Information For Authors
- Author Benefits Program
- Manuscript Submission Guidelines
- Open Access Policy
- NIH/HHMI Wellcome Trust Policies
- Self-Archiving Policy
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Submission Benefits Package
Your submission to AIDS Patient Care and STDs provides you with robust tools and support to ensure maximum impact and readership for your work. By submitting your manuscript, you’ll receive:
- Rapid, rigorous peer-review and editorial attention
- Immediate deposit to PubMed and other indexing services upon online publication
- Exposure to thousands of thought-leaders in your field, maximizing readers, citations, and downloads
- Fast Track online-ahead-of-print publication
- Global availability in over 170 countries
- Open Access publication options
Submitting Your Manuscript
Submitting your manuscript to AIDS Patient Care and STDs delivers a comprehensive benefits program that ensures high-quality review of your research and maximum impact for your work. AIDS Patient Care and STDs carries a manuscript processing charge* of $50.00 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.
Click here to submit your paper via our fast and user-friendly electronic submission system.
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/aidspatientcare 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.
*The manuscript processing charge is independent of editorial decision and is non-refundable.
Preparation of Manuscript
Be sure these instructions are followed exactly.
We welcome Original Research and Review submissions on topics of major significance in biotherapy, radiopharmaceuticals, and related fields. Each coauthor accepts responsibility for the entire contents of the manuscript. Contributions to the journal are published at no charge to the author. Once a paper has been accepted for publication, it cannot be withdrawn. Authors will have the option to indicate one reviewer who should be excluded (non-preferred) from review of their manuscript. Authors will also have the option to suggest preferred reviewers during the submission process if they like.
Note: AIDS Patient Care and STDs does not publish Short Communications.
ABSTRACT should be capitalized and centered on the page and have one space below. The text of the abstract is single spaced and should be limited to 250 words. This should appear on a separate page.
Manuscript keywords (search terms): On the title page of the manuscript, include a minimum of three (3), maximum of six (6), search terms that will aid in the discoverability of the article in indexing services and search engines. These terms may or may not be different from the terms you selected for the peer review process and areas of expertise. You will be asked to retype these search terms in the submission form when uploading your manuscript. These keywords will be included in the published article. If the search terms entered do not match the manuscript, the manuscript will serve as the default.
Keywords (Areas of Expertise)
To facilitate the peer review process, select 4-6 keywords from the drop-down list of pre-selected terms when submitting your manuscript. These keywords will assist in the selection of skilled reviewers in the field for the purposes of peer review.
Tables and Figures
Each table should be prepared in a separate file. Tables should be cited in the text (see Table 1). Tables should be submitted in Microsoft Word.
Each figure should be prepared in a separate file with the figure number visible. Each figure should be cited in text (Fig. 1). Legends should be on a separate page from the figures.
Please follow these guidelines for submitting figures:
Do NOT embed art files into a Word or PDF document.
Line illustrations should be submitted at 1200 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 CMYK – not RGB.
Black and White art must be submitted as grayscale – not RGB.
Do NOT submit PowerPoint, PDF, Bitmap or Excel files.
Please name your artwork files with the submitting author's name i.e. SmithFig1.tif, SmithTable2.tif etc. 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.) Authors who do not follow these guidelines may have their submission returned to them without being reviewed.
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 guidelines below :
All files should be scanned at 100% size.
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://home.liebertpub.com/MEDIA/pdf/ppconvert.pdf
Footnotes should be typed single spaced at the bottom of the appropriate page and separated from the text by a 3-inch line starting from the left margin with one space above and below it. Footnotes should be used only when essential.
Collaborations, sources of research funds, and other acknowledgments must be listed in a separate section at the end of the text ahead of the REFERENCES section.
All authors are expected to disclose any institutional or commercial affiliations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the publication of a manuscript. Institutional affiliations, as indicated on the title page, should include all corporate affiliations and any funding sources that support the work. Other types of affiliation, including consultantships, honoraria, stock ownership, equity interests, arrangements regarding patents, or other vested interests should be disclosed in the Acknowledgments section.
Use order-of-citation format for references. Cite references within the text by a superscripted Arabic number as in the following example: [. . .as described previously. 1,4 ]. Provide a list of references, in numerical order, and in the order in which they appear in the text. Reference section should be double spaced.
For journal citations: (1) surname of author(s) and initials; (2) title of article; (3) journal; (4) year of publication: (5) volume number; (6) inclusive page range of citation.
For book citations: (1) surname of author(s) and initials; (2) title of book; (3) editor of book (if applicable); (4) edition of book (if applicable); (5) publisher; (6) city of publication; (7) year of publication (not in parentheses); and (8) page reference (if applicable).
For patents: (1) country of original registration; (2) patent number; and (3) month, day, and year of issuance. When data from an unpublished source are given, supply complete information (e.g., researcher’s name and location). If work is in press, give journal in which it is to be published or publisher.
For book and journal references, if there are more than four authors, list only the first three, followed by et al.
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 onto Manuscript Central, the system will automatically create a single PDF proof for you and the peer-review process.
Written permission to use copyrighted material must be obtained from the publisher (not the author or editor). The publication from which the figure, table, or text is taken must be listed in REFERENCES. 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),” using appropriate reference number. All permissions must be listed.
Be sure to provide the complete name and address to which correspondence should be directed.
Funding sources for research must be disclosed for all manuscripts accepted for publication.
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.
The Journal is published 12 times per year by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215. Telephone: (914) 740-2100; fax: (914) 740-2101; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; online: home.liebertpub.com.
Ensure maximum visibility, discoverability, and impact for your article with our Liebert Open Access (OA) option
Does your research funder have an open access mandate or would you like to expand the dissemination of your research?
The Liebert Open Access option enables authors to publish open access in our esteemed subscription-based journals.
The benefits of Liebert Open Access include:
- High visibility; open access articles are freely available online upon publication
- You retain copyright with the open access license allowing broad dissemination of your research
- You can freely share your article in repositories and research networks without restrictions
- Easy compliance with open access mandates
- Rigorous editorial and peer-review
- Targeted email announcement featuring a direct link to article
Identification and Marketing
Open access articles are listed with an OA icon in journal tables of content (TOC), TOC alerts, and in marketing announcements. Open access articles are highlighted and promoted in targeted email announcements to thousands of research leaders in your field.
Copyright and Licensing
If you choose to publish with open access, you will retain copyright of your article and a Creative Commons license will be applied. The liberal Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY) license is the default open access license used at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The CC-BY license permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.
At this time we allow authors to choose between the CC-BY or CC-BY-NonCommercial license. A limited number of journals offer NonCommercial licenses exclusively.
Ordering Open Access
Once your article has been accepted for publication in a journal, you will receive an email with information on ordering Liebert Open Access. If you would like more information about Liebert Open Access or would like to order open access, please email email@example.com.
Publishing open access includes an article publication charge (APC) and authors are asked to fill out a short open access order form. You can pay by credit card or receive an invoice to be returned with payment or via bank transfer. Please remember that traditional subscription journals can carry mandatory or optional author fees. The Liebert Open Access APC does not cover or replace existing publication or author fees.
Publishing biomedical or biotechnology research?
Biomedical researchers should consider publishing in BioResearch Open Access, a fully open access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing top research in the biomedical and biotechnology fields. For details, please visit the information for authors on the journal website.
*Please note that PubMedCentral, not the Publisher, has sole control over when the paper is made live on PMC.
Browse journals in the Liebert Open Access portfolio:
NIH Public Access Policy: In order to assist our authors who have NIH funding to comply with this policy, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers will deposit the final accepted paper (after copy-editing and proofreading) to PubMed Central (PMC) on behalf of the authors. Authors need not take any action. The manuscript's public access posting on PMC will occur 12 months after final publication. This service is provided free of charge. Please note that authors may not deposit manuscripts directly to PMC or other sites without permission from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Publishing in Subscription Journals
By signing the copyright transfer statement, authors still retain a set of rights that allow for self-archiving.
Authors may archive their preprint manuscripts (version prior to peer review) at any time without restrictions. Authors may archive their postprint manuscripts (accepted version after peer review) in institutional repositories, preprint servers, and research networks after a 12 month embargo. The 12 month embargo period begins when the article is published online. Postprints must not be used for commercial purposes and acknowledgement must be given to the final publication, and publisher, by inserting the DOI number of the article in the following sentence: “Final publication is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]”. Authors may archive on their personal website without an embargo provided their manuscript is updated with an acknowledgement to the publisher copyright and final published version.
The final published article (version of record) can never be archived in a repository, preprint server, or research network.
Publishing Open Access
Authors that wish to easily comply with funder or institutional open access mandates should consider publishing open access. Liebert Open Access option allows authors to make their research freely available online without restrictions. Additionally, Liebert Open Access option allows authors to retain copyright, archive and share the final published version of their article without restrictions. To publish open access please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Liebert Open Access for more information.