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Author Guidelines

Hellenic the jective Hellenic Urology” is to publish Urological is the original official Association. articles, scientific Its reviews journal main and ob- of case reports on diseases of the genitourinary system. The journal “Hellenic Urology” is also concerned in the continuous education of the Urologists and aims at pro- moting the science of Urology. The journal publishes papers, which concern clinical research and scientific achievements. It also welcomes clinical investigations as well as basic and applied laboratory research; new data and recent developments of urological interest are also welcomed. Papers published in another journal are not accepted.

Submission of Papers

  1. General Information:The official language of “Hellen- ic Urology” is English. Authors whose native language is not English will have their manuscripts proofread by a professional copyeditor offered by the editorial team. The authors are allowed to submit their manuscript into Greek and translation will be provided. All the authors are jointly responsible for the contents of the paper and sign together the Authorship Responsibility, Financial Disclosure and Acknowledgment form. The list of authors should not exceed six (6) otherwise the participation of those exceeding the above numbers should be justified accordingly. In case of reports, the authors should not exceed four (4). In review articles the authors should not exceed the number of two. The following should be observed in the case of clinical studies:
    1. The authors should state that the research was conducted according to the principles as have set forth by the Helsinki Declaration of 1975.
    2. In the Studies that involve human subjects, a statement - approval from the appropriate human ethics committees should be obtained.

    3. A statement - approval of the competent scientific committee of the centre in which the research work was carried out, pertaining to the protocol of the perspective studies, should be included.

    In the case of the experimental studies on animals a statement should be made that the paper has adhered to the international guidelines for research involving animals, which has been recommended by the WHO, stating that “all research on animals was conducted in accordance with guidelines tendered by international law”.
  2. Copyright Transfer: Papers published in Hellenic Urology constitute copyright ownership of the manuscript to the Hellenic Urological Association (HUA). Thus any reproduction and/or copying of said manuscript is allowed only after consent of the Editorial Board of the Journal.
  3. Procedure:
    1. The corresponding author is informed for receipt of the manuscript and number of registration. The manuscripts are first checked whether they have been written and submitted according to the instructions of the journal (instructions to authors). Manuscripts which do not meet the requirements of correct submission are returned to the corresponding author with instructions for due corrections. The manuscript is double - blind checked by special consultantsreviewers of the journal.
    2. The revised manuscript with an accompanying letter signed by the corresponding author, in which he declares that all corrections have been done.
    The final decision for acceptance of the manuscriptlies on the Editorial Board that decides for approval, or return of manuscript for supplementary information, decision for reapproval or to reject the manuscript. As soon as the paper is accepted and has been allotted final publication, a proof is dispatched to the authors for final checking.

Article types

  1. Reviews - maximum 4,000 words, 50 references, 6 ta- bles and 10 figures, Abstract 300 words
  2. Original Articles - maximum 3,000 words, 30 referenc- es, 6 tables and 10 figures, Abstract 200 words
  3. Case Reports - maximum 1,500 words, 10 references and 6 figures, Abstract 100 words
  4. Letter to the editor - maximum 600 words, 6 referenc- es, 1 table and 1 figure

All article types should be accompanied by an abstract in Greek. For authors whose native language is not Greek, a Greek translation will be provided by the Editorial Board.

Article structure

Subdivision:Divide your article into clearly defined sections. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Introduction:State the objectives of the work and pro- vide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed lit- erature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods:Provide sufficient detail to al- low the work to be reproduced. Methods already pub- lished should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Statistical methods should be included in Material and Methods section.

Results:Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion:This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusions:The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion section.

Title page information

  1. Title:Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information - retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Author names and affiliations Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual affiliations with a lower - case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e - mail address of each author.
  2. Corresponding author:Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e - mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up todate by the corresponding author.

SummaryA concise and factual abstract is required. It should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non - standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract. Abstracts should be structured as to include items of Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be sparing with abbreviations:
only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Abbreviations

In the text, abbreviation should be detailed at their first mention. Ensure their consistency throughout the article.

Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. List here those individuals who provided assistance during the research.

Math formulae

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).

Footnotes

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many word processors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the reference list.

Table footnotes

Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

Artwork

Image manipulation: Whilst it is accepted that authors sometimes need to manipulate images for clarity, manipulation for purposes of deception or fraud will be seen as scientific ethical abuse and will be dealt with accordingly. For graphical images, this journal is applying the following policy: no specific feature within an image may be enhanced, obscured, moved, removed, or introduced. Adjustments of brightness, contrast, or color balance are acceptable if and as long as they do not obscure or eliminate any information present in the original.

Electronic artwork

General points:

  1. Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  2. Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
  3. Aim to use the following fonts in your illustrations: Times New Roman, 12.
  4. Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  5. Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
  6. Provide captions to illustrations separately.
  7. Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the printed version.
  8. Submit each illustration as a separate file.

Formats: If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply ‘as is’ in the native document format. Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please ‘Save as’ or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below): PDF or JPEG. Keep to a minimum of 300 dpi Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.

Please do not:

  1. Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
  2. Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  3. Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Figure legends:Ensure that each illustration has a legend. Supply legends separately, not attached to the figure. A legend should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Legends should be sent separately.

Tables

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables above the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

References

Citation in text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Any refer- ences cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpub- lished results and personal communications are not rec- ommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the refer- ence list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Per- sonal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'inpress' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references: As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference style

Text:Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. However, for more than 6 authors, only the first three should be listed followed by „et al.”. List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

1. Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA et al. The art of writing a scientific article. J Sci Commun 2000;163:51 - 9.



Reference to a book:

2. Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 3rd ed. New York: Macmillan; 1979.



Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

3. Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E - Publishing Inc; 1999, p. 281 - 304.



For further details you are referred to „Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals“ (J Am Med Assoc 1997;277:927 - 934) (see also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements. html). U


Editors' responsibilities


Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope.

The decision is guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board

The decision is constrained by current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism

The decision should not be restricted by the authors' race, gender, sex, religious belief, ethnic origin, and citizenship.

The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Confidentiality
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used either in an editor's own project or by the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the express written consent of the author