Call For Chapters

Book Title

“Vitiligo Handbook: Treatment Protocols and Tools For Clinicians”

Introduction

Vitiligo management options have undergone a sea change over the past decade. Several new treatment protocols, for example systemic immunomodulators or derma rollers, have been introduced recently, with various success rates, but remain unknown to the most of practitioners. 

 In addition, approaches to vitiligo treatment vary from region to region, depending on the availability of drugs, medical equipment, local techniques and even on the climate zone. This publication will encompass a variety of vitiligo treatment guidelines, both proven and experimental, from a clinical perspective.

Objective of the Book

The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide to vitiligo management in a private practice or clinic, with an emphasis on local applicability. It will underline the techniques and tools needed to treat typical and rare cases of vitiligo, in order to improve treatment outcomes and patient quality of life, to facilitate introduction of novel treatment techniques, and to share best practices in vitiligo management.

Target Audience

The target audience includes physicians, dermatologists and students (Masters/PhD) with interest in vitiligo and pigmentary disorders.

Recommended Topics

Each contributed chapter is expected to present one or more of the following:

  • your own detailed guidelines or specific treatment protocols, 
  • your own key points for decision making,
  • detailed description of locally available tools and techniques used in the process. 

A comparative study of different protocols can also be presented. Typical or rare case studies may be included to illustrate methods or specific techniques.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and clinicians interested in submitting chapters on this topic should submit a short proposal via e-mail that contains:

  • Title of the proposed chapter
  • Author(s) of the chapter (including affiliation)
  • Estimated amounts of pages and photos (excl. references)
  • Abstract of up to 250 words (or approx. 1/2 page)

Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will be asked to prepare your chapter of 7.500-12.000 words (or approx. 15-25 pages), and a sheet with related terms and their appropriate definitions. 

The submitted chapters will be reviewed by the Members of Editorial Advisory Board, and the Editor-in-Chief will make a final quality check.

Contributions should be original and not be submitted elsewhere. Authors of accepted chapters would be required to sign an agreement of copyright transfer and an originality statement with the publisher.

Proposals should be submitted as plain MS Word or OS Pages files by e-mail to info@vrfoundation.org.

Important Dates

  • Proposals Due: November 21, 2015
  • Full Chapters Due: January 31, 2016
  • Publication: early 2016

Early submission is highly appreciated as the editors would like to have progressive dialogue and work with prospective authors to bring out a book of wide appeal. 

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by the 501(c)3 non-profit Vitiligo Research Foundation both in print and in ebook format. All proceeds from this publication will be used to advance vitiligo research and raise awareness. 

Formatting

VR Foundation follows the Submission Guidelines adopted by the American Medical Association (AMA), which are based on the style developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in 1978 in Vancouver. Photos are acceptable in full size (1920x1080 pixels or higher) JPEG format, high quality compression. If in doubt, please send us original, unmodified files and we'll take care of the rest.

Inquiries

Yan Valle, CEO VR Foundation
yan@vrfoundation.org

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