Information For Authors
Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine welcomes format-neutral manuscripts for first-time submissions. Newly submitted manuscripts will not be un-submitted for formatting issues. However, after the initial peer review process, revised submissions must follow correct journal formatting and file guidelines, as described in the Instructions for Authors.
All submitting authors are required to complete their submissions using an ORCID identifier. Please visit the ORCID website for more information, or to register.
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- Authorship is to be determined prior to submission of any manuscript.
- All authors listed on a submitted manuscript should be responsible for a significant part of the manuscript.
- All authors and co-authors should have taken part in writing the manuscript, reviewing it, and revising its intellectual and technical content.
- Any author whose name appears on a paper assumes responsibility and accountability for the results.
- CLICK HERE to see AUTHORSHIP QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES for definitions and further detailed information.
COPYRIGHT / LICENSING
CLICK HERE for information on Copyright, Licensing, Reuse and Open Access options.
Papers should contain original data concerning the course (prognosis), cause (etiology), diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or economic analysis of a clinical disorder or an intervention to improve the quality of healthcare.
When you are ready to submit your manuscript for peer review, be prepared to:
- Enter the title of the article (be sure to read the section entitled, "Create an Effective Title" below)
- Enter the full names and institutional affiliations of ALL authors and their correlating institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses
- Identify the corresponding author
- Enter a running title of no more than 45 characters (including spaces)
- Provide a structured Abstract of no more than 250 words, stating the background, methods, results (including the sample size), and conclusions drawn from the study
- Enter 3–5 keywords or phrases for identifying areas of expertise for peer review
- Enter 3–5 search terms for discoverability in search engines
- Supply the names and valid institutional e-mail addresses of at least five potential preferred
reviewers familiar with the field. Please ensure that preferred reviewers are not from your university or institution with whom you have collaborated. Anyone whom the author does not want to be considered should also be named as a non-preferred reviewer, however, ultimate reviewer selection is at the Editor’s discretion
- Confirm that the material has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere
PREPARING YOUR PAPER
All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals.
Prepare text of manuscripts, double spaced, in Microsoft Word. The order of items in the manuscript is: title page, key points,** abstract, text, acknowledgments, authorship confirmation statement, author disclosures, references, and correspondence address. Number each page, including the title page, consecutively.
(**Key Points are required for only Research and Review submissions.)
Label all file names with the corresponding author’s last name followed by the file type (i.e.: (JonesMainText; JonesTables; JonesFig1; JonesFig2). Use only alphanumeric characters; do not use spaces, symbols or underscores.
CREATE AN EFFECTIVE TITLE
- Manuscript titles should be brief, contain key terms, and clearly identify the purpose of the work
- Manuscript titles should not exceed 15-18 words. Exceptions can be made with the Editor’s approval
- Manuscript titles should be direct and to the point. Remember that the journal has a global readership, so clear and concise non-vernacular language is most effective
- Avoid the use of specific locations in the title
- Do not use proprietary/trademarked names in the title
- Do not use acronyms in the title unless they are universally recognized and accepted
NOTE: The title page of your submission must be included as part of your main text document (not as a separate file).
- CLICK HERE for article types, and word / figure / table / reference limits
- In general, the text should be organized under the headings: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions.
- Use only standard abbreviations, which can be found in the AMA’s Manual for Authors & Editors, 10/e.
- At first usage of a defined term in the abstract and then again at the first usage in the text, spell out full terminology followed by its abbreviation(s) in parentheses. Thereafter, use only the abbreviation.
- Use generic names for drugs if possible. If you wish to use a proprietary drug name, provide it the first time it appears, followed by the generic name and manufacturer in parentheses. Use the generic name in all subsequent places.
The author should acknowledge only those people and their institutions that have made significant contributions to the study. CLICK HERE to view AUTHORSHIP QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES for definitions and detailed information.
AUTHOR CONFIRMATION STATEMENT(S) AND DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
IMPORTANT: Please upload individual files of all manuscript material as described herein — do NOT upload a single PDF file containing all files for the paper. Once all appropriate files are uploaded to Manuscript Central, the system will automatically create a single PDF proof for the peer-review process.
The reference list must be prepared double spaced in Word and numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text (using superscript numbers). References appearing for the first time in tables and figures must be numbered in sequence with those cited in the text where the table or figure is mentioned. Use journal abbreviations as provided by PubMed/Medline. List all authors when there are six or less. When there are more than six, list the first three, followed by et al. If references to personal communications or unpublished data are used, they are not to be in the list of references. They should be referred to in the text in parentheses: (A.B. Smith, personal communication). Include among the reference any papers that have been accepted for publication but not yet published; identify the name of publication and add "In Press." The maximum number of references may not exceed 100.
Sample journal article reference styles:
- Journal article with up to six authors:
Rahavi-Ezabadi S, Most SP, Saltychev M, Sazgar AA, Moubayed SP, Saedi B. Validation of the Persian language version of the Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey (SCHNOS). JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2018;20(6):521-523.
- Journal article with more than six authors:
Nellis JC, Ishii M, Bater KL, et al. Association of Rhinoplasty with perceived attractiveness, success, and overall health. JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2018;20(2):97-102.
FOR USERS OF ENDNOTE
Currently, Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine is not yet listed in EndNote, however, you may use this output style. NOTE: The publisher of Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine does not provide technical support for EndNote. If you have questions or need assistance, click on the Support tab on EndNote's website for assistance.
Figures should be numbered in the order cited in the text. Cite figures consecutively in the manuscript. Any identifying patient information must be removed and anonymized. Images should not show the name of a manufacturer. Maximum figures in a submission is six (6). See the next section for guidance on figure legends.
Please follow these guidelines for figure submission:
- Do not include any figures or tables in the main text file
- Do not prepare any figures in Word as they are not workable
- Line illustrations must be submitted at a minimum of 900 DPI
- Halftones and color photos should be submitted at a minimum of 300 DPI
- Avoid submitting PowerPoint and Excel files
- Save art as either TIFF or EPS files. (Avoid submitting JPEG files as their resolution is typically too low.)
- Color art must be saved as CYMK not RGB
Each supplied figure must have a figure legend. Prepare a single Word document, double spaced, of all figure legends and upload it under the file category, “Figure Legends.” Be sure to define any abbreviations, symbols, arrows, etc., that appear in the figure(s).
If a figure is being adapted or reused from a previously published source, permission from the original copyright holder must be secured, an appropriate credit line must be included in the figure legend, and the source(s) should be included in the reference list in addition to being appropriately cited within the text.
Prepare all tables in one Word file and be sure to provide a title for each table. Cite tables in sequence in the text. Explain abbreviations used in the body of the table as table footnotes.
If a table is being adapted or reused from a previously published source, permission from the original copyright holder must be secured, an appropriate credit line must be included in the table footnotes, and the source(s) should be included in the reference list in addition to being appropriately cited within the text.
NOTE: Supplemental Information will not be copyedited or typeset; it will be posted online as supplied.)
At the end of the manuscript, provide the name and complete address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent.
Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from the original copyright holder allowing permission to the Journal for reproduction. Obtain and submit written permission from authors to cite unpublished data or papers still in press. Include appropriate information in corresponding figure and/or table legends, crediting the original source. Authors are responsible for securing any reused or repurposed material, as well as any fees incurred for such material.
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