AITE Instructions to Authors

Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis (AITE)

(founded in 1953 by Ludwik Hirszfeld, published on behalf of  the Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy,  Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław, Poland)

Instructions to Authors

Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis is the peer-reviewed international journal, published as e-only journal (starting January 1st, 2020). AITE publishes reviews and original articles, dealing with experimental and clinical immunology, experimental therapy and related medical sciences, not published previously (both as regular papers or chapters from books, except in the form of an abstract or preliminary note – which should be indicated as a footnote in the acknowledgment). Therefore, the Editorial Office requests a signed Statement, supplied by the first author or a head of laboratory,  indicating the originality of the presented results. Submission of a manuscript implies that the authors agree to transfer the copyright to the Institute automatically if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Archivum  publishes full papers, short communications, reviews and invited editorial reviews; the case reports are not published. The articles should be presented in the form described below. Short communications should not exceed 10 typed pages, may not contain section headings and both the text and the number of Figures and Tables should be kept to a minimum. Reference citations should be the same as in full papers. Reviews should contain a title page, an abstract, the basic text, acknowledgments (if any) and references. Only manuscripts written in grammatically correct English will be accepted for editorial processing. The authors should submit the concisely written double-spaced manuscript in Word format plus Tables and Figures using EM system at

The Authors cover the cost of publication of their article (APC, 1100,- EUR plus VAT per each article). Page charges can be waived under exceptional circumstances; page charges do not apply to the invited editorial reviews. Starting January 1st, 2024, all articles are published in open access (OA) option, without any additional payment.


Conflict of interest disclosure. AITE requires a declaration from the Authors of articles regarding any competing financial interests in relation to the presented work. Authors are required to include a statement at the end of their article and declare whether or not they have any competing financial interests. This includes employment, consultancies, stocks, honoraria, patents, grants and travel grants within three years from the beginning of the work on the submitted manuscript. In the case of more than one author of the article, the corresponding Author should provide the required declaration on behalf of all Authors.


Arrangement of the manuscript


  1. Title page: This should bear (1) the title of the paper (concise, but informative), (2) the name(s) and surname(s) of the author(s), (3) the name(s) of the laboratory where the work was carried out, (4) a list of abbreviations (if any).
  2. Abstract: Each paper should be preceded by an abstract, which should contain 200–250 words. The abstract should be intelligible in itself without reading the paper. It should be followed by the specific key words (no more than six).
  3. Introduction: This should be brief and should state the purpose of the paper in relation to other works in the same field. The introduction should not present an extensive review of literature.
  4. Materials and Methods: Sufficient information should be provided to permit repetition of the experiments. The methods should be described only if new or significantly modified procedures are used. Otherwise only references to previously described methods should be given.
  5. Results: These should be presented concisely, possibly in the form of Tables and Figures which should not be described in detail in the text. Each experiment should be illustrated only once, either by a Table or by a Figure.
  6. Discussion: This should present the interpretation of the results, not their recapitulation. Some results do not need discussion. It may be convenient to combine results and discussion in one section.
  7. Acknowledgments (if any): These should be placed directly after the discussion and include the dedication (if any), thanks for financial support etc.
  8. References: The list of references should only include those publications which are mentioned in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The reference list should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each paper.

The references must be arranged as follows:

  • for journal article:

Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999): Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med


  • for article by DOI:

Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dusregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. Doi:10.1007/s001090000086

  • for books:

South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomic. Blackwell, London

  • for books chapter:

Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York

  • for online document:

Doe J (1999) Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. Available via DIALOG. of subordinate document. Accessed 15 Jan 1999 Citation:

Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • Negotiation research spans many discipline (Thompson 1990).
  • This result was later contradicted (Backer and Seligman 1996).
  • This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1993).
  1. Tables should be typed on separate pages and numbered with Arabic numerals. They should be self-explanatory, without reference to the text.
  2. Figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Drawings and glossy prints of sharp focus are acceptable. The back of each figure should be labeled in pencil with its number, author’s name, the running title of the paper, and the top of the figure indicated. The brief but descriptive legends to figures should be typed in sequence on a separate sheet; they should make the figures comprehensible without reference to the text.


All correspondence should be sent to:

Editorial Office, Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis Weigla 12, 53-114 Wrocław, Poland

tel. + 48 71 3709945; fax. + 48 71 3371382; e-mail:

Editor-in-Chief: Andrzej Górski, Ph.D. M.D., e-mail: