"To Vima tou Asklipiou" is published every three months and its main target is to provide continuous education and information to health professionals. Studies referring directly or indirectly to health science are mainly published in this journal.


Original (Research) papers. Original papers are scientific reports of the results of original clinical research, including experimental, retrospective or perspective studies which are conducted basing on a research protocol.

Reviews. Interesting topics relating to health sciences are developed, written by two authors.

NOTE: The text of an original or a review study is limited to 15 typed pages, including an abstract, a maximum of 7 tables and figures (total), and up to 40 references.

Articles-comments of the Editorial Committee.

Interesting cases. They are accepted only if they are about new treatments of nursing or medical problems and only if a new methodology is followed as far as their treatment is concerned. They are always accompanied by a summary in the Greek language consisting of approximately 100 words with 3-4 words and in the English language consisting of approximately 200 words and 3-4 key words. The text of the study is divided into Introduction, Description of the case(s), Conclusion. The bibliography is small and absolutely specific to the topic.

Letter towards the editorial. They include judgments on published articles, precursor results of researches critics on the journals, etc. They are published according to the judgments of the Editorial Committee and should be signed. They should not be of more than 500 words.

Foreign language projects. They are accepted for publication only when they are accompanied by an extensive informational summary in the Greek language (for Greek speaking authors only, of course).

Legislation. Articles published in the Greek Government Gazette, related directly or indirectly to Health Science.

Submission of studies. Submission of studies implies that it reports unpublished work, except in abstract form and is not being submitted simultaneously to another publication. Accepted studies become the sole property of Vima tou Asklipiou Journal and may not be published elsewhere without consent from the Managing Editor. The texts are submitted to the following e-mail address:

IMPORTANT: Your e-mail's Subject must begin with the word "Article".

Acceptance of studies. Every submitted study is judged by at least two (2) adjudicators, who are  members of the  Editorial Committee of the Journal. In case of disagreement a new adjudicator is being assigned and the decision on the publication or not, is being made by the Editorial Committee. The names of the adjudicators remain strictly confidential. The authors are informed within 4 weeks about the  acceptance of the study. Usually, a study is  given to the authors for modification before the publication. The modified study should be returned to the Journal  within 3 weeks, otherwise it is considered with drawn.

All manuscripts should have the following structure:

The first page includes the following order:

Title of the article. The title should be concise and informative  using terms that can be readily indexed. The subtitle (if there is one) can be also written.

Names of the authors. The author's full names (surname, first name). After the Surname and first name of each author follows the superscript and  a comma which separates each author. The superscript declares the current  position of each author (the name of the department and the institution to which the work) and should be written in the next paragraph after the end of the authors. For example:

Papadopoulou Maria1, Kanellou Helen2

1. RN, MSc, place of work

2. RN, place of work

If two authors are of the same level at their work  then the number of the superscript is the same.

Abstract. The abstract should include no more than 250 words, divided into the following subheadings: Background, Method and Material, Results and Conclusions. Avoid abbreviations and reference citations in the abstract.

Key words. Below the abstract authors should provide 3-5 key-words which assist in cross-indexing the article.

Corresponding author. The name, address, telephone number or e-mail  of the author to whom correspondence should be sent.

In the second page begins the text of the article.

If the article is a research study, it should follow the structure : Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Tables and References.

If the article is a review or any other study, other descriptive headings and subheadings can be used. All review articles undergo the same editorial process as original research reports.

Cite all tables and figures in the text, numbering them sequentially and place them before references in the same order as they appear in the text, with Arabic numbers (Table 1, Table 2)  followed by a brief title before  each table.

If you cite a picture which  has been published elsewhere, then  the source of origin should be  noted and the written permit of the editor who has the exclusive right of republishing it. In case there are pictures of people they should either accompanied by a written permit of using the pictures as they are, or otherwise no faces must be discernible. The pictures must not be more than the dimensions of the pages of the Journal (width 17 cm height 24.5 cm).

References. The Vancouver Citation System is followed, which means that references are written at the end of the manuscript and their numbering should be according to the sequence mentioned in the text. The number of references should not exceed 45 per article.

For more  information about the way references should be written, consult the National Library of Medicine's on-line guide