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Thank you for your interest in Rostrum of Asclepius. We would like to remind you that our journal publishes articles only in Greek, with an english abstract included. For english papers, please consider submission to Heath & Research journal. Note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. Internal submissions, i.e. articles written by the Administration or the Editorial Board of the journal, will be sent to non-author Editors and Reviewers and will be closely monitored to ensure that there is no peer review bias.

Once you have prepared your submission according to the Detailed Instructions, the manuscripts should be submitted electronically at https://www.vima-asklipiou.gr/en/writing/authors-login/.

If it is your first submission to the journal, you need to first register (for free) in the system and then you have the ability to submit the article through your account. Those users who have an ORCID iD number (a unique author ID), we recommend you to fill it in your details.

Article Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, it is essential that authors' submission adhere to all of the following requirements. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines may be returned as unaccepted:

  1. The article adheres to the Aims and scope of the journal.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

The Rostrum of Asclepius journal publishes:

Research studies: Clinical or experimental, prospective or retrospective conducted based on a research protocol, which is described in detail in the methodology. They also have a clear structure and their length should not exceed 25 typed pages (including tables and bibliographic references). Briefly, the structure is as follows (detailed instructions are given below).

Greek abstract (introduction, aim, material-method, results, conclusions)

English abstract (introduction, aim, material-method, results, conclusions)

Keywords: 3-5 words

Main text structure: Introduction, Aim, Material-Method, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Bibliography

Reviews (descriptive or systematic): Interesting topics related to health sciences are developed, written by one or two authors (descriptive) or more than two (systematic).

Special articles (free structure)

Hot Topics: A brief description of the latest views on a specific topic

Case studies: Interesting cases are accepted if they relate to a specific health problem and a new methodology has been followed in its treatment. They are always accompanied by a greek abstract, that consists of about 250-300 words, with 3-4 keywords and the corresponding english abstract. The text of the paper is distributed as follows: introduction, description of the case or cases and conclusions. The bibliography is small and completely specific to the subject. The names of only those who took an active part in the study of the case are listed, while those who provided information are acknowledged.

Articles - Comments of the editorial board

Book review - book presentation

Letters to the Editor: Contains reviews for published articles, preliminary work results, reviews for the magazine, etc. They are published at the discretion of the Editorial Board and must be signed. Their length should not exceed 500 words.

Legislation: Government Gazette publications directly or indirectly related to education and health sciences.

Language: Studies submitted for publication must be written in Greek and be well documented in the literature. Studies submitted in English should be accompanied by a Greek abstract, if the authors know the Greek language. ATTENTION: All articles must have their bibliographic references only in Latin characters, even for greek articles e.g. Babatsikou F. Environmental Health. Rostrum of Asclepius 2011; 10 (2): 165-168.

Study submission: The study submission is done only in electronic form, through the submission system of the journal, using MS Word text files. During the submission process, you must state all the authors, in the order in which they must appear, and state in the corresponding field who is the corresponding author. In the author's name field you can type his last name and if the name appears in the pop-up list from the data base of the journal, select it, otherwise fill in the necessary information of each new author. Fill in the required information of the article: Greek Title / Greek Abstract / Greek Keywords / English Title / English Summary / English Keywords. Make sure the keywords are spelled correctly. When typing, relevant words will appear in the pop-up list. Select the right one by left-clicking and continue the same proccess until reasy. In the followinf section you must attach two document files: 1. The first includes only the title, the authors and their affiliation with their respective e-mails (all information must be written in both Greek and English). 2. The second file includes the title, the abstracts, the main article and all the tables and diagrams, together with the bibliography. This file should not contain any personal data that could link any author to the article.

Article preparation: The article is typed on white A4 paper, with a double space and yoy should leave a margin of at least 2.5 cm to the right and left border of the text. Each section of the article begins on a separate page. The numbering starts from the page with the title and is done sequentially as follows: title page, abstract and keywords, english abstract and keywords, main text, bibliographic references, tables, images, diagrams. All pages are numbered, in the lower right corner, with Arabic numerals, starting with the title page.

Title page: Includes the title of the article, which should be short and concise, and the subtitle, if any. The title page also lists the names of all the authors and their email addresses in the following order: surname, first name, major academic titles, institution, school, clinic or laboratory they collaborate and email address of each author separately. The names of the authors are separated by a comma. The address and the author with whom the journal should contact for any information about the study, is written at the bottom of the page.
Abstract in Greek: The abstract should be between 250-300 words. The structure of the abstract is as follows: short introduction of 3 lines, aim, material and method, results, conclusions. This is followed by 3-5 keywords, which correspond to the international lexicography terms used by Index Medicus, followed by the mail, phone or e-mail address.
Abstract in English: The abstract in English should be exactly the same as the summary in Greek. Before the abstract, all the elements of the title (title of work, names of authors) are written in English. After the abstract, key-words and corresponding author should be written.
Main Text: All details must be clearly stated and the length must not exceed 10 typed pages. It is divided into sections with the headings: introduction, aim, material and method, results, discussion, conclusions. This structure is not mandatory in some articles such as simple reviews, special articles etc.
Tables: They are written on a separate page, each typed in double space. The numbering is done with Arabic numerals (table 1, table 2, etc.), in the order they appear in the text and a short title is noted for each one, placed above the table. Grayscale colors or gradations are not allowed in the cells of a table, unless necessary for a better understanding of the data. The data must be written in such a way that columns with similar content are read vertically and not horizontally. The contents of the tables should be clear, so that the data is understandable, without the need to refer to the text.

Images, Shapes and Diagrams: Images, shapes and diagrams are respectively numbered in Arabic numerals (Figure 1, Figure 1, Chart 1, Chart 2, etc.). They must be clear, colored or black and white. Under each image a label is placed. If the image has been published elsewhere, the source is indicated in the acknowledgments and there must be a written permission of the publisher who has the exclusive right to republish. If there are photos of people, the persons must be indistinguishable or accompanied by a written permission to use their photos as they are. Images must not exceed the size of an A4 page.
Image, shapes and diagram labels: They are placed under each image, shape or diagram and are numbered according to the corresponding image or diagram, in the order in which they appear.
Bibliographic references: The Vancouver system is followed. The number of bibliographic references should not exceed 45 per article. The bibliographic references are numbered in the order they appear in the text. All bibliographic references mentioned in the text are entered in the bibliography, which begins on a separate page after the main text and acknowledgments. The use of abstracts as bibliographic references should be avoided. The authors' name is always written after the surname and only the initial letter, without a dot. They are followed by the title of the paper, the name of the journal, the year, the volume, the issue and the first and last page. In case the author's name is not mentioned (eg editorial article), the word "Anonymous" is used. After that, all other information is the same.

Examples of bibliographies:
Journal articles: Indicate the surnames of all authors followed by the initials of their names without dots and up to six in number (if there are more authors, place after the sixth name "et al."), the title of the paper, the abbreviation of the journal, the year of publication, the volume number, the issue in parentheses, the first and last page of the article. Ex: Jensen CE, Tuck SM, Old J, Morris RW, Yardumian A, De Sanctis V et al. Incidence of endocrine complications and clinical disease severity related to genotype analysis and iron overload, in patients with beta-thalassemia. Eur J Haematol 1997; 59 (2): 76-81.
Books monographs: The surnames of the authors are written, followed by the initials of their names, the title of the book (the publication number and the volume), the headquarters of the publishing house, the name of the publishing house and the time of publication. Ex: Gardikas KD. Special Nosology. 3rd edition. Athens, Parisian, 1981.
Book chapters: The surnames of the authors are mentioned, followed by the initials of their names, the title of the chapter, the reference of the book as above, after the intention "in" or "in" and the pages of the chapter (first and last).
Bibliography from websites or other electronic source: The surnames of the authors are mentioned, the title of the article, method of finding [e.g. ONLINE, CD], release date, number of pages or screens, "Available from:" and full email address underlined

For more information on the Vancouver system and how to submit bibliographic data, click here.




The Rostrum of Asclepius Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public contributes to global knowledge exchange. We encourage authors to deposit their articles, as well as data underlying the publications, in institutional and/or other appropriate subject repositories.

This journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (preferably in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
  4. Authors are not permitted to use their work commercially. 

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