Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità is a peer reviewed quarterly science journal which publishes research articles in biomedicine, translational research and in many other disciplines of the health sciences. The journal includes the following material: original articles, reviews, commentaries, editorials, brief and technical notes, book reviews.

The journal is in English.

Annali dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità is indexed in
- CAB
- CHEMABS
- EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
- FSTA
- MEDLINE
- SCOPUS
- WEB OF SCIENCE

Annali 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) www.icmje.org.

Annali is an open access journal and is listed in DOAJ.

 

Section Policies

Acknowledgement to Referees

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letter

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews, Notes and Comments

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Brief note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Commentary

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Errata corrige

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Monographic Section

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publications from International Organizations on Public Health

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Each paper submitted to Annali is normally subjected to the following procedures:

  • it is reviewed by the Editor-in-chief for general suitability;
  • if it is judged suitable, qualified referees are selected and a peer review process takes place;
  • based on the recommendations of the referees and replies of the authors, the Editor-in-chief decides whether the article should be accepted, modified or rejected.
Review Guidelines

Every manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers (one from ISS).

Reviews are single blind, that is, the identity of the author(s) is known to the referees but not vice versa.

Authors may suggest reviewers, but it is up to the Editor-in-chief to consider them or not. 

Reviewers are asked to evaluate manuscripts normally within two weeks.

There are four categories for decision:

1) acceptable in the present form;

2) acceptable after minor revision;

3) acceptable after major revision;

4) rejected.

Reviewers evaluate each submission on the basis of the Guidelines to Referees, and submit a written report to the Editor-in-chief.

The Editor-in-chief is the only person who can officially accept a paper, in consultation with the Editorial Board and the reviewers.

 

 

Publication Frequency

Annali is published quarterly.

 

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

Subscriptions

The journal is freely available online.

Printed copies of the journal can be received by subscription or in exchange with periodicals of interest to the Institute.

To subscribe to Annali or purchase separate issues contact:

Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore
Ufficio abbonamenti
Via San Giovanni Valdarno 8
00138 Rome, Italy
Tel.: Tel.: +39 0686282324
Fax: 06 86282250
E-mail: abbonamenti@pensiero.it

Annual
Italy individual subscription € 57,00
Italy institutional subscription € 67,00

Other countries € 67,00
Each quarterly issue
Italy | other countries € 21,00.

ISSN: 0021-2571 (print) 

 

Articles and submissions processing charges (APC)

Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità does not ask for articles and submissions processing charges APC.