Information For Authors

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND POLICY


Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics will accept original papers and reviews about the use of technology and products to treat, diagnose, and prevent diabetes. Manuscripts submitted to Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics must not contain material that has been reported elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract published for a scientific meeting) or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Prior abstracts should be described in a footnote to the title. 
 

Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics is a rapid publication journal.  Articles are published online ahead of print in 3-4 weeks.


PLEASE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS BEFORE SUBMITTING.

All manuscripts must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/diabetestechnology

 

Liebert Instant Online (LION) -- Effective June 1, 2017

To enable the release of new scientific findings as quickly as possible, as of June 1, 2017 the Journal pre-publishes all accepted manuscripts in their unedited format upon submission of all authors' copyright forms. 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. All accepted papers for which all copyright forms have been returned will  appear online as a part of Liebert Instant Online (LION) within 72 hours of the completion of all copyright forms.

 

Following its publication on the LION platform, the paper will progress through the customary production processes, including copyediting and author corrections to galley proofs and online publication of the final edited and typeset manuscript ahead of print.

It is essential to note that, as part of the LION program, the data that is published on the LION platform  is pulled directly from the information that was populated into the fields in Manuscript Central upon submission not as listed in the manuscript Word document.   Consequently, any errors contained in the system will remain on our website and all indexing services, including Medline/PubMed, until the next revision of the article is published.  It is therefore critically important to properly enter all authors' names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors under the "my authors" section when uploading your manuscript. This author list is what will be used for the Journal’s LION program and its initial listing on PubMed.  No errors appearing on our website, or in any indexing service, can be corrected until the subsequent revision is published.

The next revision will take place after the corresponding author reviews the page proofs, makes any necessary corrections, and returns the changes to the Publisher.  Once all alterations are made, the revised version will be published on our website, and the newly corrected information will be released to Medline/PubMed, in addition to any other indexing services in which the Journal is included.

The typical time between acceptance of a paper and page proof distribution is approximately 4-8 weeks depending on the length and complexity of the paper.
 

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT 

Prepare manuscripts double-spaced.  Leave ample margins on both sides, top and bottom.

Word limits are as follows:

  • Original paper:  5000 words
  • Invited paper or review articles:   6000 words with no more than 2-3 tables or figures.
  • Brief reports:  1500-2000 words, plus 1 table and 1 figure.
  • Invited editorials: 1,500 words, with no more than 1 table or figure, and up to 30 references.

A title page should be part of your main text file and should  include all authors’ names and affiliations, the funding source (if appropriate), and a running title of up to 45 characters.  Please indicate the name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail addressof the author to whom reprint requests should be addressed.

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 a minumum of five (5) 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.

 

The abstract should be no more than 250 words. Abstracts of original papers should contain four paragraphs labeled as: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts of reviews should contain a single unlabeled paragraph.

Disclosure Statement

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.

TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Tables should be prepared in Word and be supplied in a separate file from the text.  Use Arabic numerals to number tables. 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. Details of experimental conditions should be included in the table footnotes. Information that appears in the text should not be repeated in the table, and tables should not contain data that can be given in the text in one or two sentences.  Each supplied table must have a title.

Please submit artwork according to the following guidelines:

• 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.
• Do NOT submit PowerPoint, PDF, Bitmap or Excel files.

• Do NOT include the figure legend as part of the figure file.  All figure legends should be prepared in one separate Word document and uploaded under the "Figure Legends" file category.


Please name your artwork files with the submitting authors name i.e. SmithFig1.tif, SmithTable2.tif etc.  Authors who do not follow these guidelines may have their submission returned to them without being reviewed.

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 https://home.liebertpub.com/MEDIA/pdf/ppconvert.pdf  

AUTHOR DISCLOSURE

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.

REFERENCES

List references in consecutive numerical order (not alphabetically). All subsequent reference citations should be to the original number.  Cite all references in the text or tables. Unpublished data and personal communications should not be listed as references.  Abbreviations of journal titles should follow MEDLINE.


References to journal papers should include: (1) author(s) (list the first three authors, followed by et al. if applicable), (2) title, (3) journal name (as abbreviated in MEDLINE), (4) year, (5) volume number, and 6) inclusive page numbers, in that order.
 

References to books should include: (1) author(s), (2) chapter title (if any), (3) editor (if any), (4) title of book, (5) city of publication, (6) publisher, and (7) year. Volume and edition numbers, specific pages, and name of translator should be included when appropriate. The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references and for their correct text citation.

AUTHORSHIP

It is the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy and inclusion of all contributing authors’ names and affiliations upon original submission of the paper. Once a paper is accepted for publication, changes in authorship while the paper is in production – including page proofs – are NOT permitted. Changes in authorship after publication are strictly prohibited.

PATIENT RELEASE INFORMATION

If applicable, it is incumbent upon the author(s) to obtain patient release statements of permission to reproduce any identifiable images of patients.  The submitting author should provide written confirmation of this critical information.  Acceptable forms of consent statements are emails or letters.  The Journal does not provide a generic patient release form.

The written consent must contain specific information about the patient's name, age, and if pertinent, conservatorship -- as well as stated permission -- granting the Journal the rights to publish the photograph within its pages (which includes the name of the Journal and article title).  

 

PUBLICATION COSTS:

Submission fee                             Not applicable

Page charges                               Not applicable

Color printing                                Optional  (Contact AuthorServices@liebertpub.com for price quote)

Open Option                                  $3200.00 USD    Optional   (Contact OpenAccess@liebertpub.com for details)

Reprints*                                        Email: Reprints@liebertpub.com for pricing   (optional)

 

PERMISSIONS

The author must obtain permission to reproduce figures, tables and text from previously published material. Written permission must be obtained from the original copyright holder (generally the publisher, not the author or editor) of the journal or book concerned. An appropriate credit line should be included in the figure or legend or table footnote, and full publication information should be included in the reference list. Written permission must be obtained from the author of any unpublished material and should accompany the manuscript.

REPRINTS

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.

PUBLISHER

The Journal is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215. Telephone: 914-740-2100; fax: 914-740-2101. E-mail: info@liebertpub.com Online: www.liebertpub.com 

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