Guide for Authors
The purpose of Seminars in Pediatric Neurology is to provide authoritative and comprehensive reviews for pediatric neurologists, pediatric neuropathologists, behavioral pediatricians, and general neurologists.
Please send your completed manuscript to the Guest Editor who has invited you to contribute. All parts of the manuscript, including abstract, footnotes, tables, legends, quoted material, and case studies, must be typed double spaced.
The final version of the manuscript should be submitted by email or on diskette or CD.On the TITLE PAGE, please include:
- The names, degrees, and professional affiliation (position, department, institution, place) of all authors
- The name of the institution where the work reported was done ("From...")
- Acknowledge of grant support when appropriate ("Supported in part by...")
- A complete mailing address (including U.S. Zip Code or Postal Code for other countries and email) for first proofs and for reprint requests
An ABSTRACT, of approximately 100 to 150 words, should be included on a separate page. It should concisely state the objective, finding, and conclusion of the study/review and should not contain abbreviations, footnotes, or references.
ESTIMATING MANUSCRIPT LENGTH3 8½ X 11 inch pages, double-spaced, with 1½ inch margins, in standard 10- or 12-point word processor type (approx. 250 words per page) = 1 printed page
We are counting on your cooperation in remaining within our page limitations. The following approximations are offered to help you calculate the length of your manuscript:
4 tables or figures with legends = 1 printed page
35 references (all lines double-spaced) = 1 printed page
Example: A manuscript contains 15 pages of text with 17 references, and 6 tables.
15 pages of text = 5 printed pages 6 figures or tables = 1½ printed pages 17 references = ½ printed page 7 printed pages
REFERENCE NUMBERS in the text follow numerical order and are denoted in text by superscript numbers. References are listed in the order in which they are referred to in the text, not in alphabetical order; they must follow the style of the samples that follow. Please note that manuscripts in press may be referenced; however, manuscripts that have been submitted for publication but not yet accepted should not be referenced. All references must be complete when the manuscript is submitted.Journal article: one to six authors
1. Gray L, MacFall J: Overview of diffusion imaging. Neuroimaging Clin North Am 6:125-138, 1998
Journal article: more than three authors
2. Lueck CJ, Zeki S, Friston KJ, et al: The colour centre of the cerebral cortex in man. Nature 1989;340:386-389.Journal article in press
3. Moore DR: Effects of early auditory experience on development of binaural pathways in the brain. Semin Perinatol (in press).
Complete bookChapter of a book
4. Evans, RW: Saunders Manual of Neurologic Practice. Philadelphia:W.B. Saunders; 2003.
5. Feigin RD, Pearlman E: Bacterial meningitis beyond the neonatal period. In: Feigin RD, Cherry JD, editors. Textbook of pediatric infectious diseases. 4th edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1998. p. 400-429.
7. Chirboga CA, Champion S, Worrell C, et al: Changing face of human immunodeficiency virus encephalopathy in the post-higly active antiretroviral era. Ann Neurol 2001 (Abstract).
8. Health Care Financing Administration. 1996 statistics at a glance. Available at: http://www.hcfa.gov/stats/stathili.htm. Accessed December 2, 1996.
TABLES AND FIGURESAll tables and figures must be cited in the text.
TABLES are to be numbered with Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2) in order of their text citation. Each table should be typed (double- spaced throughout) on a separate sheet of paper and should have a title. Maximum table width: 144 characters (ie, letters and spaces). Use spaces, not vertical rules, to separate columns. Each table should have a legend in sufficient detail to allow understanding without reference to the text.ILLUSTRATIONS should be identified (in light pencil on the back) by the author's name as well as by figure number. TOP should be marked, and maximum cropping marked.
All illustrations must be submitted in BLACK-AND-WHITE, ready for printing. Photocopied illustrations or authors' sketches are not suitable for reproduction in the Journal. The cost of color plates must be borne by the author. Color prints are not acceptable for reproduction as black and white prints. Illustrations are accepted electronically.If any illustration has been previously published, a copy of the letter of PERMISSION from the copyright holder must accompany the illustration. The source of the illustration should be included among the References to the paper. The figure legend should conclude with "Reprinted with permission" followed by the reference number: Reprinted with permission.(23) The cost of any permission fees must be paid by the author.
ILLUSTRATION LEGENDS are also to be numbered in Arabic numerals (Fig 1, Fig 2). Legends should be typed double-spaced on manuscript paper not attached to the illustrations themselves. Legends should be sufficiently detailed to allow understanding without reference to the text.PROOFREADING
The first author is sent galley proofs and asked to proofread them for typographical errors, returning them to the publisher within 48 hours. Important changes in data will be accepted, but authors will be charged for excessive alterations in proof.PREPARING ARTICLES ON COMPUTER DISK
Seminars in Pediatric Neurology is edited online. Please submit your manuscript via email or on diskette/CD. We prefer articles prepared on Microsoft Word.Before you submit your work, please be sure of the following:
1. You are sending the final version of the manuscript.
2. You have included a title page with the required contact information.
COPYRIGHTAuthors contributing a manuscript do so with the understanding that, once it is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms of media, shall be assigned exclusively to the Publisher.
QUESTIONSIf you have any questions for the Publisher, please contact:
Virginia Prada LopezAmsterdam, 1049 NX
Fax: 00 31 20 485 3249
firstname.lastname@example.orgUpdated April 2010