must maintain all the raw data. They could be asked by the Journal if necessary. If they are not suitable, the article could be retracted.

2.2. Manuscripts should have:
2.2.1) A concise cover letter.

2.2.2) A title page. Title page should contain the title, author list (given and family name, but not degree), affiliation, contact details for corresponding author, key words (different to those in the title) and short title.

2.2.3) An abstract. About 250 words.

2.2.4) Main text for original articles
Do not divide words at the end of lines. Pages should be numbered.
References to the literature should be cited in the text by the name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication. In cases in which there are more than two authors, only the first is named, followed by "et al.". Examples: Smith (1980) reported that...; (Smith, 1980, 1982); (Smith and Tanaka, 1980); (Smith et al., 1980). Suffixes a, b, etc., should be used following the year to distinguish two or more papers by the same author(s) published in the same year; example (Smith, 1981a). When two or more references are included in the same bracket, they must be quoted in the chronological order; example (Smith, 1980; Bell et al., 1984).
Main text for original articles should contain the sections:
    a) List of abbreviations (if any)
    b) Introduction
    c) Material and methods
    d) Results
    e) Discussion
    f) Acknowledgements, including funding sources
    g) A conflict of interest statement
    h) The reference list should be in alphabetical order.
References to articles in periodical publications must include: Names and initials of all authors, year of publication, complete title of paper, name of journal (abbreviated in accordance with PubMed), number of volume, and first and last page numbers. Example: Morita T., Suzuki Y. and Churg J. (1973). Structure and development of the glomerular crescent. Am. J. Pathol. 72, 349-368.
Reference to books must include: Name and initials of authors, year of publication, full title, edition, editor, publisher, place of publication and page numbers. Example: Powell D. and Skrabanek P. (1981). Substance P. In: Gut Hormones. 2nd ed. Bloom S.R. and Polak J.M. (eds). Churchill Livingstone. Edimburgh. pp 396-401.
    i) Tables. Numbered in arabic
    j) Figure legends. Including experimental group, technique, meaning of arrows or letters in the figures, magnification in the form of scale bars and any other information that help to understand the figure.

2.2.5) Main text for reviews. Like original articles, except for the sections Introduction, Material and methods, Results and discussion that are not mandatory. The authors are free to select different sections.

2.2.6) As separate files. Illustrations should not exceed 17.8 x 22.2 cm. The Editor reserves the right to reduce or enlarge the illustrations. Apply figure numbers to the lower left-hand corner of each photograph and the scale bar at the lower right-hand corner. Images should be TIFF file format, preferentially, although other formats could be useful (jpg, ppt, etc). Black and white figures must be at gray scale. Color figures should be preferentially in CMYK, but RGB is also allowed. Line art files must have a 500dpi resolution, while other images must have a 300dpi resolution.

 

3. Article processing charges (APCs)
The articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. The price is 1,600.00 euros (tax excluded) independently of the number of color figures and pages.

 

4. Copyright and license term
The copyright remains with the author. author(s) agree to publish the article under the Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY

 

5. Review process
An initial assessment will be made by the Editor-in-Chief following submission of your manuscript. This process considers whether the submitted work falls within the scope of the Journal and is of initial interest and/or scientific worth to merit possible publication. Manuscripts that enter the review process may be assigned to the Editor-in-Chief, another Editor or a member of the Editorial Board who invites reviewers (normally two-three external reviews are sought). The reviewers’ evaluations and Associate Editor’s comments are submitted to the Editor-in-Chief (or the relevant Regional Editor) to inform a final decision. We aim to convey a decision within four weeks of the receipt of the manuscript.
The Editor-in-Chief based on the reviewers’ evaluations and with possibly with the help of a member of the Editorial Board will advise authors whether a manuscript is accepted, requires revision, or is rejected. Revisions are expected to be returned within a fixed time, depending on the extension of the modification suggested by the reviewers. Manuscripts not revised within this time are subject to withdrawal from consideration for publication unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please note that some manuscripts will have to be rejected on the grounds of priority, interest, journal balance and available space. Invitation to submit a revised manuscript does not imply that acceptance will automatically follow. The decision of the Editor-in-Chief is final. If, however, authors dispute a decision and can document good reasons why a manuscript should be reconsidered, a rebuttal process exists. In the first place, authors should write to the Editor-in-Chief outlining their case.

 

6. Post-acceptance procedures
Accepted Articles. Accepted Preprints version (authors' manuscripts of accepted articles, prior to copyediting, page layout and proofing) are available shortly after the day of acceptance for publication in our web site and in some indexing sites.
Proofs. Proofs in PDF format will be sent to the corresponding author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within three days of receipt, will minimize the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue.