Newsletter - April 2013

Dear Reviewers of Hippokratia journal,

I am delighted to inform you that from mid April 2013 our new website is online. Besides its improved aesthetic appearance, it has been designed by our new provider SlidesCenter to have increased functionality. One can find the current issue of the journal both in the front page as titles linking to the full text and in the Current page as summaries, fact that increases the readability of the new papers. All new papers are available as full text both in html and in pdf format. In the front page one can also find the Featured Articles, a search engine with option for advanced search and all necessary contents providing information about the journal (About, Editorial Board, Current, Archives, Instructions, Links, Contact) in a simplistic and yet functional way. The Archives are included in a scroll down menu which makes it possible to access all past issues easily and fast. In the bottom of the front page there is access to the newsletter and option for one to subscribe for the printed edition, the newsletter or for e-mail alerts. Currently new submissions are available only through email to the journal’s office but soon the online submission systems which supports our new website will be ready and fully functional and all the peer review process will be handled online. Please visit the new site of Hippokratia at www.hippokratia.gr.

Another issue I would like to inform you about is that, following relevant decision of the Editorial Board aiming to control potential gifted authorship issues, we have set a limit to the number of listed authors per paper. Review articles should have up to 3 and in exceptional cases 4 authors; Original articles as many authors as justified by the study conducted; Case series and case reports should have maximum 5 authors while letters to the editor, maximum three authors. Each listed author of an article should have taken a substantial part in the research, literature review or preparation of the manuscript. Only those who contribute scientifically are justified to be registered as authors; If Gifted Authorship issues are suspected, the Editor will request a letter reporting the contribution of each author independently and the number of authors will be reduced accordingly.

Even though currently Hippokratia does follow strict rules regarding ethical issues and operates quality assurance procedures, I am happy to announce that the Editorial Board is finalising Hippokratia's Position Statements on ethical issues (plagiarism, gift authorship, citation manipulation, privileged authorship) and soon will be available in our new website for all our Reviewers and future Authors.

Thank you for your contribution to the continuous improvement of Hippokratia.

Best regards

Ass.Prof. Stefanos Triaridis MD, MSc, PhD
Editor of Hippokratia

Newsletter - November 2012

Dear Reviewers of Hippokratia journal,

As you have probably noticed, during summer 2012 there was dysfunction of the journal’s office which caused delays in the peer review process and communication problems. This was due to the fact that Hippokratio General Hospital who supported financially the journal, decided to terminate its secretarial support and considered even the possibility to discontinue the printed version of the journal. After mutual agreement with the Hospital, the Society “Friends of Hippokratia Journal” took over the financial management of the journal and since then the editorial and peer review process have been optimised again. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you all for your support. Hippokratia’s new secretary, Maria Nikolaidou is in the journal’s office at Hippokratio General Hospital on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 pm to 13:00 am (tel. +302313312674, fax +302313312674).

The Society “Friends of Hippokratia Journal” intends to continue the regular publication of the journal and make all necessary improvements of both printed and electronic edition, in order to increase its readability, international recognition and reputation. In this effort, the journal Reviewers’ contribution is invaluable and a guarantee for the continuity of the scientific quality and prestige of the journal. So you are all welcome to join the Society “Friends of Hippokratia Journal” and financially support the journal. Annual subscription costs 40 Euros which includes subscription to the printed version of the journal. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or the journal’s office for any further information needed.

Best regards

Ass.Prof. Stefanos Triaridis MD, MSc, PhD
Editor of Hippokratia

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Newsletter - April 2013

Dear Reviewers of Hippokratia journal,I am delighted to inform you that from mid April 2013 our new website is online. Besides its improved aesthetic appearance, it has been designed by our new provider SlidesCenter to have increased functionali...

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Newsletter - November 2012

Dear Reviewers of Hippokratia journal,As you have probably noticed, during summer 2012 there was dysfunction of the journal’s office which caused delays in the peer review process and communication problems. This was due to the fact that Hippokr...

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