STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT welcomes papers covering widely diverse aspects of hematology, bone marrow transplantation, immune reconstitution, and progenitor cell biochemistry and characterization.
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION FEE
Effective February 19, 2013, Stem Cells and Development instituted a non-refundable manuscript submission fee of $75.00 USD per submitted paper. This fee is charged regardless of the outcome of editorial decision of acceptance or rejection. In addition to the benefits of publishing your work in Stem Cells and Development, your submission provides unique opportunities to increase the visibility of your work through the robust AuthorCite™ services platform, including a link to freely share your article for 30 days. SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Submission fees/codes are NOT required for revisions to papers submitted prior to February 19, 2013. To upload a revision of a paper, the submitting author must log in to their Author Center and click on the “Revised Manuscripts in Draft” link. The paper will appear there, and the submitting author will be able to proceed without paying a submission fee or entering a submission code.
Please be sure to follow the Instructions for Authors below on Manuscript Preparation. Authors whose submissions that do not comply with these Instructions will have their papers returned to them without peer review, and the submission fee will not be refunded. In this circumstance, if you wish to resubmit a returned paper, the standard submission fee of $75.00 USD will be charged again. (This does NOT refer to revisions of peer-reviewed papers.) CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT is particularly committed to providing authors comprehensive yet rapid evaluation of original reports describing developments in hematopoietic progenitor cell processing, purging, identification, expansion, biochemistry, molecular biology, and engraftment. Reports describing the results of basic research, technical advances, and clinical studies are within the scope of STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT. STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT will publish the following types of contributed papers:
Comprehensive Reviews are appraisals of research and clinical trials in fields of current interest. While these are subject to the same review process as other papers, authors are encouraged to speculate about future therapeutic promise of new procedures and techniques. Unsolicited reviews are welcome. Authors of review papers should consult with the Editor-in-Chief about the content and scope of an envisioned review prior to submission of their manuscript.
Cutting Edge Communications are brief, original reports of significant advances that merit accelerated processing and publication. Authors should submit their papers to the Editor-in-Chief, along with a letter outlining the reasons that the work is thought to fall within this category. If the editor agrees that the manuscript potentially provides valuable new information that clearly merits rapid dissemination, processing will be expedited. Otherwise, the manuscript will be processed as a regular submission.
Original Research Reports are full-length descriptions of original research in all fields of hematotherapy and progenitor cell biology. The investigation may focus on basic science, clinical outcomes, or applications of hematotherapy, bone marrow progenitor cell processing, and bone marrow transplantation. Processing of these papers will be expedited, and every effort will be made to provide fast turnaround times and to avoid undue delays in the reviewing process.
Technology Reports briefly and succinctly describe improvements or helpful modifications in procedures used for processing, purging, characterizing, and culturing hematopoietic progenitors and other tissues of interest. These will be reviewed by hematopoietic processing laboratory professionals, who are appropriately represented on STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT's Editorial Advisory Board.
Rapid Communications are papers of extreme interest which are considered for accelerated processing at the author’s request. Authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief prior to submission of such papers.
Correspondence will provide a forum for presentation of preliminary clinical results, advances in technology, and case reports. In addition, letters extending, contesting, challenging, or disputing claims advanced in previous publications are encouraged and will be submitted to the original authors for comment.
Liebert Instant Online (LION)
To enable the release of new scientific findings as quickly as possible, the Journal has adopted a policy of pre-publishing all manuscripts in unedited format upon acceptance. The papers will have undergone full peer review but will not have been copyedited, typeset, or proofread by the authors. It is anticipated that all our authors are excited to take advantage of this accelerated publication service. Effective March 3, 2008, accepted papers will immediately appear online as a part of Liebert Instant Online (LION This will not affect the eventual decision on acceptance of your manuscript.
Following its appearance on LION, the paper will progress through the normal publishing process, including author correction of galley proofs and online publication of the final edited and typeset manuscript ahead of print.
On acceptance for publication, the system will generate automatically the author list using the information as submitted to manuscript central under 'Authors and Institutions", not as listed in the manuscript body. It is therefore important to submit correctly the names and email addresses of all authors under 'my authors'. This author list is what will be used for Stem Cells and Development Instant Online and its initial listing on PubMed.
Manuscripts submitted to STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT will not be rejected solely on the basis of errors in sentence construction, syntax, and grammar. STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT strives to communicate meritorious research from all countries, and reviews will not be compromised due to deficiencies in presentations. However, manuscripts which require substantial editing may, at the authors’ discretion, be referred to an editorial service for a nominal fee. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief for details.
Authors are encouraged to supply the names, addresses, and fax numbers of 3–4 individuals who are considered qualified to review the submitted material, as well as the names of individuals whom the authors would prefer not be included in the review process along with the reason for this request. Authors may also request that their manuscripts be directed to specific members of the Editorial Board.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
WORD LIMITS: Papers should be written succinctly, containing sufficient detail to properly communicate the work and its significance.
All submitted manuscripts will be processed through plagiarism detection software. Plagiarized manuscripts will be rejected immediately.
Manuscripts must be double-spaced in an 8 1/2 x 11 format with margins of 2.5 cm on each side, and ample space on top and bottom and prepared in Microsoft Word, PC or Macintosh formats. Please identify the title and authors of the manuscript, its major contribution, suggested reviewers, and other factors as discussed previously.
Please follow these guidelines for submitting figures:
• Do NOT embed art files into a Word or PDF document
• Line illustrations should be submitted at 900 dpi
• Halftones and color should be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi
• Save as either TIFF or EPS files
• Color art must be saved as CYMK - not RGB
• Black and White art must be submitted as grayscale – not RGB
• PowerPoint or Excel files cannot be uploaded
Please name your artwork files with the submitting authors name e.g. SmithFig1.tif, SmithTable2.tif etc.
You will be given directions on how to correct any files which do not pass.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ART FILES
Converting Word or Excel files: Perhaps the best and easiest way to convert Word or Excel files into a format which is suitable for print is to scan them using the below guidelines:
• All files should be scanned at 100% size
• 300 dpi
• Final color mode: cmyk
• Save file as: .tif or .eps
If you need directions on how to convert a Power Point slide to acceptable format go to http://www.liebertpub.com/MEDIA/pdf/ppconvert.pdf
Color Reproduction: Please note that while we do not impose page charges or manuscript submission or processing fees, it is necessary to impose a charge for the reproduction of color photographs and colored items in figures. These charges, which apply to both unsolicited and invited manuscripts, are necessary to keep the subscription price of STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT at its current, reasonable rate, and can only be modified by prior consent of the publisher. Please contact the publisher for current rates. Color costs apply to all manuscripts, including those invited, unless the contributor has made prior arrangements with the publisher. Color prints will be returned upon request. All manuscripts reviewed with color art will only be published in color if prior arrangements have been made with the Publisher.
SEQUENCE OF SECTIONS
Please supply the following: a) the complete title of the paper; b) the full name, full mailing address, full contact information (telephone, fax, and e-mail address), and affiliations of each author. Please include the address(es) either on the title page of your paper or on a separate sheet; c) a brief running title; d) the corresponding author’s complete contact information including address and working fax number and/or e-mail address.
Footnotes and abbreviations: List information such as prior conference presentation of the submitted material and a list of non-standard abbreviations (approved abbreviations need not be listed).
Abstract: 250 words or less, without the use of subheadings.
Introduction: Describe the background leading to the study and clearly state the purpose of the study or its major contribution.
Materials and Methods: Provide sufficient information to permit both reproduction of the results by other investigators and appropriate critical evaluation of the procedures used.
Discussion: The results and discussion sections of short papers may be combined for more effective presentation.
Acknowledgments: State funding sources and other assistance that were necessary for the conduct of the study.
References: Should be cited in the text and listed numerically at the end of the paper in the order of citation, as detailed in instructions below.
Figure legends: These must be double-spaced on a separate page at the end of the manuscript.
Tables: Number these consecutively throughout the text.
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.
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.
If no conflicts exist, the authors must state “No competing financial interests exist."
REFERENCES (PLEASE FOLLOW CAREFULLY)
References may be made to published work and papers in press. Reference citations are not permitted in the abstract of a paper. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all literature citations. Work in progress, in preparation, unpublished work, and personal communications should be cited as footnotes to the text. References should be listed numerically in the text in the order of appearance as parenthesized consecutive numbers, e.g., [1,2]. Where there are more than two references, the citation should appear as hyphenated numbers, e.g., [1–3]. References should be typed double-spaced in numerical order of citation, with all authors listed. Abbreviations of journals should conform to those used in Medline. The following formats must be used:
1. Buckner CD, RB Epstein, RH Rudolph, RA Clift, R Storb and ED Thomas. (1970). Allogeneic marrow engraftment following whole body irradiation in a patient with leukemia. Blood 35:741–750.
2. Shadduck RK, A Warheed, F Boegel, G Pigoli, A Porcellini and V Rizzoli. (1987). The effect of colony stimulating factor-1 in vivo. Blood Cells 13:49–63.
3. Wang XS, MC Yoder, SZ Zhou and A Srivastava. (1995). Parvovirus B19 promoter at map unit 6 confers autonomous replication competence and erythroid specificity to adeno-associated virus 2 in primary human hematopoietic pro-genitor cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci (USA) 92:12416–12420.
1. Gee AP, ed. Bone Marrow Purging and Processing: A Practical Guide. (1991). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
1. Hénon P. (1993). Clinical aspects of autologous blood stem cell transplantation. Review of indications. In: Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Autografts. E Wunder and P Henon, eds. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp 209–240.
Written permission must be obtained from the publisher of the journal or book concerned for the reproduction of figures, tables, etc. from copyrighted materials.
The publication from which the figure or table is taken must be listed in the reference list.
A footnote of a reprinted table, or of the legend of a reprinted figure, should read, “Reprinted with permission from Jones et al.” and list the appropriate reference.
Unless rejected for publication, all submissions become the property of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers. By submitting their work for review by STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENT, all authors and co-authors acknowledge transfer of the copyright of their submission to Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Such copyright shall automatically revert to the author(s) if the paper is withdrawn prior to the time when the paper is typeset for publication or if the paper is not accepted for publication. While no part of any publication may be reproduced in any form without written consent of the publisher and credit to the original material, such consent shall not unreasonably be denied. Consent can be obtained by contacting the editor-in-chief.
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.
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