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Metabolic Syndrome
and Related Disorders

Editor-in-Chief: Ishwarlal (Kenny) Jialal, MD, PhD

ISSN: 1540-4196 • 10 Issues Annually • Online ISSN: 1557-8518

Current Volume: 12

Latest Impact Factor* is 1.652

*2012 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2013

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Submitting Your Manuscript

Submitting your manuscript to Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders delivers a comprehensive benefits program that ensures high-quality review of your research and maximum impact for your work. This includes a one-year membership to AuthorCite™, a robust author services platform for increasing the visibility of your research, and includes the ability to freely share your article for 30 days. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders carries a manuscript processing charge* of $49.00 USD upon submission of each new manuscript.

Upon payment, you will be provided a Manuscript Submission Code, and will be prompted to enter this information when uploading your files to our peer-review system.  Please note:  Securing a token does not automatically create an account in our peer-review system. If you do not already have an account, you will be asked to create one before you can begin your submission.

Submissions do not need to be completed at once. Submitting authors/agents may begin the submission process, save their work, and return to the site to complete the upload(s) at a later time. There is no limit on the number of times one can save their work and subsequently resume the submission. Doing so will not incur additional charges.

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Manuscript Revisions

Processing charges and submission codes are NOT required for revisions to previously submitted papers. To upload a revision of a paper, the submitting author should log in to their Author Center at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/metabolic and click on “Revised Manuscripts in Draft.” The paper will appear in this area, and the submitting author will be able to upload revised files without paying any charges or entering a submission code.

Please be sure to follow the Instructions for Authors below on Manuscript Preparation.  Authors whose submissions do not comply with the Instructions for Authors will have their papers un-submitted so that the file(s) may be adjusted accordingly. Directions regarding the necessary corrective actions will be provided in an email to the corresponding author at the time the paper is un-submitted. The submitting author/agent will then be provided the opportunity to re-upload the corrected file(s). If a paper is un-submitted, the paper will reside in the corresponding author’s “Author Center” as a draft, and the submitting author/agent will be able to make the necessary adjustments and re-upload the paper without incurring another manuscript processing charge.  

 

If the due date for your revised paper has expired, please DO NOT create a new submission.  Instead, please contact AuthorServices@liebertpub.com to request an extension.  Please note that all new submissions are subject to a submission fee.


*The manuscript processing charge is independent of editorial decision and is non-refundable.

Statement of Purpose and Policy

Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders provides an interdisciplinary forum to explore the pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of the cluster of conditions associated with the evolving entity of metabolic syndrome. These include but are not limited to: central obesity, endothelial dysfunction, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, glucose intolerance, type 2 diabetes, prothrombotic and pro-inflammatory states, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Manuscripts must not contain material that has been reported elsewhere.

 

The Journal accepts both original contributions and Brief Reviews. Brief Reviews are usually solicited by the Editor or Associate Editors and should be on a relevant topic . Also Brief Reviews should be restricted to approximately 3500 words and 50 references.

Peer Review

All submissions to the Journal are subject to peer review.  Authors are encouraged, but not required, to supply the names and email addresses of three to four individuals who are considered qualified to review the submitted material, as well as the names of individuals whom the authors would prefer not be selected as a reviewer. However, the review selection is ultimately at the discretion of the Editor.

Preparation of Manuscript

Type manuscripts double-spaced. Leave ample margins on sides, top and bottom.  Original manuscripts must be no longer than 3,000 words.
 

The title page should include the authors’ names, academic degrees, and affiliations, the funding source (if appropriate), and a running title of up to 45 characters. Please indicate the name, complete mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed. The second page should consist of an abstract of no more than 250 words. Abstracts of original articles should contain four paragraphs labeled as: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts of reviews should contain a single unstructured paragraph.

Authorship

All listed authors must have contributed to the paper and approve its final submission.  It is incumbent upon the submitting author to ensure the accuracy and inclusion of all contributing authors’ names and affiliations upon original submission of the paper. Once a paper is accepted for publication, changes in authorship – including the page proof stage – are NOT permitted. Changes in authorship after publication are strictly prohibited.

Corresponding Authorship

It is the Journal’s policy that a manuscript has only ONE corresponding author listed on a paper.  This designation should be determined at the time of submission.  Additions to corresponding authors are not permitted after acceptance or in page proofs.

Disclosure Statement

Immediately following the Acknowledgments section, include a section entitled “Author Disclosure Statement.” 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."

 

Tables and Illustrations

Each table with its title must appear on a separate page. Use Arabic numerals to number tables. Each table must stand alone, (i.e., contain all necessary information in the caption), be cited in text, 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 the table, and tables should not contain data that can be given in the text in one or two sentences. Tables should be submitted as Microsoft word files, on separate pages from the text of the manuscript. All art should be submitted as TIFF or EPS files. Color, halftones, and grayscale should be at a minimum 300 dpi resolution. Line art should be at a minimum 900 dpi resolution. Color must be saved as CYMK. RGB color files will not work. PowerPoint or Excel files cannot be uploaded.  A list of figure legends should be supplied on a separate page at the end of the manuscript, double spaced. We encourage the submission of color figures. Please contact the publisher for color-printing costs.

When naming your figure files, please label them with the first author's last name, followed by a period (.), and then list the figure number.  Ex:  Smith.0123. Fig1.  Label figures and tables inside the files in addition to naming the file with the figure or table number.  (ie:  When figures or table files are opened, the figure or table number should 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.
 

Abbreviations

Abbreviations of journal titles should follow MEDLINE.

References

List references in consecutive numerical order (not alphabetically). All subsequent reference citations should be to the original number. Cite all references in the text or tables using superscript citations. Unpublished data and personal communications should not be listed as references.

References to journal articles should include (1) authors (list first three, then et al.), (2) title, (3) journal name (as abbreviated in MEDLINE), (4) year, (5) volume number, and (6) inclusive page numbers, in that order.

References to books should include: (1) authors, (2) chapter title (if any), (3) editor or author, (4) title of book, (5) city of publication, (6) publisher, and (7) year, in that order. Volume and edition numbers, specific pages, and name of translator should be included when appropriate. The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references and for their correct text citation.

Examples:

Journal

7. Aljada A, Garg R, Ghanim, H, et al.  Nuclear factor-KappaB suppressive and inhibitor-KappaB stimulatory effects of troglitazone in obese patients with type 2 diabetes: evidence of an anti-inflammatory action. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2001, 11:224-238.

Book

8. Vinson, G.P, Anderson, D.C, Evidence of Hypertension, Adrenal Glands, Vascular System, and Hypertension, Bristol, UK: Society for Endocrinology; 1997: 1-52.

Permissions

The author must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables, and text from previously published material. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the publisher, not 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 and should accompany the manuscript.

Reprints

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.
 

Publisher

The Journal is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215.  Telephone: (914) 740–2100; fax: (914) 740–2101.

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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