Information For Authors
- Manuscript Submission Guidelines
- Author Benefits Program
- Open Access Policy
- NIH/HHMI Wellcome Trust Policies
- Self-Archiving Policy
Submitting Your Manuscript
Lymphatic Research and Biology provides an interdisciplinary forum for the world’s leading biomedical investigators to discuss current and anticipated developments in lymphatic biology and pathology. The Journal features fundamental scientific research of relevance to the lymphatic system and publishes original work from a variety of investigative disciplines, including genetics, biochemistry and biophysics, cellular and molecular biology, physiology and pharmacology, anatomy, developmental biology, and pathology. The Journal also encourages the submission of state-of-the-art reviews in focus areas such as vasculogenesis and angiogenesis, the genetics of lymphatic disorders, muscle cell biology, interstitial signaling mechanisms, and others.
Authors with questions should address them to the Editorial Office at (516) 625-9675 or by e-mail to email@example.com
The submitting author is required to complete the submission using an ORCID identifier. Please visit the ORCID website for more information, or to register. You must have an account in ScholarOne (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lymphatic) for Lymphatic Research and Biology before logging in with an ORCID identifier.
Manuscript Submission Site
Create an Account in ScholarOne
If you do not already have an account in ScholarOne for Lymphatic Research and Biology, you will need to create one. Once you create your account, you may log in to the system to begin your submission. Each listed author on a submission must either have an account, or have one created, in the submission system.
Check the Journal’s PEER REVIEW POLICIES
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 manuscript assumes responsibility and accountability for the results.
All Original submissions must contain:
- An Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval (or waiver) statement in the Methods section
- Acknowledgments section (if applicable) after the Conclusion of the manuscript, followed by
- An Author Contribution statement for each listed author, followed by
- An Author Disclosure Statement for each author listed on a submission, even if there are no conflicts to disclose, followed by,
- Funding statement(s), even if there is no funding information to declare.
Human Subjects: Patient Consent/Release
If applicable, it is incumbent upon the author(s) to obtain patient release statements of permission to reproduce any identifiable images of patients. The Journal does not provide a generic patient release form. Any identifying information should not be published in descriptions or photographs unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent/guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be shown the manuscript to be submitted. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potential identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication. Nonessential identifying details should be omitted. Informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt that anonymity can be maintained. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are de-identified, the manuscript should contain assurances/statements that such changes do not distort scientific meaning.
In keeping with patients' rights of privacy, the Journal does not require the submission of patient consent forms, but instead requires the author(s) to retain and archive all patient consent documentation. Upon submission of a manuscript for review, the authors must make a statement in a cover letter to the Editor/Journal which attests that they have received and archived written patient consent.
All manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (ICMJE Recommendations).
When submitting your manuscript for peer review, be prepared to:
- Enter the full title of the manuscript
- Enter the full names and institutional affiliations of ALL listed authors
- Enter ALL listed authors' institutional email addresses
- Identify the corresponding author
- Enter a running (abbreviated) title of no more than 50 characters (including spaces).
- Enter 3–6 keywords or phrases.
- Provide a structured abstract of no more than 250 words, which should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.
- Provide the names and email addresses of at least five potential preferred reviewers familiar with the field. Please make sure preferred reviewers are not from your university or institution or with whom you have collaborated. Anyone whom the author does not want to be considered should also be named as a non-preferred reviewer. Ultimate reviewer selection is at the Editor’s discretion.
- Confirm that the material has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Create an Effective Title
- Manuscript titles should be brief, contain key terms, and clearly identify the purpose
- of the work conducted
- 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).
All file names should be in English and contain only alphanumeric characters. Do not include spaces, symbols, special characters, dashes, dots, or underscores. Label each file with the first author's last name, followed by the content of the file (i.e.: SmithText; SmithTables; SmithFigureLegends; SmithFig1, etc.)
Important: Please upload individual files of all manuscript material as described herein — please do NOT upload a combined PDF file containing all material in your submission.
Preparation of Manuscript
Prepare text of manuscripts, figure legends, and tables in Microsoft Word, double spaced. The order of elements in each manuscript should be:
- Title page (with full manuscript title, all contributing authors’ names, academic degrees, and their affiliations, sources of support that require acknowledgment, a short running title, a denotation of the corresponding author, and a list of 3-6 keywords)
- Main text (do not embed figures or tables)
- Conclusion (as a separate paragraph, not as part of the Discussion section)
- Acknowledgments (if applicable)
- Authorship confirmation statement (see below)
- Author(s’) disclosure statement(s) (see below)
- Funding statement (see below)
- Figure legends
- Supplemental Information (if applicable; NOTE: Supplemental Information will not be copyedited or typeset; it will be posted online as supplied.)
Do not cite references in the abstract. Limit use of acronyms and abbreviations. For structured abstracts, use the following headings: Background (rationale for the study), Methods and Results (brief presentation of methods and presentation of significant results; note that both categories are included under one heading), and Conclusions (succinct statement of data interpretation). Include a condensed abstract of not more than 100 words for use in the annotated table of contents. It does not need to adhere to the structured format.
Maximum word count for original articles should not exceed 3,000 words. 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 of Style for Authors and Editors, 10th edition or the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style Manual, 8th edition. At first usage, spell out terms and provide abbreviations in parentheses. Thereafter, use only the abbreviations. It is not necessary to spell out standard units of measure. 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, and location in parentheses.
References must be prepared in Word, double spaced, and numbered consecutively as they are cited in the text (using superscript numbers). Include the reference section as part of the main text file, not as a separate file, and do not embed the references using a separate program, such as EndNote. 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 fewer. When there are more than six authors, list the first three, followed by et al. If it is necessary to cite an abstract, this should be designated.
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: (AB Jones, personal communication). Written permission must be obtained from the author of any unpublished material and should accompany the manuscript. Include among the references any articles that have been accepted but have not yet published; identify the name of publication and add "In Press." If the reference has been published online, provide the DOI number in place of the page range. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.
Sample style for references:
Can AG, Eksioglu E, Aytül Çakçi F. Early detection and treatment of subclinical lymphedema in patients with breast cancer. Lymphat Res Biol 2019;17:368-373.
Slevin M, ed. Therapeutic Angiogenesis for Vascular Diseases: Molecular Mechanisms and Targeted Clinical Approaches for the Treatment of Angiogenic Disease. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer; 2011.
Chapter in a book:
Rockson SG. Etiology and classification of lymphatic disorders. In: Lee BB, Rockson SG, Bergan J, eds. Lymphedema: A Concise Compendium of Theory and Practice. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2018:9-28.
Figure legends should be uploaded as a separate Word file and double spaced. In the legend, provide explanations for any abbreviations, arrows, etc. that appear in the figure. Magnifications should be included when appropriate. If the figure is taken from a copyrighted publication, permission must be secured, appropriate credit must be given in the legend, and a corresponding reference must appear in the reference section.
All tables should be prepared in one single Word file with each table presented on a separate page. Provide a title for each table. Cite tables in sequence in the text. Each table must stand alone and contain all necessary information in the legend. The table itself must be comprehensible independently from the text. Information that appears in the text should not be repeated in a table, and tables should not contain data that can be supplied within one or two sentences in the text. Explain abbreviations used in the body of the table in footnotes. Details of experimental conditions should be included in the table footnotes. If the table is taken from a copyrighted publication, permission must be secured, appropriate credit must be given in the legend, and a corresponding reference must appear in the reference section.
- Submission of high resolution .TIFF or .EPS figure files is strongly recommended.
- Figures should not be embedded within the manuscript file.
- Cite figures consecutively in text within parentheses.
- A legend should be supplied for each figure and all legends numbered consecutively.
- Images should not show the name of a patient or a manufacturer.
- Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.
- Figures can be printed in color with a subsidy from the author and are encouraged. Contact the publisher for details.
Following the references, provide the name and complete affiliation and institutional email address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent.
To upload a revision of a manuscript, the submitting author should log in to their Author Center and click on “Revised Manuscripts in Draft.” All revised submissions will be required to meet all formatting conditions described herein. Submissions that do not satisfy these requirements will be un-submitted and returned to the submitting author for proper configuration.
Letters to the Editor
Lymphatic Research and Biology will consider Letters to the Editor commenting on the scientific content of an article published in the Journal. Letters should not exceed 500 words of text and 5 references. Letters submitted for publication must be original and must not be submitted to any other publication simultaneously.
Journal Policies on:
Licensing Information: OPEN ACCESS and Copyright
Data Sharing and Preprint Policies
Post-Acceptance and Post-Publication Policies
Correction Statements / Retractions
Reprints, Permissions, & Social Media Use
Plagiarism Detection Software
Definitions of Scientific Misconduct
Responding to Allegations of Scientific Misconduct
Press Embargo Policy
Archiving and Preservation
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