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  • All submissions must meet the following requirements.

    • The manuscript has not already been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
    • The manuscript complies with the requirements of the Instructions to Authors in About the Journal.
    • In the TITLE box the title of the manuscript is inserted using capital letters only for the first letter of the title and for proper names. In the ABSTRACT box the abstract of the manuscript has been inserted using capital letters only for proper names. In the KEY WORD box at least 3 key words have been inserted using capital letters only for the first letter of each key word and for proper names. In the REFERENCES box, the list of the references of the article.
    • Please pay attention to these instructions: the corrections to the articles will be accepted and the articles will be corrected when and only, we will send you the official letter of proofreading request. The submitted corrections not requested by the Editorial Office will not be considered. We will send you the proofreading request about 1 month before the publication of the article.
    • With this submission, you agree, in the name and on behalf of any co-authors too, to the use of personal data collected for each purpose connected with this registration, to receive promotional material and, for any other purposes that may be necessary pursuant to EU Reg. N. 679/2016 and of the Legislative Decree n. 101/2018, as well as any other provision on the subject. / Effettuando tale submission, acconsenti, anche in nome e per conto di eventuali coautori, all’utilizzo dei dati personali raccolti per ogni finalità connessa alla presente registrazione, per ricevere materiale promozionale e, per ogni altro scopo che si rendesse necessario ai sensi del Reg. UE n. 679/2016 e del D.lgs. n. 101/2018, nonché di qualsiasi altra disposizione in materia.
    • The submission form is filled out with the names and surnames of all authors, and not only of the corresponding author, using capital letters only for the first letter of authors’ names.
    • Please, mark in red the Family name of the authors in the Title page file
    • Authors are welcome to suggest, in the "Comments for the Editor", at least 2 full names (with their email address and affiliation) of potential Reviewers. The suggested Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with the proposal research. Please, specify the first name and the last name.
    • Have you download the two sample files for your online submission?
      SVDLD title page sample and SVDLD manuscript sample. Then, upload both files in your submission.

      Make sure that no author information is present in the manuscript file, since we are using double-blind peer review. Please, you should upload the 2 files: "the title page" file and the "manuscript file". As in the samples, the "title page" file must contain: a concise informative title; full author(s) names (full first name and last name); department or institution where work was done (not what you are or you do in this department, as MD, PhD, …); full name and address of author to whom correspondence about the manuscript and request should be referred, as well as fax (if it is available), E-mail and telephone number; a running title of no more than 40 characters. The title page file will not be included in the review process. The manuscript file must contain text, summary, key words, tables and figures, legends, and references.
    • Please be sure that the metadata online is correct (when you fill out the form submitting the article). Requests for addition/deletion/change of authors or affiliations received after the publication of the issue will not be considered. The online submission form must contain the full names of all authors, using the button "add contributors" with capital letters only for the first letter of authors’ names. Metadata are crucial for the indexing of the paper and of authors and for attribution of copyright to ALL authors. Attention: Any submission received for a manuscript with more than one contributor, in which only one author has been inserted in the metadata, will result in immediate rejection, asking for a correct re-submission. The author names and affiliations inserted in the online submission system will be those which will be published in PubMed. The Editorial staff is therefore not responsible for eventual inaccuracies or mistakes in the affiliations inserted during the submission process.
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