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​​​​​Instructions and Guidelines for Authors

Download the Instructions for Authors by clicking the link below.  Read and follow these Instructions and Guidelines carefully.  Manuscripts not submitted in accordance with journal instructions will be returned to authors for modification.

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Manuscript Check

Prior to submitting, we recommend that you run your manuscript through the PaperPal Preflight service, which instantly checks your manuscript and helps you address the most common errors and omissions.

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Manuscript Submission​

SIMPLE SUBMISSION:

The journal will now accept new submissions for original articles, short reports, overviews, expert insights and letters to the editor, in a single file including the title page, abstract where required, main text which must be conventionally formatted with introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, references, tables and figures using either Word or PDF formats. A separate file is requested for any Supplementary Digital Contents to avoid file sizes getting too large. We also now only ask for a limited set of details about the authors/institutions etc and ask only a few questions. 

The idea is to make the actual submission of your paper easy.

The onus, of course, is now on you, the author, to make sure you submit the entire paper with tables, figures and references. We aren't going to be sending it back to add the things you forgot. Common errors include: sending in a track changed version complete with embarrassing comments from co-authors; not including figures or tables; and sending in a draft version. So Please Check before you finalise the submission. What you submit is what we will peer review and if reviewers find it difficult to read, it will likely be rejected!

If your paper is selected for possible publication, on the resubmission we will then require all author and institution details etc and require the correct standardised files and reference formats, together with separate downloads of figures, at revision.

See our latest Instructions for Authors for more details on the process.
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Forms Submission - Author Responsibility, Ethics, Financial Disclosure and Copyright Transfer Agreement

Upon verification by the Editorial Office that the submitted manuscript conforms to journal specifications, each author will be sent an email notification asking them to submit their mandatory Author Responsibility, Ethics, Financial Disclosure and Copyright Transfer Agreement. The notification email will include a direct link to this form. 

 

Instructions and Guidelines for Colloquia and Supplement Features

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Instructions and Guidelines for Special Features

Download the Instructions for Special Features by clicking the link below.  Read and follow these Instructions and Guidelines carefully.  Manuscripts not submitted in accordance with journal instructions will be returned to authors for modification.

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