The ASID e-letter publishes mini reviews in the area of primary immune deficiency, immunodysregulation, immunologic interventions, and diagnostic approaches to immunologically mediated diseases, including biomarkers. A case presentation will only be considered if it is linked to novel findings/science and is accompanied by a succinct review of these novel findings. Scientific and social events/activities will be considered if they are linked to African scientists/patients and related to the field of primary immunodeficiency. 


Article type

1. Mini review

1000 words

Maximum of two figures/tables

No more than 10 references

2. Case presentation

600 words

Maximum of one  figure/table

No more than 5 references

3. Letters to the Editor:

350 words

One figure/table

No references

Abbreviated affiliation – institution name only



Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text by Arabic numerals in parentheses and numbered in consecutive order as they are first mentioned in the text.  The format should conform to that set forth in "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" (Ann Intern Med 1997;126:36-47).

  • Journal article

Sowerwine KJ, Shaw PA, Gu W, Ling JC, Collins MT, Darnell DN, et al. Bone density and fractures in autosomal dominant hyper IgE syndrome. J Clin Immunol. 2014;34(2):260-4.

  • Article by DOI

Slifka MK, Whitton JL. Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. 2000; doi:10.1007/s001090000086

  • Book

Stiehm ER, Fulginiti VA. Immunologic disorders in infants and children. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1973.

  • Book chapter

Needlman RD. Growth and development. In: Behrman RE, Kliegman RM, Jenson HB, editors. Nelson textbook of pediatrics. 16th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2000.pp.23-65.

  • Online document

Doe J. Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. 1999. of subordinate document. Accessed 15 Jan 1999.

Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal’s name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations


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