Types of topics

EDITORIALS 
Editorials represent a comment or synthesis, related to the overall objective of the journal or to the subjects of the actual content of the issue at hand. They may be authored by a member of the Editorial Board or by a personality in the field of palliative care, invited by the Editorial Board.

ORIGINAL PAPERS
This section will include original articles complying with the editing rules described in Instructions for authors.

REVIEWS
Under this section studies will be published which present a systematic review or a state of the art concerning a specific subject. Editing rules are described in Instructions for authors.

CLINICAL LESSONS
Peculiar cases which deserve to be made public will be presented. Clinical lessons may include medical, psychological, social and cultural/religious aspects. The authors of these presentations ought to give arguments for the Initial motivation for choosing the case and present Description of the Case; Problem/Diagnosis; Treatment/Action; Comments; Conclusions. The clinical lesson may also bring back into attention an issue already tackled in the past.

MANAGEMENT ISSUES
This section deals with subjects, which highlight organisation and management problems in delivering palliative care. They may include subjects like communication, planning, volunteer work, financing in palliative care and innovative projects. Editing rules are described in Instructions for authors.

COMMENTS, DISCUSSION
This section will host comments and/or present a discussion by experts upon recently articles published in the field of palliative care and related areas

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
This section will present letters from readers, which express their comments about the articles published in the journal. The editor-in-chief has the right to refuse publishing a letter.

BOOK REVIEWS
The most recent books will be reviewed here by an independent expert.

NEW PUBLICATIONS
Under this topic new (international) publications, special reports (by WHO, UN etc) and new PhD studies will be summarised here.