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The Official Journal of the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts MUST be submitted online (only Word docs, not PDF) using the following URL:



Page charges for this journal are set at $55.00 USD per typeset page.  Nonpayment of page charges may result in a delay in publication.  Costs for printing images in color are a separate fee and are not included in the page charge total.


Members of ISAM (the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine) are charged a reduced rate of $30.00 USD per printed page.



Costs for printing images in color are a separate fee and are not included in the page charge total.  Please contact the Publisher for color printing costs by emailing

Authorship. All authors, including the co-authors, 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.

TITLE PAGE.  The title page should include the full title of the manuscript, all contributing authors’ names, academic degrees and affiliations, the source of a work or study (if any), and a running title of no more than 50 characters (including spaces). Indicate clearly the author to whom correspondence should be sent.
ABSTRACT. For all original papers, the next page of the manuscript should consist of a structured abstract of no more than 300 words, which should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The structured abstract should consist of:   Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions.  Abstracts for review papers, letters to the editor and responses may be unstructured.  References are not permitted in the abstract.

KEY WORDS. Please provide a minimum of four key words below the abstract.

TEXT. The text of the manuscript should follow this format: Abstract; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgments; Author Disclosure Statement; and References. Number pages consecutively. All manuscripts should be double-spaced, with a one-inch margin on all sides. For all material sources, such as devices, drugs, etc., indicate manufacturer/supplier name, city, state, and country.  At the end of the manuscript, give the name and full address of the individual to whom correspondence should be directed.

TABLES. Prepare tables double-spaced, one to a page and placed after the Reference section. Each table must stand alone, i.e., contain all necessary information in the table title and be understood independently of the text. Avoid repetition of information that is given in the text. Supply each table with a title.

FIGURES. Figures must be submitted separately using the following guidelines:

  • When appropriate line drawings instead of photographs should be used.
  • Each figure should be numbered, and reducible to 60% with labels still readable.
  • Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.
  • Do not prepare any figures in Word, as they are not workable.
  • Figures with a recommended dpi of 600 should be in the 3”- 5” range.
  • Figures above 900 dpi should not be larger than 2”-3”.
  • Adobe is the preferred software. Save figures as either TIFF or EPS files.
  • Color figures* must be saved as CYMK, not RGB.

*The Journal will publish color figures, but the author must subsidize the cost. The Publisher will provide the author with a cost estimate when the figures are received if requested. Submissions with color figures will not be reviewed unless authors specifically state at the time of manuscript submission that they agree to pay the cost of color publication.


FIGURE LEGENDS.  Figure legends must be prepared as an enumerated list on a separate page after the reference section.  Do not include the legend on the figure.

FOOTNOTES.  Type footnotes double-spaced on a separate page. The use of footnotes is generally discouraged, but can used only when essential.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. Collaborations, sources of research funds, and other acknowledgments should be listed in a separate section at the end of the text ahead of the References section.

AUTHOR DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.  Immediately following the Acknowledgments section, there should be a header entitled, “Author Disclosure Statement.” 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 consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership, equity interests, arrangements regarding patents, or other vested interests should also be disclosed in the Disclosure section.  If there are no conflicts to declare, the authors must state, “No conflicts of interest exist.”

REFERENCES.  Follow Endnote style  “J Aerosol Medicine.ens”


  • All references must be cited in the text with superscript numbers, in numerical order, beginning with “1.” References must be typed double-spaced and numbered by order of citation. 
  • ALL AUTHORS’ NAMES OF CITED WORKS MUST BE LISTED (do NOT use “et al.”). Translate into English all foreign article and book titles.
  • If a work is in press, give the journal in which it is to be published, followed by “in press” in parentheses.
  •  Submitted manuscripts not yet accepted for publication and personal communications should be cited in the text only.
  • Journal abbreviations should follow Medline style (see


JOURNAL ARTICLES: 1. Newman SP, Pitcairn GR, Hooper G, Knoch M: Efficient drug delivery to the lungs from a continuously open-vent nebulizer and low-pressure compressor system. Eur Respir J 1994;7:1177–1181.

BOOKS: Johari D: Scanning Electron Microscopy: Workshop on Advances in Medical Applications of the SEM, STEM. Chicago Press Corp., Chicago, IL; pp. 720–727, 1977.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS: Jaegfeldt H, Andersson JAR, Trofast E, Wetterlin KIL: Particle size distribution from different modifications of Turbuhaler. In: SP Newman,
F Moren, and GK Crompton, (eds). A New Concept in Inhalation Therapy. Medicom, Bussum; pp. 90–98, 1987.

MEETING ABSTRACTS: Darquenne C, Oakes JM, Breen EC, Scadeng M: Quantification of aerosol deposition in healthy and emphysematous rat lung using MRI. [Abstract]. Presented at the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 18–22, 2011; J Aerosol Med. 24:3;A1–A66; DOI: 10.1089/jamp.2011.00A1 (online only).

Before uploading your final manuscript, please make sure the manuscript is completely clean with no track changes embedded.

REVISIONS. If your article is a REVISION please make certain what you have uploaded reflects the following 3 items:


 1.   EACH REVISION must be submitted with the corrected document (only Word docs, not PDFs) showing visible track changes as well as a ‘clean’ document ‘publication ready’ (without track changes) should it be accepted.

2.   EACH REVISION should be COMPLETE with title page, author contact information, abstract, references, etc.

3.   ALL figures and tables are to be uploaded with EACH REVISION.


Letters to the Editor(s):  Letters to the Editor(s) are welcomed, but with a 500 word limit and no more than (1) table OR figure, and with a maximum of four (4) references.

Copyright Agreement Form

Upon acceptance of any manuscript processed through Manuscript Central, all authors will receive a follow-up email with instructions on completing our online Copyright Agreement form.  Each author will receive individualized links to their copyright form.  Authors will not be permitted to “share” or forward these individualized links as they are unique to each author.  Therefore, it is critical to ensure the accuracy of ALL authors’ email addresses when uploading submissions to ensure the proper delivery of each copyright form, and any other pertinent email communications.


The corresponding author is responsible for communicating with coauthors to ensure they have completed the online copyright form. Authors not permitted to release copyright must still return the form acknowledging the statement of the reason for not releasing the copyright.


Failure by all authors to submit this form will result in a delay in publication.

PERMISSIONS. The author must obtain permission whenever it is required in conjunction with the reproduction of material such as figures and tables from copyrighted material. Written permission must be obtained from the publisher (not the author or editor) of the journal or book concerned. The publication from which the figure or table is taken must be listed in the reference list. 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.” and list appropriate reference number. All permission listings must be shown on the manuscript.


Once a paper is accepted, changes in authorship in page proofs are NOT permitted under any circumstance.

It is the Journal’s policy that a manuscript has only ONE corresponding author listed on a paper.  This designation should be determined at the time of submission.  Additions to corresponding authors are not permitted after acceptance or in page proofs.  It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to share the page proofs with co-authors and to coordinate all authors’ corrections into one proof.  The Publisher will not accept corrections from multiple authors.

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 bimonthly by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 140 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215. Telephone:  914-740-2100; Fax:  914-740-2108; Email:;  Online:

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