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Before submitting please read over the Author Guidelines and the information below.

All submissions, questions, and comments should be sent to the Editor via email (

Focus and Scope

Lymphology contains original articles, special features, and information regarding the International Society of Lymphology. It seeks original papers dealing with clinical and basic studies of the lymphatic system and its disorders including related fields. Articles are accepted for external review and publication on the condition that they are contributed to LYMPHOLOGY only and that no substantial part has been or will be published elsewhere. The general style of the manuscript should be in accordance with the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition).

The journal accepts no advertising.

Special features include:

  • Lymphspiration
    Original ideas, bold hypotheses, historical reflections, and exciting observations relating to lymphology.
  • Editorials
    Forceful viewpoints on issues germane to lymphology.
  • Lymphographia
    Original lymphangiograms or other images of the lymphatic system of special interest. No more than three figures accompanied by brief clinical summary of presentation, image methodology and interpretation, subsequent diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Letters to the Editor
    Correspondence pertaining to articles in LYMPHOLOGY or other issues of lymphologic interest. No more than 300 words.

LYMPHOLOGY is Indexed/Abstracted in: MEDLINE, PubMed; Science Citation Index Expanded; Biological Abstracts; BIOSIS Previews; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; Scopus; and Chemical Abstracts.

Peer Review Process

All submissions accepted for external review will undergo evaluation from 2-4 expert outside reviewers for:

  1. scientific soundness,
  2. judgment on innovative and new research ideas and findings,
  3. assessment of communication and adherence to publishing style,
  4. human and/or animal ethics and approval, and
  5. possible conflict of interest issues identified.

A review by the Editorial Committee and a final review by the Editor will complete the review process. The Editorial Committee and Editor either have no conflict of interest or are required to disclose a conflict and recuse themselves from review.

The Editor and Editorial team strive to perform the highest quality of Editorial work and follow all minimum standards and most aspirational Best Practice Guidelines from the ICMJE’s "Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals", COPE’s "Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors", and "Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing" produced by the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.


Copyright for articles published in volumes 1 through 54 (through 2021) is held by the journal LYMPHOLOGY. These articles cannot be reproduced without permission. Copyright for articles published in volumes 55 and later are held by the authors and released under a CC BY-NC-ND license.

Author(s) are responsible for ensuring their article does not infringe upon any copyright; violate any other right of any third parties; contain any scandalous, libelous, or unlawful matter; or make any improper invasion of the privacy of any person. The author(s) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the International Society of Lymphology and the University of Arizona against any claim or proceeding undertaken on any of the aforementioned grounds. Permission to use 3rd party materials e.g. figures, tables, photographs, illustrations, trade literature and data must be secured prior to publication and authors must include these permissions with their final submission.

Publication Frequency

Lymphology is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December.

Publication Fees

Journals hosted by the University of Arizona Libraries' Publishing Program do not charge author publishing fees. All journals hosted by the University of Arizona Libraries are fully open access, with no charges to access or to publish.