Authors Informations

Acta Myologica publishes articles related to research in and practice of primary myopathies, cardiomyopathies and neuromyopathies – including observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services and outcomes studies, case reports and advances in applied (translational) and basic research.

Starting from 2020, a publication fee of 200 Euros is required. The Corresponding Author must fill in the appropriate form and send it with the corrected proofs. 50% off is offered for members of Associazione Italiana di Miologia (AIM) and/or Mediterranean Society of Myology (MSM) in good standing with dues. A copy of the payment receipt for the current year is mandatory to prove the membership).

Manuscripts are examined by the editorial staff and evaluated by expert peer reviewers assigned by the editors. Both clinical and basic articles will also be subject to statistical review, when appropriate. Provisional or final acceptance is based on originality, scientific content, and topical balance of the journal. Decisions are communicated by email, generally within eight weeks. All rebuttals must be submitted in writing to the editorial office.

Manuscript submission must be done according to the following categories:

Original articles 

(maximum 5000 words, 8 figures or tables). A structured abstract of no more than 250 words should be included.

Reviews, Editorials 

(maximum 4000 words for Reviews and 1600 words for Editorials). These are usually commissioned by the Editors. Before spontaneously writing an Editorial or Review, it is advisable to contact the Editor to make sure that an article on the same or similar topic is not already in preparation.

Case Reports, Scientific Letters

(maximum 1500 words, 10 references, 3 figures or tables, maximum 5 authors). A summary of 150 words may be included.

Letters to the Editor 

(maximum 600 words, 5 references). Letters commenting upon papers published in the journal during the previous year or concerning news in the myologic, cardio-myologic or neuro-myologic field, are welcome. All the Authors must sign the letter.

Rapid Reports

(maximum 400 words, 5 references, 2 figures or tables). A letter should be included explaining why the author considers the paper justifies rapid processing.

Congress Proceedings

Congress or Meeting Proceedings will be taken into consideration.

lnformation concerning new books, congresses and symposia, will be published if conforming to the policy of the Journal.

The manuscripts should be arranged as follows:

1) Title, authors, address institution, address for correspondence;

2) Repeat title, abstract, key words;

3) Text;

4) References;

5) Legend to figures;

6) Figures or tables.

Pages should be numbered (title page as page 1).

Title page. The AA are invited to check it represents the content of the paper and is not misleading. A short running title is salso suggested.

Key words. Supply up to six key words. Whenever possible, use terms from Index Medicus – Medical Subject Headings.

Text. Only international SI units and symbols must be used in the text. Tables and figures should be cited in numerical order as first mentioned in the text. Patients must be identified by numbers, not initials.

Illustrations. Figures should be sent in .jpeg or .tiff format, with at least 300 dpi as resolution. Composed figures must be saved as a single file in .Jpeg or .tiff format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The individual images within a compound figure must all have the same size (IMPORTANT: maximum dimension for each single file/image is 2 Mb). Legends should be typed double-spaced and numbered with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, each should be explained clearly in the legend. For photomicrographs, the internal scale markers should be defined and the methods of staining should be given.

If the figure has been previously published a credit line should be included and permission in writing to reproduce should be supplied. Color photographs can be accepted for publication, but the cost to be covered by the authors.


Tables. Tables should be self-explanatory, double spaced on separate sheets with the table number and title above the table and explanatory notes below. Roman numbers should be used for tables and correspond with the order in which the table is first mentioned in the text.

Indicate all Authors, from 1 to 3. If their number is greater than 3, indicate only the first 3, followed by “et al.”
Arabic numbers in the text must be superscript.
References in the list must be numbered as they appear in the text, with the reference number superscript.

DOI NUMBER MUST BE INCLUDED WITH EACH REFERENCE (when available). If not available, indicate the PMID number

Examples of the correct format for citation of references:

Journal articles: Shapiro AMJ, Lakey JRT, Ryan EA, et al. Islet transplantation in seven patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus using a glucocorticoid-free immunosuppressive regimen. N Engl J Med 2000;343:230-8.

Books: Smith DW. Recognizable patterns of human malformation. Third Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co. 1982.

Chapters from books or material from conference proceedings: Krmpotic-Nemanic J, Kostovis I, Rudan P. Aging changes of the form and infrastructure of the external nose and its importance in rhinoplasty. In: Conly J, Dickinson JT, Eds. Plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. New York, NY: Grune and Stratton 1972. p. 84

Please check each item of the following checklist before mailing:

  • Three-six index terms, short title for running head (no more than 40 letter spaces) on the title page.
  • Name(s) of the author(s) in full, name(s) of institution(s) in the original language, address for correspondence with email address on the second page.
  • Summary (maximum 250 words).
  • References, tables and figures cited consecutively as they appear in the text.
  • Figures submitted actual size for publication (i.e., 1 column wide or 2 columns wide).
  • Copyright assignment and authorship responsibility signed (with date) by all Authors.
  • References prepared according to instructions.
  • English style.
  • Patients in photographs not recognisable.

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