Statement of Purpose and Policy
Journal of Endourology will accept original manuscripts containing material that has not been reported elsewhere except in the form of an abstract of no more than 250 - 300 words. Due to the large number of manuscripts received, Journal of Endourologyhas adopted a policy of discouraging publication of case reports. Only on rare occasions, will a single case report be sent for review. These reports would be limited to cases of a groundbreaking nature. Authors are encouraged to suggest names of appropriate reviewers and may also request that a particular individual not serve in that capacity.
Manuscripts must be submitted online using the following url: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/endourology
Videourology: Click here for author instructions and submission information.
Please read all the instructions to authors before submitting.
Manuscripts should be submitted with the understanding that they have neither been published, nor are under consideration for publication elsewhere, except in the form of an abstract. Prior abstract publications should be described in the form of a footnote to the title. Published manuscripts become the sole property of the Journal and will be copyrighted by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. By submitting a manuscript to the Journal, the author(s) agree(s) to each of the conditions herein. In addition, the author(s) explicitly assign(s) any copyrighted ownership he/she (they) may have in such manuscript to the Journal.
Upon acceptance of any manuscript, all authors will receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to complete our online Copyright Agreement form. It is critical to ensure the accuracy of ALL authors’ email addresses when uploading submissions to Manuscript Central to ensure the proper delivery of all email communications.
FAILURE BY ALL AUTHORS TO SUBMIT THIS FORM MAY RESULT IN A DELAY OF PUBLICATION.
The corresponding author is responsible for communicating with coauthors to make sure they have completed the online copyright form. Authors not permitted to release copyright must still return the form acknowledging the statement of the reason for not releasing the copyright.
Preparation of Manuscripts
NOTE: PLAGIARISM POLICY
All accepted manuscripts will be processed through plagiarism detection software, and any notice of acceptance is considered conditional, pending the review and verification of the plagiarism detection report. If the report detects a high incidence of plagiarism, the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to rescind the decision to accept the paper. Plagiarized manuscripts will be rejected immediately.
Prepare manuscripts double spaced throughout. Leave ample margins on the sides, top, and bottom of the page. Please submit text of manuscripts in Microsoft Word.
The title page should include the authors’ names and affiliations, the source of a work or study (if any), and a running title of about 45 characters. Please indicate the complete address, phone and fax number and e-mail addresses of all authors, and indicate the author to whom correspondence should be addressed. The second page should contain an abstract of no more than 250 - 300 words words, which should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The manuscript should follow this format: abstract, introduction, materials (or patients) and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, acknowledgments, disclosures, and references. Number pages consecutively.
INSTANT ONLINE PUBLICATION
The Journal publishes all accepted papers within 72 hours of acceptance in their unedited, uncorrected format. It is important to note that the information that is published online, and in all indexing services, is pulled directly from the data that is populated into the fields in Manuscript Central – NOT from the manuscript file – when the paper is originally uploaded to the system for peer review. Consequently, any errors contained in the system will remain on our website and all indexing services, including Medline, until the next revision of the article is published. As such, it is critical that authors enter all authors’ names correctly into the system at the time of submission.
The next revision will take place after the corresponding author sees page proofs, makes any necessary corrections, and returns the changes to the Publisher. Once the alterations are completed, the revised version will be published on our website, and the newly corrected information will then be released to Medline/PubMed, in addition to any other indexing services in which the Journal is included.
Please note that the typical time between acceptance of a paper and page proof distribution is approximately 4-8 weeks depending on the length and complexity of the paper.
Because “ESWL” is a trademark, we prefer “SWL” to be used as the acronym for extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy. Please follow the requested style to avoid delays in publication. Consult an issue of the Journal for the exact format.
Techniques in Endourology
Articles in this section are to describe operative techniques in endourology, and should be submitted only after review of the proposed topic by the responsible editor. This section incorporates a paired video segment and print article on the same topic; we will consider only material that is submitted in both formats. The video must be backed up on a CD in high quality MPEG2 or AVI format, no longer than 12 minutes duration and at a resolution of at least 640x480. The body of the text should be no longer than 1500 words. The abstract (150 words or less) is to be followed by: Introduction, Technique (description of the technique, utilizing numbered headings separated into paragraphs), Equipment (bulleted list of the necessary equipment), Role in Urologic Practice (very brief results and discussion), Figures (up to six color figures are accepted, and will be printed without charge to the author), and References. All manuscript submissions must be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/endourology
New Techniques in Endourology
Articles in this section are to identify and describe new technologies related to the field of endourology. These technologies are not yet proven but rather are in the development stages and show great promise. Prospective topics should be reviewed by the responsible editor and approved prior to submission. The body of the text should be no longer than 1500 words with an abstract of 150 words or less. The body should include an introduction, discussion of the technology, a specific section on its role in endourology, figures, and references. Black and white figures are preferable, although one to two color figures can be accepted if they truly add to the visual effect. All manuscript submissions must be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/endourology
Reviews in Endourology
Articles in this section are to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of a contemporary topic in endourology, laparoscopy, or minimally invasive surgery. Prospective topics should be submitted to the Editor of the Section for approval prior to submission. Articles should be of a length deemed appropriate to adequately cover the topic. All manuscript submissions must be submitted online using the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/endourology
Color photographs are encouraged. All images must be original, and previously unpublished. The images may be accompanied with line diagrams, captions, and arrows; such additions should be contrasted with the background. Scale markers for gross specimens and photomicrographs are required. Patient indentifying data from all images must be deleted. A maximum of four figures per article will be accepted. No more than three authors will be permitted for this section. For details regarding specifications for the images, please follow the guidelines under the “Tables and Illustration” section of the Instruction to Authors. The accompanying text should include information that relates to the subject illustrated in the images. The body of the text should be no longer than 750 words. No abstract is required. The text should include an introduction followed by a section describing the condition in the images and no more than three important references.
Tables and Illustrations
Use Arabic numerals to number tables. Each table must stand alone; i.e., contain all necessary information in the caption, and the table itself must be understood independently of the text. Details of experimental conditions should be included in the table footnotes. Information that appears in the text should not be repeated in tables, and tables should not contain data that can be given in the text in one or two sentences.
Please follow these instructions when preparing files for uploading:
- Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.
- Do not prepare any figures in Word as they are not workable.
- Line illustrations must be submitted at 900 DPI.
- Halftones and color photos should be submitted at a minimum
of 300 DPI.
- Power Point and Excel files cannot be uploaded.
- Save art as either TIFF or EPS files. Avoid submitting JPEG
- Color art must be saved as CYMK, not RGB.
- PDF files for individual figures may be uploaded.
Please name art and table files with the last name of the first author, e.g. Smith-Fig1. Label the figures and tables inside the files in addition to naming the file with the figure or table number. Thus when files are opened, the figure or table number will appear inside the file.
IMPORTANT: Please upload individual files of all manuscript material—do NOT upload a single PDF file containing all text, figure, and table files of your paper. Once all individual files are uploaded on to Manuscript Central, the system will automatically create a single PDF proof for you and the peer-review process.
References should be presented in the following style:
Smith AD, Reinke DB, Miller R, et al. Percutaneous nephrostomy in the management of ureteral and renal calculi. Radiology 1979; 133:49-54.
Clayman RV, Casteneda-Zuniga WR: Patient selection and patient preparation. In: Techniques in Endourology: A Guide to the Percutaneous Removal of Renal and Ureteral Calculi. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 1986, pp 12–18.
If it is necessary to cite an abstract, this should be so designated. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references and are reminded that inaccurate references are highly frustrating to the reader, the cited author, and indexing services. Abbreviations of journal titles should follow Medline.
Rapid Peer Review Papers
Authors who wish to have their peer review papers rapidly reviewed so these papers will appear in the earliest possible issues may do so at a cost of $300 per article. When submitting online please select a manuscript type of "Rapid Review." The fee must be paid by credit card. The submitting author will be asked to enter the payment info as the last step prior to submitting. Decisions will be made no later than one week after submission.
Immediately following the Acknowledgments section, include a section entitled “Author Disclosure Statement.” This text must be part of your actual manuscript file, not just entered into Manuscript Central. In this portion of the paper, authors must disclose any commercial associations that might create a conflict of interest in connection with submitted manuscripts. This statement should include appropriate information for EACH author, thereby representing that competing financial interests of all authors have been appropriately disclosed according to the policy of the Journal. It is important that all conflicts of interest, whether they are actual or potential, be disclosed. This information will remain confidential while the paper is being reviewed and will not influence the editorial decision. Please see the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals at http://www.icmje.org/index.htlm#conflicts for further guidance. If no conflicts exist, the authors must state “No competing financial interests exist."
Please upload a SEPARATE WORD FILE with the heading “Abbreviations Used” all abbreviations with an equal sign indicating their spelled out meaning. (For example: CT = Computed Tomography.) If there are no relevant abbreviations in your manuscript you must indicate that by putting in the Abbreviations Used heading followed by the word “None.” This list is required upon submission.
The author must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables, and text from previously published material, even if that is the author’s own work. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the publisher, the author or editor) of the journal or book concerned. An appropriate credit line should be included in the figure legend or table footnote, and full publication information should be included in the reference list. Written permission must be obtained from the author of any unpublished material cited from other laboratories and should accompany the manuscript.
Reprints may be ordered by following the special instructions that will accompany page proofs, and should be ordered at the time the corresponding author returns the corrected page proofs to the Publisher. Reprints ordered after an issue is printed will be charged at a substantially higher rate.
The Journal is published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215. Telephone: (914) 740–2100; fax: (914) 740–2101.