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Manuscripts should be submitted with the understanding that they have neither been published, nor are under consideration for publication elsewhere, except in the form of an abstract. Prior abstract publications should be described in the form of a footnote to the title. Published manuscripts become the sole property of the Journal and will be copyrighted by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. By submitting a manuscript to the Journal, the author(s) agree(s) to each of the above conditions. In addition, the author(s) explicitly assign(s) any copyrighted ownership he/she (they) may have in such manuscript to the Journal. Upon acceptance of any manuscript, all authors will receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to complete our online Copyright Agreement form.
FAILURE BY ALL AUTHORS TO SUBMIT THIS FORM MAY RESULT IN A DELAY OF PUBLICATION.
The corresponding author is responsible for communicating with coauthors to make sure 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.
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PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT
Submit text manuscript in Microsoft Word double spaced.
On the first page, give the title of the article, name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation(s), and the name and complete address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author. Following this, please include the introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, references, tables, and figure legends.
Results and Discussion should be separate sections. Number pages consecutively; the first author's last name should appear on each page. Authors should review the style and clarity of their manuscripts with colleagues before submission. Please follow this protocol to avoid delay in publication. Authors should note that manuscripts may be edited if needed for grammar and usage. Be prepared to enter a running title of no more than 45 characters, as well as an abstract of about 200 words, stating the aims, results, and conclusions drawn from the study.
TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
Number each table consecutively and give each table a title. Each table must be in its own file. 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 tables, and tables should not contain data that can be given in the text in one or two sentences.
A legend should be supplied for each figure, and all legends numbered consecutively and provided (double spaced) in a separate file or as part of the text file. Figures should be numbered in the order cited in the text. Images should not show the name of a manufacturer or reveal patients’ name(s). Please keep in mind that the figures will be reduced, so please do not submit large figures/graphs that contain small type, as the text within the figure will not be readable after reduction. Please follow these guidelines for submitting figures:
- Do NOTembed 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 – Do NOT submit PowerPoint, PDF, Bitmap or Excel files. 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.You will be given directions on how to correct any files which do not pass.< ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT 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 http://home.liebertpub.com/MEDIA/pdf/ppconvert.pdf
The Journal will publish color photographs, but the cost must be borne by the author. For further details, contact the Publisher.
If no conflicts exist, the authors must state “No competing financial interests exist."
Immediately following the Acknowledgments section, include a section entitled “Author Disclosure Statement.” In this portion of the manuscript, 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 manuscript 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.
Double space all references. Number each reference consecutively in the manuscript in order of citation. Number references consecutively (not alphabetically) in the reference section. Abbreviations of journal titles should follow MEDLINE. List the names of all authors—do not use et al. Accuracy of citation is the responsibility of the authors; remember that inaccurate references are highly frustrating to the reader, the cited author, and indexing services.
Use the following format:
De Lencastre, H., M. Chung, and H. Westh. 2000. Archaic strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: molecular and microbiological properties of isolates from the 1960s in Denmark. Microb. Drug Resist. 6:1-10.
Doyle, M.P., L.R. Beuchat, and T.J. Montville. 2001. Food Microbiology Fundamentals and Frontiers. 2nd ed. ASM Press, Washington, DC.
Chapter in a book:
Tomasz, A. 1990. Auxiliary genes assisting in the expression of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. In R.P. Skurray and R.A. Novick (ed.), Molecular biology of the staphylococci. VCH Publishers, New York, pp. 565-583.
Scacheri, P., J. Crabtree, A. Kennedy, G. Swain, J. Ward, S. Marx, A. Spiegel, and F. Collins. 2006. V804 RET mutation in MEN2A: first report. J. Int. Med. 255:712 (abstract).
Lavilla, S., J.J. González-López, M.N. Larrosa, R.M. Bartolomé, and G. Prat. 2008. Prevalence of the quinolone-modifying enzyme aac(6´)-Ib-cr in extended-spectrum b-lactamase-producing enterobacterial isolates in Barcelona. Abstract presented at the 18th Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Barcelona, April 19–22. Abstract no. P1523.
Health Protection Agency (HPA). 2005. Detection of Campylobacter species. National Standard Method F 21, Issue 2. Available at www.hpa-standardmethods.org.uk/pdf_sops.asp.
When dates from an unpublished source are given, supply the researcher's name. If work is in press, give journal in which it is to be published. 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 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 cited from other laboratories. All permissions listings must be shown in the manuscript—they cannot be entered on proofs.
Manuscripts submitted to this Journal must not be under consideration elsewhere. 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.
STUDY DESIGN AND ETHICS
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 they have received and archived written patient consent.
ETHICS OF EXPERIMENTATION
All articles involving the use of human fetuses, fetal tissue, embryos, and embryonic cells must adhere to the US Public Law 103–41, effective December 13, 2001. (http://ethics.od.nih.gov/.)
Ethical Treatment of Animals
All peer-reviewed submissions containing animal experiments must comply with local and national regulatory principles, and contain a statement in the Materials and Methods section stating whether their national and institutional guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed.
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