Guide for Authors
Guide for Authors: Non commissioned content
It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending to Paediatric Respiratory Reviews.
We require electronic submission of all non commissioned manuscripts for consideration to http://ees.elsevier.com/yprrv/ Additional help and advice on electronic submission can be found at this site including a tutorial for authors.
Manuscript submission checklistSubmission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.
Authors should ensure they have uploaded the following as separate items in order for the editor to process their submission. Failure to provide any of the mandatory items below will result in the manuscript being returned to the author.
•Cover letter incl. statement of approval by co-authors (mandatory)
•Conflict of Interest statement (mandatory)
•Abstract (mandatory for reviews)
An Editorial should not exceed 2000 words (excluding up to 20 references).A Review Article should be a maximum of 5000 words (including references and an abstract of up to 150 words.
A Short Communication should not exceed 2000 words.Preparation of manuscripts
The Editor requests that papers submitted for publication should be written concisely and clearly. Manuscripts should be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are strongly advised to have their manuscripts checked by an English-speaking colleague prior to submission. Either the Concise Oxford Dictionary or Webster's New International Dictionary may be used as a standard for English spelling.
Figures of good quality should be submitted online as separate files. For detailed instructions on the preparation of electronic artwork, consult: http://www.elsevier.com/authors. Permission to reproduce illustrations should always be obtained before submission and details included with the captions.
Tables should be typed with double spacing each on a separate file, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, and contain only horizontal lines. Provide a short descriptive heading above each table with footnotes and/or explanations underneath.
A list of three to six keywords should be supplied: full instructions are provided when submitting the article online.
Manuscripts should use the 'Embellished Vancouver' style for references, which should be numbered consecutively (in parentheses) in the order in which they are first cited in the text and listed at the end of the paper.
For journal references, all authors should be included when there are six or less (first three only when seven or more), followed by the title of article, name of journal abbreviated according to British Standard 4148: 1975 (or left in full), year, volume, and first and last pages. For example:Text: Indicate references by superscript numbers in the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
List: Number the references in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:1. Tockman MS, Anthonisen MD, Wright EC et al. Airways obstruction and the risk of lung cancer. Ann Intern Med 1987; 106:512-518.
Reference to a book:For book references, the author(s) should be followed by the chapter title (if appropriate), editor(s) (if applicable), book title, place of publication, publisher, year and page numbers. For example:
2. Colby VT, Carrington CB. Infiltrative lung disease. In: Thurlbeck WM, ed. Pathology of the Lung. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 1988.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:3. Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age. New York: E- Publishing Inc; 1999, p. 281-304.
For further details you are referred to "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals" (J Am Med Assoc 1997;277:927-34), see also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.htmlCopyright Information
Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, copyright of the paper shall be assigned to the Publisher. The Publisher will not put any limitation on the personal freedom of the author to use material contained in the paper in any other works which may be published.
If illustrations are borrowed from published sources, written permission must be obtained from both publisher and author, and a credit line giving the source added to the legend. If text material totalling 250 to 300 words, or any tables, are borrowed verbatim from published sources, written permission is required from both publisher and author. With shorter quotations, it is sufficient to add a bibliographic credit. Permission letters for reproduced text or illustration must accompany the manuscript. If you have been unable to obtain permission, please point this out.
Proofs will be sent to the authors to be carefully checked for printer's errors. Only minor corrections are acceptable at this stage. Corrected proofs should be returned to the publisher within 2 days of receipt.
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For the facility to track accepted articles and set email alerts to inform you of when an article's status has changed visit http://authors.elsevier.com/TrackPaper.html There are also details of artwork guidelines, copyright information, frequently asked questions and more. Contact details for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those related to proofs, are provided after registration of an article for publication.
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