For authors


Articles can be submitted and managed online via the "Editorial-Manager-Tool".

Please send a “Cover letter from the Author” for each submitted article via e-mail to the editors.

Please also take account of the "Information for Authors" in submitting an article. For a CME article, also read the “Additional Information for Authors”.

Find here an extract from the Information for Authors to accent the main points:

  • All manuscripts to be submitted to the journal A&I have to be compliant with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( a matter of principle, only manuscripts are allowed which haven’t yet been published, in a whole or in parts (except as scientific abstracts), and for which the author first named has the copyright and all other exploitation rights.

  • All manuscripts are being peer reviewed by members of the editorial department/board of editors/external experts. The editor-in-chief and editorial staff reserve their right on editorial changes of the manuscript if necessary; the author gets information on these changes before the manuscript is going to press.

  • Specifications which reveal the patient’s/proband’s identity have to be strictly avoided. The chapter “methodology” of manuscripts containing examinations with probands has to include a declaration that the trial protocol has received the consent of an ethic committee and is consistent with the current version of the Declaration of Helsinki. It also has to contain a note that all patients and/or probands have been comprehensively informed and have consented to the trial in written form. The consent of the ethic committee has to be attached in copy to the manuscript when submitting.

  • Any financial and material support of the submitted manuscript has to be declared by the author either on the first page of the manuscript or in an acknowledgement note.

  • A survey of the rubrics and the extent (e.g., original works – max. 4000 words, surveys – max. 5000 words, special article – max. 2500 words) as well as the disposition of these articles can be found in the PDF.

  • For going to press, the manuscript has to be submitted as a WORD document (.doc).

  • All scientific articles have to contain 3–5 key words. The key words are found in the list of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®), the indexed vocabulary of the Index Medicus (

  • The way of citation is according to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals ( For users of the references management software tool Citavi, the terms of reference for citation are found under the name of our journal on We ask you to name the DOI, PMID, and PMCID, if existent.

  • Abbreviations have to be written out when first appearing in the text (except usual abbreviations as metric measures). Neither title nor headings or summary are allowed to hold abbreviations. Registered trade marks/brands have to be marked as such. Therefore, the international non-proprietary name of drugs should be used, and the trade name added in brackets, or, with technical devices, the name and address of the manufacturer.

  • The corresponding author is asked to give an ORCID-ID if necessary to create one for providing it:

Please find here the PDF with detailed information and the complete Information for Authors for download.