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Guide for Authors
Manuscripts and other communications should be submitted to UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY: SEMINARS AND ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS online at http://www.ees.elsevier.com/uro , following the instructions to authors delineated on that site.
UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY: SEMINARS AND ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS supports basic and clinical research subjects. Original articles which address any aspect of urologic oncology are invited. Review articles will also be considered, although authors must inquire about topics and provide an abstract and an outline before submitting them for review. Suggestions of topics for the Seminars, News and Topics, and Survey Sections are invited. Those interested in participating in these should contact the managing editor at email@example.com and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual case reports are currently not being accepted.
All articles will be peer reviewed with the understanding that they are original work, are not being considered for publication elsewhere, and have not been previously published. Letters to the editor regarding articles that have been published in Urologic Oncology are encouraged and will be published as space permits.Original and Review articles are automatically available online as "In Press" after completing the proofing process. This early online release is not a draft version since it is produced after all editorial and author corrections are made. This "In Press" version is removed as soon as the corresponding issue is available online.
Format2) A summary, not to exceed 350 words, should include objectives, methods and materials, results and conclusions. Acknowledgments, tabular material, figure legends, and references should be submitted separately. Authors must submit up to six keywords with the manuscript.
1) Manuscripts should be submitted double-spaced. They should have a face sheet upon which are recorded the title of the work, a word count, all of the authors' names with degrees, institutional affiliations, complete mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address for the individual to whom correspondence should be directed and for all of the authors as listed. The word count for Original Articles should not exceed 2500, and Review Articles should not exceed 4000 words.
3) All tables should be submitted separately, be numbered with Arabic numerals and have descriptive titles.4) All figures should be submitted separately and be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Figures should be accompanied by legends, also submitted separately, which should include descriptive titles and, if needed, an explanation of what the figure represents.
5) All illustrations must be submitted online. For line artwork, black-ink drawings must be of professional quality. Radiologic images must be of sufficient quality and clarity to allow ready visualization of the finding(s) being described, with appropriate labelling as indicated. Color illustrations will be printed at the author's expense. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the publisher will provide a quote for such costs. However, any artwork submitted in color will automatically appear in color in the online version of the article, free of charge, even if you choose to have it appear in black and white in the print version. When you submit your article, please indicate on each color figure your preference for color reproduction in print (for a fee) or color online-only (free of charge).6) Footnotes to the text should be numbered consecutively with superior Arabic numerals.
7) Approval by the Institutional Internal Review Board for animal and/or clinical studies must be stated in the Methods and Materials section. These requirements should be consistent with the rules of the country of origin.8) References. The number of references should not exceed 30 for Original Articles and 60 for Review Articles. List all authors when six or fewer; when seven or more, list the first three and add et al. Authors are responsible for completeness and accuracy of all references. Citation in the text is by number in brackets (i.e., ), corresponding to the numbered reference list at the end of the article. Periodical abbreviations should follow those given by Index Medicus. References should be styled as follows:
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Katz DH. Lymphocyte differentiation, recognition and regulation. New York: Academic Press, 1977.
Chapter in a book9) The system used for tumor classification must be referenced with TNM terminology. Acronyms and other abbreviations should be first defined and then remain consistent throughout the manuscript. Generic names should be followed by the correct chemical name when first used; trade names should not be used. Normal values should be given for all laboratory studies that are unique, vary according to the technique used (the technique should also be mentioned) or are important in interpreting results and drawing conclusions.
Ceppellini R, Curtoni ES, Mattiuz PL, Miggiano V, Scudeller G, Serra A. Genetics of leukocyte antigens: A family study of segregation and linkage. In: Curtoni ES, Mattiuz PL, Tosi RM, editors. Histocompatibility. Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 1967. pp. 189-202.
10) Conflict of interest. A statement concerning any financial relationship or conflict of interest between any of the authors and the subject matter should be submitted and can be downloaded here and submitted with the manuscript.Delay in review can be avoided if authors not familiar with the English language acquire the assistance of an expert for review prior to submission.
Revised manuscripts. Revised manuscripts should be returned to the Editorial Office online within 60 days of receiving notice that revision is suggested, along with a detailed letter describing the changes made or arguments for opposing changes suggested by the reviewers. Failure to submit a revised manuscript by the 60-day deadline will result in the manuscript being automatically withdrawn from the resubmission process. Submission of a revised manuscript will then require review as a new manuscript.Copyright. Upon acceptance of an article by the journal, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under U.S. Copyright Law.
Proofs and reprints. The corresponding author will receive proofs online, which should be corrected and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Proofs must be carefully checked by the authors, as it is their responsibility to see that all errors are corrected and queries from editors answered. To order reprints use the order form and price list accompanying the proofs.When the article has been accepted for publication and is in production, author information and manuscript status is available at: http://www.elsevier.com/authors .
Queries or requests for additional information that is not addressed on the journal website should be sent to email@example.com and copied to firstname.lastname@example.org.Updated April 2012