Instructions for authors
Types of paper
These are original research articles that report new experiments or provide substantial amount of new information in the field of human and veterinary mycology. Article organization into introduction, methods, results, and discussion is not mandatory. Author may apply different organization depending on the nature of the article and the topic discussed. If articles prepared in IMRaD format, see manuscript check list.
Review articles are meant to provide a comprehensive overview of a particular topic, evaluate the available literature, and indicate the future direction of research related to the topic. Authors who wish to write review article are advised to contact the editor before submission. Systemic review and Meta-analysis should follow PRISMA guideline.
Human or animal cases concerning novel species, new and emerging clinical fungi, or unique clinical presentations can be submitted. Case presentation should include detailed demographic and clinical information, diagnosis, treatment, intervention, and outcome. All reports will undergo pre-submission review and within a few weeks the authors will receive feedback from the journal to re-submit the case or a proposal for combining the case with other submitted case series. At this stage, please submit only the case presentation and figures/illustrations embedded in the text. Note, the journal requires molecular identification of the isolated fungi. Submit the sequences of single or multiple genes/markers a long with the case presentation for quality control.
Language: Use English language.
Files: Use Microsoft Word unless indicated otherwise.
Text: Use any standard font, size 12, double-spaced, continuous line numbers, and include page numbers. Write Latin words, genera and species names in italic.
Manuscript length: There is no limitations regarding the number of words, figures, tables, and supplementary materials. However, authors are encouraged to keep the text as concise as possible.
Abbreviations: Define when first time they appear followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
The cover letter should explain concisely the significance of the research findings and the relevance of the manuscript to the journal’s scope. The letter will only be available for the editor and should include the following statements: the manuscript has not been submitted, published or under consideration for publication in any other journal, and the authors have agreed and approved the submission of the manuscript.
- Title: The title must be clear, concise, informative, and specific. Avoid the use of abbreviations and formulae. There is no word limit for the title.
- Author information: The name(s) of the author(s), their affiliation(s) including institution, (department), city, and country. ORCID if available. Indicate the affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. The corresponding author(s) should be marked with an asterisk in the author list.
- Corresponding author: Email address and full postal address of the corresponding author(s). A maximum of two authors can be designated.
Abstract Use unstructured abstract to briefly describe aims, methods, results and the conclusion of the project. Avoid uncommon abbreviation and citation in the abstract. You may use unlimited number of words.
Keywords: One Health Mycology requires a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 keywords.
Introduction Provide succinct overview of the studied topic, state the overall aim of the work, and cite relevant, up to date literature.
Materials and methods Describe comprehensively how the experiment was performed to allow reproduction of the work. Provide in details full protocols, suppliers of any material or equipment’s, software, and statistical analysis used. For published methods, cited the article where it was published and indicate if there are any modifications occur. Research conducted on human or animal requires an ethical approval section: include the approval number, the committee or review board who granted the approval.
Results Use text, tables, figures, or graphics to describe the results of your research. Present and interpret the results in a logical and organized manner under relevant subheadings. Large tables or raw data can be submitted as supplementary material.
Discussion Discussion may be combined with the results section. Discus the results in constructive way, compared them to previous studies on the topic, and describe limitations or strength of the findings. Recommendations and future research directions can be discussed as well.
Acknowledgments This section may be added to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who do not meet the recommended criteria for authorship and agreed to be listed in the acknowledgment. Funding agencies, grant numbers, institutions may be Acknowledged as well.
References List all references at the end of your manuscript in the format of Vancouver style (see examples). Ensure that listed references are cited in the text and in the order they appear. Reference list may include only published or accepted articles or preprint with available DOI or URL. Submitted or unpublished articles or personal communications can be cited within the text only. See below examples:
Published articles: Last name initial (first six authors, et al). Title article. Abbreviated journal title. Year;volume:page. (doi if available).
Rodrigues ML, Nosanchuk JD. Fungal diseases as neglected pathogens: A wake-up call to public health officials. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007964. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007964.
Books: Last name initial. Book title. Edition. Place of publication: publisher; year of publication.
de Hoog GS, Gené J, Ahmed SA, Al-Hatmi AMS, Figueras MJ, Vitale RG. Atlas of Clinical Fungi. 4 ed. Hilversum: Foundation Atlas of Clinical fungi; 2020.
Book chapters: Last name initial(s). Title of the chapter. In: Last name initial(editors), (eds). Book title. Place of publication: publisher; year of publication. page numbers.
de Hoog G, Ahmed S, Danesi P, Guillot J, Gräser Y. Distribution of pathogens and outbreak fungi in the fungal kingdom. In: Seyedmousavi S, de Hoog G, Guillot J, Verweij PE (eds). Emerging and epizootic fungal infections in animals. Dordrecht: Springer; 2018. pp 3–16.
Website: Publishing body. Title. [Internet]. Available from: URL. [Date of access].
World Health Organization (WHO). Global tuberculosis report 2020. [Internet]. Available from: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240013131. [Accessed 01-04-2023].
Submit tables in separate files, either in Microsoft Excel or Word. Label the tables in ascending order starting from “Table 1”. Place the caption above each table and legends or footnotes below the table. Make sure that every table is cited with the same number within the text.
Give every figure a number according to the order they appear in the text and make sure that the figures are cited in the text. Submit figure files in TIF or EPS format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and the following dimensions: minimum width 7 cm, maximum width 18 cm, minimum height 7 cm, and maximum height 22 cm. For multi-panel figures, if you use photoshop, submit the psd file with unflattened layers. You may submit separate pictures and the editorial office will assist in the preparation of final figure. Font size of any text within the figures must be a minimum of 10 point. Phylogenetic trees can be submitted as PDF or Adobe Illustrator files.
Conflict of interest:
Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the work. If there is nothing to declare, state this as well.
Describe the contribution of every author to the research project, following the CRediT taxonomy.
Taxonomy and Nomenclature
For current and recommended names of clinically important fungi, please refer to the Atlas of Clinical Fungi. Research descriping taxonomic novelties should follow the guideline of International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. Authors must provide a full description of the new taxa, reference collection number of ex-type strain of new species, and accession numbers of the new names deposited in one of the repositories accepted by Nomenclature Committee for Fungi (NCF).
Describe the funding sources that supported the research project, including the names of funding bodies and grant numbers. If the authors didn’t receive funding for the work, add the statement “This work received no specific grant from any funding agency.”
Deposit new sequence data in one of the reference repositories such as GenBank, EMBL, DDBJ, PIR, Uniprot or PRIDE and include the accession number in the manuscript. Sequences of the ITS must be a minimum of 400 bp long. The editor might request adding sequences or alignment to the submission before the reviewing the manuscript.