Please go to our website at '' to submit your article. If this is your first manuscript, a new user account should be made where you will make a username and password. Before you prepare your manuscript, download the template at '' to submit your article. If this is your first manuscript, a new user account should be made where you will make a username and password. Before you prepare your manuscript, download the template and use that as a starting point for your manuscript. If you already had prepared your paper, please use 'copy - paste special - unformatted text' to enter your text in the template. In the submission module you can enter your new manuscript by filling out the required fields and upload your manuscript. Please prepare a complete manuscript in the Word template and save it in .doc(x) or .rtf format. Upload all figures and tables in seperate files. Further instructions are available on the template.

The manuscript

Manuscripts should be complete in all respects. The manuscript should be typed in double spacing on one side only of A4 paper (21x27.9 cm) with ample (2.5 cm) top and left-hand margins. Figures and Tables should be referred to in consecutive order as 'Figure 1', etc. and 'Table 1', etc
Original papers should be divided into sections: Summary, Key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Legends for illustrations, and Legends for tables. After the last reference, the title and name, and full postal address of the corresponding author should be typed. Begin each section and Figure and Table legends on separate sheets, and type the page number in the upper right-hand corner of each page.

The front page of the manuscript should contain:
(1) title of the manuscript (not exceeding 100 characters including spaces);
(2) name of author(s);
(3) name of department(s), institution(s) and/or laboratories;
(4) full postal address of the author to whom reprints are to be requested (please include telephone and/or telefax numbers and e-mail address);
(5) running title not exceeding 30 characters including space;
(6) five key words for indexing purposes using MeSH terms.


Every paper should include a factual summary of its contents. It should be intelligible in itself without reference to the paper, and not exceed 200 words. It must include statement of problem, method(s) of study, main results (only words, no statistics), and principal conclusions. Footnotes and references are not used in the summary.


Use comma's to separate the different keywords. Use meshwords as indicated in Pubmed


Citations in the text should be referred to using the Vancouver system in which a number is assigned to each reference as it is used. This should appear in superscript inside the text punctuation. Even if the author(s) is named, a ­number must still be used.

- The full reference must be listed in numerical order at the end of the paper in the bibliography.
- The original number assigned to the reference is used each time the reference is cited in the text, regardless of its position in the text.

The titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in Index Medicus (Medline). A list of abbreviated names of frequently cited journals is printed annually in the January issue of Index Medicus. They can also be found listed at the US National Library of Medicine Website at
Use the style of the examples below, which are based on the formats used by the National Library of Medicine. When you use Endnote or Reference Manager, remove all embedded links in the final document to prevent incompatibilities with Editorial software.

References should be according to the following examples:
Extract from Adams JC, Hamblen DL. Outline of fractures. 10th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1992:
In younger patients operative repair is advised. It entails exposure of the tendon from above by splitting the acromion in the coronal plane, and reattachment of the tendon by sutures through drill holes in the tuberosity of the humerus (1,2). Thereafter a long course of supervised exercises may be required before a full ­range of active movement is restored. As would be expected, the results of ­operation tend to be poorer in cases of large musculo-teninous defects than when the rent is small (2).

- Debeyre J, Patte D, Elmelik E. Repair of ruptures of the rotator cuff of the shoulder. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1965; 47B: 36-42.
- Kessel L, Bayley I. Clinical disorders of the shoulder. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1986.


- An article in a journal: (List all authors when six or less; when seven or more, list only first three and add et al).?You CH, Lee KY, Chey WY, Menguy R. Electrogastrographic study of patients with unexplained nausea, bloating and vomiting. Gastroenterology 1980; 79: 311-314.
- A corporate author: The Royal Marsden Hospital Bone-Marrow Transplantation Team. Failure of syngeneic bone-marrow graft without preconditioning in post-hepatitis marrow aplasia. Lancet 1977; 2: 242-244.
- No author given: Anonymous. Coffee drinking and cancer of the pancreas (Editorial). Br Med J 1981; 283: 628.

Books and other monographs

- Personal author(s):
Eisen HN. Immunology: an introduction to molecular and cellular principles of the immune response. 5th ed. New York: Harper and Row, 1974
- Editor, compiler, chairman as author:
Dausset J, Colombani J, eds. Histocompatibility testing 1972. Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1973: 12-18.
- A chapter in a book:
Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathogenic properties of invading micro-organisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, eds. Pathologic physiology: mechanisms of disease. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1974; 457-472.


Always submit high-resolution figures (300 dpi) that meet the following specifications:
File Sizes: Figure files should not exceed 10 MB (average size is about 2 MB).
Image Sizes: Figures should be submitted in final print publication size (printed 1:1). Figures may be published in print in one of two formats: single-column (8.5 cm) or double-column (18.0 cm). Unless the file size is too large, multi-panel figures should be submitted as a single file.
Text and Lines: Text in figures must be 6-8 points in size, except for single letter markers, which must be 12 points. Myriad Pro should be used for all figure text (except for the use of symbols). Line widths must be greater than one point thick or they will not appear on the PDF version of the article.
Numbering: Figures must be numbered as they appear in the text.
File Format: Original figures should be in TIFF (better for halftone art e.g., blots, photographs), or EPS (better for line art or monochrome art, i.e., anything that involves sharply delineated lines). Figures can be submitted in powerpoint with page setup at A4 size.
The editors will determine the degree of any reduction or enlargement required and, in general, line drawings will be reduced to one column width if possible. Authors may, however, specifically request a larger reprodution. Particular requests should be typed on the relevant figure legend page. Photomicrographs will usually not be reduced unless the reduction involved is small or the height necessitates reduction.
Colour: Colour figures must be in the RGB color space. Colour printing is available subject to authors meeting the costs involved. We charge € 250.- per page with a maximum of € 500,-. When colour figures have been submitted, it is assumed by the editorial staff the figures will have to be printed in colour and an invoice will be send.


Tables should be typed using the table function in Word or Pages, the required number of cells should be chosen, double spaced, and should contain only horizontal lines. Each table is on a separate page, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals 'Table 1', etc.

If a manuscript does not fullfill these requirements, it will be returned to the authors.

Case Reports

As from April 1, 2009, the journal does NOT accept anymore Case reports.


PDF proofs will be sent by e-mail to the first-named author of the paper, unless an alternative is requested on the title page of the manuscript. They should be checked carefully and returned by fax or e-mail within 7 days to the Managing Editor. If the proofs are not received in time, the author is considered to rely on the Editor's correction only. Corrections must be clearly indicated. The author is responsible for mistakes that have been overlooked. Changes or additions to the edited manuscripts, other than correcting printer's errors, are not allowed at this stage.


Reprints may be ordered by filling in and returning to the Managing Editor the order form sent to the corresponding author with the proof.pdf. A pdf file per contribution will be provided, free of charge.

Editorial policy

While papers are subject to peer review and editing, the journal does not hold itself responsible for all statements made by contributors.
The Editors reserve the right to refuse any manuscript submitted and to make suggestions for modifications before publication. Manuscripts are submitted to referees for peer review. The authors will receive a confirmation of the arrival of their manuscripts. They will generally be notified of the editorial decision within two months. In case a manuscript is returned to the author for revision, it should be resubmitted through the website within 6 months. Papers accepted by the Editorial Board are scheduled for publication in chronological order of submission as much as possible. Every effort will be made to achieve rapid publication on our website as well as in print. This will be facilitated if authors provide good and complete copy by following these instructions.


While papers are subject to peer review and editing, statements and opinions expressed in articles and communications hererin are those of the author(s) and not necessary those of the Editor(s), publisher or the European Rhinologic Society of the International Rhinologic Society. The Editor(s), publisher the European Rhinologic Society and the International Rhinologic Society disclaims any responsibility of liability for such material and do not guarantee, warrant, or endorse any product or service in this publication, nor do they guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of such product or service.