Guidelines for publication on RESCUE PRESS (PUBLICATION RULES)

In order to assist our editorial team and scientific committee in evaluating the texts and in-depth analyses submitted, the texts must be prepared in a clear, simple and effective manner. Please follow the guidelines below when submitting your content.

All the publications represent a moment of professional growth. Whether we’re talking about a medical, nursing, or technical publication, or one created by another professional or volunteer working in the field of emergency rescue, the content must be written in an easily understandable manner in order to be evaluated and approved. Like all scientific journals, RESCUE Press has an ISSN, but assigns a DOI (a unique international reference code) to a few select contributions. 

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Choice of publication language

Since RESCUE PRESS is a bilingual journal, you can choose the language in which to publish your content. You can publish in Italian, or else you can choose English if you want to obtain greater international visibility. This means you can either opt for a mother tongue approach, which is easier to use and is more understandable by the rescuers operating in your country, or you can target to a broader audience, in order to disseminate your content on a larger scale.

Rescue Press Editorial Policy

Submission: Manuscripts submitted to the editorial staff via the email address or via the online submission form will be accepted.

Want to send your article?

When you send your article to Rescue Press, our staff will start the submission to our scientific peer reviewer, in single-blind mode. Papers will be evaluated and we can give you after 30 days a response. The scientific staff will also suggest to adopt a DOI for the article, if it satisfy the requirement indicated by the peer reviewer.


Authors Guidelines

The articles must be submitted by one of the manuscript’s authors. The authors who have contributed to the text must send a copyright authorisation email or a self-certification expressing their consent to publication. 

At the time of submission, the authors must declare that the article has not been previously published in another scientific journal and is not being read or considered by any other publication. Furthermore, the illustrations, tables, photographs and structure of that which is submitted, if borrowed from other publications, must be accompanied by a publication permit or a certification stating that such content can be used for creative commons rights.

Types of articles able to be submitted for review and publication

Editorials – The editorials submitted to Rescue Press are written by the team’s Scientific Committee, by people associated with it, or by third parties who have been asked to submit this type of content;

Papers – Papers consist of reports taken from original research. Papers can have a maximum length of about 4000 words, but this limit can be exceeded under exceptional circumstances. This limit does not include the text contained in the abstract (300 words), the titles, the references, the authors, and the multimedia content (tables, illustrations, etc.);

Short reports – These reports can be at most 1500 words in length. The submitted report must be accompanied by at least one table or illustration. Short report abstracts cannot exceed 100 words. 

Commentaries – Commentary opinions are editorial-like articles that convey assessments of material previously published on Rescue Press. The format is unrestricted, and it is not necessary to include an abstract, but any conflicts of interest with respect to the author of the commentary should be indicated. Furthermore, if references are made to other articles or publications, these references must be limited to a maximum of 10 publications;

Letters – Rescue Press also publishes letters to the editors or to the scientific committee of up to 600 words in length. While an abstract is not required, we do suggest including a brief introduction to help the editorial staff determine the reading index;

Reviews and tests – Product reviews, books and material tests can be published on Rescue Press in unrestricted form. Rescue Press reserves the right to add comments by opinion leaders to these publications. Reviews can be up to 450 words in length, and must be accompanied by photos or tables, as well as the indication of the origins and any certification bodies that assisted in the collection of the data in question. For contributions that do not have an impact on this type of content, please refer to the current legislation on sponsorships in the healthcare sector. 


Rescue Press considers both Italian and English manuscripts for publication. An English translation service will be offered to the authors of any accepted manuscripts that were submitted to the editorial team in Italian. Unless otherwise agreed, the translation costs will not borne by the publisher, although it will recommend a trusted translator to contact in order to obtain a service of adequate quality. The submitted text must meet the following specifications:

  • Justified text, in .doc or .docx or .rtf document format
  • Page numbers on the right side of the footer
  • Section structure: title, abstract, keywords, text, interests, references, tables, legends, photos and images

TITLE: The title must include

  • the title of the article, which must be concise and informative, up to 140 characters in length
  • Each author’s name, surname, role and academic affiliation
  • The name of the department and institution to which the article must be attributed
  • The name, address, telephone number and email address of each author responsible for communications about the manuscript
  • Source of economic support in the case of funds
  • The count of the total number of words and characters in the document

Abstract and keywords

Submit an excerpt of the article up to 300 words long immediately after the title part. At the end of the excerpt, list 3 to 10 keywords that indicate the paper’s area of interest. Where possible, indicate the keywords using the Medical Subject Headings of the Index Medicus.


The text must be divided into the traditional sections, or rather: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusion.

Tables and illustrations

If tables, illustrations or photos are to be inserted within the text, indicate the exact points at which the documents are to be inserted in bold red font, the name of the corresponding files to be inserted, and a description of their content. The tables can be provided in pdf or in XLS format. The images can be provided in jpg or png format.


If the authors of the text have declarations of interests to report, they are asked to do so this section using a maximum of 150 words. 

Notes and References

Each reference contained in the papers submitted to Rescue Press must follow the Index Medicus system. The list of citations and references must use Arabic numbering. 

Acceptance of the authors

All the people who participated sufficiently in the work to be considered responsible for its content should be cited in the article submitted for review. The information about the authors should only appear in the TITLE section of the paper. Accepted articles will be published free of charge in Open Access format. 

What happens once you submit your article?
Once your article has been submitted to RESCUE Press, our staff will render it anonymous and submit it to the appropriate members for peer review, in single-blind mode. The writings will be evaluated without the authors’ identities being disclosed, and one of the following three evaluations will be assigned: 

  • text not suitable for publication; 
  • text suitable to be adapted for publication; 
  • text suitable for publication without modification. 

A recommendation will also be made as to whether the article should be published with DOI, or without DOI for indexing in the magazine ISSN, or whether this opportunity should be reserved for other publications.