All manuscripts have to be submitted in word format, double spaced, using Times New Roman font, point size 12. Each section should begin on a separate page and be numbered consecutively. All text, figures and tables have to be contained in a single file with numbered lines and e-mailed to the Editorial office:

For other details, please refer to the following table:

Type of submission

Text word


Summary word


Reference limit





Original article




Case report




Infections in the history

of medicine




Letter to the Editor




Infections in fiction




*Excluding summary, references, tables and figures

**Including summary, references, tables and figures


Manuscript structure

1) Title page should contain the following:

  • the title that must be informative and concise.    
  • names and surnames in full of all authors and their respective affiliation. First name, middle names and family names must be specified.
  • affiliation must be clearly reported in the following order: institution, city, country. Should authors belong to different affiliations, the latter have to be recorded with a progressive number superscript after the author’s surname.
  • the individual to whom correspondence should be addressed must be clearly indicated along with postal and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone number.
  • possible concise acknowledgements of contributors not listed as authors (persons who gave technical help, writing assistance or general support) and/or grants and funding should be included in this page.
  • Please provide in this page the authors declaration about their possible conflict of interest (for more details see the section "conflict of interest").

2) Summary page. The summary should state the purpose of the study or investigation, the basic procedures, the main findings and the principal conclusions. Please provide in this page up to five keywords to facilitate indexing.

3) Text of the original articles should be divided as follows:

- introduction
- materials or subjects or patients and methods
- results
- discussion

The text format for reviews, case reports and letters to the Editor can be more flexible according to the contents. Units of Measurement, abbreviations and symbols adopted by the journal are those of the International System of Units (SI) as reported in Brit. Med. J., 284, 1766-1982.

When reporting on human subjects, the Methods section should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional) and with the Helsinki Declaration (1964, amended most recently in 2008) of the World Medical Association. The Methods section should include a statement that the patient’s written consent was obtained and any information, including illustrations, should be as anonymized as far as possible. Patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers should not be used in the text or in illustrative material.

4) References have to be numbered consecutively in the order of appearance in the text with Arabic numbers in brackets at the end of sentence containing the reference. When citing more than one source at a time, list each reference number in the text separately with a comma or dash (without spaces) between each reference (Example: [6,8] or [1-4]). The literature cited must either be already published or scheduled for publication (in press). Journal titles, written in italics, have to be shortened in accordance with the Index Medicus guidelines. Journal titles of a single word (i.e., Chest or Science) must not be shortened. List all authors [family name and initials of name(s)] when six or less; when seven or more list only the first three and add et al.. The author's names are followed by the full title of the article, the abbreviation title of the Journal in Italic (as it appears in MEDLINE Journal Database), the volume, the first and last page numbers (Examples 125-128 YES; 125-8 NOT), year followed by a full stop (Example: 2013.].


Journal citation Sikes R.D., Matthew M. The beta-lactamases of Gram negative bacteria and their role in resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2, 115-157, 1976.

Book citation Reynolds P.E. Inhibitors of bacterial cell wall synthesis, In The Scientific Basis of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (Greenwood D. and O’Grady F., Eds) 1985, pp 13-40. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Citation of Congress Proceedings Reeves D.S., Bywater M.J., Holt H.A. Comparative in vitro activity of Sch 34343, a new penem beta-lactam. In Program and Abstracts of the 24th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Washington DC 1984, Abstract 216, p. 128, American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC

Web references  For web references, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication) should also be given. Web references, in addition to being included in the reference list, can be also listed separately, for example after the reference list, under a different healing (i.e., "Web references").


EXAMPLES  for web references

Article from an online journal Author A., Author B. Title of article. Title of Journal volume number (issue number if available), page range, year of publication. Retrieved from Last accessed Month day, year.

Article from an online journal with DOI assigned Author A., Author B., Title of article. Title of Journal volume number, page range, date of publication. doi: 0000000/000000000000 or Last accessed Month day, year.

Article from an online journal with no DOI assigned Author A., Author B., Title of article. Title of Journal volume number, date of publication. Retrieved from Last accessed Month day, year.

5) Tables, produced in word format, with size point and space identical to the text, have to be supplied on separate pages and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in the order they are referred to in the text. Each table must have a title. Non-standard abbreviations reported in the table have to be explained in the footnotes. Within the text tables should be referred to by number (example: Table 1).

6) Figures and photographs have to be cited in the text consecutively using Arabic numerals, each with an explanatory legend. Photographs have to be prepared in jpg format and must be included in the same file as the text.

Proofs of papers accepted for publication, submitted by e-mail, in pdf format, to the corresponding author, must be accurately corrected in all parts by the authors, as far as typing errors are concerned, and re-submitted to the Editor in 4 days by e-mail using internationally accepted signs. The Editor reserves the right to correct the proofs directly. The published papers will be inserted in Pubmed/Medline and Embase/Excerpta Medica, in about 15 days following the printing of each issue of the journal. The corresponding author will be e-mailed a copy of the article in pdf format about 15 days after publication.

Language-editing manuscripts will be looked also for quality of English and can be rejected also on these basis. It is therefore advisable to use a language-editing service to revise and refine the use of English before submission in order to certify that the manuscript is edited for proper English language, grammar, punctuation, spelling and overall style.

Copyright and permission By submitting a manuscript to “Le Infezioni in Medicina” the authors are aware and accept the condition that all papers become the copyright of Edizioni Internazionali srl, Divisione EDIMES – Via Riviera 30 – 27100 Pavia – Italy. Any permission for reproduction must be requested to the Editorial office to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.