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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors

The editorial board of semi‑annual Journal of Face Aesthetics accepts original papers, reviews and case reports for publication in English and Polish, only when they have never been published before and were not under review in other journals. If the article has more than one author, the Editors ask all authors for written permission for its dissemination.

Formal requirements

  1. Information about the Author / Authors: name, surname and academic title, clinic or establishment where the work was written, together with the name, surname and academic title of the manager, correspondence address.
  2. The original article should be preceded by an abstract of 200 to 250 words, a casuistic and review article from 100 to 150, and keywords from 3 to 5 words. The abstract should be divided into parts: „Introduction and purpose”, „Material and Methods”, „Results”, „Conclusions”.
  3. The original papers should include the following parts: „Introduction”, „Material and Methods”, „Results”, „Discussion”, „Conclusions”.
  4. References: is placed at the end of the work, numbered and arranged in the order of quoting. References to the literature given in the text contain consecutive numbers of works included in square brackets, e.g. [3] or [2, 5, 7]. Subsequent bibliographical entries include: surname, first letters of the names of all authors, full title of the work, followed by the name of the magazine according to Index Medicus, year, volume and page or publisher, place, year of publication and page. If the number of authors exceeds six, the sixth name should include „et al.”. In collective work — the title of the chapter, the editors and the title of the entire work, the publisher, place, year of publication, volume and page. Review articles include references in the number of 20–35 items, research works up to 20 with the request that the discussion include only works from the last 10 years. Please provide DOI or PMID number for each reference.
  5. The Editorial Board reserves the right to introduce editorial, stylistic and logical corrections and make shortcuts.
  6. The authors should provide possible sources of financing and specify the role of the sponsor in research. Authors should provide a potential source of conflict of interest.
  7. Editors accept articles delivered by email or on CD/DVD (word or text document).
  8. If there are tables and graphs in the text, they should also be provided in separate files, with titles and photographic documentation also in separate files (JPG format: 300 dpi resolution, maximum quality, no compression, numbered with description in English and Polish), in the case of photography, it is necessary to attach the consent of the presented persons to their publication with a face image.
  9. Author / Authors, submitting the article for publication, also provide the Editorial Office with proprietary property rights to him in the field of recording and reproduction of the article using the printing technique, marketing and granting permits for further reprints.
  10. Articles are evaluated by reviewers with the double anonymity rule. If there is a conflict of interest on the line: the reviewer — the institution financing the presented research, the reviewer informs the editors.
  11. Author / Authors confirms that he / she is familiar with the terms of these regulations and accepts them when he / she submits the article for publication.

References examples

Burch HB, Wartofsky L. Graves’ ophthalmopathy: Current concepts regarding pathogenesis and management. Endocrine Reviews. 1993;14(6):747-793. PMID 10.1210/edrv-14-6-747.

Kowalski J. History of aesthetic medicine. In: Kaczmarek A. (ed.). Aesthetic medicine. PZWL, Warsaw 2011.

Kaczmarek A. Aesthetic medicine. PZWL, Warsaw 2011.

Reviewing rules

The principles of reviewing articles in the scientific journal JoFA are in line with good practices in reviewing procedures in science, published by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

To prepare a review, there are referees from outside the unit in which the Author is affiliated.

Reviewing is done on the principle of a ”double‑blind review” — between the author / the authors of the text and the reviewers is maintained full, mutual anonymity.

The names of the Reviewers of individual articles or editions are not disclosed, and in each issue on the website of the journal a list of Reviewers who collaborated with the Editorial Board is published.

The review is in writing on the prepared forms with information about the date of delivery of the review to the Editorial Board and contains the explicit request of the Reviewer about the acceptance of the article for publication or its rejection along with the justification and proposals for possible amendments.

The author receives a review for inspection and is provided with anonymous contact with the Reviewer via the editorial office. In cases of dispute, an additional Reviewer is appointed.

The time of evaluation may last up to 2 months.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in Journal of Face Aesthetics (JoFA) site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.