GENERAL MANUSCRIPT FORMAT
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All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, with 1-inch (25mm) margins on the top, sides, and bottom. The right margin should not be justified.
Pages should be numbered consecutively in the upper right-hand corner beginning with the title page, followed in order by the précis, abstract, body text, acknowledgments, references, figures, legends, and tables. The first author’s last name should appear in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Manuscripts should be approximately 1,000 to 4,000 words (about 4–16 pages of text), depending on the type of report.
Title page The title page should include in order: (1) the title; (2) the running title, a short version of the title (40 characters or less); (3) authors’ names as they wish them to appear with the first name/initial, middle name/initial, and last name of each author, in that order, followed by each author’s highest academic degree(s); (4) institutional affiliation, city, state or province , and country (when other than United States) in which the study was carried out; (5) source(s) of financial support; (6) disclaimers (when needed); (7) name, address, business and home telephone numbers, fax number, and e-mail address, when available, of the corresponding author; and (8) name and address of author to whom reprints should be sent (when different from corresponding author).
For manuscripts with two or more authors, each must have participated actively and sufficiently in the study design, performance, critical analysis, and reporting. The inclusion of an author should be based only on substantial contribution. Each author must have final approval of the submitted manuscript. Individuals contributing to the manuscript in lesser roles (including participants in collaborative trials) may be mentioned in an acknowledgment.
Précis The précis appears on page 2 of the submitted manuscript and will appear with the title in the Journal’s table of contents. It should be condensed into a single sentence, limited to 25 words or less, describing the major conclusion of the work.
Abstract with Key Words/Phrases. On page 3 of the manuscript the title, author(s) names, and a structured abstract should appear. Beneath the abstract, 5 key words or short phrases should be listed for indexing purposes.
A structured abstract of 250 words or less should accompany full-length articles. The structured abstract should contain 5 paragraphs with the following headings:
- Purpose, stating the hypothesis of the study
- Materials and Methods, including the means for problem solving, the subjects (number and relevant characteristics), the intervention studied, and a brief statistical analysis
- Results, including the outcome of the study and statistical significance
- Conclusions, stating the outcome importance; and
- Clinical Implications, describing the impact of the study results on clinical practice.
Abstracts are not necessary for editorials, commentaries, correspondence, home study courses, opinion pieces, book reviews, or abstracts from meetings.
Key Words Key words should appear immediately beneath the abstract and should consist of 5 words or terms used for indexing. It is recommended that the terms from the medical subject headings of Index Medicus be used.
Text Manuscripts should be written in the active voice. Ideas should be expressed briefly, clearly, and concisely. Take the time to condense your manuscript and express it confidently in simple, declarative sentences. Write simply and naturally, the way you speak. Do not make statements that are unsubstantiated by your report or references.
Illustrations All illustrations should be numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals, in the order cited in text. It should indicate the top of the figure, figure number, the name of the first author and a brief description of the illustration.
All illustrations should be submitted to the Managing Editor, Robert Mann, via the International Journal of Anaplastologys’ secure file sharing service at: megaupload.com
Color Illustrations should be produced at a minimum of 300 dots per inch (dpi). Color illustrations shall be used at the discretion of the Editor. (Note: A 4 x 6 inch or 10 x 15 cm image at a resolution of 300 dpi will be approximately 6 megabytes, in terms of file size.)
All files should be submitted to the Managing Editor, Robert Mann, via the International Journal of Anaplastology’s secure file sharing service at: megaupload.com
Figures reproduced from other publications require accompanying written permissions from the author(s) of the work and the holder of the copyright to the work. Credits detailing the authorship and source of the materials must be included in the legend. Figures should be size matched (same physical size throughout the manuscript).
All figures should be submitted to the Managing Editor, Robert Mann, via the International Journal of Anaplastology’s secure file sharing service at: megaupload.com
References cited in the manuscript should be listed as a separate section immediately following the text. Authors must verify all references. Citation style should follow that of the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals”, and journal abbreviations should be those recognized by Index Medicus.
Number references sequentially in the order cited in the text. References cited only in a figure or table are numbered according to their first mention in the text. Do not use personal communications or materials “submitted” or “in preparation” as references. Materials accepted for publication but not yet published may be cited followed by “(in press).”
References with 7 or more authors should list only the first 6, followed by “et al.” The following examples are given to demonstrate correct style:
Journal: Surname and initials of author(s), title of article. name of journal (abbreviation). year date; volume number:first and last page.
Granstrom G. Rehabilitation of Irradiated Cancer Patients with Tissue-Integrated Prostheses: Adjunct Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen to Improve Osseointegration. J Facial & Somato Prosthetics 1996;2:1–11
Books: Surname and initials of author(s), title and subtitle, edition (other than first), city, publisher, year, volume (where applicable), first and last page.
Thomas KF. Prosthetic Rehabilitation. London: Quintessence Publishing Company; 1994: 5–312
Chapter in Book: Surname and initials of author(s), title of article, chapter number (if present), title of book, editor, edition (other than first), city, publisher, year, volume (where applicable), first and last page.
Seelaus R, Troppmann RJ. Facial Prosthesis Fabrication: Coloration Techniques (Ch.17): In: Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Taylor T, Carol Stream: Quintessence Publishing Company; 2000:245-264
Abstract: Surname and initials of author(s), title of abstract, “abstract” in parentheses, name of journal, year volume number, page.
Vincent AL, Webb MC, Gallie BL, Heon E. Prosthetic conformers: a step towards improved rehabilitation of enucleated children (abstract). Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2002; 30:58-59
Supplement: Surname and initials of author(s), title of article, name of journal, year, volume number, supplement number in parentheses, first and last page.
Hakannsson B, Liden G, Tjellstrom A, Ringdahl A. Ten years experience with the Swedish bone anchored hearing system. Ann Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 1990; (supl 151):S1–S16
Tables. Tables should be labeled consecutively, using Arabic numerals, and follow the references. The table number should be followed by a title for the table. A table exceeding 1 page should be headed with the table number followed by “continued” in parentheses and the table heading. Tables containing special symbols or artwork should be submitted in digital format and be ready for printing.
All tables should be submitted to the Managing Editor, Robert Mann, via the International Journal of Anaplastologys’ secure file sharing service at: megaupload.com
The standard order for Original Articles and Review Articles is the same as for the Abstract. (1) Purpose, (2) Materials and Methods, (3) Results, (4) Conclusions; and (5) Clinical Implications.
Use only standard abbreviations. Spell out all abbreviations in full preceding their first usage in the text. Reports claiming to be the “first of a kind” must be verified as such with the source(s) of the literature searched and the years included in the search. Direct quotation should be enclosed with quotation marks and attributed in full to the author and source, including the exact page numbers. Closely paraphrased material should be referenced within the text, so as to leave no doubt as to the source of the original information.
For drugs, devices, or patented procedures, the generic or common name should be stated, followed in parentheses by the trade name, city, and country of manufacture. If any support was received by a referenced company, please describe your affliation and benefits when submitting your manuscript.
Randomized controlled trials should specifically state the method for randomization. When human and nonhuman investigation/experimentation has taken place, manuscripts must state that the appropriate institutional review body granted approval before the study began. Reports on nonhuman subjects must state that institutional approval of the project was obtained before the study began, and that institutional guidelines for the care of these subjects were followed. The type of nonhuman subjects must be stated in the title, abstract, key words, and Materials and Methods section of the report. Statistical analyses should specify the tests used and to which portions of the data they were applied rather than simply list the tests. If a statistical computer program was used, the program should be identified.
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