Your paper will undergo peer review. You will be advised whether it is acceptable and if so whether revisions have been recommended.
Please read all the instructions to authors before submitting.
The Journal will publish both full and short communications. Full communications should be prepared as described below; short communications do not need compartmentalization and should be limited to a maximum of two tables or two figures, or one of each. Contributions to the Journal are published at no charge to the author. Manuscripts should be submitted with the understanding that they have neither been previously published, nor are they under consideration elsewhere. Authors will be allowed to indicate one reviewer who should be excluded from review of their manuscript.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT
All submitted manuscripts will be processed through plagiarism detection software. Plagiarized manuscripts will be rejected immediately.
Papers must be submitted via upload in a word processing format, preferably in Microsoft Word. Please do not include artwork within the text document. Figures and tables should be supplied in separate files, be labeled clearly, and should be in TIFF or EPS formats. Please see the Tables and Illustrations section for futher details on art submission.
TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
Electronic submission of art MUST follow these guidelines:
- 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 300 DPI.
- Please submit only TIFF or EPS files.
- Tables should be submitted in Word.
- Color art must be saved as CYMK not RGB or INDEX. If RGB files are submitted, the files will be converted to CYMK, and some slight color variation may occur.
- When naming your figure files, please label them with the first author’s last name followed by Figure 1., Figure 2,, etc. Label figures and tables inside the files in addition to naming the file with the figure or table number. (i.e.: When figures or table files are opened, the figure or table number should appear inside the file.)
- PowerPoint or Excel files cannot be uploaded.
1) Tables should be typed double spaced, one to a page and are placed after the references. 2) Legends for tables go above the table. Capitalize TABLE 1., etc. with Arabic numerals. 3) Capitalize FIGURE 1., etc. and set it to the left of the title on the same line. Remember, 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. Do not repeat information that is given in the text, and do not make a table for data which can be given in the text in one or two sentences.
Footnotes should be typed double spaced on a separate page. They should be used only when essential.
Collaborations, sources of research funds, and other acknowledgments should be listed in a separate section at the end of the text ahead of the reference section.
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.html#conflicts for further guidance. If no conflicts exist, the authors must state “No competing financial interests exist."
LITERATURE CITED. (1) References should be listed in alphabetical order but are cited in the text by number in parentheses. (2) List all the authors, inverting the name of the first one only. (3) The order of the other elements is: year, title of paper, journal, volume, and inclusive page numbers. Please be certain all reference citations are accurate, as we do not check them. For a book, the order is: authors, year, chapter title, inclusive pages, editor(s) name(s), book title, publisher, city of publication. Papers that are in preparation or submitted (but not yet accepted) should be mentioned in parentheses in the text; they should not be included as LITERATURE CITED.
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.
The author must obtain permission whenever it is required in conjunction with the reproduction of material such as figures and tables from copyrighted material. Written permission must be obtained from the publisher (not the author or editor) of the journal or book concerned. The publication from which the figure or table is taken must be listed in the reference list. Finally, the first footnote of a reprinted table, or the last sentence of the legend of a reprinted figure, should read "reprinted by permission from Ref. (00)" and list appropriate reference number.
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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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.