Special Issue on infectious disease is the premier publication for original research on infectious diseases. The editors welcome Major Articles and Brief Reports describing research results on microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, and related disciplines, on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases; on the microbes that cause them; and on disorders of host immune responses.
WJR Infectious Diseases Special Issues considers any original research contribution that supports an improvement in or
illuminates the clinical practice of infectious diseases and informative reviews of any subject relevant to infectious diseases.
Since the publication has a foreign readership of a wide variety of specialties, it is vital that papers should be written
simply and do not presume a standard of expertise beyond that of, say, a fairly well-read, newly trained doctor in college.
One way to figure out how the paper can be interpreted by those reading beyond
their immediate area of interest is to display the manuscript to peers of other specialties.
If they find it daunting to obey,
a large percentage of the readership would obey.
Where appropriate, figures and images of reasonable quality (colour or black
and white) should be used to complement and enrich the text.
Further information on the various aspects of the WJR Infectious Diseases Special
Issues and how to send them to the journal are given below.
If you need more explanation, the editorial staff of
the journal would be delighted to assist (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Manuscripts must be exclusively the work of the author(s) indicated, must not
have been previously published elsewhere, and must not be accepted by any publisher.
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Red section (Articles)
- The WJR Infectious Diseases Special Issues priorities reports of original research that are likely to change clinical practice or thinking about a disease
- We invite submission of all clinical trials, whether phase 1, 2, 3, or For phase 1 trials, we especially encourage those of a novel substance for a novel indication if there is a strong or unexpected beneficial or adverse response or a novel mechanism of action
- We require the registration of all interventional trials, whether early or late phase, in a primary register that participates in WHO’s International Clinical Trial Registry Platform or in gov, in accord with ICMJE recommendations. We also encourage full public disclosure of the minimum 21-item trial registration dataset at the time of registration and before the recruitment of the first participant. The registry must be independent of for-profit interest
- Reports of trials must conform to CONSORT 2010 guidelines and should be submitted with their protocols
- All reports of randomized trials should include a section entitled Randomisation and masking, within the Methods
- Cluster-randomized trials must be reported according to CONSORT extended guidelines
- Randomized trials that report harms must be described according to extended CONSORT guidelines
- Studies of diagnostic accuracy must be reported according to STARD guidelines
- Observational studies (cohort, case-control, or cross-sectional designs) must be reported according to the STROBE statementand should be submitted with their protocols
- Studies of molecular epidemiology in infectious diseases must be reported according to the STROME-ID statement
- Studies of infection control interventions and outbreak reports of nosocomial infection should be reported according to the ORION statement.
- We encourage the registration of all observational studies on a WHO-compliant registry
- Genetic association studies must be reported according to STREGA guidelines
- Meta-analyses must be reported according to PRISMA guidelines.
- To find reporting guidelines see: http://www.equator-org