Guide for Authors
The journal primarily publishes full-length papers describing original work but it will also accept a small number of review articles. Short communications, not exceeding 1500 words, will be accepted for rapid publication.
Electronic submission via the Web using EESThe preferred medium of submission to the accepting Editor is online with the accompanying manuscript, illustrations, tables and annexes. Submission of a paper to the Journal of Neuroimmunology is understood to imply that it has not previously been published (except in abstract form) and that it is not being published elsewhere. Submitted manuscripts should be accompanied by a statement undersigned by all listed authors that they concur with the submission and that the manuscript has been approved by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out. If accepted, the manuscript shall not be published elsewhere in the same form in either the same or any other language, without the consent of the Editor and Publisher. The decision of the Editor is final. The Editor cannot enter into correspondence about a paper considered unsuitable for publication.
Journal of Neuroimmunology uses an online, electronic submission system called EES (Elsevier Editorial System). By accessing the following website
you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. When submitting a manuscript to EES, authors need to provide an electronic version of their manuscript. The author should select a set of classifications from a list, a category designation for their manuscript (original article, review, letter to the editor, short communication, etc.) and may provide keywords and comments to the Editor separately. Details of up to five potential reviewers should accompany the submission. These can be provided in the comments box or at a later stage when uploading the files for submission. It would not be appropriate to nominate individuals that have had any input into the manuscripts submitted or any recent collaboration with the authors. The Editors may or may not take these suggestions into account during the reviewing process.
Authors may send queries concerning the submission process, manuscript status, or journal procedures to the Editorial Office (e-mail: JNIM@elsevier.com). Once the uploading is done, the system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof, which is then used for reviewing. All correspondence, including the Editor's decision and request for revisions, will be by e-mail.Preparation of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be in the English language and should be typewritten with double spacing on one side of the paper only. A short Abstract, not exceeding 100 words, should be on a separate sheet; it will appear at the beginning of the paper. A list of 3-6 key words should appear underneath the Abstract. The title page should be a separate sheet, bearing title, author(s)' name(s) and their full addresses, and a footnote with the corresponding author's Phone and Fax (and e-mail) number. As a rule, papers should be divided into numbered sections, headed by a caption (e.g. Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Materials and Methods; 3. Results; 4. Discussion; References).
ReferencesThese should be cited in the text by author(s)' name(s) and year of publication (Harvard System). When referring to a work of more than two authors, the name of the first author should be given, followed by et al. Examples: (Emery, 1969); (Roy and Dubowitz, 1970); (Craig et al., 1978).Periodicals, books and edited books should accord with the following examples, respectively.
All references cited in the text should be given at the end of the paper, typed with double spacing and arranged in alphabetical order of first author. More than one paper from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters a, b, c, etc. placed after the year of publication.
References must consist of names and initials of all authors, year, title of paper referred to, abbreviated title of periodicals, volume number, and first and last page numbers.
Matyszak, M.K., Perry, V.H. 1998. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin sequestered in the brain parenchyma escapes immune recognition. J. Neuroimmunol. 82, 73-80.
Bradshaw, J., 1986. Basic Experiments in Neuropsychology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 143-163.
Blalock, J.E., 1992. Production of peptide hormones and neurotransmitters by the immune system. In: Blalock, J.E. (Ed.), Neuroimmunoendocrinology, Chemical Immunology, Vol. 52, Karger, Basel, pp. 1-19.
Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the List of Serial Title Word Abbreviations (International Serials Data System, 20 rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris, France. ISBN 2-904938-02-8).
This Journal should be cited in the list of references as J. Neuroimmunol.Figure and Table LegendsLegends should be typed double spaced on a separate page and numbered with Arabic numerals corresponding to the illustrations. When symbols, arrows, numbers or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, each should be explained clearly in the legend. The legends should permit the figures to be understood with reference to the text. If the figure has been published previously a credit line should be included and at the time of submission, a letter obtained from the original source approving reproduction of the material, should be included.
FiguresFigures of good quality should be submitted online as a separate file. Letters, numbers and symbols should be clear throughout and should be large enough to permit photographic reduction.The following are the standard specifications of the figures requested by the typesetter to prevent looping of queries:
If a figure cannot be submitted online, a hardcopy may be submitted in professionally drawn, photograph or high-quality laser printed form.
Be sure that all spelling is correct, that there are no broken letters or uneven type, and that abbreviations used are consistent with those in the text. Use a label on the back of each figure to indicate the article's running title and the top of the figure. Do not write directly on the back of photographs. Do not trim, mount, clip or staple the illustrations. Submit photomicrographs in the final desired size. The colour transparency or negative should be supplied, in addition to colour prints.
Photographs of recognizable persons should be accompanied by a signed release from the patient or legal guardian authorizing publication. Masking eyes to hide identity is not sufficient.
- .TIF file - 300-500 dpi line artPlease note that the above given resolutions will depend on the actual size of the figure. Moreover, gray scale figures should be from 300-500 dpi.
- .BITMAP - 1000-1200 dpi line art
Colourful e-Products (CEPs) If together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures then Elsevier will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in colour on the web (e.g. ScienceDirect) regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version.
Colour ReproductionFor colour reproduction in print, a limited number of colour figures may be printed in the Journal without cost, at the discretion of the Editor, who will make the judgement based on the academic necessity of the colour illustrations. Otherwise you will receive information regarding the costs from Elsevier after receipt of your accepted article. For further information on the preparation of the electronic artwork, please see http://www.elsevier.com/locate/authorartwork.
TablesTables should be submitted online as a separate file and should bear a short descriptive title. In case of hardcopy, tables should be submitted on separate sheets of paper.Preparation of Supplementary Material (MultiMedia Components)Elsevier now accepts electronic supplementary material to support and enhance your scientific research. Supplementary files offer the author additional possibilities to publish supporting applications, movies, animation sequences, background datasets, sound clips and more. Supplementary files supplied will be published online alongside the electronic version of your article in Elsevier web products, including ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com). In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please ensure that data is provided in one of our recommended file formats. Files can be stored on 3? inch diskette, ZIP or Jaz-disk, or CD or DVD (either MS-Windows or Macintosh). Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the article and supply a concise and descriptive caption for each file. For more detailed instructions please visit http://www.elsevier.com/authors.
If a table must exceed one typewritten page, duplicate all headings on the second sheet. Number tables in the order in which they are cited in the text. Every column in the table should have an abbreviated heading. Define all abbreviations and indicate the units of measurements for all values. Explain all empty spaces or dashes. Indicate footnotes to the table with the superscript symbols cited in order as you read the table horizontally.
Changes to authorship This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed. After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.
Funding body agreements and policiesSponsored ArticlesJournal of Neuroimmunology offers authors the option to sponsor non-subscriber access to their articles on Elsevier's electronic publishing platform. For more information please view our Sponsored Articles page (http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorshome.authors/sponsoredarticles
Elsevier has established agreements and developed policies to allow authors whose articles appear in journals published by Elsevier, to comply with potential manuscript archiving requirements as specified as conditions of their grant awards. To learn more about existing agreements and policies please visit http://www.elsevier.com/fundingbodies
ProofsProofs will be sent to the first-named author of an article unless an alternative is requested on the title page of the manuscript. They should be checked carefully and returned to the publisher by airmail within 2 days of receipt. Only typesetting errors may be corrected: no changes in or additions to the edited original manuscript will be allowed at this stage.
OffprintsThe corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail or, alternatively, 25 free paper offprints. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use.ReprintsExtra reprints may be ordered by completing and returning to the Publisher the order form sent with the proofs.
QueriesQueries about a manuscript after its acceptance, especially those relating to proofs, publication and reprints, should be directed to: Elsevier Ireland Ltd., Attn. Siobhain O'Brien, Elsevier House, Brookvale Plaza, East Park, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland. Tel. (+353) 61-709-662; Fax: (+353) 61-709-100, firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying Journal title and Editor's code/manuscript number. In the USA & Canada: For further information, contact: Elsevier Publishing Co., Inc., Journal Information Center, 655 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010, USA. Tel.: (+1) 212-633-3750; Telefax: (+1) 212-633-3990; Telex: 420-643 AEP UI.Authors can keep track on the progress of their accepted article, and set up e-mail alerts informing them of changes to their manuscript's status, by using the "Track a Paper" feature. Please go to(http://www.elsevier.com/trackarticle). Detailed submission instructions (including electronic submission), artwork guidelines and other author-related information can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/authors.
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