Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The “Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology” (RoJCED) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes scientific articles on a broad range of topics in dermatology and related specialties. The aim of the journal is to disseminate the latest developments in the field to physicians concerned with progress in medicine, and advance the understanding of complex skin diseases and their treatments, based on the most recent clinical and pathological experiments.

RoJCED is both a source of information for continuous medical education, and a necessary tool in the development of new clinical strategies that use a modern multidisciplinary approach.

The journal publishes original papers, literature reviews, case reports, short reports, case series, clinical images, as well as editorials written by internationally recognized scientists and researchers working in dermatology.   

This material will be available in print as well as online.

All manuscripts submitted to RoJCED will be reviewed by its Editor-in-Chief, and will also be blind-reviewed by a minimum of 2 to 3 additional reviewers.    

 

 

 

 

Section Policies

Editorials

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Research Article

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Review

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Articles

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Case presentations

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Up To Date

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Oncology and Dermato-oncology

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Oral Pathology

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Clinical Study

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Events

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Subscription

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Next issue

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Grants

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Psycho-Dermatology

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Multidisciplinary approach

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Series of cases

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Resident Corner

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Peer Review Process

Below are listed the journal’s peer review policies and processes, including the number of reviewers typically used, the criteria by which reviewers are asked to judge submissions, and the typical time taken to conduct reviews.

All articles submitted to RoJCED are subjected to an anonymous peer review by two reviewers. In this process, the identities of the  authors and reviewers are not revealed to each other. The reviewers' recommendations are taken into consideration by the editor handling the submission to arrive at publication and revision decisions. The typical time taken to conduct reviews is 4-6 weeks.

All submissions will initially be evaluated by the Editor-In-Chief to determine whether they are within the scope and mission of the Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, and whether they adhere to publication guidelines. If there are serious errors of content and/or editing, or if the submission does not comply with the aims and scope of the Journal, the manuscript will be rejected ,,ab initio,, by the Editor-In-Chief.

After this initial step, the article will be double-blind-reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers who will verify the scientific and academic quality of the article, and submit comments and recommendations. All communication will be conducted by Open Journal System software, meaning that the authors must submit the initial submission and all related communication directly to the journal’s website.

The reviewers will have the following options:

  • Accept manuscript
  • Accept after revision
  • Revise and resubmit
  • Submit elsewhere
  • Reject manuscript.

 

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Advertising policy

The Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology accepts print and online advertising.

If you wish to advertise in the Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, please contact:

Victor Gabriel Clatici, Editor-In-Chief and Managing Editor

victor.clatici@rojced.com

 

ISSN for print and online

—Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology ISSN Print:

    ISSN 2392 – 7461        

    ISSN-L 2392 – 7461 

—Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology ISSN Online : 

    ISSN 2392-8697

    ISSN-L 2392-7461

 

Conflict-of-Interest Statement

 

Conflicts of Interest Statement

A conflict of interest arises when the professional judgment and methods involved in writing a manuscript may be influenced by a secondary interest (of a financial or non-financial nature). We believe that in order to take the best decision in publishing a manuscript we must know of any conflict of interest that the authors might have. Because some conflicts of interest are inevitable, we do not reject a paper just because the authors have declared a conflict of interest, but any potential conflict must be listed in a conflict of interest declaration. All articles will be preceded by a declaration in the following format, depending on the presence or absence of a conflict:

 

Manuscript title:

No conflict:

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The authors listed below declare that they have no interest of any nature, including financial (honoraria, educational grants, membership, employment, consultancies) or non-financial interest (personal or professional beliefs, affiliations) in the subject theme or methods discussed in the paper.

Authors names:

 

Conflict:

………………………………………………

The authors listed below declare the following conflict of interest, of any nature, including any affiliation with a financial or non-financial interest in the matters or methods discussed in the paper.

Author names:

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Statement of Informed Consent

The Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology guides its activity by the recommendations offered by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, and the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (ICMJE, 2006). All individuals have the right to privacy that cannot be violated without informed consent. All authors should declare agreement with the following statement of informed consent because no papers submitted to our journal will be published without consent, in order to protect the patient’s privacy.

Any information that allows identification of the patient, including the patient’s name, initials, medical record number, or other personally identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs and pedigrees, unless the information is absolutely necessary for scientific purposes, and the patient, or parent or legal guardian, gives written informed consent for publication. Authors should omit identifying details if they are not essential and they should disclose to patients the risk that identifiable data could appear online or in print after publication. The manuscript should be shown in its final form and explained to the patient before publication, and informed consent should be obtained. 

If identifying characteristics are altered in order to protect anonymity, authors should provide written assurance to the editors that alterations preserve scientific validity. However, since complete anonymity is difficult to achieve, informed consent should be obtained from each patient involved, if there is any doubt, and should be indicated in the submitted paper.  

 

Statement of Human and Animal Rights

All original papers, including original research, editorials, state of the art papers, brief reports, case reports, images and comments on clinical trials should contain the following statements:

Statement of Human Rights

When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should indicate whether the studies have been approved by the appropriate Institutional and/or National Research Ethics Committee, and that the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments in 2008.

If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the reason for the chosen experimental approach, along with proof that the Institutional Review Board explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

All research reports that are submitted for consideration of publication must include a statement affirming that the experiments were performed with prior informed consent from each participant. All personal information must be anonymized prior to publication, unless a record of explicit consent from the involved patient(s) has been provided.

Formal consent is not required for retrospective studies. 

If articles do not contain studies with human participants, the following statement should be selected:

* This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.

Statement of Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on animals, authors should mention in the “Materials and Methods” section that measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort, and provide details of the animals’ care undertaken during the experiment. In addition, authors should indicate whether the procedures performed in these studies were in accordance with the Institutional and National Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

If articles do not contain studies with animals, the following statement should be selected:

* This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.