Information For Authors
- Manuscript Submission Guidelines
- Author Benefits Program
- Open Access Policy
- NIH/HHMI Wellcome Trust Policies
- Self-Archiving Policy
The Journal of Gynecologic Surgery will publish original papers and important review articles dealing with gynecologic surgery, including colposcopy, laser surgery, endoscopy, endoscopic surgery, conventional gynecologic surgery, infertility surgery, oncologic surgery, and female urologic surgery as well as subjects related to the aforesaid. Letters to the Editor, important commentaries, and announcements (of meetings, courses, preceptorships, etc.) also will be published.
The Journal does not publish articles that have been published elsewhere.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
All submitting authors are required to complete their submissions using an ORCID identifier. Please visit the ORCID website for more information, or to register.
All new manuscripts must be submitted online to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gynsurgery
Please read all the instructions to authors before submitting.
Please upload individual files of all manuscript material—do NOT upload a single PDF file containing all text, figures, and table files of your article. 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.
General Preparation of Manuscript
Manuscripts must be double-spaced, with margins of 1 inch on each side, and ample space on top and bottom and prepared in Microsoft Word, PC, or Macintosh formats. Please identify the title and authors of the manuscript, its major contribution, suggested reviewers, and other factors as discussed previously.
Please follow these guidelines for submitting artwork:
- 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 CYMK - 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 first author’s name (i.e., SmithFig1.tif, SmithTable2.tif, etc.) Authors who do not follow these guidelines may have their submissions returned 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 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
Tables should be provided in a separate Word document. Provide a title for table in the file. Cite tables in sequence within text. Explain abbreviations used in the body of each table in footnotes.
The title page must include the title of the article, authors' names, authors' affiliations (provided as footnotes), and a short title (no more than 40 letters and spaces) to be used as a running head.
Provide a structured abstract, double spaced, of no more than 250 words, summarizing the purpose of the study, the main findings, and the principal conclusions.
For CASE REPORTS, the abstract should include the following headings sections in this order:
For full SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES, the abstract should include the following section headings :
3. Materials and Methods
The text of the paper should include the same elements as the structured abstracts, as listed above.
Use only standard abbreviations, which can be found in the AMA's Manual for Authors & Editors or the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual. At first usage, in the Abstract, in the text, and in each figure and each table, spell out the term and give the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, use only the abbreviation. It is not necessary to spell out standard units of measure, even at first usage.
Original articles should not exceed 3,000 words, not including the abstract, tables, figure legends, references, acknowledgments, or disclosures.
Case Reports should not exceed 1,500 words, not including the abstract, tables, figure legends, references, acknowledgments, or disclosures.
Use generic names for drugs if possible. If you wish to use a proprietary drug name the first time it appears, use the generic name followed by the proprietary name, manufacturer, city, and state or country in parentheses.
The author should acknowledge only those people and their institutions that have made significant contributions to the study.
Immediately following the Acknowledgments section, include a section entitled “Author Disclosure Statement.” In this portion of the article, 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 article 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.htlm#conflicts for further guidance.
References must be typed double spaced and numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text (using superscript numbers). Example: Recently, many surgical improvements have been proposed, among them the use of the carbon dioxide laser. 1-5,8 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 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 communication 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.G. Bearn, personal communication).
Sample references are:
Journal article with up to six authors:
1. O'Driscoll K, Foley M. Correlation of decrease in perinatal mortality and increase in cesarean section rates. Obstet Gynecol 1983;61:1
Journal article with more than six authors:
2. Maheuz R, Guilloteau C, Lemay A, et al. Regression of leiomyomata uteri following hypoestrogenism induced by repetitive luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist treatment: Preliminary report. Fertil Steril 1984;42:644.
3. Pritchard JA, MacDonald PC, Gant NF. Williams obstetrics. 17th ed. Norwalk, CT: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1985:457.
4. Baggish MS, Barbot J, Valle RF, eds. Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, 1989.
Chapter in a book:
5. March CM. Hysteroscopy for infertility. In: Baggish MS, Barbot J, Valle RF, eds. Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, 1989:136.
6. List all authors and initials, title of paper or article, name of site, and web address, starting with www unless there is no www in the address. Then you may use http:// Include month, date, and year accessed.
Following the references, provide the name, degrees, and complete address, with postal code, of the person to whom correspondence should be sent. Also include an e-mail address.
Type legends for illustrations double-spaced on a separate sheet. In the legend, provide explanations for any abbreviations, arrows, etc. on the art work. If the illustration is taken from a copyrighted publication, credit must be given in the legend and the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission and paying any fees imposed by other copyright holders, if applicable.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR(S):
Letters to the Editor(s) are welcomed, but with a 500-word limit and no more than one (1) table OR figure, and with a maximum of four (4) references.
Materials taken from other sources must be accompanied by a written statement from both author and publisher giving permission to the Journal for reproduction. If clearance is required by the author's institution, statements concerning such clearance should be provided in the manuscript. Obtain and submit written permission from authors to cite unpublished data or articles still in press.
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.
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