Instruction to authors

Open Access

Open access publishing does have its costs. Information regarding authors’ payment are not made available to editors and reviewers ensuring that they cannot be influenced in their selection of papers for publication by payment conditions or limitations.
The Article Processing Charge for publication in this journal is EUR 200,00 (plus VAT, if applicable).

Our fees cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, publication, different format of publication (HTML, PDF), inclusion in many Open Access databases.

Note: Board Members and regular members of SIA (Società Italiana di Andrologia), SIURO (Società Italiana di Urologia Oncologica), SIEUN (Società Italiana di Ecografia Urologica Nefrologica e andrologia) and UROP (Urologi Ospedalità Gestione Privata) will not required any fee. Their Co-Authors that are not members will be required an individual fee of 50 Euros each up to a maximum of 200 Euros. The Corresponding Author is entitled to pay on behalf of them.

All bank charges shall be borne by the payer.

Please note that our fees do not include taxes (VAT):
- Private or public ITALIAN customers (individuals, universities, hospitals, other organizations) must ALWAYS add VAT (IVA) at standard rate (4%);
- European Union PRIVATE customers must add the standard rate of their own country VAT tax;
- European Union private/public ORGANIZATIONS (universities, hospitals, others with regular VAT number) should not add any taxes at standard rate, provided that they indicate their VAT number;
- Outside the European Union, individuals and organizations should not add any taxes at standard rate.

Important: Authors are NOT required to pay at the moment of submission. If the paper is accepted, the Managing Editor of Open Access Edition will guide the Authors through the payment procedure. No article will be published before waiver or payment.

According to the United Nations list of Least Developed Countries (LCDs) available from:
Authors coming from those countries are entitled to ask for a discount.

A “Formal Request for discount” has to be forwarded to the Managing Editor of Open Access Edition, after receiving the acceptance letter. The Editorial Committee will then evaluate the merits of each individual case.
Any other informal request (such as comments at the moment of submission, or made in the covering letter of the revised version) will not be taken into consideration.

Fast-track peer review 

We offer fast-track peer review and publication of controlled trials that we judge of importance to practice or research. If you wish to discuss your proposed submission, please write ( Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ) or call our editorial office in Milan (+39 02 70608060). With the payment of a supplementary fee of 488 Euros (VAT included), the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.


Manuscripts in Italian language can be published after translation (a supplementary fee for printed page will be charged to the Authors).

Methods of payment
Authors can pay their fees by:

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Note: In any method of payment you choose, kindly specify: 1. journal name; 2. paper ID number; 3. first author.

Important: All papers published in Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia (AIUA) are peer reviewed. At present, Edizioni Scripta Manent Edizioni let everyone to read and download papers from its website. However, Edizioni Scripta Manent will retain copyright and will be granted publishing and distribution rights.

Authors’ responsibilities

Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they have not been published or submitted for publication in any other journal.
Authors must submit the results of clinical and experimental studies conducted according to the
Helsinki Declaration on clinical research and to the Ethical Code on animal research set forth by WHO (WHO Chronicle 1985; 39:51).

The Authors must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables and text from previously published material. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the Publisher).

Manuscript presentation
Authors must submit their manuscripts (MAC and WINDOWS Microsoft Word are accepted) after registration and login to the link: Surface or e-mail submission are not accepted.

Manuscripts must be written in English language in accordance with the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals” defined by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( Manuscripts in Italian language can be published after translation (expenses will be charged to the Authors).

Manuscripts should be typed double spaced with wide margins. They must be subdivided into the following sections:

Title page
It must contain:

a) title;
b) a short (no more than 40 characters) running head title;
c) first, middle and last name of each Author without abbreviations; d) University or Hospital, and Department of each Author;
e) last name, address and e-mail of all the Authors;
f)  corresponding Author;
g) phone and/or fax number to facilitate communication;
h) acknowledgement of financial support;
i) list of abbreviations


The Authors must submit a long English summary (300 words, 2000 characters). Subheadings are needed as follows: Objective(s), Material and method(s), Result(s), Conclusion(s). After the summary, three to ten key words must appear, taken from the standard Index Medicus terminology.


For original articles concerning experimental or clinical studies, the following standard scheme must be followed: Summary - Key Words - Introduction - Material and Methods - Results - Discussion - Conclusions - References - Tables - Legends - Figures. Case Report should be divided into: Summary - Introduction (optional) - Case report(s) - Conclusions - References (Discussion and Supplementary Figures, Tables and References can be submitted for publication in Supplementary Materials).

Size of manuscripts

Literature reviews, Editorials and Original articles concerning experimental or clinical studies should not exceed 3500 words with 3-5 figures or tables, and no more than 30 references.
Case reports, Notes on surgical technique, and Letters to the editors should not exceed 1000 words (summary included) with only one table or figure, and no more than three references. No more than five authors are permitted.

As an accompaniment to Case reports manuscripts for the print version of Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia (AIUA), authors may submit supplementary materials for posting on
The material is subject to the same editorial standards and peer-review procedures as the print publication.


References must be sorted in order of quotation and numbered with arabic digits between parentheses. Only the references quoted in the text can be listed. Journal titles must be abbreviated as in the Index Medicus. Only studies published on easily retrieved sources can be quoted. Unpublished studies cannot be quoted, however articles “in press” can be listed with the proper indication of the journal title, year and possibly volume. References must be listed as follows:

Journal articles

All Authors if there are six or fewer, otherwise the first three, followed by “et al.”. Complete names for Work Groups or Committees. Complete title in the original language. Title of the journal following Index Medicus rules. Year of publication; Volume number: First page.

Example: Starzl T, Iwatsuki S, Shaw BW, et al. Left hepatic trisegmentectomy Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1982; 155:21.


Authors - Complete title in the original language. Edition number (if later than the first). City of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.
Bergel DIA. Cardiovascular dynamics. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press Inc., 1974.

Book chapters

Authors of the chapters - Complete chapter title. In: Book Editor, complete Book Title, Edition number. City of publication: Publisher, Publication year: first page of chapter in the book.
Sagawa K. The use of central theory and system analysis. In: Bergel DH (Ed), Cardiovascular dynamics. 2nd ed. London: Academic Press Inc., 1964; 115.


Tables must be aimed to make comprehension of the written text easier. They must be numbered in Arabic digits and referred to in the text by progressive numbers. Every table must be accompanied by a brief title. The meaning of any abbreviations must be explained at the bottom of the table itself. (If sent by surface mail tables must be clearly printed with every table typed on a separate sheet).


(Graphics, algorithms, photographs, drawings). Figures must be numbered and quoted in the text by number. The meaning of all symbols, abbreviations or letters must be indicated. Histology photograph legends must include the enlargement ratio and the staining method. Legends must be collected in one or more separate pages. Please follow these instructions when preparing files:

• Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.
• Do not prepare any figures in Word as they are not workable.
• Line illustrations must be submitted at 600 DPI.
• Halftones and color photos should be submitted at a minimum of 300 DPI.
• Power Point files cannot be uploaded.
• If at all possible please avoid transmitting electronic files in JPEG format. If this is 
unavoidable please be sure to save the JPEG at the highest quality available and at the correct resolution for the type of artwork it is

• PDF files for individual figures may be uploaded.

Manuscript review

Only manuscript written according to the above mentioned rules will be considered. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the Editorial Board and/or by two referees designated by the Editors. The Authors are informed in a time as short as possible on whether the paper has been accepted, rejected or if a revision is deemed necessary. The Editors reserve the right to make editorial and literary corrections with the goal of making the article clearer or more concise, without altering its contents. Submission of a manuscript implies acceptation of all above rules.


Authors are responsible for ensuring that all manuscripts are accurately typed before final submission. Galley proofs will be sent to the first Author. Proofs should be returned within seven days from receipt.