Editors Guideline


Manuscripts submitted to THERMAE & SPA MEDICINE may not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submission will be acknowleded.

Original Research Paper describes the complete investigations. It should be presented in the standard format described below.

Preparation of Manuscript
Only Microsoft Word files (.doc, .docx) are acceptable. The manuscript should be double-spaced with sample margin on all sides (top & bottom margin: 2.54 cm, left & right side: 3.18 cm). A cover letter is required to be submitted in the submission process. The title, the main findings, and the significance of the manuscript should all be described. Preferred and non-preferred reviewers (if any) may be listed in the cover letter.

Article Structure
All manuscripts submitted should include a title page, abstract, key words, text, and references. Tables, figure legends, figures, and acknowledgements (if any) may also be included.

Title Page
The following information should be included:
  • Paper title;
  • Author(s)’ full name, affiliation, and email address;
  • Full contact information (postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address) for the corresponding author.

    The abstract should be citation-free and should not exceed 250 words. It should concisely describe the aims, experimental approach, significant results, and major conclusion.

    Original research papers are structured with the following headings: abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, and references.

    Collaborations, sources of research funds, and other acknowledgments should be listed in a separate section at the very end of the paper before the references.

    Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references should be cited within the text.
    All citations in the text should refer to:
    1. Single author: the author's name and the year of publication, ex. Solimene, 2006;
    2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication, ex. White and Solimene, 2010;
    3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication, ex. Solimene et al., 2010.
    Citations may be made directly or parenthetically. Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.

    Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
    Please follow these guidelines for submitting figures:
    • Line illustrations should be submitted at 1200 dpi.
    • Halftones and color should be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi.
    • Save as TIF files.
    • Do NOT submit PowerPoint, PDF, Bitmap, or Excel files.
    • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
    • Provide captions to illustrations separately.
    • Please name your artwork files with the submitting authors name i.e.fig1.jpg.
    Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title. If numerical measurements are used, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should be avoided.  
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