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ACHAIKI IATRIKI
The peer-reviewed Journal


General

ACHAIKI IATRIKI (Ach Iatr) is a peer-reviewed journal launched in 1975 and constitutes the official publication of the Medical Society of Western Greece and Peloponnesus which,  was founded in Patras in 1912 and is the most long-lived Medical Society in Greece, after the Medical Society of Athens. It publishes papers of members of the Society. Contributions from non members and international scientists are also welcomed. Papers written in English language are particularly supported and encouraged.

These articles deal with scientific developments from all fields of medicine. The priority in acceptance of manuscripts for publication is given for original, high scientific and academic quality manuscripts. The journal considers papers written in proper Greek language with complete and detailed abstract, authors, departments, key words, and correspondence details in English.  The first author of the paper accepted for publication should be in consent of that Editorial Committee retains the right to make corrections especially grammatical or syntactical, which do not change the text of the manuscript, when these are deemed necessary.

Peer review process
All articles submitted to ACHAIKI IATRIKI, after an initial assessment by the editors, undergo a thorough peer review process utilising a double-blind system involving two or more reviewers, before a final decision is taken by the Editorial Committee.

Conflict of interest
The authors should disclose at the time of submission any financial arrangement they may have with a company whose product figures prominently in the manuscript or with a company making a competing product. For review articles or editorials, the authors should not have any financial interest in a company or its competitor that makes a product discussed in the article.

Informed Consent
Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent which should be documented the paper.
Patient`s images, name, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be included in videos, recordings, written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes. In this case, written informed consent for publication in print and electronic form from the patient or relatives is necessary. If such consent is made subject to any conditions, the editorial committee must be made aware of all such conditions. Written consents must be provided to the editor on request.


Statement of Human and Animal Rights
In manuscripts describing human research the authors must indicate clearly that all experimental procedures were carried out in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible institutional committee for human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. When reporting on animal research, the authors should also indicate that procedures followed the institutional and national guides for the care and use of laboratory animals
Ethics
Manuscripts containing original material are accepted for consideration for publication with the understanding that neither the article nor part of the article has been or will be published elsewhere before appearing in the journal. (This restriction does not apply to abstracts; published abstracts, however, should not exceed 300 words.) If any of the manuscript's figures or tables have previously been published elsewhere, permission for their use must be obtained from the copyright holder. Accepted papers become the permanent property of the Medical Society of Western Greece and Peloponnesus and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written consent of the Society. Statements and suggestions published in manuscripts are under the authors responsibility and do not reflect convictions of editor and associates.

Types of papers
The journal publishes the following type of papers:
1.Editorials: up to 4 typed double-space pages with no more than 10 contemporary references. Editorials are written after invitation of the Editor.
2.Comprehensive Reviews: Up to 10 typed double-space pages
3.Clinical or experimental papers: Up to 10 typed double space pages
4. Case reports: Up to 6 typed double-space pages with no more than 10 references.
5. “The general Practitioner”: Every physician working privately or in any institution is strongly encouraged to submit for publication any interesting case or subject which he has encountered in his everyday practice of unusual, strange, peculiar or even humorous course and ending, up to 5 typed double-space pages.
6. Nursing and allied disciplines: Every scientist working in nursing or allied sciences is encouraged to submit papers of no more than 5 types double-space pages.
7. Student and other news: medical students and students of other health disciplines are also strongly encouraged to submit thoughts, views or even scientific work up to 5 typed double-space pages.

ACHAIKI IATRIKI
also publishes letters to the editor, interesting images, scientific quizzes, vignettes and the news of the society of western Greece and Peloponnesus.

Manuscript format
1. First page: Include a brief and descriptive title of the article, the author’s full names with academic degrees, hospital and academic affiliations and the name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail of the author responsible for correspondence.
2. Second page: Include a brief structure abstract of no more than 200 words as follows: Objective and background, methods, results and conclusion in case of clinical or experimental articles. List 3-5 key words for indexing.
3. Following pages: Include introduction, material and methods, results and discussion for clinical or experimental studies. For case reports include, introduction, report of the case, discussion, conclusion.
4. Include any relevant table or figure.
5. The last page: Include numbered references in the order in which they are cited in the text according to the Vancouver system as the following examples:

  • Journal article: Zavras GM, Papadaki PJ, Kokkinis SE, Kalokairinou K, Kouni SN, Batsolaki M, Gouvelou- Deligianni GV and Koutsojannis CM. Kounis syndrome secondary to allergic reaction following shellfish ingestion. Int J Clin Pract 2003; 57:622-624.
  • Textbook: Hudson R. Cardiovascular Pathology, Ist edition. Edward Arnold (publisher) Ltd, London, 1965; 1341- 1350.
  • Book chapter: Opie LH. Mechanism of cardiac contraction and relaxation. In: Braunwald E, editor. Heart Disease, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 1997; 360-393.

Paper Submission
Submit papers electronically to the following address: Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από κακόβουλη χρήση. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε την Javascript για να τη δείτε. .
Manuscripts can also be submitted with computer disk or CD and the submitting letter to: the Editor, Prof Nicholas
G. Kounis MD, FESC, FACC, 7 Aratou Street, Queen Olgas Square, Patras 262 21, Greece.