Information For Authors

Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management

Instructions for Authors

Editor-in-Chief:

W. Dalton Dietrich, III, PhD
Scientific Director, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurology and
  Cell Biology and Anatomy
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
University of Miami
1095 NW 14th Terrace, Suite 2-30
Miami, FL 33136-1060
Telephone: (305) 243-2297
Fax: (305) 243-3207
Email: hbramlett@med.miami.edu

AIMS and SCOPES:

Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management is a peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of hypothermia and temperature considerations relevant to this exciting field. Novel findings from translational preclinical investigations as well as clinical studies and trials will be featured. The journal publishes original articles, state-of-the-art review articles, protocols and best practices.  

Manuscripts must be submitted online using the following URL:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hypothermia


Please read all the instructions to authors before submitting.

Language must conform to acceptable English usage and syntax. The contents must be clear, accurate, coherent, and logical. In accepting or rejecting a manuscript, the editors will also consider its originality, teaching value, and validity.

Manuscripts should not exceed approximately 4,000 words.  To facilitate a quick review of manuscripts, authors are encouraged to suggest names of five potential reviewers with complete contact information when the manuscript is submitted.

 

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

 

Study Design and Ethics

Documented review and approval from a formally constituted review board (Institutional Review Board or Ethics committee) should be required for all studies involving people, medical records, and human tissues. For those investigators who do not have access to formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Declaration of Helsinki should be followed. 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.

Animal experiments should require full compliance with local, national, ethical, and regulatory principles, and local licensing arrangements.

Definitions of Scientific Misconduct

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers generally follows the guidelines and rules regarding scientific misconduct put forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).

Scientific misconduct and violation of publishing ethics vary and can be intentionally or unintentionally perpetrated. Some examples of misconduct and violations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Scientific Misconduct: Fabrication, falsification, concealment, deceptive reporting, or misrepresentation of any data constitutes misconduct and/or fraud.

  •  Authorship Disputes: Deliberate misrepresentation of a scientist’s contribution to the published work, or purposefully omitting the contributions of a scientist.

  • Misappropriation of the ideas of others: Improper use of scholarly exchange and activity may constitute fraud. Wholesale appropriation of such material constitutes misconduct.

  • Violation of generally accepted research practices: Serious deviation from accepted practices in proposing or carrying out research, improper manipulation of experiments to obtain biased results, deceptive statistical or analytical manipulations, or improper reporting of results constitutes misconduct and/or fraud.

  • Material failure to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements affecting research:
    Including but not limited to serious or substantial, repeated, willful violations of applicable local regulations and law involving the use of funds, care of animals, human subjects, investigational drugs, recombinant products, new devices, or radioactive, biologic, or chemical materials constitutes misconduct.

  • Conflict of Interest:  Nondisclosure of any conflicts, direct or indirect, to the Journal which prevents you from being unbiased constitutes misconduct.

  • Deliberate misrepresentation: of qualifications, experience, or research accomplishments to advance the research program, to obtain external funding, or for other professional advancement constitutes misconduct and/or fraud.

  • Plagiarism: Purposely claiming another’s work or idea as your own constitutes misconduct and/or fraud.

  • Simultaneous Submission:  Submitting a paper to more than one publication at the same time constitutes misconduct.

Responding to Allegations of Possible Misconduct

The Publisher is committed to helping protect the integrity of the public scientific record by sharing reasonable concerns with authorities who are in the position to conduct an appropriate investigation into an allegation.  As such, all allegations of misconduct will be referred to the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal who in turn will review the circumstances, possibly in consultation with associate editors and/or members of the editorial board. Initial fact-finding will usually include a request to all the involved parties to state their case and explain the circumstances in writing. In questions of research misconduct centering on methods or technical issues, the Editor-In-Chief may confidentially consult experts who are blinded to the identity of the individuals, or if the allegation is against an editor, an outside expert. The Editor-In-Chief will arrive at a conclusion as to whether there is enough reasonable evidence that the possibility of misconduct occurred.

When allegations concern authors, the peer review and publication process for the manuscript in question will cease while the process described herein is researched. The investigation will be taken to completion even if the authors withdraw their paper.  In the case of allegations against reviewers or editors, they will be replaced in the review process while the matter is investigated.

Editors or reviewers who are found to have engaged in scientific misconduct will be removed from further association with the Journal, and reported to their institution.

If an inquiry concludes there is a reasonable possibility of misconduct, the Editor-in-Chief will retract the paper from the Journal and the scientific record.  If the paper is still under peer review, the Editor-in-Chief will withdraw the paper from consideration to the Journal.

All allegations will be kept confidential.


For technical information on using Manuscript Central, contact Patricia Meravy at (914) 740-2132 or PMeravy@liebertpub.com 

Manuscript Submission and Review

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 submitting a paper to the Journal, the author (or authors) agrees to each of the above conditions. In addition, the author (or authors) explicitly assigns any copyrighted ownership he/she (or they) may have in such paper to the Journal.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Papers must be submitted via upload in a word processing format, preferably in Microsoft Word. Please do not include artwork within the text document. Figures should be supplied in separate files, be labeled clearly, and should be in TIFF or EPS formats. Tables should be supplied in a separate Word file, and each table requires a title.  Please see the Illustrations section for further details on art submission.

All copy must be double-spaced, including text, footnotes, references, legends, and tables. Text references must be supplied in sequence for all tables and figures.  The title page should carry the full paper title, followed by the authors’ names, degrees, and where the work was performed. Please indicate the corresponding author.

An abstract should accompany every original paper. The abstract should appear on a separate page and should be at least 150 but not more than 300 words long. It should consist of factual information and not generalities (the problem investigated, the method used, the results obtained, and the conclusions reached). A brief introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, and reference sections should follow. At the conclusion of the references, the name and complete address of the reprint author should appear.

Correspondence and brief communications are published at the discretion of the editors as space permits. They should be double-spaced, and must not exceed 500 words in length.

 References

The references must be double-spaced and must be cited in alphabetical order (by author), not numerical order. In-text citations should be in name, date format, and in parentheses.) The author is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references.

Examples:

Journal:**

Povlishock JT, Wei EP. Posthypothermic Rewarming Considerations following traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 2009;26:333–340.

[In-text citation sample: (Povlishock, 2009).]

**Abbreviate journal names according to the style of Medline.

Chapter in a Book:

Yenari MA, Wijman CAC, Steinberg, GK Effects of Hypothermia on Cerebral Metabolism, Bloodflow, and Autoregulation.  In:  Therapuetic Hypothermia. Mayer SA, Sessler DI (eds). New York, NY: Informa Healthcare . 2004:  pp. 141-178.

            [In-text citation sample: (Yenari, 2004).]

Book:

Tisherman S, Sterz FH. Therapeutic Hypothermia. New YorkNY: Springer. 2005.

 [In-text citation sample: (Tisherman, 2005).]

 Statistical Analysis

If a statistical analysis is done, an explanation of how it was performed must be stated at the end of the section preceding results. Unusual or complex methods of analysis should be referenced.

 Illustrations

 Please follow these guidelines for submitting figures:

  • Do NOT embed art files into a Word or PDF document. Figures provided in this format cannot be used for production purposes.
  • Line illustrations should be submitted at 600 dpi.
  • Halftones and color should be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • Save as either TIFF or EPS files. JPEG files are for screen representation-quality only and will print very poorly during the printing process. To ensure proper print quality, please submit only TIFF or EPS files.
  • Color art must be saved as CYMK—not RGB. (NB: If files are submitted, the files will be converted to CYMK and some color variation will occur.)
  • Black and white art must be submitted as grayscale—not RGB.
  • Do NOT submit PowerPoint, PDF, Bitmap, or Excel figure or table files.
  • When naming your figure and table files, please label them with the main author’s last name, followed by a period (.), and then list the figure number. Ex: Smith.Fig1; Smith.Table1.

Additional Information about Converting Figure 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: .TIFor .EPS

If you need directions on how to convert a PowerPoint slide to acceptable format go to: www.liebertpub.com/MEDIA/pdf/ppconvert.pdf

 

IMPORTANT:

Please upload individual files of all manuscript material—do NOT upload a single PDF file containing all text, figure, and table files of your paper. Once all individual files are uploaded on to Manuscript Central, the system will automatically create a single PDF proof for you and the peer-review process.


Permissions

Illustrations taken from other publications must be acknowledged by a complete credit line in the legend. The publisher’s letter of permission should be submitted to Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management.


Disclosure Statement

Immediately following the Acknowledgments section, include a section entitled ‘‘Author Disclosure Statement.’’ This text must be part of your actual manuscript file. In this portion of the paper, 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 paper is being reviewed and will not influence the editorial decision. Please see the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals at www.icmje.org/roles_e.html for further guidance.  If no conflicts exist, the authors must state ‘‘No competing financial interests exist.’’

 

Page Proofs

An e-mail containing a link to the PDF file of the page proof is sent to the corresponding author. The proof should be read carefully and returned promptly to the publisher with the author’s approval and/or corrections.

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.
 

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