Guide for Authors
Guide for Authors
The Journal of Clinical Densitometry:Assessment and Management of Musculo-Skeletal Health is the officialjournal of the International Society for ClinicalDensitometry. The Journal does not havepage charges.
ManuscriptsRecommended reviewers will be used at thediscretion of the Editor. All human and animalexperiments must be approved by aninstitutional review committee at the institutionfrom which the study is submitted.
Manuscripts must be submitted to the JCD website at http://ees.elsevier.com/jclindensitom. To expedite the reviewprocess, authors are encouraged to recommend3 to 4 reviewers (names, e-mailaddress, and area of expertise).
Type manuscript in English, giving full first andlast names and full affiliations for all authors.Provide address and phone, fax, and e-mailfor the corresponding author. Type manuscriptdouble-spaced on one side of consecutivelynumbered pages with 1- to 1½ -inchmargins.Subdivide manuscripts into the followingsequence of sections: Title page, Abstractand Key words, Introduction, Materials andMethods, Results, Discussion,Acknowledgments, References, FigureLegends, and Tables.
Provide a running title of not more than 40characters.Text files should be submitted as Word files inthe following order: Cover letter, Title page,Revisions to paper (re-submissions only),Manuscript, Tables, and Figures. Figuresmust be submitted in separate files, notembedded in the manuscript.
Guidelines for RevisionsBlind Peer Review
All revisions must include, in detail, answersto all of the requests from all of the reviewers.The format must include typing the reviewerâsquestion first, answering the question, second,and explaining where the revision can befound in the body of the paper. Please makesure that this list is placed before the revisedmanuscript. The revised paper must have therevisions highlighted in the body of the paper.Changes to tables and figures must also behighlighted.
JCD is a double-blind peer review journal.All material that is submitted for review musthave all personal information and acknowledgmentsto other individuals or institutionsremoved from the original article.
All authors submitting manuscripts to theJCD will be required to sign a copyrighttransfer agreement upon acceptance forpublication.
Abstracts should be a single paragraph of100 to 200 words. Abbreviations and referencecitations should be avoided.
Include 3 to 6 index entries/key words.
Number figures consecutively with Arabicnumerals. All figures must be cited in text;figures will be placed as close as possible tothe first text callout.
Include figure captions on a separate,numbered manuscript page. Define allsymbols and abbreviations used in the figure.All illustrations, including chemical structures,must be provided in professional quality,finished form, ready for direct reproductionwithout revision by the editorial office orPublisher.Color artwork will be published in color in theonline version of the Journal at no charge;authors are responsible for the costs of colorreproduction in print if desired.
Acceptable file formats for artwork are EPSand TIFF. Line art should be no less than1200 dpi; halftone scans should be at least300 dpi.Tables
Type tables on separate pages. Numberconsecutively with Arabic numerals in orderof mention in the text. Provide titles for alltables. Footnotes to tables indicated by lowercase letters are acceptable, but they shouldnot include extensive experimental detail.
These should be included at the end of thetext; personal acknowledgments should precedethose of institutions or agencies. Tomaintain anonymity for review, please do notinclude acknowledgments on the originalsubmission. They can be added at a laterdate if the material is accepted forpublication.
Cite in the text by italic Arabic numerals inparentheses, set on the text line. List at theend of the paper in consecutive order.
Manuscripts in preparation or submitted, butnot yet accepted, may be cited in the text,but should not be included in the list ofreferences.Personal communications should be listed inthe text of the manuscript and should not beincluded in the reference list.
Please list all authors when there are six orfewer; when seven or more, list only the firstthree and add "et al."Follow style indicated below:
Journal articles and abstracts:2. MacLaughlin DT, Cigarros F, Donahoe PK.1988 Mechanisms of action of Mullerianinhibiting substance. Proc 70th Meeting ofthe Endocrine Society, New Orleans, LA,1988, p19.
1. Binoux M, Hossenlopp P. 1986 Insulinlikegrowth factor (IGF) and IGF-binding proteins:comparison of human serum and lymph. J ClinEndocrinol Metab. 67:509â514.
Chapter in book:Books:
3. Rosen CJ. 1996 Biochemical Markers ofBone Turnover. In: Osteoporosis Diagnosticand Therapeutic Principles. Rosen CJ, ed.Humana Press, New Jersey, 129â141.
4. Rosen CJ, ed. 1996 Osteoporosis:diagnostic and therapeutic principles.Humana Press, New Jersey.
Web site:Guide for Reviewers
5. ISCD. Osteoporosis managementmonographs. Available at: http://www.iscd.org/visitors/publications/bonemonographs.cfm?fromresources=7.Accessed October 30, 2006.
Papers must be reviewed and sent backto the editorial office no later than 3 weeksfrom the date of accepting the review. Theonline editorial managing system automaticallyreminds reviewers of late reviews anddeletes a reviewer from the process if thereview is not finished in a timely manner. Adetailed description of requests of revisionsfor the author must be included.