Le Infezioni in Medicina is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal which publishes, free of charge, editorials, reviews, original articles, case reports and letters to the Editor on experimental and clinical investigations concerning any aspect of infectious diseases. A special section is concerned with historical aspects of infectious diseases.

Le Infezioni in Medicina, first issued in March 1993, is published in Italy and the official language is English. The logo reported on the cover sheet is the ancient alchemic symbol representing in 15th century the process of purification.

The Editorial Board includes many outstanding infectious disease specialists and clinical microbiologists from most part of the word. All manuscripts submitted for publication, are peer reviewed for their clinical relevance, technical accuracy, clarity and objectivity and, if accepted, are shortly published. Contributions from all over the world are welcome under the only criterion of scientific quality.

By September 2017, Le Infezioni in Medicina is the "Official Journal of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases"(https://simit.org/)

The journal complies the preservation requirements being indexed in the following repositories: PORTICO and Pub Med Central. By September 2021 the journal is also indexed in CROSSREF and a DOI number is attributed to each article.

Authors are kindly requested to provide, for each manuscript, a written statement indicating that the paper is an original contribution and is not being reviewed or published elsewhere. Authors are the only ones responsible for the originality of the scientific contents of the manuscript. Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by the author’s and publisher’s permission for reproduction. Papers have to be submitted on the understanding that after publication the authors will transfer the copyright exclusively to the Editor of Le Infezioni in Medicina. All authors of the manuscript have directly participated in the planning, execution, or analysis of this study. The authors have no competing interests. The study did not violate any national or international laws on human, animal and environmental rights. 

The following types of papers will be considered for publication:

  • Editorials are short, invited opinion pieces that discuss an issue of immediate or general importance to the research community.
  • Reviews reporting the personal opinion of the authors or summarizing the “state of the art” on selected outstanding aspects of infectious diseases. Such papers are usually published on invitation, but unsolicited reviews are welcome, conditional upon the referee’s approval.
  • Mini-reviews reporting in a short format the most important concepts related to a topic and reporting the most relevant and current findings. The short format allows an easier reading so that more medical practitioners can benefit from them. Original articles referring to unpublished studies both on experimental and clinical research in the field of infectious diseases.
  • Original articles referring to unpublished studies both on experimental and clinical research in the field of infectious diseases.
  • Case reports describing single, or in limited number, noteworthy clinical cases in the field of infectious diseases.
  • Infections in the History of Medicine. Papers dealing with any historical aspect of infectious diseases are welcome from colleagues and experts in the field. These papers will be published in a special section of the journal entitled “Infections in the History of Medicine”.
  • Letters to the Editor, preferably pertaining to issues previously treated in the journal or to other matters of general interest to the readers, briefly reporting a personal clinical experience or opinion on topical themes in the field of infections.


  • By submitting a manuscript to Le Infezioni in Medicina, the authors accept and acknowledge that:The paper is original, is not being considered for publication by any other journal, that has not been published elsewhere in the same or similar form. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software. If an attempt at undisclosed duplicate publication is identified, the article will be rejected, and the owners of the copyright will be notified.
  • All authors are aware of, and consent to the submission to the journal "Le Infezioni in Medicina".
  • Using images and other content from the internet and/or from other journal or sources, the authors must check the terms and conditions of the website or journal and/or the copyright disclaimer. If these items are not visible please do not assume that re-using content is acceptable.
  • Due concern has been spent to ethical considerations possibly related to the submitted work. (for details see the Section "Journal Ethics")

After submission, each manuscript is checked for plagiarism, and assessed carefully to determine if it fits the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript is considered suitable for evaluation, the journal editor will appoint reviewers. Reviewers help determine the validity, significance and originality of the work, and can suggest improvements to the manuscript and the research. On their recommendation, editors will accept, accept with revisions, or reject a manuscript.

Below some resources to help in understanding plagiarism:

  • Roig, M. Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing. St John’s University.
  • Long TC, Errami M, George AC, et al. Responding to Possible Plagiarism. Science 2009; 323:1293-1294.
  • Lewis J, Ossowski S, Hicks J, Errami M, and Garner HR. Text similarity: an alternative way to search MEDLINE. Bioinformatics 2006; 22:2298-2304

To make good judgments, peer reviewers use their own checklists to evaluate the content for scientific value and originality, to see that articles adhere to general scientific practice as well as the journal’s specific guidelines, and to check that the authors have referenced correctly. The peer reviewer will look closely at methodology and the validity of data, and consider the ethical approach. They will then recommend changes before  the manuscript is published.

Le Infezioni in Medicina adopts the single blind type of peer review (most common) (Names of the reviewers are hidden from the author) (for details see the section "Peer Review Policy).

Le Infezioni in Medicina is the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (SIMIT). The Publisher provides the e-mailing of each issue (four issues/year) of the journal to all members registered to the SIMIT within few days by its publication.

Le Infezioni in Medicina complies the editorial preservation requirements being indexed in the following repository: PORTICO and Pub Med Central.

Le Infezioni in Medicina allows authors the use of the final published version (publisher pdf) for self-archiving (author's personal website) and/or archiving in an institutional repository (on a non-profit server) after an embargo period of 12 months after publication.

The published source must be acknowledged. For articles, a link to the journal home page must be set.

Authors MAY NOT self-archive their articles in public and/or commercial subject-based repositories.

Le Infezioni in Medicina is a free full text journal, permitting any users to read, and download the full texts of its articles and to use them for any other lawful purpose. All the articles published in this journal are free to access immediately from the date of publication. We do not charge any fees for any reader to download articles for their own scholarly use.