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    Format directions for Authors of KVC Verlag (Publisher)

    Dear authors.

    After the 8th mistletoe symposium, a print version and an electronic version of Die Mistel in der Tumortherapie 6 (new German title) will be published.

    Please note that the print will be in black and white. Colored images should be well recognizable even in grayscale.


    1. Document template

    The document template "mistel_6 EN.dotx" (please click here) defines the following layout in detail:

    Paper size:                      DIN A5 (14.8 x 21 cm)

    Margins:                           top:           2.5 cm

    bottom:    1.7 cm

    left:            1.5 cm

    right:         1.5 cm

    Standard font:                 Palatino linotype 10 pt

    Headings:                       Calibri

    The font of the main text is to be palatino linotype, 10 pt. The first line of the paragraph is indented by 0.65 cm. Please write single spaced with justified alignment. Standard text and references should not be underlined or in CAPITAL LETTERS, write only Latin terms in italics.

    Please observe the order of headings:

    Heading 1: Calibri 16 pt

    Heading 2: Calibri 14.5 pt

    Heading 3: Calibri 12 pt

    2. Set-up of the manuscript

    -    Heading in English

    -    Name of author

    -    Summary and key words (English)

    -    Introduction

    -    Material and methods

    -    Results

    -    Discussion

    -    Outlook, conclusion (if appropriate)

    -    Expression of thanks

    -    References

    -    Conflict of Interest

    -    Information on the authors with full name, titles and address

    -    Address and email for correspondence.

    If the publication is in English, please start with the English heading and the English summary (+ key words) at their respective position.

    3. Tables and figures

    Please insert tables with headings in the running text.

    Please refer to the figures in the running text and rather insert legends.

    Please store all figures with legends in separate files.

    Figures should have the following format:

    -    jpeg, jpg, tiff

    -    Excel, Powerpoint.

    4. References in the text (based on JAMA style)

    References should include (in parentheses) first author without first name + year of publication + differentiation a, b, c without spaces, semicolon next reference, in case of 2 authors connect both names with &.

    Example of a text passage with references:

    ... For the details of each study and its assessment as well as general methodological considerations and suggestions for future studies, see appropriate systematic reviews and HTA reports, e.g. (Büssing et al. 2012; Horneber et al. 2008; Kienle et al. 2003; 2009; 2011a; 2011b; Kienle, Kiene 2003; 2007; 2010; Lange-Lindberg et al. 2006; Ostermann et al. 2009) and a study by Grah (2010) ...

    5. List of references

    Entries after the first author are made in alphabetical order, then the year of the publication (in descending order; i.e. the last publication is mentioned first).


    • Authors: Last name first name initial, no separation by comma (abbr. without full stop, no blank between two first name initials), several authors separated by commas
    • After 3 names the list of authors can be shortened by "et al."
    • After colon (:), title of the contribution. Latin words such as Viscum album or in vitro, in vivo in italics
    • Journal name, use its customary abbreviation, no punctuation
    • Year of publication or (in press); if several with same year of publication: distinguish them with a), b), c) etc.; semicolon
    • Volume, colon, indication of pages always with from-to; no blanks
    • End with full stop.

    Examples of reference citations: journals*, books**, sections of books***, internet pages****

    *Stein MS, Schaller G, Pfüller U et al.: Characterisation of granulocyte stimulation by thionins from European mistletoe and from wheat. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1999a; 1426: 80-90.


    **Scheer R, Alban S, Becker H et al. (Hrsg.): Die Mistel in der Tumortherapie 5 - Aktueller Stand der Forschung und klinischen Anwendung. Essen: KVC; 2020.


    *** Schröder L, Senkler J, Braun HP: Special features of cellular respiration in Viscum album. In: Scheer R, Alban S, Becker H et al. (Hrsg.): Die Mistel in der Tumortherapie 5 - Aktueller Stand der Forschung und klinische Anwendung. Essen: KVC; 2020: 3-13. Click here for the sample file.


    **** Office des Leitlinienprogrammes Onkologie

    c/o Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft e.V.: S3-Leitlinie Komplementärmedizin in der Behandlung onkologischer PatientInnen (last access: 4.9.2023)


    5. Enquires and manuscript submission via E-mail:

    Dr. Rainer Scheer

    Carl Gustav Carus-Institut

    Allmendstr. 55

    75223 Niefern-Öschelbronn

    Tel +49 (0)7233 7043-118

    Fax +49 (0)7233 7043-110



    The manuscripts including figures and tables should not have more than 10 pages.

    You can download the instructions for authors as PDF here.


    An example of a book manuscript (Word file) can be downloaded here.



    Öschelbronn, 12th February 2024