Information For Authors
- Manuscript Submission Guidelines
- Author Benefits Program
- Open Access Policy
- NIH/HHMI Wellcome Trust Policies
- Self-Archiving Policy
Manuscripts must be submitted online using the following URL http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mab
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 article title. Published manuscripts become the sole property of the Journal and will be copyrighted by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Upon acceptance of any manuscript, EACH author listed on a paper will receive a follow-up email with instructions to complete the online Copyright Agreement form. It is critical to ensure the accuracy of ALL authors’ email addresses when uploading submissions to Manuscript Central to ensure the proper delivery of all email communications, particularly the Copyright Agreement.
FAILURE BY ALL AUTHORS TO SUBMIT THIS FORM WILL RESULT IN A DELAY IN PUBLICATION.
Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy (formerly Hybridoma) will publish both full and short communications. Full communications should be prepared in the format described below; short communications do not need compartmentalization and should be limited to a maximum of two tables or two figures or one of each. Authors will be allowed to indicate one reviewer who should be excluded from review of their manuscript. The Journal also includes MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES. This section provides prompt publication of current information on new hybrid cell lines, methodology, and other information arising from the use of monoclonal antibodies.
MAb Forms: If you need to download the MAb form, a template may be found at https://home.liebertpub.com/media/pdf/mabform.pdf.
Page charges for this journal are set at $65.00 USD per typeset page. Nonpayment of page charges may result in a delay in publication. Costs for publishing images in color are a separate fee and are not included in the page charge total.
Be sure these instructions are followed exactly.
Prepare manuscripts double-spaced in Microsoft Word. Leave ample margins on the sides, top, and bottom of the page. TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. Prepare each table with its title on a separate page. Use Arabic numerals to number tables. Remember, 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. All illustrations should be numbered and labeled with the first author’s name. A legend should be supplied for each illustration, and all legends numbered consecutively and provided (double-spaced) on a separate page. Figures should be numbered in the order cited in the text. Images should not show the name of the manufacturer. 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 instructions when submitting figures:
- Do not include any illustrations as part of your text file.
- Do not prepare any figures in Word as they are not workable.
- Line illustrations must be submitted at a minimum of 900.
- Halftones and color photos should be submitted at a minimum of 300 DPI.
- PowerPoint of Excel files cannot be uploaded.
- Save art as either TIFF or EPS files. Do NOT submit JPEG files.
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.
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
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 consultantships, honoraria, stock ownership, equity interests, arrangements regarding patents, or other vested interests should be disclosed in the Acknowledgments section.
All references must be cited in text. (1) Cite references within the text by an Arabic number within parentheses or brackets. Brackets may be used when parentheses are to be reserved for numbers for equations. (2) List references by numbers (1., 2., etc.) in the order in which they appear in the text. Type double spaced, although separated from each other by one line of space. (3) Use Chemical Abstracts format for references. For journal citations: (1) surname of author(s), initials, (2) paper title, (3) journal, (4) volume number, (5) first and last page of citation, and (6) year in parentheses. For book citations: (1) surname of author(s), initials, (2) title of book, (3) editor of book (if applicable), (4) edition of book (if applicable), (5) publisher, (6) city of publication, (7) year of publication (not in parentheses), and (8) first and last page reference (if applicable). For patents: (1) country of original registration, (2) patent number, (3) month, day, and year of issuance. Follow the style of these examples:
Journal paper: Ahmed I, Piepkorn M, and Goldgar DE: HMB-45 staining of dysplastic melanocytic nevi. J Cutan Pathol 1991;18:257-260.
Book: Walsh JH: Gastrointestinal hormones. In: Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, 2nd ed. Johnson L, Christensen J, Jackson M, Jacobson E, and Walsh JH (Eds.). Raven, New York, 1987, pp. 181-254.
Harlow E, and Lane D: Antibodies: A Laboratory Manual Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 1988.
When data from an unpublished source are given, supply complete information, e.g., researcher's name and location. If work is in press, give journal in which it is to be published or publisher.
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, and should accompany the manuscript. All permission listings must be shown in manuscript-they cannot be entered on proofs.
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.
Page proofs will be sent to the (one) corresponding author as designated when the manuscript was uploaded to Manuscript Central. 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 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.
INTERNAL REVIEW BOARD APPROVALS/WAIVERS
(as described and defined on the World Medical Association's website; www.wma.net
When reporting research involving human data, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed have been assessed by the responsible review committee (institutional and national), or if no formal ethics committee is available, were in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki as revised in 2013. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. Approval by a responsible review committee does not preclude editors from forming their own judgment whether the conduct of the research was appropriate.
If the study is judged exempt from review, a statement from the committee should be required. Informed consent by participants should always be secured. If not possible, an institutional review board must decide if this is ethically acceptable. This information should be outlined in the cover letter accompanying the submission, and a sentence declaring adherence should be included in the acknowledgment section of the manuscript.
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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