Guide for Authors
The purpose of CURRENT PROBLEMS IN DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY is to provide current, practical clinical information to subscribers for use in their daily practice. It is not meant for dissemination of new scientific material. Please keep this objective in mind as you prepare your article. One hard copy of the final, complete manuscript and an identical electronic version should be sent, either by email or on disk, on or before the contracted due date, to the Editor-in Chief: Eric J. Stern, MD, Department of Radiology, Box 359728, Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 (editorCPDR@gmail.com). As of January 1, 2007 we no longer consider for acceptance case reports or "Interesting Images".
The author accepts responsibility for the submitted disk exactly matching the submitted printouts. Guidelines for submission of accepted manuscripts on disk will be sent by the editorial office.
Manuscripts, including references, tables, and illustration legends, should be prepared electronically, preferably in Microsoft Word, double-spaced on 8½ x 11" format with 1" margins. Number pages consecutively. Include a title page with all author names and affiliations, and complete mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number of the corresponding author. Include with your manuscript an abstract of your article (one to three double-spaced typewritten pages). Retain a copy of the manuscript and illustrations for your files.
Our article should be a maximum of 36 typed, doubled-spaced manuscript pages (3 such manuscript pages equal 1 journal page). You are limited to a maximum of 40 illustrations and 50 references. If you have problems regarding the size of your manuscript, contact the Editor-in Chief during the early stages of preparation.
Each table should be organized logically and should supplement the article. Each table should have a title and be numbered in Arabic numerals. Each table must be cited in the text. Make your column headings brief. Place footnotes to the tables at the bottom of the table itself. Type each table on a separate sheet and insert all tables immediately after the reference section. If the table or any part of it is taken from previously published material, its source must be indicated in a footnote with a full credit citation (e.g., "From Palmer HD Murphy HS Jr: Expanding intracranial lesions in childhood. JAMA 1952; 149:220. Reproduced by permission."), and written permission must be obtained (see PERMISSIONS AND WAIVERS).
ILLUSTRATIONSIndividual digitized electronic files should be submitted for each figure part, along with one copy of the printout on high-quality laser printer paper of each figure part. Each digital image should be saved as 300 DPI TIFF files with an image size of at least 4 inches in width. Hardcopy illustrations only strongly discouraged. If you have problems obtaining digital images, contact the Editor-in Chief
The number of illustrations should not exceed 40 items, and each part of an illustration counts as one item. Thus, Figure lA-D counts as 4 items/illustrations.
If digital images cannot be obtained, artwork must be an original or glossy print and must have clear professional labeling. All artwork should be ready for final reproduction and should not require additional touch-up. Omit figures rather than submit inadequate ones. If material is borrowed from other sources, you must obtain permission (see PERMISSIONS AND W AIVERS). Each figure must be cited in the text. Legends should be typed double-spaced. Legends for borrowed figures should contain full credit citations. (See example of a full credit citation under TABLES.)REFERENCES
References (typed double-spaced must be arranged sequentially, not alphabetically, and referred to sequentially in the text by superscript numerals. Do not assign a new number to the same reference used a second time, and do not assign more than one reference to any number Do not use Name, date citations in the text. The accuracy of references is the author's responsibility. When there are more than three authors, the Names of the first three authors are used, followed by "et al." Do not use "and" between names. For all journal abbreviations, follow the style of Index Medicus. Examples follow.
1. Moores DWO, Miller SI, McKneally MF. Lung cancer: a surgeon's approach. Curr Probl Surg 1987;24(11):698-758.
2. Brandenburg RO, Fuster V, Giuliana ER, et al. Cardiology: fundamentals and practice. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers 1987.
3. Lee FA. The spinal cord. In: Silverman FN, editor. Caffey's pediatric x-ray diagnosis: an integrated imaging approach. 8th ed. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, 1985:249-266.
4. Kepler EC, Cook DP. Unpublished data, 1979.
STYLEPERMISSIONS AND WAIVERS
The Editor-in-Chief will review your manuscript carefully for scientific content. The Elsevier staff will copyedit it with attention to details such as correct English usage, preferred spellings, and consistency of terminology. The current edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary will be the source for medical terminology and Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary for lay terminology.
You must obtain permission from the copyright holder for all tables, illustrations, or long quotations borrowed from another source. Use a permission request form (available from Elsevier for each of your requests. Attach a copy of the material you intend to use to the completed request form before sending it to the copyright holder. Submit copies of letters granting permission with your manuscript. (All quotations should be checked against the original for absolute accuracy.) Waivers must be obtained for the publication of photographs showing persons; eyes may be masked to prevent identification, but every effort must be made to obtain permission for use. Any and all fees for the reproduction of material are the sole responsibility of the author and must be paid prior to publication.
Galley proofs of your article will be forwarded to you. Review the proofs carefully (we will be reading galleys at the same time for typographical and format errors) and answer all queries addressed to "au." We ask that you only make changes to correct factual errors (e.g., dosages, drug names) only; proof stage is not the place to decide to reorganize your manuscript. Elsevier reserves the right to charge for excessive author's alterations. Return the proofs by the date indicated in the letter accompanying the proofs.
The manufacturing of CURRENT PROBLEMS IN DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY is costly, and an expensive element to the total cost is the setting of the manuscript into type. Therefore, it is important that your manuscript be complete in detail, content, and phraseology when it is submitted.